Holla! My name is Aira. I usually would define myself as someone who likes rainbows and tea and digital art but I’m sick of associating myself with just those things. Yet, if you really want to know, you can check my tumblr
This is what I want to achieve, someday
. The anthology of what I thought was the complete definition of my identity can be found there. You can skip the blue part if you don’t want to be bored.
As you may have read through my URL, I am an aspiring diplomat. I am currently taking up my Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies major in European Studies at De La Salle University. I expect myself to graduate by the year 2014 and then maybe work inside the academe for a while or handle foreign relations for a multi national company. I am planning to take my masters, learn three more languages (in addition to Filipino, English, and hopefully after seven language levels, Spanish), and maybe take up law before taking the Foreign Service Examination. I really want to someday represent our country as young as possible in European countries like Germany, Greece, and Russia but really, anywhere in the world would do. I don’t want to be assigned in just one post forever. I want to see the world one adventure at a time and maybe build houses of the same design for my every destination.
“To help my country dance with globalisation by deliberately instilling inside everyone’s hearts that above all our worldly obligations comes the fact that we are first Filipino citizens” That is my personal vision. It seems so Utopian and impossible and all but I really believe in the coexistence of cosmopolitanism and nationalism. I really want to make everyone of us appreciate the great strides that we, as one nation can do for our own country and eventually for the world if we let ourselves embrace and root ourselves to the culture and identity that we really can call our own.
I associate myself with the leftist-libertarian ideology but sometimes I try to see things in between. I am not a fan of conformity and cliches and I believe that anarchy is good. My favourite school of thought is liberalism and I don’t really look up to any political leader nor do I have a favourite philosopher (Yet. Haha. Sometimes I find myself admiring Hitler and Carl Marx). I am conceited, competitive, grade conscious and I get attached easily. I have time management problems and I have the tendency to blurt out random, irrelevant things all the time.
Music calms me down when I get overwhelmingly stressed. Coldplay motivates me. All Time Low and The Killers keep me alive. I breathe Mayday Parade and We the Kings. I fiddle/strum. I am a big fan of stringed instruments and singing. If I were to be an animal, I’d like to be an owl because one, I do not get enough sleep at night most of the time and two, I find it hard to believe this myself but sometimes I want to think that I am an intelligent person. I told you I was conceited.
I don’t believe in mottos and New Year Resolutions because the former involves varying life perspectives and the latter often end up to be nothing but the perfect excuse to write on the first pages of a brand new journal. I believe in bucket lists because I see life as a step by step quest towards where your heart wants to go. In my case, it’s diplomacy. I love reading and writing because I like stories and I like geeking out on stories because
I secretly dream of having someone call me [insertheroine'snamehere] while I call him [inserthero'snamehere], like Eragon and Arya or Zuko and Katara I don’t know. Sometimes fiction is more interesting than real life.
There is a 90% chance that after some time, I am going to acquire a perspective different from this but I created this blog for a rather important target reader-me. I just want to create something that I could read on someday when I need to be reminded of the vision that gave me the reason why I even started anyway.
This kilometric post must have made me look like I’m a boring geek. The geek part is true but I really don’t think that I’m that boring.
Until the rise of the next hegemon,