My head full of dreams

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My (relatively) bum days are finally over! I would call this week that passed an adjustment period and at the same time, making the most out of the free time I have. As usual, let me round up my week’s highlights.

Movie of the Week

Isch kandidiere. It was a recommendation from someone in my class and I surprisingly enjoyed watching it. Quite timely too since today (Sunday, September 24) is Germany’s national election. Here’s the trailer :

and speaking of elections…

Most appalling

Germany’s far right party AfD (Alternative fur Deutschland), got 13,5 percent of predicted votes… which basically translates to racism. I can’t believe we live in a world where we normalize and tolerate racism. These 13,5% never learned from the Nazis and the same way that some Filipinos never learned from Martial Law. History is being rewritten and heading to destruction.

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New beginnings

Balik-aral. I love to learn but I’m not really the studying type. Yet this is where I’m heading in my new home I call Hamburg.

The strangest

Dreaming in German. Two straight weeks of dreaming in German and each time, I felt like I was watching German movies I often watch.  This is, of course, a good sign of fluency (according to people and unscientific internet articles) but on the other hand, the language is following me even in my sleep!! I have to work a lot on my communication skills and I look forward to speaking the language without hesitation and fumbling through my vocabulary.

 

Chikas of the weeks

Kylie Jenner is pregnant! Popoy found her Basha-g!!  Why am I shouting?!!

Most Productive Day

Friday. No, I didn’t have a Friday-night-out but I stayed in (as always) and fixed important documents. I also applied to five-six different jobs, printed materials for our children’s church and edited a video for my brother’s girlfriend. Yes, all in one whole day!

The *2nd-cheesiest video I’ve ever edited

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It’s a given that I’m the go-to person when someone in the family needs a video presentation or photoshop problems or general computer questions etc etc. My brother asked me to make a video for his gf’s birthday last Friday and worked with some of the photos/videos he gave me. It was honestly a cringey process since that’s my Kuya!!! Haha.  I was just laughing in between. The photo above is a screenshot since that’s invasion of privacy but believe me when I tell you, it’s hella cheese.

*The cheesiest video I’ve ever edited was the one I made for my ex ten thousand years ago (jk in highschool) and I used Windows Movie Maker with Daniel Bedingfield’s If you’re not the one as the background.

Kilig of the week

I watched this proposal video today before I went to church and wow! This is really the goal. Someday, I’m gonna find someone who loves God first and we’re gonna honor Him together. It has always been a part of my non-negotiables but being single for quite a longggg time makes you think of changing some just to accommodate what’s available. Hahaha but I thank God for convicting me every time and telling me to wait. If this happened to her, it’s gonna happen to me. Besides, who’s in a hurry? #grabstissueandcry #ikidddd

Why am I suddenly getting so emotional? Okay back to highlights

Most relaxed day

Saturday. The German family I babysit for is on a vacation which means, I finally have a free Saturday!! I went to hang out with my friend Abbie, went grocery shopping, prepared materials for the kids’ church, and sang songs from the 90s. It was a fun, chill day.

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It was also a white-shirt-day

1st Highlight of the Week

My university’s orientation week. Check out my previous posts. 😉

2nd Highlight of the Week

Children’s Church and Church’s Potluck. I thank God for giving me the opportunity to serve Him through my new home church! The years I spent serving for the toddler’s ministry back in the Philippines make so much sense now that I’m helping out with the children’s liturgy. Our church also had this annual potluck event and the turnout was really great! Blessed to have fruitful fellowships over the years.

3rd Highlight of the Week

As I’ve said, I had a very productive Friday. I was finally able to finish editing my two months delayed video from July aka Coldplay concert. I actually started editing it last month and left it hanging. I was in the work-mood so I breezed through the editing process, and here it is! Enjoy the short video.

What I’m looking forward to this coming week

PHOENIX CONCERT! My voice is ready.

I’m gonna go back now to listening to the news… or watching a something on Netflix. Let’s see. Till next Sunday!

