sunday currently | 06

ola, oktubre!

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273 days of 2017, 85 days before Christmas, 27 days before my one week leave–Hello, October!

The days flies so fast sometimes I can’t keep up. Thinking how I started this year and where I am now, I’ve been through a lot in that 273 days. My daughter also turned seventeen months old today when it feels like I just had her in my tummy yesterday. Now, I have a little kid running around the house and turning everything upside down when no one is looking.

CURRENTLY

Reading Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff. I started reading this last month even though I wasn’t even half way on Clash of Kings. I just need one book for my 12 books reading challenge. I still have plenty of time to finish the challenge. Maybe I wouldn’t exceed on my reading goal this year.

Writing drafts on Broadway songs, Lineage 2 Revolution review, some writing exercises. Kdrama list, and trying to come up with book and movie reviews again. I am also considering a travel article. Of where? I don’t know yet.

Listening to Moira dela Torre songs. I like listening to #hugot songs and Moira perfected that craft. I heard this song from Kasya Pa, a short film starring Empoy and Alessandra de Rossi.

Watching Supergirl’s Season Two. I went back to watching American series lately. I have a number of kdramas lined up (not to mention books to read) but the new season of CW series are about to start and I haven’t finished the last season of those yet!

Thinking of the future. I tend to overthink, a lot. I can’t stop thinking of things that I should not focus on yet. It’s not healthy but it calms me in a way that I would “somehow” be prepared of what’s to come even if I know my plan will not really happen if that situation I’m thinking about happens. Useless isn’t?

Smelling the Lechong Kawali I cooked for lunch. Nothing beats the feeling of staying at your parent’s house. The downside of it is, my diet (which is nonexistent right now) is ruined. I need to loose weight. Easier said than done. Meh.

Wishing for a time machine that would show me the future, longer paid vacation. Can you make it a month, please?

Hoping I would soon start the home based part time job I am applying for. There are still kinks I need to work on before I start. I am considering doing this full time in the near future so I hope I could build my portfolio very soon.

Wearing a shirt and short shorts. No need for an OOTD since I’m just always home when doing Sunday Currently unless I talk about what I was wearing yesterday which is… shirt and shorts too. HAHAHA.

Needing a stress reliever. Maybe writing about my worries would somehow relieved me from feeling so worried.

Feeling slightly worried. I have a wonky menstrual cycle. If most girls have a normal 28-day cycle, mine varies from 30-45 days to 100+ days. Yes, 100+ days. I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, in layman’s term my ovaries have many eggs that doesn’t mature. No egg maturity means no menstruation. For the past few months, my cycle is being a bitch. I gained weight which could be attributed to PCOS and my blood sugar is higher than my HbA1c three months ago. My recent sonogram confirmed my PCOS is again out of control. The difficult part of this is, I can’t use OCPs to control my hormonal imbalance because I can’t gain weight more than what I have gained now. OCPs are not allowed for someone with hypertension. I have no choice but go with calendar and symptothermal method for contraception which I find very hard to do since my body is playing tricks on me. It’s so hard pinpointing when I exactly ovulated. It’s a guessing game and for someone who doesn’t want another child yet, this is very worrisome. If it turns out positive, I want a baby boy.

wl, a.

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sunday currently | 05

last Sunday of August

Where did time go? In a few more days we’re officially starting the “ber” months. I feel like it was just January yesterday.

Let’s get to this entry so I could end my extended Sunday and sleep.

CURRENTLY

Reading Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin. I finally scored a copy in Bookends the last time I went to Baguio. If you’ve read my previous Sunday Currently entries (very few since I only do this every last Sunday of the month), I’ve been looking for a cheap copy I could buy. I know, it’s not the end of the year yet but I can feel it in my bones, I will not finish this series this year. Meaning, the TV adaptation has to wait.

Writing this entry. A few reviews, if I’ll feel focused and inspired to write those. Rest and mobile games and Instagram are all I do lately.

Listening to the music of Masha and the Bear. The little girl loves to watch that show and I have serious LSS since I came home.

Watching Love in the Moonlight. I started watching this last weekend. I’m half way through it but I got sidetracked with work and baby sitting. I also got back to watching the latest episodes of Teen Wolf which is now on its last season. It’s the last time I’ll see Tyler Posey’s abs. Huhu.

Thinking of what I want to do for the last quarter of the year, of my obligations, of my plans and just about everything that I shouldn’t be thinking right now because I need to sleep. I’m also thinking of what books to read and the workload I’ll get back  to after my long weekend and how the hell am I going to finish that in 3 days when I feel so lazy in the office all the freaking time.

Smelling the home made burger patty I cooked for dinner today.

Wishing for a smoother last quarter of 2017. The last 3 were a pain in the ass, in the pocket and in the head. I wish the universe will give me a break and let me breath before I go and face what it will throw my face in the next months. If it’s a new job opportunity in Baguio, I would gladly embrace it.

