What is your next major deadline? What is it for?

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What is your next major deadline? What is it for?
First, we will change "is" to "are". 
I have two major deadlines. One is for the finalization of the research questions for my thesis, due this end of month.  Next one is a 2-pager rhetoric on the science of COVID 19 to a specific target audience. 
And I spend the rest of the day as usual, scrolling, scrolling and scrolling. HELP! 

I need to hide my phones somewhere and I need to hide them well. 
It is almost Sunday and I really need to get my act together, if I really want to complete this MA degree. 
I need to complete it. Or else, I don't know what will I do in life. 

Happy-to-be-Durog Thursday

Finally calling it a day after a loooooooong day of mixes. I don't think I can still do a 15-minute programming practice tonight but that is okay. The day job was more on the nitty gritty part of filling the learning stations with content to jumpstart the new school year which is exciting as always. Today's major takeaways came from 2 separate conference calls. First was with a conversation with classmates about the Philippines' status and how instead of posting our sentiments and angst on social media, we should learn to share it with our most trusted groups. Because in a world, where everything is under surveillance, it will be a challenge to put a plan of collective action without being monitored. Second call was with teachers from around the globe and learning about the creative efforts of every teachers in the community and how they are tapping resources around them from offline printed materials distributed to homes, to local radio stations, voice calls and a lot of …


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Hmmm... then this question word is the start of all the other whys...

Let's begin.

Why are you staying where you're at right now?

One will probably be because it had become my comfort zone. It is, despite the lack of financial security that I am experiencing, on top of that, I am enjoying the learning process that I am being exposed to, with the kids and my co-workers. It is humbling, but of course, I am also having my not-so-humble attitude springing up every now and then and I keep reminding myself of who I really am.

Why Japan?

It is a very nice place and I have been living in a very nice and laidback city, away from the hustle and bustle of life.

Why do you go to the gym?

For many reasons-- I need to find meaningful reasons to do when I go out of the house. I need to take care of my body and my health. Keeping an active lifestyle through workout can do that. Also, for me not to feel so guilty of eating rice almost every day.

Why do you blog?

Because I can. Wr…

Who is the last person you said "I love you." to?

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Who is the last person you said "I love you." to?

Of course, my Mom.

It is a Sunday and as usual, we have morning video chats before they go to church. But today, they didn't go to church, because social gatherings aren't allowed because of the corona virus that is going around the world.

Every day, every call, it will always end with a "Labyu." from me.

I am currently rendering a video to be played in school on Saturday and it says it will take an hour or so, so might as well do answer the previous QOTDs on the list.

Hahaha. Define "trying to get caught up with life."

March 14
List 3 things you have faith in.

I have faith in God... that He is always with me. In seasons, in health, especially at times when I doubt myself so much.

I have faith in myself, that with prayers, persistence, discipline and constant reminding of oneself, I can always be who I want to be.

I have faith that in God's time, I will find or The One …

Yes to readings

Just when I thought that passing the Compre exam late last year was the only thing I have to get through and then after 18 months I will be finishing grad school...

I should have listened to those you quit this challenge or had never pursued this path.. but here I am, taking this path, as I would think... "the less traveled." as of now.

As the proposal days are coming closer and closer, means that I need to read more and more. I feel like I am in Law School. Our professors had already made efforts in outlining what we need to learn, we just have to follow. Reading and self-discipline are hard to find for me lately.

As per my phone, my screen time is ranging from 2 hrs up to 5 hours in a day just for social media. Tsk. Today, I timed my reading of a case study and I finished a 10-page write up in 1.5 hours including the note-taking.

I need to read a minimum of a hundred studies and related literature to be able to come up with something reliable and it should have started soo…

What relaxes you?

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What relaxes you?

Good conversations over alcohol.
A good workout in the gym.
A great song while in the shower.
Writing about my day.
S*x would probably be the best release to relax but I am at the "wish mode" for that right now.


Weekend came and weekend will leave soon.
So grateful for closing the past week with good conversations, from honest to kept secrets and confessions.

Today is Mama's birthday. I greeted her differently this year. I would usually write some ode-like entry about her but today, I shared an anecdote of our usual Sunday video conversation and I couldn't be happier for having my birthday greetings like that this year.

I still owe Mama a lot. My life, I owe it to her and to Papa and I hope to already start working on piling up the resources to give them the dream house I want for them, after that, if ever I don't get a chance to have my own family, I probably would be ready to die, for I have accomplished an ultimat…

What do you wish you had left unsaid?

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What do you wish you had left unsaid?

There was nothing I wish I have left unsaid, but I wish I have said things nicer. It probably would have felt better.