8.23.2014

I'll be back soon. I promise.

Just digging for inspiration and time. But I think this is just an excuse. I'll make time for blogging soon. 

Here's a Spotify playlist that reflects my current thoughts: 





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See you very very soon. xx

9.08.2012

Five People Who Are Definitely Going To Hell

In his French play entitled "No Exit", philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre said, "Hell is other people." I totally agree with him.

Living in this world, you don't actually have to wait until you die just to face hell. You just have to meet these ten people and you will certainly get a glimpse of afterlife's other side.

So yeah. Here's a list of five people who will definitely go to hell.

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this blog post are solely those of the original author and do not reflect the opinions of Blogger and Google. If you're offended by the subject, just close this tab and turn off the computer. I will not debate, I will not argue. 


Image Credit: NVTOfficeClips

#5: ANY PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR A DIRTY PUBLIC RESTROOM.

Restrooms, bathrooms, comfort rooms. Cosmopolitan once said, people who peed in the mall restroom tend to make wiser shopping decisions than those who don't. Maybe that explains why people have really high credit limits. Because let's face it. How many public restrooms here in the Philippines are actually clean and pleasant-smelling? Now, who's to blame for this? I don't know about you guys but I'm putting the blame on:

  • The businessmen who don't focus on their maintenance and cleanliness personnel.
  • The government officials who keep on stealing people's hard-earned money.
  • That person who doesn't know how to use a flush, toilet paper, soap, etc and that one person who sits on the toilet bowl.

#4: YOUR TACTLESS FRIEND.

Some people just tend to abuse the privilege of being close to you, don't they? Just because you're friends with a person doesn't mean that you have to stick your nose up his/her business and say whatever you want to say. Yes, you can be honest. However, you also have to learn when to shut up.
Examples:
  • Instead of saying "Hey friend, why are you gaining so much weight? You're really fat and disgusting. Ha-ha. LOLjk", try a nicer approach such as "Hey, this food is really delicious but I think we both need to cut down a little for you know, health reasons *wink wink*" OR "Hey, let's work out tomorrow!"
  • Instead of saying "Your Facebook posts are really getting weird.", just shut up.
  • Instead of saying "You don't know anything about my and our other friend's situation. It's not your type of thing", just shut up.

#3: THE PLAGIARIST AND/OR THE CREDIT GRABBER.

I won't say much about this issue because you've probably read and heard about it in the news and other social media sites. Just ponder on the real culprit here. Should you blame it on your teachers for not pointing it out enough in school? Or your parents who don't know anything about the issue? Or should you blame it on the Internet for supplying us with basically everything we need, making people think that they "own" the Internet? Public domain, my ass. Now, pause for a moment, breathe deeply and LOOK IT UP ON GOOGLE! 
Search terms:
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Plagiarism
  • Copyright infringement
  • Creative Commons
  • Your favorite website's terms and conditions

#2: THE HEARTBREAKER, especially the one who broke your Facebook friend's heart.

At most times, I don't usually hate the Facebook/Twitter poster for posting mushy messages and quotes about that person who broke his/her heart. I'm not a hypocrite because I know I used to be that person too. Before the baby came along, I lived almost decade being a brokenhearted pathetic loser who ate her feelings out on the Internet. I hated that person. But I'm not blaming myself. Because I know we're not the criminals in this case - We the brokenhearted pathetic losers are just victims. Victims of jerks who can't man up and break up with us the decent way. 

I wish breaking up/DTR was as easy as deactivating a Facebook account. No more "It's not you, it's me" bullshit, no more "You don't understand me" and no more "I only see you as a friend" lines. Why not try saying, "Sorry this isn't working for me anymore. Let's break up and forget this ever happened" OR "I'm really sorry I don't like you the way you like me. Let's stop being friends, I don't want you to get hurt. Bye". 

Geez, life would be so much better if things worked that way.


#1: THAT PERSON WHO GIVES OUT NOTES AND CARDS WHEN YOU'RE EATING AT A RESTAURANT/FAST FOOD CHAIN.

Ten years ago, they were just in supermarket lines. I think they're still doing that now. They're even knocking on your door during siesta time just to ask for spare change to "save the children", "fund a youth foundation", and "help the church". Is there a law to make solicitations illegal in the Philippines? Because wherever I go, there seems to be a decent-looking woman handing out a laminated note or an envelope for a certain cause. Hey, I came here to eat. Please stay out of my business. Guaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaard!



