I recently reread the book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg Mckeown. It talks about eliminating everything that isn’t important for you. That doesn’t just mean saying no to bad offers but also saying no to good opportunities so that you can focus on a few things that really matter. One great advice from the book is be slow to say yes but be quick to say no. Sadly, I’m still not good at saying no, so I’m currently following the second part of that advice: uncommit.
If you’ve read 10 Simple Gifts I’d Love to Receive, you’ll know that I’ve already made a similar list. I thought of more items, so I made this new list.
1. Gel pens
I like doodling with them.
2. Mod Podge
Hey Kessy in UP Town Center has it.
3. Clear acrylic spray
I use it for my crafts.
4. Elmer’s All-White glue
I use Elmer’s glue for my bus ticket art and my paper mache. I’d really love to get that giant jug of Elmer’s glue.
I use flour for my paper mache so I need lots of it.
6. Papemelroti notebooks
I like Papemelroti’s blank notebooks with no design in front. I like them because I design the covers. I also like the Papemelroti notebooks with designs in front, especially the ones with inspirational quotes. Unlike ballpens, I actually also like fancy notebooks, but I don’t mind cheap ones as well.
How Do You Know is a film about a softball player Lisa who did not get in Team USA. This event leads her to rethink her life and rush into a relationship with a big shot pitcher named Matty. By the end of the movie, Lisa breaks up with Matty and goes for George, but I think she should have chosen Matty.
Omg we don’t have any more food for lunch the next day! Panic! Panic! Then I remember, aha, Food Panda, then I’m like, ok I have to wait for 11am the next day to place my order. Why can’t I place my order now and set it so that it will be delivered by lunch time the next day? Because we’re not that advanced, Ja, we’re just not.
I’ve always loved reading self-help books. Recently, there are more and more self-help books in the management section so now I’m reading management books. This is super weird, because if you’ve read To Shift or Not to Shift, you’d know that I took a management course in college, hated it, and then shifted out. I guess I just didn’t get the information related to management that was interesting to me. Anyway, so here I am so pumped up with these management books, but then I have no leadership position. Then I realized something, I can use these concepts to manage myself and my life.
A few years ago, a guy told me he visited my blog and he said, “Wow, ang dami mong blog posts.” I was shocked that he found that impressive. I never even considered that the quantity of my blog posts was in itself an accomplishment. I realized that I should also appreciate my efforts not just my successes. I have written this much and that in itself is worth something.
I’m obsessed with Jack Ma, and I am thinking about buying more stuff online. Problem is, Lazada doesn’t allow you to schedule the products you buy online. What if there’s no one at home to receive them? This made me think of an outdoor closet for dropping deliveries, but of course it has to be high tech as well. So how does it work?