Saturday, February 28, 2015

Day 5: 3 Things I like about my personality

To answer this, I have actually taken a personality test.  Not that I don’t know how to describe myself but to further understand what constitutes a personality.  I always thought “personality” is how you assert yourself, but it’s actually deeper than that (from what I’ve understood).

My personality test answered that I am a DIPLOMAT (INFJ) type of personality.  I am assertive, yet emphatic.

Three personalities I like about myself:

Emphatic.  Yes, I am.  But there are times when I feel I don’t really care.  For those who are really close to me, I find myself thinking about them at times.  I tend to feel what they feel even when we’re apart and texted them “how are you?” only to find that there really is something going on in their life.  Telepathic? Maybe… emphatic? Absolutely.

Decisive.  I tend to stick what to what I’ve decided even when it hurts or devastating for me.  I don’t get easily swayed to change my belief or conviction.  I don’t like making promises, especially ones I can’t keep.  So “most of the time”, I do as I say.

Observant.  Highly observant.  This must be why I am emphatic.  I observe people first before I jump into any conversations.  I usually hide in the corners and tend to talk to the same group of people.  If I meet people the first time, I don’t talk too much (right?!), I try to listen to what they say, watch their manners – their hand gestures, the way they walk, the way they stand, and most especially, I look in their eyes (creepy, right?)… But that’s just me.  I gauge a person and make an educated guess based on what I have observed from them.

If there are good sides, there are bad sides to being highly observant, extremely decisive, and overly emphatic.  But that’s another discussion

Friday, February 27, 2015

Day 4: 25 (No, only 10) Things to do before my next birthday

Hmmm… my birthday isn’t until the 4th of July so, I guess I have plenty of time (or time is short).  However, I don't think I'd be able to do most of this stuff till my birthday, so I'll plan to do this stuff, this year.
  1. I am planning to get my US visa.  So I am applying for one this year.  Again, I just want to find out what the fuzz is about.  It’s more of a challenge for me.  But we’ll see how it goes and if God permits.
  2. Get to do my RadioIodine therapy. I have been diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism and my doctor recommended I get a radioiodine therapy to normalize my thyroid hormones.  Considering all my symptoms suggests I have Hypothyroidism.  hmmmm...  (done:  January 2015)
  3. Save money.  Honestly, I don't like saving for the sake of saving. I need a goal for motivation.  Although retirement is motivation enough, I am not really that motivated.  Targeting short and consistent goals helps and makes me focus.  My savings are going towards those goals.
  4. Get to do something extreme.  I have always been fascinated by people doing extreme sports, so I want to try something extreme too.  Mind you, they're not cheap so the savings will more likely go towards this.  Extremes like skydiving (which is around $700) and bungee jumping (I don't know how much yet).
  5. Learn more skills.  Aside from the sewing and the baking.  (done Jan - Feb 2015)
  6. Finish a project.  A severe procrastinator,  I need to finish my project (like this one).
  7. Read more.  Got a lot of ebooks I haven't read.. not even the first page.
  8. Watch more movies.  I love movies, but I haven't gone to the cinema for a while.  Nice to be updated.
  9. Attend more church activities.  I laid low on attendance because it came to a point where I was so tired that it became more of a burden than service.
  10. Travel more.  Not travel as in get out of town or country, but at least get out of the house once in a while.  I am such a homebody, I don't go out.  I tend to be with the same group of people and apparently, I need new friends.

That pretty much sums up my goal for this year.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Day 3: My Day in details

I don’t want to sound lazy, but my day so far, has been pretty laid back.  It was a slow day.

First, I arrived at my usual time, with the usual traffic (not so much), and parked at my usual spot.  Walked about 5 minutes from the parking area to my office, and switched my computer on.

After a while, I found out that, the computer update they did the past few days, did not include installation of the new scanner’s software.  So I had to complain to the information systems department about it… for the nth time.  I know, they’re sick of me.

A colleague dropped by my office and talked about her day, generally.  It was nothing unusual, except we’re all waiting for her to give birth to the newest addition to her family.  We also discussed dilemmas at work, her problems about child care and babysitting, and going back to work should the maternity leave expires.  In short, what to do next?

During this time, my bosses came by and saw us, gave usual greetings, and made me do my work for a while.  I also managed to squeeze greetings and short chat with my Mom in Manila.

My colleague and I then went to the cafeteria for lunch.  Had nice chit chats with more colleagues with pretty random stuff; office gossips, visa renewals, passports, accommodation, houses, etc.  That went on for about an hour.

