Link Worth is Still Paying for Ads

Jun 13, 2016

I am happy to report that as of today, Linkworth is still paying for its ads, despite being delayed for more than 2 months, and after many,many emails from me. I have been with Linkworth since 2012 but have only written a few paid posts over the years and then just recently, in March this year. Then, come April, they said I have been paid, based on the payout invoice but it took a lot of emails for them to finally pay me last week. But hey, better late than never, right?  


Yey, I now have seed money for my Hong Kong trip next year! 


My First Podium Finish

Jun 7, 2016

Last Sunday, June 5 was Universal Robina's Fun Run for Every Juan and I ran 10k. And surprisingly, I finished 3rd in the female category! It was indeed a pleasant surprise because it came with a medal and a certificate, and P2,000 in cash! And it was my first podium finish!
So, how did I do it? I honestly don't know! But I think: 1) There were few female 10K runners, and 2) I ran more than I walk, which was not the normal for me.  Anyway, it was such a heartwarming and pleasant surprise so maybe, I will just try to run more again, hahaha!


Papa John's Pizza

Mar 11, 2016

I am not really a huge fan of pizza (more of a burger fan), but when I was given gift certificate from Papa John's last Christmas, we went ahead and tried it.  The kids loved it, especially the chicken poppers.

Not sure if I will buy it again though.  I still prefer Yellowcab. Or Shakeys (for the mojos, actually).


Thursday Happiness

Feb 24, 2016

I am grateful for:
1. John Grisham
2. The Walking Dead
3. Survey for Thesis coming along fine
4. Little Store lumpia
5. My first born for bringing me to the office on our motorcycle. It was fun and scary to experience his driving for the first time.
6. Singapore next week! (For work though, hahaha!)
7. Its a holiday tomorrow and I am thinking of going up the mountains. Not very sure if my husband will allow me though.
8. Cleaning my office cube! And finding many shoes, hahaha.
9. Able to sustain no-meat and no-rice, so far.
10. Blogging for keeping me sane, or otherwise occupied.  I should be writing my thesis! Hahaha


My First Trip Abroad

Feb 19, 2016

It was already 4 years ago today, but I can still remember my first trip abroad as if it was just yesterday.  I was with a group of 5 girls (office mates) who were all younger, yet more traveled than me. So, while I was the oldest, I was the most excited, and the most scared, hahaha.  Anyway, it was very memorable because it was my first trip, and it was to cross-off one item from my bucket list- to visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
Sunrise in Angkor Wat

Since then, I have been to Cambodia (2x), Vietnam (2x), Singapore (2x), Malaysia and Japan, and I have only begun! So may advise to you is to save, travel, enjoy and repeat! I have never regretted my decision to travel abroad, and my only wish is I could do it more often.  But anyway, the few times that I do is really, really fun!

So again: save, travel, enjoy, repeat.


Thursday Happiness

Feb 18, 2016

I am grateful for:
1. Title Defense finally done and I think, I just might graduate this May!
2. Exercised everyday since Saturday. Yey!
3. New running shoes, thanks Aryssa!
4. Chinese Lumpia from Little Store
5. National Museum last Sunday with Le Familia
6. Free Uber ride with the hubby
7. Survey questionnaire just got approved.
8. Lam Tin Tea House. Love, love their food!
9. Kamote, For diet.
10. No rice and no meat for lent. So far, so good.



Thesis, Thesis

Feb 17, 2016

So, I think that I will finally be able to graduate this year. This is thanks to my classmates, officemates and friends who keep on urging me and encouraging me to go on. So I have to face my greatest fear, of doing my thesis.

So posting in this blog might be a bit sporadic. But I will try my best to still update from time to time.


Thursday Happiness

Jan 29, 2016

I am grateful for:
1. Van is coming out today, fingers-crossed!
2. Caryl and Roy's wedding last Sunday
3. The wedding reception: the food, the wine and the company!
4. Done with first consultation for the thesis and its looking good!
5. My new haircut
6. The Biggest Loser contest in the office
7. Running and doing NTC exercises every lunch for 3-days straight!
8. Runtastic and Fitness app
9. Pandesal
10. The climb this Sunday, wooohooooo!


Pinoy Street Food: Betamax

Jan 27, 2016

Do you what a betamax is? Those are the forerunners of CDs and DVDs used as video storage and they are now largely obsolete.  They are rectangular black thingie with magnetic tapes inside.  And the street food above are called Betamax because of the rectangular shape and black color.  Betamax is made up of coagulated chicken or pork blood grilled in coal.  And dipped in spicy vinegar.  And yes, they are yummy, and yet, not for all, hahaha.  Are you feeling a little adventurous today? Then try one of these from your favorite street vendor!


Thursday Happiness

Jan 21, 2016

I am grateful for:
1. Meeting our thesis adviser and having a very rough draft of my final thesis.
2. The car is almost here!
3. Studying how Uber works and praying that we can make it.
4. Nicholas Sparks' The Choice
5. Ramen at Ukokkei
6. Zumba!
7. A bag full of books. I love the smell of real books!
8. My gown for Sunday's wedding
9. Friends who come with you to choose gowns or lend you shoes!
10. Booking a hotel for our May Boracay trip.


 

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