Whenever I hear the word Thursday, I often associate it with the word “throwback” without really knowing what it means. What is the etymology of such word? My guess is that it is a compound word made of “throw” and “back”, which basically means “throwing back memories of the past”. The lingo of words are so creative that if we trace down how it came to such morphology, we would figure out why such words came to a reality.
Speaking of throwback, I was on my way downtown in the subway while listening to music. As usual, my playlist is on shuffle. Funny thing is, I like skipping songs to listen to a few of my favorites (like just two of them). But today, I didn’t mind skipping some songs. I went with the flow. It’s as if my mind was on autopilot or something. Then this specific song came up. It made me feel a whole lot of feels. I listened to this specific song last winter and after that, I haven’t heard it for quite a long time. After I have listened to it, the feeling of cold in my skin, the fiber of clothes I was wearing, the wind blowing on my face, all these came into my senses as if I was living in that moment again. I guess it is really my personality – I am a nostalgic person. Anything that can evoke any nostalgic emotion appeals to me. It’s not odd but I love looking into the future as much as I love looking back in my past.
Now that it’s a throwback thursday, I think I’m going to post an old photo in my digital diary album a.k.a. Instagram.
I have just used my laptop after so many months. This laptop of mine was bought last 2012, making it 5 years old today. It’s still as functional as the sun. I won’t bother selling it or buying a new one. Unless I really need a faster OS speed.
Well, as I logged in to my wordpress account, I noticed that there were multiple usernames on the drop-down menu. It appears that I must have drunkenly or soberly made them like one to two years ago. It’s so funny what motherhood can do. You really forget what you did and if you already did that.
So… I will be using this as my sole public wordpress account.
Time check: 12:00am and the husband has arrived, too. Baby also sleeping soundly.
People often say thank God it’s Friday, but I’m more thankful for Saturdays. I get to sleep longer and wake up a bit later than usual. I actually woke up at 7.30 am to tend to my son who tends to wake up super early but sleeps late very frequently. He went to his grandmother’s room and just played with her so I got some quality shut eye.
I had a deep sleep which is why I had complicated dreams during those daytime sleeping session. I hated how my dream went. I forgot what it was in detail but in my dream, I did so many wrong things. When I woke up, I had this relieving feeling that it was just a dream. And the better thing about it was that I saw my son sleeping beside me again. He must have felt tired playing in the morning. He woke up at 12 non and that means no more afternoon nap time for him.
On a lighter note, I had quality time with family today. We brought our son to a kid’s cafe where there’s an indoor playground and at the same time, parents can sit down and have a cup of coffee and a glass of beer(?) It was a very eventful day and although I felts super dizzy because of my sinusitis (till now), I have managed to have some fun as well.
I am glad I have some time to sit down and blog. It’s like doing what I had done three years ago and it has not changed anything at all.
Today is also my bestfriend’s birthday. She is also 29 like me. we are growing old together in spirit.
And now, i must go back to the usual mommy mode. My son has been watching a lot of shows on tv and gadgets that it scares everyone he might have eye problems or seizure or something. Until the next blog!
this day, the 7th of June 2017, marks my 29th birthday. To me, it was just a regular day as any other. My father told me that once you get older, celebrating birthdays will make you want for time to slow down a bit. I feel the same way now. After reaching the age of 25, I kinda stopped counting. So basically, in my mind, I am just 25 part 4, blah blah blah haha makes no sense but I sort of lost my sense of time after having a baby. Everything is a continuation of yesterday when I was 25. This sounds exaggerated but for most moms, this might be true.
Here in Korea, people don’t really have the tradition of greeting someone once the clock hits 12 midnight. They wait the next day to actually have a decent meal or a birthday cake to say well wishes. After going to my doctor for a follow-up check on my nose, my husband and I went to this fancy looking restaurant in Dongbaek, Marine City. It’s a quaint place where you can see the Gwangan bridge from afar. The tables, chairs, hanging lamps, interior – all are perfect! Looks like a scene from one of the dreams in the movie Inception.
After work, I was able to finally reply to online greetings from friends and family. Despite the slightly harrowing distance which makes me miss how my life in my country was, those words, video calls, voice clips made me realize that I have and will always have connections with those people for the rest of my life.
At the end of the day, the all-time best gift is the gift of health and family. I can never be thankful enough that I have a loving family back home who takes time and effort and money to visit me and check up on me constantly, a rational yet adorable husband who never fails to make me realize a lot of life-related things, a mother in law who treats me as a daughter and friend, and the loveliest tiny human who always smiles and dances when he sees me go home from work. All these are possible because of how amazing our Lord is.
