Truly grateful for July!
Here are are some of my beautiful takeaways:
1 Pictures of family in Malaysia–something I looked forward to A LOT, much thanks to my sister’s regular Facebook posts!
2 Before Midnight. Heart-wrenching as it was, it still painted a wonderful naked picture of relationships.
3 Cinemalaya 2013! We only got to watch one from this year (Nuwebe) but we were also able to watch Boses from 2008.
4 Our visit to the National Museum and discovering a favorite by Amorsolo.
5 Closing Mass of World Youth Day Rio. Was truly moved and inspired by the Pope’s message to the youth. (Read)
6 It was a month of adjustment work wise, but I’m glad I’m slowly learning the proper pace of my tasks.
7 The last month at work of a very good friend and our little ray of sunshine!
8 The conversations no one hears–I wouldn’t trade that for anything. :)
I only have two words to accurately describe how my June went: rain and good byes.
The Philippines entered the gloomy climate once again, as expected of this time of the year. And it followed in the most inconvenient manner that heavy traffic going to work and going back home were to be part of the norm–again. I love rain when I can ceremoniously appreciate it from the dry side of a window. I abhor heavy traffic. The mix of both in one ride to or from work has been very confusing. Hah!
My eldest sister and 4-year-old nephew, Ozzy, left for Malaysia. Real family drama is what I’d call it. I spent almost the whole day of their scheduled flight fighting back tears and trying not to break down in my office workstation. It will be a while before we can have a complete family picture again. But they’re happy (according to my sister’s latest report) and that matters way more than a picture.
We also had to say good bye to a very close friend from the office. It’s sad in the sense that our clique (yes, it’s a clique) has been seeing one resignation after another. But try as I might to feel sad about the leaving, I’m starting to see it as a fact of life. Change and whatever it may require of anyone simply happens, and it’s always for the good.
The last bit that literally closed my June was me saying good bye to my position as a copy writer. Just in time for July, I said hello to me being our department’s first ever Junior Producer! Crazy, I know. But I’m liking it so far. Will update you soon. *wink*
In the middle of all my writing, editing, collaborating with our team’s artists, and coordinating with our team’s publishers, he still took me out for lunch. It’s Thursday, after all. That made our first ever cliche: Thursdays with each other.
We went to Edgy Veggy – his first successful attempt to make me eat something healthy with him. He must’ve felt so proud. I think it was his strategy to have all the meals I wanted with me, only to shock me after a couple of weeks the muffin top of a waist I was starting to have! I even reached the point of being brainwashed by those Nestle Fitnesse 14-Day Program commercials on TV last night (repetition is key — they had the key); even pushed me to send him an sms telling him it was time I ate greens and that yes, he had to accompany me to the grocery to buy cereals good for two weeks.
CLASSIC INCEPTION, I’m telling you.
We had so much fun at lunch we wished we didn’t have to go back to the office right away. I didn’t mind going back because I had a lot of work to do. He, on the other hand, had to fix the country one kid, one figure, and one school at a time. But I was happy we ate out — it instantly became the highlight of my week.
Thank you. :)