Friday, November 25, 2016

out of the woodwork

A little more than a month and it’s the end of the year…(unsurprisingly) I barely updated this blog nor have I made enough traction with the personal projects I’ve listed. Oh well, good luck to me T__T

On the upside, I was just regularized last week in my current company. Wasn’t much of a big deal (didn’t get a notification or anything), but it was important to me personally given what I heard from coworkers.

Anyway, yay to being officially employed, lol. Off to Seoul next week ^^

Monday, August 15, 2016

why, hello

There were way too many crazy things that happened in the past few months. And I can’t elaborate here but I’m placing a cybermark in this blog so that n years from now and I feel like reminiscing, this will be THE post to trigger that lol.

As usual I have been remiss in updating this blog, even forgot to make a birthday post. Year 32 is shaping up to be eventful though. I officially resigned from my workplace of five years (longest evahhh, how did I manage to do that?) and I start my new job tomorrow. Nervous and excited at the same time since this post means a lot to me and I hope I can live up to their (and my own) expectations.

So yeah, I bungled up my farewell session to my friends of five years last Friday ‘cause I’ve been crying so much. I’ll miss not seeing these guys every day *sigh*

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

personal projects

I don’t believe in horoscopes, but they’re always a fun read (especially the crazy fortunes in Libre – do they still have those?) and it’s almost protocol to look yours up when you live in a non-Chinese country but you get a holiday during Chinese New Year. Anyway, I was browsing through mine (I’m Year of the Rat) and there’s one constant result among my search finds:

In 2016, the Chinese rat zodiac sign should focus on completion of the projects 
which are pending for the last couple of years.

Oh man, this is like the latest sign for me to stop procrastinating and finish all the projects that are gathering dust in the “work in progress” box. So in my effort to commit to them this year, I’ll be somewhat immortalizing my to-do personal project list in my blog.

now I ask myself why I’m committing to this at the end of the first quarter *facepalm*

1. Editing of all pending videos (that would be two travel mvs, two event vids, and three mini “for fun” videos), whoopeedoo~~~

2. Closing all the fictional stories that I started pre-2016 (that’s two long multi-chap fics with demanding readers). Finish a thorough outline for prospective novel.

3. Condo makeover: haven’t even made a budget for this but it will be mostly aesthetic. My walls are starting to bore me.

4. Peeling project: new project! *crosses fingers*

5. Travel financial plan: projections for UK2018

6. Finish reading East of Eden: I’m calling this. The book has been with me for more than a decade.

Now I need some cheese to power myself through these.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

europe travel videos!!!

This trip was almost a decade in the making (in terms of scouring for funds) and it was freaking worth it! Three weeks with awesome friends to five countries...I won't forget 2015 because of this.

Compared to other travel videos, I was able to make this one pretty fast -- largely due to the deadline imposed by my friends (um, thanks). So here it is and hope you enjoy!

The viewing of this video is much anticipated so we even made a reaction video LOL. We were all reacting to an almost final version of the video compared to the final final video :)

And then there are still way too many funny clips leftover so I made another travel video -- or more like a vanity video since these are all just us goofing off.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

fun 2015!

What a year! This has got to be the fastest couple of months that I can remember. As usual, I barely tended to this blog. This time last year, I was typing my year-end post at CafĂ© Comma in Hongdae – which again made me miss that damn city (even if I just came from there three weeks ago *sigh* can’t get enough of Seoul). Now, I’m typing it in the comfort of my unit (on my bed) which has truly been the epitome of solace and sanctuary for me. Currently scrambling to get the most of my “me time” before social duty calls and celebrate with family.

2015 was crazy fun, mostly in due part to all my travels – the EPIC Europe trip finally happened. Even better that I got to celebrate my 31st birthday in Chianti no less. Just thinking about the trip is making me mushy and sentimental, so I’m reserving that for another blog post (along with the travel video! Just doing some last minute clean-up). Not to mention I had an intense food trip Singapore weekend early in the year. And went to Korea not once but FOUR freaking times (including the spill over at the beginning of 2015). Squeezed in a quick snorkeling trip in Batangas, and vacation in Cebu and Negros as well. Obviously I’m back to poverty mode, especially since the Europe trip depleted my funds (it was worth it). In 2016, I plan to decrease my trips (I have a bad feeling I’m going to eat my words) – hopefully the ones I have planned push through.

We have another addition to the family – Leroy – who is way more behaved than Geen (I just hope he stays that way haha). Looking forward to exercising my cool auntie side. So far I’m just showing my losyang auntie side, to my dismay :S

Hmmm accomplishments…well I did get promoted this year (totoo pala yung zodiac prediction ko for career lol), passed level 1 of TOPIK (the journey was painful), got to attend storywriting lessons (which hopefully can help me in my fics). Suffice to say it was a busy, crazy year in terms of work and “hobbies”.

I’m so blessed this year, and being grateful is what I need to constantly remind myself especially in my weak moments. I’m so excited for 2016, lots of BIG things will happen especially for my friends. I hope that big and positive things happen in my life too. Need to be more active in my plans, handle my money wisely, treasure my family and friends more, further explore what this city has to offer, and set up awesome goals for myself.

Thank you so much for being a part of this year, and may every day be a celebration!