Sunday, September 03, 2006

Land, ho!

Being on summer vacations is like sailing through calm, tropical waters: letting the wind, the tides and the sun lead you wherever you might go. Enjoying the companionship of your crewmates (Mao and Peter) and the friendly sea-creatures you pass (friends and family), whilst avoiding shark-infested waters (thinking about back-to-school.)

Going back to school is like having to return to some sordid port on a small, polluted, overcrowded island... with pirates. And cannibals. Slogging your way through ten landlocked months with only your trusty ship-mates to keep you from trying to keelhaul yourself.

And here the metaphor dies.
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