Stumble

I stumbled upon the memory
The memory I had with you
It was a break from monotony
A serene picturesque view

I stumbled upon the memory
But a memory is all that it is
A memory I should have washed away
But it’s my only way to bliss

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The 24-hour Rule

It was a laid back Sunday morning and after my morning coffee and some movies, I found myself in a very dark place commonly known as online shopping site. I was browsing here and there, checking some of the items on sale, bundle deals, etc. After few minutes, I have 3 items on cart. I was really tempted to check them out when a friend of mine told me that it’s a good day to eat out and see how Manila has progressed under the new leadership (story for another day), and so I put down my phone and went out to the real world, with still 3 items on cart.

This morning, I checked the items again and that feeling that I had yesterday that I need those 3 items seem to have wither in a span of 24 hours. I was able to remove 2 out of the 3 items. Maybe, I really like the other one.

This is the 24-hour rule that I learned recently, if you feel the need to buy something that you came across with the first time, wait for 24 hours and see if you really want/need it. Believe me, it’ll save you a lot of money.

Photo credits: https://pixabay.com/photos/squirrel-shopping-cart-nuts-nager-4325694/

Pet Sematary 2019

This 2019 version isn’t exactly the same as the book version as they perhaps felt the need to alter some details to fit the cinematic environment of contemporary times. Spoiler alert, Ellie was watching SpongeBob in one of the scenes, so there, Lol. Setting that aside, even with minor alterations, this is still a good blend of drama, despair and horror…good 100 minutes or so of it.

Master and Servant

I can’t recall where, it must be from one of the YouTube videos that I’ve seen, but it was once mentioned that technology is a good servant but a pretty bad master. I learned about the significance of this during the past couple of days when I was in bed, sick and can barely move a muscle. Most of the time, I’ll be sleeping, drifting in and out, and found myself checking my phone in between. FOMO is what they call it – fear of missing out – and it has taken too much toll on me lately. What’s happening when I was asleep? What happened at work when I was out? Was my team trying to reach me? Did one of my friends checked on me? Too many questions going on and the first impulse is to grab my phone and find the answer myself. Yes, there were few messages, some calls were missed even, but then I realized, none of this is considered as life and death situation. The world went on with me sleeping in my bed, none of the things that happened required my immediate attention, and that’s when it dawned on me – FOMO is just technology dictating us what to do. FOMO is technology asserting dominance, which, my friends, should never ever be the case.

Photo credits: https://pixabay.com/photos/laptop-coffee-notebook-pen-glasses-1478822/

A Fighting Chance

Nobody ever said that life is a walk in the park, and for all we know, it doesn’t get easy. Like any video games, the higher the level, the tougher it gets, but also like in video games, the higher your level, the better attributes you earn.

We must all give ourselves a fighting chance in this battle called life. Sometimes it all boils down to what we feed ourselves literally and figuratively; have healthy diet, exercise more, read books, listen to podcasts that adds value to you, stop scrolling your Soc-Med feeds if it makes you feel inadequate compared to your peers, organize and clean your room, put up a fight, nobody else is going to do it other than ourselves.

A Fighting Chance

Nobody ever said that life is a walk in the park, and for all we know, it doesn’t get easy. Like any video games, the higher the level, the tougher it gets, but also like in video games, the higher your level, the better attributes you earn.

We must all give ourselves a fighting chance in this battle called life. Sometimes it all boils down to what we feed ourselves literally and figuratively; have healthy diet, exercise more, read books, listen to podcasts that adds value to you, stop scrolling your Soc-Med feeds if it makes you feel inadequate compared to your peers, organize and clean your room, put up a fight, nobody else is going to do it other than ourselves.

Moving Pictures: Spider-Man Far From Home

For a post-Endgame movie, Spiderman Far From Home really stood its ground and I can honestly say, lived up to the expectations. It’s a dangerous game of tip toeing in the shadows of Iron Man but the franchise is holding up on it’s own. Similar to contemporary superhero films, Marvel managed to humanize SpiderMan and it seems that character development of Peter Parker is about to make a huge twist after this one.