Oceans

oceans Your touch is a taste of ecstasy

the winds are your horses, you are the coachman;

but your deep is a mystery

an everlasting scare.

Your beauty is a grandeur,

an incomparable gem;

but your insides are defiled

a rotting smear.

Ticking Bomb

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Nowadays, time is neglected and often taken for granted. The media reflects the sad truth about the society and its hunger for pointless passions. Little do they know, that time is a ticking bomb. Its slowness is alluring but its rapidness is threatening. One moment we are going on parties, neglecting schoolwork and living our youth, but the next we’ll be stuck in the reality where we should be breaking our bones to feed the little insides of our wailing infants and the little one developing inside our bodies.

Adults, who have already embraced responsibility, may sometimes result to missing out some of the dots in life. Time and again they will think that everything is in control but then again, something starts to move out-of-place again. After they have had the house of their dreams, have cars and send their children to school they would stand, look and realise how fast time went by and all the thing he worked hard for will be left in the world.

Youths frequently are stuck in the stage of unreliability and so when responsibility comes, they watch as it falls and tramples to the ground. It’s disappointing to see how young people do not understand the logic of time and the dangers of its consequences and how it can affect their whole lives forever. Adults continue to be responsible and caring, but as they see their hair turn grey and their children marry, they realise the fast pacing of time and how left out they feel.

When we were young, we dreamt of becoming older, but now that we are old, we pray to be young once again. But the truth is, we can’t change time. And the only thing left for us to do is run. Run along with time, no matter how fast it gets so that we may be sure we won’t get left out. And on that day, we can sure say that ‘we’ve finished the race’.

The Pressure Of Working With People You Don’t Know

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It’s normal for most of the people, especially those who just started with a job to feel this way. But as a disc jockey/host, comfortability in a studio is the golden rule.

I started working as a DJ in our school a few months I entered college last year. But the station is annually changing, the seniors graduate, the schedule changes and you get assigned on a new show. But as I walked inside the small studio along with others i do not know and i haven’t seen before made me feel little. Everyone knows everyone and I felt like a little out of place carrot.

Dj’s in the real world, dont really feel this way. Because probably, before they even became one, worked for a station and made friends. I didn’t. And I was going to host that show alone for a semester. What a sad life.

This is not just a ranting post, I’m writing to express how this pressure affects my work as a Dj. I do have a script which was new to me. But throughout the whole show I felt like just reading it. Mispronounciations and dead air. Yeah, its a Dj’s sickness to mispronounce words sometimes. But its a chronic disease if we do it most of the times. And I have that disease because I felt faking the whole show because I cant speak! And whenever I try to voice out my thoughts it just sounds more fake and annoying, so I dont anymore! That’s not how a Dj work! I can’t laugh. This is so embarrassing. But I believe its important for a Dj to crack up a little bit and to shake off all the seriousness. Every time I tried to laugh yesterday, I was waiting for a hand to slap me on the cheek and tell me how bad I am.

I’m struggling now, but I still believe that a professional can adopt to any change. And so I push to become one.

Film Review: Ant-Man

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Rating: 4/5

Marvel has then again surprised us with another great yet peculiar superhero slash addition to the Avengers. Paul Rudd stars as the miniature superhero in the movie ‘Ant-Man’. The 46-year-old comedian started his career in the early 90’sand has starred in many films like theAnchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), I Love You, Man (2009), This Is 40 (2012), and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013). In television, he appeared in the NBC drama Sisters and the NBC sitcom Friends in the 90’s. Other stars include Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, and Michael Pena. The movie ‘Ant-Man’ is originally directed by Edgar Wright, the director of Shaun of the dead and Hot Fuzz but due to differences as to how he perceives it with how Marvel wants the movie to turn out he departed and was replaced by  Peyton Reed (Hey man, Bring it on).

The movie earned a total of $22.6 million on its debut on Friday. However, a contributor for Forbes said that it was the second lowest Marvel film after  The Incredible Hulk ($21.4m in 2008 and in 2D). Nevertheless, for a lesser critique like me, I found the movie great. Regardless the flawless technicality, Ant-Man showed the importance of family above work and self belief above fear. It’s a movie for all ages, and if one day in the future I’d get a chance to browse movies with my old physique, I would enjoy still watching ant-man.

This is a very late post, so if you haven’t watched it yet, I recommend you do.

