K-RIBBON SELECTION

 

This was taken in November 5, 2016. We were just strolling at the mall when we saw this mini-exhibition at EDSA Shangri-La Mall.

Some Korean traditional clothes were featured in the exhibition. They also featured some free tastes for some Korean dishes like the Bibimbap and Bulgogi.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures. These were taken on my Sony Cyber-shot DSC WX350.

Being An Adult

It’s kinda stressful to be an adult. It’s very challenging to deal with things on the spot and it freaks me out. Sometimes I wish that I’m just a fictional character. That although I face hardships in life, I can and I will get through it and eventually have a happy ending.

But reality isn’t the same.

You’ll just have to face the present no matter how scary it is. No matter how you dread the reactions of others about your decision, the end result of your decision to your career, where your hard earned money will go after this very crucial decision.

I would like to say that I always try to be honest with my interviews. However, I kinda slipped yesterday. Although, I have mentioned that I’m working part-time, I forgot to tell the interviewer that I’m still working with them and I can’t start working right away. If only I have said that, I wouldn’t probably burn some bridges with my part-time employers.

And what would happen to my incoming salary? I really don’t know. This is stressing me out. If I can still get my money, it would be a big help to pay for my bills. I really don’t know what to do and I’m starting to hate the bank that my part-time chose because they are not doing anything to help.

Anyway, so that’s what my rant is about.

I haven’t told my Team Leader about it yet, and it also freaks me out.

I hope that I can sort things out and solve this problem.

Catching Up On A Tuesday

I know that I haven’t posted anything since my last entry. I remember writing about blogging from time to time as one of my goals and yet not doing so because of so many things that have happened over the past few months.

 

To re-cap:

 

I’m finally free from all the guilt that I have and all the pent-up emotions that I’ve been keeping for years. I was cool at first but I ended up breaking down to Papa yesterday, as I have told him about how my life has been since I left Antipolo.

It wasn’t easy. It was actually something that I wanted to tell them. It was something that I wanted to rub on their faces. It was something that I thought would show my pride.

It started when one of my aunts asked me about my wedding budget. So I showed her our finances. After that, she asked me about my plans after our wedding and where will my mom stay if the condo will be sold this year.

This is quite personal, but I’m going to give you a glimpse of my life for today.

I’ve already explained to them in detail. I’ve already told them how mom is like and what our plans are for her. However, things won’t work out the way we want it to be if she doesn’t have any plans for herself.

“It’s like talking to a wall,” I said.

She’s not the type who’s open to suggestions and solutions. Simply because, she wants things the easy way. She only wants things to be handed over to her while the others work their asses off and give it for free.

I’ve been trying to understand her and stood by her ever since we left Antipolo. However, my efforts aren’t enough. Not now, when I’m just a part-timer. Not now, when I’m still preparing for my wedding. Not now, when I know that she doesn’t want to help herself. Her initiative and drive to earn and make a living to sustain her needs should also be instilled in her. She should be our role model but she isn’t.

Oh, I value her care and how she takes care of me. I’m thankful and grateful for that but she isn’t perfect and her imperfections make it hard for us. It was bad enough that my relatives have to rub it in my face. And frankly speaking, I’m well aware of what’s going on. If only I have the means, I wouldn’t hesitate to help her. But I also have a lot on my plate right now and they aren’t helping at all.

I just hate the fact that they used the situation to go high and mighty on me. I was just beginning my life as an adult and I thought that I’m doing well as a self-efficient individual. I’ve been stuck on the idea of pleasing others that Ino often reminds me that I shouldn’t bother about pleasing them all the time. But still I do it because that’s what makes me at ease.

Now, I just have to let things go. I just don’t care about what they think right now or how bad they perceived me to be. I’m gonna live my life the way I want it to be.

I’m way past anger and I’ve accepted that I lost. I have never asked for anybody’s help ever since Mama Babes passed away. I have never asked for any financial support from Papa. I was in debt for more than a year, had to work for more than 8 hours everyday to sustain my life, and paid for everything that I need on my own. I never asked for anyone’s help because I don’t want to hear people telling me that I’m not grateful enough.

Now, I just don’t really care. If Papa will give me some money or not, it’s his choice. I am not gonna impose any amount or whatever. I just hope that he will see it the way I see it, that I’m grateful enough. That sending me to school is enough. That having his name is enough. That even if I need something, I just want him to appreciate everything that I’ve experienced. I just want him to be proud of my simple accomplishments. And if he will ever give me something, I hope that he will give me something on his own volition.

