c’est la vie

Certain people/events in my life have been stressing me to journal so here it goes. The past few months have been pretty rough for me. I guess it’s all my own fault but just 3 months ago I tore a ligament which would put me out for 2 months, walking boot and all. It was pretty bad because commuting to classes in the city was very painful and annoying. Also it really didn’t allow me to do my job, which brought up the possibility of me being replaced by some other shlep that would do my job for half my pay lol. So I had to just suck it up, take off the boot and do my job without it.

On top of that nonsense, as soon as I was getting back into playing bball with some friends, I break my nose lol. As injuries occur, money is indubitably a main concern. I guess if there’s one thing that is a constant struggle (if i can call it that) for me in my life, it’s money. Every time I injure my ankle it’s off to the same doctor in Fort Lee, the same procedures; X-Ray and consultation ($160) and every once in a while he will tell me to stop playing basketball all together. The last injury however, was bad enough to have me in crutches for a little bit and then move onto the Walking Boot which cost me a pretty penny as well. Then comes the nose… I didn’t really think it was broken until I got home and looked in the mirror… gnarly. lol. broken noseBut ya, I went to 3 places to get it fixed the day after it happened. The first one was at some conference in NYC (he’s the doctor that I go to for my ankle injuries; he would probably just sigh when he sees me like every other time i go in there lol), the second doctor told me minimum cost to fix it would be $2000, I left that place real quick. Finally, the third doc had me waiting 45minutes and when he finally came in, he stared at me for a good 30seconds, not saying a word, and just uttered the words “yeah… it’s broken.” And walked out of the room LOL. The idiot then had the nerve to tell me to come back Saturday to fix it and charge me $150 to tell me it’s broken.

Well long story short, I went back Saturday like the idiot told me, he put me under, (ANESTHESIA IS THE GREATEST THING EVER INVESTED/DISCOVERED AND EVERYONE SHOULD GET INJURED AND GO UNDER AT LEAST ONCE IN YOUR LIFE TIME, SERIOUSLY… IT’S AMAZING. I MEAN… JUST LOOK AT HOW HAPPY I LOOK!) broke my nose and put it back. This procedure set me back financially. It put enough dent in my wallet that I couldn’t get a new bike lol. I actually had to settle for getting my old one fixed 😦

But anyways, besides that ummm… well I quit basketball for good lol. Because, when I really look back on my life, basketball really brought me down; physically, mentally and emotionally. Actually, it took me on a hair-raising roller coaster ride. When I really get into the game and get into a good bball regiment, I am physically fit, mentally nimble and emotionally high. However, the moment I get hurt (which is about every 2-3months lol) I am down in the dumps. It doesn’t mean I’ll never touch a basketball again, I just won’t participate in any games. I still go with my friends to watch them play and to shoot around on the side, just cuz I love the game, but I won’t bother lacing up my Lebrons (which I’ve been saving up to play indoors, but i guess now it’s become my gym shoes fml) or putting on my ankle brace.

So I don’t know… I guess that’s it for now. Oh and I’ve been pretty stressed out about the whole “graduating” situation. Most people might not know but in high-school, towards the later years, like end of Junior year and Senior year, I started distancing myself from my friends. I did this because I saw my friends getting into all these schools that were kinda far away and starting to go shopping for their dorms and shit while my future was to remain constant. Stay at home, drive to school, come back… eat shit sleep basically. I was obviously a little jealous, envious and angry. So I distanced myself, with the mindset of “they’re all going away and gonna get new friends and I’m just an embarrassment, so what’s the point. Best to just end it now rather than embarrass myself later.” But that was high-school and I was an idiot and college wasn’t really that big of a deal, still envious, but manageable. But now… it’s like people are waking up for the first time. Facebook and twitter updates that say “am I really a senior now?” and “omg 1 more year till I enter the real world!” Seeing that shit kinda brings me back to the high-school days. While everyone I know will be entering the corporate world, entertainment business, or the fashion industry, I’ll still remain a student. I mean, some people try telling me shit like “it’s best to just stay in school because of the recession.” or “the more you learn the better off you’ll be when you actually enter the real world.” But that kind of shit is just shit you just tell people to make them feel less of a failure. But ya, I mean I guess I have a lot of pride (i don’t know why i would, but i do lol) and I guess I only see myself as an embarrassment to my friends when I introduce myself as a student. I don’t know what I’ll do. Maybe I’ll be that guy that everyone has in their group of friends that never really got anywhere in life and that scrubs off of everyone else. That guy that lives with the parents, and works as a waiter or some shit.

