Friday, October 08, 2010

Dreams and No Dreams

Yes, I live. I haven't been swallowed up by the earth. Or other things on the internet. I came very close though.

I recently opened a Twitter account. I don't use it much. It's for research for work. I've also been researching stuff on Facebook.

The main thing that happened recently that's threatening to engulf my free time is this.

Many, many, many years ago while we were in college and playing games such as this, we talked about how awesome it would be if there was a version of it which would allow multiplayer. Of course, this was during the days before the internet so we had no idea what an MMO would be.

Well, fast forward more than a decade later and lo and behold, one of my favourite games of all time has evolved into an MMO. A free to play one at that.

Now whenever I log in and sail out of port memory still strikes me and I marvel at how far the game has changed. It's like reliving a childhood memory but with improved graphics, multiplayer and better gameplay.

So there, I have become a victim of another MMO. An MMO that until recently was in the realm of wishful thinking.

Speaking of dreams, a few weeks ago I was driving when a thought struck me.

Everyone has ambitions right? I remember I had some. Then while I was driving, I wondered what is mine now. That become a very vexing question for awhile. What IS my current ambition and aim in life?

I have come to accept the fact that perhaps, I have none at the moment. All the things I want to do currently are all short term or trivial or routine.

Having no ambition isn't so bad actually. It makes me sound like I'm drifting aimlessly through life like so much flotsam tossed about by the waves. Maybe I am sort of aimless.

Funny how that doesn't bother me at all. I'm happy enough and that is good enough for now.

I guess if people push me for a so-called ambition it would be to be contented and satisfied at my life.

So far, I have no complaints. Hence the near total lack of blog posts.

In yet more news, notice I didn't post anything on or around the 16th. That is because Malaysia Day is finally a public holiday and people are finally wondering what the big fuss was all about (especially people in the Peninsula).

I'm pleased with this new development. It's not everything but it's a start and it's as good a start as any.

Well, that's it for now. Perhaps in a months time there will be more to write about. Or I could write about sailing the ocean in my virtual caravel.

Until then.