At this Point (007)

Sunday, funday–not.

I haven’t abandoned the idea and conception and completion of this blog; in fact, I do have a lot of ideas at the moment on the areas to improve, categories to add and expand, and of course, layout and design.

To be quite honest, when I created this blog last February, I was just at the stage of “dreaming and planning in bulk”–meaning, I had a lot of plans in mind that I wanted to accomplish but they weren’t really well-thought out. This blog was one of them. The old title was just something I came up with on the spot, and the At this Point segment was just something I wanted as a regular thing so I’d have something to post when my writing muse is away on vacation.

After almost a year, though, I feel like I’m ready to bring more to this blog–I feel like I’ve lived more when I got accepted to EL, I feel like I’ve learned a lot this semester and I feel like I’ve had more time to research and figure out how I wanted to run this blog. I’ve already commissioned my best friend’s help with anything web-related (she’s a ComSci student in UPLB) because let’s face it–I am completely hopeless about web design and coding. I’ve always known that since my second year in high school.

Nothing’s final yet, but I have a couple of nice write-ups in my backlog that I’m really proud of, and I want to share it to a larger audience but I’m not putting it up yet until I’m done reconstructing this blog.

Even with the impending blog reconstruction, I still want to be more active here, so I decided on two things:

  1. Given how sporadic my At this Point posts are, I have challenged myself to ~regularly~ update every Sunday
  2. Take more photos of my daily life!!! Gah, this is something that I recently just realized–I don’t take enough photos. I really want to take up photography but I hardly take photos: How does that even work? I know that the idea of a personal DSLR is still quite far, but even so, I could still work with cheap smartphone cameras, right??? So yes, more photos.

And in retaliation to my self challenge, here is this Sunday’s At this Point.


 

READING
A journal article about multilingualism and language acquisition. You might wonder why I’m reading an academic paper on a Sunday night, at the cusp of the December holidays.

The reason for this: my final paper in Lingg 1.

I have to re-do it. And it sucks. I already finished it last week–deadline’s this Friday–but I used the wrong material for my critical essay, so now I have to find another journal article, read and understand it, analyze it, and critique it. And I hate it because I still have a Latin text to translate and another exam to prepare for. 😦

WRITING
I thought of a really nice write-up topic while showering, and after this post I might start on it. It won’t be posted soon because I’d rather share it after the revamp. I also started this little plot bunny playing inside my head for quite a long time now. It’s just a little exploration because honestly, I miss fiction writing. I sucked big time when I was younger, but I managed to write ten thousand words in just a week back then–nowadays, I could barely scrape up a decent thousand it one sitting. It’s a little saddening, tbh.

LISTENING TO
TROYE SIVAN x HALSEY oh my gosh I haven’t gushed over the two of them properly!!! Seriously though–I’m in love with their music. I wanna marry their music. They’re both recent discoveries, and an entirely different thing from Kpop.

Don’t get me wrong–I still listen to my faves once in a while, and Leo from VIXX still makes me lose my breath with his body waves (wait, I’m so eww haha!) but Kpop isn’t doing it for me these days.

The flame has been reignited with a gift from The Baddest Female, CL–check this out!!! She has certainly outdone herself and I’m so proud! ❤ ❤ ❤

#MassiveThighsReprezent!!!

 

THINKING
About Tyler Hoechlin ❤ ❤ ❤  He’s my ultimate crush these days–UNFFF THAT STUBBLE. Recently, I stumbled over the fandom of Teen Wolf and although I really don’t have the patience to watch TV series, I still liked the characters of Stiles and Derek Hale. It’s too bad that Hoechlin isn’t in the show anymore because TW feels incomplete without the trademark Derek Hale angst (and Hoechlin’s hot hot stubble <3).

FEELING
Definitely not the Christmas cheer. I wonder if it’s an ~adult~ thing, to feel less and less of the Christmas hype, or if it’s a too-stressed-with-acads-to-bother university student thing. As a consolation, Dad already graced us with our allotted Christmas budget and my sister and I are excited for some retail shopping therapy–it’s like the only thing that could de-stress us now (aside from pigging out).

LOVING
How this semester went. ❤ Although there were situations that I could have handled better, i.e. another attempt at applying for an org, I’m still happy with how I handled (and survived) this sem. I feel significantly lighter as a person, happier and more content with my life. Shifting to EL and the Studyblr community in Tumblr have both been positive influences to my outlook in life this year.

PLANNING
To start my new art/poetry/travel journal–soon! I recently bought notebooks last week, and they’re nice enough although I made the hasty decision of buying them without planning on how I would tackle my art/poetry/travel journal with ruled lines instead of a blank page. But the cover’s really nice, and although I read a lot of positive reviews about Moleskine for journaling, I still feel a bit guilty of the idea of spending that much for a journal.

WISHING
For more forthcoming ideas about how I could improve my 2016! I’m also starting to list down my goals for 2016. I accomplished a lot from my 2015 list, and I’m so kilig that I actually managed to do so.

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