Monday, May 31, 2010

Note To Self...

Pass Out(Freestyle)

I probably shouldn't go around claiming to give you things that I don't necessarily provide. Lesson learned: "you get what you get, so don't get upset." That's what my little cousin gets to contribute to this blog. And I think it's something you'll find true.

There will be many, many things that I'm going to want to write about. I won't lie. I love to write, especially on this blog. But I don't want to force anything. I realize I said I'd continue my series on religion but at the same time, I'm not inspired to do so as of yet.

Instead of trying to do something out of obligation, consider every post its own individual entity unless I go ahead and do a subsequent part. I'll try not to promise something I won't deliver on. Also, I'll finish the series I started on religion--just not yet. I'm not feeling it, and I only like to go when I'm in "THE ZONE." So I'll wait.

Sorry for any disappointing. Also, I'll try and write regardless of my personal life. TRY. I'm on vacay now, homes. Sorry. You'll survive. Good times with my cousin though.

Peace out, B Spot.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Don't try pressin' it. You don't want to see what happens...

Yeah. I found a fitting image. So I realize that you're all on the edge of your seat waiting for the next part of my rant on religion. Fact is, last night I got like 4 hours of sleep. Therefore, I'm not competent to write something so witty and informative.

Instead, I'm going to chill out. Maybe watch some HIMYM, or for those of you unaware about these hip acronyms--How I Met Your Mother. Great show, if you ask me. Ridiculous, over the top, and hilarious. The underlying plot is simplistic but ideal. Not too complicated for antone to jump in this late in the game, but enjoyable for those of us who've been hanging in there since the beginning. I started watching this series last semester and within about a week and a half I caught up on like 4-5 years of television. BALLIN'! But yeah, good stuff. Check it out, y'all.

Also, second plus point of the day. After almost two long years of car shopping, I've found the one! It's an '07 Honda Accord SE. Four cylinder. And only 35,000 miles. But here's quite possibly one of the coolest aspects: it's black! To me, a hardcore Batman fan and a self-proclaimed Dark Knight, this means it could serve as my Batmobile! C'mon, you have to admit that it's pretty friggin' sweet. It's perfect.

There she is! The Batmobile. <3

But yeah. I hope you can all understand how exciting of a day today was. So exhilarating that it has taken a toll on this body of mine. I'm liking the way this summer is starting. Car down, job next. 

Srry for holding everyone up. You'll get part 2 of religion eventually! 

Nighty night. =] 

Amendment: There was technically supposed to be a soundtrack for tonight's post, but I'll give you a little somethin', somethin'. No One's Ever Gonna' Love You. Secondly, I also forgot I said I want to put quotes in. I'll try doing that next time if my memory doesn't fail me. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Religion, another 'R' word (Part 1).

Dreamworld. Get at it.

So as the blog title states, I'm going to try and focus on 'R' words for the sake of alliteration. I shall be doing a rant on religion, a topic that is highly interesting yet very disputatious, depending on who you're talking to. I'll also mention that I have my own beliefs, quite solid ones albeit, that I won't necessarily be delving into. However, should you be interested to talk religion, I'm more than willing. But in the case of this posting, I'll be speaking on broader terms--RANTING you might say. You may disagree with what I say, or possibly be offended. Therefore, I heed you to reconsider reading further, and to acknowledge these are my solely my opinions.

Now, the way I see it, there are a few types of people:
  1. Theists: people who follow a religion of some sort and believe in God along with certain tenets or belief systems involved. Examples- Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Jews, etc.
  2. Atheists: people who believe that God does NOT exist. I'm not saying that they're not associated with a religion, these are folks who affirm that there is no "Man in the Sky" or things of that nature. Many people mistakenly lump all non-religious people together. There are people who are not sure about certain religions and don't take a stand, but atheists are taking a stand that there is no God; "atheist"=anti-theist, anti-belief in God.
  3. Agnostics: people who acknowledge that there may be some sort of higher being, but do not think we can understand it or ever will. They're kind of like the political "Independents" of the religious realm. Instead of trying to seek answers or invest the effort, they just assume an apathy of sorts.
  4. Other: people who don't know what they believe but try to sound intelligent and describe themselves as "spiritual" or "interconnected with nature" and whatever other nonsensical things they say. This also includes the appeasers and politically correct people who don't want to risk offending others with their beliefs, so they assume the beliefs of all.
 I'm not claiming to support this, because I disagree. But I do find it humorous and insightful as to how a lot of people view it.

