MOMI MUSINGS/ msbolin is no Spongebob before

Apr 6, 2016 | Only Berlin

Spongebob and his pet Gary. A drawing by my then six-year-old firstborn son.

bunso:  mama, is there such a word as Krusty crew?

mama:  none, baby.

bunso:  there is! It’s in Spongebob Squarepants.  Squidward is a Krusty crew.  He works at Mr. Krabs’ Krusty Krab and he is called a Krusty crew.

mama:  (ok, you got me there!)

*Spongebob is the kids’ first ever favorite television show.  They had a number of DVDs they never tire of watching almost every day.

I found this writing upon my cleaning yesterday.  Funny, my Big Bunso is only two years old then.

Watching Spongebob Squarepants one Sunday morning was an adventure –

It amazes me to look at my two-year-old son who attentively watches the film he’d already seen many times.  He is completely in awe still, oblivious of the many noises and actions around him.

It’s a delight to learn as well that Spongebob Squarepants, just like other Nickelodeon pictures, depicts lessons for both young and old.

I almost fail to remember my usual Sunday morning market duty. I,  too, watch in awe.

Spongebob Squarepants is often found to be annoying  by his rude neighbor Squidward and even by some mothers.  I had the chance to see  a few episodes and I must say that there are learnings despite the nonsensical adventures of the lead character.

Sea Spongebob who lives in a pineapple under the sea is the most optimistic character I have even seen.

As a fry cook at Mr. Krabs’ fast food restaurant, he displays a strong passion for his job and is indeed very excited to report for work.  He is often saddened whenever he cannot be at Mr. Krabs’ kitchen.  He extremely enjoys frying Krabby patty and takes good care of his spatula.  He never affects himself of Squidward’s poor performance at the Krusty Krab.

Displaying the same optimism that of Spongebob, I, however,  used to hop from one job to another during my early career in Marketing. Complaining about rotten bosses, lack of training, meager compensation, and so on were stories told — before.

Spongebob and his best friend Patrick’s jellyfishing is portrayed as a cheap, fun, and always in-season hobby . One only needs a  jellyfish net and a jar.  Spongebob recommends eyeglasses for safety.  Funny as he always is, he uses goggles though in one episode.

Should I hone my limited skills in writing, which requires a pen and paper only, I may not have wasted thousands of peso buying DMC threads and aida clothes NOW all neatly arranged  inside an equally expensive cabinet waiting for its owner to dust them off every so often.  Point is, my enthusiasm and energy level returned to down normal that I cannot find enough inspiration to kick-start my cross stitching.

Instead of taking the most logical approach to everyday challenges, Spongebob deals life in an unconventional way.  Too wayward that most bikini bottom sea creatures especially Squidward finds him annoying.

In the Idiot Box episode, for instance, Spongebob bought a brand new TV, trashed the big television set, and kept the giant box just so he and Patrick could play inside the box.  “Who needs a television when one has his (makes a rainbow with his hands) IMAGINATION,” Spongebob claims.  With I- Mag-In-A-Tion (lifting his arms above his head then a sparkly rainbow appearing), one can be anything he wants to be.

I am Squidward who thinks Spongebob and Patrick have become more stupid.  I prefer the giant television set than be inside the box and use my imagination.  Though I am dying to know how my grilled chicken would taste if I have the farm fresh mushroom or Mornay cheese, I still prefer my tried and tested old teriyaki sauce.

Spongebob is kind to Squidward. There may have been more than a dozen episodes when Squidward says NO  to Spongebob’s constant insisting, but Spongebob still keeps asking. Despite Squidward’s rudeness, Spongebob never tires to be nice to Squidward and even tags him as a best friend.

I do not have that character.  I resent those who resent me and think ill about them sometimes.  I sometimes rejoice knowing that my archrival is in pain or in trouble.  I think of her as generally very evil who uses every given chance to steal my happiness.  I consider her my Sheldon Plankton.

November 10, 2010

* It’s just great to backread and reflect on these writings.  That was me six years ago and now, I may say I have learned my lessons and now enjoy babysitting my seven-month-old boy.  I stopped looking for jobs as I have accepted to be a mother to my boys and blog / write when I have the time.  I may say I have learned to just pause and smile rather than be aggressive and confrontational.  I have learned what patience can do and be nice than smirk and make someone’s day miserable.

