Movement: Train


I commute to school, and it’s quite interesting. Many think that most, if not all, people who ride trains are just dead zombies who don’t move until they’ve reached their station. But if one does observe well enough, each person moves. Although, not so much that everyone notices. I have to keep myself busy because I travel very far, and it would be a pretty boring ride if I just stood there staring out the window.

I notice that a lot of people who move the same way, even if they are completely different from one other. People who stand clutching the handrails usually shift their eyes to the slightest movement that distracts them from staring outside. People who are seated usually just sleep or relax, but they shift and adjust because the seats in the LRT are quite uncomfortable or the person next to them is fidgeting.

Here’s what I saw yesterday.

As I was climbing the steps of Vito Cruz station, I noticed that I was the only person there. I was hoping that there were no people or at least a small number of people on the station platform. After the station guard shuffled the things inside my bag, I had to race to the ticket booth because a group of old ladies just arrived, and they were right behind me. The ladies in the ticket booth must be so bored; I can’t imagine myself doing a single task for eight hours straight. Taking money then giving tickets, repeat until desired or dead. Continue reading “Movement: Train”

My Greatest Blog Post is not even Mine

Let me start this post with a quote.

The personal blog, an ongoing diary or commentary by an individual, is the traditional, most common blog. Personal bloggers usually take pride in their blog posts, even if their blog is never read. (Wikipedia)

This cannot be any truer. I am very proud of my blog, and it is a great miracle that I can actually reach out to millions of people with just a single click. Not many people read my stuff, which is okay. I only write stuff about what bothers me and what interests me. I write because it is a great outlet for me, and it is definitely better than smoking.

However, it has come to my attention that despite my valiant efforts in writing something that’s worth reading, the most viewed post in my blog isn’t even written by, your’s truly. The post I’m talking about is Why You should Date a Photographer.

This piece is excellently written. And I have to admit, I cannot write as good as this. Which then brings me to the next point, realisation. I am a terrible writer. It’s true! I’ve seen the statistics in my dashboard and Why You should Date a Photographer is the most viewed in the three years that I’ve been writing in this blog.

I’m not interested in how many views I get, I’m just bothered by the fact that something I didn’t write is the most popular thing in my blog. It’s like losing in dice rolling with your own loaded dice. It really stings.

PS that a picture from a JAV. It’s pretty good lol

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A Book You Love (30 Day Challenge, day 3)

I’ve read plenty of books in my two decades of living but only one book has stood out amongst the rest. In fact, it was so good I read it three times in a row once, I could not just get enough of it. This book is entitled “Castaways of the Flying Dutchman” by Brian Jaques. I don’t remember if I got this book as a gift or I bought it at some thrift store somewhere. But what I do remember is that I spent hour and hours reading this book. It’s full of adventures and mystery, exactly the thing a 9-year-old boy would want.

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