If you told me last year that I would be going on two trips abroad all within April, I would tell you to get out. But 2013 has been both surprising and awesome and I did just that. Of course, there were some downside (all my own doing, of course), but I can't complain. It's been a great year so far. I hope I don't jinx anything moving forward.
It was the first of April and there weren't any pranks but there was lot of art. Museum day! It was so nice to hear Reggie walk through the Moma and talk about the work. She's so into it. I love it.
wow. Soho. Stop making me love you. If only I were rich enough to actually buy from the stores. It was fun to look around and pretend I had enough money for things though.
Cinderella was pretty awesome. I'm so happy I got to see it. That's anther Disney-esque musical down. I wonder what else I haven't seen. I wish I could have seen Once or Book of Mormon though. Oh well.
Cloisters!!! It happened!!!! I'm so glad that I made this happen. 12 years in the making. The subway ride going tere was pretty freaky but I made it. I ended up dropping by Columbia, too. So pretty.
So, I spent my second to the last day in New York in Target. I could literally spend all day (and all my money) there. Such a hole for temptation. Not good. I'm glad i was able to just chill with my uncle who was still sick.
Barfing on the plane? I can cross that off the bucket list. Eww, I know. Of course the trip had to end with a bang. It did not feel good at all. Thank goodness my seatmates were sweethearts.
And it's back to the heat of Manila. Waiting for my baggage wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be though I still prefer not to check in anything, ever. It wasn't such a long wait after all.
Wow. I don't know how I made it to work. Much more to come on time, but I did. Risa and I rode to work together. And we rode home together, too. As if we don't miss each other yet. I was a zombie the whole day.
Thank goodness for the holiday. Really. I refuse to admit I'm jet lagged but I am. I'm so happy I just spent the entire day sleeping. I need more of this. Holiday, please.
Back to work and I tried leaving early but MRT still sucks. I'm glad I was able to be as productive as I could. Plus, bonus lunch with Koko. Work friends are love.
I wish all redesigns were this smooth. Candy hasn't made me worry one bit and even the launch was pretty uneventful. Just how I like it. Let all redesigns be like this, please.
Sometimes, I wish I weren't so anal about posting. Things should come easy and I could just randomly be okay about just being sporadic on LJ but I can't. It's a sickness.
I should have done the report but instead I caught up on TV. Smart move? Nope, not at all. But I was too tired. I met up with Lee after dinner to 'plan' the trip. I can't believe it's really happening. We're going to HK!
OMG did I just spend all weekend doing this crazy report?! Thank goodness for "House of Cards" and I somehow made it through. Falling asleep at 10 pm does not help my case but I'm glad I finished. Somewhat.
Boo yeah. What a day. Presentation in the morning and meeting out of the office in the afternoon (down south), there's only so much one can do in a day. Can we quit early?
I've had these fantasies about just walking away from everything. Like waking up today, I want to just let things go. Please let things get easier soon.
I know I brought it upon myself but I wish I hadn't taken a leave so quickly. Sure, this was planned and NYC wasn't, but there's so much to fix and so little time to do it.
I can't believe I'm going to HK. Sure today was a day of fail, but it was also pretty fun. Lee-Ann and I get along good and our hotel is pretty and the weather is nice. My goal for the trip: I will master the map.
Am I really in Macau? I know Lee ad I were joking about going there but we got there! And in under an hour. Sure, we also took the wrong bus/long bus tour, but it turned out awesome.
So I'm sure Kowloon is an awesome place but HK side is still my favorite. Maybe I didn't see the best bits, but I'm willing to go back and try. HK, I'm definitely coming back. You're too efficient.
I know I stay away from F21 in Manila like a plague but my goodness it's cheap in HK and I just can't say no. So much for saving the entire time, it all went down the Sasa and F21 drain.
and I'm back in the office. Wow. I know I just spent four days on vacation but my eyes can barely stay up and I'm surprised I made it through the day. Thank goodness for the holiday.
So a goods nights rest really does help, yes? I know it's important but sometimes I forget and I wish I just slept all those times when I was a kid. Why did I not???
there was a shoe sale in the office and naturally I gravitated towards the shoes Taylor Swift endorsers. It's not like I even wear sneakers that often. But I want them. So bad. And they're on sale. WAH.
dinner and drinks with Lou, Chrissy and Macy and though we were 2 people short, it was pretty fab! I miss talking to these girls and should definitely make an effort to see them more often
I'm not sure why I even decided to do that but I guess there's no turning back now. I'm not sure why I did it but it felt right in a way? Also, the smart parenting redesign launch went better than expected. I hope we can get Yummy off the ground.
I'm so proud of my not so little brother. We attended Pietro's university graduation and though it was far more chaotic than expected, it was also nostalgic and awesome. I also went to my friends surprise birthday for her friend and it was surprisingly fun. I guess perceived awkwardness in my head is actually just a perception.
i finally watched "It takes a man and a woman" and it was pretty great. The second move escapes me but this was a nice way to end it. The best part? Me and Paola obsessing over JLC/Sarah G and watching all their youTube videos.
I'm thankful for support and trust that i didn't know i had. It's time to take stock of my life and really figure out what I value. I'm glad I was able to meet up with Iza and Lee for dinner even if I was late. Good times. I need more of this.
karaoke night with the pubs was actually really restful. I'm glad I went along even if the list of things to do isn't getting any shorter.
And we're down four months in a year. I swear, the day are going by way too fast. 2013, hang on a bit, okay? I want to enjoy you more.