"It is critical you pay attention at this time..."

I need to increase my readership haha
- JFav

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Smile That All May Smile With You

A smile is proof of truth, beauty and love in the world.

It is an infinity of feeling, manifested in one, small action. Incalculable. Immeasurable. Unquantifiable.

Miraculous. Wondrous. Amazing.

It is burdens lifted, shackles cast aside and walls torn asunder.

It is giving back to the universe for all it has done.

The chance to make another smile is soul-nourishing.

In that moment, we are heaven-sent.

Freely given. Truly meant. Heart uplifting. Life saving.


Saturday, January 11, 2014

10 McDo Breakfast Facts

1. McDo Breakfast is only available for a limited amount of time every day. This is a safety measure to protect customers from buying all their stocks until they run out of money, and to curb a shortage of supplies which creates mass rioting by crazed, hashbrown-seeking customers.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Too Many Words Devoted to an Analogy Regarding Flushing

Remember that episode of The Simpsons where our family from Springfield are in Australia and they discover that the toilet flushes counterclockwise there as opposed to clockwise in the U.S.?

Wala lang, just wanted to get you thinking about your toilet and how it flushes. Why? Glad you asked.

Because it's how I see myself worrying. Like, that's how I'd describe how I "worry" to someone who decided to ask that incredibly random question. I worry like a toilet flushing.

My worries = Pee and Poo

Act of flushing = How I Worry

I worry about stuff and in my head it's all swirly and violent and WHOOSH! Just imagine how it feels like when you're anxious and stressed - isn't it a whirlpool of nasty things, crashing around in your head? Then, it stops and everything is calm again up until the next time I flush/worry about stuff. Somehow, this makes sense to me.

(An over-analysis of the analogy would be clunky and would probably filled with too many pronouns and wouldn't be clever just confusing and embarrassing.)

In both cases, you choose. Choose to flush, choose to worry. In both cases, it's chaotic. A violent whirlpool of waste, and a deluge of anxiety and fear. In both cases, there is relief, no matter how brief.

And with that, I've flushed that out of my system. Until next time.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Looking Forward to 2014 (in Film)

The year is almost over, and I am way behind on updating this thing, but there's still time and I'm in the mood to talk about movies.

It seems every upcoming year's slate of movies is worthy of "I can't wait for" status. Next year's crop is no different, which is no small feat after 2013's great list of films (Iron Man 3, This Is The End, Pacific Rim). Without further ado, here are the movies "I can't wait for" in 2014:


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Choo Friends

The friends you make along the way will be plenty.

None of us are friendless or for that matter, "friend-full"

The scythe of trust is what thins their numbers.

A secret kept is a friendship saved. It matters when we share secrets because we share a part of ourselves. It is trusting someone even if you can't see them.

Likewise, to spend time with someone is to mark them special. The friends you are with are who you want to be with. Foolishly wasting time being with individuals whom you can't be yourself around will kill you, little by little.

Your friends are those whom you trust with your secrets and time, your life and soul. And they, in turn, trust you with theirs.

Choose wisely. Make sure they are "Choo Friends."





Tuesday, September 24, 2013

My New Favorite Show: Sleepy Hollow



SLEEPY HOLLOW!

My new favorite show on the strength of its premise, cast/characters and willingness to out-WTF the competition. EDIT: And after only TWO episodes.

(There be spoilers!)


Monday, September 23, 2013

A Cronut Worth Your Time

Bronuts' doughnut/croissant miracles of life are good. Actually, they're great. I've tried my fair share of cronuts these past few months, but so far these are my favorite. Before my family and I finished the half dozen of them I bought (P110 per piece, P600 for six), I managed to snap a few pictures. I now give you permission to get hungry.

Super Floss, Cream Cheese and Bacon, Belgian Chocolate and Salted Caramel and Strawberry Yogurt. If nothing caught your attention there, heaven help you.
You can't tell from looking at it, but eating one of these bad boys takes some effort. These aren't tiny at all.
These brave six served our mouths and tummies well. We are grateful.
 


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Fantasy Diary 001 - Mock Draft 'Til You Make It

NBA Fantasy time! Oh yes, I love this time of the year and I can't wait to play for real. For now, practice practice practice! When it comes down to the actual live drafts, draft position determines a lot of things so I am going to practice drafting from every position at least twice. For this mock draft, I am drafting Eighth Overall. My players and thoughts after the jump.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Mundane Overanalysis: A List of Favorite Lists

I don't know about you, but I love making lists. It's so much fun to organize things like that, number them and rank them pretending to have ownership or claim or influence on these items. It's a fascination with bringing order to chaos and imagining yourself in control of something you really do not have any power over. It's almost like playing God, really.

Or not. Maybe it's just a thing people do. A habit or hobby like gardening or comic collecting or whatever. All I know is, it's pretty fun for me. And I'm pretty sure most people get a kick out of it too.

Some of my favorite topics to make lists for include Avengers line-ups (because one day, when I'm writing Avengers, Richard Rider-Ben Reilly-Scott Summers will all make the cut serving with Luke Cage and Black Panther), what I want to do on my Birthday (one day, I will plan my own surprise party), basketball line-ups (I obsessed with this in high school haha) and the order with which I will watch my shows/read my comics (because there is a way to maximize your enjoyment of these things!).

List-making can be therapeutic, calming and a tiny source of entertainment. I guess this is how I balance how messy and disorganized I am. With all the clutter in real life, making a list of things for fun is maybe a way of "tipping the scales," for people like me.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Weekend Food

I eat a lot. I eat a lot (it bears repeating). This weekend was no exception. Here are some of the things I had over the past two days (after the jump):


Friday, September 6, 2013

The Ten Commandments of Fast Food Customers



Beholdeth, yon temple of the quickened feast, thy palace of immediate sustenance! Glory be to thy refuge, where a man or woman might partake of a meal without having to slaughter the fattened calf nor baketh the bread as others have already done so for thee! It is the miracle of fast food, and I tell you it is good.

Thusly, thine patrons of the golden grill and fountain of soda, I pass on to you a list of rulings you and I must obey. The Fast Food requires are respect and consideration. We mustn't foolishly and irreverently act within its confines, nay, we stand above such shenanigans. Listen now, for I speak truest for you! Follow these commandments that we might forever be blessed. *Blech* Sorry, something got stuck in the wrong pipe for a moment there. What was I saying? Oh yeah, Ten Commandments for eating fast food. Sounds simple enough, yeah? Let's get to it.


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Pride

To be honest, there were times in my life when I thought I wasn't worth much. It wasn't so much because of one specific calamity that sent my thoughts down that dark path, but a series of unfortunate events that made me question my place in the world.

So to get affirmation, validation and vindication all in the span of a few days? It's reassuring. And it's something I can be proud of. Thank heavens.