Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Young Adult at Thirty

I'm in my thirties. At this age, I still love reading young adult books. Other people my age would rather read more serious materials, but not me. I also hate pure love stories. Ugh! Some people laugh at me when I say that I choose to read books about vampires, mythology, witchcraft, faeries, and aliens. Why not? They're more fun and interesting.  It makes me forget about war, corruption, impeachment, politics that are just everywhere. Sort of my escape from the reality - the reality of paying bills, household chores, stress from work among others.

While some choose to embrace maturity and adulthood, I don't. Although I know my responsibilities as a wife and mother, I refuse to grow old. Just like Peter Pan, I make sure I nourish the child in me.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not that shallow. I read newspapers and also watch the local news when I have time so I'm pretty much aware of what's going on (more or less) with the world. I guess, what I'm trying to say is that reading books like The Twilight series (lovestory to ah!), Heroes of Olympus series, and Hunger Games series, makes me feel young and happy. Even if for some it makes them feel otherwise.

Speaking of Hunger Games, I just can't wait to see the movie! I'm a big fan of the book. I've read this book three times already for the last two weeks and I still want to read more! I have this book on my iphone so I get to read it anywhere and anytime I want. Two more days and I'm off to see Penam in the big screen.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Partea Planning

It's my 100th post in my 6 years of blogging! I know, considering it's my 6th year, 100 post is a small number. This is why I hope I'll be able to blog for more than twice a month. So here it goes...

I don't drink coffee so I really prefer tea than coffee. Thus, the reason I got curious with milk tea stalls that are popping around major malls these days. Since I've always been a sucker at trying (atleast most of) the latest craze in town, I found myself patiently waiting, despite the long queue, to get myself one while playing Temple Run. Well, I finally got myself the hyped pearl milk tea and I remember myself thinking... "this could be the beginning of a newfound addiction."

So now, whenever I go to the mall, I make it a point to help myself with a cup milk tea (0% sugar please!) I'm not really sure if there's a certain health benefit since its still tea (right?) but I really really like it. There were even times when I would buy 3 large sized milk tea so I can enjoy one at the comfort of our home.

You know what I usually do while drinking milk tea? As always, surfing the net. Haha! I've just realized that my son will be turning 9 months in a week or two. That means, his first birthday will be coming up soon! I'm not really sure if I want to throw him a big birthday party since he wouldn't understand what's that for anyway. But the idea of organizing and planning a party just makes me so excited and giddy! Specially after the success of my baby's two-week planned baptism, I think I want to challenge myself again.

I initially wanted a Nautical themed party but later decided to have a Racing Car themed party instead. I think it's easier to find a venue fit for a racing car than nautical. But I'll save the first theme for his third birthday party. The peg below is what I have in mind.

I sure hope all this planning will lead to something good. One thing's definite, Quino will have a birthday party on June 17. I'm just weighing the pros and cons if we'll throw a big one versus a small intimate party. So until then, I'll just enjoy drinking my milk tea while gathering ideas for my baby's first birthday party. =)