Thoughts while watching 24 Oras (and commercials)

March 4, 2016
– ang ganda ng damit ni Vicky Morales

– WTF is happening in the country? Hired killers everywhere

– nakakaiyak yung commercial ng Jollibee na “Almusal” as in naiyak ako sa bus

– kamuka ni Leni Robredo si Vicky Belo

– tatakbo pala ulit si Dick Gordon 👍🏼

– ang tagal ko na hindi nanonood ng TV 

– feeling ko hindi talaga retoke si Iya Villania 

– kulang ang time slot for news

– nakakapikon yung paid ad ni Pacquiao 

– mas nakakainis yung kay Grace Poe

– ang traffic

– okay naman daw si Bae Alden. Eh feeling ko texting while driving. 

Nearly 4 months ago

I was about to write my first entry for this year. I was reminded that I have a LOT of pending entries I NEED to write immediately. Then I procrastinated.

 

Then I saw that I have this in my drafts. This was nearly 4 months ago. I don’t know the whole idea of this post but I know it’s something. Something about thinking about the decision I made, something about this voice inside me saying I made the wrong choice. Maybe it’s about the fear inside me that has been growing and growing. Maybe it’s the doubt I have in myself.

 

The confidence back then was nearly gone. And I’m 50% sure that it’s being tested again. Today. In an hour. For the final interview.

 

Here’s the draft. It’s not so much but I think you’ll get what I mean:

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Thursday was very dull. Admittedly, I accomplished nothing. Came from a wake the night before, got home around 4. Came to work at 8 am. Almost every 30 minutes, I find myself snoozing.

 

“Be gallant, be great, be gracious, and be grateful for the opportunities that you have. The opportunity to learn from the men who have walked before you and those who walk beside you.”

Watch the video here.

 

 

Quick shout out

Since I started working for this new company (June 2012), I haven’t had the time to sit down and write about my recent trips. I’ve been really preoccupied with work that I just read travel magazines from a coffee shop. How sad.

It was just recently that I discovered about my blog’s reach. I met someone who knew me by my blog. We were both (he’s heading it, and I was merely the support) working on a safety video for my company and I had to take a long weekend leave for my trip to Coron, Palawan. When I got back, he asked me if I was going to write about it in my Clar’s Misadventures.

I was surprised he knew about it. He explained that in his previous company, it was part of his job to research and read online blogs, and he stumbled upon this! Coincidence? Small world? 🙂

I don’t know if you are still reading this but a quick shout out to Erwin! Hello! 🙂

And OH! I was having one of those pathetic moments again where I find myself browsing through travel magazines in Starbucks. And I realized I really need to know how to manage my time well. I NEED TO WRITE. I need to share my “misadventures!” Promise. I WILL FIND THE TIME.

Even Jenna Hamilton, in the middle of making out with Matty finds the time to update her blog. So I guess I should not be making up excuses anymore. :))

Dancing With The Dragons Once Again

I found my book! Yay! It’s been here in my room all along. I guess my dad left it here weeks ago when I told him I left it in the car. 

It’s been three months without any progress in my books-to-read list. Which by the way includes:

  • Dance with Dragons (G.R.R. Martin)
  • Face to Face (Bianca Valerio)
  • The Secret Shopper’s Revenge (Kate Harrison)
  • and a whole lot more

These are just the books I’ve started reading. I have no plans of starting the Secret Shopper’s Revenge actually. It’s just that I lost my Dance with Dragons for a while back there. 😛

I’m also reading (again) Catching Fire because of Liam Hemsworth’s recent visit here in the Philippines. I was picturing a very different look for Gale (Hemsworth’s character in the movie ‘Hunger Games’) before the movie came out. And now, I try to imagine LH both as Peeta and Gale. With Liam there, everything’s so much better.

It’s been months since my last book purchase. Well, an exception would be this one mini-book that I consider to be part of my Summit Books Modern Fiction collection – the third installment for ‘Vince’s Life’ because 1) it’s on sale 2) I lent my copy to a previous co-worker 3) it’s on sale.

I think that’s about all the non-sense update about my books list. Haha. I promised myself to read 30 books this year. And so far, I have finished z-e-r-o. Hopefully I can finish at least one before my birthday. Do you think I should count the to-read-again books too? 

Escape to Seoul Day 6 (Part 1 of 2)

Read Day 5 here.

Day 6 is all about purrrety stuff. ❤

  • Dress Up Cafe
  • Trick Eye Museum
  • Hongdae
  • Myeongdong (yep!)
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We want to try the Dress Up Cafe everyone is talking about. We had the address, we know the stops, but we couldn’t find it. We walked for a very long time until we reached a quiet street and found this eye-catching shop.

This quaint shop seemed like it is owned by a secret society with a fetish for costumes, wedding dresses etc.

It’s easy to spot once you’ve seen 7Eleven. Right across it, Cafe Drama is located at the lower floor of a building, so you have to watch out for that pink sign.

Here is also a map from their website for your reference:

I wasn’t able to explore their website because it’s mainly in Korean. On a lighter note, the look of www.cafedrama.com represents their shop very well.

We got there early (I think they just opened?) because we were their second batch of customers. The first ones were a couple of young girls with their mom who got this outstanding outfit complete with hair dress and make up.

Based on what I remember (and please correct me if I am wrong), I think you have to order a few drinks before you can borrow (rent) their dresses/costumes. We got a few hot chocolate drinks. I love their mugs and the spoons are gorgeous. I have never seen anything like or similar to that before.

Kizia got the red outfit and I got the green one.

I was actually torn between getting this one and the warrior outfit. It’s a bit more expensive (at 35,000 won) than the one I chose (at 30,000 won) but you’ll look fierce in that one, don’t you think?

Aside from traditional Korean outfits,

there are also wedding dresses available in the shop. Believe me, we really had a hard time choosing from all of these.

We really had fun and to prove that, here are a few photos. Doing the serious poses at first:

and then some…

This is one of my favorites:

“Call me!” A celebrity wearing Hanbok, a traditional Korean dress.

 

 

I’ll post more photos here soon. 🙂 Okay, maybe one more: