Life Lately seems to be redundant because everyone already gets a run-down of what’s been up via Friday’s 10 Happy Things, but this is more of a bunch of random crap thrown together. I figure that I could do this whenever I don’t feel like blogging, which has basically been my mood the whole of August. I blame it on this ghost month thing, even though a) I’m not Chinese and b) I have no idea what ghost month is all about.
August has been mostly miserable, thanks to Metro Manila traffic and my increasingly frustrating life as a commuter. Leaving the country seems to be a necessity these days and I wish it were easier to just get up and go. It doesn’t help that my most vicious, self-defeatist thoughts occur when commuting.
Here’s a list of stuff I’ve been doing lately:
-Reading Crazy Rich Asians, which is crazy easy and crazy good and makes me crazy sad I don’t live in Singapore. When I’m not reading CRA, I’m reading internet gossip. I now know way too much about Egreis Gjergjani and it’s knowledge I’ll never get to use.
-Watching The Office. I’m slowly making my way through season 2 and I’ll probably finish the whole thing while Joey is away next month.
-Spending money. I had to buy a new Magsafe charger on Sunday because my old one finally crapped out on me after 2 years. I also spent $75 on pure argan oil and an argan oil hair repair thing from Souq Organics, which I am very very excited about. Watch me g l o w.
-Spending time with Joey, who is the best person to have around. ♥
-Still practicing how to contour and getting kinda decent at it. A guy co-worker actually complimented me on my makeup yesterday. I’ve achieved the following so far: learned how to mascara, learned how to eyeshadow, learned how to contour. My next goal is to learn how to be a decent human being towards Globe customer reps on Twitter.
-Making myself sick pigging out on delicious food. Joey and I ate at our favorite Japanese place over the weekend (Yaku at Podium, if you’re interested) and had tamago don, assorted tempura (rip-off, don’t order), shake shio and gindara yakitori (best), and kakiage udon. I ended up lying in bed with an upset tummy for eating too much. Do cats ever have to deal with this???
-Remember when you didn’t have to be cute and skinny to be a (successful) blogger?
-Of course pretty and skinny aren’t enough (the industry isn’t that shallow). I was going through my feeds the other day and realized I follow this one person who, though very pretty and very pleasant, didn’t seem to have a personality. And I’ve been following her for 4 years! Sanitized online images are so boring.
-A good way to grow your online image is to make patola people, but do it in an intelligent and funny way.
-A good way to look stupid is to use words (e.g. perusal, when you really mean use) incorrectly.
-Act like an outsider, be treated like an outsider.
And a question:
-If a blogger got something for free (e.g. a hotel stay) and hated it, should he/she blog about his/her experience? What are your thoughts?