 

Aside from that, I’ve already accepted that I didn’t get the job that I was hoping for. I’ve gotten over it. Now, I’m just waiting for the go signal for my full-time job. I’m just enjoying my free time and my schedule as a part-time employee. Perhaps, it will be given to me when I’m 100% ready to wake up early and give my best for 8 hours.

I’m still open to other possibilities but I won’t be rushing anymore.

His will be done.

16 Personalities – I’m a Commander (ENTJ)

I’ve been trying to blog. Seriously. I’m planning to post some of the photos that I’ve taken last year. Just wait, 🙂 Please give me some love. Haha!

 

So I took this test a few weeks ago for fun when I saw it on one of my friends’ post on Plurk. I remember that I had taken this test before but I can’t exactly remember what I got.

This time around, I got ENTJ.

 

According to Wikipedia, ENTJ means extraversion, intuition, thinking, judgment. It is an abbreviation used in the publications of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to refer to one of sixteen personality types. It is also The Commander‘s personality.

 

The website of 16 Personalities summed it up as:

 

ENTJs are natural-born leaders. People with this personality type embody the gifts of charisma and confidence, and project authority in a way that draws crowds together behind a common goal. But unlike their Feeling (F) counterpart, ENTJs are characterized by an often ruthless level of rationality, using their drive, determination and sharp minds to achieve whatever end they’ve set for themselves. Perhaps it is best that they make up only three percent of the population, lest they overwhelm the more timid and sensitive personality types that make up much of the rest of the world – but we have ENTJs to thank for many of the businesses and institutions we take for granted every day.

 

  • Happiness Lies in the Joy of Achievement

  • Cultivating the Science of Human Relationships

ENTJ Strengths

 

  • Efficient – ENTJs see inefficiency not just as a problem in its own right, but as something that pulls time and energy away from all their future goals, an elaborate sabotage consisting of irrationality and laziness. People with the ENTJ personality type will root out such behavior wherever they go.
  • Energetic – Rather than finding this process taxing ENTJs are energized by it, genuinely enjoying leading their teams forward as they implement their plans and goals.
  • Self-Confident – ENTJs couldn’t do this if they were plagued by self-doubt – they trust their abilities, make known their opinions, and believe in their capacities as leaders.
  • Strong-Willed – Nor do they give up when the going gets tough – ENTJ personalities strive to achieve their goals, but really nothing is quite as satisfying to them as rising to the challenge of each obstacle in their run to the finish line.
  • Strategic Thinkers – ENTJs exemplify the difference between moment-to-moment crisis management and navigating the challenges and steps of a bigger plan, and are known for examining every angle of a problem and not just resolving momentary issues, but moving the whole project forward with their solutions.
  • Charismatic and Inspiring – These qualities combine to create individuals who are able to inspire and invigorate others, who people actually want to be their leaders, and this in turn helps ENTJs to accomplish their often ambitious goals that could never be finished alone.

ENTJ Weaknesses

 

  • Stubborn and Dominant – Sometimes all this confidence and willpower can go too far, and ENTJs are all too capable of digging in their heels, trying to win every single debate and pushing their vision, and theirs alone.
  • Intolerant – “It’s my way or the highway” – People with the ENTJ personality type are notoriously unsupportive of any idea that distracts from their primary goals, and even more so of ideas based on emotional considerations. ENTJs won’t hesitate a second to make that fact clear to those around them.
  • Impatient – Some people need more time to think than others, an intolerable delay to quick-thinking ENTJs. They may misinterpret contemplation as stupidity or disinterest in their haste, a terrible mistake for a leader to make.
  • Arrogant – ENTJ personalities respect quick thoughts and firm convictions, their own qualities, and look down on those who don’t match up. This relationship is a challenge for most other personality types who are perhaps not timid in their own right, but will seem so beside overbearing ENTJs.
  • Poor Handling of Emotions – All this bluster, alongside the assumed supremacy of rationalism, makes ENTJs distant from their own emotional expression and sometimes downright scornful of others’. People with this personality type often trample others’ feelings, inadvertently hurting their partners and friends, especially in emotionally charged situations.
  • Cold and Ruthless – Their obsession with efficiency and unwavering belief in the merits of rationalism, especially professionally, makes ENTJs incredibly insensitive in pursuing their goals, dismissing personal circumstances, sensitivities, and preferences as irrational and irrelevant.

