October Update: Busy is the New Happy

by - Sunday, October 23, 2016

Here we are again, October! Oh, how I love thee. Two more months and we'll all be decking the halls with boughs of holly again. I'm pretty happy I was able to accomplish a lot during your time. 

If we're talking about accomplishments though I do not consider this as one of them. I started October on a rough patch - curled up in a hospital bed in the ER due to abdominal pains. We're all still not sure what the heck is wrong with me but I'm continuing my doctor visits nonetheless.

All for the sake of documenting my life. #dedication 
Remind me to take better care of myself; I don't fancy getting punctured multiple times in the hand. 

Once that's over and I'm back on my feet later that week I was able to meet up with my high school friends for a short send-off. 

L-R: Me, Challs, Nikki.
Lucky for Nikki, her company's sending her to train in Japan for 3 whole months! That means our food trips will be set back by a couple of months, too, but that's fine as long as she brings home lots of omiyage!

PS: Anyone who's going to Japan too and would like to send me gifts, mochi is the way to my good graces! :))

After lunch at Yutaka Izakaya in Sta. Mesa we headed over to the local mall to watch Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Eva Green has always been a girl-crush of mine, and I've heard really good things about the book as well so we decided to give it a shot. Good thing the cinema wasn't that crowded and we got some great seats, too~ We enjoyed the movie immensely and I recommend that you watch it whether you're alone or with a friend!

Right after I celebrated my birthday I went on to don another fancy costume: 

I was fortunate enough to be chosen along with 15 other lovely ladies to participate in Animax Carnival PH's Oo-kun Maid Cafe! (Whew, what a mouthful!)

I've been part of a maid cafe before but I served as the maître d' for that event; this is my first time to participate as an actual maid. :> As someone who shies away from crowds and strangers I figured it was time to step out of my comfort zone and be outgoing for once - and it paid off big time! I met a lot of new friends and reconnected with my old ones from the cosplay scene. ♥ I even ran into a couple of familiar faces! 

It was definitely a refreshing change of pace, all in all. *purrs*

Obligatory group photo with Ms. Cat!
Of course I saved the best pic for last:

T-Rex-kun! ♥
10/10 would join this again just for another photo with T-Rex-kun! :)) Thank you for the experience, Animax PH!

Ugh that salmon~!
After that crazy weekend Jed and I had a lunch date at Yabu to "celebrate" my maid cafe stint, lol. Everything was a blur at this point mostly because the endorphins are still working their magic, plus I'm with my no. 1 source of good vibes! :P

About a few days later we went for a stroll around their village and chanced upon The Nook Cafe while it was still semi-empty - so of course we had to go inside and have some of their butterbeer!

We also ordered some bacon-wrapped chicken for snack, because BACON! Haha.

Typical Slytherin.
It's customary for one to take a picture wearing their House colors! One should never leave the cafe without a shot or two, I think!

In the end, this month had been one stroke of luck after another. I may have gotten off the wrong foot with October, but I'm waving goodbye to it on a high note. There's still a month and a half left until Christmas, still, so let's see what kind of luck I'll run into next!

Attribution: Blot title photo by averie woodard

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