Tuesday, December 15, 2015

#humblebrag

Something horrible happened in Paris. Time to change my Facebook profile picture to when I was in Paris. Good thing it will be just me on my feed since most of my friends haven't been there. #humblebrag

What is a humble brag and why are people sick and tired of it?


There you go.

Supposedly a self-deprecating statement but with the intended purpose of drawing attention to yourself or whatever it is you want people to know you have that most of them don't.

So are you humble or are you a douche then?

So it's sad that you went with your sister to a casting call but she didn't get the job but fortunately for you, you did. Okay, so you're prettier than your sister then. Don't shame her then just so people will see that you're more beautiful than her. This is even worse than doing a #humblebrag. This is just being cruel and insensitive.

Okay, so how do you draw the line between an honest-to-goodness "proud of myself" post and a statement that just calls attention to yourself?

"I don't brag! I just want people to know what I have or what I have achieved!" said the hesitant brag.

That's exactly what you're supposed to do. Just openly tell everyone on your feed what you have and what you might have achieved.

"I just bought a new bike" sounds and looks waaaaay better than "Hello, two wheels!" then a photo of your new bike side by side with your BMW.

Do you really want people to know about your bike? Or about that car your daddy bought for you?

Okay, so you'll be the first ones to watch that new Star Wars flick. Wake up (see what I did here? The Force Awakens, so wake up? No? Didn't get it? Okay, screw you). Nobody cares since they'll watch it too anyway.

You're the best DJ in town now and you have lots of endorsements? Then just be proud of how you got there and just say it out straight. No need to take a photo with upcoming DJ's saying you were once one of them but through hard work you're now where you are but you forgot to mention in your post that you just know the right people and that you can't even DJ at a village fiesta to save your life.

Guys, if you're proud of something in your life, just say it. People will think you're a proud and mayabang son of a bitch but people hate humble brags more, believe me.

"I have a huge pen" is better than "My pen is large but it's not enough to write on your huge wall in your new house."

Get it?

Yeah, fuck the haters, huh? They're just jealous because they don't have this new shoe that was just released and I was one of the five lucky ones to have the first pairs even before they released it to the public. No, they don't envy you. They just can't believe someone as stupid as you was able afford something like that.

Move on, guys. Boasting is not cool anymore. That's so year 2000!

Nobody cares where you've been or what you have. People are just happy for you so no need to subtly brag about something.

If they're not happy for you, then you must really be a horrible person.

The people who matter should know that you worked hard for something so they would understand if you announce it to the world.

Hiding your brag makes it a real brag nowadays. Especially with Facebook highlighting all your possessions and achievements and whatever.

People know if you're a real brag anyway. If that's the case, then it's too late for you.

Again, people don't care about what you have, where you've been or what you achieved anyway. They just hit "like" because they don't have anything better to do.

Life is not about the online "likes". It's about those who like you in the real world.





Pinoy Quarterlife Crisis: The Book

Okay, so I've decided to write a book about this (at least on Wattpad for now). But I need your help.

We need materials. We need your life experiences.

Some chapters are done but we need actual life experiences to complete the book.

So, if you're kind enough, hope you can email me if you experienced quarterlife crisis in your life.

Just tell us what age you experienced it, what triggered it, if any, what did you do when you experienced it and how did you overcome it (if you have already).

No need for your names (you will all remain anonymous), but please include your age and your job.

Kindly email to dinjcons@yahoo.com so we can include you and your experience in the book.

Please, please, please let us know if you ever experienced quarterlife crisis.

Thank you and see you on Wattpad soon!