 

I may disagree with some of these but I also agree with most of it. I remember getting a different result a few years ago and I think it’s because our environment and experiences change us in some way. Our personalities develop and improve or gets worse because of different factors. As we grow up, we become the better or the worse version of ourselves.

This personality may describe me as who I am right now, but I may change in the future. Who knows? I guess, the only way to check is to try to take the test again next year. Haha! Or anytime in the future.

 

How about you? What’s your personality like? Are you willing to take this test? Do you think that this test is accurate? Kindly share your thoughts on the comment section. 🙂

How to get a TIN ID

Long time no post.

I’ve been trying to make this entry since this afternoon but my drafts were gone and it was not published. 🙁

 

Anyway, this entry will be about getting a Taxpayer Identification Number ID. I’ve been searching for a similar post online but I couldn’t find one. Google gave me different websites to visit but neither of those pages answered my questions. Even the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) website doesn’t have any answers to my questions. They only have some answers about getting a TIN and I don’t need it anymore since I already have one.

Having a TIN ID and a SSS ID are very important. These IDs are usually used to present in the bank or other personal transactions. You need these IDs to present so that you can open a bank account, receive money, encash your cheque, etc.

I have already applied for my unified SSS ID before and I already have one. I also have a PhilHealth ID but I don’t have a TIN ID. Unfortunately, the new bank that I’m going to open a new account with do not accept PhilHealth IDs as a requirement. So, the HR in my part time job told me to get a TIN ID so that she can give me an endorsement letter to the bank.

Not knowing the basic things such as how to get one or if I still have to pay a certain amount to get one led me to make a research online. As I’ve said, it sucks that the main government office’s website doesn’t have a straightforward answer to this. The site also was not as user friendly as it is supposed to be but that’s just one of the things they need to improve on.

Google redirected me to outdated entries that do not necessarily answer my questions. So, I decided to go to the Mandaluyong branch of BIR instead. I also brought some money in case I have to pay something for the ID.

 

I don’t often wake up early and I’ve been meaning to do so since last week. It’s a good thing that I was able to start the week right, by doing it now. My mother accompanied me to BIR this morning. We went around 9 AM to avoid the long queue of people for different purposes.

At first, there was a signage in the front desk that the TIN ID is unavailable. It was quite misleading so they should take the signage down if they knew better. So, I inquired at the front desk about it and the lady at the front desk told me that it’s already available and I should proceed to counter 6.

Counter 6 is actually a lane for Senior Citizens, PWDs, pregnant women, etc. So, when the staff at Counter 6 told me that I should go to another counter, I asked them why the lady at the front desk told me to go there. They eventually accommodated me and asked me to fill up the application for TIN ID form. However, after filling the form, another staff called my name and told me to go to BIR Pasig branch instead.

Nobody explained to me why I still need to go to another branch when they will only print the ID on a yellow paper (which honestly looks similar to the NBI Clearance paper). I mean, it’s just a laminated ID. It’s not like they will use the same material that was used for the SSS ID or the PhilHealth ID.

When I was ranting about this sentiment to my mom, she reasoned out that it was probably free that’s why the quality was not the same with the SSS ID or the PhilHealth ID. Still, it was quite a let down knowing that the BIR collects so much taxes from taxpayers. We also found out that the PhilHealth ID was free of charge when we were at Counter 6.

So, we didn’t have a choice but to go to Pasig. We hailed a regular cab and got there around 10. The BIR office doesn’t have a proper signage outside the building as well, so I almost got lost in getting there. I’m really thankful that my mom showed me the entrance to the BIR office and we were able to get there on time.

It was almost lunch time when we arrived so the number of people inside the BIR office is slowly increasing. It’s a good thing that I was able to get a number for counter 3 right away. The guard gave me a different form because he said that the form in Mandaluyong and in Pasig are different.

 

How come they have different forms? The mere fact that I need to go to another branch just to get an ID sucks. It just shows that they don’t have a unified system or something that consolidates with other branches. It’s quite a hassle and waste of time, fare and effort to deal with these lapses.

In addition, the staffs in both branches are not really friendly and accommodating. They seem quite bossy and may lack some people skills. One of the staff in the counter 2 of BIR Pasig actually made fun of one of the taxpayers because the latter doesn’t know which form should he fill in. Instead of guiding the taxpayer properly and respectfully, he treated the taxpayer like he is someone lower than him. It was distasteful and really ill-mannered of the staff. This staff is a middle aged man who treats his colleagues like they are in a party chatting over alcoholic drinks. Beware of this kind of government employees. 

