One-Sentence Journal 2022

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To comply with the “be creative everyday” vow to myself at the bare minimum, I decided to challenge myself in writing one-sentence journals every single day. Here are my 2022 entries:

January 1, 2022

Saturday

Almost failed to make it home for New Year’s Eve!

January 1, 2022
January 2, 2022

Sunday

Longest streak of quitting coffee so far!

January 2, 2022
January 5, 2022

Wednesday

Long queue at Burger King drive-thru.

January 5, 2022
January 6, 2022

Thursday

My thoughts are deep into you.

January 6, 2022
January 7, 2022

Friday

Woohoo we did it, ASEAN Research Team!!!

January 7, 2022
January 8, 2022

Saturday

Wow, clingy yarn?

January 8, 2022
January 9, 2022

Sunday

Holy shit, Anton Chekhov is so brilliant!

January 9, 2022
January 10, 2022

Monday

I miss eating avocado toast for breakfast.

January 10, 2022
January 11, 2022

Tuesday

Sometimes, isolation and being indoors get to my nerves.

January 11, 2022
January 12, 2022

Wednesday

Shall I give Prague another chance?

January 12, 2022
January 13, 2022

Thursday

It’s supposed to be simple, effortless, and drama-free.

January 13, 2022
January 14, 2022

Friday

Maybe soon, maybe not.

January 14, 2022
January 15, 2022

Saturday

Seems like the plan is working.

January 15, 2022
January 16, 2022

Sunday

Ice cream is sweet, and so am I.

January 16, 2022
January 17, 2022

Monday

Remind me why you’re getting yourself in this again?

January 17, 2022
January 18, 2022

Tuesday

I wish I can have the consistency for my creative projects.

January 18, 2022
January 20, 2022

Thursday

Boom, boosted!

January 20, 2022
January 21, 2022

Friday

Maybe I’m trying so hard, and maybe I should stop trying?

January 21, 2022
January 22, 2022

Saturday

Wanna fight?

January 22, 2022
January 24, 2022

Monday

Why do some people assume that everything is about them or something?

January 24, 2022
January 25, 2022

Tuesday

First, Greenwich phased out the Baked Mac, and now their Lasagna serving is getting smaller and smaller.

January 25, 2022
January 26, 2022

Wednesday

I can’t afford to lose people who are willing to stick with me through thick and thin.

January 26, 2022
January 27, 2022

Thursday

One day at a time, you know the drill, honey.

January 27, 2022
January 28, 2022

Friday

Back to the drawing board.

January 28, 2022
January 29, 2022

Saturday

The 13-year old me must be ecstatic right now, I took a ride at our town carnival Ferris Wheel for the first time!

January 29, 2022
January 30, 2022

Sunday

There is nothing more comforting than finishing three Matt Haig books.

January 30, 2022
January 31, 2022

Monday

My creative ideas are all over the place and I want to sharpen my craft on street photography alone.

January 31, 2022
February 1, 2022

Tuesday

Two years at Zoom University and I still forget to hit the record button ugh.

February 1, 2022
February 2, 2022

Wednesday

I feel like checking my emails at Starbucks while sipping some hot matcha latte today, hmmm.

February 2, 2022
February 3, 2022

Thursday

“Don’t ever, for any reason, do anything to anyone for any reason ever, no matter what, no matter where, or who, or who you are with, or where you are going, or where you’ve been… ever, for any reason whatsoever…

February 3, 2022
February 4, 2022

Friday

Can’t wait for the weekend to make some art with my new 120-color crayons yay!

February 4, 2022
February 5, 2022

Saturday

Issues and tissues.

February 5, 2022
February 6, 2022

Sunday

Myanmar, Afghanistan, Cuba, Belarus, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina… what an interesting time to be a Security Studies scholar.

February 6, 2022
February 7, 2022

Monday

Wrapping up my classes this week!

February 7, 2022
February 8, 2022

Tuesday

I found myself watching TED talks and taking notes like a student.

February 8, 2022
February 9, 2022

Wednesday

OMGOMGOMG!

February 9, 2022
February 10, 2022

Thursday

It’s my hometown’s fiesta and here I am, eating McDonald’s inside my apartment.

February 10, 2022
February 11, 2022

Friday

So many ideas, so little time.

February 11, 2022
February 12, 2022

Saturday

Proposal defense day for my students!

February 12, 2022
February 13, 2022

Sunday

Stuffed myself with fiesta leftovers, aka 4 cups of rice.

