As you have read through myInventions and Ideascategory, I have lots of ideas for inventions, businesses, etc. For most of these ideas, I don’t have the know-how or enough interest to actually turn them into reality. So I just write about them because they’re fun. Maybe someone else will get inspired by the post and if they invent the thing I want, I can just be their loyal customer. While looking at my blog topics notebook, I realized that I have many more ideas that I need to write about, but I don’t think all of these ideas deserve their own blog post. So I decided to make a list. I will add to this list whenever I think of new ideas:
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All the opinions expressed in this page and in this blog are my own and do not represent the official stances of the companies, institutions, and organizations that I am affiliated with. I am a person. I’m not just a manifestation of corporate interests. I have an identity that is separate from my company because even if human beings are paid for a service by corporations, human beings are not owned by corporations.
My dream is to build my own company. It feels so unreachable now because I am not rich and I did not study business, but I know someday my dream will come true. When I build my company, it will be founded on two things: creativity and liberal thought.
These days, I am using the Pomodoro Technique to increase my productivity. This means that one has to work for 25 minutes then take a five minute break. After four rounds of this, one takes a 20 minute break. I’m still struggling with this, but I’m making progress. So what do I do during those five minute breaks? Here’s my list:
As an art reporter, I spend a lot of time commuting, and it’s becoming a pain in the ass. Yesterday, I was stuck in a 5-hour traffic jam, and I was just traveling inside Manila. The thing I’m most bitter about is I left at 6:30AM. I thought that was early enough to not get stuck in traffic, but Manila just says “Fuck you, there’s no escaping my misery”.
Through this experience, I came up with a way to lessen my traffic-related stress. This kind of stress is becoming an inevitable part of my life, and will continue to be an inevitable part of my life unless I stop being a journalist or our politicians get their shit together and build a network of trains for Manila. Ok, so what I started doing is I began setting give up points.
Ever since I read about it somewhere (sorry I forgot where), I have been making a list called “three things that make me feel accomplished”. I used to put so many things on my daily to do list, and I end up doing the unimportant tasks and procrastinating on the most important tasks. Sometimes I do many things, but I feel guilty because I’m not sure if I worked hard enough.