Sunday, November 19, 2017

So anu na ito puro na lang ba ako hello?

How exciting.

Here I am on a weekend, in front of a computer, just like the typical 40 hours I spend in the office. 

Ewan ko ba. I am really a tactile person na kapag magsusulat ako mas feel ko yung keyboard kaysa gamitin yung nasa screen.

So in a previous post (di ko na din matandaan alin o kailan) naghahanap ako ng content na susundan. Para bang nakulangan na kasi ako ng mga bagong kwento. Facebook. Super daming ads, super daming cute animals, super convenient na soft porn delivered to your feed, super daming topics, name it. Pati yung "Titos of Manila" mashado na nabombard ang notifications ko in-off ko na notifications at unfollow. Nyeta.

Ganun talaga. You get what you want Seth. You asked for it.

Gusto ko na magbalik loob sa blogging. Hindi yung tipo ng blogging ngayun na pinagkakakitaan nang husto. Yung laging may new content. 

Mas maganda, mas special yung may reason talaga para magsulat. Inspired. Hindi pressured na kailangan may mamaintain na traffic.

Hindi naman ako special sumulat at hindi rin naman ako super husay na blogger. It is just that "influencers," ang tawag sa kanila sa social media, kasindami nila ang sampung pisong mani.

In fairness, mabenta pa din yung post ko tungkol sa bathhouse LOL. May mga nag-iiwan pa ng number. May mga pic at video sa twitter. Yung iba nagbibigay pa ng location as in sobrang lapit na lang sa akin feeling ko baka magkapitbahay na kami? hahaha

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Remake

A lot of people asked me what I thought about the new Beauty and the Beast movie. My answer was "I watched it online, a movie copy, I got bored after 42 minutes and decided not to finish it."

Beauty and the Beast was my favorite Disney movie of all time. I probably watched it hundreds of times I've practically memorized the script. I was initially excited upon seeing the trailer and the poster... until I watched the teaser of Belle (Little town).

Emma Watson couldn't possibly dropped her British accent and this is supposed to be a French village. I didn't mind the singing either. 

It was this particular scene that disappointed me. You see, Belle in the animation movie was dreamy and she lit up when someone asked her about her book. In the live action movie, she looked just as bored as the rest of the town.

I was expecting more in the live action since this is already a real actor! Unlike animation, the animator has to first draw the scenes, making sure to capture the emotions and the mouth opening. Second, the voice talent would then need to watch the movie and try to adjust to the emotions and the mouth movements.

I just feel that Emma could've done a lot better.




I didn't make it far enough during the first 42 minutes to make it to the library scene but when I heard that didn't go too well either, it is already a deal breaker for me.

Something tells me, soon they will be remaking the Little Mermaid as well.

I wonder how they can execute "Part of your World" convincing enough?

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Uh oh hello

Oh hi. Yeah, I'm back. And this time hopefully I'd stay a little longer.

I feel like I have to explain my disappearance though wala naman talagang malalim na dahilan. It was simply because, I got bored.

I had this yearning to make a connection, to belong, I was looking for that content or passion or whatever to make me feel excited and escape from all the monotony of daily work. Luckily, I managed to find a company where I stayed longer than a year. Achievement yun ha? Prior to that I always had to come across one version of kupal after another that would drain my energy and zest for life that I would rather resign than drag myself to work.

For the longest time I have been enjoying an almost permanent shift with weekends off. Forever. 

Petiks na work, minus the kupaloids with almost double the pay I was earning before. If that isn't fucking awesome I don't know what is.

And yet here I am. I managed to retire from the chained office laptop and here at home, hurray! I'm in front of the computer again and on the internet. How fun.

If there was anything I enjoyed the most of out my job was that now I can afford to travel more often. Pangatlong balik ko na sa Japan this coming August and Cebu sa November. Nakapasyal na din ako sa Iloilo, Bohol, nth time sa Boracay and Baguio.

Bongga di ba? Di na ako poorita :)

May bago din akong hobby... building Gundam. Pakk! Ang macho pakinggan pero honestly parang manicure-pedicure lang ang principles applied to a plastic err robot.

So bakit pa ako nagbalik sa blog? Anjan naman ang Facebook.

Napaka ingay ng Facebook. Sure anjan lahat ng content. Videos, advertisements, articles etc. Hindi ko na nga kailangan bumisita sa porn websites? Andami na hubadero na pwedeng i-follow and maya't maya magselfie delivered straight to my feed. How convenient.

For some time sumawsaw na din ako sa political topics and issues of national concern. Punyeta. Lalong magulo. Minsan hindi ko na alam paano i-process ang lahat naii-stress lang ako lalo. Eventually, kebs na. Hindi ko na sinundan ang mga bagay bagay. Hayaan ko na lahat ng political pundits at ang kung anu mang agenda nila sa buhay ang gusto nilang ipaglaban. 

