Monday, December 26, 2011

10 Things I Am Thankful For This 2011

Posted by Alei at 12/26/2011 0 comments
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."

Oprah Winfrey

1. My work – I may not have the best and high paying career out there but I am still grateful that I have one. I am luckier than some millions of Filipinos who are unemployed especially those people who badly need a job to feed their family.

2. My brother’s return – After more than a year of working in Dubai, my brother came back home just in time for the Christmas day. He arrived last Dec 23. We do not have parents anymore and it’s a relief that I spent the Christmas with my siblings unlike last year.

3. My relatives – No man is an island. Even the richest person needs someone to make his life worth living. My relatives have always been my support group. My life’s decision would be harder without them guiding me.

4. My Beau, my man - He makes me happy. There is no place in this world more comforting than his arms. We may argue on certain things from time to time but we both know that no matter how we have pissed each other , as much as we wanted to prove each of us is right, at the end of incoherent discussion, it is not the question of whose fault it is, but, what should be done to make things right and smooth again.

5. My Friends – Ever since I graduated from high school, I lost track of my friends and their whereabouts. We hang out very seldom and yet, though it has already been years since then, it seems that nothing has changed. We are still the same persons we used to be way back high school

6. This is so me – I am thankful for my blog. I have my own venue to rant, share or anything that I feel like expressing at any point of my life.

7. The Past - It makes me realize that life can still be better despite all the trials I have been through. It reminds me of both the good and the bad that happened which made me who I am today.

8. Health – For all the stress that I have been through, I am so much thankful for having good health. None of us is in 100% perfect health and having a good one is a blessing.

9. Planner – Seems so odd right? Whenever I would like to remember something I did for over a month, I just read my planner. It contains everything, from my weekend activities, what I wear and even the restaurants I eat. It’s always a part of my New Year, a new planner to keep track of all the things.

10. I have no major losses this year. Nevertheless, I am grateful for everything that has not been taken away from me that I can still live with next year.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Our First and Happy.. (Anniversary) at One Tagaytay Place

Posted by Alei at 12/16/2011 0 comments
After being broken and left behind last year, I was able to cope again. Only time heals everything and it blew so fast. I don't want to sound so in love, but I am. This would be first post that I would be talking about my boyfriend alone. Sounds too high school? Then let's call him my beau. Here is a rundown of how we started.

We became friends (through my ex), chatted almost everyday, shared a lot of each other's life stories, exchanged love and life advices, went out twice and before we know it, we fell.

The funny thing is that, we were both on the verge of liking someone before we turned out to be good friends. I even bought him a souvenir from my trip to Singapore to show my appreciation for our friendship. During his birthday, he treat me out. Neither of us gave meaning on the times we had fun with each other's company, at least not for me. Only my sister gave me suspicious antics about his intention. I never expected what we have would extend beyond friendship, really, considering a lot of differences.

Just say never and you'll see. This was my Facebook status a year and three days ago, when he confessed what he felt for me. I still felt just as happy today as we celebrate our first anniversary. He dropped by 1 am to fetch my things and after work we had dinner and went home. The next day, we went to Tagaytay with two of his friends, Gayle and Joseph.

At the hotel lobby

Rooms are equipped with veranda for a view of Taal Lake.

At the elevator with Gayle

Dinner at Josephine Restaurant. Its kind of pricey but a must try.

It was so rainy and cold outside, no need to turn on the aircon at the car.

Buffet breakfast

Still foggy the next morning. We saw only a portion of Taal Lake from our room due to the thick fog that obstructs the view.

It was all blowy at the lower penthouse. We did not dare swim at the pool.

We were unable to get outside during our stay, not even at the Picnic Grove. The gloomy weather made us lazy to get out. Nevertheless, we still enjoyed our stay. We stayed in two connecting deluxe rooms for only Php 3,200.00 for each room with buffet breakfast for two. Its worth every penny and we saved a lot, more than a half since published rate for a deluxe room is Php 6,800.00.

This is so me Copyright 2010Think Pink Credits to Gisele Jaquenod Modified by Alei