Life

People are wired differently, not all people are the same. We understand things differently, we have different opinions and beliefs. I just don’t know why people don’t understand it. Some people thinks that other people should understand it based on how they understand it. They just don’t get it, don’t they? We all have our own perspective on how we see life, on how we see the world we live in.

For you, you see life so colorful and beautiful but for others its plain black and white. Some people can’t see the colors you’re seeing now, they can’t find the beauty you can see. For some they can only see is the darkness and how cruel life is. We might have the same pair of eyes but it doesn’t mean it’s the same thing we see the world we live in.

You call it being sensitive, too shallow and yeah she/he just wants attention but have you thought maybe he/she is not just strong as you. Have you ever thought that maybe he/she is weak and vulnerable? Easily gets sad and hurts even for the simplest things. Maybe that person went through something that’s why he/she’s like that? Have you ever thought of that? or you just quickly judge and be annoyed?

Some maybe found their purpose to live this life, some are still searching for it. Searching for a meaning, searching for anything that will make them live the life. For some they just live their life just for the sole purpose of living it, nothing else.

We all have different opinions, we reflect on things differently, we understand life differently. We need is to respect what they believe how they see things and how they see life. Just respect and understand. Don’t be closed-minded like others.

Operation: BE FIT!

This year part of my New Years resolution is to exercise and at least try to be fit. Start of February I started going out having long walks with my Dogs and few jogs. Well, baby steps right? At least now I’m going out of my room. Lol

I’m trying to be fit and gain few muscles to have shape. Actually I’m fine with my weight the problem is I have a big belly and I don’t have any shapes of muscles in my body. That is what I want to change. I want my body to be fit and be confident about it. I want to be one of the guys who can be shirtless and not be conscious about it.

On my first Pay I bought a pair of running shoes. Wow I didn’t know that running shoes are quite expensive. I don’t have any running shoes cos I dont really exercise, the last time I had exercise and used running shoes was when I was in College in my PE Class. LOL

It already been years since I had any exercise so this is going to be a struggle to me but I always keep myself motivated. First week was hard, my feet hurts and they feel so sore. I got a fractured bone in my left leg when I was a kid and I can still feel pain when I jog or run. My cousin told me to buy a support, its like a garter or latex that keeps my whole legs covered and tight (I forgot what it’s called) . It was so hard, I can feel my legs so sore but I kept pushing myself.

I don’t have weighing scale at home to really track how much I’m loosing or if I’m loosing any weight at all. But I started doing exercise with the weight of 154.32lbs. I hope I lost a weight even just few but I already felt small changes on my body, I can feel my muscles tighten and I dont easily get exhausted now unlike before. Well that’s a progress. I use Nike Run App to track how much I run everyday and they have this Plan where it will automatically schedules your run and work out depends on what you need. I’m still figuring and exploring the app on how to use it.

It’s hard for the first time especially if didn’t have any exercise for so long but you need to keep yourself motivated. Dont push yourself too much, you’re just starting and you don’t want to abuse your body. If your legs or feet hurts, take a rest and walk. Pushing your body more than it can do might lead to more serious injury. So we better take it slow but dont give up, you already started doing it why give up now.

Planning to hit the Gym soon, I’ll create a blog post about it and some updates about this Operation to be fit.

First Day New Job

It’s already been months since I started with my new job, the first weeks was a bit hard because of the adjustments not just with the environment but also with the work. It feels like First Day on your new School. But don’t worry everything will be good after few weeks.

Here are my tips on having your First Day at work:

1. Be on Time

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You don’t want to be late on your first day, You might want to impress the company that hired you by being early or on time. 5-10 minutes early will do just avoid being late. Remember first impressions lasts, so you might don’t want to give your employer a bad impression on you. “Be on time, come in early, stay a little later,” said von Staudach. Remember, you can’t be a go-getter and clock-watcher at the same time so plan to be at work a little longer than your eight-hour shift.

