March Madness

20120306-233254.jpgThis week was definitely something I want to blog about. J went on a Vegas trip that started late last week, came straight to my house on Tuesday morning… just to catch me right before I left for work for some much needed hugs and kisses. Loved that to pieces, but he came home sick. Feverish, he relaxed all day. On my way home bought him some beef noodle soup (pho) on the first night, lugaw (congee) the second night, and nothing worked. I don’t remember ever having such a high temperature as he did, and for the first time I was worried. All he did for three days as his body tries to recover was sleep, eat enough food to help him ingest medicine and more sleep. I took a day off just in case his fever doesn’t go down and it was a much needed quality time. During this time I proved I can be domestic if really required, lol. Too bad he’s not always sick…hahaha!

That said, I missed out on numerous girl dates during the week. Today was really chill, talking about how things are going with our list of the stuff we’ve given up for Lent. I don’t recall ever taking Lent seriously until this year. The key take away is having discipline and support. Having a begin date and end date. With this in mind I feel I can accomplish a lot with the proper support and encouragement. I may apply this to a couple of bad habits like smoking, drinking, & budgeting. Having a group to motivate you into achieving your goals is a definite must-haves if there are certain things you want to accomplish.

 

Last rant of the Year – FY11

every year right after christmas, i’d catch myself looking back and try to pin point the things that went right, wrong, sideways and upside down. this year it happened during a random night of meeting up with the girls at our new favorite spot ‘jacka-s’. we cheered for every bad, good, ok, moments that came to mind. of course it was before dinner, so the gulps got us tipsy quickly.

some highlights of this year for myself would be:
– surviving long distance with boyfriend
– dominican republic
– back to back social nights
– lost friends, gained new ones
– career development
– boyfriend and i verbally moving our relationship forward
– cousins getting engaged
– financially getting stable, slowly but surely

Since all of that is out of my system… Time to celebrate the upcoming year. 2012 is estimated at being my biggest year thus far. and if it was to end in 12.12.12, all i’d have to say is, i wouldn’t have had it any other way. live without regret and always look forward to the happiness, sorrow, hurt and excitement. By this time next year i vow to have gained more wisdom, wit, and humor during the dailies. i am excited to make new routines, see new places, experience and learn new things. kick off old habits and turn them into good ones. say goodbye to the old me and embrace the new me i’m about to become.

There’s nothing better than the feeling of seeing tomorrow unfold and it exceeding expectations. I’ve been known to have low expectations but still, everything has a ceiling, mine is just as short as I am, that’s all. I’ve been blessed truly, and all I have to do is thank all the way.

So here’s to a new year – cheers!

Back to Back Again.

i’m so tired right now but i still have a few things i want to take care of for work, just so that i’m not too overwhelmed tomorrow. so as i mentioned my birthday wish was to be left alone all weekend and it was granted. i didn’t check anything online, i stayed dormant on the couch catching up on shows, movies, games and more shows. but this weekend was another story. it all starts with the fact that my cousin was having an engagement party (i did forget to mention that i’m fulfilling another first and definitely not the last of being a bridesmaid :)). anyway, work was hectic on friday because we were having a panini sale at work trying to raise money for Movember helping out our three mo’s raise money for their staches. so much fun but it took over 3 hours of my working day (time well spent i should say because it was a tremendous success). on and off with J trying to figure out what we were going to be doing that night (all knowing it would be pure chillage but we were debating about the logistics).

not knowing what i was going to wear at the party, i decided to fit the following before heading out to Rian’s place for some pre-drinking. so first meet up with the girls, travel to lcbo before scavenging h&m for outfits, then eating at the urban eatery, then heading south excited to play dance central 2 on kinect. this took only 2 hours non stop. then we started drinking and dancing the game. wow that is a major workout. if you want to save money on skipping out on a trainer, play the kinect. the game is very engaging and very interactive. then we dragged our tipsy selves to raq for even more dancing and sweating. then missioned home with J after a full blown disagreement and tear. (highlight which was shortlived was the birthday shoutout i got that was very random and it felt sweet at the same time, aww these peeps love me :))

we get home and we sleep as much as we can. 5 hours later we’re getting ready to travel to a filipino restaurant for ace & laile’s engagement party. what a perfect venue for an intimate gathering for family and friends. we purposely starved ourselves so we can eat a good meal 🙂 and we did. it wasn’t amazing but it was good enough for our cravings, ace’s mom could cook better but the lechon was devine!! haahah – there was a whole lot of catching up with my other cousins tina & frank, catching up with the tito’s and tita’s & of course lola. it was a beautiful day outside and it couldn’t have been any more perfect than what it was. they had a slideshow and it literally made me tear up but i forced it not to come out hahaha. i’m so excited for them, and the wonderful journey they are about to embark on. even as a cousin i felt she was perfect for him. there was something about her and i’m sure i’ve already mentioned this to both of them and i’m super glad that my cousin snatched her up. i was there throughout the initial courtship and i saw how much my cousin wanted to be with her and as i got to know her and when i tagged along on the chicago trip, i knew!! there are just some couples who have a certain positive aura about them, there’s this one thing that just fits well together. i get overjoyed everytime i talk or think about them and that’s that. Congratulations to you both!! (their story)

of course it was also pacquiao’s 3rd fight with morales, after all the back ups and finalizing what to do, we ended up seeing xtian & dauph for this special day, i think this is 3x in a row for this ppv fight with us going to sauga. anyway xtian was still running errands when we arrived in milton. talk about great foursquare checking ins for 2 hours. yes he made us wait for him 2 hours. within the 2 hours were epic though because we were able to settle what we were arguing about the night before. and of course whenever we go to an event, we always end up talking about our own set of events. there were talks about NYC in March, him going on a boys trip in april or so, and me going to texas for my cousin’s wedding. then we started talking about the picture. he’s finally got his mindset on right and have some good plans for the future. we set our 3 year plans, up to 5 years and if god’s willing, we meet our designated targets and we’re set for the next stages; having a family, our own home and all the riches we are able to handle hahaha. it was a much needed 2 hours for some counseling.

then xtian arrived, we picked up dauphe and we were set on watching the fight. word of the day “awkward, awkward” along with the awkward bobble. pacquiao won what else is new. then we ended up at a random 24 hours diner for some late night eats. we then travelled from the airport all the way back to scarborough and shortly after got some much needed power naps. we then after all the bf3’s and netflix shows, headed over to pmall for some fishballs and beefballs. then we all went home and here i am blogging about another long ass weekend. i’m exhausted and all i want to do now is curl up into j’s arms and sleep.

 

sweet dreams everyone.