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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Someone's Always Saying Hello, Goodbye

Hello everyone!

In accordance to my ramblings two posts ago, I'm moving to a new space at sugar-baroness.blogspot.com

See you there! :)

Monday, 12 November 2012

Few More Months

All I need is a mile-long patience and loads of perseverance and this photo wouldn't go to waste:

Just hold on, KC. You'll get there.

Shifting Gears

I started this blog in 2007, in order to amuse and express myself while waiting for the results of the Nursing board exam. I used this blog as an outlet in expressing my thoughts and emotions aside from just amusing myself by writing about the things that I discover online. As I am looking back on the contents, I noticed that I was an angst ridden and shallow little twit who knew nothing better. Well, what would you expect from a girl who just turned 20 and was suddenly released into the harsh conditions of the real world? No one ever told me what was it like. And boy, was I in a rude awakening, hence the angst.

Although I could still type in crazy things just like the old times, I probably won't write about it that much anymore as I am now older and (hopefully) wiser. Life is too short to waste on harboring negativity towards others. It's ok to write about your conflicts with other people but it's better if you personally settle whatever issues you have. I realized that it is also important to give out constructive criticisms so that there would be improvement on the things that affect each one of us. One of the things I learned five years after the creation of this blog, is to live and let live. 

In short, the interests of this blog will now expand. It'd be cool to read some of the things that make living life worthwhile, aside from my insidious rants that a lot of people interpret negatively. And if I get round to writing about people that irked me, I would still maintain their anonymity but I have to congratulate them for annoying me so much that I have to blog about them again.

I was thinking whether to make another blog but sentimentality and separation anxiety kicks in. I maintained this for 5 years and it's be a shame for this to go down to waste. But then again, this change would be for the better.

Let's get this show on the road. :)

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Todos Los Santos

Todos Los Santos or All Saints Day is celebrated in the Philippines every year on November 1 to honor and pay respects to our departed family members and loved ones.

Stained glass Crucifix

Our family's celebration of All Saints Day was very different from what we had during the past years because we lost our dear Auntie Simple this year. 

Photo taken from my cousin, Erika's Facebook album

She used to be the source of entertainment due to her vast knowledge of the latest showbiz chismis; her side comments on current events and anything that does not pass her approval always makes us laugh. I'm still not used to not having her around anymore but I'm getting there. I'm sure the others are also doing the same. The sadness is still there but everyone is moving on. 

We forgot to shoot a complete group photo!
L-R: Gomer, Charmaine, Auntie Nene, Auntie Guritte, CJ
Seated in front: Erika, Me

But in true blue Oville fashion, we managed to celebrate the occasion despite having glitches in the mausoleum. The usual potluck, trading of stories and joking around were the staple. I'm sure Auntie Simple would have also enjoyed that day if she's still with us.

The Meme Life

Ever since I got hooked on 9GAG, I always look forward to great memes because there are times that I find it funny because I can relate to it and sometimes it explains exactly what I think but can never say out loud. One of my favorites is the Kill Yourself/Yourselves meme. As Know Your Meme puts it:
Kill Yourself, also known in plural as Kill Yourselves (if more than one person is involved), depicts a man dressed in a suit and giving off a “stop” gesture with his hand. The meme is commonly used in chat rooms and social networking sites in response to incompetent and/or pathetic remarks, statements, or images, with the purpose of telling those who it is directed at that they should just kill themselves for having said or done something so pathetic.
Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

Being the pakialamera that I am, there are a lot of Facebook posts that I want to flag down with this. However, I have to stop the urge because it's not going to be pretty because of a wounded ego due to public humiliation. I've seen a lot of these and it gave me headaches. Too much vitriol wastes bandwidth and ruins what should've been a fun way to connect with other people.

Memes are fun but sometimes you have to be careful because not everyone could understand it. The bottomline here is that you have to think before you click.

And as for me, totally relating with an internet meme is a sign that I have no life. Loljk.

*Photos belong to their respective owners as those are watermarked