10-Minute Warning XXIII

OK. What can I tell here in under 10 minutes?

I’ll make this quick. I have been sneezing all day, and it’s so annoying. I think I got it from a dusty alarm sensor? I don’t know. Anyway, I already drank an antihistamine, but I’m still unwell and I can’t do any work properly. It’s like I’m expelling my soul from all of the sneezing. Fuck this shit.

As for any updates here on The Dispatch, I still don’t have a header image for the previous post and also on this post. As I said, I can’t do any work properly because of my constant sneezing. I will work on that tomorrow or on Friday.

And speaking of Friday, Gratitude Log, the new blogging series on The Dispatch about being thankful, debuts this Friday, May 24, 2023, at 10pm (Philippine time).

Oh, I truly hope I become well tomorrow.

And time’s up.


Header image: Castorly Stock of Pexels. Edited in Adobe Photoshop 2022. Uploaded on May 26, 2023.

10-Minute Warning XXII

So, what can I say here in under 10 minutes?

Last weekend, I mostly felt like shit, thanks to a Twitter block. Yeah, I know. It’s so shallow. But in my previous post, I expounded on what happened and how it affected me mentally (though I locked it out for everyone to see for now.) If it weren’t for my family, friends, and a then-upcoming Foo Fighters live stream at Veeps, well… let’s just say I’m super thankful for them.

Speaking of being thankful, this week I will start a new blogging series where I list down things and people I’m thankful for. It’s somehow inspired by an Instagram post by gamer, musician, and cosplayer Ashley Gosiengfiao. The new series will be called Gratitude Log.

And speaking of Foo Fighters, they have a free global live stream on Veeps that you can watch on-demand until May 25, 2023, at 3am (Philippine time). In the live stream, they revealed the legendary rock band’s new drummer Josh Freese and they played a few old songs and new songs like “Rescued”, “Under You” and “Nothing at All”. Check this link out and enjoy the show while it’s still up!

Also, I’m lazy to work on a featured header image for this post. I will upload one tomorrow.

And time’s up.


Header image: Foo Fighters/Veeps. Edited in Adobe Photoshop 2022. Uploaded on May 26, 2023.

30-Minute Warning V

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

Last Friday, I said on my 10-Minute Warning XIV post that the 11×17 print I ordered from Riki “Riddle” LeCotey, my favorite cosplayer, will arrive in a few weeks. Guess what? I got the print last Saturday – a day after! That was fast! I’m excited to finally have the print, especially since it has the message “Happy Birthday!”. It’s a very late birthday gift to myself. And paying for the print is a form of peace offering to Ms. Riddle because I greeted her “Happy Birthday!” way too late. (She told me through Instagram that I don’t have anything to apologize for, and she thanked me for buying a print.)

And not only did I get 1 print – I got another 11×17 print and a smaller print. That makes 3 prints! Thank you so much, Ms. Riddle, my cosplay hero! I hope ToyCon can bring her back to Manila as a cosplay judge and guest this 2023. Meeting her at AsiaPOP Comicon 2016 was one of the happiest moments of my life, and I would love to meet and talk to her in person again.

Last Sunday, I had my favorite affogato at my favorite cafe Satchmi for just a few minutes, then I went to Mass and prayed with my family. Afterward, we bought some El Pollo Loco, dim sum, and a chocolate cake, and celebrated Elder Brother’s birthday a day early. Happiest birthday to my kuya! I love you so much and wish you all the best in life!

And then today, after I inquired about something from the city hall’s PWD office, I went to pick up my cousin’s phone from the mall chapel. After my errands, I dropped by Satchmi again, and in over an hour I had spaghetti al pesto and house blend iced tea for merienda and I got to write in my journal and Evernote as well.

It has been a while since I got to hang out at Satchmi for an hour and more, so today’s visit is pretty special. Why? For the past several weeks, I had a hard time getting a good spot with a socket nearby because there are more people who are eating, drinking, and working with their laptops there. In fact, on my visit last Sunday, I had my affogato at one of the tables outside the cafe. I’m not complaining about enjoying my drink at the table outside though. I’m actually glad that business is doing great at my favorite cafe. But a part of me misses getting a nicer table easily.

Speaking of Satchmi, I have been working on a post about the cafe for the past few years – what I like, and what I don’t like about the place. I hope I can finish it soon. (But that’s what I said about my Cagayan post, among other drafts. Oops.)

And time’s up.


Header image: Marina Utrabo of Pexels. Edited in Adobe Photoshop 2022.