I live a double life.
While I have always been striving to embrace full and clear cut honesty, I will have to admit today on my blog that I live a double life. In one life, I am quiet and disciplined and always doing what I believe my elders expect of me. I share my insights when allowed to and remain true to myself by doing what I believe I should without compromising my personal views. In my other life, I am giddy and energetic and have a habit of using my mouth a lot. I make animalistic noises and tend to leave wet spots in bed sheets and pillow cases.
In the first life, I am Tobie Abad. I am the COO of the ABBA eTranscript and Training Services transcription company. I am the writer, artist, filmmaker, comic creator, storyteller and gamer. I am the geek. I am the visionary. I am the boy learning to cook. I am the guy with the car named ABA. I am the best friend, the listening ear, the honest buddy, the sensible advisor. I am the guy with too much gum and too huge a heart. I am the Taurean with a temper. I am the calm in the storm. I am the guy who comes up with ideas that eventually others think of and release in the market months later. I am the Art Director who once was paid merely 8k monthly while handling major advertising needs directed at three countries. I am the second son with the fourth iteration of a name. I am the younger brother to one, the older brother to another.
In the second life, I am someone who my parents do not know. I am someone some friends have not really known about yet. I am someone that one person alone has successfully observed, suspected and finally understood.
And yes, realize this too is why I am deathly afraid of all other dogs.
I am a dog.
Only one person figured it out.
And it wasn't even me.
But my gulay, it makes perfect sense.