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Thursday, May 31, 2018


My 3rd year high school Math teacher forced me to join our school's Math Olympics for two reasons:

1. I detest Math and/because I'm bad at it.
2. And he knows it.

Right after the competition, when I went up the stage, the faculty head who pinned the gold medal on me uttered, "Congratulations, future Engineer!"
Found this little devil while cleaning earlier. 
I gave a wide grin like I really am going to be a future Engineer and replied, "Thank you". Well, after the competition and all the pressure I had to go through, I concluded that Math is evil and I'm never going to be an engineer.

But I'm not going to talk to you about my glorious days in high school because actually and academically, I only had one - and this was it (I was better with the extra-curricular activities). But what I'm trying to say is (even though I'm also subtly bragging para ingnon brayt), I can put my heart and soul into something and pretend to be really good at it. For a moment there, everybody thought I was really into Math.

So for a minute, let's just pretend I am a proper human being. The internet does not need any more of my life dramas (for now). And because it has been a long time since I posted something sensible,  I am going to post something sensible like how a mature adult blogger should be.

(That was such a long and, honestly, irrelevant intro)

Okay, here goes.


I am now trying to live a plastic free life. I know it won't be drastic because plastic has been practically in every part of our lives (some even disguise themselves as friends). It won't be easy to ditch plastic completely but we'll get there. Baby steps, they call it.

I'm into DIY and reycling, so that's a start. I also started refusing plastic bags from mini grocers if I can carry the products with my hand or inside my bag. I also use my own reusable eco bag for large groceries. I am having my caffeine fix in my own tumbler (and by caffeine, I mean milk teas with only 0-25% sugar). And now, I use reusable straws.

I bet I'm gonna need a bigger tumbler for my large bobas. But I would also like to thank Starbucks for giving me this tumbler!
You see, people are complaining about garbage and flood BUT never even bothered to take a single step on proper disposal and the reduction of plastic consumption. Seriously, you don't have to be rich, influential, or famous to make a difference. One simple step would do. And that will start with you.

Not everyone is doing this, YET. You may even look silly for refusing plastic bags while you struggle to fit all the food in your tiny hands. You may waste time washing your straw before and after drinking soda from a fast food. But if you make it a habit, it's not really an inconvenience.

I want to take part in taking care of the environment. And I am not pretending this time. I am truly changing my ways and my lifestyle and I encourage everyone to do the same.

P.S. I can't believe I just blogged about an accidental find to an actual advocate. If I entice a hundred people to do the same, I might want a medal for this. Haha.


  1. Hello Sarah! I just want you to know that I always read your posts, sensible or not. I may not comment all the time but I read all of them because it's very refreshing and quite entertaining too.

    I made this comment because I am also a plastic-free advocate. I am glad you made the switch. Thank you so much for this.

    1. Hello, Alana! Thank you so much for always sticking around. I'm glad to hear from you, and much more knowing that you are a plastic-free advocate. Yes, I'm really glad I made a switch. Not quite, but getting there.

    2. True! I love reading your blogs! Wala pa naman akong nababasang nonsense na post mo. Mostly talagang random pero nonsense wala at saka nakakatuwa silang lahat basahin.

  2. Remember the time when you are also forced to be a contestant sa teatro? That was on the spot and you are third placer. Not bad for a first time theatre actress. Hahaha. Why are you always good at anything even if you claim to be bad at it?

    By the way, nice advocacy sarj!

    1. Huuuuuui! Haha. Seriously, I'm bad at math. I really have to exert triple effort just to ace unlike others who seem to have it in them. Sa acting, I haven't really seen myself act since phone cams weren't a thing that time, so wala koy ebidensya. Haha. Also, I claim to be bad at singing and I'm really bad at singing. Hahaha.

      Hui! Switch na! Save the earth. Refuse single-use plastic! :)