Norweigan Wood (2010), Japan
Now that I think of it, Murakami’s latest novel Colorless Tsukuru… follows nearly identical themes and archetypes from Norweigan Wood.
"The days of ads as interruptions are numbered," said Rappler’s Maria Ressa. "We draw a line between our ad sales content creation team and our editorial team. Aligned with the best practices of journalism, our sales content is clearly labelled. Working with brands, our sales team gives you information you want and need."
We won an international award for the #WhipIt Campaign!!! #Brandrap
When I got hired as the first writer for Rappler’s Sales team a little over a year ago, I knew from the onset that what I would do would be very similar to advertising work that I’ve been doing. I thought I would be comfortable with it, but along the way, I realized what a challenge it was, having to think of selling and telling stories at the same time! It took me the same amount of time to understand that, instead of questioning the difference, I should see Brandrap as an opportunity to break down barriers, learn from the journalists and marketing experts around me, and do something that, for now, very few people are still doing.
Last night we received an awesome affirmation for all the hard work we’ve been doing! It validates my hunch that this is the way to go. We’ve only begun! We’re still going to be even more kick-ass.
For some reason, a strong wave of anxiety creeps up on me in the middle of the day as I’m supposed to be locking down and plowing through the daily workload.
The trigger might be a random article, or my laggy brain reminding me of something which I was preoccupied with a few nights or hours ago (booking trips, replying to messages, doing errands for my Mama).
Usually, when I’m aware of the mundanity or the everydayness of what I’m doing, I suddenly become seized by this fleeting panic about a proverbial bucket list – still unfulfilled for the most part. And then I’m worried that if I’ll ever get to accomplish anything on it. If I’ll ever live up to the things I expect myself to. If I’ll ever have enough time or money or fortitude.
And then I fail in getting my everyday to-do list down properly. I wish I could stop worrying about these far-off things more. And start doing better at everyday to make these big things happen.
I am writing this down now, to remind myself that it’s all going to be alright. That it has all always been all right.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s Ice Bucket Challenge for #MND
Basically found the perfect writing playlist. Puwede din pang-run.
“As an artist, you just want to create. You don’t really think of commercial value,” Marina says. “It’s just a bonus if somebody is willing to pay for it. But I learned that you also have to look at yourself as a professional, and be strategic in everything that you do.”
(via Marina Cruz: discovering true creative freedom)