Friday, March 25, 2016

Restful, reflective Friday...

It's a somber Friday because it's Good Friday. Well, I did try to make it mostly somber and reflective.

For some reason, I woke up very late today. Around 6AM, I got up to pee and crawled back to bed as I was feeling a headache. When I finally woke up, it was past 8AM.

There wasn't really much planned today. I just wanted to do three things - do a little cleaning in the room, go for yoga class, attend the Good Friday service at St Mary of the Angels.

Thankfully, I managed to do all three things.

While watching episode 10 of Descendants of the Sun, I went through some of my stuff, sorted papers and threw a lot of stuff into a trash bag. The other thing I would like to make time for is to get rid of the clothes I no longer wear. I would like to tidy up my closet a little bit more. I do have clothes that I need to get rid off.

In the afternoon, I headed to FF near the office to attend the Hatha class. I reached the gym with just enough time to do a bit of jogging on the treadmill. Since it was a PH, I thought there might be a lot of people going to the gym. Well, it looked like a lot of people are out of town. Hehe! I didn't have to queue early to sign up for the hatha class.

The hatha class was challenging but I loved it. I really loved it. The instructor was very good because she would go from student to student and adjust each one of us in our poses. Having attended quite a number of classes, I think I constantly need to check myself on two things - breathing and relaxing. I have to be constantly aware to relax my face, my shoulder, my arms, my body when doing the poses.

For this reason, yoga has been quite an enjoyable activity for me as I get to focus on the activity and forget the other things outside of the studio.

From the gym, I took 106 to get to St Mary of the Angels. There was a 5PM service that I planned to attend. Uhm, I really had no idea what the service was. In Manila, nothing really happens on Good Friday except for maybe a Stations of the Cross and the Seven Last Words.

When I reached the church, I was surprised, pleasantly surprised, to see that it was packed with people. The service took about an hour and a half because there were readings, prayers, communion. It was a beautiful service as the mood was really solemn.

By the time the service ended, I was debating whether I should head back or if I should go to a cafe and write some postcards. I've a bunch of postcards that I've been meaning to send to friends. I decided I'll write the postcards tomorrow. Haha!

So now, I'm just back in the room, enjoying the Friday night. I think I'll watch a bit of Descendants of the Sun again...


  1. Glad you had a restful Good Friday. You're the first person I know who attends Yoga.

    1. Really?? I thought it's gotten a lot popular than before. Hehe! I enjoy it because it really forces you to focus on the "now." ;)