Friday, January 29, 2010

the universe sends me messages

Disclaimer: This is a departure from my usual emo-ridden posts. I woke up a few days ago and found a pimple the size of Tahiti on my forehead. Since then, it has slowly invaded my brain and other vital organs. My pimple has a mind of its own, with thoughts it wants to express on this page.



The universe sends me messages. Not on my cellphone or through the mail but through a more subtle medium. There’s no need to get scared. It’s completely normal. It’s more of a fifth sense rather than a strange trait inherited from generations of inbreeding so there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it. Anyway, I’m getting waaaay ahead of myself.

So… the story begins. Last night, I heard from a friend-slash-ex-colleague who was raving about how green the grass was on the other side. She told me about a great opportunity at her present company. If I joined her, I would still be in the training department but would have less work for more pay. Who wouldn’t jump on such a fantastic offer, right? I was at home when she texted and so I told her I would email my application first thing in the morning. Like most model employees, my most updated résumé was created and stored in my work computer.

Universe Message #1: The next day, work was super crazy. Two trainers were absent and we had to have all hands on deck. I couldn’t work on my application! I was in class the whoooole day. I couldn’t take a dump or pick my nose or bloghop like I always do on regular days. I was dead tired by the time my class ended. After work, I told my friend that I would email my application as soon as I got home.

But then American Idol was on. Damn it, why does this show have to be so damn addictive?

Universe Message #2: After dinner, I took my last P100 bill from my wallet to buy wireless broadband credit. The universe sent me my second message. When I was trying to connect to the internet, my USB modem thing didn’t want to work. It just kept flashing and when I touched it, it was really, really hot. I didn’t want to burn my laptop so I just unplugged the device and tried to troubleshoot. A few hours later, I was on the phone with a highly incompetent representative who basically told me that there was a big problem with my device. A big problem!

*clap clap clap* Amazing! Who wouldn’t want a recap of the last three hours of your own life? If I didn’t know that, I wouldn’t be calling you. She told me to call back in 24 hours if it was still acting up. I guess Sheena Easton was right. Time does heal all wounds, even the technological kind.

I gave up on the higly incompetent representative and decided to call my friend instead. I needed to tell her about the universe and how it was conspiring against me and my application. As I was dialing her number, I realized my cellphone was a little hot. I think it’s because I’m hot I had been on the phone with that amazing representative for a couple millennia. I went through my things to find my earphones but it was nowhere to be found. That set me up for my third and last message of the day.

Universe Message #3: As I was looking for that stupid accessory, I found a mysterious wooden instrument. It took me some time but I soon recognized it from five years ago. It was before I got into this industry, this life, this whole craziness. It’s a wooden percussion instrument (whose name escapes me now) that I imagine natives use to play songs and stuff. I put it in my mouth and started playing. Each pluck produced a springy, throbbing sound. ♪♫ boing boing boing boing boing… ♫♪ If I inhaled while I plucked, it produced a dull, throbbing sound. ♪♫ BOING BOING BOING BOING BOING… ♫♪

So what, pray tell is the universe trying to tell me? It’s very simple. To the naked mind, the first two messages convey a huge stop sign. I shouldn’t leave my secure job. I shouldn’t venture into the unknown. The new company has nothing good to give me. I should stay loyal to the company that gave me my break. But then I got my third sign and it put everything in perspective.

It’s time to leave everything behind and focus on my music. What do you think?

Photo Credit: kipas.nl

Nick Dreamer
Bad Romance
hitmanbreakeroftheye

44 comments:

  1. my friend said it's called a kubing. maybe they call it different things in different places. hehe

    so do you think i should pursue my career in music? bibili ka ba ng CD ko if ilabas ko? hehe

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  2. Oh my gawd... didn't i tell you and viktor that i'm shifting to Music na rin... so i was talking to my sister the other day....

    Yj: sis i just decided to shift to music next sem...

    Sis: give me a couple of minutes, i'll decide on how i'm going to kill you.....

    bwahahahahahaha

    now let's go buy that grand piano!!! i need.....

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  3. i loooove your sister! haha punta tayo yamaha. kailangan makapag-start ka na sa lessons mo asap.

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  4. i will provisionally agree that the universe was saying "slow down" but i don't have enough info to support a conclusion of "stop" "don't proceed"...

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  5. slow down? perhaps. i still don't know what to do. we'll see...

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  6. i used to love the "message from the universe" of "after you spent an hour ranting in an e-mail draft, i'm unexpectedly shutdown and you can't save anything". that always registered loud and clear and that always helped me refocus the message!

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  7. Isa lang sinasabi ng universe. Kelangan mong mag chillax then time for you to decide :-D

    Pero ako dun ako sa greener pasture tapos irereklamo ko yung stupid rep na nakausap mo :-D

    God Bless!

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  8. @LOF ~ true true. on more than one occasion, i drafted these really lengthy blogs that would rant about my friends or life in general. when i clicked publish, my dial-up connection would die on me. i took it as a sign (although i must admit i tried to redraft it several times haha).

    does the universe really send messages?

    @jepoy ~ salamat sa p.o.v. mo. talagang nakakatulong. hehe bahala na sila sa mga batman nila.

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  9. oh yes, I skipped that embarrassing detail. it was only loud and clear after re-typing the same e-mail a few times and unexpectedly shutting down several times would I refocus.

    i experience synchronicity (acausal messages from the universe) all the time in my life and find it very useful in seeing if I'm being real to myself...

