About ten years ago, I met her. She was petite in stature, a little chubby for someone of her build, had round hazel brown eyes and a ton of freckles. She had a raspy voice, which she proudly compared to Mariah Carey’s, but I can’t remember hearing her sing even though we went to a karaoke bar for our first team building.
If you were her friend, she would have your back. She would fight your ex for you; even fight your ex’s side chick in public. She’s super biased. She chooses her friends even if you were the asshole. I guess that partly made her so fun to be with. She started this whole thing where we would meet up at least once every year for dinner and catch up with each other. She was kind of the social butterfly of the group, always had some place to recommend, so we always left the planning to her. We trusted her so much, but she ended up becoming a lesson for all of us.
Since I was back in town for a short while, I asked everyone who was available out for dinner. And well, we couldn’t really help talking about her. We were confused why she did what she did. One of our friends who didn’t even know what was happening asked if we hated her. Surprisingly enough, we can’t even bring ourselves to hate her. We were hurt, getting betrayed over something so petty, getting lied to, but what we felt towards her was more of a disappointment than hatred. We wanted to understand why things had to end the way they did.
My husband and I live in the UAE, and it was time to go for a vacation in the Philippines. After a short stay with his family in Cebu, we decided to take a ferry to Dapitan City, then take a bus to Zamboanga City.
We booked tickets for the trip a day before. Unlike plane tickets, passenger ship tickets don’t change by the minute, so it’s actually okay to even buy the tickets on the same day, as long as it’s not fully booked. We booked ours for PhP 950 apiece with Cokaliong Shipping Lines in the Tourist class. For your reference, here’s the chart of rates from Cokaliong Shipping Lines’ website.
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Jack of all trades, master of none. I was kinda sad that I could never find one thing that I am, or at least considered myself to be, good at. I always thought that to be someone, you have to be good at one thing. Then I finally accepted the fact that I’m just not good at just one thing, and that there’s nothing wrong with knowing a lot. It’s just a matter of acceptance.
A multipotentialite is a person who has many different interests and creative pursuits in life.
Multipotentialites have no “one true calling” the way specialists do. Being a multipotentialite is our destiny. We have many paths and we pursue all of them, either sequentially or simultaneously (or both).
Multipotentialites thrive on learning, exploring, and mastering new skills. We are excellent at bringing disparate ideas together in creative ways. This makes us incredible innovators and problem solvers.
When it comes to new interests that emerge, our insatiable curiosity leads us to absorb everything we can get our hands on. As a result, we pick up new skills fast and tend to be a wealth of information.
— Emilie Wapnick, Terminology, Puttylike
When you are an Overseas Filipino Worker, you find ways to keep yourself entertained, be not lonely and just live life. Some Filipinos choose to stay put, watch Tagalog telenovelas/movies online, some go malling with friends on their days off, some choose to stay at home and sleep the day away, and some choose to visit their friends and have drinking and singing sessions.
If you didn’t know Filipinos, you should know that Filipinos looove their booze and singing. 😂
We, on the other hand, take road trips. And the junk food that come with them. 😜
Well, whaddya know. Ninety days have passed, and it’s time to look back and see how it was spent. I’m kind of slow, procrastinate a lot and tend to forget things. That’s why I decided to create new habits and routines.
January 2018 habits
- I started bullet journaling. I used to have a to-do list, but I’m such a lazy ass that I’d just stop writing my to-do list after a few days. I write down everything that I have to do, future plans, events, and even shopping lists.
- I finally got back into reading—and actually finished a book. If you love to read, you’d eventually get to a point where you would say that you don’t have enough time with everything that’s going on. A reading plateau, and it is quite difficult to get over.