Thursday, August 15, 2019

Random Updates

I haven't blogged for a long time, but here are random updates about my life:

  • I still can't get over Pepp's death. I still can't accept it. Guilt is still eating me alive. The funny thing is that  depression made me work so hard that  my salary hits close to Php 40k a month.As I said in one of my previous updates, my usual target is Php 22k a month working 5 to 6 hours a day,five days a week. Imagine how much I've worked just to hit that amount. But then few months of just going and going and I crashed. I suddenly felt lost.I hated my job. I suddenly felt discontented. Floodgates of anxiety opened up. I felt less confident, less sure of my choices in life. The trigger point? Pepper's passing. Don't you dare tell me "it's just a dog", I'd punch you in the face. You don't know how it feels like. 
  • I adopted a puppy. Her name is Vers. Guess where I got her name from? 
  • I felt like Vers is Pepper reincarnated. I found her exactly two months after Pepper's passing. She came to me after I took Stark for a walk just outside my house. I looked for the owner, but walang nag claim so I adopted her. She acts like Pepper. She sleeps like Pepper. Her mannerism is like Pepper. Maybe I just missed Pepper so much that pinipilit ko ang mga personalities nya with Vers. 
Vers at first few days after I adopted her. 

Vers the Fierce

Vers, at present time

Vers and Stark
I purposely put some little bars for my gate after I got Vers kasi lumolusot sia.

  • I adopted kittens,too. I have long been feeding animals outside but it's my first that I adopted kittens and keep them at the third floor of my house. Now I'm worried about them. I will be leaving for six weeks so I don't know sino ang mag take care sa kanila. I'll figure it out. 

I don't know why they like sleeping in my empty pot

The whole gang

Do you see them? 

  • My friend gave me a pair of hamster. I have dogs, cats and hamsters. Imagine that!

I will be rehousing them into a bigger glass container once I arrived from South America

  • One time, I went to the vet to get Vers vaccinated and I overheard a conversation about the price of the American bully. I rolled my eyes several times because there are sooooo many animals that needed home, and people are buying dogs and cats. It just doesn't make sense!
  • On the other hand, I shouldn't blame them. I bought Pepp and Stark. Through them, I became an animal lover. I still would like to get a Golden Retriever in the future, but I would pick someone that needed my help. I miss Pepp so much,it's killing me.
  • Stark is okay. He loves Vers. They play together. They go on walks together. Stark seemed to enjoy the company of Vers, but he goes crazy over the kittens. 
  • I'm going to South America. This has been my plan since two years ago. I even bought a ticket six months before Pepp's passing. I'm going to four countries: Colombia (Pablo Escobar. Narcos fan here!), Peru (a 4-day trek to Machu Picchu), Bolivia (Salt Flat and Biking the Death Road) and Brazil (Rock 'n Rio- Red Hot Chilli Pepper and Bon Jovi's concerts). I'm also going to Amazon jungle, swim with Sea Lions among many activities that are lined up. 
  • To prepare for my South American trip, which is coming up very very very soon. I have been walking around Mactan area. If you see  a dork who is wearing a hiking boots, that's probably me.I also have been going up and down the stairs everyday. Well, I'm going to do a lot of hiking (4 days going to Machu Picchu) and biking (Bolivia's Death Road) so I need to build my endurance up. 

That's it for now, folks! I will tell you how I got over my "I-hate-my-job" phase. Next time. :) 


  1. So sorry about Pepper. I still miss our family dog, Princess, a shih tzu who eased all my stresses away every time we play. It's unfortunate that you no longer write as frequently,hope you have more time to write in the future, especially about your travels and money adventures.


  2. Vers.... "Vers"-ion 2 of Pepper? :)

  3. Vers.... "Vers"-ion 2 of Pepper? :)

  4. So much information in one post. Would love to know how your travel went especially in the Machu Picchu. I'm afraid of heights but would have to muster courage to see different ancient architecture (Pyramid, Petra, Hagia Sophia etc.)

    Glad that your family of critters is growing. Aside from having a hamster, will you get a guinea pig as well because it kinda looks like a Shih Tzu and a larger hamster at the same time. Tip: A staff in the pet store suggested a glass cage for hamster because they like to nibble anything plastic and whatnot.

    Have a buen viaje!

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