After Almost Two Years

It’s been almost two years since my last post. I kept a physical journal last year, and I guess that’s why I didn’t use this. It’s good to keep an online journal so I can look back at it in the future. Being reminded of good things can be useful sometimes. Last year, I quit […]

Yes, Sir.

I’ve never liked my name. And I know I’ll never be fully at peace with life til I learn how to accept it. It’s a, well, normal name but it’s way too common in where I live. Plus, it reflects nothing about my personality. I’m thankful that it’s not an offensive or blatantly embarrassing name, […]

New Year, New (Blog) Direction

Hello. It’s a new year, hence, a relatively new start for this blog. As you can see, I changed the name a bit. I want to spend more time putting things into this. When I created this blog, I had no idea what to use it mainly for. My thoughts are normally, well, too abrupt […]

Two Months Later

There’s a frequent and unnerving energy in the air on Sunday nights. Anxiety that goes with the start of a new week. A kind of discontent that melts with the weekend. It is Sunday night and there’s still so much left to be figured out. Thoughts to be put down on paper. Decisions to be […]

Two Thoughts

Two thoughts to cap off the night. 1.  The pursuit of truly knowing something should ideally begin with a blank slate. Of course, there are established values, beliefs and preferences that will somehow predetermine the outcome. However, there’s also the ability to put things in perspective. To bend without breaking.  To make a little room […]

Reaction and Response

A thought from last night: Art is proof that negative things can turn into greater, positive things with the right mindset and action. As a believer of balance, interconnection and the bigger picture, I think that certain things, including those we’d rather not experience, are necessary for learning. As an avoider of tough times (perhaps […]

LiveJournal and Teenage Angst

2006: “I don’t want to go to school tomorrow, but I think I’ll end up going anyway. I thought everything was okay, but SHIT.” “Last Saturday, I had to endure another day of boredom. It wasn’t so boring, but I would’ve had more fun if I just stayed at home.” “I don’t want to go […]

Fear and Regret

“What is your biggest fear?” Rejection, failure, being alone, death? I’m sure you’ve heard one of these answers. My biggest fears are largely connected to my greatest dreams. I don’t fear rejection – I fear not being able to try at all. Failure is a part of the process. What I am afraid of is never […]

Another Job Well Done

I’ve been freelancing since last month mainly because my monthly income just isn’t enough for all the household expenses. I thought that I do have the skills to pay the bills so why don’t I work more? Well I’m not going to lie here – I wish I could get paid for creative activities but […]

We Don’t Live Here Anymore

Italo Calvino said: The more enlightened our houses are, the more their walls ooze ghosts. Describe the ghosts that live in this house: Image credit: “love Don’t live here anymore…” – © 2009 Robb North – made available under Attribution 2.0 Generic The walls resonate with their longing to leave. Dust and an unheard song. […]