We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

--Albert Einstein
Earth Hour at 8.30pm yesterday.

Looked out the window and wondered if anyone within 100m radius of us watched the same TV channels.

It was like Earth Hour was limited to our unit. Fantastic.

In all honesty (cynical mode- ON) what is Earth Hour about? Why is it just an hour? I personally felt immobilized in that one hour, with no light, no laptop, no nothing turned on. (Yes, we did it a little extremely. Oh, now that we think about it, we didn't turn the refrigerator and router off. BLAH)

Ok, maybe it does make a difference, if the big city lights and buildings and skyscrapers with 209630765973 lights on one floor followed Earth Hour, and 192876391872369 residential homes. Yes, a big cut in electricity usage would be recorded in that one hour. Hurrah.

But in the other 364.9 days of the year, where is our concern for the environment? We cause the destruction of us, look at the environment, look at the climate change. Enough said.
Are we looking for a population boost? Hmph. Good luck in looking after the environment then.
Why can't we have something like Earth YEAR or something? That will show the holier-than-thous.
Making yourself feel good knowing you did something good for the environment in only that one hour last night is complete BS. If the rest of the 364.9 days we continue to leave the lights on, overuse water, buy things we don't need, throw things we could have recycled, the list goes on, we're just putting it upon ourselves.
We'll be completely immobilized then.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred.

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.

You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they should do for themselves.
Abraham Lincoln.
Yes, I like the gaim.

On a different note, the pseudo subtle signs that my maths tutor has shown over the last few weeks allows me to label him a racist.
A racist SOB.
I could be wrong, but there's something sinister in that look of his. He really doesn't seem encouraging in the slightest bit.
Na-ah.

Just another update for the week. There's really nothing exciting to speak of except for the fact that I have two class tests tomorrow (banzai!:-/) and Wednesdays are my 8 hour-long days (OMG, that's looooooong).

Je m'appelle Germae. Demain, j'ai deux tests. À bientôt!

word of the day: temps(en anglais, temp est 'time')

Merci beaucoup.
Funny how some "profound" things get thought up on a stationary bicycle.

It's difficult to cycle with your butt off the seat when you have a strained back and aching glutei, but you know, you do it anyway because. Well. BECAUSE.... it helps you feel pumped, sweaty and.... fit, to say the least. For me anyway;-)

It's not easy when you're not the instructor up on the platform to cycle at FULL 10/10 speed with the resistance turned up on HIGH (relative to your fitness level). And the result of doing such a thing if of course the aches and pains in your thighs and lower legs.

But you keep peddling. You never stop. Even though it hurts, even though your speed is (embarrassingly) slow, you just musn't stop.
You know, in the words of Ms. instructor, 'this kind of pain doesn't last. It doesn't last. So give it all you can.'

In those few sentences, she's got a point to make in this course we call life. Maybe I'm being a bit soppy on what she said (mostly because that's what an instructor should be saying to the riders) but if it (pain that is) doesn't last, then just keep going, because eventually, it'll cease.

Until the next time you do it again.

In life, yes we go through some painful, difficult times, times which we seem to almost lose hope, and never have a single positive thought, but it will not last. Baby, it won't last.

But on the contrary

If we experience pain occasionally, therefore happiness is occasional too. Which mean, happiness doesn't last. It's kind of like, the law of conservation of happiness vs. pain.
Everything comes full circle.

What am I saying?
Not too sure. I just like riding on stationary bicycles and having the random self-indulgent thought.

Till next time.

word of the day: serendipity.
it will all get better with time

but they also say

all good things come to an end.


To remain hopeful in times which seem bleak - deserves applause.

Yes, we go through some rough patches

and we sail through nonchalantly

...

Oh baby. Where is the moon tonight. It looked so majestic last night, barely hiding behind the clouds.

I think that the emotion people fear the most is being alone.

I, for one, sometimes feel I might end up alone for some reason.

Anyway, I got back to Sydney today, and the weather was so unexcited to welcome the entourage back. GLOOM!

Coming back to Sydney is not something to shout about. Beginning second year isn't as bad as the beginning of first year (thank GOD) but yeah, after being looked after for the last three months, having to look after yourself for the next 9 is something that takes a while to get up and running again.

God bless all my friends and family. I miss them a lot :(