=504= Reflections: Related

Well, I have been feeling like a bum at home these few weeks, but like, after yesterday, I am assured that it wasn’t all a waste.

I took a lot of time out to learn from a mainly two people. Then yesterday, I found myself slowly understanding what to do and found myself being clearer on the whole sound engineering thing.

I felt so accomplished yesterday when I was recording and my lecturer was happy with the recording. I honestly learned so much about mic-ing, mixing and recording. Man, now I want to do studio only! 😂

I guess asking two of the sound engineering masters to teach me was really such a good decision. Let me continue to learn how to get a good sound out.

A recurring theme that I have been learning was that nothing learned is wasted. Both of them told me about how their different course of study helped them to do what they are doing now. I have been feeling quite uneasy ever since I applied for Comm studies and my English kept getting corrected. Man. Honestly, when I asked and the dude said, “yeah a lot of writing and GP.” My heart sank a little. However, knowing that I am able to mix and match my course of study, that made me more at ease with Comm studies.

What you study will not restrict what you will do as a job in the future. If you want to change carreer paths, it is possible to do so too.

Having my talk today with Tat Wai was such a fantastic and wonderful thing. Man, no wonder I love him so much. HAHAH, I kinda forgotten how he was and like how wise and informed he is. He gives really such great advice. Really broadened my perspective. Advice on how to put God first. Advice on what I should try. The word of Wisdom that Tat Wai gives, MANNN. 

“You think like an engineer!” Man, best compliment you could have given me man. HAHAH! I really do think that over the course of last two Sems, I became very engineer. I have been thinking and learning a lot of things, trying to make sense of a lot of stuff in what they do. I am just Wah. HAHA.

Today my dinner with Tat Wai was such a different one. I remembered that I was always in a position that I am smaller than him, learning everything from him. Today, it seemed that I can talk to him more like a peer. It seemed like we both are Engineers trying to understand each other’s field of study. It was really amazing for me.

Thank you God SOO much for this spiritual giant. Man. Thank you Lord.

-Amen-

-Kelvin-

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=503= Word: I Missed You

My innocence is mine on the cross, and you cannot have it. You will not now nor will you ever have power over me.

The truth is I miss you.

I wish I could have shown you His love, His passion, His truth. It has set me free.

I missed you. I’m sorry.

~

To Cho: I hope in your next life you do not have to resort to violence to be heard.

~

Man, though morbid, it really is poetic. Starting to read again. WHOO! 

-Kelvin-

=502= Relfections: Express Irritation

I think as someone that kinda wants everyone to like him, I find it hard to express my annoyance or irritation at someone.

However, recently, I reflected more and more, I think that in a friendship, if you are unable to express irritation towards each other, I think that you guys aren’t that close at all.

Of course I am not suggesting going around complaining about everyone to their faces. I am just saying that in any close relationship with someone, there will be a time where you will be irritated with that person. Do you share that irritation with the person? Or would you just stay still and just let that irritation bite your head until it is empty?

Why are people scared of sharing their irritations of their friends? Perhaps, they are scared that expressing it would jeopardise their friendship. Perhaps, they don’t want to go through the whole drama of talking things through? Well, the more I do it, the more I find that the advantages heavily outweigh the disadvantages. It is definitely worth  the risk.

I mean, if your friendship would crumble just because you say ONE thing, I don’t think your friendship is THAT strong. Perhaps you aren’t that close to the person. If you are close, expressing your thoughts would help the other party to know you better and you are opening up more than you know. You guys would actually become closer!

If the person do get angry and ends the frienship because of your rational irritation, I doubt that friend is worth keeping. 

People should really treasure their relationships a bit more.

Truly, strong friendships are built on communication.

A strong friendship can grow both parties!

Dear God, please continue to bless me with friends that will make me grow! Thank you Lord!

-Amen- 

-Kelvin-

=500= Reflections: Texting

I remember that a few years ago, I got really frustrated about texting. I mean, I hate when people misunderstands me.

Oh well.

So yeah, somehow or another, now I am texting like quite a few people. HAHA. Well, I dunno why, but yeah it is nice.

Somehow, I found that people seem to use text as a “test the water” kinda tool. Basically try out what they are like and get to know them better through text.

Of course, there isn’t anything wrong with that. I have gotten a lot closer to many people over text. However, I do think that there should be more interaction in real life. I mean, the saddest thing that could happen is that you guys are close online but strangers offline.

