Birth certificate says I was born on the 8th of December, 1992, at 8:05 am.
But yeah, I’m still pushing this — it’s finally my birthday!
Believe it or not - I actually can’t believe it myself - about three days ago, I almost forgot my birthday was coming this Sunday. Law school got the best of me and made me totally forget about it. But, I mean, I can’t really just forget it like that - my father and I have the same birthday!
Anyway, happy birthday to the most amazing father on earth! A separate entry for you is necessary. Heehee. I love you!
I woke up today to a letter from one of my friends in law school, sharing her personal thoughts and feelings to our little circle, in such a well-written piece.
As I was reading it, I remembered something very important I learned back in undergrad. Something I figured I haven’t been thinking about much, even if I had those words printed in a shirt I wear almost every night to sleep.
"Fall in Love, stay in love, and it will decide everything."
More and more I get to understand Fr. Pedro Arrupe’s words.
You know how some things just happen and even if you’re not quite sure yet how these things happened, and how the rest will happen from now on, you just know it will work. And that in the end, things will work out just fine. Even more than you can ever expect.
Tonight’s one of those nights.
In a matter of hours on Friday, Typhoon Haiyan completely devastated parts of the central Philippines. It was one of the strongest storms ever recorded. The death toll is estimated up to 10,000 with hundreds of thousands more displaced. The country has declared a “state of calamity.”
To everyone else, please help those desperate for clean water and food by donating to the UN World Food Programme:
- USA: Text
27722to donate $10
- UK: Text
70303to donate £3
- Canada: Text
45678to donate $5
- Donate online
Last Saturday, boyfriend got back from his family vacation in Malaysia and Singapore. We have a class in the afternoon every Saturday, so it was a good thing he arrived at the country earlier.
Since he missed breakfast and we met up almost past lunch time already too, we decided to grab a ‘quick’ bite over at UP Town. As usual, I wanted everything Japanese, and since we were supposed to stay there for a while only, we tried Cafe Shibuya.
Look at the aesthetics, so adorable!
Had their croquettes for appetizer, with their own mayo sauce. It actually tasted really good! I had some of these for take-out.
Cafe Shibuya’s a cute cafe serving savory bread toasts combined with a number of foods you never thought would actually blend really well and would taste so delicious. Boyf ordered the one with the egg and shiitake mushrooms.
They also have pasta, and I had their signature Mentaiko, a mix of Italian and Japanese.
Our quick bite didn’t turn out as ‘quick’ as we expected but we still managed not to get late in class. We even got in a jeepney ride where one of our blockmates was, coincidentally.
Cafe Shibuya’s a good treat, and I plan to visit it some time soon again!
As you may have heard on the news, the Philippines was hit by a massive typhoon over the last two days. Manila, the capital, was largely spared— but Central VIsayas, a group of islands right at the storm’s path, was not. There are still no telecommunications options with some of the…