01782: Chin Up!

My new role at work means new responsibilities and I'm still in the process of mapping out everything that I want to accomplish. There's still a lot to be done and never enough time to get everything processed, but we do the best that we can, I suppose. But all of this naturally has me pretty excited. I've always been one to fully embrace a challenge.

Outside of work, Metro Manila seems to be getting worse and worse. The struggle to keep the MRT operational seems to have reached that tipping point where the deteriorating trains can no longer run as efficiently as they used to. Peak hours see a train arriving every 15-20 minutes instead of every 5-10 and I've resorted to taking buses home so that I have a more comfortable ride. Sure, it's actually more expensive to take a bus back home (which is ridiculous, quite frankly), but I actually get to sit down and I don't leave feeling like I've been violated this way and that. And with the prospect of new train cars being all the way in 2015 (at the very least), things are going to get a lot worse before they get better.

But there are so many good things happening in my life and I don't see the reason to get bogged down by the negativity that tends to dominate social media conversations. And I don't have time for unnecessary drama in my life - totally unproductive and rather pointless when you think about.

Despite my doubts in my creative ability, I'm still working on pushing forward with my writing. There are some great Transformers coming out that I'm really excited to add to my collection. We have some great board games on the horizon on top of our on-going RPG sessions. And we might even have some domestic travel adventures this year together with some of our O Bar friends. So yes, life is still a very good thing indeed.

And if you're determined to think otherwise, you're free to do so. But seriously, its not worth the stress and excessive cynicism is hardly productive either.