 

Going back to my experience in the BIR office…

As if I have a choice, I filled in the form again and waited for my number to be called. There was a queue already and although there are more than 12 or 14 counters, the people still need to wait for their turn and for their numbers to be called.

The thing is, you need to go there early if you don’t want to waste so much time waiting in the queue. Also, you need to properly check your personal information because once the yellow paper is printed with errors, the staff might ask you to pay P100. It’s a good thing that the staff didn’t ask me to pay for my misspelled name. I only figured out that the encoder wrote FRANCESCA instead of FRANCHESCA when I received my TIN ID. It’s a good thing that I saw it while I was there and was able to have it changed at the same time.

How could they even mistype it? They have already asked for another ID but they still wrote a different name on a white sheet of paper!!

 

Anyway…

The answers to my questions are:

 

Q: Do I need to pay for the TIN ID?

A: No. You can get your TIN ID for free.

 

Q: Can I claim the ID on the same day or do I have to go back to their office to get it on another day?

A: I’m not sure about the exact answer to this. It may be a case to case basis, but in my experience, I got it on the same day. I only waited for a few minutes since they encode the information right away.

 

Q: How do I apply for a TIN ID?

A: Here’s the step by step procedure on how to get your TIN ID.

 

 

1. Go to the BIR branch where you registered your TIN number. This is my theory, I never got the chance to know if this is true, but I figured that the reason I was sent to Pasig was because I registered my TIN ID in Pasig 8 years ago. 

 

2. Fill up the TIN ID application form and get a number from the guard  The number indicates your turn to go to the assigned counter, in my case it was counter 3. 

3. Wait for your number to be called in the counter you are assigned to.

4. When your number is called at the counter, pass the form to the staff and present a different ID (this is for the encoder to copy the proper spelling of your name, I guess.) Lo and behold, you already presented a different ID but they still copied your name and address wrong. So… carefully read your information before you tell them that everything is correct. Make sure that  the spelling of your name, address and other information are correct. Of course, most especially your TIN number.

5. Wait for your name to be called and get another ID to present to get your TIN ID. I suggest you give another ID with the same address to be sure. I actually gave my SSS ID this afternoon but my address on that ID was different from my PhilHealth ID.

6. Once you are called by the encoder, he or she will return your other ID and ask you to check your personal info on a paper. He will ask you to encircle the mistyped information and change it. He will also tell you to sign at the bottom of your information and put the date on that day. So… carefully read your information before you tell them that everything is correct. Make sure that  the spelling of your name, address and other information are correct. Of course, most especially your TIN number.

7. Usually, the encoder will call your name again. He will give you your TIN ID and it’s done. You’ll just have to put a 1×1 picture on the right side and sign on the left side.

 

My mistake was that I only encircled the block instead of the apartment unit number. I was so focused on the address, my TIN number and my birthdate that I missed the proper spelling of my name. It’s a good thing that the encoder was nice enough to do it again. He made a new one and corrected the spelling of my name. He didn’t charge me P100 anymore.

I just placed a picture on the card and had it laminated this afternoon so that I can open a bank account tomorrow. Even though it doesn’t have the same quality as the SSS ID and the PhilHealth ID, I’m still thankful that I’ve accomplished this task today. Tomorrow will be a new journey. I’ll try to post my experience again if I have enough time.

 

January Recap

I’ve been meaning to write since I quit my job. It’s almost February and here I am trying to write something as if I’ve been busy for a while. Truth is, I’m just at home most of the time or at the gym choosing what to play in my head while I stretch my arms or run or something.  I haven’t done much work since I resigned and I am really running out of funds. I basically struggled with earning money as a freelancer and I kinda sucked at getting things done. I would really like to blame our noisy apartment for being unsuccessful, but the thing is, the Internet was also not at par with Taiwan’s Internet speed.

The upside of basically chilling at home is you don’t need an alarm clock to tell you that you need to work your ass off. You also don’t need to always be in a hurry. However, I may have slacked a lot instead of having a productive time in cooking or cleaning the house. It’s not boredom that’s making me want to go out, but it’s the freedom to actually do something without always thinking about the time or to be in a hurry. Aside from having the urge to receive a monthly salary, the mere fact that I’m getting lazy to go out and do something worthwhile are eating me alive.

I guess, I just need to find a hobby or something else. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve applied to at least five companies this month and I’m proud to say that I got a job offer in 4 out of the 5 jobs that I’ve applied for. It’s just that I’ve been so picky with what I want to do this year.

