At this moment, I am taking a break from the Zero to Hero Challenge. For the meantime, I am going to post about today’s aily prompt. It’s been a while since I last posted using the prompt. So, here it goes. The prompt was:
Think about the generation immediately younger or older than you. What do you understand least about them — and what can you learn from them?
First of all, I would say that we can learn from each other. No matter what the age is, every one of us can learn from every person that we encounter.
I’d go first on what is the thing that I least understand from the generation younger than me. I think that would be early relationships. Call me old fashioned or bitter but I still think that having relationship requires maturity. One of the most common stories we hear about is teenage pregnancy. I’ve encountered girls who got pregnant at such an early age. There’s nothing wrong with being pregnant but come on! It’s very dangerous if the girl will have to undergo the pregnancy. There are a lot of risks not only for her but also for the baby she will be carrying. Also, what about her future? There are still lots of things that she has to accomplish to build her character before giving birth and raising a child. I think that proper guidance should be given to teens nowadays. Freedom is good but it shouldn’t be abused.
On the other hand, I adore how the teens nowadays are so brave and outspoken. Before, there are no social media but now everyone can voice out their thoughts and ideas to the world. In my opinion, it’s really good that some teens can be involved in sharing their opinions about certain important issues.
As for the older genration, the thing I least understand about them is when they get angry when someone younger than them tries to explain himself/herself. In our country, it is a must to give older people with so much respect. However, there are times that this causes the older people to block out what the younger ones have to say. For an instance, when my parents get angry with me, they will scold me and ask me what happened. However, when I speak for myself and explain, they will get mad at me and accuse me of being rude. It can be really unfair sometimes. Lol.
Anyway, the thing that I learn the most from the older generation is patience. We all live in a world where everything is instant. We don’t have to work for things as much as they had during their time. I think being with them and hearing stories from them will make us realize how lucky we had that we have so much convenience in our lives due to technology.
You have been transformed into a mystical being who has the ability to do magic. Describe your new abilities in detail. How will you use your new skills?
I woke up one day with wings protruding at my back, straining to get free. It’s a day I get to spend to become a fairy, just like from the movies I’ve watched! I also got a matching pink sparkly wand. I couldn’t be more amused at this day. 🙂
So, since I am a fairy, I get to do anything as I wish. I get all the abilities that I wish for because of the fairy magic. Usually, the role of fairies is to make fairytales come true. That’s what I am going to do. Call me cheesy but that’s what I have in mind. I’ll search for deserving individuals to have their wishes come true but sadly like Cinderella’s fairy godmother, my magic will wear off by 12 midnight. That just sucks for my power, well at least I get to make them happy, even just for day.
Also, the fairy can get a little selfish. I will reward myself for the great work. I will make myself able to apparate, just like in the Harry Potter. I get to visit places I’ve never been. I’ll be happy just like that.
You get to enjoy the best day ever — describe in detail what that means to you. Where are you? What will you do? What’s the weather like? What will you eat? Who will you see?
I imagine my best day ever as my wedding day. I don’t know why but it’s the first thing that came into my mind.
Since I was a child, I’ve always been a fan of fairytales. Then, as a woman in twenty-somethings, I’m someone who is a hopeless romantic. I’m the kind of person you can see always reading a romantic novel and watching chic flicks.
In my best day ever, I get to be everyone’s center of attention (though I cringe at the thought because I can be shy and and anxious). On that day, I will feel so happy because finally I find the person who will be the one and only love of my life (yes this post of so cheesy!).
The wedding ceremony could be in a church. I’ve always dreamed of walking down the church’s aisle. I’m dressed in my dream wedding dress, preferably with a long train and lots of tiny jewel stones. My man will be there at the altar waiting for me. He smiles as he looks at me and me crying because oh well I’m so lucky to have found him. All my loved ones will be there, my family, friends, and colleagues.
