- How to hide the short, white strands of hair bursting out of the top of your head, revealing your true age (read: old).
- Not having enough money in the bank to sustain you in case a) you lose your job, b) you resign without a new job, and c) you quit your job and fulfill your graduation dream of being a bum for a year.
- The realization that apart from owning your own gadgets, you have yet to have “big toys” written under your name (i.e. a house, a car, a fat bank account).
- In seven months, you will be celebrating the last year of another decade in your life. What have you done?
- An epiphany: The city life is getting too much for me. I think I need a change of scenery. This time, I am no longer scared of being on my own.
- Successfully negotiating a deadline extension for a project at work.
- Getting lost in Makati looking for a way out, only to end up where we started.
- Having 20 minutes of much-needed Me Time to mull things over at the neighborhood mall.
- Coming home to a good dinner and a quick nap thanks to a welcoming couch.
- Waking up to the sound of the doorbell, dogs barking, and a door opening up to the best stress-melting surprise: milk tea drinks, a tuna sandwich, and that night’s Partner-in-Dine (a.k.a. The Love of my Life).
1. Having a four-day weekend and waking up late on a rainy Friday morning.
2. Arriving in cool and windy Silang, and feasting on lasagna and pizza while playing online guessing games with the Groom’s family.
3. Praying before meals and winning in Monopoly Deal.
4. Witnessing a beautiful matrimonial ceremony of two people and attending one of the most fun wedding receptions to date.
5. Seeing a future wonderfully unfold.
1. Daddy’s Girl Polo > Boyfriend Shirt
2. Receiving my first spring bouquet from you (because you know I don’t like roses) and getting teased by workmates
3. Meeting up briefly over non-coffee and takeout doughnuts
4. Dinner with family = pizza
5. We’re always BZ, you and me
- Scored four CDs for the price of one! In no particular order: Midlife: A Beginner’s Guide to Blur (Blur), The Best of Doves (Doves), This is Happening (LCD Soundsystem), and The Best of I.R.S. Years 1982-1987 And I Feel Fine (R.E.M.)
- Consumed seven DVD-Rs to back up my photos and videos hogging up precious laptop HD space.
- Dropped by the new Today x Future to watch a friend spin, and meet more new friends.
- Took myself out on a date in Robinson’s Magnolia and had a two-piece chicken dinner at Broasters Chicken, and strawberry black tea from Saints’ Alp.
- [Still] stressed out over my goldfish Chuck’s month-long bout with intestinal parasites. He needs serious medicine ASAP.
I’ve always considered keeping journals and diaries a way of catching up with myself. We maintain date books to keep track of dinners with friends, marathon meetings at the office, and that long overdue dental appointment. Why can’t we do the same for ourselves?
Writing about my day is my way of self-introspection. Regardless of wardrobe change or shifts in career, I will always consider myself an introvert. I have kept diaries for as long as I could remember. It saddens me that in this day and age of push-button emo publishing, I have the worst case of writer’s block. That and awful time management skills.
Anyway, real entry to follow. Pathetic.
- I will be needing to replace my laptop soon.
- A major file back-up session is in order.
- What? It’s already February?
- The years zip by as you get older.
- I have never been happier.
Blogging from an Android device.
I have been exercising my ass off and eating healthier for most part of 2012. I’m joking if I say I’m hungry, but that wouldn’t be too far off from the truth: I miss my comfort foods. Which is why as soon as I turn 29 and get back from the beach, I am going to make a beeline for these restaurants. Expect this list to be the first of many Five Places to Pig Out After I Hit Two Birds With One Stone: turning a year older and losing my Boracay virginity (you know what I mean. Not that one).
- Manos Greek Taverna, Tagaytay: I’ve been wanting to try out this place for years, but never got around to. Before the year ends, I promise to eat here. Even if it means commuting to get there.
- Bowler Bar & Restaurant, Makati: I’ve been leafing through the October 2012 issue of Men’s Health magazine (don’t ask me why) and read an article that lists this place as one of the 15 Best Bars in the Philippines. I’m actually more interested in trying out its cocktails than sampling the food. It seems like a promising after-office hangout.
- B&T Mexican Kitchen, San Juan: I’ve always been a fan of Mexican food ever since I first went to Mexicali with my Mom back in the 1990’s. I know Mexicali is fastfood-y but I remember taking a forkful of their cheese enchilada back then and falling in love at first bite. Several foodie friends swear by B&T so I’m hoping my first time there would elicit swear words of the good kind.
- Nihonbashi Tei, Makati: Japanese food has become my go-to cuisine when I’m in a rush to catch a movie or can’t think of a good place for some chow. In reality, give me salmon sashimi, kikoman soy sauce, and lots of wasabi and I’m a happy lady. However, I have yet to find a Japanese restaurant in Manila that can dethrone Omakase as my all-time favorite. Let’s see if Nihonbashi Tei is up to that challenge.
- Little Tokyo, Makati: I’ve never been to Japan. I want my own ”Lost in Translation” moment! I want to take photos of my food amid a fake Japanese backdrop! I will embrace the fakery and drown myself in hot tea and wasabi ice cream!
- A stress-free pre-birthday lunch with family
- Perfect weather and outdoor photography light
- Post-birthday drinks with newfoundfriends
- The resolve to continue living a kick-ass life in the next year despite Negatrons who may abound
- Be busy, busy, busy!
Interpol Live @ The Tabernacle Atlanta 11/1/10 (NARC)
Nerdy Paul gifs
My favorite Interpol song GIF-ied!
Zander Olsen, Tree,Line.
This is an ongoing series of constructed photographs rooted in the forest. These works, carried out in Surrey, Hampshire and Wales,involve site specific interventions in the landscape, ‘wrapping’ trees with white material to construct a visual relationship between tree, not-tree and the line of horizon according to the camera’s viewpoint.
This is a nice photography concept. If only we had more views like this in the Philippines.