Saturday, 13 June 2009

Coming soon: more overrated crap in a town near you!

Everything nowadays is always hyped up to some high degree and people get psyched. And finally the day has arrived and we can purchase "it", see "it", taste "it" or touch "it", it is often a complete waste of time and money...

A classic are movie sequels....Terminator, Batman, Matrix, American Pie, I know what you did last summer...just to mention a few that could not stop but had to reproduce like rabbits on a cocktail of viagra and speed. Well, it is not that the first one was so great that we "needed" more, often the first one sucked ass already and nobody could understand where the sense was behind producing a second, or even third, fourth or fifth part!?

Next to movies there are plenty of bands which are clearly overrated!!!
Who needs all these boybands, girlbands, popstars, pop-idols, superstars, casting whores anyhow?
98% of them can not sing anyway - all they do is sing the same sounding songs over and over again, the guys dance like they have some mycosis, the girls dance like they are some cheap hookers, their managers tell them what to say and do, and in most cases, the guys are all gay and the girls get knocked up before turning 20.
And what about all these "The" bands...all they do is sing in high tunes, wear skinny jeans and obviously dont shower for weeks...

....which brings me to toiletries. Dont get me wrong, I am a big fan of showers and showering, especially since I got my new "Tropical Shower" installed in my bathroom...(Yeah baby, yeah!),but there are people that need ages in the bathroom. I am not sure what exactly they are doing...but what I have seen is that they have tons and tons of body care products. What does "Combination Skin" means and who cares? How can you have dry and oily skin at the same time? Why do you need 4 types of cremes and 15 perfumes? What are you, some sort of Zombie trying to cover up your true identity?

Next one up in my list of overrated things is: Status updates!
Ok ok, I do it myself, however I will go in rehab and hopefully will be cured of the instant urge telling everyone what I am actually doing right now. Why? Because who the fuck cares!! If I want to know where you are right now or what you are doing right now, what you had for dinner or how it felt digesting it, I will ask you directly! I do not need to know that you are sitting on your sofa, or just had to laugh out loud ("LOL" is another thing i hate!)...and I am pretty sure that nobody else cares about it either.

Oh man,....there are so many more things that are overrated...lets just sum them up:
StudiVZ, ChaiTea, American Apparel, Financial Crisis, Fashionshows, Apple, Ikea, Celebrities, Philosophy, Wii, Reality TV, MTV, Curling, Susan Boyle ...etc.

Feel free to let us know what you think is overrated...

Saturday, 6 June 2009

...what has happened?

It has been now almost a week and I still have not realized what has actually happened.

Will we ever?

As in time-lapse the days, hours, minutes...have passed, and nothing happend. But what is supposed to happen? What is it that we are waiting for? For the news to tell us that they found the reason why?
To hear that everything is fine and that it was all just a bad dream? To realize that it was not a dream and to face the facts?

I do not know what to believe. All I know is that I wish for them to be on some stranded island...maybe even drinking out of coconuts and eating the fish they caught earlier the day...they ll be sitting in their little cabana and enjoying the sunset...smiling and laughing and be happy to be together. I wish and hope very much that this is the reality and not what my rational part of the brain is trying to tell me since days...

It is easy to say that "life moves on"...but actually doing so is much harder. Everything seems so meaningless and unimportant. It is easy to fall into a deep hole of sorrow right now...but that is dangerous.

I am very happy to be part of a group of great people that knows each other since years or even decades. Even though we lived all over the world and hardly ever knew where each of us actually is right now, we never lost contact and could always depend on each other. Last thursday we all got together in order to celebrate Alex´s 27th birthday. "Celebrate?" you might ask yourself. What is there to celebrate? There is! He is a great person and wonderful friend. He lived his life and enjoyed every second of it. He would have thrown a great party....

Together we are trying to understand what has happened, remember the good times we had with Alex and Julia, cry together and are silent together. I am very thankful to be a part of it.

Thank you all! It means alot to me!

Here a quote that helps me to "move one"...I hope it does the same to you!

Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.

(Henry Miller)

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

We miss you and you will always stay in our hearts!

There are moments in life that hit you and all of sudden the world stands still.

Monday morning we lost two very special people on their flight back from Brazil to Berlin. Together we wanted to celebrate Alex´s birthday tomorrow....

There are no words that can describe the pain we feel. You have been there when we needed you, you made us laugh and made us think. You were a great friend and we could always trust and depend on you.

You will always keep a special place in our hearts and we will never forget the great times we had.

We miss you very much and one day we shall see each other again and all be reunited!

Alex and Julia! We miss you so much, words cannot describe...

Monday, 1 June 2009

The goal of being individual.

We all like to believe that we are unique.
That there is noone else in the world like us.
We have our own character, style and mind...that is what we think. We are all something special, a gift,...that is what we believe.

But still, when walking down the streets of the "it" places in town, or going out to the "hot spots" at night...dont the people somehow all look the same? Everybody is trying so hard to look individual, that in fact they all look alike.

Others are trying so hard to express their "lonely rider" character, that they actually do look not just individual - but also completely ridiculous.

My mom tells me I am something special...

Now, if you are asking yourself, who am I to judge the others...I am still Ivo, this is my blog and thats all that matters.

Back to the story...

I am a T-shirt fan. I like to wear them. They are comfortable and easy to handle. T-Shirts are also the most used piece of cloth in order to express the personality. Some have slogans on them, others a brand name, some are plein and others have all kinds of colours on them.

It is a classical way to tell all the others what kind of person you are, without saying a word or doing a thing. A T-Shirt can say it all.

So next time you are in town, take a look around you. You will see alot of "unique-looking-individuals-that-all-look-alike", you will see even more hip people wearing the same clothes from the famous swedish brand with two letters, and occasionally you will see something completely different, that is so unique that it is going to be marked as uncool and freaky, until it has so many followers that it becomes cool and "individual".

Enough for now, I am gonna put my "I -heart- Berlin" T-shirt on and am done for today.
Remember, individuality does not come from the clothes you wear, but the character you have.

As the famous philosopher..ahem, starlet Hilary Duff already said:

"Mom always tell me to celebrate everyone´s uniqueness. I like the way that sounds."