The past is remembered. Live in the present. The future is in you.
-Mike Caceres, who is a blogger, hiker, and traveler
Following my sister's blog, I had a difficult time in choosing which topic to write about. Nothing beats her.
Then again, one of my good friends reminded me that every blog of mine is not going to be a "home run." (Instead, I will call it a "slam dunk." Sounds better. Sorry, bro.) Also, he told me, "Overthinking and setting high expectations will not do any good. Just keep it up. As long as you are consistent in writing your blogs. That's what only matters."
So far, I have written very meaningful blogs. Today's blog will be random, weird, and funny. I want to try something different. You look at the title of this blog, and you will ask yourself, "Why is he writing this blog for what purpose?" In life, mix it up, like how the pro tennis player, Roger Federer, hits a variety of different shots to his opponents. Be unpredictable.
(Also, Coach Willie secretly, illegally coached me saying, "Halo, halo," during my tennis matches. It was one of our secret codes, so my opponent would not understand what we were talking about. Halo-halo is a Filipino dessert, where every ingredient is mixed up together. Coach reminded me to just "mix it up," like Roger Federer.)
Why do I take many selfies?
I am no Justin Timberlake nor Ryan Reynolds.
It will be a huge plus, if I consistently get many social media likes. I am nowhere near that, but it is fine, unless you are a gorgeous lady, like Ariana Grande, receiving many thirsty likes, and counting. (Yuh, I just thirsty liked her pic.)
Why do I take selfies, then?
That's a really good question. (My old advisor, Sascha Von Meier, from SSU taught me and my fellow classmates how to answer a tough question. Just answer that.)
Hopefully, I will get social media likes from my type of randomness, weirdness, and funniness. (I sound needy. On a good note, I am being persistent.) Obviously, receiving many social media likes feels good, really good. Honestly, I admit it.
(You already know that we come from a social media-driven society, therefore social media mainly defines your status and importance. Like my previous blog about my sister, I received many likes. That was a rarity. I felt very special.)
Although, I am already used to getting a few likes or none. (That is my average.) Most importantly, I just enjoy taking selfies, and looking at myself as well. (Going off tangent as usual. After a group photo is taken, I quickly look at the camera, then I find myself first in the finalized picture. I ask myself, something like, "Was my facial expression, dope?" Finally, I look at the whole group in the photo.)
Here is one of my old tweets, I posted from nearly two months ago.
Thus, I can look back at my taken selfies, and design a picture collage. Yuh, that is my final answer. (Sounds like I am participant talking to the game host of the trivial show, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?")
As long as you enjoy doing something, like continually taking selfies or writing a blog, that's what only matters, ironically speaking from my good friend's advice.
20 of my top selfies that I have taken throughout my life is pictured below. (All of my selfies could not fit in one collage, so I had to narrow them down. Now, I can upload collage and tweet, "When I post my selfie collage on my phone's wallpaper." #True #SelfLove #SelfConfidence
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