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It's been a while ... 

Years ago, this was my routine. I would spend my Saturday or Sunday nights taking photos for my freelance work and Instagram account. I will check my phone for photos from the entire week and blog about everything during the weekend. Things changed. Mostly came from my mother's death almost three years ago, additional responsibilities and as always, challenges from the workplace. 

I wanted to detail everything here. But a blog post will not be enough. I also don't know where and how to start. Though I have to admit, it feels good whenever I'm able to write down everything. 

Before writing this post, I checked the blogs I follow the past years. It felt sad. There were no more updated posts from people I follow years ago. It seems like everyone moved on. Everyone outgrew blogging. Yet here I am, hoping to still see everyone. One of them entered the world of motherhood, another secured a higher position at work, one relocated somewhere and the rest, I have no idea. I haven't personally met some of them. But seeing their absence, made me sad.

Then at work, I thought everything will be better after last year. It was good until it lasted. Last Friday, I realized, it will be another cycle. I'm praying for strength. I had no other options anyway. 

There are good days. There are challenging days. Some days, everything feel perfect. Then there are those, designed to make me stronger. 

We are often told, leave the past. But this time, I'm missing some parts of my past. 

  • February 04, 2024

Been a while



It's been a while ... 

Years ago, this was my routine. I would spend my Saturday or Sunday nights taking photos for my freelance work and Instagram account. I will check my phone for photos from the entire week and blog about everything during the weekend. Things changed. Mostly came from my mother's death almost three years ago, additional responsibilities and as always, challenges from the workplace. 

I wanted to detail everything here. But a blog post will not be enough. I also don't know where and how to start. Though I have to admit, it feels good whenever I'm able to write down everything. 

Before writing this post, I checked the blogs I follow the past years. It felt sad. There were no more updated posts from people I follow years ago. It seems like everyone moved on. Everyone outgrew blogging. Yet here I am, hoping to still see everyone. One of them entered the world of motherhood, another secured a higher position at work, one relocated somewhere and the rest, I have no idea. I haven't personally met some of them. But seeing their absence, made me sad.

Then at work, I thought everything will be better after last year. It was good until it lasted. Last Friday, I realized, it will be another cycle. I'm praying for strength. I had no other options anyway. 

There are good days. There are challenging days. Some days, everything feel perfect. Then there are those, designed to make me stronger. 

We are often told, leave the past. But this time, I'm missing some parts of my past. 


Today was great. I was blessed with an extended weekend break, which allowed me to take time off from work. We were suppose to visit the mall again for the Sistine Chapel's exhibit at Capital Commons. On the last minute, I changed my mind. I wanted a change of scenery. My social media account's algorithm must be perfectly working. It gave me suggestions near my hometown. I encountered a Tiktok video about Casa Mellifera and in a snap, I chose this over another trip to the mall. 

  • August 26, 2023

Casa Mellifera


Today was great. I was blessed with an extended weekend break, which allowed me to take time off from work. We were suppose to visit the mall again for the Sistine Chapel's exhibit at Capital Commons. On the last minute, I changed my mind. I wanted a change of scenery. My social media account's algorithm must be perfectly working. It gave me suggestions near my hometown. I encountered a Tiktok video about Casa Mellifera and in a snap, I chose this over another trip to the mall. 

 


 







A few weeks ago, I was seeking a diversion from my usual environment. An out of town getaway is not feasible. I ended asking my cousins of a nearby relaxing place. She suggested, Do Güd Cafe. After attending to some family errands, I decided to spent my rare vacation leave to this hidden cafe.

It's tucked in one of the quiet streets in my hometown. I believe it used to be a residential site converted to a discrete and homey cafe. It has indoor and outdoor spaces, equipped with wifi connection, which makes it perfect for clients who wish to work or study. They serve breakfast and rice meals, on top of their usual coffee and tea drinks. Non-coffee drinkers like me can also enjoy their selection of fruit juices.

