Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Day 148: High Standards

Okaaaay, so I just raped the replay button of Noah and Allie's epic kiss-in-the-rain scene. I cannot possibly explain how I feel right now. No, this is not the first time I'm seeing this movie but because I've been such a sloth today, I decided to watch it again. And without any second thoughts, The Notebook is and always will be my all-time favorite movie and love story. Ugh, this mushy feeling, I hate so much.

Speaking of such, a random unknown guy texted me earlier and asked if he could get to know me. I was like, 'Uhm, I'd hate to burst your bubble but I don't even know you'. He said he was from my hometown and he knew my sister. Of course. And you know what le sister said? Just give him a chance. No.Freakin'.Way! This guy doesn't even know his grammar. I know I have very high standards, which is probably one of the main reasons why I'm still single but I know what I deserve and if it's love we're talking about, why in the world would I settle for less?

Alright, enough of that. This is what happens when you don't get to seethe outside world.haha. As I said, I pretty much stayed at home the whole day today drowning myself in the world wide web. What about you? Any interesting thing that happened today?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Day 147: Better Days Are Coming

I am so freakin' tired!

Uhmm. Well, not really. I just wanted to start this post with something a little intense and with the word 'freakin' to it. It's not entirely a lie, just a half-baked truth. Oh my, am I even talking sense here? What is the matter with me?

Okay, let's start over. My day started out a wee bit frustrating today. Besides the irritating fact that I woke up early again even without meaning to, I also found out my scores for yesterday were not at all impressive. I had to pep talk myself out of my acute depression which was not an easy task. I still cringe with disappointement just with the though of it but there's no point looming over what's already done. So, I had to brush it off and move on.

I decided to watch The Notebook as a lift-me-upper and it worked for a while, until my crappy and ever so reliable internet connection decided to go against me. I only made it halfway through the movie so I went to sleep. I was planning on bailing out of my afternoon jog date with a friend but I figured it would do me good to get some fresh air anyway so I went on with it. And boy was I right.

After the jog and a little aerobics, I felt so much better and my happy hormones got back on track in no time. August is just around the corner and I better gear myself up for it. New goals, new plans, all in pursuit of a better me. Let's start the month right, shall we?

Monday, July 29, 2013

Day 146: Getting used to

My new schedule kicks off today and under normal circumstances, this would've made me ecstatic since I'd have the luxury of sleeping late and waking up late too. But for some reasons, I still found it difficult to get up three hours later than usual. I'm not sure if my body clock is still adjusting or I'm just plain lazy. I'd still like to believe it's the former though. C'mon, I still deserve the benefit of the doubt, don't I?

I'm still adjusting to the new schedule at work too. I've been used to the same routine for the past four months and it seems like time runs ever so slowly for this schedule. And I hate the fact that everyone else ends their shift earlier than ours. Am.I talking sense here? Anyway, my day started out really great today. I had a very good score for yesterday's calls and I get to talk with my crushie. Of course, I looked like a retarded fool the whole time who can't wipe the smile off of her face and whose cheeks were probably as red as cherries. Why the f am I that transparent? Geez.

After work, I was finally able to go the gym and I was surprised that I still managed to lose weight even after being MIA for a couple of weeks. Technically, I should be happy about it but I'm starting to worry if I have uncovered diseases or something. Argh, the inner hypochondriac in me is coming out again. But at least, I didn't gain any weight after my endless food fest last week.

On another note, I'm usually already asleep by this time but since it's my day off tomorrow, I can sleep as late as I want. What about you? How was the start of your week?

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Day 145: Inspiration

Adam Levine's music was a perfect way to start my day. It's still raining for the nth time this morning but it wasn't that hard to wake up early anymore. I was particularly hyped up to start my day knowing my crush would finally be present at work today. I know it's such an immature way of thinking but it won't hurt to have an inspiration every now and then. Somehow it helps me become more motivated to go to work everyday and that's a good thing, right?

Throughout the day, there were a couple of instances when we got near each other and I can't help feeling all 'kilig' inside. I know he's already taken and all but it's not like I'm seducing him or something. And why am I suddenly getting all defensive?haha. But in all seriousness, even though I like him, I wouldn't go as far as ruin a relationship or something. Unless, an opportunity presents itself. Hahaha! I kid, I kid!

Anyway, work was just about the same today. There was a slight tension with the other team on the floor because of them being too noisy and barbaric (for lack of a better term). That has been an ongoing issue but it just reached to a different level earlier today. Well, I'm not really part of the issue so I'll just let them be. After work, we went home immediately and I spent the rest of the afternoon until now burying myself in the world wide web.

