Life Lately

Hi blog, sorry for abandoning you for quite some time. There were just so many things going on the last few weeks (mostly good!!!) that I did not have time to update you. I felt like I needed to go on a coffee date with myself to catch up with my own life, but that requires going out so I might as well write down my thoughts while lying in bed (sadly, it's still winter here- so cold and wet, it's getting depressing!)

I just got back from a work-related travel to Sri Lanka. We were there for 5 days, mainly to support the Sri Lanka Business Conclave organized by our partner chamber and member. The place is very interesting and has nice friendly people. They say it's a "cleaner India" though I cannot attest to that since I haven't been there. The country now takes pride of its promising economic growth and has been attracting investors all over the world.  (Photos below: Galle Face, Red Mosque, Port of Colombo and Sri Lankan food called "hopper")

Apart from that, my previous weeks were spent slaving away (hehe sorry for the term!), balanced by random get togethers with scholar-friends who have just arrived for the new semester. I also met up with working friends for midweek dinners to have a break from our routines. I'm back to my regular yoga 'programming'... slowly re-introducing my body to hot yoga after not doing it for more than 3 weeks. On most days I do gentle therapeutic sessions to ease my back pain. 

For other things, I bought a small balikbayan box to fill with stuff I'm not using anymore (and those things that don't spark joy hehe). This is me de-cluttering the #KonMari way, thanks to Diane for the inspiration! I KonMari-ed my closet during those wee hours that I'm so jet-lagged, and managed to set aside things I haven't really been using. My balikbayan box is ready for pick-up on Wednesday and my room has never been this tidy, and my drawers so organized! I hope they stay like this forever!

I ticked off several items from my to-do list over the weekend. Thank God for weekends!!! I went to Lucky Money Remittance Center to re-start paying my SSS contribution (which I should have done last year). I'm still contemplating on paying my Philhealth and PAG-IBIG fund because I dont see the point in paying them since we have National Health Insurance here (your thoughts?) Then I made several calls to China Airlines for my award ticket redemption, and to Cebu Pacific to refund my ticket after a change in flight schedule, and lastly to Metrobank for reversal of my annual credit card fee using my reward points. Sorry I feel like I need to write these down to have some sense of accomplishment after months of procrastinating. Hay everything is just so tedious when you're overseas. 

Have a great week ahead! I have pending posts for my US trip and Taipei Life series, I hope I can start writing them! :) 

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