5 Reasons Why I Don’t Enjoy The Rain

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Remember this scene from the movie series ‘Twilight’ where the cold-blooded Edward Cullen asks the should-be-tan-Arizona-gal Bella Swan if she’s enjoying the rain. Abruptly, Bella answered how she supposedly ‘didn’t like’ anything cold and wet. As a fan of the movie, I used to believe that I liked the rain (of course after attempting to mimic everything that makes Bella, Bella–which ended up not so well) as Edward did, but now that July, the rainy season for the Philippines have just started and as for this day July 9, 2015, a second typhoon had already entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility, I’m starting to realize the honest.

(This article I dedicate to the Pluviophiles (lovers of rain;someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days) who won’t admit they also, somehow, hate the rain.) So these are the 5 reasons why I don’t enjoy the rain.

1. Class Suspensions

Twitter, should thank the Caviteno’s for heaping the ratings for the media site as we await for the suspension announcement (via his tweet) of our very own loving governor, Jonvic Remulla. I remember back in high school where we used take all the same subjects each day and dismisses at around 5 in the afternoon and how we all run and howl like a crazy hyena when the government declares suspension. But that was before, and as a college student that has a once a week class for a subject, it means trouble. To be more precise–cramming is theword. And it’s inclusive of projects, home works, assignments and exams that feels like happening in one day.

2. Getting Wet

Although there’s no typhoon whatsoever, we always expect for rain, because dude, it’s the Philippines, it’s where rain first fell and still does. It’s like the favorite tourist destination of precipitation. It’s where students always carries a raincoat or an umbrella and keeps an emergency school shoes for rainy days. And don’t deny the feeling of being so numb getting cold for walking home with a stinky wet sock. Plus, the distraction everyone feels whenever inside a classroom, looking out the window seeing the rain pour and asking their selves, ‘How will I get home?’

3. Muddy Soles

It wasn’t even raining when I walked Monday last week to school and ended up covering my black shoes in mud like a quicksand I can’t barely walk and almost slipped. This happened with a car waiting for me to move on to park on where I am walking and my classmates looking over me. It was embarrassing and annoying at the same time. I can’t imagine even slipping on that bed of mud. (I would always regret going down that part of the road -_-)

4. Home Bound

Since the classes are suspended due to the typhoon and I would never ever risk again being mud-stained and humiliated, I stay home. Yeah, it’s okay to stay at home and I remember wanting real bad to go home. But that was when I was tired and wanted rest. It feels like death to rest this long doing nothing during class suspensions.

5. The Board Games

It’s not lonely. It’s boring. Regardless of the image above. I felt like the only thing I did this day is to pretend I’m on diet by not eating rice and endlessly play plants vs. zombies 2 on three different devices. I played like, three songs on my incomplete drum set and stopped  because it tired me. To be honest, my lazy hormones are active whenever it’s cold. Plus it’s almost night time and I still haven’t taken a bath.

That’s a wrap! 5 reasons why I don’t enjoy the rain. Any comments and disagreements are open 🙂 Don’t forget to click the follow button! 🙂

warm hugs,

Naomi ❤

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10 Fashion Do’s And Dont’s We Often Neglect

People, especially Filipinos are known to be simple especially when it comes to choosing clothes. My mother always tells me to buy clothes when I desperately need it. But what if although we’re really not that much into fashion, we usually mix and match all the wrong things together, that instead of looking simple and good, we’ll look simple and bad.


I’m not a fashion expert, but fashion mistakes are too obvious not to notice. These are 10 Fashion Do’s And Dont’s We Often Neglect (that I think a fashion expert would agree with):

1. The Colored Pants Rule

Not all colored pants suits with every tops. Since the 50’s Colored Pants rose to fame, more and more shades of pants are sprouting from the market. But the more colored pants appear, the more careful we should be in choosing the right tops.

Don’t wear colored pants (especially the bright ones) and pair it with another colored tops. (Eg. Red t-shirt x Blue Pants–You don’t wanna look like a flag). Pair colored pants with a white or black tops. I always prefer pastel colored pants, its perfect even when you’re going to the office. If you can, stop wearing those bright purple (or any other bright-colored pants) and maybe just switch to jeans instead.

2. The Homo Attire (No offense!)

Never wear the same color or shade of clothes for both tops and bottoms! (Except if you’re going to a wake) Explore! Any jeans or colored pants will do (But don’t forget about number one!)

3. Overdose Of Prints

Prints are God-given. They are made to spice up fashion. Some people likes to mix prints. Although I’m not a fan of mixing prints, we should be careful. Some look good together and some just don’t. But if you ask me, it’s not good.

4. Throw Your Fits

Let’s go Conan!

