TRUST ME I’M AN ENGINEER

Who we are in our social media accounts are filtered versions of ourselves, the lives we live, and our relationships with people. 

In the social media sphere, we are how we want the world to see us. Even if some parts of it are not entirely true.

A lot of problematic people I know have the wackiest personalities on Facebook. Euphemistically speaking, it could be stress management. Uneuphemistically speaking, it’s denial and reaction formation. Who would want to be friends with people who are miserable all the time anyway?

(Sometimes) those people who overuse #blessed and #love hashtags on Instagram are the ones stuck in shitty relationships. 

Don’t even get me started with kids who like displaying their expensive toys. There’s a thin line the divides sharing from showing off. Fucktards. Oh and “swaggers”. Just… please no. 

And those who are seemingly silent are usually the ones who creepily notice everything. Yeah your friend Joe whose last Facebook update was from 2 months ago apparently stalked your tagged photos from 2010 Boracay Weekend album. Ha.

I don’t have statistics and legit studies to support my claims but hey, is that a yes-I’m-totally-agreeing-with-you nod I see? Yup. Yes it is.

We all need some sort of affirmation and recognition of our place in the society. It’s purely human. Plus can you imagine social media if everyone were brutally and completely honest about everything? And with everyone? #CivilWars…#CivilWars everywhere.

I’m not gonna lie. I’m guilty about filtering my image on my social media. I don’t swear on Facebook because I’m supposed to be Catholic school-raised, role-model as per government employment demands, and gender fucking roles, man. Also, I do post a lot about my regular physical activities which inadvertently project that I’m a healthy person. Surprise! I’m not! But I loved the way peers compliment me thank you very much. And let’s not forget about my unwomanly built and cellulite endowed extremities.

This is exactly why I have the gal to write about these things. I am an embodiment of this faking industry.

Like everyone elseimage

PS I’m not an engineer. I’m a law school dropout. 

 

SO WHAT

Nanay, I’m the only girl without a pair of Barbie shoes.”

“So, what?”

Nanay, all my friends have cellphones but me.”

“So, what?”

This was my mother’s favorite line whenever I’d ask her to buy me things (that I don’t really need). When I was younger, I thought she didn’t love me or maybe I was adopted. It took time before I understood that this was her way of teaching me to be indifferent of “material gratification”. Not that it’s a totally bad thing but because of this, I get easily pleased with simple things. I am actually thankful I was raised this way. Except maybe for that one time I offended my aunt by purposely losing a pricey watch she got me because I didn’t want it. I’d get so annoyed when she forces me to wear it. It was a very unacceptably rude (and an incredibly stupid) way to let someone know you’re not into flashy jewelry.

My mother didn’t want me to grow up manol*. It could also be a subtle way of telling me WE GHETTO but more importantly, she wanted to instil in me that that there are more important and rewarding things in life. Great conversations, an education, growing stuff in your backyard, laughing, Frank Sinatra, beaches, bird watching, good deeds, family, eating dried fish…Of course none of these mattered when you’re seven or eight! I literally get allergies every time she gets preachy about “l   i   f   e ”.

17 years later, wow my preacher mother was right all along. I’m done with school, I earn my own money but I still feel poor in so many ways because:

It’s been ages since the last time I had sand between my toes

What do I know about growing stuff in the garden?

I have been selfish

I’ve not been very vocal and/or showy to the family… and to everyone I care for in general blah blah

My free time is usually wasted on scrolling my news feed and judging self-absorbed kids and people’s grammar when I can’t even correct my own

DRIED fvcking FISH is so fvcking expensive

So, what?

So this is WHAT is: I don’t want to be this poor forever. This kind of poor is deadly. It’s a paradox of life. It’s worse than actually being monetarily-speaking-broke.

The new iPhone is out – SO, WHAT?

Everyone’s getting pregnant or engaged – SO, WHAT?

Some girl just instagrammed the turkey she had for dinner – SO, WHAT?

#PARTY #PARTYTIME #GOHARDORGOHOME #HANGOVER – Wow you must be so cool? LOL JK SO, WHAT?

I actually don’t know how to properly end this post but I’m going to end it with a hope that you know where I’m getting at. I’m just really drunk on thoughts tonight. Thank you, menstrual flow. Cheers!

*Apologies to non-Ilonggo friends but manol does not have a Tagalog/English equivalent lol

OMG I got a #snailmail today!

OMG I got a #snailmail today!

An excerpt from my blog entry/homework for #MIS class at UP. Blogging skills level: teenager. #90skid #AaronCarter #shet

An excerpt from my blog entry/homework for #MIS class at UP. Blogging skills level: teenager. #90skid #AaronCarter #shet

And more string + push pin magic. #DIY #cluttersolutions #organizeddresser #frogs

And more string + push pin magic. #DIY #cluttersolutions #organizeddresser #frogs

String + push pins = instant organizer for #eyeglasses or #sunnies :) #DIY #cluttersolutions #bedroomgenius #caretipsforspecs

String + push pins = instant organizer for #eyeglasses or #sunnies :) #DIY #cluttersolutions #bedroomgenius #caretipsforspecs

I once took an exam in law school drunk. Never checked my grades because I was sure I failed (plus I was dropping out the next sem anyway). It was only after a year I found out I actually passed the subject. I’m not saying I’m a role model but you get the point. Happy holidays, children! ;) #motivation

I once took an exam in law school drunk. Never checked my grades because I was sure I failed (plus I was dropping out the next sem anyway). It was only after a year I found out I actually passed the subject. I’m not saying I’m a role model but you get the point. Happy holidays, children! ;) #motivation

kbye

Because if they hurt you, I will want to hurt them too

Because if you get sick, I die a little inside because I could only do so much

Because I miss talking to you everyday even if we’re actually talking everyday

Because I constantly feel unworthy because you’re worth it

Because I know this isn’t going anywhere but I’m still here

Because.. eh. whatevz

Chuck Norris and I. #japanesespitz #dogs #fluffydogs #dogsofinstagram #pets #petlover #hashtagoverkill

Sup bro?

Sup bro?