Tag: Notes to Self

  • Break the Pattern

    Break the Pattern

    I’ve been working on some work-life balance recently, and been experimenting on some things to become more productive. One of the things I’m trying out is outlining a schedule for myself every day, making a kind of general task list of when to do things. I forgot which article I’ve read some months ago (and…

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  • A brief look at 2014 and a late welcome to 2015

    A brief look at 2014 and a late welcome to 2015

    (After Victor published his blog post, I forced myself to finish writing this, too. Thanks Victor!! :P) This post is a bit late, but I feel that 2014 deserves a dedicated post to help me recount where I am in life now; what my previous goals were for the last year, and what I have…

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    Nobody can intervene and make that right and nobody will. Nobody can take it back with silence or push it away with words. Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can’t cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it…

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  • I’m thinking, “I’m almost 23. I should be traveling the world.”

    I’m thinking, “I’m almost 23. I should be traveling the world.”

    My family never really traveled. With one parent working, we just couldn’t afford it. Growing up, the farthest I got to was Puerto Galera (back when I was four years old and it was still pretty) and Baguio (around high school). I think my mom wanted to go to other places in the country, but…

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  • Creatures of inclination

    Creatures of inclination

    No more freelance work after this. Focus on feeling better. I don’t want any baggage when I go to Taipei at the end of the month. I don’t want to crash and burn anymore, which has been happening lately. Sometimes I believe we’re creatures inclined towards sadness.

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  • On consumerism and tech waste

    On consumerism and tech waste

    Before getting my own iPad, I saw how my boyfriend’s brother in-law used his for everything. They played podcasts at work with it, podcasts in the car, for drawings on SketchBook, among other things. And his was an iPad 2, which meant it seems like the device was worth the investment because of its quality…

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  • “Enable me to see reality as it really is.”

    “Enable me to see reality as it really is.”

    One of my muslim friends shared this:  Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Oh Ali, if two people come to ask you to judge between them, do not judge in favour of the first until you hear the word of the second in order that you may know how to judge.” [Ahmad, Abu Daud]…

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  • Is he my lebenslangerschicksalsschatz?

    Is he my lebenslangerschicksalsschatz?

    For anyone who’s watched the first episode of the current season of How I Met Your Mother, you’ll know what a Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz is. Klaus: Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz is not something that develops over time. It is something that happens instantaneously. It courses through you like the water of a river after a storm, filling you and emptying you…

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  • Notes to self

    Notes to self

    Just because nobody publishes compliments about you or your work doesn’t mean you aren’t good too. So stop feeling insecure and instead be thankful for the amazing people you’ve met and look up to. The fact that they talk to you is encouraging enough already. You’re not so bad. :) 

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