Saturday, January 24, 2015

TWITTER: How to read all the tweets from people you follow without scrolling your entire timeline

There are days when you just want to read tweets from your close friends, or the celebrities you're pegging, or the boy band your stalking. But you follow more than 200+ random accounts so the tweets you wanna read get overlooked by you scrolling so fast mindlessly.

I think there are only a handful of people who know about this feature from Twitter. I find it so helpful because it saves time.

The feature is called the LIST. I don't remember how I discovered this feature. When I first made my account back in 2010, I was clueless about how Twitter works so I just kept on exploring it and came across this feature. And I've been using it ever since. 

The reality: 

What are the chances that you can read every tweet in your timeline if you follow like a hundred accounts? We have limited time here. Well unless you have plenty of time to scroll until younreach the lats tweets you have read. Plus, sometimes the tweets you wanna read are those that are from the people you're really interested in, sans the random accounts you're following.

Here's how it works.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

{ The Happy List: #9 }

  1. Hugs from long-time-no-see friends
  2. I love you's when sincere
  3. Sinigang na isda for dinner on a cold night
  4. Sleeping in at 8 PM and waking up at 6 AM because your body clock finally adjusted
  5. Finding an old money in your jeans' pocket
  6. Looking through pictures of your Holiday Celebration
  7. The innocence of a two-year-old kid
  8. Listening to your new favorite song over and over again
  9. The cool breeze of December to January days
  10. People appreciating your work
  11. Reading your last year's planner and thinking how wonderful the last year has been
  12. And being really stoked for the adventures you will have and the people you will meet this new year
Make your own The Happy List!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Coffee xx

I am writing you this because I was in a coffee shop earlier today and the bitter-sweet taste of the coffee I was drinking reminded me of your lips. And how one sip from the cup transported me back to the time when we were lurking under the big mango tree on an abandoned bridge at 12 midnight being the invincible kids that we are—the hushed whispers, the goosebumps, and the kisses and the kisses and the kisses.

I can still hear your rasp voice saying you just had a cup of coffee before coming to our little rendezvous. And I can still feel the hair on the back of my neck prickling from the heat of your breath against my ear when you whisper the words I love you over and over and over again, like a prayer.

I was brought back out of my sudden recollection of memories when I realized I was unconsciously scribbling your name on the tissue paper. So I decided to write a note to tell you that I remembered you today and hope that you're doing well. There was a bit of coffee stain on the tissue, if you wouldn't mind. And I hope whoever finds this, it makes them remember of a love they once had. And if somehow the Universe plays a joke on us and you'd be the one to find this, I hope you know that it was me, and I hope that you remember.

Friday, August 29, 2014

You don't owe anyone an explanation of who you are. They're not entitled to know everything about you. If they can't understand the way that you are, pack up your things and just leave. Do not fit yourself, lower your thinking or conform to what is acceptable to them because one way or another, you're gonna lose yourself. Remember that the best persons in the world are those that make you feel comfortable in your skin and those that forever fuel your soul.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

{ The Happy List: #8 }

  1. Receiving an unexpected green dream catcher from a friend
  2. Finally having the time to re-arrange my room
  3. Listening to Thinking Out Loud for the nth time in my life. I love you Ed Sheerioo!
  4. Sincere compliments from friends
  5. A big jar of raisins covered in milk chocolate (drools..)
  6. My long bobcat hair (which is growing way too fast by the way and it's just been a month!)
  7.  Talk Dirty // Jason Derulo (heeeh)
  8. Pizza. Need I say more?
  9. Late night endless phone calls and skype conversations with you
  10. You reading poems to me over the phone
  11. C H A S I N G    C A R S
  12. "It's a full moon here tonight which makes me think of you. Cause I know no matter what I'm doing, no matter where I am, this moon will always be the same size as yours, half a world away."
  13. School, because allowance!
  14. School, because Hi crush!
  15. The cuteness that is my two pamangkins

Saturday, July 12, 2014

traverse, v.

I started to cry, and you quickly said, “No — i mean this part is over. We have to get to the next part.” And I said, “I'm not sure we can.”
Without having to think about it, you replied, “Of course we can.”
“How can you be so sure?” I asked.
And you said, “I'm sure. Isn't that enough?”

An excerpt from David Levithan's The Lover's Dictionary
(Pronouns were changed for the purpose of this blog post)

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

This is how you lose her

This is how you lose her. 
You lose her when you forget to remember the little things that mean the world to her: the sincerity in a stranger’s voice during a trip to the grocery, the delight of finding something lost or forgotten like a sticker from when she was five, the selflessness of a child giving a part of his meal to another, the scent of new books in the store, the surprise short but honest notes she tucks in her journal and others you could only see if you look closely.

You must remember when she forgets.
You lose her when you don’t notice that she notices everything about you: your use of the proper punctuation that tells her continuation rather than finality, your silence when you’re about to ask a question but you think anything you’re about to say to her would be silly, your mindless humming when it is too quiet, your handwriting when you sign your name in blank sheets of paper, your muted laughter when you are trying to be polite, and more and more of what you are, which you don’t even know about yourself, because she pays attention.
She remembers when you forget. 

You lose her for every second you make her feel less and less of the  beauty that she is. When you make her feel that she is replaceable.She wants to feel cherished.When you make her feel that you are fleeting. She wants you to stay. When you make her feel inadequate.She wants to know that she is enough and she does not need to change for you, nor for anyone else because she is she and she is beautiful, kind and good.

You must learn her.
You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.
You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.
And, this is how you keep her.

Excerpt from Junot Diaz, This is How You Lose Her.

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