2013 Lookback: 1

I super want to do that “2013 lookback” or 2013 summary kind of posts, but just like how I wanted to do “xx Lessons I Learned in Life” on my birthday, nothing happens to them.

As an attempt, I browsed photos I took in 2013.

This is dated January 27, 2013. But I just had no memory where exactly was this. I think we were in Guimaras / Iloilo at this date.

Beady-ful Shop

Meg got beads as Christmas gift. She and her friends were making accessories out of them, and peddle them in the neighborhood. 

Some of the things I overheard was that they’re debating if others were going to be paid with salary or are they going to split their sales. I don’t know how they settled it though.
This dinner, Meg asked me to buy her more beads. But we disagreed about her paying me back for the beads. So we don’t have a deal! I’m not really entrepreneurial so i hope someone can explain to her about “investment” and “returns” or whatever you call them.
Sam’s “Frozen” inspired bracelet.

How many tool boxes does a programmer need?

Some are hiding away
One tool box to remind him that “it’s not about the gadgets.” For the benefit of Mark, he was able to do some house repairs and fixings, which then needed to be repaired again by a real handyman Ken. Because all his carpentry hacks looked like of that someone from Grade 5 section 11.
One tool box to remind him of his dream, which will remain to be a dream for a long time. He dreams of having his own bike shop, or maybe just an excuse to buy bike stuff. Though he insists that it’s not really about the bike or the bike shop, it’s about FREEDOM. Either, it’s just a romantic excuse of getting bike gadgets. 

A tool box of driller because, hey, it’s a good 2-in-1 deal. He got a tool box and a set of driller. As a bonus, it may be a good paperweight.
A few tool boxes just because he happened to pass by it at a hardware store, and they looked swell. One can’t have too many tool boxes for an apocalypse.
A few more tool boxes coming to remind him again and again that he is a programmer, and he better stick with “software,” and leave the hardware to the real hard guys.
I tried to make sense with Mark’s “slight” obsession with toolbox when, physically in the real world, he can be a lot of mess. Sometimes, I think of it that it’s his way of trying to put order in his real world just like how he puts order in his “software” world.
Still, it can really get annoying!

#selfie 1: project selfie

Frida kahlo painted her self because she’s that one subject she knew very well. She said something like that. 

So i’ll do this selfie because i’m a subject i probably know best… 
Or maybe not…
I’m having headache from crying on a New Year’s day for realizing that I exist because of inaction. Which makes me think if “living” is more meaningful than “existing?” 
Anyway, it’s new year. I’ll spare myself from the drama.