June 26, 2011

Canibad Summer

I can't imagine my Summer without going to Canibad. It started on Summer of 2010 when we first met this beautiful beach in Aundanao, Samal Island except for Jaku, who got here first before us.

As usual we didn't plan ahead of time. We planned the outing days before but it was not final because some of us can't go on the day planned. So, we ended up finalizing everything the night before. Jaku, Bhilly, Che, Tip, Cholo and I were the only ones who were available that time. P.S. We finalized everything through texting because we're awesome like that! Hahaha

I've been here five times already and I haven't jumped that dreaded cliff! This time, I decided to face my fears. Climbing is the most difficult and dangerous thing next to jumping because there's no trail. You have to find your own way. Don't worry, there are twigs everywhere. Hahaha

When I got to the jumping area, I thought of going back and not jump at all because it was too high and I knew the sea level is above 123456789 feet! And I started to think of sharks and other dreaded sea creatures I've watched over National Geographic hahaha I wish we had a camera from up there so I can show you how beautiful the scene is. If only I could extract the image from my memory and transfer to my pc's memory. ;p

In the evening, we got drunk and laughed a lot. We started reminiscing the summer nights we've had. Also, I puked for the second time in my drinking history. We passed out too early because we started drinking at 5 in the afternoon! It was the ugliest memory I've had so far. I'm not going to drink vodka + gin anymore. I swear. But you know, when I think about it I smile and laugh at myself. I don't hate it actually. It's just that, the moment when I started to puke until morning was a bad memory. I hated it at that moment. Now, I'm happy I experienced it. Hahaha

We woke up to a bad weather. The sea wasn't so clear at all! We enjoyed it though because we spent hours playing with the waves. Feeling surfers much? :p

We owned the sea for that day. Nobody were there except us. That's what I like about Canibad.


Another summer spent with so much awesomeness! Yay :)

Blog Challenge: Suicide

Part of the challenge is to write about "a time you thought about ending your own life.". I have made a lot of suicidal letters back in high school because then I thought my life should end because my parents are gone and my siblings have their own lives. Then I realized committing suicide won't solve the problem. Something tells me that living a wonderful life isn't living a life where you always get what you want, where you are always happy and that people like you forever. Challenges and trials make life wonderful.

PS. I sometimes cry at night because I hate how some people manipulate what my life should be. But I'm not giving up. Screw them. Someday I'm gonna live a happy life with/o them.

June 6, 2011

I stumbled upon an article that teaches how to be laid back. At first I thought reading it would sound very desperate but I chose to read the article anyway. So here are the points that the author highlighted in his article:

1. Do one thing at a time. I love multitasking and I really think its the best thing I can do during school season but I admit things aren't that perfect at the end of each task. I wouldn't even feel satisfied but for the sake of finishing the task, I would rather assume I am satisfied than being troubled and stuck to another task. Here's a thought from the author: If something doesn't deserve your undivided attention, maybe it's not worth doing at all.

2. Slow down. When projects are due within a month, don't start doing it a week before the deadline because things get messed up along the way and you end up not finishing the project on time. Even if you think it is very easy to work on. Your teacher won't give you that big time allowance if it isn't hard to do. Of course you have to slow down a bit, think and rethink the things to do so you will not mess the whole thing because you were thinking too much. Don't just "get it over with" --Find a way to make every activity something that you look forward to doing.

3. Stop being a perfectionist. That doesn't mean we don't have to put standards at all things but we should be clever enough to know the things to prioritize. If you are working on a project, yes, being a perfectionist might be okay but if you are conscious about things like your appearance, your whatever that you want to look perfect, that's not being clever. You are just inviting anxiety to your life.

4. Step Aside. You don't have to do everything on your own. You cannot work on a project on your own. You need other people's help. But that doesn't mean you will give all the task to them. Its about knowing your responsibility and not carrying the world on your own.

5. Remember that it's not the end of the world. Stop making yourself perfect at everything. All of us make mistakes so you need not to worry too much if you messed up something. You will live an unhappy life if you always worry. As what the author said: Many people spend their entire lives trying to prevent bad things from happening. But guess what? They happen anyway. And life goes on. That's not to say you shouldn't take any kinds of precautions in life, but if the majority of your thoughts are consumed in contingency planning, you're not enjoying life. You're preventing it.

6. Focus on what you have, not what you have to do. Appreciate what you have, while you have it. :)

So guys, don't stress yourself too much! Have a worry-free and laid back life! Haha :)
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