Hoping for a lateral transfer this year. I honestly do not want to leave the company where I’m working now. A year shy from celebrating my 10th year with them, I am not yet loosing hope over the chance that I’ll get to work at the Baguio site of this company. Although, sometimes I feel like my only options are to resign, relocate and start from scratch. I just hope I’ll be patient enough to wait for that lateral transfer because those options are not very wise right now.

Wearing sleepwear since I’m about to sleep.

Needing TLC and an out of town trip. My trips to Baguio and Pangasinan are not counted. I need vitamin sea! Who would want to go to the beach on this rainy season, right? Me.

Feeling overwhelmed, worried and scared. A lot of things had happened and is still happening in my life lately. It’s still a long way for everything to fall into place. I also have to think of my health since I am not getting any younger and the health issues I have will not go away. Better eat and live healthy, though the eating part is a work in progress. Easier said that done, eh.

Hay. Can September be a little nicer and easier, please?

– wl, a.

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sunday currently | 04

what i need is rest in mind, body and pocket

I should have written and posted this last Sunday but since my katamaran due to the weather is at the extremes and I am still recovering from my hospital confinement a few days prior, I set it aside. Now here I am trying to catch up with what happened on my weekend.

I am probably the only person you’ll find in Metro Manila who likes the rainy season. Some of my fondest memories growing up were during this season and with the way the hot season is now, I would gladly welcome any shift from the normal 35-ish degrees weather. Liking the rain doesn’t mean I like the trouble it causes especially in Metro Manila. I like travelling when it’s raining but I hate the traffic, the flood and the additional hours from my usual travel time to and fro the office. We know how crazy Metro Manila gets when the hanging habagat plus a typhoon joins forces and it is not a pretty sight. That recently happened over the weekend, good thing is I wasn’t in Metro Manila during that time. Thank God for small mercies.

CURRENTLY

Reading nothing in particular. I’ve been wanting to read A Clash of Kings for a few months now but I couldn’t get a print copy. “K” the Kindle finally gave up on me last month so I couldn’t read my e-copy. I really want to get my hands on a print. Can somebody find me this book on a friendly budget? If you guys can lend me the copy that’s going to be so awesome.

Writing this post and mind-writing my answers for Jolen’s questions in the Awesome Blogger Award she nominated me with. I used to join those in Off the Wall. Now I am not sure if I have the patience to do those anymore though I really love the nomination I got. I am also planning to write a goodbye post to “K” I just can’t find the right time and mood to do it.

Listening to Who You Are by Jessie J.

Watching nothing. I want to watch Kita Kita and a few indie films lined up for screening in the next weeks. Kita Kita is still showing in local cinemas but the fee is not so friendly on my budget. (Feel ko kasi Indie parin. Si Piolo lang nagproduce, commercial fee na agad?!)

Thinking of being active on IG again. The last time I posted was early this year? After that I totally forgot IG. I still have the app on my phone, got tons of images to edit and post but I couldn’t, for the life of me, start doing it again. I probably would before the quarter ends. Kung hindi ako tinamad.

Smelling the aroma of Korean green tea and missing the smell of coffee. The struggle is real.

Wishing I could just pack my bags, resign and move somewhere else. Can time do its work the soonest possible time? I guess not.

Hoping for a divine intervention. Charot. I am hoping that what I started to do this year and wants to happen in the future will have its results. Why can’t there be a fast forward or a rewind button you could press if you want to see the future or undo what happened in the past? Sabi ko nga, life doesn’t work that way.

Wearing jeans, a gray jacket, a gray shirt and a gray running shoes. It’s a gray day feels today.

Needing rest. I think I would forever need that. I travel for 6-10 hours every weekend plus my everyday travel time to the office. I feel like I spend most of my time sitting in a bus. I badly needed a relocation job or a home based job. I just don’t know where to start. Almost a decade in an office environment for the same company is a little hard to let go, though I know, I should and very soon.

Feeling generally happy with worries on the side and in love.

– wl, a.

P.S. It’s not Sunday anymore. So I’ll just edit the posting date. I can’t wait for next Sunday!

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sunday currently | 03

weekends are for Flamie

My weekends, specially Sundays, lately are spent with my daughter. I’m in Manila on weekdays then I travel to Pangasinan every Friday or early morning (as in wee hours) on Saturday so I can be with my daughter on my rest days. If you think a couple’s LDR is hard, triple the feeling and that is how difficult to be far from your child. I’m lucky I still have my weekends and holidays to be with her but what about those who work overseas?

Kudos to all moms who make every kind of sacrifices for their kids. We all deserve a good Sunday.

CURRENTLY

Reading Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton. I started reading this a few days ago after I read A Court of Mist and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas. I got sidetracked reading it this weekend because I’m on babysitting duty which is expected because Flamie only wants mommy and mommy and mommy.

Writing whatever comes to my mind these days. I need to write.

Listening to Adele’s All I Ask and Ariana Grande’s Almost is Never Enough and a whole lot more. Check and follow my playlist on Spotify here.

