My life lately (09.01.2018)

So I have been inside our house for the past few weeks, and I think I kind of forget for it is like to be outside the house. Haha. I have been focused lately in de-cluttering my room and sort of throwing out some of my old stuff that I do not use anymore, along with the junks I used to have but I never knew that it still exist. My room is now clutter free! Yehey! It took me awhile to finish decluttering my room because I keep on getting distracted from all the memories that come with the things that I hoard. But I need to do the right thing and throw out all of the things that needs to be thrown, and to donate some of my stuff because there may be someone out there who actually needs those things that I do not actually use anymore. Haha. Talk about the perks (and disadvantages) of this so-called “adulting“, other than adult dating, of course. Haha. Do not get me wrong though, when I said adult dating, it should not be automatically considered as sex dating (if there is such a thing). Haha.

In terms of my life in school, the first semester of my supposed last year in school just started last week. I am to thrilled to be in school again, due to the fact that I know this will be my last year in school ever (or I claim that this is my last year in school ever, at the very least). I just hope that everything will fall in its right places and I will not screw up along the way so I can graduate this year. Haha. School is not my only priority as of today, though it is one of the most important things in my life right now. As I mentioned in my previous post, I am currently looking for a job that will help me earn money (and pay for my needs), and I have this blog to maintain (plus two other blogs). But the most important among my priorities is my mental and physical health. I have been neglecting my body lately, and I am living my life with a very poor lifestyle. I think I need to start exercising again, before it’s too late.

As for the job-hunting part, I mentioned in my last post that there is this one employer who wants to hire me. I was able to look at their work area, and I must say they have a really nice area. The only challenge for me is that the workplace is too far (I have to spend 2 hours worth of commuting through public transport just to get to their workplace from our house. So yeah, it’s that FAR). But the thing is, I like the type of work that I will be doing, and I think I kind of see myself working there anytime soon (if they hire me, of course). So I think I will say “yes” to them once they decided to hire me. I have two other employers (who I really really hope they will call me back) that I am waiting to process my application for employment. I really hope I will find a job soon!

Lately, I have been addicted to games that are considered as multiplayer online battle arena, or fondly called as MOBA (mnemonics), such as Mobile Legends (for mobile phone) and Defense of the Ancients (for PC). I never really considered myself as a gamer, but I think I loved the idea of playing this kind of games whenever I am stressed or whenever I think I need to unwind. It is really really exciting and challenging! I am not a pro in this type of games, so maybe it will take a while before I get used to this. One of the fun things in playing this kind of game is that I get a chance to learn the gaming lingo such as “GLHF” (which means “Good Luck Have Fun”), “GG” (which means “good game”), and “GGEZ” (which means “good game, easy”), to name a few. Maybe one day I will make a blog post about this, I cannot make one right now because I do not have enough confidence to let other people watch how I play. Haha. I am just a regular (noob) player. Haha. How about you? Do you play any online games like mobile legends and DOTA? What character/hero do you normally use? Any tips for a newbie gamer like me? (please be nice!) haha.

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My life lately (July 2018)

Hey there! It’s been a while since I made my last blog post. Haha. I have been sitting all day because I am too lazy to get out of our house. Haha. I would love to go out some more (with my friends or with my family), but I am currently under the weather and maybe taking a nap is better than going out. Haha. I have been told to out some more so that I can finally meet my future significant other, but I told them that there are numerous online dating sites out there that I use if ever I would want to meet other people. Haha. Who said signing up for a dating site is not a good idea? Haha. Anyone can always try to do something new (but still take all the necessary precautions before doing so). I have met a lot of people who are now in a successful relationship with one of the people they met on dating sites and/or dating apps. I used to be a non-believer of this kind of romance, but when I see happy couples who started out as mutual acquaintances in a certain dating site or dating app, I am now a believer that love can really find its way into your heart. Haha. (Fun fact: there are also nice suggestions and cool ideas for your date that you can find in some online dating sites. Haha. Yup! I made a little research about it.)

