Wednesday, 2 July 2008

A time travelling twist

I remember when I used to stay up in the middle of the night studying for SPM ages ago, I used to leave the radio on to keep me company. My favourite station then was the good ‘ol Radio 4, probably the hottest English radio station at that time. And on one of the night, the DJ was getting listeners to call in and talk about the question of the day.

The question of the day then was… “If you have the chance to travel back in time and allowed to change one thing in your life, what would it be?”

This is quite a normal question to ask, and probably something that always crop up in our mind, particularly in time of reflection. Have you ever thought of one thing that you intend to change?

Anyway, in true zewt fashion, I would like to twist the question and ponder on a similar yet different manner. And the zewtinised scenario of a similar notion is…

If one day, you bump into yourself returning from the future and telling you to take a certain course of action, would you do it?

Yes, you’re not the one travelling back in time but you’re the one whom your future travelled back to. Would you alter your future based on… your future?

P/S: A new domain has been bought and may spring into action real soon. Get ready to alter your links… Oh… anyone keen to design me a new banner? Hehe…

40 comments:

drumsticks said...

hmm.. reminds of hiro nakamura from heroes.. haha

yeah will do that alteration.. highly tempted.. but then again, everything happen for a reason..

drumsticks said...

hmm wonder what your address will be.. :)

mar said...

Yes,I will do as what my future me said...because ultimately,why would I sabotage myself? If future me says what I'm doing now is gonna lead me to a not-so-favourable future and tell me to do something else,I would. :D

Reminds me of "Back to The Future"...Loved those movies!

myop101 said...

it is simply not possible for a future me to return now and tell me to change something knowing that the future me will be eliminated in the process hence negating it ever came.

best example is when you are linking cells in excel and you hit circular error. the error will continue with thousands of possibilities.

of course if we want to be hypothetical about it, then i just sighted a pink elephant flying across my room...:P

Yvonne Foong said...

I would not. Never know it could be a product of my hallucinations. Dangerous!

day-dreamer said...

So what's the new domain name? :D

Fiona said...

I would caused i believe just like giving me a second chance! Ok since everyone is asking so what's d secret new domain name ?

rainbow angeles said...

the question would actually be, would you trust yourself enough to listen to your future self? heh!

missironic said...

depends..if it's a warning then probably will do it..but i tink if u change the course of nature, things may just turn the other way round back to wat it supposed to happen no matter how you try to avoid it. what goes around, comes around?

pervertism101 said...

what if when your future self came to warn you, it ends up becoming the same future your future self came from? Because by changing your course of action, it ultimately leads to the same thing?

Maybe if the future self never came or we don't heed their warning, things might turn out differently?

But it also depends on how bad my future is. If it sucks, why not? Like Doraemon! Haha

nikz said...

I wish I cud turn back time too. I will treasure each and every moment that I've kinda wasted as if there's no tomorrow.

Oh well, too bad we can't do it for real.

Btw, I cud design ur banner since I'm doing design, and I'm really free as I'm still a jobless bum down under at the moment. Just send me the stuff u wanna to include in the banner.

kyh said...

This thing is very subjective. Have to think really hard first before jumping into any conclusion.

So what's ur new domain! Faitit tell! :P

kyh said...

Hey now capitalist society, hv to pay one for design stuff. Muahahahha!

Jemima said...

I would.

You have to trust yourself..'coz the only truth you can really know is within you.

For all you know, the you from the future could be a God-send Angel.

Huei said...

haih..wish i could..but my designing skills worst than a 3yr old! =P hehhe

hmm...if i see me from the future telling me to be cautious when my dad left...then i definitely will!! other than that..nah..i believe things happens for a reason (ofcourse except my dad's case)..n i'm quite happy where i am now..i have lotsa doggies by my side! ;P

ok wait..maybe if it brings good to others..like my mum's health..to help friends avoid sudden death..and ofcourse..save all my pets that have passed away (that's alot!)

actually i prefer to not know of the future..if i was to die tomorrow..i wana live today happily..not all worried or scared of how i'll go

Seaqueen said...

Wow. Not bad. You're doing well in blogging. Mine has gone rusty. Not too good.

HuntressMoon said...

i dont mind designing.. hehe actually i dont mind asking my fiancee to design it for u. let me know

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hmm depends on whether if it is really my true future self..u knw with all the conmen nowadays..u nvr know rite?

Edi神 said...

what will be will be...

I use to ask my mother what would I be...

Will I be pretty

Will I be .......

What will be will be!