If this was offensive, I'm sorry. I just needed to let it all out. But I do hope you realized something. 


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8.23.2012

FREE LECHON for all June 2012 NLE Passers (and takers too)!

Okay. Seen the NLE 2012 results yet? Here.

Because all of you deserve to have lechon on this special day, well here.

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...and remember, don't settle for less than what you deserve. Say no to volunteerism. There are tons of employers out there who need you, you just need to have the right mix of humility and diskarte.

The results are found HERE by the way.

To those who didn't quite make the cut, don't worry. As my friend said, "The world doesn't end there."

If you want to be a nurse, keep trying. If you don't, try other things. You won't be happy if you're just doing it because people want you to. Reach for your dreams. Smile.

Love,
Your colleague who clearly didn't want to practice the profession.

6.21.2012

Self-Therapy - Session 1: 50 Things I Like

Hello readers. I think I've been on a blogging hiatus for about a month now. It's not like I didn't have anything to write about - it's just that I've been caught up with work lately. As a single mom and someone who helps out in the family, I just had to keep myself busy.

And you know what sucks even more when you're busy? Burnout. All of a sudden, you'd feel useless, inadequate and tired. 

So I decided to come up with a list of 100 things I like because I feel like every Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter post I make is plain hate speech.

image courtesy of Flickr.com
Update: As of 5:35 pm of June 21, 2012. I just decided to wrap up the list at #50. I basically gave up.

This is totally spontaneous, so wish me luck. This is me, challenging myself, to come up with 100 things I like. 

  1. 12 hours of sleep
  2. Blythe dolls
  3. Turning on the TV while working
  4. Finishing a task without distractions
  5. Coffee
  6. Energy drinks
  7. Skinny legs
  8. Skinny arms
  9. Johnson's Vanilla Oatmeal Baby Lotion
  10. Maki's smile
  11. Maki's voice
  12. My mom's fierce attitude when she defends me
  13. Daorui's art skills
  14. Good feedback from my clients
  15. Being able to assert to rude clients
  16. A big fat paycheck
  17. Chocolate
  18. Fries
  19. Ice cream
  20. Spaghetti
  21. Pizza
  22. Shawarma
  23. Cheese
  24. Meat
  25. Nail polish
  26. A full body massage
  27. Lipstick
  28. BB Cream
  29. Denenes cologne
  30. Eyeliner
  31. Mascara 

Seriously, who doesn't like makeup? [image via Tumblr.com]

32. Chilling on Sunday mornings
33. My secret playlist that I've been listening to since 2009 (I will blog about it soon, I promise)
34. A 16-degree centigrade room temperature
35. Watching football at 2-4am and staying up until the guys take off their shirts after the game
36. Being able to work 2 hours straight without distraction
37. When someone favorites my tweet on Twitter

38. Looking at pictures of fashionable people
39. Face charts



40. When people subscribe to my blog
41. When people don't call me fat
42. Hot chocolate
43. My own grilled pork chop recipe
44. A stable internet connection
45. A day without awkward moments
46. When people don't ask me about my daughter's dad
47. Big fat balikbayan boxes
48. People with amazing sense of humor
49. Intellectual conversations
50. Gestures of encouragement. LOLjk. Or when people give me attention. 

Thank you, bbgirl. :)

These people feed my ego.




I don't like stopping at 50 because it's really bitin. I'll be back.

5.17.2012

What I Hate About Being on the Internet 24/7

Hi.

Most of you probably know that I work online. I am a freelance writer (I don't even know why people hire me) and a part-time virtual assistant for the most amazing company ever



Whoever said that making money online is fun and easy; and that earning money can be instant must be lying. It may be possible because I know a few people who make at least $2000 monthly while just being online for a few hours. But I'm telling you - those people live in the United States and other native English-speaking countries. In the Philippines and other third-world countries, earning that certain amount requires you to go online for almost 20 hours each day. [PS This is according to my experience. Please prove me wrong and help me get new gigs and private clients].

So what I do is go online for about 12-15 hours each day but I'm still earning pennies. I'm earning just enough to provide for my kid (I don't know and I don't care what happened about child support), a pint of ice cream and materials for my upcoming shop.

80% of these things don't have anything to do with my line of work.


I'm not complaining. That's not even the issue. 

Here's what I hate about going online all day for seven days a week. (NEXT PAGE PLEASE)


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