My Brother's 18th Birthday

Wednesday, October 30, 2019



Perhaps this would be some kind of a photo dump entry 'cos basically I'll just be sharing some photos I took during my brother's 18th birthday. We ate out with the family in Festa Restaurant and i’d like to mention how accommodating the staff who assisted us. He’s very kind and patient and never failed to make sure we’ve got everything we needed. He even asked their singer to sing a birthday song to my brother. And yep, the live music was such a plus!


And of course, i had to order my favorite baked scallops, but whooops, that was a little pricey. I didn’t expect we’d only get six pieces for the price. Anyway, i’d rate it 6/10.


Of course, a birthday wouldn't be complete without pancit!


This is their tempura and i'd rate it 5/10.




Hooray to more family photos! <3






Ending this blog post with a short clip during that night =)




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sincerely,
riz

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It's A Wrap: September 2019

Monday, October 07, 2019


Nothing much happened in September except that we celebrated my sister's 21st birthday on the 8th. Wow, I can't believe she's already 21. It was also on the same day when we were able to have a family picture for the first time in a while, and certainly it's my most favorite picture from this year so far.

We're not so much into birthday parties and stuff, but this time we decided to just prepare some extra food for my sister's friends to come over. It was fun, and at the end of the day, it warms my heart to hear a genuine thank you from her. <3 Nothing beats such feeling.




It was also in September when I watched a movie in the cinema alone for the very first time and had my eyebrows threaded also for the first time. It was some kind of a me-time for me and it felt great!

that's when i arrived home after some me-time

I don't think I have much to say for this month's wrap up. I am just thankful for all the people that I am meeting along the way, no matter how temporary they may get. Each one, I believe, is a blessing and is bringing some lesson for me to learn.

another family photo to end this post <3



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sincerely,
riz

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It's A Wrap: August 2019

Tuesday, October 01, 2019


And here I am, wrapping up August when it's already October. I'm as extra as that. Lol. Anyway, I’m happy about August. It’s the month where I started to be a little more mindful again. I started to write more in my journal, I watched movies that I love, I bought a few stuff that I need and kind of stopped myself from buying those that I only want, and at some point, shed a couple of tears over something that I find really petty now. There are stuff that I learned about myself and it’s one of those months when I started to love myself a little more.

And here’s more from August:

We changed our payroll system at work after a sudden transformation and I had to wait for my salary for a couple of weeks and that’s when I had to do some tweaks in my budget, but everything is all good and rolling now.

With that said, I had to go to the bank to open another account. If you know me, I loathe going to the banks, public offices and whatnot. I just don’t like dealing with the attendants there because at most times, I find them not accommodating as they’re supposed to be. As much as possible, I really avoid tasks like this, but well… I really could not get away from it, so okay. I just have to.


We went to a River Tour with the whole family days before my uncle left to Qatar again. It was really fun and very relaxing plus I am with my favorite persons. I felt whole despite the void that I was feeling that time.


I watched Hello, Love, Goodbye with mom, grandma, and my cousin. I love the movie! I cried many times. I never had a boyfriend yet nor do I have anyone to call “special” as of the moment neither before, but I feel like I am already at this point in my life where maturity in a relationship is such a big factor. Let’s face it, we are not getting any younger. Playing games is not an option anymore. It’s already a matter of now and the future, and I think we all deserve someone who is selfless enough to understand and support us with our ventures as an individual, especially if it’s something that could help us grow.


I tried a Japanese restaurant (which I now forgot the name lol) with mom and my brother and dang boyyyy, I am not going back. I mean, my taste buds just didn’t enjoy the food I had, not even a bit, probably because I am not really used to those Japanese cuisine and it was too expensive. It’s not that bad for an experience, though.

Photo Credits to Tinene Brotarlo

I grabbed my holiday off (National Heroes' Day) and took it as an opportunity to go back to my Alma Mater and celebrate with the first day of its Founding Anniversary. I again saw some of my college friends and met some of the current Accountancy students as I had to hand something over to them. I came to enjoy the Battle of the Bands. There's something about amateur performances that I love. There were already a few changes in the campus since the last time I was there and there were pretty much a lot of people visiting the booths and watching the events, and I extremely felt nostalgic. College was one of the best days of my life, and if only I can go back, I definitely would!


It was also in August when mom started having her Sundays off from work and I am definitely the happiest. If you don’t know yet, my mom used to be very busy with work (she still is), that she almost works 24/7. We’d even always argue about her not having some time for us, that she’s already making her work her priority rather than us. I had so many dramas in life about that, but things are starting to work for the better now and mom cooks for us every Sunday. Also, I’m trying to learn cooking from her. It’s not that easy and I don’t have that much patience for it, but I’m trying to love and enjoy it the way mom does.

And I think that’s pretty much it for August.

And oh, before I end this I would like to share some lines by Anthony, played by JM de Guzman, from the Filipino movie, That Thing Called Tadhana:
Alam mo kasi ang pagmamahal na ganyan, love na pinapakita mo kung gaano ka ka overwhelming parang imposibleng walang puntahan. mababalik at mababalik yan sayo, not necessarily sa taong pinagbibigyan mo, pero sigurado ako, babalik sayo yan. tulad nga ng sabi ni John Lloyd, "lkaya tayo iniiwan ng mga taong mahal natin kasi may paparating na bago. magmamahal satin, magpaparealize satin kung bakit naging mali yung dati. magpaparealize din satin kung paano tayo dapat mahalin.


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sincerely,
riz

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sincerely, riz