Kok Jin said...

well, in theory its not possible to time travel. pls refer to stephen hawking's study of time travel. HAHAHAHAHAHA. how are u doing bro.

zewt said...

drumsticks - hiro travelled back in time ler... he changed things... the question is... do u want to be changed?

mar - like i said... do u want to be changed?

myop101 - aiyoo... why suddenly excel wan?

Yvonne Foong - hahahaha... yeah, could be!

day-dreamer - hehe... wait for it.

Fiona - hahaha... not telling yet.

zewt said...

rainbow angeles - that is a very good point... :)

missironic - what do u mean by warning?

pervertism101 - well... what if it wont come back to the same thing?

nikz - i will drop you a comment soon enough.

kyh - hahahaha... patience is a virtue.

Jemima - now... this is a new perspective. but then... i dont trust myself... could be impulse.

zewt said...

Huei - very brave indeed...and that is a very good attitude i must say.

Seaqueen - keep it up lah... dont slow down.

huntressmoon - hmmm... let me get the pictures ready first.

constant craver joe - of cos... i mean it;s your true self lah... aiyooo...

Edi - hahaha... apalah lu...

Kok Jin - you read too much stephen hawkins lah...

mar said...

If the change is for the better,why not?
Change is not necessarily bad...Its sometimes necessary. But not necessarily bad. :)

drumsticks said...

never tot a simple question like that can be so mind-bogging.. enough to reveal that i can't trust myself..

hmmm.. i can't trust myself to trust the future me.. guess the answer will be like yes, no, yes, no, yes, no..

KittyCat said...

I listened to Radio 4 too - gosh, what was the lady DJ's name already? I used to listen to see if any of my friends dedicated a song to me!

Hey...this sounds like Michael J. Fox's "Back to the Future".

My answer: Depends on what my future tells me. I'm a marcom Mum, teacher and researcher. I absorb all sides of the story first before I decide!

missironic said...

lets say my future self told me i'll hit an accident tat will make me lose some parts of the body and told me to b aware of tat..or...tat the decision i made was actually a wrong one and told me to re-decide abt it when the time comes...those kinds of warnings...hehehehe..

Aleks said...

perhaps... u shud find a
good date to launch your site.
same day as da olympic? 080808
kakakakakaa....

u need a logo to add to yur zewtness?

Seaqueen said...

After my class 3 times a week and a small puppy in the family, i'm practically trying to find enough time to sleep only.

jam said...

If there is such chance, I will change for a better future. Give me your new domain, would you? :)

zewt said...

mar - well... to each its own... just a thought to provoke our thinking cells :)

drumsticks - wahh... that is bad... by the time you decide... no time to act on it already lor.

KittyCat - well... i guess u must first know whether u trust yourself or not... :P

missironic - ahhh... fair enough. i will do that too.

Aleks - you wanna design my logo? i dont mind oh haha...

Seaqueen - aiyoooo... apa jadi? take it easy... make babies perhaps.

jam - wait lah... still undecided on whether to remain in blogger or wordpress... susah susah....

cc said...

First of all, if I see another one of me, I'll be freaked to death right then and there. Doppelgänger has always been my deepest fear.

Lynnwei said...

wah..congratulations on the new domain...cant wait for it's launching..

myop101 said...

dear zewt,

sorry la...couldn't think of a better suggestion and i was occupied with excel...hahaha

mar said...

"still undecided on whether to remain in blogger or wordpress... susah susah...."

WORDPRESS Zewt!!! Hands down!!! ;)

ngy said...

depends..

if the future me told me to buy winning lottery number or bet on zidane headbutting during world cup, i might.

if the future me tells me to speed up on a particular decision, mostly yes.

if the future me tells me to change a course in my life, most probably not.

zewt said...

cc - cant be that bad right... it's yourself anyway... cool cool...

lynnwei - a bit of technical problem... going to get the banner up first.

myop101 - no worries... got it already. just wait for the launch... hopefully.

mar - sure boh?

ngy - the first 2 is changing the course of your life... isnt it?

bongkersz said...

owh!! congrats bro! at last :) shall update my link very soon. let me say the magic words..

'welcome to the dark side..' (don't want to say the last part.. haha!

ask lola do it for you bro - the banner :P

giddy tigress said...

I'll probably grill my future self and find out details from head to toe before I follow what she says.

zewt said...

bongkersz - let me snap some artistic pics of myself first hehehe...

giddy tigress - hahaha... ya, i would have done the same. but assume that it's really yourself... then?