Ino and I have just started our reservations in the church and our reception, and there’s still so much to deal with. Most of it are finance related so, we still have to take things at a time. I know that there’s so much pressure from all the preparations and the down payments needed for each wedding aspect. So, it’s really better if I could also earn a little.

I think I’ve written about my thoughts regarding having a simple dream before. To reiterate, I just want a simple life and I want to earn something for myself. I prefer to have simple but attainable dreams. I don’t really aim for unattainable or unrealistic dreams.

So, here I am trying to recap what has happened during my idle month.

Right now, I’m about to start my training in another Korean company. I still don’t know much about the details yet but this company feels like home to me. Probably it’s because of the same people that I used to work with, or the new environment, or probably it’s because it’s a small company. I don’t know. I’ll find out soon and write about it soon.

 

I still have a couple of entries that I haven’t posted. Those entries were taken last year but I am still feeling lazy and time constricted so I cannot post it tonight. However, if time permits then I might post it this February.

 

1st Week of January Musings

Hello from the other side!

I mean hello 2017! I’ve been meaning to write since I resigned in my previous company. I think I’ve been enjoying the long breaks and all the free time that I have too much; And as a result, I tend to forget that I need to write something or anything. However, whenever I try to upload some new photos or update the last 5 or 3 pages of this blog, I become more lazy by the day and I tend to close the windows and shut my laptop down.

Anyway, it’s already the 5th of January which means that I’ve slacked too much and people are already done with their resolutions and stuff. I’m not really planning to write my resolution for this year but I’m hoping for more great things to come.

Instead, I’d like to write some of my plans and the things that I’m looking forward to this year.

Let’s start, shall we?

 

  • Find a job. I’m officially unemployed and I’m somehow enjoying my free time. ‘Though I’m not busy with work and nobody’s paying me for anything, I was still busy with opening a new bank account and applying for a part-time home-based job.

 

  • Go to the gym. Budgeting my money from my last two salaries last December was so painfully stressful. I tried my best to follow the plan, but I somehow used some of the money for things that I want than what I need. On the other hand, I was able to allot some money for the two months promo in Gym Plus! I hope to go to the gym regularly ‘though.

 

  • Blog more often. I’ve been procrastinating since I was free from work. I’ve never been productive online since then. I tried to enlarge some of the photos here but I’m getting too lazy to finish it. This 2017, I’m planning to write whenever I feel like it and try to fight laziness from getting in the way of finishing what needs to be done. I want this blog to be more useful than last year. I need to be more serious and more passionate in writing quality entries this year.

 

  • Take more pictures. I just bought my own compact camera last year and I tried my best to take some photos of the places, events, restaurants and other interesting things that I’ve been to or that I’ve tried. However, my photos are not exactly blog worthy. Since I’m such a late bloomer in the field of photography, I didn’t get to enjoy taking photos the same way other people prioritize documentations passionately. It was just because of Saab Magalona that I really got interested in taking photos and uploading it to my website. She even inspired me to get my own domain and stay in WordPress. All in all, I really need to take photography seriously and take really nice shots since I have a decent camera to use. If I’m using it to document something, then I have to make sure that the quality of the photos are clear and worth posting online. I should really learn from my very shaky photographs last year.

 

  • Read more books. It’s quite ironic that I’ve told my students to read more but I don’t regularly do it. I’ve been preoccupied with so many things that I’ve taken reading for granted. I’ve been doing house chores, playing online games, sleeping, doing errands, and other things but it has been ages since I really read a book and sat on it for hours. I must read more often. I must enrich my vocabulary. I know that I need it for my next job. I need to be more efficient this year.

 

  • Write more stories. I used to say that I don’t have enough time to write. I’m very much busy with so many things like work, going out and blogging about stuff, playing games, more work, relationship stuff, and all the other excuses I can make to make you believe that I’m busy. Oh! Writer’s block is a very big contributor as well. Without the proper muse or fuel to write something worth reading or writing about, I tend to do other things like sleep or laze around.

I hope that I would be more eager to share my thoughts, my opinions, my daily life and the things that I’m into this year. I’ve attempted to put some soul to this blog by giving you a preview of what my life has been because reading this blog sometimes makes me feel inorganic. However, people’s writing styles may change for different reasons and for different point of views over a period of time. Maybe it’s just my way of maturing or perhaps, writing about my personal life in a more personal level is not something that I would really like to share these days.

I hope that I could write more scenes and finish some stories this year.

