Tumblr vs. Yahoo
Hey Guys I know you’re all freaking out about Yahoo buying Tumblr. But relax. Yahoo hasn’t bought Tumblr YET. Tumblr either needs to Agree or Disagree and hopefully for the better of the site they’ll disagree.
SO STAY CALM. Tumblr is still safe.
True. Tumblr’s board might reject the offer depending on the circumstances. Most sources predict a rejection for $1.1 billion might be too low.
But if ever this happens, it really irks me how people are over-reacting. Yahoo must know the reason why people are into Tumblr, and they can’t just mold the site their way, or else they will lose the very essence why Tumblr looks “cool” and “hip”.
I’m curious of what will be the arrangements - similar to Instagram running independently under Facebook?
After all, this is business. Running a site is no joke, and it costs a lot.
I can’t help but be amused by what I’m reading on social media today. People crying and jealous for not being able to go to a hipster concert later, sprinkled by rants about gadgets, coffee shops and lost credit cards.
One tweeted, “So much unnecessary expenses.” I don’t think the expenses was the one unnecessary, but the lifestyle. Sadly, middle class people seem not to realize that, and probably never will. Once they got a job and the cash, their minds will be filled endlessly by the urge to spend. Pockets are always broken due to their rush for the latest gadgets, high-end food and coffee, low-quality clothes worn by stars, and overpriced events.
They’re not buying out of need but doing so just to have something to brag or feel good about themselves. Then they’re wondering about why they’re broke a day following payday.
Or maybe I just grew up being clearly oriented about the difference between wants and needs. For us in the family, money will go to food, transport, utilities and educational expenses - that’s it, nothing more. We don’t go to the mall unless we have something to buy there. Home cooking instead of fastfood, DVDs instead of the cinema, tiangge instead of Uniqlo. Only the TV set and the electric fans are the luxury items in our house.
The point is that we can live perfectly with the basics. Money isn’t the problem, it’s the decadence that is. I can’t blame those who follow what is overpriced and overhyped, but they don’t have any right to wail about it if they cannot manage their finances properly. Especially for the young adults; it would be too late for them to realize the sudden burst of expenses once they settle down and build a family of their own, or if ever there’s unexpected events such as disasters, or a family member rushed to the hospital.
The economy is booming, yes, but it doesn’t mean we can spend all our money as if there’s no tomorrow. Saving up is still the best expense you can give for your own - whether for a new home, paying for unexpected medical bills, or even for retirement. Gadgets will be obsolete, donuts and milk tea will be digested by the stomach, clothes to be worn out, but peace of mind, secured by financial freedom, will never ever be out of fashion.
About Nancy Binay
Here’s the thing about Nancy - her claiming that “20 years of OJT under her father” doesn’t sound bad in my opinion.
After all, politicians cannot have their sound bites without a team working behind. That’s what policy analysts and political scientists are trained to do anyway. They do the research, write the speeches and tip the senators and mayors how to react in front of the reporters. They’re the ones who operate the puppets.
For Nancy, I can’t help but wonder what had she achieved during those years - did she had experience in doing position papers, meeting with politicians or businessmen, or similar tasks? If yes, that would be perfectly fine. If she just prepared coffee or stapled papers while at work, that’s dumb.
I imagine her inside a smoking hot pressure cooker right now. She has a lot to prove - of all things her family’s surname and their legacy of populist dole-out policies. If she won’t deliver, both the poor and otherwise won’t be hesitant to end their imminent creep into power.
I almost offended a friend when I offered my condolences after his recent break-up. Seems that no one gets that joke except myself.
I sound insensitive, but there’s no basis to it since I also have my share of heartaches. Especially if the person became really close to you and part of your daily experience, the feeling’s as if one has passed away.
You would want to console yourself and still find positive things to smile about, but you just can’t. You just want to cry as you remember the memories you shared…and the fact that you and the partner’s assumed teleserye has wrapped up.
But as would any unexpected circumstance, a broken heart still has to reach that stage of acceptance. Hopelessly wishing for the partner to come back is like hoping that the dead will come out of the grave. Life has to go on; we have to live for ourselves and see what the next day would bring next.
A person must not be the sole reason for one’s existence. There are so many reasons to live (and be happy and contented) other than that.