On plans for the long weekend and 2017, secret lives of great composers, and SNOW
Currently No. 15:- WHATTUP JULY!!!!! It’s officially the beginning of the second half of the year and I couldn’t be more pumped! Definitely started it on a high note – I drove again after how many years (!) from my house to the GYM. It may only have been 2.2 km (I checked Google Maps, haha!) but it was the longest 2.2 km of my life with jeepneys, tricycles and that stressful EDSA U-Turn + sudden left to Timog Ave. But I made it! The same couldn’t be said regarding my actual workout, hahaha! I did 1 instead of 3 rounds but I promise to do better tomorrow. Let’s do this gradually. Learn to listen to your body or else have another blackout, hahaha With that said, my unfit butt let Mang Loloy drive on the way back. And funny story, we wore matching colors today. It’s not even the common colors like red or blue or black. It was… NEON GREEN. Hahahah
Open Arms by RKCB x Demo Taped – super chill music! Will you be my shelter? Will you be my open arms?♬
Anyway, happy Friday guys!
PS- the photo above was taken outside our house. Cool, noh?! Or not. Maybe it’s a hazard? And yeah, in case you’re from Singapore and you’re wondering what that is – power lines. Or maybe telephone. But anyway, my point is, in Singapore, all cables are underground. Also cool.
Currently No. 14:- I’m currently at Pico De Loro (above photo was taken yesterday at sunset!) with my high school barkada. Before you shame me for not spending time with them and being the slave-to-social-media-cliche, no one’s awake yet because we spent last night talking til 4:30 am. Hehe! Good times!
Hanging By A Moment by Lifehouse. It played the night before during the car ride to Batangas and it reminded me of how much I looooved this song. Still do. 😉
So anyway, enough about me. How are you guys!? How’s your week going so far?! What are you currently reading!? Would love your book and blog recommendations! 😉
Hope your week is going great! Tomorrow will be my last full day in Singapore, so surreal! Any suggestions/requests on what to do? 🙂
And oh, cocktail above is from my visit to Lime House. Follow me on Insta for more moments.
What about you? How’s your week so far? Anything you’re looking forward to? Let me know below!
Have a good rest of the week! Here’s to better things coming our way and to finding and fighting for our own version of “more”.
Hallooo, welcome to a very special edition of Currently aka: the long overdue comeback. My last one, was back in August 2015? Hehe! The past few days have been difficult. Remember when I said I was gonna shun human contact for the next 12 hours? It became 5 whole days. Turns out I have Mild Bronchitis. Whether I was just lucky enough to catch the virus or it had actually evolved from my throat infection, I’ll never know for sure, but let me tell you something, mild is a freakin’ understatement. Moving and TALKING have been so unbearable in the past few days, not that I’ve had voice to begin with. Imagine just walking from the bed to the washroom and panting like you’ve been running up the stairs. What’s worse is lying in bed then suddenly feeling and HEARING your heart race loudly. I swear after this whole ordeal, I’m gonna lead a better, healthier lifestyle. I’m not yet 100% back to normal – I still need to catch my breath when walking my normal pace, but I’m better than the previous days, and that speaks loads.
Whew. That was a long post. Told you I wanted to make up. And I guess this is my way of letting out stories I’ve been wanting to talk about but can’t coz of physical constraints. Hehe! Hope everyone has a good rest of the week and please remember to always be mindful of your health. Prevention is better than cure, so toughen up your immune system and load up on nutritious food and vitamins. And, EXERCISE. Those are definitely the things I’m looking into once I can.
Currently No. 10: The truth is I don’t even feel like writing this entry, but since it’s already the 10th post in this series, I don’t wanna break my streak. And besides, I promised myself to write regularly, so, yeah.
But first, a video to distract you from this lame-o Currently entry.
Discover Your Destiny with the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma. So far, so good and I haven’t even finished the first chapter yet. From the intro, I can already tell that it’s gonna be an enjoyable read.
A draft for an upcoming post about my favorite era. I have a more or less clear vision of how I want the post to be, but I can’t put it into words, YET. 🙁
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Deep Blue Something.
About why I’m not in the mood this week. Actually, I’m pretty sure I’m just being hormonal. The zit that is forming on my left cheek is solid evidence.
Blah. Sorry, guys. Okay wait, scratch that. I just finished the Orphan Black episode where *spoiler alert!* Paul dies. Now I’m so so so sad, and heartbroken. Paaaaaul </3
Gong Cha. 🙁
A holiday. Or a staycation. Or just a day off at least.
The next Currently entries won’t be as boring as this.
Hope your week is going well and that the second-half will be better! I’m sure hoping that mine will turn out that way. And oh, the photo above isn’t stock photo. I took it from my trip to Bandung, Indonesia. Pretty, noh? I will definitely be posting a photo diary of that soon. 🙂
The Circle by Dave Eggers. It’s about Mae Holland who recently started work in The Circle – a powerful tech company pretty much like Google and Apple. The deeper I get into the book, the more she makes me cringe. Main character aside, the plot is very interesting and very apt. With statements like “privacy is stealing” – it makes you reconsider the repercussions of this digital age. And do we really need to subject ourself to an overabundance of maybe not-so-useful
Trip Advisor reviews. Whenever I go on holidays, I always make sure to do a quick check on Trip Advisor to have a feel of the city or hotel. Likewise, I also contribute to the community by writing reviews to help my fellow travellers out. But (!) like the underlying message of The Circle, you cannot substitute experience with what the aggregate is saying (or posting). But an experience in a hotel where money and passport were stolen from the room is not something I want to risk.
