This is one of my favorite movies ever. Something that I could watch on days where I don’t feel like getting out of bed, on sick days, or even on days when I need something I could just play and I get lost on my thoughts.
The plot is simple and some may find it a little ridiculous but it works for me. I admit though that one of the reasons I like this movie is I find myself putting myself on Katherine Heigl’s shoes and I wonder how I’d handle it, you know, being left with a kid. Not that I want that fortune on my hands. God, please no. I don’t know, I guess I just like freaking myself out with crazy things that scare the hell out of me like babies and the thought of being responsible for a little human being’s life.
And, of course, Josh Duhamel. Josh Duhamel is my ultimate eye candy. Forget Brad Pitt. John Duhamel is love. My love. Okay, I’ll stop here before it gets any weirder.
We all long to find someone who we’ll feel an insane connection with. Call it whatever you want. Spark? Chemistry? Magic? Your soulmate? I’ve been looking, waiting, looking, and waiting. Now, I’ve come to the realization that maybe I met mine when I was too stupid and too scared to realize it. That maybe i had my chance at happiness when I was 15 and I didn’t take it.
Taken January 2016. Balbalasang, Kalinga, Philippines.
Most Filipino kids grew up, in my opinion, being constantly reminded by parents and guardians to study hard because it’s the only inheritance they could give. I’m one of those kids. My parents always emphasized the importance of studying hard and finishing college because, as I said, it’s the one inheritance they could leave that no one would ever take away.
I wasn’t a straight As student. I slacked off a lot especially in college. After finishing college on such mediocrity, of course, I have regrets. So this is my message to all the students out there.
Enjoy being young but please make sure you don’t compromise your studies. For the record, I know you guys won’t listen to me but I’ll still put this out here. Yes, getting the highest marks isn’t everything. However, make sure you learn and not just memorize. Don’t avoid the terror Literature teacher. One day, you’d wish you were able to take his class. Heck, don’t avoid any terror teacher. Embrace them (not literally, of course) and conquer your fear of them. Trust me, you’ll learn a lot from them once you stop the urge of peeing your pants in class.
I believe that a good education is relevant to a young person’s transition into adulthood. It makes us holistic, open-minded individuals. However, don’t think for a moment that just because you’re well-educated and others are not, that those who are not, are beneath you. I’ve seen lots of educated people behave worse than the average Joe. So in closing, this is what I have to say: Don’t let your high IQ and your impressive educational background take away your humanity.
Where I’ll be in 5 years.
Honestly, I’m not sure if there’s a point in writing this blog post because the first thing that came to mind when I saw today’s topic was, “I have no effin’ idea.” But for the sake of my blog, I’ll indulge this topic. Let me just put out there that I don’t have a step by step plan on how to live my life. I did that before in my teenage years but it didn’t work out so I figured, “Fuck it.”
So I’m 27 right now, in five years, I’ll be 32. Which, just thinking about it, terrifies the hell out of me by the way. If things go as “planned,” in five years, I’ll be abroad working my ass off. Hopefully, I’m a better person by then, a better daughter.
I don’t see myself being a wife or a mother by then, which is probably sad, but also not seeing myself in a mental asylum by then is a relief. I would like to believe that by then I’ll be happy with who I am (fingers crossed). That I’d stop feeling out of place. I wish that by then I’d have found my perfect place under the sun.
Three Healthy Habits
I cringe while writing this because I find doing this post highly hypocritical since I am probably one of the unhealthiest persons on the face of the Earth. I admit though that I am trying to be healthy even though I am still in square one. These are the three things I’m starting on right now.
- Walking – I’ve had a sedentary lifestyle for most of my life so getting into the grind isn’t easy. I’m taking things one step at a time, no pun intended. This is just the first step I’m taking into having a healthier lifestyle.
- Less rice – I live in the Philippines where eating rice is life. Removing rice from my diet is equivalent to removing a part of my lungs. Breathing is difficult without rice. Well, I’m exaggerating but you get my point. So the solution is to reduce the amount of rice I eat. I must say it’s a good start.
- Regular skin care routine – Let me just put this out here that I suck at being a girlie girl. I have zero idea about fashion, the only thing I have an ounce of clue when it comes to make-up are lipsticks. Trust me, I try. I watch tons of make-up tutorials on YouTube and I only become more confused and overwhelmed. And it was only recently that I gave a fuck about skin care. So I’m proudly putting this bit on my list of healthy habits.