A confession but not really

It has been effing four months since I last posted a blog. ? Work has been keeping me busy – as some other things.

I haven’t really said this in this blog but I did sometimes post about it on social media – I am a person with disability. It is something I am born with. I still function like any other human being as obviously I am still able to work. But there are things that are hard for me to do like using my right hand, balancing my body (mostly using my left side to stand or walk), commuting and other stuff.

There’s this one thing that’s really bugging me lately and it’s the new escalator etiquette rule implemented by SM supermalls here in the Philippines (and maybe nationwide already?). The one which says you have to walk in the left side and stand in the right side of the escalator. This means, I am no longer allowed to stand in the left side which is my functioning side. I know it’s a standard etiquette in other parts of the world but I had been really comfortable for the longest time that we don’t have rules like that here. Now that’s gone and the next best option for me is using the elevator which I am somewhat afraid of because I’m afraid of getting stuck and then dying a horrible death.

Now, a lot of the people who talked about this with me are happy with this new rule. Of course who wouldn’t? But can you do me a favor and just sympathize with me for a second? I know people want “change” now (especially with the hype with the current president – who I have loads of opinion of, but that’s a different story) but this is not the change I was expecting. It is just a huge bother to me. I know I am just part of the minority but just let me just take this out of my chest, this is my blog anyway.

Dream House Setup + My Latest Addictions

Its been a while since I last blogged and it is making me a bit sad that I didn’t update sooner but life, especially work has been craaaazy lately. I was supposed to blog maybe a few weeks ago about work and how I was working from 8am to 12pm then 3pm to 12 midnight then I have to complete some weekly hours for another work. THEN suddenly, I lost my 3pm-12mn job. Well, actually I resigned. I guess my mind and body couldn’t take it. Or I think I have jinxed it by thinking of blogging about it. I guess couldn’t wrap around the thought that I need to sleep right after 12 midnight then have to wake up at 8am. If anyone’s reading this and wondering how is this a setup, well I am actually a home-based worker so that’s how. Thank god for the internet.

It’s like a big burden has been lifted and actually I’ve been thinking about doing it for months. Okay the truth is, I needed that job and I kind of loved that job and the day after it got official that I’m no longer with them, it actually kind of hurt and I regretted it for like a day or two (or a week). But now I think I’ve moved on already and really, it is for best. It is okay though as I am still as busy as ever and I actually have a new client right now. :) #freelancegoals

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Blog Maintaining is Love

So I’ve been addicted to maintaining this blog this weekend. It’s finally my free time after my usual busy days and I’ve been itching to complete this since I launched this blog.

I think most of the improvements are done, but I’ve probably missed some little things here and there (like padding and wrong :focus colors). When I envisioned this theme, I really want to go for the minimalist look with striking typography logo and striking accent color (hence that bold pink color). But I’m still a typography newbie so I felt something is still lacking so I added that pinkish flower background (credits to stocksnap.io) to some sections. I’ve never used a girly-ish theme before, most of my themes before looked generic af. ?

One of the perks of being a Web Designer / WordPress Developer  is being introduced to some of the best premium themes out there and for this blog, I am using Genesis Framework with my own  custom child theme. I used to think that for my own sites, I need to do everything from scratch but that’s really a lot work – design, front-end development, responsive fixes. With using a parent theme, I can focus on design and branding (and blogging!) which I really want to focus on rather than coding. And I really don’t have to worry about the responsiveness on mobiles and tablets. (Geez, meet the web design geek in me ?)

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