Monday, 7 April 2014

Excuse the Cheese

I am the kind of person who would brave lines (no matter how absurdly long) just to get it over with. Such a case was a while ago when all one thousand and sixteen graduates (me included) were all redirected towards the Mandell Hall to claim our togas for the next day’s Baccalaureate Mass and the Academic Graduation a day after. This was not the same case with my friends however, and so even if I was itching to go home to sleep (or not. Sleep always becomes 10x more evasive at home) and get my nails done by my go to nail care person (since like ever!) we decided to move tomorrow’s supposed to be activities today, AKA visit this quaint dessert cafe somewhere along Scout Rallos that goes by the name Mrs. Grahams Cafe. A real meal was eaten prior by each of us, of course, in the form of plates made out of carbohydrates from Papa John’s Pizza. The only difference was that mine had an additional bucketload of chili and powdered cheese.

I’d leave you to judge if that was an unconscious attempt at channeling inner my cheesy personality or just plain gluttony.

Fifty-fifty, if you were to ask me.

#personal    #everyday    #school    #whydoipoststuffsolate    #Mrs. Graham    #macarons    #macaron    #desserts    #food    #pizza    #Tomas Morato    #graduation    #Nursing    #toga    




Wednesday, 19 February 2014

021914 A Photodiary

I think I talk too much.

image

On the way to McDonald’s to buy merienda for the group mates AKA one way to escape according to Celina. Haha!

image

My day started at 3am with me beating my alarm by thirty minutes, partly due to the rapid fire alerts from my phone due to messages sent by my excited (and nervous!) Titas regarding the status of my brother Tommy’s Skype interview (for his new school) that happened last night. So anyway, for this rotation, we were assigned to Shalom Christian Bahay Paanakan, along with another group from our section. This would be our second to the last clinical rotation (also my second to the last duty as a student nurse!) I got assigned to the pre-natal area, along with Celina. Although I’m pretty sure Obstetrics Nursing will never be one of my favorite areas, it’s really a great feeling to be able to be a part of a new life in the making. One part I like most about having duties at Shalom though is that we get to maximize the time spent inside the school van, because of its location all the way in Antipolo. I spent mine catching up on sleep, before being woken up (again) by my phone, this time by a call from an unknown number. I don’t know about you, but I almost always never answer an unknown number. Anyhow, I believe that spontaneous plans have a higher chance of happening as opposed to planned ones, so after sending a “Who is this please?” message, and realizing it was just Kat, a random adventure for an accidental free afternoon (early dismissal yay!) got booked.

image

After having my second sundae at McDonald’s (The first being Salted Caramel AKA the best thing ever and the second a plain vanilla one because why not) Kat and I walked around New Manila, primarily to scout for new shooting locations. 

I went to church (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel) for the first time…

…in a long time.

I didn’t know why, and I didn’t know how, but sometime between me kneeling and the prayers tears just started falling. I was never the most religious person, but sometimes the feels just get too overwhelming and there’s nothing else you can do but let it out. I’ve always been a very thankful person and that is something I’m sure will never change. Thank you Lord. Kahit kailan talaga hindi mo ako pinabayaan!

image

After lighting candles, we crossed the street to check out the Wisdom Park. It was still under construction so there was really nothing to see, but it was an interesting visit nonetheless. I lit my first incense stick and we got to take home stone gems and bookmarks given by the very accommodating caretaker. 

image

Overcome an angry man with gentleness; an evil man with goodness; the miser with generosity; the liar with the truth.

image

All the walking around made us hungry (excuses! Haha!) so we decided to stop by Connie’s Kitchen for some quick bites. We always pass by this during duty and it’s my first time to actually go inside. I’ve always been a fan of quaint spaces and this place was really something! Me and Kat shared a plate of their Spicy Sardines Pizza and I bought their best selling Gourmet Tuyo for my Papa, just because! We’re definitely going to go back to try out their other selections!

image

It’s pretty hard to find people who understand my incessant need to style and take photos of food before eating them, and I’m very thankful on how Kat is one of the few who actually share my ‘disease’ Haha!

image

image

image

And for something random, the day ended with me being called a mumu (ghost) by  a little kid who saw me walking down the street, probably because of my all white uniform. 

Yes. I definitely talk too much.

All photos taken with my phone.

#self    #friends    #personal    #photodiary    #food    #foodporn    #Connie's Kitchen    #pizza    #church