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Awkward is the new Outcast

I don't really remember being socially awkward.  In fact, I have always taken pride in being a witty conversationalist since I love to poke fun at other people and myself.

But growing up, strangers would always think that I am mataray or suplada.  Maybe because I tend to be very quiet and abrupt with people I do not know.  And I've always hated that they let this impression get in the way of us getting to know each other.  I cannot count the times when people have told me "akala ko mataray ka, di naman pala".

So I can only imagine how socially inept people dread social situations where they are thought of as rude and snobbish even when they are not.

And that is called "dyssemia".

According to the internet, Dyssemia is a difficulty with receptive and/or expressive non verbal communication. It basically means inability to interpret and use non-verbal skills.

It comes from the Greek dys (difficulty) and semia (signal). The term was coined by psychologists who wrote…

Vacay: Vivere Azure

"A vacation is like love - anticipated with pleasure, experienced with discomfort, and remembered with nostalgia." -- Author Unknown

Taste: Il Padrino Coffee

I can live without love… but not without coffee.
Thank God for coffee shops that serve great tasting and enjoyable food.  And of course the company of good friends!

Note:  Image courtesy of my foodie friend Gracie

Watch: Friends with Kids

I want to have kids. It is something I’ve always wanted to do.

However, since Universe has not been so keen in blessing me with a partner whom I can procreate, I’ve always wondered how I can accomplish this mission.

For sure, a lot of friends have given me ideas – from the romantic and traditional to the shocking and outright stupid.

But I never really bothered to listen.After all, it is not the HOW I am interested in but the WHO and what happens after.

Having the child is the easy part.It is being the best parent to that child that worries me a lot.

But this movie gave me an idea.

Surely, the idea of having kids with someoneyou have known all your life, someone you love, respect and admire is easy.

However, attraction and commitment also plays a part.

How can you have a kid and not decide to be together?Can you exist peacefully as co-parents while deciding to date other people? Is this set up possible at all?

This movie might not answer all my questions but it certainly shows a very possible…