23 November 2005


People are slowly going away, disappearing into darkness. While I on the other hand remains. It reminds me of the Langoliers, a movie based on a short story by Stephen King, when most of the passengers in an airliner disappear, but a handful remain. It is scarier to be among the ones that remain.

I feel the same way this Thanksgiving holidays. First of all, I do not have a concept of Thanksgiving. Why November 24? Why turkey? Obviously, I am not American. I do not have these concepts, but people have been greeting everyone "Happy Holidays" all of the time. For me, the break that I get from tomorrow till Friday is just a nice sneaky time for me to write my paper.

And then, add to that the exodus of the students. They fly to different places and seek their once-a-year vacation. Even the professors are leaving, and it is a bit depressing when they ask where you are going, and then you answer that you're staying. I do love Buffalo though, there is nothing wrong with the place. But there is a freaky feeling to be the only one not doing the deed.

Peer pressure. Yeah, I guess that's it. Everyone is doing it, so why can't we? I guess that's the title of a Cranberries album. Oh I loved that album. Their first ever album released in 1993. And their first single was Linger. The harsh anti-social tone wasn't present by that time though.

I have finished doing my data gathering for my discourse coherence paper. So I am spending the next few hours of the night, plus tomorrow, in writing the body of the paper. I've already finished writing the introduction and all the other preliminaries. Now I am delving into the hard stuff.

Well, they say that it'll snow tonight, and tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow, and the day after that. We'll see.


  1. parang wala yatang picture ang post mo ngayon LIW? hehehe!

    i like Cranberries too! never missed any of their albums!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you! bwahahaha!

  2. Enjoy your break. and stay warm with the weather outside.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. Thanks for your comment today!
    I am always glad discovering a comment of you as you know...
    You have a new template - that's interesting. The notes above are very nice and the light on the yellow band and the juwels makes all a bit mysterious!
    Now you will be alone on Thanksgiving.
    I understand that it's strange if everyone leaves the University and you stay. In Germany we have no holiday on Thanksgiving or special events like in USA - that's a normal Sunday in October here.
    Anyway, don't be sad! There is much work waiting for you and that's always good.
    Have a nice day and Happy Thanksgiving nevertheless. :-)