Happy happy birthday tsong! @thebeardedbart Our friendship is of no comparison. You are a permanent part of my “childhood” and will forever be an extension of my soul. We have survived fights and heartbreaks and silly arguments and you remain my number one comfort in times of failure. You turn tears into laughter and worries into hope. Your mere existence is an ultimate proof that the gods must be crazy and that God has blessed this world by such a beautiful creation that is you. #friendship #birthday #laugh #live
Date a Girl who Travels
Date a girl who travels. Date a girl who would rather save up for out of town trips or day trips than buy new shoes or clothes. She may not look like a fashion plate, but behind that tanned and freckled face from all the days out in the sun, lies a mind that can take you places and an open heart that will take you for what you are, not for what you should be.
Date a girl who travels. You’ll recognize her by the backpack she always carries. She won’t be carrying a dainty handbag; where will she put her travel journal, her pens, and the LED flashlight that’s always attached to her bag’s zipper. In a small purse, how can she bring the small coil of travel string, the wet tissues, the box of cracker, and the bottle of water she’s always ready with, just in case something happens and she can’t go home yet.
Yes, a girl who travels knows that anytime, anything can happen and she just has to be prepared with it. Nothing takes her by surprise; she takes everything with equanimity, knowing that such things are always a part of life. She’s reliable and dependable, traits that she’s learned while on the road.
You’ll also recognize a girl who travels by the fact that she’s always amazed at the world around her, no matter if she’s in her home town or in a place that’s totally new. She sees beauty all around her, not just the ones featured in travel guides or shown in postcards. A girl who travels has developed a deeper appreciation for life. She won’t judge you, or pressure you to do the things you don’t want to do. She knows too much about the importance of identity and self-efficacy, and she will appreciate all the more if you won’t pretend to be who you’re not.
You can make mistakes with a girl who travels, and you can also be as idiosyncratic as you can be. Trust me, she has seen so much worse in her travels, and knows firsthand the vagaries of human nature.
Date a girl who travels, because when you’re with her, you’ll realize that even though she’s napped at a park in Hong Kong, went boating down the River in Cagayan, ran by the streets of Macau, or went swimming in Palawan, she still retains that humility that is the mark of a real traveler. She knows she’s been to a lot of places, but she’s humbled by the fact that the world is still a big place and she’s only seen a small part of it. Seeing this in her can make you feel all right with yourself too; there’s no need for you to do more, to be more. What you are is enough.
When you meet a girl who travels, ask her where she’s been and what she’s going to do next. She will appreciate your interest, and if you’re lucky, she may even invite you to join her. When she does, do. Nothing bonds people better than traveling. On your trips, you will both see each other’s best and worst characteristics, and you can then decide whether she’s worth fighting for.
It’s easy enough to date a girl who travels. She won’t want expensive gifts; you can buy her (or both of you) cheap tickets to Thailand for the weekend, and she’ll be more than happy to take you to the longest wooden bridge in the country. You don’t even have to go overseas; you can take her out on day trips, caving or hiking, or treat her to a full body massage.
You can also buy her the little things that she keeps forgetting to buy for herself; that carabiner that will attach her backpack to her seat so that she will feel easier about sleeping on her bus trip, or a backpack cover, a small alarm clock, a money belt, or maybe another sarong that will replace the one she lost in one of her travels.
She won’t mind if you get lost on your way to a date. She knows that oftentimes, the journey is more important than the destination. She will help you see the lighter side of things. She’ll walk along with you, not behind you, pointing out the interesting bits of things you’ll see on the way. Before long, you’ll realize that yes, the journey has been more memorable than the destination that you’ve planned to take her to.
Is a girl who travels worth it? Yes, she is. So when you find her, keep her. Don’t lose her with your insecurities and doubts. Because when she says she loves you, she really does. After all, she’s seen so many things, met so many people, and if she had chosen you, better grab that opportunity and thank the gods that you were lucky enough she’s chosen you and not that bloke she met while watching the sun rise in Siargao.
