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Wait for it

Today marks my unemployment for three months, which I swore to myself I’d never reach and yet here we are :lol:

However, I have an interview tomorrow with one of the biggest newspaper companies in the , and which I interned for in college. If you actually want to read about my unemployment, click here. I also tried the duotone technique in this post; a big thanks to Elise for introducing me!

To “celebrate” both my 3-month unemployment and the interview, I think it’s about time I introduce y’all to Hamilton: An American Musical. 1If you’re already a fan then we’re already best friends!

Guess who threw away his shot?

I’m still trying to get into hip hop 2I love Nicki Minaj, Childish Gambino, and Chance the Rapper., but I am a sucker for musicals, as I’ve stated in my Oscars post. So when I read that Hamilton is a hip hop musical, I couldn’t fathom it. But when I first listened to the cast recording, I instantly fell in love with it.

When I listen to songs, I don’t really care for the melody; I listen to the lyrics. And Lin-Manuel Miranda is a lyrical genius. If you love spoken word poetry, you’ll love his lyrics. His beat and lyrics are so good that Hamilton’s cast recording album hit number one in Billboard’s Rap chart for 10 weeks.
Also, I love that it promotes diversity by casting POC to play white characters. And women empowerment? Check.

The Schuyler sisters.

If it isn’t obvious yet, Wait for It is my favorite song in the cast recording 3Satisfied is a close second because Angelica’s rap is fire.. I can definitely relate to Burr’s struggle to wait for his opportunity to shine while Hamilton is killing it in US politics at the time 4Who knew I’d relate with a US Vice President? Then again, I love Joe Biden like he loves ice cream. because my friends have jobs, although some of them are going to quit soon to pursue what they love like what I am currently doing.

I think we’ve all had moments where we’ve seen friends and colleagues zoom past us, to success, or to marriage, or to home ownership, while we lingered where we were—broke, single, jobless. And you tell yourself, ‘Wait for it.’

– Lin-Manuel Miranda on “Wait for It”

Wait for it.

It’s also really cool because Hamilton is informative. It’s weird that now millions of young adults have a terribly vast knowledge of a Founding Father’s life but hey, history lessons never hurt anybody.

If you want to give Hamilton a listen, I suggest you listen to it in its actual order so that you can envision the story. However, if you want to give only a few songs a try, here is a playlist of my suggestions, which also basically tells the story of the musical: 5These are not in a most to least favorite order. 6I purposefully switched The Schuyler Sisters and My Shot to give it variance and I feel like listening to a song about women sung by women will just get you guys hooked.

If you guys gave even just one of these songs a listen, my heart would be so happy :heart: And if you did, please mention the one you liked most in the comments ^^

Here is a gallery of a few Hamilton text posts I find funny. Of course, they’re all from Tumblr, literally no one is surprised :lol: Click here for more.

Unemployment

A little background: I quit my first job in December, which is a social media management position in a national broadcasting company. I quit because I don’t see myself in that career path further down the road as it’s not something I’m passionate about.

I admit, it’s my own fault why I’ve been unemployed for so long because I do not want to commit to a job that I know is “only for the time being” or “just so I could already be employed.” 7I have already declined six job offers so far because I knew they wouldn’t work out or I would’ve quit after only a few months, while some were because of a non-compete clause. I would like to stay a year or more on my next job so I can’t afford to make another mistake.

And so, I’m willing to wait for it.

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1. If you’re already a fan then we’re already best friends!
2. I love Nicki Minaj, Childish Gambino, and Chance the Rapper.
3. Satisfied is a close second because Angelica’s rap is fire.
4. Who knew I’d relate with a US Vice President? Then again, I love Joe Biden like he loves ice cream.
5. These are not in a most to least favorite order.
6. I purposefully switched The Schuyler Sisters and My Shot to give it variance and I feel like listening to a song about women sung by women will just get you guys hooked.
7. I have already declined six job offers so far because I knew they wouldn’t work out or I would’ve quit after only a few months, while some were because of a non-compete clause.


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    On March 16th, 2017, Deanna said,
  1. When I graduated it took me about 3 months to find a job as well. While it was kind of nice because it was summer so I got to see in the sun most of my days, it did get a little boring not having a job.

    Would you not be able to look for a new job while you are already employed? Or would it be too difficult to find time to go to interviews? Good luck with this one!
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    On March 16th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Deanna, it’s a good thing it was during the summer! ^^
    Thank you so much! I did look for a job while I was employed. I got a job offer but I declined because of a non-compete clause and because it was way too far from my house that I’d just go home to sleep and wake up the next day to go to work :lol:

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  2. On March 16th, 2017, Rae said,
  3. LOL I absolutely love the idea of celebrating your 3 months of unemployment. I swear it is just so much harder for our generation than it has ever been before – we are all overqualified and underpaid (that is, if we even HAVE a job!)

