How I Survive A Day Without A Cellphone

Saturday, March 29, 2014

I woke up yesterday morning finding my cellphone's battery almost drain. I tried to charge it before going to work but to no avail. I even tried to charge it at work (using 3 different chargers from my office mates) but it won't charge. After a few minutes my cellphone shut down. I am left aghast! I am never without a cellphone. It's not only for texting and calling. I read e-books with my phone. I played music and games with it. It's my camera, alarm clock, calendar, timer, etc. So how did I survive yesterday without a cellphone? I DIDN'T!!!!

I frequently touch/hold my cellphone as if I could miraculously revive it by touching. I have loads of time for my work but I can't concentrate. I am worried how would my friends and clients reach me if my phone is not working. Two of my clients already called my boss asking what happen. My day become longer than usual. I am halfway of what I am reading on my e-books app. I am worried about my farm at Hay Day and Fairy Farm. I can't post on Instagram. I feel so down most of the time. Like a big part of me was missing. Sigh...

Today I borrowed Leslie's extra phone. It's for texting and calling purposes only. I would bring my cellphone today to its mobile service center and I hope it still can be repaired. I don't want to replace it yet. This is my favorite cellphone so far. It's a cheap phone but it's pretty functional and convenient for me. I can buy more expensive and more functional phone but I am satisfied with my phone. But not since yesterday. I just really hope it can be repaired. 

So today, I am surviving without my phone. And maybe tomorrow and next day. And the next day. And the next. Sigh....

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Every day is a blessing. Be thankful for everything. Here goes....

  1. At last...we have a cable connection. 
  2. ....and internet connection, too.    
  3. Found a new gym with better equipment and better instructor.
  4. And 4 more friends will be joining us working out later...the more, the merrier! 
  5. Looking forward on this weekend mountain climb...if only I could find extra money for the expenses.
  6. 90's songs in my playlist. Indulging myself with the music of Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Pepper, Alanis Morisette, etc.
  7. Vegetable balls, my newly discovered street food. Taste good and very satisfying. Hoping that Agnes and Cez will get to taste this one. 
  8. It's nice to know that I am surrounded with intelligent people. Almost all my friends have a child/children receiving academic recognition this school year. Mana mana lang yan... (Special shout out to my inaanak, Drexelle Noel Ladao, for passing his college entrance exam...Congratulations!!!)
  9. Viber-ing with my husband...keeping the connection in a fun way.    
  10. Hay Day and Fairy Farm...relaxing my nerves.     

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Finding Inspiration

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Let me tell you a secret....I am the type of a person who is not easily motivated. Most people see me as a free spirited woman who will do things what she wants and when she wants it. Even my boss positively pointed this out on me. I guess most people think that way too when  they see and come to know me. Well, that is not hard to believe. I like fun stuff. I love lively music. I love to go out (when I have the monetary resources). I want to be surrounded with optimistic happy people. I tried my hardest not to dwell with other people sob stories, unless they are my closest friends and they voluntarily told me their issues and I know for a fact that they needed a friend, or even a listening ear on that precise moment. Cause I want other people to be like that to me too. I don't want to trouble myself with depressing issues that I can't do anything about. I can have all that with all the teleseryes I've been watching. All I'm saying is that I want to be happy. And I am happy. I want people around me to be happy too. That is why I am doing my best to at least be an inspiration to them. The problem is, lately I am finding it hard to look for an inspiration for myself. Unless I am traveling or climbing a mountain I find my days to be boring to death. I tried to be busy, with my office works and household chores. I even went back to running and dancing at the gym. But to no avail. For me everything is a routine. Don't get me wrong I love my life. I love my husband. I am very fond of my daughter. I love the company of my friends. My job is okay. And I got a healthy body that is why I can do what I want. But sometimes I can't help but feel that there is something missing. Maybe because there are things I want to be that I may never achieve. Opportunities missed forever. That feeling of time running out. Oh how I hate it. It makes me feel so old. So depressing. I feel so low that even getting up and moving about is so hard and strange. I don't know what to do. How to keep myself moving without depressing people around me. I feel so helpless. Times like these brought some tears. And I hate myself when I cry. Sigh....I sound like a crazy person. This is enough I guess. Maybe it’s just that time of the month. My hormones are going wild. Maybe tomorrow I'll get better. Things will get better. They always get better. Maybe tomorrow I will find my inspiration. Maybe.

The Things I Miss

Monday, March 17, 2014

Coming from my Cambodia-Vietnam trip my work welcomes me with an open arms and a table-full of quotations and Purchase Orders. And these past weeks I often come home super tired and only thinking of going to bed. Apart from that I am constantly hungry. I don't know if it's stress-eating, but I want to eat all the time. I guess this year I become an official SLOB! 

