My wife got her iPhone 8+ today. Very happy for her. I truly am. I’ve always wanted the best for her. Now she’s got a phone that she can be proud of owning.

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.