Friday, March 17, 2017

Hey-oh! First post in 2017! Time to get this blog caught up with what's happening in my life because one of the main reasons that I keep a blog is that... I like looking back at my old entries.

Day one of the new year, my Dad and I went to a mountain resort for brunch. 

I also got to try snow tubing for the first time which was so fun my beanie flew off my head (thank goodness it wasn't my eyeglasses!)

Jan 21. I'm not one for making New Year's Resolution but coincidentally since this year started and since I survived going on a long drive for the first time alone last year, I went to more places! Mostly museums and galleries in Philadelphia, Maryland and New York --more on that later! Going on long drives is now one of my favorite things to do to chill. Hehe

Kickstarted my Goodreads challenge! I only read 6 books last year and my challenge was to read 16. I am now on my 6th of 15 books and I am ahead right now but I haven't been reading again so... whoops! We'll see.

Feb 23. I love my new hair! and other people seem to like it too! I was sort of worried that I'll look like a kindergartner but people have commented that I look more mature and confident. Syempre naniwala naman ako. Haha

The latest news that I have is from this week. Winter storm started Monday night through Tuesday afternoon. After working 12 hour shifts on the weekend, I checked in at a hotel near the hospital where I work. The night was paid for by our company which was considerate of them! They even drove us to work and gave us free breakfast. I know, right?!

Here's my car hiding in snow!

That's all I have for this post! More, definitely more entries to follow! Life's good. 

Thursday, December 01, 2016

A simple question that I find difficult to answer recently. It makes me stop and think for awhile... "Do I REALLY have to answer?" "Do I trust this person enough to say what's really on my mind?" Most of the time, I say "I'm fine," other times I say, "My boyfriend and I broke up."

I'm not even sure if you guys knew that I had a boyfriend. So, a short backstory, we were together for 3 years and we were friends 2 years before that. We started our relationship 6 months before I had to leave the Philippines and we were on a long distance relationship since then. I wouldn't say that it was the distance that made us broke apart, but it was a factor, I assume.

It's been a month and I am fine. This July, I met these super cool people on Telegram via Camie's group chat  and we all kind of clicked. It may sound silly because these people are technically strangers on the internet, but you know, we're all strangers here and they really helped me go through the whole break up. I love you guys. In case, you stumble upon my blog. (which I hope won't happen. Lol)

Two more updates I want to talk about, I've been learning/playing the ukulele! It started because (1) I had to make a video for my Mom's birthday and I thought playing "Lemonade" by Jeremy Passion would be cool enough to make her cry and because (2) I was encouraged by one of my new buddies when he said that learning the ukulele is easy! I've been posting on Instagram if you want to see me embarrass myself. 

Lastly, I had my first out-of-state drive alone on my own last week! It was an hour and half away to Maryland and another hour and half back home. Driving back home was a challenge because Google Maps led me through the woods, with two-lane curved roads in the dark. The thought of certain death came to mind but I was also happy that I was there going through it by myself and surviving, like in life. :)

Have a merry December, guys! 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Summer has ended and now fall is here! There are a few things that I want to share with you so I'll get right into it!

  • I guess I'll start with the big one, my Mazda CX-7. A week before I started my new job, my Nissan Xterra was on the verge of breaking down and driving it to work would be hassle if it happens to suddenly stop working. So, for a month, I was either getting dropped off/picked up by my Dad like a grade schooler at work or I wait for 15 minutes to an hour or more for a cab. I waited 3 weeks for this car to get inspected and certified and it was well worth it. I most especially love the sound system, sunroof and the heated seats! 
  • Bella soy candle and aromatic diffuser from Target. I have an uncle who came to visit us for a few days and he is VERY meticulous when it comes to maintaining cleanliness and order at home like my mom. He gave this candle an A-okay and also the Mrs. Meyer's foaming handsoap in Lavender and Lemon. They are products that are worth checking out. I've already repurchased a candle and the diffuser that I have is still... diffusing after more than a month.
  • Don't take my word for it, but getting pampered here in the US costs A LOT. When I'm in the Philippines, I have my nails done, get waxed, have full body massages and all that good heavenly stuff frequently. Because if you compare the prices for a full body massage, it's around $35 at The Spa. Here you can get an hour of full body massage at $70-90. Imagine that! (dollar bill with wings emoji) With that said, this is all that I do for myself when it comes to pampering... a mask sheet. 11 sheets for $13 on Amazon. Avocado is my favorite, so far!
  • So yeah, I finally tried Amazon for the first time and it was great. Relatively good prices for quality stuff. Loving my new MacBook cover and iPad mini case!
  • On my last post, I mentioned that I wanted a Calvin Klein bralette, then I found out that it doesn't have cotton lined cups which is what I really want. I went on Aerie which is now my go-to place for everything underwear related and I practically bought one of each bralettes they had that had cotton lined cups ($15 each). I love it so much!
  • To add something summer-y on this list, an off shoulder swimsuit at Hollister! I got it for $10-15 at the clearance section! It was retailed for $35, such a steal! I only wonder when I can finally wear this cutie! Haha
  • Lastly, the tiniest favorites in this post... is my new piercing! (Tiny nga diba. Haha) I got my helix piercing done this weekend. So fast, so clean and painless! 
That's all I have, ladies!
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

It's been almost a year since I sat down and talked about what's been going on in my life so, I guess that's what I'm going to do right now!

Something that I haven't mentioned in my blog yet is that we adopted a puppy earlier this year! I like to say that she's a mix of pit bull and bulldog. She's 8 months old. I named her Bellatrix and we call her Bell for short.

She has put holes in one of my shorts and pajamas, nibbled at the sides of our couch, massacred a number of water bottles and her chew toys but we love her nonetheless!

Another thing is that, I'm back to the daily grind! I got offered a job from a hospital and I'm working full-time for the very first time in my life. It's been great so far!

I also got my hair cut last May. Straight-across trim, 3 inches off and a choppy bangs.



and a very rare Pokemon selfie

Two weeks ago, an extended family from Ireland came to visit us for a week. We went to Hershey's Chocolate World and a lot of shopping malls and outlets. We drove them to JFK in New York where I captured a lot of Pokemons! Hehe

Speaking of driving, I can't use my car because we think it's broken and the mechanic we know can't fix it right away. So, I'm being dropped off and picked up like a grade schooler by my dad when he's available. Lol

I'm not sure if you guys know that I'm in a long distance relationship. And the last thing I want to mention right now is that my boyfriend and I had our third year anniversary this month! Yay us!

A picture of us all dressed up for a fine meal at Jollibee. Haha (Hindi pa kami niyan)

That's everything I have on my mind right now. See you on my next post!


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