Monday, April 23, 2018

Beautiful Sunday # 314 - Out and about

Unexpected. This was the nearest theme I can assign for the past weekend. After a full week of work and some personal drama :p, I booked a hotel staycation with my friend A at the last minute. My intention was to stay home and sleep over the weekend. Despite feeling tired and weak, I rushed to the hotel and the rest was another relaxing and memorable weekend.


We got lucky with the last minute reservation. We were given a room with a view.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Beautiful Sunday # 313 - Halfway April

The past week was surprisingly exhausting for me. It started when I failed to foresee some overtime work. A freelance work forced me to work on a tight deadline. And somewhere along the way, some grown up concerns made its presence. I was doing fine on Monday. Tuesday was manageable. Wednesday marked the start of everything. I have less than 5 hours of sleep. I rendered overtime on the succeeding days. By Friday night, I felt all the exhaustion and sleepiness. I slept on the way home and almost missed my last stop. On weekends, all I did is sleep. I spent more than 10 hours in bed for two days. I felt a little recharged, but not my lousy and obese weight. I badly needed exercise. For the nth time, I hope to return to my exercise routine. 


Those who have been reading my blog know how much I love handwritten notes, letters to postcards. For a while, I thought I outgrew this interest. It started when email, Friendster (back then), Facebook and all other social media channels entered my life. When I started working, this old school way of communicating found its way on me again. And much to my surprise, I started to gain friends through this medium. Most of them started as blog friends and later, became letter-writing / penfriends. The opportunities for friendship even extended in my Instagram account. I found readers / followers / post crossing friends and acquaintances. Please keep them coming! While not everyone maybe interested in stamps, mail and letter writing, I always welcome new friendships, albeit online.

Friday, April 13, 2018

The three hottest First Dates in 2018

If you have a first date coming up, you may be stressing over what to do. Of course, you could opt for the traditional fancy restaurant and cinema trip, but that’s hardly going to stand out as something memorable. In 2018, the dating landscape has transformed, and there are now expectations in the dating game that mean you need to show your creativity. That’s not really a surprise. While dinner and a movie is the safe option, if you want your first date to be a story you can tell your grandkids, or if you want to make a joke about it on your wedding day, then you’re going to need to do something a little out of the box. Here then, are the three hottest types of date that you should be considering in 2018.


Why We Love the Internet

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Of all the things modern technology has given us, the Internet is undoubtedly the one with the biggest impact on our lives. There are tons of things to do out there, and we keep finding new opportunities to do them on a daily basis. All it takes is a little creativity, and knowing exactly what you’re after, and there’s rarely a situation where you’ll be stuck without any answers.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Beautiful Sunday # 312 - The Irony

Again, my usual Sunday post was late. ;) I thought I have the luxury of time this long weekend. Problem is, I enjoyed sleep too much. :p I rested the entire Saturday. I started a freelance work on Sunday morning, attended another family dinner and the rest was another sleeping spree. The only excuse I can make for my sleepiness was the cough and colds I acquired last week. I'm not sure if it's the bipolar weather to blame. A friend told me it must be because of the excessive papers (tons of survey questionnaires) at the workplace. I initially dismissed the idea, but the memories documented from my old planners seem to establish this idea to a fact. The months I suffered from cough and colds happen whenever this recurring task occur. I still need Science to prove it. But one thing sure though, I can't wait for this task to end. 



Flowers Express Philippines : A Service Review

A few weeks ago, I thought of surprising a friend on her birthday. Her biggest wish was to meet or receive a greeting from her favourite celebrity couple. I made all means to reach "this couple." Take note, I've been communicating through their Instagram accounts over the last 3 years. There was no glimmer of hope, my messages were  either "seen zoned" or not read at all. This year, I decided to change plans. Although a month ago, I still made the last try... failure. :p

Anyway, it was time to have better plans. I thought of surprising my friend with something alarming and disturbing.. in a positive way. :p The first that came to my mind was sending a dozen of roses and tagging it from a secret admirer.  Instead of mentioning "secret admirer," I played around and made it appear that the flowers were sent by the male celebrity. 

I searched for local sites offering flower delivery in the Philippines. The first shops I remembered were Designer Blooms and Island Rose. Both online shops were fine, except for the price ranges. I searched for alternatives and was quite surprised with the number of local shops offering the service. But results that helped me the most was this article from Like List. I checked and compared offers, I eventually landed at Flowers Express Philippines



I chose this shop because it has the cheapest deals and free shipping in Metro Manila. Although on hind sight, I realised it's weak in terms of selections. As of this date, choices are limited to Roses, Mums and Gerberas.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Beautiful Sunday # 311 - Holy Week Break


Unfortunately, this is late for my usual Sunday post. I thought I have more than enough time during the Holy Week break. But family reunions and rushed freelance works took a toll on my health. What I thought as petty dizziness attacks eventually intensified. My world was literally spinning as soon as I wake up.  I now understood what Vertigo meant. Dizziness that heighten even when I attempt to close my eyes. I was advised to refrain from doing anything stressful, which includes using my laptop, mobile phone and prolonged hours of watching TV. I followed medical orders, except using my mobile phone. :p I need my mobile phone to keep me occupied and inspired?!!! especially when stalking my crush’s Instagram account. Hahahahaha Another unfortunate reality, Instagram is the only way I can be updated with Ho-pin Tung. (Read my past Sunday posts to know more about him. Hahahahaha)

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