Let’s Get Physical!

What is your favorite way to get physical exercise?


Least favorite?

House Chores!

What form of exercise have you always wanted to try?


This entry is in response to The Daily Post's Topic#221:
What is your favorite way to get exercise?

Failed Anonymous Blogger

quoting The Daily Post:

Do you blog anonymously or do you blog as “yourself”? Why?

I tried to be anonymous.
I created a new email account.
I thought of an alias (which I forgot how I came up with it or why I chose it).
I failed.

At first, I chose to be anonymous because I wanted my blog to be an outlet for all my frustrations, hard-hitting reviews, and not-so-good thoughts. But after I posted my first entry, I had the sudden urge to share it — just so I can get a review about the grammar and stuff. Because back in school, I feared writing. I believed I sucked at it (well, even now.haha). So I told my room mate to read it… and I survived my first critic!

I realized that it wasn’t so bad. This blogging thing may actually be a cure to my fear of writing. Plus, knowing other people enjoyed reading it felt good.

So I thought, what the heck! I let my other blogger friend (Tatia) create my “About” page and I included a slideshow of my photos with friends on my first post. I decided to share it to the world and let everyone know it’s me!  The rest are history.

Chos. haha

Can anger be constructive?

The Daily Post asks:

Can anger be constructive?

I answer:
Yes, I think so.
As long as it is not the “crazy-angry” or the violent type of anger, I believe that anger can actually help to construct or improve or promote development. This is especially for people who are too shy or kind to convey what they want. Other people tend to take advantage of their kindness that makes them kind of a doormat or a pushover. And I think that anger can make you seem serious and firm about something. If other people respect you enough (or they are sensitive enough), your anger can be perceived as an ultimatum. Like a sign that they have crossed some kind of line with you.

However, anger should be the last resort. Not that I am saying, we should hold it in. Blowing off steam is a must once in a while but we should be able to manage it wisely. I mean, one could lose a good relationship or set off a heart disease to anger. What I’m saying is: Nothing trumps patience, understanding and good vibes!

Imagine it’s August 2021…

Woah! I am way behind on my Daily Posts. Like 7 topics behind!

And it’s all because I got stuck with Topic#218, which is:

Imagine it’s August 2021 – what is your life like?

What will be my life like 10 years from now?
I have got to admit that the answer is: I have no idea!

This topic just shows my lack of plan or vision in life.
I really have to think deep about this one.
And it’s hard because I am living on the philosophy of “No Day But Today.”

How could I betray this principle? These are the words that help me make it through each day. Without this mantra, I would have been scared sh*t everyday I have been living in the real world. Always terrified of what the future might bring.

“There is no future. There is no past.
I live this moment as my last.”

So I tend to NOT think of what 10 years from now might be like.

However, seeing and living with my family for a month (lately) made me realize that I’ve got to start doing something for the future. Or at least start planning on how I could help them in the future. Not for me, but for them. The philosophy of “No day but today” does sound a little selfish. It really does not help when there’s family involved. So I am asking from our Lord above to help me accept that the future is going to happen. And good or bad, happiness or heartbreaks, I hope that He gives me strength to face it all. FOR FAMILY.

So I won’t imagine 2021 but i PRAY for 2021.
I pray that by 2021, my mom and dad won’t need to work anymore. They would be just enjoying life, doing whatever they want to do.
I pray that by 2021, my sisters will be strong, independent, and (most of all) happy in whatever they will be doing in life.
I pray that by 2021, I will still be here– able to help them.

Half of my heart’s got a right mind

My thoughts when trying to find the answer for The Daily Post‘s question…
(Are you driven by your head or your heart?)

I remember seeing all these movies with a moral lesson in the end… and that is to follow your heart. Whatever logic or philosophical theories we place in a situation, at the end of it all, the heart just seems to be the wisest body function that one must have the courage to listen to. Because in the end, nothing matters most than living life to the fullest and to your happiest.

However, movies are movies: Mostly fiction (even those supposedly to be true stories are designed to be cinematic which makes it borderline to fiction). In real life situations, we cannot be bested by our emotions. I mean, I want to. I want to follow my heart’s desire and just leave everything to dust. But life does not work that way. We grow up. We acquire responsibilities. We just have to be practical. And with all this, we just have to be smart and identify the consequences of everything. In short, we should think.

See what I did there?

I would like to be driven by my heart.
But in reality, I think my head just takes charge of everything.

What do you want your tombstone to say?

Okay. Serious Mode: ON.

I would want my tombstone to say whatever my loved-ones want it to say.
This is because I believe that whatever will be written in that tombstone will serve as a reminder (however shallow) of what I was as a person. And I would like to think and HOPE that nobody would need or want a better reminder of me than my family and closest friends.

Okay. Serious Mode: OFF.


P.S. However, I don't mind not having a tombstone.
Cremating or donating my body to science doesn't sound bad. Not bad at all.

Useless Strength (for now)

What is a strength you have that you haven’t used?

What is a strength you have that you haven’t used? Recently? Maybe a secret skill, or perhaps an ability that only surfaces under tough times?

I think the topic for today’s The Daily Post pushes an author to really shove modesty aside. But not to totally give myself out (because secret skills are kept secret for a reason. haha), I am giving the most obvious (and safe?) answer.

A strength that I have battled five years to acquire is my Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Engineering.

Now, it’s just useless.
All the Mathematics… Chemistry… Physics… all down the drain.
Don’t even get me started with my Engineering Science courses. They were all tough courses but I all loved them. The bittersweet challenges and the continuous growth of the mind (literally, I felt my brain swelling) just got me going all those years. And I kept thinking, “I can’t wait to do this for the rest of my life!”

However, when I graduated, the real world intimidated me and I started to panic. Instead of scouring the job market for something I was passionate about, I took the first job that offered comfortable income and benefits. The next thing I remember, it’s three years after and I am in a career totally different from what I was trained for.

I tried to fight it as first. I enrolled for a post graduate degree in Materials Science and Engineering(MSE). But as school work was getting heavier, so was the work load. And getting to classes was becoming impossible. It was just like two different worlds. I had a hard time studying for something totally not related to what I am doing for more than 40 hours a week.

So I learned how to accept it. I decided to choose one for now. I filed for leave of absence at school and changed my focus to work. I am in a confused phase until now and not knowing how to clear all the confusion. I am just going with the flow of life for now, keeping the faith and my MSE knowledge in my back pocket. We’ll never know when I’ll get to use it again but I am always ready to show it off anytime (of course, with a lot of dusting first. haha).