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  • PinkPanther 11:52 am on January 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    7 Indicators of Fatigue (work stress) 

    I know.. I know. This is treated as trivial topic for some . On the other hand, browsing through the web, you will surely stumble on some articles, blogs, studies, researches, statistics, stories, discussions centering around this topic but what I’m about to share is more personal as this is what I am experiencing right here right now! ATM (at this moment!)

    I decided to just grab my keyboard and type all my thoughts while they are still fresh because I bet.. tomorrow will come and I will forget half of them.

    Let’s start the ball rolling:

    1. Still in my work clothes, while lying in bed at 9:55 pm, I’m still thinking about my work, my deliverables, current issues on tasks, etc

    2. While in the train, instead of relaxing and freeing my brain, I enlist my to-do’s for the next day. How pathetic, right?

    3. Last night, at 11:59 pm, I sent an email to my colleague asking him to hold off submission of reports as suddenly the idea of reviewing his work occurred to me and I felt accountable should there be any numbers not agreeing. (BTW, I’m an accountant)

    4. Imagine this.. yesterday, I skipped lunch and dinner altogether. I normally don’t have breakfast so that doesn’t count but lunch and dinner?? 

     I only had a tiny bite of sweet bread and that’s about it. I’m not fasting whatsoever but just not in the mood to eat .(This is so not me!)

    5. I went out of the office at 9:30pm the other day. My boss was telling me to go home but I just felt obligated to stay and finish what needed to be done. I felt accountable should anything break or fail. (This is not healthy at all).

    6. Supposedly, I should be in the mission now of finding a new job but what am I doing?Here, typing what I am feeling right now!
    And 7th , the last one but not the least red flag..

    7. Why do I feel so tired early in the morning? Why do I feel like 90% of my day is all about work as even when I reach my front door at home, my mind is still in the office! 

     

     Most of the time, I try to reason out that probably it’s because I’m living alone , all by myself that’s why I have less obligation. I’m taking care of myself so I have all the time in the world to think .. and I chose to fill those gaps with work?!

    Anyway… Signing off now.. I’m praying that tomorrow will be a brighter day.

    They say, behind those dark clouds is a vast blue sky.

     

     
  • PinkPanther 10:10 am on November 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    How to.. cook tinola? 

     
  • PinkPanther 8:57 am on November 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    How to cook .. Sinigang? 

     
  • PinkPanther 1:14 pm on November 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , depression,   

    On the edge 

    Sometimes when you’re down

    And you feel that the world is against you

    When you look behind and you see no one

    And no one sitting next to you

     

    When you’re heart is crushed

    And your spirit is drowning

    When your eyes couldn’t cry no more

    As you’re exhausted from breathing

     

    When you’re embarrassed to face tomorrow

    And you don’t feel like getting up the next day

    When you feel like slapping yourself

    As you could not hurt someone else

     

    When you walk on thorns

    And brushing the cold wind

    When you’re enduring the heat and pain

    As you’ve got no choice

    You just have to bear it

     

    How can you continue your life

    How can you breathe again

    How can you open your eyes the next day

    And start as if nothing happened

    How can you forget everything in a snap

    And continue to move on

    To move forward

    To cherish a brand new day

    To bury the past

    To dream again

     

    How to live again

    When you feel like you’re a living dead

    How can you face tomorrow

    If you have to start all over again with this cycle

    How can you get up

    When you feel like you’re down forever

     

    How can you say

    I was dead

    But now .. can I live again?

     
  • PinkPanther 10:00 am on September 18, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    4 Day Gold Coast itinerary 

    IMG_8165Trust me on this. You can do Gold Coast in just 4 freaking days!! And you will enjoy even if you’re travelling solo.

    Trust me on this.. been there, done that with the company of me and myself! 🙂

    Day 1:

    Travel in the morning, straight to your hotel or airbnb house or room, get familiarised with the nearest shopping where you can grab your snacks, etc. It’s rest day today so dont stress yourself too much.

