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I’m suffering from a sickness.

It’s called mumnesia.

Funnily, it’s been more than 3 years since I’ve had my anaesthesia (for my CS operation), but mumnesia is only affecting me now. I keep on forgetting everything! Well, I’m thankful it doesn’t affect my job — but I’m sure that’s hugely because of Todoist (thank you, Todoist). All my tasks and deadlines need to be written into my Todoist list or I’ll forget everything. Seriously.

My other “big” tasks (for the household, for the blog) all get written into my list, so I don’t really forget them. But the everyday stuff? The everyday stuff — the mundane things that don’t necessarily get written into my list — are what gets me into trouble.


I took this when I was studying, but maybe I need to take it again,

The Lost Password

For example, a month ago, I wasn’t able to use my BPI Express Mobile account. Why? I’ve been using the same password for almost a year, and it was time to change it. In the middle of a very busy day (I think it was Friday), I changed it.

And promptly forgot what I wrote.

For BPI Express Mobile, you cannot login to your account anymore after three failed attempts. I was basically blocked from accessing my account. I can still use the ATM, though. So I changed my password and had to go to the mall to verify it.

And promptly forgot my second “new” password upon getting home.


It was frustrating, but I was already done paying my bills (thank God!) so I just found the whole thing funny. I was about to change my password — again — and planned on when to verify it when I saw something:

I wrote my original “new” password in my email drafts. It was there all along.


Again, it was no use because I already reset the password. I had no choice but to go back to the mall and re-verify it hee hee.

The Eyebrow Liner

I cannot live without my eyebrow liner, and my favourite one remains to be the pencil from Etude House (here’s my review of the Etude House Drawing Eyebrow). However, it was almost always out of stock (I’d like to think more girls bought it ever since I reviewed it, but that’s just wishful thinking). One day, after reviewing for my board exam (this was last May), I chanced upon it and bought it. Upon going home, I realised I forgot to set it on the cashier’s counter.

Thus, I left the mall without an eyebrow liner.

I had to buy one from another brand, which I don’t really like but still works, until last Saturday, when I chanced upon new stocks again. This time, I made sure I really paid for it.

But this morning, I realised I don’t remember where I put it at home. I’ve been searching all over the house for it, but I haven’t found it yet!


Do you also struggle with mumnesia?

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  • Reply Arge August 15, 2015 at 1:46 am

    Yes, I do have mumnesia! It’s so embarrasing whenever I would talk to someone and would not remember what their name is. Dyahe!

  • Reply sarah tirona August 15, 2015 at 10:28 am

    hahaha i can totally relate, if this helps, im on it

  • Reply JuvyAnn August 16, 2015 at 6:45 am

    I totally can relate and it gets worse with stress. Whenever I forget something, I would step back, breathe relax ~ I almost alway remember what I am supposed to do or the thing that I forgot. Oh and the todolist helps too.

  • Reply Nilyn Matugas August 18, 2015 at 9:21 am

    gosh, I can completely relate. Actually, there was one point that I was really down because I forget so many simple tasks at work. Ang hirap magka-mumnesia. -.-

  • Reply Jennifer Villanueva August 19, 2015 at 4:17 am

    Oh em geeeee… For a second there i thought i was reading my mind… grabe i feel you sis! Losing password is a waste of time lalo na if you are trying to beat a deadline. There was this one time, when I encoded all my password in my mobile ‘notes… na delete ng anak ko while she was going through all my stuff… Nakupo! Iyak tawa na lang ako nun! Lahat ng passwords ko (as in email, bank account, paypal, etc) gone in split second! mahihit isang buwan ako naghuhula ng mga passwords til i recovered them all. Learned my lesson d hard way.

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