Friday, January 29, 2010


When you set a goal, even if the road means work, it doesn't mean you can't look cute while doing it.

Ready, set, go.

Get Your Head in the Game

When you set a goal, even if the road means work, it doesn't mean you can't look cute while doing it. Ready, set, go.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Most of the time when we set ourselves the goals which would direct the music we would march unto, we expect that after the first major push, things would start rolling on its own. I don't know if it's because time in this modern world is more precious than gold but I think it's a serious offense that we commit against ourselves. We work hard to achieve a goal so we get the prize; but in the process of working hard, we expect things to happen a little bit faster. What happened to smelling the flowers?

Ever since things became more convenient, life become more difficult. Ironic right? But looked through a certain perspective, it is a theory that has a strong claim. Ever since things became more accessible, the way we live became a contradictory player in this game of life.

For example, we have all sorts of communication but it seems to me that communication has never been more difficult. All these electronic everything tend to fail (read me) when it comes to the conversations that actually matter. Ever since digital age made its presence felt, there has been an increase and even a development of more fatal diseases--thanks to the life encouraged by one-minute meals and click-of-a-button devices.

It is but a paradox that in our efforts to make life easier, life became a little bit, if not more difficult, than it originally was. Of course I'm not discarding the fact that there are many wonderful things that technology provided such as the cure for this and that, and of course the many things that indeed make things more convenient; but what I want to highlight is the exceeding effects of a "convenient life" for us, the people who are struggling to live the life, pun intended.

I am saying all these because last night I felt like an elephant (nothing against elephants) stepped on me. After I thought I freed myself from all sorts of worries because I turned myself into this busy-bee-who-is-too-busy-to-be-sad, I was sad. I was extremely sad. Come to think of it, I still think that I am.

I'm not in a hurry. I'd love to think that right now, I am the version of me who is actually being patient. I just hope, the pressure isn't continue to gain momentum. I'm not saying that I'm delicate. Although, I'm also not saying that I don't break.

I wish the pressure won't catch up on me. I do want to rest. I do want to feel like alas, I finally succeeded.

-K-

I'm sorry for the too advanced blog post, words are hard to chase. Let's run? Define: Perseverance.

Pressure

Most of the time when we set ourselves the goals which would direct the music we would march unto, we expect that after the first major push...

Friday, January 22, 2010

Summer as punctuations.

Wow this girl is beautiful. Her eyes are stunning. Also, I enjoyed her vlog. It reminded me of what made me start this blog. Link below.

Punctuations

The Pencil Case of Your Life

Summer as punctuations. Wow this girl is beautiful. Her eyes are stunning. Also, I enjoyed her vlog. It reminded me of what made me start ...

Monday, January 18, 2010

Last week I have been thinking about the human social environment and the amount of interaction or evasion that happens in it every day.

When I was still in college, I was taking college algebra then, the professor taught us a very simple and logical way of looking at a linear equation. She told us to look at it as if it were a house. In order to get in, you have to unlock the gates--that's parenthesis, exponents, multiply, divide, add and subtract or PEMDAS. Then it came to mind, I wondered, is it THAT easy when it comes to people? I mean really, is it what people really want to do? Get in?

I know it is not a new thing to meet someone evasive every now and then. Because of the very intrusive life the modern world provides its residents, it is but not surprising to have more people retreat to a life lived down-low and to have people more comfortable with exclusivity.

Privacy is a price that people, no matter how big or small, has to pay because the modern world recognizes no wall. Heck, even firewalls are easier to go through nowadays, what then is there to hold things back? If life can also be compared to a math equation, what are the things that makes up the gates?

More importantly, who holds the keys?

In my riddle, I figured, the difference lies in the desire of the statement. Math equations, from a mathematician's perspective, wants to be solved. It doesn't have all these bars and symbols because it wants to be unsolvable. The reason it has all these processes symbolized by little signs and numbers is its very desire to be discovered. I've never had the chance of being in the place of a math equation but from my point of view, it holds no desire to remain a mystery, no grudge against discovery.

What about people then? How does one know if the brackets and slashes that divide each and every detail of a person's entirety were placed where they were placed in order to stop something from passing through? Compared to numbers, what if people design their equations defensively? Is it proper to ignore the signs and still pursue a person?

"The moment we stop caring for each other, that's the moment we lose our humanity." (2012 the movie)

When I saw the movie 2012 I was struck by the quote above. Not only does it make sense, but also it got me thinking about the whole process of sharing. Isn't caring an indispensible part of sharing, AND likewise?

What if people stopped sharing themselves, what can become of our humanity? If the next step is beyond the police line, do you cut across?

