Category: Reflections

Conscious Effort

I am taking the initiative to change some qualities in myself that needs to be improved. I have been doing it somewhat spontaneously and subconsciously before, but I thought writing them down might help me have a clearer perspective and make these goals more concrete. Being more assertive and clearly laying out what I want, …

Obligatory New Year Post

(This didn’t make it as my first post of the year, but I made it to January’s first week, so yay!) Happy New Year! 🎆 I hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s celebration. I had an amazing time with my family. New Year, for me, is the culmination of the Christmas season. Like …

Personal Philosophies

There are some thoughts that may seem too harsh or negative at first glance, but are actually comforting for me. For example, the thought that everything is essentially meaningless, and in the end, nothing really matters. This idea helps me live a more carefree and stress-free life. What is the point of worrying about things …

Living as a “Hermit”

I am pretty much a hermit. Loner? Check. Recluse? Uh-huh. Solitary? Yes. Looking back, it is kind of amazing in some way to me that I can go on for ages and ages without “proper” human contact. I probably can live in a desert island all by myself and still stay sane until the day …

Temporal Places

I love temporal places. I love airports, convenience stores. I love public transportation. I love riding a jeepney, taxi, bus, boat, airplane, anything. I love it so much that there are many times when I have round trips on jeepneys just for the heck of it, ride the MRT or LRT just for the heck …

Qualities I Wish to Have But Don’t

I feel like a lot of my posts on this blog are overwhelmingly positive. I’m not saying it’s wrong and not a good thing, I just feel like I need to balance the scales. So here is a post about my “insecurities”…? What are the qualities or attitudes that I want to have but actually …

The Thirst for Uniqueness

I have always wondered, “What is this thirst for uniqueness, and why does almost every person crave to be ‘special’ and different from everyone else?” I see this especially in teenagers, in what other people — most likely adults — call “phases.” For example, I see teenagers bragging about how they don’t listen to mainstream …

Success

How important is success to you? (And what does “success” even mean?) In the past couple of weeks, I have been approached by a total of two people — who I found out later turned out to be working for the same company — trying to sell me multi-level marketing. Well, they didn’t force me …