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6:00 AM: So my alarm rings at 6am. Today is Self Care Sunday so I allow myself to wake up later. I know you night owls out there are thinking: THAT’S late?! You grandma!
6:30 AM: I do my usual skincare routine and dental hygiene stuff. I try out a Japanese sun block product SPF 50. It’s meant for babies so it’s perfect for me.
7:00 AM: I jump into yoga but I listen to some self-development podcasts. You know, content for people who constantly suffer from existential crisis like me. Afterwards, I “cook up” some lentil soup. Okay, not cook. More like drop in the pan to boil.
7:30 AM: I enjoy my protein-rich breakfast while I listen to a podcast from Thomas Frank. Let’s get all philosophical here. I’ll share with you guys one of his episodes that made me feel like Socrates:
Deep questions, right? Feel free to get into that philosophy pose and think about those questions for a moment.
8:00 AM: I play some guitar. I’ve been trying to learn some new fingerstyle patterns. I’ve been learning “Love Story” by Taylor Swift. Throwback to the good old times with old songs. Wow, I sound old.
9:00 AM: My mom and I drive a few miles to a park that has some really nice hiking trails. We avoid the crowds and hide in the woods. But we hope we don’t get murdered along the way. You know Asians are on hyperalert these days. But the only threat is the squirrel stalking us.
12:00 PM: We come back home from our hike. I enjoy lunch with my mom while we enjoy watching a Chinese music TV show. It’s my guilty pleasure. I attempt to copy the singer but sound like a dying goat. R.I.P ears.
12:30 PM: I allow myself to procrastinate about 30 minutes because well, it’s Self Care Sunday! I can’t always be a strict disciplinarian to myself. But I get on the weird side of YouTube and think: That’s enough internet for today.
1:00 PM: My mom and I go take our daily walk after lunch. We notice that the playground is empty so we take over the swings. We act like little children. Swinging and singing. Even the children think we’re immature and avoid us.
1:30 PM: We head over to our local park to feed some ducks. They approach us, demanding for some food. Honestly, they kind of scare me. But their intimidation is admirable. If I could just get even an ounce of their confidence, I’d be set for life. I mean, look at that posture. What a boss.
2:00 PM: We drive all the way to Whole Foods. It’s our favorite grocery store. Super pricey but healthy foods everywhere. 90% of my finances goes to this market. So you can blame Whole Foods for my sad wallet. Let me also take this moment to become a nutrition geek. Here’s some healthy food products I love to buy on a regular basis: Organic Valley grass-fed milk, Silver Hills bean sprouted bread, and McCann Irish oatmeal.
3:00 PM: We stop by our local temple to help out with some things. Out of respect for the temple, I did not film any footage there. But I did film my time spent with the temple’s cat! She is gorgeous and adorable. Holy cat. Blessed by the Gods.
4:00 PM: I drive back home to do some more cringe-worthy dancing. What can I say? I’m not good at it but I still get immersed in the dancing, imagining that I’m on Dancing with the Stars.
5:00 PM: By the time it’s 5pm, we’re ready for dinner preparations. I help out my mom again with some cooking. My cutting and shredding skills are worse than a child. Dave Ramsey would go crazy. But all is well when we finally finish making our meal. We enjoy dinner and just indulge in our show again.
7:00 PM: I browse through Netflix to find a good show to watch but recently haven’t found one that I’ve really liked. Please recommend me a good show guys! The last few good shows I watched were “Ratched” and “Alice in Borderland.” I know my taste is a little…gorey. Don’t judge.
So I jump into the Asian dramas, watching a few trailers to find a good one . I’m more selective with my dramas than with my college choice. I haven’t found a good drama that could measure up to “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay.” I eventually find one and watch an episode.
8:00 PM: I finally start my night time self care routine. First, I do some stretching. I almost got the splits! Yay! Time to show off to no one! Afterwards, I brew my tea and then put on a facial mask as usual. I use my mom’s weird massage tools to massage my back because my broke status can’t go to a massage place. I know, first world problems. I apologize. Afterwards, I soak my feet in hot water and listen to soothing piano music.
9:30 PM: By the time it’s 9:30pm, I’m feeling exhausted from the day. But it’s a good kind of exhaustion. Good night, guys. Thanks for reading!
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