Weekend: Jampacked Pangasinan (2)

It wouldn’t be jampacked “Weekend” if it’s just saturday right? So here’s the sunday sched. My previous post, was our day in Bolinao. Yup, we spent the whole day doing those touristy things and going to the beach. Chill, relax, and totally unplugging. However, the second day, still touristy I suppose, but very demanding as it required us to challenge our physical abilities. In the end, the pain was totally worth it.


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Weekend: Jampacked Pangasinan (1)

“Beat the Heat” and “Summer” posts are rampant, and in the first few weeks of May, I thought that facebook might crash with the amount of uploads happening, but that’s just here I guess. I’m trying to make some excuses for forgetting to post our first summer escapade of 2014. So Here we go:

We planned it to coincide with one of my cousin’s birthday. It would be her first time, after a very long time, to go to the beach, with us! Sometimes, you can find your best girl buds inside your family. 🙂
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Free Time

Yup, this post is not my usual adventure/ trip/ food/ place post. For some this is boring stuff, but for several people, like me, i guess, this stuff  is what makes us alive. Of course I mean books. It’s not how many you’ve already read, or what genre, or who are your favorite authors, series, stand-alone, fiction, non-fiction. Just books really. I admit, I’m a little bit of an escapist, ok maybe A LOT.


I’ve wondered how many I can read for this year, not that I’m really counting, I just realized its also good to have a goal. As of today, 2nd of May, I’ve read 12 novels, a few of them are children’s books, mostly sci-fi/ dystopian theme, so it’s not really a lot, and I feel like I’m slacking off in my readings. Here’s what I’ve finished off, in no particular order:

  • Cress
  • Book Thief
  • Sputnik Sweetheart
  • My Sister’s Keeper
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Ender’s Game
  • Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Witch Hunt
  • Divergent
  • Speaker for the Dead -> EnderSaga
  • Hollow City

And here’s what I’m currently reading:

  • Thunder
  • To Kill a Mocking Bird
  • Xenocide -> (EnderSaga 3)
  • The remains of the day
  • Sandman: Book of Dreams
  • Insurgent (mixed feelings if I’d push through with this)

There, I’ve said it, I’m a book nerd lover and there’s nothing to be ashamed of.

Food: Roberta

I’ve got to admit, though we are not fans of the whole valentine thingy, we are not haters either, and even if we had this date coincidentally falling under the valentine’s season, there’s nothing left to do but to enjoy it.

Our usual destination, restaurants! Be it a hole in the wall, or good ole’ large restaurant, as long as the food is good, we’re willing to splurge a bit.

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Well that was fast. January 31st, huh, just like that. It’s all a blur. And now here we are starting another month. Just a quick recap on the first 31 days of 2014:

  • I finished two (e)books; The Book Thief, Sputnik Sweetheart. Which are wonderful, brilliant at the same time heartbreaking and depressing.
  • Late catching up with friends.
  • Watched a political-themed play. (With my brother as one of the actors)
  • Volunteer work
  • Corporate Life

And here I thought it would be a long list. Well, now moving on, I tell you waking up to a new day is inevitable. We can only do so much to get through to another day, what more of another month, another year etc.  But that’s not the point of this post.

Really, because I’m just here to post what the 1st of February felt like. Gloomy, Windy, and like floating in repressed emotions. Well the floating part, I meant that literally.

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Next day forward

So it came, loudly if I may say. Fireworks, honks, sirens, loud music, parties. It happened, the earth completed an orbit around the sun. Again. We feel so proud of completing another milestone that it seems like WE actually have done something important to keep the earth orbiting around the sun, like we have a significant role to play.


I know it sounds like I’m complaining about the noises, all the fuss, but seriously, have you asked yourself what’s new? What could the new year bring that the previous year haven’t already brought? Opportunities? Adventures? Things that we ourselves make happen.

We don’t rely our life on earth’s orbit around the sun. We just grab its balls and deal with it. Though I’m not averse to these celebrations, I also think its important to recognize our efforts to make our life better.