First off, a very happy birthday to my brother Pietro (who doesn't read this LJ, but I'd like to wish it anyway)! He's 22! My goodness, I feel old.
Loving: The Yabu special sauce. This Japanese restaurant that I adore opened a new branch at SM Mall of Asia (which is waaaaay far from where I live) but it just means more branches of love. Remember that time I ate in Yabu three days in a row? Well today, I went back for more (almost a month later) and as a give away during their store opening, they gave us their special sesame sauce!!! So now, I can have the shredded cabbage salad (plus sauce) whenever I want.
Reading: I'm terribly behind on my 50 book quota because I was trying to read 'serious' books this year. Of course, I always end up falling back on my beloved YA and Romance genres. I'm starting the Inn Boonsboro trilogy by Nora Roberts, called The Next Always and it makes me remember why I love romances. Despite the ultra cliches and predictability of it all, I still get giddy every damn time. I'm also finishing the Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl called, Beautiful Redemption and it's a little scary how this is now going to be a movie. I think everything I've read is turning into one.
Watching: Well now that I found out that it's Merlin's last season, I'm getting all nostalgic over it. I can't believe we only have 5 episodes left from BBC's most bromantastic offering. Sure, the storylines have gotten way hilarious and unbelievable, but it was still a fun weekend watch. I can't believe we'll have to say goodbye to Bradley James's abs and Colin Morgan's cuteness.
Anticipating: The holidays! I know we're still a month to go before Christmas, but I'm seriously looking forward to it already. In fact, Here's a last call for holiday cards. I plan on sending them out this weekend and because I procrastinate, I should start some Christmas shopping. Still, I don't have much money this year so I'll have to make that list and check it twice.
Listening to: The new One Direction album, Take Me Home, which isn't half bad but I'm still more partial to Up All Night. Though my favorite would have to be, Last First Kiss, I guess the rest of the album will creep up on me eventually. It's sad and embarrassing to say, that I'm still hooked on Taylor Swift's new album. Someone please give me new music.
Planning: On saving more money. A not-so funny thing happened to me recently. I was trying to check my balance online and I find I can't access my account, only to find out they've closed my account! I'm a little scared and panic a bit. My mom helped me sort things out, but it also made me realize how little I know of the 'real world.' I'm such a child, really. So my mom sat me down and started talking serious stuff and though I didn't want to listen, I know I had to. I need to get my shit in order.
Working on: Fixing my photos from my London & Paris trip. It's been a couple of months and I haven't gotten around to going through them and editing and 'curating' to the best of my capabilities but I want to have them up before the end of the year, so I need to do them. Slowly but surely, I'll get around to all 16-ish days of my trip. It's a chore, but fun to reminisce.
Wishing: I could do this everyday. Despite the fact that I just visited my siblings earlier this month, I miss them everyday. And finally, we get to 'hang out' (via Google) again thanks to very 'important' sibling talk. I wish we all had the energy and time to do this more often. This makes me wish the holidays would never end and we could just chill together again.
Thanks again to Katrina for introducing this meme to me. Definitely a great way to recap a month.
And again, last call for holiday cards! I'll be sending them out soon, so let me know. It doesn't matter where you live ♥