For the sake of this blog, I'll leave it at those four. I realize these are broad categories, but they'll serve their purposes. I'm going to give my two cents on each as best as I can. I'm going to separate each one into a different post. That way I don't have a crazy long post. 

I suppose we can work backwards from #4. I think these people are kind of oblivious to what they're propogating along with coming off as kind of silly. I'm trying to refrain from using stronger language in regards to conveying my opinion, but really, I don't think a lot of these people are aware of what they are claiming. First off, what does it mean to say--"I'm not religious, just really spiritual." That's quite possibly one of the dumbest things I've ever heard. How are you spiritual? What're you doing? Making up your own beliefs and customs? That could technically be a religion. The only other option is that you do nothing but like to think you are doing something. So please, re-think what you're saying and what it may sound like. Cause it sounds kind of dumb, and I'm sure you're smarter than that.

The other thing I absolutely can't stand. That's right I get peeved pissed, because of how ignorant and naive this statement is-"All religions are right. They all get you to Heaven, or what have you." Anyone who knows anything about religions (yes, more than one) will know that the majority of religions out there claim sole EXCLUSIVITY. To assert that they all co-exist and all achieve the same results is ludicrous. Yeah, it's all nice and peachy. And it's a good way to avoid religious debate, but it's ridiculous to make a simple minded statement like that.
Think about this: five people standing outside looking at a field of pure white snow, no matter what color people thought the snow was be it blue, red, green, orange, or mahogany--the snow is still white. 

As much as people would like to think that all belief systems result with the same end product, not all beliefs were created equal. This is not a question of perception or opinion, matters like this require a firm position. Also, should we assume that "all roads lead to Rome," or "heaven," who can say what religions are validated or what isn't? Is Pastafarianism true if the believers are devout? Scientology? How about a personal religion I made up?

In short, I think that option #4 incurs too many contradictions and questions. It's not a wise choice. So these people need to reconsider what they want to flaunt around in regards to their "beliefs." Again, not saying you're an idiot or something, but just that this is an idiotic stance. Sorry, someone had to say it. Further, you may think that this is the safe answer when religion comes up, but on the contrary I think it is even more insulting because you undermine and demean the  beliefs of others by remaining oblivious to what their religion says.

Night, all.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Keeping That Consistency Up...

In line with my last post, I'll share the song that I'm currently listening to or one that I think is worth checking out. I consider myself somewhat of a music guru(among other things) and feel an innate sense of responsibility to bestow my musical tastes to others; Don't Let Me Fall

It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours.” 
- Harry S. Truman

Back in the day, before the days of Facebook there was another entity known as MYSPACE. The days when Tom was a household name. 

Look at him with his folded hands, dumb smile, and dry erase board...

But yes, I used to have a regular bulletin known on the streets as "Kumar's Words of Wisdom," where I'd post an inspiring, thought-provoking, or just funny quote hoping that my readers would contemplate and reflect on it. I don't quite remember what led to that bulletin's downfall, but my inclination to look up relevant quotes has never faded. In light of this, I think I'm going to commence the body of my blog with one--just for kicks. Hope you enjoy.

Anyways, now that I've provided that exposition of sorts, I'd like to express a dilemma that I think sucks majorly. Perhaps others have also felt the same. WHY WON'T ANY #@^! PLACE HIRE PEOPLE? Don't be mistaken; I understand that jobs are scarce. But there has to be jobs somewhere. I'm in a college student in need of some bank, folks. Gimme a break. All I'm asking for is a cozy retail job. Some of the places that don't seem to be hiring: Journeys, Gamestop, Best Buy, Regal Cinemas, Finish Line, Borders, Verizon Wireless, etc. 

I am also willing to acknowledge that I picked some sweet places to try and work, however I'm open to suggestions. Anyone who is aware of a place that is hiring, please tell me! I'll even include my email, so that you may contact me. All one of you. Haha. Why am I even bothering pleading for a job here? Who knows. But it's really annoying. How will I pay the bills? Child support? Hospital fees?...ok. I'm dramatizing it a little, but you get the point.

Secondly, I'm a firm believer in personal interaction. Screw this electronic nonsense. I strongly believe that given a face-to-face evaluation/interview for a job, the person in charge would see that I'm a potentially valuable and efficient employee. When I get going, I GO HARD. So why do I still end up doing that same freakin' personality questionnaire that's 587687486 pages long for EVERY SINGLE FRIGGIN' ONLINE APPLICATION!!! Really though, the same thing? It takes twenty minutes every time anyway. about a waste of time. ^_^

I'm done complaining about this failure of a college student job market. Readers, please. Hook up a brotha' up.


