Tuesday, 14 January 2014

The Book Dilemma

As I continue on with my Save Big Challenge, I discovered a huge setback while I was doing my monthly budget plan. I am -wait for it- an impulsive book buyer! *gasp*

I have a budget for buying books, of course, but what I haven't realized is that I tend to buy every time I enter a bookstore. It dawned on me that I never leave a bookstore without buying one. *gah!*

So what's a book junkie supposed to do? Never enter a book store again? It's like asking me to shoot my own foot! (And quite frankly, I'd rather shoot my foot than be denied access inside a bookstore. j/k.)

Monday, 13 January 2014

My Beach Body Challenge

Hi! What's new? 

Remember my Carpe Diem Post? (You can check it here: Carpe Diem My Friend) Well, I just got told off by our vendor manager to start hitting the gym (just kidding Scott! ^__^) . I've been on hiatus because I had a lot of errands to take care of these last few weeks. So I decided to get started on my Beach Body Challenge. (We only have two seasons here in the Philippines; the summer and the rainy season. Summer here in the Philippines starts in late March.)

Creamy Carbonara Recipe

What's up Ketchup?
Hope your weekend was swell! 

Anyhoo, I'll do a short food recipe post today. ^__^ ~ <3

Last week, my friend requested that I cook and bring carbonara to work and I happened to be craving pasta at the time. So I obliged (and he still owes me Graham Cake. :p)

Saturday, 11 January 2014

The One With the 30 Day Slim Down Challenge

Hi! How's it hanging? Hope you all had a great week!
For a while now, a lot of people are asking me what inspired me to hit the gym. I didn't actually know that I would get hooked with working out. 

Monday, 6 January 2014

The Save Big Challenge

Hey there!

A post from Kuripot Pinay went viral during the last week. It outlines a weekly saving plan that will allow a person to save more than 60,000Php by the end of the year. (Check it here: Kuripot Pinay) There is also a similar post from Minimum Compliance that follows the same outline but breaks it down to different amount selected (Check it out: Minimum Compliance) which allows you to save from 27K up to 137K.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Last December, whenever my friend and I go (actually I have to drag or guilt him to come along with me. haha!) to the bookstore, I always grab this book but I always ended up buying a different one instead. So last January 1st after our New Year Nomo (just 4 bottles, honest. 0:]), I dragged him to the bookstore so I can check out new titles. As usual, I grabbed this book but started browsing other books again. He grabbed the book from me and lined up at the counter (his usually strategy to end the book hunt early. Grrr.) He reasoned that it was the last copy and he doesn't want to hear me whine again because I lost a book I wanted to read. And that's how I ended up with my copy of STEELHEART.

Saturday, 4 January 2014


Heeeeeey yo!
What's up?

As promised yesterday, I'm posting my travel bucket list (hopefully, haha!) for this year.
I wish I have a 6 month vacay leave...twice a year! heehee~
These places are not arranged in order but just the ones I've been thinking about since last year.
And of course, I'll surely post about my adventure. ^__^ ~

Friday, 3 January 2014

Carpe Diem My Friend!

Happy New Year! *fireworks*
How time flies, ne?

It's 2014, another year to live life to the fullest and I intend to do just that.

2013 has been a whirlwind of emotions for me. I laughed until my tummy hurt, cried until my head pounded, ate thrice my size, travelled to different places, lost, ended and made new friends, and above all, learned lessons I will keep in my heart. I will charge all the negatives, the heartaches and the bad choices to experience in order for me to start this year right. So "thank you" to those who had left and taught me a lesson, "thank you" to those who had stayed and made me feel loved.