What I Would Have Written Exactly Eight Years Ago

10 Mar

Dear Self,


Okay. Dear Self,

I was hesitant to put the greeting because I may not consider you dear in the future. But today, I’m guessing I think you still are.
In a few weeks, you’ll graduate as the Salutatorian of your grade school. Never mind the conduct award though. You lost a silver medal because of your incapacity to defend yourself against those who think you wrong.
So anyway, here’s some advice as to how to prevent your sporadic state of regret and self-pity eight years from now.

ONE: Watch what you eat.
Otherwise you will gain 20 pounds each year from hereon. By 2010 you might want to sell your soul to the devil to cut off half your size.

TWO: Avoid your disguised friends.
In two years you’d wish you were never friends. Instead, be with those you would be friends with after your disguised friends have wronged you… again.

THREE: Take table tennis seriously.
It’s the only sport you’d think of engaging in, so excel in it even if your championship was accidental, and by default.

FOUR: Take hot tea in the morning.
It’s good for losing weight via thermogenesis. Coffee is bad. It’ll be too addictive especially when you discover Starbucks.

FIVE: Eat fruits.
Veggies are not your thing. So eat fruits – lots of them. It’s a better alternative for sweets and snacks, and it will promote healthy skin. But, I suggest demand you eat carrots and squash if you don’t want to wear glasses in the future.

SIX: Do not be blinded by hair treatments if you want to keep your current hair thickness.
Besides, if you follow the first 5, you won’t so have to maintain very long hair just to cover your flabs and bulges.

SEVEN: Keep valuables.
In six months’ time, you’ll be 13 and your mom will be slipping a yellow piece of paper into your bag. You will open it, read it, and cry during the flag ceremony. Keep the letter before you wonder for years where it went. It may also be a testimony against your view of her in 2010.

EIGHT: Study and learn every single day.
Don’t you get tired of being second all the time? Why settle for silver when you can go for gold, if you wanted it so bad? I know that if only you be more diligent, you can be the top of your class, not just next to someone. Who knows, you may invent a social networking site and call it Friendbook, and develop an online journal that will be known as brog, and you will earn millions every year.

NINE: Do not take engineering courses in college.

That would be your downfall. Math is your forte, but analysis is your Waterloo. But if you reconsider going to a science high school, this may not be too difficult. But I think Business Administration is where you fit best because you like the office environment and your high school offers many programs that can help you hone office knowledge. Although you may still want to become an actress, I know. :p

TEN: Pray all the time.
He is what you will always need and turn to. You will ask Him help and blessings. If you hold on to your faith, and enrich it, everything will be great. With Him, you can go miles and find self-fulfillment.

Yours truly,

I wish I could’ve sent this to you eight years ago.


Posted by on March 10, 2010 in I'm Dead Serious.


25 responses to “What I Would Have Written Exactly Eight Years Ago

  1. Yvarro

    March 12, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    at talagang ginoogle ko ang Friendbook:

    Friendbook tm –
    MJK Partners

    Friendbook and are trademarks of MJK Partners
    Copyright 2002-2007

    o.. loko.. anung napala ko?..

    ahaha!!! ang cool ng letter na to.. 🙂 haha! pero just wonderin’: bat andaming bloggers ang introspective mode ngayun?… hmn…

    • Carizza

      March 12, 2010 at 8:50 pm

      AHAHAHA. May friendbook pala. Hmmm.. well kung 2010 ngayon at 8years ago ko sinulat yan… 2002. Sakto! Baka nga ako head nun ??? HAHA joke syempre.

      May kasunod pa yan e. Pero saka na. Mga 2 years after. HAHA.

      Ewan ko baka uso magmuni-muni? 😛

  2. eloiski

    March 12, 2010 at 9:27 am

    natawa ako number one! sounds like jessica zafra! hakhak!

    natuwa ako sa table tennis. natutunan ko lang yan laruin nung 1st year college ako. ang saya pala! hakhak!

    ayaw ko ng gulay noon pero simula ng tumapak ako dito sa baguio ayun at halos lamutakin ko na mga gulay dito.

    yeah! magdasal ng magdasal!

    ako naman gagawa na lang ng letter para sa future me. bubuksan ko sa december 21, 2012! hakhak!

    • Carizza

      March 12, 2010 at 8:27 pm

      Wait ka lang may kasunod pa yan. 😛

      Gawa ka letter? Sige game pero send mo na agad kasi baka deads na ko nun di ko pa nababasa. HAHA.

      Alala ko nung pinanood namin yun sabi ko sa classmate ko, “Tengene. Bat pa ko mag-aaral e pagka-graduate ko naman pala magugunaw na ang mundo.” HAHA

  3. Lemon Writer

    March 12, 2010 at 1:59 am

    it’s nice to read you again. never fret.

    • Carizza

      March 12, 2010 at 8:23 pm

      Thank you for reading me again.

