The Sunday Currently Vol. 6

My procrastination level is on all time high. I have a deadline on Tuesday for this prenup write-up aaaand a presentation for Saturday. You might think that I have enough time to do everything and there’s no reason for me not to meet my deadlines. Well, let’s just say I have terrible time management. So, I really need to dedicate an entire day for 1 assignment. That’s how slow my pacing is.

I’m trying to multi-task, though. But multi-tasking is really not good for anyone as I realized this in my writing journey. Too many distractions and high risk of losing focus. Maybe it takes a highly-trained mind of an individual to master multi-tasking.

Anyway, right now, I’m taking my nth break for the whole day.

READING

Quotes about how life is a journey. I never thought that there is going to be a lot of it. And so I’m struggling to select just one for this write up I’m doing. Nothing resonates to me, though. Might as well say, Life is a journey. As simple as that. Or that cliched saying, “focus on the journey not on the destination.” *sigh

WRITING

So, once again I was given another assignment for this wedding blog. And it’s not going well. The muse has gone. After being on a roll last Friday, it looks like my muse has left the building. The day’s almost done, and I nowhere near half of the work. And now, I’m trying to trigger or tap my creative juices once more by doing this volume.

And while doing the write up, I’m simultaneously doing this with a survey/quiz I found in tumblr, you know those personality quizzes.

LISTENING

An album called Cafe Music Studio Ghibli. Soooo, obviously I’m trying to set the right mood for my writing. But I don’t know if it’s working or not, though. Maybe I’m the one who’s not in the right mood…

THINKING

“How am I going to get my tasks done?” and “Why am I always plagued with allergy rhinitis every Sunday?”

WISHING

I wish I could go back to the time where community life is simpler. Like 5 years ago. The time where almost everybody gets along with anyone.

HOPING

To get everything done within the day. Or is that too much to hope for?

WEARING

A gray shirt stained with a variety of stuff like oil, food, and snot. And oh, denim mommy shorts.

NEEDING

A good rest. There’s a reason why I can’t get a good night sleep and it’s because of my dry cough that’s making it hard for everyone in our room to sleep. Well, I cannot suppress it, obviously. I tried doing that but it ended up making my cough worse, making it more inconvenient for everyone.

WANTING

The luxury of time.

FEELING

Sickly. Groggy. Bloated. Pressured. A little stressed out. All balled into one within my system.

DAYDREAM

Me on bed on a Monday.

The Sunday Currently is originally from Siddathornton

 

 

 

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Saturdays in My City – 2

Manila is plagued with heavy rains for the past few weeks now. And it has the power immobilize anyone so that we are forced to stay at home. However, as I constantly say to myself, we are resilient citizens of this country. We brave storms/typhoons just so we can continue whatever we need to do.

With that said, the photo above was taken after my dragonboat paddling training. It may not be obvious but we are soaked down to our core because of the rain. Yes, we train in the water but we don’t get soaked like that. Believe me, it was the rain.

And look at our happy faces. With the extreme nature of the sport, you’d think that we’ll look like we’re about give up everything and drag ourselves going home. Weeeeell, that’s usually the case (tbh), but I don’t know, for some reason we didn’t feel dead tired. In fact it’s as if we miss the training so much that some even commented that the training we had awhile ago was too short. Too short because the waves were just too much to handle. But we don’t have dying wishes to fulfill that we have to risk our lives in the middle of the sea just to satisfy our craving for the sport.

But anyway, we’re actually glad to be back at the water (completely ignoring the image earlier with trash eeeeverywhere).

Sundays in My City is originally from ByClaudia

The Sunday Currently Vol. 5

** DISCLAIMER: I know I’m posting this one on a Monday. But before you protest anything, I did start this last night. I just didn’t get to finish because it’s late and I have an early start the next day.

Alright, I haven’t had much sleep for the last 36 hours (?). And it sucks that Monday is upon us in less than 1 hour. Oh, how I wish that there is such a thing as work suspension due to bad weather. The whole Saturday was soaked in the rain, continuing until Sunday afternoon. The weather is actually perfect for staying in bed the whole day. But it wasn’t anything like that, not that I’m complaining. I got to spend it, actually, just lounging around with some friends, doing some crafty stuff.

READING

An inspirational book compiled and authored by a co-member from my charismatic community. It’s called Set Me Ablaze. Sooooo, I’m grateful to be a part of a group of yuppies that get to share our stories of passion and purpose for the everyone to see. Of course, I dream to be a published author but it was not exactly how I pictured it but, oh well, it’s a start, I guess.

WRITING

I feel a bit pressure. So, I’m doing the spoken word thing before anything else. I felt a sense of ownership over this task and so I’m feeling a little selfish. Meaning, someone actually offered to help me do this, but I turned it down saying all is well. Soooo, I will really have to step it up and work on this ASAP.

