Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
There are various things in life that make me happy. Family, my little soldier, friends, bikes...and then there are boots. I wouldn't want to turn this blog into a fashion blog and all but they are just pure swag. I see boots as the go-to for any modern gentleman: sturdy, manly, functional and definitely stylish.
- Commuters taking too long walking up the crossing. - They could speed up and save you from cursing and mind you, getting late for your appointment.
- Scumbag fellow PUV riders. - These are really, REALLY, annoying people. They sit like a king with their legs wide open. Sometimes I wonder if they are harboring a fugitive down there or maybe they have a set of coconuts for ball sacs. You pay for the same fare but you get seated like you owe them your life. Life is indeed unfair.
- Cell screamers. - They own the PUV, and they make sure they're heard up until the next mountain. HELLO?!?!?
- The Bobble Head. - These are really not annoying for me but it's a pity that sometimes they are like dead people on public transports. They throw their heads side to side, front to back and darn it, even splooge their morning saliva on an unknowing seatmate. Poor fella.
- The morning grumpies. - These people look like they've had a years of bad luck building up to the boiling point up until the time you see them. They have an innate way of making you feel their bad mood as it resonates. Then you feel like you can't go to work anymore, it rubbed off on you.
- The 20-seater jeep that can only fit 19. - This sucks big time. You really have to fill in all the seats as the barker or driver instructs. Brace your balls, another passenger is coming.
- The BoomBox Jeep. - What?!? I can't hear you!!! *ears bleeding/soul's ears also bleeding*
- Scumbag driver. - Does not give you change or gives less change. Also, may occasionally not hear you are stopping the vehicle on purpose.
- The comfortable bed. - It's the feeling that it hugs you back that's more annoying. Curse you bed.
P.S. This is gonna hurt you more than it will hurt me.
Friends usually have the lesser propensity to be lost in your life. Unlike your cigarette lighter that you have fondly cherished in the last 4 years or that trusty Swiss knife your friend gave you as a remembrance. Those things get lost no matter how shitty careful you are not to lose them. But friends will probably just kick your nuts in if you lost those but will probably care for you nonetheless. Those are probably the guys you would want to have your back in a bar fight or street rumble.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Sometimes, it is all a matter of mindset.
Sometimes, I can’t decide whether to buy something I have really liked for so long just because I think I am spending way too much.
Sometimes, I think too much and I forget what really needs to be done.
Sometimes, I see myself in the eyes of others.
Sometimes, I know I don’t need something but I still want it.
Sometimes, it is all a matter of mindset.
Ever since I knew what I was going to be, I always thought about the “what could be’s” in my life right now. I could be possibly writing for my dream magazine or I could be enjoying my Fridays out with my best buddies, getting wasted and meeting girls. I could be living the working class life: giving my parents the share of my salary, looking and sounding like a big shot in front of others, spending more than what I can or living off the side of a mountain. I could possibly have a girlfriend to have a go-meet with her socialera friends in their up-town gigs and perky talks about the latest craze in their Barbie world.
It is fun thinking about these things. These are some things that get me by in my jeepney rides to work or my afternoon stroll outside the compound. Yes, they may seem painful and of course, why wouldn’t it be painful? This smells and spells REGRET all over, upside down or inside out. It stings some times.
But the reality, not the sad part is that it is just a thought cloud in my made-up comic world. It is a figment, gone in *poof* but is relive-able in probably one of the most entertaining ways. And the fun part starts with this short thought cloud. It is probably a slow day today, for me, for the office, for other people as well. And this prods thinking. I could probably get those things I mentioned earlier. Or I could just live with what I have.
I could probably enjoy booze on weekends but that wouldn’t be good for me. I still have to think about work on Monday. I could wish for better, bigger pay for a lesser or an equal load but that wouldn’t be right. Sometimes I think it is all a matter of mindset. Back then, I wished to graduate, then I did. When I graduated, I wish I had a job, then I did get one. When I landed the job, I wished I had the pay of yuppie puppy clad in designer brands and on the latest 4s. Then I figured, I wouldn’t be happier with that.
I have a decent work. I get paid honestly. I have good friends and I enjoy the good company. I have a loving family and they are healthy. I should be content with what I have, not wish for more that I could possibly live my life without. Magnum (the ice cream, not the condoms okay?) sounds good but I can enjoy dirty ice cream equally on a sizzling Philippine afternoon. It is probably safe to say that we tend to live our lives right now based on what we want to have, we are pushed to go distances because we want a new car, a new dress, a new cabinet of shoes or whatever. We have the things that we need, though improvement is not bad, opportunity will present itself sooner or later. But for now, we just have to be more content and more patient.
Tom Shadyac described this human mindset, compared it to a cancer that eats up its host and dies after. The cancer as a parasite takes more than it needs and kills its host eventually killing itself shortly after. This shouldn’t be the case with us.
Sometimes it is all a matter of mindset. And what you read is just a thought cloud. *poof*
BTW, this blog liiiiives. Resurrected from its internet grave.