Life Lately | 03

I’m currently at a point in my life where US layovers have become my respite from the world.

It is here that I get to sleep whenever I want and no one can question why I do so because JET LAG and time difference. (But loljk, I don’t get jet lag.)

It is here that I have the luxury to not think of the responsibilities I have at home because they’re just where they are — at home — and if I’m not at home, there’s just no way I can do them.

It is here that I get a “restart” button of sorts. Sometimes, I burden myself with so many things to do (however unnecessary) and this is where I get to clear my head and reorganize my life; redo my to-do list.

It is here that I get to sit down and do things like pay my bills, edit vlogs, WRITE THIS BLOG, etc.

And, most importantly, it is here where I get to have a break from people. (This is especially true when I don’t have a roommate.) My new normal since 4 years ago has been this: offs are dedicated to church and social activities, while layovers are spent relaxing. The past few weekends (since March) have been filled with social activities. The coming weekend is no different. And so today, I have chosen to go into hiding. I went to the mall this morning, but that was that. I haven’t even gone out for dinner. I’m thankful the new hotel we’re at supports introverts like me. It’s beside every establishment you would ever want to go to — Starbucks, In N Out, Ralph’s, Walgreens, Chipotle, etc. Just buy what you need and you never have to leave ever again. LOL. (Would be better if they had room service, though.)

I have less than 24 hours left here in LA. Gotta make the most out of it before I have to face people again. Haha. Why am I such an introvert.

Sydney 2017

So I was listening to Hillsong Young & Free while dressing up to leave for the mall yesterday, and got a sudden burst of inspiration. When I got home, I made this. I guess I edited it after all. LOL.

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Let Your Light So Shine

Yesterday was the kind of day I haven’t experienced in a quite a while: one where I was too elated and overwhelmed to keep track of the things that were happening all around me, as they were happening too fast and seemed to be overlapping one another.

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Window Seat Weekly #003

Window Seat Weekly

It has been a good first week of 2017!

So far, I’ve stuck to two of the year’s goals which I remember most: 1) read a chapter of a book each day and 2) write one (or two, or ten) thing(s) I’m thankful for each day on my planner (para naman may use na siya this year).

I’m still currently reading Robert Galbraith’s The Silkworm. I don’t know why I put this off for so long, because the book is totally interesting! I guess the size and heaviness of the book just makes it difficult to lug around everywhere I go. (This is what I get for not having the patience to wait for the Philippine paperback edition.)

Anyway, for episode #003 of Window Seat Weekly…

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Window Seat Weekly #002

This week was kind of a weak week (what) for me in terms of reading and whatever, but only because I’ve been out almost every day of the week, spending time with family and friends and watching Metro Manila Film Festival movies!!!

As I’ve mentioned in my last entry, I’ve already seen Saving Sally and Die Beautiful, which are both incredible works of art. Just the other day, they held the awards night for this year’s festival, and I was so happy to know that the two main characters of Die Beautiful, Paolo Ballesteros (as Trisha) and Christian Bables (as Barbs) had bagged the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively.

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