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As the sun started to closed it’s eyes, a strange feelings came in with surprise. 

I checked her profile for a while and I was captivated by her sweetest smile.

I clicked on her chat box and few seconds later, she responded with “Hey! What’s up?”

I was dumbfounded and hastened to reply back, Geez! My brain was stucked. 

I’m still shocked and drug up, for she gave me the intense feeling of being euphoric like an addict. 

Don’t asked me why I feel so shy, I was infatuated and that kind of feeling is automatic, I can’t deny.

She loves baking and cooking and I love poetry writing and portrait sketching.

Love is not a common thing, it will basically surprise us and it will make our hearts sing.

Obscure


People will always judged and condemned you through our physical appearance. The way they perceived about you because of your troubled past and the peers you hooked up with. 

We can’t really avoid that type of mentality a certain human being has. Mostly these type of people are high on spritual beliefs. They always come out clean because they thought by attending mass makes them holy.


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You know the idea of stereotyping other humans and often times by the way they looked at other people will exasperate them.

Life Is A Two Way Mirror

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As it was discussed in the Anthropology of Social Media, WhyWePost by FutureLearning and by the University College of London which is a free online course that I took, they said Social Media has no exact universal definition. 
Yes! It’s true because it differs basically from our own points of view on how we really define it personally. It has been 3 weeks now since I conducted my own way of determining how my online friends react in every post I made. I also did a random survey of questions on how social media can contribute to their daily life activities, the benefits, how they use it and the most common social media applications they used.

Here are some enlightening words from my online and offline friends;



“I used it for online shopping and it is also a threat to a certain relationship because flirting to someone is vulnerable.”

“A good way of advertising and marketing of my online business.”

“A tool for communicating my friends, families and classmates who now lives in the other countries.”

As we can see, the way they used social media really depends on the status of their lives and all of them  are  Facebook and Instagram users. The most common reason also is self-expression and for them it is the fastest tool of communication to reach the people that are closely related to them. It is also their opportunity to showcase their basic skills that can land them a desirable job. It is also their way of getting access of fresh updates on the current news, an intelligent way of exchanging ideas and also their efficient way of doing research in relation to education

In general, being in the world of social media and as a social media user, it gives them a wide array of benefits based on their personal interest of their lives.

Those are the positive attributes of social media that they’ve got based on their individual experiences.

On the other hand, based on the post that I made three weeks ago; I observed and I found out that when I intentionally posted a picture together with my cousin, in which we dressed up like we are part of F1 pit stop crew and that we are going to Malaysia for our job. Obviously, I was just pretending because my real intention was to find out how they will react when I assumed that I was really heading to Malaysia. I was really bemused. As you can see the picture is not really a good shot for me. 

(I intended to blur the picture just for this post)

It gave me a total of 48 hits. 

What I didn’t understand is that when I posted the things that I really loved to do like my sketches, poems, things that I made from recycled materials for home decor, inspirational qoutes and sharing thoughts about the idealogy of life, believed me the hits that I got didn’t reach 40, if I will get the total of all the likes that I have. (from the art pieces that I made which has no pressumption when I made it).

So I drew out the conclusion in my head that it is absolutely true, people are easily drawn to illusion and very much vulnerable to pull the wool over one’s eyes. 

Reality vs. Illusion, but that’s not my real point of posting, I don’t really care if nobody likes what I posted. What I am trying to send out is that the representation of the real jzDub as a total misfit which is very much different from the person that they have known before, I was just sharing the newly found core values in which I failed to develop before. 
Anyways, that only proves also that the majority of the users are not keen observers of the reality. It is still a stigma of willful blindness in our society for what illusion brings in real life and that the vast majority are into single sided story

The inabiliy to have a critical thinking skill is not present. What they see is what they get. That’s the reason why most social media users always have a misinterpretation for what they are reading and for what they are sharing. 

How can we rectify it?

So, therefore it us very important that we must be responsible enough everytime we make our own post. We must remember also that not all articles and rumors that were posted and shared are 100% realiable. It is necessary for us to do our own research if that certain post was doubtful in our own perception. Reading at least one article a day is a wonderful way to develop our knowledge and that is proven and suggested by the known idealistic personalities. 

