Today marks the 45th day since Metro Manila was put into community quarantine as a means to stop the spread of COVID-19. The farthest I’ve gone was at the end of our street to get deliveries because riders are not allowed to go beyond the checkpoint.
I’ve taken my best step to keep things going. I try to stick with my workout and yoga meditation routine, finish the last few requirements of my postgraduate studies (last two papers!) and enrolled to some free online classes and webinars. I’ve also been busy finishing a book and watching some series on Netflix.
Awoo! Ghost month is here! I was supposed to write something yesterday to welcome the month but I quite maxed out my mental energy at work and hit the gym in evening. When I arrived home, I was already too sleepy to think of words. Anyhoo, 2019 is seven months down, and whether you felt it or not, more than half of the year has already passed.
I’ve been planning to write about two things in the next few days:
First, I would like to share my recent visit in my parents’ hometown, Calayan Islands. That’s where my blog header photo was taken. We went home last June when my grandmother passed away. I made quick trips in some touristy places before we left, so I wanna share it here to promote Calayan’s tourism further. I know there are already a few blog posts in the web in tourists’ perspective, but as someone who proudly has her roots in that humble island, let me use this space to share some thoughts (and photos, too!).
Another is something that I’ve already been asked several times, both here in my blog and in person – FAQs about University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU). I’m already in my final year with few remaining units to take. It’s been a great journey and I think it’s about time for me to share my experience and insights about it. 🙂
I wish to be able to squeeze these two in the next few weeks! Hope that I won’t ghost this blog again, since ghosting is such a thing nowadays. Lol 🙂
For the most years of my life, I have always felt suffocated. I couldn’t breathe. It’s like I keep on drowning repeatedly even though I know how to swim… Or maybe I don’t? I feel choked and I couldn’t ask for help because I couldn’t scream. I am in a constant state of struggle. And what makes it even worse is that I don’t know when this will end, and if it ever will.
I am doing my best to see the bright side, or at least the less of the dark. But the more I try to shed some light, the more I see the shadows that keep on blocking the that little spark. I’ve been trying. I still am. But in every step forward, there are always two steps back. And I’m tired of exerting all my effort to push when everything’s just pulling me, and here obviously progress is not an option.
I thought life is more than walls and edges… But why am I still inside this cube?
I don’t want a new box. I just need this one where I’m stuck to open.
Hollah! Today is June’s last working day. It’s been a long week for me, so here I am squeezing in a Randomly Today entry. 🙂
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling for the second time and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson. I’ve also been reading some articles about how to prepare for the Philippine Law School Admission Test (PhiLSAT) and law schools’ entrance exams.
Lucifer on Netflix. I’m planning to watch the last episode of Season 3 on my way home later to kill traffic time.
a study plan and schedule as preparation for the PhiLSAT and law aptitude/admission exams (LAE’s).
of how am I going home if it rains hard when I log out. Please, no. 😦
a good and long sleep tonight. The weather is just too friendly for that.
a white Harry Potter fan shirt! I solemnly swear that I am up to no good!
to go back to the gym and resume working out! I feel really bloated. I haven’t visited the gym for a month now — talk about wasting a month of membership fee. Next week’s probably good for a come back. But first, I gotta fix my sched.
full! Lunch earlier was really heavy, so heavy that I might actually skip dinner and finally get a well-deserved zzzz…
That’s all for today’s random life update. Hope everything’s been going well with you! xx