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…]