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28 May 2015

1. I was thinking about buying an iPhone and taking pictures with it. But at the same time I know I have a high-end Canon digital camera in my black duffel bag. Deciding whether to buy one is not just about the cost. It is also about the infinite distractions that I will have access to. I am trying to do away with things that are not necessary. This is one of them. Do I really need it? No. Do I want it? Yes. Is it really necessary? No.

2. I have not written anything good in a long time. The Shaeffer 100 I was using before is not with me anymore. One, because it is not a pleasure using that pen when the barrel and the grip keeps on moving when I am writing. Two, even if it was a pleasure to write, it would be inconvenient for me to purchase refills. That is why I donated it to Caritas Manila. I am not tooting my own horn here. The reason I brought Caritas up is because I was searching for a way to do away with as many things as possible. And the best way I found for now is by donating my stuff. I could have given it as a gift to someone. But the reason I did not give it as a gift is because I honestly do not like the pen. It was a pleasure to use it in the honeymoon stage. After that it was downhill. It was a crappy product. What I am using right now is a Pilot Hi-Tecpoint V7. I am already over the honeymoon stage with it, but I still love it. I started using the V7 since 11 Apr 2015. If I was the recipient of this Shaeffer 100, I will definitely know the reason why the other person gave it to me as a gift. It is a different case though when it comes to donations. The charity cannot complain with what they have received. They can either use it or they can sell it and use the proceeds to help other people.

3. I have been living by myself for 4 years now. I try to alleviate it by talking to other people about what I want to talk about. I am trying hard not to talk to anyone about what I am thinking because more often than not they bring me down. The paper and the pen are my remaining companions. I let the process of writing bleed figuratively and literally. Figuratively because this is where I spill most of my thoughts, and literally because the V7 really bleeds through the paper I am using.

4. I am overwhelmed! I got to have my hair cut. I have to clean the 3 curtains. I have to clean the filter of my air conditioner. Do I really have to do it now? I am too lazy to do it now. Maybe next time.

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