Watching  Goblin, a Korean drama starring Gong Yoo from the series Coffee Prince years ago and he hasn’t aged a bit. I am actually so late in watching Korean dramas again since I couldn’t find the time to do it before. Of course, I watch this in between seeing Baby TV shows, Masha and the Bear and Baby Jake episodes and the occasional nursery rhymes. I wonder when will I add Pippa Pig on this list. Probably, never.

Thinking of where the hell can we find a nanny who will last. Ugh. Will this be my problem for the rest of the year? We had 3 nannies (going on 4) since January and it’s not half the year yet!

Smelling the little girl who smells like baby powder.

Wishing I could spend more time with my daughter, live with her again if I could.

Hoping for a job opening on the site where I want to transfer soon or start a home based job which will allow me to be with my daughter all day.

Wearing a mommy get up, if there is one.

Needing more patience and hope and peace of mind.

Feeling tired yet okay, not overjoyed but fine. I’m okay even if sometimes it doesn’t.

Hay. The day is almost over. Back to my reality tomorrow.

-wl, a.

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sunday currently | 02

when emotions go unchecked

Being busy forces you not to think beyond what you usually face everyday but being busy does not make it go away. Sooner or later the things you are running away from will catch up on you. The emotions that were left unchecked for a time resurfaces and you’re suddenly overwhelmed of bottled up thoughts, questions, and emotions and whatever things that will come up your mind that you haven’t thought of for a while.

Welcome to my Sunday.

CURRENTLY

Reading A Conjuring of Lights by V.E. Schwab. I’m done reading it a few days ago. I haven’t opened my Kindle yet to look for a new novel to read. I’m actually waiting for someone to lend me A Clash of Kings because I’m in the mood of reading a book with a lot of deaths in it.

Writing a post of what I want to say but does not really write anything close to what I want to say. If that makes sense.

Listening to Ed Sheeran’s All of the Stars.

Watching  Trolls. I have a baby at home so it’s either an animation movie or Baby TV the whole day.

Thinking of things I don’t want to think about.

Smelling the smell of summer and stress. If such exists.

Wishing for something that only a Fairy Godmother could give me.

Hoping for a calm heart, mind and soul and pocket.

Wearing my usual get up when at home.

Needing rest and rest and rest and rest and rest. Did I just say rest?

Feeling emotionally drained and stressed. Hello, weekend.

-wl, a.

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sunday currently | 01

i want a work from home job, parefer naman

One of the things I scratched from my To Do List when I was putting up this blog is to forget about post memes. I used to have a lot of them on my previous blog because it makes the blog organized especially when I am covering differen topics. I grew tired of boxing everything I write in memes.

So why do this now, you ask? To fill in the space of this blog of course. I’m such a lazy bum when writing these days. I know, I know, I know, I have to build an audience blah, blah, blah—that’s why I’m doing this now, right? As always, don’t expect this to be a regular shenanigan in WLA, just whenever the mood strikes.

CURRENTLY

Reading Game of Thrones. Yes, finally after years of avoiding GoT, here I am. Can somebody lend me the second book? I’m nearly done with the first. 

Writing several blog posts that I hope to finish writing. Like this one.

Listening to my daughter talking my ear off. Babbling vowels, yelling, laughing, and saying dadadaddy all the time. Say mummamyy, daughter!

Watching a number of qAmerican Series, the ones that were on season break for the holidays last year. Done with the first half of Teen Wolf’s Season 6 and the latest episodes of The Flash Season 3. I’m about to continue where I left off with Arrow Season 5, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 2, Magicians Season 1 and 2.

Thinking of what to cook for the next two weeks, of the replacement nanny for my daughter, the household biweekly budget, and baby supplies.

Smelling Baygon’s residue. Hindi ako adik ha? Nagspray lang kasi malamok. Charot.

Wishing I was on a paid vacation, travelling somewhere, hitting the beach, a day without thinking of diapers, milk, budget and stressful work related tasks.

Hoping to get a replacement nanny soon. It’s hard to find a lasting nanny these days. The breed of kasambahay today are not long term material anymore (a few months, if you’re lucky, half a year) unlike the nannies we had back in the 90s – 00s. The shortest stint for a nanny then is 2 years. The longest one we had was 7 years. My nanny, who is about to go, is nice and approachable. Her husband is badgering her to go home to take care of their kids which left me with no choice but to let her go. I asked her to give us time to get a new one before she leaves and I’m glad she agreed. I hope we can get a replacement very soon so all of us can be happy and move on with our lives.

Wearing a comfy pambahay.

Loving Mobile Legends. HAHAHAHA. Deymit, it’s a good stress reliever and a bonding thing I have with beau.

Wanting a new job that will allow me to work from home and that pays well. I don’t have to face traffic every day and I get to see and be with my child most of the day. I might not even need a 24/7 nanny for her then.

Needing a good rest, massage, and a long weekend. I need sleep. With the unpredictable work schedule I have right now and sleeping with my child at night, I need all the sleep I can get.

Feeling tired, worried, and more. Hay. Given all the problems I have to face recently, it’s a challenge to choose joy. My word for this year is proving to be such a difficult word to achieve. Ohmeged, and we’re not even half through the year!

-wl, A.

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