The 9th Soul

I’m officially an old-year old (30)

Posted in life, Special posts by Fated Blue on September 25, 2019


I’m no longer young, but I still have youth. I’m a year closer to death, and I’ve never felt more alive. (more…)

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Launching A Website!

Posted in internet news, life, Special posts by Fated Blue on February 18, 2015

Hello everyone! As you may have noticed, I’ve not been as active in this blog as before and for good reason. As mentioned in the title, I’ve been busy with a website and it will focus on health, fitness, and maybe a bit of financial blogging here and there.

Also, a little update: I’m no longer affiliated with Jollibee Foods Corporation. The company and I had a few things we didn’t agree on so I decided to move away and focus on being a freelancer (which earns me a lot more money) and a chance to build on my website.

I’ll be stealing a few blogs from this place for content’s sake. The purpose of that website is to earn me some passive income. I’m thankful I’m the author so I don’t need to ask for anyone’s permission 😀

So yeah, here’s the website in case you want to visit!

Peer Pressure

Posted in Uncategorized by Fated Blue on April 14, 2021

She was the last exciting thing to happen to me.

It’s been 7 years since I last saw her, and it was as she drove away from me.

She never liked me as much as I liked her, but the experience of being around her was and still is worth remembering.

I haven’t kept tabs on her, but last year a mutual friend said she got married amidst the pandemic.

I’m glad she found someone worth marrying.

Pro Duterte Surveys Are Paid By Your Taxes

Posted in politics by Fated Blue on April 8, 2021

Don’t believe every survey that says the admin has earned a high approval rating.

The recent one by Publicus Asia was so sus, I had to look the entire company up. It didn’t take me 5 minutes to find out the owner, Ma. Lourdes Tiquia, is a DDS who has defended each of the president’s actions and speeches c/o Manila Times. It should also be noted that The Manila Times is, at the very least, anti-Yellow with many of their authors vouching for Marcos and Duterte. She was once Binay’s PR aide, but switched coats when PRRD won in 2016.

Lourdes established Publicus as a “survey firm” but really, it’s just a PR company for Duterte. Their surveys were probably scripted at the very least, asking only those who are loyal if they asked anyone at all. So yeah, don’t let the surveys make you think who the real governing parties are.

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I used to love college math

Posted in life, Special posts by Fated Blue on April 5, 2021

Differential Calc, Integral Calc, Physical Chemistry, Geometry, and Statistics were some of my favorite subjects. Don’t get me wrong; I sucked at them, but there’s a different thrill about how one wrong decimal point or symbol can mean repeating the subject again next semester.

There was a time when you can show me an entire whiteboard’s length of math and I’d have the answer in less than five minutes, sometimes even without a calculator if the problem was simple enough.

In fact, one of my professors even noticed, during afternoon recitation, how I was able to answer math problems without even writing them down – solving it all inside my head. This professor would write a problem down and I’d be among the first ones to have their hands up to answer. At least, I’d be the first one who wasn’t shy about answering.

After class was over, she asked me about how I was able to do that. I said “I solve the numbers separately inside my head, and combine them afterwards.”

The best way I can describe it is it was a lot like playing with a Rubik’s Cube, but instead of following the rules of the Cube, you disassemble the damn thing and reassemble it with all the colored cubes on the same side. You would still arrive at the same answer, but your method would be unorthodox and would not be accepted in the actual tests, thus resulting to a few deducted points. I didn’t care back then, but sometimes I wish I did because maybe I would have gotten a medal or two.

Today, I see a math problem and I no longer recognize the symbols I once loved writing. I am more likely to type a simple, gradeschool equation in Google than mentally solve it, and quite frankly I don’t mind.

Nothing lasts forever, and that allows us to appreciate them while we still have the opportunity to do so. A world where nothing fades is a world where no one cares about anything or each other.

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Reading my old Yahoo! Inbox

Posted in Uncategorized by Fated Blue on December 3, 2020

If I were to trace back the first time I told myself I will likely be single for the rest of my life, it would have to be during my first year in college, shorty after realizing that the girl I had a thing for had other prospects in mind.