I think that being close offline is definitely better than being close online. I mean, after everything, you would want to hang out in person right? If I wanted to be close to someone online, I should just talk to a bot.

However there are some texting rules/conventions that people follow that I observed.

Tone of a message
Well, as if I haven’t complained enough on tone. Tone of a message can make a direct insult a joke. Over text, it is practically impossible to give the exact tone that you want to portray. However, I have learned some tricks. HAHA!

First, the use of smileys and periods. The presence or absence of emojis would give you different tone and different meanings of the message.

I am sad 😂 – A joke, the other party probably said something meant as a joke and you are responding to it.

I am sad…. 😦 – You are a little affected, but not that serious. You are still able to put a smiley.

I am sad :/ – You are sad and slightly guilty/uncomfortable.

I am sad. – You are sad, this is serious. You want the other party to probe and ask more.

Next is the usage of like capital letters to express emotion. This is more visual than anything. Having capital letters expresses loud laughter and anger. Having a statement like, “I AM SAD” doesn’t look right, it seems as though as you were joking! Having “I am sad” expresses sad emotions better.

To express annoyance. Capital letters don’t seem to express it so well.

ha ha ha.

Compared with:

HA HA HA.

The upper case seem to express real laughter while the lower case expresses the fake laugh as the annoyance would have suggested.

Of course capital letters used so often in text messaging these few days that it kind of loses it’s Essence of expressing anger.

WHY THE CRAP ARE YOU HERE?

Vs

why the crap are you here?

I guess context will have to come in.

Next, how would you differentiate a joke from a mean statement?

For me, whenever I make a mean comment, it was probably meant as a joke. However, people who don’t know me well would actually think that I mean what I say. So for me, whenever I am joking there are a few phrases or emojis that I would use to make it look like a joke. These include, “HAHAHAHAH!,” “CHEYYYY!,” “😏” and my Favourite, “🌚.”

Well I guess you are an ass. – implies that I really mean it. 

Well, I guess you are an ass! AHAHAHAHA! CHEYYYY! – implies that I am joking.

Next thing I have found to be helpful, was to simply split the text messages up.

Having 5 short texts look less intimidating than one long text.

Compare:

Hey Man!
How are you?
Hope you are doing fine?
Man, I am so tired
REPLY HOR!

To

Hey Man! How are you? Hope you are doing fine? Man, I am so tired. REPLY HOR! 

The latter seems to be more formal and serious, while the former seems to be more casual and friendly even though both messages are using the same words.

Well, texting is all about frequency. Just like yesterday, I was caring for this person that had a fever, I think I must have gotten too used to spamming people with funny memes, when I spammed, man did I regret it. HAHAHAH!

Well, content. Some people complain that texting isn’t like deep enough; that like texting is a bit shallow and on the surface. Well, to some point, I do agree. However, I now think that texting is like a tool to show the person you are texting that you are thinking of them.

One of the things I like to do when texting is simply to take a photo of something that reminds you of that person and send it to them. Somehow, this happens to be a great conversation starter! HAHA! Quite a few conversation with the people I text starts from simply sending a photo about something that he/she understands and knows about and making a joke out of it.

Basically, when you see a certain object that reminds you of a conversation you guys had earlier, just take a photo and say, “HEY! Your Favourite! Or something”

Somehow, it is a fantastic way to let the other party know that you are thinking of him or her and it can start a conversation! 🙂

HAHA, man, I have spent too much time on this funny post. Well, hopefully it helps you to get more proficiently. 😂

Oh well. 

-Kelvin-

=499= Words of Melancholy: Linger

There is thing lingering feeling of weight on my head. The longer I go on, the more I feel it.

Well, I cannot believe that, my heart is so easily triggered.

After that dream I had, I was so shaken. I received prayer, I cried. Now, I am back in the same place again. -sigh-

Come on.

Why is my heart so freaking evil?

God, come do your work.

-Kelvin-

=498= Thanksgiving: Night With Bros

Well, salty I didn’t get treated to ZI CHAR by Kim Lau, but whateverzzzz. -.- HAHAHAHA!

Anyway, I thought that my night went well. It was just a night spent with Bros, where I can just share my heart’s ache and bitterness to them. Man. Love them oh so much. My heart is so full talking to them. 

Lord, thank you for answering my prayer for friends that I can be vulnerable with. 🙂

Well, quite late at night, but tmr is the recording, better do some homework before it comes! 🙂

Thank you Lord! 🙂

-Kelvin-