Hello December! It's real. ;) The last month of the year, endless Christmas parties, meeting good old friends, endless food marathon, long lines everywhere, traffic and all the holiday rush. In my case, I look forward for the remaining days at work, Christmas mass, seeing a few friends, and having a relaxing time with my family. A few freelance works during my two-week break will also be a much welcomed earning opportunity. 

Last week at work was tiring and I guess, fulfilling in some ways. Our team organized a flea market, showcasing mostly our pre-loved items. I took the opportunity to sell mostly my clothes and shoes. I wasn't expecting my items to capture interest. I have weird preferences, which often make family members and friends refuse my old stuff. ;) Much to my surprise, some colleagues and guests bought them. I was able to earn a significant amount of money, which my eBay account can't generate. :) I'm so happy with my unexpected earnings. At the same time, my closet is almost compliant with Marie Kondo's standards. ;) This opportunity also strengthened my belief in one of Marie Kondo's principles. You learn more of yourself when you declutter. I learned what kind of clothes and bags I really use. Case in point, heavy leather bags are not for me. With clothes, I noticed that those bought online or from a mall wide sale end as rarely used. On the contrary, clothes bought in full price tend to stay longer and useful. So I guess, next year's buying decisions will be different. :)

Other than manning our flea market, I was able to squeeze in shopping for additional Christmas presents (the list doesn't seem to end). Before the week ended, body aches started to attack me and some not-so-good things also happened .... On weekends though, everything felt better starting with the much needed full body massage and a great meal with my mother. 

Here's more of the past week in photos

2017 to 2018 - So happy that Papemelroti continued the supposedly limited edition anniversary planner. I was spared from the temptation of acquiring a more expensive planner.

Haul from Papemelroti - Took advantage of the midweek holiday to rest, meet my friend A and shop at the bigger SM Megamall branch of Papemelroti

Weekly Planner Mess - A few more pages to fill out, I'm excited to reread all my entries for 2017. 

Can't get over Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory's biscuits!!!! This time, I tried the Honey and Gorgonzola variant. As always, 5 out of 5 stars!!!! 

Don't judge a book by its cover ;) - But these old books were calling me!!! Scored these vintage items from Booksale for less than Php 100. 

Early Christmas gift from my friend, Thanks A!!!

As much as I want to end on a positive note, some realizations dawned on me last week. As always, it has been fueled by some incidents. Women, who look appealing and attractive to the male populace, receive better treatment. Good looks can change the rules of any game. The unfortunate consequence is more work, for those who don't qualify in the male populace's standards of attractiveness. I had my own share of being ignored and set aside, just because some good looking individual arrived. In like manner, I have seen how some "principled" men transformed to secure attention and appear compassionate to someone attractive. I'm tempted to detail everything. :p

Okay, I'm done venting out. hahahaha While it appears as an unfair reality, I admit that at some point, such situations become a good laughter material among my friends. All the more when all of us have witnessed the situation and the male involved was someone trying to project an "ideal man" material. Hahahahaha  

Before I turn to another mean girl, let me end this post with a nice quote

Live like SpongeBob, laugh out all day without any reason and annoy all the mean people with your happiness