Friday, July 25, 2014

26, The Age To Make Life-changing Decisions

It is perfectly normal and expected for people to grow up and move on and take the next step in life.

But I still find it stunning how one after the other, my peers have resigned from their jobs, embarked on a new career, moved to a different country or got engaged. It appears 26 is the age to make huge, life-changing decisions.

Personally, I think this is because we underwent the so-called "quarter life crisis" the previous year(s). At 25, we've asked ourselves so many troubling (the trouble was probably self-inflicted) questions such as, "Should I keep working at this company forever?", "Is now the time to get married?", "Where is my place in this world?", "What career should I pursue that will support me and my family in the long run?"

Perhaps in the midst of dwelling on whatever dilemma we've placed upon ourselves, we discover some answers. And after the answers, we formulate plans. Then at 26, we're ready to take that giant leap of faith.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Gloomy Weather

Today, I'm feeling cold and gloomy, just like the weather. Maybe the weather's got me down or maybe I'm PMS-ing.

Although I've got a cool and easy-going enough personality, I've never liked unanswered questions or situations where I am not fully prepared regarding what to expect. I may not be obsessive compulsive in a way that I have to have detailed step-by-step plans, but I always have to ensure my success by assessing my success rate beforehand and always having a back-up plan (and back-up plans for my back-up plans).

I can be adventurous enough but I also love my comfort zones. Taking a risk or a leap of faith is quite frightening. But these are musts in life. You can't stay in your comfort zone forever. Or else you won't get anywhere.

But for today, I'd just like to hug and cuddle.. maybe it's the gloomy weather. Maybe.
Plaid polo from H&M, jeans from Forever 21, shoes from Cotton On

Monday, July 14, 2014

Cebu: Pizza Republic

I fear that all other pizza has lost a little sparkle for me now that Pizza Republic is here. I think that I could even go as far as to say that it may possibly be the best pizza I've ever tasted.

Unfortunately, Cebu is still so extremely hyped up about it that I don't think I'll be visiting again anytime soon. I braved the crazy long line twice already. And that was before they even had a grand opening. Talk about a very successful start. Will definitely visit again sometime though. Maybe at an unusual hour so that there's less people.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Bucket Shrimps

I don't know why it took me so long to try out Bucket Shrimps, which is located near the Capitol area, only a short drive from home. Probably because the people closest to me sort of scoff at the thought of paying for overpriced shrimp when you can cook it at home easily at just a fraction of the cost.

A bucket of shrimp at P350 and you can choose what flavor you want it in. We ordered one in Cajun and another in Curry. My friends preferred the Cajun one while I, a curry lover, ate more of the one in curry sauce.