I would normally go into a lengthy, essay-type post regarding "passion", but right now, at 10:13 PM on a Saturday, my brain's being a stubborn rascal. No creative juices for me tonight, bud. So, my other solution to at least fill this necessary post would be to talk about myself. Hooray. Throw a big "yip" into the air folks. Genius mode on.

Before I get into the main blog post, I want to establish a general definition for "passion".

Now that's done, here are the things that I'm passionate about (in no significant order):

1.) Singing (and music in general). If a bookworm has books to escape to when thing's aren't going well, a musically-inclined soul seeks sanctuary in songs. Lately, that's where I've been going to most of the time. Before bed, I always put on my headphones and allow myself to get whisked away into another world. I try to get most of the feeling of being at another place and time, where responsibilities have grey lines. I know, I know - I shouldn't be wanting this. But I can't help it. Having responsibilities can suck at times, and often, being powerless to change that is something that confirms the first statement. As for me, singing has somehow always been a part of my life. I've been going at it ever since, well, before I can remember.

2.) Equality / Justice. If I am 100% certain that I am doing the right thing and that my beliefs and morals agree on the matter, I do what I can to make sure the people who are wrong realize their error. I don't bash or humiliate them in front of crowds, and I try to talk to them about their mistake before resorting to violence (which NEVER actually happens). If all else fails, I just leave things to God and move on. One other thing is that when I feel someone (me, a member of my family, a friend, a classmate, or an acquaintance) is being treated unfairly by another, I usually get hot all over. How dare they ridicule others? No man is better than his peers, but if it happens, the former's superiority owes it solely to his wealth. It's a poison that's been killing lives since the beginning (figuratively speaking) and if no one makes a move to set it right, nothing's going to change. The next generations will continue to be victims of inequality and injustice.

3.) Changing the government's system. I'm no genius, but I'm almost sure that I have better ideas on how to rule this country and make the Philippines richer than half the senators and congressmen combined. We live in a system where the poor become poorer and the rich become richer, and it's a sick thing for the people in power to cast a blind eye toward the suffering of the higher percentage of society. I mean, why be corrupt when you can help yourself by truly helping the needy? Sometimes I wonder how some of the senators got their positions. When there are public hearings, some don't even have points to present to the judge. They are present, but for what? For show? For popularity or participation points?

4.) Building relationships. No human can survive the world alone. Being in a room full of people can still be quite lonely, but if you have relationships within a large crowd, it wouldn't be as intimidating. That's why I have a great desire to get acquainted with as many people as possible, without looking ridiculous or overly desperate for friends. People who you regularly pass by while walking through the school corridors are potential pillars of strength at the most unassuming of times, based on my own experiences. Romantic relationships are no exception to this and under the right circumstances, it can be the strongest pillar among the others.

5.) Anything that screams ART. I think passions are the product of a person's upbringing. If one is surrounded with a lot of artistic people, there's a tendency for a child to adapt to whatever he/she sees and learns from the previous generation. I guess I'm blessed to have been exposed to different forms of art throughout my entire life. From uncles singing at family gatherings to an older cousin drawing the Marvel way - my life was constantly filled with color and art. While most teens my generation would rather text or go the mall, I would choose to spend a whole day with a great book and a pearl shake. Nothing beats those quiet times.

6.) Fashion.  Of course, how could I end this list without fashion? Okay, so I DON'T have the freaking figure of a model. I also DON'T have the height or the flawless skin of a Victoria's Secret angel. So what have I got to back up my passion for fashion? My knack for designing clothes worthy of the runway at Paris and London. :) Sample? here you go:

I cropped it to avoid people copying my designs (believe me, I've had concerned people telling me about other people posting my designs as theirs and the feeling is NOT awesome). If you want to see them straight from my sketchpad, you're going to have to meet me first! ;) Of course, my friends at school are equally as talented, if not exceeding my own.

From my intended essay-type post we've come to an end with an entry that gives too much of myself away again. Tsk, tsk. This happens often, when I start blogging at around 10PM onwards. I have no choice anyway. It's the only time my mind has exhausted itself with browsing art sites and thinking about how to grasp the rules on coloring digitally. Still, I think this post turned out to be satisfactory enough, hopefully with little to no grammatical mistakes.

'Til next time!