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Friday, August 31, 2012

Patalastas

Update lang po.

Halos naka autopost po ung mga entries ko ngayon sa blog. wala talgang oras.

Naka tatlo na pala akong BMIM wala pa ako naisusulat tungkol dito. haha pasensya na po. pramis meron nako post by next week.

Ung last na BMIM (ika-apat), gusto ko lang po pala ding magpasalamat sa mga nagdonate ng school supplies. Alam nyo na kung sino kayo. May mga sunod pang BMIM so ung mga gusto pang magbigay, wag kayo mahiya :P

Salamat din sa mga bumubuo ng BMIM, nakaka apat na kayong sabak. kudos sa inyong lahat. Sana maisama nyo pa ulit ako sa mga susunod na sabak.

Sa mga kaibigan ko, by second week of September, pwede nyo na po ako istorbohin, pasensya kng hindi ako nakakareply sa mga messages, comments, texts etc. Or kung maka reply soooobrang tagal. :P

o sha sha. TGIF!

Till next week!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Giving up


What happened to you?’ Clyde’s frown said without any word uttered, but since we’ve been best buds since high school, I kinda knew the word each crease on his forehead would tell.

Life happened to me,’ my crooked smile was silently trying to tell him.

Letting out a deep sigh he moved a step closer and pulled me into an embrace.

“It’s ok to give up, y’know,” he finally said out loud.

I’ve never told him anything. I’ve never even kept him in the loop. I would only see him when I get to drop by his church or visit his son. I even forgot his place is a sure flood zone, storm or no storm, thus I wasn’t able to ask how he and his family were during the flood.

But he has seen me fight all my life. For survival. For food. For fare. For scholarships. For Student assistant posts. For domestic problems. And he saw me succeed one way or another in each of those fights.

But never have I foreseen that I will soon give up on a lot of stuff all at the same time.

I’ve given up on a project that has given me hell, handover starts September. I’ve given up on gym and will try other means to stay fit, thus my enrollment in muay thai. I’m giving up on social networks, I realized I’m not cut out for a showbiz lifestyle (lol). I'm giving up on no-rice-diet (that's just not possible with KFC's HnC) I’m giving up on trying to please people. I'm giving up on my dream to get taller (say no to bradford shoes lol).

I guess it’s not really about starting over. It’s more of merely going back to basics. To what is already there. Purging of the unnecessary. To see that what's left are just the important ones.

Except for Clyde, all of my highschool and colleges tropa have migrated elsewhere. I asked my dad, “can I go drinking with my muay thai classmates?” My dad in all his wisdom glanced at my tattoo clad classmates (no offfense meant to tattoo-ed people) and jokingly whispered, “ober my ded badi (Over my dead body). Bumili ka muna ng St. Peter’s plan.”

“Kung gusto ng kainuman, andito namn ako,” my dad quipped, not wanting to sound like an overprotective pops. I am after all too old for curfews.

He looked at me and smiled. ‘Everyone may have given up on you, but not me,’ his smile seemed to say.

“Tara, ice cream nalang tayo.” And pointed him to a nearby mini stop as we walk away towards my car and towards home.

As such that there are things worth fighting for, there are also things worth giving up.



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Hal: You're so pathetic! No matter what side you're on, you're always the loser!

Megamind: There's a benefit to losing: You get to learn from your mistakes.







Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Villain


And the villain said, “I’m tired of entertaining y’all super heroes. I’m done getting blamed for everything.”

“I’m going back to being a netizen, find your own punching bag.”

And the villain let out his signature evil laughter, “bwa ha ha ha ha.”

But this time, the villain meant every “ha.”

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Titan: This town isn't big enough for two supervillains!
Megamind: Oh, you're a villain all right, just not a SUPER one!
Titan: Oh yeah? What's the difference?
Megamind: Presentation!

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Megamind: I'm so tired of running rampant through the streets, without you there to stop me. What's the point of being bad when there's no good to try and stop you? I had so many evil plans in the works - the illiteracy beam, typhoon cheese, robo-sheep... Battles we will now never have. So it's good to have this time now... You know, before I destroy the whole place.
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Hal: You're so pathetic! No matter what side you're on, you're always the loser!
Megamind: There's a benefit to losing: You get to learn from your mistakes.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

OTS Stickies 06

Toilet Thought's One thought Sh*t stickies #6



MRT Sengkang Station, Singapore
(Oha! International na stickies!)



