Sunday, November 22, 2015

Beautiful Sunday 187 - Thankful for the week long break

I was one of the lucky corporate slaves who benefited from the week long holiday. Although I still reported for work last Monday. I have no complains because coming to work felt like another ordinary day. My life was way better than my colleagues who came from the Southern parts of Manila. I have friends and colleagues who had their own share of the worst commuting and driving nightmares. This is just one of the rare times I love being a northerner. :) I may be deprived of all the best things that happen in Makati, Taguig, and Alabang. But life turned out to be less stressful. 

My Facebook feed has been filled with updates of friends who had their own out-of-town getaways. In my case and as always, I became a full blown couch potato. Haha I enjoyed my quiet and relaxing time at home. I watched some Korean drama series, I attended to some errands, met a freelance client, did some freelance work, did a little Christmas shopping, and had a great time with my dear friend AK. Time was slow and life was stress free. I'm looking forward to have the same experience over the Christmas break. Count a few more weeks, it's my favorite time of the year again. Meanwhile, here are the few beautiful things that made the past week. Hopefully, a preview of the better things to come over the last few weeks of this year.

Home :) - An ugly wall and my Dad's bike I've been staring everyday. When will I probably learn how to use this?

For the first time, I love SM's shopping bag.

I'm becoming addicted to stripes lately. Just don't mind my protruding belly and widening body. I've always associated black and white stripes with Kate Spade.

Laid back weekend with my friend AK, we love Triple O's cookies and cream shake

Forgive me for I have sinned :p

I love how Tickles redesigned their shop. I love the vintage carnival theme!

I love the white interiors and the balloons in this paper and stationery shop. 

The perfect staircase for all book lovers!


  1. Love the balloons and the stairs! I wish I had a place in my shop to display pretty looking balloons. And you should learn how to ride a bike, I think once you know how to, you will love it!

  2. It's been a while since I've biked. Marunong pa kaya ako? Hehe! Buti pa kayo nakapag-long weekend. What korean dramas did you watch during the break? May upcoming si Shin Mina at So Ji Sub. Not yet sure though when ipapalabas but it's a romantic comedy. :)

  3. I love your Dad's bicycle. I love the Parisian feel to it. I owned a second hand one of that style and bought it in a Japan surplus shop. I love it even if it is pre-owned...

    1. Cheekeegirl, magkano ang ganun? I've long wanted to get one and refurbish.

  4. Tickles is a great name for a shop; I would go in there to see what they sell, and those balloons are a clever touch in a store. It is easy to ride a bike, I know you can do it. My husband rides his bike every day for fun and exercise.

  5. The stairs and the balloon of so cute! BTW, diane, idk if i have mentiooned this to you, i added you on my list, let me know if you would like to be a part of it, here's the rules and details:

  6. Hi, Diane! Glad you had a wonderful week-long holiday! I back-read your blog and came across your Taiwan entry :) Happy that you found Taiwanese people very warm and helpful. I think that's mostly the reason why I'm already on my 6th year in this little island :) Looking forward to more of your posts! (PS. You are very hardworking!!!)

  7. How nice naman your striped top! Happy to know you had a fun and stress-free week-long APEC holiday. As for me, nakahabol naman sa long weekend dahil wala na kami pasok nung Friday. And finally, nakapag-Marikina food trip na ako with my husband and his high school barkada. :)


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