Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Internet addiction + life lamentations

Do you ever feel like life's somehow trying to get you down? I don't mean to lament on the blog so much, but sometimes it feels like cyberspace's the only immediate place for escape. Its strange how much we've come to depend on the internet to create joy in our lives. In reality, I feel like barely living, a walking corspe if you will, yet each time I get online, I feel alive and will not hesitate to spend many hours just gallavanting around happily! When I feel annoyed in life, I go to the internet for solace. Its like a blanket of hope, a source of joy for my otherwise dreary everyday life. Mental note, its ok when I get wacked in reality, there's always internet. What if there wasn't? I love Sydney and am looking forward to spending the next 2 months there though I cringe more inwardly than a hungry hippo coz I know internet is so difficult and pricey over there. Not to mention the laptop I have to lug around and DH's lack of a cozy internet space. Its quite ironical that we do need a physical space in reality to enjoy the internet for that matter! I swear I'll spend my time online anyday than to venture into the crowded streets and malls and returning home with nothing but bad memories of the trip. I can't help but really ponder on the lack of internet facilities and/or if I can get rid of this enormous addiction. Its far worse than being addicted to coffee or sewing, methinks. What if there's no internet?!?!

Anyways...recently I've discovered some rather nasty social phenomenons (in Singapore),

Young husbands smoking in front of his kids and wife,
Men spitting all over the street,
Men talking so loudly on the cell phone, it tremours through the bus,
Women carries bag on shoulder, wacking into my face on the subway,
Guy steps on my toes (literally!), doesn't apologise, stares right at me,
Girls chatting very loudly in the bus, flings hands all over comically,
Men smoking all over the exercise park area,
People "forgetting" about Earth Hour,
People speaking dismissively & judgmentally & loudly in public,
Mothers with kids jumping queues,

Of course, there's my own heightened sense of irritability due to impending project deadlines and exams. I'm pretty close to pulling my hair out!

But, I try to appreciate the beauty in life, and people,

Nice lady at the school canteen,
Attentive finance & accounting lecturer,
My cooperative project people & friends,
Nice ladies in town who sell me my hoard of fabric (you know who you are!),
Beautiful stars in the sky (but wish there's less light pollution!),
Perfect lemon yellow crescent moon tonight (even made a wish!),
Wonderfully entertaining internet sites (too many to list, really!),
Helpful florspace elves (what would I do without you?),
Wonderful florspace buyers and supporters who keep coming back (HUGE thanks!),
Waking up each morning believing it'll be better today....

Feel like pulling your hair out? Just close your eyes, Take a deep breath and say to yourself, "This is not going to last forever." Works for me, most of the time. ;+)

Happy April Fool's guys. No joke here.


Annie said...

hihi...when r u leaving for Aussie? We have not meet up yet. :P

La Pirillinca said...

Ah, Lyn, I understand you so much! I have the same problem with the internet! I love the spaces I frequent on the web sometimes more then the real ones!
Mainly when I'm at work and there are no customers and the day is so boring!

It was funny to read about your lamentations of nasty phenomena, because most of them are normal life here in Italy!
Here there's nothing wrong if a husband smokes in front of his children or wife (well, I started to see it as a bad thing because I think parents should give the example to children, but most of the people are ok with it), same thing about speaking loudly on the phone, or people jumping queues! I know it's horrible, in fact I do the best that I can to change things. The same here for Earth Day! No one in my building cared about it!
Instead we really enjoyed a candle light dinner! Then we went to the pub and the car battery of my friend stopped working, probably it wanted to participate to earth day, too! : )

florspace said...

Annie, end of Apr. I'm mid-exams so maybe when i'm back? :+)

La Pirillinca, well, i guess sometimes in a very crowded city, all we wish for is a quiet place to rest our minds! Its wonderful to hear you had a nice candlelight dinner during earth hour!

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