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. :)