It’s the Little Things

Wrote this ages ago from a now non-existent blog. Publishing it today because…it’s that joy of finding an old piece and realizing you have that literary bone in you. 

stroll by the beach

It’s the 15-minute solitary moment that you spend in bed just after waking up, breathing in the fresh air coming through your sun-lit window.

It’s the unexpected phone call of sweet nothings you get in the middle of a busy work day.

It’s finding a half-empty pint of ice cream in the fridge right after soaking up under the scorching heat of the sun.

It’s catching him staring at you while you paint your nails. And when he realizes you’re staring back, he smiles and looks away.

It’s the mini-heart attack you get after knowing the pair of shoes you’ve been lusting for months is finally on sale.

It’s having a relaxing bubble bath after a grueling day at work.

It’s flipping the last page of a book that broke your heart into a million little pieces, but left you smiling anyway.

It’s the butterflies you get in your stomach just by thinking about that fun time you had with your special someone.

It’s the satisfaction you get after giving in to your cravings.

It’s finding that little thing – a valuable key chain, maybe – that you’ve lost for years and realizing it was in your drawer all along.

It’s receiving little rewards – a bar of chocolate, maybe – for a job well done.

It’s spending a rainy day in bed with your loved one, watching a movie you’ve already watched a gazillion times, but still watch it anyway because it’s the unlimited cuddles that you’re actually up for.

It’s doing absolutely nothing and feel glorious about it.

It’s the little things. The little things that make us smile in spite of and despite of.

5 Movies I’ve Watched Over and Over Again Because

When my husband and I were still dating, our weekends spelled m-o-v-i-e-s. Be it a stay in movie marathon or a trip to the movie house, watching new film releases has been our default dating activity. Now that we live under one roof, our movie bonding just continue to persist – it’s become a hard habit to break.

But of course, as individual movie junkies, we do have reservations. He does have a list of movies that he likes that I’m not necessary a fan of. You know those 300-ish, Greek wars kind of movies? I mean they’re great, right? But I just can’t get comfortable with a popcorn on that. As for me, I do have my list too that he clearly despise. If I want him out of the room, all I need to do is pull ranks and watch chick flicks!

Anyway, I feel like sharing some of my all time favorite movies; so much that they’ve become like second language to me. Here’s five films that I’ve watched over and over again.

dead poets society meme

5. Dead Poets Society

“Carpe Diem. Sieze the day!”

What made me fall in love with this movie is the fact that poetry is neatly laid on a silver platter. I’m not necessarily the most poetic person on the planet, but I do like me some good poetry. I love listening to a beautiful story orchestrated through fancy words. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it’s played by the great Robin Williams. When the news about his passing came out, I curled up on my bed and watched this film. I cry every time I watch it, but that night, I cried the hardest.Read More »

Air Asia Hot Meals : Delicious Food in the Sky

Airplane food has gotten a bad rap in the past due to its bland taste and below standard food preparation. Seasoned travelers,  especially those who jet set on long haul flights, consider the plane ride a journey on its own, and therefore wish for decent meals to be served 35,000 feet in the sky to complete the experience. Air Asia truly had this in mind when they started to offer in-flight hot meals.

air asia hot meals in flight menu

Two weeks ago, I was on- board an Air Asia flight bound to Cebu to attend the airline’s Eat Fly Blog event. Bloggers and Media Practitioners from Davao and Cagayan de Oro were flown to Cebu for an afternoon of fun and a whole lot of Air Asia Hot Meals.  Read More »