Nung isang gabi ay nakikipag-lobster-dinner under the stars ako sa isang Danish Blogger at sa kaniyang boyfie. Habang dumadami ang naisasaling malamig na Chardonnay sa aming mga baso ay dumadami din ang kwento. Nasabi nilang nakakainis daw ang sistema sa Denmark dahil habambuhay silang kakaltasan ng 50% ng kanilang sweldo o hangga't hindi pa sila nagreretiro. Tinanong ko … Continue reading Sistema sa Denmark
One of my tasks here is to take care of Media guests, Bloggers and Travel Agents visiting our resort. Over the last 10 months of doing so, I've met a lot of different people from different countries with different agendas. Most of them are nice but there are some ungrateful bloody b@$=^*s! Anyway, my recent Russian … Continue reading From Russia with Love
I sat in a training room yesterday and was asked to talk about the times in my life where my persistence paved way to my success. I thought of all my experiences wherein persistence took over my life and it was not easy to spot one. I did remember my diligence in learning how to use excel sheet, word … Continue reading Persistence
My favorite quote till date is Find Joy in The Ordinary and this has been my blog goal > > to write and create literature out of my daily (and ordinary) life experiences.
Whenever my mind wanders through another path, I remind myself of what I wanted to do with my blog and here is yet another reminder, a very good post ‘In Defense of the Ordinary’ by Andrea Badgley.
I often get down on myself for the lack of meaning in the spurts of writing I publish on my blog, the ten-minute free writes that are unedited streams of consciousness, the spewing of thoughts after pulling a prompt from a box. “Who cares?” I ask myself. Who cares about the details of everyday life? The creaks and hums my house makes when it is empty? The smell of coffee and paper and ink when I write?
And then I sigh and recognize I am no writer, not like the real writers who don’t just write the details to plop you in the middle of a scene so you feel the warmth of golden light on prairie grasses and smell the grain scent they radiate in sunshine. Real writers get to a deeper truth beyond just being in the setting. They get to meaning.
Or so I thought.
I am in the car…
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We have tiny parrots here in the island and over the last few days I have fancied taking photos of them. It’s not easy to take photos of them as they keep on moving like little kids playing. Anyway, these tiny parrots don’t talk, they only chirp. They maybe small but they are loud. Here’s … Continue reading Birds of Different Feathers
Let's ask someone to spray the ants away, said my office mate when I immediately cut him off. No! I semi-screamed as if he had said something forbidden, unlawful and illegal. As if he wanted to harm the ants and I am the sole protector of all ant-kind. They will go away by themselves, let … Continue reading The Ants
I want to write, now. But my mind is lost in a sea of thoughts, rolling like waves on a windy afternoon, making me dizzy. The ideas in my head blow like a wind, taking me high up to the mountains, giving me hopes of creating masterpieces yet leaving me shattered on the ground like … Continue reading Lost
Napanood ko ang Bagets kanina at hindi ako makapaniwalang pinanood ko ito ng buo. Di ako makapaniwala na nag-enjoy ako sa panonood nito. Nag-enjoy akong mapanood ang mga batang-batang version nila Aga Mulach, Herbert Bautista, Willie Martinez at iba pa, mga kasuotang makukulay, mga maiiksing basketball shorts, buhok na pinatigas ng spray net na may … Continue reading Bagets
Hindi pa man ako nakakauwi ng Pilipinas ay narinig ko na ang bagong kinahuhumalingan ni Ermats - Zumba. Wala pa pala ako dito ay pinlano na niyang isama ako sa isa sa mga Zumba sesh niya ayon sa aking mga kapatid. Unang umaga ko pa lang dito ay ginising na ako ni Ermats mga bandang … Continue reading Zumba Invasion
Kanina ay nagpunta ako sa isang sangay ng gobyerno upang humingi ng ID. Humigit sa tatlong oras ang pag-aantay at pagpila ko para sa transaksyong inabot lamang ng labing limang minuto. Naisip ko na parang ang saklap naman ng kapalaran ko na mula kolehiyo pa lamang ay pila na ako ng pila, hanggang ngayon ay pila parin ako … Continue reading Pila Pa Rin ng Pila
As graduation is around the corner and all college grads would be busy running around looking for jobs, some will get a chance to work soon, some won't (but don't worry, you will find the right job at the right time), I thought of sharing the mistakes I did on the first few years of my … Continue reading Things I Did Wrong During The Start of My Career
I haven't posted My Happiness Jar for a while but it doesn't mean I wasn't happy. There was quite a few hiccups here and there but overall, my happiness explodes. Here are the things that made me happy lately. 1. One of my short stories got featured in Love Radio today Last month, one of my … Continue reading My Happiness Jar
I have just recently read and watched The Godfather, and don't ask me why I haven't read/watched this earlier since the film was released in 1972, the book in 1969. Well, certain interests come at certain times of our lives. If I have attempted to watch the three movies earlier, I would have pushed the … Continue reading The Godfather
I was browsing through my folders today and saw the photos I took last December when I stayed in Male' for a day prior to my flight to Manila. I stayed in a guest house and took some photos of the room while letting the time pass. I am so used to being alone without feeling … Continue reading Melancholia
Ako si Mae at ito ang buhay pag-ibig ko. Nakilala ko si Berto nung ako'y siyam na taong gulang pa lamang. Hindi ko pa alam noon kung ano ang ibig sabihin ng pag-ibig pero duda ko, mas lalong hindi ito alam ni Berto. Parehas pa kaming medyo uhugin noon, mabuti na lang at hindi na … Continue reading Love Is Never Been