#DrinksInAction is back with #ShareACoke

When I was starting in Instagram in 2011, I tried sharing visual stories by using softdrinks bottles (and cans, too) as subjects.

In Instagram, I started #DrinksInAction hashtag and it carries my snapshots as a newbie. Here are some of them:

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An IG friend (@mrjalandoni) recommended that I read For One More Day by Mitch Albom.

The bookworm in me got a hold of the book that very day and started reading. The book is all about a mother and a son, and a relationship that covers a lifetime and beyond. The story basically revolves around “What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one?”

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How do you eat your pasta?

That was my prof’s question for us on one of our sessions in our Humanities class.

I got to my toes and answered that I usually mix the sauce and the pasta first, then I eat.

And she said, “try eating it as plated.”

I was uncertain I got her point.

Chicken Pesto (Photo credited to @jeg83 in IG)
Chicken Pesto (Photo credited to @jeg83 in IG)
“There will be parts of the dish that is bland, while some of it will be very tasty,” she continued.

“And your tendency is to savor the moments that the taste is so rich, and you try to content yourself meekly on flavorless part.”

“And that what makes pasta more scrumptious to eat.” She paused.

“Much like life, it was never designed to be plain from the start. Because if it was, then we won’t have the ups and the lows, the happy and the sad, or the sweet and the sour.”

“And with the pasta analogy, its trying to live life as it is that makes it worth living,” she ended.

The class was in awe when the bell rang signalling the end of the class. That bell, as well, signals my afternoon break.

Guess what I will be having for my afternoon snack.

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My Young Blood Artik.

“What’s your hobby?”

My boss asked that question.

And I was caught off guard trying to answer it.

I finally answered, after minutes of thinking, that during my leisure time, I write anything and everything I can think of.

“Why?” was her next question.

These days, I rarely share my thoughts to friends personally. Work has been so demanding that I do not see them as often as before. Life has been playing tricks on me by isolating me from the people I find comfortable to be with.

And so, I contented myself by scribbling down my inner thoughts. Most of them aren’t published though.

This one article stands out. I gathered enough courage to click the button and send an email to the Philppine Daily Inquirer’s Young Blood section.Read on. And do leave a comment. Thanks.

On my own – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos.

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