Mga Realisasyon ng Isang 21-anyos na Working Girl: Eskwela Oh-na-na (PART 1)

Ang totoo niyan, sobrang miss ko na ang Student Discount sa mga bus at jeepney.

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Tuesday, 11:47 PM

Okey. Ito naaaa! Mahaba-habang litanya ‘to. Kaya naman gumawa ako ng favor para sa sarili ko at nagdesisyong hatiin ito (gaya nang ginawa n’yang paghati sa puso mo Hahaha) sa apat na entries.

Spoiler alert: Part 2 is about money. AKA Ang Adventures ng Kakarampot Kong Sahod! Hahaha.

Para sa mga nakatatanda, malamang, pabalik na po kayo sa daan na pinupuntahan ko pa lamang. Libre lait, libre tawa! Hahaha. Anyway, gusto ko lang talaga ikwento ang ilan sa mga bagay-bagay at mga katotohanang pilit sumasampal sa akin ngayon sa stage na kung tawagin ay “adulting.”

Eskwela, oh-na-na…half of my heart is in eskwela oh-na-na…

Kantahin mo sa tamang tune para mas feel. Haha.

Paulit-ulit na ‘to. Nabasa niyo na ‘to sa FB, narinig niyo na rin ‘to sa kalye. Pero totoo nga. Nakakastress pala talaga ang magtrabaho. Nakakarelate na ako ngayon. SOBRA. Hindi sa hindi ko mahal yung trabaho ko. Mahal ko siya. Writing e. Pero ‘yung pressure, yung challenges, yung environment, iba. Pero dahil strong, independent woman ako, alam kong normal lang lahat ‘to. No big deal. This is part of growing up, and growing up is part of life.

Minsan, mga three times a day lang naman, pag umaabot na sa danger zone ang stress level ko at ‘di ko na makuha sa simpleng pagkain ng ice cream, naiisip kong kumuha ng Master’s Degree (para may palusot akong humingi ng allowance XD). Ang totoo kasi niyan, sobrang miss ko na yung Student Discount sa mga bus at jeepney. Hahaha! Charot lang.

Payo ko sa mga nabuburyong na sa buhay estudyante, enjoyin niyo lang! Sigurado, mamimiss at mamimiss niyo ‘yan. Pag estudyante ka kasi, tamang timpla lang ng sipag at diskarte, pwede ka nang makasurvive in 5 easy steps:

  1. Hingi allowance
  2. Friends for food
  3. Pasok sa school
  4. Review *kunwari*
  5. Bahala na si batman sa exam! Hahaha.

Nakakatakot ang thesis, oo. Pero mas nakakatakot maboljak ng boss mo. May mga pagkakataong nami-miss ko yung buhay estudyante. Sino ba namang hindi diba? Pero hindi naman pwedeng hindi ko yakapin ‘tong phase na ‘to ng buhay ko.

I’m growing up! Yehey! Pangako ko sa sarili ko? Mag-enjoy at sisikaping patuloy na magkwento.

Ang huklubang writer,

Lola Lala

Photo image from Bite Magazine:)

This Should Be You As You Chase Your Dreams

Getting hurt is not an option but a given.

Our dreams are called “dreams” for a reason. They don’t come easily. Dreams require hard work. A lot of it. Remember that nobody made it there through sheer talent, luck or privilege. Can you name someone successful who’s never had his fair share of failure and pain?

Chasing your dreams will mean anything but easy. So, as you chase your dreams, this should be you: young, foolish, and courageous, even scarred.

As you chase your dreams, you should be young.

You should be young enough to believe the sky’s still the limit. You might have failed to bring some of your childhood dreams to life, but that doesn’t mean you should stop believing, dreaming. Be young enough to still see the beauty of your dreams, and passionate enough to pursue them persistently.

As you chase your dreams, you should be foolish.

You should be foolish enough to try, take risks and make mistakes. You are to tackle a long, bumpy road; you are bound for wrong turns, a few roundabouts, even dead ends at that. You should allow yourself that foolishness, because you should allow yourself to grow.

As you chase your dreams, you should be courageous.

