It’s delightfully cold today. The furnace did its job last night and it’s nicely cool instead of oppressively freezing today. Ninang said that yesterday was the first time they had sunshine in days, so it’s relatively warmer. Just in time for Lola and I coming in.
The moment I woke up though, I was feeling ravenous. Even though I had a very full dinner of steak, rice, berries, and cookies last night. Luckily, there was already breakfast on the table, courtesy of Yaya Fe, and I ate it with the noisy little doggie of the house running circles round my chair and nipping at my heels. I’ll significantly gain weight during my month-long stay at the rate my appetite has been like, but plenty of my officemates already told me not to worry about it and just chillax. And gain weight, if that’s the natural course of events.
Their little doggie is very cute, but it’s a fierce little barker! I learned quickly enough not to turn my back on it–yesterday, it jumped on my back and left a scratch on my leg! It’s a little bully, that’s what it is. I gave it quite the scolding and now it’s just staring more or less quietly at me.
And now I just finished a giant mug of coffee with liberal helpings of cream and sugar, and a giant cookie. Now I feel like taking a walk, to at least lessen this heavy, stuffed-full feeling.
I do miss my officemates, but not the stresses of the work itself. However, as not to let this four weeks be a waste, I’ll be making the most of each and every single day, and do my best not to think too much about home and work. I’ve been wanting a break like this forever, so I better do it right.
I moped for a bit after coming to the conclusion that I probably won’t be able to go to the JYJ concerts.
Then I reflected on my plans for this year:
- adventures and clubbing in Bohol and Cebu
- badminton games with the office crew
- practice swimming
- Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan: island-hopping, underground river, beach bumming
- start boxing again
- family outing in Subic
- girls’ wild trip in Hong Kong and Macau
- Vancouver, Tennessee, Mexico — very tentative plans
- climb Mt. Pulag
- chillaxing in Batanes
- South Korea: sea, temple visits, Hallyu pilgrimage, autumn color viewing
- scuba diving certification in Coron
That’s a rather full schedule. Moreover, it will all cost a considerable dent in my funds despite my efforts to fatten the savings account with a thriftier lifestyle. If I go wild chasing after JYJ, I might not be able to do other things on this list now, would I?
So far, my Coron plans are vague, and could very well be scrapped because I don’t have a travel buddy for that yet and no one’s willing to take scuba diving lessons with me
because they’re scaredy-cats. Since I can’t go see JYJ, I might as well put the funds that I would have allocated to their concert and my stalking for my scuba diving and get myself a certification. Not quite as squeal-worthy as seeing Kim Jaejoong’s rippling abs live, but exciting in a different way. Girl’s gotta look at the bright side.
Better start my research for the scuba-diving plans then.
Sea Dive Resort
It stopped getting fun, this crush, or admiration, or almost balanced commensalism… whatever this is. Though it’s really supposed to be a casual friendship with one party so much more invested.
Last Valentine’s Day I didn’t even know you. But this Valentine’s Day, I went to great lengths just to avoid seeing you with that girl. Now that this Valentine’s Day passed by with me hanging on to these unresolved, unrequited, unspoken feelings… I get to thinking, what if I reach one year still stuck with these useless feelings?