Troughs and Peaks. This is how I can summarize the past week. I started fine. There were days when all I wanted was to do is cry. Then there were days when I was blessed with surprises. The storm that devastated me is not yet over. But I'm not giving up. I'm still alive and surviving. Along the way however, there were friends and unexpected friends. Thank you! You made everything easier for me. Apart from my unexpected angels, here are the few beautiful things that made my week.
Fun Fab Fam - A member of the family celebrated her birthday in the middle of the week. Moments like this with the family is always priceless. My only regret, I should have filed a half-day leave so that I arrived earlier for the little party.
Someone is feeling jealous - Grey is feeling bad because of the newest addition to the family Hahaha
Huge Paws! - My cousin brought a new Labrador to the family. Welcome home Bailey! I hope you and Grey will become friends soon. Haha
This gallery at Greenhills Promenade - I rarely see Greenhills Shopping Center. I can't even remember the last time I visited the place. I was amazed with this vintage film projectors and paraphernalia. It's just a bit unfortunate that I only had my mobile phone. I could have captured more photos.
Nasi Goreng - I used to ignore My Singapore Food Street in SM Megamall. After meeting a freelance client, it took me some time to look for a place for dinner. My favorite restaurants are jampacked and the few that are not populated are obviously, not within my budget reach. :) I decided to give My Singapore a try because I have been reading a lot of great reviews. True enough, no regrets at all. I found a new favorite. Nasi Goreng is love!
Happy Weekend - A sign of aging, you tend to appreciate even the littlest things in life. Weekends with the family and a bowl of french fries, thank you Dear God!
Someone advised me not to do some stress eating. The photos above are shouting evidences that I listen and obey. Hahahaha
Quarter Pounder - Not my fault because my cousin was looking for a partner to buy McDonald's BFF bundle. I just helped my cousin. Hahaha
My favorite snack at the workplace - There were days when I skipped lunch breaks only to accommodate sleep and (can you keep a secret?) cry... Life and work have been so different last year. I admit that part of me is wishing to return the good old days. I had a lot of learning and realization this May 2015. Mark this month! I will work hard to make things better. A year from now or before the year ends, I have to fulfill my promise to myself. I have to be better and happier. (So much sentiments for a bottle of iced tea and burger?)
Kyochon - Because I rarely visit Greenhills, I took advantage of the opportunity to try Kyochon. This was another gamble I will never regret. A bit pricey for a solo meal, but the soy garlic chicken win it.
Thank you Coleen! - I meet a lot of people online through my blog. As much as I wanted to meet everyone, I'm afraid that not everyone would love to meet me. Hahaha The few people I met through my blog are Jannelle, Kelley, Zigrid, Leah and Mother E. In the middle of the week, I had the chance to add another person in my very limited list. Big shout out to Coleen! I keep on calling her Daryl but I think she prefers Coleen. Hahaha Sorry naman. Thank you for the dinner treat and this gift!!!! I learned a lot from you. Thank you for all the travel tips, stories and entrusting a part of your life. There will definitely be more meet ups for us.
Thank you Marieken! - One thing I learned, real friends can also be found online. I love the postcard and that rare chance when our time differences suddenly meet. I appreciate our email exchange. Thank you for lending your ears Marieken.
The magic wooden comb - It was my friends A and T who introduced me to this brand of wooden combs. I used to pass by the kiosk of Hua Mulan in SM Megamall. I never bothered to check because I was sure, it is expensive. When I dropped by Megamall recently, I took advantage of the mall wide sale. I inquired and discovered that their wooden combs are not excessively expensive. They have versions for as low as Php 80. I have yet to determine whether I made the right splurge. :) I'll probably write a review over the next weeks.
Cath Kidston again! - It was Leah who started this. Hahaha Leah was the first to purchase this rain coat (Cag in a Bag) from Cath Kidston. She left a positive review so I decided to include this on my next CK purchase. I can't wait for the CK sale so I headed to ASOS. I was lucky because the item was included in their markdowns. My only mistake, I overestimated my size. Haha Medium is fine, although I feel that I could still fit to a small size. (walang kokontra hahaha)
This is probably one of the longest Beautiful Sunday posts I made. As much as I wanted to end on a positive note, life is really testing me these days. My selfish wish is for this weekend not to end. Can I just stay home with my family? Sigh.. And suddenly, I remember something important for work tomorrow. There's a huge task waiting to be accomplished. Please pray for me. Send me all the positive vibes. Messing up is not an option. I need some good news. I need something to uplift me.
Better days, better week, better life, I can't wait!