Two weeks ago, my sedentary life has ended. From the slow paced life of internet and afternoon naps, my world was shaken by the day-to-day waking hours before sunrise. To make things short, I started my first job. As expected, it will also be an everyday struggle to commute, because I am now one of the working class of this third world country, where people ride public transport like .zip or .rar files (I live in Bacoor by the way). Honestly, I can say that it won’t be too much of an effort for me in squeezing my butt with strangers in a bus or a train because my student days were worse, riding a jampacked MRT with my “pangbakasyon travel bag” whenever I go to the dormitory.
So, to comfort myself from the feet-numbing hours of standing, I just enjoy myself from looking at people’s faces especially when they’re sleeping, or having their ‘personal’ moments beside a window (note that when you are standing in a bus or MRT, you have a wider angle of vision from your vantage point). Lucky are those days when you get to ride a bus that can offer a seat which can accommodate half of your buttcheek, and a one-in-a-million chance of sitting beside the window where you can contemplate on things while looking far outside (may masabi lang).
I have now officially entered the corporate rat race where dreams and aspirations of people either get suppressed and die or further develop for good. A lot of people are telling me that I am really lucky to have such a great company to work for and I think they are right.
Interesting enough, an officemate e-mailed this to us on my first day, so just let me end this post with an excerpt when Dalai Lama was asked by what surprised him most about humanity, he said:
Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.
Have a great week everyone!