Friday, March 20, 2015

Carrot Juice

“Gising na sleepyhead!”

“Nauna pa ata ako magising sayo e, sleepyhead!”

“Wow ah. Maaga nagising masakit kasi ulo.”

“You in the office?”

“Yes. I'm here 7 AM. Gusto ko ng carrot juice.”

“Gusto mo igawa kita? Kaso hindi pala ako marunong so ikaw nalang.”

“Wow ah. Coke shake is easier. Siguro naman yun kaya mo?”

“Coke shake like you just put the coke in the freezer?”

“Yes. So, yeah?”

“Are we serious about this?”

“Course. So how'd you bring it here?”

“LBC nalang.”

“Fine. I thought you're gonna cook and mang lilibre ka lunch.”

“I don't remember ever saying that.”

“Adobo favorite ko ha.”

“Maybe one day I'll cook for you. Pag mabait ka.”

“Ano yung meaning ng mabait?”

“Ahh mabait itself?”

“Marami kayang pwedeng maging meaning ang mabait.”

Monday, March 16, 2015


“So, what happened?”

“Nothing. We just drink and eat and listen to live band. And went home and, yeah, that was it.”

“That's not what we've heard.”

“Yeah? Well what is that?”

“Well you got off to another bar. And then drink and eat while there's a live band.”

“That's exaclty what I've said!”

“Why was there a tapping on his arms? And putting his arms around you? And holding your hands? Are we into something here?”

“Do I have to explain that to you?”

“Is that normal to you? I mean, do you do that to a lot of people?”

“Do what? Like hang out in the middle of the night with a guy I met from work and let him put his arms around me while walking and like let him hold my hands when we cross streets?”

“Yes. Are you always like that?”

“I don't understand what you're pointing out but to answer your question, yes I've always been like that. I hang out with people, I like talking to people and I can get comfortable with people. I do that to people, and believe it or not, that doesn't mean a fucking thing. That's why it's called a 'hang out'. People are supposed to have fun and talk. Why are you being so nosy, God!. Besides, it's not like the whole time we're walking, he's arms were all around me. That happened like a second or two. Don't make it a big deal.”

“The thing is, you've only gone out the first time and.. Don't you think it's too fast?”

“Still means nothing.”

“Wow. You're a very complicated person.”

“I know. Fuck I know.”

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

“You know what’s sad about reading books? It’s that you fall in love with the characters. They grow on you. And as you read, you start to feel what they feel - all of them - you become them. And when you’re done, you’re never the same. Sure you’re still you, you look the same, talk in the same manner, but something in you has changed. Something in the way you think, the way you choose, sometimes, even the things you say may differ. But it all comes down to the state you go to after a nice novel. The after-feeling. It’s amazing, but somehow, you feel left alone by that world you were once in. It’s overwhelming. But it makes you sad. Cause for once you were this, this otherworldly being in… Neverwhere, and then you suddenly have to say goodbye after a few weeks from when you read the last page. When you’ve recovered from that state it’s just… quite sad.”
Suzanne Collins

Saturday, January 24, 2015

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

It's the struggle of twitter—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.

Only a few people may know this feature because I guess we're not the type who dedicate time to explore the features of this social media platform. But I find this one really helpful because it saves time.

It's called the LIST. I've been using this ever since I started Twitter. So I read everything. Even if I didn't log in for days, I don't have to scroll my entire timeline to read everything. And sometimes the only tweets you wanna read are from the people you know and people you stalk, sans the tweets from random twitter accounts.

Here's how it works.

When you follow people, beside the FOLLOW button icon, there is a button that looks like a flower. This is the "user account setting". Click it and a drop down menu will appear.

On the drop down menu, choose the "Add or remove from lists", and a pop up will appear that will show all the lists you created. If you didn't have any, you can create your own by clicking the "Create List" option.

This account is Zayn Malik from One Direction (who I was obsessing when I was like 17), so I added him in my One Direction List.

Now create your own lists. Put the people you follow into groups to make it more organized. There is no limit when creating lists so you can create up to 20+ if you want to. Also, there are no limits in the number of members you can include in your list.

You may have noticed I blurred out some of my lists. And you may also have noticed the ones I blurred out are the lists which has a "padlock icon" beside them. That's another amazing thing this feature offers.

You can choose whether the list you created is public or private. Public as in, when people wants to view your list, your public lists are available for them. While the private, is obviously for your viewing only. This is important because you wouldn't want people knowing you created a list of "My Crushes" and find out you are crushing on that nerdy guy who always reads books in your Biology class because he's included on that list of yours.  Don't forget to always check this setting!

Now that you're done grouping and creating your lists, so what now?

When you're on twitter and you're going to read tweets, on your profile page, you will find the LIST on the option on the top of your page alongside with the Tweets/Following/Followers/Favorites. List is the last option. Click this and you will see all your lists.

Then you can choose which List you want to view or read tweets from. You just click it and then off you go reading! That just how it works!

Some other important things to note:

1. You can add people that you are not following! For example, you want to create a list of accounts which tweet updates from your favorite boy band but you don't actually want to follow them. If they are public accounts, you can include them in your list so you can read their tweets when reading tweets from that particular list.

2. You can include one account into several list. For example, I created One Direction List and included Zayn Malik in there. But I also created a  List of "❤️❤️❤️", and I can also include him there. There's also no limit on to how many list you want one user to be included in.

3. You can also follow lists created by other people if you're so lazy to create your own. You can search for a particular list, say, "British Boy bands" and there's one particular list that includes all the people you want to stalk, you can follow that list.

4. When you haven't been on twitter for days, you missed a lot. When you're back with internet, the tweets you're only interested to read are, of course, the ones from the people you know and you stalk. This feature saves you the trouble of scrolling and looking for the few important tweets.

I really love this feature because it saves me time. Plus I get to read the important tweets from the people I follow. Usually when on twitter, I am only interested to read the tweets from people I know or from my favorite celebrities. I can choose that List I created and I will be able to read their tweets without struggling to scroll my entire timeline and reading everything. Save your time, and help yourself! Create your own lists now!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Heart Rides On

“I love you. I love your eyes. I love your smell. I love your hair. I love your laugh. I love your skin. I love everything inside you. And I’ll try to make all the parts that I find, happy.
Because you make me happy. So much.”

– Iain Thomas

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.
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