On and on with Jack Johnson

If there's one artist that I can listen to infinitely, that would be Jack Johnson. I could go on doing nothing but listen to him in an indefinite time span. I wouldn't say that his songs are catchy. I define "catchy" as songs that have this one line nonsense lyrics that you sing on repeat and it goes on an infinite loop in your head. Jack Johnson, however, is far from that. His songs go straight to your heart and you fall in love with it.

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Too much ado about nothing

The recent Kadayawan festival was a blast. Not for all DavaoeƱos though, especially after Ramon Bautista made a remark "madaming hipon sa Davao". Which provoked the ire of some public officials and stirred netizens to rage.

Okay, I understand where all that hate is coming from. I get it, that was offensive. But if we were look it the other way, it shouldn't affect us, right? I mean, why do we allow people to demean or belittle us? Because just by reacting to that, we are just validating his claims. If it isn't true and we know for ourselves that it isn't true, then we can just brush it off our shoulders and move on. We know better. If we haven't made a big fuss out of it, the issue would have died down before Bautista could step down the stage.

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Live to write, not write to live

I am on a roll. I've been writing daily for a week now. This has never happened before. Except during the time when I was all hyped up to take the 100 Happy Days Challengethat I have to force myself to write daily. Didn't survive though, not even halfway to it.

This time, it's different. Nothing is forced. Words just kept flowing spontaneously that I can write just about anything even the mundane and the ordinary. It feels like I can make a tsunami from a single drop of water. And I am creating a wave after wave after wave.

Now that I'm on to this, I backtracked my old blogs and old posts. Reading them again was surprisingly fun with an occasional raising of the eyebrow. "Did I really write this? I could have written it better than that."
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To be or not to be

That is the question but is totally irrelevant to what I am about to write. Anyway, just let me vent. Puff, here it goes...

I have a job and if I only have to go by the job description, it is something that I absolutely love. But honestly, there are those times that I feel like quitting. I know I am still a rough stone that's still being pushed and needs to be polished to turn into something valuable and shiny. I like to be pushed because I learn from that and I can move forward one step at a time.

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Giving up is never an option

I never thought that the demise of an actor can hit me hard. Not that I cried. I mean, I would't care to blog about him and waste precious time if he was just any other celebrity. How many celebrities have died already? Right.

Mrs. Doubtfire, Allan Parish, Jack, Chris Nielsen, John Keating and Genie are some of his characters that shaped my childhood and my struggling teenage years.

It's just sad that he who has made the world laugh would die in the least expected way with the least expected reason.

Now this made me think that not everyone who laughs or wears the sweetest smile is a happy person. It's just sad that depression can happen to anyone and it's sadder that most people would easily lose hope and succumb to their defeat.

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