It’s been a long time since I last had some political discourse online. Earlier this morning, saw this thread in Facebook where people had been arguing about the Bam Aquino – Mocha Uson senate hearing exchange regarding the Fake News subject and something about asking the side of the person they blogged or reported about. In this thread, there are a lot of opposing views and opinions, and I can’t help but feel nauseous reading them.

As I said, I used to engage in debates online, but most of the people I argue with are adults who had a lot of sound opinions regarding the subject at hand. Even if we have opposing opinions, some of their comments are sound (some are just plain trolls). But these days, majority of the ones I see online are arguments coming from the younger generation. And I can’t help but notice that all of them sound as if they are the ones correct (insert all the expletives) and the opposing ones are wrong. Reading the comments makes me feel like throwing up. And that reminded me why I stopped engaging in political debates online. I saw myself in them a couple of years back, and it doesn’t look good. Looks cheap.

Although I do have my side regarding the topic, I chose to keep it to myself. And if I did want to comment about it, I can always blog about it. But never will I stoop down to debating with other people online—it’s just unappealing and childish. They think they sound mature and they know it all, but from a third-person point of view, it sounds cheap. Whew!

Had a look at my latest journal entry, and I just realized that my Rappoo wireless mouse barely made it for half a year. Whew! I need to get a better mouse, and one that’s still 5G.

First day of work with my new Rapoo wireless mouse. So far, so good. Maybe this WILL work for my setup after all. 😀

Today, I bought a new mouse. Rapoo 5GHz. I had some issues with my previous mouse. I’m hoping this one will finally be the one that works for me.

Bought this one because of the 5G feature. My other mouses are 2.4GHz, and I’ve had issues with one of them. Hopefully this one takes care of those previous issues.

Also bought a sunbreaker jacket. I’m not sure if I’m correct, but that’s what they call it. Oh yeah, forgot to mention—I’ve been on a jogging streak now for 2 weeks or so already. That’s the one reason why I bought the jacket. Lately, it has been raining early in the morning, so I had to use my old hoodie, which is heavy because it’s a thick one. And so I decided to look for one I could use for my runs. Even if it rains, I’ll still be able to jog with the jacket on.

Speaking of jogging, I’m pretty glad I’ve been running again. It’s one of those things that’s long overdue. I’m constantly getting bigger and heavier. And when I looked online, I’m way past the overweight line. Last I checked, I was 86 kg. And probably even heavier. Now that I’ve been running, my weight went down to 80.7 kg as of this morning. Hopefully, in a couple of weeks and months, I’ll finally get in shape. Then maybe I’d get to enjoy mall sales. 😀

It’s been a day since we came back from a 5 day trip to Davao. But still, it feels like I never left the place. Those 5 days were wonderful. Family, relatives, my wife, and our little Gigi—it was such a wonderful trip and one that’s forever etched in my memories. It’s one of those times when I get reminded that a little unwinding every now and then is always a perfect idea.

Car’s clutch pressure plate broke down the other night. Had to have it fixed today. I hope when they put it all back together, it’s still in tip-top shape.

Last Saturday, June 3, we went to Dahilayan Forest Park for the first time. Everything was going great. Country side ride is always a very relaxing pastime. But going uphill near Dahilayan Forest Park, rain started to pour (or was pouring for some time already before we got there). We went to one of the resto in the place, and some minutes later, a bolt of light exploded a few minutes near where we were drinking our hot choco! It was very loud, white, and sparkly. It was the first time I experienced a lightning hit. Good thing we weren’t directly hit. We were a few meters away, but we can still feel the electrical sensation in our spines.

Love, Lessons, and Memories on a Long Weekend

This long weekend has been a fulfilling one. Spent the whole 4 days with the family. Saturday, was finally able to change the brake pads. The C-clamp worked like a charm. Dined out with the wife and lil kiddo, went inside this dinosaur themed playground inside Centrio Mall, and hung out at this coffee shop that served this really creamy pure hazelnut frappe which I dig very much.

Sunday, we woke up early and went on a road trip all the way to a Mangrove reserve and spent lunch time there. Wallowed a bit, but didn’t stay long since the water’s not that high. After that, we checked out this Forest park and saw that the waves are too strong. So we made a last stop at Lohas Airport Hotel. The pool’s nice (they have 10ft deep part), and the view is just lovely. I get to see the sea, cool breeze brushing through my face, vape in my hand, and the laughter and joy of my wife and kid—couldn’t trade that with anything else.

Monday, went to cemetery to visit our departed loved ones. Met two old women who recognized me from when I was still a little kid. And that felt really warm since I don’t have any grandparents left anymore. That’s as far as I get to be reminded of how it feels like to still have my grandparents around. After that, we ate at S & R and ended up bloated. Later in the afternoon, I visited an old friend—a vape juice maker. Literally an old expat who helped me a lot when I first started vaping. Listened to his story about his wife and the recent events that took place in his life. Learned a lot from having conversation with this guy all the time. Finished it off by buying juice, cottons, and some coils from him—leaving with smiles and promises that I’d still come back soon to remain as one of his loyal customers.

Tuesday, which is today, we went back to the Mangrove reserve with my wife’s family and spent time there. The water’s still low, but we still enjoyed the company—something that we rarely get to do nowadays that’s why me and my wife are still thankful. After that, my wife, our lil kiddo, and I spent the rest of the afternoon at Lohas Airport Hotel, and just enjoyed the last day of our long weekend there. This time, there were a lot of Koreans there which is kinda interesting to look at as they made the place lively.

While driving home, we thought of buying some fish at a wet market in Opol since we heard they sell fishes at a really affordable price compared with the city proper price. We got some Tilapia which we grilled later for dinner. Now I’m ending the long weekend with tea, and some old songs while I write down this blog.

It’s during these times when I get to be reminded why I toil day and night on all the other days of the year. And it’s times like these which remind me that all the work I did was worth it.