Malay, 30 October—Just dropping this quick note to say I have been spending my after-work hours and entire weekends trying to power through writing assignments, and that explains for the most part the brief hiatus.

Between the last time we saw each other here and today, some notes:

  • We watched Carly Rae Jepsen perform at the New Frontier Theater and it was marvelous. Hearing Run Away With Me and Cut To The Feeling live will surely be among my most favoritest moments of 2019. (She also sang Too Much, Party for One, and Want You In My Room—it was everything we imagined it would be and more.)

    Carly Rae is that friend we all deserve when younger—medyo happy, medyo gaga, medyo tanga sa pag-ibig pero hindi naman masyado para relatable, nananakit pero honest lang.

  • Best maganda pala ‘to no discovery during the concert: HAPPY NOT KNOWING

  • Julien is such a musical name, no?

  • Anyway: My officemates got pretty invested in the whole Barretto saga. Were you? I was too preoccupied cramming??

  • The President is trying to pass off his drug promises to the Vice President. This government is truly the embodiment of everyone’s officemate from hell. In this case, they’re that officemate who couldn’t deliver on their own KRA so they’re passing it off as your KRA. Jesus.

  • Last point: Where are my Halloween Twitter threads! Rec some!

So there, seven bullet points. I’m going back to my paper now. I hope you have a restful long Undas weekend!

PS. Boracay is still stunning after all these years.

No filter needed. <3