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Highlights of August
Posted on: 3rd of September 2007 | Under: Life & Love

August passed quicker than I had hoped. Let’s just say that it was a month that I didn’t want to end so soon. So many wonderful things happened, and three of them are actually worth jotting down.

1) JR’s five-day trip back home:

bebe and i

I gotta say that JR‘s trip was the ultimate highlight of my month. After being apart for three whole months, having him back home, even for just a few days, was the best! On the day of his arrival, I even found myself counting down the minutes (out loud, that is) until I could get off work to see him. I wanted to spend every single day with him, and even threw a silly tantrum when he wouldn’t go out on one day. =P Hahaha!

Our time was spent eating out, shopping, hanging out with his family and friends, lazing around and doing a whole lot of catching up. We basically did our usual thing. The barista at our favorite Starbucks was even surprised to see us back after months of not hanging out there.

I really wished he could’ve stayed longer. Having him so far away is so hard, and I admit that I have yet to master dealing with it.

2) Ethan Allen designers wine and dine at Grappas:

EA babes

Work has been swell, and I know that part of the reason is because my workmates are the best. They truly make long hours at the office less boring.

A few weeks ago, we had dinner at Grappas, Greenbelt 3. We were meant to sing the night away at Red Box, but they were fully booked (it was silly of us not to book a room on a Friday night!), so wine and dinner at Grappas turned into our Plan B. Wonderful conversations, laughing out loud and endless camwhoring, topped with yummylicious food. Who wouldn’t love that, right? Right! =)

3) Coffee with Nikz:

nikz and i

Nikz is in Manila for a month! Of course, we went out for coffee on her first week back. Like always, we had a great time. It’s been several years since we last saw each other, and it’s actually been a while since we last really talked, but I must say that our chit-chat over coffee topped all our other ones. It’s a good feeling being able to share your frustrations to someone who understands exactly what you’re going through. Deep conversations are love. Thanks, Nikz! =)

More photos here.

Happy Happy Joy Joy!
Posted on: 7th of August 2007 | Under: Life & Love

The silence in here should speak for itself. Yes, I have been busy, but frankly, not as busy as it actually seems. I just haven’t had much to talk about, really. =P

A quick update, in bullet form, just because. ^_~;;

Things that are making me happy lately:

  • Work. My Ethan Allen family’s just wonderful. Everyday at the office is opportunity, not just to learn something new, but to have fun while at it too.
  • Going to the gym. I’ve turned into a real gym buff. I’ve been going three to four times a week, and I love the feeling every time I walk out of the gym. I can really feel that I’m finally getting back into shape.
  • Mondays. My ultimate rest day. The only day when I can just sleep in, and have my DVD marathons.
  • My grandma’s well again. She’s no longer using her wheelchair, and has been walking around the house by herself. She’s improved so much in the past couple of months that her doctors have approved of her finally flying back home to Canada. I think she’s scheduled to fly before the month ends.
  • The wonders of cellphones and the internet. With the distance, it’s the only way JR and I keep in contact. Text messages, webcam sessions, and calls, topped with virtual hugs and kisses. <3
  • JR. We’re turning 4 years in 2 months, and even with the distance between us, our love for each other hasn’t stopped growing. I never used to believe in long distance relationships, but with JR, I know things are possible. <3

Things that I’m looking forward to:

  • JR’s 5-day trip back in Manila! We’ve been physically apart for almost 3 months, and the distance has really been tough for both of us. I’ve really missed having him around, and I know 5 days is not enough time, but it definitely is better than not seeing him at all. I’m beyond excited! =)
  • Getting off work for 3 days when JR gets here. It’ll both be extra rest for me, and quality time for us. Food escapade, here we come!!! XP
  • Getting my room back in a couple of weeks. I love having my grandma around, but sometimes I miss the comfort and privacy of having my own room.
  • My nephew / godson’s birthday party this weekend. It’s been a while since I last spent time with my relatives, I’ve missed them.
Missing the Boyfriend… But, Thank God for Work!
Posted on: 17th of May 2007 | Under: Life & Love

JR has finally settled down in Singapore. I flew there with him for 8 days to help him buy things and fix his room. It was also the perfect opportunity for us to spend quality time together.

Being in a long distance relationship is no doubt difficult. Having him so far away is something that I haven’t completely grasped yet. I was having coffee at our favorite Starbucks Monday afternoon, and it felt so different not having him around. I kept finding myself glancing towards the door, expecting him to appear any minute. I kept searching through the crowd for the semi-bald-headed guy that would always greet me with glimmering eyes and a wide smile. I miss him so much, that words cannot even describe how I’m feeling.

I have to thank my new work, though. I started the day after I arrived back from Singapore, and I must say that it has helped me deal with the distance thing. Being busy and preoccupied the whole day has somehow veered me away from sulking. I’m also enjoying the new environment, my new officemates included, so at least I still have something to look forward to everyday. =)

Here’s a couple of pictures of JR and I Singapore:


@ a resto somewhere in Little India


@ Changi Airport before my flight back to Manila

Check out the rest of the photos in my Multiply. =P