I remember very vividly when i was 9, i was tutored by an aunt (whom i shall not name). She taught me math and arithmetics. Half-way through, we deviated as she attempted to impart her ideologies of realism.
Aunt: In life, you must be realistic... When you dream about things, you need to see if its possible. There is no point in dreaming about the impossible.
Inch: But why?
Aunt: What do you mean why! You have to be realistic! Why dream about something that's unattainable. I mean. you can't make a deaf girl sing can you!?
Inch: ... But why can't a deaf girl sing?
Aunt: If she can't hear, how can she sing?!
Inch: ... but..
Aunt: Aiyah, you won't understand.
Inch: Maybe i don't. But if you're telling me to believe that its impossible for a deaf girl to sing, i won't believe you.
Aunt: Don't be naive!
well, what's wrong with being naive sometimes. there's nothing a little faith and courage to dream won't solve. as much i respect her "realistic" mentality; i'll stick to mine.
philosophy is a very dangerous thing.
its just another monotonous day of packing. besides getting a couple of paper cuts, the only other interesting thing i uncovered was a couple of art theory papers i’ve written over the course of my academic years. during my early parts of schooling, i was an atheist. i relished readings by philosophers with damnation in their perception; readings of depressing things that describe the...
Inch Chua & The Blah Blah Black Sheeps @ The MIDI music festival in Beijing. The Blah blah black sheeps are Martin Kong and Henry Velge from Caracal, as well as mark john hariman. Thanks so much for making it such a fun experience guys. :)