I’m summing up my 2016 this early because it is the time of the year that I feel like writing. Again. See, my last blog post was more than one year ago. It was written with a confused mind, heart and soul. I hit the rock-bottom. I did. This year, too.
2016 was the year I hoped, trusted, relied on, waited, expected too much. More on that later. Let me show you snaps of happiness:
Then I realized, my 2016 didn’t suck as much I thought it did.
Besides, there are far extreme matters to be addressed. Politics, human rights, world peace to name a few.
Despite the fact I was a little lost (and you may read the past blog), 2013 probably be the best year (so far). Except for health though because again, I have gained more weight and I hate it and I have no discipline or such. But before I become so emotionally depressed because of that, let me start recalling how 2013 is.
Family is a-okay. Just the same. Thank God we still get to eat three and more meals in a day, we do have a shelter to keep our sleep sound, and everything necessary to live. <3
Travel was a bit packed this year. Especially I’ve been to places I have dreamed of going to. Batangas (Laiya), Singapore, Puerto Princesa, Bataan, Tagaytay (nth time), Ilocos (Vigan-Laoag-Pagudpud), Hong Kong, Alaminos (Hundred Islands) and Baguio (nth time). This list isn’t “the list” but hey, I’m so happy I’ve been to such different and new places.
Let the pictures tell you how good travel was in 2013.
Too many other selfies this year. 😉
And hey, in 2013, I had a new work.. I survived my first and second semester in UP-SOLAIR and now on my third semester! Won’t let this post be too long because I have a paper due on Jan 9 and I have yet to start.
My sister and I flew via AirAsia. We got cheap tickets considering that it was not really a seat sale and it was less than a month before the trip.Aside from the Mister Donut I bought from the pre-boarding area of DMIA, we bought plane meals. It was all because I was dying to taste Nasi Lemak again but to my dismay, it was not available. So I just chose Uncle Chin’s Chicken Rice.
It tasted okay, just right for a quick meal. It somehow made me dizzy though. Good thing I always bring my toothbrush and paste along with my hand carry bag so I could quickly brush off annoying tastes.
We landed just right on time. We had to look for the train that will lead us to one of their city trains in which we have to do several interchanges to reach Chinatown. It was very cool, I wish the same for our country.
Upon arriving at Chinatown, we looked for Pillows and Toast located at Mosque St. To our hearts’ content, it was just few walks away from the exit! I was too hungry so I kept telling my sister that we should eat after checking in. But the Chinese restos around the area offers expensive meals.
When we got to Pillows and Toast, we were given access cards and permit to put our bags in the locker! We checked the last floor which was their recreation area. It was awesome, there we saw Ms. Germany who was currently using the net books for free use.
After resting a bit, we strolled around Chinatown and I saw few items I wanted to buy as pasalubong. Also it was around the area where we saw Chinese restaurants. Too bad their menu outside doesn’t have prices on each dish and since I was too hungry, we just gave in.
It felt that we were robbed on our first lunch / real meal in Singapore. Everything was so expensive. On a lighter note, we saw a hawker center near our place. We decided to eat there for our dinner.
After our lunch, we went back to the hostel and slept. No jet lags (hello, it was only 4 hours of plane travel hahaha) but plain lazy. When we were hungry again for dinner, we went to the hawker place at around 8pm or earlier than that, I can’t remember. There were stores closed already and we would check out the foods where most of the people line up for.
I was decided then to have noodles and not rice. So we lined up in a noodle stall which sells noodles for about SG$ 2. But ha, your SG$ 2 meant you would see how uncle prepared for the food.
It was bland. But the best thing about each stall is they do provide the right condiments to compliment their dishes! I had fish sauce with nice amount of chili!
Oh prior to sleeping back, my sister and I checked on the Tooth Relic religious place. There was a ceremony going on and just amazing how everyone is walking with their feet and wearing a brown stuff! 😛
After having dinner, we decided to end the day because for our second day we would be at