I was trying to add a little shimmer to the above photo, which I took with my phone of the book I was reading, but somehow managed to make the picture look sick with a ghostly glow. Don’t you think so? I mean the glow is so unnatural that it almost feels like a Halloween picture. Other people can do wonders with Canva.com, but I’m just not able to do it. I should have be content with the original photo, which is a little dim but quite real and normal. Now I am too lazy to go back to dig up that photo. It’s still in my cell phone, but I’m not motivated to move it to WordPress right now.
I want to talk about some of the things I regret this week. All petty and trivial, but I am a little bit affected by them.
Yesterday’s Wordle is “comma” and I didn’t get it until the fifth try. And just one minute before playing it, I was reading and commenting on a WordPress post which talks about punctuation. The last paragraph is about comma. And I even wrote a comment specifically about comma. That’s a sign, isn’t it? Of course, I was slow to take the hint. I am always so slow. If I put down “comma” for Wordle, I would have won by the first try. First Try.
Now I try to go back to find that page and put a link here, but I can’t find it. Is there a way to find your own comments on somebody else’ posts?
Talked with an acquaintance and she’s all about her kid. And I was slow to praise her kid and she’s not very happy about it. Why can’t I just flatter her and her kid? I was so stubborn and slow. Why can’t I be a better flatterer and make her happier? Now she is going to think that I am stingy with my praise. And I don’t know when will be our next conversation. I can’t call her back and tell her I forgot to praise her kid more. She’s going to think I am crazy if I do that.
We met at the Korean grocery store here and she told me that her son is graduating from college next month and he’s going to work in Wall Street as a bond trader. I really don’t like Wall Street very much. Like what people said, time and time again, they make so much money while not really contributing to the society very much–they just move money around and charge people for the move. While people who really contribute to the society don’t earn enough and have to suffer the inflation. After watching the TV show “Billions”, my view of Wall Street becomes even dimmer. I can just imagine her son, who’s a very nice and proper kid by the way, grows and develops into an arrogant jerk like those portrayed in the TV show.
Well, probably her son will continue to be the sweet boy he is right now. Probably it is not going to be too bad and I am just overthinking. Yes, I tend to overthink.
Wish I Kept A Notebook
I wish I kept a notebook of all the strange words and grammars of English in those days when I was learning it. I mean I can weave many stories out of it. Unfortunately I didn’t keep a note and now I feel rather empty handed. I still remember we had trouble learning “unbelievable” as a super positive word. I remember we had trouble with subjunctive mood. Well, I remember there’s a spike of interest in English when we discovered in middle school that we could use an obscure English curse word and nobody would know we were cursing. However there are more interesting things happened in those days, but I have no recollection of them now.
Wish I Had Read That
I wish I had liked more variety of books, like fantasy, fairy tale, science fiction, comic etc. However I didn’t and my reading is almost exclusively restricted to literary fiction books and certain non-fiction books. This is the reason why I can’t come up with more interesting plots–my mind is too limited. I didn’t explore and it shows. Well, something has to be there to sustain the interest of the readers. It has to be something. If it is not the plot, it has to be something else.