Friday, June 29, 2012

Random Ramblings

It's official, I am a nocturnal being all through to my core. And I blame this unnerving work schedule which, without a single hint of mercy, has already turned my body clock upside down. Plus, the Starks of Winterfell and the sinister clan of Lannisters are not helping at all in my union with my bed. Oh, I apologize for the lack of courtesies, I am talking about George R.R Martin's Game of Thrones by the way. I have literally buried my head in that book for the past few nights and I'm afraid I've gone too far this time I could even see them in my dreams. So I decided to drop it for a while and indulge myself in the comfort of words and writing.

So, what to write, what to write?

Well, actually, nothing specific comes to mind. Maybe a few random ramblings will do, just to free my head of cluttered thoughts and give itself it's much needed space for more thinking. Hmmm. That reminded me of something. Some people say I think too much. Or worry too much. Well, I won't exactly argue with that. I don't know, It just comes naturally to me. Oh, and then I got to thinking, worrying as something natural, I could already imagine how awful that sounds. But yeah, I guess that's just how I was wired. It's not really that bad though. At least I think so.

By the way, on a totally different note, I have been following Ser Paulo Coelho in Facebook (yes, I use Ser as he is a knight to me as any other in GRR Martin's book.haha. I am crazy like that) and he just posted this a while ago from his book Aleph, "Dreamers can never be tamed." and a few days back, " Man needs to choose, not just accept his destiny." I don't know exactly why I'm quoting him right now, I just felt like those words spoke to my soul.

I often wondered who I might become 10 years from now, sometimes I even fear I might not become who I wanted to be. I mean, that's good right? At least I still have the sense to think about my future. But then again, by the words of Arya Stark, "Fear cuts deeper than sword." And the words of Ser Paulo is still ringing in my head, "The fear of suffering is worse than suffering itself." Uh, that will leave me thinking the entire night.

Anyway, I'm finally going home in a few days and I cannot contain my excitement! Even if I had to pay a hefty lot for rescheduling my flight (yes, I'm still a little bit sore about that) but screw that, I am prancing and about just thinking about it. And yes, I will be updating you once I'm home already, there's no doubt about that.

Can anything get more random than this? I think that should do it for the night though. Lord Eddard and the rest are waiting for me at King's Landing. Teehee ^^

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Up the Heights

I'm writing this post with stingy eyes (for apparent lack of sleep) and empty gaunch (I could eat a horse, really) but my desire to post another entry is winning over so I will deal with those issues later. For the meantime, I will write.

I have missed the blogosphere sooo much, you have no idea. And it feels so good to be back in front of the screen rambling about just anything. I finally found the time to unwind from work (well actually, this is even a jammed post already) and breathe fresh air, literally. We went up the heights a couple of days ago and to say we had fun is an understatement.

The view is breathtaking from up here. 
I mean, c'mon, do I need to explain the need for food?haha

It was my first time at Mountain View Nature's Park and being the adventure freak that I am, I wanted so much to try the very long ropes course you can see on the photo below. But for some reasons, I decided to wear a long maxi dress and open sandals during the trip. I was like, 'Seriously Ivy? What were you thinking?' And I went home leaving my heart on that ropes course. :(

I badly wanted to try this course but for some unfortunate reasons, I wasn't able to. booo :(

I never like liked frogs, but these two were an exemption. 

Nevertheless, I still had a lot of fun. The place was really nice and it was difficult not to camwhore. I'm pretty sure the next set of photos are evidence enough.haha. 

The whole park was really huge, we had to walk our way from one spot to another but it was totally away from the hustle and bustle of the city, so quiet, I could live there. 

We ended up going home late at night but it was more than worth it. The whole team was not complete but I'm very thankful that I go to work with these people, it definitely makes work so much easier and less stressful.
*Credits to Aira for all of the photos posted here.

This week has been amazing for me so far and one thing is for sure, God is really good. I am happy and beyond grateful for everything. I hope everything's going well with all of you as well.

P.S. I know this is totally random and unrelated but just FYI for the Olsen  fans out there (with which I am proudly one of). Mary-Kate and Ashley (yes, I call them on a first name basis.haha) recently bagged the title of Womenswear Designers of the Year at the CFDA awards. Dare I say, keep 'em coming? I definitely will do!