Thursday, March 30, 2017

checking in!

I think this is the by-product of not having a major trip, i.e. a long and expensive trip abroad, for the year: I’m constantly looking for mini-trips during weekends LOL. Or maybe these are just signs of aging, like you want to do more “extra-curricular” stuff if possible. So as part of that, my friends and I went to Batangas last month to eat at my friend’s new restaurant (I ate like there’s no tomorrow).

Since we’re already in Lipa, might as well stay the night and snorkel in our go-to house reef, Dive and Trek in Bauan. It was my best snorkeling trip in the marine sanctuary to date! I don’t know what happened since last year that changed the layout of the reef, but dang, to see that many big-eyed jacks blew my mind. And there are a lot of clown fish this time around. So happy! Sadly my new gear (Tribord mask and my own fins that I have yet to baptize) did not arrive before this trip. And I forgot my underwater camera, geez. Good think my friend (who's a better swimmer than I) brought hers.

Early this month we also trekked at Tinipak river in Tanay, Rizal. We went on a weekday because this is a pretty popular destination (apparently they register around 300 hikers per day on weekends O_O). The river trek can be done within one hour but obviously in our case we took more than that because we took a lot pictures and chatted a lot along the way. And I finally was able to go spelunking again! And swim inside the cave! The trek usually comes at the tailend of a hike to the summit of Mt. Daraitan but uh, I do not climb mountains (unless there's a waterfall on the way?). And apparently it's already an assault at the beginning according to our guide so...pass.


I brought my GoPro this time around but it acted up, so ugh maybe it's time to buy a new action camera.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

jumpstart!

sun + sleep + lounge + people watch + life updates + chori + isaw + booze + that strawberry thing LOL

couple of shades darker (way too hot for January)

awesome way to end the first month of the new year (or to start the year, but I'm not Chinese)

to more beach trips this 2017!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 O_O

Wow. And here I thought 2015 was eventful. If 2015 was crazy fun, this year was just plain crazy haha. Still, it’s a net positive given how interesting the year has been. Now I’m wondering how 2017 can possibly match up to this, hmmm…

As if I’m not already in the poverty threshold post-Europe trip, I made matters worse (financially) by having a lot of random food/drinking trips, boardgame sessions, and plain hangouts this year. Good for socializing, bad for the pocket lolz. No regrets though, I was resolved to go out more this year (as per last year’s post) so mission accomplished ^^

A lot of trips: Iloilo/Guimaras – Caliraya – Korea Round 1 (Jeju and Jinhae!) – Baler – Taal - Singapore – Japan – Korea Round 2 (my 10th trip!). A lot of shows: Exolution (which was pretty traumatic in a way) - Les Miserables (awesome!) – iKON (double awesome). And a lot of crazy stories.

And in the course of all of that, I wasn’t able to do most of my personal projects list (my bad). Work and massive online chatting got in the way.

Biggest event this year is being able to switch jobs. Work right now is largely different from what I was used to, but it’s all good so far :D

Okay, now I can’t believe that I just wrapped up those 12 months in such a short write-up haha. 2016 was a weird lengthy ride. I wrote in my previous year-end post that I hope that big and positive things happen this year. Well they’re definitely big and mostly positive haha.

Thank you to everyone who weathered this year with me. I’m kind of scared as to what 2017 will bring, on a personal level and on what’s happening around us right now. Let’s just all pray that we’ll be able to survive (with flying colors?) in the months ahead. Cheers!

Friday, November 25, 2016

out of the woodwork

A little more than a month and it’s the end of the year…(unsurprisingly) I barely updated this blog nor have I made enough traction with the personal projects I’ve listed. Oh well, good luck to me T__T

On the upside, I was just regularized last week in my current company. Wasn’t much of a big deal (didn’t get a notification or anything), but it was important to me personally given what I heard from coworkers.

Anyway, yay to being officially employed, lol. Off to Seoul next week ^^

Monday, August 15, 2016

why, hello

There were way too many crazy things that happened in the past few months. And I can’t elaborate here but I’m placing a cybermark in this blog so that n years from now and I feel like reminiscing, this will be THE post to trigger that lol.

As usual I have been remiss in updating this blog, even forgot to make a birthday post. Year 32 is shaping up to be eventful though. I officially resigned from my workplace of five years (longest evahhh, how did I manage to do that?) and I start my new job tomorrow. Nervous and excited at the same time since this post means a lot to me and I hope I can live up to their (and my own) expectations.

So yeah, I bungled up my farewell session to my friends of five years last Friday ‘cause I’ve been crying so much. I’ll miss not seeing these guys every day *sigh*