-K-

Math Equations = Humanity

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

I don't know about you but I am suffering from the awful effects of what astroligists refer to as the Mercury Retrograde. It is the period when from Earth's perspective, Mercury appears to be rotating backwards instead of forward, like it normally does. Although this has been proven to just be an optical illusion, Mercury is actually just slowing down, but due to the differences in pace and in orbit, the slower movement of that very planet associated to the "messenger of the gods", Mercury, is believed to have bad effects to anything communication related--sorry news for us mere earth dwellers.

It is for this very reason why I decided, just to make sure I don't break my code, to blog earlier than expected. I am no master of the whole dealing with this retrograde thing, but let me share with you my experience, so far, and some tips so you can save yourself, mostly your patience, from being wasted over unnecessary stress.

  • Stay away from accidents. Transportation, as it falls under the many things affected by the said retrograde may betray you when you least expect it. Few days ago, I just got off work around 6:00 PM, when I heard a loud crash a few meters to my right--it was the sound of a car crashing towards another car on a bumper-to-bumper traffic. As if that wasn't bad enough, the impact was so strong it caused the damaged car to push two other cars in front towards each other. Yes, while taking that calming evening stroll, four cars got wrecked. Take defensive measures, not the danger zone.

  • Always double check. Yes, technology can be very dependable at times, easy-to-access and fast, perfect for things that need some rushing; however, when the planets are not behaving normally, it is best to take actions, extra little ones, to make sure that technology doesn't sabotage any of your engagements. Double check if the person received your email or SMS, especially if you haven't received a confirmation or reply. Just the same, spare others the trouble and confirm or reply to those who send anything your way.

  • Manage your schedule. For communication to be considered as a process it needs to be an exchange between at least two people or entities. That being said, accept the possibility that maybe, just maybe, the other party isn't doing anything to escape the problems caused by Mercury's failure. Some meetings or any other agendas may be moved or worse cancelled so it is best to be ready for anything. Make sure that your schedule is open for minor adjustments.

  • Go old-school. Although it may require more time and effort, if it is possible, talk directly to the person you have to relay a message to. For example, if both of you are just separated by cubicles, get off your seat and go exercise those knees for a while. Give that someone a visit. That way you don't just make sure that what you want to relay is properly received but also it makes discussions and clarifications more easily done and achieved.

  • Take a chill-pill. As to many things in life, preparation never meant a full-proof success. If all things fail, make sure you don't rush into making major decisions that will change your relationship with people. According to belief, the retrograde may cause misunderstandings that when paired with miscommunication may lead to flawed decisions. Don't let that equation be the story of your life. The mercury retrograde is a fleeting period. Take time to assess things, you'll never know how different things look like when looked at with a clearer perspective.

If you've been living a fast-paced life, you would be most affected by the retrograde, but don't let that bring you down. Just let the period give you a little break, take things slowly, recharge your energy and try to get yourself back on track. For all its worth, the first retrograde of the decade would soon end on January 15.

Disclaimer: but be ready. The mercury retrograde happens thrice a year.

Mercury Retrograde 2010
April 17-May 11
August 20 – September 12
December 10-December 29

I hope everyone have a peaceful beginning of the decade! Stay inspired by clicking on this link: Funny Phase.

-K-

How to Stay Sane During the Mercury Retrograde

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Monday, January 4, 2010

The world is always "kinder" as each year steps aside and a new year comes center stage. People tend to embrace change and allow challenges to sit in their sofas for a while, sometimes long enough for a challenge to leave its (butt) mark.

Last year I have been pondering on so many things which involved "the real world" and what adults refer to as "life". I just graduated last October, assumingly with honors though I have no solid proof of that as of now. I got myself a job I never thought I would end up in. I also got my first 13th month pay from the office I'm no longer a part of. I opened a bank account that has been above interest-earning balance for some weeks now. I stopped asking for allowance. I felt dead, passionless and unproductive. Then came in 2010 and I started dreaming again.

I feel like my life has been so fluid, so flexible and so dictated by impulse, which I don't regret, but sometimes I'm also not proud of. Every time I reflect on a closing year I always end up finding a detail, from the little to the grand, which would make me say "Oh how young I was!"

But each year denotes age, which legally demands maturity and I think I'm at a point of my life where I would like to cut the ripples and the high tides of my youthful personality to give the change in current a definite spot in my life. I can't live my life with commas all the time. I also believe double hyphens should be used limitedly. So here's a period to mark what lies ahead, a temporary ellipsis...

Expect and demand an article every Tuesday from me . Let me let you in.

I hope you also follow my other blog Make Me Your Childish Sweetheart. (You will find loads of other links from sites I own and sites I am fond of.) To a great year! Happy new year! May everyone keep the fire burning.

-K-

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Punctuations

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