41 Comments

  1. raft3r

    hehe
    spongebob is way cool
    ako nga sobrang tawa ng tawa pag napapanood sya
    hehe

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  2. msbolin

    ika nga ni spongebob kapag nagigiliw sya, ‘ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay!’ at ‘ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew’

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  3. wendy

    Just saw this entry today. Ang blind spot ko umatake na naman hehe.

    My brother loves spongebob. As in parang kapatid nya si spongebob kasi sobrang giliw na giliw sya pag nanonood nun. Di pa ko nakanood ng isang buong episode. Parts of some episodes I saw because of rchy and yes, nakakatawa talaga. Maybe next time buong episode na papanoorin ko.

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    • msbolin

      nyahahahah. gusto mo sa susunod na pagkikita natin e imbes na books e spongebob dvds dalhin ko for you? promise ko nga sa mga bata na kapag natuloy ako sa work ko talaga, kukumpletohin ko ang spongebob collection nila para lahat happy. nyahahahahah. ganyan tumawa si spngebob. ihihi.

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  4. wendy

    Will check sa kapatid ko kasi for all I know ay kumpleto rin ang Spongebob nya. Pero pag wala sya, sige sabihan kita para pahiramin mo ko.

    Nakapagshopping ka na ba for your work needs? Tara samahan kita! Lol, uhaw sa shopping. Nung nag-uniform kasi kami, di na ko bumibili ng damit. Tipid naman pero nakakamiss din magshop for clothes.

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    • msbolin

      aba, talagang may collection sya. nakakaaliw naman.

      di pa nga e. wala pa rin akong yaya so parang nanganganib ang offer. pero looking forward pa rin ako sa pamimili.

      sige sige sige! sama tayo shopping. ihihihih. icecredit card ko nga lang e. eheheheh. yan ang mas uhaw sa shopping. nanghihinayang akong magwithdraw. nauubos na katiting na savigns ko. at for sure, kapag nagwithdraw ako, di ko na yun mababalik. so dapat makasweldo na agad ako para pambayad sa pinangshopping. hahahaha, im so bad.

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  5. wendy

    Oo nga pala, di ko pa natanong nanay ko if may kilala syang gustong mag-apply na yaya. Hamo tanong ko mamya. Mga 10k ba sweldo? Hehe, joke.

    Shop for basics muna like black trousers/skirt/blazer/black or gray cardigan/basic tops para mix ang match ang drama. Pag dami ka ng datung, tsaka ka bumili ng mga printed clothes. Ang hirap kasi sa printed, obvious pag lagi mong suot. Unlike pag plain, kahit every week ayos lang kasi parang uniform hahaha.

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  6. msbolin

    nyahahaha. ayuz yun kung 10k.

    mukhang kailangang kasama nga kita kapag namili ako a. para kang si liz uy. kaya siguro nadevelop si pnoy sa kanya kasi patient sya sa pagbibihis sa kanya. eheheh.

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  7. wendy

    Hay naku di ko magets yung liz uy and pnoy love team. Baka di lang maka-say no si liz kay kris. Pero sabi ni ballsy (sister ni pnoy), nagdate lang daw once yung dalawa pero nakikipagdate pa rin daw si noy sa iba. O di ba? LOL talaga.

    Wish ko lang malastylist ang taste ko. Napakaunimaginative ko pagdating sa damit. Ikaw pala ang expert dyan! You’re the sharp dresser! Naks. Pero totoo yun. 🙂

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  8. msbolin

    updated ka wendy sa tsismis! parang kahapon ko lang narinig yun kay presidential sister sa 24 oras a. pero parang super upgrade yun kay liz coming from john lloyd tapos presidente na ng pinas.

    mas type ko pa rin si shalani na nung nov 10 e nakita ko sa willing willie sa channel 5 as co-host ni willie. mag-aartista na ba si shalani?

    sharp dresser ka dyan. pero thanks na rin. wehehe. ako type ko yung mga big bags mo dati. ngayon e ang liliit na ng mga bitbit mo. oo nga pala, siguro kasi may bitbit kang laptop din kasi nga jurassic pc nyo sa office. 🙂

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  9. Wendy

    Pag tinatamad kc akong magwork e tsismis with the ofcmates inaatupag ko. So palitan kami ng kuru-kuro haha. Upgrade ba yun. Alam mo namang sinasamba ko si JL so kahit presidente pa si noy e sobrang downgrade sya tingin ko. Lol.

