Naisip ko lang

If ........

Duterte wins........ there will be Philippine Death Squad

Defensor wins........ there will be Agnostic Government

Binay wins........... Corruption right in your face

Poe wins....... Colonial Mentality gone, Citizenship Confusion it is

So, sino na lang? Pano na lang?

Paki-explain. Pls.

As always, nakakapagod at nakakadrain manood ng balita.

The Story of Success

I completed the Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell audiobook for the second time around. This time, I think I was able to really get it and into my being. This author was recommended to me by my former career mentor, the first book she said I should read was Blink, which talks about our preconceived notions of the people, things and other stuff around us and how it affects our thinking and actions towards our work and relationships. I am yet to start with The Tipping Point, though I already have the .epub copy on my tablet.  

Going back to Outliers, Gladwell discussed Success in a different light. He emphasized the external factors that can affect one’s story of success. More than innate talent and intellect, he clearly said that one’s success is influenced by other important matters as follows:

1.      Privilege
Having that opportunity to be able to do what you are good at, it really would make one good at it.

So, what is this something that you have the privilege to do right now?

Me? Writing and travel for free in exchange for reviews.

2.      Constant Practice (10,000 hours)
      Talent maybe innate but how to be the best at something takes more than that. . Bill Gates, privileged and talented, started programming at the age of 13 years old and never stopped since then. The Beatles started playing in Germany for months and months in a certain bar before opportunity paved their way to stardom. They had to learn songs other than their compositions for requests of the customers.
      So, what is this/these something that you are or have been doing that you are willing to spend the 10,000 hours of your life?

3.      Cultural Heritage
      This is where environment get to affect our personalities and our styles of communication.

       What are those cultural practices and beliefs that either stop us or push us to be better?

4.      Practical Intelligence
Not all people with very high IQ end up being successful. Being able to articulate your needs and desires is very important.

How good are you at expressing yourself and what you need from others?

5.      Focus
To solve a math problem, to learn something new, it takes a lot of focus.

This is something I really, really need to work on. This is the things that I lack of.

How absorbed are you with what you’re doing and can do stay focus more than 22 minutes?

6.      Series of Events
Sometimes, things just happen.

Can you remember anything like this happen to you?

7.      Mentors
There are people who would see potential in you, push you to your limits and help you even if it cost them more than they can offer. Most of the time, it’s our parents.

I have been longing to be mentored.

8.      Chance
In some cases, to be successful, all we need is a chance at it. This is the most crucial part, because with that chance to be given, we still have to prove that we are worth it. However, there are those chances that are blown away, screwed up just because we have been too complacent and over-confident.

I am still working on that chance to be given to be. Apparently, it takes a lot of effort to prove oneself worth of a chance. I hope mine happens in this lifetime.

I wrote this trying to remember the pointers on top of my head so maybe I am still missing a piece or two point of views. It was good exercise I may say. It was an awesome book as well. As it made me realize so many things about myself, how I define success and ultimately to never lose that sense of gratitude because wherever better place we will go, it is not just a fruit of our labor on its own, but God had or will be putting in people, events and circumstances to make things happen.

God make things beautiful in His own time- Nikki Gil.

Shattered and Scattered

                   It’s a Monday as always, I wanted to write about things. Let me try to do so.

                  Shattered thoughts about just so many things. I don’t see any of them related to one another but in some ways, they all get to connect to me.

Homeland Series

                  The ending of Season 1 was kind of sh*t. It just ended like that.  Still, I'm hooked on to it. It was Saul. I want to have a mentor like Saul is to Carrie. It was an indirect mentoring on their part but nonetheless, the way Saul teaches Carrie and the way he cares how she grows in her career, it is just something I wish I could have. Somebody who would consider my ideas, give me pointers, let me grow, see me get disappointed, yet still know the right things to say at the end of the day, in the middle of all fucked up moments and just let me be me.

                The only weakness he has is his life of service. He willingly gave up the love of his life in exchange to his job as a CIA detective.

