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 »

Grocery Shopping

Yesterday, I went on a mission to shop for a week’s worth of groceries. It was harder than I thought.

Since the hubby and I are very new to this world of shared finances, we still haven’t really figured out a budgeting system that would work for us. I went to the supermarket with a limit of 1,000php for our grocery. As I roamed around looking for cheap goods, It struck me. Was I  “extravagant”  before when it comes to buying for my personal consumption?

Photo from Google
Photo from Google

Case in Point: I cannot live a day without having green tea. When I was still living in my parents house, I would by a 150-peso ( 20’s) box of green tea. That was good enough for me. Besides, this particular tea taste really good; I feel like it’s worth the money. Yesterday was a different story though. I was about toRead More »

The Wedding

Yesterday was by far, the happiest day of my life. It was a day of many different feelings; I was happy, excited, anxious, and nervous all at the same time. I had moments of disbelief, but yes, it happened! After 7 and a half years, Yuan and I are officially married!

The  civil ceremony was sweet and simple, but it was nothing short of warmth and laughter. Right after the ceremony, we headed over to Gardena Fresca to celebrate the first day of our “forever”. It was a very intimate soiree shared with ourRead More »