Monthly Roundup: 2017 October

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Goodness! It seems that the months have gone in a blur and I barely noticed it what with all the things that have been going on.  And believe it or not, I almost forgot that I have a blog to maintain.  Yikes.

I know that I’ve been promising myself to at least post once or twice monthly but it’s kind of hard right now. I still haven’t found that blogging groove or that one-of-a-kind inspiration. I even suck at reading books these days. Not even Harry Potter can save me from this terrible, terrible reading slump.  But whatever, I prefer not to think about all the negative or how bad I am at blogging and reading these days.  I’m just going with the flow for now and doing what I can manage. Little steps… little steps… I hope I can persevere and overcome this funk because I really want this blog to last.

Bookish Reads and Loots

As I’ve said earlier, I’m in a terrible reading slump right now so I haven’t been on the lookout for new books to read and I’m also not actively monitoring the sequels of the various series that I’m following.

The books mentioned below are my reads and haul between the August-October period.


  1. The Unsuitable Heir by K.J. Charles– two-stars


  1. {ARC} The Unsuitable Heir by K.J. Charles
  2. {ARC} The Year of the Knife by G.D. Penman
  3. {ARC} Shadow Weaver by Marcy Kate Connolly
  4. {ARC} Avalanche by Terry Lynn Johnson

TV Shows

I’m also in a watching slump right now and gotten so picky with my TV show choices that it’s already frustrating. I can remember starting 4 K-dramas and then, after a few episodes, I ditched three of them. But at least,  I was able to finish the other one. It’s the Korean drama remake of Criminal Minds and the main reason that I watched it was because the main actor and actress were one of my favorite Korean stars. However, as the drama progressed, I gradually fell in love with it despite some glaring flaws.

Currently, I’m watching Hospital Ship and I’m still deciding as to how I feel about it.


Outside of work, games is my life as of the moment. Mayhaps, this is the reason why I’m in a very bad reading and watching slump these days. But hey, gaming has always been a part of my life. I’d go insane if I haven’t blown up a pixelated creature in a week.

Anyhow, there are changes in my current line up of games right now. I ditched a lot of games, repicked up an old one and discovered a new one.  Right now, I’m currently hooked to:

  1. Monster Super League-A cute Gachapon that’s, IMO, cooler and more enjoyable than Pokemon Go!
  2. King’s Raid-A cooperative mobile game that proved to be a real gem!

Reality Check

As usual, my life at the moment is mostly consumed by work.  I’m, however, still grateful that I can still find time to bond with the fam. And of course, be able to do some “me” time.

I’m also happy to share that in the middle of last month, I got a very short vacation break and was able to visit my old University somewhere in Bukidnon, an eight-hour ride from where I’m living. I went there to do a little reunion with two (actually three but the other one wasn’t able to show up because of wifey/mommy duties) close friends.  The trip was very nostalgic and enjoyable albeit frustrating. Frustrating because it was very short and my friends and I had a lot of things to talk about. We haven’t seen each other for almost 11 years! You can imagine the stuff and the amount of how-are-yous that we need to do.  Not to mention that we have a lot of places to visit in the University. 3 days gone in a snap. 🙁 But at least, we were able to meet and have a good laugh at the memories and life in general.

The month of October, however, wasn’t all about happiness. A colleague of mine who’s working under me has just said his farewell two days ago because his contract has already ended. He had been a lot of help to me and I have really prayed that I would be able to have him regularized even if it’s not under our team. It’s really sad to see a good employee go. I hope that whatever project he’d be embarking on next would be his shining moment.

Overall, besides the Bukidnon trip and my subordinate leaving, the months of August to October were pretty much uneventful.

Can’t wait to see what’s in store for this month.

So how was your October?

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