Wanderlust And How Social Media Killed The English Language

Have you ever wonder how social media has affected every person's life? I do. From posts to photos, likes to comments, etcetera, etcetera. People have been very vulgar, very open to public when it comes to their private lives. I, too, have been a victim of social media. (Duh? I'm writing this blog, remember?) Well, what exactly am I writing about, anyway?

Summer has just ended and everybody posts different summer escapades and trips. You've been to various places all of your life. Then all of a sudden, you're a WANDERLUST.

Why do people call themselves wanderlust? How exactly can we consider ourselves a wanderlust? I've asked myself too.

According to google, wanderlust is a noun meaning a strong desire to travel. But why do people use it as an adjective to describe themselves? Or is it just my mediciore grammar-concious-self? Honestly, don't describe yourself as a wanderlust.

I have been wanting to travel all my life. If only I have enough money, and if my parents would allow me. (I know... I'm a 20 year old working, young adult who can financially support myself) But really, all my life, that's what I would like to do, way before the travel blogs had hit the mainstream, or at least before I found out about them. Since I was a broke kid whose parents doesn't allow her to go outside beyond 7pm, I would just satisfy myself from long walks in nearby places like those hidden, grassy hills at the back of you neighborhood or someone else's neighborhood, those long walks in the province where dogs will be chasing you as you sprint your ass out of the place. Those were the "travel" that I've had. I never experienced out of town trips with my family, friends, dogs, strangers. I wasn't even allowed to join educational tours when it's not compulsory. I know, my life's is so boring. But, I've somehow managed to escape sometimes and do trips on my own. I've never experienced beach with friends during highschool, or even college.

I had my first beach trip when I turned 20 with my colleagues.then followed by 2 more. I never got a chance to ask my mom to join an out of town trip with my best friends. It was, really, just recently. Sometimes I would even feel envious of my facebook friends when I see their photos at the beach, somewhere far from the city. But, I never pity myself because I know, someday, when I get a little bit older, I would explore the world.

Just a few days back, I came across this instagram of a facebook friend of mine. I noticed on her bio that she has proclaimed herself as a wanderlust. It stuck on my mind, not because she used it the wrong way (like saying "I'm a pretty" is correct), but also, all of her trips are funded by his parents. I admit, I envy him. Not because his parents are rich, but they also allow their kids to explore the world! Who doesn't want that? I definitely do. But! But! Is he really a traveller? Or just a rich kid who can have whatever he wants? Is he really a wanderer? Or just someone who wants to go shopping to different places? And takes photos of beautiful tourist spots. Filtering every photo so it becomes instagrammable.

I'm not chewing-nails while making myself bitter by how these people can do whatever they want. I really am annoyed how people consider themselves this and that when they clearly aren't that type of person. If you're a geek and you came across a person who can only play a game or two then consider themselves geek, how the hell does it feel? If I am one, I would blow that person's face. Or if you're a make-up artist and you saw on facebook a girl who can only apply a generous amount of foundation and can create a crappy winged eyeliner and calls herself a MUA (make up artist), it feels...(as the usual 20 somethings would call) I can't even.

It's not only how people label themselves, but how would other people would think that label really means. I will not be surprised if the now-teenagers would consider bunch of photos from the beach on their skimpy bikinis being wanderlust. I wonder how would it feel when I slapped a Webster dictionary to their faces.

Oh well, as my old saying goes: OPEN YOUR MIND NOT YOUR LEGS.



Just a quick post.

Naisip mo na ba minsan sa buhay ng isang taong nagyoyosi kung anong pinakamahirap na kalaban? Yung magkaron ng lighter na tatagal mg buwan.

Pero hindi sya ganun kahirap. Wag mo lang ipahiram at, voila! Tatagal amg lighter mo Ng ilang buwan. Pag medyo mayaman ka, pwede mo refill-an ng gas o kung ano man tawag dun sa punyetang yun.

Kanina sa trabaho, habang nagsisindi ng yosi si Luis, bigla nyang nabanggit yung tungkol sa dati nyang lighter na tumagal ng ilang buwan. At dahil medyp bitter ako sa mga dati kong karelasyon, "BUTI PA YUNG LIGHTER TUMATAGAL, YUNG MGA RELASYON HINDI." Minsan mas matagal pa yung buhay ng lighter kesa sa relasyon ng dalawang tao.

Naalala ko dati, nasabi ng ex ko na ang Pagibig ay parang yosi. Dahil sa usapan kanina,napatunayan kong mali yun. Ang Pagibi. Ay hindi parang yosi, kundi parang lighter. Tatagal yan ng buwan kung magaling ka magingat, o "KEEPER" kumbaga. Pero walang lighter na tatagal sayo kung pabaya ka at mawawala mo lang to o aagawin ng tropa mo. Ang yosi, pag naubos, ubos na. Hindi mo na hihithitin yung filter kasi mamatay ka lang. Kung papalitan mo naman pag naubos, hindi ba parang jerk? Pag ubos na ang init, hanap bago. Sindi ng panibago. Siguro nga. May chance! Iykwim --,

Kung magaling kang ipagtanggol ang lighter mo, ipilitin mo tong agawin pabalik sayo pag dinekwat mg yosi buddy mo or ng estranghero sa smoking area. Ipiilit mong saiyo yung lighter at makikipagaway ka para lang mabawi to kung naisip mong importante to sayo. Dadating pa sa point na ipagdudikdukan mo sa umagaw ng lighter mo na sayo yan at may palatandaan ka pa. Alam mo kung nasan yung gasgas sa gilid. Alam mong sayo talaga yun.

Pag nawala mo yung lighter mo,minsan mamomroblema ka pa ng very light kasi ayaw mong bumili agad ng bago. Minsan hopia ka pa na mahahanap mo ulit yung luma mong lighter. Pero kadalasan, parang wala lang sayo at bibili ka nv bago.

Kung nahanap mo na yung lighter na pinakagusto mo o yung lighter na napamahal ka na, gagawa ka ng paraan para di mo na sya papalitan. Bibili ka ng pang refill na gas o kung ano man yun para lang masiguro mong hindi sya mawawalan ng apoy at patuloy nyong patayin sa sarap ang sarili mo.

Hindi mo ba naisip na ganto din ang mga relasyon? Hindi ko din alam. Ganto talaga siguro pag single. Kayaikaw, kaibigan, wag na wag mong iwawalaang lighter mo. Baka dumating ang araw na May yosi ka nga, wala ka naman pansindi.