Abide by the Vibe: Logic


“We all abide by the vibe we create for ourselves.”

How do we make sense of it all?

This thing called life demands logic.

But when things are out of place, when the universe seemingly becomes confusing and difficult to fathom, what can be done to correct the logic?

Do I rely on God and His infinite wisdom? What can I do?

Life is … quite the mystery sometimes.

“We all abide by the vibe we create for ourselves.”

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Random Kanji Knowledge: Yami


Random Kanji Knowledge time!

Today’s kanji is 闇, which is read as yami (yah-me). 闇 means “darkness.”

The stroke order for 闇 is shown below.


Is there 闇 in your life right now?

The Notion of Hope


These days, the notion of hope has become my catalyst in life.

I hope things will work out. I hope that my troubles can eventually go away. It certainly has become more than just a four-letter word to me. In a sense, I am glad that my perspective of the world has shifted toward this positive and optimistic direction.
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Chasing Shadows


For a long while, I have been someone who chased after the shadows of other people. What I mean is, I have always tried to seek out and catch up with someone in a given area.

In social situations. In journalism. In gaming. In just about everything … at least until I realized I needed to think twice about why I was adamant about doing so.

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Getting Back on One’s Feet


It’s been a wobbly and clumsy endeavor to get back on my feet metaphorically, but life has been going well for me. I am feeling healthier and more productive than usual. I actually have some spending money to my name, albeit not as much as I would like. Nonetheless, perseverance pays off when you put forth the required effort and energy.

“Luck is tenacity of purpose.”
–  Elbert Hubbard

Dig Deep


First off, be amazed by my pro Paint skills.

On a serious note, I wanted to write a bit about how I have been able to fight against my depression symptoms so effectively for the past few months. Continue reading



I am supposed to be a big brother to my two younger brothers, but there are times when I know I am not doing an adequate job. In fact, I haven’t been a good big brother for a really long time now. Sure, I could try to rationalize my lack of proper, big brother stuff to my depression symptoms and other woes, but who am I kidding? There is no justifiable excuse for what I have been to my siblings. Continue reading

Harsh Reality


I remember back in college where life had a sense of structure and stability. I just had to go to class, do my homework, take tests, go to work and then I had the luxury of doing whatever I wanted (granted, I had limited free time in those days).

My college experience taught me a lot of things, both in the classroom and because I was living on my own in those four special years I will never forget.

The key thing was, being a college student shielded me from the “real world.” As long as I was under the label of a college student, the real world would have to wait before I would be thrown into the imminent rat race. In fact, I contemplated staying another year in college to stall getting into the real world, feeling like I needed a bit more time before I could be properly prepared for what was ahead of me. Continue reading

Never Alone


I used to be Mr. Lonely all of the time. Too reluctant to admit my own desolation, I tried to put up a front that everything was OK for me, that everything was all good when they weren’t. Continue reading