I wanted to do a Sunday Currently post, but since it’s a month-ender (wuw may “month-ender” post), let’s just do a “November Currently” or things I did/happened to me this month so my non-existent stalkers can easily know what I’m doing with my life.
Gots to finish Shonda Rhimes’ “Year of Yes” via Audible. I used to want to read actual books, but times are hard man when you’re an adult trying to juggle a lot of things, and the only time you could ever really “read” is during commutes to work and while doing mundane tasks like rearranging your clothes after doing two weeks’ worth of laundry. It’s easier to just plug in your headphones and listen to an audiobook. But Shonda’s book is making me want to buy an actual copy (will buy one soon!) just so I can highlight her thoughts and go back to it whenever I need to. Ooh! Could also be one of my options for this year’s Christmas party office exchange gift!
If you’re a big fan of TGIT (Thank God It’s Thursday) shows, especially Grey’s Anatomy, you’d love this book more because she references a lot of her stories to the characters she brought to life. Lots of wisdom and would recommend to anyone who would want to reinvent themselves, or you know, if you’re into that “new year, new me” shizz.
This post! Surprisingly, I am able to complete this month’s challenge of writing one post every Sunday!!! YAY ME! But a big chunk of that is all thanks to my ever-reliable friend, Marvie, who messages me every Sunday night to remind me that I need to post something, stat. She’s like my blog editor who hounds me if I don’t post something and I feel guilty so I do it anyway even if pwede ko naman sabihing tinatamad ako. Pero syempre, hindi ko pa ginagawa kasi libangan niya magbasa dito iniisip ko na lang na break niya ito sa pag-aalaga kay Raylee so ano ba naman yung magsulat ako ng ilang paragraphs? So far, okay naman, nakakapag-post pa naman ako. The real problem though is trying to constantly post something that is worthy of reading because I don’t want to waste people’s time reading shit on the internet, we already have Facebook for that, but then I thought this is my page where I just dump all my random thoughts and every blog entry doesn’t always have to be perfect, it’s not as if I have mindblowing stuff happen to me every week – unless I fabricate one – hindi naman teledrama ito, ano?
Marvie sent me this screencap of her alarm to remind me of my promise hahaha what have I done?
The good thing though is that I’m writing this without Marvie’s prompt, maybe it really does take 21 days to form a habit? Which reminds me, sino kaya sa mga crush ko ang worth it na sendan ng “Good morning” ng 21 straight days tapos hindi ko na sesendan by the 22nd day para lang ma-test ‘tong theory na ito? (Fun fact: Nag-message si Marvie after ko i-type na hindi niya pa ko mine-message to remind me to write).
As I type this, Ben&Ben’s heartbreaking song, Masyado Pang Maaga, is playing in the background. But we’re talking this month ‘no, Spotify said my top artists include Ben&Ben, Reese Lansangan, and Taylor Swift. My most active hour is at 12mn, 39% of my tracks are danceable, my top genres: pop, pop rock, OPM, neo mellow, Pinoy indie, and Pinoy rock. Lovin’ this Spotify algorithm shizz.
How it’s already December 2019 and I still haven’t done anything that leads to my ultimate dream of world domination. I got a few friends to boycott Jollibee, Nutriasia, and Regent, (or they try to avoid it when I’m with them) so I guess, baby steps?
nothing, just the smell of my dinner from Souper Hot (which is a little bland tonight, their soups usually taste good, but not tonight), but I’m thinking about that short article I read about how you can’t really tell how your house smells and will only know how it smells when you come back from a vacation and return to that familiar scent. Kasi matagal kang nawala. I’ve always wondered how my house smells, particularly my room, to other people. Friends who have been in my room, anong amoy? I hope it’s not bad at all. I try to use my diffuser as much as I want to naman hahaha!
that I will find peace in everything that I do; that I get to go on another solo trip to the beach, Camiguin, come through!; that we sell a lot of clothes and small items in our concept store hehe come on Laguna peeps, give us your 13th-month pay!; that I will always remember to thank myself. We never really thank ourselves as much as we need to, ‘no? I feel like as much as I say I try to have more self-care activities, I realized sometimes, hindi ko naman kailangan gastusan sarili ko just to feel pampered, minsan kailangan ko lang i-appreciate ang sarili ko for still being the “strong, independent” woman even if minsan talaga gusto mo na lang gumive up.
Also, wishing to experience better mass transport in this lifetime. And see the corrupt officials go down.
that we will win at the SC level sa regularization case namin against GMA. We recently got the good news that CA upheld their initial decision and junked GMA’s appeal, so we’re one step away from winning this labor case we’ve been fighting since 2014. This is going to be a landmark case, wow lakas ko haha, and could be used as a precedent for other media labor cases in the future. To be honest, I just want it to be over and done with so we can all move on from this. Why can’t companies just treat their people right, ‘no? Why do they have to be such scumbags? #endcontractualization #buhaymedia #TAGumpay
shorts and my “Gabriela’s Revenge” shirt from Team Manila. But this month, I’ve been wearing a lot of checkered and gingham, ewan ko ba. Oh yeah, I wasn’t able to complete that challenge where I try to wear every single item of clothing I own before re-wearing clothes again so I’d know which ones to keep and give up on because may mga favorite lang talaga ako haha! But something good came out of that, I’ve taken out at least 1/8 of the clothes I own and will either sell or give them away.
that my friends still remember me whenever they need a writer for their projects. Just goes to show that when you do your job well and right, people will continue to want to work with you. So kids, do not send half-assed outputs. Not cool.
to save more. I updated my budgeting system, and so far, so good. And wanting to sleep earlier, I really need to train my body to sleep early. And wanting to meet up with friends often. That quick Tagaytay trip this one weekend really perked me up. And wanting for this hormonal acne to stop. 2019 has not been good to my skin. I want my 2017 clear skin back.
a much-deserved vacation after a hard daysssss night. It’s not just the day job, but side jobs, and tita duties. And my overthinking and overanalyzing things. Fuck it. The only good side that comes out of this is that I get distracted from things that usually bug me when my mind is not thinking about work i.e. my crippling self-doubt.
Meh. November had its ups and downs. I’m mostly just waiting for myself to be able to sing Taylor Swift’s “I Forgot That You Existed” and actually mean it.
Inabutan na ng Monday ‘tong post. Inabutan na rin ng Disyembre. Meri Krismas, mga Kapuso!