2018 Life Summary

2019 has come! In four months time, I’m turning a year older. It kinda makes me sad because I feel like I haven’t achieved something significant yet, but at the same time, I’m also thankful to the Lord for adding up another year in my life.

It’s past 2am and here I am, blogging. Actually, I just had my dinner. I know it’s not good but I wasn’t hungry earlier because of the milk tea I have intaken this afternoon. I had a date with AJ before he flies back to Manila later this morning. We’re back to LDR again, but I’m gonna see him soon. I am very happy he stayed in Cebu for almost 3 weeks. I wanted to accompany him going to the airport later but his flight is too early. He has to leave by dawn.

Anyhoodle, I would like to share some of my 2018 highlights.

January. Started my year by traveling to Manila for work and a little vacation.

February. Finally got to tick Bantayan Island off my bucket list. Celebrated Valentine’s Day the LDR way. Got to play badminton again after so many years.

March. Spent quality time with my former teammates. Not much happening this month though.

April. My birth month. The boyfriend tried to surprise me. Well, it was such a fail because his sister told me he’s coming home. She didn’t know it was supposed to be a surprise. Also, I was confined in the hospital for being so overfatigued and I fainted in one of the malls in Cebu. Yep, that was very unforgettable. Please don’t remind me about it in the future.

May. I had my first international travel with AJ’s family to Singapore. Celebrated his birthday in another country.

June.  After 4 years and 2 months, I resigned from my first job. The day after my last day of work, I brought mama to Manila for the first time. She enjoyed so much that she didn’t want to go back to Cebu, lol. This was also the month I started my online business of selling clothes.

July. One of my bestfriends invited me for book shopping when Big Bad Wolf came to Cebu. Attended my college classmate’s wedding and was one of the bridesmaids.

August. I flew to Manila for the third time this year. Stayed there for almost a month. I went to the gym for the first (and last) time with AJ’s officemate who turned out to be my friend instantly. I was about to look for a job there when my family had an emergency and I was the only rescue, so I had to fly back home immediately. Started a new job at a construction site as my father’s secretary/assistant.

September. Celebrated our third anniversary. AJ’s second attempt to surprise me. This time it was a total success.

October. Quick vacation to Negros for my cousin’s wedding and had to rush myself into the doctor’s clinic because of the unusual rashes appearing all over my body. Glad I’m still alive until now. Flew to Malaysia on the last day of the month.

November. Tricity trip (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand) with my former colleagues. Spent Christmas a little way too early with my girl friends. We renovated some part of our house, including my room.

December. Went to Sirao Flower Farm with my relatives. Shopped for gifts. Dinner with some of my closest friends from work back then. Spent the actual Christmas lying on bed all day.

That’s it. I guess to basically sum up my 2018, it was more on travels and quality time with my family and friends. Whatever it went, I am beyond grateful I survived the year despite my shortcomings. This 2019, I am claiming it’s my year. Well, seems like everybody wishes the same. May the odds be ever in our favor, folks.


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Major Life Update

Wonder where on earth have I been? Well, I was missing in action for quite some time, a lot of changes happened in my life, including the major ones. Let me start by dropping your jaw that I am now jobless. Yes, you’ve read that right. After a very in-depth thinking, receiving too many advices from my friends, asking signs from God, and desperate prayers, I finally decided to let go of my corporate job. I am not the type of person who leave people hanging, wondering what really happened and sugarcoating things when it comes to life. As what my ex-coworkers said about me on my last day of work, I am straightforward. I say what I want to say and I don’t care if I am being judged. After all, whatever you do, people who hate you will always have something to say.

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Valentine’s Day the LDR Way

And just like that, Valentine’s Day is over, as well as Chinese New Year. Well, that’s how fast so universe moves on. Anyway, my boyfriend’s family invited me for dinner on the fourteenth. His mom said they secured me so I don’t date other people. Hahaha. It sounded possessive but I was so overwhelmed of how much they like me. We went to a coffee shop after dinner and they took me home. I missed AJ even more. He would always drive me home and now going home alone is such a struggle for me.

So V-Day happened and someone just delivered me a bouquet of flowers. Wow! He makes things happen even if he’s far away. It was so sweet of him to take his whole family into helping him get flowers for me. I didn’t know until his mom told me the backstory. Very heartmelting and funny. I couldn’t be so much kilig.

What I did for my part was that I asked his friends there to get him a whole pizza. I couldn’t ask his friends to buy stuff for him because they were all so busy with their work. So I might just buy the gift here and find a way to send it to him. So yeah, that’s just how my day went. We also talked on the phone for quite long. Not much happened but still felt so much loved. I’m good with the phone call and a lovely bouquet of flowers. Oh, and by the way, the card? His mom wrote it.


