I know I’ve disappeared for a while, but I’ll be back soon!
“Not being able to sleep is terrible. You have the misery of having partied all night… without the satisfaction.”
– Lynn Johnston
17/9 Did a lot of house cleaning again today, unfortunately I prioritised that over working early on my assignment. BUT at least there’s less cleaning to do the next following days. I’ve got a cute little garden, see above, in our room now! I need greens growing around me to feel a tad bit better when studying. I find rooms get bland and stifling when there’s no plants around.
19/9 My sleeps were broken af yesterday night, slept at 12am, woke up at 4am and then every 30-15mins after. Since my volunteer activities the next day is not demanding, I felt pretty ok with minimal sleep. Today I successfully woke up at 6:30am, slept around 10:30-11pm last night. My sleeping pattern is almost fixed yay! Anyways, got a night shift tonight.
20/9 Thank g I was able to wake up early, despite falling asleep at 2am. Won’t have the house to ourselves anymore boo, but at least my chores gets cut by a big chunk. I’ve been seeing a lot on social media this new Filipino joint ‘Rey Jr.’, that I’ve been dying to try out! Fingers crossed I get to visit the place next week.
22/9 Just came back for The Big Design Market and my legs are dead! Though it was worth it. Got a small bunch of tech stuff and luckily got a gift for my little brother. It’s pretty quiet right now at home, I can hear the frogs going, the sky is turning to a darker blue-grey… I always love this time of day. It’s like nature telling us to get ready for the evening, to slow down and breathe deeply. I’m waiting for the kettle to stop heating up the water, so I can brew some well-deserved tea.
23/9 My brain is pooped.
“Never keep yourself alone. Keep talking to yourself. And you’ll start feeling better.”
– Prerak Trivedi
10/9 Yes, I did have a lot of me time this past two weeks. Sleeping in, working out, basically choosing my pace. There’s been a huge change in the weather, we had a streak of sunny, warm weather than bam… back to cloudy, cold weather. But I’m glad Spring has finally fallen upon us! Clothes are now a hybrid of summer and Autumn wear. 2 and a bit more months left till I’m outta Sydney!!
13/9 Professional development or really anything that can up-skill you, is super vital. Whether it be improving your professional or personal life. I just enrolled myself into a copyediting and proofreading course, all payed out right, so I can improve my writing before it’s published. I find so much fault when I get assignments back, in terms of grammar and consistently in my formats. It’s a basic skill, that often gets overlooked when you’re not an English or writing major student. Well for me that is. Glad I’ve got a supportive partner throughout all this. Puts a tonne of pressure though to do well, if your partner is the one financially backing you up, but at the same time it pushes you to complete it.
15/9 Mixed feelings with today, don’t know whether it was alright giving away my shift today. But at the same time, I got to enjoy the sun, relax a bit and work on my uni stuff. Got home pretty late last night anyways, so it was alright. Anyways, don’t know if you’ve noticed but the drill rap scene in Australia is really picking up. The rappers are getting better and better with each upload. It’s a bit hard to comprehend, well for me anyways, but it’s worth the listen.
16/9 Tried waking up early today, but still woke up at 8am and didn’t get out of bed till 9am. Though on the upside, I slept before 12am! Yay for improvement. Anyways, going to cook lunch now and hopefully tackle more on my to-do list today. I’ve got a big clean tomorrow, before E’s parents arrive.
“The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication.”
– Harold S. Geneen
21/8 Do you like the new look of my blog? I like how there’s more colour, boldness but at the same time keeping the simplicity of the layout. There should be more coverage on the Amazon fires that’s currently happening. It’s terrifying. The damages it will cause on our climate, the wildlife, plants and towns close by… Deforestation should not be conducted in such large amounts, it should be controlled. It’s so disheartening to see, civilisation going backwards instead of growth.
22/8 I am feeling a bit of stress, keeping up with my three assignments and study load. The key is to keep calm, be organised and read efficiently, whilst putting your thoughts into words effectively. Ugh. Happy I don’t have many shifts and other commitments, so I can really focus on my study.
23/8 Just getting your butt out and into the gym, is always the hardest. Trust me afterwards, you’ll feel 1000x better. More energised, motivated and ready to tackle the rest of the day! Had leg day today, super hard but through it. Right, now back to studying.
25/8 I honestly don’t know if I made the right decision but… I feel a sense of burden lifted off my brain and chest. I’ll keep a look out for others or maybe I should leave it till next year…
“Failure Will Never Overtake Me If My Determination To Succeed Is Strong Enough.”
