keeping the dreams alive

magneta, not purple!

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“Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got a few missing. It’s ok though, because I’ve got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation.. so when I meet someone who’s an 8-color type.. I’m like, “hey girl, magenta!” and she’s like, “oh, you mean purple!” and she goes off on her purple thing, and I’m like, “no – I want magenta!”

– John Mayer

It’s true. Where are the magnetas and the 64 colour boxes? For me, Asian/Singaporean men are like 8 colour boxes. I can’t seem to converse with them on the same wavelength. They either think I am too argumentative or just not docile enough.

I haven’t been looking. But, this week has been an extremely exhausting one, with many phone  conversations that only points towards the inefficiency that plagues this country. At the end of the day, all I want is a meaningful conversation, which apparently is so unattainable as well. I find myself having to argue with the guys I talk to, because they wouldn’t stop teasing me. I find myself having to think of sentences to rebutt what they tell me. I am tired.

It certainly does’t help that I only had one meaningful conversation for the whole of this week. It was an unexpected one as well. But, thank you for that. I rather have one meaningful conversation, than none.

We could all do with some sincerity.


Written by Jasmine

February 18, 2011 at 23:44

Posted in About Me, Friends, Quotables

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  1. I find guys who tease rather annoying. And then I have pity on them because I realise that it is the only way they know how to have a conversation with a lady 🙂


    February 26, 2011 at 16:35

    • haha. Perhaps that’s true indeed. It gets tiring for me to converse in such a manner I guess.


      February 27, 2011 at 18:48

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