Friday, September 2, 2011

Happiness is spelled as F-R-I-D-A-Y

After a stressful and sleepless week, God made a way to make me happy. I have gained a number of reasons to be happy this Friday. Hooray!

Before leaving home for work this morning, I was surprised with a parcel from United Kingdom.
I don't personally know anyone from United Kingdom so I was wondering who would ever send me anything from such a far country. I opened the parcel and I was surprised with this
and this made me remember about Book Mooch.

For those who are not familiar with Book Mooch, you can refer to my previous post here. In a nutshell, Book Mooch provides a system of trading books to anyone in the world. If you sign up for Book Mooch, you can dispatch your old books in exchange for other books you like.

I am a die hard fan of Sophie Kinsella and as much as I wanted to purchase the Shopaholic series, financial constraints and other priorities prevent me to do so. Good thing there is Book Mooch! I submitted a number of books in my shelf that I didn't really enjoy in exchange for a free copy of this book. I love the simple yet great idea of Book Mooch. More than the fair and organized system implemented by Book Mooch, I can attest that its members are true to their words. I have experienced receiving one book for free. On my next payday, it will be my turn to send a book to a requisitioner from France. Hopefully, she will receive it in good condition too. 

Since today is TGIF and my huge task is over, I wanted to treat myself to a break after work. I initially planned to go malling by myself and perhaps purchase a nice top as a treat. But before I left for work I received a text message from my dearest friend, Anne. After exchanging a series of text messages, we decided to meet at SM Marikina. We had a Filipino breakfast meal for dinner (hahaha) at Pancake House
and frappuccino from Starbucks
I always say that I can do things alone. I know what I want. I know how to relax and make myself happy. But after a great dinner and stroll with Anne, I realized that I was such a selfish introvert. Having one of your best girlfriends in a relaxed and happy Friday is better. How I wish we would have this regular Friday meet up.

I have a lot of errands to attend over the weekends. It's supposedly a pampering weekend but hey, anything that is away from work is surely relaxing and refreshing. Wishing everyone a relaxed and happy weekend. :)


  1. YAY! Sophie Kinsella books are such fun reads. I love her. I have read most of the Shopaholic series too. You have a great start to the weekend...good book, good friends, good food...AND Starbucks! That makes my heart happy. ENJOY!! :)

  2. I have not read Shopahollic and Sister yet. Please let me know what you think about it! :D

  3. Beef tapa? Is it as good as Shirley's on Guam?!?!

    What a fun day!

  4. What a great way to start off the weekend. This book sounds like so much fun! Glad to hear you were able to get out and enjoy your dinner at the mall with your good friend. Sounds like a great time to me:-)

  5. I love Sophie Kinsella!!! :) If you haven't yet, make sure you read "The Undomestic Goddess", "Remember Me" and "Twenties Girl"!!!

  6. what a great idea ..
    trading books with people all over!

    :) the food looks bomb
    and coffee .. i just love starbucks!

    :) i hope you had a great weekend


  7. Hi Dianne! Hope you've enjoyed your weekend! Looks like a cute book and that is a great idea too.
    The food looks so delicious!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. I haven't read this book either! I'll be anxious to hear if you like it! That cold drink looks yummy! And the breakfast...oh my! I would love it! Enjoy your week, sweet name mate! ♥

  10. Ok! Ok! Signing up for book mooch now if only to get rid of some of our books at home :)

    I have the Sophie Kinsella books. You can just borrow them if you like :) I went through a "chick" phase: bought a lot of pastel-colored chick lit books (some turned out to be not chick lit... just with pastel colored covers, haha) and watched a lot of chick flicks :)

  11. As usual - another great and funny read! Sophie really has the knack of being down to earth and making you really like her characters. I always look forward to anything written by her - and this book was no exception! For a fun,


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