In retrospect: March

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March was, for the most part, Fire Feels Prevention Month. I thank the Lord (no sarcasm) for blessing me with (at times, overwhelming) agency work and sidelines so I would stay busy and preoccupied, when it would be more tempting to waste hours and emotions over situations that no longer deserve energy and thought.


1. I got to watch Incubus perform live for free and made a new friend in the process! Wildly lucky to just happen to have a conversation with someone who had an extra ticket. Boy was really nice, and BOYD AND PALS WERE REALLY AWESOME ON STAGE. There are only a handful of musicians that I'd kill to see live and Incubus is one of them!

2. Apart from kuya cotton candy's little show, there weren't much about this year's Art in the Park that got me excited. I had a few favorites but, I don't know, the selection felt smaller than last year's? And I saw some repeat displays?

Then there was the UST-hosted Writers in Talksa great learning opportunity for students but a little lacking for professionals.

3. Partied tita-style at adobo magazine's 9th Anniversary event at Green Sun Hotel. The venue was pretty neat. The all-around LCD gave justice to the whole galaxy, Limitless theme. The party also saw the unveiling of adobo's redesigned cover and layout (and my Downtime review for Sweet Ecstasy). Because one does not simply write a food article for a non-food, food-named magazine and not self-promote.

4. I had three friends flying in from different parts of the world to have dinner with me (OK fine, with each other) <3 So happy to stay close and constantly in touch with these guys! #Mars4Lyf

5. Happy to report that I've finally resumed worker duties at the Kids Tower! I missed my babies <3 Sure, it's physically draining to be running and looking after 5yos but, in a weird way, it's also stress-busting!

6. This pretty much sums up the state of my finances in the previous month.

7. And this was the state of my feelings.

“She said, ‘I’m so afraid.’ And I said, ‘why?,’ and she said, ‘Because I’m so profoundly happy. Happiness like this is frightening.’ I asked her why and she said, They only let you be this happy if they’re preparing to take something from you.’”
—Khaled Hosseini

*art and words put together by berlin-artparasites

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  1. I feel you on coming up with blog ideas! I'm not very good at keeping a schedule. :'D I'm not entirely sure what direction I want to take my blog in. It's just fun to write and connect with people. :)

    Is social media a big part of your job? Sorry if it's a silly question, I'm not well-versed in that department. If so, I give you mad props! I can't imagine trying to keep up since I feel like it moves so fast. @_@ I admire people who can do social media well.

    I'm sure things will work out okay for you. :D Just take it a day at a time. I didn't know where I was gonna be five years ago, but I just focused on working hard and now I'm doing great. :) Don't give up!

  2. Thanks for dropping by, Raisa! :) Yes, I'm a community manager for multiple brands. Basically, I'm on Facebook all day - thinking up creative content and doing customer service work. It can be challenging but definitely fun. A day at a time - yes! Thanks for the encouragement! :)

  3. Hi, Diane! Thank you for the kind words. However, I must refute what you said about having a clear perspective of things. Truth be told, I have no clue how to do this life thing :P

    Cheers to an awesome 2015.

  4. This is really a nice blog, thanks for posting it and keep posting.

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  5. Absolutely worth the few minutes. It's one thing to accept the fact that we are all to leave the world someday, quite another to be hurried unto the ending because of anything (sickness, accidents) other than old age.

    Oh and welcome to Awesome in Manila, Jhanzey! :)

  6. I read the whole write up by Paul, and it is, indeed, moving. Made me appreciate more the things that I have right now.

  7. I saw the trailer last night in CinemaOne. Na-intriga ako, glad that I checked your blog :) Sana makapanood ako!

  8. Dark blue polo tucked into straight-cut, dark denim jeans - super like! If only I did not allow myself to get so faaat, I'd still look great with this favorite outfit.

    Yes to a phone with bigger screen! and hopefully higher RAM and better processor - I believe ASUS Zenfone is one of those underrated.

    Raket.. as in raketship - Super yes!! I badly needed it too :)

  9. Hey Diane! Sana nga ako din huhu but my schedule may not permit it. I hope the event gains traction para ma-extend yung viewing dates!

  10. Boot cut jeans are slimming! My secret weapon for when I feel a little bloated. :)

    Re:Zenfone, yes it is! ASUS' range definitely has the goods to compete and emerge on top of the entry level smartphone game. I definitely do not recommend switching from more trusted brands like Samsung/LG but for those who aren't really willing to splurge, Zenfone is the best choice.

  11. Congrats on the free tickets and gaining a new friend! I hope this month would be much more fun. :)

  12. Thank you for the well wishes! I hope so too. :)


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