Play this:

Picture this: Siquijor You are alone at the beach. You took a long stroll that entire day, and your feet have grown sore from walking on the uneven fine white sand. (I know, first world problems, right?) So now you have arrived at a little resort with huts by the water, and you propped yourself on a white canvas bean bag – stretching your tired legs on the vivid teal cloth that served as your carpet. You lean back, feeling the little microbeads shift from within your seat, massaging your mildly sunburnt back.

“Would you like anything to drink?” A waiter approaches you in his floral button-down shirt, khaki shorts and straw hat.

You peer at him from your sunglasses (the sun was behind him) and say that you want a mango shake. He goes and you continue with your relaxation.

Wind breezing through your seawatered hair, a pattern of shadows from the palm trees above masking you from the sun, and you just listen. You listen at the emptiness of everything, with nothing but the waves crashing gently on the flat sand.

There is no job, no deadlines, no pressure, no stress. Just you, and the vast openness of the world, with no problem whatsoever hounding you until you get to dealing with it yourself.

What a lovely day to be alive!, you think. The fresh mango shake arrives and you can feel the cold down your throat with ever sip. Your biggest problem in that moment in your life was simply the brainfreeze you got from eagerly drinking your delicious beverage.

Nothing more, nothing less.

THE SUNDAY CURRENTLY VOL. 4

Delayed by a day!

READING

About Lais Souza’s heartbreaking story from being a competitive Olympian, into a quadriplegic.

LISTENING

To a remix of Nick Jonas’ Chains. I swear that boy is shining brighter now thatn he ever was as part of the Jonas Brothers (which is actually a never-ending thing for him, being brothers).

WATCHING

Mad Max. I went in the movie theater with a biryani (yes), and left with a deep sigh — like my soul has left me. I absolutely loved it!! It has been a while since I was so engrossed in an action movie. All the stunts, and all the explosions that were in the right places… WOW.

THINKING

Of my choices. Of my decisions. Of my credit card statement.

SMELLING

My hand lotion from Crabtree & Evelyn in Wisteria. It might smell a little tita-like, but it smells so good.

WISHING

To be a tad richer even for just this month.

WEARING

A black sleeveless top with a pattern of lightning bolts, olive green pants, and my reliable Timberlands.

LOVING

This lull of post-crazy-workweek calm. I’m enjoying it while it lasts.

WANTING

To go home, lie down and stare at the ceiling in the comfort of my pillow fort.

NEEDING

To sort my priorities. I’m turning 26 n a few months and maturity is in order. Sadly.

FEELING

Lethargic. Adventure is out there.

THE SUNDAY CURRENTLY VOL. 4

begin again – Purity Ring

REALLY DIGGING THIS.

It starts off with a steady beat accompanying Megan James’ cool voice, then blasts to a strong blend of synths and electric drums at the chorus; this repeats and crescendoes even stronger as it gets to the bridge.

This works as a great yoga track, but hey, if it has crossed your mind to add this to your make-out soundtrack, I don’t blame you.

begin again – Purity Ring

THE SUNDAY CURRENTLY VOL. 3

I haven’t been paying attention to my blog a lot lately, thanks to work. I don’t know what’s up with me and why I’ve been stricken by this wave of laziness for anything else.

READING

One Man-Punch. It’s a HILARIOUS manga! Every chapter has me laughing. The premise is that there’s this bald guy called Saitama with super resilience and strength in which no one seems to know its origin. Anyway, here are some screenshots taken from different chapters, to convince you.

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WRITING

Ideas. I’m cramming for work tomorrow, and I’m hoping these ideas that I come up with are good enough. *sigh*

LISTENING

I think it kind of reminds me of Drake’s Club Paradise with regards to pace. And then I came across this track which makes for good pre-party music. (DAT VIDEO)

WATCHING

Nido’s new Mother’s Day video, and it’s not even because the agency that I work in made it. It really is a good commercial, so good it made me tear up a bit.

THINKING

Of that darn iPhone 6. I love the camera, but it ends there. If only my Nexus 5 has that great level of white balance when taking photos!

SMELLING

My terrible breath. I just downed an entire bulb of garlic that I had roasted half an hour ago.

WISHING

That my Mt. Pulag trip hadn’t been canceled! I was so psyched to go, and then make plans for more climbs!

WEARING

A white version of this shirt that my friend Alan made in collaboration with Rekles.

Then I’m wearing lounge pants from Cotton On which I actually wear outside the house like it’s some kind of über comfy jogger pants.

LOVING

Snapchat’s features of cities around the world! It’s like a cheapskate way for me to know about the sights and culture from the perspective of the locals, which is a pretty cool concept! Good job, Snapchat!

WANTING

To pack my bags and travel. That goes to the next category which is…

NEEDING

Money to travel. I don’t know how I’m always so poor. *flails arms in exasperation*

FEELING

Like I’m missing out on something. Like I have to do something, but I forget what it is. It’s a bothersome feeling.

THE SUNDAY CURRENTLY VOL. 3