I WISH I WERE sleeping now, but no, i have to write my first DP challenge post. when i received the e-mail for this week’s prompt, many different ideas rushed through my mind. surely, there were a lot of wishes or unreal situations that were fighting to be the focus of my yet another creative attempt to imprint my cyberself. i thought to try to be creative with this one, but i’ve just decided to ramble… like what i’m doing now.
the phrase “I Wish I Were” is actually close to my heart. almost every week, i encounter this in my job checking essays of students who are writing based on given if-i-were situations (i hope mentioning that doesn’t mean breaking my company’s confidentiality clause i signed…i will just wish my boss WOULD not come across this). checking the students’ work also includes checking a little of their grammar, and this i-wish-i-were expression in their conditional statements is also one of their difficulties. that’s why when i read Erica’s brief background of the expression, i had a small i-can-relate smile. i cannot help myself though inquiring about the other expression “i wish i was.” in my work, we actually don’t consider this as a grammar error as it was discussed to us that it is commonly used now. i got the notion that when words are used by many, then they become generally accepted, therefore, not grammatically wrong. But anyone who has a higher knowledge of the English language can correct me anytime, and i would really appreciate it because I also want to have clarity on that topic (hello, Erica. :)), not that i don’t believe our trainor and plan to make changes in our system. i just want to know more.
and that’s also one of the reasons why i’ve joined WP: to know more about others’ ideas, see others’ worlds, see others’ lives, and not just to write about what i think or feel when i have the urge. being new in this blogsphere seems to be a challenge but proves to be satisfying, too. the challenge part is in getting the kick to write, in being creative so others will care enough to spare me their precious time (who doesn’t want to be read, liked, or commented about? we all do, right?), and yes, grammar. and oh, the typos, too. although i know it’s “the thought that counts” and although i’m tolerant of others’ mistakes, still i cannot bear having my own in those aspects. if in case i have, then, i can just say we all make mistakes, as long as they’re not all over the place. i haven’t encountered poorly written, grammar-wise, entries though in my two weeks of exploring WP. i almost forgot the “satisfying” part. of course, it is being able to “release” both your goodies and shit in the world and feel good about yourself especially when others “like” and sympathize. never mind the “i WISH i HAD a cool camera that can take cool pictures,” or the “i WISH i COULD travel there,” or even the “i WISH i OWNED this or that” subconscious monologues. because i know they were not really wishes but “attainables.”
and so, yeah, i wish i were sleeping now. but only because i have to get up early tomorrow. besides, my dreams these days have not been that satisfying (will not delve on this matter), so why hit the sack? the only thing i really WISH now is that i WOULD not hit the snooze button tomorrow morning and sleep again. :p