Nobody Said It Was Easy

Why do you have to sing in front of these people? That’s so stupid. What credit will you get by doing this? Will you earn money by doing this?

A friend of mine was asked these questions and she ended up not singing even though I know that deep inside she was dying to do so.

I felt that the question was quite directed to me too.

So I also asked myself why do I have to perform when I don’t get anything from it except for callouses on my fingers.

I am not the best guitar player and the skill that I have now, for a person who started playing when she was 13 years old, isn’t justifiable. See, I’m not really talented. I can’t play something just after hearing it. I have to look for the chords, learn and practice it. I have to work hard for it.

But still, I want to play. I want to perform.

And again, the question comes up, what do I get from doing all of these?

Two days ago, we performed during our staff event. Few hours prior to the performance, I was quite upset that I didn’t want to play anymore.

But I still did, for some reasons. We played some acoustic songs and that one question was answered. I was quite happy after our performance. It wasn’t perfect. But who cares?

So what did I get? Not money, definitely.

It’s the feeling. That feeling of the loud heart beat, so loud I thought my chest was about to explode. That cold sweaty palms. That warm feeling on my cheeks. The feeling of sharing what I love. Yes, it’s that kind of feeling. Love and passion. That makes my knees shake and my stomach filled with butterflies.

It’s that feeling that I still want to play after hitting the last chord of the last song. Of telling myself ‘yes, I did it,’ and not ‘finally it’s over.’ Of telling myself, I want to do it again.

That feeling of being happy about this small accomplishment and not regretting not being able to try.

Sometimes we overthink about what would happen. We usually look at the negative sides and worst scenarios. And overthinking takes over us. It clouds up our minds and we end up not trying. Sometimes, we have to be a little bit careless too. We have to try and take a little risk.

And when you do that, you’ll get that feeling, of being alive, more than you’ve ever been.

66 responses to “Nobody Said It Was Easy”

  1. Do what makes you happy. Experience everything. Explore. And don’t listen to negative things people will tell you directly on indirectly. Don’t give a shit.

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    1. Sensei, naiimagine ko yung boses mo habang binabasa ko tong comment mo. Yung Don’t Give A Shit, parang ang angas, pero pag inimagine kong sinasabi mo…WAHAHAHAHA

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      1. bully ka hahahahahahah

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        1. BWAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

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  2. Pat and congratulate yourself for doing something that others are being negative about. Ha. I don’t know why people do that.

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    1. Some people are just so nega…..

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  3. No one ever said it would be this hard
    Oh take me back to the start

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    1. Yan na nga 不不不不

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  4. Malay mo, ma-discover ka diba? Tapos mababasa ko na lang na may album ka na kasama si Kuya Ed Sheeran XD

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    1. Bwahahhahahaha parang imposible but bakit hinde? 不不不不

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  5. Kung ikakasaya mo po, go lang po nang go! Wag ka pong magpa-apekto sa mga sinasabi ng ibang tao. Hindi naman po nila alam yung nararamdaman mong galak kapag ginagawa mo ang mga bagay na nakakapagpasaya sayo Do whatever makes you happy hehe

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    1. Hehe salamat. Teka, nailista ba kita sa listahan ng noisy? 不不不不

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      1. Hehehe may multa po ba kapag noisy hahaha

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        1. May sumpa pag noisy. Wait. Isasali kita sa award hahahaha

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          1. hahahaha sumpa po ba nang kagandahan? hahahahha

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          2. HALA!!! Para saan po yun? kakalurkey hahahaha

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          3. Basahin mo bwahahhahaha

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          4. HAHAHAHA sige atee Lovely blogs?? hahaha

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          5. Yesssssssssa 不不不

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          6. Ateee hanggang kelan ang validity hahahah

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          7. Yung sumpa tatalab pag full moon na bwahahahahahha

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          8. Atteee gusto ko pang magkalablayp hahahahaha sige gawin ko yan kapag nasa bahay na ako hahahah

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          9. BWAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHA

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  6. Totoo to. Sobra. Kaya tuloy ang mindset ng iba para sa pera hindi para sa mga bagay na gusto talaga nila gawin. Sarap kaya tumugtog!.

