The Sunday Currently | Week 33 / 52

Sunday Currently (1)

Reading
The verse of the day seemed appropriate to the current situation in the Philippines, Proverbs 2:8 Guarding the paths of justice, And He preserves the way of His godly ones. I pray that justice will prevail from all the ‘nanlaban’ rampant killings.

Writing
Hm, this Sunday Currently?

Listening
Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago album with the hit song, Skinny Love and friends, listen to The Blower’s Daughter by Damien Rice (OST of Closer 2004).

Watching
North Korea always strikes an interest so watching Netflix’s Propaganda Game (2015) quite amused me. Compared to other documentaries about the reclusive country, this film showed a balanced point of view including those of the loyal DPRK citizens and how its Western detractors generate ‘false propaganda’ against them. Remember, the so-called ‘state-approved haircut policy‘ and The Interview (2014)? Though it showed the autocratic government of the supreme leader Kim Jong-un, it also discussed some positive impact to its people. One of the film’s highlights is Alejandro, an unofficial ambassador the country who hails from Spain.

Thinking
If I should go to Japan in October and finally get the chance to walk in Shibuya Crossing.

Smelling/Wishing
Smelling efficascent oil as the moment, been feeling under the weather these past days.

Hoping
For a sunny weather tomorrow because we are visiting Ipoh for the holiday.

Wearing
Pajama and loose-fitting shirt

Loving
My beef sinigang in tamarind, I like how it turned out last night. Hot soup for the sick!

Wanting
Muster up the courage to go on a road trip in Cameron Highlands and sip tea in the cafe overlooking the sweeping Boh Plantation.

Needing
I need to regain inspiration for this online journal, maybe through films? I hope they show Filipino independent films in Malaysia. My overdue watch list includes Sunday Beauty Queen and my friends say, 100 Tula Para Kay Stella is also nice.

Feeling
Excited to go to Ate Ash and Kuya Ian’s baby shower party this afternoon. It’s been one week since I haven’t seen my churchmates!

Clicking
Super funny viral videos of ‘Batdad’, see for yourself : https://www.facebook.com/BatDadOfficial/videos/1545508938825930/

The Sunday Currently was originally created by SiddaThornton

The Rest is Noise

The Reast

There is a similar title published by Lourd De Veyra via Spot.ph and a non-fiction book by Alex Ross. In pursuit of┬áfinding the more important things in life,┬áI fancy this phrase ‘the rest is noise’. There is beauty in silence, in the hushed sound of your own breathing, birds chirping outside the window or even the continuous sound of the room’s air conditioner is quite calming. Personally, stillness aids in bringing a total perspective of every situation.

As inaudible thoughts come into writing, allow me to pass on recent realizations. Foremost is how I consciously bring constant pain to others and endure a heavy burden on my chest afterward. My spiritual journey has become a cognitive process, a mindful effort to always do the right thing. Notwithstanding, I firmly believe that goodness naturally comes with people yet we are also capable of causing others to suffer. This moment of silence brought an emotional clamor, resulted into telling myself, “I should know better next time”. There is always something to be loved about a person, I just have to let love eventually wins. I say a prayer of forgiveness and courage to let go of my deep-seated resentment that comes with the fleeting sense of guilt.

Secondly, how series of circumstances tested my own principles. It’s challenging to stand ground when the universe seems to be tempting to go against one’s general truth. I guess I needed the pause and a step back as Ate Ed’s talk┬áresonated in my subconscious. My younger self will cringe when I say this but in the truest sense, attending regular church service has been life-changing.

There is so much unnecessary noise in the real world and if we can only filter the good things like how we┬áintend others to see us virtually, then we will be in┬átotal peace. Fortunately, that is not the case as certain uproars are essential for one’s growth. If you are resting in absolute peace, increase your volume frequency because you are still alive.

Sunday Currently Vol. 2

SUNDAY CURRENTLY

Reading

Nothing, in particular, just constant updates on Facebook. Okay, I’m reading the plot of some riveting movies and documentaries in IMDB playlists

Writing

Aside from this Sunday Currently, nothing else.

