Impromptu Sessions: The Unplanned Stuff
Would you consider yourself as someone who would rather plan in great detail or someone who just lets life take over for you?
I remember when I was in a kid, I had to plan a lot of events. As class president and usually leader of group projects, I had to plot our activities in great detail. Somehow, I naively thought, adult life was sort of the same. I was focusing on this “lie” that we’ve been taught to early on. As millenials, we’re taught to be entitled for the good things in life. We should have a good job, good home, good relationships by a certain age. But even as I entered college, not knowing if my heart was truly in the act of choosing a major, I kinda sorta knew that life’s pretty unpredictable now. Every decision we make creates a ripple in time but we gotta be prepared for the changes that’ll come and hit us every now and then. I have learned that life’s full of surprises and to trust in what God gives you. Of course, we won’t forget about the working hard part though of course!
I’m not saying it’s not good to have goals. Sure plan away but always have room for the unexpected. It’s amazing to see that in just the first month of 2016, life has already thrown so many curve balls and crazy things. First thing’s first, our unplanned impromptu family trip to Hong Kong. I haven’t been to Hong Kong with my family in 10 years so it was a very special trip for me. No matter how many times I’ve been to Hong Kong, there’s always something new to try and to see and especially to eat. I’ll create a separate special Hong Kong food trip post after this.
Getting a call (for our bags) to be featured in a magazine was also surprising and unreal. Now Snapsacks has been featured in radio, TV and magazine! So proud of this little brand. Trying to make it into a global thing as well.
Say hello to four-eyed me! When I was 7 years old, I desperately wanted to know how it felt like wearing glasses. I thought it looked cool (yes I’m a nerd HAHA) so I faked my responses at the optometrist and said I couldn’t read the letters even though I could. They gave me my first pair of Hello Kitty glasses and I loved it… for just a minute. It was actually hard and uncomfortable wearing glasses and I didn’t want to wear them again.
My brother had to get new glasses though because he broke his old one in Portugal and I thought to check my eyes as well. Lo and behold, my old perfect vision has now been down graded to 0.25 or 25 (I know it’s tiny compared to most) and I have astigmatism on both eyes. I know that my eyes were getting blurry but I never knew I had astigmatism on both eyes. Kind of a wake up call for me. I don’t know if the our optometrist friend just salestalked me into buying this new Preventia glasses that was anti-glare, anti-blue light, anti-smog, etc but I bought one pair right then and there. I thought that it’d be a good investment and maybe it’s time to try wearing it again. I need it desperately since my work is almost always online and I do have dry eyes as well so here’s to a better vision! It was a crazy decision because I just thought about getting it on the same day. Life’s weird like that. I only use it though whenever I use the computer and when driving at night. It actually does WONDERS to your vision and it certainly has less glare. Would recommend it to anyone who intensively uses a computer.
And today, I just decided to go to Cebu with my mom TOMORROW. Cebu is a marvelous and oldest city here in the Philippines with beautiful beaches and water recreational activities and I am soo excited! Main event is actually the Fiesta Dog Show which is part of the Philippine Canine Club’s Circuit show run here in the Philippines. They first showed last week at Araneta Coliseum and now they’re in Cebu. I cannot wait to get some R&R and probably try to find a boutique that can sell some of my bags. It’s gonna be a great adventure for sure even if it’s just for one day.
I can’t help be excited for what’s to come. It’s exhilarating to not know what you’re going to do next or just make that instant decision. My friend recently quit his job and used some of his savings to go on a trip of a lifetime. Sometimes we just gotta let live. I’ll be taking chances on little decisions that I make such as maybe… continuing this voice acting gig. Let’s see.
Maybe that’s part of the reason why I joined Snapchat. It’s an on-the-go kind of app and it’s perfect for how I view life now. Cheers to more impromptu and spontaneous sessions. What about you guys? What’s your take on this?