October 21, 2013
theburiedlife:

48 Important Truths I’ve Learned About Life
1. You can’t change other people, and it’s rude to try.
2. If you’re talking to someone you don’t know well, you may be talking to someone who knows way more about whatever you’re talking about than you do.
3. Everyone likes somebody who gets to the point quickly.
4. Bad moods will come and go your whole life, and trying to force them away makes them run deeper and last longer.
5. Children are remarkably honest creatures until we teach them not to be.
6. If everyone in the TV show you’re watching is good-looking, it’s not worth watching.
7. Yelling always makes things worse.
8. Whenever you’re worried about what others will think of you, you’re really just worried about what you’ll think of you.
9. Every problem you have is your responsibility, regardless of who caused it.
10. If you never doubt your beliefs, then you’re wrong a lot.
11. Nobody has it all figured out.
12. Every passing face on the street represents a story every bit as compelling and complicated as yours.
13. Ralph Waldo Emerson’s works alone can teach you everything you need to know about living with grace and happiness.
14. When people are uncomfortable with the present moment, they fidget with their hands or their minds. Watch and see.
15. Those who complain the most, accomplish the least.
16. Putting something off makes it instantly harder and scarier.
17. A person who is unafraid to present a candid version of herself to the world is as rare as diamonds.
18. If what you’re doing feels perfectly safe, there is probably a better course of action.
19. The greatest innovation in the history of humankind is language.
20. Blame is the favorite pastime of those who dislike responsibility.
21. Everyone you meet is better than you at something.
22. Knowledge is belief, nothing more.
23. What makes human beings different from animals is that animals can be themselves with ease.
24. Whoever you are, you will die. To know and understand that means you are alive.
25. High quality is worth any quantity, in possessions, friends and experiences.
26. The world would be a better place if everyone read National Geographic.
27. If you aren’t happy single, you won’t be happy in a relationship.
28. Even if it costs no money, nothing is free if it takes time.
29. “Gut feeling” is not just a euphemism. Tension in the abdomen speaks volumes about how you truly feel about something, beyond all arguments and rationales.
30. Everyone thinks they’re an above average driver.
31. By default, people think far too much.
32. If anything is worth splurging on, it’s a high-quality mattress. You’ll spend a third of your life using it.
33. There is nothing worse than having no friends.
34. Words are immensely powerful. One cruel remark can wound someone for life.
35. It’s easy to make someone’s day just by being uncommonly pleasant to them.
36. It is worth re-trying foods that you didn’t like at first.
37. Problems, when they arise, are rarely as painful as the experience of fearing them.
38. Nothing — ever — happens exactly like you pictured it.
39. North Americans are generally terrible at accepting compliments and offers of help.
40. There are not enough women in positions of power. The world has suffered from this deficit for a long time.
41. Anyone can be calmed in an instant by looking at the ocean or the stars.
42. Life is a solo trip, but you’ll have lots of visitors. Some of them are long-term, most aren’t.
43. The fewer possessions you have, the more they do for you.
45. Einstein was wiser than he was intelligent, and he was a genius.
46. Wishing things were different is a great way to torture yourself.
47. The ability to be happy is nothing other than the ability to come to terms with how things change.
48. Killing time is an atrocity. It’s priceless, and it never grows back.
-Thought Catalog 

theburiedlife:

48 Important Truths I’ve Learned About Life

1. You can’t change other people, and it’s rude to try.

2. If you’re talking to someone you don’t know well, you may be talking to someone who knows way more about whatever you’re talking about than you do.

3. Everyone likes somebody who gets to the point quickly.

4. Bad moods will come and go your whole life, and trying to force them away makes them run deeper and last longer.

5. Children are remarkably honest creatures until we teach them not to be.

6. If everyone in the TV show you’re watching is good-looking, it’s not worth watching.

7. Yelling always makes things worse.

8. Whenever you’re worried about what others will think of you, you’re really just worried about what you’ll think of you.

9. Every problem you have is your responsibility, regardless of who caused it.

10. If you never doubt your beliefs, then you’re wrong a lot.

11. Nobody has it all figured out.

12. Every passing face on the street represents a story every bit as compelling and complicated as yours.

13. Ralph Waldo Emerson’s works alone can teach you everything you need to know about living with grace and happiness.

14. When people are uncomfortable with the present moment, they fidget with their hands or their minds. Watch and see.

15. Those who complain the most, accomplish the least.

16. Putting something off makes it instantly harder and scarier.

17. A person who is unafraid to present a candid version of herself to the world is as rare as diamonds.

18. If what you’re doing feels perfectly safe, there is probably a better course of action.

19. The greatest innovation in the history of humankind is language.

20. Blame is the favorite pastime of those who dislike responsibility.

21. Everyone you meet is better than you at something.

22. Knowledge is belief, nothing more.

23. What makes human beings different from animals is that animals can be themselves with ease.

24. Whoever you are, you will die. To know and understand that means you are alive.

25. High quality is worth any quantity, in possessions, friends and experiences.

26. The world would be a better place if everyone read National Geographic.

27. If you aren’t happy single, you won’t be happy in a relationship.

28. Even if it costs no money, nothing is free if it takes time.

29. “Gut feeling” is not just a euphemism. Tension in the abdomen speaks volumes about how you truly feel about something, beyond all arguments and rationales.

