My life is a collection of quotes

Life is like a confused teacher. First she gives the test and then teaches the lesson. ~ Drake

I was once asked in a job interview this question: What makes you an interesting person? I didn’t know how to answer that so I just said the first quote that came to my mind at that time. I couldn’t remember what was it exactly but it was from one of my all-time favorite books, Harry Potter. I love quotes. I love quoting people – whether they’re famous or not. I especially like sharing these quotes in every possible way – through text messaging, by mouth, posting it as a shout out on Facebook, tweet-ing about it, or as a broadcast message on YM. 

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I actually have a collection of quotes from the Internet. It’s quite a huge collection, ranging from quotes about life, love, friendship, work, values, shopping or from music, movies, artists, famous people, etc. My personal favorites are the sarcastic and bitchy quotes. I noticed that when you post such quotes, no matter how mean they sound, people like them and they react. 

I realized my life is one big collection of quotes. It’s funny how these quotes came from different people and yet I could relate to them. These quotes make me realize a lot of things on a day-to-day basis. It helps me feel better. It makes me smile and laugh out loud. It gives me a sort of secondhand advice. It helps me cope with anything. I get strength from them.

Lately, I’ve been collecting quotes by Drake. This rapper is not even one of my favorites but I came across a collection of quotes from him (probably from his songs or something) and I immediately got hooked. Everyday I use one of the many quotes by Drake and share it with others. Here are some of my fave:

“Everybody dies but not everybody lives.” (That rare moment when I think about death.)

“Don’t ask permission, just ask forgiveness.” (That moment when I ‘accidentally’ ate my roommate’s cheesecake.)

“Until you find yourself, its impossible to lose you.” (That moment when my bad sense of direction kicks in and I get lost on my way somewhere.)

“Don’t go through life, grow through life.” (That moment when I think I’m not getting any taller.)

So you see, I get a blast laughing out loud at how accurate and timely these quotes are in relation to my life. I always thought rap songs are full of crap. Don’t get me wrong, I love hip-hop but sometimes I feel like the lyrics of rap songs are a sad excuse for what seemed to be poetic but grammatically wrong sentences. Some examples:

‘”All about my cheese, Mozzarella, Provolone” – Lil Wayne – Seriously?! He’s rapping about CHEESE! CHEESE! Geez. 

“Watch out for the medallion my diamonds are reckless. Feels like a MIDGET is hanging from my necklace.” – Ludacris… Poor midget. Tsk tsk.

“You should make your own toilet tissue, since you the shit.”  – Kanye West… Okay this one’s kinda funny. LOL.

Recently, I found some quotes by Lil Wayne and I was surprised at how much they make sense. It started when I listened to his sweet ballad “How to love”. The lyrics were just so heart melting that I instantly loved the song. The guy’s kinda witty and deep compared to other rappers. Some of my fave quotes by Lil Wayne are:

“I search, but never find. Hurt, but never cry. I work and forever tired.” (This quote says it all about my life.)

“If everyone was like you the world would be a better place.” (This would be the sweetest thing a guy could say to me ~ )

“I’m a new song and you’re just a remix.” (This is something I’d say to my guy’s ex-girlfriend. LOL.)

It goes to show that we shouldn’t judge a rapper by the lack of subject-verb agreement and proper verb tenses in his songs. Some of them are deep and worthy of listening to. 😉 

Last but definitely NOT the least are the quotes by Taylor Swift. Okay, this singer is like the expert on everything related to  relationships, life, family and friendship. At least from a fellow girl’s point of view. All her songs are ‘relate-able’, from her sad love songs to her upbeat country music. Most of the quotes by Taylor Swift are so wonderfully sweet and painfully true at the same time. Listening to her songs made me feel like reminiscing with my past 24 years of life on earth. Some examples:

“Just be yourself, there is no one better.” (Back in high school when I thought I should change into a badass & dumb chick to fit in.)

“Giving up doesn’t always mean your weak, sometimes it just means you’re strong enough to let go.” (Happened more than a few times in my life.)

“I don’t let nobody see me wishin’ he was mine.” (I always do this. I admire guys secretly. And until now, they are still not aware that I fantasized about them. Haha. I’m a ninja yo!)

“If you’re horrible to me, I’m going to write a song about it, and you won’t like it. That’s how I operate.” (For me, it’s my diary. It’s sort of like a long list of people I’d want to strangle…)

 If my life was a book, it would definitely be a book packed with various quotes from the most diverse set of people. I would even include some quotes from ordinary people in my life – like my family, friends, my landlady… It’s fun to look back and reminisce on life with these quotes. It may seem stupid to some but for me, these quotes cheer me up when I’m down and they make me seem cool coz I get lots of LIKES and RETWEETS on FB and Twitter respectively. 😀

Of course I’ll end this blog post with a quote. ^-^

“Live without pretending, love without depending, listen without defending, speak without offending.” ~ Drake

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Judge NOT.

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” ~ Carl Gustav Jung

Look in the mirror first before you judge others.

Why do people tend to judge other people before themselves? I’ve been asking myself this question ever since God knows when. I’m not a religious person but I know that somewhere in the bible God told us to refrain from judging others. I totally get what he means. We have no right to say something about other people’s appearance or personality because He created us in His own image. So judging our fellow humans is like indirectly judging Him… right?

