Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Things I'm Scared Of
A long time ago, there was this little girl who was afraid of clowns, thunderstorms, big hairy spiders, snakes, sharks, toilets, dentists, blood.. She overcame her fear of toilets and clowns, but she's still scared of thunderstorms. She's still afraid of big spiders, snakes and sharks.She still feels nauseated at the sight of blood. She's still afraid of dentists! Which is pathetic, çoz we all know that dentists don't do anything but help her take care of her pearly whites.
That little girl is me.
I don't like being left alone in the dark. I used to think that there are monsters everywhere. In my closet. Under the bed. In every dark corner of my room. That's why I had the night light on, every night. Mom told me that the night light creates a magical shield and that it'll protect me from monsters. I believed my mom, of course. Kids can be so naive, can't they?
Now that I've grown up, I know there are no monsters in my room. But I still sleep with the night light on. I'm afraid of total darkness. I feel like I can't breathe. Imagine a world without light.. pretty scary, right? Which is why I applaud all the blind people who don't give up on life. It must be very hard, not being able to see the beauty of the earth, but they continue to hope and live their lives. A million courage points for them!
I also don't like being home alone at night. I believe in ghosts, i think.. in the paranormal. Eerie sounds and ghost-like figures could easily freak me out, especially if they come from outside my bedroom window. Eeek!
I also don't want to watch those "there's-blood-everywhere-I-think-I'm-gonna-puke-too-much-gore" horror and slasher movies. No offense to you who love watching these kind of films, but dang, how do keep a straight face while watching those?
Okay, I've watched animated horror movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Igor and Monster House. But they're animated films and that make them less scary. A contradiction, I know. And another thing? I love the Resident Evil films. (long pause) I know, right! Oh, the irony...
I'm afraid of sharks, too. I'm fascinated by them, at the same time, deeply afraid. Sharks, they say, are the most misunderstood creatures on the planet. Oh, whatever. I don't want to see a shark, much more touch a shark. Period.
It all started when my brothers and I watched the 1988 movie, Jaws. I'm sure everybody has heard a thing or two about the movie. I still go to the beach. I love the beach. and I love swimming. But I always take a moment to gaze at the open sea, waiting.. hoping that I won't see a shark fin come out of the water. After Jaws, I never wanted to watch a shark movie again.
Yes, I scare easy. I'm weird that way. :p