All About Movies

Are you kiddin’ me? It’s February already. Where did the time go? It’s only two days before people go all cheesy and romantic and everywhere is red. Why do I sound so bitter? Lol. Alright, LDR sucks which means I do not have a date on Valentine’s Day. I mean, that’s totally fine but still, it’s so sad to think we’re gonna spend the occasion apart. Anyways, not much happening today. I came late at church this morning because I woke up late, then I watched Netflix the whole afternoon. Sundays are so perfect for my movie marathon. For the longest time, I have listed Breakfast at Tiffany’s in my to-watch movies. Well guess what, I just saw it today. I thought it was a series. The movie was long and l love the setting. You know, very vintage and classy. Those are one of my types. My favorite one is Letters to Juliet. Ugh! I can watch it all over again and again. I have always been an old-school. Whenever I watch classic movies, I feel like I’m starred in the movie, too. Okay maybe not the protagonist, but I think I could pass as an extra. I remember how I wanted to be an actress or a model when I was a little girl. I live nearby ABS-CBN studio and their van would always pass by the road. I would wave at the tinted glass windows while the other hand is on the waist, posing and smiling. How desperate I was to hope they would discover me. Lol. Now that I’m getting older and no agency has contacted me yet, I could only dream of being a part of a movie where I could dress like the old times. I like medieval outfits. They look so inconvenient to wear, but whatevs, I want them. I think I was born the wrong year.

Yeah, back to Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I know Audrey Hepburn by the name and I don’t understand why she is iconic. But after I saw the movie, I must say, she really is. I never thought she is such a beauty. All photos that I’ve seen of her is wearing sunglasses and a hat. She’s yet the only woman I have seen looking so extra and minimalist at the same time. Very elegant. I adore her style.

Also, I watched Wild Child last night. I’ve had too much chick flicks in my life. Actually, I go for random movies. Sometimes I find myself watching a very boring one but I still finish it. The only movies that don’t interest me at all are Sci-Fi. Yeah, I could watch it when I have no choice but it’s never gonna be on my list. Same with books, I don’t like Fantasies. I tried reading Twilight long time ago but I stopped it before I was even half way. I don’t have anything against unrealistic movies and books but I just don’t find them fascinating at all.

It’s now already 2 AM now. How I hate Mondays! They make my life miserable. I still want to watch Friends. Y’know, I couldn’t count on how many times I have watched this series. Never gets old. Always amuses me. I think I should also go back to reading. I miss my old hobby.

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3 Major Things I Am Most Thankful For

This might be too early for a year-ender post since we still have a month left before we welcome another start of the year. But who says we should only be thankful once December comes to an end? Anyway, today is Thanksgiving Day and I would like to share with you the three major things I am thankful for this year.

  1. Blood is thicker than water. This is personal but I am finally sharing this to the public. My brother and father did not have a good relationship for years. Something happened. I don’t want to tell any further but it broke our family apart. We live in the same house together but I could not call it “home”. There’s only the four of us but I still felt alone. It was very hard for me to be the mediator in the family. I felt like I could explode at any time. But recently, I found out that they were talking again. Maybe not as close as they were before. But at least, the pride of both parties has slowly fade away. Time heals the wounds, indeed. God finally answered my desperate prayers just before I totally lose hope.
  2. My hardworks have paid off. When I started working in my current project, I usually come home late. We are not forced to render overtime, but I am just not productive on daytime. So I always overwork at night. My work is very technical for me, considering I am an HRM graduate. But I survived. Thank God.Came June where I decided to leave my job. But I kept hanging on in hopes that I might be promoted by December. By any chance, a teammate of mine gets to read this post, well, I am just being straightforward here. I am financing the studies of my brother who is a college student. The tuition fee plus allowance is no joke. I had to find another opportunity that pays me higher. But then last week, I received the news I’ve been waiting to hear for months. I got promoted! When my manager announced it to me, I almost did not know how to react. After that, I went straight to the ladies room and repeatedly saying, THANK YOU, LORD! I wanted to scream and hug someone but I preferred to feel the moment alone. This is a sign for me to stay. Promoted twice in less than four years isn’t bad after all. I am beyond grateful.
  3. My brother is back to school. For all of you wondering, he is my kuya. A year older than me. He stopped studying I think four years ago. We thought he’d only rest for a while like a semester or a year. But laziness had eaten him alive. He is a freelance computer technician, so he doesn’t ask money from us. We have convinced him a million times to continue college but he wouldn’t. I know my parents wanted us to finish college since they only have two children, but this guy is just hard as rock. Until one time this year, my boyfriend talked to him. AJ knows how willing I am to sacrifice just to support financially on my brother’s education. I don’t know what have gotten into him but he decided to resume his studies. May it be AJ’s convincing power or my brother’s own realization. I don’t care. Even if all of my salary goes to his school fees, I wouldn’t mind. I would not ask anything in return. I am just happy to support him and it melts my heart knowing mama is excited to see him in a black toga.

