The past week has been different. My usual work schedule changed because I attended a three-day course with my boss. The venue was way far from my everyday travel routine. As a result, I was late for three straight days. I never discovered the most time efficient way to reach Ortigas. Despite my lousy tardiness, I was able to complete the three sessions and I'm proud to say that I'm more equipped with my job at the Strategic Planning Office. Three days of information overload, whew! I wasn't able to have a full grasp of everything but I'm more challenged of the new and additional work I have to face. Hopefully, me and my boss would make it happen.

After the three-day draining course, my boss treated us to a Jang Ga Nae, a famous Korean restaurant along Escriva Drive in Ortigas. It was my first time to try Korean cuisine! As much as I want to take pictures, I felt a bit shy and my lousy E63 will not cooperate. I want to dine in at Jang Ga Nae again but I guess it would take a lifetime to convince my not-so-adventure friends to try it. If only Anna is still alive today, I could easily tag her along. I miss her so much.

As I remember Anna, I realized that it's her birthday month. Hopefully, I'll be able to visit her memorial site tomorrow. I remember last year when I blogged about our Binondo experience. No one ever thought that it would be her last birthday with us.

On the happier side, I received my salary for the additional teaching load given to me. The meager pay from teaching could give me the chance to fatten my savings account, pay my bills, treat my parents and make a little shopping. ;) However, a sudden expenditure has to be made at home. In my younger years, I would get frustrated when things like these come up. I would like to believe I've matured a little because I rather felt thankful. The additional income meant that I have something to cover up.

For the little money left after savings and expenditures, here are my treats-to-myself

I'm so glad that I was able to stick with my budget :) Blue top from Apple and Eve, faux leather bracelet and a cheap perfume from Kamiseta.

And how could I forget my ever favorite red velvet cookie from Sophie's Mom.

Last week, one of the students I inherited from my colleague left stark words against me on her twitter account. It affected me but God knows how to compensate because another student made me happy. My previous post detailed everything.

This is it for my Beautiful Sunday. I got 3 more weeks to finish my tiring 12-hour work schedule. Hopefully, I'll be blessed with more patience and strength to handle my restless college kids.

I want to read your beautiful posts too :)