Now

I haven’t blogged since July – I think. I’ve been occupied since I got out of uni and I just wanted to share what I’ve been up to.

Firstly, I moved to London. That’s probably the scariest part and it was hard because I had to do it alone – from booking a moving van, booking train tickets and making sure that I arrived before the moving van does, living arrangements, and paying monthly bills. Then a couple of days after I moved to London, I went back home to the Philippines for two months. Those two months were great. I got to spend time with my brothers again, taking the youngest one to school and checking their homework and projects. It was heartbreaking to leave that time.

And now, I’m back in London. I’ve been back for almost three weeks now and it feels like I’ve never even left. It’s a weird feeling but because you are familiar with your surroundings – and made a routine in that environment – it’s easy to adjust back. I also got the opportunity to tour around East London more. There are so many places to see in London – and I am telling you now, for a chill night out go to Shoreditch. (Make sure to visit Bull in a China ShopDrunken MonkeyQueens of Hoxton – Rooftop, and BLOCKShoreditch)

I’m enjoying every site, every experience, and the people I share it with but at the end of the day, I still feel like something is missing. Maybe I miss home, more than I expected to. A part of me wants to explore many more places but a part of me would rather go home and be with the family. It’s part of how I grew up and now I’m craving for the feeling of having the people I love just minutes away. But I know that whatever I’m doing right now, I’m supposed to be doing and it will lead me towards the right path.

Well, anyway, I’ve been reading this really interesting book: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg – it’s a good read. It changed my perspective on how my actions are affecting me now, and how I can alter them to improve my health, productivity, or anything you want to improve in life AND business.

I’ll end it here for now and WILL try to update from time to time. I guess it’s good that I don’t have time to update because it means that I am out there, and I don’t do that very often. I’m proud of myself for that, for interacting with the world – as others would say. Good night!

First Autumn Experience

Since I’ve forgotten to update my days here in Chester, AS USUAL, I decided to just write about the other days that I missed out on.

Autumn.

Prior to this, I haven’t experienced this season, because where I come from it’s either sunny or raining, but mostly sunny. I used to hate the heat because it gives me terrible migraines and the sticky feeling whenever you go out for even a minute. Now, I appreciate the warmth of the Sun because it’s so rare here. People would stare at times because I FACE THE SUN AND GREET IT WITH A SMILE. They must’ve thought that I was going crazy or if I’m a mental patient that got out for the first time in a long time, but no. It reminded me of a song by Passenger, ‘Let Her Go’ and one line of its lyrics says:

You only miss the sun when it starts to snow.

So far over the past few weeks, I’ve been attending class and it’s great so far. I haven’t started on anything yet, AS USUAL. Because I’m the kind of person that gets all the ideas and organizes it at the last minute – well, to be fair at the last week, still a bad habit though. Then, I went shopping (AGAIN!!) and this time I spent three weeks worth of food budget ON CLOTHES. They’re all A NECESSITY though, right? I bought a coat, and a winter jacket (which IS a necessity). I might be telling myself this to keep myself from feeling guilty.

Oh, also I’ve joined this Entrepreneurial thing (I do not know if it’s an event, a competition, or what) and we were given £10 to maybe start-up a business or do fund raising events and our goal is to reach £700 per person to get to Milan in March. This is really exciting because I’ve never been to Milan! Plus, the experience we are gaining from this is really good.

Finally, as part of my shopping spree, I bought books as well (I’ll be updating my reading list). They’re at a reasonable price, no worries. Plus, knowledge is investment!

I guess that’s everything that I’ve been meaning to share. I know it’s not really useful information, but it’s my blog so yeah.

I’ll leave you with Jeremy Passion while I eat my carbonara pasta with smoked salmon.

I love this song just because.

9 February 2014

Sorry about the title, I can’t think of one to completely capture the contents of this post as a whole.

Reading: City Of Bones

So far, I’ve read half of the book, and I can’t seem to find the time to finish it because of well, TV series. But I’m really determined to finish it within this month. Then move on to City of Ashes – which I’ve recently acquired. It was so hard to find a copy of the succeeding books in The Mortal Instruments series, probably because of the movie. But sadly, as always, the book is still better than the movie. I don’t know, it’s just me.