If you’re not planning to go for a swim or to the gym, avoid wearing tight clothes. You don’t want to expose your belly belt, trust me. And I’m also talking to the guys who loves to wear fitted jeans, let me be the one to say it, it doesn’t look good on you (or on anybody else). Before buying your clothes, make sure to look for the right fit for you, not to tight and not too  loose.

5. Jacket Alert

Living in the Philippines feels like living inches under the earth’s core with the Sun setting fire on the roof. I even heard that in some places the temperature went to 40 degrees Celsius this year. So if its scorching hot outside, please, drop your jackets and wear something cool. And if it’s somehow breezy, a cardigan will always do. If you’re going some place with an A/C, just keep a jacket on your bag. No sweat.

6. Seriously?

This is a problem. You know what to do. And BTW, this isn’t strap shouldn’t be called invisible.

7. Just A Little Bit

“Showing too much skin is never sexy, it just looks desperate.” Says Fashion Blogger AISHWARYA KAUSHAL. Yesterday, on the way home, I was shocked to see a woman wearing a super mini dress that ends just under her behind and I’m not even sure if she’s wearing shorts or what I saw were her panties, what’s more shocking is that she was walking towards the Church.

Clothes were made to cover skin not to just accessorize our body. The trendiness of showing skin isn’t a  reason to over-exaggerate it. If you’re wearing something that basically covers nothing, you’re just as good as naked.

8. Plain Skater Skirts

Now that skater skirts have become a trend, its time to skip buying those cheap plain-colored skater skirts and switch to printed ones!

9. Leggings Fail

Leggings are the opposite of Jeans: It’s cheap and comfortable, but it can sometimes look like your skin. Pants or Leggings–it doesn’t matter, as long as its skin-colored, don’t wear it except you want your picture posted like these on social media. And if you have a little chubby legs and decide to wear leggings, pair it with a long tops to cover your precious. 😉

10. Explore

It’s time to give to charity your decade old t-shirts and start exploring fashion. Try wearing dresses, Buy a new shade of jeans, and keep your ballet shoes and sandals and try on some heels or boots.  During your break, google some ootd’s to inspire you. Fashion isn’t about status or beauty. Once you’ve explored fashion, you’ll discover the fun in it.

God bless!

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Realizations from our Stationary Bike

A year ago, maybe, my mom brought this “dual-action” stationary bike (the one with movable handles and has a recorder of the user’s speed, the calories lost and the distance) that I usually use while watching grey’s anatomy. I never knew I’d get something from this bicycle. Well I decided to start losing some calories mainly because I am very tired, VERY TIRED, of hearing every single day from different people, that I am getting fat, just VERY TIRED. And it sucks. Big time. So that became my motivation, to use the bike to get fit and to lose my fat. My minimum distance of using the bike is 10 km (trust me, grey’s anatomy just gets me out of the exercise feels). After every session, that’s where my eyes are usually set, on the distance. Ironically, on that stationary bike, I all of a sudden forgot about the pressure of losing calories, but I became more motivated with the distance I ran (or biked, whichever).

So maybe it’s not about the things we lose individually. If we focus on those things, we’ll just be missing them, we’ll be dwelling too much in that past memory and we’ll be missing this one sweet word: Fulfillment. Then we’ll realize that the things we lost aren’t really that much important, it’s not something we can’t live without in reality, it’s just a bunch of calories and fats that aren’t good for our system. Maybe you lost a great deal of Money, or your Husky, or your gallbladder, maybe its time for you to realize that Money wont ever fulfill your needs, or that noisy Husky is keeping you from doing your work, or maybe losing your gallbladder says its time for you to eat and live healthy. If we want to make that mile we need to lose some of our baggage. So that if we decided to take another mile, It’ll be a little lighter for you.

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Losing my phone

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Ain’t that a bummer! Almost everyone in the population use cellphones and majority are already updated into smart phones and losing it would probably be a very very life changing occurrence for the most. (Exept of you’re that rich to buy another phone)

Here’s the story of how my phone was stolen and how I got it back–No, I’m just kidding, I never got it back. As I was saying, I’m going to tell how it happened, what lessons I have learned in this incident and maybe share little precautions for you guys 😉

Okay, So more or less 7 hours ago my phone (including my wallet that onlybhas 50 pesos in it) was snatched in the front pocket of my backpack while I was walking together with my friend–Janah–somwhere near our university (that everyone would find scary because just a few steps of unraveling you’ll see people smoking, drinking and gambling.

