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!
Favorite form of adult pajamas: Kimono, soft pant, romper, or Winnie-the-pooh style?
The Philippine climate can be unforgiving at times. Since we’re near the equator, the Philippine summer can be so hot and humid that I sleep in my underwear. Storm season won’t offer you any comfort either. The cold wind brought in by storms can get pretty chilly that I sleep with a shirt on. Right now, there’s a storm looming around, the nights could get so chilly so I sleep with a tank top or a shirt.
What time do you wake-up in the morning?
12-1 pm and I start working at three in the afternoon. I start late into the day and depending on my schedule, I end the day late. I open up the shop at three in the afternoon and begin to write something at five. I multitask when I write so it could be pretty distracting at times. I close up shop around eight in the evening and go home to finish up what I’m writing. I try to finish up and post before two in the morning. After that, I work some more if there’s any, I take on any work that’s out there. Right now, I’m working on a marketing campaign as well as a collaboration with Serendipity Coffee Beans and Ground.
Your favorite chore to do is _____.
Duh, of course, it would be cleaning or polishing shoes! Not only is it meditative, relaxing, and it also pisses off woo woo pseudo “poets”. The thing is, I got a watch that was handed down by my grandparents to my father and me, and it still survives to this day. I got shoes that are almost a decade old but still in pristine condition because I take care of them. You see, I never claimed I was rich, but I do my best to make whatever I have last for a long time. On my previous TMI, someone called me out for cleaning my shoes. The gist was, he was questioning the legitimacy of my fundraiser because I have boxes of shoes. I can’t grasp my head around his logic, to be honest. Am I not allowed to write about the things I enjoy? After all, I was asked to answer a question about what I do to ease my mind. Am I not allowed to answer that with honesty?
But what annoys the hell out of me was when he said that I’m marketing my “desperation” then telling it as “friendly” advice. I write to share and somehow teach, but if you have a thing that works for you, that’s fine by me. I’m quite happy for you. If writing a bunch of nonsensical words and cryptic capitalization makes you happy, I’m happy. If posting pictures of you naked makes you happy, I’m happy. If making a dozen comments in your posts makes you happy, I’m happy. If you want to go barefoot then it’s fine by me. But if you’re going to tell me that I’m marketing my desperation, we’re going to have a problem with that. The problem with these kinds of people is, they dare to talk about authenticity. But they wouldn’t believe the truth even when they are hit right in the face. I said it over and over again, I don’t like being desperate. If I got other people to turn to or other places to be, I wouldn’t be here. I don’t like having anxiety attacks, and I don’t like to ask for help. I wouldn’t do this if I got other things.
So to that guy, a piece of friendly advice, listen to the guy in your comments and get a confession.
To the rest of my readers, don’t be that guy. Treat each other with compassion and respect. If you don’t agree with others, leave them be. Don’t be a piece of shit, don’t do drugs.
The least favorite chore to do is _____. Why?
I hate folding the laundry. It’s boring and time-consuming, but I do love fresh clothes, I love doing the laundry and some ironing.
Tell us about a home-cooked meal that you cannot forget.
It’s Crispy Pata. It’s a deep-fried whole pork leg. It’s a festive dish here in the Philippines and whenever my Mom notices that I’m a bit down, she’d make one for me. I could finish a whole crispy pata by myself when I’m in the mood.
Bonus: Is tired of the new norm?
So much. I’m tired of it and I wanted to go back to the way things were. I want to write about things I enjoy. I hated the fact that because of this pandemic, we took a huge hit and I have to explain things over and over again. I wish it would all go away, but we both know that’s not possible. That’s the thing about me, regardless of whether I like it or not, I do things when the situation demands it.
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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