1st Wednesday 2/10/2016

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Happy Hump Day everyone!

I just had a three day staycation because of South Korea’s Seollal or Lunar New Year.

Seollal is basically Korea’s Lunar New Year. It is where Koreans usually have a holiday for three days to celebrate their New Year with their families, relatives and friends. Since I am working in a Korean company, I was also able to enjoy their long weekend and happy holiday too!

I actually did had a great time. The weekend was a blur. Ino went home in Bulacan last Saturday and I just invited my family over. My mom, my sister and my niece spent the night in our apartment and we just had a normal day. My sister bought me a burger from Zark’s and I was actually not able to enjoy it because my niece was very mischievous at that time. I think the burger was delicious but it could have been more satisfying if it was still hot when I got it and tasted it.

We spent most of the day taking care of my niece and sleeping on the bed. I also showed my sister some of the cosmetics that I hauled and told her about the facial foam that I discovered in Daiso. She also offered to do my make up, fixed my eyebrows and painted my nails. She left the next morning to prepare for her pastries orders.

Ino went home on Sunday afternoon. We had some pizza delivered because my mom was craving for some Manager’s Choice Pizza by Shakey’s and Chicken & Mojos. The food was delicious and I was able to enjoy it while watching the UAAP Volleyball game between UST and ADMU. 🙂

When Ino arrived, we actually had a small fight because he didn’t even eat the pizza and the chicken that we ordered for him. I told him that we will have some food delivered when I talked to him on the phone but he still bought some bread and ate it without even trying out the food that we reserved for him. My mom actually felt bad that he didn’t even tried to eat it. I also felt bad and embarrassed to my mom but he and I just ended up arguing about it. I really felt disappointed in him at that time but I just didn’t tell him because I want him to realize that he did something wrong. And of course, he didn’t apologize for it.

Monday came and we had to go to the church to have my last name changed from Perez to my legal name (which I’m not planning to state here.) Out of the days that he has to take a leave, he chose a holiday which by common sense, churches don’t have office hours on that day too. We just ended up going and not gaining anything from it aside from learning the schedule, the route on how to get there and which transportation to take, and the exact location of the churches.

It was quite stressful because we were not really in good terms when we went out. He kept quiet most of the time and I was so hungry that I almost passed out because of the long walk and the light lunch that I had on that day. I was even surprised to know that the place where we usually eat at 1st Street in U-Belt was actually closed already. It has been almost 7 years and a lot has changed so we just chose one food stall near that place and had a heavy lunch / merienda.

He and I patched things up on our way to the LRT. We were supposed to meet our wedding coordinator / my former colleague at 7 PM but we left Mendiola at around 3 PM. We arrived at Gateway, Cubao around 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM.

He was still scouting on suits so we went to H&M and Uniqlo to find better designs. We also went to SM Megamall around 4 or 5 PM to look for more suits. When he was done, I asked him if we could go to the Department Store as well so that I can check on some cosmetics or some BB creams.

We also went to Dolcelatte to have some coffee. The place was sophisticated but the price was too steep for some croughnuts and coffee. In the end, we decided to meet our coordinator at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf instead because it was more comfortable. We also talked about some of our plans for the wedding and the things that we still need to send her. The next meeting would be about the ocular and the down payment.

We went to my mom’s place after that because she was sick and I was also worried about her condition. The good thing is that she was already feeling better when we arrived. My niece was still wide awake and still energetic as well so she and he played while waiting for my sister. My sister was still baking when she promised to go home and fetch her daughter. So while waiting for her, I decided to have my nails done. When my manicure was already finished, we couldn’t wait for her any longer so we decided to go home already.

I stayed at home the whole day yesterday. I just slept the whole afternoon, did my laundry, cooked some Chinese tikoy and Shin Ramen, and watched some TV series. It wasn’t that productive but it was a relaxing day.

I also stayed at home today. I was planning to go to the gym but I got too lazy that I just decided to stay at home to enjoy the last day of my five-day vacation. I learned how to cook Spaghetti today! I also had my finger burnt from putting the pasta slowly but it’s fine. I also ate a box of brownies that my sister baked so I have to pay her on my payday.

 

 

 

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So yeah… This is my first time to cook some pasta. 🙂

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Hello Spaghetti Sauce that I was too skeptic to try.  I didn’t know how it would taste like until it was cooked and it wasn’t bad at all. It actually tastes like a tomato sauce.

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There you have it sliced Vienna Sausage, super toasted bread in rock perfection with Skippy peanut butter, and Del Monte Spaghetti Sauce and Pasta c/o my office’s Christmas Party’s give away!

 

I also watched Legally Blonde 2 on iFlix while having my Spaghetti. I also watched some YouTube videos of Grav3yardgirl while I’m cleaning and washing my make up brushes. I also watched the latest episode of Pretty Little Liars (I still feel uncomfortable watching Spencer and Caleb as a couple and I feel hurt for Hanna but I’m not a Spoby or Haleb fan.) So pretty much I have been a couch potato the whole day.

I also tried to make a video earlier today but I didn’t like the outcome and I didn’t do well with capturing the videos on my phone so I just deleted it.

On a much productive note, I also rearranged our shoes and slippers on the shoe rack tonight. It wasn’t anything grand but I’m glad that I just didn’t slack my way on my staycation.

My 5 Day Vacation

Seollal started last Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Seollal is the Korean term for the Lunar New Year which is celebrated in Korea for three days. Same with the Chinese, where they celebrate the Chinese New Year on February 19. I’m not really sure if they always celebrate it on February 19. So, if you know the exact details about it kindly write it in the comment below.

