3. RAID THE PANTRY
Every morning I have a stare off with my pantry, thinking of what to prepare for breakfast. I was never the domesticated kind of girl–I’m far from the stepford wife peg that most girls already are when they enter marriage. I’m a guerilla cook and I’ve been learning things on the fly. So far hindi pa naman nagkakaroon ng food poisoining yung asawa ko, so that’s a good sign!! Hahahaha
5. PRAY THAT THE DISHES WOULD WASH THEMSELVES
Uggh, I hate doing the dishes. Just seeing the pile of pots and pans already gives me a headache. But once I start washing, it actually magically turns into therapy! It makes me happy to be a part of the transformation—making dirty things clean again, taking away all the grease and grime, and putting things back in order..ayyy, OCness!
7. INVEST IN YOUR SKIN
I’ll be turning 30 next year and yet I always get mistaken as a 23 year old Yes, ang yabang koooo! Kailangan ko talaga ito ipagyabang!!! Ang saya kaya to look younger than your age!!! Sinisita pa ako ng guard sa Ateneo because he thought I was a student..I wanted to hug that manong guard! I wanted to ask him to reenact the whole thing so I could capture it on video and show it to all of my friends “See guys, guys, mukha pa akong college!!!”. Hahaha. And that’s why I’ve been very diligent in cleansing and moisturizing–I hope I will be able to keep this youthful glow (naks, parang commercial line!) for a few more years! I don’t have flawless skin guys (that’s why I pray over my pimples)—no one does!!! The goal is not to be fairer or to erase your flaws, the goal is to have HEALTHY and CLEAN skin
8. LOOK FOR RANDOM INSPIRATION
Make the effort to look for something to inspire you–a friend’s photo, a magazine clipping, a painting, your grandma’s pancit malabon. There will always be something or someone within your 1 mile radius that you can draw inspiration from–you just have to open your eyes But kids, being inspired by someone doesn’t mean being the exact replica! Use that inspiration to compel you to do something NEW, UNIQUE, with your NAME written all over it!
My inspiration for the week is my boy Pharell. He’s the coolest. Who else can pull off orange, purple and pink?!?!! And he’s a manly man!!! Pat was teasing me na crush ko daw si Snoop Dogg and Pharell so I had to correct him—hindi ko sila crush, gusto ko sila maging FRIENDS! I wanna be part of their barkada!! Big difference!!!
9. SHARE SOMETHING POSITIVE
Whether it’s coming up with a nice blog entry, OR sending a loved one a personal email to say hello and how ya doing, I always try to put this keyboard to good use by using it to spread happy vibes. BUT BUT BUT, this does not happen everyday! Kapag bad trip ako, naku, patay tong keyboard sa kin! I bang on these keys pretty hard when I’m pissed. Hey, Im human.
10. SEIZE THE DAY
I got this wooden block from Wooden Canvas last Christmas and it’s a really nice reminder for me each day! Each day can be exciting, meaningful, purposeful—you just have to challenge yourself to really put yourself out there and SEIZE THE DAY!!!