The first half of my 2016 has been a time of firsts. I had always been practical, but TOO practical to the extent that pulling some hard-earned money from my pocket was such a difficulty.
This year, I decided to really do things. From trying out new restaurants, going to interesting places, watching shows/concerts, having more time with my family, going out on adventures, and so many more on my RixList. 🙂
I’ve realized the importance of having something to look forward to. Like dying for the weekend to come, ‘coz I’m going to get my fat bum away from getting burnt out.
Here’s my 2016 so far…
Let’s start off with our 6th anniversary, which we celebrated a day later at a Harry Potter themed cafe on Maginhawa Street, QC, called The Nook Cafe. The first time I saw it on Facebook I said to myself,
“I. HAVE. TO. GO. THERE.”
It was almost impossible for me, because usually, I’d say I’d go somewhere, then I’d end up giving it up. ‘Go away, negatrons! I have to make it happen.’
Then we ended the month with our first visit to Flawless at SM City Sta. Rosa.
hmmh… let’s just say, it’s true when they say tiis-ganda. But my skin was absolutely transformed! So we’re definitely going back there. That is, if we have andabels again.
Oh! Nothing much… Just accompanied the kids to KidZania Manila during their school trip.
Well, I’ve searched and searched… And tried to pull something from my memory… I guess nothing special happened this month.
Okay, I got something. And I have loads! I guess April was the busiest month so far.
First, on the 3rd of April, Guil and his group The Mighty Bhutens participated, once again, in the Art in the Park, which “offers visitors a range of paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and new media”.
Eleven days later, we went to SaGuijo to witness the album relaunch of my favorite band, Cheats. Initially, I supported them because of Saab Magalona, my most favorite blogger. But after hearing their music, I can definitely say that I love CHEATS not just because of Saab, but because they really make good music! So I had to have their album, and I had to see them perform live.
On the 23rd, we had the biggest adventure of our lives (so far!) Well, just the girls! Guil has had a LOT of experiences already.
Anyway, we went to Laiya Adventure Park and faced our fears! xD
May 15th, our family went to Lucban Quezon. We stayed in a relative’s house for the whole weekend. We walked around the town to see the beautiful and colorful houses decorated with a variety of grains and crops.
The next day, we went swimming at Malinao Springs and Resort. We all enjoyed the cool, clean water; but the kids had more fun since it was their first time.
Of course, because we were in Lucban Quezon, it was only right to go to Kamay ni Hesus and climb about 300 steps to reach the top.
After the descent, we bought some souvenirs at the shops. I bought a small version of the Kamay ni Hesus statue and some rosary bracelets for my mom and for Guil’s parents.
On the 21st, I attended my high school’s Grand Alumni Homecoming, and it had been an enjoyable experience to see familiar faces. We went swimming after the progr… ooops… no. Actually, we left the program shortly after picture taking. 😀 Then we left for the resort. I really wasn’t planning on joining them, but, oh well. I ended up staying anyways.
June 4th and 5th. The Mighty Bhutens was invited to take part in BMS Presents: Art & Appetite. Mitch, Mafe, and I went there on the 2nd day. I was lucky enough to win a Belle de Jour planner and a shirt from Goodyear.
We wrapped the month off when we went on a biglaang swimming at Queen Aurora’s Garden and Resort.
Since this is just the first week of July, I’d like to include the recent event. I went to Amy Zhang and Andrea Portes Book Signing event at the Grand Atrium in Shangri-La Plaza. This will surely be the first of many!
Still sad I missed Victoria Aveyard’s though. But, oh well…
And that’s 1/2 of my 2016!
What about you? How’s your year so far?
All the best,