I have been receiving tons of jokes and other kinds of humorous messages lately. From simple jokes to pickup lines to dialogues to famous Inday nosebleed quotes and jokes, you name it. It has been spreading like a disease up until recently. I do not know too, if it is just coincidental, but my recent speech (extemporaneous) in Comm3 was also about humor. Well, I opted to choose it anyway.
But really, what’s with my ‘laugh’life right now?
Humor is always involved in my everyday activities; I see to it that no day leaves me without even just a smile in my face. I love to laugh. Or so in fact, I live to laugh. Crack a joke, miss a step off the stairs, or even perhaps, laugh alone – most of these things may sound funny, but yes THEY MAKE YOU FUNNY. Literally. Living with my blockmates for almost half a day at school may be boring but thanks to a little laugh, we manage to survive the harsh elements that the environment offers us. Using precious break times for laughtrips, sometimes even I myself doubt if someone from the campus has been calling the Psychiatric Ward of the Philippine General Hospital for our casualties. I do not know if I should be proud, but I am one of their top ten candidates. Hah.
As days pass by, we improve in cracking jokes and having chuckles from time to time. Our block has made use of humor as an instrument in bonding moments, may it be dramatic or not. It keeps us together, (especially the boys) and strengthens us in a way. In the two years that I have spent with them, I guess it is just appropriate to say that I have improved my personality. Events have happened so fast, it’s like catching lightning in a bottle. A once simple life has become soupified. Sinabawang gulay. That’s why humor will never be out of me, my alter ego, or even my split personality whatsoever. I have been living with it for years now. It has been my weapon that will always stay at the back of my head. I may not have special talents and skills or even superpowers, I know it will be just enough for me to face every sunrise that I could. Just like what Mary Hirsh said, humor is a rubber sword – it allows you to make a point without drawing blood.
How about you? How’s your ‘laugh’life lately?
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