I was supposed to pay for our water bills in a nearby water district in the area, we were already a block away from the ‘scary part’ of our university when Janah noticed my front backpack pocket open, she was kinda laughing because maybe she taught I was just being silly. But my reaction was straightforward, I was already dumbfounded. I felt like I was tasered. My eyes were wide in shock. I immediately asked her to check if my phone and wallet was still there. She said there was nothing.

And then I cussed. That was the first word that came from my mouth after Janah told me my phone wasn’t there which surprised the both of us because I don’t normally say those kind of words on a daily basis. For a moment I forgot what i need to do. I thought of going back and finding the snatcher, but what good will it do? I am just an average college student, now having nothing with me. I remembered my struggle in crying because I wasn’t really used to crying in public. I quickly asked for Janah’s phone but she said she wasn’t sure if she still has remaining load. But I still insisted and called my mom and told her what happened. And we sat at a nearby stairs for a while as I asked for help.

These are few radical points i wished i remembered before my phone was stolen:


  1. Never under-estimate the old-fashioned sermons 

A lot of times we underestimate sayings like, don’t isolate yourself in a dark place, don’t bring too much money when you don’t have anything to buy, when crossing the road, look to your left and right. We may remember some things, but admit it, somehow, you do have some points you guiltily disobey because you were used to do something in contrast.

I remembered the time when we were looking for earrings in an “unsafe” looking part of our city. After sending a text message, I threw my phone on the front pocket of my bag while Janah was looking for the right pair of earrings for us. The vendor evil-ishly stared at me and told me not to put my phone or my wallet on the front pocket of my bag nor even inside my pocket. She said, her daughter became a victim. I looked at her stall and thought that she probably doesn’t earn much and the fact that her daughter’s valuable got stolen was depressing. I have no idea why her sermon didn’t strike me until I was snatched.

  1. Never bring too much cash!

     

Yes, I already indicated it in the first part, this is one of my life sermons “never bring too much cash”. Not that I don’t have that much, but I know a lot of people who brings their week long allowance to school although it was already overly redundant to have that much cash to sustain them for the day. It kind of bugs me because I remember when I was at our local church on a Sunday afternoon, I was a backup singer, and every after praise and worship segment we leave our bags inside the backstage. Well, that’s what I thought because I was only a starter. It was only the following day that I checked for my wallet (I was driven home), and yey! It was there, but there was nothing left inside but a ₱20 and some coins. My ₱700+ allowance were gone, I don’t know if that’s already too much for you rich kids but it was for me. I wasn’t really overwhelmed. I already got over but I asked for help to some of my church mates but most of them thought it was ridiculous for someone inside the church to rob. But I didn’t agree. Evil desires can get into a person, whether Christians or Not.

  1. Never put your valuables on the front pocket of your bag

Needless to say, my testimony was enough to prove the statement.

  1. Try to make a habit of hugging your bag

I know a lot of people wouldn’t want to consider this one for a couple of reasons; first, you would look pregnant, second, you can’t show off your bag. Enough of this selfish nonsense! Remember, the things inside your bag are more valuable than the bag itself. Always keep your bags close to your body, as much as possible, try not bringing backpacks, particularly a Jansport, it’s an easy A for the snatchers, trust me. Put your money or your phone inside the front and only the front pocket of your jeans. But if yiu gotta get to school, try buying anti thief bags or bags that can’t easily be opened.

  1. Never show off your gadgets in public!–stupid

It’s not actually a “never”. Just try to avoid showing it off, although it seems natural for everyone to text in public, don’t patronize them. Its way way dangerous. It’s like indirectly telling the snatchers “Hey I have an iPhone! Come and get it!” As much as possible if it’s an emergency, you can text without completely showing it off, just try to text in a very very private manner, like your petting a guinea pig that has consumed a diamond inside your bag.

So that’s almost it. If ever you also got snatched and really don’t need precautions for the mean time here’s what you do:


  1. Report to the police/school/office security or call someone reliable that will help you.
  2. Change all your social media pass codes including your email
  3. Call your sim card customer service and ask for instructions of how they can deactivate your sim card (to prevent the snatchers from scamming people on your phonebook!)
  4. You can get the IMEI number from the kit of your phone , it’s the starter kit that came along with the welcome guide if not go to your simcard provider and as the IMEI if u can’t find it . After which u can mail your IMEI to this site cop@vsnl.net then you’ll know if your phone is being operated by someone or If your mobile number has been changed.
  5. Move on. Buy another phone. 🙂

That’s all! Thank you and I wish I have helped you. Keep safe!