Welcome to another of my sparse Sunday Currentlies!
Finished rereading books #2 and 3 of Jim C. Hines’ Princess Quartet (Mermaid’s Madness and Red Hood’s Revenge respectively), and slowly getting through the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Omnibus, by Richard Carlson. I find that reading two to three entries at a time is a great pace, and it really helps that idea of calming down and letting go of inconsequentials.
I also sat down and finished Neil Gaiman’s The Sleeper and the Spindle in one go, and for good reason. It’s just.So.Good! It kinda ties in to my current reading of fairy tale retellings, and this one with the good old Neil Gaiman twist. If you read his Dream Hunters illustrated book (illustrator: Yoshitaka Amano) the style is kind of similar, but with Chris Riddell as artist. The book itself is beautiful, with a nice dust cover style that has part of the art that works with the actual book cover.
Still more journal entries. I think I already got the hang of the everyday writing, and I am immensely enjoying it. I am also on a quest to finish my current journal book (black lined Moleskine) by the first week of March. Hopefully by that time, I will receive the Alunsina Kislap refillable journal that I finally ordered. I’m so excited that I wanted to practice a new planner format. I didn’t get the planner books from Alunsina because they have that Saturday/Sunday bias; I just got a couple of blank books to draw my own layout in. Here’s the one I came up with, made with the blank back page of a BDJ Forget-Me-Not Ideas Journal pad and washi tapes. I’m so far liking it!
I also started a Reading Journal – basically chronicling the books that I read and what I think about them. I wish I had started this much earlier in life! Think of all the books I’ve read!
A play called Manhid: Pinoy Superhero Musical. I first saw this play in an amateur showing at my high school and loved it. It was apparently co-written by the Eraserheads, how cool was that! Now it’s coming to the big stage, presented by Ballet Philippines. My husband and I instantly snapped up tickets the moment it became available! Here’s the show’s blurb by Ballet Philippines:
What price is our freedom? The season ends with the cult dance rock musical MANHID, co-presented by Tanghalang Pilipino. Set in an alternate present day Philippines where the EDSA revolution failed, this musical features heroes and villains with superpowers, and a people sick with Kamanhiran (Apathy). Celebrating a nation of heroes, MANHID promises to be a must- watch event for 2015.
It was beyond awesome! It’s certainly one of the highlights of this year!
I’m an avid supporter of Humble Bundle, particularly their mobile packs. In one of my recent purchases I got Sorcery!, a choose-your-own-adventure type of game where you’re provided choices in the hero’s journey. It’s not your usual fast-paced game. I’m sure I haven’t gotten far but I’m having fun with it! It’s nice that I was also able to get Sorcery! 2 in a later bundle so I have that in line for my next mobile game.
Waffles! My husband and I are currently addicted to waffles, and we are now suki of the Belgian Waffles stall at Glorietta 4 food court. Yum!
My relatively new Nike rubber shoes. I consciously bought a black one so that people will not immediately assume I’m wearing rubber shoes to the office.
It’s apparently not as wholly black as I thought, now that I take a closer look It has some dark camo green accents going on. It’s super comfy though!
My daughter is recently studying about space in her science class, and has come to me for some “space bedtime stories”. Which means me reading to her random topics from this book I had as a child (The Junior Colour Encyclopedia of the Universe, published 1982!). It got me so excited about space and universe things again, and I even beg her sometimes to not sleep yet (on a school night, way to go mom!) and let me read her some more stuff please! Haha, that’s the nerd in me coming out again.
This got me into discussing to her the recent goings-on about the Mars explorations such as Curiosity the rover and the Mars One expedition. Which got me thinking about how exciting the advancement of science is in this regard, and yet how sadly unrealistic the Mars One project really is. Wouldn’t it be nice to see humans on Mars in our lifetime? But this begs the question of, why aren’t we establishing a base on the moon first?
To get my Kislap already (edit: It has arrived!!)! Yes I’m pretty one-track-minded, and I can’t wait to get it!! In the meantime I tried to distract myself with other notebooks and planner goodies. Check out this ridiculous haul. And yet I find myself still wanting more washi tape and notebooks.
Happy! I was able to meet with my good blogger friend Kira this week (we had ramen!) and it was nice talking beauty (and other stuff) with her! We even got to look around the famed SM Makati Beauty section.