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07 October 2014 @ 07:47 pm
185: Midyear Cheers  
It has been three months since I wrote anything here. But make no mistake, I've been writing non-stop; mostly fanfiction and reviews on comic books on my special blogs for Batman and Hellblazer (which also appear in my Goodreads account), as well as select Filipino anthologies and authors. I've been on a steady diet of my usual roster of American shows plus new British ones I recently got into. I finished the unexpectedly glorious and perfect-in-every-way Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime, and I'm almost at the 100th episode of the Tell 'Em Steve Dave podcast since I started listening to it on late May. I also just purchased fifteen new books from this year's Manila International Book Fair where I also spent the best of times with Dhymps and Paula. Since the start of 2014, I've been enjoying my full-pledged geek status online in ways I never thought could broaden, dutifully posting reviews on comics and comic-book related movies and shows; writing fanfic and making fanvids for my ship Charles/Erik from X-Men; and having weekly meet-ups with Mei, Ehver and Dhymps to watch our favorite stuff and talk about what's new with our lives (not to mention the monthly SM dates with the rest of the girls; we have a Saturdate this week).

I've developed quite the knack, focus and discipline for my geek inclinations lately even if it's a solitary achievement on my part. Doing the things I love the most is still a productive venture. Besides, I got a steady and stable income working at the tutorial center so I can balance my time working as an English teacher and writing sensible reviews. I'm paying my bills independently and my monthly quota for insurance which is money and security I am saving for future use (hopefully for my PhD studies). In fact, using last week's salary, I just bought new brassiers, undies and home clothes AFTER FIVE YEARS. Now I'm planning on replacing all the old and ugly furnitures in my room by the time Christmas rolls around. Our house and lot has been paid for since three years ago and it's strategically located to avoid any terrible floods due to the country's monsoons. I don't have to live anywhere else or worry about moving unless for temporary purposes. In a nutshell, life has been good to me . I have found the perfect balance between work and play. I'm happily single with quality frienships to keep me company. I'm at the point in my life where I have no need or plans to pursue any kind of romantic relationship because I've truly set my goal to settle down ONLY WHEN I'M IN MY MID-THIRTIES, and I'm getting ready to go back to school and get another degree, preferrably in Literature before I can start with masterals. Still, I do miss SEX--with either genders, honestly, but I'm simply too preoccupied with myself to even bother to socialize in the interest of getting laid. My gratifications come elsewhere less sordid now.

I'm twenty-four years old and free to do whatever I want  as long as I do things responsibly and with great passion. I have no heavy baggage to carry or a deadline to chase at or rush for. I have so many possibilities ahead of me and for now I'm just chilling, making small yet steady decisions every step of the way, guided by a supportive system of family and friends, and by my sheer tenacity to find and create extraordinary things out of the most mundane.
Feeling: accomplishedaccomplished
Listening to: "Centuries" by Fall Out Boy