A week into 2013 already, wow. 51 weeks to go. Mama and Papa used to tell me that the days will go faster the older I get and yep, they’re right of course. It’s a bit perplexing that it’s been almost TEN YEARS since I first met JAPO. A decade ago since my IC’s/eLBi nights? That’s just wrong haha.
With that, I want to make a list of things I love now – just so I don’t forget. It will be fun, I think, to read this again in the coming years and see what’s changed and what has stayed the same. So here goes my first installment for TILT.
Planners, journals, notebooks, calendars, et al.
Writing things down on paper makes me feel more organised. Feels much better to strike days off the wall calendar than just watch them dim on the desktop, too. It was a bit of an addiction; I had planners from Cosmopolitan, Belle de Jour, Starbucks, CBTL, etc. JAPO got me pretty leather-covered journals here in NZ, but I can’t help but think that I would probably have those Witty Saved The World ones if I’m still in the Philippines. I used to keep different notebooks for different things. This year, I’m down to a simple planner that I’m using as a big to-do list. Oh, adulthood, the things you make me do.
We’ve been collecting lion plushies even before BLU came in the picture. It took an infant’s handful of faux mane fur for us to realise that our beloved toy felines aren’t very baby-friendly. But since BLU likes grabbing and wrestling his pillows, plus
chewing kissing his Lullaby Gloworm, I think he needs more friends who will not make us worry about hairballs and choking and stuff.
Like these dolls! The classics are available here but this ‘Love Peace’ one we’ll have to order from the States. Someone’s not too keen but hey, can’t go wrong with “celebrating who you are inside and out is the new beautiful“, right?
Something Wonderful by Judith McNaught
Back in highschool, my classmates and I had a book-reading phase. We snuck pocketbooks (which, I realised too late, weren’t age-appropriate) in our textbooks and read them while class went on. There were Harry Potter books, too, so it balances out I guess? This was one of my favourites, and still is an enjoyable read for moi.
Random trivia time! I pegged Jordan as a baby name since I first read this novel. It’s just a bonus that Papa and JAPO likes the name, too, because of His Airness. Also, let me know if you see one on sale with this cover. I kinda need it.
Late night talks with JAPO
Growing up, I spent a lot of nights lying awake in bed listening to the sound of our house. Mama and Papa always have a little chat in the living room about their day, work, and a bit of gossip haha before they go to sleep. I remember thinking that I wanted that, too, when the time comes. And for 4 years now, I’ve been enjoying the same thing. Takes a bit more effort from both of us with our current situation (read: BLU), but we try to make time to hear each other talk, rave, or rant about stuff. I don’t know, I just sleep a lot better after
arguing about discussing the future of the Lakers with JAPO is all.
BLU’s new tricks and antics
He’s mastered flipping himself from his back to his tummy, and vice versa, so he’s started rolling now. Funny when he rolls towards us because he doesn’t know how to crawl just yet ha ha. Also, he’s been doing this fake cough whenever he feels like we’re not paying him much attention, tsk. We let him win most of the time because he gives us a lot of sleepy smiles after, and plenty of opportunities to take videos like this one, too.
That was fun! Next week’s list might have things I love(d) 10 years ago on it haha. There’s an idea. Just thinking about it makes me feel tipsy.