13 June 2018

The Sunday (Monday) Currently: Volume 12

It's a Monday and a holiday (Queen Elizabeth's birthday). Since I wasn't feeling writing something yesterday, I thought of doing this today even it's not a Sunday.

Queen

R E A D I N G 
phone messages, tweets of people I follow

W R I T I N G 
what needs to be written for my final assessment

L I S T E N I N G
Unwind playlist in Spotify

T H I N K I N G
of what happened the past week.

It was emotionally intense. It was kinda crazy. It was overwhelming. It was draining.
I don't want to go into details because it is all very personal. But, I'm glad that I was able to think things through and I've spoken to people I needed to speak to in the past few days. It is already resolved from my end but it is still not case closed for the rest of the people involved so I'm hoping the issues will be further discussed and the people that still need to talk to each other and to patch things up will be able to do so. Maybe not now but, hopefully, soon.

S M E L L I N G
dinner

W I S H I N G
that the news about Anthony Bourdain's death was all a lie

But it wasn't.

SaltVine

A couple of days ago, my friends and I honoured him by eating good food and trying new dishes. Well, we already ate in SaltVine but we decided to try other dishes such as:

Lamb_Kibbeh
Lamb Kibbeh
Syrian_String_Cheese_Cigars
Syrian String Cheese Cigars
Zaatar_Fries
And of course, we couldn't say no to their Zaatar fries!

And the Chargrilled Lamb Shoulder and Scotch Meshwi.

H O P I N G
they would figure things out and patch up

W E A R I N G
my winter gear - matchy-matchy flannel pjs.

L O V I N G
the DIY beach bag that I made

DIY_IKEA_beach_bag

I found this rug in IKEA a few weeks ago.

IKEA_Signe_Rug

I liked the stripes and the fabric as well. I thought it was too pretty to be used just as a rug... With some folding, pinning and sewing, I got myself a new beach bag. :)

N E E D I N G
to exercise

I'd been slacking off the past two weeks because winter just started and all I wanted to do is hide under the sheets. Then I had my monthly girly thing. Now, I feel so meh and guilty about it.

Speaking of monthly girly thing, last Tuesday, I almost passed out at work (Eksena as always. Hahaha!) because of cramps. I will spare you with all the gory details though. The funny thing was an hour before the incident, I was speaking to the mum of one of my patients about how lucky babies are because they can sleep anytime they want. Unlike the adults, they can't sleep anytime they want, case in point, when you are at work. Then after that, there I was, asleep on the bed of one of the doctors. Haha! Anyway, I'm just thankful that my colleagues were so sweet enough to take care of me. :)

F E E L I N G
relieved and grateful

My uncle's surgery was successful. He's not out of the woods yet but so far, so good. We will take it one day at a time. Thank you, Lord. :) And as I've mentioned earlier (refer to Thinking section above), I was able to process and discuss issues that were raised to my attention during the past week.

C L I C K I N G 
YouTube videos

If I'm not watching series or movies, I'm watching vlogs, travel videos and makeup tutorials from some of my favourite YouTubers.


As for an entirely different topic, My friends and I saw Priscilla, Queen of the Desert musical last Saturday.

Priscilla_Queen_of_the_Desert_Musical

I liked the story, the punchlines, the humour, the songs used and the costumes. However, I find that it was lacking a bit with the stage production (Well, there's not much you can do when the setting is at the desert or in the bus, I guess.) and... feelings? I'm not sure. There's something slightly off that I can't pinpoint. I was also uncomfortable that a Filipina was portrayed in a racist and sexist stereotype (But, true to some extent, unfortunately, let's not kid ourselves here). Apart from that, it's a good musical. I'm thinking of watching the film.

Priscilla_Queen_of_the_Desert_Musical

ootd
Sneaking in some ootd shots before dinner
Twinning

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03 June 2018

The Sunday Currently: Volume 11

R E A D I N G 
pop-up notifications on my phone

W R I T I N G 
you off

Ay wow. May ganun. 

L I S T E N I N G
the sound of the exhaust fan in the bathroom. Lol! 

