Friday, May 31, 2013

Highs, Lows, and a Little Update

Happy Friday, everyone!

Let me go with the things I am thankful for this week:


My sister bought two items from the group buying site Cash Cash Pinoy and asked me to come with her to the bank so she could deposit her payment. We stood in line for nearly an hour, so as her way of thanking me for sticking with her, she treated me to lunch. Another thing I am thankful about - sister was very willing to exchange one of my chicken pieces with that of hers, because I don't want to eat chicken breast.

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

After the bank errand, I asked my sister if we could pass by Booksale. She's not into books, but she stuck with me this time. At the moment, my focus is buying classic books (because some are hard to find), and at first I was upset at myself because I checked the hard bound aisle first. When I checked the paperbacks on sale, I noticed a middle-aged woman holding this copy of "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier. I was sad that she got to pick it up before I did, but surprise, surprise... she left it at the end of the shelf and picked up a different book. No one took interest with the book, so when she finally checked out, I decided to buy the book. A classic, in great shape classic book for less than 1 dollar. Hooray!

By the way, I got to see a hardbound copy of "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy (for 225 pesos - about 5.50 dollars), but I was a little apprehensive in buying it because I got intimidated by how thick and big the book was. It was more than a thousand pages... but the book was super pretty! I hope the next time I drop by the store it's still there.

Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant

My brother and I were invited for some Japanese food tasting at Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant in Glorietta (Makati). I got my fix of Ebi Tempura, and that alone makes me grateful and happy.

Crocs Megasale 2013

While eating lunch, Cindy (the one who invited us), gave us a VIP pass for the Crocs Megasale (happening this weekend). She told us the sale will be open to the public on Friday (which is today), but VIP card holders can already come in and purchase Crocs footwear as early as Tuesday (28 May). Unfortunately, I have to save what little money I have left because I still have a lot to buy for my upcoming holiday. I gave the pass to my sister, but because of her shift at work, she is not sure if she can use this.

My First Franken Nail Polish

I created my very first Franken nail polish. "Franken" is the term nail polish "addicts" call the nail polish created by mixing different kinds of nail polish, making it one of a kind. Well, I decided to clean my room (even if I am not really sleeping there anymore) and after creating some changes with the bookshelf, I decided to check my nail polish trays and throw out the bottles with about 1/8 of contents left for I am sure not to be using it anymore. Checking the bottles I need to throw out, I remember Effie Trinket's nail art in the movie "The Hunger Games" and because I need to dispose a bottle of dark purple, slightly dark pink, and muted metallic purple nail polish, I decided to mix them together. I wanted it to be more pink than purple, but I guess I must've put quite a lot of the purple nail polish and I couldn't add any more of pink because the bottle is already full. In the end, it looked like Barney, but I am still happy with it. I called it Berna, and tomorrow I will add some gold tips, recreating Effie Trinket's nail art.


K already forwarded the necessary documents I need to present the hotel concierge because he now took a leave of absence at work and won't be online until he arrives here in the Philippines. He's due to arrive in a few more weeks, but he might need the time to run a few errands because he would be out of the country for three weeks. In the two times he traveled here, the bank has been the one causing him a few worries, so I guess this time he had to make sure everything is okay so he could enjoy his holiday. I miss him, though. I actually sent him a sentimental e-mail, and I forgot he won't be able to respond to it anymore. Toinks. :) I just hope he packed a small folding umbrella because it's going to be rainy season when he arrives.

Because of this, I am now going to take a leave of absence from blogging here, though I still would be updating my other blogs. Since I won't have enough time to juggle many things, I decided to take a break here for a while, so I could concentrate on my lists (things to bring, where to go, etc), but I will still continue exercising and watching my food intake until K arrives, but I am not promising at all. I might do some cardio exercises, but because this is supposed to be a weight-loss blog, I was a little guilty talking about food and more food here. It will change when I get back. Oh, I will be back in July or August, but do feel free to add me on Instagram where I will upload some images every now and then, though it would be WiFi dependent.

See you next time!

Friday Photo Journal


  1. The tasting sounds delicious! Love the nail polish color!!

  2. thank you for actually posting nail pictures without dry cuticles and nail polish not on your fingers. its a pet peeve of mine lol. your nails look FAB. i think the franken polish looks great :) thanks for linking up with us for happies and crappies this week!

  3. Have a wonderful holiday! Iove your Franken polish.


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