Snap and Ponder: Starting the 2017 with Optimism

snap and ponder

“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me and I’m feeling good.”

– Feeling Good by Michael Bublé

The first week of 2017 has just ended. There was a lot of catching ups and going back to the reality that made it as quick as a snap of a finger. I went back to Cebu City last Friday from my hometown, Iligan City, and I become busy immediately with loads of work (dah bakasyon grande pa! lol!) and reconnected with some friends. I’m not complaining, of course, because I had one most awesome Christmas vacation and I’m thankful for it. Here’s a vlog of one of my adventure last vacation:

When we welcome the new year, some of us has their own resolution. This serves as a guide, wish or change as we go through the year. Some come true, some fails. However, I don’t usually have one, but I know I have goals to achieve that looks forward to the trajectory.

But what if you don’t know your goal? You have no aspirations? And you don’t know where to go or what to do?


When you know that you’re screwed up, what does it take to step up? What does it take to recover?

All of these questions play inside my mind. What does 2017 bring me? Would it be fortune or the other way around? Nevertheless, I always stay positive no matter what.

If you look into the bigger picture, being optimistic is like the common Filipino attitude, “bahala na”. Bahala nagkayamukat, padayon lang gihapon. Being optimistic gives the urge to never surrender and persevere no matter what happens. Wag susuko! I know we can do this!

Is it really good to be optimistic? Seeing always the brighter side? Always being positive in life?

Yes, it’s good because it gives you motivation and pursues things. It does not stress you out because you are thinking the positivity of a thing. Happiness and satisfaction will always be present.

No, because being too optimistic perceives “bahala na” regardless of the bad situation. Bahalag sakit na pero positive japun na okay ra ang tanan. Happiness may be seen from the outside, but it is gradually killing on the inside.

It always ends up to you if you stay optimistic or choose to be pessimistic. It all depends on the situation. Nonetheless, as the days quickly passes by, I would be happy to stay optimistic though my goals are still unclear. Wala lang, I just want to be happy. 😉

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  • hannafrej

    You are so optimistic, Mr. #HeyGuys. HAHAHA!

    Mehn, I am so suya with the dropzone. I can’t wait to do it myself. Anyway, I agree with being always positive in life, because it ALWAYS attracts positive results. I used to be very pessimistic about everything, as if it’s hard-wired in my system. But along the way, I met a lot of optimistic people and I am slowly becoming one. 🙂

    Thanks for all your help, by the way, John! ++++++

    • foureyedlaagan

      Haha go try the drop zone bisag sa crown regency lang, hahaha! You got to try it once na jud! Wahahah!

      Nakss. Maikog man ta ani oi. Salamat pud!

  • Maikog man ko ani oi. Thanks a lot April! The pressure and the hectic schedule of ‘reality’ really hinders me from resting. I guess my week days always work work work and I guess this resulted me being a laagan on the weekends. hahaha. Thanks again! Kuyog paka laag sunod? WAHAHA

    • April Pacaña

      WAHAHAHAHAH kanchaaw. awh ya sure pohon, kaya na! AHAHA.

  • Hey John! Aw. Haha. Good for you for having a super fun vacation. I will definitely try dropzone one of these days. My Christmas vacay was very short and I didn’t really have plans in mind, so most of the time sa mall lang and swimming. Haha.

    Hmm, I can say that I’m an optimistic person. I guess it’s a great attitude as long as we know how to accept if things don’t go our way or don’t go as planned. Stay optimistic!

  • “Happiness may be seen from the outside, but it is gradually killing on the inside”, this is very true. Sometimes, in our effort to stay happy and positive, we tend to push back problems until their too much to handle. I strongly believe that we should allow ourselves some time to sulk and be sad; release all the negativities and burdens. That way, we can rid ourselves with any negativities and start fresh.

  • Emelie Anggoy (of Emelie Empir

    For me, I’d definitely give 2 thumbs up to being optimistic in everyday life!