Monday, September 28, 2015

Why We Like What We Like


photo courtesy of www.interpersonal-compatibility.blogspot.com


   Lately, there have been a lot of posts about people liking certain things that are a hit right now. Some writes how it makes them feel good, while some even managed to wrap it around the current socio-political time that the country is entering. People have started arguing passionately about the things they like and has even managed to latch onto whatever faint scent of dissent that they smell on people. 
   Liking things, tv shows, movies, books is part of of how we forge relationships with other people. Similar interests binds us and allows us to relish in the feeling of liking and making us feel that we're not alone in this. On the other hand those that have a different interest than ours provides a chance to discuss this and see why we like what we like.
   Sad thing is, there are those who need to intellectualize whatever it is that they like not because to explain the rationale of their emotion but rather avoid being called a fan. At the end of the day, what we have to remember is that we follow what we love and share it others and if they like it too then good for you and if they don't then we should respect their choices. Dismissing each other to validate your own liking does not make your own argument sound smarter. You'll just sound like an ass. 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Forging Ahead


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   Working as a freelancer has its ups and downs. Being with the family, not stressing over the worsening traffic situation in the metro and owning your own hours are some of the best perks of being a freelancer and working from home. On the other hand, payment issues, connectivity concerns and not getting the job are some of the things that freelancers face every single day. This the reality of the freelancing industry and it is probably not for everyone. But for those that have been doing, it's the freedom to pursue their passion and being with their families is what keeps them going.

   In my experience, I've had my fair share of job rejections. It was either I lacked the necessary skill, or someone was more qualified than I am. When I was starting it out, this used to affect me. I would be depressed for a couple of days and there would be times where I would question why I was still doing this. But over time, I have learned to steel myself for the rejection and try to do something about the things that I may lack to better present myself for my next project application. Sure, it still stings a little but looking at the positive side of the situation and the encouragement of the people around has helped deal with it better. 

   As they say tomorrow is another day. 


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Lacking in visuals

   Resurrecting this blog (yet again) is not without small kinks. I'm having my laptop fixed and is currently using Allan's laptop. Event though we are using the same laptop, it still feels different. It's like being with doing the same thing, but now having someone along for the ride. Plus, all of my files are inside the external hard drive and the hassle of hooking it up to look for photos whenever I blog is such a hassle.
 
   But it should be fixed by this weekend and I should be one with the interwebs again!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

So basically...

   July was spent working non-stop since I work every day. August was just the same, but managed to sneak in some trips to the mall with Allan

   So yeah.