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Hakuna Matata, mon amis.

Comes and Goes (In Waves); That's the song I'm playing at the ripe time of 3:48am. You can enjoy it too as you read the rest of this entry(although with my track record, the reading time may outlast that relaxing 6 minutes of music).

I just got back a few minutes ago from dropping my friend off, and while we embarked on the journey to return him to his humble abode only to turn around and reach mine--I reflected. I had my genre of Acoustic music playing on my night drive and I thought about tonight's events:

6pm-Howard picked me up to go to Anna's.
7:53pm-Howard, Anna, Pete, Kathleen, Margaret and I all get in the car to go to the lock-in.
8:35pm-Howard, Pete, Anna, Katie and I get to good ol' Rinconcito Paisa(Restaurant, Friends <--- according to Dave) for cheap, yet awesome Colombian food.
10pm- Get Tara to crash the lock-in at Funstation.
1am-Leave Lock-In after hardcore bumper cars and lazer tag to reconvene at my place.
3am- Finish watching The Lion King.
3:30am- Home after dropping Pete off.

In my opinion, it was a very fulfilling and complete night. I really can't ask for much more than that. The part that I'd like to focus on though was the our movie selection.

Allow me to digress really quick, anyone who doesn't think The Lion King... an awesome movie, may stop reading NOW. In fact, I insist that you stop and re-examine your life. Possibly your childhood and amid this introspection, perhaps you may uncover where you went wrong.

Back to what I was going to say, sorry for those of you who can appreciate a movie for what it's truly worth for wasting your time, but I realized that I have never fully comprehended The Lion King for all that it has to offer. This may sound hypocritical after I just chastised those who aren't appreciating like 15 seconds ago(if you're not a very fast reader) but it's quite the contrary. I am acknowledging that the movie is profound enough that I had to be an adult legally, not necessarily mentally. There is some serious business going down in this movie, talk about an emotional rollercoaster(No, I did not cry. Men aren't born with tear ducts, don't ya' know?). It also has a lot of jokes that I don't think I ever got until now. Timon and Pumbaa for the win, folks. I laughed out loud more during this than some other more "mature, adult" comedies. Sometimes simple is better...actually, it usually always is.

In line with all that, I suppose what I'm trying to say is that I think we all need to loosen up. As hard as that may seem with you overachievers and your summer classes trying to complete your predetermined plan for school or those of you working your summer away trying to acquire that currency that you just put in the bank; hakuna matata all, no worries. What good is what we do if we never enjoy the time we have now. Take a day off just to relax, listen to some mellow music, maybe pop one of those old school Disney VHS' in, and just appreciate. Think about everything you've wanted to do, but haven't gotten around to. Are you waiting for those ideal circumstances? Really? Well STOP. There's no better time than the now. It's all we can really be sure we have.

Finally, I'll leave you with some words by Jim Rohn-"Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time."

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Summer of 2010.

WHATTUP BLOG. How you doin'? What'd you say? Where have I been? I had finals and ish, but don't worry cause school is over. I plan on being faithful to you this here summer, unlike during the school year...



Back on task though--I'm sitting here in my room, at the very start of my first summer in college. To be honest, more than before, I have high hopes for this summer. And I'm not just talking about sleeping in and being a bum either. I feel like ever since college, I've been more liberated at home. Those days of being told to be home by "___pm" have now been replaced by the suggestion to "not be home too late." That line between "late" and "too late" is a tricky one, one which I've determined based on daylight; once it starts to get light out then I know it's been too late.

The liberation is good as well as the sense of maturity and wisdom you feel college has instilled in you. Mind you, I said "feel" fully acknowledging it may not be the case. But I do possess some sort of purpose-filled mindset.

Some of my personal goals for the summer: finally buy my car, go to the gym, Krav Maga, and get a job of some sort(hopefully legal).

I'm kidding--would I engage in illegal activities? NAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Chilling here with some Ratatat playing, I feel good. This summer has the potential to be the best summer. I feel it already. Just a matter of my chinese brother Howard coming home along with some other friends to commence the festivities.

On that note, I'd like to think this is the start of a my blog, again.

Welcome back followers. Welcome back people who were actually looking for another blog and ended up here. Welcome back, Me.