That Weekend I Found a Workout Routine Which I Think I Can Stick To

I am not a fan of working out, exercising, or doing any sports. There, I said it.

I don’t like running. I’ve never had a runner’s high, ergo I never enjoy doing it.

I don’t like aerozumba. The repetitive steps bore me even though I can’t really keep up with it. And I hate the music.

I didn’t stick with yoga mostly because I’m not sure if I’m doing the poses right. So I don’t know if it actually works.

I have contemplated going to the gym, but the good ones are too pricey.

I therefore conclude that I am very unhealthy but very good at giving excuses.

However, I recently found a youtuber whose work out videos just hit the right notes of my picky a*s. You can find him here: Fitness Marshall

I love his videos because the music is new, the steps are hard, and the commentary is hilarious πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

I have been dancing to his videos for a few days now and it’s really fun! Hope this time around I’ll get to stick to this exercise. Wish me luck!

Till next weekend! 🌻

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That Weekend I Prepared for our February Activities

No, I’m not talking about Valentines or the upcoming 2nd anniversary with my boyfriend (double whammy).

February is one of the busiest months in our company, B. Braun Medical Supplies. This is when we hold our National Convention (NatCon), Awards Night and our 4-day company incentive trip (or local R & R trip if the sales target is not achieved). This year we’re going to BEIJING!!! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³

Which means I need to get my wardrobe set in place ☺️. I need the following:

  • Corporate attire for NatCon
  • Evening gown for Awards Night
  • Winter OOTDs for Beijing

For the corporate attire, I know I can whip one out easily (remember the pile of clothes I fake KonMari’d πŸ˜…).

But for the evening gown, I knew I would have some trouble. Last week, the awardees (including me, yey! 🀩) had our photos professionally taken for the event. We had to wear a black gown or cocktail dress. In preparation, I tried on my gown from last year which at that time fit me like a glove. This time, however, that same halter gown almost chocked me πŸ˜‘ Basically, I no longer have any gowns that fit me right now 😭

So I turned to the most practical solution I can find – ukay ukay. I immediately found one in the first store we entered that sold gowns. It was a bit tight at the bust area but manageable. I decided that if it costs less that Php 300, I would buy it and adjust my eating habits accordingly. Alas it was Php 250! Lucky, lucky me πŸ₯°

(Apologies for the awkward pose and the heavily edited background – I was trying to boomerang in our very cluttered living room πŸ˜…)

Now, all that is left to do is stick to my diet plan and let the gown do its job πŸ‘ΈπŸ»

Lastly, I need some Winteeeer Elegaaaanza Extravagaaaaanzaa!!! πŸ’ƒπŸ§₯πŸ‘’β„οΈ

I still have my nude boots from when I went to Germany four years ago. Plus my black sneakers which they say I shouldn’t use because the material is thin but I’m still gonna use with thick socks because #rebel 😎 Kidding. I’m not gonna buy another pair just for this trip πŸ‘πŸ» Footwear done βœ…

There is also the concern with the luggage – we’re only allowed one bag to check in. My luggage is pretty small for winter clothes so I borrowed my aunt’s bigger one to fit all the pasalubongs I’m pretending to buy. Luggage done βœ…

And then the actual clothes themselves. Same, same. I borrowed stuff from my jetsetter Tita which include coats, turtleneck tops, scarves, thermal wear and a bonnet. I’m not gonna post any photos just to keep the element of surprise πŸ˜‰ However, I still lack a few pieces such as a black coat (will probably find one in another ukay) and bottoms that would go well in the ensemble. Clothes half done βœ…

Bonus. I ordered some winter necessities online: a beret and two pairs of gloves. They will be shipped from China 😏 Should I have just bought them there and saved on the shipping fee? πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Till next weekend! 🌻

That Weekend I (Unsuccessfully) Tried the KonMari Method

Recently I started watching this new Netflix show entitled ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.’ As the title says, Marie Kondo helps families to tidy up their house and ultimately live a better life. She explains it in her book ‘The Magic of Tidying Up’ that what she is teaching (aka KonMari Method) not only cleans your place but also changes your mindset on how you manage your belongings – you only keep the things that spark joy. Read more about this here.

So, like everybody else I decided to try and KonMari the sh*t out of our clothes 😁 My mom and I have a loosely shared wardrobe so I had to do all our clothes in one go.

I started out by laying out all our clothes on the bed and booooy it was massive 🀯

It was LITERALLY a mountain of clothes! It felt overwhelming since our room is a bit small and I’m starting to doubt if there is enough space to actually organize everything.

At first I even created an excel sheet of all the items to keep and to discard (sell, donate or dispose), but after a few hours I decided to chuck it so I can sort the clothes faster.

These were my criteria for deciding on which items to keep (“does it spark joy” but more specific):

  1. Does it still fit me?
  2. Have I worn it in the past 6 months?
  3. Do I see myself wearing it again?

If the answer to the three questions is yes, then it does spark joy 🀩

I was able to discard almost half of the mountain and even started putting them away neatly in drawers. I did the stacking method instead of putting them on top of each other. That way we can easily see all the clothes we own πŸ‘πŸ»

But, and this is a big but, my mom is the second filter of all the stuff I wish to “discard.” I’m not gonna lie, she is a borderline hoarder (hoarderline), and she’s not as enthusiastic as me in my new found motivation to tidy up. So my pile of clothes to discard became smaller and smaller until it can fit only one big divisoria bag πŸ˜‘

Needless to say, a big part of my efforts were waisted all because my mom thinks that she will be using the many similar slacks she owned from when I was still small any time soon. Or those denim jeans that no one wore since she cut the bottom to make them edgier. Or literally every blouse that we actually forgot about because it got buried in the depths of our shabby closet. Nooooo she will use them all. K, noted. πŸ˜‘

