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Colorful Sunsets and Watching Snowdrop

If a sunrise represents the dawn of a new day, a sunset symbolizes its completion.

Back in the old days, when life was not as fast-paced, the sunset was the cue to rest. Watching it was a form of relaxation to prepare for the coming day. And since it was a different time, people did not rush to meet deadlines or beat the traffic during sundown. It’s amusing. They were more in sync with nature: working with the moon phases, the agricultural cycle, or the four seasons.

We all read about it in books, but sometimes I wonder what it was like for them without all the advancements we have today.

Soaking Up the Sunset

The photo below was taken weeks ago after a long week in front of the computer. I was lying down on the recliner chair and enjoying the view when my husband told me that the rays of the sunset were shining on my skin, so he took a photo. Had I not been sleepy, I would've done a better pose lol. Tumayo pa sana ako hahaha. Lakas maka-bloom nung natural light, medyo Orange pa yung kulay. Kita mo naman pati ugat ko sa paa visible lol.

Things happen twice- first, in your mind, then, in reality | Filipina girl relaxing by the beach | beautiful sunset

🛒 𝘙𝘦𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘪𝘳 (𝘚𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘦)

🛒 𝘖𝘧𝘧 𝘚𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘋𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴 (𝘚𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘦)

What an afternoon that had been. My eyes stung from too much screen time, and I missed the physical company of family and friends. I love working from home, but there are moments when I long for those times when my officemates and I would go to the pantry together. Or when we’d spend after-hours dining or shopping. Wala lang, mas masarap magkwentuhan. Ngayon kasi I feel out of the loop minsan. We live far from everyone, and my notifications are off, so I read messages a bit late. Bumabawi nalang ako pag nag video call or nagkita kita ganun hehe

Hmmm...what else?

We live by the coast, and I love the beach, but I now have mixed feelings about us staying here, mainly because this is where my husband and I dealt with an emotional abuser for almost two years (as mentioned in a previous post). There's no question that the sea is lovely, as well as the unobstructed views of the sunset. It's just that the place itself is still evocative of our unpleasant experiences with my racist father-in-law. Hindi biro yung mga panahong yun, sobrang nahirapan talaga kami sa tatay nya, halos himatayin kami sa stress (kasagsagan pa ng pandemic). Thank God nalampasan namin. Proud kami sa huli for handling it well, and thankfully wala na dito yung abusadong in-law. Yun lang andun parin yung trauma sa lugar. That's why I've been spending a lot of quiet time over the past few months. And why we keep visiting my family every once in a while. They're good company. I also like how I'm able to meet some friends when I'm in the city. Anyhow, life is still great.

Watching Snowdrop (K-Drama)

I started watching Snowdrop a few days ago, and I'm on the 12th episode now. At first, I never thought I'd make it past three episodes because initially, I was only curious to see Jisoo's performance (I like Jisoo!), but the story got interesting. The show had more to it than a romantic storyline; it touched on societal issues and had interesting characters with varying backgrounds. Nakaka-dala din sya kasi lagpas 1 hour per episode, so ang dami na agad ganap and may kwento naman kaya mas nakakawili. Jisoo is so good! Galing nya umiyak. I also like the characters of Go Hye-ryeong and Yeo Jeong-min.

Bun-ok was not the most likable character because of her attitude. To those who haven't watched the show, she's a telephone operator inside a girls' dormitory. Since she came from poverty and couldn't go to college, she envied the students, which led her to be mean and selfish. She even stole valuables from the students. But honestly, I felt sorry for her in the episode where she expressed her longing to get a formal education, and how she doesn't feel bad for wanting things that others take for granted.

Snowdrop K-Drama Poster | Blog
One of Snowdrop's posters

The 80's setting made everything feel nostalgic and aesthetically pleasing; the fashion was great, and so were the set designs or venues where they shot scenes for the show.

Tapos, nag-iisip ako ba’t parang familiar yung fellow Northern spy ni Soo-ho…yun pala sya din yung sa Business Proposal! Iba lang hairstyle nya dito sa Snowdrop (and lagi syang galit). Wala lang hehe. Hmm. Refreshing din to see Yoo In-Na to play the role of Dr. Kang. I've watched her in the show Queen and I before, and it's good to see her again in this K-Drama. Since it only has 16 episodes, I might finish the series next week (or earlier).

I guess that would be all for today. Stay safe and take care!

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