Saturday, June 17, 2017

Fete Dela Musique

Today I had lunch with my friends and went to Fete Dela Musique. 

Tiring day. I will miss my friends because I will not see them in another 2 months.

I'm going to CANADA/US again.

Finished packing my check-in.

So excited!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Leaving in 7 days..

The most awaited trip is finally arriving. I've been wanting to go to Canada since 2008, when I graduated from college.

As usual.. travelling alone gives me anxiety. Actually, it's the airport transfers. If only we can just teleport.

But I have to do this. I need to keep doing this. Because this is a way for me to shake it up and step out of my comfort zone.

Anxiety + Excitement. This is my mixed feelings.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Thoughts early in the morning.

My friends and I are going out of town for the day. I woke up at 2:30 am and went to my friend's house to meet up. It's now 4:30 am and I want to sleep but I cannot any more. So many thoughts running in my mind. I don't want them there.

Mis amigas y yo voy a fuera la ciudad.
Me despierto son las dos y media en la madrugada y voy a la casa de mi amiga para encontrarse. Ahorita son las cuatro y media y quiero sueño pero no puedo mas. Muchas cosas corren en el mente. No me gusto alla. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Academic Writing

I'm looking for Freelance writing jobs and if it's not SEO related articles, it's Academic work. 

Academic work? *raises hand* That's me! That's me! I can do that very well!

I've been "shortlisted" and offered to proceed to the next stage. I need to fill up this long application form, provide my government ID and even a picture of my diploma to give proof for my highest academic attainment.

When I came across the part of having to provide my diploma, it got me thinking two things: 1) oh! Good thing I have my masters diploma with me. 2) Do I really want to do this?

The reason that's stopping me right now despite the "easy" money, is because I perfectly know what this "academic writing" is all about. 

This isn't about sharing your knowledge. 

This is about doing the work of some lazy student out there who can afford to pay somebody else to do the work for him/her.

This is "academic writing" in literal translation "school work". 

I am an educator. 

I'm sure that prohibiting myself to join will not help in "taking down" this kind of  "business model". It's been there for ages and the reason that it is surviving is because a lot of people purchase these kind of services. And the reason why these services exist is because a lot of people are willing to offer their services for the money.

I am an educator. And out of principle, do I really want to constribute to this system?

Do I want my students to pay somebody else for the work? 

People might look at this as capitalism. The rich can afford it and the poor need it. Maybe it works for occupations. 

But school work ?!?!

Isn't the whole point of doing your own school work is to "enhance" your own brain and improve your own knowledge. 

I saw the different "tasks" with corresponding deadlines. They pay really good. But what disturbed me more was the different type of academic writing levels. There's highschool, college, masters and PHD. I understand lazy students in highschool and college but MASTERS AND PHD??? 

Why would you even go back to school if you want to avoid academic work!!!!

One may never fully understand human decisions. 

But one thing for sure.

I think I will have to turn down the Academic Writing opportunity even if I know I'll nail it. Just out of principle, I don't want to do homeworks of other people. 

In a bigger picture, this is probably the dilemma of a lot of people. Taking jobs because they need it but they don't agree with the industry or the business' mode of making money.

I guess I have to be the bigger person. And not let money decide for me but decide on my own. I have a choice.

I will just probably have to improve my skills in writing SEO Articles. I'm not a marketing major but I have marketing experiences. This is the path I'll choose. 

Freelance Jobs: More Money More Problems

I've been obsessed lately about finding more freelance jobs. I currently have one already and it involves managing the digital marketing and presence of a lawyer's services. 

But for some reason, I still want to do more. I still want to earn more. I still have a lot of free time.

Though you know how the saying goes, more money more problems?

The reason why I want extra money is because I feel guilty whenever I splurge. Although most of this "splurging" goes to food and transportation, two things you cannot completely avoid, I still feel guilty because I know I could have chosen a "cheaper" option. (Walking instead of taking Uber, Drinking water instead of buying shake).

But it's hard. So I just want to earn more money so I can allow myself to treat myself with such things. Though I also don't want to get used to a lifestyle change so I have to be careful of that too. 

Well, I spent a lot on travelling. That's one thing I know for sure that I do. The extra money I get from my freelance jobs is set aside for my travel budget. 

Maybe that's why I'm obsessed to get more freelance jobs.