I honestly don’t know how to proceed because of this dilemma. I still want to continue doing this and live with less. But as long as I’m living with my mom I don’t think I can actually be the minimalist that I aspire to be ☹️

Till next weekend. 🌻

That Weekend I Socialized

If you know me personally, you’ll know that I’m the type of person who doesn’t go out as much as I want to. It’s a running joke within my (highschool, college, second college and work) friends that it’s a miracle I finally joined them or it’s a miracle I don’t have a curfew. Either way, it’s a miracle πŸ˜…

So, having not one but two planned go-to’s this weekend is new to me. Honestly, I included this in my New Year’s Resolution. I should spend more time with friends because I tend to forget that they make me happy πŸ˜„

Last Friday, I went out with my Highschool buddies to one of those boardgame cafes which I have been dying to go to. It was called Puzzles Cafe, located a few stones away from my office in BGC. So imagine our (mostly my) dismay when we found it closed, most likely permanently ☹️

So we booked a cab and headed to Plan B as suggested by Ervin, the Books and Borders Cafe in Mckinley Tuscany. This time, the problem was not that it was closed, but that they only had two boardgames (more like boredgames) available πŸ˜‘ But it was already getting late and we were famished so we decided to stay.

In the end though, we really had fun! Not because of the games available but because of the games we devised right there. We played Pinoy Henyo but in English since Leah’s Slovenian husband was with her. We also played a game where we give answers for a certain category until we can’t answer anymore.

But the best game by far is called 100 Objects where we pick one object and use it as something else. We really squeezed our creative juices which made it really fun πŸ˜‚ Some of my best entries were a food menu as Snow White’s collar, a bread knife as a seesaw, and an iphone cord as a refrigerator (go figure).

Seeing my highschool friends, although seldom, never fails to uplift my spirits πŸ˜„

Top row: Froilan, Ervin, Gem, Leah, Andy, Marta

Bottom row: Alyssa, Jeremiah, Maynard, Patrick


The next day was a different kind of gathering altogether. It was the first birthday of my colleague Mark’s baby girl, Martha. Although a bit late, we enjoyed ourselves in the photo booth and watching the kids and the mascots dance to kpop.

Colleagues JJ, May, Mark and wife Regine and Baby Martha

Now I’m beginning to really feel like an adult, attending birthday parties of your friend’s baby πŸ˜‚

Till next weekend ! 🌻

That Weekend I (No) Baked

I’m back, b*tches.

After more than two years of hiatus, I am back for another shot at this blog. 😎

I am starting the year 2019 right and hopefully, I will get to write more than 4 entries which was honestly kinda pathetic.

To kick off this year, I created this no-bake (hence the title) Milo Graham Float. Only I did not use Milo, and neither Graham crackers πŸ˜… See the recipe here.

Back story: we do not own an oven. So every dessert I have been making is (you guessed it right) no-bake. I already tried making Oreo Cheesecake and Tiramisu Cheesecake, both times I felt quite successful πŸ˜‰

I had leftover crushed grahams from the last time I created my Tiramisu so I decided to use that in my float. I also had to whip some cream but I didn’t have an electric mixer. And since my arms cannot endure that much whipping (nae nae), I had this brilliant idea of using our blender instead. Nope, it did not work πŸ˜‚

Lastly, we didn’t have Milo. So I just used Nutella – problem solved. Here is the end result followed by my verdict.

The Verdict

I honestly liked it πŸ˜„ Although it felt a bit like eating melted ice cream on top of crushed grahams. But that’s probably because our refrigerator has been acting up and the float wasn’t as cold as I want it to be.

Nonetheless, we still have to finish the whole thing and I’m not complaining πŸ˜„

That Weekend I was Sick

I know this isn’t exactly what the blog is aiming for, but I’m officially using my runny nose-fever-asthma combo as an excuse for this uneventful weekend πŸ˜…

I was actually right on schedule πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚ Every year I get sick in the beginning of the -ber months probably because of the changing weather (it’s getting cold because it’s brrrrrr month*). Had to call in sick from work, but on the brighter side I was able to work on my thesis πŸ˜„ I’ve been putting it off for quite some time now haha (good job!).

Soooo the weekend wasn’t a total waste, I think. It definitely wasn’t exciting, but I was productive πŸ˜‰ good enough πŸ‘

*As told by my VERY funny friend Jevalene

That Weekend We Almost Went Ice Skating

Since my new found freedom every Saturday is limited to office hours (I still have a class 5pm onwards), my workmates and I planned on going ice skating in SM Megamall at 10am before everyone else crowds up the rink (so smart πŸ˜‰)

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Buuuuut Filipino time kicked in πŸ˜’ and by the time we were complete it was already noon and we were famished. So we just went on to eat lunch at KyoChon.

We ordered Soonsal Salad (not a very big fan of orange dressing, sorry), Chicken wings: Honey Series (this one I like πŸ˜„) and Red Series (tooooooo spicy 😫), and Potato Wedge.

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Forgot to take a photo of the chicken

We also ordered Hotteok which is… How can I put this… Interesting. It’s a dessert, and according to Wikipedia it’s a variety of filled Korean pancake. We had different opinions about it. I liked it but I’m not entirely sure hahaha πŸ˜‚.

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Overall it was really fun mostly because I was in good company with these girls πŸ‘Έ It was just a little sad that we didn’t get to do the original plan which was ice skating, but hey there are still plenty of other chances to unleash our inner Ice Queen πŸ˜„ *adding this to my list of things to look forward to*

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Left to Right: Jireh, Elisa, Jevalene, Jazz, Gem