Can I Ever Moved on from my 14-year relationship…

…with my SSS ID? These past days i’ve been tracing back our last moments, hoping that i would find you.

I went to rose pharmacy 4 times — it’s the last memory I have of you — but no lack!
I had the palawan pawnshop guard went thru all the IDS he kept.
banks staff were giving me “NO, we don’t have it” as answer.

These all mean that you’re definitely gone.

But i still cannot accept it.

it’s not the first time that i lost you.
My wallet was once snatched, thankfully it was found in some vacant bushy place of reclamation, back in the days when there were no buildings on that area.
I left you in tacloban on a roadtrip, but thankfully, you found your way back to me courtesy of the kind hotel staff.

So I’m still wishing that we will be guided back to each others’.

i so badly miss your face, my face in that ID, and all the snippets of life in it.

That ID was taken a week after i delivered my 1st baby.
I was c-sectioned thus I had to bring my body, still in pain, very early in the morning just so I could get a priority number in SSS lapulapu.
You were a requirement to get my SSS maternity benefit which was around worth 10K.

I don’t know how to explain my feelings remembering what we had to go through just so I could get my 10K maternity benefit.
I felt like we’re so innocent at that time. =)

And so despite how ugly AF I am/was in that ID, it totally means a lot to me.
I felt that my “tokhang” face in that ID captured what it was that moment.
Every time, I looked at it, I thought it was such a horrible moment but then I never felt it was horrible.
Hey, I just want to get my 10K for being sliced open to deliver a baby after nine months of lugging him inside me!

So please, give me back my SSS ID, my innocence!
I guess It’s so hard to move on from some thing that I probably no longer have.

#wheninBJc Day 2: <500M Radius from the Happenings

Oct. 23, 2018

The condo unit that we airbnb’ed was in a pretty interesting place. There was Tim Horton, Starbucks, Army Navy, Ministop, 711, and all sorts in the same building were staying. I was originally planning to go to SM Aura but I had every thing in less than 1000M radius.

So why bother!

First thing first, % Arabica. They only offer latte and black coffee. If you’re on the sweet side, the Spanish latte is a winner for me! The pour-over coffee has the right kicks!

Across this was 3 floors of Uniqlo. Like Chiz Escudero, I like Uniqlo and Heart Evangelista!

The building where Uniqlo’s located.

Another nearby… If you’re fond of running around in circles…

Ramen Nagi somewhere in less than 500M from us…

and so is Bonifacio High Street…

Ramen for lunch, some fusion sushi for dinner. I think this resto is called OOMA, a fusion Japanese restaurant aka Japanese food in Pinoy palate.

And, not a big Jamba Juice fan but because we’re in Manila, we just have to get Jamba Juice, right? Because I need to instagram it.

Not that they need it, but that was my economic contribution to BGC.

#wheninBJc Day 1: #feedgoals

Oct. 22, 2018

Lunch was at this diner near our airbnb. It was probably the most affordable in our area aka cheap that it was not so IG-worthy. I forgot to take a photo of the foods we order because it was not so #feedgoals.

But I guess the rest of the day was that every thing was IG-worthy when in BGC.

Paying tribute to a brand from Visayas, Kuppa. They started in Bacolod, one those Titas of Bacolod lair.

I walked around before going back to our place.

They have bus stop.

More grafitti…

Then, chanced upon % Arabica! =) I thought they’re just overrated but the coffee is really great!!!

Afternoon was spent… I’m really getting boring.

BGC feels is just…

I do feel bad Cyma is no longer in Cebu so I stuffed my face with it…

#wheninBJc Day 0

Oct. 21, 2018

Ang saya-saya ko lang na nakapunta ulit ako ng BGC kasi iyong 1st world na sa 3rd world. Medyo delayed iyong flight but owkei lang gusto ko rin mag mokmok sa airport. Kasi parang ang life is just one big delayed flight (ay medyo morbid ito!).

Sa sobrang excited ko nakatulog ako pagdating sa BGC. Nagising ng panihapon.

VIew from airbnb

Nagpunta kami sa Uptown Mall for panihapon.



At may Tim Hortons din doon, ang saya lang! Kaya kape kahit gabi para lang talaga maka Tim Hortons.

