January 31, 2012

Stop caring about what others have

I never had any cool toys when I was a kid but I am lucky to have a rich 'close' relative so I was actually able to play some. Back then, I never asked my parents to buy me high-tech toys. In fact, I don't remember going to the mall with my parents. We may have but I couldn't remember anything at all. Life was very simple back then. I understand were poor but I know somewhere my parents have saved something for us. I played paper dolls when I'm at home (because I have a lot!), I played PlayStation and other cool stuff when I'm at my cousin's house.

It surprises me to realize that I was never really the kind of kid who gets too sad because I can't have what my cousin owned. Back in the days, playing outside with friends was my thing. If you're one of them, you should've known how crazy our childhood were. Also, if you're one of my friends whom I used to play in the village, thank you. :)

 

But then when I got older, the technology gets more advanced, the more I want to have some. Or, at least, experience how they work. I am still lucky I have friends who own these kinds. Also, very much lucky because my siblings provided me some necessary things in life (that is, speaking of the generation we are in).

I may have asked for something (I'm sorry) big but I really knew even before I asked for it that I couldn't really have it. It may seem depressing at first but I actually able to move on and understand. It has been like this ever since. But you know what, I am thankful my family isn't really into these stuff (well, we may have some gadgets/devices but my sibings always make sure to buy the ones that are necessary like: GPS, cameras, laptops, PCs, etc).


There's more to life than these material things (I am talking about new stuff that are 'duplicates' in a different facade). I understand why and how these things exist. I don't really need it. For now, I can only brag about my laptop, camera, and cellphone. Simple as that.

***I may sound so insensitive about others who can't even have a single device I own (I am sorry) but the thing is, what I really want to say, you don't really need to have everything in terms of high-tech stuff nowadays. If you'd buy something, it could help by questioning yourself if you really need it.

PS. I miss my parents

January 23, 2012

Young in our soul

At the age of 20, we get to realize how old we are. That we need to be more mature at taking responsibilities, making decisions and take situations seriously. This is the time that we don't know how to stop and go.

When I have my down time (usually before I go to bed), childhood memories fill up my mind. At some point, I envy my younger self, who seemed to be very cheerful and stress-free. But that doesn't mean I don't like my life at 20.

Let me share to you some bits of my life (but you can skip this part):
Age 6-9: I get to have simple adventures with friends. We used to walk to and from the church every Sunday afternoon. Played street games in the morning and in the evening, everyday. There were times when we go to the other village by walking along the seashore, rock climbed, and when we reached the other village, we stayed in an old store which solds ice cream. We had ice cream while it rained. Then went back home. It was fun and memorable. I had gone fishing with friends, brother and father.
Age 10-19: I get to start writing letters to friends at school. I received a bunch of letters, too. Remember when exchanging stationaries was cool? I wasted mine by writing and giving them to my friends. One thing I will never forget is the letter that says: "I like you because you're cheerful." :)
In high school, I was kind of a rebel but not really. I mean, I go out with friends. Chill at their homes at school and sometimes we go to bars and drink alcohol while watching our favorite local bands play. Unlike my younger adventures, I was mostly seen at home in front of the TV or PC. I started blogging, and learned how to use the internet.
Also in high school, you can see me (most of the time) in the library reading books or talking with friends and trying not to laugh too loud or else our IDs will get confiscated. :P
Then there was college.
Age 20s: Well here I am. I've been to countless adventures. These adventures aren't just like that in my younger years. I've been to different places in one year with different set of friends. 
I am not too young neither too old but I am pretty sure I'm getting there (hahaha). What I am aiming is the same thing as what I have aimed when I was in the younger set of age and that is: Have fun. Simple but it means so much to me. Because as a child, I never felt limited to some actions. My parents just let me do what I want and I never experienced being punched or any kind of abuse from them. I get scolded at times, of course. It may seem too shallow but you would never understand why it means so much to me.


At 20s, we could be like our younger selves: adventurous, happy and curious. When you're sad because you failed a quiz, you can choose to be happy, too. 20s is too short for you to be sad most of the time. Remember when you cried because someone bullied you and then your mother gave you lollipop and you're okay? It is that simple. When you're sad, offer yourself something good (A good talk, A good food, A good music to listen to). Then you'd be okay, at least. I know at this age, life gets a bit more complicated but we all have strategies to balance off everything.

Just remember how cheerful you were when you were younger. You have never changed, really. You're still that cheerful kid, but better and stronger. Always seek happiness so when you reach your 30s, you'd say your 20s were on cloud nine! :)

P.S. I miss my parents.

January 22, 2012

It was nice to be with friends

One Saturday afternoon in Nova Tierra with Dabuy and Eileen, I wasn't expecting to learn longboarding because I'm very bad at balancing my body on any platform except flat, of course. Just so you know, I don't know how to ride a bike! Anyway, longboarding is fun! I want to learn more. Also, I want to have appropriate shoes next time! Hahaha

 

It was not in my mind to play because it was only Eileen who is ready for it thus I didn't wear sneakers. That time, I just wanted to take a break from making circuitry for a project at home and chill with these people, watch Eileen learn how to ride with Dabuy's guidance.


When Eileen asked me to try, I hesitated but then I gave in anyway. At first, they taught me how to balance. Then, I was (kind of) good to go. I skated with Dabuy's guidance but I think I can say I know how to ride already joke lang hahahaha


Look at that chubby girl riding a longboard hahaha it was really fun! 

