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“I don’t know how I’m going to feed myself.” – R. J. Bollard

Posted by C Moon on September 26, 2007

Today, I received my first newsletter from NY Times, and I was utterly at a loss.

Because I wish to learn from the words of the others, I asked NY Times to mail me a newsletter containing both the daily news and the “Quotation of the Day.” Surely, for the latter, I was expecting quotes comparable to Michelangelo’s or Franklin’s.

The first quote arrived to me was “I don’t know how I’m going to feed myself” by R. J. Bollard. I tried to grasp the hidden meaning behind that simple line.

“Hmm… ‘I don’t know how I’m going to feed myself.’? Maybe… maybe he’s talking about the uncertainty of the future, meaning ‘I am doing this today, but I may not do this tomorrow. I may change my interest, or whatever.’ ” However, the little explanation that followed really struck me. I was totally mistaken. The explanation reads, “A freshman at the University of Washington, who said he had 73 cents left after buying the video game Halo 3.”

Is it a satire on the society? Did the NY Times put this as “Quotation of the Day” to criticize the youth’s rash spending habit? I am not sure of its intention, and am looking forward to the next “Quotation of the Day” on the NY Times. Considering the esteem of the NY Times, isn’t it puzzling at the least?

PS: Maybe life shouldn’t be too serious, after all!

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Photo Credit: “2/365 ‘HALO 3!'” by jimmyjosh on Flickr

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Introduction

Posted by C Moon on September 24, 2007


Hmm.. the following is a poem that I wrote last year (2006-2007),
borrowing Langston Hughes’ style when writing “Theme for English B.”
I think it represents myself fairly well 🙂

“Theme for English 11″

) Ms. Porter said,
Now go, and write a poem.
Write your own Theme for English B.
“Let that page come out of you—
Then, it will be true.”

On the way home, on the bus,
I sat down and pondered.
What might it be that can show me?
What might it be that is for me?
Who is Catherine Moon?!

I like martial arts,
I like actions.
I like mysteries,
Especially the brainteasers.
I like learning the unknowns.

I love my family,
I love people.
I love the wind,
Especially the breeze.
I love the sky and the stars.

I stand here, at the present time.
Where everything’s changing, including myself.
To predict the future is to create one.
I do step forward, to reach my dreams.
I enjoy the world that envelops me.

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