The Sunday Currently | volume 4

In an attempt to make myself write some blog posts and keep my blog active, I am doing another The Sunday Currently. I think it’s also a good way to post some updates about my life for my blog readers (that’s if there are still regular readers here).

READING

Honestly, I haven’t been reading that much this year. I really lowered my 2017 reading goal to 20 books this year, which is really a low target goal compared to the previous years. However, I haven’t even reached halfway of my goal! It really sucks. I’ve been on a reading stump for so long. I’m going to try audio books, though, which would be easier especially during commutes. So let’s see. I hope I could write something in this area on my next The Sunday Currently post.

WRITING

I am trying to write some more creative works. I strive to write some poems every now and them so I can produce more outputs and practice my skills. Lately, I’ve been trying to write a short story with four to five parts. I managed to finished the first part but the next parts are in limbo right now. Hmmm, I’ll try to get back to it as soon as I have some new ideas.

LISTENING

Not much. I usually listen to Spotify’s Philippine Top 50 charts, so that’s my staple playlist. I’ve listened to Taylor Swift’s latest single a few weeks ago, and I love it! But right now, I’m not really listening to anything new.

WATCHING

Just some random movies at the cable.

THINKING

I’m thinking about my job applications. I actually trained for a writing job and stayed there for nearly two months, but decided not to continue with the employment. Things got really confusing and I got impatient with how thingsgo around in the company. Right now, I’m practically jobless and I’m applying for jobs. I had some job interviews although those companies I went to so far weren’t really at my top choices. I am just thinking about my future lately and that I had to make myself productive before the year ends.

SMELLING

The delicious aroma of the all-you-can-eat hotpot we ordered. I’m actually at a restaurant while writing this blog post.

WISHING

Wishing I would get a really nice job offer. Preferably something with good compensation package and cool benefits for an entry-level employee, with ample life-work balance. So far, I’ve been getting lots of response from BPO companies, though I’m mostly looking for dayshift positions. They really have good compensation package with allowances and benefits and sometimes bonuses. I’ve also been receiving job offers in the marketing/advertising industry, and although it’s interesting for me, I don’t know if I have the skills or the background. I’m very trainable though, if they are willing to accept me. I just really wish I’d be able to join a company where I would grow as an individual and a professional.

HOPING

I hope I’d be able to get a real job soon and have steady income because seriously, there are a lot of things I wanna save up for and buy. I also wanna start doing some adulting duties so I better have a steady source of cash.

WEARING

A borrowed hanging shirt and a high waist pants.

LOVING

I love the chill and modern vibe of the area I’m in. And the efficiency of this place! Gosh, I wish we have this back home.

WANTING

I want to do a good beauty and skin care routine for myself. I recently read about the 10-step Korean skin care routine, and after researching it, I’m starting to do my own! I only use a facial wash before going to bed before, but right now I’ve been religiously doing a three-step routine for my face: facial wash, toner, moisturizer every single night and every day! I’ve been doing this for two weeks and this week I added eye cream and sunscreen serum in my routine. Let’s see the results after a couple of weeks. I’ll probably blog about it in a separate post.

NEEDING

Need money to sustain all my hobbies and plans!!! Waaah I really need a proper job!

FEELING

I felt kinda demotivated after deciding not to continue with that job as a writing tutor. I had lots of self-doubts in that company. But right now I’m trying to motivate myself to move forward and pursue my goals.

CLICKING

The game Mobile Legends has been my past-time and stress reliever lately so I’ve been clicking on the app a lot! Hahaha!

Okay bye! ‘Till next time! How about you, what are you currently doing right now? Post a comment below and share your thoughts with me!

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May iba nang kahulugan ng “ang mamatay nang dahil sa’yo”

May iba nang kahulugan ng linyang
“ang mamatay nang
dahil sa’yo.”
Dahil sa bayan na ito,
papatayin ka na sa kalsada
kahit hindi pa napapatunayan na
ikaw ang may-sala.
 
Mababalitaan na lamang na
ang kapitbahay,
kaibigan,
kamag-anak,
kapamilya mo
ay tinambangan na sa kanto,
may bala sa bungo,
nagkalat ang dugo sa semento.
 
Walang kriminal,
walang inosente na sini-sino—
pantay-pantay lahat tayo
sa mata ng ganitong uri
ng paghahatol at “katarungan”
kahit pa ikaw ay kawatan
o mabuting mamamayan.
 
At kung dati ay patago ka
pa nilang itutumba
at lalagyan ng karton na
nagsasabing “wag tularan”
sa tabi ng iyong malamig na bangkay,
ngayon ay harap-harapan ka
nang papaslangin,
babarilin,
papatayin,
kahit magmakaawa ka pa
na parang baboy na kinakatay.
 
Walang bata,
walang matanda,
walang ina o ama
walang anak,
walang sasantuhin—
walang ligtas na sigurado
delikado lahat tayo
ang ating mga dugo ay maghahalo-halo
dito sa ating madilim na lupain.
 
Sa kabila ng lahat akala mo ba
na ang ganitong karahasan ay itatatwa
ng ating mahal na poong Presidente?
Hinde!
Sa tapat ng mikropono,
sa taas ng entablado,
paulit-ulit, para tayong ginagago:
“OBOSEN!”
“PATAYEN!”
“FUCK YOU, US!”
“FUCK YOU, UN!”
“FUCK YOU, EU!”
“POTANGINA N'YO!”
“HAIL RUSSIA!”
“HAIL CHINA!”
“PRAISE MARCOS!”
(Magkatulad naman sila halos:
ang isa ay diktator,
ang isa sa karahasan ay promotor).
 
Dahil sa paningin ni Panginoong Digong,
lahat tayo ay mga adik
[tayo lamang ay mga mamamayang sabik
sa mataginting na pagbabago
na kanyang pinangako]
kahit siya mismo ay lulong
sa sariling ilusyon
na s’ya ang hari at tagapaligtas ng bayan na ito
at walang halaga ang buhay ng mga tao.
 
May iba nang kahulugan ng linyang
“ang mamatay nang
dahil sa’yo,”
Dahil unti-unti tayong ginagapos
sa takot at pangamba; inuubos
hanggang lahat tayo ay mawala; inuutos
na barilin at sabihing “nanlaban.”
Kaya’t nasasabing ligtas na ang lansangan
dahil wala nang natira
kahit isa sa madilim na kalsada.
 
Tangina mo, Duterte!
Tangina ng gobyernong walang pake!
Tangina nyong lahat na sumasang-ayon sa patayan!
Tangina nyong lahat na pumapalakpak sa karahasan!
Tangina nating lahat dahil lahat tayo’y may kasalanan
kung bakit ganito ang kinahantungan
ng Perlas ng Silanganan.
 
wod

Some Updates About My Life

Hello, anyone who may be reading this blog.

I didn’t realize that I haven’t posted a single entry in this blog this year. I have been so caught up with the events of my busy life that I failed to notice how I am neglecting this little corner of mine in the Internet.

There has been a lot of things that happened in my life so far within the past eight months, and I couldn’t fully describe them all in just one blog entry. So I am just gonna enumerate these things in bullet form.

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23rd

Salamat sa mga taong bumati sa aking kaarawan. Pasalamat sa Facebook na pinaalala sa inyong kaarawan ko. Napakahirap ng nagdaang taon para sa akin—maraming nawala, maraming iniwanan, maraming ka-leche-han na nangyare, at maraming beses na gusto ko na lang maglaho. Pero sa magulong panahon natin ngayon na pinagbibidahan ng mga ka-DDS, ni Mocha, ng mga natokhang, ng mala-teleseryeng politika, ng online trolls at keyboard warriors, nagpapasalamat pa rin ako sa mga pagkakataong nagpapaalala sa’kin na maswerte pa rin pala ako. Salamat sa mga (iilang) tunay na taong nagtatyaga sa’kin kahit ako na mismo ang lumalayo, di kayo nagsasawa sa akin. Napatunayan ko kung sino at ano talaga ang tunay sa nagdaang taon. Salamat.

Bente tres na po ako. Magulo pa rin buhay ko, parang buhok ko. Di na ko umaasang tatangkad pa ko. Di bale, cute pa rin.

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S01E05

Sa simula pa lang, alam ko nang mahirap ang sitwasyon na pinasok natin. Parati tayong malayo sa isa’t isa, at ilang buwan na naman ang bibilangin natin bago tayo magkitang muli. At oo, madalas nahihirapan ako sa ganitong setup. Ngunit sa bawat isang reklamo ko na malayo ka, binibigyan mo ko ng mas maraming dahilan para mas maging matatag pa. Di ako pasensyosa, alam mo yan, pero para sa iyo kakayanin kong maghintay. Namimiss kita lagi, pero kakayanin ko kasi alam kong kinakaya mo rin. Dalangin ko ang mas malawak pang pang-unawa (para sa akin, para mas matindihan ko pa) at pasensya (para sa’yo, sa tuwing tinotopak ako). Ingat ka lagi dyan. Mahal kita!

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