So I sat on my chair- happy and buckled up for a long, tight day ahead last Monday only to find out that our system administrator blocked off tons of sites including Tumblr.
Oh my beloved outlet. What’s even worse is that they barred email services such as Yahoo and Gmail! For christ’s sake, how do I even do correspondences and updates for my brokers?
With that said, I borrowed my boss’ laptop earlier today, answered ALL emails and worked on a powerpoint for our presentation to the JG Summit HR Heads this Thursday. Not to mention the usual accommodation for brokers who swung by the office for accreditation and THE BEST OF ALL…. booking of sales. Phew! Just literally sweat it out at the gym!
On a lighter note, I’ll be away to hit the beach this Friday!!! I can’t wait!!!
Just read this article about how we can be Earth’s stewards in simple yet impactful ways.
Eat home-cooked meals or dine in. If you go for take-out or have food delivered that means the restaurant has to provide added packaging for the stuff you buy. That means added garbage. If you don’t cook, walking to your chosen food spot and eating there is the best thing to do. Unless, of course, you’re OK with bringing your own food containers so the restaurant can place the food your order in them.
Become a locavore. This means you should be more mindful about buying local produce. The less stuff we import, the less energy is used to transport products from one place to another.
Bag it up. When you buy your groceries (or other items), use your backpacks and other large bags to hold the items your purchase. Who cares if people stare at you and wonder why you’re carrying a huge empty bag to the counter? Take a bath using a pail and a dipper. A five-minute shower can use up 20 to 40 gallons of water—and not all of that is maximized. Most of that water is just wasted. Sure, it’s not “cool” to use a pail and a dipper—but it’s kinder to Mother Earth. For that, we can all afford to be “uncool.” Think secondhand. If you can help it, hold off buying brand new stuff. Need new furniture? Send a shout out to your relatives and friends who may want to unload some of their things. Call it proactive recycling.
Ever heard of this promising place? Well to me, it’s by far the best fast food Korean restaurant ever! Often compared to today’s popular, Bon Chon, their seasoned chicken just overtook the Bon Chon craze! The flavours are awesome and the crunch in every bite just leaves you wanting for more!
Our boss treated Paul and I for lunch earlier and he ordered sweet, garlic & spicy, and soy chicken and cheese ramen (my fave)! And nope, we didn’t end there… He made us try the mochi ice cream, too which was soo delicious! Not for all palates, though but mine had a taste of heaven munching it. Hee. Bye bye Bora body ;D
The place actually closes at 2am so you can drop by at your own convenience!
In time for my Boracay trip (yet again!) this Labor Day weekend, I’m thinking of painting my nails in sorbet colors! The last time, I had turquiose so maybe this time it will be one of these three. Leaning towards mint green… Hmm.
So having gone back from Australia, Saz’ friends had a get together and there went Sam Paler inviting people to go with them to Boracay since two of our other friends backed out. Hearing about how much we can save considering that the rates are at their peak at the moment.. Saz and I-well we sorta got excited and considered the offer but with one critical factor: Will my boss permit me to take two days off with just a week apart from my last 2 and a half week-vacation?
You know, I heard my friend’s daughter’s in P&G now and she just got her own condo unit!
Clean your room, your boyfriend might think you’re not wife-material
Rack up your savings you’re getting older now
Straightforward or subtle, it just never ends. There’s no escaping nagging moms and the pressure entailed by being.. well.. their mere dramatic selves. I know a lot of women out there who are fresh out of college can relate to how I am currently feeling right now.
Not even once before I turned 22 (or graduated college) that I felt that inevitable prodding force coming from a mom who reasonably wants the best for you. Don’t get me wrong here. I don’t blame her for anything. It’s not as if I don’t understand that that’s just the way she is- or rather, that’s just generally how moms are.
But why now? Now that it’s justifiably about decent time that I figure life out and make big life decisions on my own and subsequently at my own pace. Why now? Now that I’ve matured enough to handle difficult situations without any significant help from-forgive the term- co-full-fledged adults. And why now, now that I have gained confidence in myself having my own set of values, judgments and perceptions tagged right at my back.
They say it’s a stage for most parents. There comes a natural point where they start worrying about their children’s future to the extent that they make them feel pressured and anxious about how their lives will turn out. And it’s not because they don’t trust us, it’s because they don’t trust themselves. In reality, they question their own ways of how they brought us up subconsciously thinking about whether or not they made all the right decisions and did their very best with their parenting.
Honestly, I’m still clueless as to how to communicate how I feel in such a way that I refrain from hurting my mom’s feelings. I CANNOT describe how overly sensitive she could get especially now that there’s this underlying fact that she once was in critical state (referring to her cancer) and everything just seems magnified and disproportionate than they actually are.
I just honestly want to let her know that I’m a big girl now and that she should just trust me simply because she brought me up the best way she knew how. And that I’m proud that she’s my mom.
P.S. It’s quite ironic how I could be cheesy and expressive with other people but my mom. To think we’re both women! Anyway, hope things will turn out fine one day.
You have gone this far and I believe that you are capable of going beyond what you have achieved. Do not succumb to temptation. Each time you feel the urge to give yourself a free pass, pray. Or try to divert your attention to something else. You’ve reached this far and you haven’t been feeling…
Some news are going around the office that some key executives have resigned (or will be resigning). I wonder what the implications are especially in my department considering that our VP is highly considering a major reorganization in our division.
Let’s see how the cookie crumbles.
P.S. Just seconds ago, our VP came to me and told me to ask Paul, my partner, to hurry coming to work because she has urgent matters to discuss with us. OMG.
I’ve been looking for the perfect mullet skirt for the past month and right before i flew to the land of the dead kangaroos and boomerangs, I came across this gorgeous printed mullet skirt. A winner by being such a unique piece since a lot of available ones on the rack are monotonous in color- I needed something vibrant and I got what I wanted. With a lot of patience… I’m sure you’ll find the perfect piece for you. So ladies, let’s not let ourselves be overpowered by our impulse!
Shot this outside my aunt’s house in Macquarie, within the quiet suburb of Belconnen. The bricks just livened this up, didn’t it?
Oh and if you’re wondering what that streak of light is in the other picture, find out at PIXLR.COM :D
Shopping in Melbourne is insane! And so is shopping here in Canberra. After about a week or so, I’ve got myself 6 pairs of shoes.
Now problem is- how am I going to fit my things in my luggage?
The black and burgundy flats are from Payless (2 for $30) and the salmon espadrilles were at $5!
Some flats I got from Jayjays and Payless (surprisingly cheaper than the one we have in Manila!) that are a staple for me. I know a lot of people prefer investing on and wearing heels, but I’m just one of those happily walking in comfy mary janes.
This is my favorite pair form Schubar… It was originally priced at $99 but I got them for….wait for it….. $10! How awesome!!! Was supposed to get another pair from the same store buuut, I had to stop myself.
On a different note, I just realized that I swing to and from a size 7 and a size 8 depending on the brand of shoes. Noticeably got a size 7 for flats from Payless and an 8 for my platforms.
Would love to share my wardrobe bargains, maybe next time. :)