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Thursday, 26 March 2009

Emotera

The past week had been a full-on emo vortex that sucks the life out of me. I've never felt so unhappy, and I don't exactly know why. I was so uneasy looking for something that I don't know and retail therapy didn't do its magic. It feels like I'm taking crazy pills. And I hate that feeling.

It seems as if my world came crashing down.

And it's totally annoying to think and feel like this. It's too freakin' early for me to have a mid-life crisis. I'm nowhere near the point of my mid-life. Jeez!

Not to mention, I was bitten by the emo-nostalgic bug when I went to Manila. It's like, my comfort zone. Sta. Rosa is nothing compared to the adventures that Manila has to offer. And as a thrill seeker, it's totally natural for freaks like me to miss the spit-laden streets of Pedro Gil. I took some photos to show you my comfort zone. I don't care if I look like a freakin' tourist as long as I can satisfy the nostalgic urges.

High-rise Buildings Along Pedro Gil

Pedro Gil Station, Monumento-Bound Lane

Vendors Galore At Taft Avenue

I want to gag at my sentimentality, but what I'm feeling is real, so fuck it.

Monday, 16 March 2009

Huh?!

The world has so many things to offer. And one of it is the vulnerability of an offended party. Written in this entry is another thing that made my day, aside from the synonym-terminology brouhaha from the previous hours.

My sister Charmaine is well-known by her batch to have a blind-item blog entries. It is usually about what she sees and hate, but there was never an instance of name dropping. And since fame = haters,  a "hate" Multiply site has spawned.

The author of the site has pilfered my sister's guestbook with whatever things. And since I'm an evil bitch, I totally laughed my ass off at some parts. Here are some of my comments.
  • The anonymity - If you're so keen about "A writer believes in the idea. A writer believes in the content of it", you must learn that you also have to own what you write. Since you're so brave enough to create the site, be brave enough to stake a claim on your entries. But anyway, I agree with that.
  • The blog entries are laden with too much quotes - Don't you have your own ideologies to rebut my sister's? It's too bookish that I wish I'm reading an actual book. And seriously, your usage of quotes distorts the meaning of what the quote owner is trying to say. 
  • Your arguments are also kinda weak. (e.g. "Isn't it that this world is in chaos due to people who can not accept the fact that they made some mistakes and not knowingly change it.") -- Actually both arguments are weak. To make a point, I'll take you guys as an example. You keep insisting that chaos is caused by failure to accept mistakes. However, she thinks that opposing ideas cause chaos. Both of you are causing chaos in the intarwebz because you guys keep on rebutting the other party. You can't say that only one is correct because balance is achieved because of the existence of opposite forces. There can be no "good" if there's no "bad". Ganun. So from there, you can derive that "failure to coexist" can be considered as the cause of chaos and not merely opposing ideas and failure to accept mistakes.
  • The quotes/definition is incongruous to the idea presented - Example: He/She mentioned limitations to freedom of speech and even used a definition of it. The part of the definition that says, "Limitations to freedom of speech may follow the "harm principle" or the "offense principle" ruins  the idea. You can't say that the blog violated an offense principle or a harm principle because no one in particular  was mentioned in the entry, since we are operating on the premise that there was no name-dropping. Although the uproar is rooted on the blog, it is the readers who placed names on the characters, thereby causing the "victims" harm. Therefore, the blog should not be issued to practice limiting the writer's exercise of freedom of speech based on the definition you are trying to orient the readers with.
  • "Not only do I find the thought of you being mistaken to have Gigantism by a physician, but also I find your principles quite fake." - Is it the grammar and incoherent thought or is it just me? I'm kinda slow right now so enlighten me. And if you're assuming that my sister has gigantism, a piece of advice: Don't assume because when you do, you make an ASS out of U and ME. Kthx.
  • The entire site - Making an entire site to initiate change?! By that, you are giving her free publicity plus your site is also riding on the wave of popularity which looks bad. Just as the free publicity that this entry gives you. LOL. But what the hell, this is just a commentary, not a website. But it kept me amused. Great job. You had me blogging. 
And to make this clear, this is not to defend my sister...these are just my comments as a completely objective third party.

Let's play with your quote charade: "Your logic is so pocked with holes, it would embarrass Mike Enriquez's skin."  -- Doni

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. -- Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. -- Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it's just an illusion, that people are going to bring their own stuff into it. -- David Sedaris

The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think. -- Edwin Schlossberg

Bleh.

I srsly want to stop poking fun at people who irked/irks me but I can't help myself. Although I keep it to myself and don't shout it out loud, I know it's bad.

I was browsing one of my accounts and read something really hilarious...well, at least for me. Let's just say that the person who posted that is confused with terminologies and synonyms but was sure of what he/she wrote. At first I was laughing my ass off but became confused after a few moments. Suddenly, more impakta thoughts formed into my twisted little brain.

AND I FREAKIN' WANT TO STOP! Help.

And now I'm thinking: maybe that person used figures of speech. But it still didn't make me feel any better. Ayoko nang maging bad. 

But.I.can't.stop.

Monday, 2 March 2009

Sarcasm 101

I came across a WikiHow on how to be sarcastic and I can't help but laugh at the steps. And as a self-confessed sarcastic biatch, I'll have to add a few more tips:

- Assess the mood of the target. If the target is dead ass serious, don't push it. But if it's just a so-so serious, break it out.

- If you're feeling kind of adventurous and decide to take on an authority figure, don't overdo it. Drop sarcastic remarks twice or thrice in a conversation so it wouldn't seem disrespectful. And remember the basic steps.

- Pay attention to what the target is saying. That's where you'd pick up some witty banter that you can use.

- Know the limitations. If your target looks pretty uncomfortable with what you said, follow it up with a quick "Joke lang" or any substitute for that matter.

- Use facial expression to convey irony. Sometimes, being ironic is a form of sarcasm...depending on the situation.

- Do not repeat the same sarcastic remark over and over again in a conversation. In the end, you'll be the one in the receiving end.

- Experiment with intonation. Even if the essence of what you are saying jives with the target, the contrasting or exaggerated intonation of your voice can add to the desired sarcasm. For example, you are clearly not interested with what the target is saying, you can say in a really perky tone "Ows talaga?!".

- Be spontaneous. It isn't effective if it seems rehearsed and planned.

There. Those are just some tips I can share.

Waiting

Whenever I am waiting for something, I am sure to transform into a total basket case. Today is the first week of March, wherein the list of qualified applicants of the FMS will be released. I have been to and fro the website for the nth time to check out the results and I still didn't get the tip off that it probably would be released tomorrow or on the following days.
And the longer it takes, the more anxious I get.
I'm going paranoid. I'm thinking of seriously OA doomsday thoughts. Help.
Must.drink.coffee.