June. It’s been a while since we last met and now, you’re leaving me again. That was 12 months, June. It’s always like this. Why are you all the same? Can a month be much longer? Or days? Why is time restricted to 60 seconds a minute, 60 minutes an hour, 24 hours a day? I bet tomorrow will be a yesterday after 1,440 minutes. That’s just sad, June. Really. But I don’t blame you. Maybe time just have his specifics. And since time told me that I only have 2 hours left with you, let’s reminisce together. So what happened between us?
Right, we went to Taiwan. That was two weeks ago right? It was a rainy weekend, I remembered. I was with my boyfriend and we finally checked off another country in our list.
Aside from that, what else? Let me think. Oh, we went to see Lang Leav in person! That was last Sunday when she went here in Manila for her book signing event. Though, I didn’t get the chance to have her sign my book because we didn’t make it to the 1000 attendees. But seeing her went up the stage with her sweet smile made me happy.
Speaking of, do you remember we spent work lunches writing a book? God, that was refreshing. After so many years, I finally decided to write again. I wonder where are my screenplays. Remember, I used to write random stories on my notebooks back in gradeschool? If only we had Wattpad before. If only we have laptops back then. Would I even make it to the literary world? Would I even pursue a college degree in literature? Nah. I don’t think so. I am honestly not good with words. I just love making up stories and play them in my mind but that was when I was a kid. When I tried again earlier this month, I find it challenging. So let’s see! I plan to share it for free once it’s done.
At work, it’s still the same. I still prefer to eat alone. Sometimes, I eat with some friends but I never spent my breakfast and lunch breaks with those people. Not even once this month. And I’m okay with it. I don’t really care eating by myself if that means I distance myself from negative people in my life. And just to share, they’re still the same. They keep dropping conversations that I know are meant for me to hear. Like this one convo I’ve overheard just right after they ate their lunch. They were talking about our previous colleagues who already resigned, “Pabalikin na lang natin ung dalawa.” Then that guy who offended me last time added, “Assign natin sa kanila yung technical review.” That ‘technical review‘ was the task I wrote about last month. Why does he need to mention that knowing that that was the root cause of all this bullshit. Is he trying to be sarcastic? Oh I’m sure he’d say he didn’t mean it. Funny and disappointing. How I wish everyone can be as genuine as we were when we were still kids.
Enough of rants. I guess since we only have an hour left together, let me quickly list down what I’ve been watching, reading and listening to this month.
- #Watching: KDramas — Chicago Typewriter, Fight My Way, Suspicious Partner; Netflix Shows — Iron Fist, Girlboss, Stranger Things, A Series of Unfortunate Events
- #Reading: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, Paris for One by Jojo Moyes, I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo and Sad Girls by Lang Leav
- #Listening: I guess aside from some random songs on Spotify, I’ve been playing “Satellite” by Saltnpepper on repeat for almost a week already. Tee-hee!
So there! I know we still have lots to recall tonight, June. But time told me to wrap this up so I could read a book on friday night.
See you again next year?