Wednesday, December 9, 2009

latest thoughts

my goodness, it's been that long since i blog on here? well, time to blog some thoughts and updates...

since starting part-time schooling on top of working full-time, i've developed the tendency to put things off til later. basically procrastinating. but not just procrastinating school work and hobbies and such, but also feelings, thoughts, opinions, etc. when i was working in CA and even when i was still at berkeley, i had more time to think about the finer things in life. and now because i'm busy doing work, studying, traveling, i feel like i don't have the time to sit down and reflect on my life and the things i believe in. anybody else feel the same way? do i even make sense? i just feel that i am starting to lose myself.

i'm about halfway done (time-wise) with my master's program. yay! but i still have a lot to do: 5-6 classes, a practicum, a final project and presentation. and this is all on top of working full-time.

it was my second year in a row celebrating thanksgiving in the east coast. this year i traveled to NYC. good food. good times. ribs and choco-pecan pie will be my traditional holiday offerings. Props to Mark C. for hosting the dinner and giving me a place to stay in the borough where RunDMC, Nas, and LL Cool J call home.

i hate how all of these sales are making me want to buy stuff for myself instead of buying stuff for others this holiday season. but snowboarding and coldweather stuff is essential now that it's cold and snowing...right?

speaking of snowboarding. this sat will be my first time snowboarding in the east coast in the state where snowboarding was born...vermont! there any filipinos out there?

two weeks until i get to go back home!


Jaelyn said...

i feel you on the whole procrastinating thing... i can't remember the last time i sat down and just thought.

always working, running errands & doing household chores, wedding planning, balancing friend-family time... time to get some "me" time in there somewhere.

note on xmas shopping- i usually start the season off (usually black friday) by buying one thing for myself. haha. well, i do it so that i don't get "distracted" when purchasing items for other people. that way, when i feel myself straying from the goal, i just remind myself of that item. doesn't have to be anything big. just a little something to hold you over until christmas. :)

you take care out there, ya hear?! can't believe it's been a year since hai and i came to visit y'all! that was good times though. thanks again for the hospitality. anyway, yay for only 2 more weeks! happy holidays!

camille said...

dude...totally feel you procrastinating on thinking about life. it is so easy to get caught in the day-to-day and forget about the big picture.

it doesn't help that friends are dispersed across the state & country!

also attempted to go christmas shopping last friday. bought 4 things, 1 was a gift for someone.

see you soon! are you going to the snow trip with us?

Norwin said...

glad to see that there are other people in the same boat as i am! i have already bought 2 winter stuff already and plan to get a 3rd. man these sales are so juicy.

jae, hope wedding planning is going well. less than a year away! gonna book my flight once i can find a deal on jetblue. hopefully i'll have a chance to go to SD before then!

camille, i'm gonna see if i can do some work in CA to extend my stay out there. if i can, then that means i will be able to go on the snow trip!

quizzle said...

Third. Where's all the time going?

Anyhow, visit more man. Also, Vermont is one of the whitest places in the U.S. (MJ and I were talking about that when applying to grad school). You might be in luck since white men do love their Filipinas (not to be confused with aLEXXX's favorite pilblication...sorry Maganda)