And so if you’re too lazy to read, the gist of the article is about the Coolidge Effect. What is it? It’s described by wikipedia as a phenomenon—seen in nearly every mammalian species in which it has been tested—whereby males (and to a lesser extent, females) exhibit continuous high sexual performance given the introduction of new receptive partners. Basically, it explains why new couples tend to more “lovey dovey” than those that have been in the same monogamous relationship for years.
According to the link, Dopamine is the neurochemical that urges us to “want it”. Whenever were stuffed with dinner, its Dopamine that wants us to take that slice of cake and in sexual relationships, its the same neurochemical that surges in when we’re presented with a new partner. “Dopamine surging in your reward circuitry can override your feelings of satiety, regardless of what your rational brain may think about overeating or infidelity.”, according to the article.
So basically, my theory about infidelity being naturally part of being human is supported by this article. That, I guess at one point, we do get that tendency to cheat or can be cheated on cause its in our nature. I’m not saying that I encourage infidelity but knowing that this is normal, maybe those who are prone to feeling such effect should make an effort to strengthen their moral code or discipline, so they wouldn’t be able to act when the dopamine urges strike and its not because of their current partner.
I have nothing against James Soriano, except for what he said about the Filipino language is not a language for the learned. Though, I think that a lot of people are ridiculously reacting to his opinion when it’s nothing but a reflection of how much of a hypocrite most Filipinos are. We were made to think and love that anything “western” is better, that to be able to be “globally” competitive we need to be fluent in English. What I’m trying to say is to give the person a break, he is just one of the many who thinks the same, he just had the balls to publish it on a daily paper. Just like an independent film, that receives praises and recognition for depicting poverty in our country, the column showed what kind of people we have become and what needs to be addressed when it comes to our educational system. Why do Filipinos react violently to the ugly truth?
On a lighter note, the reason why I posted the link was because I couldn’t help but remember how my superior would remind me about my typos and grammatical errors during my first few weeks at work. Being a copy writer is not an easy job, just like any other jobs i guess, but it made me realise that there is truth to what they say about loving what you’re doing, it wouldn’t feel like a job and you’d strive to become better everyday.
My bestfriend is in town, together with the rest of her clan because her granny passed away. I should be sad, well I am but I can’t help but feel excited since my best friend is here and I’m going to see her family again! Her family is the sweetest!
Me and my bestfriend’s family.
It’s a long weekend for most of us and I’m planning to enjoy every bit of it cause in the coming weeks I know I’ll be bombarded with so much deadlines, in fact, I’m dreading for my wednesday deadline regarding the ops manual. Sheesshh! And because of that i’ll take time to enjoy my extra time to sleep and slack off.
A lot of my best friends are coming home (YIPEE!!!). Pia’s coming this september for her brother’s wedding and I can’t wait to spend time with my highschool barkada, it’s been too long since we all got together. I miss them terribly. My highschool barkada are my total opposites, they’re my balance.
Speaking of best friends… Tio, my go to girl when it comes to everything and who has seen and understood me at my worst times, celebrated her birthday yesterday. It’s my second year missing her birthday since she’s now working in Jordan. Last year, we celebrated her birthday through skype while drinking with some of her close friends. Here are photos of her costume party this year.
Taray lang ni ate! Pakita ng tiyan! hahaha I’m calling this Slutty @ 24! hahaha
It’s odd that her party this year only had about 5 boys, the last time she had a party here, most of the guests were guys! (Thats because she’s the one-of-the-boys type of girl)
Oh and speaking of birthdays… I feel bad that I missed Sai’s birthday gathering. I was ready to get off from work when it rained and it took awhile for it to stop, so I decided to bail. I miss my ladyloves, we’re all so busy with work that we can’t find time to meet. I guess this is a natural process of growing up, struggling to make sure everyone is complete for a gathering. This is us a year ago when most of us were bums.
Happy Hours @ Formo.
Five days more and it’s gonna be my birrrrtthhhddaaaayyyy!!! Yeah! I’m still pushing through with getting a tattoo but I haven’t found the time to finalize the design cause I’m too preoccupied with work. Because I forgot to give Anther a birthday present (and because she insisted), I’m probably going to spend my birthday having dinner and catching up, so that means I might bump by dinner date with Cymmie to the weekend.
I hope everyone’s gonna enjoy their long weekend! =)
It’s 12:31 AM, August 22, a Monday. Ideally, I should be asleep right now because I need to get up by 6:45 am for work. I’ve realised that if I do not get enough sleep, I’m groggy and cannot function well - or at least in the morning. The afternoon siesta, that I couldn’t resist to take due to the weather, is probably the reason why I’m still awake at this hour blogging. Also, I wanted write something that is not work related or at least a piece that I’m not intense to watch over for typos and grammatical errors.
Blah! First paragraph’s boring, I know. That’s because I’ve become one or because its part of growing up. Good thing I’ve started partying and wasting away when I was younger at least now I act the way my age is suppose to act - serious and straight.
Just read Patricia Evangelista’s column in the Inquirer website, and she talks about the controversial Mideo art exhibit, that sparked rage between insulted Catholic believers, the CBCP and the guardians of freedom of speech and expression.