Was your Sunday any better?

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Day 144: Of Terrorism and Disappointments

I just heard the worst possible news through Facebook today. My news feed was bombarded with posts about the recent bombing that happened in my hometown last night. Although none of my friends and family members were hurt but it was still the most horrendous thing that can happen especially to a once peaceful city, even dubbed as 'The City of Golden Friendship'. I know it's not right starting my post with such awful news but please help me pray for those who were injured and also for the safety of everyone in my hometown.

Anyway, let's talk about what happened today. I almost called off from work when I woke up to a very cold bed weather. It was so hard to separate myself from my bed when all I wanna do was snuggle and hid myself in the covers. Good thing my senses snapped to reality and I was able to finally force myself out of bed. Everything was doing well at work until before my lunch break. My friend told me that a guy from my team said really awful things about what I was wearing. And that started to ruin my day.

I tried my best to keep calm and just let it go but it was not the easiest thing to do. I could not help getting angry to the point that I wanted to lash out and cry. I was so silent during lunch that eventually my workmates noticed it. I was never good with confrontations and my overly used defense mechanism in situations like this was to keep it to myself and be mum about it as much as possible. It never occured to me to confront that certain person mainly because the tension would just be too much for me. Finally, one of my workmates decided to inform him how I felt about what he said and before the shift ended, the guy came to me and apologized.

I can never hold a grudge on anyone and as long as you say sorry sincerely, that's already enough for me. But that will forver leave a mark and it's something that I will never forget. After work, I attended mass with one of my friends and we went home after. That's when my roommate told me that aside from grinding my teeth during sleep two nights ago, I also laughed while I was asleep last night. It's a bit embarrassing especially when it gets noticed, I just hope it doesn't level up to sleepwalking or anything like that. Creepy!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Day 143: Away with Stress

HAPPY WEEKEND everyone! Though it's still a work week for me, I can always pretend, can't I?

Anyway, I was a little bit bummed at work today because there's too many changes going on and I can hardly keep up. I didn't get any incentives for the past two months and I think I'm not getting one this month as well because my scores are not doing that good. I know the month hasn't ended yet but I'm slowly letting go of that possibility just to prepare myself. The only consolation I got today was having to see my crush at work even if it's his day off. But I'm pretty sure he's not gonna be around tomorrow so that's gonna be a double bummer.

After work, I was supposed to go to the gym but I, honest to God (and forgive me for using his name in vain), forgot about it. I just stayed in the office for an hour chatting with my friends and I only remembered when I saw my shoes at the locker. Amd since it's already too late for me to drop by, I decided to go home and hold it off for tomorrow.

On a different note, I just found out that I have bruxism. It's a condition wherein you grind your teeth when you're asleep. I researched about it and one of the causes is stress. I knew about it when my roommate told me just a while ago. I definitely had no idea that I was doing such (I was asleep, duh) and I'm amazed and worried at the same time. This has got to stop or else I'll be scaring my roommates off in no time.

It's almost my bedtime now so I will not make this long. It's currently raining now as I'm writing this and had been for the past couple of days. Is it also the same on your part of the world?

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Day 141 and 142: Mind over Matter

Today is my Monday and as with all Mondays, I don't ever want to start it, wishing hard Friday would come faster. But as my mentor said, it's all a matter of mindset and so shall it be.

Work was pretty much the same today and I decided I would make it better with how I react to certain things that come along my way. Well, it wasn't easy especially when someone is shouting at you over the phone but it definitely helped in making things lighter and it's easier to laugh things off than brood over it. I'm just hoping that everything will translate to a good score tomorrow.

On a totally unrelated note, my crush finally smiled at me earlier at work. Of course, I looked like a retard trying to suppress being so 'kilig' but doing such a really bad job at it. But it's a start. And it fuels up my inspiration jar everyday so I guess it helps a little in dealing with everyday dramas. I'm also hoping I can go to the gym by the morrow since I've skipped going for almost two weeks now and I'm gaining so much weight it's ridiculous.

Speaking of weight, I've been indulging myself with non-stop food fest for almost a week now and I don't mean to sound like a bitchy weight conscious freak or cray-cray but it's definitely not healthy anymore. I'VE.GOT.TO.STOP! Just yesterday, after doing a major shoe clean-up, my friends wanted to hang out and eat Korean food and although I have the choice not to go, I just can't say no to them. After eating everything spicy, we needed to eat something sweet so off we went to Maitre Chocolatier, which served the most delicious fondue ever! I swear, I'm not a fan of anything too sweet but that place has changed everything and it has become an instant fave. I'm definitely going back there.

