I dunno how many times this year that i’ve been saying that “this will be the last. I’m going to pull off the plug from whatever experiment / projects i put myself.” But it’s addicting. It’s like that muscle pain, that “laspag” kind of feeling from a hard run that is addicting, that you cannot help but crave for. I guess that what happened to me with this “aktib” project. Aktib has evolve into many forms that i no longer know what it’s about but one thing for sure, I learned a LOT! So a lot that I cannot wait for 2014 to end so i can make a click-bait blog about Top 10 Mistakes Of 2014.
This year I made Neil Gaiman’s “make more mistakes…” as my new year’s resolution. And i think I did a lot of few (pun intended).
So earlier was my first “conscious” involvement of “charity” works, which i’m not really sure if i was really being charitable because i haz to do all these marketing/promotional churva while there.
When i’m bombarded with too many “sensations,” i tend to be comatosed at the end of it. This week and previous days were an example of too many sensory connections getting thrown at me. To survive it, i just stay still waiting for them all to pass by, die down.
Met and said a quick goodbye to running friends from davao, got a lootbag of pomelo from them!!!
I just had to skip UR9 today. I’m over sensationed!
I got curious with boost post of facebook, and I tried it today.
Some things I learned:
* More views does not necessarily mean more LIKES, nor more click-thrus and views of your website because there was no serious spike in blog stats.
This one below is what I “boosted.” It has more reached, but only 1 like.
A butterfly goes thru being a caterpillar before becoming a butterfly.
I’m not born in a middle class family. Growing up, I was in the same demographics. Thus, I don’t really have any connections to the upper echelon of the society. And, I never believe about the advantages of having connections. I mean, I get on my life pretty well without it that I just don’t see what’s the big deal about it.
So now getting a business to grow, the “connections” then kind of made sense. But then not really it’s a “requirement” but it does can make things easier.
A deal that you have to write a lengthy proposal can be just be done thru a facebook message with the right connection.
It’s amazing but felt funny, and too good to be true. I mean I was used to having to do it hard and long and topsy-turvy, and then suddenly someone will just do it for you with a facebook message is just feels like “kwarta sa hangin” — it’s like taking a short cut.
So I guess in a way, having a connection is good. But I kind of felt robbed of the experience of doing it the hard way. It’s when I bleed on doing something that I felt the satisfaction that I give my best, I put up a good fight.
It’s like getting disconnected from the beauty of the process of making connections.
Just out of the blue I video-ed parts of the press conference last Tuesday using my celphone. Then, i tweaked on it last night / earlier because i could not sleep listening to mati’s wizzy breathing (asthma). There’s just news lately about a kid died from asthma. @.@ so the horror, i cannot sleep!
It’s wednesday already?!? What happened!!!
Anyway, on my taxi ride yestwrday, i saw this grabtaxi stickers. I’d been seeing it a lot lately so i asked the taxi driver about it. He said that a lot people are Already using it. It’s free for now. He said that he liked it. He even know uber. So i was like “wow!”
And he also knos about “miicab,” but he said they’re exclusive to Ken taxi. Knowing some of the people behind it, i’m wow!
Happy 10th birthday, migi boy!