thoughts

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.

– Plutarch

This Happened: I Wish I Hadn’t Found Out

Not knowing better, I opened the app, and yet again instead of just searching a name, fate had it that I scrolled through the messages to look for the message. It was one of the moments you’d never see coming but would change your life forever.

This Happened: A New Home

Let’s go a trip down memory lane to the last time I fired up my laptop and written for this blog – February. Okay, so my last post was dated February 2 talking about how it’s okay to not get everything together on your own. Irony may be lost on me, but a week after…

… but that’s okay.

Independently living for two months now made me ponder and realize a lot of things – things I wouldn’t have learned if I was still living in my comfort zone. In fact, I wish they’ve taught us this in school, or that I was raised ready for it. Well, I guess, learning it the hard…

Not Your Ordinary Salmon

I have always stayed away from the kitchen. ALWAYS. The few times I cook when I was still staying at our family home results to either injury, smirks of disappointment, or worse, combination of the two. But the best way to keep me and my wallet healthy is to learn how to cook.

Leaping Out of Comfort Zone

As one of my best friends called it, I bravely took on the last quarter of the year by stepping out, no scratch that, by leaping out of my comfort zone. It costs me my inner peace, and I have to do something about it.

Breakthroughs, Breakouts, and Workouts

It might even be called reckless or stupid, but I wanted to see what I can get away with. Sometimes, life requires you to take the leap off the edge to teach you how to fly. And as the last quarter of the year started, 2020 decided to throw in an awesome plot twist my…

Stick It!

I have been in a slump for about two weeks now not because I don’t find this fun anymore, nor because I felt lazy and decided to just quit out of the blue but because I realized that there’s more than one way to practice self-care during this time of pandemic. It was during those…

Replay Or Rewind

I will never forget the look on his face. For that alone, if I were given another chance, I still would have taken the degree. Even if it leads me to where I am right now –

MAC: cheap steals and freebies

I consider myself frugal when it comes to shopping for make-up because honestly, I find myself too lazy most of the time to use it. And when I do buy make-up, I tend to buy what I believe is a good quality brand. So when I see some good deals on the brand(s) I like,…

New Horizons on New Normal.

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons was surrounded by so much hype mainly due to the reason that it has been eight years since the last game in the franchise was introduced, and that it offers an endless possibility in a controlled and limited life in quarantine. The addition boasts of features that gamers are excited…

Pandemic Made Me Do It

We all have our own coping mechanisms and online shopping can boost our mood or at least gets us something to look forward to. Careful though, it’s a slippery slope to going broke. I myself am a culprit of spending some hard earned cash to help me get by and let me share with you…

Sex and Vanity

It was 9:52 on a Sunday morning, fair but a bit cloudy outside. I was feeling quite tired despite of having been able to sleep for eight hours. I reached for my Kindle and decided to go for some light novel instead of a heavy read, and let myself be carried into the world of…

Singapore: Why I Keep Coming Back

It’s been 109 days since the lockdown has started in our country – due to this quarantine, a lot of travel plans are postponed or cancelled. So, to satisfy my thirst for it, I decided to revisit my old photos and memories from my past travels and realized why I keep coming back to this…

Peanut Butter Banana Toast with a Twist

sliced ripe bananasslice of breadgenerous (or not so?) amount of peanut buttersprinkle of couragedash of hope Let me be honest and straightforward – I am not fan of peanut butter and I totally have no idea why I created this afternoon snack. I just decided to slice up some ripe bananas and oh so generously…