“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky



Suggested good read:  My top 9 travel tips by Paulo Coelho

"9. A journey is an adventure"


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Note: realized this is too similar to www.thingsweforget.blogspot.com, in case I'm violating any copyright something something, pls feel free to email me at toxic.mind@yahoo.com. In any case, do visit their web page, they;ve got really nice stickies that any of you might be able to relate to. I just wanted to do the same thing here with friends in Manila and other parts of the world - restrooms, malls, bus stations, random places. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

OTS Stickies 05

Toilet Thought's One Thought Sh*T stickies #4



Cork board, somewhere in the Philippines

Thank you Madz for the sticky note! Indeed, the longest journey begins with a single step. One step at a time  then you'll find yourself slowly reaching your goal, getting to your destination. One step at a time. :D

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Note: realized this is too similar to www.thingsweforget.blogspot.com, in case I'm violating any copyright something something, pls feel free to email me at toxic.mind@yahoo.com. In any case, do visit their web page, they;ve got really nice stickies that any of you might be able to relate to. I just wanted to do the same thing here in Manila restrooms/ random places. The blogger is doing it in Singapore. *peace ya'll!*


Thursday, August 16, 2012

A day in my life

Some of you have asked me what I do exactly. It's kinda hard to explain, but here's a quick clip of what transpires in my work. LOL


Note: I'm just glad my study doctors don't give me such a hard time. I'm more afraid of the study coordinators haha. But still work load during this month feels like (being submerged in) flood (when a dam gets opened). Thus... More stickies for next week! No more long write ups for this month :P

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

OTS stickies 04

Toilet Thought's One Thought Sh*T stickies #4



The Enterprise Center, random toilet/ comfort room,
Ayala, Makati City



Note: realized this is too similar to www.thingsweforget.blogspot.com, in case I'm violating any copyright something something, pls feel free to email me at toxic.mind@yahoo.com. In any case, do visit their web page, they;ve got really nice stickies that any of you might be able to relate to. I just wanted to do the same thing here in Manila restrooms/ random places. The blogger is doing it in Singapore. *peace ya'll!*

Monday, August 13, 2012

OTS Stickies 03

Toilet Thought's One Thought Sh*T stickies #03



Office Cubicle, somewhere in the world

Was feeling under the weather last week because of work, until someone shared this sticky note to me. Thank you! *Lightbulb!* Thus if any of you would want to share your own stickies, feel free to send it to me via email at toxic.mind@yahoo.com. Don't forget to mention the location of your sticky note.
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Note: realized this is too similar to www.thingsweforget.blogspot.com, in case I'm violating any copyright something something, pls feel free to email me at toxic.mind@yahoo.com. In any case, do visit their web page, they;ve got really nice stickies that any of you might be able to relate to. I just wanted to do the same thing here in Manila restrooms/ random places. The blogger is doing it in Singapore. *peace ya'll!*


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Let the Hugger Games Begin!

LOL. Just an addendum to the Hugger post. Can't remember if any of my friends have personal space/ touch issues.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

OTS Stickies 02

Toilet Thought's One Thought Sh*T stickies #2



Cardinal Santos Medical Center
Random Corridor
 
Note: realized this is too similar to www.thingsweforget.blogspot.com, in case I'm violating any copyright something something, pls feel free to email me at toxic.mind@yahoo.com. In any case, do visit their web page, they;ve got really nice stickies that any of you might be able to relate to. I just wanted to do the same thing here in Manila restrooms/ random places. The blogger is doing it in Singapore. *peace ya'll!*

Monday, August 6, 2012

Talking it out

(image from here)

There's a certain balance achieved with a particular distribution of silence (listening), talking (discussing) and movement (touching). Like a certain distribution of numerics to each compound or molecule to balance out a chemical equation.



Like when a friend silently and patiently listens to your woes, then gives an encouragement, or a scolding, or even a neutral comment, then gives out a smile, a pat on the back, or a hug.

It is when you are able to vomit out your woes through a steady stream of words, that the flood of sadness ebbs down and suddenly you just feel lighter. It is when your sadness is shared with someoene and somehow transformed to something more bearable.

After all, a shared sorrow becomes half a sorrow; a shared happiness becomes doubled happiness.


To kups, thank you for listening.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

OTS stickies 01

Toilet Thought's One Thought Sh*T stickies #1

 

Finally, the sun is up.

 
St. Paul's Hospital, SPICE building, Iloilo City 
(corridor/ toilet)


Note: realized this is too similar to www.thingsweforget.blogspot.com, in case I'm violating any copyright something something, pls feel free to email me at toxic.mind@yahoo.com. In any case, do visit their web page, they;ve got really nice stickies that any of you might be able to relate to. I just wanted to do the same thing here in Manila restrooms/ random places. The blogger is doing it in Singapore. *peace ya'll!*
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