So, since I am working in a Korean company, we get to take a three-day-vacation plus the weekend which makes it a very long holiday. It was supposed to be a two-day-vacation plus the weekend but the workload in the office has been piling-up that’s why they gave us another day off to make-up for our hardwork.

What transpired over the holiday:

I literally bummed my way to this holiday. I spent my holiday in Ino’s apartment. I started it by preparing his brunch and making him a cup of coffee (these are things that I don’t usually do in a normal day.) He appreciated my hardwork and thanked me for that. I felt happy because he ate the eggs and hotdogs I cooked for him even if the eggs were salty (it’s actually too salty.) The hotdog was okay but the rice didn’t make the cut.

It has been ages since I cooked rice. I did a good job when I tried to cook it for the first time. However, my latest attempt to do it didn’t turn out as I expected. It had too much water in it and it overflowed. My measurement was incorrect. In the end, the rice was cooked but it was soup-like. In fact, it looks like a porridge. I can’t believe it. We still ate it but I was really embarrassed about it.

After having lunch, he went to his office and I spent most of my day watching TV and cooking some Tikoy (ricecake) and some hotdogs.

I also got burnt when I was cooking some tikoy.

I also decided to continue watching “Doctor Stranger.” It is a Korean drama which became popular in China last year. I learnt that when it was featured in the news article in my student’s lesson. I really got very curious about it that’s why I tried to watch it. I tried to watch it with him but we weren’t able to finish all the episodes because we only get to watch it before we hit the sack.

After several months of putting it off, I decided to binge-watch DS because I don’t have anything to do. I was also curious about how the story goes. One of the factors in watching it as well is because my co-worker finished watching it in just two days in the office.

In the end, he joined me in finishing the last 3 episodes as soon as he got home and we slept at around 5 A.M last Friday. His office decided to move their holiday on Friday instead of Thursday that’s why he was able to join me in the binge.

That’s what my Thursday was like.

Friday came like a blast. I woke up in the afternoon because Globe called and informed me that they don’t have a DSL service available. It was actually okay because I turned down the LTE offer last Sunday because it was way too expensive for my budget and that I already had a bad experience with them last week.

I wasn’t able to come to my team leader’s party because of their “scheduled” installation. The agent informed me that it will be installed around 8 A.M up to 12 P.M. I didn’t go to the party because the venue was far and that I might not make it on time for the installation the next day.

Sunday came and I woke up early waiting for their text message. I was hoping that I’d get to receive a notification if they will come within the said “schedule,” however, it was already 6 P.M when their installation team called and informed me that they are on their way.

Coincidentally, I received an e-mail from PLDT in the afternoon and they already sent me an account number and the other instructions on how to pay the installation fee. Aside from the cheap installation fee that I got from the promo, I also noticed that I don’t have to pay a lot for their service. So, I turned Globe’s offer and canceled the application right then and there.

I don’t exactly know if it’s because they are offering an LTE service that’s why I have to pay so much aside from the P1200 installation fee on the day of the installation, but also the activation fee that will be on top of my account that I have to pay in installment for some months. But I can say that that’s one of the reasons why I opted out.

So Friday came, and PLDT sent me a message that they are dropping by to my place to have my DSL line installed. They arrived at 1 P.M. I was actually glad that they came earlier than they promised because I was expecting that they’d come around 6 P.M just like what Globe said before. It made me feel happy.

Now, I can think about homebase jobs and stuff. I can also go online without the hassle of tethering my tablet to my laptop or my phone.

He was not really very happy yesterday. We almost argued about where to place the phone and the modem and the other apparatus. By 6 P.M, we went back to his apartment and had spaghetti with corned beef and hotdogs for dinner. We also watched The Lego Movie, the latest episode of The Big Bang Theory and That Thing Called Tadhana on his new flatscreen TV.

Then it’s Saturday again. We’re back on regular programming. Almost. He cooked, I wash the dishes. We started watching the first few 30 minutes of the Lord of The Rings (the first one, the one with the fellowship something) and then took a bath.

I really suck at watching mainstream movies cause it tends to make me fall asleep in the middle of the movie. I tend to ask questions while watching the movie, which makes him irritated sometimes (because I tend to ask him stuff that he knows and he tries to explain it and that spoils the fun for him.)

We watched “Fated to Love You” this afternoon too. “Fated to Love You” is a Korean drama remake of the Taiwanese drama with the same title. It also became very popular in a local TV network here in the Philippines. However, I got to watch it on a DVD back when I was in college because I rarely watch TV shows from that local TV network.

So, we watched it this afternoon but we stopped on Episode 14 this evening because he wants to watch The Voice Philippines in the local TV network at around 8:30 P.M.

We also ate a lot this afernoon. From pancit canton (noodles) to ube tikoy to pandesal to pinipig ice creams to corned beef and rice. Oh! I cooked rice tonight too!

Then, I decided to write about how productive or unproductive my long holiday is. I’m looking forward to going home and spending my time online tomorrow. I get to spend my Sunday with my mom too but without Kelly because she’s with her parents for this weekend.

I actually had a great time with him this week. Though I realized that he doesn’t seem to show happiness when I have some new stuff. He tends to sulk and act too cold most of the time. I hope that those were just coincidences but it happened several times already. Perhaps, he’s just tired or whatever. Eventually, he becomes okay and that’s what’s important.

I also realized that being a housewife is boring and tiring. I can’t imagine myself as a full-time housewife. Instead, I want to be a working wife. I want to be a working mom. I want to have a part-time job and become a housewife too. I think I can’t handle being a housewife alone. I believe in equality and that’s my realization for this weeks long holiday.