As someone who avoids the crowd and prefer quiet and relaxing places, Do Güd Cafe  is one of my best options. I will definitely go back to this place one of these days. 






  • July 30, 2023

Do Güd Cafe

 


 







A few weeks ago, I was seeking a diversion from my usual environment. An out of town getaway is not feasible. I ended asking my cousins of a nearby relaxing place. She suggested, Do Güd Cafe. After attending to some family errands, I decided to spent my rare vacation leave to this hidden cafe.

It's tucked in one of the quiet streets in my hometown. I believe it used to be a residential site converted to a discrete and homey cafe. It has indoor and outdoor spaces, equipped with wifi connection, which makes it perfect for clients who wish to work or study. They serve breakfast and rice meals, on top of their usual coffee and tea drinks. Non-coffee drinkers like me can also enjoy their selection of fruit juices.

As someone who avoids the crowd and prefer quiet and relaxing places, Do Güd Cafe  is one of my best options. I will definitely go back to this place one of these days. 






 


Marina Bay is a highly coveted area in Singapore, widely recognized for its stunning architecture, scenic views, and luxurious hotels, among other exceptional features. Known to be a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Singapore, Marina Bay is home to several world-class hotels that offer excellent services and amenities, such as Fullerton Hotel. 

  • July 30, 2023

5 Best Luxurious Hotels in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

 


Marina Bay is a highly coveted area in Singapore, widely recognized for its stunning architecture, scenic views, and luxurious hotels, among other exceptional features. Known to be a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Singapore, Marina Bay is home to several world-class hotels that offer excellent services and amenities, such as Fullerton Hotel. 


Hello there! It's been a while. While my posts are diminishing, I don't have intentions of closing this blog.  I intend to maintain and update my silent space here. 

  • July 24, 2023

Life Update


Hello there! It's been a while. While my posts are diminishing, I don't have intentions of closing this blog.  I intend to maintain and update my silent space here. 


Around this time last year, we were struggling with my brother's health condition. While everyone at the workplace is celebrating a success, I was in despair. It took several doctors to figure out everything. We weren't exactly sure if my brother was already fully healed. We relied on his usual way of expressing pain. He was no longer crying . So I guess the regular physical therapy sessions worked. It was a big win for me and my father. Before the year ended, we had to deal with his edema. A visit to the internist didn't address everything immediately.  After the holiday break, his edema eventually subsided. We were left with the bed sore, which was successfully addressed through an online consultation with a dermatologist. 
  • May 12, 2023

How to be well


Around this time last year, we were struggling with my brother's health condition. While everyone at the workplace is celebrating a success, I was in despair. It took several doctors to figure out everything. We weren't exactly sure if my brother was already fully healed. We relied on his usual way of expressing pain. He was no longer crying . So I guess the regular physical therapy sessions worked. It was a big win for me and my father. Before the year ended, we had to deal with his edema. A visit to the internist didn't address everything immediately.  After the holiday break, his edema eventually subsided. We were left with the bed sore, which was successfully addressed through an online consultation with a dermatologist. 


Happy Easter! It feels good to blog again on a Sunday. Years ago. this was my routine. I can never leave a weekend without a Sunday post. I hope to revive this good old habit, even if everyone seems to be leaving the old school blogging. The original bloggers I followed have either shifted to vlogging, a few remained writing and the rest are no longer updating their blogs. The original blogging I know has become obsolete.  I'm still hoping that Google will not cease this platform. More than a decade of my life has been archived in this blog It would be hard to migrate everything to another platform. 

  • April 09, 2023

Life Update - Q1 of 2023


Happy Easter! It feels good to blog again on a Sunday. Years ago. this was my routine. I can never leave a weekend without a Sunday post. I hope to revive this good old habit, even if everyone seems to be leaving the old school blogging. The original bloggers I followed have either shifted to vlogging, a few remained writing and the rest are no longer updating their blogs. The original blogging I know has become obsolete.  I'm still hoping that Google will not cease this platform. More than a decade of my life has been archived in this blog It would be hard to migrate everything to another platform. 

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