I love planners. I used to collect them back then especially orange ones. But years ago, I gave up getting one because they always ended up unused. I don’t really use them because my mind is so cluttered, there’s just no way to plot out my “plans.”
Month: July 2013
Basic Graphics Token from #pracebu2013 #iambgi
traveling, vacation — the illusions of it?
I came across this blog post, “Why you should quit your job and travel now.”
And, I guess this is the reason why I hate to call our travels “travel” and vacations as “vacations.” Because it always connotes “temporary.” It’s like “vacations” and “travels” mean “escaping from life.” It’s like making vacation and travels such a privilege.
It’s like when I say I’m out for a travel or vacation feels like I-hate-my-job, and so I travel. The thing is I love our job. When we “travel,” we bring the current life with us to where we go. And, Thankfully, I don’t really need to travel to feel alive.
I believe that if someone needs to have a vacation or travel to have a “life.” Seriously, rethink what you are currently doing, and quit! Not because for travel, but because you’re dead!
SO PLEASE TRAVEL BLOGGERs STOP SAYING QUIT YOUR JOB, AND TRAVEL NOW TO FEEL ALIVE! BECAUSE BEING ALIVE COMES IN DIFFERENT FORMS! IT FEELS LIKE PEOPLE NEED TO TRAVEL TO HAVE A LIFE! IT FEELS LIKE JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT BEEN TO INDIA, YOU HAVE A LESSER LIFE!
Life can just be hiding in your kitchen, making up all kinds of recipes. A cook may travel, not because he’s imprisoned by his kitchen, but to taste the other places’ food. Life can be caving in the basement, painting / designing / sewing / making music. And, if ever they come out of basement, it’s because the world needs to see their work, or they need to see something to add to their “work.”
And, for me traveling is not always about going to a new place. Traveling can also be about seeing old places in new ways. Traveling can also be about seeing old places from another person’s perspective.
Support Agriculture Sector Over Feeding
Migi is already in grade 3. He started in his school now when he was 5yrs. He’s now going 9yrs old. So he probably have stayed in this school for 4 years.
While sweeping the flood out of our mansion house, I overheard Mati saying the “Angel of God” prayer, and ending it with “Lord, please heal nanay, mommy, and sick people.”
2nd Half 2013 Race Schedule
It’s here http://aktib.ph/owrange/257-2nd-Half-2013-Race-Schedule
Plus contemplating between:
SUUNTO Lantau 2 Peaks 15KM & 21KM Oct 6 – 2013
PATAGONIA Nature Run – 14k & 22k – Nov 24 2013
You can also create your own personalized race / running event calendar scheduler at aktib.ph. How to?!? Learn here >>.
Conversations Over Inun-onan
It was nice to hear them arguing over the different political personalities or issues without getting personal, just purely intellectual discussion.
My “Work of Art” Was Demeaning?!?
Yesterday I saw +Mark Joseph Deutsch of Happy Garaje created the below poster for +Adrian Walag the Wagee’s Enduro event. And, I thought to make one also for an ultramarathon in Negros Occidental, an organizer shared with me to work on. So I load the “skitch” and craft my work of art event poster.
The organizer has this promo discounts for his race event, and so I thought to make a poster for it. And, this is the most creative I came up with.
Isn’t it naturally beautiful?!?
It’s about a Lola against a runner. It’s like she’s challenging runners that if she can do it at her age, shame on runners who chickened out on this.
It’s also about the Lola being a local resident of the race route welcoming runners to their area. For me it’s always important that locals of the race area should be thanked for for sharing their place to the outsider runners.
So that was my meaning behind the poster. So I happily posted it on runroo’s page and blog site.
But then an hour after, someone commented that the picture was “offensive,” and it was “demeaning” to the runners. It “rattled” me. Hey, I would never ever do that. So I took the poster down right away, and find the person who made the comment, and apologize to him. (I missed to screenshot the comment for posterity. That’s how I was in #thatawkwardmoment.)
So I asked Markjeee to take a look at my work of art, and tell me what’s wrong with it, why it’s offensive. He said because it looked like an African Malnourished Child poster, like a beggar.
Ow! =( “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder,” indeed. It makes me think I might have a very wrong set of requirements for what is beautiful.
Anyhow, I’m thankful to the person who took the time to point it out to me that it’s offensive. At least, I’m now doubly careful as to what to post. =)