How to get pass the planning stage?

Have you ever been into a situation wherein you have a lot of things you want to accomplish, things you planned of executing (some great, some not), but you never get to do any of it? Like you are stuck in that one place. One moment. And never been able to get pass it? It f*cking sucks! 😤🤬

Let me enumerate the things I wanted to do in my life. Please do note that this list are randomly arranged; from the most bizarre, silly ones, up to the most complicated and crucial ones.

1. I wanted to get my fourth tattoo. God, this has been in my ‘You need to fucking do this‘ list for the longest time! I had my last tattoo back in 2013 and ever since I was planning to get the next one. Sadly, the person who did my previous inks where no longer doing the same stuff, so I have to find a new artist. I told myself I’m going to get the fourth on November. Well, let’s see whether that will pan out.

2. Fly over to the United States. Who doesn’t want to go on a holiday? Was planning of getting a U.S Visa for quite sometime now, but haven’t really considered doing so. Imagine paying almost $100 just to be told that your application was rejected? F*ck that! Why do I have to apply for it anyway? Wish my passport is as ‘powerful’ as Japan’s. I think they can enter 64+ countries without having to need to apply for a visa. Lucky bastards…

3. Lose weight a.k.a Go to the gym. Ugh. The ultimate topnotcher in the list. As I mentioned on my previous post, I have been struggling with my weight and I cannot seem to find a way to get back to my old, ideal self. I’m now at 148lbs (yes, I am obese) and used to be only at 129. I don’t know how it happened (I actually do) other than eating more than usual and not doing any exercise for the past two years. It is depressing. 😭

4. Save up. As an adult, it is imperative that I do this, but with all the bills I have to pay, and my travels, and shopping and other shitty stuff I am obligated to do, I cannot make myself save more than thirty grand in the past year. This is something I am most worried about. Imagine working for almost 15 years and have not been able to invest on anything. I am totally fucked up.

5. Braces. Yep, one of the silliest things in this list. My teeth is not the most perfect. Hell, no it isn’t. And my friends have been telling me to get it fix for so long, that some of them have gone tired of persuading me to do so. I don’t know. Maybe I will. Next year? Harhar

6. Business. Well, the main reason number #6 isn’t really panning out is because of #4. Yep. Money. I absolutely need lots of lots money before this thing could happen. Well, given a chance, I wanted to put up a food business. Perhaps starts with a kiosk then slowly build my own food empire. I can see a bright future for me… I’m positive about it…

7. Fix my damn car. Right. Its supposed to be dealt with sooner than later. I have my insurance anyway, so why the hell it is taking me so long to get it fixed? Umm.. probably because I’m gonna be with no car for a week or so and that sucks. Imagine riding public transportation day in and day out. It makes me shiver just imagining it (I’m just being silly). Truth of the matter is, I am just lazy filing for the insurance paper and calling my agent. That is it.

8. Take a Masters Degree. Yes, yes and yes! This is something I MUST be serious about. I feel like I am getting senile and that sooner or later I’d be like a Windows 7 computer in a world of hybrid supercomputers out there- old, useless, dumb, obsolete. The thought of going back to school, reading books, taking exams, thesis, school paper, etc. excites me a whole lot.

9. Get married. Hahaha. Just throwing out things in my mind. I don’t know what else to say. This is pretty straightforward. 😉 Shit, I forgot, I need to have a boyfriend (someone who is not 10000 miles away from me) first.

10. Get a house. Actually, this is in the works. I’m not buying a new one, but instead planning of buying our old one from the bank. I do not want to elaborate on this, but I’m just hoping to God that this will be happen before this year ends.

So yea, those are my ‘to do’ list. You’d probably tell me that all of it are possible and quite simple to do. And I couldn’t agree more. I don’t know when to start or how to start some of it though – which is my main dilemma. I have lots of things going on in my head and I sometimes want to do stuff all at once (if only I could) but because I don’t have a strategic approach in getting things done, I often ended up not accomplishing anything. It sucks.

