Moving forward (literally)

(March 22, 2019)

  • I attended a brownbag that talked about experimental economics and wow my brain was shookt. I really need to go back to studying. But at the same time, I felt really excited and glad while learning.
  • Dinner/send-off for Daryll: He’s going to Australia and settling their with his S/O. He also suggested us to try applying for permanent resident there because economists, analysts, (our line of work) are now welcome this year. We just need to take an English exam, either IELTS or TOEFL.
  • I finished packing for Kaoshiung. Yari and I will go together with Aly and her brother. We got our siblings as plus ones. Hahaha!

had enough sleep,

Nina ๐Ÿ˜œ


checked box

(March 19, 2019- Hbd Cheets!)

  • I was quite on a roll during Mandarin class, learned a lot but I’m still not use with the normal speed of speaking. When we watched a video about shopping, I understood about 70% of it.
  • I promised myself to finish the write-up on inequality in Sri Lanka and I did!
  • Bonding with Jona and Dianne as we grabbed takeout from Zark’s around 2pm.

usually insomniac,

Nina ๐Ÿ˜œ


Morning anxiety ramblings

I am back!

I am writing this because I’m feeling Monday anxiety right now, inside a Grab car taking me to work.

I think you would notice that I usually start writing here again whenever I feel sad and demotivated. Yes, I am quite sad and disappointed because of Korean showbiz scandals which involve Joon Young, my ultimate bias. 2D1N in which he was a member is also affected, (even with his removal) as they decided to be in hiatus amidst the controversy.

I do not like what he did but I admire him for his music and as an artist. ๐Ÿ˜ญ I just wish justice for the victims and for him to get what he truly deserves.

Yesterday, I just spent my time working on Campbell while watching movies that could help me keep awake. I watched Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Seven Sundays, and Sweet Home Alabama on Netflix. It was a cryfest while watching the two Tagalog movies. As for Sweet Home Alabama, I was watching it last night so it gave me a blithe heart before I slept.

feeling quite hungry & anxious,

Nina ๐Ÿ˜


Low to high

I’m bringing back this journal-ing because I am generally demotivated with life. I also feel quite sad for some unknown reasons. I guess I choose not to identify those reasons.

So for today, hmm what has happened?

  • Although I had low energy in the morning, I got to be a friend to my friends, haha. I tried my best to chat naturally with them.
  • I got to setup FS of 1 company from the textile sector in SRI. Estimation will proceed tomorrow.
  • I went boxing after not doing it for a week. I felt like I was dying but the after effect felt refreshing and I was happy or jolly rather.

Note to self: Just keep pushing yourself to your limit. Also, once you start, everything will eventually follow. Stop being lazy!


After the storm

  • First post since I stopped lels. Why did I stop, can’t remember tho. Anyhoo, I am very productive today, balanced 4 countries in the MRIO. Woohoo! Also productive in errands, I just need to screen enough articles to tick all my to dos for today.
  • My boss tagged me for the first time on Facebook. I’m so happy, it was about how our work was used in the the GVC report. โ˜บ๏ธ
  • My bestfriends have booming crush/lovelives, lels, so excited for them. 

Keep up with the good newsย 

  • Yay! My contract with Joseph will be renewed and I will have an increase! 
  • I shopped some clothes today, quite a first in a long time. Been splurging on food few months ago.
  • I am quite sociable today: got to introduce Rhea to Resi for her question on web scraping, grabbed coffee with Arvin, and chatted and worked with Dianne
  • Gem got her visa! #ofwdiaries #charot 
  • I was frustrated with my parents especially my mom because of Yari’s passing-the-board party. Hope things will be well in the coming days. 

Nina ๐Ÿ˜›โœŒ๏ธ


Little things, big impactย 

  • I had Kimchi Katsudon for dinner from SM Megamall foodcourt and it was so tasty!! 9/10! 
  • Recently, I applied for a different consultancy post in ADB since my contract is expiring at the end of June. And now, the current status is “shortlisted.” Yaaas! But there isn’t any interview invite yet. 
  • Reunited again with Raymond and Aika for lunch. 
  • I got to finish 1 whole episode of ROS because I needed to stay until 8pm for the clock in/out. Lels hahaha.
  • Ann decided to have some #courage and do a big move. Fighting!! ๐Ÿ’ƒ

Nina ๐Ÿ˜›โœŒ๏ธ