We All Have Those Friends…

​… that no matter how many times you have posted on your Facebook wall that some political news websites and blogs are haox and faux, they. Still. Do. Not. Get. It. Kulang na lang i-tag ko sila sa mga posts ko para alam nila na it is for them. It is getting into my nerves EVERY TIME I see them sharing links of unconfirmed and unverified news, as long as it “praises” and “glorifies” their political bias. What is more annoying is these people are educated ones and experts in their own fields, but a simple thing as identifying a verified and confirmed news site is hard for them to do? Does the political situation in the Philippines dumb down people already, even those who have higher learning?

… that post too wordy and angry statuses on Facebook almost all the time that it gets tiring and weary even just seeing their names on your feed. Sometimes it hurts to see that these people are your close friends in real life, and to see that they have become beasts online because of their political views, especially when those are the opposite of your own, it makes you think whether sometimes they are secretly mad or annoyed at you, or calling you those degrading names they usually call those who do not share the same views as you. I even have one person from ny home city who blocked me because of politics. Wow.

So, what to do now? Unfollow them, even though you want to see how they are doing and what they are up to in their lives, but seeing them being associated with toxic stuff (at least for me), you might as well do this. Next time you see each other, you do not know all the batshit things they post on their SNS and you can still be as good friends as before sans politics. I have started purging my Facebook now, and as much as I can, I will start using my WordPress again for my own opinion and views. 

#rockyourhandwriting: Quote of The Day

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#rockyourhandwriting: Quote of The Day

Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is watching.

Written on my Muji A5 dot-grid notebook using Pilot G-Tech Maica 0.4 in violet and blue using my own version of faux calligraphy and normal handwriting.

CL/IL Post-Valentine Breakfast Party

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Cupcakes by Krizna (@kriz417) and choco mallows for our post-Valentine Breakfast Party. Diabetic alert!  I love my ribbon header, so scrapbookish. I use the fancy wrappers in my paper book for the banner.

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Breakfast Menu:

  • Cupcakes
  • Choco Mallows
  • Coffee and  Hot Choco

My beautiful assistants busily working at the back.

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Writing on windows feel so liberating! It has the thrill of  doing something bad like vandalism, but you know you would not get caught with it and you are not leaving any ugly writings. (Though some lettering on graffiti are so nice!) I am using the erasable chalk pens Phoebe sent me. 🙂

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Me at work. Shet, fatness.

I enjoyed this day, and I am glad I and my teammates get to bond over something as a simple yet cute breakfast like this.

Pen Stories

I know I should not be buying ‪ pens‬ until next week, but I found ‪‎Zig‬ ‪Kuretake‬ ‪ ‎Cocoiro‬ letter pen in SUNSET ORANGE, and I could not let her go! Now that my bright ‪letter pens‬ are complete, I can now finally take a breather.

But those Faber Castell pastel PITT fineliners are so tempting!

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Getting My Health Back

health-quote-11Lately, I have been feeling sluggish, unproductive at work, lazy, and tired all the time, and I know that one of the reasons for it is my health. Two years ago, I ran 12 kilometers daily; now, I barely make 500 steps a day! I spend most of my time sitting, especially at work. Now, it is taking a toll on my health.

I read this article about Marie Kondo, the founder of KonMari method of decluttering, how she declutters her brain, and I tried it to see if I could identify the problem and make positive action plans towards those problems. Everything starts with the feeling, so yes, I will break it down one by one why I am not feeling good the past days.

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#rockyourhandwriting: Where I Write

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#rockyourhandwriting: Where I Write

On my bed, my “other workstation.” We just have a small space at home, and I want all my tools and supplies in front of me or within my reach when I am working. Also, I love to lie on my tummy with my feet up in the air while writing, which you cannot do when you are writing on a table, yes?

In the picture, I have my Staedtler Triplus fineliners, Faber Castell coloured pencils, Soft Color milk gel pens, Dong-A Playon colour fineliners and markers, sticky notes, stickers, my snowman coffee mug which I used as a penholder for the meantime. Inside are my Pilot G-Tech Maica 0.4 gel pens, Muji gel pens in 0.38, Zig Kutetake Cocoiro letter pens, a cutter, and correction tape. On the left side is my A5 silver mesh bag filled with stickers and sticker notes. Of course, I need my Samsung Galaxy Tab to browse and save journal photos for ideas and inspiration.

#rockyourhandwriting: Drill – Your Favourite Word

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#rockyourhandwriting: Drill – Your Favourite Word

I choose “wasurenaide.” I am pretty pleased of how it turned out. I guess doing drills at 2AM so as not to fall asleep while finishing work is effective.

Wasurenaide is a Japanese word which means “do not forget.” This is also the title of one of the Japanese songs of Tohoshinki, which I think, is one of their most beautiful songs. In life, there are good memories and bad memories, but I do not want to forget them. The good ones inspire, encourage, and give us hope to go on living; the bad ones teach and strengthen us to live our lives to its full capacity.