LISTENING

Counting Stars by One Republic. But because I’m currently using a lousy pair of earphones, I can actually hear the loud humming of the air-conditioner here in the office. As in loud.

THINKING

My bed. With this rainy weather, who wouldn’t want to stay in bed? I can imagine myself on bed, racking my brain for ideas for the Spoken word.

WISHING

Work suspension. But that is some wishful thinking there.

HOPING

Going home with this kind of weather is a nightmare. So, I’m hoping it’ll be a breeze later.

WEARING

My dull and boring office uniform and blue ballet flats (which are inappropriate for work, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.)

NEEDING

Right now, I need discipline and focus. Honestly, it’s taking me a long time to finish any task. And that’s alarming so I can’t believe that I can still manage to laze around with these unfinished tasks hanging above my head. No wonder my creative juice has become stagnant.

WANTING

Been wanting to try the Japanese Karada therapy. I still can’t believe how I can tolerate my back pain for how many weeks.

FEELING

Sleepy. And this cold ambiance is not helping.

DAYDREAMING

Me on stage, dramatically reciting one of finished spoken word poetry.

The Sunday Currently is originally from Siddathornton

The Sunday Currently Vol. 4

This weekend was kind of, I don’t know, unproductive? I blame it entirely on the fact that I’m not done with this task for the community. During the course of the day, I’ve been looking for a way to further delay this. Buuuuut, I know I’m going to get into trouble if I let my laziness take over. So, still doing it; just taking a break (for the nth time today) to do this volume.

READING

Surprise, surprise. I’m not done yet with the Mark Manson’s book, progress is slow but at least I haven’t abandoned it. I already have another book lined up, though, which is highly recommended by a friend. I just want to wish myself good luck with my reading endeavor. *sigh, oh how I miss my reading habit back then.

WRITING

Alright, I admit it. I’m in some kind of a slump. I don’t know what exactly I’m waiting for, but my writing progress is so slow. Like snail-paced. The outline for my novel project hasn’t moved since making an update like two weeks ago. And that spoken-word thing? Still not done. Oh God, I don’t know what’s wrong with meeeee. It feels like I’m mentally stuttering, if there is such a thing.

LISTENING

The television from upstairs. And if I’m not mistaken, my dad’s watching something from the Food Network. And also my sister, who is beside me, talking online with her boyfriend (she has let out a lot of swear words, far too many.)

THINKING

I really want to take a leave of absence within the week just because. What’s stopping me from doing so is the struggle of thinking of a valid reason to be absent.

WISHING

That we have more than 24 hours in a day. Or a 3-day weekend. And also, I wish I can visit that very good ramen place in downtown Makati, Mendokoro something.

HOPING

To get a good meal tonight. My dad wants to try Greek food. The most Greek food that I have eaten so far was this homemade hummus by a friend that he sells in a jar. I’m not going to try lamb, though. Nope.

WEARING

A stripped white shirt and a pair denim of shorts which I have worn maybe 4 or 5 times already, unwashed. Alright, maybe that’s a tad bit of info for everyone. I’ll put it in the laundry once we get home from that Greek food dinner.

NEEDING

A full body massage. I’m amazed actually that I can tolerate the discomfort that I have in my body. Should I be alarmed, though? I also need to fix my sleeping habit. Right now, I’m averaging 6-hours, apparently that’s not enough.

WANTING

To eat the dried squid sitting on the kitchen table. But since my braces were adjusted just yesterday, I can only look at it from afar.

FEELING

A bit sore. And some discomfort in my body. I may have overexerted myself this past week. My left shoulder and my entire back is crying for some tender loving care.

DAYDREAMING

I can’t still get over the fact that the happy crush sort of cheered on me *insert giddy GIF here

The Sunday Currently is originally from Siddathornton

 

 

Saturdays in My City – 1

Obviously, it’s a struggle to keep this blog updated but I’m trying my best (if I have to emphasize that). Which is why I’m always on a hunt for some kind of prompts that will force motivate me to keep me writing. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t like doing this, it’s just that I always have the excuse of being busy with other stuff. Which explains the hunt for prompts or series. (Of course, I will still write other entries about… life.)

So here’s another series (the first one was Sunday Currently) to get me by.

Alright, this is a rule breaker. This series came originally from this blogger. As you can see, it’s called “Sundays in My City.” I decided to change it to Saturdays because I already have something for Sunday. And besides, my Saturdays are almost always filled with events/activities that it’s such a perfect opportunity to take photos of whatever that comes by.

