THE SUNDAY CURRENTLY VOL. 17

READING

Faster than a Kiss. It’s a shoujo manga with the ridiculous premise of a 24y/o teacher marrying the 16y/o student that he adopted (with her little brother) because of a family tragedy. What. And yet I’m hooked.

WATCHING

Catching up to vlogs.

PLAYING

None right now as I’ve put Final Fantasy VIII on hold to attend to my country-moving situation.

LISTENING

Steady.

THINKING

Of adult responsibilities and how I am—

WISHING

Not to respond to said responsibilities!

WEARING

A black Hanes shirt and cozy pajamas from Greenhills.

LOVING

That I tried trapeze!

THE SUNDAY CURRENTLY VOL. 17

The Sunday Currently Vol. 16

READING

I finally caught up to American Vampire’s latest trade paperback. For the longest time I had the copy of Volume 6, forgetting that I didn’t have a copy of Volume 5.

Power couple ❤
Power couple ❤

WATCHING

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has a new video! Not used to the downplayed weirdness, but cuteness is still on point.

PLAYING

Still Final Fantasy VIII. But some friends introduced me to Alphabear and Trivia Crack – both available for IOS and Android! Both are seriously addicting.

LISTENING

The Vision of Escaflowne’s soundtracks. Here is my favorite track:

I don’t know, I’ve always been into melancholic music; I don’t mean to sound emo. I love the sound of thoughtfulness and nostalgia.

THINKING

Of how I’m more ready to uproot myself.

WISHING

That I’ve discovered Sweet Ecstasy’s burgers, sriracha and lime wings, and milkshakes much sooner!

WEARING

A pale pink shirt with a large medical illustration of a skull that I got from Artwork years ago.

LOVING

That I tried trapeze!

The Sunday Currently Vol. 16

THE SUNDAY CURRENTLY VOL. 15

READING

I just finished the latest chapter for Hanakun to Koisuru Watashi, which is about how a class representative falls in love with the class delinquent. I love this manga because they face relatable experiences as a couple: small arguments, misunderstanding, the happy feeling one gets by simply being together.

I know, I know. I said Horimiya would be my last manga. Apparently not!

WATCHING

Under the Dome. Well, they’re still under the dome.

PLAYING

Final Fantasy VIII. YES!!!!

LISTENING

I found the back up files of my Zune from way back in 2009. And I’ve been reminiscing about the music that I’ve been listening to around that time. A lot of Nujabes, which I will feature in this week’s Midweek Music!
To those who don’t know, I was QUITE the hipster back then, refusing to have an iPod because everyone had them. In high school I opted for a Creative Zen Micro:
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Then in college, I got a brown Zune:
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Both of which’s designs I have loved far more than the iPod’s.

THINKING

Of how I’m feeling particularly antisocial. Conversing with people, going out of the house… So tiring!

WISHING

That I’ve discovered Dairy Queen’s milkshakes much sooner.

WEARING

Black shirt I got from the Garbage concert in Fort Canning, and gray jogger pants I got from Uniqlo before they became a thing. Ha! Okay, last hipsterism.

LOVING

That I have two weeks to do anything that I want! Primarily, sleep in!

THE SUNDAY CURRENTLY VOL. 15

Two weeks of freedom!

I’ve officially resigned from my job!

To be frank, I have mixed feelings of melancholy, relief, and happiness. Melancholy because I’ve met great people there, some of which I regret not getting much opportunities to work with more. I didn’t get to bid a lot of people goodbye. I’m not great at being the center of everyone’s attention, and it makes me uncomfortable just thinking of putting myself in such a position by letting people know “Hey, I’m leaving! Bye!” But I’m always online, so at least in the cyber world (I love the word “cyber”, okay!), it’s going to be like I never left.

And then there’s relief and happiness, upon what awaits me in Singapore. On that matter, I’ve further disseminated my feelings in percentage:

  • 70% nervous as shit about work. Apart from myself and my career, I’m basically representing an country and I feel like my performance would be a great measure for foreigners to gauge our competence in the work force. (Yeah, I’m a little too into this trail of thought. For duty! For honor! For family! And so on!)
  • 25% excited for everything I could possibly do on my own! In September, there’s already Comic Con and F1 to look forward to. I’ve also done some research and would like to do Stand Up Paddleboarding at the reservoir, among other activities. I’m also considering being a volunteer at an animal shelter, but I wonder if they have any of those to begin with.
  • 5% meh as responsibilities loom towards me. I don’t know how to cook anything decent enough to be called a proper balanced meal. I don’t know how to do laundry. I don’t know what adulting I have to do. And yet I am here with a blank smile of an ignoramus who is putting off learning these things until I get there. Hahaha…ha…ha…

Until then I have two weeks to do anything I want. So far I have a bunch of dinners lined up. I also plan to go to the National Museum in Manila, and try out the trapeze in the Fort. Let’s see how THAT goes!

But you know, if I have to be completely honest, I’m not exactly in the mood to go out to see a lot of people. It’s fine and all, but I kind of want to spend the remaining days here with family. I find it hard to turn down people though in fear of being called a selfish hermit, so I am at my wits’ end on how to go about this dilemma. Agh! Being a misunderstood friendly introvert who loves alone time is so hard!

Two weeks of freedom!