Birthday Celebrations

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. 

Happy 29th birthday to me! 


Friday nights 

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

A mom’s procrastination woes

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.

  1. Read a book.
  2. Print out some worksheets for my son.
  3. Learn a new language.
  4. Listen to motivational audio books.
  5. Start a new business by brainstorming and making feasibility studies.
  6. Try to learn how to clean better and more efficiently (house stuff)
  7. How to get rid of molds
  8. Using baking powder or soda for cleaning (specifics)
  9. Try to learn new recipes
  10. 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.

I will start today. 🙂

This blos vs. the old one

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.

Too Big coffee shop

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.

Reminiscing in my old blog… Aww.

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.

Hello, 2014!

It’s a brand new year! 

I have to be fully dedicated to my goals this year.

From this point forward, I am going to start living – making every moment count – instead of constantly worrying about my future.

Making everyday goals to reach certain milestones is a way to lessen my worry and add points to my achievement bar.

This blog is gonna be hella active. Haha. See you later, blogs!

Weekends end at home.

I’m planning to spend the rest of the weekend at home. No ifs and buts, just plain stating the facts.

A few days ago, I visited my doctor to check my throat. It’s a follow-up checkup for my condition which occurred last July. I had swollen salivary glands which lead to enlarged lymph nodes due to a blockage in my glands. The cause of it was varied. I had high dosage medication at that time and I thought I was in the brink of insanity due to those medications. Eventually, I got better (thank God!) and now I just had to follow it up with my doctor.

He said I need to stay away from the following: coffee, juice, tea, shakes, liquor, yogurt, and even milk. (oh, all the good things!) According to him, my acid reflux is developing and I need to be wary of my consumption of drinks and food (no chocolates and spicy food!)

I need to just drink water and water and plenty of those transparent stuff called water.

I’m in no position to oppose the doctor’s prescription. It’s just that it has been two days since I had coffee and I constantly have headaches because of it. Coffee jumpstarts my day and without it, I feel extremely drowsy. And when I feel drowsy in the morning, I will feel drowsy for the rest of the day. Thus, my headaches. I think its a withdrawal symptom of having caffeine in my system. 

*sigh* I have to adjust to living without colorful drinks. At least this will make me drop a few pounds. Yay!/Nay!

Well, today, I had my ice cold coffee. I need to wash it down with three glasses of water right away.

The work-home loop.


See that clear picture? This happens a lot to me. Lately, I’ve been satiated with work to the point of not wanting to go there anymore. When I am at work, I want to rest. When I am about to rest, I remember the amount of workload that I have and thus, leaves me restless. From this point on, a good breathing exercise is an immediate need.

A balance of life and work is all that it takes. Sounds easy but it is an actual process to go through. My work starts at 7:00 am and often finishes at 5:00-6:00 pm. When I get home, I just want to lie on bed, face down. Utterly devastating? Yes and no.

Let’s put things into perspective. As I write this blog, you will realize that it shifts from a tired point of view to a more gratifying act.

If you are not focused on your career or profession at this moment, do you think you would be able to attain what you have attained so far?

You are becoming a more productive part of the society. You can read this at the comfort of your home or in a cafe while you are busy doing papers for your Graduate studies class. There is a sense of belongingness that engulfs your being simply because you are part of a governing body in a specific field. The thing is you do not underestimate yourself and what you do for every step has its own glory.

 Do not get me wrong. I am neither suggesting for you to be a slave of your job nor be too relaxed that the amount of work you are doing is something that you deserve in its purest sense.

I’m simply letting you know that you’re doing okay. This is a sign – a message for you to realize that you need to have time for rest. Everyone does.

 Let weekends be week ‘ends’. Do not burden yourself with the Monday deadlines on your rest days.

Coming out to embrace the digital age.

Coming out to embrace the digital age.

Gone are the days when we used to blog on multiply, xanga, and all those sites designed for amateur teen bloggers. I’ve had two wordpress accounts that were kept in the realms of the dusty chests of the internet. Whoa, was I just almost on the brink of revealing my age? (HAHA!)

Now, here is indeed a new book to be read by everyone. I want to show how much of a ‘wanderlust’ I am. I lust for wandering about although I have no idea where to start. I am definitely certain that this is the time that I can fully explore the expanse of the truest sense of that word. Watch me, travel with me, experience the world with me vicariously. 🙂