Anyway, it's almost the weekend for most of you, any plans?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Day 139 and 140: Going French

Okaaaaay, so I just found out everything I've written last night have been completely wiped off because of crappy internet connection. It wasn't even saved in the drafts! Oh well, serves me well for being such a backlog queen. I hope my memory won't betray me this time.

Last Monday was my last day of work for the week which makes it technically my Friday, if you know what I mean. Having that said, my Monday night was spent in the company of friends over an ice cold bottle of beer. Work was a humdrum as always and there's no better way to cure such a stale environment than good food and booze. It was pizza and carbs and more carbs right after another and no room for regrets.

Although the place we went to just across my place almost got burned down (mildly exaggerating here) and we had to transfer to another place, we managed to have a good laugh out of it and enjoyed the rest of the night. I had to bail out early though because my eyelids were already pleading for rest and it pays to listen to your body once in a while. And because I came home late and the weather the morning after was unrelentlessly cold, I ended up separating from my bed late noon.

After taking care of some paperworks, I got together with some friends, this time to go French. We've been wanting to visit this quaint patisserie just a few blocks from home and it was about time we give in to our cravings. The place smelled nothing short of French goodies and I haven't seen so much wine in my twenty three years of existence. I'll post some of the photos once I get a hold of a computer (downside of having a tablet, ugh). It was definitely a good place to chill and I was so amazed I wanted to enroll myself in French classes at the school just beside the shop. What do you think?

We all went home after basking ourselves in everything French and we're already planning to go Korean the next day. I'm definitely looking forward to that!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Day 138: Bed Weather

Happy Sunday everyone!

It's been raining for a couple of days now and I'm loving the cold weather more than ever (except for when my shoes get all muddy and the thunder gets so scary). I wasn't even in the mood to go to work early this morning because it was drizzling and it was just the perfect bed weather. Is it also raining on your part of the world?

Anyway, work was pretty laxed today. There weren't a lot of calls which means more time to chat with my friends. I always love sharing stories with these people because I really learn a lot from them. Although sonetimes, it can't be helped that green stories come out but it makes the conversation more interesting and fun. And one thing I've learned is to listen no matter how green the jokes are because you always learn something one way or another.

I was also able to keep in touch with le parents today and I'm missing them a lot this past few days. It's a good thing tgat they're doing really well and talking to tgem always makes me feel grounded. I just didn't mention that I wasn't able to go to church today mainly because I'd never hear the end of it. I haven't been able to attend mass for two Sundays in a row now and I really feel guilty. Hopefully, I'll be able to attend next Sunday.

What about you? Have you gone to mass today?

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Day 137: Missing my Weekends

It's a Saturday and I'm still working! Gaah! I haven't gotten myself used to my new schedule that I'm now even forgetting which day of the week it is. And I'm getting all bitter when weekends come and I still get to work and when it's my day off, everyone is busy working. I need my weekends back!

Alright, enough of my unnecessary tantrums and whining. Today was still pretty busy at work and we kinda' got used to our weekends having high avail time that it caught us off guard. Good thing we had a meeting for more than an hour so that was a good time to be off the phone. Also, there were issues with the tools we were using so we had to log out a couple of times. After work, I badly wanted to buy new shoes since I haven't bought myself any ever since the year started (well, aside from the gym shoes I bought weeks ago).haha.

After visiting a few stores, I was only able to buy a skirt which was not planned at all. Some of the shoe displays were either too expensive or too ugly so I decided to hold it off until my next payout. I had to budget my meager salary anyway.

What about you? Any plans for the weekend?

Friday, July 19, 2013

Day 136: Drained

My head feels like it's going to crack open anytime soon. It's aching and throbbing like I've just taken a very long exam without any breaks. I feel so exhausted and mentally drained. Usually, Fridays are not that busy at work but today, I felt like it was Monday all over again.

I'm already dreading my scores for tomorrow because I know that most of my calls were disputes and the customers were definitely not satisfied. All my positive energy was drained trying to argue and reason with the customers, it felt like there was no tomorrow. Aside from that, I also got so disappointed with my payout today. It was so meager I'm now having a hard time budgeting my expenses. Oh well, we gotta make do with what we have.

Anyway, I will not make this long, I'm gonna hit the sack anytime soon. I just hope everything will be better by tomorrow.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Day 135: Same old, same old

I'm back on track!! C'mon, not even an applause? No? Haha. I kid, I kid.

