Twenty-Fourth

“Twenty four oceans
Twenty four skies
Twenty four failures
Twenty four tries
Life is not what I thought it was
Twenty four hours ago”

So I just turned 24 last month, and now I am so wise and matured. Just kidding, of course. Being twenty-four doesn’t feel any different from being twenty-three. I spent my birthday eating. Haha! I went to The Nook with my sister. It’s a Harry Potter-inspired cafe in Maginhawa, Quezon City. We tried the Butterbeer. I am definitely coming back to this place because I did not get the chance to try the robes. Haha! It was a Wednesday afternoon, but there are still many people coming in and out the cafe.

Here are some pictures I have taken:

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Then, we (the family) had dinner at a seafood restaurant. It’s been an awesome day and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Too bad I had to go to work the following day. Haha!

Anyway, I am nearing half of my twenties and I still haven’t figured out what to do with my life. I have goals, of course. But I feel like what I am doing with my life right now is not the right path to achieve my dreams. Do you feel me, reader? When I was younger, I have this mindset of what to do someday, but now is part of that someday and I’m so off track. I’m scared that when I get back on track, it might be too late. I don’t want to spend my life regretting my choices. That would suck.

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But I believe it will all work out in the end, because if I won’t, who else will? So here’s to kids who are in their twenties and still figuring out life. We got this. We can do this!

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I’m baaaaaaaaaaack!

I’ve been away from this blog for what feels like a really long time. It’s so good to be back. I’ve missed writing. Anyway, I’ve been kinda busy with work (Yes, I am employed now. Hooray!) and my old laptop broke down. It’s sad because I had that laptop for more than four years. That’s long for a laptop, right?

As I’ve said, I’ve been kinda busy with work. Although I have no work during weekends, I don’t have enough time for leisure during weekdays. I live in Quezon City and work in Makati. I don’t mind the travel since I love travelling. But sometimes the commute makes me tired. At first, I ride the bus but nowadays the traffic is so heavy it makes me late for work for a few times already. So I decided to take the MRT. But man, the queue! I feel like I spend more time waiting for than train than actually being in the train. A commuter life is such a hard life.

The most awesome thing happened last March. I passed the Electronics Engineering board exam! OH YEAAAAAAAH! I got a Conditional status last December so I have to take one subject in March. Yey! This makes every one in the family and my circle of friends so happy. Hihi.

Note to self: Life is too short to worry about stupid things.

I tend to worry about things I shouldn’t be worried about. Like what will happen a year from now? Will I be successful by then? I really hope so. Will I get to have my dream job? What if I disappoint my family? I’m afraid of failing. I’m afraid of not being enough. Not being good enough, not smart enough, not pretty enough. I act like I don’t care what people think and say about me, but I do.

And then I realized that I shouldn’t be worried of things I really cannot control. Some things just don’t go according to plan. If I fail at something, maybe that’s just wasn’t meant for me. Maybe I am destined for something else, for something better. There’s this quote that I’ve read before, “If you didn’t give up on getting there, then you’re not on the wrong road because everything in this world is connected.”

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As for not being enough, I cannot do anything about what other people would think. I can’t please everybody, right? So I’m just going to be who I am, if they can’t accept that then I’m better off without those who can’t like me as I am. I’m just going to live my life the way I want to.  You should, too.

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Go ahead. Take chances. Tell the truth. Date someone totally wrong for you. Say no. Spend all your cash. Get to know someone random. Be random. Say I love you. Sing out loud.  Laugh at stupid jokes. Cry. Apologize.  Tell someone how much he/she means to you.  Tell a jerk what you think. Laugh until your stomach hurts. Live life. Regret nothing.

PS. Photos were from my Tumblr account.

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

I think this is the theme song of my life right now.  But I also think this could be the theme song of every one of us. We are always  searching for something. We always look for something that’s not there. We were never contented. That’s why we keep looking even though we don’t really know what we were looking for. And I hope we would find whatever it is. :)

On Movies And Life

If you ask me, we go to the movies because we want to see fairy tales. A sleeping queen woken by her true love’s kiss. A princess who puts aside her jewels to make her way in the world. Lovers torn apart being brought back together. But life isn’t a fairy tale. And happy endings are few and far between. In life, the young queen becomes a tyrant and takes her subjects to war. So that’s why we need movies. To remind us that, despite it all, love can still spring in the most unlikely of places. And that sometimes, even fairy tales can come true.

– Gossip Girl

Because of One Tree Hill, I miss high school.

I’ve watched One Tree Hill Season 9 the whole day. I have mixed emotions about it. I felt happy and sad at the same time. The characters have grown on me, you know. My favorite character is Brooke Davis. She’s strong and beautiful. She’s had her fair share of heartbreaks but eventually, she found her true love. Too bad it wasn’t Lucas Scott. I totally love them together.

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I love that scene. That’s when they got together for real. But not for long. They remain as friends, though. Peyton was really Lucas’ true love. And Julian was Brooke’s.

I also love Nathan and Haley. I want a love like them. They’ve been through a lot, but they still chose to be with each other. They’re so cool together. They love each other so much. And here I am wondering where my Nathan is? Hihi. 

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But I was kinda disappointed that Lucas and Peyton didn’t come back for the final season. I thought after being away for seasons 7 and 8, they’d be there in 9. I mean, the show was all about Lucas and Nathan and the people around them, right?

I’ve learned so many things from this show — about life, love, relationships and friendships. Here are some of nice thoughts and advice from this show:

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What you do with your life is your choice. You don’t owe other people anything.

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If you love someone, you have to be with them. No questions asked.

The ones posted above are just some of the many beautiful thoughts from this show.

And because it’s the last season, the characters were reminiscing. I miss my high school barkada because of that. I don’t see them much nowadays, and that made me sad. We used to see each other every day.

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I guess I miss the feeling that they’re always there. I mean, I know they’re always there. But it’s not the same. We’re getting old, and we have some things to focus on like work and studies. Some of us were working already while some are still studying. But when your friends work already, they get so busy, right? Not like when we were all still in school. And we all had new friends. But as they say, “Make new friends, but keep the old.” I really miss them. But it’s not too late to fix it.

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And Keith said that,

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