By the time I finish this post, it will be October 15, 2019. But for me, it has been a long-time blog habit of mine to write a blog post on my birthday every year. 1 Only this time, I was occupied with a lot of things that aren’t really celebratory. My family and I had a home-only dinner yesterday (10/13/19), something simple, with all the favorite Filipino dishes we all grew up with and love, and all eyes were always right at our nine-month-old baby, Robbie.
This pure bundle of joy is everything to me. I may not be his mom, but I’ve been sharing the duties with my mom 2 as his auntie and one of his godmothers after his Baptism. The boy is growing really fast, which is the downside of babies, you know? They don’t remain as babies that long in comparison to being a kid, a teenager, and an adult. Still, I look forward to Robbie’s future once he passes the baby and toddler stage. He still couldn’t walk and he’s been training himself on how to stand up without any aid, but the boy can crawl like an insect.
On the downside of things, this is also my very first birthday without my father. But the upside is that this is also my first birthday with Robbie being here with us.
This will be a short post since it’s almost 1:00 a.m. here. I’ve been busy, not just with baby, the aftermath of my dad’s passing, but also I’ve been investing much of my time getting back to coding and anything else related to coding. I haven’t been very good with keeping up with my #100DaysOfCode updates because I’m the type when I get into a coding project, I don’t even know when I should stop to take a break. It’s the same with blogging sometimes when you’ve got so much inspiration flowing through you.
Speaking of coding, there are a few things that I started to look into as of late.
The “New” Blog Post Formatting
I admit I’m very lazy when it comes to posting accompanying images on every blog post I make 3 because meddling with Photoshop can be draining sometimes. I started to look into quicker graphics apps that I can use that are already pre-made for social media posting and even for blog posting.
I found Adobe Spark Post from the Google Play store and installed it on my phone. I finally am able to make the type of accompanying images that I wanted to make for my blog posts, namely this one. I started using it for AXCEL STYLE too, with a bit of some editing touch-up on the MADKID official photos. I’ve been loving this app very much.
After much thought with my currently existing sites, I decided to close down Symmetry. I was going to convert it into a health and Instant Pot-related food blog, but time isn’t really friendly and I just simply didn’t have the time to work on it. I did decide to keep Asiatic Takes though.
That would be it for this post. Maybe I’ll have a Part 2 of this entry or something when I do get to them. I’m about to crash to sleep soon.
(… and then, I see the news that there was a 4.5 Richter scale earthquake that just happened sometime ago. I was taking a shower so I didn’t feel it, but my mom mentioned a huge jolt that she felt downstairs and was sure it wasn’t the train crossing on the railroad right at our neighborhood’s backyards…)