Sunday, August 23, 2015

Beautiful Sunday # 174 - Feel sadness so that you may know happiness

I'm typing this post on a Saturday evening. It has been a long and tiring week. Things are turning to be more challenging. The silver lining of all these challenges, I made my decision. It's time to face some grown up changes. The decision however entails another long process of waiting and uncertainty. While I have yet to see the outcome of everything, I'm hanging on. I try to leave each day as it comes. 

The long weekend is a welcome opportunity to take things slowly and forget all these serious issues in life. I thought I would just stay home and probably drown myself with sadness again. Some little blessings came. I got some good company with my few cousins. All those catching up stories over a great meal are so priceless. More often than not, this only happens when a family member is celebrating a birthday or during the Christmas holiday break. And just like that why am I suddenly looking forward for December? Who doesn't like December anyway? A few more months, it will be my favorite time of the year again. I can't wait to be merry again. :)

While December is still faraway, here are some of the few beautiful things that made the past week. 


Ersao! - This Taiwanese restaurant is love. I love everything that my cousin ordered. Thanks A and A! :) Even the interiors and the entire crew are love. My cousins treated me to my first meal here. Sure enough, this will not be the last time I will be in Ersao.This will be the beginning of more visits and happy days. :)

Above are the few of the many dishes we ate at Ersao. The Ersao branch in Marikina also offers Takoyaki by Octoboy. Yum!Yum! Yum!

Before the long weekend, I took advantage of Cibo's anniversary treat. I took home my favorite spinach dip and crostini. 


Postcards! - These were the few vintage postcards I purchased from the stall I found along the streets of Sta. Cruz Manila. Please pray that my eBay store will become active again so that I can purchase more :)

Miss Marc Lila by Marc Jacobs - I saw this bag years ago from a female university student in Taiwan. I knew that this was Marc by Marc Jacobs' signature. Hence, I never bothered to search and verify its price. It will surely be expensive. Surprise of surprises, I saw in it my suggested feeds in my eBay account for a cheaper price. Dream come true!!! 


Took a leave from work again in the middle of the week. I just love it that I have the opportunity to wake up with "real" sunshine at home. Everything feels so slow and quiet.

I need a vacation. - I hope to visit this beautiful place again soon. 

Something I encountered from a second hand book I purchased - Although I think I've been having an overflowing quota of sadness recently. lol 

In a few more hours, it will be Monday again. While I can only wish to be weekends forever, I have to face reality. Wish me a better week ahead! :) 

26 comments :

  1. i wish u a better week ahead. for real. :-) i dont know if you still have time to read, but if you do, try reading mitch albom's timekeeper. pretty inspiring.

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  2. Oh sweet friend, I hope your weekend is relaxing and upbeat. The meal you had with your cousins looks delicious. And yes, December is on its way.

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    1. Thanks Terra! Just got your card btw :)

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  3. Hala! I was watching that Ms Marc as well. Gone, gone, gone. So cute ha?!

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    1. Hahaha Although deep inside.. medyo namahalan kA hahaha Blame the #badhairdays

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    2. Sobrang ramdam ang ghost month ano? Pati ang online presence ko eh minumulto.

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  4. Hi Diane, happy Sunday! hope you'll have a better week. God bless 😘😘😘

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  5. When I saw the title of this post, I thought you were referring to the animated movie Inside Out. That's exactly the message of the movie. :) Try to watch it if you still haven't. :)

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  6. True yang title mo. Ako kasi napansin ko sa life ko, laging mas nauuna ang sadness bago happiness. Siguro kasi yun din ang gusto ko, yung hirap muna bago sarap. Mas feel ko yun na to follow na yung happiness and fulfillment, dusa muna first. Okay ako dun.

    P.S. Panalo talaga ang Ersao! Namiss ko tuloy bigla, hehe. Ang sarap ng honey garlic sauce nila, matched na matched sa mga dumplings...the best! :)

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  7. I thought the quote was a rephrasing of Inside Out's moral lesson! :P Great movie, if you haven't seen. A real tearjerker.

    I wish you the best on the decision you're making!

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    1. You were the second person to tell me about Inside Out :) It's in the list ko na!

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  8. Did you treat yourself to the bag? And any idea what else is in the spinach dip (besides the spinach ofcourse...)?

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    1. I'm equally curious Marieken :) my mother was insisting that it might have some coconut extract :)

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  9. Its ok to feel sad kasi diba after ng sadness there comes happiness? :)

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  10. You had a thing on bags ano? same tayo...

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    1. Hahaha Since clothes don't anymore look good on me, sa shoes at bag na tayo! hahaha

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  11. Parang ang sarap nung spinach dip ah!

    Oh, and gustong-gusto ko talaga ang ghost chair mo. Saan ba makakabili ng ganyan? Hehe.

    *hugs* Hope you had a good week so far.

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    1. Sa Play&Display meron... sa dimensione din meron kaso iba design. I saw some sellers on olx din :)

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    2. Diane, yung ghost chair ba eh naka-mold sa butt? Like may curve, hindi flat? #BigBumProblems

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  12. I also thought this was gonna be about inside out haha! Anyway, I think your entry also reminds everyone how there's always something nice happening even during our worst days. Keep your head up!

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  13. i like your photos.
    feels like i'm in that moment when it was captured.
    in other words, i can feel it.

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