I had a rough week struggling with anxiety attacks last time and I hope this week will be much better.
Before we begin, please check out my little fundraiser. In case you haven’t heard, we’re about to become homeless any day now. The bank could come in and drive us away. I’m doing everything I can to prevent that from happening but I can’t do it alone. If you got 500 pesos ($10) lying around somewhere, would you consider donating it to us?
I’m already at 73k pesos and I hope you could join me in my effort. It would be a great help to us and I would appreciate it so much.
Now, lets begin this week’s TMI!
When and how did you discover your passion for ____?
There are three things I’m passionate about, some might say obsessed with, it’s shoes, books, and extreme metal.
My journey with shoes started when I was working as a programmer and began dating again. I got tired of wearing the same canvas sneaker every day to work. It was a rough patch of my life and I figure a lifestyle change is in order. What started as a means to impress the ladies became a lifelong pursuit. I feel good about myself whenever I’m wearing a nice pair of shoes. It may sound superficial and vain to some, but your presentation does matter.
As for books, I always am nerdy and bookish. If you base my character on my demeanor, you would be surprised to know that I’m a very shy person. I’m introverted and I enjoy the solace of my company. Books are often my place of refuge and I could spend an entire day at a corner of the house, reading. The first book I’ve ever read was Stephen King’s The Dark Tower V: The Wolves of Calla. I was so fascinated by its universe that I embarked on a decade-long search for the rest of the books. The first book was released in 1982, years before I was born, so collecting then was a bit tedious. Now, my book collection fills an entire whole shelf. It’s not much compared to others but it was a complete labor of love.
On my love of extreme metal, growing up I’ve always been fond of rock music. I love radio rock hits like Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Californication and Incubus’ Drive. Everything changed when I came across Napalm Death’s Harmony Corruption. There is no turning back after that, that was my initiation to the world of extreme music. Now, I’ve matured enough to be at ease with other forms of music but extreme metal will always be my passion.
How has _____ changed your sex life?
How has parenting changed my sex life? A lot, being a solo dad means I have to focus on being a parent over my dating/sex life. I’ve been dating Pancake for over two years now and she still hasn’t met my daughter. Not that I’m hiding her but I’m still not ready to introduce someone to my daughter. The last time I introduced someone to my daughter, she ended up more devastated than I am. They became so close and even considered her as a stepmom but it didn’t end so well. My daughter got hurt and I don’t want her to go through that again.
What is something unique you do to _____ your _____?
What is something unique I do to ease my mind? I’m not sure this is unique but I shine or clean my shoes whenever there is something that’s bothering me. Given my recent anxiety attacks, I forgot to remind myself about this. COVID and the fundraiser have affected my daily routine. It affected the things that I used to do and I enjoy doing. Back then I used to take a day off on Sundays to spend some time with my daughter or do something I enjoy. Now, I’ve been working and worrying non-stop. I’m not complaining, but I wish I could catch a break soon.
What is the craziest _____ you’ve eaten while _____?
What is the craziest food I’ve eaten while on a trip? Pizza Margherita from Friuli Trattoria. I haven’t been on a trip for a while but back then, I used to go on a work/play trip every month. On one of my trips, I came across a pizza that was so awesome that it reminded me that I need to step up my cooking game. It was so crazy good that I made sure I’d stop by for lunch every time I’m around. No one can still top that pizza so far and remained my #1 pizza.
Bonus: Is there such a thing as ‘too much information’? When?
Yes, when it poses a serious threat to your safety. To be honest, it’s a crazy world out there. if it wasn’t for the fundraiser, I wouldn’t disclose personal information. I needed it badly, if I didn’t, I would tell you my real name or post family pictures. It’s not safe, there are plenty of people out there who would try to exploit even that smallest personal details. Even a simple Google Image Search could spell disaster in your privacy.
Before I end this post, I’d like to thank my friends for their support during this difficult time. You made us believe that we are worth something when people seem to turn their backs on us. I’m so thankful for your friendship and support. I wish this would be over soon. Maraming salamat at mahal ko kayo!
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