Monday, October 31, 2011
We remember our departed loved ones every November 1, it is All Saints’ Day. This year it falls on a Tuesday, so we are having a long weekend of holiday. Time goes by so fast as those precious days are half over and soon we will be back to doing the everyday grind.
I am doing a lot of packing as I am about to move to a new condo. I think I am half done, and with a helper for tomorrow, I think it won’t be too difficult. I have a lot of personal things to sort out but I wanted to start the day strong and with a sense of self. Exercise usually does that for me. I woke up at 5 am and ready for a brisk walk around the compound. After some warm-ups, I clocked in at 5:34 am, getting into a steady pace, together with the other runners and wanna be runners like me. LOL.
If I finish my walk/run before the sun rises, I feel I have accomplished something.
Like a lot of filipinas, we don’t like the sunlight on our skin. So by 6:35am, I am done.
But I feel like I am just getting into it. Oh well, I will do some more stretches and yoga later in the day. I still have a few more minutes before the sun is really up so I can go to the market and see what’s for today’s meal.
In one of the stalls near the wet market, I ordered Filipino Congee or Lugaw and had that with some fried cut-up tofu with soya sauce. The vendor has this getting ready for the stove.
It’s fish (Alumahan) soup with tomatoes, onion, and ginger.
Soured with Kalamansi,
And topped with Malunggay leaves.
I see it starting to cook really good.
Next, she is preparing pork pieces for her version of Caldereta.
Hmm, too bad I couldn’t stay for any of those. My boxes await to be filled and sealed.
At the fruit stand, I buy a couple of green ponkan.Never had them before, so I will have a taste.
That is a tuna belly.
And that is Tuna Panga, wonderful when grilled with soy sauce and Kalamansi juice.
I bought a slice off that belly and a tuna steak, for lunch.
I AM OWNING MY DAY
I am making a deal with myself to own this day. I think I did pretty well with the past couple of hours. I have paperwork to do, a meeting at 2pm and a late afternoon date with the mat and yoga dvds. The boxes will be filled somewhere in between those and into the night.
I won’t think past the next 19 hours. I have this first to go through and I am gonna like it.
This is my way of keeping the anxiety disorder in check. Changing the landscape of my apartment by putting away my things have been emotional, even if I know I am off to move to a better place. Going through them also bring back memories that I have dealt with already. Now I get to ask, I was this upset? I really bothered with these? Or the one I like, wow, I didn’t know this before? Pertaining to a book topic that I spent a thousand pesos to get enlightened with.
I have outgrown some, while I see some things I have to relearn again. Overall, they need to go to the box and get stacked up. I will deal with them again (to give away) when I unpack them.