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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Time to face reality

Aging is no joke.

I only have 2 years to enjoy my 20's.

And my metabolism does not function the same way it did when I was in my teenage years. 

This year, I had months studying for my board exam. And sometimes, when you feel like you've been punishing yourself and straining yourself for studying so hard from morning till evening.. You want to reward yourself with some great food. Milkshakes. Frappes. Eggs Benedict. Pasta. Pizza. Philadelphia sandwich. Gelato. Tacos. Cake.

I passed the board exam. Which is great! But now turns out I have to focus on one thing I've end up neglecting. Despite my regular yoga classes, it wasn't enough.. 

Apparently my "broken" Wii, says I gained about 10 pounds this year. And people have been commenting on how I've gained weight too. And it's quite consistent. Normally, my weight doesn't bother me. But when I feel uncomfortable and randomly catching myself holding my tummy as if I had a baby inside, then it means it's not a good sign.

The new year hasn't started yet. but I don't want to procrastinate this one. I'm already cutting back my carb intake and making sure I burn some calories everyday. No need to wait for 2016. I'm starting it now. 

The goal by mid-2016 is 125 lbs.

And the end of 2016 is 120 lbs. 

And maybe some abs? Haha. Or at least lessens the jelly in my tummy. Blah. I feel so bloated. It's so uncomfy. 


But at least I've started to get back to getting a life now. Watching Arrow series consumed my life. 

Now I'm back to getting Physical and mental. Tonight imma get back to my thesis. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The pleasure of a meeting ends in the pain of a separation.

Tame, love, bid goodbye…

It will take the Little Prince a year of travelling to understand his feelings towards the rose. To understand that the pleasure of a meeting ends in the pain of a separation. To tame another being is to accept that, some day, that being will disappear. It is the “danger of early disappearance” of his rose that plunges the Little Prince into melancholy and prompts him to let the snake bite him so that he can return to her on planet B612.

“You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.” 

I haven't been blogging or working on my thesis for the past weeks. For what reason? I don't know exactly... laziness? I've been exhausting all the means of distraction that came along my way. TV Series, My birthday, Vacation, Dating.. The last being the worst of all distraction. I even forgot to communicate with my online community.. and even stopped attending yoga classes. As the year comes to an end, I'm just waiting to turn a new leaf again. I guess the "new" year is psychological. New year resolutions have been a bad habit of procrastination. Why wait for the New Year to change a habit and not start now? As St. Augustine would have put it ... "Grant me chastity and continence, but not yet."... Oh, what a distraction the past weeks have been. But I think I have no regrets. The pleasure of a meeting ends in the pain of a separation. I read an article that mocks the cliche of uttering words "What would I do without you? ... and the answer actually was .. "things that I had to do " ...

“So the little prince tamed the fox. And when the hour of his departure drew near--

"Ah," said the fox, "I shall cry."

"It is your own fault," said the little prince. "I never wished you any sort of harm; but you wanted me to tame you . . ."

"Yes, that is so," said the fox.

"But now you are going to cry!" said the little prince.

"Yes, that is so," said the fox.

"Then it has done you no good at all!"

"It has done me good," said the fox, "because of the color of the wheat fields.” 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Revised Academic Calendar and Revised Thesis Timeline

My original plan was to finish the data gathering for the first term of the school year and be able to write the paper and defend my thesis by second term.

I was able to create an instrument and gather quantitative data within the timeline but looks like qualitative phase will take a while.

I'll just have to revise my thesis timeline.

DECEMBER 2015 - update paper with revisions, create qualitative interview questions, try to conduct qualitative interviews

JANUARY 2016 - FINISH qualitative interviews

FEBRUARY 2016 - Write paper. 

Hmm .. On another note, if I'm able to write my paper February & March, I can actually reach the April schedule for thesis Defense. 

Hmm.. We'll see then.