Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Another Moon

Two weeks ago I was on another continent and now I'm right in the thick of it all. Back to work with the kids, a show on Friday, already out of groceries and even new job opportunity (more to do with working with kids). 

In the midst of living, I feel adventurous and want to explore more experiences. For some reason the thought of surviving a cross-Pacific flight for thirteen hours and traveling through time backwards from China to Vancouver make me appreciate life. This is why I have decided that in two years, I will be moving to Montreal. Thus leaving me with the biggest conquest yet to achieve - learning French.

Speaking of French, I watched a fantastic film by Tarantino the other day which some of you may have heard of; Inglorious Basterds. In it, the people spoke very little English and one Nazi was fluent in both French and German and Hitler was assassinated by brutal machine gun swiss-cheesing. It made me realize two things: one, European languages are beautiful. Two, if Hitler had in fact die that way, perhaps the world would be a different place.

After coming back from China, the very thought of living in a totalitarian society frightens me and haunts my democratic dreams (in which I speak English but hope one day that will become French). And perhaps this is a little too preachy and even patronizing but I think every young Canadians should be as politically active as they possibly can and exercise their democratic freedom in all ways possible. As one of the best countries in the world, we really don't realize the extent of our liberty. Seriously, just go read an article about what's happening in nations such as North Korea or Iraq. The fact that I can blog, post photos and even openly discuss controversial topic such as sexual politics and anti-establishmentarianism without paying much consequences is an absolute privilege.


mimi said...

I think I do appreciate living in such a democratic country but the extent in which I fully believe in politics is very little. I just don't really care about any of our political parties, nor our Prime Minister. I should care... I should pay more attention to the news and what's happening to our health care or education system or gas emissions. But I don't because there are more immediate things to pay attention to, like my midterms or my waning social life.

I think I'm just generally both indifferent and too trusting of the opinions of other people. I figure if more educated and critical people are voting, then someone who's so uninterested and uneducated like me won't have to. I know this is wrong but I don't have any time to make changes in the way I think right now.

Your outfit is so clean-cute and well put together! I love how different our styles have become over the years. Can't wait to see what you'll wear next.

I.. can't believe you're moving to Montreal in 2 years! Seems like a long time from now but really it's not that far off... I guess there's a time in everyone's life when they move far far away.


Isabel said...

Montreal, hey??? Well, you'll be a little closer to my little Ontario hive than you were before! I'm crazy excited for you - how come you are moving and why in two years? Just curious. :)