Monday, June 28, 2010

no amish rugrats, thanks

While there are roars coming about 5 minutes apart from the mamaks downstairs from ENG vs GER, I'm aimlessly looking through old photos I took a year ago in Liverpool 'cuz I have no kaki(s) to go catch the matches with anyway. *shrugs*

So I realised that while I took plenty of pictures of non-moving stuff like buildings, trees, grass, rocks and the likes, I managed to not really get any photos of the people in the places I went to :( Which makes me sad-ish 'cuz now there are no reminders of the cute angmoh babies I saw - pretty much the only babies who'd ever made me go "Awwwww" instead of "Whaddafak do I do with these again?" Yeah I'm horrible like that :P I think I've improved somewhat though, at least now I'm just clueless about small-sized humans instead of visibly blanching at the sight of them.

And I somehow started thinking: What would it be like for this generation of ours to raise kids? With all the teknologeee that we have, I mean. It used to be that our parents/grandparents would tell us that they had to cross 2 rivers and jump over 3 pigs and a goat to get to school every day (or something like that) and we'd have to take their word for it 'cuz there's no Facebook photos, blogs or anything else to tell us otherwise. Parents were parents - the people whom you just can't quite imagine doing nasty shit when they were young. Or being young at all o.O

All these social media stuff that we have now could turn out to be quite a pain when we're trying to bring up kids, methinks. It's fine if you have say, a food blog like uncle KY 'cuz his kid would be all "My dad's a fehmes food blogger, how many hits does your dad get a day? *snob*" But I think my kid would be a nightmare if she (I like to think it'd be a smartass girl) found out about my blog/Twitter or whatever. Imagine this maybe 15 years down the road:

Me: Where'd you pick that up? That's a bad word. Stop saying that!
6-year-old smartass kid: NO! You curse a lot on your blog and Twitter too Mommy. HA HA!
Me: *gritted teeth* Bitch.

Yeah. Well on the bright side, at least that kid's smart and tech-savvy. I have this irrational fear that my kid would instead, by some freaky twist of fate turn out to be some Amish person who likes listening to country music. Not that that means that my kid's bad or anything, but really. I can't imagine my life without clutching the cool glass surface of my iPod Touch, getting numb-thumb syndrome from tapping away on my BB, or hearing that satisfying whoosh-snap from my Charlie every time I take a picture. I dunno if I could take my kid being the total opposite of gadget geek mom T___T

Oh hey! Old photo that I posted before; looks like I got an angmoh kid photo after all :P Awwww.


Shirleen said...

the angmoh kid looks cute.. :D

Hamzah Ian said...

nice blog.. cute pic eh..

fresh said...

shirleen: haha yeah sure caught my eye :P

hamzah: thank you :)

RealGunners said...

for our generation, i think we'd probably tell our kids: "we had to go to school to study, lucky u"

Liverpool :(