After Graduation Identity Crisis / Rant on Earth Hour
So now that it’s summer, I don’t have any reason not to update this thing. Last week was just hectic, busy, overwhelming and just wow. I guess you could say I’m no longer a high school student. I’m in that in-between place called “just graduated from high school” and “about to enter college.” So, I’m a lee-tol confused.
I mean, I really am. Someone came up to me during this Countdown to Earth Hour event I was at (more on that later) and asked, “So you’re a college student?”
And I honestly paused to think. Am I? Technically, I haven’t actually stepped foot into a formal class in Ateneo yet. And technically, I just left high school. So my brain decided to shut down for a moment but I managed to say, “No, I’m in high school.”
I didn’t want to further explain my little “identity crisis” to this guy because one, you just don’t stand that close to someone when trying to make small talk and two, you just DO NOT “accidentally” “caress” my hand when you’re handing me a candle. No. You just don’t.
Anyway. The night after my graduation, we attended this Earth Hour event taking place in the Ayala Triangle, Makati. Now, before I rant, that place is beautiful. I mean, I envy people who live nearby because it seems like such a nice place to have a morning jog and then have breakfast at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, among other restaurants, after jogging.
I didn’t bring my DSLR, because I rarely do nowadays. But I tried out this App on my Touch called “PowerCam.” Really neat stuff. And yes, I am advertising iOS Photography Apps again. It was dark and the only decent pictures I managed to get using the Cross-Processing Effect were these:
It was crowded an hour into being there. And I’m not very keen on being in a crowd. In fact, “not very keen” is an understatement. I. Hate. It. The only time I’d not hate a crowd is when that crowd is watching an Evanescence/The Maine (not that I went to The Maine…)/any other band that makes actual music (coughnotLMFAOcough) concert with me. Anyway. My brother and I took a walk around first because of the crowd, and got some food for my family across the street at McDonald’s.
(HERE’S THE RANT GUYS. OVER HERE. If you don’t want to read everything else.) Right. So when we were taking a walk. We started complaining about this Earth Hour shenanigan. Firstly, if you want to raise awareness, why not do it in a green way? Like posters made of recycled paper. Or something. The event I went to was as harmless to the Earth as a tumor is to humans.
I mean, seriously? The whole event had a full-on lighting and sound system. You call that green? If you’re nodding your head right now, you, sir, are not in your right mind. Look at this:
Anyone up for a debate? Because I am. That right there is not raising awareness. That is commercializing on a trend called “going green.” The whole theme of the event was “I will ______ IF you will ______.”
Well, guess what “Makati Goes Beyond Earth Hour” event organizers? I will take you seriously IF you will just not use this approach to “raise awareness.” You are also commercializing on hypocrisy, by the way. It’s almost hilarious.
And yes, I was one of those people who said “Hey guys! It’s Earth Hour! Turn off your lights.” But after seeing this? No way. You’re supposed to set an example, right? Isn’t that the theme?
I guess it was for fun and it was pretty cool, I mean check it out:
Makes for very nice photography. Maybe a little raising of awareness. But other than that, I didn’t see a point in what I just saw last Saturday.