I wasn’t sure if I wanted to post a 2016 wrap-up. Truthfully, I didn’t really plan to do much at the start of the year. I went with my gut a lot this year and just let life take me where it wanted. My decisions weren’t so planned out this year, and I am fine with that. I didn’t think I would do much in 2016, and I didn’t, but the year surprised me nonetheless. With that, I’ll keep things short and sweet. Among other things this year I: Rang in the New Year with my family in the Philippines — bringing together our entire extended family from Malaysia, Singapore, USA, and other parts of the Philippines for the first time in DECADES! Started writing for a living! Rekindled my love for photography Went to Seoul and met Tara Reunited with friends and my aunt who I hadn’t seen in 11 years! (Also in Seoul!) Visited my best friend in Seattle Took part in my first broadcast! Pitched my first campaign EVER Became a contributor …
I’m trying to start a posting schedule. I know I promise a lot of things about this blog, so don’t mark my words about that. Ha! Really, I want to post more consistently, even if that’s just once a week. At least this place will get an update here and there. Eventually, my plan is to turn this blog into some kind of satellite blog for a portfolio/work-related website, but that’s way, way down the line. Anyways, this week has been really busy. On top of that, I’m getting ready to fly out to Seattle in a couple of days. I haven’t really been in the city (aside from less than 24hr layovers) in two years. I’m excited to hangout at some of my old stomping grounds, eat at my favorite restaurants, and just be around the people that make up The Town. Before I get into travel mode, let’s recap the week that was.
Since winter’s coming, the days are getting shorter and I’ve been feeling a need to reflect. Most days, I think about the future, what I want to do, if I even like what I’m doing. To be honest, I’m probably pretty unemployable in the traditional sense. I don’t know if that makes sense. I’m too much of a daydreamer and I want more than just to push papers. I have come to learn that the 9 to 5 is not for me. Will I stay around a little bit longer? Yes. Will I do this forever? No. I don’t have the courage to short myself in this life and get older, only to realize that I never lived life. So lately I’ve been working towards transitioning myself out of this box and do work I’m passionate about — even if that means that I’m pulling all-nighters.
My last Life Lately post was in May. Here’s a little bit of what’s been going on with me since then. This post will be more reflective than others from this series. Can you tell by this cringey photo of me from when I was about 16 or 17?
What is going on? It’s been a while! I know that my last post was a Life Lately bit, and I’m afraid this post is just about the same. I’ve actually been up to way more interesting things than usual, given that it has been a long time since I’ve updated this blog. If you’ve kept up and in touch with me through Twitter, you’ll know what’s been keeping me occupied. Or, maybe not? I don’t know. At any rate, here’s what’s been happening and why I haven’t been on here for quite some time.