30. Everyone thinks they’re an above average driver.

31. By default, people think far too much.

32. If anything is worth splurging on, it’s a high-quality mattress. You’ll spend a third of your life using it.

33. There is nothing worse than having no friends.

34. Words are immensely powerful. One cruel remark can wound someone for life.

35. It’s easy to make someone’s day just by being uncommonly pleasant to them.

36. It is worth re-trying foods that you didn’t like at first.

37. Problems, when they arise, are rarely as painful as the experience of fearing them.

38. Nothing — ever — happens exactly like you pictured it.

39. North Americans are generally terrible at accepting compliments and offers of help.

40. There are not enough women in positions of power. The world has suffered from this deficit for a long time.

41. Anyone can be calmed in an instant by looking at the ocean or the stars.

42. Life is a solo trip, but you’ll have lots of visitors. Some of them are long-term, most aren’t.

43. The fewer possessions you have, the more they do for you.

45. Einstein was wiser than he was intelligent, and he was a genius.

46. Wishing things were different is a great way to torture yourself.

47. The ability to be happy is nothing other than the ability to come to terms with how things change.

48. Killing time is an atrocity. It’s priceless, and it never grows back.

-Thought Catalog 

August 22, 2013
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July 21, 2013

Check out this mix on @8tracks: “13: Youtube Sidebar Adventures I”

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July 20, 2013
ME AND MY FICKLE MIND IS ACTIVE AGAIN!

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July 12, 2013
Steve Jobs in interview for PBS’ ‘One Last Thing’ documentary, 1994


“When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money.

That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is - everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.

The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually something will, you know if you push in, something will pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it. That’s maybe the most important thing. It’s to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.

I think that’s very important and however you learn that, once you learn it, you’ll want to change life and make it better, cause it’s kind of messed up, in a lot of ways. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.[6]

May 29, 2013
8tracks radio | 13: Lose Your Mind | marjiii

PARTY TIME.

April 16, 2013

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April 14, 2013

Anonymous said: Hi! I just want to ask, was your trip to Romania under Aiesec GCDP or GIP? :) Just want to weigh in the experiences of both. Thanks!

GCDP with a GIP feel haha :) 

February 27, 2013

Tatakbo at gagalaw 
Mag-iisip kung dapat bang bumitaw 
Kulang na lang, atakihin 
Ang pag-hinga’y nabibitin 

Ang dahilang alam mo na 
Kahit ano pang sabihin nila 
Tayong dalawa lamang ang makakaalam 
Ngunit ako ngayo’y naguguluhan 

Makikinig ba ako 
Sa aking isip na dati pa namang magulo? 
O iindak na lamang 
Sa tibok ng puso mo 

At aasahan ko na lamang na 
Hindi mo aapakan ang aking mga paa 
Pipikit na lamang at mag-sasayaw 
Habang nanonood siya… 

Paalis at pabalik 
May baong yakap at suklian ng halik 
Mag-papaalam at mag-sisisi 
Habang papiglas ka ako sayo ay tatabi 

Tayong dalawa lamang ang nakaka-alam 
Ngunit hindi na matanto kung sino nga ba ang pag-bibigyan ko 
Makikinig nga ba sa isipan na alam ang wasto 

Ngunit pipigilan ang pag-ibig nya na totoo 

Iindak na lamang ba sa tibok ng puso mo 
At aasahan ko hindi nya lamang aapakan ang aking mga paa 
Pipikit na lamang at mag-sasaya 
Habang nalulungkot ka 
Pipikit na lamang at mag-sasaya 
Habang nalulungkot ka 

Ako’y Litong-lito 
Tulungan niyo ako 
Di ko na alam Tatakbo at gagalaw 
Mag-iisip kung dapat bang bumitaw 
Kulang na lang, atakihin 
Ang pag-hinga’y nabibitin 

Ang dahilang alam mo na 
Kahit ano pang sabihin nila 
Tayong dalawa lamang ang makakaalam 
Ngunit ako ngayo’y naguguluhan 

Makikinig ba ako 
Sa aking isip na dati pa namang magulo? 
O iindak na lamang 
Sa tibok ng puso mo 

At aasahan ko na lamang na 
Hindi mo aapakan ang aking mga paa 
Pipikit na lamang at mag-sasayaw 
Habang nanonood siya… 

Paalis at pabalik 
May baong yakap at suklian ng halik 
Mag-papaalam at mag-sisisi 
Habang papiglas ka ako sayo ay tatabi 

Tayong dalawa lamang ang nakaka-alam 
Ngunit hindi na matanto kung sino nga ba ang pag-bibigyan ko 
Makikinig nga ba sa isipan na alam ang wasto 

Ngunit pipigilan ang pag-ibig nya na totoo 

Iindak na lamang ba sa tibok ng puso mo 
At aasahan ko hindi nya lamang aapakan ang aking mga paa 
Pipikit na lamang at mag-sasaya 
Habang nalulungkot ka 
Pipikit na lamang at mag-sasaya 
Habang nalulungkot ka 

Ako’y Litong-lito 
Tulungan niyo ako 
Di ko na alam 
Kung sino pang aking pagbibigyan o 

Ayoko na ng ganito 
Ako ay litong-lito
Kung sino pang aking pagbibigyan o 

Ayoko na ng ganito 
Ako ay litong-lito

February 8, 2013
GOPAC Manila 2013.
My previous project. 

