Dec 17: You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch

What is your least favorite personal quality in others? Extra points for sharing your least favorite personal quality in yourself. My least favorite personal quality is neutrality and passiveness. I always live by this quote, “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” I get that you’re not going to have an opinion…

Travel in the Time of COVID-19: Quick Tagaytay Weekend [2020.11.28-30]

Even before November, Celine and I have been talking about doing a staycation for our birthday this year since we had to cancel our annual birthday trip. We did a survey amongst our friends and given the circumstances, obviously, not everyone is comfortable with that. So during our birthday brunch back in mid-November, Celine, Irick,…

Series Review: Emily in Paris Season 1

Warning: May contain spoilers. Ok, I admit, I didn’t like the first half of the series. I thought it was so cringey and I didn’t find it funny. I had a hard time getting into it because whenever an episode ends, I feel like there is no hook to get you to continue watching. Also,…

Planet Grapes: 35th Birthday Brunch! [2020.11.14]

I met up with Celine and Irick on Nov 14th for brunch. Celine had a vet appointment in Mandaluyong so we decided to meet up in Shang. It was also Celine’s birthday on the 6th and mine on the 13th, so you could say this was our birthday brunch. Up until that morning, we didn’t…

Nov 20: Safety first

Share the story of a time you felt unsafe. I can remember two things right now. I like travelling by myself and while I enjoy it, there are times when I did feel unsafe. Maybe it was just my paranoia but honestly, when you are a woman, this is a normal feeling. The first one…

Series Review: The Queen’s Gambit

Warning: May contain spoilers Synopsis from Wikipedia: The Queen’s Gambit is a fictional story that follows the life of an orphan chess prodigy, Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy), during her quest to become the world’s greatest chess player while struggling with emotional issues and drug and alcohol dependency. The story begins in the mid-1950s and proceeds…

Quarantine Diaries # 9: It’s November!!!

Ok, damn, I have not posted anything in 10 days! I had laptop problems in early November so I was very stressed last week and I could not sleep well because I needed to be awake during the day to chat with our admin and IT. For context, I work at night and sleep during…

Nov 6: Google and rescue operation

What was the last thing you searched for online? Why were you looking for it? “US Election 2020” I mean, it is timely and relevant since the US election was a few days ago. Since I am in the Philippines, we are a day ahead and I have been refreshing my Google search many times…

Movies I Watched: Halloween Edition

PSA: May contain spoilers. I didn’t have to do my part-time job during the Halloween weekend so I had time to watch movies. Since it was Halloween, I decided to watch a bunch of movies and since I started with the cult classic, Death Becomes Her, I just went with the theme since a few…

I Got My Impacted Wisdom Tooth Removed!

aka My Teeth Chronicles I was planning to include this in one of my quarantine diaries because I thought it will be a one-time dental appointment. It didn’t turn out as I expected. I scheduled my appointment on Sept 28th, I filed for a leave a few days before my scheduled appointment so I can…