Mid-March Notes (3/12)

By Tin Gallemaso - 10:00:00 AM

Sometimes, life closes doors because it's time for us to move forward. Because we often won't move unless circumstances force us to.

Today is the anniversary of ECQ. I laugh about it now but if I were to rank the sad days of 2020 then March 15, 2020 is in the Top 5 'cause that was the day when I learned that we weren't pushing through our Tokyo Trip anymore. HAHAHAHAHAHA. Charot! Syempre, hindi lang 'yan but it's sad 'cause it was the beginning of our pandemic roller coaster ride AT HOME. πŸ˜‚ Akalain mo, inabot at lumampas pa 'to ng isang taon! Tapos 'yung phrase na "when this is over..." parang wala pa ring dulo. Anyway, I've written a lot about that before. Ang sad lang. Parang we just went full circle. Same situation pero worse. Lamoyon. 🀦
By the way, prayers for every soul that have reached their "life's sunset" before this pandemic ended. 😒 May they all rest in peace. For those who were left behind, mourn for as long as you want. Recovery and coping up differs from one person to another. Don't rush. πŸ€—πŸ€—

Nature's poetry in motion. πŸ’—

I'm happy that I climbed mountains and have hung out at several overlooking spots in the past few months. I mean, I've lasted several months in quarantine but going outdoors once in a while is never a bad idea. Hehehe!

To more day trips. πŸ’–

I am a social drinker and usually, I would reserve inom days when I'm out-of-the-country or out-of-town. I've gone to several e-numan sessions the past year and made soju and beer essential drinks that I have at home because of the e-numan sessions. I was even teased countless times for drinking often. HAHAHAHAHA. E kasi naman, bagay talaga sa beer mga pagkain na niluluto ko, anong gagawin ko? πŸ’

One year into social distancing, I'm closer to beer and soju more than ever. HAHAHA! Oy, hindi alcohol-dependent levels ah. Ngayon lang ata kasi ako nag document ng ganito kadalas at nakakatawa kasi pero mas malakas ako uminom nung mas bata ako kasi walwal kung walwal minsan e ngayon one bottle, keri na kasi pang partner lang naman sa fried chicken. HAHA! πŸ™Š

I don't know how I look in the eyes of other people but since I'm documenting nga the beer and soju sa "My Day," I receive messages sometimes asking me, "Umiinom ka pala?" Uhmmmm.... πŸ˜‚

Here's a yogurt shake that we tried recently - Koomi. Mine was strawberry in Australian yogurt variant. In Koomi, you have two options - Filipino blend which is creamier and Australian which hits the spot for me. Not too sour but a refreshing drink... to end the day. HAHAHA!

We were out one night and we forgot that malls close early these days so the only place that was inviting and open until 10 PM was Koomi. Not bad. I want to go back there.

Dining out was normal until pandemic. These days, we're more choosy about which places we go to and it's still rare for me eat out so I've been featuring the restaurants in my mid-month notes since I started composing this. The rarity has allowed me to appreciate what I took for granted before. hehehe! 

Anak yern?! HAHA.

Nag mana rin sa Ate niya na tuwang-tuwa pag sumasakay ng kotse hanggang sa sad na siya paglabas ng animal clinic kase natusok na naman siya. HAHAHAHAHA. Spoiled, spoiled.

Thank you, Fuwa Fuwa for sending me several loaf breads. Here's Chungchung modelling your bread. HAHA!

This Japan tasty is sold on a special introductory price of P47 for 366g (8 slices) and P60 for 550g (12 slices) until March 31, 2021.

I have another dog named Denden but I was often away that I wasn't able to train and teach him dog tricks. For Chungchung, I am home most of the times so I'm able to teach him tricks. I learned about dog training when I was still volunteering in Philippine Animal Welfare Society. Glad to be able to utilize that knowledge these days. 

See? Iba pa rin nagagawa ng presence at effort, sis. Iba pa rin 'yung hindi ka lang there in spirit. HAHAHAHAHA. Ge, ge. 

I started re-watching the Korean variety program 2 Days, 1 Night. One "tour" was called Rhythm of Korea where they introduced Incheon and Gyeongju. 

Incheon | Gyeongju
South Korea

Gyeongju is a beautiful and already well-known city but it's far from Seoul so you should allot more time when visiting there. Incheon, however, is known as the "gateway" to South Korea but it's usually just that - a place where the airport is. I'm glad that Incheon might have the chance to reintroduce itself because of the program. πŸ’– Hope I can go back there for the Ganghwa Anglican Church and the man-made Ara blue walk with waterfall especially. 

But this isn't just about the travel that they do, there was one episode of 2D1N wherein a viewer wrote a note saying, 

‘내일 아침이 μ˜€μ§€ μ•Šμ•„λ„ 될 것 κ°™μ•˜λŠ”λ° μΌμš”μΌ 저녁은 κΈ°λ‹€λ €μ €μ„œ, κ·Έ μΌμš”μΌμ΄ 또 맀주 였길래 내일 아침도 ν•„μš”ν•΄μ‘Œμ–΄μš”. κ³ λ§™μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€’ 

"I thought that it's fine if tomorrow morning never comes but I found myself waiting for Sunday evenings (to watch 2D1N). Since Sunday will come again, I needed tomorrow morning too. Thank you."

It was very touching when read in Korean. I just couldn't convey the emotions in English. The new members of season four grew on me that I find myself waiting for Sunday evenings as well. Hehehe!❤️  

May we find things that will push us to go on in this life. I pray for your glimmer of hope that will never be lost no matter how dark and dreary it seems. ❤️ 

I still use baker's twine but that on the right picture is a new Miraculous Medal from Europe!! Kilig because of my "new" necklace. HAHA! I lost my "original" pendant sometime in 2016 and I bought a cheap one as a replacement pero napalitan naman after 5 years - gold na, heart shaped at colored pa! πŸ˜‚

Northern Kyushu, Japan

 If there's something that changed, I'm embracing "negative emotions" these days. Sadness, frustrations, anger, etc. I don't try to escape from those emotions. I don't force myself to look at the bright side when I don't feel like it. Hindi lang puro positive o pilitin na puro positive. Existence of these emotions doesn't make us a "negative person," they make us more human. I've read that from an article that I've had a eureka moment while reading so I'll see. HAHAHAHAHA!

If this will have a positive or negative impact on how I view life in the long run, I don't know either. But one thing's for sure, I'm kinder to myself now so I won't have this phase any other way.

For the life in our eyes that we haven't lived yet, persist. 

Everything, in time. πŸ’–

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