2. Dress Professionally

tenor.gifYou should never underestimate the importance of dressing professionally. Studies show that people make a judgment about you within seven seconds of meeting you, and the way you dress can impact this impression significantly.

3. Be Ready

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It became my habit to be ready on my first day of work. I make sure that my stuff are already prepared. If they want you to submit certain requirements make sure you got them settled days before your start day so you wont rush out. I always bring Pen and Notebook with me on my first day because there are always paper to fill out on your first day and its better to take down notes than forget them the next day unless you have a photographic memory, and few of us do.

3. Relax

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I know first day is scary and it will make you feel so anxious but you should relax. Ease up and make yourself comfortable. When times like this I just always think that they will not hire me if they don’t think I can do it, They hired me for a reason and they saw something in me. Just be positive and things will go well. Let your enthusiasm for being part of the team and the organization show through to everyone. Leave your personal problems at home and concentrate on radiating your excitement for this new opportunity.

4. Smile

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One of the big struggles is finding friends and creating good relationship with your colleagues. This is tough if you got hired in a big company with hundred of employees. Just smile back to people who nods and smile at you, try to look friendly and approachable. You want to have friends on your work not enemies so try to be kind and approachable. If someone offers you to join them on your break, go join. They wont expect you to get along with them so fast, it will take weeks for you to get comfortable talking and sharing stories to them. Try to make friends as it will make your job less stressful and will keep you motivated to go to work.

5. Do your best

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When they start giving you task, just chill, listen and understand the work. They will not expect you to get everything right on your first days of work. Read it twice, thrice or more until you fully understands it. If its unclear, just ask and clear it out. Its better to ask than commit mistakes and it might get worst. Some employers appreciates when employee ask regarding unclear instructions. It might be overwhelming now but you’ll get used to it. Just make sure you do your best. Nothing is easy at first, you need to work hard for it.

Hello 2017!

Yay! Another year has ended and a new year has come. So many things happened last year, not just about my life but also around the world. Well, 2016 was not that good and a lot of people would agree to me but this year were claiming it! 2017 is going to be a lot better!

I have high hopes this year, I’m hoping this year is going to be a turnaround of last year. I have a lot of New Years resolution in mind but I’ll focus on what I really need to change. First is I want to be  more positive this year, this is going to be a challenge for me because I usually get nervous and scared about everything, literally everything. Also I easily over think and worry even the simplest things, I always have these scenarios in my head like “what if its wrong” , ” what if I fucked up” like those kind of thoughts. See? I’m not really an optimistic person but I’ll try to change that , Bit by bit, step by step. Hopefully I’ll succeed.

Second is I’ll push myself to better and be more confident. I’m like a scared rat, scared to try new things, scared to take a risk. I’m that kind of person that easily get contented with what I have and I want to change that.  I want to push myself to be better, things might get hard but I should try, as what they say “There’s no harm in trying” right? At least you tried. No more feeling anxious and scared when there’s a new opportunity in front of me. I want to trust myself more, that if I work hard and set my mind to it, I’ll achieve what I want to achieve. In order to achieve this, I need to do my first resolution. I can’t be better and confident if I’m a pessimist. These first two  are my main resolutions this year, and hopefully I really hope that I can do it!

Aside from this two I also have some other resolutions.

  • SAVE MONEY!! (I suck at this) I usually spend my money on concerts, food and band merchandise and hopefully this year I’ll learn to spend my money more wisely. By the way I’m doing the 52-weeks Money Challenge. I hope I can finish it and wont open the piggy bank before the challenge ends. LOL
  • EXERCISE AND DIET! Every year this one is part of my New Years resolution but I always fail. Well, who doesn’t love food? I love eating and eating and eating but lazy to exercise and burn it. This year I’ll try to hit the gym maybe? LOL or at least Jog outside.

So far my year started well, I have a new job! Yay! I’ll start next week and hoping for the best. I hope this is the turnaround that I’m praying. Good luck to me!

