in this place, i feel safe

Sunday, March 10, 2019

i couldn’t count how many times i’ve heard the fire truck siren today. there were grass fires here and there around the town, the nearest was a few meters away from our home earlier this afternoon.

i was having some watermelon after lunch when we heard a very loud siren. it’s pretty unusual because our place is far from the highway. we got alarmed by it and everyone left the dining table to check where the fire was. a neighbor was shouting like crazy. he was just joking, but it was never funny. i easily get nervous over shouts like that. anyway, i walked through where the neighbors were going and late have i realized that i was still carrying a fork with me (i was eating, remember?). *laughs*

there’s a hill a few meters away from our backyard and that’s where the fire was coming from. the fire truck couldn’t anymore go uphill so the firemen had to carry their equipment and some gallons of water on their backs. imagine the sacrifice plus it’s a sunday, a suppose family day, and the scorching heat of the sun was a little bit too much to handle. i was delighted to see some men from the neighborhood helped. the fire was completely put off a few hours after and I'm thankful for the heroes who helped.

it always makes my heart happy every time i see some act of bayanihan around our neighborhood, although i admit, i sometimes loathe the people around here because, on normal days, i feel like they’re not doing anything but gather around and talk about people behind their backs, but i’ve learned to appreciate the fact that when one is in need, the others are always ready to lend some hand as much as they could.

even though i sometimes think about living somewhere else in the years to come, a part of me still wants to stay. this is home, and in this place, i feel safe.

for now, i don’t think i can be safer in any other place but here.



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It's A Wrap: February 2019

Sunday, March 03, 2019

I would agree that February went by too quickly. Literally, it’s the quickest given that it only has 28 days, but guess what, I had my period twice this month. I had it on the first and had it again on the 27th. I didn’t expect it and found it weird but I guess it still counts as normal.

So speaking about that, I pretty much had crazy days and crazy nights. I used to think PMS is just all in the mind, but no, it’s really not. As much as I wanted to stay positive and all, the crazy negative emotions still found their way into my system. Also, I felt like I needed more lambing in life. Lol. But glad that everything is all so fine now. I’m already the normal me.

Anyway, here are some snaps I took in February and some very quick story behind them.

If you don’t know yet, I am a pure probinsyana. I grew up in the province and been in the province my whole life. I haven’t set foot in Manila until I had to pick my aunt up from NAIA last February 1st. And the sad thing is, I still haven’t experienced Manila yet that much because we had to go back right away.

We had our lunch in this place and it was a little intimidating for me. Lol.

As I’ve mentioned, we had to go back right away and our flight was almost two-hour delayed.

And hello there, say hi to my lola. She’s the best and I love her to bits. I spent most of my life with her since I don’t have papa around anymore and mama has always been busy with work. Yep! I am a proud lola’s girl.

I generally don’t like butter on foods, but this buttered chicken is one of the exceptions. That photo was when I ate out with my office mates on the first Friday of the month. We tried the newest food park in our place which is not yet a food park that much.

I never had a Valentine but I am grateful for having to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the most important people in my life. Nope, nobody left me some flowers. I bought them. Hahaha.

Blue lemonade on a Valentine’s Day.

I love these squid rings!

Idk but I just love this photo I took while in McDo on Valentine’s night. Also, I love the live band in the place and their jam that night.

Took this in a cemetery when we attended a burial service of a neighbor who already had to go back to her eternal home.

Lunched out with some college friends when Anthony went home from Manila for a very quick vacation.

I couldn’t count how many mirror selfie I do have now. Lol. But this is another random one on a random night a few hours after work. From the background, you’ll see what time I took it. =)

Here’s a quick snap while I was on my way to work.

And that sums up my February. If if I have to rate this month, I think it’s 7/10, plus I failed miserably with my Feb challenge which is to sleep before 11PM. It’s a complete failure, I may say. But I am a work in progress, and I believe I can still do it.



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sincerely, riz