Saturday, 31 May 2014

Let's talk Satire

     The Miriam-Webster Dictionary defined satire as  "a way of using humor to show that someone or something is foolish, weak, bad, etc; or it is a kind of humor that shows the weaknesses or bad qualities of a person, government, society, etc." With the Filipinos' affinity with the use of humor as a coping mechanism, the use of satire is definitely something that is gaining popularity in our modern age.

    Satirical news portals such as "So, What's News" is a good example. It is an accessible source of political news and issues broken down and presented in a different way, the ridiculous way. These kinds of news sources shed a different light over the daily serving of gore and disappointments that is headline news. In a way, the use of humor helps the common Pinoy deal with all the heartbreaking realities that are ever present in his life. If one thinks about it, it so much like staring the ugliness in the face and laughing at it.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Updates with some great news :)

Hello cyber people that I love. I actually miss talking to you guys, everything has been really crazy in a good way :)

Work- I am still working for this realty documentation company, and I am happy to say that I am finally adjusting (well I better be after 2 years, right?). I still eat alone during lunch breaks but it is mostly because I am the only one who packs her lunch here, and I engage more often now with my co-workers. We are on a friendly interactions now, that or I just finally stopped caring. I am taking it all as positively as possible. 
     I also returned to my first Korean tutoring company, the adjustment back to the 5 am shift is slow but I am managing. It also helps that I actually like this job, that and that I am pretty good at it (hopefully not sounding too proud). 
Family- My younger brother and I managed to patch things up, with him having a baby and all that, a feud would not serve the two of us any good. My youngest brother will be finally attending College this June, which I am really excited for, because I really want him to have a secure future. I am all good with both of my parents, however Papa and I tend to argue from time to time. 
Spiritual Life- We will be having a big production in Church later this year which I am so stoked about. I have been praying for this for years actually, and it’s here finally. Rehearsals are keeping me busy, but when you are laboring for the Lord, you don’t really notice it. You will sleep with a smile on your face. I am also striving for a consistent personal time with the Lord every morning. I want to be as involve with Him as He is with me. I fail, most of the time, but the enormity of His love for me overshadows any fault I may have and only causes me to move forward. Please pray for me to continue on this. 
Personal Life- I recently started dating someone. Even while typing this brings smile to my face (and now I can’t get rid of it :D), he is an old friend I met during my competitive writing phase back in High School. I am praying that the Lord use me in his life, and that regardless if this works out with him or not, that I will come out of it stronger in Him, with faith progressing. I have been spending a lot of time with him recently, and I am trying really hard not to be distracted with the things that are important (Faith, Family, Friends and me). 
    I am also sort of trying to fulfill some self-set goals declared years ago. Some that are on the top of my head is to learn to swim and to learn how to play the guitar. They seem to be really trivial stuff, but they were sort of my frustrations ever since I could remember, and I am pushing for the actualization of these goals (finally!). 
    I have been saving too! Yey! I downloaded this 50 pesos saving scheme last year, and I have been successful so far, keeping with the schedule and the amount to be deposited. It is my goal for next year to have the liberty to travel without the burden of financial worries. And I can only do that if I save up now. 
I’d like to think that I am moving forward with life (thank God!) and that I am easing into adulthood slowly but surely. This is so self absorbed of me to act as if I have an audience to read this, hahaha but I can’t help it. Take it as a trace I leave in this enormous world. :D So how are you guys?