I blog to nudge myself to journal. I did conventional write-on-paper logging but I feel what I need is the urge to post and share. Here’s what I’d like to share here:
- Reading list. Being a translator requires extensive vocabulary and writing skills in both (source and target) languages. While writing is an active skill, reading (a passive one) by all means is a great way to pick those up. I’m keen on fiction, particularly crime and mystery thriller, and a bit of romance. As much as I love to hold books and fill my bookshelf, the price gap between physical and electronic ones seems much more apparent than it should to my budget—I pick the latter, considering the practicality of taking frequent minute notes as well.
- Exercise update. I know! I haven’t been constant in taking care of my physique. My longest streak of doing regular exercises, including recovery days, is 14 days. I usually do 2 to 3 exercises from Youtube, comprising warm-up (is this counted?), 10 to 15 mins of HIIT, and posture fixing. I did lose 10 pounds though—out of… many. So I was thinking that logging this strenuous. nausea-inducing, but rewarding journey in this blog would help me maintain a longer streak.
- A bit of my virtual life. Most of my coming of age years was consumed by several virtual worlds, strikingly shaping me into what I am now. I’m still active in one! It’s no secret that people have duality in their lives, right? Perhaps letting you peek inside, to another (sane) side of me wouldn’t hurt —well, I hope so!
- What’s on my mind. Standard written views of events and life in general, just like other personal bloggers out there. I put this on the last of the list, not because it might be the least content I’ll write, but I just don’t know how to explicate more, haha.
Believe it or not, it took me a few hours to write this, mostly from checking the dictionary and thesaurus. By the next 6 months, a year, and beyond, I’d like to see my writing would’ve evolved and makes me proud of the achievements I’d have attained.