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Taken at: Gozum Residence in Marikina City, Philippines

Being at home during the day makes you do stuff you don’t normally do – like cleaning. Then, I discovered this dirty coffee maker.

There is already a culture of bacteria growing in the leftover coffee. It’s beautiful and gross at the same time.

6D5N South Korea Itinerary

It’s gonna be a summer in Korea. Most Filipinos do not go to Korea during the summer because we experience it the whole year round.

What brings me to Korea this time of year? Boryeong Mud Festival! But, as we were too late in planning, most hotels / resorts along Daecheon Beach have already been booked. Fortunately, we found a hotel that still has room for 2 nights. So, before moving to Boryeong, I’ll be in Seoul for the first 3 nights.

Day 1, July 20

Arrival in Incheon Airport

Transfer to Chungmuro Station to check in

Day 2, July 21

Ride the Mugunghwa to Suwon

Hwaseong Fortress

FIVB World Grand Prix (KOR vs KAZ, COL vs POL)

Return to Seoul

Day 3, July 22

I still have a free day. I am looking into hiking the Seoul City Wall.

Day 4, July 23

Transfer to Boryeong

Explore Daecheon Beach

Day 5, July 24

Boryeong Mud Festival

Day 6, July 25

Transfer to Seoul

Shopping at Seoul Station

Transfer to Incheon Airport

Flight to Manila

I was happy when I learned that one leg of the FIVB World Grand Prix will be hosted in Korea. I made it a point to ensure that I will be able to watch one day. Here’s to hoping that I will be able to secure tickets!

I am also keen on hiking the Seoul City Wall for the view of Seoul. But that isn’t final yet because I am considering the weather. Do I really want to hike in the middle of summer?

I’m looking forward to an eventful summer! And I am hoping to have a great experience in the festival.

Eventful Weekend

This weekend was one for the books. It was definitely tiring but it was also a great way to bring myself back on track.

Korean Class

We didn’t have class last time. The teacher had to attend to something. Without the class, it seemed like a part of me was missing. This weekend, we learned about asking where something is and some activities like (to go and to do). I am actually learning a lot and watching Korean dramas have become easier.

Hoping that I will get good grades so I can continue on to the next module.

Volleyball at Home Court Gym

My teammates and I scheduled a reunion game. It was 2 years since we all played together and the company one-day league prompted us to want to play with each other again. It was full of fun and I was actually more tired from laughing rather than from the play itself.

It was a (sort of) goodbye game for one of our teammates who’s going to Canade for post-grad studies. I hope that she will be successful in this endeavor.

MMVL Off-Season Tournament

Although we lost, it was still a good game for us. The scores were 26-24 and 26-24. If only we had more fight in us, we could have ended the first set easily. It was a learning experience, definitely. It was also the first time played together so it was like testing the waters.

I am hoping that we will fare better, and win the game, the next time around.

 

With all that’s happened this weekend, am I ready for Monday? The first order of business tomorrow is to write down everything that I have to do for the week.

AJA. AJA. Fighting.

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Taken at: General Ordonez Street in Marikina City, Philippines

It has been a rough couple of weeks. I was demotivated to do anything.

While I’m on my way home, after a tough loss in volleyball, I found this sunset. It had a faint tint of orange with a gradient towards pink. If I were in an open field, it would have been better.

But, I stopped for a couple of minutes and just stared at the sky. If you were a passerby you’d be wondering what I’m looking at. I have my gym bag on my right shoulder and a shopping bag on the left.

I was thinking why I am so much focused on the problems when there are so many things to appreciate. There are so many good things in this world and we should not forget that.