What comes after the blues

It's not that I've been busy lately why I haven't posted anything in a while. In fact, the week was not as hectic as I thought it would be. I'm positive that I would have time to write here, and man have I a lot to tell you.

But what with still not getting a copy of the Hot Air Balloon Festival photos paired with my extreme OC tendencies to update chronologically, this terrible muscle pain all over my upper body in addition to the cuts, bruises, and stratches I've had since Saturday all thanks to our Social Psych sportsfest, and my final finals week right ahead of me (Good thing my first exam is still on Thursday. More time to cram study!), I just can't bring myself to say anything.

Well, maybe just this: I can't wait for the rest of my life to begin. Any time now.


"Life is short"

If last weekend was the best weekend ever, yesterday and today came in a close second.

As I attended the Hot Air Balloon Festival (my first, but definitely not my last!) with the Aguirres yesterday and went on a Serendate (my second) with my girlfriends earlier today, it's quite obvious how much of a fan I am of annual events, big or small.

While I still can't get to the details of what happened, because of this final Theology paper I am pouring my heart into tonight and the fact that I'm still waiting for the pictures from Tito Jason's, Cara's, and Connie's cameras, I leave you with a few Photobooth pictures we got (and I compiled) from Jamba Juice last Sunday and today:

It's good to know that no matter how hectic the next two weeks will be, how I spend my weekends is still up to me. And although I will suffer the consequences and regret my choices some time after I made them, of course I would rather do something fun than focus entirely on school. C'mon, that's what I have been doing all my life—and I have been advised to "live a little." So this is exactly what I'm doing.



I believe it has been one of the best (long) weekends to date!

Never thought it would be, actually. Now that we're approaching our final days of school, it seems impossible to take the time off from the fast-paced three weeks we have left. But the weekend proved that wrong. And I guess my teachers gave me a favor of not assigning any requirement to be submitted this week.

I am so glad to have my little sister (and soon-to-be Atenean) Kara and Mom with us these past couple of days. It's actually the first time Kara has been to Manila while I'm around (She's always here during the breaks while I'm there in Iloilo.) so it meant so much to me that she finally came.

Saturday morning to Monday afternoon, we spent it with relatives who had lots of great stories to tell and food that never fails to make us happy. And to top it all off, I got two answered prayers in just one day!

I am beyond pleased with everything, thank you Lord!

I'd thought that I didn't have a home anymore. But right there, right then, I realized I'd been wrong. Home wasn't a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go. — Sarah Dessen, What Happened To Goodbye

With my Tita-Ninang Menmen, taking a break from shopping in Divisoria.

All the good blouses I found there, wish I bought them all!

Slept over at the Aguirres. Massage while watching Maalaala Mo Kaya in the family room.

Every time we go to their place, we always pass by this beautiful house!!!

Breakfast with the Curas, our nth-degree relatives who remained close all these years.

Yummy longganisa, tocino, and egg prepared by Tita Aileen.

Our Tito-Maninoy Dan, one of my greatest inspirations. Such a great man!

After church, we had lunch at Italiannis-Eastwood! Haven't been there in a long while.

Eee, pizza and pasta! Italian cuisine has always been my favorite. Always.

My second time at La Creperie, and it still doesn't disappoint. Just wow.

See what I'm talking about? This is why we should always have room for dessert!

Leeching off wifi from a nearby restaurant, with these iPads. Look at cousin Miggy!

Merienda cena at the Manianos, amazing food prepared by everyone in the house.

The Lolas, Titas, Titos, Cousins, Nieces, and Nephews. Good to be with family!

First time to try Jamba Juice, and we ordered most of their bestsellers.

I could really tell how healthy it was at my first sip. Great idea to go there!

Thank you so much for the treat, Tito Sam! Hope to see you around school.

Our post-Visa stressed look. After months of hoping, I finally got mine renewed!!!

Lunch at Gloramaris after Miggy's class and before Mom and Kara's flight home.

Second (legit) concert for the year, and of my life. BlueA1Jeff Timmons, we're ready!

Guess I got a little piece of home with me, wherever I go. Enjoy the rest of the week, friends!