Art Money

Etsy Ads Suck

A couple of months ago, I started paying for Etsy ads. What it does is when a potential customer search for something that’s similar to what I offer, my listing will get prioritization and will be placed on the top search. I alloted $1 per day for these Etsy ads hoping to drive more sales ($1 a day is a lot for my small sticker shop). During these months of running ads, I barely make anything. Every sale I make goes to these ad payments and it’s not even driving more sales. There were times when I even owe them money because my sales weren’t compensating for the ad payments. So a few weeks ago, I stopped paying for the ads. Seeing my money disappear like that, having a negative balance on my payment dashboard, it was starting to get depressing.


Fake Twitter #28

I learned yesterday that women are smarter because we orgasm better. Anong connect you might ask? Tinatamad akong i-explain. Basta nabasa ko lang.

French Life

Random Things I’ll Do Today | I Try to Blog in French #14

J’ai oublié d’écrire ici en français. Bonjour! C’est mardi et il est 6h30 du matin. Je me suis levé vers 5h du matin. Je regarde par la fenêtre et la neige melting déjà. Je miss les arbres blancs. Mais ça va parce que dans quelques minutes, je vais voir le soleil se lever.

I forgot to write here in French. Good morning! It’s Tuesday and it’s 6:30 in the morning. I got up around 5AM. I’m looking at the window and the snow is already melting. I miss the white trees. But it’s okay because in a few minutes, I’m going to see the sun rise.

Je ne sais pa si fighting ou playing
I don’t know if they’re fighting or playing

Fake Twitter #27

Hays 🤍
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2023 Game Plan


Sink into the Present

I chose this kasi eto yung overarching theme ng mga paboritong non-fiction books na nabasa ko last year. Eto ang sagot sa overthinking, sa anxiety, sa pag-eenjoy, sa pag-create ng good relationships. When I’m truly present, I only focus sa kung anong nangyayari right in front of me, right at this moment. I’m forced to get rid of the past (where it’s nice to revisit sometimes until you get stuck) and the future (where everything is uncertain, pressuring the brain to do a lot of guesswork which leads to overthinking and anxiety). So instead, I will do my best to let the present be my default mode and only pay brief visits to the past and future when needed.

Health Insights Life Money

What Happened to My 2022 Goals

Eto ang mga sinabi kong susubukan kong gawin nung 2022. Bago ako gumawa ng 2023 game plan, ire-review ko muna:


Goal #1: Make healthy food choices

Outcome: Needs improvement

Nagkakaron ako ng phase na healthy for a few weeks tapos babalik nanaman sa food deliveries. Pero super nag-eenjoy na ko sa mga vegan meals. Minsan pipiliin ko yung vegan option pero hindi ko nafi-feel na may kulang. Kasi may mga vegan/vegetarian meals na masarap naman talaga.


2022 Highlights

  1. Got an Apple Watch nung start of the year.

So almost isang taon na pala ‘to sakin. Everyday ko naman syang ginagamit pero hindi ko alam kung nakadagdag ba sya ng value sa buhay ko. Nung una oo kasi excited pa, dami kong apps na dinownload. Pero nung tumagal, ginagamit ko na lang sya pang-check ng oras at weather. Siguro yung pinaka-best feature nya for me ay yung remote camera.

Hanash Health

Fake Twitter #26

Happy (?) New Year. Hays sumama nanaman ang pakiramdam ko. Kala ko pagaling na ko. More than a week na kong may sakit gusto ko nang gumalinggg..

Family Life

Christmas 2022

After 5 Christmases here in Canada, eto ang pinakamasayang Pasko ko. Binasa ko uli ang mga nakaraang Pasko at eto ang summary:

2017 – Last Pasko sa Pilipinas

2018 – First Christmas sa Canada kaya distracted pa (di pa homesick). First time din maka-experience ng white people Christmas party.

2019 – Depressed sa pagka-homesick. Maghapong nagmukmok sa apartment, walang pakana.

2020 – Bumawi. Masaya at buong araw nagluto.

2021 – Neutral. May konting iyak pero may saya.


Dec 24


Fake Twitter #25

Nakakapagbasa na ko which means magaling na ko! Yayy. Ilang araw nang masama ang pakiramdam ko ultimo pagbabasa hindi ko magawa. Naputol yung reading streak ko pero okay lang, gusto ko lang magpagaling. Di rin ako makapagsulat. Naiipon na ang mga kwento ko. For now eto muna.


Faux Aurora Borealis

It’s Christmas Eve! Na-boost yung mood ko pagtingin ko sa bintana. Hindi ma-capture ng maayos nung camera ko pero greenish yung sky ngayon 🤍 First time ko ‘to mapansin kaya super na-excite ako. Bigla ko naalala yung aurora borealis kasi green. Kelan kaya ako makakakita ng aurora borealis. Yung as in legit.

Sobrang faint dito pero in real life kitang kita yung green. Para syang cerulean green 😍
Hanash Life

Fake Twitter #24

Nagpadala ako ng pangkain sa kanila at super ganda nung cake ko 😻 Sayang di ako nakatikim. Alam kong masarap ‘to kasi same yung gumawa nito at nung cake namin nung civil wedding namin. Katakam 😭

Best cake ever

34th Birthday Bop

Bago ako magsimula, binabasa ko muna yung mga nakaraang birthday bops ko. Mahilig na pala talaga ko gumawa ng birthday checklist kasi meron din akong ginawa nung 29th birthday ko (last birthday ko na pala yun sa Pinas). This year, eto ang plan of activities ko:


Social Fatigue

Just finished reading this article and I’m happily reminded that I will switch to a prepaid plan some time next week. The article is about highschool kids who formed a no-phones-for-an-hour club called Luddite Club. A few of them gave up their smartphones and switched to flip phones. The rest kept their smartphones but are happy to spend an hour without technology. There are no group activities, they just do whatever they felt like doing. Some read books, some paint, others just sit still and listen to the wind—what a cool club.


New Job at Kyoto

It’s 2:50 AM at bumangon ako para isulat yung napanaginipan ko. Natuwa kasi ako. May bago raw akong job sa Toronto. Tapos pagdating ko sa Toronto, nalaman ko na katabi nya lang pala ang Kyoto. Wow. Haha. Pinilit lang talaga yung pagkagusto ko sa Japan. Tapos hindi raw talaga sa Toronto yung job ko, sa katabing lugar pala which is sa Kyoto nga. Yayy.