my day

Do you remember when we used to write down every single detail of our day, not caring who would read our words? Just typing, typing, typing. When blogging meant an online diary of sorts, chronicling crush sightings, everything you ate, and what songs you've obsessively been playing over and over.

These days, there are more photos than words, more hashtags than friends, more #content than context.

Just because I've been trying to get myself to write—not for work or anything—let me tell you about one of my days.

I took a bus from Katipunan to Makati to meet with friends on a Saturday morning. Dropped off a Kahlua cupcake in a cardboard pink oven at my friend's store before paying for my one-way ticket. I settled into a seat across the door and placed a paper bag filled with 3 more boxes with cupcakes inside beside me. Forty-five minutes later, I was in Makati making my way from Glorietta 3 to Greenbelt 5.

I slid into the couch at a table by the corner of the restaurant where we agreed to meet; we only decided where to eat that morning. J was running late but P and I ordered truffle fries ahead. When M joined us, we got pizza and sushi and pasta. In between bites, we talked and talked and laughed and got mad (but only for a moment) and laughed some more.

Three cups of coffee and 2 slices of cake later, we decided to catch a screening of Smaller and Smaller Circles but not before slipping into a stationery store to get a notebook personalized and do a bit of window shopping while walking to the cinema. We sat in the dark for two hours—a quarter of which was spent with eyes half-open and hoping the images flashed on the big screen would not haunt us in our sleep.

We head down straight to the food court and figure we could have dinner before calling it a night. But of course, after dinner, we walk over to find dessert and we spend a little more time together. We say goodbye and promise more stories for next time because sharing stuff in person is always much better than through a screen.


Songs I Like: My Top Tunes for 2017

LOL, who knew I really liked that Zayn song enough to put it on top of my 100 most listened to tracks this year? HAHA!

What's on your list?


Ten Things I'm Thankful for

♡ my yummy.ph debut, lol
♡ a beach trip on my birthday weekend that involved lots and lots of eating with friends who will wait for you to catch your breath under the heat of the noontime sun
♡ slowly adding to my list of easy recipes; follow me on Instagram for my cooking journey (haha)
♡ finally finished alias grace and about to start the sinner. ahh, i'm always thankful for tv time!
♡ seeing my fellow novembers to celebrate our birthdays, exchange gifts, and laugh like old times. if there's anything i miss about my old workplace, it's the people i used to see every day.
♡ hanging out with my former teammates, but more importantly, friends for lunch and coffee and dessert. we've been through a lot the past 3 months but i wouldn't trade it for anything because this friendship i've forged with them in the course of those 3 months is truly irreplaceable.
♡ knowing the right words to say to people who aren't having the best day. thankful because i have people who are the same to me.
♡ seeing harry styles live! eternally grateful to my welcoming committee of one in singapore. will always look forward to visiting you!
♡ a trip to the same place for the fifth time (my third this year alone, wow) and still discovering spaces that surprise me and make my heart flutter with joy
♡ coming home


Currently: Watching

I love television. I can spend an entire weekend binge-watching one season and be completely satisfied with how I spent my time. Now that I spend most days at home, I try not to overdo it.

Not too long ago, some of my friends and I watched Making a Murderer and got a little too deep into it (reading articles about the case, coming up with our own on theories if Steven Avery is guilty or not, and obsessing hard over figuring out whodunnit). This spiraled into checking out true crime docus like The Keepers and series like The Night Of.

Just recently finished watching David Fincher's Mindhunter (also on Netflix), which was so good. By the end of it, I felt as if someone was clenching my heart in their fist.

Now I'm starting another series sort of in the same vein as all of these shows I've mentioned. Alias Grace is based on the book of the same title by Margaret Atwood. I thoroughly enjoyed Hulu's adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale (which I watched while I was reading the book—making everything twice as painful) so when I saw the trailer for this last month, I knew I had to watch it. Since it's a six-hour miniseries, I'm trying not to binge-watch it.

Got any other suggestions for me to watch? What are you guys currently watching?