the rat wheel

bought a new phone today

its quite nice

got a good camera, wifi, and looks really good too

gave me a couple of hours of happiness then im faced with my so so existence again

this is the problem when happiness is derived from things one can purchase

it does not last

it feels good but it does not last

i have to buy and buy and buy again just to feel the happiness that i crave for

its a vicious cycle

a really vicious cycle

i guess if i look at the money im spending as time im wasting i would wake up from this trance

the phone cost me 15 days of my life

the laptop 60 days of my life

a day went to a shirt

10 days went to the mp3 player

2 days to the pair of jeans

im throwing away my days, my life for these things

these things i leave at home or at my desk or in my bag while I slave away the day so as to be able to buy more things

again and again and again

we are not really rats in a race

we are rats in an exercise wheel

running faster and faster

without getting anywhere


12 Responses to “the rat wheel”

  1. I’ll trade in my 15 days worth for your 15 days worth of brief bliss *wink wink* sides, won’t it be nice to pay it forward instead of sighing over spilled cash? Hehe. Cheer up dude, maybe you can find a new wheel to run in pretty soon ^^v

  2. That’s why I try to teach myself never to rely on material things for happiness. It would never get me anywhere.

  3. armedlittleboy Says:


    such sunshiny people

    thanks for the sunshiny words of glee


  4. i remember asking you earlier if you’re happy with your new phone…and you said yes, and then this. is the sunshine really gone? please don’t let it. πŸ™‚ you know how much we need sunshine, especially now that we’re literally in burning hell -> life’s best joke for today, that burning pc wire.

  5. stress tawag dyan, my dears…

    hay naku…

    marwin, think of it as sunk cost na lang. so you won’t have to mull over it more. πŸ˜‰

    ako din, stressed… pero happy naman. there are always things to look forward to naman, di ba? especially after the storm/hell/whatever we want to call it. miss ko na merienda sessions natin!!!

  6. armedlittleboy Says:


    di natuloy nung december 1. di namin alam kung bakit. dahil siguro sa coup

    sama ka qual lunch? dec 14

    saka sa lantern parade dec 19

    resked na lang natin manila day

    masusungit tao sa qual ngayon. you wont feel a single shred of christmas spirit.

    hopefully the sky will clear up next week when the projects are reduced to a trickle

  7. oh “rat in an exercise wheel” eh? non sequitur lang at dahil napaka optimistic ng mga tao dito, anong mas gusto mo: mga kuhol sa palayan o mga matatabang daga sa mga kanal? πŸ˜›

  8. pass ako sa lunch pero sa lantern sama ko… πŸ™‚ tawagan tayo for details. πŸ™‚

    hey, hang in there, guys… malapit na matapos mga projects… year end naman palaging toxic, di ba?

    cheer up!!!

    sending you the sunshine i stored (kasi rainy today) πŸ™‚

  9. oo masusungit kayong lahat. at invisible! ilang beses na akong dumadaan diyan. πŸ™‚

  10. armedlittleboy Says:

    ikaw joy sama ka ba sa christmas lunch?

  11. armedlittleboy Says:

    cge misty

    papapicture tayo kina jasmine at fatty na may mga bagong cameras

    jasmine musta ang pizza nyo ni ross?

  12. cool… may napapamahal na mga hobbies ng quali peeps ah…

    hi joy! πŸ™‚

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