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Published: 11 December 2018


I'm not sure if I want to post this as I really don't have anything to talk about. But I still have half the day and I've almost done all the tasks that I've assigned to myself. Yeah— most of the time, I get to pick how much I have to do at a given amount of time. And until recently, I've pretty much took on a workload that perhaps people around me think is a lot. I've written about that before and it makes no sense repeating that story.

Suffice it to say that I've reduced my workload to half of what had been normal for me.

Now, I suddenly have a lot of free time on my hands that, to be honest, I don't now what to do with. I suppose I can try to learn more songs while I'm on a downtime. Maybe, I can also draw more or do more exercises on Duolingo and Memrise. Maybe I'll bring in some books to read and shave some screen time.


Starting yesterday, I've tried cutting down on food. For lunch, I've reduced my rice intake to around 1.5 cups and have not had dessert (I usually have a Cornetto from the 7-Eleven downstairs). After lunch, I go downstairs for a 1.5km stroll around Legaspi Village, which takes around 10-15 minutes. It feels nice. I don't feel comfortable coming up to the office all sweaty, though, so I'll have to remember to pack an extra shirt for next time. But I do get an energy boost from the short walk, which is great.

Why do this? Well, I haven't stepped on a weighing scale in a while but I feel that I've gained a lot of weight, that need losing. More importantly, I want a bit more air in my pipes as my friends and I will be playing a couple of long-ish sets on February. We can't have me not being able to carry a tune, especally since— as always— we plan on playing drunk.

I have also not been feeling my best lately. I feel strange. A friend of mine who is into Astrology might attribute this to the transit of Venus across Scorpio after being several weeks in retrograde. Scorpio is where I am and a transit like that tends to mess with a few things all at once. And yes, this is me intentionally being vague— as all water signs prone to do.

I'll just leave it at that for now.