I haven't been around for a month. This may sound redundant and annoying, but I've been caught up with life without a map. My plate is full of this and that, and I'm still struggling with how to handle them gracefully.
Well, November was hectic.
1 Webinar Series every Saturday
My four Saturdays in November were intended for webinars. I haven't been in a webinar for quite a long while, so my mind had a bit of a hard time coping with the lessons.
The webinar was scheduled for four hours in the morning. I am not a morning person, so waking up at 6:30 AM is a struggle. My usual wake-up time is 9:30 AM. Now, this webinar is for my CPD points for my PRC license. But before I can have the two points per session, I need to pass the assessment and the passing is 8 out of 10.
2 Traveling to Manila to meet my best friends
My best friend in high school whom I haven't met for five long years and Antoni decided to surprise me. Antoni wants me to socialize with other people because I've become more and more introverted and anti-social since the pandemic started. I am not a fan of going out with his friends and colleagues, so he messaged Cindy to dine with us in Binondo.
Just a week interval and another best friend was in Manila. She called me at past 1:00 AM asking if my place is far from SM MoA. Before I answered her question, I asked her if she's in Manila. Even if it was Tuesday, I traveled from Biclatan, General Trias going to Pasay just to meet her before her flight the next day, Wednesday afternoon. I had to work in a coffee shop with Antoni while she was still busy with her agenda in Manila.
3 Went to Alabang alone to meet my college classmate
Another classmate arrived in Manila and I had to travel again to meet her. Antoni had another agenda with his classmates in high school, so I ended up commuting all by myself. I had two hours of sleep only, so I slept while traveling. Luckily, I managed to wake up before I arrived.
4 Online drinking sessions with my virtual friends
I've been missing out on Friday Game Night because of work. It was already past 11:00 PM when I decided to join the fun night. They were already started drinking their lemon-dou. That time, I hadn't eaten for the whole day, which made me order pizza and a chicken meal at Shakeys to feed my stomach first before I drink my lemon-dou as well. The voice call ended at almost 4:00 AM. I was not drunk, but I drank something, so I instantly became more of myself.
5 Commute tutorial with my college classmate
Antoni was in Davao for work and my classmate's husband was in Japan for work as well. So we decided to go out and visit Mitsukoshi. Mic-mic worked in Japan for 3 years so she wanted to go there and check the manga collection. That day was also my last day of the webinar. While she was on her way to PITX, I was still gearing my brain just to pass the last assessment test. (I scored 9/10. Hehe)
With me being late plus the traffic, we arrived at BGC at almost 6:00 PM already. We had so much fun walking around and dining at the Mercato, at the back of Mitsukoshi. I taught her how she can commute from her workplace to Dasma and vice versa.