Thing is..

I can’t stop writing.

Before work today, I dropped by the spa for a massage since my back and arms were sore. During the whole session, to keep my head off work and school, I came up with a plot for a graphic novel…or maybe just a novel.

At sixteen, I stopped writing fiction. I was so absorbed with the world I was creating and barely went out of my room. I consumed notebooks (I was too hardcore to type) believing what I thought of was worth reading.

It’s been more than a month since my last post – I’ve been serving two masters at the same time. I’m starting to feel like I went back to school at the wrong time, right at the core of quarter-life crisis. I love what I’m studying right now, I’m just not ace at managing my time well.

Anyhow, I have a couple of things to write about and I hope I get to write during my traveling week.

Pride Month and The Sims

Rainbow Sims

Rainbow Sims

I’ve been playing The Sims ever since it was first released, back when the relationships among your “family members” cannot be predetermined and will only be set once you have started playing. Babies could only grow into children and that’s that.

I can talk how awesome the first in the series was, and how it feels like the developers are improving the game play away from the direction most players want. Only in a different post.

I’m all about this photo of sims representing the flag for Pride Month posted in the official Sims Facebook Page, and also in anticipation for the release of Sims 4. I really appreciate the diversity in the relationships presented: straight couple, gay couples, mixed raced couples- it’s so well thought out. Kudos EA :)

 

Hotel Celéste – Tres Belle :)

view from floor length window. skype with girlfriend.

view from floor length window. skype with girlfriend.

 

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HUGE bed

This hotel is so damn pretty. I don’t have a lot of photos, because I was pretty much in love with my room and the contents of my minibar which I did not refuse to consume.

Hotel Celeste is just a small hotel behind New World Makati and across Raffles, but do let the four story underdog catch your attention. Despite it’s size, the hotel still feels luxurious and surprisingly personal. You gotta admire the consistency in their theme from the staff costume, interiors and elevator music.

It’s a block away from Greenbelt if you’re after shopping and eating out. Website:http://www.hotelceleste.ph/

disclaimer: i’m not affiliated with the hotel, just stayed there for a few nights. cheers.

Commune Coffee Shop

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One day in our office in Makati, the building’s Jura Impressa wasn’t available for the weekend and the free instant coffee were kept in the cupboard. So, I decided to check Google Maps for nearby coffee shops where I can have lunch and coffee. And I stumbled upon Commune along H.V. Dela Costa which is only a few minutes walk from our office.

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Orphan Black Season 2 premiers today* :)

season 2 viewing pass

I’m dirt poor atm and can’t afford the season pass to watch it online haha

But then I’m so glad the show is coming back today (*tomorrow my time actually). I think it’s one of the most underrated shows there are and I’ve been telling people to watch it.

I’d like to discuss this show in depth and how amazing it is, but I’ll be doing some travelling in the next few weeks, so I do hope I get more time to read and write.

Trailer in the mean time:

Thoughts on La Vie d’Adele (obvs spoilers)

Note: this is an undrafted post, written straight from my tablet using Blogsy.

I couldn't finish watching La Vie d'Adele without bawling my eyes out. I recently broke up with my girlfriend and it pretty much rubs salt on my wound. April Fool's. What's happy with Poisson d'Avril anyway? Anyone care to enlighten me?

SEX! Whole 7 minutes of it! This may be the film's selling point for some. But please do allow me to be pretentious by explaining how I got interested in this and why I liked it.

In my defense, two words: Léa Seydoux. I'll watch anything with this mademoiselle in it – even the Prada Candy ads on Youtube, no matter how silly they get. I've mentioned this in my previous post regarding the graphic novel this film was adapted from so feel free to use the search bar. It's pretty shallow, but I got crazy the moment I heard she was going to be in it.

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