Showing posts from October, 2011

My Journey To My Friend's Wedding

Before I finally got to my friend's wedding, I spent four hours stressing out on things that I could probably have done sooner rather than later. Since I have been busy with work and flat-hunting in London all week, I didn't get the chance to buy a wedding gift until the day before. And then I forgot to buy a gift wrap so I had to go back to town (on the day that I was due to attend the wedding) to get one. Thank God I live a stone's throw away from the city centre, so that was not too bad. But I don't think I can forgive myself for not trying on my outfit few days before the wedding, or even the night before. Mind you, this was the first time that I have not done this  (trying on). For some reason, I just assumed that the dress would fit me. But when I tried it on, the zip wouldn't close. And just to make things worse, it wouldn't come off! Although the dress was stretchable, it would not stretch enough so I can remove it. I was about to get a scissor and jus

Cheat Day At Mickie D!

I had a very long day at school today. The lectures on anti-microbials and the endocrine system almost left me brain dead. Honestly, I didn't even know which bus stop to get off. I think I have come to a point where I just want to get on with my remaining essays and start studying on my own. After almost six months of information overload, my brain cells can no longer take any more diagrams and 15-20 pages of handouts. I should really stop moaning because I know one day it's all gonna be worth it. But it's just totally draining. If I only knew, I could have done this course when I was younger. That and a text message (that stressed me out a bit) prompted me to move my cheat day two days ahead. Hence, my trip to Mc Donald's. I can't honestly remember the last time I had Mc Do's Single Bypass Burger,haha! Mc Donald's french fries dipped in Sweet 'n Sour sauce is my favourite! And to add a bit of the healthiness in my meal, I went for tropicana

The Mediterranean Cruise With Norwegian Gem

Reading too much travel articles over the weekend reminded me of our Mediterranean Cruise in 2009. I would never have thought of taking a cruise if not for our friends in New York. It was never on my list to do before I die. First, because I don't really like the open sea. The thought of being in the middle of the sea at night, or even at day for few hours without seeing any land really freaked me out. Second, because I thought it was expensive. But I am glad that we did it at this early age so that even if we are not be able to do it when we are older, at least we can say we have done it. It is one of the best things I have ever done in my life. To be honest, that was the first time I have ever come close to a Cruise Ship. It was overwhelming! And when I entered the ship, I felt like I was in a completely different place. For a while, I forgot that I was actually inside a ship. It was massive. My fear was suddenly overshadowed by the feeling of excitement. It was very surreal for

My Tooth Scare

I was gonna write about Amanda Knox's acquittal and the death of Steve Jobs, but I know that my brain cells will not be able to cope with writing even just the first sentence, so I decided to stick to what I do best - writing about myself. =) Three weeks ago, I decided to register with a dentist here in Bristol. I have been here for a decade but has never gone to a dentist. First, because it's expensive and second, because I thought there was a waiting list. I would normally save my dental check up for when I go home to the Philippines. But when I went home in April, I just didn't have time. So I didn't have a choice than to get a dentist here because my teeth have not been checked for three years. Yes, three years and that's disgusting! When I went for a dental check up, the dentist told me that I have a gum disease. I kinda knew I had a gum problem because it bleeds everytime I brush my teeth. This really scared me because I know that gum disease is assoc

I Love My Water Bottle

For the longest time, I have been buying bottled water for work or for when I travel. Although I only bought the cheap bottled water ( Nestle Pure Life Water ,  £2 for 12 bottles at Tesco), it added up as days went by. Don even kept telling me to reuse the bottle, but I only did it for so long because the bottle left a funny smell after two days of reusing it. So, I got frustrated and then I started looking for "designer" water bottles, yes "designer". I don't know but I have this mentality that if it is a designer water bottle, it will look more interesting (and different), and will last longer because they are expensive. I know I'm wrong, but..... I don't drink a lot of water anyway. When I am at home, I only drink at least three glasses of water a day. And when I am working, I drink a little bit more, but I don't just drink water at work. I mean I don't drink water directly from the tap, because it's the hospital. You probably know

Finally, My ARANAZ bag!

Since I found out about ARANAZ bags in 2006, I have always dreamed of owning one of their bags. However, whenever I went home, I never got the chance to hang out in Manila and visit their stores. But last month when I was browsing through their pre-holiday collection on facebook, a particular bag caught my attention- big time, that I actually left a comment on their page. I don't normally do that, but because I fell in love with the bag at first sight, I had to find a way how to get it. Unfortunately, at the same time they had a Birthday Sale and the bag was sold out. =( This is the Lucy bag that I was dying for. In the summer, I was into so much colour-blocking and since I have been mixing my blue clothes with other colours, I thought it would be nice to have a blue bag as well to match with my other bright coloured clothes. I tried really hard to find this colour in Bristol but I didn't have any luck. So my hopes were high when I saw this on ARANAZ's facebook page