How To Get Away with Murder

                  I’m on Season 2. I like Wes Gibbons on this story. He struggled his way into Law School and all. He tries to do things the right way but still ending screwing things up and trying to live with that buried deep in his conscience.

On Making A Move

                  My colleagues and I had a few drinks after our last shift last week, we talked about so many stuff but most of it revolved on boys! Why? Why not, right? We're all girls yet we just have really different personality and different views on why and how to express interests on a guy. Is it okay for a girl to make a move? Up to what extent? Why wait? Why not wait? It was good conversation and a great way to get to know each other.

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
                  Out of the blue, I just wanted to listen to this audiobook again, as if I missed something the first time I completed it. Surely I did. Gladwell, made me realize a different definition of success. That more than talent, there’s the window of opportunity aka the circumstance, that it takes at least 10,000 hours of practice on something to be called an expert, it's practical intelligence over analytical intteligence, and for sure, there are still a lot to consider in trying to objectify and define success. I am not yet done with the audiobook. I wanted to linger of the thought of the 10k hours. I wanted to think of things that I am working on to that 10k hours.

7 Questions to Ask on What to do with My Life
                  Found it on Google while typing in “what to do with my life” once school is over, I wanted to take time and answers those questions.

Speaking of School……

                  Two more weeks and this semester is gonna be almost over! But my paperworks are not yet over and I’m pretty sure, that is something I should be trying to complete right now instead of this posting.

                  Oh well, it’s a Monday and if I don’t wanna waste my hard-earned money for tuition for this semester, I gotta start working on this much needed requirements.    
                  Bring it on Universe! 

Friends and Patience

I was suppose to write this last Monday as a result of my reflections while doing my favorite de-stressing activity: my laundry.

This is about my recent meet up and conversation with a college friend.

Time to Catch Up

The last time we’ve met, he was pursuing his application for the Erasmus Scholarship which for some reasons, he didn’t get to pursue since he got wait-listed. I can still remember how he tried to handle his personal disappointment about it, and how we all tried to comfort him over the group chat that maybe it’s not yet the right time for him to go abroad and study. Maybe next year, it will be different.

He tried to rationalize and justify things by saying that maybe he wasn’t “yet” allowed to go out of the country to pursue higher studies because he still supports his siblings’ college education, wait until they get to pass board exams, get hired and be permanently employed. In the family of 8  kids, I am not sure if he is the first-born, but he seem to be the first one to graduate in college, in full scholarship and now supporting his entire family.

Now, we meet again and he is in another state of dilemma. I really don’t mind being called by friends on this kind of days. As long as it’s not frequent. I knew he needs to talk and rationalize things and just have another conversation.

As for me, I haven’t really been going out, too attached with my bed on weekends, trying to avoid metropolitan pollution, heavy road traffic and spending.. Hehe…

Conversations went from how we were back then up to how each of us are right now. How each of us had changed from being college students to being employees, parents, separadas, dedicated partners and most of all, to being teachers as we all had been molded for together for 4 college years.

For some, it is a happy journey while for others, it’s bumpy and as kind of unbelievable. But still, they manage to share their life stories through not-so-frequent group chats and personal messages.

Opportunities Unfolding

“Ayoko kasi ng nape-pressure. Gusto ko yung basta darating yung opportunity na tatanggapin ko ng walang doubts.” – that’s what he said and what I would always remember.

Asked what he plans to do for the next two years as the Senior High will be fully-implemented, the final leg for the K-to-12 Education Implementation, he said he will now pursue his PhD studies. Finally, this time, he has lesser worries in terms of family duties since his brother just landed a permanent job as a public school teacher near their community in Castilla, Sorsogon. He said, it’s now time for his siblings to support him on his studies.

We shared that feeling of gladness of being able to see the siblings finally graduate in college. That investing on others particularly family is never a bad investment.

He also had started paying for a piece of land and eventually, he will be putting up his own house.

We jokingly call him “Halaman” as he never seem to be linked with anybody up until today, or someone we are just not aware of.

He waited and life unfolded its wealth to him accordingly. He is patient.

Patience—something I am starting to embrace as well.