Another rule breaker here is that the first photo I have here was not taken from my city. (Oh how I wish this place is my city.) But this was taken in Batangas, a 3-hour drive from Manila.

I decided to post this one as my first entry for this series because, I was soooooo ecstatic that I was able to visit the beach! Woooohooo! Yes, I was able to walk on sand and took a “swim” in the sea (note the quotation marks – I really don’t know how to swim :9). Not much of a beach person, but I was after the ambiance and the chance to do some, well, nothing. And since it was almost the end of summer, we were so lucky that it wasn’t crowded. Well it was a private resort so, technically, there won’t be too much people. If it was a public then it’s another story (regardless if it’s summer or not.)

Anywaaaaaaay, that was already too much babbling for me. The idea was just to put a caption but I guess that was another rule breaker from me. I’ll try to improve on that for the next one. Peace.

**update – the blogger where this series came from didn’t limit herself within San Francisco. Soooo, I guess I’m spared here.

This was originally from ByClaudya.

The Sunday Currently Vol. 3

I just got back from an overnight outing to celebrate the birthday of a 1-year old. And an important detail needs to be emphasized here: the celebration was held at a beach in Nasugbu, Batangas. A beach. God knows how much I longed for it and finally it happened.

Although, I thought for sure that it’s going to satisfy my longing but it made me crave for the beach more *sigh.

READING

While I take a (long) break from reading 11/22/63, like I said last week I bought a new book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. Now I decided to read that one now because 2 people has already lined up to borrow that book.

WRITING

The spoken-word poetry for the promotion of our retreat. Never really made one because I feel like I lack the, uhmm, intensity (?) or passion (?) that other spoken-word writers have.

LISTENING

I have this playlist in Spotify called “Chill: Bawal Ang Init Ulo.” Basically, it’s a list of songs I listen to whenever I feel a tinge of rage building up inside me (Ha. Ha). Or basically, whenever I just want to feel a bit productive without feeling overworked.

THINKING

About that chicken skin I ate few minutes ago. I have to restrain myself from eating it all up because I have to “share” it with others.

WISHING

That I have that dedication and commitment to do journal-ing. I recently bought a “gratitude journal” and I hope I can commit to finishing that journal for 90 days. Based on past experience, I suck when it comes to writing down my thoughts and feelings (nyar), but then I realized that it is important to write down your thoughts and feelings especially if I want to live with a more positive outlook on life. (Does this makes sense?)

HOPING

I have a number of things-to-do for this week, and I hooooope to accomplish them all.

WEARING

This ratty old shirt with faded D&G logo and a pair of shorts printed with the creatures of the sea.

NEEDING

No matter how much I hate it, I need to do some intense body conditioning. Dragonboat paddling is an extreme sport, I really, really need for my body to keep up and endure such intense workout (What have I gotten myself into really? *sigh)

WANTING

(Actually, longing) For a long vacation :9

FEELING

Meh. I hope to feel a little productive in a little while.

CRAVING

For some comfort food like ramen. Would you consider burger a comfort food? Hmmm…

The Sunday Currently is originally from Siddathornton

The Sunday Currently Vol. 2

I had the most satisfying sleep after such a long time. Sunday is really the best day for sleeping in which is why I always make it a point to avoid making plans on this day. For some reason, this day has a way of making everything so calming (unless I’m assigned to do the household chores). After a busy Saturday, it’s completely given that this day should be spent lazing around :9

I’m on to Volume 2!

READING

Still with 11/22/63.  Not good, I know. In other news, though, I bought a new book. It’s that popular book, The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson. Should I schedule when to read this one? Or put it on queue in my TBR pile?

WRITING

I just finished this article-ish/essay-ish/testimonial-ish for a book project spearheaded by a close family friend. It’s about dreaming big. (I should post that one here, it was the fruit of an 8-hour labor of love after all).

LISTENING

Thunder and rain; letting us know that Summer is coming to an end. Uggghh, rainy season, here it comes.

THINKING

On how to proceed from my outlined chapter 19 to making an outline for chapter 20 (for my 2nd novel project)

WISHING

More hours on this lovely Sunday. (I don’t want to go to work yet tomorrow.)

HOPING

Since we’re almost done with the first half of the year, I’m hoping that the 2nd half will be great. Hoping for good surprises to come.

WEARING

A blue cropped pajama pants and shirt that was recently converted to becoming a pantulog top printed with the skyline of New York.

NEEDING

My laptop fixed and a new phone (seriously, my phone batt is almost at its limit).

WANTING

More productive days for writing. Also, lying on my bed for a whole day today.

FEELING

Well-rested, but feeling a little lazy (a little ironic here).

REGRETTING **

That I didn’t get to properly greet my happy crush yesterday

The Sunday Currently is originally from Siddathornton