Being 16, I think that kinda stirred me to a rather “irregular” trajectory as far as coping with being in love was concerned. What it ultimately lead to was me actively suppressing anything that would betray this emotion I just didn’t know how to use.
The suppression made me react to my “feelings” in an unorthodox and annoying manner, which ends up becoming more of a pushing force than something that would reel someone in.

I’m writing this now because I was looking at REALLY old emails from my practically dead Yahoo! inbox, and I realized that at some point, I was in good terms with the girl I gave a frying pan to – that we once were part of the same group of friends and that we worked together on school projects before.
I don’t really remember this part of my life, but now it’s making me feel…disturbed.

Movie Review: The Irony of Fate (Russia, 1976)

Posted in entertainment, life, Special posts by Fated Blue on November 30, 2020
This could very well be Russia’s greatest love story

Okay, first of all, it’s been a looooong while since I did a movie review. Why? Because I was always swamped with work, that’s why. Also, I got into a lazy habit of just not writing anything new and letting life take me where it wants me to go.

But yeah, laziness is probably the more practical term.

Anyway, where do I begin?

So this film is called The Irony of Fate and it’s one of Russia’s most popular films ever. Before I get to my review, I want to discuss why I currently find myself in a whirlpool of Russian love stories.


Wrong Number

Posted in Uncategorized by Fated Blue on November 11, 2020

Totoo pala na habang tumatanda, mas lalo tayong nagiging parang isip bata sa dami ng mga bagay na bigla nating kinakatakutan, tulad ng pagiging mag-isa.

Kasi naisip ko lang, nakakatakot palang mamuhay ng walang kasama; ng walang kausap at walang nangi-istorbo sa ginagawa mo.

Nakakatakot pala na paggising mo mula sa isang masamang panaginip, kadiliman at katahimikan lamang ang kakamusta sa’yo.

Kapag masama ang pakiramdam mo, walang magsasabi sayo kung nasaan ang gamot o kung anu ang magandang inumin. Wala ring magpapakulo ng tubig kapag umuwi kang basang-basa sa ulan para kahit papaano maginhawaan ka sa pagligo.

Minsan naiisip mo kung anu nga ba ang pinagkaiba ng bahay mo sa isang bedspace o maliit na apartment. Bahay pa nga ba ito, o isang malaking tulugan na lang?

Kung anung itsura ng bahay mo nang iniwan mo ito, siya ring itsura nya pagdating mo. Di ka na ginaganahang magluto, magwalis, o magbukas ng ilaw at bintana. Tuwing umaga, nagmamadali kang umalis. Pagsapit ng gabi, wala kang ganang umuwi.

Mabibilang mo nalang ang mga salitang lumalabas sa bibig mo pag nasa bahay ka. Huni ng ibon, tahol ng aso, pagbusina ng sasakyan, nagaaway na kapitbahay, mga natitirang bakas na hindi lang mga kanta mula sa internet ang kayang marinig ng bahay mo.

Masuwerte nalang kung may nagkamali ng pag dial sa telepono at tumawag sa’yo, para kahit papaano maalala ng bahay mo kung anu ang pakiramdam na may nakatira pang isang tao bukod sa’yo.

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Movie Review: The Platform (Netflix)

