You're wearing out my favorite song.

Tell me what's the deal with the static
FM has become automatic
I wanna know, did the DJ drown
In a sea of reverb and compression
Wait till you hear the refrain
On my heartbeat radio

Cannot stop listening to it.

via Stereogum


Tipid Modes

As I've mentioned in my previous post, I'm broke. Technically, I'm not really "poor." I still get driven to work and home from work albeit with a broken down Tamaraw. I eat three meals a day. And I have a very comfortable bed to sleep in every night. But of course, you can't help but feel "poor" when you need to worry about daily grocery expenses, bills, and such instead of just enjoying your hard-earned cash for I don't know, some extremely superficial luxury, like a pedicure. Hahaha.

So recently, I've had a few cheap thrills to help me save up.

  1. Bringing baon to work everyday.
    I usually buy my lunch at the mini food court in our building. Although my lunch usually costs around P60-P100, bringing food from my house is so much cheaper! Then since I got to save some money, I have some to spare for merienda (usually an P18 doughnut). Not bad.

  2. Seeing my cupcakes in a magazine.
    Was thrilled to no end when I saw a guestbook entry on my Multiply about my cupcakes in the June issue of Real Living. Yay for free advertising!

  3. Learning to do my own nails.
    I have a kit at home for manicures and pedicures. I think I got it from one of the events I've attended before. Up until the other night, I haven't used it. I bought a cheap bottle of cuticle remover (only P12 in Watsons!) and tried to give myself a pedicure. Tried out one of the bottles of polish I got from my boss's beauty stash. It's probably nowhere near professional but at least my nails look clean! (:

Hopefully, I don't clean up my bank account this time. (: Happy weekend!


Waldas at lustay

Sometimes, there's really nothing else to make us feel better than eating and shopping. Seriously.

  1. A huge ass burger. And not just any burger. A Wagyu burger. Confession: I've never actually had anything Wagyu so I have no point of comparison. That said, I thought this burger was awesome. And I liked that they put the veggies on the side—so you can put as much or as little (like me, hahaha) as you want. I don't know how you guys eat your burger (no top bun, with fork and knife?) but I just get down and pick it up. Smoosh it a bit if it's gigantic and smash it into my mouth. Is there any other way to eat a burger?

    Available at Brothers Burger for P350 this week.

  2. I bought a hair iron over a year ago when I had full bangs. Then, I dropped it and part of the ceramic plate fell off. I tried using Mighty Bond to glue it back on (don't do it!) but ended up getting my hair stuck in the cracks when I tried ironing with it. Haha! So I figured it was about time I got a new one. I ended up spending WAY more than I did last time but I figured, maybe it'll last me longer? I also learned how to curl my hair with a flat iron so it's sort of a double duty tool now. (Yes, justifying the purchase!)

  3. Before an event, my officemates and I looked around the store across where we were supposed to go. We ended up leaving the store with a pair of sandals each. Fell in love with this pair the moment I slipped them on. I want to get a brown and black pair, too! And you can actually wet them! Like wear them on the beach. Plus, they're made from recycled material.

    Manhattan in white available at Ocean Minded in Megamall Atrium.

So now, I'm broke. Like I will need to bring baon everyday for the next few weeks. Hahaha! And not visit a mall for a few months. Help!

This ridiculous shopping spree fueled by a recent disappointment in my life. But at least now, I'm happy. d:


Family Sundays

Love is...

eating cake with family while looking at a slideshow of over 6000 pictures of a trip worth two months.
handing over a game console because your sister missed playing it while you were away. (HAHAHA! ADDICT!!!)
sharing a bag of Miniatures and each having his own favorite therefore everyone getting a piece of chocolate. Mmm, Mr. Goodbar!

I missed having my relatives over. Food was really good this Sunday. Barbecue, Pixie's Sinugba (OMGILOVETHISSTUFF), pancit (for long life! hahaha!), and cake and ice cream for dessert.

I always complain about what I don't have. Should always remind myself of the other blessings I keep forgetting to recognize. (:



I like how everything looks old and faded. Can't wait to go back. Someday when I have time (and when I have money).