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The Couch

I miss this. For some reason, I just found myself thinking of it this afternoon. I know it is just a couch, but it used to be my comfort zone. Yeah, while I do not watch a lot of TV, I do tend to spend a lot of time settled in comfy furniture. And boy, was this couch the epitome of comfort! It may not be leather (but that also means I do not have to worry about leather sofa repair), but that cloth feels really good. :)

In the recent years, I have been without a place of my own. That may not be a big deal for some, but for someone who left her parents' house at the age of 15 and having to temporarily stay with them again more than a decade later, it is quite a struggle. I am not complaining, really, but I cannot ignore the fact that I do long for a space of my own.

Spot the Difference

On the way to the city the other day, we had to stop at a gas station so that the kids could have breakfast. Not being a breakfast person, I stayed in the parking lot to wait for them. We were still not far from the province, and looking around, I couldn't help noticing the difference in the sky. 
Which is which? Tell me?



Another Foray In the City - Shop, Eat, and Drink!

I have been a city dweller for almost half of my life, but in the recent months, I have been spending more time in the province, and I didn't realize - till now - how much that can change you. I am not complaining, life is good, but the city does have a lot of comforts and conveniences that one does miss after a while.
It's been a couple of days that I have been back, and I am enjoying it more than I thought. While I have never been one to get excited about shopping, it seems that going around in the malls is more enjoyable now.

With people getting married left and right, people celebrating birthdays practically every time I turn around - shopping is becoming a more frequent activity. The good thing is that I think that even if I have to scour the shops for gifts for bridesmaids, it is not a big deal anymore for me. Of course, if you have the option to shop online, that is always a more convenient way to go about things! (Before I know it, I might be posting about shopping fo…

On Cosmetic Dermatology

I normally do not read celebrity news sites and blogs, but work requires that I keep myself updated on this topic. I have to admit, you get to spend some time without exercising your mind a lot, and sometimes, you come across interesting bits.

One thing that I have come across a lot is Cosmetic Dermatology. This field has been around for ages, and it may even be responsible for low esteem in some people. Still, one cannot deny the appeal and practical purposes of cosmetic dermatology. This is especially true if you have skin problems that cannot be solved by over the counter products.

I used to be very sensitive about this topic, having really bad skin. Over the years, though, it has grown on me, and I am pretty much used to it. I do visit the dermatologist regularly just to make sure that things do not get worse.

Also, if you like soaking in the sun, you really need to pay closer attention to your skin's health. That is where dermatology clinics such as California Skin Institute …

Girls' Night Out

I love it how my cousins, my sister, and I have become real friends, as opposed to only being related by blood. You know how sometimes, you have to "put up" with people because they are your relatives? It is not always follow that relatives are good friends.

Last night, my sister and I went out with one of our cousins for a girls' night out. Well, as much of a night out as you can have in Los Baños. It was fun. It was light. It was intense. It was proof that we are friends more than merely being relatives.

First stop of the evening was Boston Cafe, which I had sworn I would never visit again. The facade of this branch tempted Hannah and me, though, so we gave it a shot.

Babies and Toys

It has never been a secret that I do NOT want babies. I mean, my own. I have two wonderful nephews and countless cousins, and my friends seem to be busy having their own babies. I think I am good for a lifetime.
I don't feel like having to go through nausea, cravings (I have more than my fair share, thank you), and all that being pregnant entails. Then there's the actual giving birth. I have heard more than enough horror stories about that! Each to his own, of course, and if you want your own kids, that's entirely fine. 
By the way, if you are based in Austin, and you have a bun in the oven, you might want to check out the best Austin midwives. Midwives are experts in providing healthcare to low risk pregnant women. They can help you during pregnancy, birth, and even post-partum care. 
I do not know if many people still go to midwives today, but they do offer a more than feasible alternative to general practitioners and obstetricians, especially if you are very budget con…

Fiesta Espanyol

My brief visit to the city yielded a lot of positive results. I am very happy at the way things have turned out. :)
And, you have got to love friends who can come together any time after a long period of not seeing each other and still have a blast. Our most recent get together was themed "Fiesta Espanyol". Good food. Good company. Excellent evening!

When Casey the iPhone Gave Me a Scare

Last night, I was all ready for bed and was starting to do my nightly news reading when Casey the iPhone froze on me. I was not alarmed at first because it happens, but after a long while of not responding, it suddenly died. It looked like a brick!  I was naturally scared as this phone is not even 10 months old! It even has the prettiest case ever. ;)
Have you ever seen such a lovely case? I doubt you can find blackberry covers or other phone covers like that. Or maybe you can.

Baan Thai @ Los Baños

Several Sundays ago, we went for Thai food after the evening service. I remember having visited this place many years past, but I have only the vaguest recollection of that visit. In any case, I was excited to enjoy Thai flavors again.

To my knowledge, Baan Thai is the only Thai restaurant in Los Baños, but I could be wrong. This place is rather charming, being an old house turned into a dining place. It is not fancy, but aside from the plastic tables and chairs outside, it is acceptable.

Music Is My Aeroplane

Music has always played a huge role in my life, and last week reminded me of how much I had been missing it. It's not like I do not have enough music to listen to, but with everything that has been going on, I just seemed to forget to put something on. Also, I simply didn't feel like listening to anything in particular.

After a day of simply sitting down and listening to song after song and watching music concert videos, I realized how much I missed that. Of course, the awesome sound setup helped a whole lot!
Now you know how much I like my "toys", but there is no way in this lifetime that I would be able to have a sound system that would blow my ears away. I don't need jewelry, a gold chain, rings, and all that bling. Seriously. I am more than happy with toys that play music, games, and allow me to work my butt of. :D Thank God for small favors (which are actually big, if I think about it) - a pair of Klipsch S4 earphones and an iPod Nano.