Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sunday Currently Vol 2

This my last weekend working for my current company and also before I hibernate. I did not go out of the house the entire weekend because I am also feeling under the weather; hopefully, I am feeling better tomorrow as there are still a lot of stuff to do before I leave.

Nonya Business, Get it? Get it?
Here's a quick update of what I have been doing/liking/devouring lately.

Reading
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
I have this (bad? good?) habit of starting a book even before I finish one. So I started this book written by the same author who wrote The Girl on the Train. I'm sorry, I am just into the Gone-Girl-ish kinds of books lately, although I generally love thriller (movies or books) and I love solving mysteries.

Writing
None at the moment -- but this week I have to finish two stuff for work that I have been putting off for a long time.

Listening
I love house music! So for today, I am listening to one of my Spotify playlists. When I work and I want to concentrate or relax, I always put on this playlist.


Thinking
I want to start decluttering. I have accumulated a lot of things I have not used for a long time -- clothes, shoes, bags. I also have a bad habit of hoarding notebooks and pens. I just can't decide which one to use or to keep or to throw. I have a problem, I know.

Smelling
Lavender -- from my desk candle. Not very relaxing, though. It's ok.

Wishing
Spend more time outside my house and see the outdoors. I am not an outdoorsy person and I hate any activity that will make me sweat tremendously. But I don't mind going out before sunset to take more photos!

Hoping
For a good week ahead. As I said, it will be my last week at my current workplace so I hope to make the best out of it.

Wearing
A shirt I bought seven years ago that has been reduced to pambahay.

Loving
The new Mossery notebook I got as a parting away gift from my officemates. It's so thoughtful of them to give me such a fancy notebook. Also, they really know me... judging from what they gave me.
It's personalised! 

Wanting
To buy a new swimsuit for a beach trip this weekend. But who am I kidding? I already have tons that I have not worn because I only wear a couple every time. So yeah, no. But still...

Needing
To drink more water! I think I drink less water when I am at home because I don't have my big ass tumbler with me whenever I am thirsty and I eventually forget to drink. For the office, I got myself a 950ml jug from CottonOn and it has been very helpful. It's a huge ass reminder for me to a. get up and refill b. to drink water a lot.

Feeling
A sore throat coming... please nooo! Also, happy as I was able to spend time with friends over the weekend and stay at home to chill, watch Vikings, and read!


The Sunday Currently was originally created by SiddaThornton

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sunday Currently Vol 1

Hello! I know I have not posted anything in a while. I will not make up an excuse for my absence; I really just got lazy.

Anyway, I have been wanting to do this "Sunday Currently" post, so here is the inaugural blog (and hopefully, first of many volumes!) 

Is it the time of the month? (Jessica Biel as Cora Tannetti in The Sinner)

Reading
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
It's been taking me forever to finish this book, not because it's bad, it's actually pretty interesting and short. I promised myself to read more books this year, but to be honest, I am still reading more stuff online and I should stop. Heeeh. 

Writing
I just finished the magazine I was working on for work. I want to take a break from writing anything work related for a few days -- but I doubt it. Ya know why? We just finished brainstorming for the next issue and I already volunteered to write four articles. 

Listening
Well, you must know that a certain female artist named Taylor Swift just released her new single Look What You Made Me Do two days ago -- and guess what, that's what I have been listening to (and Ok, the rest of her discography) on Spotify. It so much better listening to it with full speakers than with earphones. That's just a suggestion, you guys! 


Ok, I am a Swiftie -- I liked this song although it's not her best one. But was I disappointed? No. Do I think it sucks? No. Could she have done a better song? Yes. But guys, this is just the first single, we haven't heard her entire album yet. It was the same comment when she released Shake it Off because it did not sound like her at all. But see, 1989 was one of her best albums!


I have a lot more thoughts about Taylor and this new song, but I won't say it here. I better talk to you in person about it.

Thinking
I need to do something more in this life. I have a lot of pursuits, but I lost interest in the middle of every thing and just do something else. My attention and patience for things are really bad.

Smelling
Nothing at the moment, but for sure I will if I don't go to shower!

Wishing
That my last few days at work will be easy, breezy!

Hoping
For a good week ahead -- it's a short one because of the super long holiday coming up!

Wearing
A JD Salinger shirt I got from Baguio.

Loving
The Sinner! Currently four episodes, but I am already hooked! It's only eight episodes (why must they do this!) but man, solid show! Great cast (nice to see Bill Pullman again; did not know Jessica Biel is a good actress; every time I see Christopher Abbott, he is always eating vaj).

Anyway, here's the trailer of the show and please let's discuss it!


Wanting
Clean the house, but you know... I am lazy. Maybe after watching The Sinner, heeeh.

Needing
To go up and take a shower!

Feeling
Lazy, can I please turn into a sloth now?

Clicking
I have been meaning to buy stuff from EZ Buy after recommendations from colleagues. So over the weekend, I have been going through the site, heeeh.

