Day Off Prowling

Was walking around the mall and I still could not believe how many kids were running around, eating, playing, and so on. I realized that I never had to contend with kids in toy shops for more than a year, and now they prowl all the corridors.

And while I was having my coffee and typing a story in the al fresco section of a coffee shop, Namtab Pots messaged us that the 15 year-old kid of an officemate had died from COVID. I’m having a terrible sense of dejavu. Last year people were also having so much fun in the malls around Christmas time, then in January there was the translacion. We all felt then that maybe there would be a surge following those events, but no such surge happened. Until the March surge happened, taking everyone by surprise, followed by the more horrific September delta surge.

I went to Solidaridad to look for some new reads, but realized that I still had a tower of tsundoku waiting in my room. I firmly believe in buying books whenever you want without requiring yourself to read them immediately because you just never know what you’ll be in the mood to read at any given time, but it’s quite a huge pile. I resisted the urge to buy a Martial Law related book because I don’t want to get stressed, or another Alice Munroe since I’m not really in the mood to get all introspective. I looked at my watch and saw that it was nearing 2pm, so I dashed out of the store so I could catch the “lunch special” ramen in Ippudo. The lunch special is a tiny, tiny bowl, which is all that I can finish. It has two variants: spicy, and not spicy. Of course I couldn’t let an Ippudo meal pass without my favorite pork bun.

In Filbars I saw a Deathstroke action figure under the Batman: The Animated Series toy line. I wasn’t really sure that I wanted it, so I left and walked around the mall for quite a bit. I then remembered that if I bought it, I would have to re-arrange all my Batman: The Animated Series action figures to accommodate him, which is something I’m too lazy to do right now. So I was able to talk myself out of buying it. I then went to UCC Coffee and continued writing a story, until I realized that it was getting dark and it was time to go home.



Categories: Blogs

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Inkhaven

A temporary haven for my restless words

The Yearner's Park

Your one stop entertainment and lifestyle website

Roaming Redgieboy

"Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.." -- Matt Cameron

Br. Allen

Life as a consecrated Brother

aysabaw.com

Life as an expat in Maldives, freediver and hotelier

no roads to follow

only trails to leave

L U C E

Fashion - Lifestyle - Travel

When It's Hot

A Blog for Eaters

Mikki Bihon

Alone No More

Revolt Magazine

The Stories of Our Time

Rich Cervales Blog

Life snippets documented

JessicarulestheUniverse

Personal blog of Jessica Zafra, author of The Collected Stories and the Twisted series

The Gastronomy Gal

simplicity in food and travel

Sachified

Beneath the nurse’s apron and soon-to-be doctor’s coat.

KatFredTing.com

Snippets of our journey in life, love, and everything in between.

Brilliant Viewpoint

Discover • Motivate • Inspire

Jonas Diego

Write. Shoot. Sleep. Repeat.

%d bloggers like this: