I travel a lot. I sing in the shower. I love taking photos of moments. I pet dogs when I see them. I speak 6 languages, I can understand 9, and I sometimes talk when I sleep. I deleted my facebook app to try and give more space for the real world. I love to talk about dreams and I have 169 bucketlist entries. I am a survivor, I can qualify that if you continue reading my blogs. I am curious. I believe that there is always a surprise lurking in the shadows - Life is a big surprise indeed!
Who are you?
That's one of life’s most frightening questions. Indeed, each of us are never the same in respective periods of our lives. We change with time thus this question is so insignificant and subjective. But my analysis, is just a lame excuse to try to run away from this dreaded question. Anyway, I will attempt to tell you about who I am as the author of this blog and what I do, and why I even made this blog.
To tell you the truth…
My friends will be laughing now, this is the third version of my blog, all because I lost the enthusiasm to write several times. Also, because I had no clear purpose as to why I would write a blog, let alone sustain it! And my goals went down the drain because I was simply – lazy.
However, several days ago, I stumbled into a gem of an idea. It was a nagging question in my brain that really pulled me out from the dark pit of excuses and restart my thwarted glory in blogging. One question rung through my mind and invaded my thoughts like a virus: “What will happen if I create content for 100 days?”
You might say, well, you would get bored for sure! On the contrary, that question was so inspiring for me because there is no goal. I’m not gonna blog because I need to show off, nor am I gonna blog because I need followers or need to monetize the blog to make a million dollars. There is no goal. It is an experiment that really excites me to look forward to that “unknown” pot of gold at the end of the what-will-happen-if-I-create-content-for-100-days-rainbow.
I have seen case studies like these in Youtube of goal-less individuals trying to find out for themselves what will happen if they do something for a certain period of time. For example, this guy who made an experiment about what will happen to him if he made 100 push-ups per day in 30 days. Well, it was obvious, he gained muscle and became strong. Interestingly, he didn’t intend to gain muscle and be stronger but only to answer the question.
It is a hack, like a backdoor, or a lottery ticket to surprise yourself as to what can be the outcome.
Also, for me, since I like challenges, I would rather do challenges than to set a goal and be frightened by it in the middle of the way. Sometimes, having a goal is counter-productive. I don’t really know how to qualify this statement because I am not excessively smart, but I have experienced it a lot.
Transforming the goal into a curious question is sort of like tricking your brain to approach a desired outcome little by little without permitting your mind to notice you are luring it to the goal. The mind simply does what you want it to do, on autopilot, it complains when it is conscious of a goal.
Well, this really sounds stupid. But, I will try to answer this question and make another question once the 100 days are over. So good luck to me!
Okay so what do I do for a living?
Well I don’t do things to live, I live to do things. Dang! Sounds like a zen-like quote huh?! Well, it is the truth. But yeah, I work as a web designer and I have a passion for travelling. I love meeting new cultures, learning languages, trying out new food and stuff and I like taking pictures and taking videos pretending I am a vlogger. In my free time I try to read as much, play wordscapes or devour a lot of youtube videos on travel and graphic design.
I am a Filipino and I am proud about gradually rediscovering my culture and the beauty of my country. I love coffee both real and fake coffee. I love telling stories and writing short stories. I have travelled to 15 countries so far. Poetry turns me on. Annnnnd I am scared of heights, but I love jumping in waterfalls!
I want to live and tell my future grandchildren about my adventures (Oh, if this blog still exists by that time, then I wouldn’t have to be obligated to tell them, I’ll just give them a link to this blog. Lol!)
Life is a big surprise and it follows you if you let it.
Let me tell you my stories.