My Top 5 Blog Posts (in no order):
1. “Don’t Follow Your Dream”
I found the article linked in this blog post very intriguing. To this day, I still stand by what was said in the blog post, that a lot of success in life is circumstantial, and hard work/dedication can only go so far. The article made a lot of good points that I agree with, and I have always felt that “following dreams” never really meant anything; whatever happens in life happens despite the work and effort you put to get there.
2. My Halloween Blog Posts
I liked the little rant that I did on this subject. It just makes me so angry to see such insignificant matters take up news, and I feel that my blog post does a good job of reflecting my emotion. Again, my opinion still stands regarding self pity and posing as the victim for sympathy, money, attention and other things like that. I thought it was very well done, though it may be a little bit abrasive to some people.
3. The Bad Mariachi Band
Possibly one of the funniest things I have ever seen in my life. I still remember looking at this in class and laughing my face off through all the silence at the time. Everything was just simply bad, from the out-of-key trumpet player, to the atrocious violin playing, to the terrible singing…everything was just…BAD.
4. GuitarJono1170’s Birthday Dance
In this blog post, I introduce readers to the late GuitarJono1170 who made various videos on the web including the unbelievably odd video that I linked in the post. Again, I liked the video, I found it to be very funny, and I just couldn’t wait to write an article about this guy. Sooner or later, it had to be done.
5. The Street Cleaning Game
Nope…I didn’t get the game.
But I do remember this blog post. And I’m really glad everyone enjoyed the video. This was honestly one of those things that I stumbled across while reading on the Internet, and I decided to blog it. There’s really no other explanation.
AND NOW, FOR MY TOP THREE PIECES OF WORK:
1. The Pasta Night Poster
I’m honestly surprised how good it looks from far away. There are a few mishaps with the poster (I forgot to erase the edge of the pasta picture on the left), but at least it looks adequate; it’s not too unorganized and all over the place like some of the other stuff I did, the movie poster for example. Now THAT was awful.
Nonetheless, simple, yet enthralling. I like to think of this as staying true to the “less is more” philosophy. I’m really happy with it.
2. The Batman Returns Poster
I know, this is technically not my work and more of a tutorial on how to use Photoshop, but I’m just so happy on how this turned out. I don’t think I’ve ever made something that looked this good; I’m just not that creative on the visual arts side of things, never have been. This kind of gave me the little boost of confidence I needed throughout the semester to be able to produce good (sort of) output.
That may have been a little cheesy, but whatever.
3. My Culture Jam
I love this picture, I don’t know why. No other explanation, really.
And now for the final nail in the coffin:
I have to say, a lot of things happened this year that I didn’t think I would look back on now with memories and nostalgia. This video is just one of many examples how we have to cherish every moment we have in life. It is only then that we could look back on the past with a sense of satisfaction, a sense of accomplishment.
As for 2011, I’d like to think of 2011 as the new chapter in my life. I had moved schools, I had recovered from depression, I’m slightly improving my social skills, I’m enjoying my job, and just tons more little things that made 2011 such a far cry from what my life was like in 2008, 2009 and 2010. And for me, the littlest things mean everything in the world, because I was in a position where I had lost everything upon moving to Oakville. 2011 was the first step into recovery; it was that year that I had finally began taking initiative, and things are slowly getting better for me. If anything, 2011 is a good sign that 2012 may be even better; as things can’t get much worse than the last couple years. However, a whole lot of things can get better this year.
Overall, 2011 was not great, it was far from what I would call one of my “good” years, but at least my life is beginning to come together again. Unfortunately, I doubt that things will get better than they way they were when I was little.
2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 will always be my best years.