 

It’s quite funny that the things that I’m looking into as goals are somewhat like resolutions too. I think it’s a subtle resolution as well.

 

  • Wake up early. I’m a night owl. I am definitely a night person and an insomniac. Perhaps it’s because I’ve gotten used to this lifestyle for more than three years or perhaps, it’s just a mind over matter thing. I know that I can wake up early if I want to. Heck, I’ve survived xx years of school and was able to graduate on time but I’ve never really tried to do it voluntarily.

The most stress-free moment for me was when I stopped using my alarm clock and snoozing it several times in a day. However, many people say that waking up early and seeing Mr. Sun rise is a good thing for our health. Eating breakfast and eating on time helps as well. If I want to lose weight, I really need to be more disciplined not only mentally or physically but also emotionally, psychologically, etc. It’s also for my own good anyways.  I think I should try to wake up early this week. It’s already 12:33 AM here so, I can’t sleep early today and I’m still blogging! So, tomorrow, January 5. Procrastinating… again.

 

  • Do the house chores regularly. I’m not a perfect person. Nobody is. I tend to forget so many things and I admit that I only do the things that people usually remind me to do. Sometimes, I can become very lazy and forgetful. Those are both bad habits that I must change this year. I need to be more willing to do the house chores voluntarily and willingly. I must have an initiative so that Ino and I won’t fight often.

 

  • Learn more dishes to cook. It has been tried and tested that I know how to cook and basically can follow a cookbook. ‘Though I still can’t figure out the right timing when it comes to not overcooking the food or burning it. In my several attempts to be a good housewife, I was able to successfully discover my cooking skills. It may not be at par with my sister’s baking skills but I can say that the food that I cooked were quite edible. However, I really need to seriously learn the ways on how to properly cook a decent meal for my future husband, future children, my parents and myself. I’m actually proud to say that given the complete ingredients and a clear instruction on how to make it, I know that I can actually make a decent meal.

 

 

I’ve been meaning to let this entry go but it’s already 3 AM and I’m still thinking about the things that I want to accomplish. Perhaps, I should just update this entry next time.

 

The Sunday Currently Vol. 14

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Taken a few months back. Back when we used to bring cheap snacks on Fridays. (Random photo)

 

Hello December!

I know that I’ve totally abandoned my blog because I’ve been busy with so many things. I still have 2 entries that I haven’t posted yet because I don’t have enough time and energy to do it. Honestly. But don’t fret, because the photos are just in my camera and it will just take me a while to upload it and make the entries. (I haven’t updated the margins for the tablet view and the mobile view so that’s one of the reasons why I’m slacking too.)

I’m trying to learn a few things about CSS with the help of Ino but I think I still need to learn some coding skills here and there to really customize my theme. Well, I had asked for Ino’s expertise since he’s a senior web developer, but it’s almost Christmas… and he always tells me that he’ll fix it but I’m getting impatient. So, I decided to tinker it myself and just ask him for a walk-through. Because if I don’t do it, who else would?

In other news…

I also know that I have to catch up with you and keep you updated with what’s going on in my life. So here it goes…

Reading

I never got to finish 50 Shades of Grey (the Filipinized version), but I was able to finish City of Bones. I forgot when exactly, but I’m happy to let you know that I’m now on the third chapter of City of Ashes. My paperback has been on the shelf for a few years and I just opened the book last Friday because I almost died out of boredom last week. It’s all thanks to our Korean managers and their ‘no-gadgets-on-the-desk’ rule. 

I’m also reading Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen. I had a hard time reading it at first because I didn’t get it but after trying my best to understand it, I’m proud to say that I’m already on the fourth chapter. I’m still trying to get interested with the plot so, I hope to finish this book by next year.

Listening

I can hear the scenes of the movie, Spectral. Ino is watching it beside me on the bed while I’m writing my TSC. It’s a little distracting, but it’s fine.

Thinking

I’m thinking about my salary, my 13th month pay and my bills. I was hoping to save some money for my resignation and the ‘homebased’ or work-at-home life next year. I’m a little stressed out with work and how I’ll get the hang of everything but I’m really looking forward to the changes that I’ll be facing next year. 

After a while, I realized that I’ve been working in the office for quite some time and I haven’t practiced my degree. In a few months, I’ll be getting married and I have to be more responsible. I have to be a good wife and I have to be a better person. I hope that I won’t regret choosing this over everything that I’ve gotten used to.

Smelling

I don’t smell anything here right now.

