Some thoughts.

22 days into 2022 and I’m still feeling a bit blah. Year 3 of this pandemic and it’s exhausting! Shout out to all the healthcare workers. Thank you for all that you do.

Applying to remote jobs has been a drag. Staying hopeful, but lacking motivation. I’m so close to completing my certification for my TEFL, but I’ve put that on hold for now. I have until the summer, yet I’d like to complete it before my birthday next month.

This year is a fresh start! I’m excited for what maybe in store. I’m also emo since we haven’t been able to see family due to Omicron. I think it’s subsiding in the Bay Area. Great news! I’m yearning to travel, but that’s still on hold. I’m doing my best to take care of myself holistically. It’s tough, but baby steps.

I took a nap so I’m awake. It’s officially game day. Niners vs. Packers @ Lambeau Field! I’m nervous excited. Not sure if I’ll get much sleep tbh. 🙃 GO NINERS!!!! #FTTB

Wishing you all a great weekend! Stay safe and be well.

Good night.

b

Farewell to you, 2021!

As I reflect on this year, there’s a lot to take away. So many highs and lows. I’m very hopeful that 2022 will be amazing. That’s always my mindset at the beginning of the year! I try to be consistent, but life happens.

Very thankful to be vaccinated and boosted! It was a relief early on to finally see family and friends in person. I was so happy! Omicron is here and I continue to stay vigilant. I’m very mindful and considerate of others during the pandemic. It’s been exhausting, but I persist. I care about my family, friends, colleagues, and the community.

I’m hoping for pleasant surprises come 2022! Whatever that might be, I’m ready. I plan to get my first tattoo after our birthday. Still trying to figure out what I want. I also want to take care of myself holistically – mind, body, and soul.

I just did my makeup even though we’re staying in again this year. Totally fine with it! We cooked yummy food, ordered ice cream, and plenty of wine to go around. Can’t wait! I’m going to enjoy the night with a side of Animal Crossing New Horizons. 😊

So here’s to 2022! May it be filled with good times and memories. 🎉🥂❤️

Take care if you’re heading out. Stay safe and enjoy the night! For those staying in, may you have good company to enjoy the festivities.

See y’all in 2022!!! 🎇 Good night.

b

Christmas 2021!🎄

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate and Happy Holidays to all!

I’ve been recovering from all the cooking yesterday. We just baked holiday cupcakes. It was nice to spend time with family earlier today. I appreciate the time I get to spend with our Lola. 🥺🥰

I’m pretty tired, but being with family is worth it!!!

Hope everyone had a nice holiday. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!! ❤️

Good night.

b

Self care.

I had an eye appointment today and all went well. Decided to swing by Chase Center to see the tree then Japantown for mochi and snacks.

I’ve been dealing with a lot – mentally and emotionally! I know I’m making the best decision for myself. If people can’t accept that, I’m moving on. 💗

Christmas is almost here and I’m trying to make the most of it!! I still need to finish writing some greeting cards.

I’ve slept a lot. Much needed.

Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! Take care. 💜

b

Happy Birthday to you, Lola! ❤️

She’s 92 today! Time flies. I just want to say thank you for raising us – cooking, cleaning, and keeping us in check. I remember we used to get nagged if we didn’t change out of our school clothes or clean up after dinner. She taught me how to cook rice too!!

We brought brunch over to her this morning. Filipino food! And then more Filipino food for dinner. 🥰 She liked her presents too, a scarf and a beanie. Temperatures are starting to drop and I really want spring to be here already!!!

I’m emo, but I love our Lola. I was the one attached to her whenever she flew back to the Philippines. Full on tears! 🥺😭 Very grateful for our grandparents.

Going to end it here. I have an interview to prep for before bed. I hope everyone is staying safe! Good night. 💜

b

Covid blues.

It’s year two and now we’re inching closer to year three. I’ve had to adapt and it’s exhausting! I have a number of chronic conditions. I’m always masked up and fully vaccinated + boosted!! I’m very particular about where I go and I keep my exposure minimal. I still don’t dine indoors.

There’s a nice demographic of vaccinated people and the not so nice demographic who are still unvaccinated and spreading false information. At this point, these people are part of a cult and don’t even know it. GET OUT OF THE RABBIT HOLE PLS!!! They’re endangering the public and the rest of society. This is my soapbox. Let me rant! We all want to get back to our “regular and normal” lives, but we won’t get there if the ignorance and hatred continues.

This is a broken record! Please educate yourselves and think critically. I can’t even talk to some family members. I’m protected yes, but I’m worried for their own safety and well-being. They have no protection or shield from this.

I’m tired just typing this up. Please do your part so we can finally get out of this pandemic. I have a progressive heart & lung condition. I want to see more of the world!!! I won’t get that chance until this pandemic globally ends. I’ve been battling since I was 17.

That’s my late night rant. Good night. 💜

b

Annoyed and anxious.

There’s been a lot going on mentally for me. I need to take a step back and recollect myself. I didn’t get the job I applied for. A rejection always serves as a stepping stone for whatever else I may encounter. It’s discouraging, but I believe there’s a silver lining. There’s bound to be something out there for me, right?!

Part of me wants to give up, but the other part is telling me to keep going. So I’ll keep going. It’s the holiday season and I’m trying to have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with my family.

On top of that – I need to keep myself healthy! I’m overwhelmed. Job hunting always does this to me.

Fantasy Football didn’t help me today. I was doing well and now I’m losing. 😭 It’s part of the game, but still. Don’t even get me started with the Niners. 🤬😤

I just need a good night’s sleep and to press reset. I was on the verge of tears earlier. Sighhh.

Wishing you all a great week! Take care. Good night. 💜

b

It’s December!🎄

We’ve made it to the final month of the year. 2021 felt like 2020! There’s a new variant to be mindful of and even though we had some normalcy this year, we’re still not out of this pandemic. 😭

I’m reflecting before I sleep because today is our Lolo’s 9th year of his passing. I remember that day. It was sad, but we felt peace knowing he would be reunited with our Lola again. Whenever they are, I hope they’re both dancing to infinite waltzes and eating all their fave foods. Thank you to both of them for everything. We love and miss y’all! 🥰

I’m dealing with a lot of anxiety right now, but whatever the outcome – I can take it. I did my best! 💜

I’m all caught up with Sex Lives of College Girls! I love the show so much. The cast and writing is amazing. Gavin Leatherwood 😍

Alright, time to sleep. Happy Thursday to all!

b

Friendsgiving.

I caught up with my college friend, Dania! We bought lunch at San Tung and hung out at Golden Gate Park. The weather was lovely! We’re planning our list of things to do and visit for the holiday season. 🎄❤️ Can’t wait!

I’m a bunch of nerves. There’s a lot going on, but I’m trying to breathe through it all. 😮‍💨 My mindset – I can!!! 💜

Self care day for me. I bought a new book to add to my Giants collection. Can’t wait to read about Willie Mays!! 🖤🧡🖤🧡

I took a much needed nap when I returned. It was a good day.

Hope y’all had a lovely Monday! I’m watching Beauty and the Beast atm to celebrate its release. It’s been 30 years! 🌹 Take care.

Good night.

b