July 30th, 2000

I really think that parents shouldn’t be too strict towards their children. It’s actually counterproductive. Censorship often fails to achieve its intended purpose; rather, it exacerbates the problem. For example, not *ever* letting your kids go out past a certain time is only going to make them want to do it more. If you don`t want your kids making the wrong choices, then *teach* them to make the right choice. That way, you can let them out, and if you`ve done it right, your kids will decide for themselves what`s wrong and what`s right. Hahaha why do I sound like a parent tonite? Guess somebody I know inspired me. 😉

July 27th, 2000

My dream and goal right now is to find a decent job and then buy a car. What kind of car should I get? I`ve been thinking about Integra, Prelude, Accord, and Solara. My family already owns a sedan (Camry) so I don`t know if it would be a good idea to get another (Accord) or to get another car that`s very similar (Solara). Any suggestions? Just leave a note. Thanks! =)

July 18th, 2000

Today I was just thinking what it`d be like to have none of the things that I have: family, friends, and material things. I realized that if you don`t stop to think about how lucky you are, you`ll just take everything for granted. So, for all you other lucky people out there, be grateful for what you already have. =)

July 5th, 2000

It’s funny how certain things in life stay with you forever. Although your exact recollection of it may fade, coz memories fade, pictures and journals remind you of exactly what happened. I know there are some things I’ve done before that aren’t perfect, but looking back I realize that if a similar situation ever comes again, I learned from my mistake and will hopefully do it right this time around.