Hobonichi 2020 Haul (ほぼ日 2020)

The last Hobonichi haul I’ve done was way back in 2018. After a “Hobonichi 2019 Haul” last year, I haven’t posted anything since.

The truth is that after tons of spreads filled top to bottom in my 2018 Hobonichi, I got burnt out and felt tired to write or fill up my 2019 Hobonichi. It’s sad to see that my pages aren’t as inspiring or they aren’t as fun to do like my 2018 Hobonichi. While I do fill up pages and some spreads from time to time, I didn’t enjoy it as much.

Sad, but not discouraged, I decided that for 2020, I would be getting a Day-Free Hobonichi so that I won’t be restricted to the number of pages (or the lack thereof) I use for the year—this way, I’ll only record those moments in the year that are truly meaningful to me! Wish me luck! Now, on with the haul:

This year’s box is larger than last year’s and when I saw it, I got really excited!

(insert angels singing here)

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That’s a Wrap: Graduation (Part 2)

Here’s part two of my “That’s a Wrap” blog post; to read part one, which is about my thesis, click here! (Also, by the time you’ll read this, I’ve been “unemployed” for a little over a month, haha! Quotation marks on “unemployed” because I technically work for the family businesses + freelance for now…so…sorta unemployed?) If you’ve read part one and are here for part two, thank you for sticking around!

GRADUATION – October 13, 2018
Just like that, I’m done with school. I admit it’s been difficult for me to grasp that I don’t have to write papers, study for exams, or do projects anymore. I’ve always enjoyed learning and college brought out the nerd in me; I loved taking notes, buying stationery, organizing my thoughts into an essay, graded recitation, the readings. When I first entered university, I remember one of my professors telling me, “Life in college is like a fantasy or even a utopia.” Only now, when I don’t have classes to attend or schoolwork to do, did I understand what he meant.

In college, I felt like—for the first time in my life—I am my authentic self. I studied hard, made mistakes, pursued my interests, and made lifetime memories and friendships. I was so used to living in this bubble in high school; what we’re required to study and do regardless of our interests. I was such a frustrated artist in high school—I wanted to pursue writing and arts, but I didn’t get the opportunity to really get into either until I got to college. I was surprised by the amount of freedom I got and, for the first time in my life, I met people with the same goals and ambitions in my course. I felt like I belonged.

Finally finished all my required units!

I was able to achieve so much in the short four years I’ve had in De La Salle University. I was able to write stories and see it as a short film, study abroad, take part in internships, write a book, and so much more. I am incredibly grateful for my experiences.

Thank you for the four incredible years, DLSU!

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