 

 

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introducing

If my life is a TV series, I would compare this second week of the year to an episode after a premiere or even following a full-packed episode. A filler episode, to put it simply. Not too interesting but not bland, maybe even relevant to the plot yet we have to wait. So even though this week was just a-okay, I still am listing down the highs and/or lows that occured.

Longest Distance

13.74 km in 1:30:04. I’m impressed with my performance despite the heavy rain and strong winds. I would’ve wanted to go on but I had a hard time breathing towards the end. The reason could probably the weather or dehydration. I must really bring the proper gear soon. I just have to find the perfect Fanny pack.

Movie of the Week

La la Land. I felt hollow and satisfied both at the same time. I also noticed that I’m very inclined to liking movies who would just torture you in the end. Call me a masochist, sure,  but only with my movie preferences.

Also, who would’ve guessedthat Ryan Gosling could sing, dance, and play the piano?!?

German Sentence of the Week

Das gehört zum guten Ton. Most applicable when I want to be more than courteous.

German Word of the Week

ausflippen (v.) to go nuts; to flip out. I should’ve known this sooner and the translation is very obvious.

The busiest

My Saturday. Errands plus working until the wee hours of the morning. PS: I’m writing this entry while I’m at my babysitting job.

Most Disappointing

The inconsistency. I always go by the mantra, “Consistency over Intensity”. I’d rather have and be a person who’s always consistent rather than choosing to be high on emotions in one go.

Food of the Week

Pabellon Criollo.

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Reis, Rindfleisch (sorry I forgot the English term), Fried Bananas and Black Beans.

I got invited by my two Latino friends to a Spanish Restaurant last Thursday. Two minutes after sitting down in the resto, I felt like I was transported to Narcos. Everyone was speaking in Spanish! When the waiter approached our table, I had to pretend for two minutes that I understood their conversation; just for the heck of it. Besides, all I need were Si, Por Favor, and Gracias. I would’ve wanted to say Plato o Plomo/ Si Patron / Hijo de P*ta but that will be obviously inappropriate.

Food was great although it was too big for me. It was also a win-win situation for me because….

Most fulfilling

…. I get to check one item off my 2017 to-do list! I promised myself to eat 10 different delicacies from 10 different countries (excluding Asian because duh). So first check, a Venezuelan dish. 9 to go.

The worst

The big pimple that appeared on my right cheek. I exactly know the reason why so I only have myself to blame. Someone please remind me to stop eating chips for dinner/dessert and to stop overthinking at night.

The best

My two friends back home. This distance is bringing a different perspective between me and my friends. I was sure before that I’ll be keeping them in my life till the end but now just further affirms it.

Sunday’s best

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I’m in the mood to make everything new so now, I’m starting a different weekly format featuring the superlatives of my week. Let’s see how well I’m going to fare in this category.

Most interesting

Meeting a stranger and having a great time.

Most shocking

A death of a lead character in Sherlock Season 4. I can see a trend happening and they’re all taking master tips from GRR Martin.

The cutest

My two classmates. I’m playing Matchmaker between the two and hopefully next week will bring results.

Best German word

Der Regisseur. I like how it rolls off my tongue

Best German sentence

Das ist Schnee von gestern. A friend translated it for me and it meant, all water under the bridge. It’s peculiar how it was translated but it’s German, what’s more to expect.

The craziest

The weather this weekend in Hamburg. It was hard to walk and I’m glad I stayed at home.

Most played song

Alanis Morisette’s Ironic. I must have played it for more

The longest

13, 12 km running distance. I’m finally getting my running endurance back and exceeded my personal expectations. However, I think I should be getting a new and proper running shoes (the whole getup) because otherwise, my body will give up on me. Important factor to consider : the weather.

The most unexpected

Saying Yes to something I would normally say No to.

The best

A sunday-morning talk with my Mom. I am appreciating more and more all the times I’m spending alone with my mother. The women in the family should always stick together.