Morning Ritual

My morning ritual usually goes like this:

  • Wake up at around 730 am
  • Feed cats
  • Drink honey water
  • Prepare breakfast, usually friend egg, a piece of bread, banana and tea. Or decaffeinated coffee.
  • Eat breakfast while watching an episode or two of anime or TV show
  • Fall asleep on the couch after, then wake up for lunch time.

I would like really like to replace “Fall asleep” to something more productive like blogging, though!

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Just a simple blog post to start my day!

XOXO,

xoxo

Thoughts on Pope Francis in Manila 2015

I’m a little ray of sunshine today… and I mean that sarcastically.

It started with my jaded little post this morning.

And now, I’m having disgruntled thoughts about Pope Francis arriving in the Philippines just a few hours ago.

While everyone on my Twitter feed is exploding with enthusiasm and love for the Pope, I’m brimming with contempt about how our country is treating this piece of history like it’s some kind of circus or concert.

Epal posters, souvenir t-shirts, Pope dolls?!

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It just feels so pretentious and exaggerated.

Is there something wrong with me?

While I’m happy that the Pope, one of the most important people on Earth, has come to bless our country and our people, I just cannot seem to get into the fanaticism everyone seems to be in.

So many more cynical thoughts going on but I’ll just leave it at that.

Think happy thoughts, Lia.

XOXO,

xoxo

Why I Keep To Myself

You know, I’ve realized that I haven’t had a single satisfying conversation with someone for a while now.

A kind of conversation that would leave you fulfilled, hopeful, brimming with emotions and ideas.

Conversations that make you think.

I feel that most connections I have with people nowadays are shallow. Every conversation leaves me dissatisfied.

It seems to be all about gossip now.

Who’s who. Who bought what. Who’s dating who. Who did this, and who did that. Who’s having a baby. Who traveled where. Who’s wearing what.

People are so engrossed in other people’s live. Is that all there is to it nowadays?

Whatever happened to great ideas and great stories?

There’s no exchange of ideas.

Conversations all seem so one-sided. People just like to talk about themselves. It’s like no one actually listens anymore.

You share your idea and thoughts with someone and you automatically get a disagreement.

“My idea is better than yours.” “You’re wrong.” “Oh, but I think…”

It’s like people live to upstage others in this day and age.

“My life is better than yours.”

Everyone talks. But no one communicates.

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Is it me? Or is it the people around me?

Have I become too much of a recluse that maybe it’s me who’s too quick to judge if someone is worth my attention?

Is it wrong for me to always look for that instant connection when meeting someone for the first time?

Am I the only one who feels this way?

XOXO,

xoxo

Sleepless Nights Part One.

Well, what the hell.

I’m awake at 3:45AM in the morning and I have no idea why.

Might as well blog some random thoughts while I try to fall asleep.

So as the title goes, this post will be one of many.

(I sure do hope it won’t be THAT many because I’m not looking forward to many sleepless nights. I love my sleep.)

So, why can’t I sleep right now?

I really don’t know.

At first, I thought it was because of our cat yowling in the other room, the room which I’m now currently at.

The husband is already sleeping and snoring in the master’s bedroom, thank God.

No point in having two grumpy, sleepless people in our house later.

But I don’t think it’s the cat, though, as he’s already asleep in his box.

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In 2 hours, the cats (yes, catS. We have 2 cats now) will be waking up and will be demanding that they be fed.

Hopefully I can sneak in some shuteye before that.

Meet Parker, our newest fur baby <3

Meet Parker, our newest fur baby <3

So if it’s not that cat, why am I still wide-awake?

The only possible reason is the tea I drank yesterday at 6PM.

I should probably start avoiding tea again. I’ve been drinking a whole lot of it lately but today I drank it later than usual.

Must remember – no caffeine after 6PM!

I would love to leave some epiphany or a mind-blowing thought right now, but really, I just want some sleep.

Okay, I’m actually feeling a little bit sleepy now, so maybe, I’ll crawl into bed again and try to sleep.

Wish me luck!

XOXO,

xoxo

You are alone in this world. No one is on your side but yourself. 

Even the one person you thought you trust the most, the one you consider your pillar of strength, will always disappoint you and will always let you down.

At the end of the day, it’s always every man for himself.

Unless you’re fortunate enough to find that one person who will always put you and your needs first.

Consider yourself lucky if you find one in this lifetime.

And if you do find him or her, never let them go.

Because a person like that, is one in a million.

Early Morning Random Post

It’s 5:26 am in the morning and I’m awake.

