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Reflections on 2018

Reflections on 2018

Every end of the year, I reflect on what transpired over the course of the past 365 days. I am a naturally introspective person, so I enjoy examining these events and the effects they’ve had on me.

Living with depression, it’s always the default to see things in extremes, i.e. this year has been terrible. My perspective is skewed to look at the shitty parts of life, so in this post, I’ll do my best to be as rational as possible.

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Kylie was really onto something there.

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I found comfort in the chaos of Makati

I found comfort in the chaos of Makati

In a bustling city of concrete and glass, we converged as strangers. Different people, different stories.

One thing united us, as we eventually discovered: we were all broken in some way. Our past relationships with friends, family, and romantic partners haunted us. Those ghosts followed us all the way to Ayala Avenue, where an office building stood dark and formidable.

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Within those four walls, I experienced a gamut of emotions. Joy. Stress. Motivation. Pride. Anger. Sadness. You saw it all, from me helplessly weeping on the sidewalk to me practically yelling in the streets in a fit of rage.

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I wish emotional connections were optional

I wish emotional connections were optional

Lately I’ve been having a recurring fantasy: a life with no emotional connections.

You’ll never be disappointed because you expect nothing from everyone. You can focus on external matters, like your job. You’ll never have to worry about messy things like romantic and platonic relationships. No more worrying about people leaving.

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Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash

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Birth-yay!

Birth-yay!

My birthday is less than a month away, and I’m stoked!

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Photo by Ylanite Koppens on Pexels.com

My boyfriend certainly plays a big part in why I look forward to this year’s birthday.

Our first date happened to fall on my birthday last year. He picked me up and took me out for a dinner date at The Frazzled Cook in Quezon City.

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