More people need blogs so they can express to something and save me from having to listen to the most boring, trite shit I couldn’t care less about.
I had the pleasure of Pat’s company this morning as we went for some Dim Sum. The meal was sort of meant to see me off on my trip, as well as celebrate Pat’s new job, and adapt my system to the mostly oil fried food of Hong Kong. The streets of Chinatown were quiet and serene, a stark change from the constant sound of traffic I get from the Queensway outside my window. Sunday mornings should always be this beautiful and cold.
There are times when a commitment is made on good terms and the bond of such a commitment can be easily honoured. However, there are cases when these terms become subject to strains that may threaten the relationship on which the commitment is based. When these strains overwhelm, the bond is broken.
The commitment, entangled with the relationship, should be broken as well.
However, this bond sometimes does not end. In such cases, the commitment cannot be said to be honoured; rather, it exists out of pity. Such a motive is rarely something to be desired. It is best to end such an engagement instead of falsely keeping it alive, for commitments, much like relationships, are partially based on the self-interests of those involved. When they are not, one person assumes the role of a liar.
And the other is being lied to.
A little while ago I put up an up-to-the-minute script that would tell me how many people were viewing this page, out of curiosity. It’s always interesting to find out that someone is visiting at the same time that I am. This week I noticed that I had 3 visitors online while I was updating. I was pretty surprised, since most internet surfers spend much less than a minute at a page before leaving (most will leave the page if it doesn’t load within eight seconds, a useful fact to know for web designers).
I checked my stats and found out that I’m still getting more than 100 visits daily, which is something that I don’t understand. I haven’t done much to advertise my site aside from a few Canadian blog listings, and only a handful of the people I personally know check on a regular basis. I don’t think I talk about controversial issues that really generate any discussion, or anything that’s very interesting for that matter. I don’t pander to potential visitors, I don’t censor myself, I don’t address an audience, and half the time I’m just venting about this or that. I first made this site over a year ago as an outlet for personal expression, and the purpose hasn’t changed one bit ever since. I wonder if people come here by mistake or looking for something specific. I personally have my daily reads (most of them female authors, since there seems to be a shortage of male bloggers) of people who have lives that are very different from mine. Most are just plain interesting, and some give me a few alternate perspectives.
I wish I knew what people came here for.
turn on: tight neck turtlenecks
turn off: loose neck turtlenecks
turn on: speaking more than one language, speech impediments
turn off: speaking English poorly
turn on: glasses
turn off: eye shadow
turn on: brow, tongue, labret, cheek, hood piercings
turn off: nipple, nail piercings
turn on: hands
turn off: feet
turn on: swearing
turn off: burping
turn on: Scottish accents
turn off: Chinese accents
turn on: nail polish
turn off: lipstick
turn on: retainers, braces
turn off: gummy smiles
turn on: chokers
turn off: spiked collars
turn on: floor touching skirts
turn off: capris