Mixed Mess: A Sweet Life So Far

Heneral Luna, Stupid is Forevermore

Rainy days and Mondays never get me down!

In fact, I love rainy days. When I was younger, I was all about the sun (which explains why I was so dark!) and walked anywhere without sunblock. But now that I’m always at home, I can’t help but appreciate the coolness and “grim-ness” of the rain.

Anyway, it’s Monday! Back to work, people! I had a fine and uneventful weekend – – with some panira like the loss of UP in the UAAP Cheer Dance, the loss of our village’s team in our barangay basketball tournament’s semi-finals, and the loss of Gilas Pilipinas. Anyare? Ba’t ganon? The only thing I’m sure of is that hindi kami nadaya sa barangay LOL!

Seriously, even last Saturday’s episode of Kalyeserye was nowhere as fun and kilig as the previous Kalyeserye episode. But I still

I’ll stop there baka mapagbintangan pa akong mababaw. Chos. 

Let me give you some unnecessary and unsolicited updates about my life.

– Family is doing well, but Papa had another checkup last week and found out that his creatinine levels further increased despite his diet and regular intake of meds. We’re praying that his increased dosage of drugs will at least control the level.

– Love life (landi landi) is still wonderful despite the distance. Still getting courted after years of being together (landi landi part 2). Job is growing closer to the Lord and is helping me with my walk of faith. His business is also doing well, praise God!

– Work is good. We’re looking for new additions to our Philippine team and someone I got in touch with last week is having her interview now. Hoping for the best! If you’re keen on working for a big Australian parenting website, shoot me an email 🙂

Why is the day all grey?

Why is the day all grey, mummy?

– Yuri is still the same awesome Yuri. He’s into British cartoons now like Daniel Tiger and Peppa Pig so he regularly slips into British English at home. Good thing he’s more fluent in Filipino.

– Michelle, our new household helper, is amazing. I have no complaints, she’s a pleasant person to have around, and our house is perpetually clean. And we’re eating homemade food all the time. And we’re eating on time, much to my beau’s relief.

– Diet? What diet?

– Oh, and I’m saving up for a new phone since the crack on my current phone is now as big as the West Valley Fault. Thank goodness it doesn’t affect the phone’s performance at all (good guy Asus), but it is such an eyesore. You know me; I barely spend money on phones and I’d rather buy a bag and a phone, so I’m on the lookout for cheap ones.

I had my eye on the new Alcatel Flash 2 – – which promptly got sold out less than an hour after being released on Lazada. I mean, I didn’t even want to give Lazada my business after a series of bad experiences with them, but I had no choice. I hope it gets released in local gadget stores soon.

– By the way, I am so kilig because two people from World Vision personally got in touch with me after my post about them. I haven’t gotten around to replying yet (bad!) but I’m so touched with their messages. Thank you, World Vision Philippines!

– And finds for September? A couple of people emailed me about finds, but surprisingly, I didn’t buy anything last month aside from food! Hmm now I’m itching to shop hahaha. Here are some book finds from yesterday instead:

Heneral Luna, Stupid is Forevermore

Have a lovely week ahead! 🙂

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  • Reply Alaine October 5, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    I would love to have a copy of those two books! Heading to the nearest bookstore now! Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Gilian October 5, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Hi Joy. I’m interested to be in partership with te Australian company. 🙂
    I like your mug. Gave me an idea on what to do with mine. 🙂

    • Reply Maan October 5, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      I think you would be a great asset to the team, Gilian! But we’re accepting Philippine-based applicants only eh. Any possibility you’d be based in the Philippines?

  • Reply cheekeegirl October 5, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I’ve been wanting to get a copy of Miriam’s book. Is it worth the 175 or was that 195 price?

  • Reply juvy ann October 5, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Life is good!
    I guess you have seen Heneral Luna on the big screen as well? Wonderful movie, I hope we get more movies like this one.

  • Reply ceemee October 5, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    I could definitely relate with “Diet? What diet?” Haha! If I do not need to go out, I actually prefer rainy days because the sun is just plain scorching these days.

    Do you think I will pass if I apply for the writing job? Hehe!

  • Reply Melisa Sanchez October 5, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    I’d like to watch the Heneral Luna movie, Gosh updated ako sa kalyeserye na yan at gilas, because I need to watch it for my hubby kasi sakin lagi nagtatanong sa mga nangyayari sa gilas.

  • Reply Charm Jumalon October 5, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Reading about your dad makes me think of my own pops too as he’s having issues with his cholesterol level. I hope that both our dads get better with all the meds and diet.

  • Reply Mhaan Arambulo-Delos Santos October 6, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Hope your papa is getting better na. That book from M is a good read daw. Will try to buy soon on my next mall visit.

  • Reply Lorly October 6, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    heneral luna and miriam defensor santiago, what a great mix! would also like this type of reading mondays!

  • Reply Kat Rodriguez October 6, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    Good to know everything’s well with you. I haven’t got the chance to get a copy of that Sen. Mirriam’s book, even the first one. I hope I could remember to get both on my next visit to a bookstore.

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    good to know you’re doing quite well 🙂 i am in love w my zenfone selfie 🙂

  • Reply MrsMartinez October 7, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    How was Miriam’s book. I am so intrigued by it.


  • Reply jennifer villanueva October 14, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    enjoyed reading this post… luv its over all transparency! and yep i love rainy days too 🙂

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    They say creative minds are rarely tidy. I’m pretty messy too myself. But not a hot mess. Hahaha! =)

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