Most people have this impression of me being sharp-tongued and testy, which in fact I’m not. And it’s not because of the way I behave towards them. Hell, I’m pretty nice by nature. But it’s mainly because of the way I speak. Sometimes I speak with a hard tone that others misconstrued as being “angry.” But in truth, that is just how I and most of my family speak — with a tone that sounds angry but not really.
And because of this, there are times when I get misinterpreted by others, especially by new acquaintances. A simple, well-meaning statement I make among friends and colleagues would already sound offensive to some. I don’t mean to be rude or anything like that; it’s just that others find my frankness and tone of voice as offensive. So sometimes I still have to explain myself further to be understood correctly.
People close to me are already used to the way I speak so for them, the things I say don’t mean that I’m being argumentative or testy. In fact, they just laugh off some of the things I say and regard them as part of being typically me.
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This coming July will be very exciting and special for me. Being an avid fan of The X-Files TV show, my most anticipated film of the year would be The X-Files movie sequel. And it will be finally released on July 25 (23 here in the Philippines). The movie, which is officially titled The X-Files: I Want to Believe, will be a monster-of-the-week type of film. It will not be related to the mytharc episodes of the show. So no alien abductions here or government conspiracies — just Mulder, Scully, and one great, big XF adventure. Much of the film’s plot is being kept secret so my fellow X-phile friends (we have a group called Pinoy X-Philes) and I are eager to watch it and see what would the story be about.
I really can’t wait to see this film! The official trailer of the XF movie will be shown during the release of the Iron Man film. So I will be watching Iron Man next week just to see the trailer of The X-Files 2!
I just watched Finding Forrester again last night on HBO. The film is about a sixteen-year-old upcoming writer who met and was taught by an award-winning but reclusive writer. I loved this movie because of the valuable lessons I learned about writing. And being a writer myself, that movie really got me thinking.
For more than a year now, I have been neglecting my plans to finish the book I’m writing. Well it’s not actually a book; it’s more like a short story that has developed into a novella over time. My original intention of writing a short story slowly faded as I kept revising several paragraphs. That led me to break the story into several chapters. And before I knew it, the story became longer and longer. I’m currently stuck writing the sixth chapter.
When I watched that film again last night, especially the scene where Sean Connery’s character was giving the teenaged boy bits of wisdom about writing, I wondered about my passion for writing fiction. Lately I’ve been noticing that I’m losing the drive to finish my story. There are times when I feel like changing the plot of the story and start again from scratch. Also, I haven’t been writing the usual stuff I love writing about lately. And I couldn’t help but notice that I’m veering away from the career path I want to take.
Watching the film last night kind of gave me a jolt to focus on my creative writing skills. I have to do something about this. I have to look for ways to get closer to my dream — to my real career path. I don’t want to completely lose my passion for creative writing.