Pretending to Be…


Barack Obama is a Metaphor…

“Love is a red red Rose”

Metaphors are wonderful for the fact that it attempts to explain the deepest and most profound theories & ideas in a few simple words. The fact that a rose has thorns, its beautiful fragrance and aesthetic prowess, or the chance that it may shrivel and die; all the aspects of a rose hold a connection to love that can explain the intricacies of that hormonal state we call love. Love is truly a red red rose.

But the problem with this metaphor, as well as with all metaphors, is that while they apply generally to all people, once you get to specific examples and conflicts of love it ceases to hold any relevance. Does the red red rose metaphor describe the a situation where you are married to a women, but since she was married before you have to see her ex-husband all the time? Or when you love someone but their whole family objects to it? The bottom line is that metaphors fail when you attempt to use them in situations that are individual-specific conflicts.

The right side of your brain uses feeling, is “big picture” oriented, where imagination rules, uses symbols and images, looks at present and future, consideres philosophy & religion, it believes, appreciates, has spatial perception, knows object function, is fantasy based, presents possibilities, is impetuous, and is risk taking.

In short the right side of the brain is what causes you to think in metaphorical terms.

The left side of your brain you ask? It uses uses logic, is detail oriented, facts rule, thinks in words and language, connects present and past, math and science, can comprehend, acknowledges, knows order/pattern perception, knows object name, is reality based, forms strategies, and is practical & safe

The reason for stating all this is to throw two more metaphors at you:
“Barack Obama is Hope.”
“Barack Obama is Change.”

Now the question I pose, is should politicians deal in metaphors? Should politics in general emphasize metaphors? Am I wrong to reason that politics and government should deal in left-brain activities not the metaphoric nature of the right-side of the brain?

But politics and government are slowly becoming a huge, boring metaphor. Barack Obama is a prime example of that. His policies are thrown to the back burner while metaphorical ideas and his “All-American story” is spun every which way to cater to peoples of different backgrounds who are supposed to relate. Hell, you can even purchase his “All-American” Story.
Barack Obama is very much a right-side of the brain thinker as his eloquent speeches have shown. Obama is an individual that embraces the metaphor and a major faction of the American people, as well as the world, have embraced the metaphor that is Barack Obama. Obama’s metaphor has been interpreted through song and through art. Obama’s metaphor, for all intensive purposes, has swept the nation.

And while I will cast my vote for this metaphorical man (btw is voting a left-side brain activity or right-side brain activity) I refuse to believe or get caught up in any metaphor. Nor will I care about or indulge myself in the Democrat Nation Convention either. My life and its conflicts are NOT metaphors. And while metaphorical men have changed the nation and the world, a metaphorical man in modern day politics never has and never will. And also, while I pride myself in being a well informed citizen of the United States of America I don’t deal or care about politics. And to let everyone in on a secret: Barack Obama is a politician. He’s not Jesus.

So all this was just a foreword to say whats really on my mind:
Fuck politics, metaphorically speaking of course.

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Gratuitous photos of a Hot Korean Girl….. and other stuff…
August 28, 2008, 2:32 am
Filed under: Pretending to be a Pimp



This is Korean actress Shin Mina…
and there is no other stuff…
fools…



Lets Take an Intermission…
August 25, 2008, 3:56 pm
Filed under: Pretending to be a Poet

Its 12 at night, drunk with a tired voice…
Its 2 in the morning, a cold hang-up of the phone…
No one knows my heart…
I cant stop, love… love… love…
Even though it hurts, its on replay
I cant stop, love… love… love…

Have you ever loved?
Like in the movies,
where they fall in love at first sight?
Stayed up all night on the phone?
Bragged to the world?
Waited in the pouring rain?
Ran like crazy towards them?
Secretly watched them?
Gone crazy?
Pretended not to see them?
Of course you have loved.
Gone broke because of anniversaries.
Said sorry, when you were right.
Stayed up all night writing a letter.
Canceled on your other friends.
Prayed to God to protect them.
Avoided friends.
Watched their backs as they left.

