Friday, July 13, 2007

My life - part 4

Why part 4? Cause I like the number. And I don't care what happened with part 1, 2 and 3. Now I am living part 4.
This is for ... you know who. And if you don't, then it's not for you.
I feel like I want to get closer to you, to be more of a part of your life. Your role-model life. I guess I want to be more than a regular friend to you, as you start to become more than that, too. We are alike in some ways. And in others, I'd just like to be more like you, I guess. As you can tell, I do much better expressing myself in writing that verbally, when I always use "like", "I don't know", "maybe", and other stupid useless crap. When I write, I have more time to think and to construct the phrase, to choose the better word, to say what I really mean, to pause when I need to, to pour ideas when they come flooding in. It's a big challenge for me writing my most precious thoughts in English. I try to put into words what I feel exactly, but sometimes it just doesn't work. Or it just doesn't sound right, because you can tell that someone else already said it better. How about keeping it simple? I guess that's what a foreign language does to you, it keeps things simple, basic. So all of this to say that yes, I would love to spend one morning with you, helping, more or less. I guess you're a good influence.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Live Earth 07.07.07

Today is Earth Awareness day all over the world, with concerts organized to support this initiative of Al Gore's. I've been watching it all day long, ever since last night, when concerts started in Sydney and Tokyo, the transmissions from all around the globe, London, Hamburg, Johannesburg, New York and Rio de Janeiro. And I have signed the Earth Pledge, and I invite you to do the same. Here is the link.
The world is in action, to be honest, and it would be a shame not to be a part of it. For the future, for the earth we leave to our children, for our own health while living on Earth, I invite you to take small steps and to become aware and make other aware of the global warming that affects the earth right now. This is history in making, and not in destroying.
I am proud to say that I don't own a car, that I use public transportation, and I am a big fan of the subway, I try walking to work everyday, I air-dry my laundry after using warm and not hot water, my apartment does not have air-conditioning. What can I do more? I will give up those ugly plastic bags that I receive at the grocer's, and replace them with reusable ones. I will recycle more, I will use only rechargeable batteries, I will change the light bulls to the ones that are more efficient, I will turn the lights off when not needed. Every single little thing counts. And every single person who is made aware of the gravity of this matter and takes one step away from pollution is a great thing!
And if you want to find out more about things that you can do to change something in the world today, please go to this website and you will find so much information, so many everyday actions that you can do and that can and will make a difference in the long run.
Save the Earth!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Canada Day

Kind of boring. It's all the same as last year, or the year before, nothing new and exciting, nothing to catch my attention, nothing interesting. Once you've seen it, you've seen it all. That's the truth. I guess Montreal, like every other city in the world, is nice as a tourist. If you live there, it loses the "aura" after some time. And certainly that time has passed for us. We've seen Canada Day before, the 24th of June - Quebec's national holiday, we've seen the Jazz Festival, the fireworks, the Mount Royal Park, and everything is the same as before. I guess it's time for a change. I am looking forward to my trip to Romania. Very much.