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Date Posted: 12:47:49 09/17/01 Mon
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I know what you mean about the tragic event that occurred lately and about the thought of going to war again haunts me.
As you know, I'm a Vietnam War refugee, so war to me still impacts me emotionally since I was born at the time the Vietnam War occurred and my dad died before I was born because of the Vietnam War. Sometimes I wonder how my life would have been if I knew him and if he existed today. My family came to America as refugees trying to flee from the chaos that was controlled by Pol Pot in Cambodia, then when they landed in Vietnam the next year, the Vietnam War had interrupted and it was time for them to flee again. All this talk about "America's New War" or in the words of Bush, "We're at war" reminds me of my past (even if I don't remember any because I was too young to know what actually happened, but my family told me what they had to endure so to know how much they had to suffer impacts me deeply) and it makes me really scared to know that we might be in real big danger. I never thought in a million years that I might witness "war" at this time all because of terrorism. I thought that my family coming to America for a better life would help us get away from a "war country" before, but I guess you can't escape war, terrorism, hate, etc...anywhere, no matter where you are because it will always exist because the good can't balance without a bad side. You get my drift? But nonetheless, it's still saddening. I just hope that America won't go to "war." I'm scared beyond belief just thinking about it.
I would LOVE to e-mail and chat with you more, but can I have your e-mail addy again? I have this e-mail from my (best) friend, Janet, that she just e-mailed me today, plus another about the whole event that occurred on September 11th, and if you read them, it'll make your eyes do a double-flip. It's SO eerie when you read it.
I know what you mean when I heard about the tragic accident with Aaliyah, and then, later with the World Trade Center and Pentagon. I was like, "Why is this happening? We already lost Aaliyah, and now this tragic event is occurring?" I still haven't gotten over Aaliyah (R.I.P.). I guess time can only heal wounds, eventually.
Nope, I haven't heard Enrique's "Hero" song, but I would love to. I'm glad that he has a new song and upcoming album out. I've missed him in the spotlight, hehe.
Linkin Park - to me - has in no other band been able to express how I feel about life on a daily basis emotionally. And not only that, they are very therapeutic in my view, hehe. When Linkin Park were on MTV's "Total Request Live (on 9-7-01 during MTV's TRL VMA Wrap Up)" premiering their music video for my all-time fav song ever ("In The End" - I LOVE the imagery in this music video. Once again, I'm astonished and amazed by their concept in music videos), Carson was SO stoked, he kept on praising the band and everything and saying how they are his favorite band period and how their album, "Hybrid Theory" has been stuck in his CD player not because it was broken or whatever, but because he put it there because he listens to it all the time. (I have never seen Carson Daly rant and rave SO much about a musical artist like that before. And as an MTV VJ, he's not allowed to express his opinions like that on TV by the staion. But I'm glad he did because it just shows that he's like everybody else. A fan of stuff, not just the typical celebrity. I guess he really likes them A LOT). Hehe, my Linkin Park "Hybrid Theory" has been stuck in my CD player, too.
Yeah, it was really cool when Michael Jackson came out, he can still dance, hehe, and he made *NSync's performance at the VMAs more enjoyable. I like the set decoration for *NSync's VMA performance. Reminds me of the work of the great and legendary artist, Andy Warhol, with a touch of some comic book in it. I'm glad that *NSync won so many VMAs. I'm proud of them. ;-)
Carson and Willa Ford an item as being a rumour? Hmm, but it seems to be that I've read it all over the place about them being a couple and everything, oh well.
I hope I get my own computer too. I don't even care if it's old and used, as long as I have my own and I can do what I want with it. I was supposed to get it a long time ago early this year, but things just keep delaying it and it maybe will be delayed even more or I might not even get it at all, oh well. I'll just keep waiting and see what happens if I'm able to get one or not. At least I am able to use one, even if it's not mine. That's what counts, that I can use one at least. Hey, do you still use the AOL Instant Messenger screen name that you gave me last time? Because I never see you logged on it, anymore.
Hope to talk to you soon, be it e-mail, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), or on this board. ;-)
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