Answers

I was contemplating if I should share this wala namang kwenta talaga na kwento. But I decided to write it nalang din because I’m bored right now and I’m in the mood to overshare.

So yesterday, after paying St. Jude and Jesus Nazarene a visit in Manila, I went to Fully Booked in BGC because I have nowhere else to go. You know, loner. Ganyan. Walang maaya. Ganyan. So, after hours of looking around shelves and tables filled with books and IG story-ing about said books, I found this chunky black book called “The Book of Answers” by Carol Bolt. It is a book filled with, well, answers to questions answerable by yes or no. So, little old bored me decided to have fun by consulting some nagging questions in my mind on The Book of Answers. And boy, the answers it provided me made me laugh so much. Some were vague though so I don’t know how to feel about that. Like this one. I asked if I am meant to live my whole life in the Philippines. The first answer I got was something along this line: “Count to ten then ask again”. When I asked again it said that there will be obstacles to overcome. So uhmmm. Yeah? What was that?

I’m not going to share every questions I asked since some are way too personal so really, I don’t evem know why I started this. Haha.


This was the answer to my first ever question and this is the one which made me laugh the hardest. But at the same time, it also made me wonder why. It felt though that it raised more questions instead of answering one. I’m not even sure if I want to be involved in it in the first place and now I’m even more scared of the thought of diving into that.

This one made me laugh too. It is still making me laugh. The answer is much too apt with the question that it was kinda freaky. Should I? Would I? Could I?

This one is such a comforting answer. Who knew that the answer “No” would make me feel that way. And I love how it sounded so firm in my head. Just “No”. Wow. When I read it, I also felt it. Like it’s the real answer.

Okay. My question in here was: “Should I study Astronomy?” It did not outright told me that I should do it but I won’t be disappointed naman daw so push ko ba? Haha.


It was fun. I enjoyed getting answers for my weird-ass questions. I know they are probably not the real answers. But they are also probably the real answers. Who knows?

Okay. I don’t know how to end this. Bye!

8 thoughts on “Answers”

  1. “You’ll need to take the initiative” — tungkol ba ‘to sa crush mo? Charot haha. πŸ˜‚

    Krish, by “studying astronomy,” do you mean mag-enroll ka talaga sa isang online or in-class course? Or self-study mode, as in magbabasa ng studies, etc.? At ‘pag sinabi mong astronomy, interesado ka ba sa science side (i.e. astrophysics / astrobiology / cosmology) or mas sa kung ano ang nakikita sa langit (i.e. stargazing / constellations)?

    Wala naman, curious lang ako. Baka ma-engganyo rin akong mag-aral ng astronomy, hehe. πŸ™‚

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    1. Hoooooy! Agad ng tungkol kay crush! About ano yan, love in general. Had a talk with boardmates kasi kung bakit single pa din ako hanggang ngayon and sinesermonan nila ko na di na daw ako nabata so ganon-ganon. Hahahahaa. Nag-explain.

      Anyway. Interested ako sa cosmology talaga eh. Weird nga lang yata na mas interested ako kung anong magiging end ng universe kesa kung pano sya nagsimula. Haha. And I want to enrol talaga sa in-class course pero kailangan ko muna mag-ipon. Haha. Meron daw sa New Era Uni na Astronomy pero magresearch pa din ako. Hehehehe.

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      1. Hahaha. Ngayong inilatag mo na ang context, nais ko pong ipaabot ang aking pag-sang-ayon: there are times, I think, when we indeed have to take the initiative. Although madali lang sabihin ‘to, pero mas mahirap gawin. Ang hirap din kasing bumalikwas sa gender norms, lalo na sa kultura natin. Ah well. Pero ultimately, Krish, wala namang masama sa pagiging single. ‘Wag ka sana ma-pressure dahil lang sa edad. Hindi kailangang magjowa ora mismo; wala namang rules na itinakda ang uniberso. πŸ™‚

        And speaking of uniberso (wuw, gusto mo ‘yung transition ko?), familiar ka sa Fermi Paradox? Super interested ako rito last year. Cosmology suggests that we humans shouldn’t be the only advanced beings in the universe, pero somehow we have no known contact with other advanced lifeforms. May mga hypothesis ang Fermi Paradox tungkol sa kung paano nagunaw/magugunaw ang mundo, so baka lang maging interesado ka rin dito hehe. πŸ™‚

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      2. Haha. Ang problema ko mamsh hindi ako tablan talaga ng panenermon nila. I don’t feel any pressure right now. HHAHAH.

        And yes naman sa transition. Di ko pa nakadaupang palad yang Fermi Paradox na yan pero parang bet ko sya based sa shinare mo. Kasi sobrang naniniwala ako sa other life forms somewhere out there. Or maybe, I just want to think na meron nga talagang aliens. Pero yun nga eh, ang weird non. Actually yung isang astronomer na finafollow ko medyo ano sya dyan eh. Parang sa kanya, kung sya yung alien and advance na yung technology nila he will try to contact other life forms pero parang wala namang kumo-contact sa atin so either wala talaga or baka hindi pa din sila as advanced as we think.

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