Green Christmas

JaeHyung Sheen

No…this is not about the festivity of past Christmas; this is about the capricious money that never seems to want to be in your pocket. Everybody remembers of time, when they were introduced to money. Whether it was small or big, you did not have the concept of money (although some of you may beg to differ). I’ll be honest and say that I thought that a toonie was large sum of money (as you could break it up to 200 cents O_O)…yes a lot of coins….no, not so much the monetary power I once thought. I keep looking and thinking about the nagging question in the back of cranium: How much money am I spending and how much do I have to spend for this month? I presume you have received the e-mail about the increase on taxes. I would agree so that was a bit pretentious, and yes I do find the writer overly exaggerating (to the writer of that mass e-mail, groceries at Provigo on Le Parc…you can get a discount, if you’re a student at McGill and if you spend more then $50). This is only part of the story. As a first year, I still don’t know what money is; To say that I do is wrong, for I have yet to earn money the hard way. I am currently enlisted on the McGill Work Study and yet I do not have any job offer yet. I am waiting for an opening. I feel like I am in an indefinite circle and feel like I will not be able to able to earn a part-time job. I hope; I hope; I hope.

Besides the thought of money; Christmas. New Years. Think back to the end of the Spring 2010 term. Did you do anything? Did you have fun? Now…question yourself, who did you help? Did you help a country and its poor people? Did you help intervene a child’s life, to make a change for the better? If you already have, you have my utmost respect. I’m not saying that having fun, hanging friend, and shopping are an abnormity or something of disrespect, but rather couldn’t you have taken a couple days when you were lazing around to help someone? I’m not here to brag about the things I did and things you didn’t do. This information is for those who want to make a change. So I say “GMT.” Search it up on google <http://gmtonline.org/about-gmt> I hope this helps you make a change, if not at least make an impression of the different things you should think about. (If you want to know more about it, please free to look on my experience to the GMT Nicaragua)

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