Woah, I didn’t see that coming…


I know I’ve been busy with school the past few days, but… have things really changed that much? I went to sleep last night (one of the most epic Fridays I’ve had recently), and I wake up to find that Facebook has some new updates.

Don’t get me wrong — I’m all up for the betterment of our social networking experience, but this is just too much so soon. Every time I check my News Feed, I feel like the Friends lists on the left hand side are staring at me. ‘Oh look, my Family is gonna see my status update… better make it less vulgar.’ ‘Oh look, my school friends are gonna see it as well, better make it sound cool.’ ‘Oh look, I have a list for Acquaintances — better not put any important information either.’

It’s just TOO MUCH to worry about!!

This is the new Wall layout, to be released soon. There’s a customisable cover art at the very top, which is like a header (I get flashbacks of Bebo with this). Also, the timeline format of status updates and recent activity kinda reminds me of Twitter…

 

What ever happened to ignorance is bliss, huh? Back then, I couldn’t care less about what I said on Facebook (there was even that one time I got scolded by my aunt because I lacked tact). Now however, all I could think about is that my Family, my school friends, Acquaintances and whoever-else-is-on-a-list is going to hear my random shout-outs… and I feel slightly self-conscious.

Argh, maybe this is my subconscious telling me I should quit.

Naaah… it couldn’t be ;D

By the way: If you want the new Facebook timeline now than waiting for its release on October 1st, then follow this link for a step-by-step how-to.

I Got Bored, So I Changed the Theme


I hope no one minds.

I’m giving this new theme a try, just for a lark y’know? Notepad was all well and good, but it felt too school-ish for me. And since I haven’t been in school for at least four months, I feel like I need to “let go” of it. That, and I got bored of a lined memo pad that’s based from the iPhone app. Don’t get me wrong — I still love that theme and everything, but change is good. Yeah, I like change.

Not spare change, though. It makes my purse weigh a tonne.

One of the down sides of this current theme though (which, by the way, is called Quintus), is that it doesn’t have the Theme Options that lets me have convenient little buttons for Twitter, Facebook and the RSS feed — whatever that is; I never did quite figure that out.

So what do you think of the new theme? Is it all right? I mean, it’s darker for the eyes when you first load the page, but then it’s all white once you get to the content. Is that good?

But anyway, I like it. I might keep it for a few months. I’m as fickle as a teenage girl, you know. ;D

#24 – A picture of something you wish you could change


I’ve never been really passionate about any worthy causes such as Climate Change or World Hunger or even the simple Prejudice, but if given the chance to change something, I’d change the people of the Philippines.

I didn’t remember much of my life in the Philippines before I moved to live in England, and so my mind-set was a bit different from most people my age. During on the first political discussion in my Social Studies class, I was beyond confused when some of my classmates went straight to corruption as the problem. Although I was naïve — I was thirteen or fourteen then — but why did they blame the people behind power so vehemently?

The way I see it, since our government was a democracy, the people voted for the people behind power so, therefore, it’s their fault. Not wholly, of course. In the end it really is the official’s fault. But the people shouldn’t be quick to put the blame on others. They should be willing that at the very least, the state of the Philippines now is their fault because of their ignorance.

Anyway, I’m not going deeper into that. I’m not a very political person. But there you have it. That’s my point of view.

If you want to learn more about corruption in the Philippines, click this link.