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Do it again on day two

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Lazy Learners.”

I’ve always wanted to run. I enjoy it when I realize I went from one point to another by just using my legs. I enjoy it when I see people busy doing their morning chores – it makes me an observant and a participant in the environment at the same time. Much like watching a movie but you experience what the characters are doing 🙂

But sadly I only get to run on good days, and by good days I mean when everything falls perfectly – if I get a good night’s rest, if I wake up early (because the sun gets too hot if it’s 7 am), and if I have a nice full breakfast. Add to that is when I don’t get overwhelmed in the morning by the things I have to do throughout the day.

I want to make running a habit but I think the problem is I’m waiting for the perfect timing to do it, when I should just be doing it. I gotta get off my mind and start doing it, no questions asked 🙂

a track in my uni :)

                        a track in my uni 🙂

I mean I always get to do it from time to time, but the most difficult thing in forming a habit is having to do it on day two. And that’s where I usually find it hard, even on other things I want to start. I always get to do it day one, but not on day two -___-

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That familiar excitement

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Yin to My Yang.”

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On bus rides and long travels, I often think of how my life is gonna be when I’m old. The image of it is not clear in my mind yet – sometimes I see myself in an old city, or a town by the sea. I’m not really on clear on when or where I’ll be settling down yet, but what I’m sure hoping for is it will be filled with lots of travels. It may be near or far destinations, but I just hope my life will be full with travels.

So when asked what a soulmate to me is, I’d prefer to have someone who has the same aspirations with me. It may or may not be a bond based on love, rather a connection coming from the same values, dreams, and sometimes frustrations in life 🙂 I think the key is to grow together – it may be very hard to do that when you’re not in each other’s presence, but it’s not something impossible especially when the connection is very deep 🙂

So for me that someone has to love traveling, but someone who enjoys uneventful and quiet saturdays too. It’s like meeting a friend who went to a far place but you’re still excited to meet because despite the new stuff you’ve experienced you still have that familiarity that connects you both 🙂

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It’s payback time!

“MEOW?!”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “I’ve Become My Parents.”

HAHAHA This is such a funny prompt! There is more than one habit I’ve acquired that makes me think I’m like my parents (It’s scary), but I think the funniest would be I insist on taking pictures a lot now 🙂

Remember when you were a kid and your parents would insist on taking your picture in the most conspicuous, attention-grabbing place and in the slowest way possible?  This may include you with an embarrassing outfit (that they keep insisting you’re cute at), or a school play or event where no one is taking pictures but your parents -___-

Like why can’t they understand that you’re just trying to keep your cool kid facade here XD

But now that I’ve grown older, I start to regret that I didn’t have that much pictures to look at – on my funny costumes in school plays, or children’s parties,or family gatherings or videos of me tripping or getting food all over my face, or my sibling fighting or family trips out of town. Back then, every shot consumes a space in your limited film – every shot mattered, so maybe that’s why we didn’t have that much pictures. It’s an upside of technology: now you can just point and shoot and choose the pictures that you want, without worrying if you still have enough film.

So now whenever there’s a chance I try to take pictures, not only of people but also of places that we go to 🙂 Sometimes my parents get so embarrassed because I was the only kid taking their mum and pup’s pictures (It’s payback time!) but I still insist on doing so. The laughs you get after will be all worth it!

Good photos make for a great mood booster on gloomy days plus it gives you the chance to laugh at yourself (and others too!) from time to time 🙂 I find that candid ones and even the blurred ones are the happiest to look at – takes you back to those happy times ^__^
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Writing Prompt #3: Hit the SEND button

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Retrospectively Funny.”

During summer before college, freshmen were asked to register to their respective courses, part of it was to give your email address so that seniors can organize you into blocks. Back then, yahoo messenger was still the “in” thing – so we all chatted with freshmen from the same major.

That was where we met. (more like chattted ^^)

It was fun to chat with fellow freshmen, we were all on the same page: nervous but so excited to start college. Sometimes we talk about how we plan to meet up, or if there were classes we were on the same class with. It was fun, having friends even before we started college. I don’t know how it happened but I was chatting with this person more than others.

Our conversations were nothing but ordinary – just the same how are you, what’s your favorite subject (looking back that sounds so kiddo haha), what you’re doing this vacation. I don’t really remember what we talked about because I think we were chatting almost everyday that time. I just remember he told me he was too shy so he might not be the first one to greet when we meet.

Then came the first semester of college – we were on the same block, but we had a different schedule, so there was really no time to meet. I saw him from time to time in freshmen activities because we were still on the same block after all.

Then came the second semester of college – we had a chemistry class together. It was a small lab class, I think by then he recognized me already but still there were no conversations between us in person. I think after a month that’s when it happened.

So this person was a fairly bright student, and he was a little bit famous of that not only to our block but to all freshmen from our major. This subject is so famous because a number of students fail it every sem. It was so difficult that come recitation time, it was almost always he who answers our professor’s question.There was this one time he answered a difficult question so after class i texted my high school bff about it. I was gushing how he was so cute and intelligent, and so I got carried away with my fangirl feels I put his whole name in the text.

I grew impatient because my BFF wasn’t replying to my fangirling story. So I checked the text if it was sent… it was sent… to the wrong person… to HIM! I forgot I still had his number (he gave it to me during one of our chats). I really didn’t know what to do then, I wanted to drop the chemistry class because I was so embarrassed. But good thing I didn’t because it was a difficult class, let alone to repeat! The worst thing is that he didn’t reply, so I didn’t know what he was thinking. I was obsessing about it during the weekend, then came our next class. He still wasn’t talking to me, so I thought “Okay that’s good. Ignore it. Ignore my text please!.”

But as the minutes passed, I noticed his friends were looking at me and they were laughing – and then I knew. I thought, “WHAT?! HE TOLD THEM?!”. I was embarrassed, and angry and disappointed with him because I didn’t think he was that kind of a person. So I texted him again, (this time it was really meant for him ^^) “Hey! why did you tell your friends about it?” This was so funny, I was so angry I was texting this while walking. I was surprised he replied immediately, “My friend was holding my phone when you texted… it. hehe next time be careful”

GAAAAAAAAAAHHHH I didn’t know what I was feeling. I was smiling but I was embarrassed but I was… happy?

Well the semester went by smoothly. Luckily I passed the subject, as for him he topped our class. There were still a handful of moments we were still awkward with each other the rest of our time in college.

Now when I look back I just find it funny. It still is listed as one of my most embarrassing moments ever (trust me it’s a good icebreaker). Back then I was always so conscious of what I was going to do especially if he was around and I thought maybe I was too ugly for him to notice. I was so insecure with my looks back then. But eventually I got over him, maybe because there wasn’t a real conversation that happened between the two of us. Eventually I accepted that it really was just all my fangirl feels and nothing else, I just regret not being able to be with friends with him after that because I think at least we clicked on that part 🙂