I am now currently back on my desk, letting my fingers do the talking, and describing how I spent the past few hours in details.  I know it should be a day, but the day hasn’t passed yet.

Later, I’ll do a bit more work and run errands until working hours end and the weekend starts… yes!

I will pick up colleagues and drop by to change clothes at home, then do some shopping.  At least they are… I’ll be the errand girl. :P Sip my coffee and think about how my day has been.

Before I hear or read comments about how lazy I am or how awesome my job is… I have to EMPHASIZE, it has been a SLOW, LAID BACK “DAY”.  This is not what’s going on every day.

This is my day so far… how’s yours?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Day 2: Something I look forward to in the next 12 months

That’s a bit tricky.  I haven’t made plans for this year.  Most of the time, I write down possible things I want to accomplish this year.  Right now, I got none.   For someone who considers herself a planner, I ran out of plans. 

However, I have always wanted to travel – no particular place.  I just want to explore.  Unfortunately, the hindrance to this very expensive, very tiring endeavor would be the budget and visa.  I can live on a budget, I however, can’t or failed to get visa.

Where do I want to go?
  • Israel – having a Philippine Passport wouldn’t be a problem at this country because of the treaty.  We can go there visa free (apparently!).  Right now, because of political and military unrest, I’m just keeping it on my list, but I won’t go there yet.
  • USA – just to satisfy my curiosity.  I want to find out what the fuzz is about.  I haven’t applied for visa yet. 
  • Europe - I have a lot of European and American friends, and I can’t relate whenever they talk about their hometowns.  I just want to find out what’s great there.  NO VISA Yet.
  • Southeast Asia – the budget nor time wouldn’t permit me to explore more of the Southeast Asia.  I haven’t even gone around my home country, let alone other countries. :(
  • The Philippines – I need to go out of town more… and I hope to challenge myself to explore as much as I can with the budget I have.

So if there is something I look forward for this year, it's to explore places.  I feel that I am so confined in one location (caged) that I never get to explore other cultures, other events, other places.  I am not adventurous, but it doesn't mean I can’t have fun.

One place at a time, one step at a time... :) Explore more.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Day 1: Basic Things About Myself

If you have not read my ABOUT page, I suggest you should.  That basically is how I introduce myself.  But if you were to know me on a personal level, there’s more to me than meets the eye, according to others.  Funny, cause I have always thought I’m the “what-you-see-is-what-you-get” type.

You can also check out more about me in my other post, which pretty much describes me.  So now, I’m going to write down some more random things about myself.  (I just can’t get enough of me.. :P)

Basic things about myself:
  • I’m a newbie baker.  I discovered I have this hidden talent fairly recent.  I don’t know if I should keep it hidden, but exploring this talent for the better.  It however makes it easier for me to think of a gift for friends. :P
  • I'm a newbie sewer.  Out of boredom due to my recent therapy, I discovered I can basically sew, on my own... huh!  I made an organizer and a wallet all by myself (will post picture).  I will enhance this and make dresses, skirts, etc.  Fashionista in the making. :P.  
  • I can crochet and cross-stitch.  This I've learned early on - middle school till high school.  Hope I have time to do this stuff.
  • I potentially have OCD (Obsessive-compulsive disorder) – self diagnosed. LOL.  I tend to be very critical and particular when it comes to organization.  I want everything in order.  I want everything to be almost perfect.
  • I’m camera shy.  If you see a picture of me in any of my posts, Kudos to you because I’ve deleted them. :P  I don’t really like posting a my picture nor my friends in public domain.  I hate selfies (that’s just me).  Most of the my Facebook pictures are in groups – no solos.
  • I love to watch DIY shows, cake decorating shows, interior design shows, tiny house designs, etc.  which might be because of my OCD.
  • I’m a frustrated writer, businesswoman, teacher and traveler (because I haven’t done any of this full time or part-time).

You can also find out about me here.

I sure do hope I get to finish this challenge.  Remind me people if I miss anything.

Monday, February 23, 2015

The 30-day Writing Challenge 2015

I haven't written in this site for a while, as you may have all noticed.  And I admit, it's not because I don't want to, but because the challenges I have found wasn't inspiring.  But inspiration comes regardless and patience develops in doing something you don't like (or hate).

So as much as I dread writing challenges and I tend to not finish them, I am seriously crossing my fingers and hoping against hope that I finish this.. in 30 days.. :) For those out there who wants to do the challenge with me, kindly remind me when I am starting to skip days.  Also, put the link of your blog / post of your writing challenges too. :)

I'm only gonna choose one challenge (at a time).