Monday, December 11, 2006

A New Sea

Stillness.
She lies there starring at the blue sea above.
Her untidy hair speckled with sand is a halo around her soft dirty face.
Waves flow ashore, gently urging her to move.

Stillness.
Images flash through her mind;
Memories of events long gone.
Tears slither down her pale cheeks.

Stillness.
The sun brightens, her eyes close.
A smile emerges.
Sand crumbles and tumbles off her tired body as she rises to sit.

Stillness.
Her arms cross her chest, each palm holding each shoulder.
Her eyes flutter open.
A new sea is before her.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

his unspoken dreams for her

Love - love without borders or constrictions
Happiness
Joy True Joy
Travel - see the World
Find Inner Peace
Be You.

Sunday, December 3, 2006

my own medicine

Whatever you resist - endures
Whatever you avoid - ensues
Whatever you fear - controls you.

Dreams will never go away.
Passion will never fade away.
The very thing we don't want to face
is exactly what we must.


Others will always think something.


How can they
make a well informed decision
advise
on your behalf when they don't
feel what you feel
know what you know
are what you are
desire what you desire

Stand up for what you believe in.
Stand up for truth.
Stand up NOW.


I WILL stand up now.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Someday...


I want to visit and spend time in a castle like this.

Sunday, May 7, 2006

Public Policies Seminar in Vancouver

This weekend was amazing. I flew with a group of other students to Vancouver this past Friday to participate in the "Explore Public Policy Issues" seminar organized by The Fraser Institute.

Night Around Town
Once we checked in, we went out separate ways. I was going to go with a portion of the group to the beach and then to a restaurant/pub. Just before getting into a cab, I backed out and decided to run upstairs to grab my umbrella. I wanted to explore and take photos of the area, eventually making my way to a coffee shop. As I was about to press the "up" button someone called my name. It was an old friend that I haven't seen since early September. He was there to see the Rolling Stones Concert but it got cancelled. He knew one of the students in my group and decided to visit him instead... I just happened to be there at the right time. So we went out to a sushi bar and had a few drinks. It felt so good being in a big city again; I love the openness, architecture and atmosphere. There are a few places I would like to visit again next time I go.

The Actual Seminar
The next morning my alarm went off, and I turned it off thinking I'd wake up a few minutes later like usual. Not the case. I almost slept through breakfast. After breakfast, there was a group picture and registration. Then the seminar began.

The first topic was "Gun Registration" followed the Rise of Western Canada's Economies, Immigration and Terrorism, The Future of Online Gaming, and Drugs. After each lecture there was a question answer session followed by group discussion. I learned a lot and had a great time. There are sides to those subjects that I didn't understand but through this seminar, I understand them better. I particularly enjoyed the subject of online gaming.

At the Airport
At the airport I bought this book called "The Attraction Factor" by Joe Vitale. He's in one of my favorite movies, "The Secret." It was after I bought the book, something else weird happened.

One of the guys in my travel group is in my Business Law class. We talked a lot about class after we arrived, during the ride to the hotel. Ironically enough, at the airport for the return flight I bumped into my Law Prof. That was weird.

Shortly after that we parted ways and I went through security. I have never had such an issue with metal detectors in my life. I fly regularly throughout the year around Canada and the States. Rings I never had to take off at any airport prior, small clips on my sweater (smaller than average button on a white dress shirt), my sandals and even places on me that I know for sure didn't have metal on me were setting off the detector. The lady looked puzzled and couldn't explain it so she just let me go.

About 35 minutes later, when I was telling the guy in my class about seeing our teacher, my prof showed up again just as I was about to say his name. Funky timing.

There is something awesome about flying at night... because of the altitude and the lack of atmosphere, it's much easier to watch the stars. Besides, I usually have the weirdest experiences when I fly at night.