After that, I imagine the reception taking place in a garden. I dreamed of having the romantic background with the sunset and all. It will be romantic and with music playing. As the day ends, the sky will be dark with the stars shining brightly. We would be setting sky lanterns..
And yes..that’s how I imagine my best day ever..romantic and perfect. I hope it comes true.
What is your least favorite personal quality in others? Extra points for sharing your least favorite personal quality in yourself.
In writing this post, I’m not saying that I don’t have this quality that is my least favorite in others. I think that would be when someone doesn’t care enough to listen. Nothing sucks even more than that for me. It’s like the least thing that he/she can do is pretend to listen or try to understand what I am talking about. It really pisses me off when I try to explain or share something. I just don’t talk my thoughts or feelings to anyone. When I do that, I expect a person to listen though I shouldn’t have expected in the first place. This is actually about respect and every person deserves it. That’s the way I think of it.
Like I said earlier, I am not denying that I don’t do what I mentioned earlier. There are times that I just don’t care enough to listen because when that happens it means that I think the stuff that a person is talking about sounds non-sense to me. It’s like the words come through my left ear and just leave the right one. Then, I will point out about my opinion on that matter just to contradict the one who’s talking to me. I try as much as possible to stop doing it because yes it is very disrespectful.
When it comes to myself, the least favorite personality of mine is really over-thinking. This has been my problem ever since. I try to conquer it as much as possible..but there are times I just fail. So, that over-thinking leads to ambivalence or indecisiveness. It also makes me bitter sometimes about the things I should have done but I did not because I became afraid. That’s the personal quality that I hate most about myself.
Tell us about a talent you’d love to have… but don’t.
We all have frustrations in life. One of those is having the talents that we wish we have but unfortunately we don’t. Like the old saying said, “You can never have it all.” I’m pretty much contented with the talents that I believe I have. Though that’s the case, there are still other talents that I wish I am capable of doing. These are acting, dancing, and drawing/sketching.
I have always believed that I pretty much suck at acting. When I was still studying, I remember how I was so self-conscious when we were told to have role plays. I wish I was someone braver and more charismatic. Now, I don’t care at all. I just wish that I am good at it but not so much frustrated that I cannot do it well.
With dancing, I think I am capable of it. Capable of doing it only when required to do so. In other cases, I just dance when I’m just all by myself. Again, I’m too much self-conscious to dance with other people around. I am still actually hoping that there would be one day that I would not mind dancing with people around because I’d really like to try out workouts with dancing stuff involved.
Lastly, I think I’d love to be talented in drawing/sketching. As a child, I have drew the usual stick figures and the semi-decent human figures. That was way back then. There are times when I can pretty much do a sketch but it’s not that good. Have I ever mentioned that being an interior designer is one of my greatest frustrations in life? Yeah, probably not.
Anyway, even if I’d love to have those mentioned talents, I guess I just have to do the best with what I have. I am pretty sure that there’s a reason why we are given our own talents that is to improve ourselves and prove to ourselves that we are A-W-E-S-O-M-E even if there are some things that we wish we could do and have.
Write an anonymous letter to someone you’re jealous of.
Dear whoever you are that I am jealous of,
I know I shouldn’t be writing this letter because getting jealous of other people’s lives will not do me any good. But the thing is, sometimes, I can’t help but wonder why life is so unfair that it favors you most of the time than it favors me. I don’t even know if it’s making sense though.
You should be aware that I love you, you’re my friend, and I do get jealous of you and what you have in your life. Your life is pretty much like a fairytale. It’s easier living your life. You get what you want easier. People love you more because well you’re you, pretty, outgoing, and everything a girl should be. You’ve got more because you have everything in life that you’ve been asking for. I wish I had a life like yours, a life that has lesser complications.
Oh wait. Who am I to say that you had easier than me? I don’t even know you that much anymore. I’m starting to lose communication with you as you go on with your successful life. Again, I’m jealous but I don’t hate you. I may be shallow for wanting my life to be a little like yours sometimes.