    Love ko pa rin mga big bags pero lagi kasing sumasakit balikat ko pag malaking bag dala ko. Tumatanda na talaga hehe. So ngayon tinatry kong liitan ang dala kong bag para di parusang dalhin. O kaya nagdadala ako ng tote na bitbit ko lang sa kamay. Nothing beats the comfort of big bags nga lang. Parang laging may yakap. Ano ba yan. Halatang wala akong love life.

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  10. msbolin

    sinabi mo. kakainlove kapag big bag. daming pwedeng ilagay kaso nga parusa sa balikat. siguro nga time na rin para iaccess ko ang mga daladalahan ko at magbawas na rin. tumatanda na nga tayo, marami ng nararamdaman.

    oo nga pala, JLC fan ka. at marami kayong JLC fans. ewan ko ba ano nakita nyo sa kanya!?! wehehehe. galit sa kanya si ruffa g nung one time na nakita ko sya sa paparazzi. sabi nya “walk your talk! and you just dont need your charm to be blah blah blah but you should have the blah blah blah as well>’ nyahahah. nagets mo ba? di ko na matandaan mga sinabi nya. basta galit sya.

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  11. Wendy

    Hahaha, galit sa kanya si ruffa kasi type pa sya ni ruffa (more like dead na dead)pero si JL di na sya type. Tsaka never kc inadmit ni JL na naging sila ni ruffa so pati si annabel rama e galit na galit kay JL. Shucks, ang babaw ko. Haha

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  12. msbolin

    pati si ruffa nagkagusto kay JLC?!?! mukhang gwapo nga siguro si JLC. pero bakit di ko makita yung kagwapuhang yon? (di siguro mahaba ang baba).

    ang nagagawa nga naman ng rejection sa love. hay-

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  13. wendy

    Ano ka ba, di ba nagdate sila dati! May pic sila na nagsashopping together sa Beverly Hills sa US. Baka feeling ni Ruffa naging sila pero itong si JL e wala sa kanya yun.

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  14. msbolin

    seriously, di ko alam. nagpunta sila sa beverly together? so nadevelop si rofa kay john lloyd sa beti lafeya? hmm.

    nga pala, pm kita sa facebook. ala me cellphone. nyahaha. tahimik tuloy buhay ko though konti lang naman talaga nagtetext sa akin lalo na ng dito lang ako sa bahay.

    nga pala (ulit), time na para mangolekta tayo ng starbucks stickers. go go go na.

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  15. wendy

    Oo dun sila nadevelop. Siguro di ka mahilig sa mukhang mabait kaya di mo sya type (lol). Mukha lang naman. Not necessarily mabait talaga. Hehe.

    Parang yoko na ng starbucks planner. The last one I had (yung last year), di ko halos nasulatan. May planner kasi ako na mas gusto ko. Pero I want a cup of peppermint mocha. Now na!:D

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    • msbolin

      haha, oo di ko type yung malinis at mabait ang itsura. mas natypepan ko nga ngayon si derek ramsay. nabasa ko sa isang cosmopolitan issue (habang nagpapagupit ang mga bata) na ala sya facebook o twitter. ang galing, diba.

      now na?! sige, save the stickers for me ha. nyehehehe.

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  16. wendy

    I will, in case makapag-starbucks ako. Lately puro Serenitea ang tinitira ko. Healthy living kuno!

    May nagsabi sa kin addict daw si Derek. Not sure if it’s true. Angelica has a town house near where I live so laging may celebrity sightings ang erpat at kapatid ko (sina Angelica and Derek nakikita nila). May driver si Angelica. Si Derek maangas daw magdrive ng Porsche.

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  17. msbolin

    yahoo! one sticker down. eheheh. addict sa planner.

    ay, kakaturn off naman ang balita mo re derek. sayang. nway, it only means na lagi kang wala sa bahay dahil puro tatay mo at kapatid mo nakakasight kina angelica at derek. (pwede ba pautos sa tatay mo o kapatid mo na paauthograph kay derek). hahaha.

