Paris 2008. Eiffel Tower Daylight.
- At the elevator..
- Filipinoman: (Talking about movies) Have you seen the movie EXPANDABLES?
- Indianman: EXPANDABLES?
- Filipinoman: Yeah, EXPANDABLES!! Very nice movie. Action.
- Indianman: Ohhh! EXPANDABLES!! I saw that movie. Sylvester Stalone right?
- Filipinoman: Yeaaaahhh.!
- **Both of them got it wrong**
I was in a local mall walking around. I bumped into an acquaintance. We greeted each other, small talk and bid goodbyes. It was brief so I carried on.
For those who don’t know, I am a mall rat. I usually in a mall 3 times a week. I just like walking and hanging out.
During that day, I felt good. It is just one of those good vibes day. I am not sure why maybe I was looking forward to something good, like a date or gimik. With this demeanor, I continued walking and window shopped. Until this incident happened.
I was purposely stopped by a gay man. The conversation went like this.
GM (Gayman): Excuse me, have you ever done a VTR before? I am a talent agent.
ME: Not yet. Why? (Half creeped out and puzzled)
GM: Oh I see. Let me get your number so I can call you.
ME: Do you have a calling card?
GM: No eh. Just GIVE me your number and we can talk it out.
ME: I NEED A CARD. I am not yet sure so if ever I can contact you.
GM: No card. (Leaves)
ME: WTF! (Sinks in that the GM tries to pick me up.) Creeped out, I walked my ass off.
That was something. Yeah right, VTR. I outsmarted you GM. Hahaha.
What is confidence? The meaning is elusive. It makes you wonder and still cannot pinpoint an exact meaning. Whatever it is, it is a state of mind.
To me, confidence is knowingly that you can and able to do something to achieve an outcome. It is a sense of entitlement that you are 100% without a doubt in your actions and thoughts. A pure, thorough intent backed up with powerful commitment.
This state of mind is definitely hard to achieve but possible. Even I am inconsistent with it. But it isn’t that important. I mean learn to accept things as they are because life is not consistent. Therefore there will be times you will not feel confident. What matters is you took action to your destination which you should be proud of.
Ristras wet buritto. Humongous. Delicious. Solved.