Photo dump: Weekends (and everything in between) aka life according to my phone, pt. 4

Half of the year is almost gone!

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Nica‘s 2xth birthday!IMG_7118Mili‘s iData launch — iData is a storage solution for iDevices – from 16, 32, and 128 GB!

IMG_7122IMG_7120IMG_7119IMG_7110Pampanga weekend with Julie and Nica

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Date with mom <3IMG_7161IMG_7160IMG_7156

Sibling catch up just this last weekendIMG_7158IMG_7159IMG_7164And latest ramen find – Hanamaruken!


 

Whew, 28 more weekends left!

 

Weekends (and hangovers) aka life according to the phone, pt. 3

Izz a bit late but what the hell - this is covering end of Feb to March

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Last month, my best friend Hanna and I celebrated our birthdays! Cheers to 26 and 24 — with a big ass beer and more spirits…Hanna3Hanna4Hanna5Hanna6Like this tall shots of Patron XO!

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What’s a decent hangover without pancit canton? Tell me?! And of course, I just had to have time with the fambam as well – though it’s really getting hard to have all of us in one table these days, this’ll do for now. I hope I can rile them up for a summer getaway or something. IMG_6304IMG_6315Mendokoro Ramenba 1Mendokoro Ramenba 2

But even without hangover, I’ll choose noodles anytime any day anywhere. I finally went to Mendokoro Ramenba in Salcedo Village. I’ve been tweeting and telling you guys that I’ve heard so much good about this place – and yes those are all true! No frills ramen with a small menu of less than 10 items and just one of the most glorious broth I have souped up. Gad, even in the middle of this hotness aka the devil’s asshole, I would go up there to soup up. 
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And for those busy days (yes, even the weekends are busy ok), I go to local coffee shops like Local Edition to work on stuff. March has been incredibly busy with both meeting potential collaborators and meeting friends. Local Ed’s cold brew is just right to wire me up and put me in the mood to work plus Perea is a quiet haven – aka without the mall crowd – to hole up and focus on things.

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I just looooove how last month turned out and it’s just the first quarter.Sundays at Local Edition

2015, c’mon show me what you’ve got!

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Me Time Weekends, also my life according to my phone

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I’ve been really sick lately. So instead of going out, I lounge around at home, recuperating. And truly, I’ve become a Tita in my own right. I’m looking at you, @TitasOfManila.

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And yes, because I was and am still sick, I am trying to eat healthier food. Aka, I make basic muesli and store it in the fridge because it’s so easy to make and I am really tamed to cook. But my muesli is great! Drop by at home sometimes and I’ll make you one. I’m looking at you, Pamhins of Manila!

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On times that I cook, I really make it sure that it’s healthy as well. Though my love for really good corned beef hash and (gulp) SPAM, off to the supermarket to buy real meat with no added sodium. Rustan’s has deals on their meat selection so YAYYYYYYY. Says the sucker for supermarket deals. I need coupons to happen in this country.

IMG_5397And make baon [that is a Spam Kewpie Mayo-Mustard sandwich by yours truly] if there are leftovers (don’t mind the spam peeping under the wheat bread, okay?)

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BUT OH GOD, this big tub of Tillamook sitting in the fridge is not helping to keep me away from eating. Hey you gotta enjoy what you eating, right? Clearly, this post is all about food. Because what better things to do but to eat on weekends???? (I’m getting hungry now meh.)

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On times that I have energy to drag myself outside, I try to jog (loljk sometimes, that is) and head to the Legazpi weekend market because it’s so near my place why not. And afam or cute college/yuppie/hipster kid spotting. Don’t judge, @BekisOfManila 😛

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IMG_5387Jeezus this small brick pizza oven. I want one, okay?

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IMG_5390And I found Shahani/Super Starlet‘s milk. From her boobs, I guess 😛

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On days that I really have the energy to be sociable aka I am not feverish/achy/sleepy/tamad I exert and effort to see friends. Haha, that is in my zombie form, if I really want to. Seriously though, working the night shift is a bit making me @LolasOfManila faster than ageing through smoking. So on weekends I try to see my family and friends as much as possible.

IMG_5404I met my mom, este my sister pala (but we were with our mom as well) to celebrate in advance her passing the LET. I really believe she’ll make it. She’s awesome at what she does but she really does look older than me, no? HAHAHAHA. Also, mental note to self: try to make it a habit to take pictures with people. I am terrible at taking groupies. But I need these pictures to remind me of my human self when I’m in ogre mode.

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I met up with Hanna (with Ella supposedly in the picture) before the big move to Makati over late breakfast, cakes, tea, and rants about the world. My friends deserve an award for tuning me out when I rant. Also (half-)watched Maze Runner with ’em 😛

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My roomie and I love the Bleach store so much. And taking selfies by a big mirror. And making faces. And eating and not exercising. /wrist.

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Speaking of friends that I don’t see that much… I met Cariza and Jonard over a glass of wine and stories of travel, work, and life plans. But we really did talk about Vaginas of Manila, too. We need to make that happen, bbs!

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I really need to get better so I’m publishing this and heading to sleep. Plus, I need my energy back because this weekend I’m going somewhere… and God knows I’ll need all the energy I can get.

Happy Midweek!!!
J

 

Shoutout to great teachers!

So first of all, I’d like to acknowledge my brother and sister who are both teachers – which in a larger scale, being honored as the National Teachers Month is about to end! (Sorry I am that oblivious haha) I am so proud of these two having finished their teaching degrees and now excelling in their chosen fields. I know that they will be great teachers just because. I believe in them.

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And of course, I’ll be a bit off course here (see what I did there) to greet the best teacher I’ve ever had a happy happy happy birthday — My mom <3

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It goes without saying that teachers play an important role in our society. I have so much appreciation for all the good teachers I’ve ever met – who has ever challenged me to be better in whatever I do, who has ever told me that I can be better if I put my heart and mind to it. And that is inasmuch as I express utter disgust towards people who give teachers a bad name. I’m sorry, I have to put it out there, hahaha!

Anyway, our partner Globe is honoring 21 teachers — by involving students to post selfies with their noble teachers to nominate them! Students just have to use the #GlobeWonderfulTeacher and they can have a chance to win prepaid load for themselves and one of the 21 awards for their teacher! I have a list of teachers now to post with my selfie, but I’m no longer a student now, am I?

Fathers

I can attest to it that having a father, put nicely, who you can’t talk to or who you can’t identify with, is a bit hard growing up with. Not bit, actually. It’s hard. Fathers are supposed to be the people who you turn to when things go rough. When you need a strong person to adequately fill in your weakness. When you need a stern figure to talk to when things fall apart in your just-starting world. When the world lacks wisdom and inspiration. When things does not go your way. When things badly goes your way.

When things are not all right.

Fathers. They’re your man when you need one. They’re your hard yet gentle slap of reality when you require to. They’re your single, wisest old man that can break your barrier to the wicked world.

Twelve years and I still have the same dad that I couldn’t talk to. Watch the video above and start talking to him.

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Advance happy father’s day to all dads. Just you know, be good dads, please.

Homies

It’s National Siblings Day, and I won’t be one to miss it. Especially, I miss hanging out with the sibs. Gotta be home one of these days.

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Of fedoras and spectacles. Love you, homies!

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