Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Oh Blimey!

Life's To-Do List:

Do a Bollywood Dance: Check
Break a world record: Pending

Well, it was a hellotta fun. I've got to hand it to the choreographers: they really made it look Indian. Now all I need to do is to find a chiffon shirt with a low-cut V-neck which reaches to my knees. That's the Indian costume look.

And no, not Red Indian. Please.

Going to Bollywood,
The Edna Man

Monday, April 27, 2009




Monday, April 13, 2009

Reality Check

It's been only forty-eight (coincidence?) hours and I'm already missing OM.

It's like a drug, like a boost of unreality and awesomeness. For three days I was on a high, having fun and making people happy. That's always good, right? And then today I'm brought back to down to earth with the hard thump of normal distributions and carboxylic acids, with commercialized education and idiots who don't know when to give applause.

I need escape. I need OM. I need fun, laughter, peace and joy.

Withdrawal symptoms,
The Edna Man

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sweet, Sweet Victory


That's if you don't count Teach Yer Creature who should have got a silver, and Superstitions Team A who might have got a Third Runners-Up. Anyway, two teams with top Spontaneous and heading to World Finals. It's like Carlsberg: It doesn't get any better than this.

Again, cheering and screaming and clapping like a madman does wonders for your adrenaline system. Totally rock, and totally worth it. Got lots of friends, whom I hope will remember me ten, twenty years down the road. Might be interesting to see who they all grow to become.

OM: Can't Live Without It
The Edna Man

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The problem is choice

I made a girl cry today.

We have to make a lot of decisions in life. That's what life is all about, that's what free will is all about. Most of the time, those decisions are superficial, are pointless, are insignificant in the grand scheme of time and space. But occasionally, just occasionally, we need to make the hard choices. The difficult and enigmatic choices which involve people, their emotions, their feelings. Their lives.

The average person can't deal with life-and-death choices. Would you push the button to blow up another ferry full of people knowing that by midnight a lunatic in a purple suit is going to blow up both boats anyway? A handful of people would relish in the prospect of having complete and utter control over another life. Then there are others who don't want anything to do with the control over another life, but have to make the tough decisions anyway.

Unfortunately, scattered across existence are these hard choices, and the world needs people to make them. It needs people to press the red button to launch nuclear war. It needs people to lay off the less-productive employee during a recession. It needs people to pick a group of five out of seven for a creative problem-solving competition. The tough choices have to be made. Sometimes, you have to be the person to make them. And I still don't know if I made the right choice. The greater good, over the individual. Maybe, one day, she will understand.

Maybe, one day, she'll forgive me.
The Edna Man

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Predator's Gold

And a big thanks to Jonny for lending me his library book. I've never been able to find the second book of the series and I didn't want to continue reading them and spoiler. But thanks to Jonny I've read the second book and like the first one, it's AWESOME.

I can't wait till they make it a movie.

OM has been fun, and it's competition week so it's gonna be even more time-tight from here on. Especially since this looks like the week of multiple homework deadlines. And I still don't know if I can miss Thursday afternoon, with all that red tape blocking my way. I really would like to, of course. And I can barely wait for Saturday.

Believing in the power of stories,
The Edna Man