Category: Life

All “Life” blog posts. This category is already self-explanatory but since I need to fulfill the SEO requirements (the red icon really bothers me) I have to explain that these posts are about my personal life and whatever happens outside of my usual topics. I might posts some sensitive topics here and might use some triggering words but please understand that is what I strongly feel at that time.

 

↝ I might regret posting these topics in the future but I am sure that it can blow off some steam out of me. I don’t need something to bother me for days, I need an outlet.

halloween
31
Oct
2021

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! finally, the last day of October is here and November is going to roll in a few hours.

So, how’s everyone so far? I am pretty much sure that everyone is celebrating their kind of “Trick ‘o Treat” with their families or coworkers. Western-style of “Trick ‘o Treat” just kind of started very recently, we don’t knock on neighbor’s doors or bring kids to the office to celebrate — our tradition before is to cook all day so we have a potluck for the next day as its a family gathering and try to reminisce or remember our dead loved ones by visiting their graves and just stay there until Sundown.

life
20
Oct
2021

And Life Suddenly Hits — Chapter 3

Life is getting harder for me to focus on for some months now, especially my last post and I have no idea why. I assume that it’s my being “under the weather” feeling but I noticed that I’ve been semi-OK doing things lately both doing things at home and at work. As months passed, the more I lose my drive to stuff and it’s going down the hill especially my personal projects that I planned last year — I am in the middle of completing it but I stopped and dropped with the project.

Consulted my bestie for this and we both agreed that it might be burnout and add fuel to my stress, I’m also making mistakes at work so I am reconsidering quitting and taking a month or two rest then go job hunting after that. I don’t have issues with money but it’s nice to earn something while we’re still on a pandemic so I need to build up my savings before my SO and I fix our visa papers again.

life
29
Apr
2021

Mental exhaustion, a very slow recovery

It’s been a year and a month since this lockdown started and been living alone for a very long time in this small space of mine called ‘home’. Usually, when I get tired from work or just being outside, taking a rest is the best thing to do so I can do whatever stuff, tasks, or anything that I have to do on the next day. But there are times that everything seems to be harder.

Yup. Exhaustion.

Mental exhaustion, it is a very common thing to feel that especially nowadays. At first, I thought that it’s similar to being tired but it took me more than (3) three months to fully realized that I can’t focus on my work…

life
14
Mar
2021

Cleaning — I can’t believe it’s been a year

As I sit here, watching some news (lockdown will happen tomorrow) wasting my Sunday night, I can’t believe it’s been a year I’m living in this place. This time last year, I was working on cleaning this flat to remove all cobwebs and molds and of course, the bathroom made me cringe since it’s the most disgusting portion in a condominium. This is the third time I move out and it makes me wonder how people can be really messy.

Honestly, I can’t complain since my brother and sister-in-law are the previous tenants here and this is an old unit but even if it is quite old, with a little bit for furniture and deep deep cleaning, things can make surprisingly decent — well except for the sinks…

life
23
Mar
2020

And Life Suddenly Hits — Chapter 2

Oh wow, it’s been months now since I posted something here; to be honest, life hits again and got busy right after 2019 ends. A lot of things happened but first things first, I’ve changed my layout again to a much simpler one and I hope I could stick to it until the end of 2020.

So back to the topic; around January my brother gave me his keys to his old apartment, luckily my parents help me to do general cleaning so I can move in and start living by myself again and so far, feels like the same while when I was in Makati and no more annoying train horns too!

travel
09
Nov
2019

Finally moving out this November

In a couple of weeks, we’ll be moving out to our bustling yet lively environment of Makati and transferring to… well to another area in Ortigas, which shares the same setting as Makati.

Last weekend, I pullout 4 boxes with all of our things, with more than 300 video game cartridges which the majority of these carts are Famicom games. Moving these boxes is a challenge and I kinda wish that my husband is here to help me but he has to accomplish getting his license in the US before returning here.

life
13
Oct
2019

And Life Suddenly Hits — Chapter 1

Hey, It’s been a while! It is already mid-week of October and I’m pretty much amazed yet confused at the same as a lot of things happened within this 4-month hiatus from creating posts on this blog. So ‘And Life Suddenly Hits’ is a new blog idea and let me give you a quick run-through, my fiancé and I got married twice through a Civil and Church wedding to see both families are happy and content. 

Now, married life is a bit hard since we’re a continent apart and this making me emotionally unstable for several weeks as our communication is going from bad to sub-par.

marriage
24
Jun
2019

This is it — We’re Getting Married!

So I’m getting married. It’s been one and a half months now (miraculously, I managed to post our Seoul trip despite my busy schedule) after receiving a lovely engagement ring from him. It just might have been the funniest proposal one could experience in their lifetime. It happened on the night of Mother’s Day, he gave me a silver Sailor Moon beauty mirror that appeared to be encasing an object.

It gave me the impression that he might have checked the contents inside before giving it to me, but upon opening it, I saw the pretty little ring.

travel
20
May
2019

Visiting Seoul — with Arcades and Street-food

At the beginning of May, my family and I returned to South Korea and revisited Seoul for the fourth time in which we stayed for almost a week. So why did we revisit Seoul yet again? — The original reason was to see a concert which unfortunately ended up getting canceled, thus we planned an entirely different set of goals for the trip, as my waifu wanted to do some game arcade-hopping around Seoul, have a quick meet up with a friend, as well as a little bit of street food-tripping in Myeongdong.

Despite the early-Summer forecast on that week, surprisingly the weather there was a bit cold, feeling akin to early Spring weather, especially at night time, unlike here in the Philippines where it has been blazing hot and humid all day for the past two months.

camera
23
Feb
2019

Event recap — Retro Gaming Expo

February 22 and 23 was a trip back in time to relive nostalgic memories as we went to the first annual Retro Gaming Expo at Fisher Mall, QC. This is a two-day event filled with game merchandise and goodies, cosplay, casual play, and quick tournaments showcasing everything retro game-themed.

Bear in mind that retro gaming is already a thing here in the Philippines, but it seems that it only started to garner more attention and popularity in recent times, perhaps due to Millennials now having more time and money to buy stuff and do more of what they’ve loved since childhood. That said, it is still a good thing.