If she says she loves you, she must have seen something in you, something that can always call her back from her travels, something that can anchor her to the world in the way she wants to after weeks and months of being on the road.
Date a girl who travels. Make here feel safe, warm and secure. Make her believe that no matter where she goes, and however long she’s gone, you’ll always be the there for her, the one that she can call home.
Find a girl who travels. Date her, love her, marry her, and your world will never be the same again.
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@up_dharma_down you guys are the awesome! Your music is totally ear candy. I love you UDD! #pagagos #udd #updharmadown #masskara #bacolod #music #opm with @raptuting (at Mu shu bar)
@barbiealmalbis live in Bacolod. #happiestgirlintheworld with my bagong gig buddy @raptuting
When i make a sarcastic comment and someone takes it personally
sometimes i really, deeply evaluate the benefits to being genuine. ya know, like a genuine soul in general. to not complain in the workplace. to not question who i am or what i’m doing and accept what i’m given. but ya know, the life behind a wall of puns and distance is pretty okay. i’m sarcasick. i’m sarcastuck
I hate everything right now. I’d call this my “blah” period. It’s a time when I feel like absolute moose ding period and everything that happens sucks forever. If I could sum up how I feel it would be a video of me going “uuuuuuuuuugh” for twenty minutes until I passed out in a pile of my own saliva.
I have work I need to do but I don’t want to do it. I have people I need to call land I’d rather chew off a limb and swim through a pool of molasses than call anyone. I just want to collapse on my bed and not move for the next twelve years until it’s cooler outside and until somebody loves me – UNCONDITIONALLY.
What cuases these feelings? Why can you go from one day frolicking around in the sunshine with fuzzy rabbits and blue birds for friends and the next you’re lying in a dark tower and your soul looks like Sauron and the slightest “cheap” from an avian friend makes you want to strangle a bald bird?
Ofcourse nothing actually sucks. Maybe you don’t get a job you wanted or you don’t hear from the person you used to constantly communicate with. Maybe all this stems from disappointments.
Like Yoda once said, “Disappointment leads to expectations and expectations lead to hate and hate leads to suffering.” Or something like that. When your expectations are high and then they are not met, that’s when the seeds of hating the world are planted. They start to grow in your stomach and pretty soon the numbness queasiness grabs your throat and you’re suffocated by all encompassing hate.
The most minor tasks become annoying. Your boss asks you to do something that any other day you’d find simple, if a bit stupid, but suddenly, their request is like asking you be the impossible. A daunting horrible burden. Your legs don’t want to go anywhere. You’re brain doesn’t want to engage. Suddenly, this job isn’t necessarily evil. Suddenly you haaaaaate it.
Or what about your love life? ”It’s cool. He’s probably just busy right now” turns into you singing Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable” and imagining the different ways you could set them on fire without getting caught. They can’t talk to you. THEY PROBABLY HATE YOU. THEY HATE YOU BECAUSE YOU’VE IGNORED THEM FOR A FEW DAYS BECAUSE YOU WERE BUSY STRAIGHTENING YOU LIFE. WHY DO ALL PEOPLE SUCK? I JUST WANT TO BURY MYSELF IN CATS AND NEVER SPEAK TO HUMANS AGAIN.
It’s hard to be motivated when you hate everything. You just want to leave yourself, but you don’t know how. Anything you’d normally like, you now hate. Anything that would normally make you feel better, now makes you feel worse. Plus, you can’t hang out with your friends because you’re distracted and wouldn’t be much fun anyway. It’s a deep rot and you’re too lazy to even pull yourself out of it.
It’s irrational and it’s a bummer, but hopefully it’s just a passing mood. Life isn’t really so bad. It’s easy to forget all that and start to wallow. And when the wallowing is triggered, it’s easy to slip even further down the rabbit hole of despair.
But for the moment, let’s indulge. I hate everything right now. It all sucks, right