Yesterday was a special day in Chinese culture to honour people who passed away. My dad passed away 2.5 years ago in a sudden heart attack. Even though it was over 2 years ago, every moment from the 2am call until my mom and I landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina 30 hours later are so vivid to me. I miss him a lot. Although my relationship with him was complicated as we are too similar in personality, I know he was the man who loved me the most in this world, and he worked SO HARD to create a better life for me. I admire his courage, his family values, and his willingness to help others. He is not longer with us, but I’ll carry his core values with me and pass them to my kids.
On a light note, in my last post I mentioned that I deleted non-essential apps in my phone, so I thought I’d share those that I kept
Apps to track credit card charges: bank apps so I can easily know credit card charges, balance, and pay online.
App to keep track on cash spending: Spending. I didn’t need this when I was living in the US as I didn’t use cash much. But in the Philippines, many transactions are still in cash, so if I don’t track, I don’t know where the money went.
Podcast and Music: Podcasts, Spotify. I listen to podcasts everyday and use spotify for focus music while working sometimes.
Track books: Goodreads. I find the app version easier to use than website, so I’d update books read, want to read in it.
Order takeout: foodpanda (local takeout app)
Track running: Strava and Garmin Connect.
Shopping: Taobao (chinese platform where I order things and they get shipped to Manila, cheaper than buying here)
Meditation: Simple Habit
Memories: Timehop (it shows your photo of the day from years before, it’s pretty fun!), and 1SE (to make short videos of life musing)
Communication: WeChat, WhatsApp, Messenger, Zoom, Viber. (I know.. why I need them all, but actually I do need them all to communicate with different people).
Socialmedia: youtube (mainly for yoga) and safari.
I am pretty happy with the current app collection as none of them will keep me for too long.