I was supposed to do a Sunday Currently for the New Year’s Eve because it fell on a Sunday, but I ended up just laying on my bed watching bunch of movies on Netflix. My family and I had a 2-week travel in Australia for the holiday and I was dead tired coming back home. Year 2017 has been amazing overall with few struggles along the way like most people do experience in their lives. For me, one of which, is to diligently write and regularly post on my blog! 🙁 However, considering that the reason behind such failure is because I enrolled for my Masters in Law at San Beda College were I need to travel to/from Manila once or twice a month (while simultaneously having a full time job and two part-time works). Netflix and travels abroad were the other causes of my inactiveness to post blogs.
But for year 2018, one of my personal goals is to revive this blog site for the nth time! Writing is one of my passions in life and this is one way of expressing myself and living up to my motto in life, i.e. to inspire without reason.
So here it goes…
Reading I have around 5 books that I either borrowed or bought and I haven’t managed to read any of them. Honestly, I listened to one audiobook (Ready Player One) last year and that was it! I want to go back to my old habit of reading at least one book a week and that is one of my goals for 2018.
Writing This first blog post for 2018.
Listening ‘I Did Something Bad’ by Taylor Swift. Honestly, I love all the songs in TS new album, Reputation. She does not disappoint.
Thinking of work starting tomorrow. 🙁 I have lots of pending deadlines, which I need to finish by the end of the week.
Smelling Jo Malone’s Peony and Blush Suede. My new fave scent.
Wishing for the incessant rain to stop. Philippines has been struck with 3 typhoons this month of December 2017 where there were heavy flooding and landslides.
Hoping to accomplish my 2018 goals I set unlike last year’s goals that I sadly failed to achieve.
Wearing Plain blue green shirt (from Giordano) and Elephant-printed pyjama, which my Dad bought from Bangkok, Thailand.
Loving Cadbury’s Marvellous Creations Jelly Popping Candy Beanies that I bought from Sydney and unfortunately unavailable in our country.
Wanting my last month’s salary and benefits to be credited to my account ASAP. I just found out a day before leaving for my Australia trip that I need to submit a certification of my return to work after my travel abroad to our HR, otherwise my salary will be withheld. Sad to say, it has not been credited yet due to the holidays.
Needing winter clothes for my upcoming trip to Korea in a few months.
Feeling blessed. No words could sum up how grateful I feel for all the wonderful blessings I received throughout my entire life!
Clicking YNAB (You Need A Budget). I really need to control myself from impulsive shopping spree and settle all my outstanding credit card balances. The struggle is real!
Watching ‘The Sinner’ series on Netflix starring Jessica Biel.
Today was the 7th birthday celebration of my god-daughter/niece, Frances, at Avenue Convention Center. It was a lot of fun filled with games and delicious food! Last Friday, 8th of September, was also Mama Mary’s birthday and Traslacion, which marks the start of the 9-day novena for Our Lady of Penafrancia and Bicol’s fiesta. The faith of the Bicolanos is amazing and inspiring. There was multitude of people who attended Traslacion that filled all corners of Naga City. Such an honor to be part of this community. Also, I was trying to finish my action list for the week, unfortunately, the software application I need to use did not cooperate. Hence, I decided to end my day with this post.
Reading I bought a book entitled “Next” by Michael Crichton at Booksale yesterday, which I plan to read this week.
Writing The Sunday currently, volume 14. Obviously.
Listening ‘Feel It Still’ by Portugal. The Man, which I heard several times in Alfie’s (aka Pointlessblog) vlogs on Youtube.
Thinking none because my mind is tired (as of the moment).
Smelling Baby Ace, my nephew, who has been sleeping on my bed beside me since Wednesday. 🙂
Wishing for less traffic and stress-free drive this coming Bicol Fiesta week.
Hoping to attend the Bicol Blog Academy classes I saw on FB.
Wearing Plain white sando and blue polka dots pyjama both from Uniqlo.
Loving ‘Ina’ aka Our Lady of Penafrancia, Patroness of Bicol.
Wanting a new American Tourister or Samsonite carry-on trolley bag.
Needing rebond after cutting my hair short.
Feeling grateful for all the wonderful news & blessings I have received this week.
Watching ‘Gypsy’ series on Netflix starring Naomi Watts.
I just got back from Manila and now I am having a bit of rest from my online work, which I need to finish today. My long weekend was very productive: finalized a contract, attended classes for my LLM at San Beda College, currently finishing up my online work and managed to write this post during my self-imposed break.
Reading I haven’t read a book this week due to my busy schedule, but I have downloaded e-books that I saved in my Kindle, which need to be read by me.
