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.
In November of 1970, forty people were photographed at the exact instant after the photographer said, “You have a beautiful face.”
Note to self: Future Photography Project
please marry me. please
True love is when you love someone despite their ugly “Third Rock from the Sun” past.
Talk about hitting two birds with one stone. Lesbian + Future Outfit Moment in one!
I was listening to my “Favorites” playlist on my iPod early this morning and “Walk” by the Foo Fighters started playing. As I listened to the familiar opening chords, I couldn’t help but smile as I remembered the things that happened late January to February of this year, when I was still figuring out how to find my way back again.
Up until a few weeks ago, people have been telling me that I have changed. Some even feel like they don’t know me anymore. My reply? I didn’t change. I just became myself again.