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Distracted Means Being Preoccupied with Something Else

Maybe May is like the October of the Spring-Summer where the transition to another season becomes more apparent. This time last year, I was on vacation and going about my usual routine during this time feels strange. I’m making this up to explain why I’ve been feeling out of sorts lately.

I didn’t know what to write on the blog.

I haven’t been intentional with cooking meals or preparing baon.

Also, I kind of missed a deadline.

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Our neighbor’s Mountain Bluet (or at least that’s what I think it is).

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What Do We Make of Influencers?

I called out an influencer once. I used to occasionally read her fashion blog because I liked her style and she was nice with the way she responded to comments.

In this instance though, she had a pretty, stylish photo of herself on IG and on the caption she recounts the accident she encountered on her vacation abroad. She was safe along with other tourists in the bus but the driver of a car that was also in the accident, according to her own words “unfortunately didn’t make it.” On her IG stories, she posted clips and described the accident, “This is insane!” 3 sad face emoticons.

There was nothing wrong with her relief. Of course you would be relieved and you would let your family know you were okay. I imagine one does that privately even as courtesy to the relatives of the man who passed. There were hundreds of comments praising God for her safety and several irrational ones (Pinoy superstitions about not going out or travelling prior to a big event). So what was wrong?

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Why Minimalism Appeals To Me

Short answer:

It eases varying degrees of anxiety, addresses some of my insecurities and makes me feel in control. It’s also the in thing right now among upwardly mobile yuppies so it feels extra better to do (social approval + free online resources).

Long answer:

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I learned how minimalism is a loaded term when I watched YouTube videos about it. Today I’m skipping all that and sticking with a general idea where it means simplifying different aspects of life to get value (whatever you consider it to be).

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