Mission Time: That Globalization Sensation [part 1]
According to a lot of novels, TV series, films, songs, and a bunch of experts who established such as fact thus allowing the aforementioned sources to use it, the first step to getting help is admitting that you have a problem. What they also say is that the first step, acceptance, is the hardest step. Acceptance is hard because you are made to come to terms with telling the ugly truth to your self. This ugly truth being that yes, there is a problem with you. With that cleared out, I have decided to come to terms with myself and admit something I am not proud of.
*takes a deep breath*
Hi, I’m Ysa and I’m globalized.
Hello, if you’ve just tuned in and are not yet aware of the not-at-all-seriousness, I would like you to know that that opening paragraph was not at all serious.
Non-Existent Reader: Pfft. No duh, Ysa. We know what melodrama means and your use of faux-HTML to appear oh-so-clever/witty.
Moi: Well I’m sorry, Non-Existent Reader. Excuse me for trying to be amusing.
Non-Existent Reader: Touchy, touchy. By the way, did you know that your sentence prior to this fake conversation, which I bet is also just another one of your ways of trying to be amusing in your blog posts, is annoying to read for repetition of the phrase ‘not at all serious’?
Non-Existent Reader: Yes.
Moi: Are you being serious or not at all serious?
Non-Existent Reader: I am being serious here.
Non-Existent Reader: Seriously!
Moi: …You serious?
Non-Existent Reader: *eye roll* *annoyed huff* *sarcasm* No, I’m not at all serious.
Moi: Ha! Got you to say the phrase! Now the count it four and it’s even more annoying now considering the constant use of the word ‘serious’ in various ways!
Non-Existent Reader: Ysa, just shut the fuck up and get back to doing objective one for this last mission.
Contrary to the opening statements, made purely because of this line from the Mission 5 Objective 1 post, “In short, admit it, our lives are colored by globalization”, I don’t consider being someone who’s growing up in the era of the globalization sensation as problematic nor something that would need aid for. I will take some time now to applaud those people who promote the pro-globalization propaganda because I honestly hadn’t really thought of globalization in a negative light (not directly, to be specific) prior to taking my EUROCIR class. Prior to reading the assigned article and the in-class discussion, I always thought of globalization as a pretty neat, trippy, peachy-keen sort of thing. So yes, I’ll admit it, my life is colored by globalization and I have been, for most of my life, lead to think that globalization is pretty damn awesome.
So, since I have spent most of my life being very self-absorbed (but then again, who hasn’t in my generation?) I will now assess as to how globalized I am by just listing down a bunch of my favourite things as of late.
- Clothes from ZARA
- Graphic Novels, especially the Sandman series of Neil Gaiman
- having a music player with me at all times (currently I’m using a 2nd generation iPod video)
- British TV shows
- Watching Conan (Conan O’Brien’s latest talk show)
- Wes Anderson directed and 80s films
- Buying cheap-ass boots from ukay-ukay places
- the feel of think watercolour paper
- Edward Norton