This is inappropriate. Maybe I should stop getting jealous of you but I can’t stop. Don’t worry. This is just for now that I’ve allowed myself to confess that I envy you. You are lucky. But heck, I am lucky too. It’s just sometimes I wish my life was easier. Though I wish of that most of the time, I think my life is good too in its own way. I may face many issues right now but I love my life for it because it gives me some edge. It makes me stronger. Thanks to my complicated life, I feel like there’s still more in my life that I can’t wait to see. I will stop being miserable for most of the time. I will make myself better than I am now. Then, maybe I’ll get rid of this jealousy that I have on you.
PS: If you somehow read this letter and you think it’s you I’m talking about in this letter, you have two options. Tell me about it or keep it to yourself. Whatever.
After spending time with a group of people, do you feel energized and ready for anything or do you want to hide in the corner with a good book?
This actually depends on the kind of people I spent time with. In the instance that I went with my very close friends, the most probable outcome is me feeling so free and energized. However, if the people I with are some bunch of boring are self-centered, most likely I’ll wish that I never thought of spending time with them in the first place. Now, that will be a horrifying day. I think that I’ll just be putting on my game face with them, but actually deep inside I think of going home. Anything just to get away from them will be good.
What’s your dream tourist destination — either a place you’ve been and loved, or a place you’d love to visit? What about it speaks to you?
Since I was a child, I dreamed of visiting Italy, particularly Venice. There’s something about Venice that pulls me. If I have enough money, I would have taken myself there for my dream vacation.
I’ve been wishing all along that I’d get an opportunity to visit Venice. I love the romantic feel to it. I dreamed of riding a boat in one of its famous rivers or canals, whatever they call it. I’ve always imagined of riding it with a loved one, the moonlight and stars shining above us. I’d also love to be serenaded all throughout that ride. It’s the magical, fairy-tale-like feeling, that I wish to experience when I visit Venice.
I know that it may be too shallow of me to have a dream like that, but every girl has a fairy tale-ish dream right? So, yeah, I could always dream. Dreaming is free after all.
Write down the first sight, sound, smell, and sensation you experienced on waking up today. Pick the one you’re most drawn to, and write. (For a bigger challenge, pick the one you’re leastdrawn to.)
I woke up at 10:30 in the morning to the sound of my brother’s voice singing at the top of his lungs. Ughhh, this is what I had to deal with everyday, my brother’s great singing skills. Don’t get me wrong but I love my brother. It’s just it would have been better if my sleep wasn’t interrupted by his wailing. Just kidding. As I decided to finally wake up, I smelled our lunch being cooked by my mom. It’s not that much but it definitely reminded my tummy to feel hungry. My youngest brother, meanwhile, is busy playing games on my cellphone.
This scenario every morning might seem annoying but it’s not really. I love waking up with my family as my company. It’s a great feeling that I don’t wake up alone and feel alone throughout the day. Their sight brightens my days instantly in the most un-perfect way.
We each have many types of love relationships — parents, children, spouses, friends. And they’re not always with people; you may love an animal, or a place. Is there a single idea or definition that runs through all the varieties of “love”?
I remember in one of my college class, our professor asked each one of us to define love. Since it was a graded recitation, I did my bestest to answer it in the most non-weird way. I think my answer back then was: “Love is like the staircase, with each step you take of steep steps, you are in the danger of falling.” Well, it seemed like I failed myself for giving the most non-weird definition of love. My answer gained some “wooohs” from the class. Some of my classmates’ definitions were more dramatic than mine, others are so cheesy that everyone in the class laughed.
I guess love doesn’t have to defined in the most detailed way because as they say, it is difficult to explain it. There are no words for it. Though there may be different types of love, puppy love, wife-husband life, eternal love, sibling-y love, friend-y love, pet-love, or whatever..Love is just simply caring for someone or somebody. If you care enough for a person, thing, animal, or place, that’s somehow being in love. It gives you “that” feeling that I cannot even explain here.