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

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

Highlight of my week.

So much went on this week, so I’m doing my best to slow down. Breathe in and out. 😮‍💨

I just wanted to greet our Dad a Happy Birthday too! 🥳🎂💗

Getting our Little Mix box set was the highlight! I love listening to the old tunes and now there’s some new stuff too. 🥰

Trying to rest as much as I can and get ready for next week. The holiday season is here! I’ll be baking and cooking with the fam. Always fun. 😊

Now we’re watching Sex and the City! Trying to finish the series before And Just Like That. Yay!

Wishing you all a great weekend!! Good night. ❤️

b

Catching up.

Happy Sunday! I finally got to catch up with Susan and Mecqué today. We had breakfast at Kitchen Story. They’re so much fun. I met their doggos too. 🥰

Afterwards, they gave me a lift to Fort Mason for the Renegade Craft Fair. I bought a few things – earrings, a beanie, and stationery. I love it all!

I’ve been playing a lot of Animal Crossing! Logging in hours and cleaning up both islands. 😊 November is flying. Please slow down. I’m planning to get a lot done this week! Work, applying to jobs, and wrapping up my certificate. I really hope I find something I like.

Niners 😭💔

Wishing you all a great week! Good night.

b