Saturday, March 22, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Catharsis and Updates

Told myself I will blog more when this year started, and here I am sort of doing the opposite. I'm now inside a bus, window seat as usual. I'm on my way home after two weeks. And by the looks of it, I'll be on the road for a while so expect this post to be lengthy.

Sinimulan ko yung taon sa pag-alis sa bahay. I'm now renting a 24-sq meter studio type apartment in Makati, shared with a friend I met last year. Walong taon na akong nag-tratrabaho sa Makati at araw-araw na umuuwi ng Binangonan. Medyo pangit pakinggan pero ganon siguro talaga kapag maranasan mong iwanan ka. You'll get obsessed with changing everything. Well, one cannot change everything and suddenly live like none of those shit happened. But taking a step, a big one, is I guess better than not doing anything at all to help myself. 

I have been braver. 

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Slowly inching my way back to the social media world. I've deleted my original Facebook account a couple of months ago. I did not save anything. Not one photo or video or status message. NOTHING. Erasing a huge chunk of my memories online is cathartic.

Meeting a new set of friends had led me to create a new Facebook account. I met them at the training for my new part-time job where I am hoping to start early March. These new people in my life genuinely like me. I connected with them. We love to talk and eat together.

They created a Facebook group and I am the only one in the group who has no account. They wanted me to be in the loop with things so they  bugged me to create a new account. And so I did. Sadly, they will all graduate ahead of me because of some schedule complications. I am looking forward to spending time with this bunch outside of training. We're planning on having a food trip day in UP Diliman and having small get-togethers.

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I am starting to get used to my new environment. My housemate and I still have a lot of work to do with the place. We still need a table, a shoe rack, and a stove to name a few. We are hoping to have a little housewarming party as soon as we are completely settled in.

I am officially staying in Makati. Been here for almost a month now. Morning walks are the best.