New year. New Mindset.

2016 is over! Wow!

And now I have a new year to worry about. January starts off slow with me giving me time to think, ponder, wonder… figure out things. I’m still in the process of realizing which are important and not.

I read something about Mercury or Mars Retrograde and it is really affecting me. I’m not worried. I’m thankful, actually. I need the reset after last year’s activities. I was doing a lot of extroverted stuffs that I thought I wouldn’t do. But I did!

Guess I’ll just wait, waltz and enjoy whatever January has in store for me.

Junk: Succulent

So, I was trying to find hard-bound books in my shelf and my hand wandered on this one.

Succulent by Zane

Succulent by Zane

Whoa! You might be shocked to see something like this here as well. I mean, totally, a literary porn in my stash!? What the hell, right?

I remembered that a friend from college bought then left it here so I may read the book later.

Of course, I read it!

I’m not gonna lie, it is full of “things” and “stuffs” that career-wise people wouldn’t bother to read (or would prefer to!). I’m not repelled by it, I was just curious as well.

As it turned out, fanfictions are way more detailed and exhilarating compared with this one. I’m not saying that this book, this specific one, is not good and I’m also not saying that you should go ahead and read fanfictions over published ones, because, totally, the latter are better constructed than the prior, but I think it is very much enjoyable if you are reading a heated story about your two favorite fiction characters in the world compared on this collections. Well, the good thing about such collections is that it provides short stories on different subject, topics, and circumstances.

Act of Randomness

Last month, I finally had the courage to try something new (because I was bored)!

Guess what I did?!

No?

Well, I tried signing up to an online dating website. lol~

At first, it was all just a random act of boring-ness so I thought “Why the hell not?”

I checked several profiles. Joined the other active members in the forum by posting random videos and gifs, and welcoming newbies like me. Sending out simple “Hi’s” and “Hello’s” to people who are only looking for friendships.

After a week of doing so, I finally MADE some friends online which is kind of revitalizing to me because I know I’ve been working too hard, “alone” in my own room and personal bubble.

It was so nice to hear stories from different people around the world. I got to know cultures, places, some plans, some types of people, perspectives, etc.

This made me realize that I am missing a lot of things in this life. And a little part of me still can’t believe that something so random will turn into something wonderful and englightening.

If you asked me several months to join an online dating website, I would surely be offended and give you a big “NO!” But if you will ask me now if I will recommend someone to try online [personal] forums, I will encourage them to give it a go.

You will never know why something exists until you try it for yourself.

I’m glad I did this.