  4. aksoriyalmo

    March 12, 2010 at 12:35 am

    It’s never too late!

    Send it right now. Er, I mean, do it right now.

    • Carizza

      March 12, 2010 at 8:21 pm


      I thought you were mad at me.

  5. slaveboi

    March 11, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Hey, why so sad? For the past few days, I feel like you’ve been in a really down mood. I’m worried for you.

    Hang in there, okay? As for this list, there’s a LOT of time. You can relearn things, do what you want to do, correct mistakes, and all that.

    • Carizza

      March 11, 2010 at 9:47 pm

      Thank you for realizing. 😦

      Since March started, my world began to fall apart. ;(

      • slaveboi

        March 12, 2010 at 10:32 am

        It can’t be that bad! I think the key is to find something to be happy about, make a conscious effort to feel good. It can be about the smallest things, like this blog. 🙂 I know it’s hard, but I hope I can help. Keep us posted, okay?

      • Carizza

        March 12, 2010 at 8:28 pm

        You know actually, your comments always make me feel better. 🙂

        OMG, I’m officially a stalker. 😐

  6. raspberryreich

    March 11, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Wait, is this a letter from your future self to yourself or a letter from your present self to your past self. Wait, that was confusing XD.

    I also regret throwing out stuff that I could have treasured and gone back through whenever I feel nostalgic :(.

    Oh, I had something like this in mind, really, but I guess you did it first. Oh, now I have to change the whole thing and think of something else. Haha :P.

    PS: Shaman King! Nakita ko yung email mo. Natawa lang ako kasi dati ang email ko ay yohtheshaman at horohoro. Hahaha, ngayon pinalitan ko na kasi parang pambata :P.

    • Carizza

      March 11, 2010 at 9:44 pm

      Present self to past self. 🙂

      why not naman? I think it’s not unique so I guess there are others more who have done this already. Haha.

      Haha. Yoh ka pala. Mahilig kasi ako sa bad boy kaya si hao gusto ko. Haha.
      I have another one, silverrhythm naman. I dont delete kasi extra mail din un. See naalala mo pa childhood mo. Hehe.

      • raspberryreich

        March 11, 2010 at 11:15 pm

        Yeah, di pala tayo pwede magjoin forces. Si Yoh ako at kaw si Hao. Pano yan!?

        Ahh, e nataob naman din ng mga new messages ang mga old email. Puro na mga notifications sa Facebook at kung anu-ano pang mga sites.

        But I guess it’s always lovely to look back. 😀

      • Carizza

        March 12, 2010 at 8:23 pm

        Why not e kambal naman sila? Asakura unites them, I guess? Saka, ayaw mo nun, siblings tayo. HAHAHA.

        True, that’s why I changed pala. Yung hao pang FB lang (and FS dati LOL) tapos si silverrhythm mga unwanted emails (like those from school events HAHA).

        Siguro depends sa memories. HAHA. Selective e.

  7. Maldito

    March 11, 2010 at 5:48 am

    ay ang bata mo pa pala.ahahhaa..ako 8 years ago?hmmm..ano kaya ginagawa ko non?lols…

    you still have so many time left for you to do it engr, cariza!hehehe

    • Carizza

      March 11, 2010 at 9:46 pm

      Huwat. Di na ko bata. 20 na ko. Haha. My teenage years have passes without me even noticing it.

      Yeah, I hope I still get to do these.

  8. Frankie

    March 11, 2010 at 4:29 am

    Wow… a great advice to ourselves…. always remember “Experience is the best teacher”… in every mistakes there is a corresponding lessons to it…. Frankie’s here…

    • Carizza

      March 11, 2010 at 9:10 pm

      I hope it helps others though.

      Hi Mr./Ms. Frankie. Thanks for being here.

  9. hastydevil

    March 10, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    eat fruits, exercise with table tennis and watching what you eat, very good health advice.

    • Carizza

      March 11, 2010 at 9:08 pm

      It is. Sad to say I don’t practice what I preach.

      • Carizza

        March 11, 2010 at 9:40 pm

        Uu dapat talaga makilala kita dahil sikat ka!

  10. yiN

    March 10, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Oh beys-beysan na dito! Hehe.. 8 yrz ago alam mo na yung word na sporadic ha? Ako kanina ko lang nalaman ‘to eh, hehe.. Ganun talaga, pagsisisi nasa huli pero gaya ng sinasabi ko may magandang mapupulot sa lahat ng bagay, lahat may dulot na maganda.. Tuloy mo yung table tennis! Ansaya kaya maglaro nun!

    • Carizza

      March 10, 2010 at 9:20 pm

      Aba. Ang galing ah. Halos 10 minutes ago ko lang to napost.

      Dahil base ka, may libre kang flat tops. 😛

      Hmm sporadic. Oo kasama yun ng endemic, epidemic at pandemic. Oha!

      Gusto ko sana kaso wala akong lalaruan at wala akong kalaro.


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