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    1. Jamming na ‘yan HAHAHA

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      1. LETSGOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

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        1. Haha hoy magsagot ka sa awards kung ayaw mo maisumpa 不不

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          1. Nasa noisy pala ako walang may gusto ng sumpa kaya sige po sasagot na po right away! hehehe

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          2. Hahahahaha matindi talaga epekto ng sumpa 不不不

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          3. Thankyou ^_^

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  7. Fly high, Inang Bibe! Tandaan mo. HIndi biro ang pagkunot ng noo mo habang binabasa ang chords! hahaha.

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    1. Bwahahahah yung kunot na noo ko talaga ang nagdala 不不不不

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      1. Iba yun e. ramdam na ramdam ko ang emosyon mo dun. hahahaha

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          1. Nakakaproud yun te, di yun biro. hahahahahahhaahah

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          2. 不不不不不不不

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  8. Do what makes you happy. Ignore the negativities! Buti ka nga marunong tumugtog, e yung nagtanong ba niyan may talent? Sus! LOL!

    Nakakatawa magbasa ng comment mo. Kinacareer mo yung sumpa pag di ginawa yung challenge. 不

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    1. Hahaha totoo….anyway…bahala silang mga nega…

      Nagpyramiding kasi ako dati pero walang umubrang taktika kundi ang sumpa 不不不不不

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      1. Hahahaha! At gumagana parin hanggang ngayon. Toroy! 不

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  9. The feeling of self satisfaction at napatunayan mong kaya mo pala. Kahit pano proud ka sa sarili mo. Yun yun and it’s priceless!

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  10. Sino ba yung nagtanong na yun? Matanong ko lang din sya, kelangan ba laging may credit or kapalit ang isang bagay para gawin? Kung passion mo ang isang bagay, you don’t mind doing it kahit walang kapalit.

    Kung ako din nasa lugar mo Aysa, and since passion ko naman ang pagtugtog, gagawin ko pa din yun wholeheartedly kahit pa walang kapalit or bayad yan. Ang sarap kaya tumugtog.

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    1. Ayun nga, bakit mo titingnan yung credit? Anyway, may kanya kanyang paniniwala yan.

      At totoong masarap tumugtog. San na ba gig natin paguwi ko? HAHA

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      1. Kung maraming gusto mag join, sagot ko na pang studio natin. Mag-cover tayo, TFIOB hits!

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        1. OmG excited ako 不不不不

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          1. Kaya umuwi ka na next week..

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          2. Anu ba wahahahhahahahah

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  11. Feeling ko talaga kasali ako sa banda nyo! hahahahahahhaa! Alam mo yung triangle na musical instrument? Magaling ako dun Yun na lang part ko sa banda? Ano ulit name ng banda “natin”? Hahahahaha!

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    1. HAHAAHHA di ba Triangle din ang tawag dun?

      Kolaveri Band HAHAHAHA

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  12. so long as it makes you happy go for it, take that risk and and enjoy the moment, don’t live your life for other people, live it just exactly the way you want it.

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    1. Hihi yes…thanks June…gusto mo bang masali sa chain letter 不不不

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      1. hehehe ano ba yung chain letter na yun?

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  13. This is just another proof that it isn’t always about the material things that makes us happy, there are a lot of times that it stems from that feeling of bliss from doing something that we love to do.

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    1. Yesss, well said hihihih

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  14. “That feeling of being happy about this small accomplishment and not regretting not being able to try.” THIS. ‘Yun ngang nanood ako ng sine mag-isa tinanong din nila ako bakit ko ginawa. ‘Yung pag-akyat ng bundok, bakit nga ba? Hindi ba dahil masaya talaga ‘yung pakiramdam na may little accomplishments ka? Getting out of comfort zone. Ang sarap kaya.

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  15. That “rockstar” in you! 返滕

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    1. 不不不不不 Hello Ji

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      1. Hallu! Hahahaha

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        1. Balibalita dyan hahahaha

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  16. if it’s makes you feel good, just do it………

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