This Year’s Love by David Gray. One of the best songs to listen to when you’re in love. The imagery it evokes in me is being under the lamppost with your loved one with snow falling around. Ala Serendipity as I’ve never actually seen snow.
How fast everything flies by. It’s mid-August already!! Time to do an assessment of the year so far, achievements, areas of improvement, goal-settings and the like. I should schedule a formal session for myself, preferably in a tub filled with bubbles, heehee 🙂
the gravity of my God wants You to Know message: You have no right to wish for more, until you fully appreciate what you already have. I swear this app is always so accurate!
Orphan Black! Seriously my favorite show right now. Spent the 4-day weekend watching Season 1 and 2 and I cannot wait to start Season 3! (Although it makes me sad that Season 4 is gonna be next year…)
Those aromatherapy thingies. I have an oil burner but it doesn’t really cut it for me, not sure if I need better oils or a better burner. Or should I just get the electronic one? What do you think?
To get over my apprehension with rocking the boat. I need to practice putting my foot down and exude chutzpah in all areas of my life.
Ghost month didn’t exist. Or that I wasn’t aware of it. I’m a fraidy-cat. When I was younger, I thought growing older meant magically being brave, but apparently, it’s not the case. 🙁 I’m still as duwag and chicken as I was back then. It’s the only time I hate my overactive imagination.
Hope your week is going well and that the second-half will be better!
Currently No. 08
I just finished reading my first John Le Carré novel, A Most Wanted Man. It was my boss’, and to be honest, I found it difficult to read. For starters, the language wasn’t conversational. The worst part though, is the ending and how feasible it is.
A draft for a post about “The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most”. And yes, I got the title from Dashboard Confessional.
Starlight by Muse. Playing one of my favorite songs as the kids outside throw tantrums.
Of making a themed playlist. I can think of several songs that go with Starlight, hehe
Excited for the Italian trip my mom and I are planning. Italy is probably my favorite country in the world – New York being my favorite city – and I can’t wait to explore it even further! The above photo is of Cinque Terre and I am just so so sooo excited to see it in person! Italy is such a beautiful country with equally lovely people and aghfdhf I can’t contain my excitement to return to the land of gelato and pizza!!!
The 4-day weekend coming up! I wish it was always 4 days work – 4 days break – 4 days work. My boyfriend says it’s too much, I say it’s just nice.
To refresh my italian! Since we’re going around the country, I’m sure it will be very useful. And come on, I had 4 semesters of French but I still wasn’t able to apply it in Paris, what more my 1 semester of Italian?! hahaha I got a lot of work to do!!
To come up with a game plan and following through with it. That means getting my priorities straight and developing thicker skin and a stronger backbone.
My meat defrosts already! I’m getting really hungry! I’m cooking meatballs tonight. 🙂
Hope your week is going well! If there’s one valuable insight from this week so far, it’s life can get stranger than fiction sometimes. Messed up situations are inevitable and there are real legit jerks in this world. You can’t avoid it all, but you do have the power to choose how you react to it. Taking the high road is easier with wine. But wine also gives you free pass to do stuff, so, hmm.. Best not blame wine for our choices, good or bad. After all, it’s meant to be enjoyed and not used as an excuse. Cheers?
Currently No. 07
I just finished Love by the Book by Melissa Pimentel. Interesting concept but I think I’ve maxed out my chick lit quota for now. Interesting to note that when I caught up with Honey a few weeks back, she was reading the same book! 🙂
A very important piece, at least for me, about my type of writing. I’ll let you know once it’s out!
To my iPhone on Shuffle. For some reason, I like it better when the music isn’t coming from my laptop when I’m typing something. It’s currently blasting Stories by Trapt, but I took so long answering this question that it’s now playing Angel by Akon. Random fact, this used to be my alarm. 😛
That I should’ve ordered Dark Places from Amazon, too. I was a bit hesitant in getting it so I checked my basket out without it. Turns out it would’ve been cheaper (shipping + taxes) if I bundled it with my existing order. I guess it’s back to hunting it down here in Singapore.
Chill. The photo above was taken just now. 🙂 Love how yellow lights can instantly change the mood! Throw in some scented candles and I’ve turned my room into a den of relaxation. Well, almost. Read on below…
That I’m not behind on my laundry. I’m not a big fan of doing it, but it never fails to give me a sense of accomplishment once done. Now to return everything to the cupboard…
More hours in the evening. I’ve only been home for what feels like an hour and now it’s time to sleep?! So soon!? But I want to do so much more things! Aiyoooooo.
To spring clean my room. I’ve been doing bouts of it recently but I really need to do a major, all-out, ruthless decluttering. Like what Marie Kondo said in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, do it right once and you’re set for life. I really should stop holding on to random junk and just cling to things that make me happy! (I applied this method to my iTunes and in fairness, listening to it has been more enjoyable. No need to skip songs that I don’t love!)
For more hours in the evening. And the will to weed out both unnecessary and excess stuff lying in my room. (I mean seriously, my dead Macbook is still taking up precious space. I mean it was precious, yes, but in its state now? Not so much. But aaah, sentimental value. And I’ve got at least a dozen paper bags tucked under my desk. For what, Reg?! For what!?!! )
Aghh, but for now, it’s time to sleep. Tomorrow’s Thursday!! The weekend is just around the corner! I think I should allot it for my spring cleaning. Or better yet, allot it for relaxation. *evil laugh* Just kidding! (Or not.) What do you think? 🙂