September: Sleepyhead & Unexpected Opportunities

September: Sleepyhead & Unexpected Opportunities
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Life I’ve Had

Unexpected opportunities. I'm currently on a temp job, which still up for months, and I can say that I'm quite enjoying it, but this month I'd been so blessed with new opportunities fell in my lap unexpectedly. I mean, keeping a job that's actually enjoyable is already an accomplishment, let alone receiving an offer when I'm not even looking.

My old self would definitely hesitate a lot on chances like these, so this time I just wanted to explore and study them first — though after doing some serious thinking and lots of considering, I decided to not to take it. I’m a big believer in trusting instincts and I decided that the grass isn’t really greener on the other side. Also, I’d like to take more time to enjoy my current job.

Late night out. This month really felt like I had too many late night outs. Well, late nights with friends are always the best. Not to mention that having friends that really love to eat (and gossip) means that when they crave something, they took everybody with them and suddenly it's a BBQ grill night. I'm not one to complain since it's something that I always look forward. And I think I have to thank my family for skipping out on me and leaving for a week holiday in Korea because I ended up having a great time with my college pals by having them come to stay at my house. Late night chats, foods, and Netflix — aren't they the greatest?

Sleepyhead. I don't know whether it's because of the weather or sleep disorder but this month had me feel so drowsy — especially during the day. Like, I even fell asleep when I really don't want to. Somehow I think that dozy feeling is normal, since it almost always happened in the early afternoon a.k.a. post-lunch hours. Usually I just solve the problem by having that midday siesta on my desk (10-15 minutes of dozing always works). However, this daytime sleepiness is getting annoying for me as it makes me difficult to just stay awake and do my job, hence my daily dose of afternoon coffee. Maybe I just have to really get good night's sleep… and ditch the late night phone-gaming.

Moving out. Can't lie, it's been frustrating to live at home with my parents, especially when I already reach the age and feel like I'm missing one of the 'adulting' part. I really need to have a new place all to myself — a private living space. But I can't ignore the fact that leaving the nest is a big deal and requires plenty of planning and contemplating. Also, crunching the numbers... to make sure I'm able to afford to live on my own. It's big but I'm in it for the long haul. I've been saving and reconsidering my monthly budget — giving my identity a reality check, making sacrifices, and all that stuff.

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Things I’ve Watched

I’m still not over When They See Us and it had shaken me deeply. The mini series really touched my heart and my soul thanks to the excellent acting performances and compelling cinematography. It made me sad and angry. The best episode is obviously the pilot, while the last moved me to tears. It's a gut-wrenching story but a necessary watch for everyone.

I was going to give Stranger Things a try and catch up with the new season of 13 Reasons Why, but still reluctant to because I was in the mood for something new and unique. So I ended up bingeing The Naked Director. I loved the story and was surprised this series is not merely an adult film with lots of sex scenes. It's raw and fun, but engaging with great drama story. Such a breath of fresh air. Takayuki Yamada is a top-notch actor. I’m really looking forward to watching the next season. And talking about next season, I’m also waiting for the next episodes of Criminal: UK. It's a gripping police drama series, with great concept and unpredictable plot twists. Literally keeps me on my toes every time I watch it!

My next watchlist would be: Peaky Blinders, 13 Reasons Why, and finishing The Big Bang Theory and Designated Survivor.

Things I’ve Listened To

I’ve been loving my recent daily playlist, which consists of my favorite easy-listening tunes to listen to while driving. My current favorites include San Francisco Street by Sun Rai, Burn by Usher (oh, the nostalgia!), Doin’ Time by Lana Del Rey, How Do You Sleep by Sam Smith, I Wanna Be Yours by Arctic Monkeys, Keep on Running by The Spencer Davis Group, and some previously popular singles from RAN. I didn’t listen to a lot of new music lately, but there had been some new releases that I’ve been loving too, like Ain’t Gonna Give Up by RAN (ft. Ramengvrl), Sunday Morning by Hamzaa, Boyfriend by Ariana Grande & Social House, Sh*t Covered in Gold by Mac Ayres, and False God by Taylor Swift.

I also listened to some podcasts: my current favorite episodes are Rapot’s Warna Warni Personaliti Pendidik Tut Wuri Handayani and Aku di Mata Ortu, Makna Talks’ About Adventures Everyday with Ayudia & Ditto, also Comments by Celebs’ Miley & Liam: The End of an Era. Well, I’ve been shipping Miley and Liam for a long time, so that explains my latter favorite. However, if you’re feeling nostalgic about your previous phase of life, please give my Rapot favorite episodes a try and thank me later.

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