have you ever had that experience where one simple thing led into another? no, i’m not just talking about work piling up or problems snowballing out of proportion. it’s one of those things that you thought would be a simple task and you end up thinking of what more you could do!
this wasn’t very far from my two long weekends in Pampanga. i told myself i’d go to SM to buy stuff for the house like bathroom cleaner, tissue paper, some groceries — you know, house stuff (how redundant!). when i got home, i just had this nagging feeling to clean the bathroom because i was imagining that the Lysol bottle was already talking to me. (lol) so i scrubbed, washed, and rinsed the bathroom to pleasant scent-ness. 😛 but i wasn’t done yet. i had this urge to clean my room naman! and so with one wet and one dry rag, broom, and dustpan, and enough determination, i attacked my clutter and the dust in my room! pretty soon, it was looking quite habitable again. 😀
within the same period, one of the sites i frequent on techie stuff — technogra.ph – was holding a contest for a new LG Cookie! Rules are posted here and I thought to myself, “Gee, a new phone would be nice!” and decided to join. part of the rules require you to design the LG Cookie thumbprint into something that represents *you*. simple enought, i was thinking of the design already in my head. bloat the image and make it rounder and put eyeglasses and some techie stuff beside it. it’d be just like Mojacko with spectacles! 😛
but the philosopher/nerd side got to me quickly. “who are *you* anyway?” oo, alam ko, pilosopo talaga pero ano’ng magagawa ko? there’s no way a single ‘icon’ could represent who i am completely. i have always believed in my duality as a gemini (i was born in june) so ideas about the yin-yang came up. but it was still too little about me. so i came up with something more generic but still represents who i am. i know, the idea isn’t original but heck, it’s worth a shot.
you know where the idea already came from. 😀 i guess this really IS me… i am pinoy. and just like every pinoy,
i am industrious.
i am a lover of our country.
i come from a long line of brave heroes.
i am of royal blood.
i proud to be pinoy.
and yet, the thumbprint identifies me as a unique individual. i am, in a way, nerdy. i am into classical music. i am a scientist. i am a simple person. i can be serious. i can be funny. but most of all, i want the LG Cookie! (lol) 😛
but we’ve just barely scratched the surface here. when i think about it, the rules were simple. it’s really funny how this simple thing made me rethink about myself. timing couldn’t have been better, i had time to reflect on it during Holy Week. 😀 so winner or not, thanks to Rico for the reflection, no matter how weird, nerdy, or pilosopo it was for me to interpret the rules as such. hehe…
P.S. for me to get a higher ‘score’, please rate [via comments] the entry (design + blog) from 1 to 5:
1 Cookie – from Lola’s baul
2 Cookies – Ukay-ukay
3 Cookies – SM Dept. Store
4 Cookies – Bench
5 Cookies – Macy’s