All posts tagged: Life

Na-friendzone ka na ba?

I think I was, kaso hindi pa uso ang salitang ‘friendzone’ noon. O diba, contrary to popular belief, pati kaming girls nafe-friendzone. Not to mention, kaming mga chix hahahahahahaha! Oh, please refer to the photos below to prove my claim. đŸ˜› (Hindi pa uso ang selfie, madami na din akong selfies. LOL!)   Back when I was 22 years old, and maybe 22 pounds lighter. Hahaha!  It was a little after college graduation and I was just coming out of a bad breakup. I started hanging out with this guy in the office. It was friendly, until we would regularly exchange messages, he would call me, or drive me to my house. We would watch movies and eat out. He would sometimes bring food he said he prepared for me. So I thought, yeah, maybe we have something special. Months passed and to my surprise, he suddenly and sort of announced that he has a girlfriend. Uhmm, so where does this put me? I’m like, WTF diba? Ano yun? Paasa much ganun? I never really talked about this friendzoning incident. May time pa na pumunta …

Life Happened

I feel like it’s been so long since I posted something. I only have one reason — life happened. I barely remember what happened in May, for sure I’ve been sleeping way too much. My sister-in-law had an emergency C-section last May 13 because her water broke early. She was supposed to deliver late June or early July. Lucy was born prematurely, but now she’s doing really well and gaining weight. She was very tiny when she was born, just a little over three pounds. Last June 1, we moved to a condo in Makati. Some things happened at home, and we had to go for a while. My father-in-law contracted pneumonia and was doing regular chemotherapy again for his lung cancer. It is not good for me and Taglet to be around him, so we decided to move out temporarily until he’s well and I’ve given birth. Condo living is not so new to me. Sort of. In Singapore, I used to live in flats that looks like condos haha! My brother and I …

An Open Letter to my 24-Year-Old Self

March 9, 2014 Dear Joy, Hello. I am you. I am writing this letter for the 24-year-old you. Who would’ve thought that it’s just been five years? Maybe now you have finally settled in your house, maybe sleeping after your flight this morning.  I know you just made your last flight out of Singapore. I know it was your last because up until today, I haven’t been back there. Five years ago, you packed your bags and left. There were a lot of things going on. In late 2008, the economy was so bad and even Singapore’s economy was down. You were in between jobs at the start of 2009. Your new employer liked you very much, but the Ministry of Manpower won’t give you a new working permit.  It was around that time too when you started a short lived romance with someone. You thought it was a fairy tale, just like that Cinderella musical you watched in Esplanade together. It wasn’t. It ended on a very sour note. It was one of the …

The Vision Board

Before 2013 ended, Jeff told me that we should make a vision board to set our goals for 2014. Giddy about my new stylus, I said I am going to draw mine instead of the normal cut and paste from the magazine. He said he’s opting for the cut and paste as he has no talent on the arts department. Well, I don’t have much, too. Just so you know, Jeff hasn’t made his vision board yet. Haha! 1. Continue my Strappit business. I must admit that I kind of relaxed a little towards the end of 2013. The last quarter of the year was a little stressful for our family so that lead to me being a little lazy to produce more Strappits. This year, I plan to get a sewer that will make this for me so I can just sit down at home and sleep all day. Hahaha! 2. Have a red car. There’s a red car here at home, but it definitely is not mine. LOL! I’ve always wanted a red …

Face to Face with the Big C

I never thought I’ll ever write about cancer. My earliest memory of it is my Tita Bessie, my mom’s eldest sister, who was very sick when I was in kindergarten. I didn’t know it was cancer until I was in grade school. I can’t seem to understand what it was. I just knew she was sick. A few months later, she passed away. It was a blurry memory. I was a kid and I didn’t feel the pain of losing a relative. I still didn’t know that feeling. Tita Bessie taught me that losing a family member is a sad thing. I didn’t know her pain as well. Late in 2012, my friend Faye was diagnosed with Stage 1 cancer. In February 2013, she had a total hysterectomy. She had her entire reproductive system taken out. She is a survivor. A very brave woman that I will always look up to. You can read her story here. Taken at Mom and Tina’s in Mother’s Day. She was also the reason for my first ever blood …

It’s Curly Very Much!

After two years, I am back to my curly hair! Last Friday, Jeff asked me if I want to go to the salon and have my hair permed again. It was a day after my birthday and I was in a really bad mood. He knew how to cheer me up! We went to PiandrĂ© in BGC, but they don’t offer digital perm. I told Jeff we can just go to Red Garlic and eat and we can roam around afterwards. Jeff noticed The List Salon at the corner of Lane P and 7th Avenue and surprisingly, they have digital perming! I went in and reserved an appointment at 2PM.  I never want a normal perming. I hate the Pagoda Coldwave Lotion smell.  That’s me after my hair was set and the cables were attached. It looks like they were electrocuting my brain! Haha! The whole process took about 2 to 2 1/2 hours. And the end product? This is me unselfie-ing my new hair. Happiness!