Everybody’s Changing

It was that one day a week ago. I was so busy and I didn’t want to be disturbed by my office mate who was constantly on calls so I’ve put my headphones on and played a track on youtube. Some light alternative song and left it on autoplay. Random songs kept on playing.

I was busy copying and pasting figures on excel sheet when this song played, Everybody’s Changing by Keane. I didn’t know the title of the song that time, neither Keane. But it was a familiar tune, something I felt like I’ve heard somewhere, sometime ago.

So little time
Try to understand that I’m
Trying to make a move just to stay in the game
I try to stay awake and remember my name
But everybody’s changing
And I don’t feel the same

You’re gone from here
And soon you will disappear
Fading into beautiful light
Cause everybody’s changing
And I don’t feel right

I’ve changed a lot over the past year. In general and even in the way I write. You might have noticed it.

I haven’t written anything hilarious for a long time and I asked myself why. I looked back at my funny posts and tried to remember the story behind them.

I realized I haven’t written anything funny because I haven’t experienced anything absurd here unlike in Dubai. I don’t get pushed by hundreds of people when getting in the metro (train), I don’t get discriminated when going to high end shops or cafes, I don’t get my rice and TJ hotdogs stolen by flatmates, and I don’t sit inside a salon for 10 to 12 hours to get my hair re-bonded.

My recent posts were all a bit serious. Either realizations or emotional dump-posts. I feel like I’m losing my ‘sabaw’ identity. I don’t know if this is because of the people I talk with daily, or because I spend so much time with the stingrays and trigger fishes or this is the effect of the island life.

I’m not sure if this change in my writing style is for the better. But hopefully, it is.

41 responses to “Everybody’s Changing”

  1. Medyo serious ka nga lately. ..But for me, serious or no serious I can still see the unique ‘sabaw’ connection. 🙂

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    1. Wahahha pampalubag loob ba yan…chos! Btw finally nagjoin ka na din sa #TFIOB hahaha

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      1. wahaha. ngayon ko nga lang nakita eh.

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        1. bwahahaha gusto sana kita imbitahan through a comment sa IG pero baka sabihin nila illegal recruiter ako bwahaha

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  2. Love that song 💕 what’s great about writing is you can look back on your old self to evaluate and compare it to your present self, malalaman mo kung ano ang mas okay. From there malalaman mo kung ano nga ba yung nagbago at bakit naiba yung writing style 😊 for sure naman for the better yung pagiba ng writing style mo. Anyway, ang dami ko ng sinabi gusto ko lang talaga sabihin na I love Everybody’s Changing by Keane 😄

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    1. hahaha, gusto ko rin si Keane, gusto ko din yung mga ibang kanta niya pero hindi ko alam na siya pala yung kumanta haha and thanks for this comment, totoong masrap balikan ang mga dating naisulat 🙂

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  3. Aabangan ko mga susunod mong isusulat 😉

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  4. You’re still ‘sabaw’ no matter what. Pakinggan ko nga rin yang kantang mukang may kurot rin yan sakin ah. Sabaw sabaw sabaw sabaw sabaw. 😀

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    1. natawa ako hahaha, sige pakinggan mo din at baka mainspire ka din magpost dahil sa kurot

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  5. Medyo recent naman ‘yung hanash mo on elite bloggers, hilarious ‘yon hehe. I think change is a necessity, lalo na sa pagba-blog. Siyempre tumatanda tayo, dumarami ang karanasan, dumarami ang nababasa — eventually kailangan din nating umunlad bilang mga manunulat/blogger. And of course narito kaming Aysanatics na patuloy na susubaybay sa mga sinusulat mo, sabaw man o hindi. Naaaaks. 😛

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    1. Atsaka idagdag ko lang sa comment ni Ate Jolens, kahit ano namang isulat mo, ikaw ‘yan eh. Minahal ka namin (NAKS) because of your personality so kahit ano pang personality mo ang ipakita mo sa pagsusulat mo, support lang kami all the way 🙂

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      1. Naiiyak ako sa inyo, sa kakatawa, nag-eemote ako dito eh tapos natawa ko sa kaka aysanatics niyo hahahah

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  6. Or it may just be a phase. I believe it is for the better. Parang going to the elite level ganern. haha! Whether funny or serious, you still have that “sabaw” identity. I still admire your writings no matter the tone or mood. #Aysanatics!