Because God’s time maybe different from what I have on my timetable and His time is the best and perfect time for all.

Say It Again Cover

Because it is Saturday, I miss Fernando and I need all the good vibes I can gather......

Kahit anong gawin, walang makakabasag ng trip ko kahit pa si Kenji at Sunday na walang patumanggang nagtatahol sa bakuran habang ako nagrarakenrol. Hahahaha. Ktnxbye.
Kapag nagkasama na ulit kami ni Fernando, more to come :D

"Say It Again"

The thing about love, is I never saw it coming
You kinda crept up and took me by suprise
And now there's a voice inside my heart that's got me wondering
Is this true? I wanna hear it one more time

Move in a little closer
Take it to a whisper
Get just a litter louder
Say it again for me
Cause I love the way it feels when you are telling me that I'm the only one who blows your mind
Say it again for me
It's like the whole world stops to listen when you tell me you're in love
Say it again

The thing about you is you know just how to get me
You talk about us like there's no end in sight
The thing about me is that I really wanna let you open the door and walk into my life

Move in a little closer
Take it to a whisper
Get just a litter louder
Say it again for me
Cause I love the way it feels when you are telling me that I'm the only one who blows your mind
Say it again for me
It's like the whole world stops to listen when you tell me you're in love

And it feels like it's the first time
That anybody's ever brought the sun without the rain
And never in my whole life
Have I heard words as beautiful as when you say my name

Say it again for me
Cause I love the way it feels when you are telling me that I'm the only one who blows your mind
Say it again for me
It's like the whole world stops to listen when you tell me you're in love

Say it again
Say it again
Say it again

Say it again
Say it again
Say it again

Say it again
Say it again
Say it again

When you tell me you're in love

Say it again



7:16 AM

I have a lot of free time lately, though I have an upcoming exam this Saturday. LOL. I just thought, why don't I go ahead and make this list. I am one of those who could spend hours and hours glued to the screen while watching my favorite tv series episodes. I am never ever ever gonna be good at knowing the names of the actors and actresses but I will always remember them with the roles they have played in whatever show they had appeared. 

Since I came back to the BPO sector, I am gaining back the time to take a look into watching more series and catching up with those I had missed. Also more time to think why I have a crush on the following guys: 

Peter Bishop of Fringe
I am not really a fan of bearded guys but there is something so cute about Peter Bishop. The guy that came from the alternate universe known as Walternate. He is a techie guy, resourceful and just plain cute. Hihihi.. 

Wes Gibbons of How to Get Away with Murder
Look at that dimple. He looks so gay in this picture, I just realized while typing away *facepalm* A freshman Law School student. Darn. In real life, I don't think I could live or imagine myself dating a lawyer or a soon-to-be-lawyer. I think my jologs ways are just not their type. Haha

Cisco of The Flash
Tech-savvy is sexy. That's just how I would like to define Cisco. 

Atom Araullo
He isn't in any series I am currently watching but used to be on 5&Up :) This guy is every millenial gay and girl's crush. A Physics major from the University of the Philippines. Oh. How could I not love Physics and science in general if I have him as an inspiration?

Barry Allen of The Flash
A forensic scientist in the series. Someone who studies the crime scene and all the evidences therein. Not that I love crime scenes. In real life, he is kinda too tall for me and he looks a little bit skinny, but really, he has wonderful ABS!

Overall, brainy is sexy. Aww!

I think I have enough dose of kilig for today. Bukas naman.

8:26 AM

Wala lang.

Gusto ko lang magsulat. Magsulat nang magsulat. Yung mga bagay na gusto ko sanang sabihin sa iba, dito ko na lang isusulat. Yung mga gusto kong sabihin sayo na alam kong wala namang magiging kapalit na kasagutan, dito ko gustong ilagay.

Gusto kong magsulat kasi gusto kong balikan tong mga kalokohan kong balang-araw ay pagtatawanan ko lang. Mga bagay na babalikan ko na habang binabasa ay gugustuhin kong kainin na lang ako ng lupa sa kahihyan. Iiling-iling ang ulo ko at mapapaisip kung pano ko nabuhay ng ganito ka"jologs" at ka-corny.