I’d have to agree in Pat’s opinion and her view. It is true, that die-hard Catholic Filipinos, they sometimes forget that they have to pay respect to differences and opinions of those who do not believe in the same religion. That art is subjective, and free for interpretation, and that its not right to limit one’s art because of one’s personal bias and prejudices. We often forget that freedom of expression and speech, though limited, provides opportunity for discussion and ideas that opens minds thus initiating awareness and change. Oftentimes, these moralists, bypass to acknowledge that possibility, instead they jump into the conclusion that it is bad and that you’re going to hell if you start to believe in what they think is immoral and sinful. The modern day Damasos - that boxes and cage us, disallowing us to think freely in order to find and build our own mind and identity. Aside from crab mentality, I think this way of thinking is another social cancer we all need to eradicate.
Wow, my fourth paragraph was even more serious. Yikes 1:07 AM, I need to finish this blog, so I can go to sleep already.
I guess what I really want to say is this, its inevitable that you get to meet or encounter a person that’s just oozing with negative vibes; the kind that evokes gossip instead of ideas, the person whose quick to point out mistakes and inadequacy, the person who never fails to see the dark side instead of the brighter side of things… and although it’s ideal to get them out of your life, there are situations that does not permit you to do so (la relative, a colleague, classmate, teacher etc.), now what do you do? I’ve been ranting to my friends about this one person, who I’m starting to lose patience with, then I realised that her/his negativity is starting to affect me in a negative way, I gotta think of something to turn things around. I’ve thought of a way to, at least, lessen the negativeness and hopefully I’d be able to see a change.
Again, I sound serious. Anyway, I really need to go and before I do here are snips of my thoughts..
Cebu City has been investing in the beautification of the city but really Mr. Mayor, what you need to invest on is Cebu City’s drainage system. Went to SM/APM earlier and the flood that is knee deep is alarming and terrifying. What’s the use of a beautiful facade, if it’s murky and dirty in the inside.
Breakfast food, with all the preservatives, is comfort food. And because of this I realised that people shouldn’t be skipping breakfast, it does give a different kind of joy.
That in advertising, you should be selfless, that it’s others you have to prioritize and think about.
And hate Mideo all you want but the value of Mideo’s works has probably skyrocketed and he probably has more funds to make more art, to stimulate more love or rage. Besides, artists in general, don’t necessarily crave for acceptance though they secretly long for recognition, and Mideo definitely got more than what he bargained for.
Okey thats all. Goodnight or Good Morning… which ever timezone you are in.
It's raining Crispy Patas at Alejandro's this August!
Yeheesss!!! It’s that time of the year again!
Alejandro’s Filipino Restaurant, home of the best crispy pata in town, celebrates it’s 20th Anniversary by bringing down the price of their crispy patas to 220Php for the whole month of August! Hurry! Dine and celebrate with Alejandro’s!
Promo is only available for dine-in. Lunch and Dinner.
That’s me, holding their place mat with their tagline.
There's gotta be something better than this, There's gotta be something better to do. And when I find me something better to do, I'm gonna get up, I'm gonna get out I'm gonna get up, get out and do it!
It’s the 3rd year of Viaot, a battle of the bands x Macho Gay pageant event held during the closing night of SWU’s Siglakas. My friend BBJ was this year’s CAS representative and he won the title! Awesome!!!! Congrats BBJ, so proud of you!!! =)
Photo credits: Sherly Pasaylo
If I only knew that he was joining this year, I could have watched. Somebody please upload a video!!!! =)
Oh Hi hello. I’m on my lunch break and considering what I do for a living involves a lot of writing, it is ironic that I’m still blogging while on my break. Oh well. I know this is TMI (too much information) but I wanna poop. Oh yes, the tip of my shit is starting to crown. Gross right? Okey, I’ll stop and talk about more relevant stuff like work.
Oh work has been kind although sometimes I feel like I’ve been pushed into doing something that I have no idea what it is about or how they used to do things around here, though I now understand that the whole group is under construction and that its a work in progress… so the system isn’t perfect and there are a lot of things that I need to be more patient on and that there are things that I just need to work on, on my own. But don’t get me wrong, I love my job, I really do and I’m actually having fun although sometimes I hate the fact that I have to succumb to playing office politics and that I have to be extra patient with gossipmongers.. you have to blend in sometimes… the best way to go is just to listen and not to mind. It’s also good that you kinda know what is going on around you but never let it affect your work ethics or how you treat them as your colleague.
We’re transferring desks, which is a good and a bad thing. Good cause we get to be near our superiors and interact with people that are essential and related to my job. It’s scary cause were near the CEO’s office, meaning we have to keep our actions to mind… no more slacking off.. or taking out my shoes. haha
I had a very interesting week last week, I was just sick the whole week. Interesting because for the first time in my life, I went on 7 days trying to force feed myself and for those who know me, I love food I cannot imagine a day without feeding myself… it was just so terrible even my friends were shocked my how little appetite I had… close to none. It’s a terrible feeling getting sick really, you can’t seem to work your 100%, you lose things (I lost my phone) even lose your common sense.
Anyway, I’ve got more stories to tell but It would be awesome if I included photos with them. I’ll blog about how interesting my week was as soon as I get the photos from Lena and Kat.
Oh and I just wanna get this off my chest… Secret relationships are exciting but it gets old and tiresome.. for those who aren’t in the a shitty situation where you’re in a pseudo-secret relationship always remember that if it has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it. There is nothing more beautiful in life than to be able to show how much you care for someone for everyone to see, know and feel and to be shown that you are also loved without hesitations and compromise.