open your eyes, stick your head out the window…

Last night, I stumbled across an article about the children in Afghanistan. It’s not the first time I heard or read anything concerning them, but today it actually struck me on what they were really going through. I mean, those children see people die every day. Many have lost their parents. Others, their limbs.

And that makes me extremely sad.

I remember, a few years ago, the day we were going home. I was about eight years old, and we encountered a car accident along the road. I don’t know what possessed me to look at out the window (we all know, curiosity), and the moment I did I knew I was going to have nightmares. The victim was about nineteen years old, and he was sprawled on the floor, bleeding and dead.

And that’s what most of these children have to endure every single day.

It hurts me a lot, and it’s sickening. Looking at my life now, with parents that love each other, a bed to sleep in, food to eat at random times, clothes and shoes to wear, and many other things, I basically couldn’t possibly complain about anything. But I do. I’m tired and frustrated, but I’m going to keep in mind the things I’ve been blessed with.

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Guys, no one is going to go through life easy. It’s okay to feel sad and bothered sometimes, but we shouldn’t let it linger so long that we forget ourselves. Amidst all this craziness of life, we should take some time to be thankful, you know? It’s amazing when you see your life in a different light on those special days. It puts me in a jumpy and happy mood that daily twists can’t put a damper on.

It’s hard to be content sometimes, but it’s not impossible. It’s a learning process than can be done if we really care about it. Ever tried counting your blessings? It’s the most daunting task ever!

So when you feel overwhelmed about the hard things in life, just take some time off, go for a walk, watch a funny movie, or go on Buzzfeed (trust me). Life’s too short for expired worries; take some time and live.

And like Mooseblood from The Bee Movie said, “Open your eyes, stick your head out the window! …”

Keep wobbling,

Jojo

P.S. Probably by the next post, this whole blog will be transformed!

Disclaimer: I do not own that photo.

 

funny how life works.

Life is so unpredictable. Do you see the ‘un’ before ‘predictable’? It shows the lack of predictability, or in this case, fair warnings. I sat here with wet hair dripping on my skin, too much perfume on, and my study desk still in clear depiction of how my life was at that moment.

Messy. sooooAs an introvert and a professional social ‘awkwardie’, today’s news just battered me in the most unimaginable way possible.

They were coming. 

I still can’t believe I reacted that way. It felt kind of weird to freak out that way to the point I nearly went mad. That’s why I sat down here, needing to let it out my writing in my journal. I was afraid of just venting it out verbally, as I felt that the current situation and my reaction to it would lose its ‘juice’ if I didn’t record it somewhere. It’s a writer’s thing.

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Besides that, my problem involved two girls (we’ll call them Girl A and Girl B), and they, along with my sister and I, were quite good friends when we were kids. Something happened, and they had to move away while their father stayed back here to work. And time froze between us until three years ago.

And then it froze up again.

But they came back for a short vacation here and we expected them to come visit in February. They didn’t…so I relaxed. Bad move. At exactly 1:04 p.m. today, my mom got off the phone, sat down, and said that Girl A and Girl B were coming.

Emphasis for panic?

Could this day get any worse?

Why was this happening to me?!

I went crazy! I washed the hair that I was too lazy to wash, jumped out of my comfy jeans, and took out all my frustration on my toothbrush. I felt weird, so out of place already, even if they hadn’t arrived yet.

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Scenarios of them looking at me disgustingly or in any judgmental way poked the insides of my brain and tied knots in my stomach. I felt sick. I really don’t like how life jumps at you and screams “Boo!” and gets you all worked up and scared of what is to come. Although this feeling towards such situations wasn’t foreign to me, it’s happened lots of times; and the result?

Everything happens the exact opposite.

Even better.

It’s just weird, you know. But, my fears never came true. We actually had a really good time! Kind of awkward at the beginning, but the oldest (Girl A) is like a professional icebreaker that we were catching up in less than five minutes upon their arrival. Her French accent and isolation from English for a while may have hindered some parts of our conversation, but she’s extremely funny and dramatic. We related a lot and really…we had a blast.

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I feel stupid for being worked up about their visit though. But that leads me to tell you that being worried only makes your life harder for yourself and others. We all know that. Yeah, we have TONS of reasons to be worried, and we might even give in to some of them, but if you just sit there feeling sorry for yourself and thinking of what you could be doing instead of doing it, you’re wasting your time! It’s hard, but with God’s help, we can do anything 🙂

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Every minute counts, guys! You’ll never get those minutes you spent reading my post back (*cough* haha), or worse, worrying over nothing! But worry or not, life will still move on. You can choose to hop on, or stay back. Your choice 🙂

Happy living!

Jojo

P.S. I feel this post is a little…I don’t know, disconnected or something. Please don’t hesitate to tell me what you think! 😀

Disclaimer: I do not own those images. 😀

valentine blues?

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Happy Valentine’s Day! If you’re like me–I’ve got no date! Personally, I don’t mind. Currently no desire for dating anyway, and not even allowed until 18! But, whatever 🙂

It’s funny though how many others are depressed about not having a date for Valentine’s Day. Are you kidding me? You don’t have to spend Valentine’s Day with a lover, and you don’t have to spend it alone!

There are so many ways to celebrate this lovey-dovey day. Here’s my little list:

1. Pets. Pets are a great companion for this day. Although they don’t need Valentine’s Day to show their great love and loyalty to you, I think it’ll be great to spend some time eating and watching movies to them, although my dog didn’t get that luxury. He went to the vet.

2. Food. Oh…food. Technically, I’m already planning for my collegiate Valentine’s Days, and I’m 100% positive that while my friends will be out enjoying themselves, I’ll be tucked away in the dorm feeding on granola, fruits, various pastries, and single pringles! (Get it? Pun intended :D)  Although it won’t happen with chocolate. Don’t like it! (Sure going to be a problem in the far future, don’t you think?)

3. Movies. What isn’t better than watching good movies on Valentine’s Day? Movies are amazing. I don’t quite enjoy watching romance movies (I saw ‘Ew’ all the time, haha), so I guess on those days I’d be watching cartoons, animations, and comedies. A good movie always means a good mood 🙂

4. Family, friends, and God. Getting together with family, or friends (or both) and just showing your appreciation and love for their presence in your life is enough Valentine for me, I guess.  It feels awesome (and sometimes emotional) telling my parents how great they are and how crazy it is that they still love me after what I’ve put (and putting) them through. It’s the same thing with God. I love that He doesn’t need a day to show His love, and for that I’m very grateful 🙂

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So I guess that’s it for my Valentine’s post! I wasn’t initially planning to do this, but I guess it just got to me. Have fun, and don’t let this day bring you down. Be creative and relax and have fun…being single has its jingle! 😀 Sorry…that just rhymed 🙄

And here’s just a little humor that contradicts the last part of my post! Haha, I love the minions 🙂

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Happy Valentine’s!

Jojo

P.S. Any of you got ideas for future posts?

Disclaimer: None of the pictures used belong to me.