Anyway, that’s not my point here. Being a fan of the WWE before, I found out, the hard way, about how we shouldn’t judge people by what we see on the outside. ESPECIALLY celebrities. Or people you see on TV. -.0

One of my favorite wrestlers, Chris Benoit, apparently killed his wife and his kid then went on to commit suicide. It sent waves of horror and shock, not just in the wrestling world. Everyone who found out about it was beyond surprised, including me. Some people immediately judged him–cursed him and sent his soul to hell. Others, his fans and friends in the business, gave him the benefit of the doubt. They all stated their opinions and violent reactions. They all had their ‘IDEA’ of him. All I heard was “he’s not this and that… he’s like this and that…” It was all sensationalized to the point that the line between what happened and what people speculated was blurred. I didn’t know what to believe anymore. I always see Benoit as a good guy. Well, that WAS his image in WWE. The man everyone idolized. The “RABID WOLVERINE”. Protector of the weak. According to his friends, family and coworkers, he is a good man, a good friend… That’s THEIR image of him.

THAT judging look people give you...

One comment by a fan on the Internet woke me up to the reality of this so-called life. He (or she, I’m not sure since it was an anonymous post) said something like “we all have our ideas and images of what our idols are supposed to be but at the end of the day, they’re all just humans who may or may not be what you thought they are. What you see on television and pictures may or may not be the REAL them.” And he’s RIGHT. It doesn’t matter how you see it or interpret it. When I look at a celebrity on television, I see the word “FAKE” blinking in big bright RED letters all over the screen. Yes, you can contest my opinion here and say something like, “Oh no, MY IDOL is different. He’s as real as one can be. He’s really kind and he’s a good example. What you see is what you get.”

Please give me a moment to ROLL MY EYES.

Okay. You seriously believe what you’re saying? I’m not gonna be a hypocrite and say that I wasn’t like THAT before. I used to think wrestling in the WWE was real. I used to think Lindsay Lohan was a good example. Well, she WAS. Until she got through puberty and got famous. XD

I used to look up to Lindsay Lohan and thought she WAS the 'girl to be' ^^;;

ANYWAY, my point is… even the supposed to be “REAL” side of your ‘IDOL’ can be a ruse. Who would want to show their real selves in front of everyone? We all want to have a certain image–celebrity or not. My image at the office is a carefree, happy-go-lucky lady who thinks work is more important than having a relationship. BUT in reality, I WANT TO HAVE A BOYFRIEND. NOW. Any applicants? Hehe. Kidding…

Going back to my point…

I’m not saying all celebrities, singers or popular people that you see on TV, magazines and movies are FAKE. It’s just that, MOST OF THEM may have started to be REAL. But they all got pressured by the society and it turned them into something they’re not. Or maybe they just want to hide behind thick layers of make up and nice clothes and stuff. I don’t know. We all have our reasons.

So basically, no matter how much I BELIEVE that my idol is a good person because she does charity and volunteer work, she got straight A’s in school and in an interview her parents said she was the sweetest thing ever and all her friends said she’s a cool and amazing friend…I can’t. I stopped trusting television for quite some time now. But sometimes, just sometimes, when I’m too vulnerable… I tend to believe everything I see or hear on TV or on the Internet… which in most cases gets me into trouble.  ^^;;;

I’ve been a fan of KPOP for more than two years now. All I can say is, there’s too much FAKE-ness going on in this industry. Or maybe there is a LACK of fake-ness here. Either way, it makes and breaks most of these singers and groups. The cruel and harsh critics known as the NETIZENs always have something to say about someone. If singer A wears a boring and “not too trendy or classy” outfit, they’ll shun her and call her a fashion disaster. If she wears something sexy and “in”, they’ll throw rude and indecent comments her way. Didn’t they know that these artists actually HAVE dress or outfit coordinators who DECIDES what they’re gonna wear? Yes, that’s what they’re HIRED FOR.

Yes, she looks slutty, skanky, whorish, whatever. But IS IT HER FAULT?

Recently, the singer HyunAh from girl group 4Minute was bashed and relentlessly attacked for wearing REAAAALLLLYYY short shorts in her BUBBLE POP performances. I’m not being biased just because I kinda like this girl. But give her a break. Those people saying she’s such a $lut or a W*ore for wearing such outfits are PATHETIC.

YES, it is shocking for a 17-year-old something to wear such skimpy attire but is it her fault? Let’s take a moment to look back and think about it again. Two words. “COORDINATOR NUNA”. The Korean term for those women who takes care of what they’re gonna wear. The stylist. The designer. Whatever you call them. I don’t really think the artist has any say on what he or she is going to wear on and even OFF stage. Yeah, so they can be casual OFF STAGE and wear what they want but WHAT IF they are required to ‘maintain their image’ even when they’re not performing? What if Hyunah was the ‘sexy’ one in her group and whether she likes it or not she needs to follow the management’s order — that she must wear sexy and revealing outfits no matter what or when…? Am I the ONLY one who thought of that? Let’s not be all RIGHTEOUS and hypocritical. In THIS generation, do you think wearing skimpy or skanky outfits are NOT common among teenagers? What are you, from the 1960s? *rolls eyes TWICE*

MY POINT is… it’s NOT just Hyunah. Even male artists gets heavily criticized for how they look, what they wear or what color their hair is. And it’s DEFINITELY not just in KPOP, although it’s really becoming contagious and out of hand in Kpop, I can say the same for Hollywood as well.

What it all comes down to is this: “Never judge a man’s actions until you know his motives“. We all have our reasons for doing what we do, liking what we like and disliking what we dislike. Yes, I judge them too, I say some comments about these people on TV too, but I don’t believe that what I see is the REAL them. I give them the benefit of a doubt. Why is it so hard for some people to do that? It’s so easy to judge them and say something negative about them but it’s too freaking difficult to say even the smallest of compliments huh? Tsk tsk. Human nature.

This is so beautiful.

HELL YEAH. ^.^Source: undesired-loved.blogspot.com

DISCLAIMER: I don’t own the gifs and pictures here. Just googled them. 😀

And to end this rant, I’m gonna quote something once said my MOTHER TERESA OF CALCUTTA

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

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