February 13, 2022
February 14, 2022

Monday

I don’t know what I should be more emotional about: Boxer in Orwell’s Animal Farm being sent to the knacker’s yard, or the Russian working class getting betrayed by the Bolsheviks.

February 14, 2022
February 15, 2022

Tuesday

I realized I’m the toxic one, and I decided I should stop ‘poisoning’ people.

February 15, 2022
February 16, 2022

Wednesday

I think I’m re-converting to being a morning person again woohoo!

February 16, 2022
February 17, 2022

Thursday

Today is a beautiful day to be creative.

February 17, 2022
February 18, 2022

Friday

Pizza day yay!

February 18, 2022
February 19, 2022

Saturday

Hot chocolate and sunshine.

February 19, 2022
February 20, 2022

Sunday

It’s freezing in Tagaytay City and the view is refreshing.

February 20, 2022
February 21, 2022

Monday

My obsession with Nordic Noir has got my academic self researching some syllabi on the subject from Scandinavian universities.

February 21, 2022
February 22, 2022

Tuesday

My parents are out so I got the home theatre to myself yay!

February 22, 2022
February 23, 2022

Wednesday

Biryani alert: I discovered an Indian-owned Indian restaurant here in my hometown!

February 23, 2022
February 24, 2022

Thursday

Got to hang out with a work bestie in Lucena City!

February 24, 2022
February 25, 2022

Friday

A holiday means I’m doing a reading marathon of Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

February 25, 2022
February 26, 2022

Saturday

I had 4 cups of green tea today, and it’s not normal.

February 26, 2022
February 27, 2022

Sunday

Ukraine 🙁

February 27, 2022
February 28, 2022

Monday

All undergrad final grades are out, and I’m back to teaching an ASEAN grad school class!

February 28, 2022
March 1, 2022

Tuesday

Not that I’m expecting it, do students ever wonder whether their Professors are doing okay?

March 1, 2022
March 2, 2022

Wednesday

I guess #MeatlessMarch is not happening lol

March 2, 2022
March 3, 2022

Thursday

Peace and quiet.

March 3, 2022
March 4, 2022

Friday

Boring is peaceful, not trading it with anything.

March 4, 2022
March 5, 2022

Saturday

The Bridge Season 1 for my Nordic Noir fix this weekend!

March 5, 2022
March 6, 2022

Sunday

Carbs, carbs, and more carbs.

March 6, 2022
March 7, 2022

Monday

I’m excited to take photos with my new toy!

March 7, 2022
March 8, 2022

Tuesday

I’m impressed with Italo Calvino’s sci-fi series.

March 8, 2022
March 9, 2022

Wednesday

In so much tears after browsing r/ukraine :'(

March 9, 2022
March 11, 2022

Friday

Choco the Cat is sick 🙁

March 11, 2022
March 12, 2022

Saturday

The rainy day is just perfect to catch up on yet another new Grey’s Anatomy Episode.

March 12, 2022
March 13, 2022

Sunday

Seriously, Russia, stop the madness!

March 13, 2022
March 14, 2022

Monday

Errands and lots of queueing.

March 14, 2022
March 15, 2022

Tuesday

The jeepney driver on my trip to the vet blames Russia for surging gas prices and said, “If other countries decide to intervene, it’s definitely gonna be a world war.”

March 15, 2022
March 16, 2022

Wednesday

Having a casual and/or professional relationship with me does not automatically entitle you a friendship ticket, so stop.

March 16, 2022
March 17, 2022

Thursday

I’ll be co-hosting our ALDP graduation tomorrow woohoo!

March 17, 2022
March 18, 2022

Friday

Choco was finally discharged from the animal hospital!

March 18, 2022
March 19, 2022

Saturday

Reading marathon and Cat Mama duties.

March 19, 2022
March 20, 2022

Sunday

So much pizza for my lactose intolerant tummy.

March 20, 2022
March 21, 2022

Monday

First day of the term and it’s nice to teach freshman blocks again.

March 21, 2022
March 22, 2022

Tuesday

That was so much queueing for a 20-minute doctor’s consult.

March 22, 2022
March 23, 2022

Wednesday

Read about the US Foreign Policy on the Tiananmen Massacre and the Government of Tibet in-exile to prep for my lecture, and my mind was like, “Oh, well.”

