Monday, November 21, 2011

Rants of His Highness #2

When you're tall, sign posts on the street tell you, quite literally, where to go. They do things like smack you on the head and say "Oi! You're walking in the wrong direction".

~P.S - Ouch!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Rules Of A Gentleman #5

Give her piggyback rides.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Rants of His Highness #1

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If I want to stretch out when I sleep, I have to lie down diagonally across my bed -.-'

The Rules Of A Gentleman #4

Call her beautiful, especially when she least expects it.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Rules Of A Gentleman #3

Always make the first move.

Winter is Coming...

Or should say it's already here? So this is me sitting at my desk at 1 in the morning, why? I'm in the middle of The Murder (Mid-Terms). Most people I know freak out during the examination period, which is fair enough considering it's what makes or breaks your semester, or if you care enough, your GPA. But since I can remember, exams have never really unnerved me. I'm not sure why. In any case, the lack of sleep is nothing new. So now, I'm taking a break, and I'm listening to the wind outside my window. Winter has come and the rains evoke a new environment. The turgid and pungent smell of water-saturated air now fills my lungs with each breath, and the drenched roads glisten wonderfully. I never used to like the rain, but now I look forward to them every year.

It's particularly windy right now, and the trees outside in the court struggle. Now I suppose it's because I'm settled on my rather uncomfortable and unergonomic chair in my warm room, but I find the sound of the trees wrestling with the winds music to my ears. Most people associate winter and rain with subdued or even perhaps melancholic moods. Perfect! The air is also only just starting to get cold, and I can't wait!!

Probably one of the most exhilarating and amazing experiences I've had is one in which I walked under a storm. The rain was so heavy I could barely see in front of me. And above, thunder rolled as if an avalanche was right over my head, while lightning streaked across the night sky in majestic, forking flashes. It was a remarkable experience I'd recommend in the blink of an eye. I'd always recommend any moment where our disconnect with nature is arrested. The hot shower when you get back home is also a very persuasive reward, don't you think?

Anyway, just food for thought I guess. I'll just get back to my cup of coffee and my 2500 word essay. Yippee!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Rules Of A Gentleman #2

Never let her walk home alone.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Rules of a Gentleman #1

Give her your sweater when she's cold.

Is Romance Overrated?

Is romance overrated? Some may have an immediate answer to this. I know I can think of bunch of people who'll say that the answer is yes without batting an eye. When one mentions the word, most people imagine "chick flick" cliches, things such as heart-shaped chocolate and perfume-scented poems. But romance and romantic gestures, when done right and appropriately, are never cheesy and over-the-top. Personally, I think that the corny and the cliche can work in certain circumstances. They are cliche for a reason, and still retain their charm. It's just that usage has to be tactful, perhaps even smooth.

Romance, I believe, is a natural manifestation of feelings and emotions. It's where one feels the need to make the significant other feel special, and consequently, feel appreciated therein. Romantic gestures are plentiful, and besides the tried and true, such as flowers or chocolate, creative and original gestures are unbeatable. I think that doing things such as making your gifts are perfect, because as such they require an understanding of the person. You can't make a gift the person will like if you don't know him or her. Also, the time and effort that would go into something like that would show. Now, this is obviously an opinion, which explains why it's on my blog, but I think that people nowadays tend to buy their way into affection. I don't remember the last time I bought a gift for someone close to me. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with it, but the immense sentiment that comes with what will most assuredly be a one-of-a-kind gift is unprecedented. It could be anything, from poems, to craft to even a little note, it just has to inexplicably show just how well you understand your connection to who you're providing for.

Bottom line; Romance is NOT overrated. It exists for a reason, a good one. Take the time to cater to someone's feelings. A kiss, a hug or an inquiry into their well-being makes all the difference. Give a damn.