By the way, I am on school vacation and currently looking for a job before the semester begins. I have been utilizing some online job postings to look for a job because it is really pricey to go out everyday for job hunting. Haha. Thank God for the modern-day technology! It can help me get employed in the comfort of my own home. Haha. I have been looking for a job for over a month or so, and it really takes a great time for me to get hired, due to the fact that I opted to look for a job on possible employers that are near our home. Since, I will be going to school anytime soon, I think it is best for me to look for a job that will not make me lose my sanity just because I have to allot 1 or 2 hours to commute to work or to drive to our workplace. I do not have the luxury of time, nor can I waste it because I need to study for school and go to work at the same time. Time is precious, indeed. That’s why I have to research about the area of the possible workplace of my prospective employer(s). Haha. There will be too many things on my plate any time soon. Wish me luck guys!!

I am now on my last year of grad school, and I am about to graduate this school year (claiming it!). I may be on full focus on my school works (and probably with my potential part time job, if in case I can find one). I know this will be hard for me, but I can sense that I will learn so much in this type of set up. Haha. This will be stressful, I know! But I have been stressed all my life, so what’s new to that, right? Haha! Kidding! (…not).

As for my blogging life, I sort of feel like I am slowly transitioning from being a lifestyle blogger to a personal blogger. Haha. I feel like most of my posts are about my life or about how I see the things that are happening in my life. This is probably the reason why I do not really like to put my blogger self into a specific niche, not because I cannot commit, but because I know that my abilities as a blogger cannot be put in a box. But I can make adjustments here and there, if the situation requires me to be a full time blogger solely devoted to a specific niche. Haha. That will be hard, but I can try.

How about you? Have you ever used any type of online dating sites or dating apps? Do you have any advice to use who are thinking of trying it? We would really like to know it from those who are currently in a relationship with someone who they met in a dating site or dating app (or even those who used to be in a relationship with one)! 🙂

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Itchyworms’ song “Di Na Muli” now has an official music video!

One of the things that I love is music, and I find it surprising that I never made any blog post about it. I might as well make one now, right? Haha.

Actually, I love alternative rock music and RnB, and I am more inclined on the music and songs made and produced by the indie local bands here in our country. I don’t have a specific favorite song right now because it’s so damn hard to choose!!

If you’re from the Philippines, you probably know that we call it “Indie OPM”. The band featured in this blog, Itchyworms, should be no stranger to you because they’ve been in the music scene probably since the early 2000s. To remind you as to who they are, some of their songs are Beer, Akin Ka Nalang (my personal favorite!), and Gusto ko Lamang sa Buhay.

Oh, please allow me to make a blog post about a newly released music video of my current LSS! Here it goes…

 

Di Na Muli by Itchyworms

Di Na Muli was written in 2016 by long-time friends Jazz Nicolas and Wally Acolola. They entered the song into the 5th Philippine Popular (PhilPop) Music Festival, performed by The Itchyworms, where it won the grand prize. Now, in 2018, the song has been given new life in the official soundtrack of the hit film Sid & Aya (Not A Love Story) (Viva Films, starring Dingdong Dantes and Anne Curtis, directed by Irene Villamor).

Somewhere in between PhilPop and Sid & Aya, the Itchyworms set out to immortalize the song. The result was a visually stunning and emotional music video, directed by Paolo Abella. Help also came along in the form of the video’s co-director Juno Oebanda, longtime friend of the band, and the generous indulgence of none other than the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The link to the CCP is Teddy Hilado (d. 2015), recognized as the father of lighting design in Philippine theater, who is also the uncle of Oebanda

The song’s themes of love, loss, and words left unspoken, are embodied in the elegant performances of Rosky Balahadia Hilado (Teddy’s widow, formerly of the Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company) and Carissa Adea (Ballet Philippines), and in the video’s sweeping visuals, all captured within the hallowed halls of the CCP. The music video seeks to serve as loving tribute to Teddy, whose influence is still felt and recognized to this day.

The Itchyworms are now proud to share what is probably the first-ever music video shot inside the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and extend heartfelt thanks to those who helped bring the music video to fruition.

Youtube link for Di Na Muli official music video: https://youtu.be/rgHHJkzn5TU

For updates about The Itchyworms, you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Listen to the music of The Itchyworms on Spotify, Deezer and iTunes.

