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February 19, 2003

three lies

three lies we learned in school:
[1] answering questions as opposed to asking them,
[2] endless memorization as a learning method, and
[3] worshipping at the foot of success rather than understanding failure.

—by richard saul wurman

February 18, 2003

snow day!

oh joy! i don't have to go to work because of the blizzard yesterday. :)

the snow was really pretty last night; so powdery and glittery... and there's just SO much of it! the cars in the back of the apartment were all covered with snow, and this morning you wouldn't be able to recognize them because they ended up looking more like little hills of snow than cars. lots of people had to go out and literally shovel their way out of the houses.

i got really bored yesterday, though. not knowing what else to do, i got really tempted to go outside and play with the snow by myself. but i didn't, for fear that the neighbors would think i'm nuts. hmmm... now i regret not doing it, cuz the beautiful glittery snow has now turned into a big muddy mess of knee-high snowy walls on the streets.

February 07, 2003

new monitor + links

yay! just got a new 21" monitor at work... woohoooo!

oh, and check out xpsession.art.book: very nice works by fellow indonesian designers...

malesbanget.com has some really funny articles containing useless information. i suggest reading it with your friends, as it is not good to be seen laughing hysterically when you're by yourself.

February 06, 2003

my only goal

(and i think everybody's, too, for that matter)

is to find happiness on a day-to-day basis.

this is my conclusion after watching too many depressing movies lately. most recent one: the hours.

don't get me wrong, it's a great movie. i like it even better than the book; i can relate more to the characters in the movie compared to the ones in the book. but it's just so tragic and hopeless, because these are relatively normal people who just happen to fail to be as happy as what people expect them to be in their situations.

February 05, 2003

the insufficiency of language

"As soon as we start putting our thoughts into words and sentences everything gets distorted, language is just no damn good — I use it because I have to, but I don't put any trust in it. We never understand each other."
— by marcel duchamp