I really miss having to end my day writing and sharing bits and pieces of what-nots in this blog. This habit has become my sanity keeper for the past few months. And having that said, I think I've gone a little cray-cray over the past few days having no outlet to share to.

Anyway, enough of these nonsensical blahs. As per usual, I'm supposed to share something or anything that happened within the day today but looking back, I can't think of anything out of the racks. Although I came to work a wee bit early because of my plotted overtime but other than that, nada. I've been feeling a little bit stressed about work lately but then again, that happens almost everyday so nothing's really new to that. After work, I came home immediately and this time, I walked my way home. It's been a while since I've done that and I kinda' missed doing it.

It's gonna be another workday tomorrow. I just hope it would be a whole lot better than today. What about you? Was your Thursday way more interesting than mine?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Day 123 to 134: Long Hiatus

I'm not even sure how to start this post. It's been a while since the last time I made one and I'm trying to remember everything that happened from then 'til now and I'm having such a really hard time. So, for this post, I will not be giving out a blow by blow account of everything that happened, just a general overview so that I could start fresh again.

Here are just some of the highlights of the things worth sharing. And yes, I'll be writing in bullets.

·My day off schedule has been changed from Sat-Sun to Tue-Wed and that will be the case until further notice. At first I thought it was a pain not having my off on a weekend but then it grew on me and I realized it's less stressful and days go by quickly, so I can't complain.

·I've also been able to go back to gym two days in a row now. Me and the gym kinda' have a love-hate relationship for a while now and I haven't really been faithful to it. I know it's not healthy but that's just the way it is. For sure, next week, we'll be back in the hate zone so let's just see how that goes.

·Unlike the gym, food and I never have a hate zone. It has always been my constant companion through ups and downs. I'm bringing this up mainly because I've been such a pig lately and I have no one else to blame but my friends (no, I'm not blaming myself). I've lost a considerable amount of weight and if I keep doing this for a couple of weeks, I'd definitely gain it back in no time.

·I also almost got a heart attack (okay, I'm exaggerating) earlier this week when my sister called and told me dad was rushed to the Emergency Room because of sudden pain in the chest. My dad has been suffering from hypertension for a while now but it's the first time he's been rushed to the hospital because of it. But it's all good now. He's been given some medications and my sister is monitoring his blood pressure from time to time.

·Speaking about matters of the heart, I also have something to share about that. I found out just a few days ago that my crush already has a girlfriend. Well, technically, I don't really mind because I'm not in love with him or anything like that but that's kind of like, the biggest turn off for me. I may be a little bitter about it but I can't let that get to me. Maybe I'll just find another inspiration or something.

I think that's about it. I'm still not done reading Kafka on the Shore, by the way. I know it's taking me longer than usual but I've been really busy lately and I only read portions of it during my free time. But I'm almost done with it so I'll just update you on that. Hopefully I'll be able to start doing the day to day post by tomorrow. So I'll see you then!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Day 119 and 120: 23 and lovin' it!

The next day, we had to wake up early to catch our ten am flight. We rode the bus going to the airport and it was a pretty long ride. Still, HongKong's airport never cease to amaze me and good thing we arrived a little bit early because we still had the time to grab some breakfast. The plane took off late so when we arrived in Manila, we had to rush for lunch before my sister's flight back to CDO.

I was supposed to go with her but because of last minute schedule changes, I had to go to work on a Saturday, which means spending my birthday away from my family for the very first time. I arrived in Cebu early in the evening and I was so exhausted I had no patience for the traffic. By the time I got home, I was so dead beat I didn't even have time for dinner. My dad called and asked why I wasn't coming home for my birthday and I had to explain all over again.

I don't recall much afterwards, all I remember was waking up really late the next morning. I almost forgot it was my birthday if not for my dad's missed call. I then arranged to meet up with some friends for lunch and they were thoughtful enough to give me balloons. I even wore a maxi dress just because I felt like it. We then went to the mall to buy some groceries and since we didn't have anything better to do, we decided to head home.

For dinner, I decided to invite one of my roommates to eat at the restaurant just across the street. We realized then that ot was an open mic night and anyone was free to come up.on stage and sing a song as long as the pianist knows the chords. I jokingly asked my roommate to sing a song and dedicate it to me since it was my birthday. At first she was hesitant and didn't even know what to sing but after relentless badgering, she reluctantly said yes and went to the stage. And would you believe it, after she sang the first song, she immediately got an encore request from the aidience prompting her to sing another song. She was that good.

