Relationships

One of my main goals in life is to build better relationships. In the past few months I felt pretty distant from everyone and forgot what it was like to interact with friends and family. I have been really trying lately though. I bought a plane ticket to spend quality time with Armi in July and I made myself go to Fanime.

Fanime this year was actually one of my favorite cons. Matthew and I only went for two nights (back and forth from home) to see friends and to party. Seeing everyone warmed my heart and made me realized I have been friend deprived for too long.

I also felt very appreciated.. So many people had things to say about me, good things! Chris told people we had just met that Matthew and I were the nicest people he knows. Priscilla was so happy that I had her and her bf Andrew tag along with us all Saturday night. Lauren explained to me that she was thankful that we met up at the Perfume concert months ago, because it was her all time favorite concert and was happy that it was with us. :’)

Adrian told me how he’s so happy that Matthew and I are together and we were a perfect match. Dennis wanted to see me as much as I wanted to see him, so he set an event on fb messenger to meet up at 11pm on Saturday to take a shot together. So when it came to 11pm he ran to the room where I was and poured me a shot. :’) And of course Josh who was straight up with me and said “You’re really insecure”. My face was like. O.O !! Then he told me I didn’t realize how “gorgeous” I am.

Hanging out with all these people made me feel good inside.. A lot of times I think people don’t care about me, but for them to say those things to my face made me feel truly appreciated and makes me want to work on my relationships with people. I want to be a better friend, coworker, sister, and daughter.

On Monday, I got to spend quality time with my family and it was a fun spontaneous day. My dad made us filipino food and we laid out blankets and chairs and caught up. We also played volleyball! My dad totally ate shit! haha! Can’t believe he’s turning 60 this year! Seeing my mom made me happy too cause she was playing with Luca and chasing him around trying to feed him. It was nice seeing Faye eat again (she was sick for 3 weeks and barely ate). Johnana too, she’s always super positive and full of energy. I look up to the both of the them and always wish I could open up to them more.

Today, I went on a spontaneous trip with my coworkers Johanna and Chris to Fuji’s. Think I learned more about them.. but I feel a bit more comfortable with them. I also realized that I appreciate Cindy; she teaches me to be patient and not to be a nosey person like I usually am! LOL

There’s a lot of things I need to work on.. mostly my insecurities and escaping my non-existent depression. But keeping healthy relationships is the only way for me to keep sane.

 

March Madness

Well.. hello there.

March was a hell of a month and I was so glad it was over. Basically my social life was put on hold. Never ever ever decide to join a month walking spree challenge. It ruined my life and I was obsessed with walking for the whole 31 days. I walked 8-10 miles a day.

I walked to bart (2 miles), worked, ran 2-3 miles during lunch, then walked more when I got home. I haven’t been able to sit down on the couch and relax at all.. I literally watched tv while walking. LOL it sounds so stupid, but it was my department versus another department and I really couldn’t let my team members down..

Long story short.. our team won by a landslide and the other team decided to be shady and quit the last week of the month. Never again.. But I got free breakfast, free lunch, and bragging rights out of it? And well.. closer to my teammates. Our hikes were fun. 😀

Screen Shot 2017-04-11 at 10.23.31 PMAt the end of the month, my family and I went on a cruise. I mean my WHOLE family; it was a Merino Family reunion. :3 I had custom shirts made for everyone! 64 people came!

It was a fun trip, but I really did not like being on a ship.. Sea sickness is a real thing. I also got sick on the 2nd day (which also happened to be my first day free from the challenge). My immediate family calls me patient zero because Matthew, my dad, both my sisters, my brother in law, Kurt, and baby got sick!

I was sick for a week after. :/ Now I have this annoying cough. Anyway, the trip was fun. Mexico was the best part because Matty and I went zip lining. A vlog will come eventually… Speaking of vlogs, I finally put out my Korea vlog. Not my best work, but I wanted to get it over with.

Umm umm.. I’ve been working overtime. So exhausting! Not to mention I’m a back up for a co-worker for 2 weeks. It’s a ton of work, 3x my workload. But when my co-worker is out that’s when I learn the most and improve on my time management skills.

Tomorrow night I leave for Indio for Coachella. It’s not the best line up, but it’s still an experience right? We’re camping and man.. I don’t know if I’m going to be happy. It’s going to be hot as fuck and I spent a shit load of money. So much that I did NOT buy Coachella outfits.. But I’ll try to make the best of the trip as long as we have a cool tent and tasty beer.

