Monday, November 24, 2008

30 things i learned

Image: Courtesy of DHD Multimedia Gallery

  1. There will always be people whose sole purpose in your life is to annoy the hell out of you. The trick is to not be affected. At all. Because the moment they get under your skin, you lose.

  2. From Dr. House: "Everybody lies."

  3. If you’re a pretty girl, then most of the girls you meet will not like you.

  4. If you’re an intelligent girl, then most of the boys you meet will not like you.

  5. If you’re a pretty and intelligent girl, then you better be damn charming as well.

  6. Never go into a relationship thinking that you can change a man. Because you can’t. He is who he is, honey.

  7. You get what you give. Always.

  8. Don’t sweat the small stuff; it’s just not worth it.

  9. Choose your battles, and choose them wisely.

  10. There are some heartaches that can never be shared with anyone else. That’s just how life is.

  11. Rare is the woman who does not make petty, spiteful comments about other women. If you’re lucky enough to have met this woman in your lifetime, then take the time and effort to cultivate a friendship with her.

  12. Never underestimate a person with strong, religious beliefs.

  13. Do whatever makes you happy, even if doing so may hurt other people. But do remember this: karma can be a nasty bitch.

  14. Be prepared for life’s little (or big) surprises.

  15. If you don’t feel comfortable with it (whatever it is), just say NO. Life’s too short to be catering to every person’s whims, anyway.

  16. Recognize what’s important to you, and live your life based on this awareness.

  17. Sometimes, retail therapy does help in shaking off the stress. But, just sometimes.

  18. Although a day in a spa works, too.

  19. Take care of yourself. Nobody else is gonna do that for you.

  20. Yes, people can be mean. But if you find yourself whining about these people, then tough shit. You’re letting them win.

  21. Don’t flatter yourself – not everything is about you.

  22. You can be beautiful. All you have to do is just think that you are.

  23. Booze and loud music do not a good time guarantee.

  24. Growing old is waaaaay different from growing up.

  25. Having your househelp wear uniforms while you’re at the mall (or anywhere outside your house) simply screams insecurity.

  26. If a friend borrows a thousand pesos (or twenty bucks) from you and you never hear from him/her again, then it’s money well spent. (I read this from somewhere.) But if your friend borrowed more than that, well then, that's estafa.

  27. How a person responds to stress gives you a pretty good idea of his/her integrity.

  28. Smiling with your eyes really works wonders.

  29. Love yourself first. Everything else will just fall into place.

  30. Thirty is the new 24. ;p

Monday, November 17, 2008

are you a nerd, a geek, or a dork?

Your result for The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test...

Pure Nerd

61 % Nerd, 35% Geek, 22% Dork

This is me, if I were a man and pretending to understand what I read.

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Nerd, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.

The times, they are a-changing. It used to be that being exceptionally smart led to being unpopular, which would ultimately lead to picking up all of the traits and tendencies associated with the "dork." No-longer. Being smart isn't as socially crippling as it once was, and even more so as you get older: eventually being a Pure Nerd will likely be replaced with the following label: Purely Successful.



Take The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test
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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

song of the week: times like these

Photo: Courtesy of Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson is a singer-songwriter from the island of Hawaii. I'm dedicating this song from his second album, On and On, to the American people as they vote for the next President of the USA.

Vote wisely, America. The whole world is watching.

in times like these
in times like those
what will be will be
and so it goes
and it always goes on and on
and on and on it goes

and there's always been laughing, crying, birth, and dying
boys and girls with hearts that take and give and break
and heal and grow and recreate and raise and nurture
but then hurt from time to times like these
and times like those
what will be will be
and so it goes

and there will always be stop and go and fast and slow
action, reaction, sticks and stones and broken bones
those for peace and those for war
and god bless these ones not those ones
but these ones made times like these
and times like those
what will be will be
and so it goes
and it always goes on and on
and on and on it goes

but somehow i know it won't be the same
somehow i know it'll never be the same