And it’s the last day of April! I missed the summer vibes back home, I wish I can go back whenever I want without consulting my wallet! 🙂
For this month I’ve been back playing pokemon go :). I’ve been going to the park almost everyday. I’ve been visiting the library more often, yay! I hope I can continue this energy for the next month, crossing fingers and toes!
“You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it.
That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.” – Octavia E. Butler
I’m trying to start writing a short story. Now that I have so much time, lets’ see if I’ll be able to at least get into first chapter of the story that I’m thinking.
Random music from the playlist I pick up from Spotify. Currently On The Wings of Love is blasting my speaker.
Nothing in particular. But from time to time coffee pops up in my head, so now I’m thinking of getting coffee later, either I’ll have it deliver or I’m going out to get it myself. But I think going down and have the coffee in the shop sounds good, since I have the new book, might as well continue reading it with a cup of warm coffee.
Now I’m thinking of what coffee to get and where to get it. 🙂
That I’m in the beach right now. That everything will be back to “normal”. That I’m home “home” with Mama.
Jaggers and my running shirt.
That Mr Sun is so bright today. I’m able to dry all my laundry!!!
To drink lots and lots of water. I’ve observe that this past few days I’ve been taking water less than my normal intake.
To sleep! Watch movie! Coffee!
Feeling so full that I wanted to sleep right now. 🙂
While I was clearing my things, I found this little box of questions which I purchased 10 years ago. It brought so many memories when I found this box again.
I was probably in second year high school when I first saw this Ice Breaker game. It was my classmate Kiss who had it, and she had the Ice Breaker 1. She was kind enough to let us play with it and even allowed us to bring it home. I remember bringing it home and asked Mama to join me in answering random questions.
Because I was so hooked with the game, I asked Kiss where did she bought the cards because I wanted to buy. She said it was a gift from her Aunt who was from Manila and she got it from National Bookstore. Back then I don’t even know what was National Bookstore. In short, I was not able to get a set for myself.
Fast forward when I started working, I became a patron of National Bookstore. And one of those random visits I chanced upon the card game which I wanted when I was in high school! I remember I was so happy when I found the cards, unfortunately they don’t have the older version, so I decided to get the Ice Breaker 2. Obviously, the questions are more harder than the first one. And this time, it was only me who was playing with the cards. I brought it to one of our team buildings and shared it with my teammates, but they were not interested, for them the questions were too serious for their liking. True. I can’t blame them.
And you know what happened next, the cards where tuck in one corner as if it didn’t exist. Until I was cleaning my stuff. And just like the old times, I shuffle the cards and randomly pick and answer the questions.
1ST CARD – Privilege: You can ask anybody your question
How are you today? How’s life treating you so far?
2nd card – When do you consider ambition healthy?
When the ambition is for the betterment of yourself. During the process of achieving your ambition you are not hurting/ stepping others ambition.
3rd card – How do you share your success with others?
Honestly, I don’t know how to answer this. 🙂
4th Card: Fill In And Share: One Of The Worst Ways I Ever Reacted To A Declaration Of Love Was…
I was in my last year in university when one of my classmates showed some interest in me. I shrugged it off, since we were quite close. One time, he came to school with a teddy bear and a bouquet of roses. He handed it to me after our class and in front of few classmates, he told me he wants to date me! I was too embarrassed that I walk out! I didn’t even let him finished what he was saying. Worst, I did not went to our next class because we were classmates! I stayed in the library with the teddy bear and the flowers. hahahahaha
5th Card: Do You Favor Group Dating?
I’m good with it.
Ok, that’s it! Maybe next time I’ll pick up more cards to answer. I had a great time doing this again. 🙂
Thank you for reaching this far. Last year was not an easy year; it was a tough one. I know there are days you just want to sleep all day hoping that things will get better once you wake up. There are days you just wanted to sit still and let the winds take all the worries you had. Thank you for not giving up. Give yourself a pat on the back for doing such a great job.
For the courage and hope you had last year, you may bring them for this year, years even. Continue to be strong, most especially, do not forget to pray. Prayers are heard and answered, I’m sure you knew it by now. I am just reminding you to continue doing so.
Listen and be heard. When someone is talking, listen to them. Understand what they are saying, understand where they are coming from. In case you don’t agree on the things they said, speak and explain. There may be times that people will look down on you and ridicule you. Do not listen, do not get affected with what they say.
I appreciate you for unlocking new hobbies and interest last year. I never knew you will enjoy those, keep doing it!
For the food that you miss to eat, places you miss to visit, clothes and shoes you haven’t use in a while, I wish you will be able to travel this year so you can eat, visit and wear what you have missed from last year. Family, friends, relatives you haven’t seen, I wish this year you will be able to find time to visit them.
The life you had last year may not be the same for this year. This year, it may be smooth and clam or it may be worst from what you have experienced. I qwish you won’t give up; I wish you continue living the life that was designed for you.