Someone stole my car…

So, I have been getting into a really bad habit of losing my car and then freaking out that someone may have stolen it. Everyday after I am done going to all my classes, I walk down to the parking lot forgetting where I parked that morning, so I find myself circling the parking lot in search of my car and worried that either someone stole it, or it got towed away.

Just a few days ago, I went to the grocery store to get some candy for the Halloween Safe Trick-o-Treat coming up at my school and after checking out, I headed to my car. I thought I knew where I parked, so I walked down the lane that I thought was right. I ended up all the way down by a whole other parking area.”Where is my car?” I kept thinking.  I then turned around and looked again, but after half way through, slightly getting frustrated, I switched over to another lane, but I still could not find my car.

I ended up standing in the middle of the parking lot trying to retrace back to when I drove into the parking lot, but I still could not figure out where exactly it was that I parked.


Where is my car?

I continued to walk down the lane, getting closer and closer to the entrance of the store, looking back and forth back and forth…”where are you car?” And then, there is was. “Hum, hello July, you past right by it coming out of the store, but I don’t really remember parking there.”

I felt so shame.  How didn’t I see it?

I look back and laugh, thinking about how much alike I am to my mom and sisters. We are all so forgetful.


Do you believe in reincarnation?

“Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.” – Dalai Lama

Thank god there are no limits to how many friends you can have, but what Dalai Lama said is absolutely true. Even though so many friends and family are passing away in our lives, we soon eventually gain a new friend or companion or even a new family member. I wonder if “reincarnation” is in fact real? I cannot seem to believe it 100%, but when I met my best friend, I could swear we were friends in another life. We clicked in an instant and in talking for only a few days, everything seemed way to familiar. I wish there were a way to tell or understand what happens after death, but only until our day comes will we know.

What motivates you to read?

There is too much reading in college. It is quite exhausting actually. I keep staring at these textbooks and procrastinate. “Motivation” is one thing I’ve been lacking since I moved to New York.

I would love one of these gazeboes in the back yard and during the Summer, when it is nice and warm, sitting out there to read or meditate would be wonderful. I saw this gazebo in the back of a building while I was walking my uncle’s doggy. The color is even gorgeous with all the greenery.

You may not realize it, but our forests are indeed important.

I went to the Bronx Zoo yesterday and saw this sign next to many pictures of African rainforest being cut down in the Rainforest exhibit and then I thought to myself-“I see this happening, but what can be done?” Humans today do not see the danger and their inhumane doings. For example, plastic! It is a big deal and where does everyone think it is going? I see my step grandma go through boxes of Ziplock bags when there are Tupperware’s right in front of her. Doesn’t she realize that plastic is not biodegradable and that you cannot just burn it and then it would just disappear? Society is going through a downhill whirlwind.