How not to use an umbrella?


The umbrella I borrowed.

Given how hot it is this month here in the Philippines, it’s a blessing to experience rain even just once. When it rained hard yesterday, walking to the parish with an umbrella, I remember how I use an umbrella as a college student. Here are my two (lame) excuses on how not to use an umbrella:

1. If not for courtship
Going to class in the university belt in Manila where it is common to experience rain from July to September, it is a must to bring an umbrella. With us guys, there’s a joke not to use the umbrella even when it rains because we just use it for “chivalry purposes”use it only when you are with a lady. And sharing an umbrella space with a lady is a big step on getting to know her. I only done it maybe twice when I was a sophomore.

2. Because it’s going to be wet
It’s also peculiar to catch my train of thought when it rains. Though I have an umbrella, I won’t use it because I don’t like my umbrella to get wet. Strange. Is it because it’s hassle to carry a wet umbrella in the train or jeepney?  Probably because it’s a liability when you try to stay dry and you’re carrying a wet umbrella. You need to dry it outside of the classroom during a subject or make a conscious effort not to wet yourself and others with it when traveling (that’s hard given how densely populated it is in Manila). It’s comforting to know some friends, even one professor, who shared this tendency. I thought I was the only one whose hesitant using the umbrella during the rainy season.

Become an Autodidact: 10 Ways to Become a Self Taught Master – by Dumb Little Man

Whether you’ve gone to college or not, you can learn just about anything these days on your own. Want to learn about the classics? Carpentry and home maintenance? Philosophy or cooking? Chess or computer programming? It’s all online, and with a little bit of excitement, you can motivate yourself to learn a subject in a growing number of ways.

Why self-education? Well, besides the obvious reasons of wanting to improve yourself, prepare yourself for success, and just learn as much as you can, self-education offers a few extra benefits: you can learn at your own pace, and in your own way. You can follow your passions, and learn about things that excite you. There’s no price for failure, but there’s every reward for success.

Become an Autodidact: 10 Ways to Become a Self Taught Master – by Dumb Little Man.

How to start a blog 101: Write, write, write, and write

In order to be good at blogging, one must practice blogging… a lot! To be specific, one must blog, blog, and blog!

When I was in a practicum duty, I once said to a high school student that in order to be good at reading, one must read a lot. One must make it a habit to read. And because the lad is a graduating high school student, I also said that it’s difficult for a college student to survive in school if one does not read discriminatingly. One needs a lot of information that one can get in reading in order to survive college.

Now going back, I believe that it can also be applied to blogging. One must blog a lot. It must become a habit of yours to blog. And I would like to add that in being a good blogger, one must also be a discriminating reader.

One can add a lot of content in his blog if one knows how to pick them from others. For as long as you know how to quote your sources, you can borrow the ideas of others. So thats it for this week. I hope you enjoyed my tips.

Any comments or suggestions? Feel free to express your thoughts.