[Exile Adventures is my way of chronicling my trip to America with the purpose of finding what I want to do with my life and what it is about.]

Uncle: Which is cheaper? Sex with a prostitute or sex with your significant other?

Me: Of course with your significant other! Technically speaking, you don’t have to pay!

Uncle: That is where you are wrong A.g. Look at it this way, if you have sex with a prostitute, you will have a one time pay no strings attached. Sex with your significant other, you never pay but looks at all the strings attached! “Oh why don’t you buy me this? Cook me breakfast hon’. Let’s go shopping babe!” At the end of the day, count your money, you would have spent cheaper with a prostitute than with your girlfriend.

(He said with a huge grin in his face)

Me:

*His point was that sex complicates things. It’s a fun activity but never do it unless you are prepared for commitment. If you don’t want the commitment, hire a prostitute.

A few days ago, I attended a Marketing Boot Camp.

It was great!

But what I felt was shit.

Daria has this famous (and my favorite quote) of her that goes like this:

My Goal is not to wake up at 40 with the bitter realization that I have wasted my life in a job I hate because I was forced to decide on a career in my teens

I’m not even 40 and I regret taking that degree leading to a marketing career wherein I will be asked to “build relationships” so it could lead to a purchase (fuck that, build relationships because you want to be a good human being) or provide them with the best possible option for the things they need (which means your own product or service because others are shit and you won’t get cash). That and many other bitter realizations.

But then again I have to do it. I need money. Money that will fuel what I really want to do in life which is publish photography books or if lucky, get exhibits (which really doesn’t fly in the third world but fuck it, I’ll do it anyway).

Here’s to selling out but not giving in.

  1. anondrogynous said: Here’s the thing: I took up AGRICULTURE. You are not your college degree. ;)
  2. abbybayani said: there is another option: friends with benefits. no strings attached and it’s free.
  3. agdemesathoughts posted this
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