bunso: mama, is there such a word as Krusty crew?
mama: none, baby.
bunso: there is! It’s in Spongebob Squarepants. Squidward is a Krusty crew. He works at Mr. Krabs’ Krusty Krab and he is called a Krusty crew.
mama: (ok, you got me there!)
*Spongebob is the kids’ first ever favorite television show. They had a number of DVDs they never tire of watching almost every day.
I found this writing upon my cleaning yesterday. Funny, my Big Bunso is only two years old then.
Watching Spongebob Squarepants one Sunday morning was an adventure –
It amazes me to look at my two-year-old son who attentively watches the film he’d already seen many times. He is completely in awe still, oblivious of the many noises and actions around him.
It’s a delight to learn as well that Spongebob Squarepants, just like other Nickelodeon pictures, depicts lessons for both young and old.
I almost fail to remember my usual Sunday morning market duty. I, too, watch in awe.
Spongebob Squarepants is often found to be annoying by his rude neighbor Squidward and even by some mothers. I had the chance to see a few episodes and I must say that there are learnings despite the nonsensical adventures of the lead character.
Sea Spongebob who lives in a pineapple under the sea is the most optimistic character I have even seen.
As a fry cook at Mr. Krabs’ fast food restaurant, he displays a strong passion for his job and is indeed very excited to report for work. He is often saddened whenever he cannot be at Mr. Krabs’ kitchen. He extremely enjoys frying Krabby patty and takes good care of his spatula. He never affects himself of Squidward’s poor performance at the Krusty Krab.
Displaying the same optimism that of Spongebob, I, however, used to hop from one job to another during my early career in Marketing. Complaining about rotten bosses, lack of training, meager compensation, and so on were stories told — before.
Spongebob and his best friend Patrick’s jellyfishing is portrayed as a cheap, fun, and always in-season hobby . One only needs a jellyfish net and a jar. Spongebob recommends eyeglasses for safety. Funny as he always is, he uses goggles though in one episode.
Should I hone my limited skills in writing, which requires a pen and paper only, I may not have wasted thousands of peso buying DMC threads and aida clothes NOW all neatly arranged inside an equally expensive cabinet waiting for its owner to dust them off every so often. Point is, my enthusiasm and energy level returned to down normal that I cannot find enough inspiration to kick-start my cross stitching.
Instead of taking the most logical approach to everyday challenges, Spongebob deals life in an unconventional way. Too wayward that most bikini bottom sea creatures especially Squidward finds him annoying.
In the Idiot Box episode, for instance, Spongebob bought a brand new TV, trashed the big television set, and kept the giant box just so he and Patrick could play inside the box. “Who needs a television when one has his (makes a rainbow with his hands) IMAGINATION,” Spongebob claims. With I- Mag-In-A-Tion (lifting his arms above his head then a sparkly rainbow appearing), one can be anything he wants to be.
I am Squidward who thinks Spongebob and Patrick have become more stupid. I prefer the giant television set than be inside the box and use my imagination. Though I am dying to know how my grilled chicken would taste if I have the farm fresh mushroom or Mornay cheese, I still prefer my tried and tested old teriyaki sauce.
Spongebob is kind to Squidward. There may have been more than a dozen episodes when Squidward says NO to Spongebob’s constant insisting, but Spongebob still keeps asking. Despite Squidward’s rudeness, Spongebob never tires to be nice to Squidward and even tags him as a best friend.
I do not have that character. I resent those who resent me and think ill about them sometimes. I sometimes rejoice knowing that my archrival is in pain or in trouble. I think of her as generally very evil who uses every given chance to steal my happiness. I consider her my Sheldon Plankton.
November 10, 2010
* It’s just great to backread and reflect on these writings. That was me six years ago and now, I may say I have learned my lessons and now enjoy babysitting my seven-month-old boy. I stopped looking for jobs as I have accepted to be a mother to my boys and blog / write when I have the time. I may say I have learned to just pause and smile rather than be aggressive and confrontational. I have learned what patience can do and be nice than smirk and make someone’s day miserable.
- Five Best Spongebob Episodes (telewatcher.com)