Happy Thoughts to be A Happy Kid

Software Developer from Manila. Frustrated Graphic Artist and Web Designer. Sometimes Photographer, Traveler and wanderlust.

And welcome to my own happiness project.

Without self-discipline, no one can help you. With self-discipline, no one can stop you.
What are the most common ways that you sabotage yourself from obtaining what you want out of life? How can you set up ways to short circuit these processes to prevent them from occurring?



The guy who beeped at you isn’t angry that you took two seconds to go when the light turned green. He’s upset that his kids don’t communicate with him anymore.

The woman who gossiped about you at work isn’t really angry with you. She’s upset that she never got that big break she dreamed…

I usually fret during this month, never excited for my birthday and believe me, some of my past birthdays are included in my days-that-need-to-be-forgotten.

But I am hoping that this year’s going to be different. :D

In spite of how July welcomes me with sickness, traps me in an elevator for 20+ solid minutes, brings two typhoons in two weeks… I still believe in happy birthday. :)

Wake me up with a sweet good morning and happy birthday on my bed, please? :D



These are some of my favorite TED talks of all-time, guaranteed to inspire. If you have some favorites of your own that are not listed here, you may add them in the comments below.

John Hunter - The World Peace Game

Marcin Jakubowski - Open Sourced Blueprints for Civilization



Yeah, I said it.

FUCK your comfort zone. It does not deserve to exist. Annihilate that mothereffer.

All throughout your life, it’s always been the one thing that stands between who you are, and who you want to become. Every time an opportunity has come up to step out into uncharted…

This is a message to myself and to every one else.

As for me, I am not, and never will, try to please anyone but myself.

If I like to change, it’s not because I want to look beautiful in other people’s eyes.. It’s just that I want to feel and be beautiful.

Because of a demanding work (here’s a tip: don’t ever work in a Japanese company, trust me), I tend to jeopardize my health and my appearance too.

For the first year, I was happy I gained weight. From never reaching 45kg to 52kg. I tell you, it was an achievement for me. Ever since high school up until college, my weight wouldn’t reach 45kg.

And then the demand of work stepped in. All over time, the stress of work brought me, the simple-but-superiors-made-it-like-it-was-really-complicated things, the hassle of lining up for MRT every single day, the 2-hour commute time to and from the office, and everything in between.. All of these made me sick. So my weight dropped to 47kg again. Not only that, I already have a hollow in my cheeks and darkened eye bags. See? I am stressed.

I tend to say that I am in a diet, but in reality I am not. It’s just that I don’t have an appetite to eat up.

So please, if I say I want change, just support me in every possible way. I don’t need people mocking me, or insisting that I don’t need such things, I tell you one thing: You don’t know how or what do I feel and you will never be. It’s not for you nor for somebody else. IT’S FOR ME.


And the serenity it brings.

I like the sound of the waves, the sand beneath my feet, the sunset and everything else.

It’s like an escape to reality - a reality that’s eating me up at the moment, a reality I don’t want to get back soon enough.

I like being with someone sharing the same sentiments and the same feeling as well, taking pictures to capture the moment, or maybe silently savor the moment..

If we can walk along the shore hand in hand, talk about anything and everything but work, that’d be perfect. Or we may not talk, but seriously, just take my hand and let’s walk away..

Continuing the books that I have stopped reading for over a year.