confessions of a neurotic wanderlust

documenting this awesome thing called life

How dare me! November 26, 2015

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2 years! I cannot believe I left you all hanging for 2 years. What’s even worse, I left you with a sad post about my cat that has passed away.

allow me to make amends. I am better than this. besides, you deserve better than this.

i will update you REALLY soon.

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November 22, 2013

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I am now facing reality and writing this post to bid my goodbye to Samuel. And it pains me oh so bad.

Samuel was my first pet. Ours was not the – love at first sight story as a matter of fact it wasn’t even romantic. Sometime 8 years ago, I received a text from my brother if I wanted to buy this Siamese cat they are currently looking at. I was like – yeah what the heck go buy him, I’ll pay you when I get home. When I finally got home and saw him, I adored him in an instant. When what a cat does is cuddle with you and sleep in your arms on your first meeting, who wouldn’t be enamored.

He was a cat with an attitude. He could be very playful and race you to the door to come speeding out of the house so he can finally get his momentary freedom but he is also the snuggling while sleeping kind. When he got older and more sickly he would just curl up on his corner but would meow when you talk to him.

Thank you Samuel for being strong. It was a tough and long battle you fought. You’ve been sick for more than a year and God knows how many times you have been taken to the vet. Only this time, it just got so much bigger than you. Please know that I rushed and drove really fast to get home and be with you during your few remaining moments, too bad I was an hour late. And it’s breaking my heart to pieces.

Now, with a heavy heart I bid you goodbye. The pack will miss you but we will do our best to manage resting in the fact that you’re in a better, healthier state now. I will miss you so much. I love you Sam, until we meet again.

 

 

Random October 17, 2013

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KABOOM!!!

 

This I’m sure of September 27, 2013

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My best and most exciting days are ahead of me…

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Pretty young thang! September 20, 2013

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Oh hello there pretty young thing… come to momma!

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I died when I saw this same Coach Mini Tanner available on line. I knew it will not let me sleep until I get to close the transaction. It’s like I can hear my bags in my closet screaming “get her mom, we want a new baby sister!”. And sure it did, and it is solely responsible for the bad headache I am sporting right now. Hang in there little sweetheart, you’re gonna be home soon!

Update: I gave in, naturally.

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The Ultimate BEST.GIFT.EVER. September 13, 2013

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For my birthday, I just received the BEST.GIFT.EVER.

I know I have been too liberal with the term, but hey this one’s for real tsong! This is the BEST.GIFT.EVER. that beats all other BEST.GIFT.EVER.’s!

I was watching him sleep when suddenly, Matteo flashed his FIRST SMILE. It was  in the early morning of my birthday.

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See, toldya it was the BEST.GIFT.EVER.

 

I am POLKA DOTS happy!

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I told myself to be more frugal this time around. But seriously, how can anyone resist these bad boys?!?! Super light it makes you want to flutter like a butterfly, it’s Toms so you’re already giving a shoe to those in need just by purchasing one and more importantly it’s POLKA DOTS and we all  know nothing spells happy more than POLKA freaking DOTS!

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And so yet again, I gave in… story of my life!

 

His love is relentless September 11, 2013

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I had a chat with a friend who is going through tough times in her love life. Words easily came out of my mouth as I shared to her my previous experiences in that aspect. As I was talking to her I suddenly blurted out the words “wow, I’ve toughened up!”. God is indeed the greatest healer.

I remember vividly how I used to pray to Him and ask that He make me strong. That I am willing to endure all pain because I trust in His will, but I just need His help by making me strong. Each day was painful and difficult and each night I would go down to my knees to pray for strength. Every day was the same cycle. There are days when I would stop and wonder if He ever does listen to my prayer, because the pain that I am feeling seems to be the same as the previous day.

Now it dawned on me that I am no longer praying for strength. That I now have a different prayer, and it is not even for me. I fathomed I no longer need to pray for strength because without me realizing, He already gave me my strength, my anchor.

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God is so good and merciful that he gave me His grace no matter how flawed I am. And sometimes, when I get too ashamed to still be asking for something from him because of my imperfections, He would still listen to my heart and grant the prayers that I couldn’t even muster the strength to say out loud. I certainly don’t deserve all the Grace and blessings He has given me but He continuously showers me with it because His love is unshakeable. His love is relentless.

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Oh no, not again! September 10, 2013

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As I was prepping for work this morning, I looked at myself in the mirror and this is what I noticed:

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Couldn’t see it? Lemme zoom it in for ya…

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Pink eyes, conjunctivitis, sore eyes. However which way I call it, just the same it is ruining my life! I have an important meeting to attend to this afternoon, so much catching-up to do at work after being on leave for a long time and more importantly a little one who needs my tender loving touch! Now all these things are in jeopardy because of this eye which chose to be different and wore the color red! Why oh why!!!

In retrospect, the last time I had sore eyes and missed days of work at the office, I got myself a boyfriend after I got back! hahaha! Kaya sige na nga, if you really are sore eyes, you’re welcome, who knows what you might bring along. Just don’t stay with me too long. #alamna.

 

I’m back yo! September 6, 2013

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Oh hello there!

I know I haven’t updated this blog for a very long time. As some of you may know, I have started out a new blog site and have been pretty active at that. That blog talks about a hugely different topic from what I talk about in here that’s why I wanted to do it separately. I just realized though that maintaining 2 sites is pretty tough but it’s fun at the same time. It’s like living a double life! Dr. Jekyll in one and Mr. Hyde on the other. 

But I’m back to writing here. Let’s just say I missed this side of me. The carefree, sometimes irresponsible and oftentimes quirky side of me. So yeah, I’m back yo!