2017 Week 19: Garden Hopping and Other Stuff

May 1-7, 2017

I traveled back to Manila on May 1. But before that, super quick dinner muna with the BF sa tabi-tabi (aka Rufo’s) because it’s in the terminal.

Matic na sa kanya to take pictures of us bago pa ako magrequest hehehe.

By Friday, my internet has been installed. Yehey! I have separate posts about my application here and here.

Then the rest of the week was work work work work work until weekend again hahaha!

Weekend

My friend and I went out on Saturday for several reasons.

We wanted to visit National Planetarium but failed to get in. Bakit? Kasi we arrived there almost 12 PM na ata. Mahaba na ang pila. Buti na lang, the staff gave us an estimated hour na potentially makakapasok kami. Potentially lang because that still depends on how long people will stay inside. 4 PM na raw kami. We don’t want to wait that long so we aborted the plan. Some other time maybe.

Our next stop was Cedarhills Garden Center in Mo. Ignacia, Quezion City. I read about it somewhere and got interested. They sell mostly herbs, some flowers, fertilizers, and tools for the garden. I was a little sad though because some of the plants were wilting because of the summer heat!

Forget-me-not which I bought from Cedarhills. I hope I can grow them.

I like this bike-inspired plant stand for my own yard.

This too.

My friend remembered that Quezon City Memorial Circle also has shops that sell plants. So off we went. And we were happy with all the stuff we saw and wanted to buy! But we were a little frustrated because for some reason, both of us were not cash ready! Hehehe. But that’s fine. We can go back another day, and we’ll make sure we are ready!

One of the many giant trees at the QC Circle. I wonder how old this tree is. Sarap tumambay dito sabay tingala sabay muni-muni.

Ay there’s Max’s and other restaurants in QC Circle. We had lunch at Max’s.

Halo-halo for a super hot summer!

And I later on learned that there were food stalls near Circle Fun. We’ll check that out when we go back.

I was able to buy small Jade plants at 3 for Php 100.00. It’s Php 50.00 if you’ll only buy 1. I hope to be able to propagate those that I bought for my future orchidarium-type small yard in Baguio 🙂 🙂 🙂 . Yep, because of the visits to the Orchidarium last week, I got an idea on what I want to do with my small yard. I’ll start with collecting plants for now hehe.

My Jade plants. Please don’t die!

We also bought loam soil. Ang yabang namin nung unang hindi naman ganon kabigat pero nung bitbit na namin, aba mabigat pala hahaha. But we were able to sting bring it home, thanks to Uber.

We went to SM Megamall after, because there was a wedding expo. Unfortunately, most stalls were already closing for the night! Grabe di man lang kami sinabihang pasara na sila. Sayang ang Ph 50.00 na entrance fee namin. Anyway, lesson learned.

I was so tired on Saturday so I just stayed home to rest and do laundry on Sunday.

The end.

Hope you all are having a great week.

2017 Week 8: The Good and the Bad

February 13-19, 2017

Belated Happy Valentine’s Day! How did you celebrate this day? Or are you the type who are not celebrating it since most days should be Valentine’s Day?

The BF and I just sent each other Valentine greetings via text and that was it. No dates, no fancy surprises, no plans of being together this day. We just went on with our day like any ordinary days. And I’m perfectly fine with it. I’d rather have a generally peaceful relationship than being extra/extremely sweet on special occasions but always arguing even on simplest things. But that’s just me.

Weekend

A friend and I were supposed to go out on Saturday to celebrate her birthday (February 19). Unfortunately, she had to rush home to Baguio because her mom was hospitalized. It has something to do with her heart but hopefully it doesn’t develop into something worse.

So I stayed home the whole day and did some cross stitching. My progress is slow but I’m more inspired to continue if I see the design starting to get clearer as I stitch some more hehehe.

I went out at night just to walk a bit. I finally visited Ayala Malls the 30th which is 5 minutes walk away from the apartment. There are still a lot of unopened shops. It’s the restaurants that are open. I saw some that I haven’t eaten yet but looks like these are more expensive so let’s see if my thrifty 2017 self will give in one day hehehe.

On Sunday, I attended the morning mass then met up with my cousin and her family for lunch. She flew to UK to be an OWF as well. She was my roommate for a year in college when I stayed with their family, hence I am close to her and her brothers. She was just in first grade then. Now, she’s an adult. How time flies. Really.

While it would be hard to be away from her family, I’m also excited for her because of this new adventure. She wanted this for so long. I pray that she will be successful in this endeavor, including her plans with her income.

