> okaY or noT?

I came so early to work today. I met H and watched “Watchmen”. I’d like to tell you more about the story bul I’ll save that for next entry. Well, in a nutshell, I think the movie came out pretty well – and that’s an understatement. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, be forewarned that those of you expecting a superhero movie the likes of Superman or the X-Men will be severely disappointed, so best you throw those misconceptions out the window as you step into the theater. Heck, except for one person, none of the story’s heroes actually have superpowers. While the story revolves around the concept of masked heroes, the movie is not your run-of-the-mill good vs. evil or order vs. freedom or other similar paradigms. The use of masked heroes in this movie is a tool to drive a point. What point? Well, that’s what we’ll be talking about next time.


After the movie, we ate and went to the usual bantering. It dawned to me that this “more-insensitive-than-I-already-am-H” still reads my blog because he asked me about Maysilo guy.  “I think you’re already fine”, you had fun sa Palawan right?”. I didn’t respond and focused on eating my pasta.  “Are you already okay?” I then said “No”.

So many people feel as if they have to put on a strong face after something bad has happened to them… And I’m not just talking about relationship issues here. This could range from a death in the family to failing a class, or even losing a job. We tend to feel the need to appear strong because we have seen other people act this way and also because we don’t want to appear weak to others.

Well, guess what?

It’s okay to be not okay.

We too often put on a mask to appear the way that we want to be seen or the way that we feel we should be seen. But this isn’t going to make things better, and it’s not going to solve anything either.

So if you’re feeling “not okay,” say it, and don’t put on a mask to conceal how you feel. You’re not weak, and it’s not a cry for help. You’re just simply telling the truth about how you’re feeling. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

Besides, the sooner you can admit that you’re feeling blue, the quicker the grey clouds will fade above your head.

“Are we okay?”

“Of course we are!”

“At least tayo okay na ‘no?”


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