Category: Life Lately

Of COVID-19, quarantine, and other disasters.

Hello! Yes, it’s been ages, and things have been so topsy turvy.

The COVID-19 virus is now wreaking havoc, and when I say havoc, I can safely tell you that I should spell it in capitals.

HAVOC.

The greater Manila area, as well as the island of Luzon, is on lockdown. Classes (online and onsite) are suspended and save for a skeletal staff, work is also suspended. Read More

Productive Fridays, satisfying car door slams, and much, much more.

 

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Eurgh. Probably the best way to describe how I feel today is that I’m tired. Bone tired.

Today’s been a long day at work. But I’m pretty satisfied about how it turned out. I did three out of five tasks in my to-do list, I managed to study/prepare for my report that’s due after midterms, and I was able to get what I needed. #hellopaydaythankyou

I’m actually trying to keep this post a little more serious–at this moment, I’m taking stock of where I am emotionally and mentally.

Last year, I was a wreck. This year, medications notwithstanding, I could say that I’m in a better place. Oh yes, there are still days of agitation, stress, and dealing with toxic people, but I was able to cope. Without going into pieces, that is. I now have someone helping me with the minutiae of work, and I get along well with that colleague. Hopefully next year, I will have the confidence to apply for a promotion–and I will close my ears so as not to hear comments from naysayers. But not without training that colleague. I do hope he will be able to cope. Read More

My July–catching up with you all

Hello! Hope you are all well.

July sped by, and it took my breath away–literally!

For some reason, this month had the record of me calling in sick a lot because of–you guessed it, asthma attacks. Oh, and high blood pressure, which shocked me. It’s a wake up call for me to eat more healthily and to exercise more!

This month was also a flurry of preparations–having those medical check-ups as part of a pre-enrolment requirement for uni–graduate school, that is (there will be more of that in a separate post); and getting my [messy] bedroom ready–making it conducive for studying.

And what a challenge that was! My room was in a bit of a mess (an understatement), and a lot of cleaning had to be done. Below are the Before pictures–look at them, absolute carnage! Read More

I nearly forgot about this.

I’ve made it this far. Whew!

I’ve been working in this government office for six years now. Technically, it’s seven, but my contractual stint didn’t count as government service.

It’s been a rocky road so far, but I’m so glad I stuck it through. There were many times I’ve considered handing in my notice due to mental health reasons, but I didn’t. I’m still working here, and it’s unbelievable.

Thank you for that rollercoaster, PNRI. I love you.

After that long break + what I learned during that time

Hello, I’m back, after a long break.


So many things have happened–Lent and grad school applications thrown in together.

So, what’s Lent got to do with the break? Well, it’s the time of the year I usually do my annual social media detox. I cheated a bit, that’s true (#cantstayawayfromthegram), but I’ve learned to be less fixated on it.

There are a few things I’ve learned during my break. I will be sharing my insights on them. Read More