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    1. WAAAAH nahawa ka na rin sa aysanatics na yan huhuhuhu

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  7. You’re just growing girl pero yung sabaw-ness mo kitang kita pa din naman sa mga comments and interactions with your blogger friends! 🙂

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    1. hihih salamat Kat 🙂

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  8. Anyanatics here! Baliktad naman ako gusto ko makapag sulat ng seryoso papano? hahaha! Yung masabaw yung malalim yung katulad ng sayo ayiiieee! Cheers to best sabaw ever! #Anyanatics

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    1. wahahah wala akong masabi….puro kayo kalokohan

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      1. Oh gosh! Wrong spelling #Aysanatics sobrang excited lang hahahahaha! #SabawNation 😂😂😂

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        1. Hahaha.. The spelling made my day! Paano kase, ang ligalig. Excited magreply. 😁

          At siya nga pala, kung merong #Aysanatics, may sisimulan din akong fans club.. ang #TheSpacers! Yeah boy! Hahah.. Wag ka na bumawi, Space. Alam kong magka-counter attack ka pa eh. Hayaan mo na lang palaguin namin ang samahan na ito.. 😂

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          1. Yung #Anyanatics parang ngongo ng #Aysanatics hahahaha!

            Huy Jeff subukan mo lang palaguin yang fans club na yan at gagawa din ako ng #Jeffreginerator fans club hahahaha!

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            1. Hahaha.. Baka Jeffrigerator? Wrong spelling ka na naman. Excited bumawi.. 😁 May ginawa na si Aila na hashtag sakin. Nandun sa FB. Check mo na lang. Heheh..

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              1. Jeffreginerator para kaya brown out buhay pa din hahahhaha!

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                1. Ang hirap bigkasin…#Jeffrigerator na lang pwede? hahaha

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                  1. Dahil ikaw ang aming guru.. sige #Jeffrigerator na lang para cool😎

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          2. Bwahahahaha ngayon ko lang nakita to LOL

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  9. my favorite song dati 🙂

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    1. ang ganda nga ng song na ito 🙂

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  10. I beg to disagree on the “losing the sabaw identity”. Parte yan ng pag-go grow and a sign of maturity sa pagsusulat.

    Kahit naman tayo nagbabago din katagalan. Iba na ang pananaw natin ngayon sa buhay compare, let say 10 or 15yrs ago.

    Even some music bands, eventually nagiging mature din ang tunog at pagsusulat. Yung mga rock-alternative bands na paborito ko like Incubus, Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc.. kita mo yung pagbabago sa tunog at letra ng kanta mula sa first album nila hanggang sa latest. Gaya nga ng sabi nila, ‘change is inevitable’.. at nag-aapply yan sa lahat, including blogging. ☺

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    1. Wahaha salamat Jheff, tama ka at ang ganda ng example mo. Nalinawan ako

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  11. lalabas at lalabas pa rin ang sabaw. painitin mo lang tapos kukulo.

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  12. Life continues to change us, challenge us in so many different ways.

    There are things or people that used to interest me, but now they have lost their appeal. It has nothing to do with them; it has something with me. We outgrow our habits, our feelings, even our passsions sometimes. It is for this reason that I no longer find value in getting too attached to things we achieve or people we encounter.

    I like how your writings have transitioned into something more serious and wiser. Carry on!

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  13. Yeahhh. I knew it. You changed. I feel it. Hahaha. Sabi nga nila. The only constant thing is change. So I think it’s normal. 😆 I miss the funny posts though but it doesn’t mean I don’t like the new you. We sometimes miss the old times.

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    1. WAAAaaaahhhh *__* Normal ako? ha ha ha

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  14. Bat ang seryoso na nito? Adulting for real. 😭😭😭

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    1. Kasalanan niyo yan ni Patatas :p

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      1. Hahaaha. Si Patatas lang may kasalanan. Walang damayan 😂😂😂

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