Category: Life

Я не умер.

It feels like it’s been ages since I posted anything here. First of all, I forgot to renew my domain on time, so this blog was inaccessible for weeks. I managed to retrieve it before the grace period ended. I actually planned to just replace lysianth.us with meowandsparkle.party, a domain that I already pre-registered for …

‘night, Mother

“Anak kita!” “Ako ang nangyari sa anak mo.” • Yesterday night, I had the pleasure to watch ‘night, Mother, starring Eugene Domingo and Sherry Lara. Gut-wrenching, but funny. Very eye-opening to some, and very personal to others. Ang ganda at ang bigat ng play, at ang galing ng lahat, mula sa mga gumanap hanggang sa …

February 28th

Today, I went out for a walk. And I was at my happiest, like I always am when I go out for long walks. Everything was beautiful. I found a place I took for granted before. Body scan meditation. Walked some more. Earlier this day, I walked out of my house with a smile, and …

Fantasies and Frustrations

I probably am too young to write this post, and I’m sure that if I were a bit older, I would have a lot more interesting insights about this topic, but I can’t help but think about this now. Recently, I asked myself a question, am I in the place I thought I would be …

Obligatory New Year Post

(This didn’t make it as my first post of the year, but I made it to January’s first week, so yay!) Happy New Year! 🎆 I hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s celebration. I had an amazing time with my family. New Year, for me, is the culmination of the Christmas season. Like …

Ho-Ho-Ho!

Christmas season is my favorite season of the year. No question about that. Ever since I was a little kid, I have nothing but happy memories associated with this season, that joyful spirit. It’s the only time of the year when all of my relatives (from my father’s side) and I get together. We spend …

Living as a “Hermit”

I am pretty much a hermit. Loner? Check. Recluse? Uh-huh. Solitary? Yes. Looking back, it is kind of amazing in some way to me that I can go on for ages and ages without “proper” human contact. I probably can live in a desert island all by myself and still stay sane until the day …

Success

How important is success to you? (And what does “success” even mean?) In the past couple of weeks, I have been approached by a total of two people — who I found out later turned out to be working for the same company — trying to sell me multi-level marketing. Well, they didn’t force me …