Bumalik na lang ako sa aking bubble of comfort ng cute animals and hunky boys. Nakaka happy pa sila.

Anyway, I'll try to backread on the things I have missed.

Kahit minsan parang nakakatuwa yung mga likes and shares, nakakamiss din pala yung aabangan mo in a few hours, at the end of the day kung may nagbasa ng entry mo, kung may nagcomment. Inaabangan mo kung anu din ang ganap sa life ng ibang bloggers, how they see the world. Their world.

I missed writing too.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Hear ye hear ye

WHAT : Well I was thinking of setting up a mini gathering for bloggers and readers (aka EB or eyeball; OMG uso pa ba yung term na yun ngayun?)

WHY : Nothing really close to saving the world but of all the bloggers I have subscribed to like I only get updates like every 3 or so months. (What has social media done to us!?)

WHEN : TBD

WHERE : QC area. Maginhawa or Tomas Morato

WHO : I have asked Sepsep and Vic Saudad, both have expressed interest

Vic wants to bring along Mamon...

then why not invite as many people as we can! ^__________^

WHERE ULIT : I am considering a spacious venue with free flowing food and drinks (para isang bayad na lang and malakas naman talaga akong kumain)



What do you guys think?


Friday, December 4, 2015

Iloilo

He spoke about it before with a sparkle in his eye and it never waned. I know he wanted it. Badly.


The company will be expanding in the southern city and being a member of the training department will eventually require expansion and/or relocation.

My condition was very simple. If you go there, we'll break up. Period.

I am not being a jerk. I know what it would mean to his career. Heck, the place is even a stone throw away from Boracay so you could practically be in party paradise every weekend?

We talked about it before. I even jokingly said, his manager would have to arrange a meeting with me and the dogs. I am keeping the dogs by the way.

But then the real issue would be I am anticipating he will slip sooner or later. I would rather not be complacent with this matter. You know, it did happen recently right under my nose and I thought everything was going smoothly.

So I said to him, while still in bed:

"I am going to tell you how I think... I don't really wish to hamper your career growth. I know it will be exciting to pioneer something in a new place. But then, place into perspective ... the Patrick incident.

At a time when,
I thought all is well
We made love every now and then
We eat and sleep together
I kiss you when I leave and arrive from work
We go out on weekends

... and then a Patrick was hidden all along in between those times we were together.

So how can I be so sure this time that I would be miles away?

I'm sure you'll be meeting someone there. You will have needs. We can't afford flying to and from Manila every weekend, that would be quite exhausting as well."

Joms only replied: "I understand and I thought you already trusted me."


He got up from bed and prepped for work.


I never replied to that but in my head "I would rather not risk it. You haven't been to that kind of situation for me to have confidence you can endure. Besides, this is your first time in a same sex relationship, the longest even to date."


I have seen myself miserable before.

I have seen myself breakdown in sorrow and disappointment.

Why take a risk of getting hurt again when I can just let go now?




Self preservation.





I managed to be alone before. I can do it again. I would rather not be miserable and hurting.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Bury the hatchet

It was supposed to be just a normal shift at work and my Facebook stays open through my phone...

... until one peculiar notification...

"Mark followed you at 10:01 PM"

WTF. Anu na naming kalokohan ito!? Teka meron bang something special sa September 15? Parang wala naman... ah yeah. Reference nga pala naming ang 15th bilang "monthsary." First time din naming ginawa sa kwarto ko noon sa Cainta nung 19th birthday ko.

Oh well.

Sakto, online din ang true friend nyang si Gladys. Chinat ko.

Seth: finollow ako ni Mark sa Facebook. Anu meron? hehehe. Nakaprivate naman profile ko, wala siyang makikitang posts or pictures unless nakapublic. Kamusta na sya ngayun?

Gladys: Ha? Uy bago yan ah. No idea din ako why. Wala naman siyang nabanggit sakin. Busy sa duty nya bilang Anes. Kamusta ka? One month na lang... Happy Birthday to you na !!!

Seth: I knerr hihihi. Teka, bakit bigla nya akong naisip? Ilang beses na kami nagkasalubong sa Wensha na kasama ko bf ko now. Lagi naman siyang mag-isa. Tanguan lang. Di naman kami nag-uusap. hehehe

Gladys: Ay na mention nya sakin yon. Maybe nasagi ka sa isip nya...

Seth: kesheh? Are we ready to be friends again? (after 6 years) Echos!

Gladys: Maybe that's why... at least masave ang friendship...

Seth: Hmmm... whatevs. I-add ko na ba si kuya? Mukha siyang malungkot actually everytime nagkikita kami. I was kinda hoping nakahanap na siya ng bago by now.


to be continued...