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My name is Bianca. I am daughter of the Sea who spends most of my time drinking coffee, reading books and dreaming about the places I want to visit.
This blog serves as my online diary where I write my thoughts, hopes and dreams.

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The days are getting hotter here. To be honest, summer is my least favorite time of the year. Manila is hell. Literally. It’s not even the peak of summer yet.

I wish I could freely say what’s on my mind here all the time, but unfortunately, it doesn’t always work that way. Anyway, here’s the first week of April in a nutshell, it was a week full of fun but at the same time it was so much more than that.

  • Spent April Fools working on my uni application. Went to my future school early and life was almost drained when we saw a lot of incoming frosh working on their application too but I got in fourth. Hoh perks.
  • Watched Diary Ng Panget The Movie last Wednesday with my cousins. We had an early dinner at Yabu because 4:50 PM show was full. It was actually really funny. James Reid almost killed me. I kept swooning. Yeah, no shame.
  • Had a fancy tea date at TWG Tea Salon & Boutique today. We had a set of tea croque imperial, two freshly baked muffins served with jelly and cream and matcha and earl grey macarons. It was pleasant, in fact more than pleasant.
  • If you’re wondering who’s that girl over there, it’s me. I’m finally brave enough to post a photo of myself here. I rarely take a selfie. I’m just not that confident. Anyway, I ordered Holiday In New York iced tea to beat the heat. Ahh, I love tea!
  • My mother bought me tria markers and I decided to try them out. 
  • Pinkberry after walking around the mall. Froyo is everything.
  • I would like to introduce the current love of my life + Biscoff biscuits. I swear they’re heaven. I can’t get enough. 
  • Bought a pink speckled roshe run but they were too long. What a bummer, it’s so pretty though. I tried to sell it online so I can buy a new one because I need a new trainers for working out but no one seems interested. I might give it to my sister instead. 
  • I made an account. Feel free to send me messages or questions here. I will reply faster there.

All in all, another great week and now ready for next week. Two reaction paper due. I’m trying hard not to count the days home, but to still remain attentive and open during FSLLP class. So much to catch up on, barely had any time to whine about it.

Barely had enough sleep last Friday from watching too many movies when I knew perfectly well that I need to be up early. Anyway, I went to Rockwell with my sister and cousins at seven in the morning to swim. My cousin is a triathlon athlete and he needed to train so he let us tag along. When we got home, I slept for two hours then we went to The Fort to buy penny for my sister. Unfortunately, it was out of stock. We had a dinner at Conti’s. Like a fried chicken and mango lover that I am, I ordered Crispy Chicken and a mango shake which are too good. I can’t even. Oh, funny thing happened. There was this handsome waiter at Conti’s and my cousin can’t even look at him while ordering. Haha! We waIked around and I stumbled upon this plant stall which is selling cactus and succulents for Php 35. I bought two cactus and one succulents for Php 100 only. What a bargain! I am totally in love. I spent hour looking for a small white pots but I can’t find any. Mom surprised me with them yesterday though.

I asked my Mom if we can watch Divergent when we got home from The Fort last Friday night. She was totally game but when we arrived, the mall was closing already. What a bummer! There was a night food festival happening nearby though so we went there instead and bought foods. I live for spontaneous nights like this.

Oh, my brother finally graduated from uni last Thursday! I’m so happy. I couldn’t be more proud of him. ❤️

Yesterday, I woke up late due to my night life, by “night life” I mean reading and crying over a book till three in the morning. I also woke up all sore because I literally killed my workout the day before. I ate a bowl of ice cream yesterday without even thinking about it and totally ruined my diet. I was really pissed at myself but I figured instead of feeling guilty, I have decided to spend the remainder of the day being totally indulgent and lazy and wasteful.

So my cousin and I decided to head out and we ate at Wildflour Café + Bakery at The Podium. We both ordered Mac and Cheese and I had Vietnamese latte which is too strong for my taste. The food was okay. Nothing special. I really don’t have much to say. Then we went to Megamall and ate macaron ice cream for dessert at Chez Karine which is located at the newly opened Mega Fashion Hall. It was yummy. You should try their macaron ice cream. After devouring our macaron ice cream, we went to Shang and walked around.

On a different note, I passed my interview! Yay! I have one and only FSLLP class every Saturdays so I can’t wait to go back to school this May because long weekdays aren’t fun for me.

Not entirely certain yet, but I might go see Need For Speed later. Have a lovely week!

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Sorry I wasn’t able to blog. A lot of shit happened these past few weeks. I’m still grieving because I lost my paternal grandmother. I’m beyond heartbroken by the sudden turn out of events. She was recovering but yeah, something always have to take your happiness away. It’s crazy how life can be taken away with a blink of an eye. I don’t deal with death very well but as time passes by, you learn how to cope. I guess that’s life, old age creep us when we least expect it and death is inevitable. That’s why you gotta learn how to live your life. You gotta take risks and aim, not only for your happiness, but for others too.

I think all this positiveness came from reading Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Alboom, the second book I’ve read this 2014 and might be the most inspiring, life changing book I’ve ever read. I’ve read it during her wake. It helped me accept death as a natural part in human life. I’ve always find a way to be negative which ultimately affects me but after reading that book, it changed my entire perspective on life. That book is a gift to mankind. You should read it. I guarantee you it will change your life the same way it changed mine.

Here’s a recap of what happened these past few weeks:

  • Took my final exam in FSL Level 1. I passed.
  • I didn’t attend Gayle Forman’s book signing in Glorietta last Saturday since I forgot to bring my books with me. I went to Fully-Booked instead to get my copy of The Hobbit and The Fellowship of The Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • I went home since my FSL Level 2 class will start in February. I will probably get back to the city this weekend to enroll. I hate leaving home.
  • I learned to write my name in Elvish. I hope it’s right though. Gotta have more practice and research. I really want to learn Elvish and Dwarf Runes, they seem useful. #NerdProblems
  • I’m currently reading The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien even though I’m not yet done reading Just One Day by Gayle Forman. I’m basically trying to hit two birds with one stone.

How’s your January so far? It’s almost February. Everything is changing so fast. The future will soon be the past.