I needed to vent out my frustration with strama and she needed someone to blame for the temporary closing of her salon = coffee is the key and a good interiors at that.


Finally managed to try out something new after a while.

Happy to see you, SB! Hoping to see the others soon.



EVERYDAY: Fridates with the Boyfriend and the Bestfriend


I’m glad that they can get along well. And I am lucky that the boyfriend understands when this happens. 🙂


And I believe, we ordered a little too much — all the time. Pizza, Pasta, Buffalo Chicken and Mozarella Sticks.



I guess this shouldn’t be under the ‘everyday’ category as this doesn’t happen everyday. So, meet our President, the President and CEO of Bank of Commerce, Roberto Benares. We were all lucky to be graced by his presence. 😀

THOUGHTS: The type of people who piss me off

As I was busy typing whatever report I was doing at that time, this guy who I care not to mention here, started a conversation out of nowhere. He was recounting what an awful night he had, how he had no sleep, how he went to work straight from a birthday party, how awful it was that they allegedly finish 3 bottles of tequila, 2 bottles of gin and 2 cases of San Miguel beers. — all this in a bragging smug voice.

When did I ever say that I was interested in your life?
So here are the list of people that ticks me off.

1. When people start a conversation like ”Wala nga akong tulog eh. Naginom kasi kami kagabi. Nakaubos kami nang 3 bote nang tequilla, 2 bote nang gin and 2 case nang San Mig beers. Sakin nga pinaubos lahat eh”. And I’m like, I don’t care. Odi ikaw na malakas uminom!  Ikaw na cool. I also have a friend who doesn’t smoke or who easily vomits with 1 shot of tequilla. And she used to borrow our drinks of bottles and ask one of us if we can take a picture of her, just so she can post it on social media. What the heck? Just so other people would think she smokes and drinks. — Huh.

2. It’s when you’re not even sure if they just got out of bed, and they’re brains are still on a continuous snooze button fight. I’ve had some clients call on the phone and goes ”Uhm. I’d (silence) I’d like to uhm. uhh. (silence) I’d like to ask. (silence) errr. I’d like to ask, if if if (silence) my balance.” oh good lord! Finish your sentences first before calling and wasting both our time! Geez.

3. Please do not pretend that we’re close. You have no right to know everything that goes on in my life. Not just that. I dislike people who thinks its okay to break open my bag or my wallet and take a look at each and every little piece inside. I am not also giving you permission to snoop in my notebook or my journal or my diary. So, Stop before I throw a hot iron at you.

4. A new hip restaurant just opened yesterday. You texted them, ”Hey, want to eat at  _____”. And she replies, ”Yes! I tried that already last month! Let’s! Where is that again?”.
Last month, huh? And you’re asking where the restaurant is? A person who wants to be the center of attention.

5. Unfaithful Bastards No matter what you think of yourself, you are still lucky with what you have with your girlfriend or boyfriend. Never, ever cheat on someone and do not ever give your someone a reason to be jealous of someone else.
She chose you out of all the boys who’s willing to give her anything. He picked you out of all the girls he could’ve courted. If you want someone else, be decent enough to break up with your present someone first.

6. Me Me MeWhen every conversation has to be around that person. No matter what the topic is, the most skilled ability of this person is to stir the conversation back to her/his awesome self.

THOUGHTS: It’s actually the million little pieces.

“I have always, essentially, been waiting. Waiting to become something else, waiting to be that person I always thought I was on the verge of becoming, waiting for that life I thought I would have. In my head, I was always one step away. In high school, I was biding my time until I could become the college version of myself, the one my mind could see so clearly. In college, the post-college “adult” person was always looming in front of me, smarter, stronger, more organized. Then the married person, then the person I’d become when we have kids. For twenty years, literally, I have waited to become the thin version of myself, because that’s when life will really begin.

And through all that waiting, here I am. My life is passing, day by day, and I am waiting for it to start. I am waiting for that time, that person, that event when my life will finally begin.

I love movies about “The Big Moment” – the game or the performance or the wedding day or the record deal, the stories that split time with that key event, and everything is reframed, before it and after it, because it has changed everything. I have always wanted this movie-worthy event, something that will change everything and grab me out of this waiting game into the whirlwind in front of me. I cry and cry at these movies, because I am still waiting for my own big moment. I had visions of life as an adventure, a thing to be celebrated and experienced, but all I was doing was going to work and coming home, and that wasn’t what it looked like in the movies.

John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” For me, life is what was happening while I was busy waiting for my big moment. I was ready for it and believed that the rest of my life would fade into the background, and that my big moment would carry me through life like a lifeboat.

The Big Moment, unfortunately, is an urban myth. Some people have them, in a sense, when they win the Heisman or become the next American Idol. But even that football player or that singer is living a life made up of more than that one moment. Life is a collection of a million, billion moments, tiny little moments and choices, like a handful of luminous, glowing pearl. It takes so much time, and so much work, and those beads and moments are so small, and so much less fabulous and dramatic than the movies.

But this is what I’m finding, in glimpses and flashes: this is it. This is it, in the best possible way. That thing I’m waiting for, that adventure, that move-score-worthy experience unfolding gracefully. This is it. Normal, daily life ticking by on our streets and sidewalks, in our houses and apartments, in our beds and at our dinner tables, in our dreams and prayers and fights and secrets – this pedestrian life is the most precious thing any of use will ever experience.”

― Shauna Niequist, Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life