How about you? What are the things that you are most thankful for? 🙂

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The Departure and Arrival Gift

Omg it’s May already. How time flies! It’s his birth month again. I am still thinkin’ what should I get him for a present. Hope he’s not reading this. Speaking of birthday, mine was so memorable! All I ever wanted was to travel on my 25th year. I feel old huhu. And so my wish came true. My boyfriend and I, together with our friends, went to Boracay Island. I know it’s mainstream but whatevs. Our departure was on Thursday night, but was delayed for so long. I was bored and sleepy. Good thing I brought my scribble notebook and a pen. Well, I always have a pen in my bag. While I was so busy scribbling and humming, AJ started to record what I was doing. I thought he was using FB Live but when he suddenly pulled out a gift from his bag, I jawdropped. I had no idea how it fit in his backpack. The box was wrapped so cute, it even had a ribbon. Sure enough he was not the one who did the wrapping part because boys… Hahaha! He wanted me to open it right away. Y’know he’s always like that. He’s more excited than I am when he throws me a surprise. Sometimes he even gives me hints. He goes like, “Com’on, open it Babe! Open it! You’re gonna like it! You can use it for your artcrafts…” blah blah. Most of the time I tease him. I do not open it if he keeps on nagging. Okay, going back to the gift, I love it!!! I saw it in Scribe at SM Cebu but I never planned on buying it. Girl, way too expensive. I’m not gonna have lunch for two weeks if I’m buyin’ it. I don’t know why he bought it. I even forgot about it. Pricy things do not stay longer than two days in my mind. Lol. I only asked for a phone case when he insisted me to tell him what’s my birthday wishlist.

When we arrived back in Cebu, he handed me another gift again. You know what’s inside the two presents? Keep reading.
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March | Day 4 of 31

Photograph of the Town I Live In

This is Mandaue City. This is where I live. This is where heavy traffic happens everyday. I couldn’t post a photo of my little town for life security purposes. You might stalk me. Hah!

© Photo from Google Search

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March | Day 3 of 31

20 Facts About Me

1. I have a doraphobia. I don’t touch animal fur or skin, no matter how adorbs they are. In short, I am not a pet lover but I do not hate animals though.
2. I don’t have a sweet tooth. I don’t get tempted by looking at those colorful and mouth-watering sweets. I would only like to take pictures of them.
3. I couldn’t go out of the house without applying body lotion, regardless if I did my brows or not.
4. I barely watch television and I think Abs-cbn’s ASAP is boring, as well as the other network’s similar show. I hate the commercials and the sound of the TV. Also, I only watch reality shows except PBB. But sometimes I do, like for one minute or two.
5. I have pairs of shoes I bought but never worn. I think they need to be given away so other people could use it. Or maybe I’d sell them for cheap prices.
6. I don’t like cold drinks, even cold water. So I don’t drink softdrinks and liquors. Well, except for fresh milk and Chuckie.
7. One of my dream jobs is to work with Candy Magazine. Something that involves writing articles.
8. I sleep with too many pillows and use all of it.
9. I had a baby sister for 6 years. She has joined our Creator in the year 2000.
10. I don’t know how to swim but I can float, like after a hundred tries and concentration to the highest level.
11. Hello Kitty is my first and forever favorite character, though I still wonder why the cat doesn’t have a mouth.
12. I am an HRM graduate and don’t know how to cook without a recipe. It’s not something to be proud of, I know. Just give me time.
13. I couldn’t sleep without a blanket, even if it’s scorching hot.
14. I am not afraid to try extreme rides.
15. I don’t like men with abs. I prefer chubby ones. Well, obviously, as you can see with my boyfriend. But of course, there’s always an exception. I still get a crush onto some guys who aren’t fluffy. Just no abs please.
16. I love arts and crafts. Everything DIY. In fact I have a little sideline business. I cater invitation cards/letters for all occasions and also giveaways.
17. I am a bookworm. I prefer reading books than party all night.
18. I am fond of cute stuffs, especially if they are pink, white, or gold. Those are my favorite colors actually.
19. I love to travel for free. Lol. Who doesn’t want to? Really, it’s my best way to unwind. I like long rides.
20. I crave for shrimps everyday and I am allergic to it.NOTE: This is in random order.

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March | Day 2 of 31

Collage of My Wishlist

First photo is a house with a pool, of course. That’s my wish since birth. Beside it, the photo emphasizes travel. Yeah you got it right. Also, photo at the bottom left are art materials because that’s heaven for me. And lastly, different shades of lipstick. Matte please.

I still have a long list of the things I wish but I only share these four. The rest is confidential.

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