Sunday Currently #9

THE CITY WHERE I live has recently made it mandatory to wear masks in public. I went out to buy groceries today and I still saw people without masks on.

They probably were not aware of the new rule yet, or they could also just be disobeying the rule on purpose. Apparently there is an informal “rights group” in the city who insist that being forced to wear masks is against their basic rights. I mean, I’m not a stickler for rules myself but, like, what?

People around here have access to free masks, mind you. Tim Hortons—which is as ubiquitous in Canada as basketball courts are in the Philippines—are handing out free masks from the government. Free! In packs of four! No pre-purchase necessary so please, man, just wear a mask!

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Sunday Currently #8

NGAYONG ARAW NG Linggo, ako ay

nagbabasa ng Crudo ni Olivia Laing;

Kasisimula ko pa lang, as in nasa unang pahina pa lang ako, pero hindi ko alam kung itutuloy ko pa kasi nasi-sense kong mabigat ‘yung kuwento. Hindi ko sure kung may extra lakas ako ngayong gabi para magbuhat ng mabigat na kuwento. Hmm.

nagsusulat ng wala naman in particular;

Tinatamad akong tapusin ‘yung essay tungkol sa mga kanta about outer space. Last week nagsulat din ako ng isa pang essay tungkol naman sa pagbabasa pero hindi ko rin matapos. Meh.

nakikinig sa kantang “Bad Boy” ng Red Velvet;

Kagabi ko lang ‘to napakinggan tapos naka-repeat na siya sa Spotify ko ngayon. Nakakainis, haha. Napanood ko rin ‘yung music video tapos lalo akong nainis kasi ang gaganda nila. Hindi ako makapagpasya kung sino favorite member ko, at hindi ko rin alam bakit feeling ko compelled akong magkaroon ng favorite. Nyahaha.

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Sunday Currently #7

NIYAYA AKO NI IP na lumabas ngayong gabi. Tumanggi ako kasi, ewan ko, ayokong lumabas ng bahay e. Mukhang ayos lang naman kay Ip, pero bakit parang may guilt sa bahagi ko? Dahil ba kaarawan niya ngayon? Masama ba akong tao?

Hay nako. So para ma-distract, ginawa ko ‘yung collage sa itaas. Nagbasa rin ako ng mga balita at mga blog, tapos naglista ako ng mga librong babasahin sa mga susunod na araw.

Ngayon magsusulat naman ako. Ngayon, araw ng Linggo, ako ay:

nagbabasa ng Stories of Your Life and Others ni Ted Chiang;

So far, highly recommended ko ang kuwentong “Liking What You See: A Documentary.” Tungkol ang kuwento sa isang hi-tech device na kayang i-neutralize ang kapasidad ng tao na mag-detect ng beauty sa mukha. Basahin n’yo kung curious kayo, tapos pag-usapan natin. 😀

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Sunday Currently #6

Last week I got all my grades for the Winter Term. I also got an email from the regulatory board telling me how to register for my official designation. Shit’s real, man. Barring any major clerical fuck-up, I am all set to become an engineering padawan.

Unfortunately I have no job prospects at all. Non-essential businesses have shut down and a lot of companies have postponed recruitment. I did have a couple job interviews that went nowhere, so I am currently considering going to grad school.

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Sunday Currently #5

It is almost 2am on a Monday and I have just completed all my tasks for Sunday but I still feel like writing a post before I finally, finally go to sleep — so currently I am

reading Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, which I would probably finish tonight (this morning) while I wait for Sleep to kick in;

writing this post and a bazillion other things for school and for work;

listening to my “Panggabi” playlist;

thinking that I am too tired to think about anything right at this moment;

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