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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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  • I was once upon a time, a planner. I had to plan things right down to the very second. Of course, I’ve lived with my father who is the opposite of what I am. He would always tell me “Do NOT pin point a specific time on me!” I never understood that, until now. I honestly was the ‘early bird’ never the later bird. I hated being late (I still do). However, time is inevitable. We just have to go with the flow. If we’re late, we’re late! I’ve learned to manage my time more successfully due to college being an influence on me. Having to have enough time to study, to do homework, and hang out with my loved ones. Plus, some time for myself before I go crazy. Haha.

    Ah, glasses. I have astigmatism too. One of my eyes is weaker than the other, and I’ve been told this time and again that I need glasses. Even in grade school I needed glasses, but my father and grandmother both knew that I was being bullied a LOT and did NOT want to add more to the pot by getting me glasses. Though, I think they should have just done it anyways. I wear glasses all the time now. I use them for reading, going online, and watching t.v. I love glasses. I am four-eyes as well!

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    jynxypandaNo Gravatar Reply:

    Haha thank you for the warm welcome to the four eye club! I do use them now especially when I go online. Hope my eyesight doesn’t worsen!
    By the way, I have moved to a new home. I hope you can visit me here – http://thepandieexplorer.com :) Thannks for reading my blog here all this time!

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  • I am still very much a planner, haha. I think I just like the feeling of stability. I guess it depends on what aspect of my life though. I plan a lot for work and some things in my personal life, but when it comes to things for fun, I’m more relaxed on that. When my husband and I take trips, we plan the general trip but don’t really plan the activities. We’ll show up at our destination and then do what looks fun or what locals recommend :) I definitely agree that it’s good to have room for the unexpected!

    Sounds like you’ve had a lot of pleasant surprises lately! That sounds awesome to have an impromptu trip to Hong Kong. I haven’t been there in so long. Congrats on having your bags featured in a magazine too!

    I think that’s funny that you faked your eye exam, haha. I’ve had glasses for so long, that I kind of rather not have them! I’ve been so tempted to try lasik.

    Have fun on your trip to Cebu!

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    jynxypandaNo Gravatar Reply:

    That’s a pretty laid back vacation! I on the other hand plan a lot at vacations. It’s crazy! haha Go try lasik if you can. I hear it’s very convenient. By the way, I have moved to a new home. I hope you can visit me here – http://thepandieexplorer.com :) Thannks for reading my blog here all this time!

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  • I like planning a lot, but like you, sometimes I like to be spontaneous but it drives my husband crazy. But yeah, my eyesight went up and that means they got a little worse, but luckily I got stronger glasses for myself. I have astigmatism, too. Just in one eye or both? I don’t remember, but I know because I recently went to the eye doctor, the optometrist, and they looked at my eyes, both of them. Regardless, I’m rocking new lenses and love them so much!

    Doggies! ^^

    Have fun in Cebu!

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    jynxypandaNo Gravatar Reply:

    Aww shucks, here’s to us hoping our eyesight gets better, not worse! 😀 By the way, I have moved to a new home. I hope you can visit me here – http://thepandieexplorer.com :) Thannks for reading my blog here all this time!

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  • So you produce and sell that snapsack product? Awesome! I always dream to have my own business, but it’s so hard to take off. For now I need to think about it as a hobby, but hopefully I can have a really business that can be my main source of income.

    http://www.pixics.com/blog

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    jynxypandaNo Gravatar Reply:

    Yes! Good luck to that dream. It is achievable but it does take a lot of guts! By the way, I have moved to a new home. I hope you can visit me here – http://thepandieexplorer.com :) Thannks for reading my blog here all this time!

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  • I am a planner — sort of. I’ll plan to meet someone for the day, but not plan what we’ll actually be doing. Sometimes I do plan indepthly, but not always. It really depends on the situation. If I have a huge project I need to work on, I’ll plan out a timeline of what needs to be done. But for everyday things, I keep a mental backlog of what needs to be done that day, and I do it when I can.

    You’re right in that life is very spontaneous at times. I don’t really like spontaneity too much, but I’m aware that things will hit you when you least expect it. It’s just a part of life.

    I hope you’ll have a blast in Cebu! And yay for your bags being featured. That’s fantastic :)

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    jynxypandaNo Gravatar Reply:

    Thanks for sharing Tara! Yup if you talk about it like that, I do plan haha. just not so hardcore!
    By the way, I have moved to a new home. I hope you can visit me here – http://thepandieexplorer.com :) Thannks for reading my blog here all this time!

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  • I love to plan things out to have an idea of what to do, but if things don’t work well, it is what it is :). The sad fact is that we are not entitled for anything. We should work hard for the things in life and not expect it to be handed to us like a breeze. Having this mindset helps when things don’t work out the way you want @___@.

    Have fun at Hong Kong! I haven’t been there for 15+ years and I’m sure things did change between the years! Pretty neat for your bag to be featured in a magazine :). Making a good investment in glasses is important, sight is definitely an important sense to have!

    I wish you the best :D.

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    jynxypandaNo Gravatar Reply:

    Am also like that, plan at the start then let’s see if everything falls into place. By the way, I have moved to a new home. I hope you can visit me here – http://thepandieexplorer.com :) Thannks for reading my blog here all this time!

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  • Oh my goodness, if I could define myself in one word it would be planned or organized! I always have to plan things in advance, and if it’s not planned, it just sits on my mind and stresses me out until I do it! I have gotten a lot better over the years because there are just some things that cannot be planned, but it still bothers me!

    However, I agree with you, I believe the best moments are the unplanned ones, the ones that completely take you by surprise and sweep you away! I love your excitement for the future!

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    jynxypandaNo Gravatar Reply:

    Thanks for sharing Becca, speaking of unplanned things, I have moved to a new home. I hope you can visit me here – http://thepandieexplorer.com :) Thanks for reading my blog here all this time!

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  • I am hands-down a planner! I cannot go a day without planning what Im going to do that day and the days ahead. If I dont plan, wait, I cant even imagine it. I’d probably be a very lost puppy.

    I love the selfie! Haha! Super cute! I thought glasses looked cool too but not on me, I hate them on me. I’ve been growing to love them though. I too have astigmatism in both eyes. It sucks because contact lenses for me is a lot more expensive than usual!

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    jynxypandaNo Gravatar Reply:

    Agree that astigmatism sucks! That’s awesome that you’re a super planner. I probably need more of that trait in my life. By the way, I have moved to a new home. I hope you can visit me here – http://thepandieexplorer.com :) Thannks for reading my blog here all this time!

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  • *Sigh* totally agree with you.
    When we were young, we thought that things will fall into places easily as long as we plan and work hard. But there are a lot of certainties and huddles that might come along the way indeed.

    Nowadays I plan a bit and go with the flow, not sure if it’s good or bad! lol~ but I think, most importantly, we must learn to enjoy “the journey” no matter what hihi

    Hope you’ll have lots of fun in Cebu!

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    jynxypandaNo Gravatar Reply:

    Same sentiments! I’m glad you visited my blog :) If you can, do visit my new one http://thepandieexplorer.com

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