Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The bottle is empty.

And it's broken.

Good thing a new one has arrived.  We just need to make sure we don't run out things to put in it . Otherwise, the new bottle will just be like the old bottle.

Wallowing in emptiness.

So emo, I know!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Change is good.

Way better than those Tag Heuer sunglasses that he used to wear as part of his F1 sponsorship deals.  Hooray.



Saturday, April 10, 2010


3 races into the season and I haven't even seen any of the F1 races live on TV. I used to make it a point to catch most of it wherever I was -- at home, in a bar or restaurant (because most of the races are shown live during dinnertime).  I seem to have lost half the interest I had in the previous years, add to this the post-race reports that indicate how much of a snorefest they were that even the drivers themselves complain of boredom.

The various rule changes over the years have significantly affected the quality of the show such that most races turn out to be nothing more than processions after the first lap.  I'm satisfied enough to keep myself updated on twitter without the desire to actually see the race.

It has become a template. I can predict which of the races would be most boring this year: Valencia, Singapore & Abu Dhabi. These are the tracks that Tilke designed. They look good but they don't inspire action.

The tracks that always produce good races? On my list are Monaco, Monza, Spa Francorchamps, Interlagos and Japan.

Oh well. They should do something about this next year... and for the rest of this year.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Take a look around

They say we move in circles. When the good comes to bad, the bad comes to good.

I find myself in quite a similar situation which others before me have gone through. I've seen it happen to them and, therefore,  I've been warned.  I was mistaken in believing that I was good enough not to let it happen to me, or perhaps I should say that I was led to believe I was good enough. Turns out I'm no exception. It really is bound to happen and based on the timeline, it's about time. To borrow from Coldplay: Nobody said it was easy, no one ever said it would be this hard.

Tsunami warning, I hear you.

Things change. Perspectives change. People can easily be swayed in different directions. Some fall into the trap of believing before thinking and jumping to conclusions before searching for evidence.

Even those who seemed to understand before don't seem to understand now.  Often, the judgment is not all that apparent. It can appear as a subtle insinuation, mere question or what not, but where I exist, I've observed that people are smart enough to decipher.  For my part, I face it, take it in stride, offer reasons and sometimes I'm successful in stressing a point, but there are times when I still end up feeling like a fool because those who judge and make false accusations will never consider that they could be wrong.

The same people who built you up are the same ones who'll put you down. Like David Beckham in the early years of his career, when he nailed that goal from midfield for Manchester United -- fans hailed him as the future of English football, the golden boy.  Years later, he joined Real Madrid and suffered a slump. They thought he wasn't the golden boy that he was as he couldn't even translate the free kicks, and he was crucified and ridiculed by the same people who put him up.

But, unlike David Beckham, I'd like to believe I'm not in a slump (at least not yet), and unlike the ones before me, I wouldn't allow this to end in the same manner it did for them because I'm not a cliche.

I just have to accept that the world doesn't always work in my favor and that I'll have to figure out my way around it.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Happy Birthday, Kuya!

Wish I could write overused dedications like,

"may you have many more to come."

Unfortunately, you're stuck at 31.

But I'm sure you're having a great one up there! Terribly missing you.