Maybe a little more encouragement or motivation is all I need. I also think I need to put some timeline; keeping a list without a target date is futile. And perhaps, I just need to eventually start doing one of it at a time. Taking a slow, calculated and well organised approach to accomplish my goal…

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Bali, Indonesia (Part 1)

Bali, Indonesia. August 12, 2018

My friend and I planned for this trip for the longest time. First time for both of us to visit Indonesia – and just like the other countries we’ve been to before, we split the task of booking the flight (and tours) reserving the hotel, and planning the one-week itinerary – this is one of the most exciting part for me (apart from going to the airport on the day of the flight itself). I always enjoyed looking for the “top” places to visit, “top” restaurants to dine, and “top” things to do.. Don’t you like that part too? 🙂

Our flight was scheduled early in the morning. Per usual, my parents drop me off to the airport (I still live with my parents, by the way. And being the youngest, and a Filipino, it’s typical for them to treat me like a little kid even though I am already in my 30s). Prior to our trip, it was reported that Indonesia got struck by a magnitude 7 earthquake, while our country was just hit by a super typhoon (equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane). You could only imagine how my parents was convincing me to cancel my flight. It was crazy. Fortunately, we didn’t experience any of the earthquakes in Indonesia (I heard the country was struck by another earthquake weeks after our trip). We were very lucky our trip was made safe.

We arrived at Ngurah Rai International Airport around 8:00AM (local time). From there, we were picked up by our driver (Wayen) going to our villa in Ubud.

The town of Ubud is known as the center of traditional crafts and dance. We’ve seen a lot of wood & rock carvings alongside the street coming from the airport. There was a whole lot of temples and houses with intricate carvings on their roofs and front doors.

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Ubud Royal Palace

We stayed at La Meli Villas in Ubud for 6 days; this place was one of the best hotels we’ve been to by far. We had our own private pool for one, and the breakfast was really good. Most of all, their staff were absolutely nice (they even gave us a letter before we left). So if you find yourself in Bali, particularly in Ubud one of these days, I recommend you stay at La Meli; it’s worth every penny you’d pay. 😉

So for our first day, we went to Ubud Royal Palace & Ubud Central. Royal Palace is one of the most prominent places in Ubud; the palace was built during the lordship of the late Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel (whoever this person is). According to the Bali tourism board, Ubud Royal Palace holds cultural dance show around 7:00PM. We weren’t able to witness it though since we decided to check the places around Ubud Central. There is really nothing much to see inside this tourist spot other than some rock carvings and well crafted doors. Good thing the place is free of admission.

Since Ubud Central is right around the corner of the Royal Palace, my friend and I decided to check some of the restaurants and establishments within the area. I was amazed with the amount of tourist Ubud was attracting – European, American, Asian, Black, Hispanic. It was quite overwhelming. I thought I’ve seen a lot when I went to Hong Kong, but apparently I was mistaken.

To cap off our first night, we went to this local restaurant called, “Warung Titi”. Warung means, “cafe” or “small business”.  Their food (Bali in general) and drinks are really cheap. I swear, your $50 could go a long way. Of course, I didn’t pass the opportunity to try their local beer called, Bintang. It’s the equivalent of San Miguel beer here in the Philippines 🇵🇭 or Budweiser in the U.S.

Since we opted to book our tours instead of doing it by ourselves (there are bike rentals and taxi’s available around Bali, however the tourist spots are quite far. It was impractical to do a DIY tour on your own), we had to wake up early each day to get to our destination. We visited Uluwatu temple on our second day,

Uluwatu temple is situated 250 feet above sea level (Indian Ocean). “Ulu” means top or tip, and “watu” means, rock or stone. Several archeological remains found here prove the temple to be megalithic origin, dating back to around the 10th century,

The place was simply breathtaking. Surreal to be precise. I most definitely enjoyed the waves crashing to the rocky edge of the mountain; it was relaxing. Far from usual noise of the city. Was supposed to wait for the sunset that day, but since our place was pretty far from Uluwatu (almost 50kms), we decided to leave the place early (now I regret not witnessing it).

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Uluwatu temple

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We visited the Tanah Lot and Taman Ayun temples on our third day. Taman Ayun temple is a landmark in the village of Mengwi, Bali. The temple complex boasts magnificent traditional architectural features throughout its courtyards and enclosures. It was said that the temple was built around 1634 by then the ruler of Mengwi kingdom, Tjokerda Sakti Blambangan.

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Taman Ayun Temple in Mengwi, Bali

After visiting the Taman Ayun temple, we then went to visit Tanah Lot. Tanah Lot is one of Bali’s most important landmarks; famed for its unique offshore setting and sunset backdrops. An ancient Hindu shrine perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves down below.

Just like my experience in Uluwatu, Tana Lot temple did not disappoint. There were a lot of people when we were there, but I guess it was normal especially since the place is pretty popular. Unlike in Uluwatu, my friend and I waited for the sunset before leaving. It was “one-for-the-books” experience. I am not into nature (I’d rather ride a roller coaster or skydive), but I appreciated my time seeing the sunset, the mountain, the waves of the ocean and just being far from “civilization”. it was refreshing.

