30-Minute Warning II

So, what can I type here in under 30 minutes?

I have been in an adjustment period since January 16, 2023. I have been working in the family business for almost 3 months. And tomorrow morning, I’m taking a long break. I’m going to Cagayan Valley with Mother and Uncle Elvis, and the vacation lasts from April 1 to 6. Yes, it’s almost the entire Holy Week.

Actually, the long vacation is Mother’s idea. She has been planning her high school reunion with her friends since October 2022 (I think), and then she tagged me along. I have not said a firm “yes” to her right away. I only said “yes” 1 month after working in the family business. Weekend breaks are cool, but I think having a long vacation every once in a while is better for my physical and mental health.

As I said, I have been in an adjustment period. I have been so immersed in work, I have not replied to any of my friends’ messages except when it’s their birthday. I feel so bad for not replying to them. Tomorrow I will start reconnecting with them. I hope they forgive me for not replying right away.

Currently, I’m charging my Nikon D3200, Sony Handycam (yes, that good ol’ video recorder), and Samsung A52s 5G. I’m bringing all of those devices and trying on recording and document as many moments as possible. Maybe this is the start of my vlogging journey? We will see about that soon.

Anyway, my gadgets are almost ready. My clothes are ready. My toiletries are ready. We’re leaving tomorrow at 2am. And it will be a 20-hour ride. (I think.) We’re all praying for a safe journey.

And time’s up.


Header image: EvgeniT of Pixabay. Edited in Adobe Photoshop 2022.

Morning, Nocturnal

“5 more minutes please”,
the nocturnal struggles.
Pillows give me ease.
Laziness has doubled.

Then I remember
the bills haunting like wraiths.
Enough of slumber.
The working day awaits.


Originally published on March 19, 2019.

Header image: JayMantri of Pixabay. Edited in Adobe Photoshop 2022.

10-Minute Warning XI

Well, what can I type here in under 10 minutes?

For the 1st time since I started blogging more frequently, I feel so lazy to write. But I think it would help me stop being lazy if I talk about it here. Right, Dispatch? Thank you for understanding. Now I’m ready to write again.

Oh! Today was a bit productive at work. Around lunchtime, I joined Father in surveying a condominium for the 2nd time. And this time we have company – air-con technicians from another firm. I believe my dad is overseeing the whole installation? We will return to the condo and check the installation process tomorrow morning.

After today’s survey, Father and I went home, ate some air-fried chicken, and napped. We woke up at 6pm, and our local version of Family Feud was on TV. We were supposed to go to the mall with Mother and have a haircut tonight, but perhaps we all got lazy. I hope we can have our haircut before we leave for our Cagayan trip this coming Saturday.

Speaking of Saturday, last Saturday, March 25, I was sad. Why? March 25, 2019, was the day I almost died, and March 25, 2022, was the day the drummer of my favorite band Foo Fighters, Taylor Hawkins, died. I’m supposed to write about what happened to me and a tribute to Taylor, but I’m too sad to even start a draft. Maybe next time.

And time’s up.


Header image: sunbeamphoto of Pixabay. Edited in Adobe Photoshop 2022.