Adult-ing (-ish)

Sitting alone in a café, calmly drinking my Java Chip that is plotted to be consumed within the next two hours while I gradually encode those that are still for my reports.

Never have I imagined myself doing these clichéd things you see in movies and in the malls.

I stopped what I was doing because of three points:

  1. The urge to write suddenly awakens (HA. Where have you been, old friend?)
  2. My ego said I should, because you know, it’s a café. YOU SHOULD AT LEAST TRY TO DO THIS and mainly because;
  3. I needed to reflect.

This is the point where I usually track my life with constant rantings and reflection. Where in the world am I? Is this maturity I am experiencing? Should I be proud of what I have been doing for the previous years – to date?

Ever since my university life ended, life has never felt like it’s on fast-forward. Career, education, bills, career, bills, bills, and another bill, usually consumed my attention and strive.

This is maturity.

I still want to study, to earn a degree of some sort that can help me be more effective in my craft – but it’s too expensive! To constantly travel with my girlfriends, to spoil my Papeng to the best that I can, to give back the love and support to my family – few things that still floats on my ledger.

I don’t want to live paycheck to paycheck anymore.

Of course. Everybody has their dream business.

In this era where technology and empowerment can be reached with the tip of our fingers, I want to venture out of my comfort zone. To have a stable backup plan, to have a name of my own, to create a legacy that can travel from mouth to mouth, all of which cannot happen overnight, of course. All of which cannot happen if all of every aspect of your life is still unstable.

Privacy is vital.

Ironic as it is, but even now that I am living alone, independent in almost every sort, did I only come to realize that privacy can be so expensive. Privacy isn’t always about having some time alone. It can be the slightest touch of information or the most infamous news about your life.

Living within the edges of privacy can be your ass-saving weapon at this point of your life. Like words, it can either make or break you. It can save your ass from a lot of explanation for people who are either curious, or just plain chismosa.

GTG now, Java Chip’s running out!

*featured image grabbed from the internet

 

PROUD FILIPINO HERE!

TAGALOG TRANSLATED SONGS

: Na I-stroke. (The Man who can’t be Moved)

: BUSHING BUSHING! BENG BENG! BRATATATATATAT! (21 Guns)

: WALANG PASOK (Joy To The World): MAGANDA KA? (Who Says)

: WALA (You And I)

: SEMBREAK (I love you goodbye)

: Adobe Photoshop (What Makes You Beautiful)

: Si Dagul, si Mahal at si Mura. (Forever Young)

: Ang bumuntis kay Andi (I’ll Be)

: Ngipin mo (Black and Yellow)

: Kapag hindi libre. (And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going)

: Yung UTANG ng Kaibigan mo. (Do You Remember)

: Matalinong Classmate (Wish You Were Here)

: HININGA MO UY! ( Killing Me Softly )

: Kasunod ng 79 (E.T.)

: Puyat na ako. (12: 51)

: Charice Pempengco. (If I Were A Boy)

: TATANGKAD KA RIN! ( Don’t Stop Believing)

: Naligo na siya. (For the First Time)

: LAHAT MAGANDA (You are the only exception)

: Walang taong panget. (‘Til there was you)

: KAGANDAHAN? ( Nothing On You )

: Wala ng Winston sa tindahan (Only Hope)

: TUMABI SI CRUSH. (This is the Moment)

: Babae! Kumain ka! (It girl)

: PAG KUMANTA KA. (It Will Rain)

: Kami na ni Daniel Padilla (Just a Dream)

: Chismosa (I don’t wanna miss a thing)

: Exam (We’re all in this together)

: Sinaraduhan ng gate. (The Climb)

: OP si noynoy at boy abunda (whip my hair)

: May Umutot Sa Swimming Pool (Bubbly)

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This is not the first time I blurted out a laughter because of these good’ole Filipino jokes. Given the fact that this is out-in-this-world humorous, it’s just one of the millions of proof of how can a Filipino be creative despite all the frustrating worldly fuss going on around.

Ayun lang, natawa kasi talaga ako. Ha-ha! I hope this made you laugh too, reader. 🙂

Hindi ito para sayo; Huwag kang assuming

Akala ko talaga nung una, madali lang magsulat kapag Tagalog na ang ginamit ko, pero hindi din pala. Mas mahirap pa pala. Sa totoo lang, mas nahihirapan akong ilabas lahat ng sama ng loob ko kapag nagtaTagalog; hindi ba isa na itong senyales na tila unti-unti na akong nagiging… traydor? Hmm. TRAYDOR. Ni hindi nga ako sigurado kung Tagalog nga talaga yung salitang yun eh. Ano nga ba yun? Espanyol? Hindi ba’t banyaga din yun? Pati itong gadyet na gamit ko, galing din ng ibang bansa. Hindi ko lang kasi lubos maisip na pati mga social-networking sites na ginagamit natin araw-araw eh puro pagi-Ingles. Katulad ko, ni hindi ko nga maihayag ang nararamdaman ko gamit ang wikang Tagalog eh. Pati nga itong website na pagpapalimbagan ng articolong ito, banyaga din. Articolo… syempre hindi din ako sigurado kung orihinal nga bang termino nating mga Filipino yun. Pero yung totoo, hindi naman ako against sa foreign stuff (I told you). HAHAHA. Obserbasyon ko lamang ang mga ito dulot na din ng mga nakaraang araw na puro nga-nga lang ang nagawa ko maghapon, magdamag.

Ang saklap ng mga nasa balita sa mga panahon ngayon ano? Patayan here, patayan there, patayan everywhere. Pero mas masaklap talaga nitong nagdaang Linggo! Ay. Dios Mio! Nakakalungkot lang isipin na sa mga pagkakataong ito, ni gobyerno walang nagawa para hawakan ang nangyari. Halos lahat ay sabay-sabay na nagdasal para sa kaligtasan ng sambayanang Filipino. Masakit lang naman kasing isipin na ang isang katulad ko ay wala ding nagawa para sa bayan (naks). Pero seryoso, aminin kayo din ay na-guilty! Siguro kapag mayroon pang dadating na mas (huwag naman sana) malawakang delubyo eh wala na din tayong lahat magagawa upang tuluyan itong puksain. Pero I’ve got a feeling, yes, a feeling na baka pwede pa natin itong pigilan. Eh kasi, ang daming naman talagang UFO (Unidentified Floating Objects) noong mga panahon na naging Splash Island ang Luzon! Isa nga din pala sa aking obserbasyon eh ang pagdating pala ni Habagat na tila naging surprise shower-party for almost everyone! Mukha ba tayong hindi naliligo? Ang saya-saya pa natin habang ina-anunsyo na kanselado ang mga pasok, yun pala may kasunod na chenna na mangyayari. This is just so sad. Pero syempre, kagaya ng lahat ng pagsubok na naibigay na ng Nag-bigay, yakang-yaka lahat yan!

Kung sa pagtapon ng basura kung saan-saan eh nagkaisa at tinatamaan ang lahat ng tao sa Pilipinas at sa buong mundo, sa pagpigil at pagpuksa pa kaya nito? Oh well, sana nga talaga eh wake-up call lang ito ni Lord para sa atin at para sa mundo.

Well, reaching this point of my blog will surely prove you that this is just a random sheet. Ikaw kasi, basa-basa ka pa eh. Sorry, wala lang kasi talaga akong magawa eh! Ha-ha!