SG 2018 Day 5

I hate midnight / dawn flight schedules going home because it felt like my whole day is wasted being “in between.” Like, I could not do much because of time constraint so I just ended up getting antsy and not doing any thing. But I cannot complain because cheap tickets; though, I’m not sure if the “savings” is really worth it.So let me just selfie!Anyhow, Cebu Pacific is now in Terminal 4 of Changi Airport. It’s their new terminal, I guess. It’s my first time. With all its artsy fartsy, it’s pretty, no doubt! We stumbled upon a signage “The Canteen,” it’s like eatery place for the airport staff but open for public. And, Mark was not so amused with the food I ordered.

SG 2018 Day 4

I have this 3-day maxed out for SG; after 3 days, I’d get lethargic staying longer in SG. I just wanna go home!!! Charot!

After 3 days, seeing 14 bus stops in my ride / maps apps would make me whine already why it’s so far, such a long ride as if I’m not used to jeepney rides. I guess that’s make me frustrated because I’d expect everything to be faster in 1st world but then it’s not really; it’s probably just more “luxurious or comfortable” but still getting around takes quite of your TIME.

In short, it’s just probably how you react to things. I mean if you cannot be happy in Philippines, I dunno what’s the chance that you’d be happy in another place.

After 3 days, I covered every top things I wanna do in SG. So…

Meanwhile, when in SG, you can most probably just see me in Golden Dragon Store, People’s Park Center with the #titasof SG.

After 3 days, I bought every dollar-worth of crochet gears of Golden Dragon Store just so I could loiter in their craft area every day.

And, yes, it’s lovely to see familiar faces!!!

SG 2018 Day 3

When friends move for “good…” I can’t help but get excited, but at the same time also 😭😭😭.

I got to thirdwheel with these 2 when they signed up for their place in SG. I could not help but feel a bit envious of how to be young and free… Charot! 🙂

I always wonder how it is to relocate and live in a different country or city for few years. With 3 big kids, moving to a new place would be such a big circus act. I love Cebu; I just wonder how living in a different city for few years would contribute in shaping my kids up.

But gaaahhh 80k+++pesoses/month for an HDB unit, at least P200meal/person at hawker, 🙄🙄🙄. But yeah, why not. 🙂

And if ever, I wanna live somewhere in Lornie Road or near Macritchie Trail. Charot!

Sometimes SG makes me feel like I’m entering a MEPZA place with all its signages. If SG would be a boyfriend, he’s like all rules, but then you can always break it. Chos!

This trip, it seems like there are a lot of upgrades in SG’s public facility and services. Even Mushroom Cafe, which was blaaaahhh, is now not-so blahhh! 🙂They don’t mince with their words.

SG 2018 Day 2

After a few missed and wrong bus rides, I got “home” at Lornie Road at almost 7pm, which still looks like 5pm. There’s an airbnb place in this road that has been our “home” every time we’re in SG.

After a few times of coming to SG, I kinda have a settled into a routine of things/places to do and go: People’s Park CENTER in Chinatown and Plaza Singapura for Spotlight & Daiso. They’re just 2.5km away so I could just walk it or bus it.

But on this day, I only was in Plaza Singapura because it’s holiday, and the store I wanted to be in People’s Park Center is closed.

Queenstown Mall is where a friend once brought me for a chicken curry. It has just then became a go-to-eat place for me.

My SG itinerary is really getting boring. 😂😂😂

SG 2018 Day 1

The necessities. This has been our go-to place to stay in SG because it’s right across MacRitchie Trail, but is nowhere near convenient to going to the center of SG. Adam Food Center. The nearest hawker to our place which is 70% populated with Indian food stalls.Cold Storage, right across the Adam Food Center. It has been the routine to go to this grocery to buy some anemic looking bananas imported from the Philippines as our way of supporting our economy.Nothing beats the convenience of public services in SG, not that I’d been to a lot of cities. Out airbnb host is just the sweetest, and smartest. She would from time to time recommend / lend book ti Mark.

Chopsticks & Yarnbombs

We went to Lapu-lapu City earlier today to take a photo of my kids with the crochet installation / yarnbomb or as the Pueblo Verde officially calls it Ganchillo Artistico.

But first food…

Finally, I got to try Oriental Spice Gourmet restaurant in Lapu-lapu. Few friends said this resto serves legit Asian dishes.

Our ordered dishes were “saksak sinagol.” Feel free to ask the staff to recommend dishes that would go well with one another.

Then to the crochet installation I helped out with. Yeah, this is BIG DEAL for me! 😍

And, some buying stuff was done!