Actually, I’ve been awake since 230am and have been drifting in and out of sleep.

I’ve been having some weird sleeping patterns lately. I sleep at around 12 midnight and wake up in the middle of the night around 2 am to 4 am.

This has been happening ever since George (our newly adopted cat) has transitioned into an indoor cat.

George is a stray that we came across our parking lot a couple of months ago. We fed him once and the next thing we know, he’s been visiting our balcony and our doorstep during meal times.

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“I know you’re in there! Feed me, human!”

Before you know it, he’s taken command of the couch and is part of our little family.

Last Sunday, he got into this really horrible fight with one of the feral tomcats here in our condo.

It was really super scary! I thought George was going to die.

Artie had to chase after the fighting cats and by the time he was able to tear them apart, George was gasping for breath, with his eyes puffy and leaking with tears.

He had some gashes on his face, too.

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Artie had to carry him back inside our condo

When he was inside, he was walking very weird and looked alarmingly disoriented!

I was so scared that I wanted to rush him to the vet.

The whole time I was wailing, “He’s dying!!!”

(Hahahaha, I have a knack for being a drama queen sometimes.)

Fortunately, he only needed a few hours of sleep and by the next day, he was okay.

It was the first time I’ve seen a cat in that condition after a cat fight! I never knew cat fights could get that serious.

So ever since, we’ve tried to keep George indoors as much as possible and only let him out when he needs to pee and poop.

We used to kick him out of the condo at night before we sleep.

But after that incident, we just decided to keep him indoors mostly.

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We even had him vaccinated, too.

I guess you could say we got attached, haha! ;)

He’s not the cutest cat.

He’s actually quite ugly and goofy looking, with stinky breath due to gingivitis and crooked teeth, and usually sleeps with his mouth open and tongue out.

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But he’s one of the sweetest cat I’ve met. I’m quite surprised with his disposition as I’m pretty sure he’s a feral stray and he’s really not used to human company.

I say, he’s taken to being an indoor pet quite well.

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Tried really hard to keep him off the bed. We failed.

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He even has his own pillow!

So yeah, because of George, I have to wake up during odd hours because he wakes us up when he wants to go out to do his business.

And when I let him out, I have to wait for him to come back before I go back to sleep.

I feel like I keep waking every 2 hours or so.

Hmmm, I don’t want to think about it, but I feel like I’m being trained to have a baby already, lol.

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Lack of sleep aside, (luckily I have the freedom to nap anytime I want) I’ve been feeling quite energized these past couple of days.

Being awake (before 7am) and having breakfast at the proper time is making me more alert and less sluggish.

I find my mind more awake to the point that I can actually blog!

I barely feel the lack of sleep. (except for the times I feel sleepy while watching TV.)

I have a feeling it might be because of my hormones, too, as it’s almost that time of the month. (Overshare much?)

Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep this schedule but with more sleep.

This actually means  I have to sleep at 10pm so I can wake up at 6am with 8 hours of sleep.

I never really believed my mom when she kept nagging me to sleep at proper hours.

“10pm is the best time to sleep! Wag na wag kang mag pupuyat!”, she would always say.

I would always scoff at her.

I would continue with my weird sleeping habits of sleeping at 1am and waking up at 9am, thinking that as long as I get 8 hours of sleep, it should be okay.

I guess when I was much younger that was fine.

But now that I’m turning 32 (yes, it’s my birthday month!), my body’s not quite the same anymore.

I definitely feel the effects of sleeping during the proper hours.

Ah, moms really know best!

I know I don’t say it a lot mom, but I really appreciate your nagging even though it can get quite annoying. Love you!

So, that’s it for my random post!

My breakfast is ready. :)

Have a good weekend, everyone!

XOXO,

xoxo

I Always Get Emotional During May

Ah, May of 2010.

The month and year when my life was turned upside down.

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On May 15, 2010, a tumor (benign, thank God) more or less the size of a golf ball was found at the base of my brain and spinal cord. It was an incidental finding when I was rushed to the hospital after passing out.

I won’t go into details as I’m trying hard to move on from the trauma of this life-changing experience.

(Like literally, it changed my life and me, as a person)

But if you’re interested to read all about it, you can head on over here.

As hard as I try to move on and forget, though, I am reminded again today as I’ll be having my annual MRI just to make sure that the tumor didn’t grow back.

Then hopefully on Monday next week, I can see my neurologist and he can give me the good news that everything is clear and dandy.

But for the next few days, my nerves will be the death of me and my anxiety levels will probably be off the charts.

Ah, I love May.

XOXO,

xoxo