Listening

Soundcloud playlist dubbed as Vandals on the Wall’s 100 essential Filipino tracks of 2015, currently playing Nice Choreography by Stomachine.

Watching

Gaspar Noe’s Love which was released in 2015 Cannes Film Festival. It’s like Closer (2015) and Blue is the Warmest Color (2013) combined but intensified in some levels. I’m planning to watch Enter The Void (2009) by the same director soon.

Thinking

About having my first office-acceptable undercut, I need to wait for a few more weeks before I can shave sides of my hair. Emphasis on the office-acceptable because I don’t want to look like a lost, full-blooded rockstar princess in a corporate setting.

Smelling/Wishing

The scent of my freshly washed bed sheets. I prefer plain white bed linen, it gives the feel of sleeping in a hotel bed.

Hoping

For someone to buy me yeast and deliver it to my place. I want to bake soon but I’m so stubborn to go out. Friends, please buy yeast for me and I will cook for you.

Wearing

A comfy dress ­čÖé

Loving

I love how my beef bolognese turned out today, I came back to the home-cooking mode and loving it. I’m also baking chicken!

Wanting

To have the willpower to continue learning how to play the violin. Don’t get me started on what stage I am in now in this musical undertaking. Six months of infrequent self-study and I only know Twinkle Twinkle Little Star up to this date.

Needing

To process the refund for my unsuccessful remittance last Friday night. It’s my third time to have transaction issues about remittances, twice in Western Union and the first time┬áin eRemit. I should get┬áaccustomed to this kind of frustration but oh well, still hassle.

Feeling

Content, I think it’s a positive feeling of not wanting more nor less. Does it equate to genuine happiness? I think so ­čÖé

Clicking

Researching about Sundance movies and watching the trailers.

The Sunday Currently was originally created by SiddaThornton

Sunday Currently Vol. 1

sunday

Reading

Currently checking travel stories from PS. I’m On My Way by Trisha Velarmino. It was in December 2015 when I was reading an entry in her journal about pursuing your travel aspirations. Presto! I booked the plane ticket four hours before my flight to Batanes. I spent four days with the locals touring the┬ápanoramic and serene sights on the northernmost province of Philippines. It was an eye-opening experience!

Writing

Personally, it’s easier to put words into thoughts┬áwhen I┬áfeel downright disheartened.┬áI think this just shows that I am at the moment where everything falls into place. I haven’t been writing anything except for the constant update from this journal (aka collating films).

Listening

My album of the decade, The Neon Hour by BP Valenzuela.

Watching

Hitler’s Bodyguard in Netflix episode 4, I can’t believe the structured and internal competition protecting the┬áF├╝hrer had a lot of drama on it — a lot enough to produce a documentary with 13 episodes!

Thinking

About my upcoming trip to Philippines for work plus a side trip to La Union. Ahh, beach!

Smelling/Wishing

Veggie Fiesta pizza of Dominos, how come I only discovered you recently?

Hoping

I hope to start investing in online stocks. This morning, I attended an initial briefing about the basic concept and how we can utilize online stocks to secure our financial goals.

Wearing

Comfy pajama and over-sized shirt, my weekend home uniform.

Loving

My impulsive decision to cut my hair very short came after a disappointment of my ATM card getting suspended. I think every woman should try to cut their hair very short once in their lifetime, to try shying away┬áfrom the hair goals demands of society. ┬áI always believe in clich├ę┬ámillennial adage that goes with┬á#YOLO. Loving it, so glad I did it again.

Wanting

To visit Japan and see cherry blossoms. If all the odds are in my favor, I am looking forward to catch the season in Hokkaido this coming May.

Needing

The need to eat healthier and regain interest for home-cooking! I think there’s a phase of my expat life where for a month I’ve been cooking and saving all possible Tasty recipes ┬áwhereas the following month┬áI’ll just order pizza or eat outside.

Feeling

Happy to be a friend to someone – from shisha midnight talks, weekday bowling activity and Light Group discussions.

Clicking

Have you watched the cute viral video where the children interrupted the live coverage of their father in BBC news? I watched it several times today to heighten my euphoria!

The Sunday Currently was originally created by SiddaThornton