I Loved like crazy, why?
I was really good to them, why?
I gave my all.
You’ve got me going crazy.
I loved them to death why?
I gave them my heart and body.
I’ve lost everything, what do I do?
No one knows what im feeling.
I cant stop, love… love… love…

Have you ever broken up?
Cut your hair?
Picked up a cigarette after you quit?
Avoided a place,
thinking you might see them there?
Written a letter you couldnt send?
Got drunk and dialed their number?
Only to get frozen by their “hello”?
Of course you have broken up.
Hated them as much as you loved them.
Torn a letter you didnt read.
Erased a number you couldnt forget.
Celebrated an anniversary on your own.
Burnt every picture of you two.
Thought that all the sad songs in this world were about you.

You take a break…
Cry like a fool.
Get drunk again.
Grab your friends and curse that person again.
Time passes.
You get drunk again.
Pick up the phone and say…

I Loved like crazy, why?
I was really good to them, why?
I gave my all.
You’ve got me going crazy.
I loved them to death why?
I gave them my heart and body.
I’ve lost everything, what do I do?
No one knows what im feeling.
I cant stop, love… love… love…

Thanks tablo
Thanks mithra



Jet Lag is a Bitch…
August 23, 2008, 10:29 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Just got back to the States on the 22nd…
14 hour flight…
by myself…
sitting next to two chinese toddlers…
ughhhhh…
then I realize school starts the 25th NOT the 27th…
which means i came home friday night…
I have to pack all day saturday and take care of other little things…
then leave on sunday…
Not to mention I have things to change in my school schedule and shit…
Then I realize that I left my SD card in korea with all my pictures…
GREEEAAATTTTT…..
And not to mention I miss Korea like crazy and it hasnt been 24 hours since I left…
It feels like I broke up with a girl or something…
Or lost a best friend…
OK emo time is over…
School grind time…

“Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time.”
-James Baldwin


Art by Korean artist Jung Yeondoo
This kinda expresses my mood right now…
OK seriously no more Emo shit, I promise…



Usain Bolt embarrasses anyone ever to run track…
August 18, 2008, 4:24 am
Filed under: Pretending to be an Athelete


Goodness Gracious..
I didnt get to see it live…
But DAMN…
The dude broke the world record and he was showboating for the last 20 m…
And SMH at the dude from Trinidad who was OD hype for winning the silver…
I mean i understand you won a silver medal for your country and that plenty to be proud of…
but the dude that won would have beat you even if he gave you a 15 m head start…
That American dude from Florida State was celebrating too, but it you could tell he was like damn I just got ethered by BOLT…
And fuck saying “ethered” imma say you got “bolted”… Jamaican style.. damn

And btw, one of his shoes was untied too…

p.s.
I cant believe his name is Usain Bolt… Bolt is his real family name???



Korea Looks better at Night…

Its because its fuckin smoggy as hell during the day… You cant breathe and your sweat cant come out of your pours…

School starts in a week…
cant seem to fathom that when Im halfway around the world…
To think that in a week I wont be in Korea anymore;
where I get to see my little cousins everyday…
where my grandma cooks me food everyday….
where there are no cultural issues…
kinda makes me depressed…



Korea is making me Fobby…
August 13, 2008, 8:53 am
Filed under: Picture and a Couple Words, Pretending to be a F.O.B.

Evidence #1:
The stereotypical nerdy/fobby black rimmed frames
My little cousin thought my glasses was her new chewtoy so I had to get new glasses. I went with the nerdy/fobby, black rimmed glasses look. Not by choice, but only cause they were the cheapest frames, the lenses and the frame cost me 65 dollars. I have come to the conclusion that I will never wear these new frames without a fitted; cause just the glasses by themselves give me a fobby overload.

Evidence #2
Unhealthy obsession with Korean pop idol groups
I have grown to have an unhealthy obsession with these two from SNSD:





yes, yes, I listen to their crappy, cutsie, girly-pop music. Its in rotation in my ipod along with Nas and Killer Mike right now. lol, i know amazing combination. But dont worry yall… its just a like a bad drug… when i land back in the states imma go through detox and get it outta my system. I promise. I think…
The glasses are going to stay though… unless someone physically comes up to me and says they look disgusting…