There's always the brightside

Today didn't go very well. Seems like everybody and everything that surround me is testing my patience. I lost my cool; one more tic and I'd reach my boiling point. I thought it's gonna be a bad day that I'm already looking forward to Monday because this day simply sucks. But one message proved me wrong. Just one simple message from the boyfriend and it brightened my rather gloomy day. It wasn't even cheesy. It's just a simple and casual message. And just by that, I know he's thinking of me.

They said it's always nice to have someone in your life who can make you smile even when they're not around. I wouldn't disagree on that because it is absolutely true.

Now that I think about it, I think about how lucky I am to have that someone. Someone who can make my day no matter how rough it has been. Someone who can make me smile even when he's doing nothing. His thoughtfulness and love tramples all the challenges and whatever sh*t comes my way. Now that I think about it, I know and I am so thankful to be blessed beyond compare.

And oh, look at these yummies! There, there. That's double strafe. Nothing can ever ruin my day. Hahaha :)

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An Open Letter to My Soulmate

My langga,

I love the way you look at me, the way you make me laugh, the way you tell me to eat the last grain of rice on my plate, and for letting me eat foods I've never tasted before. I love the way you randomly kiss me, the way you squeeze my love handles or massage my back. I love it when it rains because you would hold me very close to you while we share the same umbrella. I love it when you try to fight sleepiness despite being tired from the whole day's work just because you still want to spend more time with me. And yes, I can name more.

These simple gestures you do can sweep me off my feet. How can I not love you when every time I see you my heart melts and I instantly fall for you? I don't think I would ever get tired of falling in love with you over and over and over again.

I see more than the sweet things you do, or your good looks, or your charms when you speak, or the chemistry that we have. You have beautiful eyes but I see beyond that. I see a beautiful and gentle soul with a kind heart, and a dirty, err.. I mean, brilliant mind. Naka-jackpot ko diba? Haha.

Now I think about how I must be favored by the gods or what have I done in life to be given someone like you. I am very thankful you came into my life and became a part of it. I know it's too early to tell this, but I see a person I know I'm willing to spend the rest of my life with.

I just want you to know that I love you. I love you because you deserved to be loved. I love you despite your flaws and I know I am yet to see the worst side of you yet I love you simply for who you are, what you were and what you will be. I love you just because I love you. It's as simple as that. I love you more today than I did yesterday and I will love you tomorrow more than I do today. And if you think I have loved you more than enough already... allow me to love you just a little bit more.

Lovelots,
Your lab

P.S. Langga, I've never known this self before; this side of me that's cheesy. I know we both don't like cheese, but please, make this an exception. Panagsa ra ni. Haha.


World Cup 2014

For the past few weeks I've been going to work lethargic. World Cup is happening, and yes, I'm putting the blame on that. I live in the Asia Pacific where the games are televised live from 12:00 am to 4:00 am. But I don't care. I cannot just let this event that happens only every four years slip away.

Football is my sport, albeit I play a lot of sports. Football is different. It is my passion, my first love. And I terribly miss playing football. So I guess that's more than enough reason for me to stay up all night just to relive what I once was even if it is just on TV, even if it means having bigger eye bags and a powerful headache the next day.

It doesn't matter though. Those sleepless nights were replaced with excited screams, mini heart attacks and a thrill to every goal attempt only a football fan knows, and not to mention, you get to see those hot and good looking players in action. Haha. And the best part is, two out of the three teams (Spain, Argentina, Germany - in that particular order) that I am rooting for are going to the finals!


The heat is on and the whole world is on fire. While there's only one game left for me to watch, I'm savoring the moment cheering for the team that I will be rooting for in the finals: Argentina... because I'm gonna miss this feeling when the World Cup fever subsides. In a few days, the world will be back to their normal lives. I will be back to my normal life.


Fitter, Happier

From the moment I set foot in to the world of mommyhood and becoming a WAHM at that, I didn't have the chance to do the things that I wanted to do, like getting into sports. I poured all my energy to changing diapers, nursing a baby, household chores, and a designing job to make the ends meet. Everything from my drive to my passion to my stamina to the endurance of strenuous physical activities slowly went away. If you have read my previous post here, you'll understand what I mean.

Now that Rhett is transitioning from toddlerhood to boyhood, he is starting to become independent. Meaning, he is becoming less clingy to me and would rather play rough with the boys of his age around the neighborhood; and he's started school already. So for that matter, I also transitioned from being a work-at- home-mom to becoming work-away-from-home-mom in favor of financial stability. And yes, this extrovert self is also in dire need for a social life because I feel I'd go insane if I stay one more day isolated.
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Skycycle Adventure

I wanted to go biking... with a twist: one that's placed on a cable that's suspended on air over 60 ft. Just that. Nothing exciting. NOT! It's something new and I was craving for something to pump up the adrenaline. It's been a long time since I felt the rush. I badly wanted to try it. So what Sarah wants, Sarah gets. Haha. Kidding.

Last June 13, Jan and I tried this one hell of a bicycle ride. We went to Eden Nature Park and tried the newest crazy adventure in Davao they call the Skycycle. From the name itself, yes, you cycle at the sky.
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Better Together

Sunset Beach. December 30, 2013.
Do you remember that day? I took this during our first date at the beach. This has always been my dream date. And you should know how happy I am to wake up one day knowing that it was a dream no more. And the best part? I got to spend that day with you. It was perfect. Just how I imagined it. But you know what? I realized that dream dates are nothing. Perfect dates are nothing. Really.

Because just you and you alone can make the most surreal dreams or even a perfect date a hundred times or maybe a thousand times better. Better than I could ever imagine, better than I could ever ask for. A warm feeling washes over me whenever I'm with you and this makes me cherish even our simplest talks, the walks we share (even if we do not know where we're going), and even those moments that we are actually doing nothing.

I love you, Jan. I don't often say this to you but I hope I didn't fail to show you or make you feel every day how much you mean to me. I will kiss you a thousand times a day and I will never get tired of it. I will hold your hand and even if it gets calloused, wrinkled or rough I will never let it go. And I will always be here for you, my Jan, my langga, no matter what.


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Meh (seriously i can't think of any title. i guess this is long enough)

I knew it! I couldn't keep it. The same way I didn't survive the 30 Day Drawing Challenge (I'm only until Day 3); but at least I made it to Day 17 of the 100 Happy Days Challenge. Well, I don't think I'd ever finish one because 1.) I don't have the luxury to go online as much as I want (I'm working in front of the screen for more than 9 hours, another glare from the computer at home will be an overkill), 2.) I don't like being "forced" to write, draw or do something, 3.) I'm too lazy.

Anyway, I didn't finish this challenge and I don't think I'll be finishing it. You see, the internet is full of pretenses. We can choose to post whatever we want people to see. We can choose to show how we want people to see us. Bottom line, on the internet, nobody knows you're a dog.

I'm not all for that. I don't want to waste my time trying to look good on social media. I want to be real. So I'm stopping this challenge because any time or any day from now I might be posting rants, frustrations, or mishaps - not just my shiny shimmery happy life.

But hey, this doesn't mean that I am not happy. Just so you know, I used to be stalking my friends on facebook or instagram. And with all honesty, I envied how they lived their life because everything they share and post seem to be the ideal and just full of happiness. But I already ditched that habit. I guess I'm just too happy with my life now to be minding other people's life.

Yes, I am happy because I chose to be happy even when unexpected and unwanted things will come along the way.  ^_^