I took this photo. Asked Dabuy to make it his cover photo! :)


We used Paolo's longboard, by the way. Next time, I hope Dabuy and Kevin will bring their longboards for us to use!! I waaaaaaaaaaaaaant to learn more :D








We skated from 4 pm to 8 pm. Walked outside Nova Tierra and bought food then went to Dabuy's house to have dinner. Also, we chilled in his crib until 11 pm. 


It was long and tiring day, but it was nice to be with friends! :)

Haven's Peak, Maragusan

I didn't expect I'd be going back to Maragusan early this year. It has been planned on my mind that after two years, I shall go back to Maragusan and visit the same places I visited on 2009 with the same people. But one Friday morning while having breakfast, my brother asked me if I want to go to Maragusan. I said yes, of course!


Just so you know, my brother's work, together with his team, which includes my other brother, is to survey lands and some geodetic stuff so they get to go to different places and sometimes they get free stay in one place. This time, the owner of Haven's Peak is also the owner of the project my brother handles so they get free accommodation in Haven's Peak, which is one of the best places to visit in Maragusan!



I got too excited because the first time I got there was two years ago and we didn't really checked-in. We just payed the entrance fee and then took some photos around the area. What's more exciting is the free food, free stay, free all in Haven's Peak! Awesome!! :)

Bersabal Surveying Team: Kuya Danny, Kuya Jun, Manoy Junjun, me & Haven's Peak owner :)



We traveled from 12 noon to 5 pm. We stayed for one night. Food was very good especially because it was free!! Except that we drank some alcohol at night plus sisig and kinilaw, which are very, very good!! In the morning, it was very, very cold! We were encircled by fog. 



Ate Karen
Manoy Toben


On Saturday morning, I wanted to visit Tagbibinta Falls but my brother and his team need to finish the work before 5 pm so we could go home safe. It was kind of sad that I didn't get to visit the falls but at least I got to stay in Haven's Peak for one night with free accommodation! Hahaha 

Coronobe, Maragusan
 This is the place where my brother and his team surveyed. It was raining while they were working!! Bersabal Team is definitely a very hardworking team! So, if you own a property that needs to be surveyed, don't hesitate to contact and ask me about it! :)


Anyway, Maragusan is definitely, without doubt, my favorite province ever! I'm going back there very soon! :)

January 10, 2012

The Buggles



"Video Killed The Radio Star" is one of the songs that reminds me of my childhood days. When I was younger, my brothers used to listen to NU 107 every day. NU 107 is the number one radio station that plays nothing but rock music (kind of sad when it has to disappear on-air). They played this song almost everyday. From then on, it was stuck in my head and it may stay forever.

Also, it reminds of me of MTV and MYX. You should know that aside from Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Disney Channel, MTV and MYX were one of my favorite channels on cable TV. My childhood was not only more of me playing with friends in school and outside our house but there were times when I am just at home watching TV all day long. I kind of miss the feeling of not worrying about anything. Aaahh, childhood! 

Anyway, this is the only song I like from The Buggles. I have listened to some of their songs though but this is just the best. 

For me, I think "Video Killed The Radio Star" means no matter how a song is badly written, as long as its music video is cool then it's good to go. Also, you don't have to have good voice as long as you look good. There may have a lot of meanings and interpretation of the song. In Wikipedia, it says "It celebrates the golden days of radio, describing a singer whose career is cut short by television." Hmmm.

January 4, 2012

Murmur

Hi,

This isn't a love letter but it is something I want to tell you. So here it goes...

I have been thinking about you lately, usually at night, when I'm about to go to bed. Thoughts of you are the sweetest thing, and I like to end my day to be just like that -- thinking of the sweetest thing. All those moments you smiled, waved and talked at/to me were never forgotten. And as days go by, our chance to meet eye-to-eye gets more exciting thus more moments of you smiling at me; it's harder for me to sleep.  This might be weird to hear but I kind of have this camera in my head that every time we see each other, it automatically snaps a picture of your face and stores in an album which only exists in my mind. I view this album every night, just so you know.

I want to know you more but I want you to know me, too. I know, it sounds too harsh. I think because you are nice and I want to share my life story to you. It's creepy, I know.

Did you know that I already shared it to you? When you were in my bed beside me? Of course, you didn't. It wasn't you but my imaginary mind created someone like you. I am not crazy, I was just daydreaming, and I can't sleep. So I fancy sometimes. Don't worry, my intentions were good. I just talked and talked. The next thing I know, I woke up in the morning feeling a little lonely.

I am aware that whenever I talk to you in real life, I sound so aggressive and casual. I do that so you'd not know I like you. We never really talked about something instead we always talk about someone. Well, there's nothing to talk about (really) because we are not that close. But I am happy that at least I could hear your voice whenever I ask you where my friends are (because we have a few common friends). But you must know that it always takes me self-confidence and courage to talk to someone I like. Do I sound weird to you? Did I creep you out?

I am sorry if I do and I did. To be honest, I'm never like this. Maybe, I really want to speak to you. It doesn't really have to mean that I want us together as a couple but as friends. I can feel you're a good listener and, again, nice.

If all what I have imagined you'd be like are false, that's just sad. But if all what I have imagined you be like are all true, come, let's talk. :)
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