And what I miss most is my rubber shoes. I miss wearing them while I am sweating it  out in the gym dancing zumba or having a tan under the sun because I am running some miles. I promise to myself last night that I will return to my regular exercise routine. I don't have an extensive work-out routine. Just some dancing and running once a  week. It's enough for me to feel great. 

I also miss climbing mountains. My climbing buddy (I am talking about you Dinah) promise to climb 12 mountains this 2014. That is 1 mountain per month. And I secretly told myself to climb with her (as much as possible). It's March already and we only get to climb just a single mountain last month. 

Lastly, I miss having my 'me'time'. I miss the spa, the facials, the body scrub, the body massages, the sauna, the jacuzzi, the hair spa....all that pampering. Oh I wonder when again...

And I miss doing all of these with my friends.... (sigh)

Thank You World!

Friday, March 14, 2014

This video brought me to tears...happy tears. The whole world knew what happened when Tyhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, particularly the Tacloban province. I have relatives at Tacloban who suffer the onslaught of Yolanda (our local name for Typhoon Haiyan) which leaves thousands of people dead and millions of property damage. And they, too, among other people affected at Tacloban were recovering months after. THANKS TO THE WORLD. We are a strong spirited nation but we are very thankful to the people all over the world who reaches out (and still reaching out) to help in any way possible. And this video is a 'thank you' to all those who help Tacloban. 

When the strongest typhoon meets the strongest people (and with lots of help from the world) Philippines will survive!

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Every day is a blessing. Be thankful for everything. Here goes....

  1. Ash Wednesday. Will go to church later. 
  2. My husband's first attempt to cook Tinola. Almost perfect! (The papaya was under-cooked kasi).    
  3. Luisa's pasalubong na cake. Best cake I've tasted so far. I can eat the whole cake in one sitting. And I had to restrain myself from doing so.
  4. Mirko's simple 7th Birthday celebration. 
  5. Taco!
  6. Stopped running and doing zumba for almost a month and still not gaining weight despite my constant pigging out. Wait....maybe there is something wrong with my body. Nah! I am just naturally sexy....har har har!!!
  7. Playing Pharells William's Happy over and over again set my mood into....HAPPINESS!  
  8. Catching up with my work dues.
  9. TV series marathon with Leslie; i.e., Merlin, The Walking Dead, Glee...    
  10. #G2BBestEndingEver....a bittersweet feeling.      

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What Can I Do To Make My Week Fun and Fab?

Monday, March 03, 2014

It's Monday and I am on my 'Garfield-mood' again. I woke up fine with a sweet kiss from my husband before he left for work. I"m up and about to start my busy week and gone to wake up my daughter. Then suddenly we are having an argument. I misunderstood her instruction as to what time I should wake her up. She missed an 'important' class/group meeting. Well, it's her fault. I ask her what time I should wake her up she replied "7am!". And then she's telling me that what she meant was she needs to be at school at 7am!  Duh! That's two very different thing. Well, I left her to herself since her actual class is at 12 noon. She have plenty of time to throw a fit but I am not gonna be there witnessing it. I'm going to be late for work. 

My typical commute going to work is a tricycle ride from our house then a jeepney ride to the office. And the tricycle driver choose this day to get into my nerves. He was insisting that I should ride at the rear side of his motorcycle to accommodate another passenger who specifically told him that she won't ride at the back and would rather choose another tricycle and pay more just to ride comfortably inside a tricycle. Excuse me Mr. Driver! I am your first passenger and there is another woman beside me nearer to your vehicle's entrance but you keep insisting that I should be the one moving. I don't want to make a scene so I just told him NO. And then another passenger came, a guy, and sit at the back and so we're off. But the driver keeps on mumbling, telling things I don't fully understand. But he is referring to my not doing the favor he is asking me. I tried to ignore it but he keeps on talking. I then told him to shut up or I will step off from his tricycle without paying. He shut up, finally. 

I told my self to breathe and count to ten. It's too early to ruin my day...or my week. And I am the type of a person who find ways to smile and still enjoy my day albeit a ruined morning. As I ride the jeepney I took my earphones out and attached it to my cellphone. I randomly played a song and guess what's first on my playlist...Pharell William's Happy! Music really makes my day. All my bad mood dissipates. Suddenly I am ready for the day and even for a busy week. And now, I am taking a break, writing on my blog and eating my comfort food...tacos! So bring it on, I'll still enjoy a fun and fab week with my music and my food.   


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