Sometimes a cup of coffee is better than a hug. Sometimes.
Thursday, June 01, 2017
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Saturday, March 21, 2015
Ok, enough with the drama. It's just another lazy Saturday morning and according to my phone, and my snoring bed buddies, it's time to get up and prepare breakfast.
Morning ritual done, I head down stairs with a pillow, my phone, pocket wifi, and chargers.
After boiling some water, I do a bit of housework. Even with only the three of us, the house can get a bit disorderly. The water boils just in time and I squeeze in half a lemon into a cup of hot water. Once I've cooked up a storm, I settle down on the couch and check my social networks.
And then, it's four hours later.
I'm embarrassed to say that this is how my Saturdays usually go. I still go about my duties as a wife and mother, but more often than not, I bond with my family with a screen (big or small) in front of us.
Most of the time, I don't have to step out of the house. My phone and the apps that I have has made almost everything a click/touch away.
Whether it's to check my bank or purchase things that I want or need. Pizza, pasta, burgers or a salad? There's an app for that.
I don't buy newspapers anymore since the online versions are even more updated. To find out what's happening, I just check my Twitter feed. The world also seems smaller because I get to keep in touch with my loved ones who are miles or continents away, even if it is just via Facebook, Viber or FaceTime. Finding out what people I admire are up to is as easy as clicking ❤️ on their Instagram accounts.
Does a digital lifestyle necessarily mean a sedentary one? Not necessarily.
Although I don't get to go to the gym anymore, it isn't because I don't want to but because the gym I used to go to moved to a farther location - so I work out in the comfort of my own home with my workout playlist blaring.
Of course there are things that easily beat a social network or TV series catch up.
Fun time with my lovelies. Road trips. Concocting something in the kitchen. Window shopping. Coffee dates. Hand writing letters. Long luxurious baths. Using an old fashioned typewriter. Books. Human touch.
I haven't fully embraced the digital lifestyle because I don't think I need to. Gadgets are there for a reason - to help make life easier for people. To innovate. To explore. For work. For play. But I live in the real world - with real people, real problems, real priorities. There may be a lot of hurt in the real world, but there's a lot of joy too.
I just have to keep reminding myself of that.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Vote buying... Tell-tale signs of political immaturity and poverty.
If your vote can be bought, you dont deserve your democratic right, what you deserve is the awful candidate who you helped cheat.
Can you imagine how much more that person will have to take/steal in order to make up for all the purchased votes?!
Wait... You dont honestly believe that someone who had the gall to cheat their way into elected positions would have an honorable bone in their body, do you?!? All those promises she made? Whoosh!!! Gone!
Congratulations, you didnt just pimp your vote... You sold your soul and your future. Goodluck with that.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
I want to take this moment to just express my appreciation for the top notch service delivered by Mercury Drug's branch personnel. I was looking for an antibiotic that ended up being unavailable due to a supplier issue, and their branch personnel made an effort to look for Ilosone DS and Ilosone for me.
I am especially thankful to the personnel of the following branches:
- BF Resort Las Pinas
- Talon Singko
- ATC Zapote-Alabang
- Manila Harrison Plaza
- Malate San Andres
- Malate Taft Estrada
For your patience, kindness, understanding, and for providing me with service with a smile that kept part of me from totally losing it... I am truly grateful. :)
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Side comment: parking in Manila is a huge issue. Roads (inner or main) shouldn't be converted into parking spaces haphazardly by the barangays.