Hallway

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I’m in transit — at least in my mind. I’m trying to make the best choices that I can, but like what I learned in college, I can’t please everyone.

One of my so-called friends in the office got mad at me, and it led me to think that maybe, I should reassess my list of friends. It’s not because they are mean, though; it’s more on the idea that I might not really care enough about them to keep calling them friends. That thought led me to realize that being a good person isn’t the same as being a good friend. Even if they can be done at the same time, being generally nice doesn’t mean that I would stand by them all the way. On the other hand, being a good friend would sometimes mean that I should not be nice and condone their behavior. Sometimes, I should give them a piece of my mind for them to stop doing bad things.

Like what I said when I stated this post, I’m in transit. I need to arrive at a decision, maybe not right now, but still, a choice needs to be made. Hence, the picture of the office’s hallway.

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Street Lamp

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It looks like I’m obsessing over street lamps. For some reason, they attract me. Maybe, it’s the light because life is bleak and dark for me at the moment; I need something to turn to, so I won’t stray into the darkness. Maybe, it’s the complicated tangle of power cords; in the Philippines, they’re like thick, black spider silk strewn all across the land. Maybe, it’s the hum that they make. Yes — they hum, which seems comforting to me. I can’t pinpoint it, but the street lamps really draw me to stare at them.