confessions of a neurotic wanderlust

documenting this awesome thing called life

My dog: the Paradox March 7, 2013

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So true and too cute not to post.

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My dog: the paradox


Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz March 4, 2013

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I have sorta had a falling away with HIMYM Season 7. I thought it has lost it’s charm for me. It used to always give me goosebumps and light bulbs of realizations but hasn’t done so for the longest time. I also miss the wide-eyed, idealistic, hopeless romantic Ted.

But I am still watching it because I still want to be one with the rest of the HIMYM aficionado world as they witness the story develop for Ted as he finally reveals the mother. And so after getting the Season 8 episodes from my office mate, I have once again found myself hooked with HIMYM and that’s thanks to Episode 1. It was awesome. Not only did it reveal more about the would be mother, but also because of the nuggets of wisdom it has once again given me.

“Beinaheleidenschaftsgegenstand is the thing that is almost the thing you want.. but it’s not quite.


Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz is the closest translation would be…”Lifelong Treasure of Destiny”.


Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz is not something that develops over time. It is something that happens instantaneously. It courses through you like the water of a river after a storm…filling you and emptying you all at once. You feel it throughout your body…in your hands…in your heart…in your stomach…in your skin…Have you ever felt this way about someone? If you have to think about it, you have not felt it. Everyone does eventually. You just never know when or where.”



HIMYM guys… you did it again for me!


Uh-oh! Here comes TROUBLE!!! March 1, 2013

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World, meet the fiercest birthday celebrant – TROUBLE!!!!


Because of his lion-esque look, he looks mean and fierce. Trouble, in it’s truest sense. But in reality, he is the sweetest, most playful giant kulangot that once you get to know him, you couldn’t help but fall in love with him. So yeah I guess, you’re still in Trouble.

Trouble was introduced in our lives a little under a year ago. My mom begged to have his name changed but I insisted on it. You see, I have a very special reason why I named him Trouble 😉 Aside from her, the rest of the family loves his name. I have a thing with naming our pets. That’s my turf. Nobody gets to name our family pet but me. And I do have a blast with it. Kirky because his quirky, Mejas because his body is brown but his feet is white like wearing a pair of socks, Miracle because he is the runt of the litter and almost died but survived, Samuel because wala lang gusto ko lang ng manly name, hahahaha. And Trouble because, well, he is Trouble. 

Because Kirky already stays with me in my condo and because he’s just too big for my then very small apartment, I had to leave him in Laguna. My parents had a rough first 2 weeks with him as they found it kinda difficult to train him but with so much love and support he was housebroken eventually. He has no idea that he is a big dog with the way he pounces on you and jumps on our sofa. He comes to our room early in the morning just to wake us up by jumping in our bed and licking every inch of our face! When you leave the house, expect a big dog, crying, jumping and all excited to welcome you back. Although trouble is our biggest dog, he is the baby of our family and we love him dearly.