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. 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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    • 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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!


  6. 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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