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Lost in thought

There's a storm coming. And I am not quoting Anne Hathaway's character in the latest The Dark Knight movie. Hell, I've not even seen the movie yet! Weather's acting up the past few hours, countless tweets and Facebook statuses on how the wind's so strong right now and there wer…

Quick Bites: July Breakfast Food Binge

I am not a morning person but I am a breakfast food person. Well, I consider the first meal of my day my breakfast, no matter what time it is. There's just something so homey, so warm and comforting about breakfast, it instantly makes me feel that my day will be better. Or, it could just be all in my head. LOL.

For this month, I was able to go on an breakfast food eating binge courtesy of da boyfrand because he's really rich and I am penniless. That, and of course he lets me decide where we'll eat when we go out because my choices are impeccable~ hahahaha.

Here's a list of the places we visited for my much needed dose of breakfast:

1. Tapa King

Tapantastic Bowl
When everywhere else is still closed, Tapa King is already open to serve you! Haha. We went here right after our shifts to celebrate my promotion! My other favorite here is their Crispy Liempo. Yummm.

2. Seattle's Best

Pancakes and Bacon
I didn't know Seattle's Best actually served breakfast meals. After we heard mass at Greenbelt, we decided to eat here. Not a very good ending to the story, too. Food was average, everything was pricey (no surprise there) but I really, really loved the red brick backdrop of the place.

Hi. Yes. I'm/this is still alive.

I wanted to post photos of how the past month has been for me, but due to lack of time, I will try to share everything in words (which I'm aware I'm not very good at).
July has been/is a roller coaster ride. Present tense means I'm still at the edge of my seat with my fingers gripping …

A trip down Memory Lane in Tagaytay

Plans to visit this place were made a long time ago and some attempts were, obviously, futile. Boyfriend decided we spend a day in Tagaytay just to relax and stroll around. We started our day early since we also had to be home early so we can rest because tomorrow is the start of another work week. Also, I needed a temporary escape from all the thoughts in my head right now. I just need a little moment of peace.

This 50's and 60's themed resto/ gift shop/ beauty salon is owned by Jolina Magdangal!

At least she's Mrs. Escueta now.
I've heard/read a lot of great reviews about Memory Lane. From what I've researched, it's a family-oriented place (the kids will surely enjoy!) but it's also a super romantic since some people had their engagement and pre-nuptial photo shoots done here. I think the romantic atmosphere is more evident during night time.

Since we're already familiar with the vicinity, we found the place immediately. It's situated next to an exclusive subdivision and there were lots of signs pointing to this destination, don't worry.

This one photo from Memory Lane's Facebook account.
The place has that homey feel to it with the white picket fences and little gazebo with a chimney on the side. All those flowers and plants along the path and sprawling down the walls. It was a visual treat! Actually, visual overload! We went inside to look around (aka take lots of photos), main entrance was the door that said Gift Shop. They offer trinkets, ornaments and basically cutesie patootsie stuff (I can't believe I just said that) you can put in your house. I took photos mostly of the "Country Diner" since we stayed the longest there.

Snippets and fragments

Things got a little slow for the past week. Here are some random photos.
This week has been all about work, work, work. Sadly, I have not yet made my decision. I forgot to ask for a time frame of sorts to help me better decide. Though I asked for advice on how to go about things and I know that th…

At the crossroads.

Where'd the past 6 months go? This year has just been amazing, it's almost hard to keep track.

Back in 2007, I was convinced it was the best year of my life. I was an average, good girl living my college life one day at a time. Then, I began to step outside the four walls of my good-naturedness and began to discover that there was really more to life than what I was experiencing. I met a lot of new people, tried out a lot of things (no drugs or anything to that effect!) and one day, I woke up and realized that life was so much fun. I would be lying if I say that I do not regret anything that I did but what's important is I lived.

Five years later, I know for a fact that this year is the best year of my life... so far. (We'll never know what might happen in the future and I would retract this statement again, haha.) There's just too much happening this year that is beyond my expectations! If you've read my past posts, you know what I am talking about, yes?

Here's a rundown of what I was aiming for the month of June:

I did it! After 2 months of incurring tardiness and/or absences, I finally had perfect attendance for the month of June. It's not that I'm usually tardy because the past year, I always get my commission and perfect attendance bonus complete. Somehow, this year, things just get fucked up the last minute and I'd be late. Or is that the same excuse late people always say? Haha.

Well, this one I'm still working on. Working very, very hard.

Off the list! I am happy and settled in our condo in Makati. Some may say it may be more expensive for me to live there or just the same when I go home in Cavite but I beg to disagree... on the latter. Haha. The hours I consume on sitting (if I'm lucky) or standing in the bus is enough time for me to get some decent sleep or nap. But all in all, I'm happy living there. Lots of fun times!

I made it! Finally, I was considered for Real Time Analyst post I applied for since January. Actually, the first time I applied, I didn't make it. But I'm happy that although preparations for the interview were last minute (literally! and big thanks to my boss, Ms. Eve!), I made it through!

I was also considered for this other position at another company. Good thing about this one is that this is not a call center anymore. I'm not certain yet about the pay and benefits but the fact that it is a stable job that is not of the BPO industry is such a big plus. Decisions, decisions.