Not only that, after her second song, the pianist gave her his calling card and asked to keep in touch just in case she would be interested to sing there every other day. How awesome sauce is that? We were just laughing oir way out of the resto because evrything was just for fun and yet it turned out really good. All in all, it was just a very simple birthday celebration but it was definitely worth remembering.

Day 118: Favorite Place

For our second day in HongKong, our itinerary was The Avenue of Stars, Oceanpark and The Peak. The Avenue of Stars was just a ten-minute walk from where we were staying but since we had a toddler to think about, we decided to hail a taxi instead. Of course, the old taxi driver cannot understand a word we're saying, we had to go to a hotel and ask someone else. After a while, he finally understood and we arrived there in no time.

The Avenue of Stars has instantly become my favorite place once the driver dropped us off. Although it was scorching hot, it was the perfect place to chill out and read a book. It was one of the places I wish we had here in the Philippines without the pollution and all. Afterwards, we went to OceanPark via the most reliable train and we arrived just in time for the park's opening. I'll share to you some of our photos some other time because I'm just using my tablet.

We were supposed to go to The Peak and visit Madam Tassaud's but my sister got tired easily so we decided to head back to the city and visit Mong Kok to buy trinkets and pasalubongs. We went to tha Ladies' Market which was like our own version of Night Cafe way back home and they sell the cheapest shirts and keychains to bring back home. Once we bought everything we needed, I dropped my sister off to the guesthouse and decided to explore the streets of HongKong alone. I also went to the Museum of Art just near The Avenue of Stars and checked out China's history.

And since I had to buy food for my sister, I had to get back home before dinner and my feet was also about to give up from all the walking. All in all, we accomplished a lot on our second fay, although I would have wanted to visit The Peak but I guess, that's enough reason for me to go back then. Plus, I'm definitely visiting Macau the next time around!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Day 117: Happiest Place on Earth

As promised, here's the photodiary of our second day in HongKong. Disneyland was on top of our itinerary and since we didn't have anyone to take us there, we has to learn how to use the subway and the train in order for us to get there. It was a little confusing at first but we got the hang of it after a while. As I say, HongKong is very tourist-friendly and with a little research beforehand, we got to the park even earlier than expected.

Snapped this one while we were on the train :)

Learning how to use the subway

We tried this restaurant for breakfast. Chinese people have a weird taste.haha
Finally, on our way to Disneyland! Yes, the train on the way there was of course, Disney-themed. Even the hand holders are shaped in Mickey's head!

I love this castle at the back!

Pic with the princesses. Belle was so pretty :)

It was too hot when we got there that we got exhausted after a while of walking but we cannot just pass on the parade. We eventually found  shady place which had a good view and I snapped my heart away. This is definitely one of the happiest places on earth!

The lovely princesses in their Swan float

Hey there, Tinkerbell!

After the parade, we decided to head on to Ngong Ping and try out their awesome cable car ride. When we got there, it was about to rain and it was so windy that it made the cable car experience even more thrilling. At the end of the ride, I went to see the Giant Buddha while my sister and Gab stayed in a nearby cafe.

Yes, Gab was asleep the entire time on the way there and we had to carry him all the time. Whew!

On the way to the Giant Buddha

After exploring the place, we headed back to Disneyland to buy some trinkets and then headed back home. It was very tiring but fulfilling all the same.

Don't forget to check out our Ocean Park experience in my next post! :)

Day 116: First Night in HongKong

Okay, okay, let's get back to business...said no one ever!haha.

After a very unexpected birthday celebration two days ago, I still find myself smiling while looking at the photographs. And I think it will take a long time before I get over it. So for the meantime, I'll fill you in with what happened during my MIA days.

Picking up where I left off, we woke up really early that Monday morning to prepare for a very long ride to the airport. Dad was the one who dropped us off and I think we got a little bit too excited because we arrived way too early for our flight. After checking in, we had to wait for a while before boarding and a couple of minutes after, we were off to Manila. A very good friend of mine went to the airport to meet us, which was a good thing because we haven't seen each other in a while. We decided to eat lunch just within the airport and he gave me my birthday gift in advance which was a bracelet he bought straight from Cambodia. And since he's been out of the country before, he walked us through the process and waited up until we were able to check-in.