Writing This post. I know I have listed topics for writing, unfortunately, I really need to find time to do them. It will be a challenge though since I have two papers to write for my Masters.
Listening ‘Sa Isip Ko’ by Sarah Geronimo.
Thinking about my Taipei trip with Shla, Ez and Etz this end of the month! So excited! 🙂
Smelling the fresh breeze.
Wishing to have ‘moolah’ for a potential investment.
Hoping to finish my online work today.
Wearing Peanuts printed shirt and short.
Loving the weather: sunny and breezy!
Needing a long overdue haircut.
Feeling motivated to do great in all of my current endeavors!
Browsing boring stuff about the topics we’ve discussed during my classes.
Clicking Expensify, but I need to sign up first before I could use it.
Watching ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’ on Netflix.
Keeping up with blogging has been hard for me for the past two years, but I must admit that I do miss it a lot. Blogging is one of my favorite hobbies since I started writing in college. Given my hectic work schedule plus school demands and constant travels, I end up not blogging nor updating my website. But, since it’s a long weekend and I have the whole afternoon doing nothing, hence, this blog (real time). 🙂
Reading ‘Ready Player One’ by Ernest Cline. Actually, this is the first audiobook I listened to using Audible during my daily drive to and from work and while working online. The story of Ready Player One is very interesting and you will be hooked once you start reading or listening to it and it was recommended by Casey Neistat.
Writing My first ‘The Sunday currently’ entry this year 2017.
Listening ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ by Taylor Swift. TS’ first single for her upcoming album ‘Reputation’ to be released on November 2017. Despite some negative public opinion about the song, I like it and I think the song conveys about overcoming struggles and being strong.
Thinking about my plans of relaunching my website.
Smelling my newly-washed hair and it smells amazing. :p
Wishing for more days like today where I feel relaxed and rested.
Hoping that Sheila (my twin sis) and I would be able to buy Upper Box A tickets for Bruno Mar’s concert on May 3, 2018.
Wearing plain white sando and blue and white vertical striped pyjama shorts. My staple clothes at home.
Loving my iPad Air 2 where I am currently writing this blog entry.
Wanting nothing actually.
Needing to visit my dentist the soonest possible time.
Feeling super chill!
Browsing Death Note manga series at Viz.com after watching the film to recall its original plot and story.
Clicking ‘WordPress’ app for today’s blog entry.
Watching ‘Death Note’ film, which was released last night on Netflix.
I am back with my weekly post of ‘The Sunday currently!’ I am not sure why I suddenly did not find time to do this blog entry every Sunday. I guess it was during the time I had to travel over the weekend and then I just realized that it has been 5 months since my last entry of the ‘The Sunday currently!’ But now, I am including this as part of my weekly routine and, hopefully, I could stick to it religiously. Plus, I decided to add Clicking (mobile app) and Watching (movie) on my list because I usually discover a new app or movie every week.
Reading ‘A Woman in Amber’ by Agate Nesaule. I included daily reading as part of my night routine and so far I finished reading 7-pages. The book is quite long and I think it will take me a month to finish it.
Writing Today’s entry of the ‘The Sunday currently’
Listening ‘Before you go’ by Common Kings. It was in the Spotify playlist of Discovery Weekly and, since then, I listen to the song every day.
Thinking about my new job as a government employee. It will be a big adjustment on my part because I have been self-employed since 2012 and it is my first time to work at a government office.
Smelling a 5-day old baby! My newest nephew, AJ, is at home! We were surprised by his parents and they did not inform us that they will be coming here in Naga.
Wishing for hassle-free and no traffic morning drive to my new workplace at Iriga City that is an hour drive from Naga.
Hoping that I could stick with my daily routines, cleaning tasks and schedules.
Wearing plain white shirt and denim shorts, which I bought at ‘ukay-ukay’ (a version of a thrift store for used clothing in the Philippines) for P25 (or US$0.50).
Loving Baby AJ, of course! I was able to carry him a while ago for just a minute or two. 🙂
Wanting to design and finish the interior of my house. Unfortunately, I do not have the fund and time yet to do them.
Needing a dental cleaning and check-up.
Feeling nostalgic that I have a new nephew!
Browsing www.marthastewart.com/ I read and downloaded the daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly cleaning lists as my guide for coming up with my own list.
Clicking ‘Routinist’ to track my daily routines and ‘Teach Aide+’ to track attendance and performance of my students, which I need for teaching.
Watching ‘The Jungle Book’ I have not read the book, but I love the story. It’s perfect for kids and there are lots of lessons that can be gained from the movie.