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Monthly Highlights | December 2021

Hi there, December.

I don’t think I have anything much to say other than thank you for keeping me productive throughout the month. I think I’m getting used to this lifestyle and I’m ready to take it up a notch next month.

Thank you for giving me the opportunities that you provided recently and for the ones you’ve opened up. I’m quite nervous, but I’m learning that it’s all part of the process of leveling up and accomplishing more of my goals.


As I am writing this, I was racking my brain about what’s kept me entertained this month.

I’ve mostly been having Naruto and Avatar episodes run in the background, actually. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of the unpredictable ninja or the 112-year-old Airbender.

Other than re-runs, I remembered that I’ve mostly been entertained by…


Mr. Beast’s channel originally started and is currently run by social media influencer, businessman, and philanthropist, Jimmy Donaldson. He and his close circle of friends are known for doing extreme stunts, along with cash and material item giveaways. He is the founder of MrBeast Burger, and co-founder of Team Trees and Team Seas – fundraisers for the Arbor Day Foundation and Ocean Conservancy, and The Ocean Cleanup, respectively.

I first heard of Mr. Beast about a year ago, but I didn’t really get into his videos because I thought they would mostly consist of careless clickbait stunts that lack any sort of depth if that makes sense. After giving his videos another look, I realized he is someone that I could actually be inspired by. What increased my support for him and the content he puts out is the crazy amount of monetary and physical item necessities he gives to organizations, charities, subscribers, and overall people in need. I also have to commend him for actually safely pulling through dozens of insane stunts.

Overall, I do believe Jimmy and his friends are growing a community from the young generations to be kind, give back, and enjoy life.

Instagram and Youtube Reels

I have also gone down the rabbit hole of Instagram and YouTube Reels. I feel like I’ve gained knowledge, inspiration, and tons of songs that I added to my music playlist. There isn’t one account I have yet to find myself watching the most because I’ve mostly been enjoying many of the Reels that randomly pop up next.

December Playlist

Christmas music has been on repeat since the beginning of the month and I have no regrets. If I wanted a break from Christmas music, I’ve been playing a lot of songs I found from the reels that I’ve been watching.


Magnolia Boba Ube Premium Tropical Ice Cream

I was a bit hesitant to try this because I’m not a big fan of Ube flavor in general, but my mom got it for me, so I wanted to give it a try. It ended up being delicious! I was mind-blown. It wasn’t too sweet (going off of my standard of sweetness), and the boba was much chewier than the ones found in the drinks, which I also enjoyed. The boba wasn’t the original round ones. They were square-shaped instead. I finished almost half of the tub myself, and I wanted to get more of it, but this specific flavor was surprisingly sold out at the store my mom got it from. The good news is that there are other flavors like this and I’m aiming to try them all.


When I first saw this, I knew I had to try it, and this is one of the happiest decisions I’ve made in life. I haven’t tried much mochi before, but after trying the ice cream-styled ones, I became a fan. These were no exception as they’re just as delicious as the ice cream.



I received my third vaccination shot this month at the Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe, Saipan.

Upon arriving around 9:00 AM, I was instructed to head down to the last tent situated outdoors right next to the Multi-Purpose Center. There were about three large tents around with benches marked with X’s to indicate that at least two individuals were able to sit at the ends of each bench.

The first couple of minutes went by okay, but as I was finally right next to the building to enter, it began raining buckets. The rain thankfully didn’t fully reach me within the tent, but it wasn’t the same for those already waiting in line right outside the building. Eventually, the rain subsided when I was minutes away from entering the building.

When I entered, I was led to a window to check-in. I informed them I was there for my booster shot, and the employee asked for my vaccine card and asked if I had an appointment that day. I found it surprising because I thought everyone in line would’ve had an appointment that day, hence being in line in the first place. I then prepared my vaccination ID, which was emailed to me after registering, and asked if they needed it, and surprisingly again, they said “no.” I don’t understand the purpose of registering online and receiving confirmation only to not have it be asked upon the date of the appointment.

I was then asked what vaccine I wanted to get, and I asked in return if they had any Pfizer in stock. Happily, he said they did. Days ago, people mentioned that there was no Pfizer available at the vaccination site and I got worried. I wanted to get my booster shot from the same vaccine company because I didn’t want to mix up my vaccines even though we were given the green light to mix and match.

I was then given a form to fill out and waited to be called inside one of the rooms for our information to be collected and inputted into the hospital’s database.

Since I received my first two doses outside the CNMI, I had to wait much longer than usual because I’m guessing, they had to input my vaccine and personal information from scratch so it’s in their system. I was thankful that they saw I was born in the CNMI and had faster access to my hospital records, which was supposed to speed up their process a bit.

After about 30 minutes, I was directed to the main vaccination room, a large open space where one side sat people who awaited their shot and the other sat people who were monitored post-shot. I went in line at the very middle to pick up a number from the front, sat down, and waited for it to be called, which took about another 20 minutes.

I went behind the curtain and sat at one of the available stations. I was asked questions regarding my previous shots and given advice for this shot – drink lots of water for the next two days, move my arm if begins to throb a bit, take Tylenol if a fever emerges, and relax as much as I could.

I received my shot to my right arm as I’m a leftie, and headed to the observation area. I gave all my documents, including my vaccination card, and was told to wait for 15 minutes, which again, surprised me because I thought since I have an allergy, I would have to wait for 30 minutes again.

Are the 30-minute wait times for people with allergies only for the first and second doses?

I was called up when my 15 minutes was complete and was again advised on what to do after receiving my booster.

After two hours, the process of getting my booster shot was over.

Thankfully I didn’t get many side effects. My injected arm was feeling sore for two days, but it wasn’t as bad as before. I did take Tylenol after eating lunch and dinner that same day, so a fever didn’t show up. At the least, I was coughing and sneezing for about a day the next day. I was also lacking energy for about three days.


It is required for individuals planning to get their vaccination in the CNMI – first, second, or booster shot – to register online, where the schedule and requirements are also available to view for Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.

Saipan Multi-Purpose Center vaccination dates (ages 5 and over) are:

Monday-Friday at 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Saturday at 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Tinian Health Center vaccination dates are on:

December 28, 2021, at 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

December 29, 2021, at 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

As of writing this post, there are currently no available dates for vaccines at the Rota Health Center.

What To Bring:

  • Vaccination ID (Located in the confirmation email)
  • Government ID (e.g. driver’s license or passport)
  • Insurance Card (If applicable)
  • Anyone at the age of 17 and under, must bring a copy of their parent’s or legal guardian’s ID, and bring a signed Parent Consent for Immunization.
  • DOSE 2 recipients must also bring their Vaccination Record Card (please make your appointment date even if you misplace your card)



  • Having home Wi-Fi;
  • Getting my COVID-19 Booster Shot;
  • Having a home office;
  • Receiving a customized mug from a friend;
  • Celebrating the holidays with my parents.

A gratitude list does not have to include major life events (but include them when they do happen). Simple blessings, such as showering with clean water, are overlooked privileges to be grateful for.

Incorporate or reserve at least 10 minutes of your daily routine to write at least three (3) things you are grateful for.

We all need a good reminder to keep our feet on the ground.

“The best Christmas gift is to realize how much you already have.” –Unknown

Keep being inspired and take care always,


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