I went with them to the airport to make sure that she gets past immigration without any problems. I’m waiting for her message now to confirm her arrival.

I went home after to what else, cross stitch again hehehe.

Windfall

I qualified for the Uber promo RIDE8TAKE4 so I had a total of Php 400 off in my Uber rides last week hehehe. Thanks, Uber!

The end.

Have a great week ahead.

Of rubber balls and glass balls

This is still from the book Suzzane’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson.

“ Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends and integrity. And you’re keeping all of them in the air. But one day, you come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls – family, health, friends, integrity – are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered. And once you truly understand the lesson of the five balls, you will have the beginnings of the balance in your life.”

*****

Though finding the balance in life can also become challenging sometimes, depending on the circumstances. But during these moments, I’ll just content myself with the thought that yes, we can balance everything. It may become unbalanced at some point but we can always bounce back to a balanced life.

We

We is so much better than I.”

That’s an excerpt from the book Suzzane’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson. I started reading it yesterday dawn just to put me to sleep and when I woke up, I decided to read a few more chapters. From then on, I was hooked. I can’t put the book down until I finished it hehehe.

As the title puts it, it’s a diary about the love story of Suzzane, Matt and their son Nicholas. I almost can’t believe it that it’s written by a man hehehe. There are heartbreaking moments but it’s full of heartwarming tales as well. 🙂

Now back to the excerpt. Simply, I wish that the time would come when I would be using We more often rather than just I. That would be nice. 🙂

Sweet Dreams!

I have come to love these books when I was in high school. Hay! The stories are all romantic hihihi. Racing Hearts was the first book I read. We had this mini-library in class where those who have books can bring it to class so that others may borrow it. Luckily, we had this one classmate who has a complete set of Sweet Dreams (together with the Sweet Valley series from Twins to High to University) and that’s where I was able to read some books. Heck, I was really hooked that I read even in moving vehicles hehe (yeah right, bad for the eyes :p). Until now, I still check out the bookstores for copies of these books.

Fast forward to today. I was browsing Ebay for some books when I came across some titles. It brought back memories until I decided to try to complete my collection ahihi. Thus I started bidding some books in Ebay already wahahaha. Ok lang na second hand basta readable pa rin ang texts. But I’m wishing that I could get brand new copies huhu. Merong iba from abroad pero pamatay naman ang shipping huhu. Mas mahal pa kaysa sa bayad sa books :(. I already have some copies at home. Wish ko lang natago pa ng kapatid ko yung ibang nabili ko dati huhuhu. Anyway, sana macomplete ko!

Angelic Bliss (Girl)

This is the cross stitch project that I’ll be starting in a while. The materials were a gift from Janet last December 2006. Until now, I haven’t done it yet. Wahaha. See how delayed I am with my projects? Hehehe. I won’t justify anymore hihi. I hope to finish this right away so that I can display it in my room :).

Sherrilyn Kenyon Unleashed

I’m done with Unleash the Night, the first book I read written by her. And I want more hihihi. Tomorrow is book shopping day! Wahahaha! Well, what can I do? I’m hooked hahaha. Besides, there’s still a discount at NBS until September 16, so I better grab the opportunity yiffee!

New Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon

I am trying to read a book by an author introduced to me by my friend. The author is Sherrylyn Kenyon. Her stories are usually on paranormal romance because it involves wolves, vampires and humans. Well, according to my friend, there are no gory parts in the book. Thus I decided to try it. I bought 1 of her books entitled Unleash the Night. I read until page 8 and so far, I like it. I had to finish this right away though so that if it fits my taste, I can buy her other books that are on sale at National Bookstore hehehe.

Missing the books and other hobbies

For months now, I haven’t finished reading any books yet. Waaahh. And I still have plenty of unread books. I don’t have any valid excuse for not reading. I hope to be back on the game soon. Napapalagpas ko na yung magagandang books na dapat basahin hehe.

Di na rin ako nakakapag-cross-stitch. Kasi naman laging pagod sa work. Tuloy, pag-uwi sa bahay pahinga na lang or tulog na. Wish ko lang matapos ko na yung nasimulan ko years ago pa hahaha. Yung gift ni tita di ko pa natatahi. Mag-iisang taon na yun, di ko pa rin nagagawa e maliit lang naman yun. Sus. Kay tamad ko talaga. Tsk tsk tsk…bad ‘to! So, do something about it, ok?!

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