The Sunday Currently was originally created by SiddaThornton

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Teluk Intan 2017: Photo Diary

I love spontaneous trips! They say that the least amount of time you spend on planning something, the more it will happen. It is true for me on several occasions, but deep inside, the planner in me goes crazy.

As much as my friends and I try to plan our trips very well, there were times when we're just itching to get out of the city and go somewhere new. Especially if  you live in a city like Kuala Lumpur -- busy streets and crawling jams, you'll feel like you want to escape the city life even for a weekend.

So my friends and I did. Subhash, being a motoring journalist, gets to go to a lot of places in the country, and Ness, Chuk, and I tagged along one Sunday morning to Teluk Intan in Perak.


This is Chukwudi
This is Nessreen







If you look for places to go to in Teluk Intan, there's really nothing else except for Menara Condong, a clock tower which is Malaysia's equivalent to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy.


Details

From afar

Standing at 25.5 metres tall, the tower is slanted towards the left. It was used as a water reservoir for locals during the dry season and when there is a fire,  aside from it being used to keep the time. The reason it is leaning is that it was built on soft ground, plus the weight of the water is making it lean towards the west.

If you find yourself there, aside from taking your selfies by the tower, don't forget to eat Mee Rebus.

A plate of Mee Rebus I shared with Chuk and Ness. I thought it would taste like our Pancit Malabon.
Lol, who am I kidding?
Here are some more photos from the trip. Chuk, Ness, and I walked around while waiting for Subhash to finish. It was so hot that day that the hand-me-down point-and-shoot camera I brought got its lens burnt. So sad.

Colourful shop houses around the leaning tower.



Busy Sunday afternoon at a local Mamak




Kopitiam

Lepak Lepak



Till next time! 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Old Films


I found a CD of my old film photos taken using my Diana F+. They're quite shitty -- plus I don't really know how to use black and white films with this camera when I started using it.

I think these photos were taken before I left Manila for Kuala Lumpur, then some were taken when I already moved here. I might have thrown the prints and contact sheets in between moving, but I am happy to find this CD.

Leo and Clarisse when we were in Baguio for a weekend. 

The three of us outside the Diplomat Hotel

Marian and I in Tagaytay, the weekend before I left for KL



View from Menara Seputeh, overlooking Mid Valley, I think

From the KTM station to Menara Seputeh

Station Seputeh top view


Of course, the Petronas Towers

Friday, November 18, 2016

#NeverAgain #MarcosNotAHero


I am angry.

from Facebook
There is nothing more insulting to any Filipino than having a former dictator buried in the Heroes Cemetery. Somehow, after all the fight throughout the years, we have not learned anything. Here we are, witnessing the worst as we know it. Burying a wax and forgetting the atrocious crimes committed during the 14-year dictatorship. And you know what, they did it so sneakily so no one would oppose. Why so excited to bury this filth? 

So disgusting.
from abc.net.au

It is disgusting how much we try to educate and get an education, there seems to be no change. We fall for lies, false promises, and worthless claims. We fell for a talker -- someone who promises the best of the worlds without a concrete plan. You know, all talk, all bullshit.

I am sad.

From Manila Times

For the country that has been through so much, it should be enough. One dictatorship is enough. I am saddened by the lack of remorse and for the unwavering support for this appalling family and their new puppet president.

from Inquirer.net

It seems like we never learn anything. We do the same things like a bad habit -- and then we ask for a better life, for a change. Those who continue to turn blind against the cruelty are equally at fault. You are no better. Those who call for people to move on, shame on you. For those people who voted for this president, you have just given power to someone who owes more to a dictator than to the people he should be serving.

I am afraid.

from balayph.net

Reading the patterns and signs, it is frightening to even think we are heading towards the same fate. A dictatorship, we have tried so hard to fight, is coming back slowly. What do they gain from this heinous acts?

from arkibongbayan.org

It's a bleak future seeing the country is now in the hands of incompetent (and excuse my language) ignorant government. The effect of our ill-choices and miseducation is evident -- and it's not too long till we fall again and strive to fight back. What have we done?
I am but a small voice, miles away from the place where I grew up -- where I learned my values and principles.


Ang bayan kong Pilipinas,
Lupain ng ginto't bulaklak,
Pag-ibig nasa kanyáng palad,
Nag-alay ng ganda't dilág.
At sa kanyáng yumi at ganda,
Dayuhan ay nahalina;
Bayan ko, binihag ka,
Nasadlak sa dusa.

Ibon mang may layang lumipad,
Kulungin mo at umiiyak,
Bayan pa kayáng sakdál dilág,
Ang 'dì magnasang makaalpás?
Pilipinas kong minumutyâ,
Pugad ng luhà ko't dalita;
Aking adhika,
Makita kang sakdál laya!


Philippines, my only country, I am so sorry to disappoint and be far away from you. I am sorry for the things happening to you. I am so sorry for not doing anything when we could have done something. I am so sorry, it breaks me. 

from gmanews.tv

Tonight, I pray for the safety of people who continue to fight. Thank you for being brave for us, for the country.

#NeverAgain #MarcosNotAHero