    And Hamilton: An American Musical! I have not seen it yet myself, and doubt I will as I am living in Berlin and it has not made it’s way here yet, but my parents are super up on musicals and the arts and saw it and said it was absolutely incredible.

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    On March 16th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Rae, truer words were never said! And they blame the millennials for wanting to have a good work and, in general, life :lol:
    Same, I doubt I’d see it live too. I envy your parents! And you for having them because they’re awesome! :heart:

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  4. On March 16th, 2017, Elisa said,
  5. dude, i’ve been unemployed since last year. ha! beat that! *punches self because why the hell are you proud, self!?* lol jk. as i’m typing this, i’m one day away from attending a second interview with a company that’s offering me the opportunity to freelance. i’m so anxious i’ll probably gonna cry tomorrow before entering the meeting room :lol:
    isn’t it amazing how tomorrow we’re going have our interviews? on the same day? good luck to you though, Gill!

    i’m not huge on musical so i never really knew about hamilton. i’m also not a fan of hiphop – nicki minaj, drake, etc… those kinds of music make my head hurt :lol: please don’t be offended haha i’m more of an indie record gal, i guess? i do listen to some “radio songs” though, like ed sheeran for instance (i loooove castle on the hill, way more than shape of you)

    i wonder if it’s an INTJ thing because i, too, refuse to work in a job for the sake of just because. i’ve been extremely picky with the companies i want to send my cv to. i’ve been browsing and job hunting since…. January, i think? i’ve had interviews but none of them made me go “yes, i WANT to BE here!” you know? i know how some people probably think i’m not supposed to be picky because i’m a fresh graduate and the only experiences i had were from my internships. but i don’t want to apply to a company for the sake of so i can have a job and profit, you know? i don’t want to be like those people who get up in the morning and be like “uuuuurgh, work agaaaain” because i want to wake up in the morning and actually feel excited going to work! does that make sense? i don’t want to be a corporate slave; i want to have a job that i’m proud of and feel good doing. i see lots of adults who stick with their job for the sake of just because and ugh, the expressions they make, man… i don’t wanna be as…lost as them.

    while i know the ideal, perfect job is almost impossible as each company has its own pros and cons, i can’t help but feel picky. because if i land onto the wrong job at the wrong company, i’ll have to go through that for moooonths. i’ve also declines several interviews because i know i don’t want to be there. haha, we’re so alike it’s scary omg :lol:
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    On March 16th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Elisa, omg good luck on your interview tomorrow! :heart:
    Our similarities are getting uncanny :lol:
    It’s okay! I like indie too, but most of them are local bands, though haha as long as the lyrics are good, I am down.
    Same, I want to enjoy and be proud of my job. I don’t want to work for just the money. “People probably think i’m not supposed to be picky because i’m a fresh graduate” I can relate so much to this!
    Yes, or else you’d be accused of job-hopping or that you can’t hold a job for a long time lol

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  6. On March 16th, 2017, Sasha said,
  7. I’ve been trying make-up for a couple of decades now; if I haven’t found the right one yet, I doubt I’ll find later on. XD

    I love musicals too – my favorites are Notre-Dame de Paris, Roméo et Juliette de la Haine à l’Amour (a.k.a. Romeo and Juliet the Musical) and Les Misérables. <3 :heart: :love:
    I've heard of Hamilton but, when I tried to buy the "soundtrack" on iTunes, it said it wasn't available for purchase (have no idea why, don't know if it was just me…) and any related videso on YouTube I found either sucked or was downright muted if not "removed" due to copyright claims….but I'm not giving up. I'll watch it one day – from what I heard, Hamilton is too good to be missed out. :*

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  8. On March 16th, 2017, Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's said,
  9. Ughh I want to watch Hamilton so badly but $$$ T_T I’ve given the soundtrack a listen to several times though! ahh good luck with your job search! I need to find a job/internship for this summer, although that is much lower stakes in comparison! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s
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  10. On March 16th, 2017, Eena said,
  11. I LOOOVE HAMILTON. I’m actually seeing it this June in San Francisco :) And sometime after that in Los Angeles! I’m glad you like it – I’ve been obsessed with it for so long.

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    On March 18th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Eena, lucky you!! :heart:
    What’s your favorite song? ^^

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  12. On March 16th, 2017, Da Dominguez said,
  13. I was pretty impressed with the footnotes! Haha. Thesis-days. Lol, anywaaay. The duotone edits look really great! I might experiment on that one of these days.

