How did your January go? Mine wasn’t so great but not so bad either. Due to Alert Level 3, I literally spent the most of my days at home. Other than real-life happenings, this isolation enabled me to do a little bit more research when it comes to improving my blog and prepared several blog posts for the month of February.
I am aiming to post at least twice a week and start sharing freebies such as printer friendly and Good Notes IOS friendly digital templates I designed and personally use. Hopefully, my schedule cooperates.
2022 Chinese New Year of the Tiger
Being a semi-traditional half Chinese – technically, tomorrow is our New Year! Our family home is now filled with lunar festival decorations, saint offerings and tons of fruits! Sad part is that this is another year of no family gatherings and celebrations.
Speaking of celebration related stuff, we spent 2 days hopping from one Polland bakery to another looking for this specific tiKOI fish! It’s the first item that ran out of stock. I was somehow disappointed because I got the gold bar and the mini lucky tikoy but not the fish. So, yesterday I already accepted the fact that I will never get that missing one. Until earlier today! my dad called and told me he was able to grab the last remaining two!
What’s the big deal with this fish anyway? This particular Fish tiKOI is meticulously hand painted fish shaped white sugar tikoy. It symbolizes wishes for abundance in the New Year and the word fish rhymes with the Chinese term for “leftover”. Eating fish during Lunar New Year is said to attract bounty such that you will have a lot of leftovers at the end of the year.
I know it’s too traditional but hey! What do I have to lose, yeah?
Alert Level 2 from February 1 – 15, 2022
The IATF placed Metro Manila under Alert level 2. Yes, this is great news but I do not plan to go to crowded places but I will definitely go on a road trip for the sake of my mental health. I don’t think I will able to last another week of isolation at home.
Hopes and Changes
I badly need to make some lifestyle changes, the past few weeks has been my worst! I badly need to get back on track. Things has been really sad lately and I am trying my best to keep it together – it’s not that easy and it’s just way too depressing!
Truth be told, I am struggling to finish this post. I am not myself lately – I can’t think straight and often out of focus.
Oh well… here I am hoping that February brings me a month full of new hope. A new beginning. New energy. After successfully wasting 1 month in a year. I am hoping for the best again. Welcoming February with 28 new opportunities. Let’s all welcome a new month of greatness!