Here's for some catching up and what life was all about lately:
S M I L I N G
Because I just finished my 6-month probationary period in my day job and happily, I got regularized! That means I'm sticking and committing myself to it and I can now avail all the awesome employee benefits. Hahaha! On a serious mode though, I'm happy I'm starting to adjust with the "real world". It's dawning on me that reality actually doesn't suck. You just have to be brave enough and accept that it's time to be more responsible now as compared to before. And that I should get rid off my high sense of entitlement simply because this world owes us nothing, it was here first. (Quote Mark Twain right there). I know so #GrownUpTalk. Hihi :)
Have you seen The Devil Wears Prada? I keep associating myself with Andy Sachs during my whole work ordeal (especially sa start, yung mga scenes na clueless ka pa sa trabaho mo). I think I'm somewhere in the transformation scene already. IFFFF my life is a movie. Hahaha! There's so much room for improvements still but I'm slowly building my confidence in the workplace and I hope that will eventually reflect in my work output.
L I S T E N I N G
Playing currently is Weekend by Priory. I have this weird habit of liking a song and completely obsessing over it to the point that it's the ONLY song I play then leave it on endless repeat for a week until my eardrums can't take it anymore.
Last week, I was obsessing over Maroon 5's Sugar and now to this catchy song. The music vid is cool too! This is now my official payday and Oh-Yes-Biyernes-Na song! :)
E A T I N G
I've been at French Baker in SM Lanang thrice the past week with different set of friends. If the decision is up to me where to eat, it's definitely French Baker! The price is reasonable, the amount of serving is generous (good for sharing) and most importantly, super cheapskate friendly because they don't have service charge! And their free water is with lemonade and not just plain tap water. Pwede na hindi umorder ng drinks! Hahaha. There were instances nga lang that our orders were served late because it was always a full-house. But still, worth every penny you spend. I love the rose-scented macaroon and the Korean Beef Brisket.
Cheapskate tip: I got this from my co-worker that 15 minutes before closing time French Baker offers up to discount 50% on all their pastry products! I don't know if that's a common fact for some already, but worth mentioning anyway! Right, cheapskates? Haha
R E A D I N G
It was one late Friday afternoon after work that I decided to just sit in a bench somewhere in SM Lanang and finish reading The Colorless Life of Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami. I've been free-reading this book for the longest time at NBS and finally
asked begged my sister to buy me one for Christmas. I always end up loving every Murakami book. As the title suggests, it was about the "colorless" life of Tsukuru Tazaki. It was a narration of someone else's "boring life" or at least that's how I looked at it.
I realized that at some point, our lives become colorless. Life just gets monotonous. Like how the drab routine of going to work 5 or 6 times a week is a real struggle or the little uneventful moments in between our daily grind inside the office or the solitary commute going home. I'm not trying to be melodramatic and I'm not saying it in a cynical way, I'm just saying that those "colorless" moments are simply a part of life, a reality of life. Something not to be lonely about but just something to accept and live with.
Naaaaks. Lakas maka-another #GrownUpTalk Hihihi :)
On the right is my next read, The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart! It's a Christmas gift from my friend Cess (yeah, unsurprisingly what I got most for Christmas were books!). As you can see, it's a children's book and it's the first book of the series and it reminds me of Lemony Snicket (though I haven't read any of the books of the series). I mean, just by the looks of it. Haha. We'll see how my reading will pan out. I won't be underestimating the power of a children's book because sometimes the simplest wisdom are from a kid's perspective.
W A T C H I N G
The Royal Tenenbaums and The Grand Budapest Hotel both of which are Wes Anderson films. I fell in love with the French film Amelie and since then I've been looking for films with the same aesthetic and feels and undoubtedly, Wes Anderson is the guy to go. The Grand Budapest Hotel was recommended by my friend Jess and I watched The Royal Tenenbaums because aside from it's a Wes Anderson film too, it already piqued my interest when the movie was mentioned in John Green's novel, An Abundance of Katherines. Have you read it? Gaah, I know too much referencing!
I'm totally digging Wes Anderson and his works. My kind of whimsical. I heard The Grand Budapest Hotel is up for some Oscars Nominations, good luck!
Now as I'm in the tail end of this post, I'm a bit confused if this post is properly labeled for The Sunday Currently or should be a Casual Consumption post? Hmmmm, why make life complicated? Hahaha.
What are you up to lately? And how's your Sunday so far? :)
The Sunday Currently Series is originally by siddathornton!