Angela Natividad's Live & Uncensored!

29 April 2018

Compliments Between Grown Women

Me: You're so good with herbs and pickling and experimenting with all kinds of culinary things. You would make the best witch.

Her: You would make the best witch! I would only be part of your coven.

Me: I know nothing about herbs! I'd make a horrible witch.

Her: You would work with electricity. I see it. I feel it.

16 April 2018

Destiny's Traps

Him: Would you go to Mars if asked?

Me: Yes.

Him: You couldn’t come back.

Me: I guess it depends when in my life...

Him: Tomorrow. You have to leave tomorrow.

Me: Yes. Still yes.

Him: So you’d leave me. For Mars.

Me: No! You could come!

Him: No, I don’t have an invitation.

Me: Then of course I would stay for you.

Him: No. No, you wouldn’t.

Me: Why would you entrap me like this?!! Where is this even coming from?

Him: It doesn’t matter. But now I know you’d leave me from one day to the next for something dumb. 

01 March 2018

The economics of creativity is not creativity.

Creativity is a survival trait.

We all have it. It is something all of us exercise and can also get better at. It doesn’t always come in the shower or in a flash of lightning. Sometimes it requires kneading and cajoling, or desperation, or discipline, to unlock.

Relegating the concept of “creativity” to a department, or a set of Chosen Employees, is not only an injustice but an act of violence. It saddens me that I may not be considered creative because of the title of my function in an agency. It makes me even sadder to hear people outside of the “creative department” proudly proclaim that they are not “creative people.”

We industrialised idea conception. For this reason, some people are paid to conceive ideas, others to sell them, others to manage their production, others to decide which are good or bad, others to soothsay, others to punt insights to journalists. Some of us went to school to learn these skills; probably all of us learned with time to get better at whichever component of the process we were assigned to.

This assembly line approach to capturing the miracle of ingenuity cannot begin to describe what creativity is; it only describes commerce.

We should never mistake the economic exploitation of a thing with the thing itself.