You should be courageous enough to tread rough roads. Brave the roads full with bumps and tons of hurdles. Never be the dreamer who opts for the easy way out, afraid to put in the effort, and to test his limits. Be courageous enough to choose the roads less traveled but most fulfilling, most rewarding.

As you chase your dreams, you should be scarred.

You should be ‘scarred’ because you will tumble and fall to the ground. HARD. SEVERAL TIMES. You will earn small cuts and deep wounds. But after every downfall, this you should always do: pick yourself up. As you chase your dreams, you should be scarred but never be scared. Getting hurt is not an option but a given.

Behind every success story is a battle—a long history of struggle. Be the dreamer who chases success. Never be someone who easily quits. Never be the coward who fears defeat, mistakes, even opportunities. You’re ought to fall, cry and get hurt. Chasing your dreams sure sounds scary, so be the dreamer who faces everything life throws at him. Head on.

Ready to chase your dreams?

Ang huklubang writer,

Lola Lala.

Thank You, My Friend

Thank you, my friend, for believing in me.

You are beautiful.

You are strong.

You are capable.

Thank you, my friend, for your kind words—the kindest words I’ve heard in such a long time.

Thank you for saying these words, or rather, typing it for me to read. I guess, these are just the right words I needed to hear last night at 9:39. These words have somehow helped me—healed me. Thank you, my friend, for believing in me.

You are beautiful. You are strong. You are capable.

Thank you for reminding me of my own beauty. Thank you, my friend, for believing I am my own definition of beautiful. Thank you for making me feel appreciated and a hundred times more comfortable in my own skin. Thank you for washing away the insecurities that have been eating away my confidence lately. Thank you for making me realize that my flaws do not make me any less of a person, of a girl, but a part of what makes my soul beautiful. Thank you, my friend, for appreciating the beauty in me I sometimes fail to see.

You are beautiful. You are strong. You are capable.

Thank you for reminding me of my own strength. Thank you, my friend, for believing I am strong enough to face life in all its spice.Thank you for assuring me that I’ll be fine because my inner struggles have been weighing me down lately. Thank you for seeing the strong woman inside that’s been overshadowed by fear, pretense, and many other ugly things. Thank you, my friend, for saving the strength I thought I’ve lost completely.

You are beautiful. You are strong. You are capable.

Thank you for reminding me of my own capability. Thank you, my friend, for believing I have what it takes to pluck my own stars from up above. Thank you for trusting that I can when my hopes have already died down. Thank you for having the confidence in me when I’ve grown doubtful and overly cautious of every minute detail, every little thing that I do. Thank you, my friend, for your kind words have freed the doubts I’ve caged myself in.

Thank you for believing in me.

Thank you, my friend—my beautiful, strong and capable friend.

– Ang huklubang writer,

Lola Lala.

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This site is meant to inspire others to build the positive versions of themselves through sharing personal stories that revolve around spreading positivity. The scope of the site is quite large as it covers the following categories: Home, Self, Relationships, Community (tradition and travel) Online/Social Media, Inspiration, Work and passion, even Finance and Business.

Anyone can contribute, of course. The good thing is that, this site is especially tapping and encouraging young, budding writers to write content for them.

For interested writers/bloggers/contributors, you may comment down your questions below po. (Sabi nga ng Ritemed, wag mahihiyang magtanong Hahaha. Sinubukan kong pigilang wag magtagalog at wag isingit to para magmukang professional at convincing pero, obviously, di ako nagtagumpay. Hahaha 🤣🤣🤣 )

Anyway, comment down your questions, and I’ll try to answer them po:) Also, kindly share this post or share the word nalang about this soon-to-be-launched website!

The sooner you send your articles to acsampilo@gmail.com, the better:)

Let’s help spread the power of positivity guys!

Ang huklubang writer,

Lola Lala.

3 of Untitled Series

I really hope they do.

June 29, 2017, Thursday

These days I wonder so much, of so many things.

That are yet to come, or I have yet to experience.

These days my head’s full of things I’m saving,

For the sweet, sweet promise of the future.

Ah, sometimes I get too excited…

I keep simulating things, imagining events,

Repeating words, rehearsing conversations…

I wonder if these things I wonder about

Will ever come true.

And the hopeless thing is,

I really hope they do.