I went to the doctor last week to get my left ear checked. He asked me about my job and if I work from home too because of the pandemic. I told him I have been working from home since early 2018. So he said, “so nothing has changed?”


I know he only meant the work setup. Still, it made me wonder… has nothing really changed?

Maybe nothing has changed in me, but the world around me did. A lot.

The 2020

2020 was pretty much a blur. It was all a series of making dalgona coffee, streaming too many shows to cope, quick grocery runs, and work. I didn’t even try to finish my stories or do a reading challenge. Didn’t get into fitness or download TikTok. Nada. I was a potato. 😂 I kept asking myself why I was suffering when the lockdown didn’t even change my routine that much? Maybe it’s because of all the things that happened that kinda piled up, but I don’t know.

I also had to seek for a professional help because my mental state started to affect my performance at work. It felt like I was watching the world went on despite the hell we were in, yet I was stuck. Yet, I couldn’t do anything worthwhile.

The first month of 2021, I lost a big project. It was a wake up call after a long, deep sleep.

Studying Korean

That’s when I started picking up learning Korean again. It was in 2017 when I attempted to study the language, but it didn’t go anywhere after I memorized the alphabet. It has been 8 months since I started studying ‘for real’ and I’m really happy about my progress.

Still Streaming Too Many Shows

kdramas to watch

Tada! All the shows that I have watched this year. Some were the ones I already watched before. I’m still lazy to do reviews for these! But hopefully, after I write this, I get the will to work on them too.

**KCKC is part of my classes for studying Korean. We watch a kdrama to discuss some culture practices and also some grammar points in certain scenes.

My Little Shop

I did a couple of shirt designs that I’m selling now. I still have on-hand shirts, let me know if you want to buy them. Please give them love. 🥰

Reading Slump No More

I am on my 5th book this year! That’s a huge feat given that I had years of reading one or no book at all. I am reading A Court of Thorns and Roses series and I am frustrated. 😂 I read everyday now. I’m really happy about it.


So this is how I cope during the pandemic, I guess. How about you? How are you coping?

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