I am currently taking a break from studying and I’m glad that I can blog during my free time. Anyway, I’ve noticed a lot of changes in my life recently. I’m usually adaptive, but some are really big changes and I don’t know how to respond to them!
Change #1: I can eat chocolates again!!!
Well, 4 years ago, my cardiologist told me that I am not allowed to eat chocolate. I really, really loved them but it was okay with me since it was for my own health anyway. I craved for them once in a while, but I never ate them (oh, I’m such a good girl lol). But then this month, I went to the Philippine Heart Center for my regular check-up and my cardiologist said that I have “no dietary restrictions” anymore, so I can eat whatever I want, right? When I realized that, I was so happy and great timing, our family friend in the US sent lots of chocolates! He must have had this feeling that I could eat chocolate now. Haha this is paradiseeeeee!
Change #2: Dad gets assigned to ARMM
I just got a text message from my dad this afternoon saying that he’s now officially assigned to the police regional office in ARMM (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao). As I said in my previous entry, my dad is a police officer and he gets assigned to different places as part of his job. When I was young, he used to work in Cavite, Batangas, and other places. But the point is, it was near Manila so we could still visit him every weekend, or he gets to visit us when he has the time. He got assigned to Interpol too, and he travelled to different countries, but he only did so when there were operations; so he always came back and stayed longer here at home. Now, it’s a really far place and he would need to stay there for a long time (not that he can come home every weekend, though. It’s going to be costly). To those who are not familiar with Philippine geography, we have three major islands: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Luzon is at the top and that’s where Manila is (so that’s where we are), and Mindanao is like waaaaay south. I guess we would just have to make constant contact and check on how he is doing; that’s the most we can do right now. We will just support him in his decision and I know that it’s going to be good for everyone anyway. Oh, and did I mention that he might be able to visit his hometown? I think that’s going to be good for him because he really wants to see how it’s doing! He hopes that it’s not such a violent place anymore so that he could take us there someday. I think he’s going to do well there 🙂
Change #3: Pescetarian diet HELLO MEAT DIET
This scares me a lot. I don’t know why. I think I’m just used to my pescetarian diet; I mean, I’ve been going meat-free for 3 years and now that I am actually REQUIRED to eat meat, I don’t know how to begin putting meat in my diet again! I actually feel bad because I like my fish and veggie diet more, for many reasons. But then whenever I visit my cardiologist she always tells me to eat meat and my brother told me this too, because of the protein and iron content something. I don’t really understand fully since I’m not a medical student, but apparently my heart needs the protein that meat gives and that the protein from fish and soy won’t be enough for me since I have a special condition. The same goes for the iron content. *sigh* I don’t really know how to start doing this. Well, I started consuming chicken again and got terrible tummy aches the day after. But I guess it is because I overdid it and it’s just my first time to eat chicken again. I think I’ll start slowly. I don’t think I’ll go back to eating pork, though. I just don’t like its taste. Yuck.