Life, Lately

WARNING: This is going to be a long one because OVERCOMPENSATING! Heee.

I know I haven’t been writing much in this little blog of mine. Even my blog challenge for this year is going down the drain, siiiiigh. It’s something I was trying really hard to complete and not cheat (e.g. scheduling posts) but I realized it could have been more helpful if I did. Anyway.. to start off this life lately entry:

Hello from New York! I’m here for the holidays and all throughout the first half of January so that’s about a month. Still beating jetlag after 5 days and I hope this normalizes soon. It’s funny coz I’m not usually a fan of cold weather and winter in general, but I got used to it way sooner than the whole sleep/jetlag thing. Granted, I was still working during the first Monday after I got here and that helped with actually making me do something as opposed to just sitting waiting for the right time to sleep. Jetlag is a tricky thing, and it is one big mindfuck. The whole falling asleep anywhere I sit during the day is also annoying, but really funny, in hindsight.

My first foray into cold weather for 2015 was when I was in Hong Kong last month with former work friends. Out of all the trips I took this year, that was probably the most planned one. I finally got to visit Disneyland again after 9 years. Also I went there wearing shorts and went home freezing my ass off because little did we know, that it would be the day cold weather officially started in Hong Kong! I also got to meet John Lloyd Cruz in Disneyland during the supposedly opening day of A Second Chance (WHEW) and needless to say I was starstruck. At a local celebrity while overseas. Huh. Funny things happen.

I also finally got to go to Macau! I’ve been to HK more than 5 times but have never crossed over to that infamous city. It was interesting because we had less than a day to do all the touristy stuff so we were on a time crunch. I’d like to visit Macau again when I’m not strapped for time and just sit inside the casino playing digital slot machines. I lost $30 that day. One for experience, right? Someday I will take that back.

Here are some tidbits that I’ll try to fit in bullet points:

  • On Christmas day we head to Manhattan/New York City then to other neighboring states in the East Coast. Excited!
  • My personal life has been all sorts of a little crazy the past few weeks. I’d like to get into detail but then again I can’t.
  • During the middle of the year I was on the hunt for a great planner to end the year / start 2016. Now I have so many I can’t even choose! Also, I left my work and personal planner back in Cebu so naturally I had to buy a new yesterday at TJ Maxx.
  • American supermarkets are the bomb diggity.
  • I’m going to miss first world internet when I leave this place.
  • I have a love/hate relationship with winter. Mostly hate, but if I don’t come to love it I will always be in the losing end.

That’s about it for now! I post photos on my Instagram account. I don’t want to promise to do a year ender post like last year but I will try my best to do another one before the year ends–for my sanity. Merry Christmas and hope you all love a lovely holiday season!

4 Comments

  1. Mimi Gonzales
    January 2, 2016

    Wow, what a great holiday for you. Hope you had a blast! Also, I had the same dilemma with planners last December, but I finally got to settle for one. 🙂 Can’t wait to read more about your trip (if you’re posting it here). 😉

    Mimi | Chasing Bleu

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    1. Justine
      February 15, 2016

      Thank you, Mimi! Blast indeed since I haven’t been blogging. Really need to change that and hopefully post more photos soon.

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  2. Anna
    January 5, 2016

    Wait you have another planner? Bought at TJ Maxx (one of most mentioned places in the planner communities sobrang matunog sya hahaha).. I wonder what is it.

    Looking forward to your next photo dump post of your US trip. :’)

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    1. Justine
      February 15, 2016

      Yeah I bought a few more haha couldn’t help it! I ended up sticking to my usuals though. TJ Maxx has sooooo many planners I wanted to get them all hahaha

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