    Anyway, it’s nice that you’re really thinking this through. And I agree, it’s better to choose a job that you’re really passionate about so you won’t end up hopping from one job to another, trying to look for contentment.

    As for Hamilton, I’ve heard a lot about that musical so maybe I’ll check it out soon. I’m in the office right now (and my earphones are broken), so I might listen to it later when I get home. Hehe.
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    On March 18th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Da Dominguez, aren’t footnotes fun? :lol:
    Thank you, you should ^^
    It’s okay, I hope you enjoy Hamilton <3

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  14. On March 16th, 2017, Tannya Aditya said,
  15. i was unemployed for about four years until i settled into a job and the frustration is real. but i definitely refused to work on stuff i know i’m not qualified to be in. it’s not a matter of comfort zone, really. but it’s more of “i want the job i do to be the job in which i will be useful and resourceful.” does that makes sense? #INFPproblems that said, i hope things looking up for you soon, gillian :)

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  16. On March 16th, 2017, Claudine said,
  17. Good luck on your interview! I hope everything goes well! I quit my previous job for the same reason; I actually like my company but I just couldn’t see myself doing my job for the rest of my life. And that’s okay!

    Oooh, I love Hamilton! I am not into hip hop at all, but like you, I love musicals so I decided to give it a listen. The lyrics instantly captured me. <3
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    On March 18th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Claudine, thank you so much! Same, I love my previous co-workers but hate the job itself :lol:
    Yay, another member of the HamFam! :heart:

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  18. On March 16th, 2017, Richel V. said,
  19. My twitter is abuzz about Hamilton for weeks straight. And there’s even this one guy who still talks about it everyday with almost no fail. I added it to the list of things I would check out and it seems my weekend will be free so I can give it a chance. Fingers crossed that I’ll actually do that do. Hahaha!

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    On March 18th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Richel V., on behalf of the HamFam, I apologize :lol: “There’s no who gushes more than a Hamilton fan,’ according to Screen Junkies XD
    I hope you do and I hope you enjoy listening to Hamilton ^^

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  20. On March 16th, 2017, Cristina Cocioaba said,
  21. Good luck with your interview. Don’t worry about reaching 3 months of unemployment. I am sure that you will land a job soon. Wishing you best of luck 💓💕

    I really wosh to find more about the Founding Father so I will definitelly listen to the song. It’s nice to make informative art 💓💕💖

    The quote is from.pinterest I guess.
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    On March 18th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Cristina Cocioaba, thank you so much! Luck is very much needed :lol: :heart:
    I hope you enjoy listening to Hamilton! Thank you! <3

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  22. On March 16th, 2017, Merel van Poorten said,
  23. You are so funny! Loved reading this blogpost.

    X Merel
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    On March 18th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Merel van Poorten, thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed reading it ^^

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  24. On March 16th, 2017, Lucien said,
  25. I didn’t like Ziva very much – I watch the show for Gibbs and Tony :love: – so her leaving was something good and interesting to me.

    Finally someone who considers Chester a good singer! Many people – even other LP fans – think he’s not that good and that’s why he only sings choruses, bridges or (I quote) “minor songs”….pfff, those people should listen to Chester singing Adele’s Rolling in the Deep. :heart: :love:

    Glad to meet another fan of Harry Potter, The Hobbit and LotR….I actually prefer the second to the last. I don’t know, Bilbo and Thorin “spoke” to me more than Aragorn, Arwen, Legolas, Gimli, etc.

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  26. On March 17th, 2017, Xian said,
  27. Should I say congratulations on your 3rd month being unemployed? XD Naaahh~ I’ve experienced the same as well. Back when I was a fresh grad and I just can’t get into any jobs for 6 months!!! It was really depressing for me because I somehow felt left out since most of my friends are employed that time XD AHAHAHA! Anyways, after that 6 months I got a job in Accenture and after 5 years I left it with my new job now :) Heehee~

    I love musicals but haven’t much watching anything. But I’m interested with them. I remember I re-watched Mama Mia with my mom~ she loves it so much because of ABBA :) Will check out the playlist btw since I’m always on spotify naman XD Hehehe~
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    On March 18th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Xian, that’s what I feel now :lol: Wow, you stayed long in Accenture. I salute you for holding a job for five years! I guess you got a better offer at you new company? :)
    Aaaah! My mom and I love Mama Mia too because ABBA is life.
    Thank you, I hope you enjoy my lil Hamilton playlist ^^

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    On March 19th, 2017, Xian replied:

    @Gillan, Yuuhhh~ i’m actually pretty impressed i was able to stayed that long~ being in an abnormal working schedule as well. Maybe because i do really had fun until it lasted :) Sure it is, the new company offers far more better :D Heehee~ and yes, ABBA IS LIFE <3
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  28. On March 17th, 2017, Yuki Motokane said,
  29. I hope your interview went well! I’m still gladly a student so I still haven’t gone through interviews (aside from club interviews and alike but i think thats quite different), although I’m planning to maybe hopefully get my first part time job this summer becausewhynot and im broke. I’m excited and nervous at the same time because two weeks until summerrrrrrr (for me, that is)

    and omg, hamilton. My classmates always put it on speaker. I somehow almost memorized the lyrics, I really love it :)
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    On March 18th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Yuki Motokane, thank you, it did ^^
    Good luck on job hunting this summer! It’s a very good idea to earn money while on vacation and it’ll look good on your resume :)
    Yay, I’m proud you have the lyrics memorized!

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  30. On March 17th, 2017, Kenny said,
  31. Good luck with the interview. I’m happy I’m not searching for a job. Been there. Done that. xD

    I like Alexander Hamilton. So catchy. So upbeat. Oh, and the mention of New York? Sold.
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    On March 18th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Kenny, I’m glad you gave it a listen and liked it! ^^

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  32. On March 18th, 2017, Sakura said,
  33. Hope you did well in the interview and score a job soon! 3 months break from school and work is good but I understand that it may not be desirable to stay unemployed for too long. Good luck!

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    On March 19th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Sakura, thank you! ^^

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  34. On March 18th, 2017, Airish Abella said,
  35. Hello, Gillan! ♥ I believe there’s nothing wrong with quitting or not committing to a job you’re not passionate about. In terms of “employment”, I have actually been unemployed for a long time now. But I don’t consider myself as one anymore. I’m an online seller, and a freelance blogger at the same time. Before, I used to be to hard on myself just because “nasa bahay lang ako,” and “wala akong trabaho.” But now, I realized na kumikita naman din na ako ng pera, plus nag eenjoy pa ako sa ginagawa ko. :) So now, hindi ko na rin iniisip kung ano man ang sinasabi or sasabihin ng iba. As long as happy ka, and gusto mo yung ginagawa mo. Go ka lang don! ♥ Btw, if you’re looking for dresses you may check out this link: https://goo.gl/glwHDg Hope to hear from you soon! x

    Love, Airish
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    On March 19th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Airish Abella, that’s really inspiring to read! I’m glad you found your passion ^^

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  36. On March 19th, 2017, Jeanne said,
  37. Oh congratulations in the interview and hope you land your dream job!

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    On March 19th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Jeanne, thank you so much, this means a lot to me ^^

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  38. On March 20th, 2017, Chynna said,
  39. I have heard SO many good things about Hamilton, and I am dying to see it. I haven’t listened to any of the music from it, but now I want to. (I literally scrolled down whilst reading and notice you included the Spotify playlist just as I loaded it up the album on my phone, haha)

    “Satisfied” THO – “And when you said “Hi,” I forgot my dang name
    Set my heart aflame, ev’ry part aflame”; if that lyric ain’t me all over. Haha.

    HOLD UP, YOU LOVE CHILDISH GAMBINO. Yaaaaaassssssss <3 I've seen him twice in concert, and oh my god. He is amazing. Honestly, that gorgeous man has a way with words. He got me through my third year of university.

    RE: Unemployment. God, it's so difficult to find a job these days. I'm not too well versed on the job market in PH, but over here in the UK it's SO hard. My endgame is to be an author, so really my job is only to pass the time but I would ideally like to find somewhere that is comfortable, but challenging so I'm not bored. Where I'm at now is definitely not the place, lol. At least with the time off, you'll have the chance to really go over your options!
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    On March 20th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Chynna, yes SATISFIED IS MY JAM.
    AAAAAH I’ve loved him since Community and then he went on to have a music career <3 I'm so jealous you get to see amazing people like him and Chimamanda!
    Aww, I hope you find the place you're looking for <3

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  40. On March 20th, 2017, Gillan said,
  41. […] think a book review is long overdue seeing as how I’ve reviewed films and music here but had not yet written about my favorite pastime. So without further ado, I present to you […]


  42. On March 22nd, 2017, Michelle said,
  43. I have been unemployed for awhile so I know how you feel. I still haven’t seen Hamilton.
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  44. On March 31st, 2017, Gillan said,
  45. […] Oh, and if you’re thinking that you’ve seen the Schuyler sisters before in my articles, you’re right. […]