Monday, 28 December 2009
Considering that I am twenty and have not been to a legit club, my mind was indeed "broadened".
* Apparently, if everyone's on the dance floor and you and an acquaintance is awkwardly placed in a booth silently, buying him a drink is not entirely a good idea. On my defense, I was tired and dehydrated. It would look extremely selfish if I buy a drink for myself and leave the poor guy. by himself. IN addition, flirting with a guy to get a drink takes a lot more effort. More importantly, who the eff cares?
* Thank God for girlfriends and girl circles. Oh, thank you guy friends of the birthday girl. Thank you for saving my life. Clubs are the definitely the nesting place of creephood.
* Smoking patios are just awesome. But please, future architects and engineers, please build bigger patios so then we would not have to tilt our heads up to breathe out and breathe in.
* While I'm on the topic of change, lawyers and lobbyists should collaborate in order to legalize smoking zones in places again.
* Overall, nightlife is quite expensive in downtown Toronto.
Now, onto the next item to check off my "firsts" list....
Saturday, 19 December 2009
Friday, 02 October 2009
I don't think he can love me as much as he says he can.
Friday, 07 August 2009
On the 31st of July, she was put to rest as she victoriously battled Cancer. Although she passed away, she has lived a full life. On the 31st of July, my beloved country mourned as we tried to celebrate her short-lived life. On the 31st of July, the icon of hope and democracy, President Cory Aquino left our world to join her husband Ninoy.
As she left, I wondered what will happen afterwards; will someone be there to continue her legacy? We still needed her there. In a time where outright corruption is mandatory to become a powerful leader, President Aquino proved that simplicity and service are the only ingredients to gain people's respect and trust. She demanded authority and not power effortlessly. As she left, I pondered if her death will at least bring our politicians into realization that my country is in need of great leadership and not a race for power? Will they soon understand that in order for Philippines to thrive, we have to start taking care of each other?
I believe that Philippines is a little piece of paradise bestowed upon us by Higher beings "anitos" - as what our ancestors call them. Most of Filipinos are educated with good manners and right conduct which should be enough reminder that we need to treat others as our equals.With this, we are continuouslly bombarded by the idea that education is the priority. Ironically enough, the people in power (who are mostly born and raised in wealth) are the ones who act uneducated as they lead our people into atrocious debt and cycle of poverty. There's one thing the Philippines leads the world in: we are the most corrupt in Asia. At least we're number one is something right?
Remember the time when we were the agricultural centre in Asia? People all over our continent earnestly visited our country to learn how to propagate agriculture in their own nations. How about when we were globally recognized because we speak English fluently (minus the accent of course)? My mom used to tell my that although we were not number 1, we were in the top 5 at least. Our economy was booming. Our leaders did what they were supposed to do- lead. We were not a desperate country in need of enormous change. Look where we are now- our palms wide open waiting for the remittances of our OFW's (overseas filipino workers). SHAME ON US.
With this in mind, I think we owe it to ourselves to become our own leaders. Lead by example. As simple citizens, we can epitomize the legacy President Aquino has left us. We do not need to be in power to manifest justice. Let's try to live simply and justly. Inevitably, one would not be able to do it alone. Kailangan nating magkaisa - We, Filipinos need to do this together. We're known for coming together in countless festivities - we should start doing it more often .. coming together I mean.
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
are especially annoying when your best friend picks her man over you.
I am not asking for much, I just wanted her to be present at my birthday dinner and she casually uttered "I don't know, I'll see.. it's my date night" Well, thank you very much. Indeed, I felt my importance in your life. I never asked you to put me in the pedestal but I expected you to be fair. To this minute, I do not even know how I should feel about it. I am trying to be understanding but it seems so unreasonable. Justification is not the answer. I am somewhat angry, but somehow I knew this was coming. Disappointed? Yes. But is there a word that is similar but gives you 100 times the effect?
It seems so high school musical but where the hell is her decency nowadays? DITCHING me for a DICK?! See. I understand that she is a better girlfriend than a friend. I've known that since high school. However, I am the bestfriend. Should that not account for anything? Plus, how many date nights can she go on with her man in a year?! How many fucking times do I turn 20?
I hate girl drama. I need to grow some balls.