     

    Day 2:

    Take uber and go to your first theme park destination. I suggest that you choose Sea World.

    You will be given some options depending on the ticket/combo promo. For me, I chose Sea World, MovieWorld and Wet & Wild for three consecutive days.

    The main highlights of Sea World theme park are the following so make sure that you don’t miss them:

    • Dolphin show
    • Seal show
    • Jet ski stunt show

    As for my experience, an unusual event also happened during the dolphin show.  At the back of my head, I was thinking ” Of all the days, why now?!” There showed up a parade of animal activists ruining the performance. Don’t get me wrong… I know where they are coming from. But come on, of all days, why today!!  Anyway, just to share, here is a glimpse of that unexpected scenario:

     

     

    The park closes at around 5pm. So from there you can go straight to the main city to have dinner and see the beach until night time.

     

     

    Day 3:

    Warner Brothers Movie World

    Again, dont miss the following shows:

    • grand parade…. if I’m not mistaken around 1 pm or 2pm.  Please check the pamphlet for timetable and the route
    • car stunts(again!) More… extreme. (Note: I watched the show twice)

    Day 4:

    Wet ‘n Wild

    Well, whether you’re going solo or with your squad, as long as you love water, experiencing Wet ‘n Wild is a treat.

    This theme park is a lot smaller than the other two so you can definitely try “all” that this park can offer.

     

     

    Day 4 Afternoon escapade:

    Time to go home

    Allot at least 2 hrs going back to the airport.

    It’s great to have fun and be lost in the moment but it will be a different story if you miss your flight!!

     
  • PinkPanther 3:00 pm on September 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Buhay Single Vlog Entry 1: Corned Beef 

     

     
  • PinkPanther 1:58 pm on September 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Applers, Daragon is “still” alive 

    02 September 2017

    So I woke up lazily this morning like how I normally wake up every Saturday morning. Reluctantly opened my eyes, grabbed my phone and scrolled through some random posts in my instagram. For a second, I thought I was still in the La la land dreaming of some Daragon moments in a concert. And it clicked! It occurred to me that last night was GD’s concert in Manila, the Act III MOTTE in Manila, the one that I missed seeing here in Sydney last August.

    Oh well, to cut the introduction short, I spent almost half my day just simply checking all media accounts for any updates, posts, video clips, photos, comments from fans and haters alike. And the Daragon fans didn’t fail me! Floodgates were opened for all those who are waiting like me. All Applers who attended the concert are generous enough to share their experiences through photos and videos.. ..blurred, mostly shaky quality and with the fans’ screaming overpowering the performance. LOL. Who can blame them?

    Anyway,  here are my takeaways from this unforgettable Saturday as a Kpop fan:

     

    1. As a self-confessed both Daragon and Darahae fan, the feeling that I’ve got today is the same excitement that I felt when I read the news about Sandara and Donghae both acknowledging their one-decade friendship. They also posted the same photo on their instagram account evidencing their longtime “relationship”.

    I love the fact that both GD and Dara posted pictures in their instagram accounts right after the concert….the day after the concert. Especially those from GD. When I strolled down his instagram account, he doesn’t normally post lots of photos from his concert but this time, he posted not just 1 but 6 photos from his Manila concert, 3 of which are with “Noona” on them.

    I’m yet to confirm if it’s a fact or not. But one netizen observed that Sandara is the first girl that has ever been featured on GD’s public instagram account.

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    1. It’s not everyday that you see GD doing a live video for his fans but this time he did it for his Filipino fans. With Sandara on his live video, he seemed so giddy and awkward at the same time. He also seemed not familiar with how to do a live video or use his phone because at the end, it’s actually Sandara who closed the chat, demonstrating to GD how to do it (for next time? Hopefully)

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    1. GD’s OOTN during his performance with Sandara was so sleek and classy. Even his hairstyle was on point and not usual weird one! He really had this handsome aura and gentlemanly presence on stage who looked like a bachelor attending a formal dinner date with his girlfriend (Ehem!)