Oh! I am also blonde again.. Matthew and I bleached it ourselves, because none of the salons were open when I was available and it was too expensive. I usually get it done at a beauty school first and then bleach it more later on.. but I felt “experienced” enough. I’ve bleached my hair 3 times in the last 4 days.. SO NOT HEALTHY. But I did not want to walk around with orange and yellow hair. My coworker said it was blorange today. HAHA.

Anywho.. It’s blonde and ready to go for Coachella (not the reason why I dyed it). I forget how many double looks I get. I’ve been getting a ton from people in the office . I don’t like the attention. Especially cause my hair wasn’t fully done. -__-

But yeah.. It’s nice to blog. I need to get back into posting polaroids again and maybe yelp (nawwww). We’ll see what happens. I just want to relax.

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Adulting

I need to get stop coming home from work and just laying on the couch and watching tv everyday. I have been doing that everyday for the past month. Not gonna lie, I love it. But I need find more inspiration and work on things. 
I’ll probably start next week.. but tmrw I am going to a work out class and on Thurs I’m going to an event. But yeah this weekend, I’ll probably start getting my life together again. Maybe hit up some old friends and visit my family more. 
I also gotta prepare for my Japan trip! Can’t believe it’s next month. We’ve been planning this trip since Jan! It’s finally happening and I’m going back! ❤ 
But yeah. Going to get back on track… just.. later… 

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I’ve been really bad at this blogging thing.. 

Life as of late has been content. The weather really has an affect on my mood. It’s been cloudy/rainy the last few days so I’ve just been real lazy and unproductive. Not planning on going to the gym this week. Haha. Actually lost a couple of pounds, but a pound of it had to be due to cutting 12 inches of thick hair. (If possible). 

Umm work is work. Half my team came back from vacation last week and it’s been real slow. So I’ve been learning a ton of stuff. Also becoming just a wee bit independent.. my coworker definitely hears less of her name. I have my mains at work which is cool. I have lunch with the same people, at the same time, watching the same exact show.. everyday. Haha I enjoy it tho. 🙂 They’re cool people and down to hang. 

What else has happened… umm my life consists of Game of Thrones and working. Basically that’s it. Uhhh.. Carla and Angelica slept over the weekend to celebrate Angelica’s birthday. We literally all knocked out at 12am. But it was nice seeing them all. Danielle even stopped by the next day. Then the Piques/Gonzales family and Matty and I went to Round 1 for some Karaoke. I love their family. Next week we’re celebrating Adan and Iris’ birthdays. So that’ll be cool. 

But yeah.. that’s pretty much it. A Polaroid post will eventually come..

Meziee the Make-up Artist

Last Sunday, my sister Faye treated Nana and me out for make-up classes by our childhood friend Vera. We all met up at our parents house and Vera supplied us all the make up for our class! She showed how to do a whole face of make up by applying it on herself.

I had a hard time doing my brows and eyeliner. Not to mention, I put on way too much concelor. But I did learn a ton! I feel more comfortable applying my own make up and know which types to buy. It was a well informed class and I had fun with the sisters. All our make up turned out differently, but pretty good!

It was a gift that keeps on giving! Thanks Faye and Topher!

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Happy Birthday Kyoshi Kat!

Happy Birthday Kyoshi!! I love you! Muaaahhhh!!!

Today my first son turns 5 years old! :3 I remember the day I got him. I picked up my sister on my 20th birthday and she was holding a box. She told me to hold it cause Mishka (her black cat) was in there. I looked inside.. and there was a baby black cat inside! T.T

She drove us home and I just laughed the whole way cause he tried to fit his entire head into an hole in the box that was only a quarter size. He was my best friend! We had routines. We played tag, hide n go seek, and fetch! He also loves belly rubs! Every time I would use my ‘pet voice’ he would stop what he was doing and roll on his back so I could pet him! :’)

He would wear whatever I made him wear! hahaha. He also has an awesome hashtag on IG (#kyoshikat). Kyoshi was there for me when my parents were in the Philippines for 3 months. I was alone, flooded our home, and had just broke up with my ex-boyfriend. It was a rough time for me.. I would cry every day and he would just cuddle me and lick my face. Hahah. 🙂

I wish he could live with me.. but I know he’s a happy cat. I love you Kyoshi Kat!

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Thanks for visiting me so much in Neko Atsume. :’)

New York Part I

Hi!

Oh man.. The weeks are going by so fast! It’s Saturday already! Monday and Tuesday were a complete blur to me because I was so busy and taking naps in between. Plus I had to get up at 3:30am on Wednesday for our 6:30am flight to NY! But yeah, I just wanted to blog a bit about what happened before I forget what I did these past couple of days when I come back to Cali.

