When it comes to writing stories from life's natural everyday situations, no one does it better than The Good Girl.
Now she is telling all...touching, true-to-life, heartwarming tales that tell the world about her life, love, and learnings, with her usual delightful brand of humor and drama.
There are a few lucky ones who rose to instant fame, YouTube sensations like Charice and Zendee, who were liked, loved, adored. Awww shucks, they've met Ellen huhuhu.
Many cases have also been solved by CCTV footages - just recently, that of the slain model Julie Ann Rodelas. Hooray!
And then there are the unfortunate souls who had public meltdowns - Christopher Lao, Robert Blair Carabuena, Claudine/Raymart Santiago, and now Paula Jamie Salvosa - who were crucified by netizens.
Admit it - there are guards, traffic enforcers, store clerks, fellow motorists who are really rude at nakaka-highblood. Meron na rin tayong inaway at sinigawan at some point in our lives - whether in English or Filipino. Puwede rin in your own dialect – hindi nga lang niya naintindihan.
Thing is, we were not caught on video. Nakakatakot na ngayon kasi puwede ka nang i-video and you will become a trending topic for the wrong reason/s. Worse, people don't even know you from Adam yet, from a minute-long video, they have already judged you and said so much about you, na wala kang kalaban-laban.
Parang PBA lang, minsan ang natatawagan ng foul or nakikita ng referee yung nag-react, not the one who initiated it.
The lesson here is to be always on guard, and to check your emotions.
I've had my share of nerve-wracking moments. Sometimes I would react. But more often than not, wala ako sa mood makipag-away or I'm too tired to care. Not worth it.
I'll just blog about it, tweet it, or post a Facebook status. Kakampihan ninyo pa ko. Di ba?
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