I don’t freakin know actually… and to be perfectly frank… I’m pretty fucking scared. Scared to be that guy. Scared to lose everyone (not because my friends are shallow, but because I’m too full of myself). Scared to not make it. Scared to wake up one day and just call it quits. Maybe that’s why all this shit happens to me. Like my bad luck streaks, breaking bones, tearing ligaments, losing money, etc.  Maybe it’s the world telling me, fuck all that shit. Maybe I’m focusing too much on the worldly things, the materialistic things, the things that define not who we are, but what STATUS or what CLASS we belong to. Maybe I need to just wake up and smell the coffee. That the lifestyle I am living is not the one I was meant to live. Maybe that’s what growing up means. Maybe growing up doesn’t mean that I have to change my wardrobe, maybe it doesn’t mean I have to drive the Infiniti, or go to a nice school or have a nice job. Maybe growing up actually means living your life for YOU and loving it.  Ohhh shittt… that’s some deep shit right there lol.

But that’s like legit bullshit. Cuz right now I am tired as shit and high off cough medicine lol. Yea, it sucks.. I mean who the hell gets a cold when it’s never cooler than 85 degrees?! lol…. ME. OH and another thing, why the hell is medicine so dam expensive? I mean, give the people a freakin break. Either lower the cost of health insurance so I can go to the dam doctor without giving up my entire week’s pay, or make medicine affordable. For the love of God, throw me a bone here. It’s a freakin conspiracy… a bottle of Dayquil the size of my big toe was $8.01!! And it’s not like they made the new formula any better, they actually made it LESS EFFECTIVE! Because these druggies out there can’t get their fix so they buy cough medicine to get high, so Vicks had to take out the MAIN ingredient that actually helps. Now it’s the same shit as what’s in a cough drop… it’s absolutely heinous. But such is life I suppose.

I hope I can keep up with the journaling for more than 3 days, because it doesn’t seem like I’ve gone more than 3 days with this crap lol. Well I guess it’s a good time to get back to work now… gotta move a whole warehouse with 2 people lol. Awesome.

P.S – I think it’s about time now for a good luck streak to swing on by in my life. The slew of bad luck that’s been thrown at me is just too much to ignore and too much to go unrewarded. So I am optimistic about the near future 🙂

P.P.S – I’ve been blaming God for all my bad luck. I don’t want to, but after hearing so much “God will help you”, “God will protect you”, “God always provides” nonsense, it only makes sense to look to him for an answer right? And because the only answers I’ve been getting were more bad luck and more unfortunate events, I blame you God.  Thanks for trying though.

Somebody save me…

I couldn’t help but overhear two incredibly mysterious creatures in their natural habitat. Their senseless conversation simply boggles the mind. Both specimens are complete enigmas and an attempt to uncover the motive behind their actions renders useless and only ensues angst. I can only try to endure the pain and not lose my sanity during this debauchery. I thank God it lasted but a few minutes…

Tuesday April 14th, 2009
9:45 AM

“Oh Did you hear? Justin Timberlake went to Las Vegas without [Jessica] Biel”

“What? Who’s that?”

“Oh you didn’t hear? JT (He actually said “Jay-Tee”) went to Las Vegas without Biel, his wife or something.”

