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2020 For Me: The Losses, The Gains, and What’s Left Behind This Weird Year

2020 is almost over, and you know what this post is all about!

In the early 2000s, when I started blogging on LiveJournal (does it still exist?), my first intention was to have a platform to pour my heart out through writing. And that’s what I want to do now, to write something a tad personal. I write this for myself than for any visitors who come across my blog.

As much as I agree that we shouldn’t look back and just move forward to be a better version of ourselves, I always think it’s also important to know what we did in the past and how we can change things to make it better in the future.

So, after writing about how 2020 had been so far back in June, this is the post where I will reflect on the entire 2020 for me now it’s almost over.

This isn’t the year where I should put a lot of pressure on myself for the goals that I set earlier this year in my resolutions. I think it’s fair to say that this year is the year when I should be grateful that I’ve survived this weird year.

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The Wishes and the Progress: 2020 So Far, My First 6 Months of the New Decade

Hi everyone! 

So in case you didn’t know, in June, I usually reflected on the piece I wrote for my resolution by the end of the previous year. That’s how I like to keep my progress on track. As ambitious as I am, I know that there may be things that I wish I could do that might not be accomplished in the first half of the year. And that’s okay. 

Last year, I wrote the resolution that I wish to accomplish throughout this new decade. I was trying to be realistic. Boy, with all the Coronavirus, didn’t I make the right decision not to focus on the resolution for 2020 only? 

So, how’s the progress in accomplishing my goals this decade? How far is it from me to achieve it? 

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4 Things to Do to Cope with Your Coronavirus Stress

Hi everyone!

I hope everything is going well with you amid this coronavirus situation. I know things have been tough lately. Some of you probably don’t get used to the idea of self-quarantine to the point that you’re somewhere in between scared and pissed off with the situation.

You’re not alone. I spend most of my days staying at home, doing what you call self-quarantine, with or without coronavirus. And I still miss the time when I took things for granted, something as simple as going out to eat without the anxiety that I might carry the virus on the way back.

In the past couple of weeks, I realized that some of you might come across my post on what to do during self-quarantine. This time, I want to share with you on things to do in order to cope with your coronavirus stress. Because honestly, we’ve all been there.

So, what are those?!

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4 Things to Do During Self-Quarantine (That Are Not Napping or Snacking)

I’ve never thought that I’d be able to write about a topic that I am an expert in. But when I do, it is ironically when there’s a pandemic outbreak like coronavirus. Or what some of you say Covid-19 case.

Now that almost all countries lockdown in their area, those who don’t still recommend people to do self-quarantine in order to prevent the spreading of the virus. I understand some of you might get quite frustrated with the idea of having to isolate yourself from your environment. But guess what?! I shamelessly do this all the time.

I’ve got the privilege to work from home. And when I don’t travel, what we call self-quarantine is basically my lifestyle. I barely meet people because I have all the conversations through e-mail, Slack, or Whatsapp.

Despite the fact I live with my parents, I have the second floor of my parents’ house for me since my sister lives in Jakarta. The only creatures that get in touch with me often are basically just my cats. Some people see it as a miserable thing to happen to someone. I’d say it’s a blessing.

So, in this post, I’ll share with you some things to do during self-quarantine, in case you have no idea what to do during this hard time for everyone. Believe me, self-quarantine is not that hard. The hard thing is those people who still have to go to work to make their ends meet during this time.

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Novia Hotel Saigon: A Unique, Affordable (Love) Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Hi everyone! 🙂

For those who follow me on Instagram, you may have already watched one of my Instastories about this hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. The hotel that intrigued me prior to booking it, with an exceptional welcome greeting when I got there, only to be surprised when I arrived in the hotel room.

And if you happened to be one of those people who asked me to spill the tea about the hotel, here’s the answer: it’s Novia Hotel.

A likely love hotel where you could actually spend some time to fulfill your fantasy, because they have a lot of themed rooms. From something as innocent as Hello Kitty and Doraemon, to some sex fantasy like BDSM. 😛

So, what kind of room did I get and how was my stay there?! Well, I’ll write the review here. So let’s see!

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