Sunday, March 15, 2009

Before I Hit The Twig: Spend A Month Without Television!

I have just experienced this task in the book "2001 Things To Do Before You Die" during my recent vacation to the US for a month from February 2 to March 2, 2009. Since I have lots of things to do, which are more exciting and more important than watching television, this task was completed rather easily than I have thought.

I was in San Francisco with my bestfriend Ate Dearie during the first week (Feb. 3 to Feb. 10). Although there was a tv in both the living room and my bestfriend's room, there wasn't any in my room. So after a whole day of touring and visiting friends, I would get home so tired that I am more concerned about sleeping than watching tv.

The second week (Feb. 11 - 15), I was in Boston, Massachusettes and was staying at Homewood Suite of Hilton Hotel. There was a huge tv set. But since I was attending the J. Reuben Clark Law Society Conference at Harvard and my first time in Boston, I preferred going out to watching tv.

The third and fourth week (Feb. 6 - 28), I was in New Jersey at the house of Greg and Miriam Stokes. I thought I wouldn't be able to resist the urge to turn on that fool's box but I was wrong. The family has a "No TV Rule", so that the evil influence of the media will not permeate the beautiful minds of the eight Stokes kids - Harrison, Parker, Hannah, JT, Knox, Gracie and her twin brother and Carter. But since media also has its good side, the Stokes family has a huge collection of good movies and tv series that they watch on week nights. Besides, I went to the City every day with my prince so I really have no time to watch tv and didn't miss it.

When I get home, I seldom turn on the tv in my car unlike before.

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