Do this. Do that. In the end you still won’t know where you’re going to. It is a struggle to live with a confused mind along the way. No matter how much you keep it to yourself, it will distract you. Just like any other person, you make plans for every step you make, but still you end up dissatisfied. It seems like you’re trying to challenge yourself to achieve something, and when you have a lot of it you don’t know at all what to do and how it should be handled. It is simply hard to choose one in order for it to be considered as “priority” when you know yourself that everything seems to be important. At one point, having a solution should not be too complicated. When you feel despair and want the solution to achieve peace of mind, here are some of the things you can do.
The summer heat is on!
It’s that season of the year again when it makes every pore of your body release so much sweat. Everyone in the metro feels uncomfortable and embarrassed when they’re drenched in sweat due to the strong summer heat. Riding public transportation becomes more hellish than usual.
Know that heat won’t easily go away no matter how much you complain about it. It’s impossible to block the sun or to carry around an electric fan to freshen up. But it’s possible not to pass out in this weather. To survive the scourging heat of the sun, equip yourself with these summer essentials: [Read more…]
It’s summer! It’s the time of the year for company outing, class reunion, friends and family bonding. Many are already going to the beach and enjoying the cool water under the sun. Don’t get left behind! If you think you don’t have time to enjoy the summer because of your busy work schedule, check out these five affordable beach destinations that are only 3-5 hours away from Manila. Enjoy your weekend camping at the beach front and forget all the stress at work.
1. Burot Beach (Calatagan, Batangas)
One of the most pristine beaches of Batangas, Burot Beach is becoming famous because of the blogs of some visitors. This is a good place if you want to escape the noise of the city. Burot has no party crowd unlike Boracay. It’s not yet developed and I’m hoping it would stay that way. Sadly, it was already bought by SM Corporation, so I guess they will develop the beach for the tourists. Burot Beach has no hotels, but you can rent a tent (Php400) if you don’t have one. Enjoy its fine white sand and rejuvenate with its clear water. Don’t worry about the food and supplies that you may need because there is a store on the beach.
For someone who doesn’t see herself in front of the altar, making a wedding playlist is a bit odd and kinda weird. I don’t exactly know why I don’t see myself walking down the aisle and meeting the man who will spend the rest of his days with me. I am not a man-hater nor I despise the male population. In fact, I can get along with them most of the times. I also have a few buddies whom I could really trust and enjoy a day just laughing out loud for so many reasons.
I’m not really sure what triggers the idea; all I can remember is that I’m inclined with the idea since college days. However, there’s this one time when the idea undergone a slight change; a change that until now I don’t know if it is for real or just my wild imagination that runs since 2013.
Wedding is such a big life event and marriage rings a bell of forever commitment. I am not afraid of them but something keeps telling me not yet to join the pool of brave people. Wedding and marriage are overwhelming I guess because of the responsibilities you have to take in the long run. But hey, I think that’s manageable.
But you know what? Making a wedding playlist is the best thing I can think of when one is planning his or her wedding. I get too excited whenever I read a blog post about wedding but I’m not quite sure if someone mentioned the music they heard on the wedding day. For someone who is inclined to music and loves to explore anything that’s ‘eargasm’, wedding playlist is a big deal for me. I know it sounds shallow, but for me, it represents the personality of the couple and the things they have been through.
Though single and marriage is still on the other side of the planet, I’m excited in creating my own wedding playlist. The playlist is composed of the songs that I really like, and I felt the need to include them on a stand-by wedding day. I believe that they are not typical songs for your wedding day, but I guess I just want to have a different set of music on my own big day. [Read more…]
They said I should start with a post on how I came up with the idea. Well, being depressed while riding the bus on my home from a job interview doesn’t sound like a good story but that’s actually where it started.
It’s my eureka moment, no matter how subdued. Being stuck in the same job for three years is no fun, and I just wanted to quit. But it jolted me into the realization that hey, it’s been three years! I should at least derive great learnings out of those years right? Writing online content and immersing myself in social media let me explore so much possibilities. And yet I do nothing. So here’s me doing something.
For the past few years, I’ve been floundering. Yes, floundering to be an adult, a responsible one. It’s difficult especially when I seem to grow stagnant from doing the same things repeatedly day after day for years. But there’s comfort in knowing that I’m not alone. As evident from the lunch break tsismisan and random Facebook and Gmail chats, I’m actually surrounded by people who are just as confused. And this is our attempt to turn our twenties’ negativity into something productive.
We are millennials in every sense of the word, except that we’re quite different from the millennials discussed extensively in articles on HuffPost and The New York Times. It seems to be a bit amiss in the Philippines. We’re similar but not quite so. We created this website to make sense of our daily plight as commuters, boarders, minimum wage workers and dreamers in Manila.
In the next few posts we’ll be tackling every topic that a millennial in Manila care about such as career troubles, cheesy movies, weekend travels, relationship dramas, and everything in between. Let’s talk about bad breakups and equally bad music choices. Let’s talk about the difficulty between chasing after your dreams and bringing food to the table.
Here, you won’t find answers on how you can be happy 24/7 or how to be a millionaire in your 20s, because we also don’t know. But maybe in this part of the web we can find out together. [Read more…]