One can’t help but love this over the top limited edition Diet Coke packaging designed by none other than the fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel. The three designs were inspired by Coke’s ‘Love It Light’ girls: Eleanor, Bernadette & Irene and feature Karl’s signature silhouette. Sold both individually as well as in a collectors box, the line will be available June 2011. Will YOU be buying a can?
If films such as Back to the Future, The Butterfly Effect and Sliding Doors has taught us anything, it would be that ANY change in the initial conditions of a situation or event will unquestionably alter our future drastically.What happens when you brew fate and the chaos theory together?
The definition of fate is an inevitable course of events. I mean we meet people based on the fact that at least two given people are placed in the same situation at the same time regardless of their reasons for why they’re in that situation in the first place. What if, I say what if, the people we meet in our lifetime is purely based on something as undetermined as fate alone? I’m going to use a series of people that I know who I’m either close to or actually uses Tumblr to draw some examples.
Say in the initial stages of my life, my parents separate. I come from a single parent home or alternatively I end up with step parents or/and siblings. I would probably not have Vinson as my younger brother and may possibly have some other person as a sibling or none at all. Possible places I could meet Vinson, who is six years younger than myself, in this alternative universe would be at a party, the shopping centre, some tag-a-long.
Then there would be the friends I’ve made. Maybe I’ll meet them in a different sequence of events. I mean my current boss now might not be a family friend with connections to the film industry in China. He might as well be someone who migrated to Australia and living a very plain uneventful life that he longs for when he’s overstressed, overworked and facing overwhelming amounts of cash flow problems.
Then there would be uni. I mean, let see, I would possibly not have done Communications, might be like any other Asian’s out there doing finance or accounting. I might have met Tom and Nicki in Uni rather than a casual job at Myers and hell, Teren might actually be straight when we cross paths and Tom might actually be stick thin! In saying that it might alter the events where I would meet Ian, or all the people I’ve had the pleasure of teaming up with in group work like Max. Alternatively where could I have met these people? Max would probably be at some pub or uni party, he might be gay or whatnot and be the lovable token gay in a group of enthusiastic extroverted individuals (not saying you’re gay Max, Max in this current universe is very much not gay!). The me now would never really venture into pubs as a local hang out but the alternative me might love it. I could be a pill popping, trance loving, drug head and in this case it would most probably be where I would meet Ian (hahaha). For the sake of entertainment, let’s say I would meet Joey the same way (since we all know how she detests such activities, hahaha).
I would most probably meet Eric at a club as well, as I would of came from a single parent family and I highly doubt my father would be very sociable in meeting middle aged housewives (I’ve noticed in my other life, I enjoy clubbing…while the me now, finds this activity repetitive and time wasting). Certainly I wouldn’t have moved around as much as I did when I was young, which means I might not have met dear Linda in school or the other classmates of St Ursula’s. The encounter between Linda and I would possibly be her serving me at a clothing store, say…Cotton On?
I’m sure by now we’ve gotten the point. It is quite interesting to imagine that a slight change in events could alter everyone’s lives. We might not be the person we are now but rather ingenious scientists or stay at home mums and dads. We could be hobos or celebrities who got famous off Youtube.
This round, the film world wins again, due purely to the fact that our alternative endings could be catered to the way we want it to be. In reality, we would never know.