ANOBAYAN: “Okay ka naman ah. So bakit single ka pa rin?”

Hi. I’m back.

It’s been three months my dear beshies! Kumusta na kayo dyan? Ako, I’m okay. Semi-enjoying the final days of bakasyon. I realized I’ve been studying / working non-stop for 5 months (ito na ‘yung cue nyo para isiping ang sipag ko… pero sa totoo lang wala akong life) kaya nung pumatak ang buwan ng Hunyo goodbye utak muna.

Ang mahalaga naman ay umabot ako sa #JulyNaMagdangal. To commemorate this awesome month, here’s my favorite Jolina Magdangal song uploaded on Youtube. May libre kasing videoke:

Aside from my goodbye utak phase, I’m just running out of funny stories and anecdotes (ANEK???dotes) kaya wala akong masyadong emote.

That was until this afternoon.

My colleagues¬†and I were at the coffee shop when suddenly (SUDDENLY???) napunta ang usapan sa abilidad kong magmahal. (Kung bakit ba kami napadpad sa topic na yon at 3¬†freaking PM na parang inakyat sa lupa ang impyerno sa init, hindi ko rin alam.) Sabi ko, magaling naman akong magmahal (I don’t feel any pressure right now…). To which my office mate replied:

“E kung ganon, bakit bakante ka pa rin hanggang ngayon?”

Muntik nang masalaksak ‘yung ngala-ngala ko ng straw. Masaquette. Sinundan niya pa ng:

“Okay ka naman ah. Maganda ka naman. Bakit single ka pa rin?”

THAT DID IT. NAPABILI AKO NG CLOVER CHIPS BARBECUE FLAVOR WITH VITAMINS.

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Ebidensya. Post-processed using VSCO para ~art~

The only question harder than “Bakit wala ka PANG boyfriend?” ay “Okay ka naman ah. Bakit kaya single ka pa rin?” Tapos may follow up pa yan after a *long silence* ng “Bakit kaya?”

As if hindi mo siya narinig the first time.

As if pagkatapos nung katahimikan, may sagot ka na.

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No crisis, just quarter-life

No crisis, just quarter-life

Hello, 25. It me.

Akala ko magkakaroon ng parang cosmic transformation when someone turns 25. Wala lang. It feels like a ~big thing~. Mga kasal nga nagse-celebrate ng silver anniversary e, so parang hey! I’m still here! I’m a functioning, most-of-the-time decent human being! Yey me! Yey parents!

Wala naman masyadong ganap. Like internally (YES kayanin mo ‘yan, muntik ko na i-type from within).

Sa totoo lang, guys, wala naman na akong time mag-reflect. Between work and school, sobrang hectic grabe ‘ni hindi na ako makapag-emote sa bus! Natutulog na lang ako! Like last week, buti ginising ako nung kundoktor kung hindi Cubao ang bagsak ko. If you expect me to go back to LB that day and go to work, nagkakamali ka. Magmo-mall na lang ako.

BUT I still do have time for dramarama sa madaling araw. Kadiri yung feelings ko minsan. At least alam nating lahat na hindi pa naman ako nagiging full-blown halaman.

ANYWAY, it’s been a week since my 25th birthday hanash! I spent it at Jollibee with closest friends and family. The party is secretly called MAHAL NIYO NAMAN AKO DIBA: A TEST OF FRIENDSHIP.

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takot

takot

sabi nila, kung magmamahal ka
kailangan mong maging matapang

maging matapang kang sumugal
maging matapang kang lumigaya
maging matapang kang umasa

umasa, umasa sa tadhana
maging matapang kang magtiwala
tiwala, sa kanya.
sa tayo.

bigla na lang tayong nanirahan sa mundo na
kapag sumaya ka, matakot ka na
kukunin ‘yan sa’yo, malamang
mawawala ‘yan sa’yo, malamang

masasaktan ka, malamang

pero

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Expectations vs. Reality: Internet Acronyms Edition

Expectations vs. Reality: Internet Acronyms Edition

Hi, guys!

Happy belated balentayms and HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY TO MY BLOG! *confetti* Can’t believe I’ve sustained this for 4 years tapos kung anu-ano lang pinagsasasabi ko. Thanks for reading and visiting, btw!

I’ve been blogging since 2003 and whilst I’m no professional, I’ve tried almost all platforms. I’ve updated things simultaneously (as if I have something relevant to say…) and gained friends along the way. Shoutout to mah homiez~

The evolution of my blogging style also came with the evolution of Internet language overall (segue!!). Parang pokemon lang and as an early pokemon, as much as I hate to admit it, I was a jejemon once.

Yes. Evident ito sa una kong blog sa Xanga.com (may Xanga pa ba!!??) back in 2003. I used to hate my name (I’ve grown to love it cos it’s so pretty and lovely~) kaya gusto ko talaga syang palamutihan ng kung anu-anong anek like numbers, symbols, and adjectives. Ayoko nang balikan ang nakaraan but let’s just say my first blog username looked more like a a very strong password than a user-friendly URL.

“The longer, the better” ang motto ng jeje era. The more Hs, Zs, numbers, and punctuation marks, the better. Kung kaya mo pang humanap ng alternative for letters para mas nakakalito, winner ka. But times have changed. Hanggang sa naglaho na sila dahil ikinahiya na nila ang kanilang sinimulan. I’m sure may mga jeje pa rin pero underground na sila mag-operate.

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