Wednesday

Matty and I left for NY. I sat next to a big smelly lady who took over the seat arm and her bag was in my foot space. -__- I didn’t say anything because she slept the whole 5 1/2 hours! But the flight wasn’t all too bad; I watched Hello, My name is Doris and Edward Scissorhands. When we got to NJ we took an uber to Queens to our Airbnb. Our place is SO CREEPY! Guess the owner is an artist and has weird painting and ancient artifacts everywhere. We sleep with the lights on.. Ahah.

But yeah. We rested a bit and headed to 212 Steakhouse for our reservations. We really wanted to try Kobe beef and dropped $200 for it. It was SO TINY. But after tasting it, I could understand why. So juicy, tender, and melts in your mouth… I wish I could have eaten plates and plates of it! Then we rushed over to this pop up store I wanted to go to. Reason why? It was all Strokes merchandise! I bought a few pins; everything in there was crazy expensive! After, we walked to Black Tap NYC for their famous burgers and milkshakes. It was 1 1/2 hour wait, but WORTH IT! And yeah that was our night!

Thursday

We were pretty exhausted from our past week at Fanime and preparing our trip so we both slept 12 hours. When we woke up we took a train to Coney Island. It was a long trip and when we got there it was freezing! We took a few good pics and ate some good corndogs/hotdogs. Matthew got attacked by some birds! Hahaha You don’t feed the birds!!!

Later, we took two trains to Brooklyn to meet up with my ex-boss, Greg. Before we got to his house we stopped by a corner store to grab some beers and then… THERE WAS A CAT just sitting there eating! I think I sat there for 10 minutes petting him. So cute. Then we got to Greg’s neighborhood and it was so cute! The houses on the whole block are connected, so it’s real cool. Like Hey! Arnold! His house was super cool too and he had a backyard which is rare in NY. He lucked out. We had a bonfire, played with his dog, ate REALLY good food, and talked. It was super chill and it was something Matthew and I needed after our crazy week. We had a lot of fun. 🙂

Friday

Matthew and I just slept in, there’s no point in adjusting our sleep schedule because we’re up late anyway. We’re three hours behind so when we sleep at 1am, we’re really sleeping at 10pm and when we wake up at 12pm it’s really 9am. It works out cause the festival ends really late anyway. But yeah! Friday! We started the day late and headed to Manhattan. We got Halal Guys and went to South Central Park. This was the same part we went to the last time we went to NY. We ate and got real sleepy. I laid on Matthew’s shoulder and actually fell asleep! Which is rare because I’ve been having a hard time sleeping in public lately.. Matthew fell asleep too.

We got back to our airbnb and chilled for a bit. Then called an Uber to Governor’s ball! It’s actually pretty close! We got there, pregamed a bit, and entered the festival. GovBall is REAL organized so we got in fast and got our food fast! The crowd is way different from CA crowds. People fuck with you. Like the first 30 minutes we were there, some guy knocked Matthew’s hat off his head and another guy tried to steal my pizza from my hands. I’m sure they were both joking, but when you try to steal my food it’s a different story… But yeah, we did meet a nice couple. Matthew and I were trying to take a photo together and this girl offered if we could take theirs as well. After we were all done, I noticed the guy’s shirt and it was a Warriors shirt! Turns out the nicest people at the festival were people from the Bay!

Anyway! I had a great time! Matt & Kim were awesome like always. Think I watch them perform like 6-7 times now. Bloc Party was alright, but I still like them! And The Strokes were GREAT! This was my second time seeing them, and I noticed they always take so long coming out. They were 25 minutes late. That’s like 5 songs right there.. Anywho, they played, Undercover Darkness, Take it or Leave it, You Only Live Once, Repitilla, Soma, Someday, and some more music I can’t remember.

The aftermath of the festival was crazy. We can’t call an Uber on the island so we hopped on the back of the bus just so we can get off and call an Uber elsewhere. We ended up in Harlem and ate at an expensive iHop. $5 orange juice tho.. Anyway, I had a great night. Tonight is Day 2 of GovBall!!!

Pictures will be posted later. And I’m also not caring about spell check at the moment..

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3:30am and the cat children didn’t want us to leave

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On our way to splurge on Kobe beef!

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212 Steakhouse is the only restaurant in the East coast certified to sell legit Kobe Beef

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The Strokes Pop-up Store! ❤

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Black Tap! Amazing Milkshakes!

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Coney Island with this amazing person

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Bedford to visit an old friend. Ralphie is the cutest!

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Small bottle was $18! NY why you so expensive?!

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Day ONE

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