Music is the answer

“Without music life would be a mistake,” philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once wrote. I have yet to decide if I agree with him or not, but in the meantime, I am going to answer so-called philosophical questions using song titles.

(I need an excuse to procrastinate, is why.)


1. What harsh truths do you prefer to ignore?

Love is a Losing Game – Amy Winehouse

2. Is free will real or just an illusion?

Ewan – APO Hiking Society

3. Is there a meaning to life? If so, what is it?

Happy Not Knowing – Carly Rae Jepsen

4. Where is the line between art and not art?

Glory and Gore – Lorde

5. What should be the goal of humanity?

Eat the Rich – Aerosmith

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Sunday Questions #2

I’ve been feeling a little under the weather lately. Just some mild discomfort in the throat and the occasional coughing, but one can never be too sure these days, huh?

I’m sure a lot of people are going through so much worse right now so I’d rather not dwell on this not-feeling-well thing. Per usual I will just talk to myself by answering Internet questions because, well, I need to do something. #burgis

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Songs on Repeat

Spotify’s On Repeat playlist is pretty nifty, isn’t it?

On Repeat has become my go-to playlist recently and it’s been dope. It has all the songs that I love listening to over and over again, and it saves me time from having to decide which albums to play. I press On Repeat and voila — the songs are surefire bops.

But because I’ve been listening to On Repeat a lot, the track list has been pretty much the same for months now. As much as I enjoy guaranteed hits, the sawá factor can also get to me and I need to cleanse my palate with new songs every now and then. We all do, don’t we?

Anyway, this quick post is just to share with you the top songs that have been shuffling around my On Repeat playlist in the past months. Who knows, maybe some of you may discover new songs from this list. And oh — if you have song recommendations based on my favorite tracks, please let me know! “Sharing is caring,” sabi nga ni Carmina Mones. 😀

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Writing Exercise #3: Shuffled Lyrics Poetry

In high school I wrote a poem that eventually got published in the school’s literary folio. I wrote the poem for a class exercise, and the result wasn’t particularly brilliant or anything — a classmate even made fun of it for being “too dirty” — but it was my first attempt at poetry that actually looked and read like a poem.

Anyway, the exercise was pretty basic: my classmates and I were tasked to write “random” words on pieces of paper, the teacher shuffled the words in a mug, then we all had to take some x-number of words from that mug. The challenge was to write a poem using the words that we drew — we could only add connecting words like prepositions and articles, but we couldn’t include new verbs or nouns or adjectives.

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Ice breakers

I went to a paint night event the other day and the organizers made us do this ice breaker thing in which everybody had to ask each other questions like, “so, what do you do for fun?”

What movies do you like?

What kind of music do you listen to?

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I hate ice breakers and I hated answering those questions. I visibly cringed at each prompt, which was weird because I answer similar questions on this blog all the time. Liebster Awards, movie tags, book tags — like, all the time.

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Gym

I hit the gym today. After almost a year of not working out, I finally hit the gym today.

I’m not exactly sure what prompted me to visit the gym again. I finished all my urgent tasks at about 8:30 in the evening and I thought, hmm — maybe I should go the gym today.

On the way home from the gym I decided I would write about it, this, the going to the gym. I know myself. Something must have happened — something must have pushed me to walk into that gym and hop on that elliptical for half an hour (it’s not a lot but give me a break, will you?).

So, what gives?

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Sunday Movie Questions

How often do you watch a movie? 

At least three times a month. Sometimes more, rarely less.

What movie genre are you particularly fond of? 

Romance.

What was the last movie that you’ve watched and liked? 

Knives Out.

What was the last movie that you’ve watched and hated? 

Wala naman. I didn’t like Cats, but I wouldn’t say I hated it.

What is your most favorite movie of all time? 

My go-to answer used to be Christopher Nolan’s Memento. I haven’t watched it in a long time though, so I’m not sure if I will still like it today.

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