And of course, our flight to HongKong got delayed for almost an hour. We were a little bit worried because the room we got at the guesthouse was only reserved up until nine in the evening and with the looks of it, we won't be arriving anywhere near that time. We had to contact the owner to delay the reservation for a couple of hours more. Finally, the aircraft arrived and it was time for us to board. There was a little turbulence during the flight because the typhoon that came from the Philippines apparently headed it's way to HongKong and it was even raining when we arrived so it took a long time before we finally landed.

While in the plane, I was already amazed with the scenery of HongKong by night. Their International Airport was huge so we had to ask where we could wait for the bus going to the city. And this I have to say, HongKong is very tourist-friendly. There were signs every step of the way and it was not hard to navigate at all. We boarded the bus a couple of minutes later and since it was already late at night, there was no traffic at all. We didn't even have to worry where we'll get off because even their buses provide information on which bus stop we were in. When we finally got off the bus at the intended bus stop, we had to ask where our guesthouse was located because it was quite difficult to find. We were able to check-in at approximately eleven o'clock in the evening and because we were too tired from the trip, we decided to lay off on exploring the streets and go to bed and rest instead.

Here's a couple of photos for this day:

Me and Gab at the bus

Poor thing got tired at the plane on the way to HK

All boarded and ready to go!

While waiting for the bus at the airport

I wasn't able to take photos when we arrived at the airport because we were too busy trying not to get lost. LOL. Check out my next post for the real adventure!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Day 123: A day to remember

I'm gonna skip a couple of days for this particular post because this just can't wait any longer. My happiness stretches to the moon and back and I don't even know how to begin. Sometimes, things really do happen when you least expect it, which makes it even more special and meaningful. I would really say this experience is definitely one for the books.

My birthday two days ago was not really a special one mainly because I spent it away from my family. Although I didn't have to go to work because I was on leave, I still didn't feel like celebrating. I spent the day with some of my closest friends from my workplace before, ate from a restaurant, shared some stories and that was about it. I had to go to work the day after but I wasn't really expecting anything from anyone at all. Of course, my teammates took the time to greet me and then the day just went on normally.

Today, however, is a totally different story. Everything was just how it's supposed to be on a typical work day up until after lunch. I was in my station waiting for a call to come in when suddenly everybody started singing a Happy Birthday song and when I turned my back, my ultimate crush was holding the cake while making his way to me. It was so surreal I didn't even know what to think or how to react, I was just smiling the whole time. Of course, the teasing and howling was all over the place, it felt like I was proposed to. Even by just writing this and recalling what happened, I can barely wipe off the smile on my face.

I know that my crush didn't really have anything to do with it since it was my teammates' master plan but nonetheless, it was really touching and sweet of them. Here are some of the photos from what happened:

If you're wondering about the Sir Chief thingy, it's a long story. I'll tell you more about it in a separate post. Is it too obvious that I got super kilig?haha Looks like I'll be sleeping soundly tonight. I hope you do too. :)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Day 114-115: Going home

I knooooow, I have so many things to tell you. I've been away for a couple of weeks for a fairly good reason and I can't wait to share it to you! But first, I'm gonna begin with where I left off on my previous post just so that there will be no mixing up of events. And bear with me because I'm going to narrate everything like it's real time so it will be in present tense, just to make it clear.

Saturday, June 29
As mentioned, I wasn't able to book any tickets for yesterday so I had to stay in Cebu for another day, thereby missing my dad's birthday. My sister and my mom would have wanted me to go home earlier but I had no choice. I had to borrow money from a friend to be able to buy a ticket and fortunately, he was kind enough to lend some spare cash at such a short notice. I just had a hard time during the entire trip because there was a storm coming and it was so windy causing the boat to sway and dance like crazy. I hardly had any sleep at all because I was too worried the boat would topple over and sink anytime. I was trying my best not to throw up the whole time. Thank God everything went back to normal as we were nearing the harbor otherwise I wouldn't be able to hold it in much longer.

Sunday, June 30
Finally, the torture was over and I arrived safely in my hometown early in the morning. My parents even waited for me to arrive before going off to work. And I was finally able to eat 'real' food which is really one of.the things I miss the most. The entire day was just spent together with my sister shopping around for things needed for our HK trip. We went to mass late in the afternoon and headed home right after to pack up. Sleeping late wasn't an option because we had to wake up early. The airport has been moved to a much farther place and we had to estimate traffic time as well. I also wanted to sleep early to avoid talking to my mom. It's not like I don't want to talk to her, it's just that I'm tired of her badgering me about spending money wisely and all that stuff. I'm pretty sure you get what I'm saying, right?

Anyway, I'll hold off the rest of my posts for tomorrow. Don't worry, I'll catch up. ;-)