GOPAC Manila 2013.

My previous project. 

February 8, 2013
Note to future self

(Disclaimer: All these feelings might have been caused by watching Before Sunrise and Before Sunset.)

Hi self of the future.

Life in the present is very confusing. Things are very confusing. People are very confusing. My word at this time would be, non-entity. I mean, I feel like I don’t seem to belong anywhere…yet. No shit. I’m current working for the government- well until next week. My contract ends next week. Well, after that, I’m going to be working for a campaign. Don’t ask. Work wise, everything’s okay but I’m not sure if I’m going to the right direction. Divine intervention please. But then again, time will tell. Man, impatient people hate that line. 

Everything is uncertain. This uncertainty kills. It’s not fun at all. This is the evil energy-sucking uncertainty I have. Uncertainty Max Level —in so many different aspects of your life; it’s not good. It’s a vacuum that sucks the life out of you nonstop.

Maybe I’ll just convert this uncertainty energy into something else. A thirst for the unknown kind? Kind of like Discovery Channel or National Geographic vibe? Maybe. Having known the past me, it’s going to be hard converting that energy. I mean, the past me/you always wanted to know what was going to happen next, and the past me/you somehow knew the next step because I was still in school (duh) and the next step had to involve the next academic level. Choices during that time were somehow confined to that next level. I don’t know if you get me but I hope I do. When school ends, that next level becomes a total blur. When I graduated, I had only planned the next 5 months of my life and it went very well. I knew my non-academic “next level” then. But as Ferris said, “life moves pretty fast….”, those 5 months were done. Snap. Where to next? The comforts that that next level brought are now feelings of disorientation… well at least for people like me.

It’s like I’m living this double life. The college me and the working me. Non-entity again. If only there was a way to merge both. I’ll still have to figure that one out. Sometimes I feel lost in either lives. Cheesy. OHGODWHY. I’m really hoping that all these fucking feelings are normal. I’m turning 22 in 3 months and I still haven’t done anything life fucking changing. 

I hope you’re well. I hope you’re happy.

X

January 25, 2013

The streets of persuasion
Are plated with gold
Your heart’s in the right place,
But you travel down the wrong road
Like so many before you
The gates open wide

Here comes the rising tide

December 31, 2012
new year’s notes for six friends (because I’m too chicken saying this to their faces, too much cheese)

(1) Our friendship has gone through all the levels of friendship already. Thank you for always keeping me grounded. Thank you for putting me back to reality every time my mind drifts to the insane and impossible. I know you’ve had your own share of drama this year. And even if you have these things going on in your life, you’re still there for me. Remember I’ll be here for you no matter what (excuse cliche). Our friendship is one of those lasting until God-knows-when. 

(2) Hey, this year would be so much different if haven’t met you before this year started. Here’s to another year! It’s been really great seeing become a better person in a span of one year. You were a different person this time of the year last year. Our talks have changed from the mundane to the life-changing. I wish you the wisdom to know which is wrong or right as you get back to reality. If ever you need me, I’ll not have second thoughts saving your ass.

(3) What can I say? I hope everything’s going well for you. I know things aren’t so good with you right now. But remember that things get better. It’s all about perspective. We are going to be there for you in every twist and turn you go through. I wish you strength. Just be strong. I’m sorry for all the hurt I’ve caused you. I really care for you and our friendship. I’ll be here for you. Ok? For sure, this year, things will get better.

(4) Hi. Even though you are a thousand miles away, we are still like the same as before. Thank you technology! Second new year we’re not seeing each other since college. I miss you. Anyway, I’m so happy that you finally have great friends there. I can see you’re having fun. You’ve finally found your place there. The transition from that lost kid to what you are now is really amazing. I hope this year will be good to you the same way. I hope to see you again within 5 years. 

(5) You are one of the most patient person I’ve ever met in my life. Even though we haven’t really hung out much this year, nothing still has changed. When we saw each other recently, it’s as if we were never apart. I wish all the blessings you deserve this year- in school, family, and love! Hopefully this year, I’ll get to see your face at least twice a month.

(6) Having you around has been the highlight of my year. If I were to delete your face last year, there would be a lot of blanks lying around. You are a great person even if you don’t know it. I see a lot of good in you even if you mess around all the time. It’s so hard for me to lose hope for you because the force is too strong. I surprised myself with that because you know I give up on people easily. Bam. But with you? Man, there’s a weird reason why I can’t. I hope we give each other a million chances because it’s such a waste to give up. No matter what this year will bring us, I’ll be here for you. 

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