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Because I need to always be reminded.

Our world is full of distracting things that we tend to forget the important things. Pain makes us fear love in any form. It makes us cold. It makes us dead inside. And then when you’re dead inside you’d start to wonder if you’re ever really human at all or just something else that got trapped inside this body. You long to be free of it but you chose to come here. You chose to be born. (Well at least that’s what the others say.)

It’s pretty interesting how relationships, especially anything romantic, can make you look at life through a different perspective. Always. And when you do realize the lessons you needed to learn make sure to not forget it. Move forward and expand. Improve yourself, be a better person than you were yesterday so you can help make the world a better place for each and everyone. 🙂

Peace be to all.

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It’s funny how something profound suddenly pops up in our heads when you least expect it. Mine happened a few hours ago.

I’ve always been geeky as far as I can remember. Maybe a bit too intellectual (or feeling scientific minded? XD) but still fascinated by all things in nature that I  find life so fascinating I can’t help but think too much.

And so it happened I was watching (episode 5 of) that 1981 BBC TV series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy on YouTube when suddenly a thought came to mind. One that is so simple it’s astonishing I wondered why I haven’t thought of it before.

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Part of Douglas Adams’ story deals with a super computer, Deep Thought, created to answer the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything to which it is stated the answer is the number 42. Now what kind of an answer is that, right?

As a follow up, that computer said you have to have the right questions to have the right answer, to which the right question can only be found on Earth which have been destroyed before that question could have been extracted (or something) by the mice.

And then somehow I had to take a pee break and guess what, the answer to the purpose of life came to me: It is to make life better for each other, or for that matter everyone.

Now that doesn’t sound so bad does it? Actually it sounds quite easy…

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Uhm, so let’s just leave it at that shall we. I should be preparing to go to mass now. 🙂 Happy Sunday!

Because I haven’t really written anything in a loooong time I feel like I’m bursting at the seams. So here it goes.

My Monday started off with me looking for some twisted movies to watch (because I just felt like it). It just came upon me that I’m gonna watch something twisted. It’s been a while since I’ve seen one anyway.

And so the net gave me a bunch of list to watch. I’ve seen some of the best ones in the list, skipped the ones that seemed over the top and I read some movie titles I’ve never heard of. So after checking the 3 lists  I found (and other sites), I chose to watch Ghost World first.

I was 25mins into the movie and it still bored me, then it kind of disgusted me. It didn’t feel nice to watch someone make a fool out of someone else and be mean to other people. I mean who does that? Before I watched it, the summary said something about high school graduates and social outcasts. Uhm, okay… I guess I asked for it, but I didn’t expect it to be like that.

To get the bad taste out of my mouth I had to watch something else. Skimmed through several trailers on YouTube…. cross checked the summaries and movie reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and I was like something is just wrong somewhere. Clearly my tastes and the Tomatometer don’t jibe so well. The movies I wanted to watch had below 50% ratings. Wow. Not the first time it happened so who cares about them ratings?

Anyway, somehow I got to The Good Girl after trying to watch Perfect Stranger (just because Bruce Willis is in it but then again, meh). And there it was again… that feeling of finding a gem of a movie moment when it resonates with almost the exact life situation you are in when you were least expecting it from the plot. I love those moments. Makes me feel like it’s a coincidence of some sort that I am watching it at the right time.

And so Jennifer Aniston’s movie got me thinking, if her character wasn’t married (or in any kind of relationship) then the movie wouldn’t have happened at all. She wouldn’t be having an affair and it would have been a very different movie and it’d have a very different ending. What would be the point of that film then if it was different eh? Haha~

Oh and yes that’s how you’d get to write a movie, a story or something. You base it off of someone else’s story (be it truth or fiction) and take it from there.

Now the question is, what would I do with my story?

Let’s say you’re sad, but then you got invited to an occasion (you wouldn’t normally go to if you weren’t sad) :

  1. You decide to go and meet your friends.
  2. You join in on the pictures and smile in every one of them even though you’re really sad inside.
  3. You laugh at the silliest random funny petty things that come up.

 

Sounds familiar?

Remember that the only person who is making you stay sad is yourself. If you choose to be sad that’s okay, we’re all human. What matters is how you move on from that sadness and make yourself better. What matters is what you do to keep yourself from being sad for a long time.

No one can be happy all the time. Life is a lot of ups and downs. Nobody’s perfect even though you wish you were.

 

Would you appreciate being happy if you didn’t know how it feels to be sad? But then again we aren’t machines made yesterday. We’ve been here since Day 1 so we should know how this works by now. And yet sometimes we still need to be reminded of this.

Sometimes it feels better to just let it all go and forget everything, act like a kid and take no responsibility for anything whatsoever. But then that’s just delaying the inevitable: procrastination at it’s worst. That’s when you do something only when it feels like it’s going to be too late or if you’re forced to face what you don’t want to when the time is almost up.

As I write this in my room, someone (or some people – a kid, and her yaya?) outside keeps playing Idina Menzel’s Let It Go.  *snort* Only the chorus plays over and over again so I guess it’s a toy you press that plays the music.

So there you go folks, the answer to that sadness may very well be to just let it go in order to be happy again.

Happy Holidays!

P.S.:

When you “let it go”, it shouldn’t mean that you forget about it like it didn’t happen because that’s not healthy. It means you need to forgive yourself and other people. Acknowledge what is making you sad and work on doing something about it to stop being sad about it. Only taking action on something will make it better. Good luck!

Dwelling on Hate and Pain? Read this instead.

We can’t always live the perfect or best life we want. However much we wish to live a life without deception, sin or any mistake, life isn’t like that.

