Monday, September 29, 2008 :::
Life happens... many projects are started, then neglected, and rarely revisited. We busy ourselves with other tasks and agendas. It is a common theme amongst many. Some start projects around the house and before long find themselves juggling too many unfinished tasks to complete even just one. Relationships are such, as we fail to keep in touch and unintentionally push the pause button as other life issues take precedence. This weblog is an example. When starting four years back, I wanted to find an avenue to pour out my daily or weekly thoughts so that later in time, those pages could be revisited. Our mind is always creating, solving problems, or in a state of sensory synaptic storms (enjoying). The more active our mind is with living, the worse our memory retention is. When not giving ourselves moments to review the day's events, we are not able to inscribe those memories and create lasting imprints in the mind. It is as if we are speedreading through our daily lives. The world is not simple as before; even children are overloaded with stimulation and distractions before even starting grammar school. I often find myself swimming upstream against the river of life full of so many wonderful things flowing by. I am dusting off this weblog to take note of some of these daily treasures, one page at a time. Time takes its toll, and as we take our daily walks in life's timeline, we will oneday stroll back to these blogs to relive each step. When you find a treasure, bury it in a chest, mark the spot on a map, and dig it up later to relive and enjoy your jewels. Imagine that, to someday go treasure hunting for our own stash of life.
Labels: beginnng to fill life's treasure chest
::: posted by thao at 12:00 AM
Wednesday, April 02, 2003 :::
Yesterday, during the CNN news coverage on the Iraqi war, a story on internet publishing caught my attention. There were two professors commenting on how the blogging community has become an intellectual hive of intellects. Instead of individuals being isolated, people are reading, responding, and coming up with collective commentaries and solutions to problems at a phenominal rate. A few years ago, I thought online chatting was the start of something cool, but never could have imagined it giving birth to online-gaming, and now on-line think tanks. I've been putting off posting on this blogspot for over a year, when I first created it. Overcoming the fear of sharing my thoughts and beliefs with the world was monumental. Considering the world as it is right now, and where it seems to be heading, the news report on blogging has given me more comfort and courage to acutually use this outlet for my voice, heart, and mind.
The world is a much different place than it was when I was growing up. Children of today are more techie-saavy and have a more effective arsenal of tools to express themselves. We thought passing notes in class was taboo, now gigabytes of information is readily shared via CDs and DVDs during recess in school hallways. Being aware of this difference is key in how we educate and motivate our young of today; our leaders of tomorrow.
::: posted by thao at 3:43 PM