    Some netizens are comparing this performance with GD’s duet with CL in his Seoul’s concert that radiates a sexy vibe. They were claiming.. Hey, GD knelt there too.

    Honestly speaking, yes … CL is sexy but I don’t find GD sexy at all in his outfit then. I don’t even know what’s wrong with his hairstyle and the fishnet during that performance with CL. But hey, it’s GD. Even if he’s wearing a rice sack, he’s still the fashion icon, still pretty boy in our eyes.

    Anyway, back to Daragon’s performance on stage. Their awkwardness on stage and giddy moments made this number much even sweeter and cute at the same time. Both could not help but felt “kilig” towards each other and that feeling transcended out from the stage to their fans watching inside the venue and even those who relied on short video clips like me.

     

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    1. “Ginalingan! May nanalo na. Uwian na! Uwi na ko. “

    Whatever Sandara meant when she said this, all I can say is I am amazed that Sandara knows this Filipino expression. She is indeed a Filipina at heart.  It’s normal when you heard a kababayan said this but not from a foreigner! ( Of course, I meant the English version of this.)

    It’s an exclusive Filipino expression but Sandara naturally expressed it with so much ease like a true-blooded local.

    1. What’s with the kneeling on that instgram photo? I don’t understand, GD.

    The palm tree is self-explanatory. The just seating photo is normal but the kneeling in front of Sandara offering a “daisy” like flower.. for that photo, I could not find any explanation for it.

    Should the fans read between the lines? Is this still a fan service?

    But he’s GD!? He is such a huge artist who does not need a loveteam. He can sell concert tickets on his own.

    So why?

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    1. What’s with the stomping on the floor during the “I miss you” number? Pointing at the spot where Sandara exited? Again, are they discreetly informing the public that they are an item? And their term of endearment is “Baby”? Hello?!

    1. Last time I checked, Sandara was just a guest on that concert. But for a guest to be present on stage even at the Encore? Hmm.. why not if she is someone special to your heart. What better way to end the concert but be with someone who you want to be for the rest of your live until the end.    Again my delusional heart! Forgive me.

     

    1. There are many scenes from this concert that remind me of Jadine moments during their unforgettable concert ‘ever’, also in Araneta.
    • singing from opposite ends of the stage and meeting at the center.  They’re really good in maintaining the momentum for the audience who kept on screaming on the top of their voices, pushing anyone sitting next to them.
    • when GD knelt down. …I thought he was planning to do a confession not just for Sandara but to all Applers, as well. “Yes, we are together”, something like that. Definitely not a proposal, that’s too much. They should not kill Daragons instantly. Just kill us softly with kilig. So confession first so they can be sweet now in public and we’ll get used to it and next should be their proposal. That’s the plan. Not proposal right there and then during the concert. Some Daragon fans think too much. Let us be realistic. Any plans for any engagement or wedding should happen after the enlistment…

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    1. In that concert, they’ve been vocal about each other even though they are fully aware this will result “again” to speculations that they’re together, or they’re dating. They will be all over the entertainment news once again if they’re not careful.         But in Manila concert, Sandara telling GD that she misses him while GD praising Sandara saying she is “so” pretty… we’ve got so much feels!

     

     

     

     

    1. Couple outfits are so obvious!  The red matching attire during the “Hello” number and their “peaceminusone” fashion for the “Crooked” performance, who can match that??

     

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    1. It seems that the backup dancers are members of the daragon fandom, as well. They fully support us and they are our representatives on the stage.. I hope they will continue to push both GD and Dara to be more open, more showy, more expressive, no bars! More confetti to throw!

     

    1. When? When? When? The million dollar question that no one knows what’s the answer and when it will be answered.

     

    For the time being, let us just be contented with the photos and clips from the fans who are sharing the same interest, that is Daragon “Appler” not-so- young anymore.

    (credits to all owners of videos and photos):

     

     

    Other Daragon moments:

     

     

     

     

     
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