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Late-Twenties Crisis

February 4, 2011

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When do we reach adulthood? It might be much later than we traditionally think.  -Craig Bennett

While waiting for a video to load, I suddenly had this urge to create a list of my late-twenties likes, dislikes, questions, realizations, and what-nots.  I call them simply my late-twenties crisis list.

I’d like to say that I am writing this list in the hope that they could be of help to others.  People, after reading my list, might live their better lives and have much finer things to write about when it’s their turn to write a late-twenties crisis list.  To be honest, though, I am writing these things down only because they were a persistent itch I had to scratch in order to find peace. Read more…

The Christmas Wish

February 2, 2011

Last Christmas, I saw this beautiful Christmas wish on a wonderful Christmas card. It said (disclaimer: not so sure about how it was worded, exactly):

I wish you the two greatest gifts life can give you: someone you love and someone who loves you.

I would like to propose an amendment, though. My version of that Christmas wish would go something like this:

I wish you the two greatest gifts life can give you: someone you love and someone who loves you – and they’d better be the same person or you’ll be one unlucky sob.


The Debut

February 2, 2011

I got invited to a debut. I was in my sophomore year, I think. I knew mauve was the motif, so I shopped for a dress with that in mind. I ended up with a wonderfully cut burgundy silk dress. I wanted to blend in; burgundy is not mauve, but it’s just a difference of shades. On a side note, I obviously like burgundy, for when I checked my closet just now, I saw at least 5 evening dresses in burgundy.

When I reached the venue, I realized that the tablecloths were exactly the same shade of burgundy I had on. Uh-oh. I wanted to blend in, but not to the extent that I’d be mistaken for a piece of furniture.

But what to do? What else could I do? I swallowed my embarrassment, gritted my teeth and pretended not to notice how the waiters couldn’t tell where my dress ended and the tablecloth began. Soon enough, I really forgot about the problem and started enjoying myself. Of course, I have wonderful pictures to remind me to never, ever, ever dress in the same color family as an event’s motif. 😀

New Quotable Quotes

January 7, 2010

The following are some brand new quotes, friendster shoutouts or whatever you want to call them.  Feel free to use them (attribution appreciated).

Some people see only bad in others and only good in themselves.

Falling in love is supposed to be painful.  When has falling of any kind been otherwise?

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Pet Text Messaging Peeves

January 6, 2010

Affectations in text messages

Come on! Isn’t text messaging all about keeping people connected? Why then do some people insist on being hard to understand or being downright incomprehensible? Some people give new meaning to “Mahirap ispelingin” (literally, “hard to spell”, but this is an idiom that roughly translates to “hard to figure out or understand”).

As a case in point, why would someone send me a message saying “Eow” where plain “Hello” would suffice (and be more understandable, too). I also don’t understand why some people prefer using unnatural text characters in SMS. Not only are they hard to read, they also hurt my eyes.

I can see how it’s probably a cool and hip thing to do when you’re under twenty, but please, try using complete (where possible) and unadorned (an absolute requirement) when texting the over-twenties crowd. Using “kUmu$t@?” instead of plain “Kumusta?” (“How are you?”) just because you can shows lack of purpose and hints at how you, the sender, likes to waste keystrokes.

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Think before You Do It

January 3, 2010

If you are not ready to have kids, don’t engage in sexual intercourse.

If you just can’t hold it in, then don’t engage in unprotected sexual intercourse.

Dudes and dudettes, here’s one funny commercial that cuts through the BS and gets this point across.

Watch commercial…

Reader Discretion Is Advised

December 30, 2009

Some scenes in this show may cause discomfort. Viewer discretion is advised.

Whenever I see that on National Geographic, I can’t resist staying around long enough to see what the show is all about.

I bet you do that, too – at least before you read this post and started deliberately forcing your thumb to press the “Next” channel button on your remote, he he he.