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  18. Wendy

    Si heart evangelista din may bahay dun. Ang ganda kasi nung place. Si manny villar ang developer. Sina erpat at ryl ang nakakakita dati kasi sila ang marunong magdrive. Off limits sa public utility vehicles yung place so bihira ako dun, hehe.

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    • msbolin

      a, haha. kaya naman pala. si heart gusto ko rin dati. pero ngayon parang di ko na sya type (ehehe, as if she cares).

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  19. network camera

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  20. Postcard Pretty

    I like Spongebob and I am 25! Hahaha I think the cartoon series is really engaging from a 2 year old to a 70 year old! True, from the young to the young at heart!

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    • msbolin

      Hahaha. Here’s to more Spongebob viewing. Ihihih

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  21. Georgia

    I’ve not watched spongebob in years, it began on Nickelodeon when I was a kid and loved it then, my niece was a huge fan growing up too. But my 2 year old daughter hasn’t ever watched it and after reading your post I need to introduce her. I find that most programmes these days all have a certain lesson to be learned.

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    • msbolin

      Yes, most cartoon shows impart lessons. They are after all, created by grown ups like us.

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  22. yogoandcream

    When I was a kid, I enjoyed watching Spongebob too and sing along with their theme song. However, after season three of Spongebob, I think it’s golden age has already ended. Spongebob went from being an innocent, misguided individual to being a moron. I couldn’t stand watching it anymore because it was outlandish. I hope they bring back their old writers or the new writers get a grasp of what Spongebob’s character should be.

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    • msbolin

      I agree that the first few episodes are real fun and cool for children to watch. Now that the boys are in their tweens, they prefer watching Hacking the System already and other shows at Discovery Channel.

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  23. ROBERT LEE

    I would like to take the focus away from SpongeBob here. I believe than people should find reasons to happy with a job – that is positive thinking and it makes executing the job description better.

    However, I believe too, that people should never settle. In your case, you have children to think of, and that means if finances could be improved, then it should be done or planned.

    Hopping from one job to another is ok, as long as it is to seek higher level of employment or there are things that can be learned in preparation for something better.

    I like the way you related your work experience to a cartoon show. Too often, people can find lessons here and there, and those same lessons has a bearing on life itself.

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    • msbolin

      Thank you. The creator of Spongebob Squarepants or other cartoon shows are grown ups thus perhaps they use their experiences to teach valuable lessons to viewers.

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  24. Arrianne Guzman

    Spongebob Squarepants is one of my favorites. I like how you were able to connect and reflect real life situations with Spongebob. Sometimes, we discover more of ourselves in unexpected instances and situations.

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    • msbolin

      Yes, Spongebob is a favorite, too. And thank you. I agree as well. We find to know ourself more from unexpected situations.

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  25. ninasogue

    Spongebob is my favorite show! I remember being the fave Aunt because I watched this with my pamangkins. My sister used to get mad at me because of the show’s content. On hindsight, maybe it would’ve added more value to the kids if I told them which ones are good traits and are not. I guess that’s the good thing about parenting, it always is developmental.

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    • msbolin

      Hurray to Spongebob lovers. Ihihi. The program sometimes show not so good things and traits and thats what we need to explain to our kids not to follow.

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  26. Newswire

    I still watch cartoons, whenever I get time from my school 😀 SpongeBob is an annoying cool friend of mine 😀 I am very impressed to read this post where you relate it with your work. I am inspired to read that you have accepted your job of taking care of your boys 🙂 I hope every mom should do this.

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    • msbolin

      Thank you. Sometimes Acceptance makes life easier and happier. 🙂

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  27. kareen liez datoy (@blessedliez)

    This is also a TV show that my daughter likes. Although there are some important lessons on some of its episodes, most of them are merely for entertainment. But it sure is fun and I like that you wrote this article relating Sponge Bob to your life.

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    • msbolin

      Spongebob is still a favorite of my boys though they are somehow grown up already. 🙂

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  28. Cai Dominguez

    Ohmy! Reminds me of my hs days! Hahaha I have a spongebob bag hahaha. I love spongebob and agree that he is so positive. Something that we could learn from him. 🙂

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    • msbolin

      Hahaha. My passport holder is a spongebob! Ihihi. Yes, very optimistic spongebob.

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