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"the Other."

I’m stuck in a dreadful place called routine.

021914 // breathe in, breathe out. #life

Further Instructions on Living a Blessed Life

Fuck up. People who never fuck up are assholes. And liars. If you have to “go off in search of yourself,” when you find whoever that is, kick their ass up and down the street. Burn anything to the ground that you’ve managed to build on top of a lie and make sure that bruised and bloody dick of an “authentic self” you’ve found builds something spectacular in the ashes.

"I’ve been homesick for countries I’ve never been, and longed to be where where I couldn’t be."

— John Cheever

"I just try to live everyday as if I’ve deliberately come back to this one day to enjoy it as if it was the full final day of my extraordinary ordinary life."

— Tim Lake

Don’t Date A Girl Who Travels

She’s the one with the messy unkempt hair colored by the sun. Her skin is now far from fair like it once was. Not even sun kissed. It’s burnt with multiple tan lines, wounds and bites here and there. But for every flaw on her skin, she has an interesting story to tell.

Don’t date a girl who travels. She is hard to please. The usual dinner-movie date at the mall will suck the life out of her. Her soul craves for new experiences and adventures. She will be unimpressed with your new car and your expensive watch. She would rather climb a rock or jump out of an airplane than hear you brag about it.

Don’t date a girl who travels because she will bug you to book a flight every time there’s an airline seat sale. She wont party at Republiq. And she will never pay over $100 for Avicii because she knows that one weekend of clubbing is equivalent to one week somewhere far more exciting.

Chances are, she can’t hold a steady job. Or she’s probably daydreaming about quitting. She doesn’t want to keep working her ass off for someone else’s dream. She has her own and is working towards it. She is a freelancer. She makes money from designing, writing, photography or something that requires creativity and imagination. Don’t waste her time complaining about your boring job.

Don’t date a girl who travels. She might have wasted her college degree and switched careers entirely. She is now a dive instructor or a yoga teacher. She’s not sure when the next paycheck is coming. But she doesn’t work like a robot all day, she goes out and takes what life has to offer and challenges you to do the same.

Don’t date a girl who travels for she has chosen a life of uncertainty. She doesn’t have a plan or a permanent address. She goes with the flow and follows her heart. She dances to the beat of her own drum. She doesn’t wear a watch. Her days are ruled by the sun and the moon. When the waves are calling, life stops and she will be oblivious to everything else for a moment. But she has learned that the most important thing in life isn’t surfing.

Don’t date a girl who travels as she tends to speak her mind. She will never try to impress your parents or friends. She knows respect, but isn’t afraid to hold a debate about global issues or social responsibility.

She will never need you. She knows how to pitch a tent and screw her own fins without your help. She cooks well and doesn’t need you to pay for her meals. She is too independent and wont care whether you travel with her or not. She will forget to check in with you when she arrives at her destination. She’s busy living in the present. She talks to strangers. She will meet many interesting, like-minded people from around the world who share her passion and dreams. She will be bored with you.

So never date a girl who travels unless you can keep up with her. And if you unintentionally fall in love with one, don’t you dare keep her. Let her go.


"be your own light, don’t live in other people’s shadows, love what YOU love, do your own thing or whatever, be inspired but dare to be original"

read at least 30-40 books a year.

what baffles me is that everytime i start paying attention to something, you also start paying attention to it (like can you get a life or something?)

when people told me about it before, i opted to call it a form of flattery. but now is another story; i realize their term was more appropriate: obnoxious.

pet peeve: copycats

it is kind of intimidating when you often hear from people how your mom was known back in her days (when she was your age and even younger) for her beauty and brains and for having lots of accomplishments….while here you are: almost twenty-two and still trying to figure out what to do with your life and hoping that some kind of epiphany will come and save you.

(i cannot help my self from laughing and being sad at the same time after that realization hit me.)

The Spectacular Now

"this is the youngest that we are ever gonna be. this is our time. live in the now."