2017 Week 51: Is It The Holidays Yet?

December 18-24, 2017

To be honest, I am not yet feeling the Christmas spirit this week. Work is still stressing me out (project and a specific person). I’m trying to control the negative feelings but I just can’t help but feel bad sometimes, especially that it’s affecting everyone else. I am successful in just feeling positive most of the time. I force myself so as to focus on the other stuff that needs to be done as there are a lot of things being affected by the issue with this one project. And other projects had to be taken cared of as well. At least I was successful this week. But still too tired. And sad that I can’t attend the dawn masses because I am still in the office at that hour. Kaluoy much. But this too, shall pass. We met with the project sponsor and at least he is not expecting us to work during the holidays so that was a relief.

And because of all the issues at work, I forgot to reserve a ticket in advance. The earliest that I got the moment I remembered it last week was already December 24 at 8:30 AM waaaaah!!! But it was a blessing in disguise because in any case, I cannot leave work early on my Friday shift. And my apartment needs some tender loving care before the holidays so at least I had all of Saturday to do it. Plus of course, the high school BFF and I still didn’t have any official Christmas dinner although it’s us who eat out most of the time hehehehe.

And so we had dinner last night at Brotzeit German Bar and Restaurant. We tried their sausages, crispy pata, salad, beer and a dessert.

sausages

crispypata

lavacake

beer

Sunday was spent going home to Baguio. No traffic northbound so yey! It worried me a bit when I was seeing all posts on Saturday about longer travel times and all those accidents in NLEX and SCTEX.

I arrived in the afternoon and decided to put up the Christmas tree I bought in Divisoria last October. And I found out that the ornaments I bought were not enough. Amp. But this will do for now hahahaha.

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↑No ornaments at the back of the tree hehe.

My 2 nieces and I attended the Christmas eve mass because I have not attended mass yet that Sunday.

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↑Christmas eve 2017 edition. Antok na antok na.

The end.

2017 Week 50: Eating is Life, More Eating is Lifer

December 11-17, 2017

*Ignore the grammar hehe.

The eating did not end during the parties last week. On December 11, our IT Sr. Director treated us to a buffet dinner at Circles Makati Shangri-la. This time, I also won a Rustan’s GC worth Php 1,500. May pambili na ako ng Mac lipstick or hmmm….secret hahaha.

On December 15, our boss treated us to dinner. We ate at Elias. The food was ok but I think the servings do not justify the price. But still good food so yay. We also had dessert at Paper Moon to sample some of their cakes and crepes.

↑We tried the original, chocolate and mango mille crepe and the red velvet mousse cake. My most favorite are the original mille crepe and the red velvet mousse cake.

On December 16, I had dinner with my office BFFs at Cyma. It was my first time there and I also love the food. Well, I generally love food hehe. But their salad is so good. I want to recreate it. It seems easy but I think it’s their dressing that makes it taste unique.

↑Roka salata. I want to do this at home. Where to get the dressing though?

↑My order. Moussaka, which is Greece’s national dish, according to the menu. It was heavy so I was only able to eat half and had the other half wrapped for another meal. Php 450.00.

↑Ripe mango yogurt shake. Php 195.00

On December 17, I went to the mall to just de-stress, because even with all these eating, we’ve been extending hours in the office for the past weeks! There was an ongoing Converse shoes and bags sale and I was able to find a bag for my teenager niece. I had no choice but to let her choose to make sure that she wants what she’ll get. No element of surprise but at least I know she’ll love it because it’s her choice hehe. I sent her several pictures of the bags which I think she’ll like until a winner was selected. My original plan was to just let her buy something in Baguio but the sale happened so it was a good opportunity. But I told her later that I’ll just be donating the bag instead. She sent me a sad smiley hehehe. I’ll just try to wrap it in a way that it doesn’t look like a bag and see if she’ll still be surprised haha.

I had late lunch/early dinner at Racks and feasted on one of their rib dishes. Eating is life for real.

I’m not really stressed out with shopping for gifts because I have already completed almost everything last November and I am only gifting kids this time. Plus, it’s not really a norm in our family. However, I remember my mom wrapping something for us on some years when we were kids so I decided to also wrap some things for the kids this year.

↑Lunch of ribs and bread mac and cheese.

The end.

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