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  10. lol

    about messages from the universe, i don't really know. i used to think they were just coincidences. i guess now that i'm furiously pursuing something the universe seems to be against, that's when i'll know.

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  12. the ultimate experience is to recognize that the "coincidental" messages are really coming from a part deep within... that we are not aware of and have no control over and can only be thankful later that it had enough sense to disrupt our foolish plans...

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  13. but once someone (let's say a wise, sage-ish blogger) confirms it, i have no choice but to re-think my decisions. haha oh lance, whatever am i to do?

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  14. why don't you ask for a dream tonight? tell yourself before bed, you are sending me messages to slow down, now what?

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  15. i say leave this industry and focus on ur music! Ill buy the only 10 copies ull release. Bwahahaha

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  16. erratum: city, you're right.

    a kubing is the mouth piece, while the bungkaka is something that poduces a buzzing sound when you strike against the palm.

    mea culpa :P

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  17. You're the future, and you've come for what is yours
    The hidden treasure, locked behind the hidden doors
    And the promise of a day that's shiny new
    Only a dreamer, could afford this point of view

    But you're a driver, not a passenger in life
    And if you're ready, you won't have to try 'cause

    You are the Universe
    And there ain't nothin' you can't do
    If you conceive it, you can achieve it
    That's why, I believe in you, yes I do

    You're a winner, so do what you came here for
    The secret weapon, isn't secret anymore

    You're a driver, not a passenger in life
    And when you're ready, you won't have to try 'cause

    You are the Universe
    And there ain't nothin' you can't do
    If you conceive it, you can achieve it
    That's why, I believe in you, yes I do

    You are the Universe
    And there ain't nothin' you can't be
    If you conceive it, you can achieve it
    That's why, I believe in you, and I believe in me

    (Yes I do
    Believe in you
    I do)

    You're a driver, not a passenger in life
    And when you're ready, you won't have to try 'cause

    You are the Universe

    - Brand New Heavies "You Are The Universe"

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  18. signs. following signs is okay, but don't dwell too much on this. sometimes, they're just random shit.

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  19. @LOF ~ maybe. haha lately i've been praying though. a little strange but i kinda like it.

    @FOI ~ thanks! don't worry, i'll sign each one with care.

    @ternie ~ i'd like to try both. i have a feeling i'm pretty good with native instruments. haha jk

    @rudeboy ~ i dedicate a lot of songs in posts and comments all over the blogosphere but i've never had it in a comment. haha it feels funny. yes, i am the universe. must be a crazy one.

    @engel ~ i'm not dwelling. don't worry. hehe this post is a parody of sorts.

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  20. We have the same problem. I have two gargantuan pimples on my forehead. Darn it, heheh :))

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  21. @andy ~ yun nga eh. i wash my face naman every day and every night.

    @paci ~ i knerrr right!

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  22. What did I tell you, Nyl. I told you this would be fun. LOL.

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  23. haha i guess i underestimated my readers. haha i'll never do that again.

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  24. ay nako, kapag message ng universe mahirap...
    anu na lang ang message ng iyong puso...
    interest.
    haha!
    maging self centered para wag mabagabag sa universe message for you!
    hehe



    :P

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  25. simple lang naman ang message ng puso ko eh. sabi nya dugdug dugdug dugdug dugdug... haha at least buhay pa.

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  26. Effin pimples are EVIIIIIIIIL. They take over the world when they can. :| :| :|

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  27. yes. they pretend to be digusting, harmless little growths but really, they have ambitions towards world domination.

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  28. you did not report any dream material to help us interpret the message...

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  29. the universe is pretty bus huh!

    woof!

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  30. Don't believe in the universe. Its trying to confuse you.

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  31. @LOF ~ i didn't have any dreams last night. i wonder why. the call i was expecting never arrived. perhaps the universe has a way of working out its own desires.

    @bryan anthony ~ thanks for visiting! pretty bus? not sure what you mean.

    @galen ~ i'd like to hear the message anyway. everything and everyone deserves a chance, right? hehe

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  32. i was just about to describe the difference betweena bungkaka and a kubling, pero nacorrect na din pla ni eterny.

    hey well, hope you're okay... shit happens. but everything will be okay...

    just keep on smiling...

    :)

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  33. i'm fine, sir. thanks for asking. :D

    anuman ang mangyari, i know things will be fine. that's what i love about life's predictability. you always know that at the end of the storm, there's a rainbow and it lies in you like a butterfly who still believes.

    sorry, may sapi ako ni mariah.

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  34. or, maybe the universe decided you have correctly interpreted it.

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  35. the universe rests. still no word from them. :c

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  36. ang ibig sigurong sabihin ng universe: gawa ka ng music sa pamamagitan ng kung anong instrumento meron ka ngayon. just my interpretation. i wish you enlightenment, nyl. and good luck! :)

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  37. thanks aris! :D i'll let u guys know what happens.

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  38. i'm a fan of divine interventions and stuff like these CB so i can totally relate.

    i always believed that if it's meant to be, it'll happen.

    so go, play some music and we'll see. you'll never know until you try.

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  39. i love divine intervention. i wish i could have it all the time.

    yes, if it's meant to be there's not much use fighting it. at the same time though, i'm not about to give up my free will.

    :D

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  41. clap clap clap galing ng pag ka kabit ng salita////


    oi follow me badetch..

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  42. Salamat Sanunai! Sorry at ngayon lang ako ulit nakapag-online. :)

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