I visited family from the Philippines on June 1 - 30.
(MOM's side - San Carlos City, Pangasinan. DAD's side - Milaor, Bicol)
I also went to Naga City, Baguio, Quezon City, and Angeles City.
I mostly stayed with family. First and foremost, I saved a lot of money in lodging.
I learned a lot. No whining, no complaining. Just living the lifestyle.
I have many stories to talk about. It is impossible to cover all of them. I will try to make each story short. (In no particular order whatsoever.
I decided to write a short rap song. (Yuh, mix it up.)
During my recent Philippines trip, I was more comfortable to rap than sing on karaoke nights.
Video shown below of me rapping for the first time. My written lyrics are shown below as well.
Free rap beat courtesy from Free Music Archive. (It has a bit of a low beat in background. Oh, well.)
“Senorita” by Audiobinger.
Lewis Howes talks about "identity" in his book, The Mask of Masculinity.
One identity, one image forever. Bad identity, bad image forever. We stay away from them.
Stories written below are about my family and friends.
My uncle tragically killed my sister. Everybody ignored him. (Identity is killer.) Possibly, his life was taken over from loneliness. Unconditional love is powerful. (No support, no life.)
A drug addict has taken meth his whole life. His family have left him, except his loving son. (Identity is drug addict.) Most importantly, he has been clean from drugs, since 2016.
2 years ago, I was lonely. Social media took over me. It was close to Christmas. I saw happy social media posts with their loved ones. I am a single, lonely guy. I was depressed. (Last time was when my sister passed away on May 17, 2003.)
I realized that social media is usually the highlight reel of people's lives.
I was lonely. Well, this is nothing compared to the story about loneliness. Go on, and read.
I will tell you a true story about loneliness.