I can attest myself to that because reading really gives me a broader perspective in my personal life that really enlightened my mind to  be more observant and it gave me all the answers to my questions that I had before. My mind is now awake.
We must not allow social media to influence our personalities because deceitfulness is inevitable, but instead we must use it as our medium for sensible purpose to develop our whole being.

What we reap is what we sow.

It is not too late to teach our children what real life is about, we must be more vigilant now. Let us encourage them to do more readings because being aware and knowledgeable is the key for suppressing the rhetorical world of social media.

The Thing That Should Not Be

I grew up in a culture that has full of tradition because I am an Asian. Our country was under the hands of the Spanish regime for about 300 years. So basically a lot of teachings and traditions is still present up until now. The influenced of the Spanish era has a big impact to us obviously, like our religion in which I was baptized as a Roman Catholic, the famous Fiesta celebration, education and among others.

The Spanish colonization brought an impact to us that enable us to have a closed-family tie relationship. Indeed, it is a major factor here but not knowing the effect that it caused to a certain family. The presence of jealousy, attitude problem, dependency and indolence in which is the most common thing here in our society. What I hate about it also is the so called “debt of honor”, in which we are obliged to pay back the things that our family have invested, in some sense it is good if a certain person was a successful one. The thing is you have to do it up until your last breath. The family always expects and if you fail to give for what they are asking, then a long list of fuckin’ insult you will probably hear from them. 

So, expect them to have a major change of their behaviors, they’ll probably will not talk to you and they will pretend that they didn’t know you. The funny thing is that your own family will basically ruin your own reputation to the society. That’s the dumbest thing that I observed from our culture. They will not accept any further explanation why a certain person failed to give the favor that they asked and the famous line will be “Look, how he|she had changed, now that he|she is on top of us, he|she didn’t realize the sacrifices we had for him|her and blah-blah-blah.” 

Oh! Well, that’s the reality in which I couldn’t even tolerate to agree upon. It causes the family to clash, I must say. A simple understanding should be applied for that instance because mostly people always thought of the “debt of honor” thing. It should be in our mind always that other people have also personal priorities and life is not always about chocolate and candies, they encounter problems too. Why can’t we just wait for the time when he|she will heartily hand the things to you, thoughtfullness basically means you are important because she|he remembers you. Do not expect too much because that causes a person to being upset. It is also important that we will instill the values of being respectful to others, so that in return we gain the respect that we want. 

It is very imperative to value others decisions, we grow up differently and we find happiness based on our individual personalities.

Respect is earned not given.

That is why we are unique from each other. Let us avoid dictating the things that we want because it is disrespectful. In addition, we must not look ourselves through their eyes because we are the sole controller of our own destinty.

Questions of Love


If love is blind, why am I still seeing You?

If I set my heart on fire that means I am in love, so why can’t I be called an arsonist?

Love can be broken, so if I intentionally broke the glass infront of you, can we call it love?

Love is full of heartache and pain, can I suggest an anesthesia? So that I can no longer feel heartache and pain?

If I said, “I am addicted to you.” So, why can’t I be rehabilitate for my addiction?

Love is a dangerous thing, then why do couples always say ” ’till death do us part?” So, it is not dangerous at all.

Love is sweet, then why I am still bitter? Even if I am still in love with you.

If I pour out my love for her, then why is she still alive and not drowning?

Holy shit! I think I’m in love because they said love can drive you crazy. 

Am I?

The Karma Bus Ride


I was waiting for the Karma Bus and minutes later the bus arrived beeping. It was so crowded inside full of boisterous passengers. The bus has no proper destination and there’s no need for an explanation. They said it was a journey of condemnation with no guaranteed satisfaction.

I found myself completely bemused and I became anxious. I courteously asked the lady driver to pull over and by the way her name was December. So, it was very easy for me to remember because she was attractive and clever.

The place that I choose was full of fascination and an arsenal for my inspiration. The ride of condemnation was an eye-opener and I must be thankful to Miss December. I swear! you will always be in my heart forever.

I started to recreate my existence because I was floundering. The whole tribe thought my life is humiliating because they kept on comparing me to the others, but I moved on sending the message that the path I choose was not boring but very amusing.

I am an eagle escaping from the cage of sorrow, happily soaring high in the infinite sky. One day they will understand, when my body starts colder and when I will start to turn the blind eye.