life lessons learned 11

Life Lessons Learned (11)

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.” -Sholem Aleichem

  1. Everything is better when you’re able to sort out issues in your relationships.
  2. Laziness is never easy to combat. Unless you go and do things, you’ll never get out of that pit.
  3. Your bed will always be there to comfort you.
  4. And it’ll always be there to tempt you.
  5. Pride does ugly things to you and the people around you.
  6. Sometimes, you have to retreat and see life in a different perspective.
  7. You can get addicted to a certain kind of sticky situation.
  8. Home will always be where the heart is.
  9. You should never compare where you are with where others are ‘coz it will not get you anywhere.
  10. Feeding your ego will only temporarily make you feel good, and people will still look at you and treat you the same way.

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saved festival 2014

Saved Festival 2014

I didn’t know about this event until a friend of a friend invited us to come and see it. We didn’t have anything previously scheduled on that Saturday, so we put it on our calendars.

We’ve been here in Manila for more than a month already, but it was only at that time that we had a horrible experience in the MRT (not that we take this mode of transportation often). I don’t know if it’s normal to get squashed inside the train, but it’s something I never wanna experience again.

After fighting our way in and out, we finally arrived in Araneta. It was our first time at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, and I honestly expected it to be, uh, grander? Since we got the gen ad tickets, we were situated at the topmost and farthest part of the dome.

mikyu, karen, johnel


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the happy list 03

The Happy List (03)

  1. The sound of rain against the roof (and window)
  2. The sound of waves against the shore
  3. Japanese movies, especially live-action versions of anime series from my childhood (read: Rurouni Kenshin)
  4. Seeing Mumu again after almost a month! <3
  5. Friendly people who make you feel welcome in a new environment
  6. More Cebuano friends in Manila (Bisaya galore!)
  7. Our new home (sadly, though, I won’t be living there until early next year)
  8. Being a more responsible and independent adult
  9. Hot showers (‘coz our room could get so cold)
  10. Opportunities (big or small) to grow up and be brave

We recently got stuck in Manila traffic, and it wasn’t nice to be on the road for 4 hours. It would’ve been bearable if we were traveling from one province to another, but alas, we were not. We were only traveling a distance of 5km. But despite that, I’m glad our going home wasn’t coupled with heavy rains (‘coz it happened earlier). And at least we didn’t get stranded in the office.

Good vibes all the way! :)

This happy list is inspired by Camie Juan. :)

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siargao the 2nd time around

Siargao the Second Time Around

We obviously didn’t get enough of Siargao when we went there last summer that we booked another trip for last month. Sadly, though, the others weren’t able to come. Out of 8 who originally booked, only 4 made it.

to siargao

When we arrived in Siargao, we didn’t have any concrete plans. The only thing we were sure of was that we’d go surfing again. But that didn’t happen until the second day.


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manila weeks 2 & 3

This & That (09) – Manila So Far

  1. I applied for a South Korean visa the other Monday (the Korean Embassy is just a kilometer away from our office), and on the next Monday, I was glad to get my passport back with the visa pasted on it!
  2. Lunch at Uncle Cheffy with some of our projectmates — Surf & Turf and Panizza!
  3. Johnel, the last 1/3 of our Cebu team, arrived last weekend (with souvenirs from South Korea)!
  4. Karen, Johnel, I, and 2 more friends dropped by Local Edition Coffee & Tea for the Design Her Story Bazaar. I finally met Camie, Arriane, and Abbey! I also bought a notebook and a sticker. <3
  5. Serious cooking c/o Johnel and some mixes! :))
  6. Bonding with more projectmates (boys, boys, boys) at Dencio’s despite the weather!

I’m afraid my blog’s gonna be filled with this kind of posts for the next couple of months. Though I feel more productive here ‘coz I get to focus on my job when I’m in the office and more work when I come home (I actually get frequent headaches because of this setup), it’s kind of sad that I haven’t achieved work-life balance yet. Also, I still have to help my friends make our itinerary for 2 more trips this year, and I still have to clear my blog backlogs. Waaahhh! X(

I believe we’re still in the process of adjusting, but I can’t wait to go an a vacation in a few days and take my mind off work. Beach, please! :P

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