Paper Junkie, Journal Love

People can be addicted to a lot of things: money, good make-up, nice clothes, living the high life, travel, smokes, drugs and sex. Me — my addiction is pinnacle geek girl — I am hopelessly, addicted to paper. My love affair with paper (notebooks, journals, drawing pad) began as a snot-nosed six year old. Usually depleting a…

GrabTaxi and Lazada – Making Life Easy

I am not exactly the techie type and I easily, easily get rattled when my Smartphone acts up and I have no idea why. My work demands that I immerse myself in social media while my foray in blogging has kept me sane — however, deep in my heart, I am still an old-fashioned girl…

Why is it hard to be financially responsible?

How do Filipinos rank in financial literacy? News from Rappler, 16 July 2013 The Philippines recorded 68 index points and ranked 8th among 16 Asia-Pacific countries covered by the latest MasterCard Index of Financial Literacy. The Philippines’ score in MasterCard’s 4th annual survey is almost the same as the Philippines’ index score of 68.2 in…

Tales of Sayuri: Have you ever tried to bathe a cat?

I didn’t know when I started to be a cat person. For as long as I can remember, I have always been in love with dogs. I owned a good number of dogs growing up — the oldest was Nick who lived to 70plus in human years. Nick’s whole name was Nicholas Carter-Mesias, yes —…

…starting you blog anew

It’s almost the end of December — so how do I recover the many days that this blog has been left untouched. I could give you a lot of reasons why I haven’t been updating lately — The Sad, Melodramatic Truth I have been busy with life, particularly saving a dear uncle’s life who suffered…

Writing about Nothing

What should I write about? That’s the common dilemma of someone who maintains a blog. I had the opportunity to read this blog from beginning to present and I saw how this blog evolved from a diary of “All Things Japan” to now a venue of rants for a “thirty-something corporate slave-desperate mom-wannabe.” I have…

Superhuman, possible.

In a perfect world, I wish to believe that I run through sheer willpower and awesomeness, and yes the manic OCness that feeds my desire to arrange and plan everything. In my desperate bid to be “Employee of the Century”, I have resorted to working 12-hour work days, literally burning the candle both ends until…

Domo Arigato Gozaimasu! I.O.U! (My 2011 in review)

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 140,000 times in 2011. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see…

Life’s little blessings: Death of Superman + We Love Japan shirt

With so many stressful things happening at the same time, it’s easy to forget of life’s little blessings. After all, it’s always easy to say that we lack a lot in life when I reality, life has been very good to us. I was blessed to receive this “just-because” gift from my hubby last Thursday:…

Cos I am such a freaking girly-girl…and I can kick your ass!

I was blessed with two new fashion magazines courtesy of a good, good friend. I love the fact that I am again up to date on the latest fashion in Japan. I love my new CanCam and Vivi–most especially Vivi which has better styling and fashion lay-outs this month compared to CanCam. I don’t know…