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Mixed Mess: Whirlwind Week + Travel Itch + Other Stories

Travel Bug

Oh my goodness, the week is finally coming to an end! And I survived it!

I’ve been having straight busy weeks for some time now, but this week is a different kind of hectic because our family has to deal with a sickness, too. However, work was very hectic this week, too. Aside from training our 3 new hires, I myself have to learn new tasks. On top of that, everyone, especially the staff from Australia, seems to be getting sick. Even my co-pilot Lenz had to miss work the other day because she had a fever – and she’s absent again today because she’s going to Camiguin. Life is fair!

Which leads me to my first story…

Travel Plans

It’s been soooo long since I’ve gone anywhere. The last time I’ve gone somewhere, it was just nearby Samal Island with my colleagues. I wasn’t able to go anywhere for a couple of reasons. First, well, I’ve already told you about my father’s ailment. Second, no time. Unlike last year when I was just working freelance, when I could just take a leave from work anytime I wanted to, now, I have a full-time job that I’m accountable to.

So even though there were opportunities, I couldn’t just go anywhere without filing a proper leave of absence. And now I’m itching to travel! I’m even online window-shopping for backpacks now, like this one:

Parachute Rolling Backpack

I super like the idea of a convertible backpack that I can use as a stroller when I’m tired. I’m also loving the design of this one. However, I’m wary of its price — do you think it’s too cheap? I wish I could feel this one up close and personal.

I’ll probably go somewhere this Christmas (with colleagues again), but we can’t go too far since one of us is pregnant. Yihee! I’ll just have to content myself with a resort near the city.

They also want to go to Surigao. Of course I want to go to Surigao, too, but it’s too close to temptation. Any friend of mine who knows the nature of my relationship with Job would understand!

Time Flies Too Fast It’s Scary

It’s payday again at work, the second one for the month of October, which means one thing: it’s almost November! How is that even possible?! In fact, just two nights ago, the village officers had a meeting here at home. One of the things discussed is the annual Trick or Treat. What? Wasn’t it just yesterday when we joined our first Trick or Treat last year?!

This would be a good last-minute Halloween costume, I reckon

I just put on the masque very thinly as I need to put it on and wash it off quickly because Yuri freaks out every time I use it. That’s Himalaya Herbals Neem Face Pack, by the way.

Unfortunately, I don’t think we would be joining this year’s Trick or Treat. Yuri still remembers some of the super scary costumes worn last year and must have been traumatised for life. It’s okay. I decided that what I could have spent on a costume, I’ll just spend on chocolates. Para di kami lugi. Hahahuhu.

Halloween Banner

So I’m skipping Halloween thoughts and thinking of Christmas instead. I’m beginning to online window-shop for Christmas now. I’m excited!

By the way, speaking of time that flies too fast, I just learned that Job’s youngest sister (second to the youngest) is joining their school’s pageant. She was just a little child when I last saw her. Now, I looked at her picture and was blown away by how much she’s grown. She’s a beauty, no doubt about that, but it only means I’ve grown old, too!

I need to have a word with her makeup artist, though. Her eyebrows were plucked too thinly! (So no picture muna)

A Bit of Shopping

Speaking of Christmas shopping, I’ve online shopped a bit this month. I haven’t shopped at all last month (September) because all I bought were food and groceries. No wonder I couldn’t lose weight! I’ll feature all my finds in another post, but here’s a couple of pictures of what I ordered this week:

Organic Bath Products Philippines

I still go back to Human Heart Nature

Organic Bath Products Philippines

Papaya soap is a freebie from the kind seller

It’s finally Friday tomorrow. I can’t wait for the week to end! This week was good to me, but it was just so tiring! 😀

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  • Reply May De Jesus-Palacpac October 23, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    I need a vacation too! I wish we can have a little getaway soon, but as the rate we’re going, mukhang next year pa kami ulit makakabakasyon. 🙂 BTW, i got a parachute bag for my son na that size….350 lang. pero naubusan kakainis nga. i ordered another one but they refunded me.:(

    • Reply Maan October 23, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      Waaaah where? Sa website mismo? Okay ba ang quality?

  • Reply Melisa Sanchez October 23, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Whew! Buti kapa you’re planning for vacay and Christmas blah,bla! Kami stay at home lang muna, lagi naman eh. hehehe! But anyways ang ganda kaya ng Samal Island. hehe. I’m sure mag eenjoy kayo don. Si Nilyn din sa December magbakasyon sa Davao 🙂 inggit naman ako lol!

  • Reply Didi October 23, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Ilog mariaaaaa!! 🙂
    Love love them.
    I didn’t know you can buy them online..

  • Reply Charm Jumalon October 24, 2015 at 12:34 am

    I am fond of Himalaya Herbals Neem Face Pack too and of course, HHN Sunflower Beauty Oil ^-^ I badly need a vacation though, I just hope that my leave this coming November will be approved. =)

  • Reply Pearliza Paguio October 24, 2015 at 3:42 am

    I also feel how time flies so fast. Sometimes I feel i haven’t accomplished anything 🙁

  • Reply Louisa October 24, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    It has been so busy of late with work and family, events and blogging but I’m so grateful for all of it. Hoping to plan a vacation soon, too!

  • Reply Jennie Villanueva October 24, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    enjoyed reading your post it sounds so spontaneous and i just love your smooth transition from one topic to another.. Hehe! Great writing skills! keep it up mommy! And guess what? We (my baby and i) just joined a trick or treat (our 3rd yr) this afternoon, first time i saw her freak out at one lil boy wearing a skeleton costume… i think she was traumatized too.. her mood changed. oh well, kids will be kids:)

    • Reply Maan October 25, 2015 at 12:13 am

      Wow, thank you! I’m super flattered! Kids will be kids — I guess it is I who will be trick or treating this year hahahuhu

  • Reply Kat Rodriguez October 25, 2015 at 12:03 am

    I wanted to dress up as a zombie but I’m sure my daughter would be afraid of me, haha.

  • Reply MrsMartinez October 26, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Takot din yun daughter ko sa akin pag nakita niya na naka facial mask ako hehe


  • Reply Tetcha Figuerres October 26, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    We’re also itching to go somewhere now that our son is on sem break, and he’s going with me to some events, too. I know that you’re busy but I also reckon that you’re happy with the way things are unfolding in your life, but yes, you need a break, too!

  • Reply Mhaan arambulo-delos santos October 26, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Ang ganda nga nung bag kaso ang mura sa 1300php. Sana you can check it personally if what type of materials has been used.

  • Reply sarah tirona October 26, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    i love human nature too! and i hope you get to go on vacation soon 🙂

  • Reply Lique Dimayuga October 26, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Gah, looks like we’ve been caught with the busy spell.. parang ang dami ko ring ginagawa di parin natatapos hehe.. time flies super fast, and yes, it’s almost Christmas! Congratulations on the pregnancy, tama ba this is your 2nd child? 🙂 God bless

  • Reply charleys mommy October 30, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    I agree when you saod that you cant wait for the week to end! Good luck on your plans! 🙂

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