March 23, 2022
March 24, 2022

Thursday

Instagram, YouTube, and Reddit have all become Tiktok-like, and I think I’m ditching them altogether.

March 24, 2022
March 25, 2022

Friday

First Friday free of work-related stuff in a long while!

March 25, 2022
March 26, 2022

Saturday

Refilled my tea stash and I have new flavors in the house woohoo!

March 26, 2022
March 27, 2022

Sunday

I was able to buy my tuna pesto ingredients, finally.

March 27, 2022
March 28, 2022

Monday

A week full of Zoom lectures, let’s do this!

March 28, 2022
March 29, 2022

Tuesday

Exhausted.

March 29, 2022
March 30, 2022

Wednesday

Welcome home, Cheesecake!

March 30, 2022
March 31, 2022

Thursday

Well, that wasn’t the plot twist I was expecting.

March 31, 2022
April 1, 2022

Friday

So, moving on to the next chapter.

April 1, 2022
April 2, 2022

Saturday

It was nice being on Marites mode with cousins ’til 2AM lol

April 2, 2022
April 3, 2022

Sunday

My lazy ass is starting to rethink being a full-time professional pooper scooper for Cheesecake the Cat.

April 3, 2022
April 4, 2022

Monday

Drinking lemon and ginger tea really makes me feel like I’m gulping some chicken tinola soup.

April 4, 2022
April 5, 2022

Tuesday

My heart and soul are genuinely happy whenever it rains, and I will never be sorry about that.

April 5, 2022
April 6, 2022

Wednesday

Three things: (1) any song by Cigarettes After Sex can calm me down, (2) I think Casey from the TV series ‘New Amsterdam’ is my ideal guy, and (3) I wish I have more free time to finish reading The Red and the Black.

April 6, 2022
April 7, 2022

Thursday

How do we know if it’s time to get out of our comfort zone?

April 7, 2022
April 8, 2022

Friday

Canned gourmet cat food for Cheesecake and instant ramen for me.

April 8, 2022
April 9, 2022

Saturday

Can I just make a living out of photography, like, full-time?

April 9, 2022
April 10, 2022

Sunday

I wonder where I will travel to next…

April 10, 2022
April 11, 2022

Monday

This time I know it’s for real.

April 11, 2022
April 12, 2022

Tuesday

Go where you breathe free.

April 12, 2022
April 13, 2022

Wednesday

How do I stop making everything existential and actually live my life?

April 13, 2022
April 14, 2022

Thursday

I wonder how many million times I will be rewatching The Office in this lifetime…

April 14, 2022
April 16, 2022

Saturday

I wish I was a cat, no school, no work, just meow meow.

April 16, 2022
April 17, 2022

Sunday

Being a Cat Mama is a huge-ass responsibility.

April 17, 2022
April 18, 2022

Monday

Russian Doll was insaaaaane!

April 18, 2022
April 19, 2022

Tuesday

Building up my war literature ‘to-read’ list!

April 19, 2022
April 20, 2022

Wednesday

Sometimes, I miss partying like it’s college, but mostly I don’t.

April 20, 2022
April 21, 2022

Thursday

I guess I still love teaching after all.

April 21, 2022
April 22, 2022

Friday

Small restaurants in Batangas are uh-mazing and I think I don’t need to move back to Manila anymore.

April 22, 2022
April 23, 2022

Saturday

Declutter, declutter, declutter.

April 23, 2022
April 24, 2022

Sunday

Holy shit, my hometown has a supermarket with a view!

April 24, 2022
April 25, 2022

Monday

Bills trigger me and I don’t want to adult anymore.

April 25, 2022
April 26, 2022

Tuesday

Oh, the smell of freedom and peace.

April 26, 2022
April 27, 2022

Wednesday

I’m a 30-year old who still can’t perfect flipping pancakes.

April 27, 2022
April 28, 2022

Thursday

Analog photography is an expensive hobby!

April 28, 2022
April 30, 2022

Saturday

Sleepyyyyy

April 30, 2022
May 2, 2022

Monday

It’s so freaking hot in the Philippines!!!

May 2, 2022
May 3, 2022

Tuesday

Fika Cafe is now my go-to place for my matcha fix!

May 3, 2022
May 4, 2022

Wednesday

Stressed af.

May 4, 2022
May 5, 2022

Thursday

I’m cramming my midterm exam questions ugh!

May 5, 2022
May 6, 2022

Friday

Productive day, Japanese literature, and pizza!

May 6, 2022

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