Now that I've overcome my post balik-kampung depression (yes, that's an actual thing), I shall now be more cheerful in my writing.
Oh dear, this is difficult. I had no idea I am such a downer.
Let's see. Happy stuff.
For starters, we're still alive.
So that's good. Yeah.
Ok that was lame.
I never have anything really interesting to say unless it's something very serious and technical / sciency or whatever.
But those things are the things that interest me. So I consider them interesting.
Sometimes it's true, ignorance is bliss.
I consider myself educated.
And when I see people being ignorant or prejudiced, it just irks me so.
And I go start an online argument trying to educate people using facts, logic and sense.
Which is pretty funny when you think about it.
Not 'haha' type of funny, like 'what the hell was he thinking' type of funny.
As if people on the Internet actually used common sense. Haha.
Back when I was younger, I thought all jokes applied to all people.
So I once told a dirty joke to a couple of girls.
They were not impressed. And there I was thinking why aren't they laughing. Lol.
It got really awkward after that.
I am generally a bit awkward when it comes to social interactions.
But as you grow older, you learn to hide the awkwardness.
And you become more confident.
I remember there was one time I met some friends of a friend of mine.
"This is Yasin," my friend introduced me.
And one girl, being a real extrovert I suppose, blurted out, "Uu, handsome."
I was totally caught off-guard by this comment.
"Err... OK," I said, all cool-like. (No, not cool at all.)
"I'm pretty," she said without blinking.
"WTF this girl is super confident of herself! Am I supposed to compliment you now? Is this how this works? I am so confused!" I said to myself internally.
During this internal conversation, I just froze and stared at this girl for a few seconds.
Luckily, the conversation moved on from the very strange first words and my friend and I sat down somewhere else.
It was later in the day that I found out that the girl's name was Priti.
OMG EPIC FAIL.
Like how the heck was I supposed to know that was her name. I blame her for throwing me off with that handsome comment. I'm sure she was just trying to be nice.
And I blame her parents for naming her with an adjective. Hahaha.
I'm trying to become a more supportive person.
Sometimes being completely honest with people may not be the best policy.
Things I've learnt in the past:
If anyone asks whether a baby is cute or not, always say "OMG SO CUTE!"
Never say "I thought Benjamin Button was fictitious."
(Obviously, I'm not that stupid, but I did say the baby looked like an adult or something.)
Okay maybe sometimes I am stupid.
Whenever a girl complains about her life to you, the proper response would be to nod and say "I completely agree."
The wrong thing to do would be to come up with a logical plan to actually solve her problem.
Coz then you'd get into an argument because girls are irrational and hormonal and when they tell you something they're not really looking for an answer / solution, they just want you to be supportive of them even when they're wrong.
And also never say they're being irrational or hormonal coz that would lead to another argument about how men always demean and condescend women to pure hormonal / emotional creatures when they are totally capable of separating emotion and thought even though that's not really true.
I'd go on and on about this, but key point, agree and nod, you'll be fine.
You don't have to be right all the time.
To support someone when he's right is easy. To support him when he's wrong, that's the true test.
Sometimes we do stupid things for people we care about.
But it'd be stupider not to do the stupid things.
Nothing in life worth having comes easy.