Posted in entertainment by Fated Blue on March 25, 2020

Just watched The Platform. I saw it as a thinly veiled interpretation of Jesus and his promised Second Coming. This is for those who are confused about the story or the ending.
Spoilers beyond this point.
1. The protagonist, Goreng, resembles Jesus in what many thought he looked like. This will be important later on.
2. The first man he meets is the Devil who teaches him everything he needs to know about the human world and its filth. Goreng would rely and sometimes fight against his words throughout the film. Think of him as the Devil who tried to tempt Jesus during his 40-day fast, or Virgil during Dante’s descent.
3. The part where Goreng eats him and the spirit of the old man tells him that “I am part of you and you are part of me” is the Devil casting doubt on Jesus.
4. The part where he meets Miharu is the symbol of Mary. She was looking for her child = the gospel where Jesus was lost and Mary and Joseph were worried until they found him inside the temple. She is also the symbol of Mary Magdalene, which will be important later on.
5. The cancer-stricken woman with a dog is an angel. She has hope in man, so she tries to persuade them to change for the better. Her attempts bore no fruit until Goreng said something to the people below. She noticed the effect Goreng has, calls him a Messiah, and offers herself as a sacrifice so he can live.
6. She also mentions the Administration, which is simply the symbol for Heaven.
The people in the hole don’t believe the administration / Heaven cares, but it’s shown that the head chef (God) was angry at one of his “angels” about the food not being perfect (the scene where one strand of hair was found on the panacotta).
The food is a symbol of God’s gifts to mankind, and that if everyone treated everyone equally, there will be enough for all. However, the movie also shows that Heaven has no idea how things work on Earth, and that humans have become greedy and selfish.
The first part where Goreng takes an apple and causes the room to get hot = the time when Eve took the Apple from the forbidden tree and were punished with mortality.
7. The part where Goreng is contemplating on eating the cancer-woman is joined by the “spirit” of the woman and the Devil. They urge him to eat so he can survive, but both have different motives. The woman always referred to him as the Messiah while the old man called Goreng the same as he is.
8. Goreng’s black friend is the symbol for Christian martyrs. They were martyrs and missionaries who died for spreading his word. The black man was losing hope in salvation, but Goreng (Jesus) said to believe in him and join him as they go down (to Hell), because the only way up (to Heaven) is down (through Hell).
When the black man was “shat on” by the people above, it symbolizes how missionaries and martyrs who want to spread the word of God were treated poorly. They only want to go up to heaven (he wants to climb up with a rope), but the way there is filled with horrors and terrible human beings. This is what the Bible meant as going to heaven through hell.
“But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:13-14
On the way down, Goreng said that all people need to do for salvation is one day of fasting. This refers to the Holy Week (where you’re supposed to fast on Good Friday).
9. The man in the wheelchair was the symbol for priesthood and the first disciples of Christ. They served as guides to missionaries in lands that don’t like Christianity. The panacotta being the message = the Bible. The black man died because he tried to protect his beliefs/the Bible.
10. At one point, Goreng and his friend were beaten up. This is because they’re at the point in hell where all the horrible sinners gather, where hope is nowhere to be found, and only death surrounds them.
Remember how Goreng looked like Jesus? In this part, with his face bloodied, Goreng resembled Jesus as he carried his cross and has he was crucified. Beaten, bloody, tortured, and near-death.
11. When they reached level 333, that’s a cheeky way of hinting Hell, 666.
12. The descent of the platform is when Jesus descended into hell to liberate the souls of good, but unbaptized people like those in the Old Testament (Moses, Abraham, David, Adam, Eve, Abel, Cain, etc.).
13. It was also at the bottom where they found The Child. The Child is a girl, which can be interpreted two ways:
First, it could be a political statement against the Vatican for not being fair to women who want to serve God as priestesses or even female cardinals (or popes).
Second, it could also be because the producer believed that Jesus had a child named Sarah through Mary Magdalene. So, the scene where Goreng and Miharu had sex = when Jesus and Mary Magdalene conceived Sarah.
14. The Child ate the panacotta. Remember, the panacotta is the Bible. The Child eating the Bible = The Child and the Bible are one and the same. “The word was made flesh”

The Child is also untarnished, untainted by cannibalism and sin. Miharu wasn’t there to find her child, but to make sure some food reaches her child. This is further strengthened by the fact that The Child is not malnourished.

The Child was also found at the very bottom, which means Jesus sacrificed his place in heaven to dwell with the sinners in Hell.
15. At the bottom of the hole, Goreng is convinced by the old man (the Devil) that because the child is the message, she does not need any bearer. It was dark, but Goreng no longer feared the dark. This is the part where Jesus, while on the cross, no longer feared for his life and believed what God intended for him.

Essentially, this part tells us that the Devil isn’t inherently bad, but rather a necessary part of God’s plans.

16. The platform going up with The Child = The Second Coming of Jesus. The film ended with a blank because it’s yet to happen, but it leaves the audience with this core message: Jesus is coming.
Alternatively, The Child could also be a sign for God to finally take man back to Paradise, long after Adam and Eve caused the Fall.

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