– Og Mandino
13/8 I cannot rave enough about this new anime, Demon Slayer. It is actioned-packed, drawings are beautiful, the colours are amazing and the story-line is solid! Main characters are solid, their story backgrounds and abilities are explained in great detail and they each have their own sense of humour. So it’s not all dark and sentimental all the time. I’m on episode 7 at the moment, I do however feel episodes 3-5 were a tad too fast. It could’ve been extended a bit more and how the main character’s abilities came to be, could have been extended to show how it acquired it? I don’t know maybe I’m old-school and I like to see training sessions haha. Anyways, not all hope is lost in the anime world, Demon Slayer will quench your thirst for some fun anime!
Praying for those women who were attacked today, and hats off to those brave individuals who cornered the individual. It’s scary but also comforting to know, that the public will come to protect its society, when someone tries to eliminate the peace.
14/8 That little devil thought keeps popping back, questioning my satisfaction with life now and regrets. I honestly think, wallowing in regrets is one of the most hardest challenges to get through. It challenges your past and essential your current decisions, where you are at life right now. I must admit I have a few regrets, regrets with the environment, who I associate myself with and the decisions I made or let pass. Constantly having to remind myself, the past cannot be changed and it is in the present where wrongs can be made better. Does anyone have an advice on this?
16/8 Getting back into mangas now. Since my Demon Slayer obsession has not been quenched, I’m going to read the manga. So far the the anime has been true to the manga, which is bloody awesome! Will be heading out to Marrickville tonight, for a pop-up event… a real-life Pac Man maze. Freaking can’t wait, I’ll post a review soon.
17/8 Season 2 of Mind Hunter is out on Netflix, yay! I can’t believe it’s been 2 years since the first season aired. It’s such an underrated drama, but honestly it was amazing, the plot and the performances of the actors were mesmerising. Anyways, got to start on one of my assignments whilst re-watching Attack on Titan, so I can understand season 3.
19/8 I am in now full cramming mode, got 3 assignments due within 2 weeks. Oh and they’re not your 15-30%, they are over! Ugh I do this to myself every semester 😥
“Feelings you have for each other will not be known unless you voice them.”
– Kaoru Hitachiin
7/8 Woke up when the sun was clearly just peaking, I’m loving being able to smell that crisp, cold air in the morning. I think I am able to find my morning balance, waking up when it’s quiet, no alarm needed, then going downstairs to make some yummy oats and grabbing an iced, long black. I’m also being more active with my blog, slowly finding time to post at least 2 times a week. I’m aiming for 3 posts a week. But in reality, writing takes up a lot of time, you’ve got to really organise your thoughts when reviewing. Finding the right words, trying to avoid terms you’ve overused ahaha.
8/8 Since it was a full day being up yesterday, woke up a tad late today. Just got back from the gym and now finally starting off the day. My aim to start one of my assignments, like drafting and making sense of it first. So much stuff is happening in our world today, shootings, abortion criticisms and other social discussions. You kind of forget all that when you’re in your bubble. I try to actively read the news in the morning, whether it’s through random websites or social mediums.
9/8 Thumbs up to my readers who have the time to read these posts of mine! I generally would write these posts in the morning and sometimes in the early afternoon. Another windy day in Aus, my skin has been feeling tight, sneezing a bit more and all them yucky stuff. Surprisingly I have not gotten sick at all this winter yay to me! Got to stay warm and hydrated, keep them muscles moving.
11/8 Gave up on Audible for now, cause I haven’t really been interested in reading and got a monthly subscription to AnimeLab yay! I’ve gotten hooked onto Tokyo Ghoul Season 3, if you haven’t watched this anime yet you better! It’s dark, exciting, there’s a hero’s journey element with insight into his psychology. Cramming some modules in, will be heading to dinner in a bit.
12/8 I’m only on episode one on My Hero Academia, but I’m enjoying its light plot, quirky characters and the bright colours! It might take a few episodes for me to get used to it fully, at the moment it reminds me to Dragon Ball Z because of its hero’s journey and quirkiness.
“When someone tells me “no,” it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.”
– Karen E. Quinones Miller
31/7 I am so happy I got to sit, walk and be out in nature today. You would see me either snuggled up in my bedroom or at work. Just being surrounded by people, concrete and artificial air gets so suffocating. I need to do this if not weekly, then fortnightly. I really believe being surrounded by wildlife/nature is food for a healthy mind and spirit. It really seems like most of my views are with these “discovery” posts! I appreciate your time reading these private notes.
1/8 Another day waking up early and not struggling yay! I’m still having bloating issues which sucks, but it isn’t that bad today nor was yesterday. I’ve been trying to go through as much readings, cause I have an online test that I am aiming to complete by this week.
