Overwatch: Spray Wars II
"That's why this team is losing." Haha.
So, once again, we decided to start a Spray War, but this time, the whole team joined in - even the players who weren't in our group. Fun eh?
And this is how we looked during our Spray War. Haha. Ijon was able to capture it. Epic.
Overwatch: All Reinhardt Team
Because we thought it would be cool and funny...
We lost the match, but it was worth it. Haha. We tried.
Overwatch: Spray Wars
Overwatch is so addicting and I have to hug the whole Blizzard team for coming up with this game. Yes, thank you, Blizzard, for taking away my social life. Thank you for giving me that itch to go home and play your game. I'm not complaining. I love this game. It's been quite a while since a game made me not want to be a functional human being... Haha.
Anyways, I want to share a little back story. I bought this game because all my gamer friends were talking about it. I also saw clips of Bastion and... well, you know me when it comes to Robots. While I was still a NOOB, one of my college-mates from CSB, JC, commented on a #PS4Share post that I made on Facebook. We started playing together and boom, I found a new friend. Haha. It's quite odd because it took [almost] 10 years for us to start talking and laughing together. It's also funny because we didn't exactly like each other back in CSB.
This whole "Spray Wars" started as a little on-game rowdiness and it's now a way we bond on the game. We both recorded games wherein we try to place a Spray on top of each other's Spray:
This is what I enjoy most about life. When you're not looking for something, it appears. Because of this game, I met new people - people who actually get where I'm coming from. It's not some fad. It's not some popularity contest on social media. It's not something you can just download and play. It's something that takes practice, skill, and awesome / healthy competitiveness - which I absolutely enjoy about the gaming community.
I'm not trying to put down other people, but it's awesome to be able to talk to people who can relate to the eagerness you have when it comes to a competitive game. It's nice to learn new things from them because they know what they're talking about. It's such a 'BREATHER' because it actually adds some color onto my life. We get to do something we're awesome at that other people don't exactly understand. How cool is that?
But really, it takes me away from reality and blocks off all the negative thoughts / energy that roams around my life. This is why I love gaming. It's a healthy way to let it all out and stay positive despite a loss. It's such an awesome way to get the gears in your mind moving. It's also a neat way to meet new people who just understand where you're coming from without having to say anything in particular. It's awesome.
Photo from: Ijon Kaw
Mini-Reunion: 11 years later
Sabby & I met up at Century Mall so we could enjoy a night of Beer and food at Brewfest MNL Social, but when we got there, we saw that there was a 200php entrance fee! We thought it was a rip off so we headed to Hole in the Wall. We bumped into Toni who told us Lyssa and Lorraine were waiting at their table! We rushed over there and an exchange of smiles, hugs, and 'omg's were flying all over the place! Awesome! It was a night full of laughter and kwentos. Sabs and I ended up with people we haven't seen in so long - totally worth it! Haha.
This is the thing about high school. You leave there excited to explore the world and feel like a grown up, but you find yourself back to where it all began. Sitting in a table with these people, I realized that back then, we weren't best friends, but as time flies and you see them again, they become closer to you in ways that are hard to explain. The openness between everyone was exhilarating and of course, the topics were never ending. It really is awesome how like turns out this way. You end up being thankful for a lot of things because it's experiences like this that remind you what life is really all about. It's nice to sit in a table where you don't have to explain what you're really going through. They get it. It's lovely to be able to speak your mind and have people reply with genuine knowledge on the topic. It's nice to be loud and crazy with people that will be as loud and crazy as you are. This is the part of 'growing up' I was excited for back then.
Life will also be good with good company. It's the truth.
Building Memories: Carlo @ 24
As the Staycation Weekend ends, I have to say this, I had a very hard time keeping up with the young bloods. Haha. While they were up and about, singing and talking away, until whatever time, I was sleeping soundly inside the bedroom. I had fun falling asleep to them singing Moffat songs though - with Mark on guitar and Raf digitally playing the drums through an iphone. Hahaha. I was honestly drumming with him inside my head.
Alright, so this was one hell of a fun weekend. I got to relax and not think about work for 2 days. I was able to be "young" and just enjoy the spontaneity of events. I didn't have the normal things that keep my attention like the internet, ps4, Lego, etc. and I honestly enjoyed it. All I had was the company of friends and a nice place to relax (with beer and coffee). I'd love to do this again.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CARLO! I hope you enjoyed your celebration and truly appreciate the people that love you (and who are going to love you). I'm glad to have a friend who I can be so open with and share many thoughts and stories with. I'm also glad we get along great and you're able to speak to me with truth and openness. I hope you have many more awesome brithdays to come and we stay friends no matter how far we are from each other.