“…”

“Oh and I heard that Chris Brown is dating a girl now…”

“…….ahhhahahahahah(laughter ensued for approximately 30 excruciatingly uncomfortable seconds)”

-Question:

Why do both these baboons laugh at Chris Brown’s relationships situation?
Why does Sean think that Young Kim might care of the whereabouts of Justin Timberlake?
Why/How does Sean know this?
Who/What can save me from this hellish place?

-EDIT
For those of you who have not read my previous post about these two, the picture that looks like a gorilla is Sean Nahm and the other kid is Young Kim, two idiots I work with.

Civil War: Blinglights Shipping Dept.

So all day, these two have been arguing about eachother’s bossiness. Young would come to me ever hour or so and complain how annoying Sean is and how he can’t stand him (Young is a very annoying, and intolerable being as well, so it was amusing for me to witness such a power struggle between the two specimens). So for lunch we all ordered Chinese food. I’m getting ahead of myself… BEFORE lunch, Sean had bokkum bab, but didn’t like it so he gave it to Young. Young ate it within 120seconds of having it in his hands (He eats as if he has never seen food before, its quite grotesque, he will never get married). So after eating Sean’s bokkum bab, Young (surprisingly) is full and cannot finish his Chinese food during lunch and places his food in the fridge. So the battle begins…

Young Kim

VS.



Sean Nahm
(this is not an actual photograph of Sean Nahm, but a very accurate representation)

THE ULTIMATE PRIZE

4:15pm: Sean takes Young’s food out of the fridge and has it in his hands, pretending to eat it. Young, in an extremely effeminate fashion, scolds Sean for taking other people’s food and snatches the General Tso’s and places it safely into the fridge once again.

4:17-4:20pm: Sean is trying to convince Young that he is hungry and if he had money he would pay Young for the food. One of Sean’s arguments is that Young ate his bokkum bab, at this point Young miraculously remembers that Sean have GIVEN him the food voluntarily and counter-acts with said argument. Sean is speechless.

4:21pm: Sean approaches the fridge, with Young and eats ONE piece of chicken. I ask what is going on and Young divulges the terms of the agreement, which is; Sean is allowed ONE piece of chicken to basically STFU for the rest of the day.

4:21pm: Sean breaks the terms of agreement and immediately opens his mouth to expose to the office his most annoying voice in order to gain a leverage over the terms; which is to consume even more chicken. Young disagrees and both walk away from the fridge.

4:24pm: Young approaches the fridge and tells me that he is taking the food with him to the post office, because Sean has finally gone over the edge, and threatened to eat his food while he is absent. I offer Young protection and ease his worrying.

4:26pm: Young leaves for post office.

4:33pm: Young’s plate is now missing one more piece of chicken. (Photo N/A)
Sean 1 – Young -1

4:35pm: Sean Nahm is hungry…
Sean 2 – Young -2

4:37pm: I’m hungry…
Alex 1 – Young -3

4:40pm: Young arrives at the warehouse and checks the fridge. As expected, he does not bother to open up the container to see that a good portion of his meal is missing.

Final Result
Sean Nahm 3
Alex Kang 1
Young Kim -4


WINNER
Sean Nahm

It’s closing in…

…the beginning of the rest of our lives. What will you chose to be? We all think about what we will end up doing for the rest of our lives. We will all graduate soon, and it’ll be time to make a decision. I wonder… What will I be doing in five years? Where will I live?
Can anyone see me as…

A mature, composed, well-rounded businessman?


Maybe a struggling writer for a newspaper somewhere?

Maybe I’ll somehow find the cure to cancer, and retire early and just fish all day.

Well whatever the future holds for me… I’m living right here and right now. And now, I just want to work hard, and play hard! Wheeeeee

Should I give up…

Or just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere…


Sometimes I just feel like giving up. Its silly because life has only just begun. I am 20 years old, how much hardship could I have possibly seen by now? And imagine how much more I have left to face down this long and desolate road.