• Personal Musings

    My Christmas Gifts to Self (2022 edition)

    This will be hopefully the first out of many. It could be material gifts like this one, or other ones like in action, in travel, or in self-care. Last year (wow 2023 na) I decided to buy the things I always wanted to get for myself but couldn’t do so before because of a lack of finances. Don’t worry though! I made sure this was in my “splurge” section of my budget, and always keep my savings intact!Β  A small part of myself is also…

  • Health and Fitness,  Mental Health,  Personal Musings

    Being Bipolar: I no longer work in my bedroom (and tips to help you sleep)

    The past few weeks have been challenging for me. I haven’t slept straight, or even have a full night’s sleep. There are even instances where I had zero sleep, consecutively for three days.Β  Do you know how it feels when, you lie down at 9 PM, close your eyes by 10 PM, and then after “feeling you’re not sleeping at all” check the time and holy fuck it’s already 3 AM? Your body’s tired but your mind is restless. That has been my scenario for…

  • Personal Musings

    Personal Musings: On motherhood and motivation

    On motherhood and motivation

    Geof approached me one morning and I was surprised by his question: Mom, how do you stay motivated? It wasn’t his usual curiosities like why are lemons sour, or what cats are allergic to. I looked at my son closely and realized he wasn’t a baby anymore *sobs*. He’s nearing his teen years and growing up. I’m grateful that he considers my opinion still valuable. I asked him back: Motivated to do what? Well, Geof continued, you always exercise, you work hard, and you still…

  • Health and Fitness,  Mental Health,  Personal Musings,  Workout Routines and App Reviews

    Personal Musings: How to Cope with Gym Anxiety

    How to deal with gym anxiety - top fitness blogger philippines

    Lets talk about 𝐠𝐲𝐦 𝐚𝐧𝐱𝐒𝐞𝐭𝐲: I recently received a DM from a follower asking “How to get more confidence to go to the gym?” She further explained that she is worried about what other people might think or look at her some way because she’s not “ripped” or “fit” Here’s a #realtalk, most fit people in the gym are too concerned about how they look and wont have time to judge you. More often than not, they also have their own sets of concerns. Ive been…

  • Food,  Lifestyle,  Personal Musings

    My Hyper fixation on Coco Ichibanya’s Chicken Curry

    Coco Ichibanya Chicken Curry

    This was supposed to be a review. But then I noticed something. Eating the same order, at the same restaurant, every week – is not normal. I’m not sure if this is a symptom of me having a bipolar disorder, but more often than not I get hyper fixeted on things every since I was little from owning pets, to buying the same thing in every color, and to eating the same food for a long time. Hyperfixation happens when you’re completely engrossed by something,…

  • Personal Musings

    Life lately: On pancakes and what’s eating my pie

    Pancakes and pies. These are two metaphors that my loved ones made. Geof thought of it last week, saying we should use the word pancake as synonymous to tasks that we have to accomplish each day. While the pie was thought of by Ryan, who suggested I use it to visualise on how I split myself on different priorities in my personal life. I’m thankful I found a bit of time and motivation to write on my blog. Im sure most of you visit here…

  • How To's,  Personal Musings

    I’m studying in Harvard for free!

    Im studying *at π‡πšπ«π―πšπ«π for FREE! (𝘒𝘯π˜₯ 𝘺𝘰𝘢 𝘀𝘒𝘯 𝘡𝘰𝘰) Don’t forget to tap β™₯️ and SAVE πŸ”– for future reference. So ayun na nga, bukod sa work, parenting, lovelife, at gym stuff, isa to sa pinagkakabalahan ko. Ang pag-babalik “estudyante” I recently took a Rhetoric course in Harvard X. This is not a full degree because as of the moment wala talaga akong time for it. However, this is a short course that’s related to my field (Journalism/Writing). It comes complete with video lectures…

  • Lifestyle,  Personal Musings,  The Top

    What should you read next? Books that made readers pause because it was too good

    What should you read next? I was chapter 6 on Six of Crows when I halted my reading. I began enjoying the world I’m immersed in, that the author created, and started appreciating each main character. It was too good I took long breaks before reading chapter by chapter. Have you ever felt so good about a book you purposely stopped because you don’t want it to end? Realizing this was a great way to find whether the book is worth reading or not (besides…

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