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Tanah Lot

What the fuck happened with my year?!

Holy sh*t.. last time I was here, it was Christmas of ’17. And now, it’s almost Christmas again! How the f*ck did that happen?

Sorry for the title and for the unnecessary cursing. Just can’t believe myself for missing out on so much. As I said on my first post, I rarely keep up with posting blog entries. I actually just discovered that I have another #Wordpress account which I created 2 years ago 🤦🏻‍♀️ and here I am, trying to keep this thing alive as much as I can…

Where do I start?? Oh yea, I went to Bali, Indonesia last August (I’ll write up about it on my next post) and it was just amazing. Me and my friend stayed there for a week. It was different from the places we have visited; I’m pretty much used to being in the city where bus and trains are common and accessible and tall buildings were usually the spotlight. However, it was completely opposite in Bali – it’s like living in a countryside. It was relaxing and tiring (like all other trips we had) at the same time. I’ll probably go back after 2 years.. (or sooner..)

I still work in the mornings, but will eventually change by next month (ugh.. I hate it). I’m planning on going to Taipei by December and just get out of the warm weather we are experiencing here; I’m pretty surprised that it’s still so humid and warm here. I mean, we will never have winter, but typically when the “ber” season comes in, it’s usually less humid and a little bit cooler. Continue reading “What the fuck happened with my year?!”

1st of December

Note: I originally wrote this post on 1st December, but due to my laziness, I mean busy schedule, I didn’t get to published it right away.

Can you imagine that?! 25 days to go before Christmas, and 30 days to go before we bid goodbye to this savage, juvenile year – ok, I am being hyperbolic here. ‘Savage’ is more considerable, I guess. What a whirlwind of a year for me I must admit. Today, I’d like to reminisce the good times I had with family and friends as we enter the last month of this year.


I have a lot to say about 2017 (good and bad) – a few of those includes: new job, new friends, new love, old heartaches, a handful of stress and a whole lot of life lessons. Though it hasn’t been a perfect year (still wishing the last month of the year will make it one), I couldn’t deny the fact that this year has been generous to me and my family. And the month of December is a good reminder of giving back and sharing all the blessings received for the past 11 months.

For most families (especially those of our heritage), December signifies the start of endless gatherings, holidays, dinner, lunch and even last minute food binge invites.It also means household, offices, malls and practically almost everywhere is lit up with colourful lights and decors. Truly, it’s more fun to celebrate the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ here in this little archipelago.

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Before I left for my annual year-end escape (blog post about this soon), my team and I had our pre-Christmas party alongside with few other colleagues. We almost had to cancel to the very last minute since most of the place we inquired were all booked. Good thing Santa heard our plea and allowed us to have a fun time.

It was such a good time to appreciate the presence of the people we get to spend our days, weeks, and months for most part of our lives. Mostly I had a wonderful time since it means I’d be out of the office for solid two weeks (yaaasss!) after my week long Hong Kong holiday.

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Above all, December is definitely a time perfectly spent with family, friends and those people that truly matters. Well, it doesn’t have to be just for the month of December, but all throughout the year in fact.

So to all of you naughty but nice or nice but extremely naughty people, I wish you and your amazing family a wonderful holidays and extravagant 2018! Cheers!

What’s in here?

Basically my story. Interesting, right? I wanted to start my own blog for the longest time. I’ve tried several blog sites before and attempted to write a couple of posts, but only got me going with few ones, then completely ignored it within less than a month of giving birth to the blog site. I got bored easily (this is the true reason behind it all). I felt like those gibberish posts I made will not mean anything to the people here (or did it?).

So why the fucking hell go back? Since I consider myself as part of the so called ‘millenials’ (I heard this is their thing now), I wanted everything broadcasted over the world wide web. From Facebook, to Twitter, to Instagram – social media has played a crucial and eminent part of our lives. And not sharing your outrageous, whimsical, pathetic, boring life to the people you hardly even know (and won’t probably know till the day you die), feels like a betrayal to internet humanity of some sort.

Needless to say, I am not expecting for people to ever notice this. There is just too much to read, to watch, and listen over the internet and finding this one would either be a matter of sheer luck or accidentally clicking the wrong link.

So that’s it. I’m keeping my first post short as possible, and hopefully less boring. Please don’t forget to leave a comment for just about anything, even the bad ones.

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(That’s me, trying to look fancy inside a coffee shop)