I initially had written a long post earlier today, but for some reason when I published it, the entire thing disappeared. The version history didn’t have a record of it, and it’s not in the trash. I don’t want to let my effort go to waste so I’m going to try and retype everything again.
I was sick today. Actually, I’ve been feeling unwell since 2 days ago. And if I’m gonna be more honest, I’ve been unwell for the past year. But let’s not get into that. What I want to get into is a little diary of sorts for future-me to look back on.
Wednesday, 4th of July
Yesterday was a normal day at work. If you really want to know what’s a week like in the work life of a Web UX Designer, go to celenadoesux.wordpress.com.
When I got home from work, my housemates and I cooked a dinner of tocino, tapa, and some soup. After dinner I went straight to bed and nursed myself to sleep with tiger balm and Jonathan Van Ness’ Getting Curious podcast.
Tuesday, 3rd of July
Tuesday was another normal day at work. I’ve been reading a book called A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. I’m loving it so much. It follows the life and the friendship of 4 guys in New York who had just finished college and are finding their place in the world.
When we got home, my housemates weren’t around. It was raining super hard but we were out of rice, so K had to go out and buy some. Meanwhile, I cleaned our room a bit, washed my underwear, and cooked torta. We watched some Avatar: The Last Airbender. I am loving that show so much. It reminds me not to lose a childlike sense of wonder that not only makes life bearable, but exciting, too.
Monday, 2nd of July
Last Monday I started with the kickboxing class that I had signed up for. It.. wasn’t what I expected. I had thought that it’s going to be some muay thai-style class, but it turns out it was like zumba but kickboxing moves. Not exactly my jam, but oh well. After work, we went to Japanese class. We have gone through all the hiragana characters, and counting up to the hundred thousands. I’m a little overwhelmed with everything, but I know I can master it, with lots of patience and practice!
Sunday, 1st of July
Now we’re getting to the good stuff! There are two highlights of my weekend, once of which is playing badminton with my housemates at the Thomson Community Club!
I’m not a very sporty person. So I was a little apprehensive when K booked us a slot for the courts. But to my surprise, I was a pretty decent badminton player. And more importantly, I had fun! I, too, cannot believe it. It is such a delightful revelation, ok.
Saturday, last day of June
The other highlight of the weekend is going to the Sobs album launch.
They were joined by a couple of other bands from Jakarta (Grrrl Gang, Bedchamber, Gizpel). They were hyping each other, moshing and crowd surfing. It was such a fun time, and I wish there was more of that in Singapore.
Before all that, I started Saturday by reviewing my Japanese notes. Then my housemates and I went to the gym. I ran for 30 minutes while watching the Chinese version of My Bestfriend’s Wedding. After the gym, we went swimming. It was such a fun and relaxed afternoon.
So yeah, July was off to a good start. I look forward to the coming weekend again. I live solely for the weekends, it seems. Here are some of my goals for July:
- Prepare for Taiwan trip (outfits, my nails and eyebrows, and teeth)
- Sort out my finances (continue tracking my finances, read 1-2 books on finance, research bank loans)
- Update my portfolio with 2 case studies: (1) SMU website redesign, and (2) PCE redesign, and update the graphic design and UI collections with new work
- Clear out my closet and do some much-needed general cleaning
*BONUS* Do a ‘day in a life’ video?