Wishing and Hoping

I’m wishing and hoping that I will have a successful career path next year. I hope that I could balance work and leisure, as well as my time for myself without compromising my time with my future husband.

I wish that everything will work out and will run smoothly as planned. If not then, I’d have to think of another plan to get back on my feet again.

Wearing

I’m wearing a blue and white stripes spaghetti nightgown.

Loving

I’m loving this weekend because Ino and I were able to hear mass tonight. I’m also happy that I was able to do my laundry and update my TSC.

Wanting

 I want to have this theme done already. I also want this month to be over so that I could start working at home, go to the gym and learn new things.

Needing

I need to budget my money wisely. I also need to sleep earlier and wake up earlier than usual. I also need to update my resume and prepare my documents soon.

Feeling

I feel uncomfortable because of my itchy throat. Having sore throat really sucks. On the other hand, I’m mentally and emotionally counting down the days that I’ll be leaving the company. I’m looking forward to the things that I can do and I can achieve.

Clicking

Clicking through my previous TSC. 

I haven’t used my laptop for quite a while but I’m glad that I’m back to posting things again. 🙂

How about you? What are you doing? Link up & share your Sunday Currently on Sidda Thornton’s blog. :)

Asia Pop Comic Con 2016

I totally forgot when we went, but I think it was on a Saturday, August 28, 2016.

(It was day 2 based on my entrance ticket / wrist sticker bracelet, so it was August 28, 2016 indeed.)

Ino reserved some tickets ahead of time for the Asia Pop Comic Con 2016 and I’m quite elated to be a part of this big event.

I used to think that I hate going to conventions because it’s always crowded and noisy. I used to think that the cosplayers are too many and too chaotic for my sanity but those misconceptions have changed over a period of time.

We’ve been attending conventions for quite some time and it has never disappointed us. Sure, there may be times when not much people attend the said komic kon but it’s still a win-win situation for me because I still hate huge crowds.

After going to our first Komic Kon, I decided to buy shirts as a memento for each event. I am the type who was not really into reading comic books as a child, so I’d rather have something useful that I can wear.

When we went to APCC, I really didn’t have any idea on what to expect. I was just thinking of going because I want to take pictures and make use of my point and shoot skills. I wasn’t  really thinking of the guests, or the people who will go there. But when we saw Toto Madayag, I instantly felt home. It’s as if we are really at the right place and not just wandering about and waiting for things to happen.

Being my excited self, I took pictures as soon as we got there. (Naks, look at my memory. I can remember all these things when it happened almost 2 months ago. Sometimes, slacking when it comes to having the urge to write right away in order for you not to forget about real time events and letting the mañana habit take most of your life – where you almost feel like you don’t need the importance of writing it anymore, have its perks.)

Ino still wants to roam around and check out the booths at that time, but I was busy being my stubborn self. So I took photos of things that are in front of me without really knowing what is going on. Sometimes, I just do things impulsively and so randomly that I forget that I need to ask and be more interested in what’s going on.

So, aside from the booths, there were also some activities in the area. I also remember watching a Cosplay event with Ino and taking my first video from my new digicam. However, I don’t really feel the need to post it here.

We also got some free Kimy Krazy Banana Surprise on the event. We also checked out some cool shirts and some interesting stuff on the booths. It was so much fun!

I’m actually glad that Ino and I went to this event. That was the latest event that we’ve been to. I’m looking forward for more fun and exciting adventures with Ino.

For the mean time, please enjoy these photos that I took on the event:

 

For those who need this:

 

There was just this one time that I needed to tell him how I feel. One time… when I felt that there was lacking, almost running out, and about to be missing, my fear and insecurity got the best of me.

My fears got the best of me. My insecurity has taken over me. And before I could stop myself, it has already caused chaos between us.

What I was trying to do was to get him back and resolve our problems. I wanted him back. I wanted all of him. All of his time. I was trying to tell him how I feel, when we started arguing. The difference in tone combined with bitterness and anger has enveloped the room. The things I wanted to repair have just gotten worse. Some irreparable, some things we couldn’t take back.

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I found myself crying silent tears which became louder and louder. I found myself crying all night. I literally cried myself to sleep and when I woke up, I started sobbing again. He wanted to know what’s happening and what the problem was. But I couldn’t find the words to explain to him how I feel and how I am envisioning our relationship.

He told me that he was unhappy because I was micromanaging him. All the while, I thought that I am just showing concern. However, it didn’t occur to me that I was micromanaging him. I unintentionally hurt him. And he’s not happy anymore.

