"Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. On New Years Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year." (Source) My avatar photo is from WeHeartIt~

 

January 2013 - Part 2

Another fifty posts. Who knew? LOL.

JAN16: Random day. I am alone again but then again, I wasn’t able to grab this whole day by the balls and complained. Besides that, I had a lot of firsts — soy milk, a burning bus, and a desire to go to a 2013 concert… in ENGLISH.

JAN17: I found out my mother rummaged through my stuff again. At work, I opened the green box out of curiosity and ate a hot dog in eco-friendly packaging from 7Eleven. At home, when I started on The Notebook, I found a nice bookmark

JAN18: A roller coaster ride of awkwardness. Nuff said. Moonleaf is also opening nearby.

JAN19: Les Mis with Imouto today! I wore a green outfit, feeling fatter than ever. Shopping commenced afterwards (and here, I realize that I didn’t get to blog about the Tokyo Cafe dinner my sister and I had) and I bought boxes tonight! I placed my Kpop collection in one and throughout the process of gathering all things, I found one of my favorite books.

JAN20: Lazy ass day.

JAN21: I rode another roller coaster today. I got a gift from Erick. I attended the annual meeting as the ROD alone. Despite all that, I went home to/with nice things.

JAN22: Surprise! I had ham today! We were talking about it the other day and now, we have haaaam. Then, I also went to the bank to pay for the rest of the wigs’ fees.

JAN23: PAMPANGA EXPLORING! I had a lot of food (ice cream, taiyaki, and much more) while working. Funny thing is, I saw Leeteuk-oppa’s photo in a place where I feel at home in. I love Icepop - Robinson Starmills.

JAN24: Branch Meeting!

JAN25: Unplanned things happened today. I feel happy about it, though.

JAN26: Otaku Expo Saturday! My sister and I ate at Yoshinoya before going to the con. I know I didn’t post this but I got a lovely dress from Cotton On before going in. I also found something I’ve been in love with for quite some time - alpacas. I didn’t buy it though, wasn’t ready. I got awesome loot. My siblings and I had another pig out session when we got home~!

JAN27: Another lazy Sunday.

JAN28: Running around the metro again. Lucky Chinatown Mall and then Eastwood. I had random moments in LCTM — found out when Anna Karenina is showing and had an encounter with a credit card sales man. I also finished my third book

JAN29: I got omiyage from Ilo-Ilo~ 

JAN30: I had a meeting in Market! Market! and found amusing things there — a new SiHae campaign and Egg Puffs. I finished my fourth book along the way. I also found a new way to get out of Market! Market! and landed in Ortigas, where I saw this campaign

JAN31: It’s the last day of the month… and the last day of my non-stop eating days. I finished my fifth book, right on schedule… and look, my 100th post!

January 2013 - Part 1

This is definitely a different thing for this year’s blog. I am posting a summary so that by the end of the year, I won’t have to go back through the whole blog. Haha.

JAN1: I greeted 2013 in a red wig. Yep, I wore it in front of my family. Of course, there were comments but meh, that was that. Then, my family, sans my sick sister, went to a family gathering that afternoon where my mother started a trend of putting the garland on the head. Yep.

JAN2: The following day was a work day and I got a late Christmas present from Jen and Cris. That night, my first article for Manila Biz got published. I couldn’t be happier! 

JAN3: It rained on the third and I was going home alone. I was thinking of walking but it rained. I was in the process of making a final decision when a middle-aged man told me not to get rained on. So yep, I went home in a trike.

JAN4: The most random things happened on the first Thursday of 2013. The earrings I have been looking for is on the floor, in between the UPS and the continuous paper box. On this workday, Lallie goes back to work. I got omiyage from her. Yay! Ellie also has omiyage from the province which Gelo takes home. Yes, he is finally back from Malaysia. I also made a commentary on changing the hot dog brand at home and a blog on riding the FX halfway alone. Haha.

JAN5: My V8 officially breaks. Sob.

JAN6: I had a productive day. I cleaned a part of my room. I also found the free packets from various personal care brands and found Etude House’s Hair Treatment.

JAN7: I went to the first meeting of the year… and the first day of school in Ateneo. I went back to Q.Ave to get the laptop and hanged out by myself in Dakasi.

JAN8: I had the first depression for 2013 out of the blue. Odd. I ended up staying up until late and finished my first book for 2013, Brida. After waking up and heading to work, I realized this is a sick Tuesday.

JAN9: I got sick for the first time this year. 38.2 degrees. At the end of the day, I was able to recover a bit and even cooked pancit.

JAN10: I went back to work. Nikka surprises me by asking me if I want Mcdo food delivered and so I did. Other than that, a wine bottle surprises me on my table. After work, I went to SM Fairview to buy groceries. After that, I am still trying to sell my ticket for DKFC so I took a leap and posted on FB.

JAN11: Lallie and I went to BP Makati and this picture came up. After meeting the seller for tattoo tights, I went to the Ayala area and bought shoes coz the ones I was wearing got drenched. I wanted to meet with Diane but she was busy so I ended up finding books in various bookstores and then, Karada. I got home late and  well, it’s a Friday so we did random derp.

JAN12: I had an eventful day. I gatecrashed my first party. I went to a Japanese culture related event and saw J-Fashion clothesI met up with Naz and I knew about NU Skin. Then, I met with my buyer and sold the ticket. At the end of the day, my sister and I ate dinner and went shopping.

JAN13: I got upset over an FB post but the day didn’t end sour. I also asked Senpai to watch Les Miserables with me and a few kohai. I also enrolled in Coursera.org for Digital Sound Design.

JAN14: I couldn’t sleep again so I ended up finishing Perks of Being a Wallflower, my second book for 2013. I wasn’t late for work. Haha. I met up with Naz in the afternoon to talk about NU Skin and bought McDo for lunch. I also got a laptop upgrade today.