Gusto kong magsulat dahil baka isang araw, malimot ko na gustung-gusto pala kita at magigising akong ayoko na pala sayo, magkakabaliktad tayo ng pagtangi. Ayokong dumating yun, pero kapag dumatin yun, ibibigay ko sayo lahat ng mga naisulat ko tungkol sayo at pagkatapos buburahin ko lahat, magsisimula akong muli ng panibago. Di tulad nitong fiction na ito.

Gusto kong magsulat kasi ang mga pahinang ito ay hindi mapanghusga. Tanggap lang nang tanggap. Nasa imahinasyon ko rin ang mga gusto kong reaksyon sa pagtanggap. Kahit sa imahinayon, negatibo pa rin. Masakit. Makatotohahan. Dahil yun ang totoo, masakit ang katotohanan.

Nakakatakot na nga lang. Dati ito ang pinaka-sanktuwaryo ko. Handa akong ilagay lahat ng nararamdaman ko noon dito. Ngayon, naninimbang na ko. Hindi ko na pwedeng ilagay lahat dahil ayokong magmukhang mahina. Sa bawat maisusulat ko dito, binubuklat ko ang buhay ko. Nakukwento ko ang mga bagay na nagpapasaya sakin, nagpapalungkot, mga pangarap ko. Baka sa susunod, di ko na mapigilan na pati ikaw ay maisulat ko at balang-araw mabasa mo.

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This is my story with you in it

I had always wanted to write about you. 

But I can’t really start with anything because you are a fiction story.

I am not good with fiction stories. 

You are fiction. 

When will reality embrace me with you in it? 

Could it ever happen? 

Randomthoughts 03 Nov 2015

6: 49 AM

1. Feeling ko na burnout ako with acads this semester. Magbakasyon muna kaya ko next sem? Spanish class? Mandarin class? Nuninuninuninuni... O magbasa nang magbasa ng mga libro at magsulat nang magsulat? Nuninuninuninuni... o mag-boypren na lang? Nasan ang iboboypren? Hahaha

2. By 2017, dapat graduate na ko as per my iMap.

3. Dami ko nang free time sa bagong sched. Shemai. Mapaparami ang aking hanash-in-life aka posts. LOL.

4. Dapat gumagawa ako ngayon ng LogFrame output. Pero hindi. Nagbabasa-basa na naman ako ng kung anu-ano.

5. Fridays are #gymfridays!

6. December 5 is lagari day. Exams in the morning and party in the evening.

7. Ang mahal ng mga regalo na gusto ng mga kapatid ko, bakit ko ba kasi sila tinanong pa? Alam ko namang kahit ano lang ibigay ko, ok na sila. Kahit jollibee meals lang. :)

8. Bagong sched, means bagong adjustment. At putol na tulog :/ #grumpymode

9. I would like to think na merong purpose ang hindi pag-push ng aking supposedly first out-of-the-country trip this Nov., -- dahil sa mainit na issue ng tanim-bala modus operandi sa NAIA ngayon. Hindi pa nga talaga siguro ito ang tamang oras para dun. Priorities. Priorities.

10. Andito na naman ang pagpipilit kong magka-Starbucks planner. Excited na ko! Gusto ko yung white :D :D :D

11. Excited na si Bebang umuwi kami ng Bicol, kaso namomroblema sya ng pasalubong para kay lola, sabi ko, kiss lang, solve na yun si lola. Hehe

12. Eleksyon na naman. Sana mapili akong maka-attend dun sa Presidentiables Forum.

13. Sabi ni papa, di daw sya mag-re-retire.

14. Parang ang saya maging certified #titasofmanilas.. Kasi naman, sila kuya at ate, ayaw kami bigyan ng pangkinbaby!

15. Andami ko yatang gastos this cut-off. Hmmm.. Kelangan kong i-justify pa sa aking ledger ang necessity of it all.

10:00AM Uwian na!!!