Playlist: A combination of Arctic Monkeys & Green Day

Can’t seem to get the song Mardy Bum from the Arctic Monkeys out of my head. It’s so catchy and I love the lyrics of the song. Then, I keep playing R U Mine?  also from the Arctic Monkeys; Nuclear Family  Green Day; Lazy Bones – Green Day; and lastly, Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High – Arctic Monkeys.

Watching: Supernatural Season 2

I KNOW. I have a long way to go, but I’ve finished S4 already. I didn’t have the copy of S2 last week, so I thought I would still understand S4 without watching the second and third season. I got bits and pieces figured out, however, if you like the details like I do, I’d still watch it completely. So, wasted no time and bought S2 and S3.

School Related Stuff:

Almost finished with my Financial Systems & Accounting term paper – the first one at least. Haven’t started with Working With And Leading People’s term paper, which is due on the 21st by the way – so get on it already, my inner voice tells me. Anyway, I have research project, which is the longest one of them all. So yeah, that’s about it.

What have you guys been up to?

Daily Prompt: Five Items

from Daily Post

A classic question, revisited: what are the five items you must have on a deserted island?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us NECESSITIES.

This is a classic question. Five items you must have on a deserted island, or to survive on a deserted island? I don’t know. I guess, I would have to say that my five items are in an emergency bag:

1. iPod+earphones – I never leave home without it.

2. 3 books: Love & Misadventure, Fault In Our Stars, and Eleanor & Park

3. My meds – I never leave home without them either.

4. Maybe a lighter? So I can start a fire to signal for help.

5. A swiss army knife. Just in case.

I would not include my family or friends, because I wouldn’t want them to experience being on a deserted island.

Anyway, the is it. Cheers!

Lang Leav A Day

Yes, I have finally gotten myself a copy of Lang Leav’s Love & Misadventure. It is a thin book compared to the books I usually read because it is composed of lovely and truthful poems. So what I plan to do it just read one poem per day – strictly just one. It is so tempting to read them all because of how good everything is, but it has to be strictly followed, to keep it interesting and all.

I’m actually blogging in school right now, that’s how demotivated I am in class right now. Lol

Christmas Wishlist

Love & Misadventure

 

1. Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav (P595.00, Fully Booked)

“What was it like to love him? Asked Gratitude.
It was like being exhumed, I answered, and brought to life in a flash of brilliance.

What was it like to be loved in return? Asked Joy.
It was like being seen after a perpetual darkness, I replied. To be heard after a lifetime of silence.

What was it like to lose him? Asked Sorrow. There was a long pause before I responded:

It was like hearing every goodbye ever said to me—said all at once.”
― Lang LeavLove & Misadventure

I’ve been wanting to get a copy of Love & Misadventure since last month. Having low funds and an increase in my expenses – meaning, the Two Door Cinema Club concert which was cancelled by the way, I couldn’t afford to get a copy at the time. So for this Christmas, I’ll get a copy of this.

2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (P430.00, Fully Booked)

Fangirl

3.  Blankets, Craig Thompson (P1498.00, Fully Booked)

Blankets

 

4. ‘To Do’ Folder & Now, Later – stick notes set (P399.00 & P540.00, Fully Booked)

Fully Booked items

I’ve actually computed everything, and it sums up at about P3,500.00 or more – since I’ve added stuff I haven’t listed down before, I know costly, but I like books, and it’s CHRISTMAS. It is not a crime to spend so much on books. Lol

Well, that is it, 27 more days til Christmas!

Cheers!

Halloween Reading list

Halloween time again.

So for this halloween, I’ve set a reading list that will be like my little celebration of halloween. How introvert can I be?

I’ve just never been one of those people who likes to dress up on halloween, or dress up for that matter. I’m more of a casual person. Anyway, as I was saying, I’ve never ‘liked’ to prepare too much for halloween. I don’t know why, yes I am sort of lame, but I just don’t. So instead, I’m going to read the following:

The Mortal Instruments City Of Bones, Cassandra Clare – currently reading this one because it’s a long one. I can’t seem to find book 2 and 3 anywhere ever since the movie came out. The movie was good too, it’s just that I liked certain scenes in the book that would’ve been nice to see in the movie.

Next one is Carrie by Stephen King, and yes the movie is out as well, but I haven’t seen it. I’m really determined to finish the book before watching the movie. No spoilers!

And that ends the reading list. It’s not much because we don’t really get a time off from school. It’s just about 3 days, such an inconvenience, I know. Kidding. It’s enough I guess. Christmas is coming soon anyhow.