T H I N K I N G
what to cook for dinner

S M E L L I N G
nothing

W I S H I N G
for good news

H O P I N G
and praying that our family will get through this

W E A R I N G
Cookie Monster shirt and polka dot short

L O V I N G
the food trip session we had yesterday

friends

We tried out 678, a Korean barbecue restaurant near our place. (I know. We've been hanging out and eating every single weekend these past four weeks.) We ordered soy marinated wagyu beef scotch fillet, another set of meat that I cannot remember now (sorry), pan-fried Korean-style dumplings, spicy chilli pork and pork belly kimchi stew and ramen. I think we ordered just enough for the 5 of us (my brother joined us for lunch) and our appetite. But, they sat us on a small, round table that our table looked overflowing with food. They even gave us a mini table on the side so they can put the rest of our orders. Haha! We also didn't know that the spicy chilli pork and the ramen that we ordered came with a portable stove so we had two stoves on our table, apart from the grill in the middle. It was a full-on fiesta-slash-chaos in our table.

ginger_beer
 
We ordered drinks - nothing hardcore, just ciders and a ginger beer. We were fooled though. It was carbonated. Hahaha! Only my brother got lucky because he ordered a legit beer. But I tell you, the food was really good. We had moments when we were just really quiet because we were busy eating and devouring the blessings on our table.
 
Dulcet_Cakes_and_Sweets

Then, we headed to Dulcet Cakes and Sweets for dessert. I ordered Matcha Affogato and green tea. I didn't know what to expect with this dessert because I wasn't sure how their matcha will taste. I don't like matcha desserts that don't really taste like matcha or that has only a tinge of matcha. I was sure the presentation looked really good though. I was excited to pour the affogato in my matcha ice cream. I was even more excited with its taste! I was not disappointed. The matcha flavour was just how the way I like it. The contrast of the very bitter affogato with the very slightly sweet matcha really worked. All of us enjoyed our matcha treats. And that bear, too. Let's not forget that very-cute-you-don't-want-to-destroy-it dessert. :)

N E E D I N G
to finish my remaining assessments before June 21! Ack.

F E E L I N G
all sorts of feelings.

Our family received a shocking news earlier this week. I am currently watching 13 Reasons Why. I'm hormonal as well. Ugh.

C L I C K I N G 
More Airbnb options

Our top two options were already unavailable! :( Those two places are in a convenient location, looks really nice, well-designed and homey, within our budget, have good reviews and really nice top/rooftop views of Berlin - which was a bonus. Huhu. But I just found another good place that ticks our boxes (except for the rooftop view - this wasn't really part of our requirement but those two previous places that we were really eyeing for had our hopes up! But hey, the building might have a rooftop that we can go and check out. Fingers crossed.) and I'm paying for this one straight away. Right after this.

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27 May 2018

The Sunday Currently: Volume 10

R E A D I N G 
skincare blogs (Honesty for your Skin, Detail Oriented Beauty and NiaPattenLooks)

I've always been interested in skincare because of my hormonal issues and the shitty skin that comes with it. I think I'm slowly turning into a skincare geek. Recently, I've been looking into organic, cruelty-free and vegan kind of brands.

W R I T I N G 
nothing?

L I S T E N I N G
80s music playlist

Janet Jackson, Madonna, and the likes.

T H I N K I N G
of trying out asap skincare and/or The Ordinary. Hmm.

S M E L L I N G
my body lotion

W I S H I N G
the money in my bank account is endless? Hahaha! 

A girl can wish.

H O P I N G
That the Airbnbs which I am eyeing for are still free!

W E A R I N G
flannel top and fleece pjs

L O V I N G
photo shoot that we did earlier today

So excited to see the final photos. Meanwhile, here's the preview:

photoshoot_preview
Sorry for the blurred photo. This was just a screenshot of an InstaStory that my friend posted.

N E E D I N G
to buy a plane ticket for PH and to book our Airbnb in Berlin

Seriously. Parang ilang beses ko na sinabi 'to, di ko pa rin nagawa. Baka di na available yung mga bet ko!

F E E L I N G
accomplished

Headed to the mall after work and did my research on Thursday night for one of my assessments. Finished my assessment that night and submitted it the next day. Went to Ikea after work as well to do some shopping for our photo shoot props. Slept in for two days. Finished all house chores in half a day (OMG, sobrang Tita because considered accomplishment na ang sleeping in and house chores. Hahaha!) hence, chick flick movie night and drinks as reward thereafter. Photoshoot for our projects this morning (which I will share once my friend finishes post-processing the photos). Foodtrip with friends.

friends
Beschico for lunch earlier! :)
C L I C K I N G 
Shopping online for skincare

I decided to try The Ordinary skincare first because it's cheaper. Lol.

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