Sunday, August 13, 2017

Beautiful Sunday # 278 - When everything changed

I started writing this post in the middle of the week. I already have a theme and direction for the content. The earthquake last Friday changed everything. A few hours after lunch, I felt unusual swings in my work cubicle. I thought I was just dizzy and feeling light headed. It always happens because I rarely get enough sleep. When everyone was already reacting, we left and moved to the school's open ground. Prayers were uttered and soon enough, everything felt stable again. It was quite a relief.  Some things I learned after, I'm thankful that I don't stay in a high rise building. The school's open grounds provide more than enough safety space for everyone. 

Work life went on. I even attended to my Friday night classes. Going home was stress free, traffic was nowhere. Though honestly, I was exhausted. Aside from the threatening incident, I was plagued by grown up concerns. I'm making plans, one of which already materialized. I'm hoping for positive responses. In between, part of  me feels frightened. I can only wish a great blessing will come my way and in a snap, all my worries will go away. But life works on a different way. Oftentimes, it leads to the most difficult and painful pathway. 

I sound so disheartening. It feels like I see life with nothing but sorrow and agony. I attribute everything to my old and usual habit of excessive worrying. Despite these heavy life concerns, some light, happy and heart warming moments still come my way. The highlight of the past week was the visit to Chinatown (Binondo) with my cousins. After attending to some errands, they treated me to a bowl of hand pulled noodles and a lot of dimsum. Nothing beats authentic Chinese food. It also feels great that one of my longest running projects at work is finally done.  

Here are the other beautiful things that happened last week


Weekly Planner Mess - I noticed, my planner reflects my prevalent sentiment. I tend to generate dark and less colorful output when I'm consumed by sad sentiments. 


I'm loving this designing eyebrow pencil from The Face Shop. A few weeks ago, I dropped by The Face Shop to purchase my usual eyebrow pencil. I was disappointed when the sales assistant told me it's out of stock. In return, she offered the designing eyebrow pencil. I was reluctant because it's expensive, not until I learned it was 50% off its original price. Added to this, the store is hosting a buy one take one promo. Deal!!! These items originally retail from Php 399 to 495. 

I've been using the pencils for weeks.Much to my surprise, they didn't disappoint. Though it's quite tricky to use, the pigmentation and pencil's versatile tip create the best eyebrows.


One of my all time favorite book series - Nick Bantock's Griffin and Sabine's series will remain as one of my favorites. But I still need two more books to complete the set. I'm still looking for a copy of Alexandria and Morning Star. I prefer second hand copies, because cheaper. :) 


What relaxing weekends are made of - Kalamay, uraro cookies and buko juice for this weekend. Waking up without an alarm clock, seeing sunshine inside my room because during I leave home before sunrise on weekdays, chanced a great movie in the afternoon, and having that quiet and peaceful life in the comforts of our home. It's far from my everyday life of dealing with uninspiring, annoying and patience testing people. :p

Weekends are supposedly for resting. However, I scored a freelance work that needs to be accomplished this week. I'm so inspired since it smells and spells additional earnings. :p 

Wishing everyone a worry and stress free week ahead!

3 comments

  1. I am so happy you were safe during the earthquake, we had a severe one here many years ago and the after shocks were terrifying too. I hope your spirits are up and playful this weekend. Your photo here a while back of a Cath Kidston purse inspired me to order one very like it and it arrived today. I will post about it in future. Hugs, Terra

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a accomplishment week, still. :)
    yes that excessive worrying, it's actually draining our energy.
    I also wish you a worry and stress free week ahead!

    -Fans of your kind of photographs- \^0^/

    ReplyDelete
  3. Whenever I look around me, I feel so insecure kasi parang lahat ng tao 'kilay on fleek' hehehe. I dont know how to use an eyebrow pencil or to fill my brows with eyebrow powder (?), pero parang it helps you look more 'put together' pag maayos yung kilay. The only make-up I have in my purse is a powder, which I dont use, and a chubby stick (hehe hindi man lang lipstick). Happy long weekend, Diane! :)

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting my blog. Your comments make me happy. :)

Please contact me here!

Name

Email *

Message *

Crafted by PL Studio - Copyright ©