judge dread

What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?

Well here are 30 things:

  1. Dance
  2. Play basketball
  3. Walk shirtless at the beach
  4. Kiss someone in public
  5. Be a bit physical in public
  6. Go back for more buffet plates
  7. Do pull-ups
  8. Hoard paper towels
  9. Buy a lot of colored pens
  10. Audition for a play
  11. Try-out for a reality show
  12. Do spoken word poetry
  13. Rap, Hamilton style
  14. Play soccer
  15. Play volleyball
  16. Sing on open mic night
  17. Shoplift
  18. Wear a dress, just for fun
  19. Do yoga
  20. MMA
  21. Interview a politician
  22. Write an article about said politician
  23. Interview a celebrity
  24. Write an article about said celebrity
  25. Do a radio show segment or podcast
  26. Join a musical chorus or company
  27. Do old-school Pinoy karoling
  28. Wall-climb
  29. Boxing
  30. Propose



What is one thing that happened in your life that, without it happening, you would never be where you are today?

Some things, no matter how unexpected and disappointing on the onset, set the course in motion. You don’t see it that way at first, but you eventually look back and think, “I would have been stuck if that didn’t happen.”

As for me, it happened when I got fired from the job I really liked. I was learning a lot, earning OK, taking control, loving the people around me, having a ball, pretty much having the time of my life. Then it happened.

I won’t go into specifics. I mean, come on. It’s not really cool to recall how it happened. But it sure made things happen. It opened me to opportunities I never thought existed. It pushed me to take more responsibility and caution. Later on, it became a shiny piece on my résumé, too.

I’ll be bragging a bit here, but with the quality of work I try to do every single day, I’d say kung hindi yun nangyari, I will not have experienced how to be fired. I say that because I’m terrible at my tendency to become complacent. I need some sort of shock every now and then. The disappointment and humiliation gave me the courage and maturity to move along and get to where I’m at now.

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Where did you meet your best friend?

I worked at a BPO company’s delivery center in Santa Rosa, Laguna. I was part of the launch team. Gellie joined in a couple of batches later.

It wasn’t really hard to be friends with her. We bonded over being part of the same manager cluster. And then over stressful work stuff. Eventually, over heartbreaks and crazy times and more heartbreaks and more crazy times. And definitely over food.

There is a possibility, though, that we have already met as kids, we just didn’t know. It turns out, they lived in the same street I grew up on. Nakapanood ka na ng teleserye na may backstory ng dalawang bata? Yung alam mong sila yung bida pero di pa sila magkakilala sa umpisa? Malamang ganon. Pero hindi magkakatuluyan, naku Mahabaging Ina ng Guadalupe, patawarin.

The thing with having Gellie as a bestfriend is that it kinda felt like meeting your soulmate. Our brains have been messed up with the idea that you have to be romantically involved with your soulmate. What if it doesn’t always have to be that way? With Gellie, I’d like to believe soulmates can be the best of friends.

Happy #NationalBestFriendsDay, prendy! Seven years later, no itch. Well, there may be, but we keep it to ourselves and scratch it our own flirty ways. LOL

Thanks for keeping me around. Thanks for being the best part of every day. You’re awesome! I love yeow!

This is actually the first photo on my phone this year.

Ask me anything What, Where, When, Why, Who, and I’ll pick one to answer on Wednesdays!  Check out ask.fm/chokology and ask away!