Week 35 of Year 2020: Restart

10 weeks since the previous post, and don’t think the Internet actually notice my absence. Lol.

Was very close to skip this post all together, but was reminded by my desktop background:

Prior to this, I was summarizing my week in 10 sentences. Let’s see if I could use just one sentence to summarize each week of the past 10 weeks:

Week 26: Carousell shopping and nephew’s birthday.
Week 27: Colleague’s birthday and experienced the ‘new way’ of buffet.
Week 28: Call-ups.
Week 29: Discovered a new route in the office building.
Week 30: Submitted SOP.
Week 31: Bid Rimowa farewell and welcomed Lojel. Oh, and my first swab.
Week 32: An(other) unexpected notification.
Week 33: Started a 40 hours learning journey on Linked-in Learning.
Week 34: A fun Friday dinner.
Week 35: Nephews’ new hobby and another birthday.

Year 2020,
the year where it feels like time is not moving, yet it is moving so fast;
the year where it feels like nothing much is happening, and so much is happening at the same time;
the year where it feels like there is restriction to everything, but what is it that is really restricting us?
The virus?
The authority?
The government policy?
The order?
Or our own imagination?

DISCLAIMER: Definitely NOT saying to ignore our social responsibilities in fighting the pandemic, I’m merely saying even though we are asked to practice social distancing and stay at home as much as possible, there are so much we can do AT HOME, like spend time with yourself or ask yourself big/ tough questions etc.

Definitely don’t ‘wait until the pandemic is over’ or start acting only when ‘things go back to normal’. If you think there is something that you wish you could have done better in order to create a better life for yourself, now is the time to do it – restart. Why? Because tomorrow is loser’s excuse.

Week 36 of Year 2020

Almost every other week in the past 35 weeks, I’ve been saying ‘I can’t believe it is another week already’ or ‘time flies’. But today, for the first time in year 2020, it feels like, it has been too long (and too much) for a year, and my wish is the remaining of the year would go by faster – we are all pretty much done with this year, don’t we?

Before the end of week 35, we are being reminded why this year is challenging with the death of Chadwick Boseman at the age of 43.

Chadwick Boseman’s Howard University 2018 Commencement Speech

You would rather find purpose than a job or a career. Purpose crosses discipline. Purpose is an essential element of you. It is the reason you are on the planet at this particular time in history. Your very existence is wrapped up in the thing for you to fulfill. Whatever you choose for a career path remember the struggles along the way are only meant to shape you for your purpose.

Chadwick Boseman

RIP, King.

Week 25 of Year 2020

Also, 3rd week of June, a.k.a. Father’s Day.

Photo by Cristian Dina on Pexels.com

Literally spent the entire day in the kitchen, cooking and baking.
Without further ado, let’s review what happened in the past week.

  1. Re-read the first chapter of my thesis, after 9 years.
  2. Sat in in a conference (work).
  3. Attended a virtual discussion about waste (personal).
  4. Late for work (took a wrong bus).
  5. Did a turnaround, after 3 months.
  6. Begin to wear own attire to work.
  7. First feedback.
  8. First ‘situation’.
  9. Drew with the girls.
  10. Shopped on Carousell.

[I tried to recall the words I’ve learned in the past week, but then I’ve just decided, I’ll recall tomorrow, if I remember, that is.]

Let’s start week 25 strong.