Heaven is a metaphor of something only the dead know of. Words are mere instruments of expression we won’t be needing when we get there. This is why life on Earth is challenging.

We choose to either be happy or sad. Everything is in our hands. The decisions we make or the actions we take allow us to grab that chance and make the most of every opportunity. We only fail when we choose not to be happy. And most choose to do so because they are afraid to be happy.

As cliche as it may sound, life is really what we make of it.

 

We should only control what we say or do and not other people. Even children must be guided instead of manipulating everything about them. Our lives are our own but we are all interconnected.

 

To be alive is to be the bravest of us all; to exist is to be mediocre and afraid.

 

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Well hello there my dear WordPress blog… How have you been? I know I haven’t been around much but you’re still as fine as ever I see. 🙂

So about the updates… well, I’ve been having creative flashes hear and there lately. Must be magic or something. Been a loooong time since the last time I got interested in anything art related or sumfink. Like I should be doing that graphic novel or comics I’ve been planning for years or finishing that book or short film script but then again there’s too many stuff to finish.

There’s one thing I’ve been thinking of finishing though. I’ve yet to come up with the final character “hero” look of the female protagonist/anti-hero. Almost done with my so-called villain. I think I’m also gonna shake up the timeline… Hohoooo~ supposed “book 2” will be the “1st book”. Maybe, maybe not but I think yes. XD

And I also just realized why writers just hire illustrators to make their lives easier. When you’re the writer and you’re also an artist, sometimes perfectionism gets in the way that it makes you overthink the design or look you’ve imagined. It’s especially annoying when it doesn’t come out looking the way you thought it would or should. Dang.

It pays to have free and idle time at work. You can do stuff you don’t have time to do. I feel like no time is wasted when I create art instead of staring off wildly into space and getting bored sh*tless. 😛 On that note, I should maybe do some coloring or art book out of my mandala free hand doodles or splatter it onto something I can sell.

Still haven’t come up with something new to sell (aside from the QC townhouses). Egads. I need a new supplier of something. I wonder what that something is. It’s long overdue c’mon! Clothing maybe? Uhm… No. Well it’s gotta be something useful and maybe fun to use right? Tsk.

The challenge is to finish something before my seasonal job ends early 2016. Ooooh boy. Will I make it in time or not? That is the question.

Anyway, abangan na lang ang susunod na kabanata. 🙂

LAST UNIT!!! Sikatuna Townhouse ready for occupancy.
Reserve Unit D today at P9.1M! Contact me today to own this modern and big windowed townhouse.

LOCATION:
Only minutes away to the following places:
• The famous Maginhawa food haven and Quezon City Memorial Circle
• Universities like UP Diliman, Ateneo de Manila, Miriam College and other schools like Claret and Holy Family.
• Groceries and churches: Savemore, Parish of the Lord of Divine Mercy, Iglesia ni Cristo, St. Joseph Shrine
• Malls: SM North or Trinoma, Araneta Center Cubao
• Government Institutions and Hospitals: NSO, SSS, Heart, Lung and Kidney Centers, Quezon City Hall

 

** SAMPLE COMPUTATION: **

TOTAL PRICE: P9,100,000
• 20% Downpayment: P1,820,000
• Less Reservation fee: P200,000

• 80% bank financing: P7,280,000
• Monthly Amortization:
5 yrs to pay: P146,742.66
10 yrs to pay: P87367.71
15 yrs to pay: P68,524.89

*CASH PAYMENT accepted.

Lucia Beltran
Property Consultant
0917-7688444 / 09321800937

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FEATURES:
• 3 bedrooms + 1 maid/driver’s room
• 3 T&B + 1 common T&B
• 2 car garage
DETAILS:
  • GRANITE flooring on the living, dining and kitchen area
  • GRANITE kitchen counter top, GRANITE counters on all bathrooms
  • MODULAR kitchen system
  • MODULAR closets/drawers in all bedrooms
  • LAMINATED wood flooring in all bedrooms
  • STYLISH lavatory and water closets in all bathrooms
  • Master’s bedroom walk-in closet
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  • RUST FREE aluminum windows
  • GUTTERLESS roof design
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  • gated community with 24 hour SECURITY
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For more pictures & details check my FB page: http://www.facebook.com/LBeltran.Online

Or contact me via Globe: 0917-7688444 / Sun: 0932-1800937

Lucia Beltran
Property Consultant

Quezon City Townhouse

Want to buy your own house because you’re still renting even with a good and decent paying career? Then contact me today to reserve and own a townhouse in Quezon City! 😀

It is located in Barangay Pinyahan, Diliman, Quezon City. Very near V. Luna and East Avenue.  Accessible to fast food restaurants, sari-sari stores, banks, public elementary/high schools and colleges/universities, government offices, hospitals, gas stations, chapels/churches, parks and more!

Priced from P4.5M to P4.7M for a 3 bedroom townhouse.

For more pics & details check my FB page: http://www.facebook.com/LBeltran.Online

Or contact me via Globe: 0917-7688444 / Sun: 0932-1800937

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** SAMPLE COMPUTATION: **
Unit B: P4,500,000
• 30% downpayment: P1,350,000
(in 8 months: P156,250/month)
• Less Reservation Fee: P100,000
• 70% bank financing: P3,150,000
○ 5 yrs: P63,494.42
○ 10 yrs: P37,803.33
○ 15 yrs: P29,650.19

For more pics & details check my FB page: http://www.facebook.com/LBeltran.Online

Or contact me via Globe: 0917-7688444 / Sun: 0932-1800937

Lucia Beltran
Property Consultant

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