Currently: January 2019
And just like that, the longest month of the year is over. I don’t know what it was about January but I felt it so damn much. I don’t know if it was because you’re kind of hyper aware of the new year? Regardless, I’m sure the rest of 2019 will be gone in a flash and if I’ll blink, I’ll miss it.
The AMAZING weather has been amazing. I know this is only up until the Lunar New Year and then it’s back to the sweltering heat for me, but for now, I’m wearing socks in bed and not turning on my electric fan and just super duper having a great time walking at night because there is always a lovely breeze. I love this so much.
It’s quite dumb but the time sheet method that some folks are required to do at work is actually really helping me. I’m just using a free app online and it does get a bit tedious but it’s interesting to see how much time I spend on specific tasks and how much time I waste otherwise. But mostly, it’s helped me try and become a single tasker rather than a multi tasker and so far, I’m loving it.
I was pretty bad at reading last year and only really caught up with it towards the end but this year started out with a bang because as late as I am to the party, Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming is everything. I’m a pretty big Obama fangirl so seeing things from Michelle’s side of things was such a treat. I’m so excited to see what she and Barack are going to do now but if you haven’t read it, please do.
I’m a sucker for a good advertisement and this month, Gillette showed that there is so much more we can do. It literally gave me the chills. I also didn’t realize how iconic the taglines have always been and seeing my dad and brothers use the razors really hit close to home. Here’s to more advertising that makes a difference. I hope they continue to talk about it and do something about it in the next months.
I am the biggest fan of my Release Radar every Friday but apparently, Spotify also made a playlist based on your horoscopes. Hello, Aquarius season! Next thing I need is my MBTI (that’s 16 playslists) and an Enneagram one. You can do it, Spotify! I believe in you.
I’ve somehow passed Level 1 of my Total Immersion swimming classes and though I’m still quite far from open water swimming and breathing and just generally surviving, I’m really enjoying all this practicing for class. I didn’t think I’d enjoy swimming this much.
With swimming sort of started, I thought I need to start on the cycling training and the roommates have been sweet enough to take me along with their friends for a bike ride and though it wasn’t that long a distance, my groin area is not used to the tiny seats of a road bike because it hurt so much the day after. I don’t know if I’m just not doing this correctly, but I definitely need to work on not chafing my crotch when cycling.
Pondering what the form the podcast will take on this year. I’m tempted to just go on as is but given the latency of the dating situation, there isn’t much to talk about there. I know there’s so much more to explore about my thirties, but I just don’t know if I have the insight or content to go on. We shall see.
In what is usually Singapore’s longest public holiday, we get Tuesday and Wednesday off for Lunar New Year and I couldn’t be more excited. I have zero plans and just want to stay home and veg.
February over-all is one of my favorite months of the year even if it’s always the shortest and so I look forward to hopefully a chill month ahead.
There’s a reason why misinformation was 2018’s word of the year and it’s becoming harder and harder to dissect the reality of something happening. Sure, there are 2 sides to every story, but with gaslighting and just misinformation, it’s becoming so difficult to figure things out. Here’s to finding clarity in things.