Aca-nthoughts

Tsinelas, bow.

After 6 years, my havs finally retired. Maybe it’s my hormones making me emotional and nostalgic over a pair of slippers but somehow, anything that reminds me of that day I left home or connected to my move is a trigger. Maybe I’m just home sick.

There’s also that angle of ‘nothing lasts forever’ kasi nga naman tsinelas yan. Anlayo ng connection but it’s making me reflect about life. Yung wear and tear, di lang applicable sa gamit, sa tao din. The sad reality is sa gamit, you kind of know when it’s time to break down kasi it shows you signs. And there’s also that bit where you can replace it – mas maganda at bago, mas matibay, mas tumatagal. Pero sa tao, we’ll never really know. Malingat ka lang, pwedeng wala na pala.

Tapos napaisip nanaman ako. I think I would categorise my self as career oriented. There’s so much more I want to achieve for my self, my growth in terms of career. I am even open to leaving the comfort of my 12-minute walk to and from work just to pursue something bigger and brighter. Pero with tsinelas’ lifespan ending, napaisip ulit ako. What if this is telling me to slow down. To reassess my goals and just focus my energy on what I have here and now. Baka chasing my idea of a successful career should be left as an idea, or I can just modify it.

Oh di ba sa napigtas na tsinelas nag reassess ako ng life goals. But seriously, I need to take a break from getting myself into so much ganaps and focus on 1 or 2 priorities muna.

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Aca-ganapan, Married Life

Farewell, 699.

6 years, 5 post codes.

Today, we surrendered our keys for 699. It was bittersweet because despite our short (11 months) stay, I would say it was one of the most memorable times of our married life. That small space was a witness to a lot of tears and struggles; a whole lot of laughter and random conversations; daydreaming and making plans for the future; discovering what we both want and how we both are; we also got to experience that sense of being mag-asawa to its truest form. We made it our own home and filled it with love, laughter, lots of music and of course, food. Haaay. Good times.

I will miss going home to 699 but, I am hoping to make similar happy and unforgettable memories in our new home. I now get why Holly (Hilary Duff) from The Perfect Man hated moving and kept yearning for a sense of home. Mahirap pala talaga. I think over the years when I was still back home in Pinas, we only ever moved once and that was for the long haul. Since I moved here in the UK, I’ve actually moved into 5 different addresses (1. Accomodation 2. Roselaine 3. 105 NP 4. 91 NP 5. 699 CD) already. And let me just tell you, nakakapagod. But yes, I am positive that this 6th and final move (not unless our plans change lol) will start a brand new exciting chapter into our lives. Also, this is another level of adulting so wish us luck! Taaaa!

A.

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Random Snippets

Random Snippets #24

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Dear Self,

I feel like everytime I write here, all I do is rant about how stressed I have been. Pasensya na 😝 but, that’s one of the reasons this blog is here di ba? When I’m bored, I re-read random posts and I can’t help but laugh at myself kasi ang OA ko din naman talaga minsan. So yeah, I feel na these random snippets will soon be replaced by rants real soon.

So ayun na nga.

I have recently finished another module and my requirements for uni so I feel so mentally drained right now. And as much as I want to take back all those sleepless nights, my brain just won’t stop torturing me, forcing me to think of random stuff and eto, magblog. Hay. Konting push nalang, matatapos din ang lahat.

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For some reason, my sense of smell has been so bibo lately and I might sound weird pero I feel relaxed when I smell particular scents. Alam mo yung nung bata ka tapos magpapa gasolina tapos sisinghutin mo talaga yung amoy? Ganung levels! Ngayon, I love the smell of a newly hoovered carpet, lalo na yung sa hallway ng flat namin and at work. Tapos for past 6 months I’ve been obsessed with these:

It was an incidental find sa isang spa when were recently in the Philippines. I just loved the scent and the cooling sensation it gives. So far I’ve been alternating all 3 depending on my mood. I also had to retire my dependence on Vicks and replaced it with these for when I need a semi quick sleep fix (a.k.a applying a little on my lid).

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I have yet to blog about my recent trip to Iceland (actually nasa drafts lang siya but still too tamad to tuloy the details) but you know sometimes I just unconsciously look at the sky and start looking for Aurora B nakakalurky! I wish we had that here in the UK. I still even check the app and get excited with a high kpr even if I know na napakalayo ko naman. Aca-weirdo ka talaga.

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I want to make my tito’s dreams of watching Wimbledon come true so here I am, randomly searching for ways to get a centrecourt ticket hahhaa. Of course I know pahirapan but just in case someone finds this entry and has experience watching a game live, please give me some tips!

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Avril lavigne, pussycat dolls, slipknot, dua lipa all announced shows for next year. Sakit sa heart and bulsa pag nagkataon. Pengeng sponsors please, charrr!

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