Check out their music videos: Official Youtube channel

 

Video Credits

Di Na Muli
Words and Music by Jazz Nicolas and Wally Acolola

Starring
Rosky Balahadia Hilado
Carissa Adea
and The Itchyworms

Executive Producers: Juno Oebanda and The Itchyworms
Directors: Paolo Abella and Juno Oebanda
Director of Photography: Arvin Viola
Lighting Director: Shakira Villa-Symes
Drone Pilot: Paolo Jaminola
Editor: PJ Corpuz
Colorist: Marilen Magsaysay

Special Thanks to:
Audio Video Solutions Corporation
Soundcheck Inc.
Forerunner Technologies Inc.
JB Music
Forscink Inc.
Digital Fusion Productions
Aero 360 International
Creative Control Group

The administration and staff of the Cultural Center of the Philippines

Di Na Muli (Lyrics)

Words and Music by Jazz Nicolas and Wally Acolola
Performed by The Itchyworms

Verse:
Nung araw kay tamis ng ating buhay
Puno ng saya at ng kulay
Di mauulit muli

Ang oras kapag hinayaang lumipas
Madarama mo hanggang bukas
Di mababawi muli

Chorus:
Ang dami daming bagay na hindi naman kailangan
Kung pwede lang bawasan natin ang mga tampuhan
Hindi mo lang alam hindi mo pa nararanasan
Kahapon sana natin di mo na pinahirapan
Patawad muli
Di na muli

Verse:
Ang oras kapag hinayaang lumipas
Madarama mo hanggang bukas
Di mababawi muli

(Instrumental)

Bridge:
At natapos ang himas ng sandal
Di kukubli aking tinig
Nang lumipas na’t di man lang nasabi
Salamat hanggang sa muli

Chorus:
Ang dami daming bagay na hindi naman kailangan
Kung pwede lang bawasan natin ang mga tampuhan
Hindi mo lang alam hindi mo pa nararanasan
Kahapon sana natin di mo na pinahirapan
Patawad muli
Di na muli

Binawi buhay mo ng walang sabi
Binubulong ko sa sarili
Mahal kita hanggang sa huli
Mahal ko hanggang sa huli

 

You can watch the video here:

 

I don’t know how many times I’ve listened to this song these past few days, but I just can’t stop listening to it! I should probably make more blog post about my current LSS and/or Spotify playlist, right? To reiterate, I still can’t believe that I never made any blog post about this, despite the fact that I’ve been blogging for so many years already. Haha!

 

How about you? Do you have any song/music genre that you love? Share it to us, please?

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Hello 2018!

Hey there! 2017 just ended and I think I need to make an “obligatory-goodbye-2017-blog-post” blog post. Haha.

Just like everyone else, my 2017 was a roller coaster ride! There were exciting ups and lonesome downs, I met a lot of interesting people and I lost some too, I built bridges more than I burned (figuratively speaking, of course), and I was able to conquer some of my fear (like flying cockroaches or enrolling to a class under a very terror professor). The bottomline is that my version of 2017 is all about courage and perseverance!

To be honest, I am actually looking forward to 2018 because I know my life will change this year. I would want to declare and claim that my version of 2018 will be about growth. But the other side of me thinks that my 2018 will just be a continuation of my 2017, which is purely about courage and perseverance. But then again, who am I to control everything, right? It’s not like I can do that. If there’s one thing that I learned over the years, that is the whole concept of fate. No matter how much I want to control everything, none of it (or maybe some of it) will work out the way I envisioned it. Haha.

As much as I want to post here my 2018 wishlist, I think I will just reserve it on my year-end blog post. Haha. To date, I only have two things in my mind that I’ve been itching to cross-out from my bucket list/wishlist. I know in my heart I will cross those two items out in my list this year. Haha. (*laughs nervously*)

Some of us bid goodbye to 2017 with a sigh of relief because one of the worst years of one’s life has finally ended, or maybe some, if not, most of us bid goodbye to 2017 with smile in their faces and joy in their hearts because 2017 was their best year so far. Wherever your stand and whatever your status is, I wish all of you an awesome 2018! On to more adventures, discoveries, self-fulfillment, learnings, and achievement we go! I hope this year will be your best year too! The best of luck to all of us.