It’s time for another monthly round-up!
God, I think the last time I did a post like this was when I was still an intern in college. And those posts were so unbearably terrible. Knowing that I’d be either too tired or lazy or just crazy busy to post anything that isn’t complete nonsense, I’ll just sum up the month in one post to make things easier. My February has been somewhat uneventful. I met up with some friends, which I talked about on my last post, and that’s pretty much it for me.
Hands up if you missed Art Fair PH 2017 and will (probably) miss Wanderland music fest this coming weekend. Well guess what, folks!
These are hard times for my soul. It is being sucked away by work. The call center life is harsh, y’all.
The pros about my current work is that (1) it’s pretty close to where I live and (2) I can wear really casual clothes i.e. sneakers, an old t-shirt and a hoodie. One time I wore the same jeans 3 days in a row and no one even blinked an eye about it. (3) I’ve also made some new friends and I can safely say that I’m getting along with my teammates. I get to experience something that’s not government service.
The cons, however, outweigh the pros. (1) I barely get enough sleep on the weekdays; (2) I never get enough sleep most of the time but that was choice. (3) I’m always tired, I wanna do fun or interesting things after work but I can never get to it. I immediately go home and I don’t have the energy to step back out anymore. I can’t even do my chores. I’ve missed so many great and fun events the last few years. Either I was working or was in the province. I’m not the only person who feels this way for sure.
I did manage to go to Divisoria at some point. My brother’s birthday was coming up so I had to buy him a bunch of art supplies. He picked up ~calligraphy~ as my mom has informed me and he personally requested some brush pens and disposable fountain pens as his gift. I’m so happy that he got into something artsy as a hobby. I’ve always loved calligraphy myself but never found the time to take it up.
Here’s a photo of the rest of my DV haul:
I finally bought a planner! It was the only green-colored item they had left so waiting until the end of February was not the greatest of decisions. All the good planners were long gone. I also found myself regretting not buying the cactus girl notebooks I found last year because they are nowhere to be seen these days. I found another cacti-themed notebook, however, and it’s totes cute if not for the badly written quote on the cover. I also got some embroidery supplies: new hoops, some patches and thread. I was planning on doing my own version of cacti-themed thread art I’ve seen online and all I really need now is just some good fabric. Other purchases included a multi-functional spork, a credit card pocket knife, an echeverria, and a set of old musty Marvel and DC comics from the 1990s for Php10 a pop. What a bargain!
My cousin also got some succulents which I have been dying to get my hands on here in Manila. I’m so happy with them! They’re so pretty and vibrant and so fun to take care of.
I’ve been missing the cacti garden I started back home so now I’m trying my best to propagate these bad boys. So far, I haven’t found success but hopefully, the new batch I started would sprout in a few weeks. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
So there you go, guys! That’s been my month. Lots of overtime at work (mostly mandatory) which is unfair to and extremely sucky for me since I have a perfect attendance score all February. Anyway, I’m hoping for the best on my next salary. Sending good vibes to wherever you are and here’s to a productive March 2017!