Wednesday, November 12, 2008

V-Day in November

It's like a complete ripoff of a certain movie.

Hence, I was more pleased with this:

Other than a late start in the morning and picking up my new contact lenses, I spent my holiday relaxing with my co-workers.  There is nothing more bonding than arguing and fighting over players for our fantasy basketball draft.

Though I'm still getting used to my contacts, I'm glad I could catch this right outside my backyard last night:

11/11 Sunset

What did you end up doing for Veterans Day?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

History Unfolding

I'm not a politician, let alone a political kind of guy.  I don't like debating issues back and forth, because that is what it ends up being in the first place: a never-ending discussion where nothing really gets done.  Don't shoot me...those are just my opinions.

Nonetheless, here are my 2 cents from all this:
  1. No matter who you voted for last night, we all witnessed history unfolding before us.  We as a country have elected its first African-American President.  I have a feeling that although politics can be so divisive among people, it can also be so unifying - crossing party, ethnic, religious, and many more boundaries.  On that point, this victory for Obama is very powerful.

  2. I found it encouraging how both Obama and McCain came off as gracious and humble as they closed up their campaigns in last night's speeches.  Despite the excessive "mud-slinging" over the past months, I was impressed by its conclusion and I have more respect for both of them.

  3. Now that the dust is settled, we still have a lot of work to do.  The world today is still as it was yesterday.  Even as we should get behind our new leader to support and pray for him, we shouldn't entirely rely on Obama.  We each have a responsibility beyond voting.  Ask yourself, "what are you going to do about the change you want to see?"

That being said, I'm going to miss Tina Fey and all the campaign parodies that kept me amused.