Life Lately

Ah, I finally had a quiet time and was able to write. I had to stay up late today to be able to get the ‘quiet time’ as I’ve mentioned in my earlier post that our house is not a home without the noise. And oh, I missed quietude.

My short vacation here in the Philippines will very soon be over and I am happy to say that this trip may be a bit short but it is somehow sweet.

New Year Celebration with the Family – a First after 10 Years

After a decade, I was able to celebrate the New Year with my family. There’s nothing really special except that I am here with them – my family plus my loving husband.

I was so excited about setting up the BBQ and grilling the hotdogs, and adding up marshmallows on the sticks. Β I was also excited about the fireworks even though I knew there was a warning on selling (and not selling), buying and using them. There wasn’t much, but still I enjoyed whatever was up in the sky during the New Year’s Eve.

I felt a bit weird though. My siblings are all grown up. They weren’t as excited as I was about the New Year’s Eve. They didn’t even care to wait for the clock to strike twelve. I felt that it was just a regular night for them. One was sleeping, one was watching a movie and the other one was playing an online game. It was only me, my parents and my husband who went fireworks sightseeing.

A decade is such a long period. Of course, people change. I guess,Β I just expected so much. And maybe I haven’t moved on from the last New Year that I’ve spent here – 10 years ago.

 

Lifestyle Change

As I was pre-packing my luggage, I realized that I haven’t bought material things for myself except for the three short pants that I would need for my daily use, 4 Tagalog books, a lipstick and well, my 3 month supply of personal stuff that I will take with me to the Maldives.

I haveΒ gone to the mall several times but I didn’t fancy buying anything. I went to this shoe store called Payless as per the advise of one blogger when I wrote about the challenge that I continuously face when buying shoes due to my feet size.

I was happy to see Size 11s but I didn’t buy anything. I didn’t feel the need. The shoes were nice but I just looked at them.

This was a very weird occurrence as I couldn’t resist nice shoes (whenever my size is available), fancy wallets and cute bags. But I have bought nothing this time.

I was actually surprised with myself but I am happy.

As I have said, people change. Some for the better, some for the weird worse.

 

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Aysa and the Pins

Author: aysabaw

Aysa is a self-proclaimed hotelier without any culinary talent. She used to fly around Dubai for ten years via her magic carpet but destiny led her to a new path. She is now a little mermaid swimming in and around the Maldivian waters. If she is not reading her books, writing something comical, leaving rubbish comments on your posts or strumming her guitar, then she's up to some mischief.

16 thoughts on “Life Lately”

  1. Wow. 10 years, sobrang tagal. I don’t know but as I grew older parang unti-unti na ring nawawala ang pakiramdam na special ang holidays. Haist. I miss being a kid na super excited kapag Christmas at New Year.

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  2. Kulang kami this December sa pamilya kaya nakakapanibago. 😐 Usually, ako yung wala sa amin. Haha! Christmas and New Year’s eve ko, nagluto ako. 🍳🍲 Haha! First time ko paglutuan ang pamilya ko. Natuto na ako sa kumbento. Haha! Nagkulong ako sa bahay nung putukan na kasi na-allergy ako sa usok. 😷 Hahaha! Then two hours na tulog, punta sa NAIA 3 para lumipad dito sa Mindanao. Oha! Yan ang bakasyon ko. πŸ˜‚

    Btw, pamilyar yung bowling alley ah. πŸ‘

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      1. Oo naman. Hamon, chicken nuggets (home-made), saka barbeque lang naman. Mga basic lang. Yun lang kaya ko e. Haha. Di pa ako nakakapunta sa SM North (?) bowling alley. Dun lang ako sa Sta. Lucia. Tapos parang 2011 or 2012 pa ang huling punta ko dun.

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          1. Lousy cook pa rin ako. Swerte ko magagaling yung mga kasama ko sa kumbento. Alalay lang nila ako na natuto. Haha! Ako, last time na punta ko dun sa Sta. Lucia e last year pa. Nung despedida ni mama papunta ng Japan.

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