On “Hiatus” and Selfies…

 

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A selfie I took in my previous office. :)

Yes, you read the title right. Apparently, I’ve been in some sort of hiatus in the past year. This is because I’ve been busy with law school and all other related stuff. But now that the tormenting second semester of my freshman year is finally over, I thought it would be best to write and share again through writing.

As you all know, I still maintain my blogspot account. And while I’m still in the process of saving up for buying my own domain name and web design, I resort to archiving my original articles over there in the meantime. In fact, just a while ago, I decided to post about my very own TOP FIVE CONSIDERATIONS in doing or making selfie shots. Since almost everyone is doing “selfie” these days, I thought it would be fun and practicable to write about the topic.

So there. If you have spare time. check out the aforementioned articleI just wrote and see whether you share the same techniques and sentiments with me, about taking selfie shots.

 

Happy reading!

Thank You for the Music

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MUSIC.

You hear it. You don’t see or touch it. It’s everywhere. Lingering. Blissful. Inspiring.

But it can also be heart-breaking.

I have numerous encounters with music. It was something I learned next to talking. It helped me through bad times and gave me company during triumphant ones. It made me forget the sad realities of life. But it also reminded me of bitter-sweet memories.

MUSIC.

You let me write my life story. You gave me the opportunity to make myself vulnerable for others to see. I relish every moment of madness I experience in your hands. You’re something I always clung into…

MUSIC.

In times  like this, take time to save me. Salvage me from my propensity to self-indulgence and destruction. Once again, guide me with your harmony and words. Touch my inner soul. Pull me up and urge me never to return. Just like the ground — make me stand still.

Until I sing with you again…

College of Law — At Last!

For those who had followed my journey from college years, graduation, passing the Philippine nurse licensure exam, until when I finally get to practice as a nurse, they would be witnesses on how much I’d do anything just to pursue law studies.

I had always been honest that I didn’t like taking-up B.S. Nursing, and that my study of the course — given the hurdles of maintaining a good standing and scholar status — had been painstaking four years ago. Even so, I managed to finish the course due to the will of my parents and my desire not to fail them. During such time, I had not been able to do the things I liked because I’m scared to be kicked out from my university — Yes, my alma mater eliminates students who cannot “keep up” because we really don’t pay much, so they’re kind of strict with the grades.  I guess I had done some ranting about this in the very first post I wrote for this blog site.

Luckily through the years, I came to love the discipline my parents [gravely] pushed me into entering. Now, I work as a National Program Officer for Male Involvement for Safe Motherhood, through NSV (no-scalpel vasectomy), in one of United Nation Populations Fund’s implementing partners in the Philppines — the Cooperative Movement for Encouraging NSV (CMEN). I owe to nursing all the pleasant things I experience now, aside from the fact that the CMEN had opened wonderful opportunities for me as a person. Don’t worry, I’ll catch up as I’d write a blog on that in the succeeding days…

Even with the newly found happiness brought upon by nursing, still, there’s a big part of me calling to pursue my dream of becoming a lawyer. This “calling” had been postponed a number of times, which even came to a point of becoming neglected…

Finally, after four painstaking and trying years, I made it! I feel so mighty proud…

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Even passing the Law Aptitude Examination to become qualified in the College of Law was never easy at all. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting this “triumph” because I had no time reviewing for the entrance test due to my hectic schedule at work back then. That’s why after getting that you-qualify-to-the-college-of-law call, I couldn’t help but shout for joy!

Later, I will be enrolling to pay for my tuition fee. It’s actually the first step of reaching my lawyer-dream…

And also the very first to others I have yet to take…

Can Eye Glasses Really Make a Difference?

Aside from eating, drinking, and breathing, I would have to say that being judgmental could be one of the few natural qualities every human being possesses. (But since I don’t have pertinent scientific bases and/or statistical data — I could be dreadfully wrong) Everyday, we make an impression of every individual we see, where it be in our regular cafeteria, workplaces, bars, gym — almost everywhere.

The aforementioned premise made me realize a lot as I examined the following picture:

When I was still in high school and until my sophomore year in college, I’ve not worn eye glasses, as opposed to those kids who would do just to ride the Filipino bandwagon on designer eye glasses. Apparently, being the “cool and/or sexy geek” had become the trend to beat. During such time, people would classify people like me [in nursing college] as average, while others with eye glasses would get near-worship regard because people would think they are studious, genius, industrious — and the other “good -ous and -ius” anyone can think of. But it turns out, almost none of their assumptions were true.

Another example is me wearing shorts and a revealing tank top: Men would whistle at me and others would give me those “what-are-you-wearing” stare whenever I put off my bumblebee [graded] glasses. But then when I put them on, I seem to become unnoticeable yet dignified even with the same type of outfit…

Peculiar responses from people isn’t it?

How about you? Do you have similar experiences? Can you actually relate with the picture above?

Let me know your thoughts and feel free to talk about them. :)