Another new whole year to spend, another challenges and success that will change us for the better. Just pray and hope for the best! Remember that nothing is impossible if you work hard for it and always trust yourself.

So you, what are your New Years resolution? Share them, I’m interested and lets all do it together!

Happy New Year everyone! x

 

 

 

 

2016, What can I say? Its been a roller coaster and challenging year.

My 2016 started good,  I was excited and ready for what the year and life will offer.

The first few months was good, everything was fine and full of laughter. I met new people and it was all good. People say “Life changes in a snap” and “Life changes in a blink of an eye” and it’s actually true, everything suddenly change and you wont have a choice but to accept it and move on.

One of the challenges I faced during this year is me being questioned as person and as a friend. You know what sucks about this is I trusted this people, I valued them and treated them as a friend and sadly I think they don’t feel the same thing. I know to myself that I didn’t do anything wrong and what I did is to just keep my mouth shut even though they kept throwing insults. I guess that’s just how you handle difficult people, you just let them and eventually they’ll get tired of it.The thing is I always try to see the best in people and easily trust them and in the end I always end up disappointed.

It sucks when you’re treated like a garbage, they can easily throw you out after all the things you’ve done. I did everything and worked hard for it and still people can’t appreciate it and in just a snap they no longer want you and you know yourself you don’t deserve it. I fought for it because I know I don’t deserve to be treated that way. I decided to end it all and move on and you know you did the right choice. I can’t be with people who just can’t appreciate and value you.

Out of everything bad happened during this year, I’m still grateful because I learned a lot of lessons and use the experience as a motivation to move forward. I have new good friends that stood beside me and I know I can trust. To my best friend that keeps on motivating me even on my lowest point, I know you’re busy but still manage to reply to my text message. You don’t have idea how happy I am that I met you and you helped me a lot in ways you couldn’t imagine.  To the new people I met, I’m really grateful to know every single of you, maybe we all just met in a wrong time and wrong place? Still I hope the best for all of us and hope to see you around!

2016 is an  extreme roller coaster ride, I had my ups and downs that I thought I can’t face. This year is actually my most challenging year so far.

As what Jay Starret wrote:

” I’ve learned that there are many rough moments in life, ones that will either make or break you. Moments that will create the person you become. With every rejection or “failure” comes knowledge and wisdom. The only time the word failure comes into play is when you quit. Either you “win or learn”.

Use your bad experiences as a motivation, to keep going and be a better person. If you’ll let that experience eat your motivation you’ll always end up with just the thoughts of “What-ifs” and regrets. Sometimes its hard and it will take time but don’t be stuck. Dont stop trying and time will come you’ll reach it. Also, know your worth, don’t let anyone else decide what you deserve and not. Always remember just to be yourself, be kind and motivated.

” I’ve learned that there are many rough moments in life, ones that will either make or break you. Moments that will create the person you become. With every rejection or “failure” comes knowledge and wisdom. The only time the word failure comes into play is when you quit. Either you “win or learn”. I will never stop trying to pursue my goals.

Along the way, there is something I never forget, to be myself. The key to life is being true to yourself and spreading love to everyone. Just like Marianna Williamson once said, “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same”. 

Be Yourself, Stay Humble, & Smile “

By: Jay Starrett

Just want to share this to everyone, I read this a couple of times when I was feeling down and kinda not sure of whats happening around me. It was a terrible week and I never felt so anxious and down but reading this helped me, it gave me motivation and rethink everything. Yes they are right, it’s about perspective on how are we going to see and reflect to the bad situations we encounter. I love the message of it,  we can’t avoid failure and rejection cause it’s already part of our lives but the only thing that we will change it on how are we going to accept it. We cant let those failures and rejection to bring us down but we need those to make ourselves a better person. The guy who wrote this is so optimistic and happy, I just want to be like him. To stop worrying and just be positive about everything that is happening to me and still doesn’t  forget what goals I want to achieve in life.