I didn’t know where to stand. I don’t know where we are or how our relationship would last. What would happen after this? What would become of our relationship? What will happen to us? What will happen to our relationship as we are getting close to getting married?

I am so scared to lose him. To lose everything in our relationship. To begin again. To start from scratch. I felt so scared to do things all over again. To see him with someone else. To find him doing things with someone else. To find him happy with someone else. Thoughts cloud my mind and all I ever wanna do is end my life.

All I know at that time was that I’m very sad. That I don’t want to wake up tomorrow. That I want to end this pain. So I grabbed a knife and almost slashed my wrist. And he found me. Took the knife away and stopped me from what I was supposed to do.

I was thinking of other ways to end my life that night. I was considering taking the poison from a medicine bottle. However, the thought of having the poison in my body and failing to kill myself made me think of the effects it would do to my body. I felt even more helpless and I found myself drowning in my own tears and my own thoughts. I felt so alone. I felt so helpless.

I didn’t know where to go. I can’t put my thoughts into words that night. He kept on asking me what’s going on and I can’t bring myself to talk. I can’t even tell him how messed up my thoughts are. It’s like a part of me was dying every second, every minute, every time.

I almost killed myself and I itch to play with that knife again. I am beyond self-pity but I am not yet ready to fail again in my next attempt. I was thinking of doing it again this morning. But my tired eyes and body didn’t let me. I was also scared to die.

I was just asking for time. I was asking it because he has his own world now and he’s doing the things he want to do. He has a life and I don’t. All I do is go to work and go home and stay at home on my rest days. It made me feel that I’m competing with his friends / his co-workers. It made me feel that he is moving on in his life and I’m left on the same spot. His lack of time made me feel that I am getting left behind. He also ignores me when we’re together which adds up to my paranoia. My thoughts have gone haywire after that. Insecurity has swallowed me whole.

This afternoon, I had already taken a shower when I felt the need to stay at home, waste my time in bed and wallow in tears. Some part of me wants to go to work to forget how bad I feel and how lonely I am. A part of me wants to stay at home and embrace the miserable feeling that I am feeling. My conscious mind is telling me that I can’t afford to be absent at work today and that I can’t afford to add troubles to my work now. That is the only thing that I have. That’s the only stable thing that I have right now and I can’t jeopardize it no matter how broken I am.

My consciousness won over my miserable thoughts. I went to work without bringing my gadgets. I was supposed to leave my phone and my powerbank but I am already late to work and I need to tell my team leader where I am so that I can inform him about my whereabouts. I ended up bringing my phone and powerbank to work.

I still informed Ino that I was headed to work. We eventually exchanged messages on hangouts and sort of patched things up.

My current plan is to go home alone. I won’t mind him to fetch me anymore. He must be busy. He must need more time to finish his work and after all the stress that I put him through, perhaps, he can’t fetch me again today.

I was trying to talk myself to it. That things have changed and that he may not do the same things that he used to do. I may have been somewhere in his list of priorities. He said he’s going to try to limit his time for himself to give time for me.

It just pains me that he needs to sacrifice his time for himself, for his enjoyment, to be with me. Or that our time to be together or his time to be with me must be sacrificed so that he can do the things that he want to do.

Yeah, we are now in that part of the relationship. Where I find myself asking what has happened the whole time and what happened to the time he used to spend with me? Why does it feel like I need to beg for his time now that we are about to get married? And certain thoughts have crossed my mind about what would happen to us if this problem continues.

I still don’t know where I stand. I still don’t know where to go. All I know is I want to fix this. I want to be with him. I don’t want to break up with him. But I’m not sure if he still needs me. If he still wants me. Or if he’s still happy with me.

He said that he always considers me in everything he does. That whenever he sents me messages, he shows concern and time for me. But that was all there is to it. When I go home or when I arrive at home, he’s usually busy with work and Facebook and other things. When he gets back to me, he’s always hot headed and irritated. Sometimes, I am not doing anything but he just gets angry. I tend to ask why and we’re back to arguing.

I’m so confused and I feel exhausted. I don’t know what’s left in this relationship. If he ever sees these things. If he ever noticed. If he ever cares.

I’m so far gone in his priorities. I feel so left alone. I don’t know where to start or how to pick up where we left off. Or where to even begin.

My subconscious is telling me something again. I am just choosing not to listen to it. I’m so close to giving up. I’m so close to letting go. I’m so close to leaving myself behind as well. I don’t really know what to do with my life anymore.

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