What's On My Nightstand?

On my nightstand

I want to read. More than I currently do. The thing is, when I get into it, I can finish two books in three days (like I did when I went to the beach a couple of months ago). And then, I slip into a lull.

The books on my bedside table:
  1. On Writing by Stephen King
    I have this on loan from Em. I'm still not done with it because I keep re-reading portions of it. I write down my favorite lines in a notebook M, a former officemate, gave me. Then, I start another book and forget to finish this one. I promise to finish it soon!

  2. Heartburn by Nora Ephron
    Em had a book sale, sort of, on Facebook and I chose this one (got it for just P150) because I like You've Got Mail, hehe. I have yet to read this, though.

  3. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time by Mark Haddon
    This was just lying around the house so I decided to pick it up. And I know Kaich mentioned it to me before. I started reading it on the plane a year ago (hahaha!) but I have yet to finish it! I think I may have to re-read the parts I finished, though.

  4. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
    I have book of short stories edited by the same author but I've never read this. I only got curious when I saw news about it being turned into a movie with Logan Lerman (♥) and Emma Watson.

What are you reading? (: I'd like to know.


Day Off

Since we've been working weekends, we've had a chance to offset our days off. Yesterday, after the Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam screening and a lovely lunch at Chelsea, we took the rest of the afternoon off to shop and have our nails done! (:

Electric blue!

I got myself another pair of brogues this time in Bone (a sort of off-white/cream color) from Kids of Bayo. I know, I know. I already have two, but this was a different color and material altogether. But I think I'll stop at 3. d: Also got a funky brass ring from the department store and the cutest Cupcake print notebook (couldn't resist it).

Chicken Teriyaki Doria and Strawberry Milkshake with bubbles

We ended the day with a yummy meal at Bubble Tea. Okay, no. I ended my day with a full meal. HAHAHA!

Today is the start of the long weekend. I have absolutely nothing to do (plans got canceled, unfortunately)! But looks like I'm going for a swim with friends. Hooray for spur of the moment plans. (: Hope you enjoy your long weekend!



My friend Marla sent me a link to this blog with a note: "Feeling ko ganito ka when you get married. Pa-picnic picnic. Pa-picture picture. Pa-vintage vintage. Ang saya! :)" (I think you'll be like this when you get married. Going on picnics, taking pictures, wearing vintage. So much fun!)

And true enough, the more I read her blog, the more I realize how alike we are! (That sounds creepy, but I assure you, it's not!)

She draws and posts what's in her bag. Likes the same music I listen to: Mates of State, Sondre Lerche, She & Him (ahhh, totes jealous that she got to watch a show!). Has a lomo cam. We have the same hair. She bakes! We have the same glasses.

Now all I have to learn is how to sew, make bows, and find a husband and my future is all set. Hahaha!

*life peg girl - as coined by Marla


On my happy list recently

I'm quite the shallow person when it comes to things that make me happy. Recently, I've been on a streak—and hopefully I won't break it.

In the grand tradition of making lists, here are my instant cheer pills lately.

  1. Silly boy crushes. I get all giddy like a high school girl with a crush whenever I see stuff about my current faves. I once spent half the day reading through 300 questions on Logan Lerman's formspring (and eventually falling in love with him ever more, hahaha! I know, I know. I'm 27, he's 18. So what? Haha!). Then when I read news about Nick Jonas playing Marius in Les Miz, I listened to Nick Jonas and the Administration the entire day. HAHA! I can get pretty obsessive.

  2. Cheap thrills. Roch recently discovered this P16 treat in the grocery that almost tastes like Kinder Bueno. Yum-o! Look for a P100 pack of Tronky (strange name). It has 6 sticks of chocolate. I'm a sucker for anything with hazelnut chocolate.

    I also snagged a pack of Iced Gems at the grocery. I loved this when I was still in school—and apparently, I still do!

    And just this Monday, I snagged a bunch of nice stuff from ukay! I missed my usual haunts and got this super cute cardi for only P50!!! Can you believe it? Can't wait for Baguio ukay when my friends and I head up there.

  3. Quality time with friends. I spent two nights in a row, hanging out with one of my favorite couples (hello, Kaich ♥ Ry!) spontaneously! First night was in honor of Sprinkles cupcakes semi-fresh from LA (they were yum even if they got a bit dry from being refrigerated—DO NOT REFRIGERATE, the box said hehe) and then congratulatory crepes the following night for my little victory at work. (:

    Sprinkles Cupcakes Banana Hazelnut Crepe

    Just got home from a shoot (yes, on a Saturday) with my friends (I love that I can call them this and not just officemates). Treated them to Serenitea (our faaaave!) to celebrate said victory. Hee.

  4. A piece of paper. Isn't amazing how a single piece of paper can totally make your day? Two days ago, I signed a piece of paper that—to me, at least—meant I was doing a good job. After four years, I can happily say that I am in the right place. (:

  5. Cool nights. It's a luxury for me to turn on the AC at night. Even if it's only for two hours before I sleep, I always feel guilty for turning it on. So now that it's been raining and it doesn't feel to hot anymore, I can get by with just the fan. (: Pretty sure our electric bill will be happy about it, too.

So despite four consecutive weekends of working (seriously!), I am tired but happy and fulfilled. Now if only my connection would be a tad bit faster, I'd be ecstatic! Have a good weekend!