Last Wednesday was declared as a Non-working holiday here in Pampanga, Philippines in commemoration of the Mount Pinatubo volcanic tragedy. YAY NO WORK!! My friend and I decided to go out and watch movies. Its been months since the last time we met so that was the only day we had a free time to catch up with each other since we are both busy with our job. (Ugh, adult life). We met around 10AM so we can watch two movies, Me Before You and Now You See Me 2.

Me Before You starts at 11AM so we watched it first. We are excited to see this movie because we both read the book and also because of Emilia Clarke and Sam Clafflin, Khaleese and Finnick in one movie. Haha

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The movie was 2 hours long so we came out right in time for lunch. We decided to try the newly opened stall “Banapple”. They have big servings here so we did our best to finish all the food we ordered. Hahaha. Check my blog entry about the restaurant here[x]

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The next movie we will start at 3:20 so we have tons of time to kill. We spent time talking and catching up with our own lives and jobs now. Sometimes its good to have someone you can talk to and share a lot of stuff, it helps you relax and forgot the stress you have at work and at home. So after catching up and eating tons of food, we walked around the mall (window shopping taghirap walang pera saka para mapagpag ang kinain!)  while we wait for the time.

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We chose Now You See Me because the first movie was so cool and it might be more awesome than the first one, Also I’m a big fan of Magic Tricks! Ill rather watch this than The Conjuring 2 Duh!

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We need to go home early because we still have work tomorrow. Ugh. I had so much fun! It was a productive day , Its always great to spent some time with your close friends. And finally I can now cross these movies on my to-watch-list.

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Sometimes we all need is to see a spark that will change things, our perspective, our mood. Life is tough and hard,sometimes you just have to let go of certain situations that aren’t in your control. That spark, even a small spark will give us hope that things might change for the better,tomorrow isn’t always better but it will be eventually. You’re so close to letting go of the ledge you’re holding onto so desperately but there’s just one thing that keeps you hanging on. We hold on to that spark and it will make keep us going, something that keep us to go forward.

#RandomThoughtWhileWorking..

I don’t know why every time I think about my future I feel weird and scared. I don’t know what to think. of course I have my dreams,I want to live somewhere, I want to happy with my love ones and be successful and be whatever they want me to be. But the thing is I don’t know if I can, I hate to expect that my future is what I’m expecting. Life is unpredictable and i don’t know what to expect from it. I’m so pessimistic yeah I just need to be positive But its so hard to think about those future I have in my head when I don’t know If I can achieve them. I’m so weak and I don’t know if I can face more things in life. There are tons of stuff I need to face and life is tough and I wont achieve them so easy but I don’t know if Ill able to handle more pain and hardships life will bring.Yes I just need to be positive and set my goals straight but its hard when negativity and sadness eating you up.Its not easy but I’m still trying.

 

Originally posted November 2 2015 via Tumblr (X)

Concerts

People say “ What you can get on attending concerts? You’re wasting money!” , “Why not watch it on YouTube, you’ll not pay for it”, “Why go to a concert if your ticket is not VIP or if you’re not close enough to see them or not even a chance to meet them”, “You can buy a lot of stuff on those money you spent on concerts”

Honestly Yes, those stuff makes sense. I think about them all the time but I still attend concerts. But concerts are different! Concerts will make you forget about everything, for hours it will make you forget whatever life you have, the shitty life and world we live in. It will make you feel that its good to be alive for a moment, everything is different. It will transport you to place where you can just enjoy your surrounding, the live music, the lights and everything. Even after the concert, it will give a certain happiness that no one can steal from you. A memory that will make you smile everytime you remember or hear their music. Maybe for you its like wasting money but for us its not.

I might be spending so much money for these concerts but atleast it makes me happy, I enjoy every cents I spent on their music. If you enjoy listening to music, concerts are way more better! Once you attend a good concert, you wont stop attending one, I’m telling you!

Originally posted October 30 2015 via Tumblr (X)