There’s a certain kind of healing magic that permeates through South Korean air. I had guarded my heart quite well. This year hadn’t been easy. I needed to arm myself with fake happiness to survive my daily life. But walking through the winding [mostly] uphill streets of Seoul and along the coast of Haeundae Beach […]
I’m turning 28 in less than 3 weeks and it’s weird to be two years away from 30. 30 sounds like such a milestone and such a long time to be.. well, alive. I have a ’30 before 30′ list from when I turned 20 that I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to complete. […]
Here’s a nice song to set the mood while you read this post.. Lost myself, seventeen Then you came, found me No other magic could ever compare If the photo above seems familiar, it’s because it was taken during a trip to Seoul we went to last January 2018. The date written on this love […]
Hey guys! I know it’s been a while since I last updated. I’ve said it enough times to sound like a broken record, but I treat this blog as an online journal of sorts. Something I can look back to when I’m a bit more wrinkly (hopefully not in the next few years, no?), and […]
Hey guys (and the mostly female audience of this blog lol)! I’ve been MIA for the past few months because I haven’t really had the time to write anything that I felt was meaningful and relevant. I went and lived my life offline, with little updates on both my Instagram and Facebook (my private Twitter […]
To wrap all the South Korea posts for 2018 (because unless it’s a free trip, I probably wouldn’t be heading back to Seoul for the rest of the year), here are some highlight reels from both trips! I honestly enjoyed putting the clips together because it truly felt like reliving our trip memories. Seoul have […]
I don’t normally do a recap of my year, but the days of 2017 flew by faster than I expected and most of it, I didn’t really get to document every memorable thing that happened within the 365 days. I am quite sure I still won’t be able to within this post, but I feel […]
I’m not where I thought I would be. There, I said it. With everything that’s been happening in my life, it took a lot of self-reflection to get to the core of my anxiety and demotivation. The thing is, I’m anal at planning – I live by making comprehensive sheets with their corresponding graphs and […]
I literally hate brandishing the excuse of being ‘busy’ because it highlights poor time management on my part. But yes, I have been quite on the ‘just surviving’ state the past couple of weeks that my blog was put on the backburner until I finally get my head above water. Here’s me taking a couple of little gasps before I dive back into my nonvirtual life. But before I do, let me share with you guys (if anyone’s up to reading, that is) a couple of highlights while I was away.
I got promoted. I don’t even know how it happened because I wasn’t lobbying for a promotion at all, and not a lot of people get promoted mid-year. Personally, I have long stopped associating my job/job title as who I am. Because it’s not. I don’t hate it. It’s important as it gives me financial security, but I don’t go around on my free time telling people what I do for a living unless they ask and I rarely ever go into the specifics of it. It’s not something I’m passionate about, but it’s something I [think] I’m good at and pays for the things that make my heart flutter and nourish my soul. And my bills, too. So I go to work on time, do what needs to be done to the best of my abilities, and when I log out, I leave it all behind until I log back in again.
We’re celebrating our anniversary this month. Another year down, and as tradition, we are heading out to tick off another country on our list. I have completed all the minimal planning that needs to be done since C & I are not sticklers for itineraries. We prefer to make a short list of experiences we want to do and another list of things that we might want to do when we have extra time. Vacations are for destressing, and tight schedules achieve the opposite of that.
We’re already planning next year’s trips. We have an upcoming winter trip at the start of the year and another autumn trip late next year. Stoked is how I would put my feelings lightly. (And the family is going on a separate winter trip, so there’s that too.)
I’m so close to getting the right combination for my skin care. It still is not going to be a 10-step skin care because I’m not trying to fool myself that I’d be able to do all of them before falling asleep. Ha!
That’s about it, I guess. I’ve been thinking about doing a couple Q&A post with chicken boy for our anniversary, but I don’t know what questions to answer since we really don’t get a lot of them online. Haha! Let me know if there’s anything you’re interested to find out or any content idea and I will work on it. 🙂 How have you been? I hope everyone’s doing well!
One would think that I’ve written to you and about you extensively over the past two years. But I have always feared that if I stopped, my mind would betray me and I will forget. I always hope that I can retain all our good memories. You weren’t perfect. I wasn’t either. But we did our best. Even though I always felt like I could have done better.
There’s still so many things I wish I could have said, and things that have happened where I wished you were there. But words always stay at the tip of my tongue. The rare chance when they do come, words never seem enough.