When you start looking at people’s hearts instead of their face, life becomes clear.

– Unknown

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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.

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.


Allen Klein
Author and Professional Speaker

“Take risks. If you win you will be happy; if you lose you will be wise.”

— Unknown

A plan to have no plan (What do you mean you have NO plans?!)

This is very fun to read! And even though this post meant well, I slightly disagree on not actually making any plan with your life.

First and foremost, I like a well-thought plan but I also happen to be a spontaneous impulsive individual that whatever strikes me at the moment, I shall do it or I will be a bit depressed or disappointed if I didn’t do anything about it. So, I just want to warn you that I may be biased but this is really my opinion on the matter.

Plans are meant to guide you. You don’t make them because of work but to construct your life; your ideal life, with what you want to achieve and further do with your life.

I believe that planning is the process of paving a better road for your future.

Generally speaking, planning about our life’s course is subjective to many factors that we seldom notice that by making choices we are cementing one saving-point in the whole picture of our life’s plan.

I think planning is necessary, especially on the lives of people aged 30 and below. I think it is the phase where we try our hardest to have a fulfilling job, huge income, create more connections, forcefully try to enjoy life and start to visualize where we really want to be by the time we grow old.

This article comes to me that it is meant for people with a stable lifestyle, something all of us are aiming for.

What I really like about this, though, is that it points out that in our life, we will realize the need to be free to do the things we really, really enjoy because by then we feel the stability and security that whatever we will do is for our own self towards happiness.

Photoshop: Why am I trying to learn?

Colors are very special to me. They could make me feel alive, make me feel lonely, make me feel confused, make me feel bored… make me feel almost everything. That’s how, I believe, important color is to our lives.

Once too many times, I have battled within my inner self if I should get a new phone with better camera specs or invest in those tiny, costly cameras with super duper long-and-chubby sparkling lenses that cost almost as much as the camera itself but every time I did, I always failed. If I would visualize myself with this dilemma several years ago, I would definitely feel envy running through my bloodstream every time I would see the majestic selfies, groufies, and wallpapers of my friends and other individuals that are available in the internet.

How my phone’s camera sees the world or rather my backyard.

But now, everything seems just like a phase. Or, maybe that’s because I’m just too cheap. Cheap in a manner that I don’t want to spend money on “stuffs” that I won’t really need in the long run.

Phones are almost a necessity now more than ever, yes, but I don’t use it even an eight of how much I use the internet (definitely a necessity now) to interact with people I’m connected with. Sometimes, I even miss the days when telephones were the only way I can contact someone who is too far away from me.

Anyway, I’m getting out of the main story here, so I’ll just resume…

I simply know it within me that what I want and need are “stuffs” that can’t be directly bought by any currency. So, with this realization, which I very much long ago realized, I decided to put colors into my life by entertaining the idea of learning Photoshop because not only it would benefit my skills but it would also make my cheap shots a bit lively and expressive. I know that even professional photographers uses this program because, heck, it’s actually made for them!

How I see the world.

Busy day. Doing lots.

Oh my goodness! This day is full of fun activities I missed doing a lot.

One, I joined another fun run!

The main event was held by the St. Joseph’s Academy in a small ville in Sariaya. It was sponsored by several family businesses there so the meals after the run was great! There was even a raffle with great prizes like yema cake, a ticket for Enchanted Kingdom, prepaid cards, cellphones, t-shirts, and many other things that I could not remember. Dyanne, who recruited me for this event and who also happens to be a relative, fortunately got a shirt and a pen from that raffle. It was super fun not just because of the previous amazing prizes I’ve mentioned but because there were around 700 or 800 people there! Whoo! That’s quite a breakthrough from my last fun run activity which consisted only of around 350 people.

I didn’t make any new connection or friend, but it was still fun and invigorating to be around so much people who shares the same principle as me.

Two, I finally made some donations!

I know people don’t like these things, because it’s a waste of money or something, but for me, it is something fulfilling because helping is one of the traits I would like people, and even myself, to experience. It just shows that no matter how big you think your problem is, there are people willing to help you not be depressed and condemn the world for it. You just have to open your mind and yourself for the blessings to come.

And three, last but not the least, I was able to spend a good several hours with my family.

I’m starting to think that working too much is too much. And that, what I have to do is to keep socializing over Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites at a minimum and spend a good time with the people I most care about.

Well, that’s the perks of being a late bloomer, I only understand the real stuffs at a later pace than anyone.

 

– aLLy