No Challenges This Year

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When the last quarter of the year rolls in, I usually am busy with a couple of creative challenges… there’s Inktober for October, and NANOWRIMO for November.

This year, however, I haven’t done anything for inktober. I’ve been busy, and frankly, I don’t feel very creative. I don’t even have a spot to draw quietly.

When we had a store, I was sometimes left alone and while every once in a while someone would stop me from working, at least I was sitting alone and was able to work on my scribbles.

I thought that with more free time, I would be able to work on my art. Unfortunately, that did not happen. I ended up not having any time to myself, and I don’t even have a place to draw.

I’m not even feeling optimistic for NANOWRIMO. Not only do I not have an idea on what to write, but I really don’t feel like writing anything. I don’t feel safe writing anything.

I hope you guys are doing well.

Later.

Back to Square One

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I don’t know how to start this so I’m just going to go ahead…

Since I have no one to talk to this about, I’m going to rant in here.

It has been 4 years since the major interior works our house was completed. The endeavor put me in deep debt and also cut our spending money really hard. We were slowly recovering from it, and as of now, some of my debts have been reduced.

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Look, a Blog Post!

Hello, everyone!

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First off, apologies for the sudden absence… I just haven’t been up to writing and blogging lately…

It’s just that my thoughts are a mess and writing them down, and much more – letting other people read said mess, does not seem right…

Anyway, some updates…

I got myself fully vaccinated this month. My wife is too scared of needles to get vaccinated, though.

My old drawing tablet (wacom pen and touch) died suddenly and so, I ended up buying a wacom one tablet this month… unfortunately, since the laptop we have is too old, the pen pressure on that thing is not working…

I am seriously feeling the pressure of my financial condition…

That’s all for now!

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I hope you have a nice day.

Later!

Why Men Keep Silence in their Troubles

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Yesterday, my female co-workers laughed as one recounted one of my male co-workers who has problems with his wife.

Apparently, while they were on an office outing, his wife constantly called up on him, texted him, and even asked for photo and video evidence on who was with him.

They laughed at him stating how he is afraid of his wife.

I can’t stand the hypocrisy of the situation, because I can say for certain that at least one of them also does this to their husband.

Even I can relate because I, too, suffer from this sort of abuse at home, yet keep silent about it, because of fear of being viewed less masculine.

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You mean there’s more?

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There’s another typhoon that is forecast to arrive Wednesday night.

I mean, come on! We just had electricity last Friday night, a lot of areas in our city is still in the dark, and internet is still down for our home, and here comes another storm?

It is said to be stronger that typhoon Quinta, but weaker than the last super typhoon Rolly (Goni). I would be really happy if it evaporates into nothingness somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.

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I Got Scammed. I Did Not Think This Could Happen To Me – But It Did

I got baited to a scam, and fed them my credit card details.

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Everything happened so fast, I’m happy that I somehow began digging as soon as I hit the “Process Order” Button. However, it might be too late.

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I’m Missing the Quarantine Already

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Things are starting to get back to normal here. The community quarantine has been partially lifted. Almost everyone is allowed outside, except for those considered to be vulnerable – the minors and the retirees.

As a bit of a background, during the quarantine period, I have been part of the workforce allowed outside. We have work on a shifting schedule. One week I have work, one week I don’t. While it has been terrible to the routine – it was sort of relaxing.

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As if One Crisis Was Not Enough

Hello everyone. How are you all doing in these trying times?

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Things are slowly settling here in the Philippines. It would seem that by next week, strict quarantine controls will only be limited to a select few areas. Our city will probably go back to normal next week – well, at least the so called “new normal,” at the very least.

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