Tagged with Life is simple

My Kind of Minimalism

Finally, a blog entry! Apologies for not updating this blog regularly. Between getting married and enjoying married life, and doing editing work and teaching hundreds of students, I found it quite necessary to forget about this blog. Things are less busy now, thank God, and the downtime required by my first trimester of pregnancy has … Continue reading

One little room and the biggest of plans

(Apologies to Elbow.) How much space does one need to come into one’s own? Some might need hundreds of miles, perhaps even worlds, to find themselves. Others might just need a little space, nothing too big or extensive or distant. Me, I just needed 20 square meters in a different city. Five years ago—with very … Continue reading

Notes on Happiness 2012

Last September, I decided to start tweeting my personal notes on happiness. Some of the notes were inspired by what I was going through, some were inspired by what the people around me were going through, others were inspired by what I had read or heard. Point is, I was happy, and I wanted to … Continue reading

#YOLO

I started this blog to document my pursuit of happiness. But then work happened, and then more work happened, and then, before I recognized it, happiness happened. It’s funny, really, because I had every intention of tracing its progress, my happiness. But when you find yourself already happy, without realizing it, you find yourself caught … Continue reading

Hazey Jackie (I and II)

(Apologies to Nick Drake.) Finally! After weeks of intense work, I now have time to rest. (Insert big smile here.) Instead of days defined by attending consultations and meetings, listening to group presentations and oral exams, checking papers and journal articles, and finishing household chores and responsibilities, my days are now defined by, well, “nothing”: … Continue reading

Saturn, is that you?

[Originally written on 8 March 2012 at 19h50 on my smartphone.] I don’t know why I’m writing this here. I could’ve easily turned my laptop on, and written what I have to say there. But writing on my laptop seems so formal; I always have to write carefully on it. And what I have to … Continue reading

Enlightenment on Laundry Day

[Originally written on 4 March 2012 at 15h45.] I already got to deliver my last lecture for my PH101-PH102 students this year. In a few days, I’ll be listening to all their final group presentations and final oral exams, as well as checking all their final synthesis papers. My last lecture was pretty straightforward. It … Continue reading

Happiness is a Choice

My life has been incredible lately. Not so much because incredible things have been happening to me, but because I’ve changed my attitude towards life. My change in attitude can be summed up in a sentence: Happiness is a choice. It’s difficult to look back and locate where and when the change began. All I … Continue reading