Sunday, July 9, 2017

Beautiful Sunday # 273 - Inspiration

This may not be the best weekend because I'm already counting the days before the next payday. :p However, treats like a cold rainy day, softest bed sheets, salmon soup for lunch, cheap and freshly baked bread from the neighborhood bakery and coke with potato chips on a Saturday night are more than enough to make me forget my payday struggle and everything from my usual weekdays. Ahhhh weekends, I will never get tired of expressing my appreciation for it. Pardon my repetitiveness, but I realized that weekends make it as my picture of a perfect lover. Everything seems to fall in place on weekends. Quiet, relaxing, and romantic? That is if romance means being allowed to sleep without being disturbed by an alarm clock. Hahahaha

Lately, I noticed a few friends and acquaintances sending me inspiring and "feel good" reading materials. While I appreciate that they remember me, it made me realize a fault. I have been spreading pessimism and negativity  in this blog. Apologies dearest friends, I have become uninspiring and pathetic. Unfortunately, expressing my sentiments (especially the negative side) has become my coping mechanism.  

Setting aside my issues, here are some of the good things that happened last week. I'm slowly adjusting to my Friday night classes. However, going home after my 9 pm class means holding on to my adrenaline. I have to rush to the train station to catch its last trip. Added to this, my stomach seem to overreact. I'm fighting the temptation to have a second dinner. ;) Like last Friday, I gave in to some nachos and cheese from Taco Bell. I needed it. I craved for it. I'm at my happiest state whenever I have a full meal from Taco Bell. Hahaha On the positive side, I think I will miss all mall wide midnight sale for the next five months. But heck, there's no point in lying. Hello online shopping. Hi to our greatest collaborator, Mother E! Hahahaha 

Meanwhile in photos, here are the other beautiful things that happened last week


Weekly Planner Mess 


The love for Peter Rabbit never ends - Thank you Justine for this Peter Rabbit set. Justine is a former student who made a surprise visit at the office weeks ago. More than the gift, I feel overwhelmed whenever a former student remembers me. You see, I'm not the most lovable person both in the workplace and classroom. :p


And lastly, trying to find some inspiration from an old coffee table book

Aside from books, listening to TED talks has been one of my constant sources of inspiration. In fact, one of my ultimate life goals is to become a TED speaker .... one day. In my dreams, I know. Haha But before I become a potential speaker, I have to become a great person first. I should become an expert in a specific domain. I have to be great in something. Unfortunately, that niche of greatness remains indeterminable for me. A confession to make, I always daydream of possible topics I can share on my future talk. Like shallow topics of how not to lose your confidence even when no one seem to take interest on you, how to survive a stagnant career, how to avoid retail therapy when depressed hahahaha This afternoon, I discovered a TED speaker I least expect. The controversial Monica Lewinsky talked about a growing industry of Public ShamingI never knew that Monica is a great public speaker. I can't help but admire the person she has become. I guess she's proof that we can always insist a different ending to our stories. 

I think I already talked about a lot of the past week. I'm hoping to finish a major task (Crossing my fingers.)

Happy Sunday to everyone!

3 comments :

  1. Hi Diane! Thank you for your comment in my blog! :) What a coincidence I have been listening to TED talks too, I think for the past months during break times here at my work. Unfortunately our IT blocked Youtube just last week hahaha. I'll look for that one with Monica Lewinsky. I have also found TED talks from our local celebrities, so far my favorite was that one from a young female dancer from India, and that by Nick Vujicik it made my cry.

    I hope you have a good start of the week! :)

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  2. Hi I ate. I'll totally support your dream to become a TED Speaker. :)
    I don't actively search for TED videos but when I chanced upon them on my feed, sobrang inspiring. Para bang nahihiya ako sa sarili ko for all the excuses that I've been making.
    And it's alright to be negative in your own page. You own the right to it naman and sometimes, we really just have to rant. ;) My weekends used to be romance as well. Ngayon nabawasan na ng depth of intimacy. Crush na lang kasi wala pang 6am may mga nanggigising na bata.

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  3. Hi Diane! Nako ako rin nagke-crave ng Taco Bell ngayon :( Tsaka halo-halo. I'll have to think what to get for dinner or I'll end up eating tuna sandwich from Subway- my "walang maisip kainin" food.
    Ako rin nahihilig na mag online shopping. Super convenient kasi. Although as much as possible I limit using my credit card for plane ticket purchases lang. Buti may cash option, or I pay through 7-11 and have it delivered din sa 7-11 branch nearest my place. Nakaka addict nga lang to :D

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