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.
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.
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.
8 more days to go and I’ll be reunited with my love once again. I’ll be in Manila for 9 days, just for a little vacation and work. We’re planning to go to Baguio or Tagaytay next weekend maybe. Our original plan was actually a staycation at Tagaytay, but then the place that I wanted to rent is already fully booked. So I suggested going to Baguio instead, though it’s quite far. I have been there twice already, so I’ll show him around.
Today, I woke up a little late, but slept early last night. Tomorrow’s plan is to have dinner with my officemates. I don’t know if we will push through. If we don’t, I’m going to Ayala Cinema and watch Siargao all over again. That is if the mall is open tomorrow, but probably they’re still closed. Sadly, there was a fire incident there last January 5. The whole Metro which is inside Ayala Mall is now burnt. I was actually there when it happened. We were inside the cinema. The movie has just started when a guard came up with a megaphone, requesting all of us to evacuate. We stood up from our seats right away and went to the exit. I thought it was a bomb threat again. We asked the security guards what happened but no one answered us so we did not panic. But when we saw the people running to our way from Metro, we knew something was wrong. The fire started at the floor level with cinema. It broke my heart when I found out about it. Ayala is the closest mall to my heart. It took more than two days to declare that the fire was under control. I salute to all of those firefighters and people who sacrificed their sleep just to make sure no one was harmed during the operation.
This weekend, I think I’m gonna do the laundry again. Why does this seem so endless? I have also already packed up for my flight next week. I’m almost ready to go.
So today is the middle of the week and I am surprisingly productive. Last night, I slept earlier than usual and I woke up at 6 in the morning. Usually, I don’t get up on bed right away. Most of the time, I fall back asleep. But this morning, I felt like my life changed overnight. I’ve been trying so hard since the start of the year to achieve my goal of getting my normal life back. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this for the nth time already in my blog posts. Seriously, whenever I read articles about unhealthy living, I could always relate to the topic. Top of the list is the lack of sleep. Recently, my officemates and I have been slowly practicing leaving the office before 11pm. It’s amazing how 2018 has changed us. I guess we have all finally realized that we’re not getting any younger, and that health is truly a wealth.
Also, I used to have nightmares and weird dreams. I would wake up catching my breath and worrying about random things. They told me it was because of my stress from work. But thankfully lately, I fall asleep relaxed and wake up calm. Anyway, going back to what made me productive today. I opened my work laptop at 7 in the morning and started working (please be proud of me, haven’t done this in a looong time). I also had eaten breakfast again after how many months and drank a glass of milk. I didn’t finish my meal though because I don’t usually eat that much on mornings. At 9 am, I did my laundry while working at the same time. Sun-dried the clothes at around 1 in the afternoon and had my lunch. Wow! I wanted to congratulate myself. Now, I’m yawning every 30 seconds. I gotta hit the sack early. Tomorrow’s gonna be a great day, hopefully!
Oh, I forgot to mention. I had my early morning devotion. I’m sharing you today’s Bible verse.
“Learn to be patient, so that you will please God and be given what he has promised.” – Hebrews 10:36
First week of 2018 is over and I couldn’t be any more grateful. I made it home before 12 midnight for four days of work. If I haven’t mentioned it enough on my FB posts, IG stories and here in my blog, well, I usually go home on wee hours because of such a busy work. I guess I also did not manage my time well. But anyways, here’s to a new year. I have come into a realization that my life isn’t as healthy as it used to be. I drained my energy every single day. I always find myself watching vlogs at 4 AM. Could you believe that? Once, I was working until 6 AM. How crazy was that! Now, I am slowly learning to change my bad habits. Not because it’s a new year, but because I want my normal life back.
Okay let’s talk about my weekend. On Saturday, I woke up late and decided to do the laundry. I wash my own clothes. If I’m too busy (or lazy) to do it, I ask someone to do it for me and I pay her. But I don’t know what have gotten into me, it took me almost 7 hours to finish everything. It was a heavy laundry day. I showered after hanging my clothes and guess what, the next thing I did was cleaning my room until almost 2 AM. Then, I went outside to hunt for food because I was starving. Lol.
On Sunday, I was supposed to go to church but my whole body was so painful so I didn’t get up on bed until 3 PM. I had my first meal at four and started decluttering my closet after eating. I gave up the clothes I can no longer wear. I think I’ll give away those or sell some maybe.
I’m almost finished with my milk so I’m gonna wrap up now. Thank you, Lord for the productive week. Thank you, too, self for being extra diligent. Hello another week!
P.S. The photo in this post is so random. I just had to include it. It reminded me of my Saturdate with AJ. When he was still in Cebu, we always go out on Saturdays. Now, my weekend is all about cleaning.
For the love of DIY, I am sharing you some of the crafts I made for the special people in my life. Next DIY post would be gift ideas for boyfriend/girlfriend.
- Customized Letter Standee
Materials used: plain white letter standee, washi tapes, feather, stickers, shape cutouts, flower embellishment
- Customized Frame with Polaroid Pic
Materials used: plain white frame, polaroid photo, washi tapes, cute sticky pads, paper book sheets (background)
- Customized Frame with Caricature
Materials used: wooden frame, string, wooden clips, caricature photo courtesy of MomentCam app
- Customized Notebook
Materials used: Limelight notebook with no lines from National Book Store, cutout strips from paper book, washi tape
- Customized Mug
Materials used: mug, sticker letters, sticker beads
Christmas has passed. The past few weeks have been so bellyful. Is that even a word? Lol. Heavy meals here and there, especially during the days when my boyfriend came home. So please don’t ask me why most of my recent photos are hiding the belly. Blame it on the holidays. December has been my busiest month. Too many parties happened. Gift shopping was the most stressful. Cashier lines took too long. I ended up spending more than my allotted budget but it’s fine. ‘Tis the season of giving and sharing.
Anyways, the next sentence would be cheesy so you may skip reading it. All I wanted for Christmas is to spend it with my love AJ. We haven’t seen each other for almost a month and the eagerness to hold him again is desperate enough. Thank God, in spite of the bad weather, he made it home just a few hours before Christmas Eve.
I spent Christmas dividing my time. I had a dinner first with AJ’s family then he drove me home and had my second round of dinner. I was also supposed to post photos of the gifts I wrapped for my family and friends but I binge wrapped on the 24th already so I had no more time to take a snap of all the presents.
Honestly, I just don’t feel Christmassy this year. I remember a few years back, the streets were already full of lanterns and lights as early as the ber month starts. Then you could hear Christmas songs all day everyday. But this year is worse. Came November, there were still no vibes of Christmas I felt. It saddens me. This season is supposed to be jolly. I even stayed up until past 12 midnight for the fireworks but I was disappointed. I have not seen even a single firecracker. Hopefully next year wouldn’t be the same because December is one of my favorite months.
To summarize my whole December in three words, it would be eat, party, shop.