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October 25, 2007

Being Happy

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — vennisjean @ 2:12 pm

Being happy can be very easy for some people….and very hard for others… para siyang isang napakalaking misteryo na biglang darating…

To some people being happy means getting the position they’ve always wanted, a new house, a new car, jewelries.lots of money in the bank, being able to buy everything they want…nagiging materialistic na kumbaga… Who can blame them? Sa hirap ng buhay ngayon people tend to equate happiness with what they’ve got and what they can afford to have.

Being happy for me is easy. Eating the food that my mom prepares during our meals, having my Papa praise a cake I baked (kahit alam kong di pa eto perpekto), playing RAN Online with my friends, playing with make-ups with my younger sister…or chasing my dogs playfully at our yard when I’m not at work.

I am also happier now with my work, unlike a few years back that I got an 8 to 5 job where i almost pull all my hair off following orders from a conceited bald guy who thinks that he is a 100% ladies man, and that being my boss gives him the right him to treat me like an all-around alila. All the years of living frugally and saving all I’ve earned is already slowly paying back. And I’m looking forward to spending more hours teaching this coming semester… it seems my students from the elective class gave positive feedbacks on me during the teachers’ evaluation before the semester ended and my bf said that the school administration is planning to hire me not just for their Saturday elective classes.

Lastly, things are getting better for me and my current boyfriend. We just celebrated our 7th month as a couple and although I’m not a perfect gf, he says that I’m more than enough for him. Yah, I’m still kinda phobic when it comes to getting married, but being with him, talking with him, exchanging text messages when we’re apart even a little smile before we start teaching is enough to make me realize how lucky I am.

As my former Philosophy instructor in college used to say “Happiness is just a state of mind,unless you keep asking for more than you have, you will never be truly happy, and when you never felt any happiness in your heart, you aren’t alive yet.”



  1. You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. ~Albert Camus

    – there are times na akala ko nasa akin na lahat but there’s just this weird feeling that something remains missing, na kung alam ko man kung ano yun, i’d be the happiest person alive šŸ˜€

    vennisjean + boyfriend = happiness šŸ˜‰

    Comment by TRiSH — October 26, 2007 @ 5:27 am

  2. Ganyan talaga TRiSH noh?may panahon talaga na tingin ng lahat ng tao nasa sayo na lahat,yet deep down inside you pakiramadam ko may kulang pa…pero di mo naman maisip kung ano yun but in God’s own time youd be fully rin.Keep smiling ^_^

    Comment by vennisjean — October 26, 2007 @ 12:05 pm

  3. Before I used to equate happiness with being accepted. But I learned that happiness is being me and accepting myself. As long I’m doing what makes me fulfilled and I know I’m not purposely standing on anyones toes, I’m happy. šŸ™‚

    Comment by Nika Catbagan — October 28, 2007 @ 12:27 am

  4. Nika : tama ka sis.Dati din i tried to fit in kasi nga iba daw ako. I can smile pero I wasn’t happy. when I started meeting people who are real (mahirap makisama sa mga plastik) dun ko naexperience ang maging masaya. Ngayon, What you see is what you get,no disguises,no pretenses and I am happy.

    Comment by vennisjean — October 28, 2007 @ 10:21 pm

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