Back in the day, my Fridays were usually packed. I had to confirm appointments with friends. Now, I wouldn’t trade anything just to stay home and have a full night’s rest. Although the as a mother, you never get to really have a complete rest no matter what you do. Your child is dependent on you and you have to cater to his or her needs. I have a lot to type but then my son is wriggling. He might wake up anytime. Will continue to blog soon. Xoxo
Recently, I have been dreading the fact that I have to wake up early and prepare for my part-time job. Then, I need to travel for an hour going to my workplace. Afterwards, I need to prepare for my classes for that day. In between those tasks, I honestly believe that I am wasting my time looking down on my phone and trying to make sense of what’s in Facebook. This time, I have decided to address the problem and really try to solve it without being tempted to look at the procrastinating website.
Last night, I was so proud of myself. I finally had the chance to finish reading my book “Time Machine” I was so elated to think that now I have the freedom to choose another book to read! It made me giddy because I know that I have accomplished something worthwhile instead of burning energy looking at my phone.
So now, here are a few reminders of how I could use my time in a wisely fashion to make me feel productive. At least.
Read a book.
Print out some worksheets for my son.
Learn a new language.
Listen to motivational audio books.
Start a new business by brainstorming and making feasibility studies.
Try to learn how to clean better and more efficiently (house stuff)
How to get rid of molds
Using baking powder or soda for cleaning (specifics)
Try to learn new recipes
aaannddd I will think of new ones.
The list is endless. There are plenty of ways to entertain oneself as a mom. And it doesn’t need to be tiring and futile.
I know that using social networking sites for a long time does not give good results. And the funny thing is, even if I get back home, I still check those social networking sites! talk about being irresponsible! Ha ha, laughing aside. I still do my best to be a better version of myself everyday.
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you realize you have multiple blogs with slight title differences and that it is becoming so difficult to remember the passwords to those websites?
Apparently, I have a blog, my first one, and the title is very similar to this one. remove the word ‘the’ and you have another blog site. I miss that site. It’s what I used when xanga and other blog sites were down. Anyhoo, here it is.
Having that old blog is like looking at an old photograph or listening to a music way back when I was young. It’s so funny, I am growing up with technology. I wasn’t used to this but now it is a part of me and my memories. All these thoughts in my head are just, you know, just there, and I fear that someday the data in computers will be erased with all those memories and that makes me very anxious.Okay, let’s scrap away that anxiety.
From this point forward, I will try to do my best to update the blog and my written blog as well. I have a habit of buying notes but not writing on them. My lost hope I guess.
But now, additional effort to make things work will be enforced. I’m about to leave my husband’s office to have lunch with him and then we’ll go to the doctor for my chronic sinusitis and my son’s immunization.
With all the coffee joints sprouting faster than anything, here’s another one spotted in Namcheon 남천 on a road near the subway. The street where it is located feels so homey because it’s near the market and apartment complex.
Prices for the drinks are reasonable. They also have yogurt smoothies that I have to try yet. Interior design is modernly arranged and if I do have a minute or two, I might just try to stay for a drink. What I ordered here was an iced café mocha. Since I was the only customer, the barista served my drink up pretty fast (good service!) My coffee was a teeny bit sweet cause the ice hasn’t settled in yet.
This kind of coffee shops are good for those who are in a hurry but want to have their coffee fix in a breeze.
P.S. My photography skills need a bit of brush up. Kinda shy to snap in public ya know.
My perspective three years ago still holds true up to now.
And there it is again. The natural high kicks in, the happy hormones are engulfing me in such a way that nobody can ever imagine. I am physically tired but this feeling is incredible! No words can explain how happy I am. The reason? I have no idea. There’s just a glitter of hope to look for in the corners of this earth.
When you consider the smallest of things and find beauty in them, you do not get disappointed .There are too many debris of these small things around and sometimes they lead to something with depth. They possess the beauty a person like you would never recognize your entire lifetime. How flat.
Ever considered a thunderclap and lightning of aesthetic substance?
Notice how vast the universe is and how invisible you are in that system?
There are just too many things to prey on. It is not the superficiality of these things that make them so special. It’s you, your appreciation that changes how you view what’s there and what’s not.
Why can’t you take time to do the same? I swear you’ll never go disappointed with this one.