2/8 Decided I’m going to live stream on Mixer cause why not? haha I reckon I’ll just be live streaming mobile app games, which I will then attach a review to the live video onto my blog. I just need to find out how the heck do I extract the past stream! So I’ve decided I’ll dedicate an entire free day for that, but not tonight.
4/8 Well last night was kinda crap. Thought I was going to dodge an obnoxious, privileged individual, but no… there always gotta be at least one. It’s generally in the last 2 hours at night. Seriously dude, I gave you a solution, apologised for your biased, no-evidence anger and you still had the audacity to continue lying? If I had my way, I would say you have no recording to prove anything, so have I, so why don’t we wait for the result… in the meantime take your new lane. Human emotions frustrate me. Human error is fine, just emotions.
5/8 I think I’ve corrected my sleep, like I’ve been waking up super early BUT I still have problems sleeping early. Like I’m still up by 10pm. When I should really be down by 9pm. It is way better now though, I used to sleep not until midnight and then woke up close to midday. The best feeling when waking up early, is that you have more time to complete whatever you’ve got to do!
“Let’s tell the truth to people. When people ask, ‘How are you?’ have the nerve sometimes to answer truthfully…”
– Maya Angelou
23/7 Breathe in and out. Repeat 100 more times.
It’s a new week, I have a less hectic schedule now, I can concentrate more on my studies, blog and hopefully my label. Working back to back at a place, that does not satisfy you career wise, is a real downer. But I know I have to keep it for a little while longer, just under two years left.
24/7 Going to give The Crown a go again, since I didn’t give my full attention when I watched the first two episodes last time. So far I am liking episode one. Volunteer was great today, keeping me on my toes. But overall grateful I have such an amazing curator I volunteer alongside. Started the week on a much brighter, lighter step.
26/7 First full day to myself, well not really cause I’m heading out tonight to watch E, as he’s on the final table. Slept late last night, didn’t get to bed till 4am, cause I was waiting for E to finish with his tournament. Took an uncomfortable nap in the car though, and all I could think of is, why didn’t I bring along some makeup remover wipes. I could literally feel my makeup sitting on my face. So once I got home, I washed and cleansed the hell out of my skin. Then I woke up at 9-ish am. No breakouts, but it did feel a bit tight. Attended an exhibition last night, which threw me once again in the social deep end. Though I did come out feeling alright.
27/7 Finally watching IT Girls, that’s released on Youtube. Yay! So far so good, it’s funny cause they are all so sassy, but I’m loving it. What I am doing at the same time, is mentally noting the places they are eating at. So when I go later in the year, E and I can visit these places. Today I think we’ll be watching friendly fights at UFC and I hope to squeeze in a workout session today. Skipped out yesterday.
28/7 Was supposed to go on a hike today, but my body couldn’t keep up, so I slept in. I’ll be now aiming for a Wednesday hike this week. What do I have planned today? Gym, grocery run, cleaning the car and uni work.
29/7 Good morning Monday! Did quite a bit of cleaning and reorganisation of our bedroom yesterday. I feel better when things look different, I don’t know about you, but I feel less inspired/motivated when I’m in a stagnant surrounding. Will be catching up on some week 3 modules, squeezing a workout and some blog content.
“I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.”
– Steve Maraboli
16/7 On the low, low. Feeling super low these past two weeks, praying the upswing will be soon. Had to cancel a few things, cause of this. Sugar aint helping if you’re wondering haha. Dramas, youtube and uni work has given me brief distractions, but like no, it’s lingering. Even when waking up, it is still there.
18/7 Where has the week gone?
20/7 Dangerous games for so little and petty money. Can’t believe I’m still around this foolish individual, who won’t stop and think for a minute. See past and beyond their little bubble.
“The elegance under pressure is the result of fearlessness.”
– Ashish Patel
9/7 Oft another week. My last free week, until session 2 starts next week, oh boy.
12/7 I’m pooped. Looking forward to the full day-off tomorrow, which I will be using stuffing my face in my readings. I haven’t worked out in a while, and I notice a difference when I go without a workout. I feel lazier, droopier and my mental game aint sharp. On the upside, got my results back from last session and I am happy!
12/7 So many, many scam bags. I get it everyone is selfish, but dang some people are next level ruthless. If I could make a list of people that I’ve encountered and what they’ve done, I would expose them. Make sure when people meet them, they know what they are capable of.
14/7 I’m done. Bring in the new year already.
15/7 Third week of July, bring it on! Session 2 of university has officially started today, and I’ve made a mental goal to at least be one week ahead of studies. I’m taking up 3 units and I can already see myself getting pooped asap. Got a night shift tonight, so trying to cram in as much youtube, studies and stretches haha. Have a lovely week folks!