JAN15: It hasn’t been 24 hours since the upgrade and I did something dumb because I was sleepy. Yep, simply dumb. I also went to Dakasi this afternoon out of derp and found out about the free pudding. I also had a pissed off moment and well, ended up crying because it’s Casey’s last day. I crammed my gift so there’s no pic of it at all. Haha. I needed exercise. The traffic gave me the opportunity to check out a nearby gym which looks promising. 

That’s my first part of January… and my first 50 posts. OMG. 

Blowing Off Steam After Work

I ran to Cubao after work to get the buns I was supposed to get on Saturday morning. The buns looked flat but seemed manageable enough. After that, I bought a couple of things from Taco Bell before hitting the arcade. I wanted to play Technika. 

My first game was kinda good. KARA songs. Then, the screen went blank. It took a while but I got a free game which ended with 87. I tried again with my usual set. Still 87. Hahaha, it appears that I’m starting to suck at Technika for not playing for quite a long, long, long while. OTL

Retail Therapy

After a tiring day, I ended up shopping. First, it was just the lenses. Curse the fact that the old store where I buy cheap contacts are closed. Now, I’m stuck with P400/month contacts. Such a waste. Then again, I discovered that the grades got higher from somewhere along 3.75 to 4.00 to somewhere around 4.25 to 4.75. Argh.

Then, I stopped by Ensembles where I found a P99 skirt. I want to remove this thread that holds something together because it’s giving me another flab, though. Without that, the skirt’s entirely pretty.

I also ended up in Etude House, buying stuff. I got myself an elbow patch and a facial wash — complete with a Taemin fan. Haha. My sister’s so happy I got it right this time. (The first fan was an Onew fan, thought it was Taemin.)

Lastly, I found myself buying something in Forever 21. I really want that Midnight Angel shirt. I want to wear it once I become a full not-so-amateur DJ. Tralalala. I also got info on the card thing. They suggest that I go through the whole process… again. :(

Overall, I had fun shopping — not too broke but happy.

Something Chino Found
We were roaming around Fully Booked and while looking through the business books (and the like), he saw this and said, “We should be reading this.” It is Mark Tungate’s Fashion Brands.
I looked through the table of contents. It had information that I may not know yet. It may be a good investment. I shall keep this photo and be reminded to buy it once I’m out of the book buying ban.
*I spent the afternoon with Chino. We ran around the metro to attend meetings. :3

Something Chino Found

We were roaming around Fully Booked and while looking through the business books (and the like), he saw this and said, “We should be reading this.” It is Mark Tungate’s Fashion Brands.

I looked through the table of contents. It had information that I may not know yet. It may be a good investment. I shall keep this photo and be reminded to buy it once I’m out of the book buying ban.

*I spent the afternoon with Chino. We ran around the metro to attend meetings. :3

After Quite a While
I managed to snag Moonleaf tea. I went to the branch near home and ordered take out. The place is very quaint but I didn’t take loads of photos of the place and I’d rather post this one. 
I got the first tea flavor I ever drank, thanks to Toujin: Honey. Haha. I got my sister her fave — wintermelon. :3

After Quite a While

I managed to snag Moonleaf tea. I went to the branch near home and ordered take out. The place is very quaint but I didn’t take loads of photos of the place and I’d rather post this one. 

I got the first tea flavor I ever drank, thanks to Toujin: Honey. Haha. I got my sister her fave — wintermelon. :3

At the End of the Day
It was a pretty stressful day today, back to work and all that. I wasn’t really geared up for it. I wanted to sleep more. My sister couldn’t sleep so I couldn’t sleep either. I laaaack sleep.
I also had a sudden attack on depression which was weird. My thoughts are eating me alive again. The loneliness and shit. I ended up saying something weird. Francine asked me if I needed anything. I told her I wanted company. Then, I laughed so hard that I cried. I didn’t expect to answer like that. At all. My assistants just left me at that point. She’s leaving too. I felt a pang of loneliness right there.
I even asked myself if I was hungry. I answered yes. I ended up eating street food while waiting for an fx. When it did not arrive, I went to Dakasi to drink tea and read. (So far, True Believer has a good start, different from the ones I’ve read written by Nicholas Sparks. Can’t wait to find out more.) I stayed for around 30 to 40 minutes and the ride home was making me dizzy.
I also ate dinner but up until earlier, I wanted to puke it out. Ugh, it’s happening again. I just drank water and watched anime earlier. So far, no more puking spells. I’ll try to sleep early tonight. Like 12:00 or 12:30. :3

At the End of the Day

It was a pretty stressful day today, back to work and all that. I wasn’t really geared up for it. I wanted to sleep more. My sister couldn’t sleep so I couldn’t sleep either. I laaaack sleep.

I also had a sudden attack on depression which was weird. My thoughts are eating me alive again. The loneliness and shit. I ended up saying something weird. Francine asked me if I needed anything. I told her I wanted company. Then, I laughed so hard that I cried. I didn’t expect to answer like that. At all. My assistants just left me at that point. She’s leaving too. I felt a pang of loneliness right there.

I even asked myself if I was hungry. I answered yes. I ended up eating street food while waiting for an fx. When it did not arrive, I went to Dakasi to drink tea and read. (So far, True Believer has a good start, different from the ones I’ve read written by Nicholas Sparks. Can’t wait to find out more.) I stayed for around 30 to 40 minutes and the ride home was making me dizzy.

I also ate dinner but up until earlier, I wanted to puke it out. Ugh, it’s happening again. I just drank water and watched anime earlier. So far, no more puking spells. I’ll try to sleep early tonight. Like 12:00 or 12:30. :3