2017: A New Beginning

I can’t believe 2017’s first month passed by already. It’s amazing how for 30 days, I did nothing but lie down in bed all day. Haha! 

2016 was so good to me. I travelled to Singapore, Indonesia and Japan. I bought a small condo unit. I was able to finance my family’s travel to Boracay and Cebu. (Okay, I promise that I will take time to write about my travels). My brother passed the Civil Engineering Licensure Examination. Our business also did well.

This 2017, I am hoping to achieve more and see/experience more positive changes in my life as an adult. Naaaks! I know we really don’t need a new year to start anew. Hey, every day is a new beginning. As a young adult in this cruel world, I look forward to a year of challenging myself for me to become a better person.

I came across this blog post by Joyce Marter months ago about self-love and understanding it. I realized how abusive I was to myself the past years. This year, I will be more positive and will make sure to affirm myself every single day. It’s time for me to love me.

1. I will read more books

When I visited my family in Bicol for the holidays, there was no electricity and mobile signal was bad. So I spent my days reading e-books. After every book I finished reading, I feel a sense of accomplishment and relief. Reading helps reduce stress and stimulates one’s mind. So I urge you to read more, too. You’re welcome.

2. I will travel more, if possible, alone

In 2016, I experienced traveling solo in Cebu. I enjoyed traveling solo. There’s no one to worry about and you are free to go anywhere you want, at your own pace and time. Solo traveling also makes you more independent and it’s more cost-efficient. It also makes you more confident and it helps you get to know more about yourself. This year, I plan to travel solo to Bangkok and Brunei. My fingers are crossed.

3. I will work hard (or invest in a new business venture)

DCS Travel has become our baby. However, in life, sometimes you need other source of funds in order to sustain your needs. With enough perseverance, knowledge and money of course, I hope this year, I can get into another successful investment.

4. I will learn a new language

Learning a new language isn’t that easy. It isn’t that cheap. It will be expensive. I guess this will be my least priority. I am thinking of learning Spanish or French. I did try French in college but really, I suck. Big time.

5. I will apply for an MBA degree

I miss studying. I miss attending classes. I want to learn more. I am craving for more knowledge. I’ve been looking for universities offering masters classes in tourism and I came across one university offering an MBA in Tourism and Hospitality Management. I need to try it. I really do. This is for me, and the future.

Achieving one’s goals for the year isn’t difficult. I know there will be bumps and hurdles along the road, but if you persevere, if you are really willing to try, your success is within your reach.

xoxo,

Screen Shot 2017-06-04 at 7.12.09 PM

Advertisements

2016BestNine

arahbellagrace

Thank you, 2016! You have been great. It’s been a rollercoaster ride for me and my business partners, but sure 2016 is helluva great year. I was able to visit Japan! Thank you, Cebu Pacific for the free tickets.

My photos: (1) Fireworks display in Tokyo Disneyland, (2) The key to my new condominium unit, (3) Butterbeer at the (4) Harry Potter Wizarding World in Universal Studios Japan, (5) Coldplay in Manila concert ticket, (6) Tokyo Disneyland, (7) Blue Lagoon in Coron, (8) Twin Lagoon in Coron, and (9) Shibuya Crossing in Japan.

*Sana sipagin ako na i-update ang blog posts. 

xoxo,

Screen Shot 2017-06-04 at 7.12.09 PM

I Crave For You

So today, after doing personal/family errands, I met with a friend in Trinoma. It wasn’t exactly a long-time-no-see-we-need-to-catch-up kind of meet-up. We always talk to each other online. The meeting was spontaneous. He wanted someone to talk to, and I also wanted to talk to someone sensible on a Sunday.

♥ ♥ ♥

I-have-the-deepest-affection-for-intellectual-conversations.png

Photo credit link.

To share sexual tension but not giving in to temptation. To share a goodbye kiss but not feeling anything (or not) afterwards.

I crave for intellectual conversation, and intellectual guys. I crave for you.

xoxo,

Screen Shot 2017-06-04 at 7.12.09 PM

Juez Cafe

Last Friday, my business partner and I went to Quezon City Hall for an errand at the Department of Justice Building. The person we were supposed to meet was still on lunch break, so we decided to look for a cafeteria so we can also have our lunch. We entered a cafeteria (where I think the QC Hall employees usually have their meals) but unfortunately, there were no longer available lunch food for us. The lady in her apron advised us to try the one cafe upstairs.

Lo and behold! The ambiance is different from that of the one downstairs. We were surprised to see a charming coffee shop named Juez Cafe (juez is a spanish word for a judge). We thought that the prices were a bit expensive, but we were wrong. The meals are reasonably priced, and the ambiance is great.

Sharing with you some of the photos I took during our short lunch at Juez Cafe:

20160715_141124.jpg

Stairs leading to Juez Cafe.

20160715_133758

20160715_133812

20160715_133822

Might not be a good view, but c’mon!

We only had at most 30 minutes spare time, and we’re a bit worried about the serving time. But the crew didn’t disappoint as well. Our food was served in a matter of few minutes.

20160715_133832

Juez Cafe counter. They sell cakes, coffees, frappes, pasta, sandwiches and even breakfast favorites.

We ordered aglio olio pasta, carbonara, ham and cheese sandwich, and strawberry milkshake. I liked their pasta. Everything was perfect, well, at least for me. Haha! I just didn’t like their ham and cheese sandwich. It was so plain. I wished it had lettuce and tomatoes. Sadly, it was just literally ham and cheese sandwich.

20160715_134329

Juez Cafe serves good pasta.

20160715_134536.jpg

20160715_135315.jpg

The epic sandwich. I wasn’t even able to take a good shot.

So if you’re wondering about the bookshelf in the first photo, I’ll give you a glimpse on the available books.

Screen Shot 2016-07-21 at 11.20.59 PM.png

Because it ain’t Juez Cafe without the books about law, right?

So there! The next time your feet take you to Quezon City Hall, and you need a place to breathe and chill for a bit, you now know a place!

xoxo,

Screen Shot 2017-06-04 at 7.12.09 PM


Juez Cafe
2nd Floor, DOJ Building Cooperative, Quezon City Hall Compound, Quezon City
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 0800H-1700H

 

This Is My First Blog Post

I feel so ecstatic knowing I now have my own domain. Yay! I am kilig all over. Please don’t judge me. This is a dream come true!!

I am not  good writer; my grammar may suck at times, my thoughts will be crazy, my topics will be off, my photos will be blurry. So there is a high probability that what I post may upset, offend, or annoy you. Help me improve, will you? Just hit me up using the contact button.

Thank you, and I hope you visit my site often!

-A