Starting September



Just got back from my trip to KL, unpacked my stuff, and did my laundry. I still have to iron my clothes, then pack again for another trip on Monday. It's driving me nuts- it's only the first (and second) week of September but I feel so dead tired. The best thing that happened this week was probably sleeping from 9pm last night until 7am today, and this breakfast I had at Yut Kee the other day which consisted of Hokkien mee, kaya toasts, and teh. My kind of happy meal!

Before I left for KL last Sunday, I picked up my cousins Achi Mic and Achi Jenjen from the airport. I thought I'd be able to spend time with them and show them around like we did four years ago (gosh was that in 2011?!) but the boss had some personal matters to attend to and asked me to take charge of our workshop- the same sched when my cousins are arriving in Taipei. I was secretly hoping our workshop will get cancelled because it's few days apart from our annual conference, but no luck. I just had a few hours with my cousins- spent inside the cab, mostly giggling and laughing. I still feel so bad for leaving them. I would have wanted to take them to a mini hike atop Elephant Mountain for that picturesque view of Taipei, drink ice-cold milk tea and stuff ourselves with cua bao and dumplings, but I'll make it up, promise.

It was already 2am when we reached the hotel and I have a flight to catch, so we ended the 'day' at Family Mart, and celebrated my 5th year in Taipei with matcha and redbean sundae. I still cant believe I've been living here for 5 years. September 7, 2009 will always and forever be a special date for me- this deserves another post when I have the time :)


Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award
Fran of Primp and Paper tagged me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Thank you so much, Fran! I promised to answer her questions when I get back from work so here goes:


1. What inspired you to start a blog?
I was in 4th year high school when I started this blog. It was the "in thing" at the time and when I entered "frosh" year, everyone was exchanging links and leaving messages in Tagboards and Cboxes. I mainly wanted my blog to become a diary- a record of the things I did, people I met, places I visited- and I think my blog still serves the same purpose until today.

2. Who is your favorite blogger and Why?
Hmmm this is a difficult question. I don't really have a favorite blogger but I've been reading The Chastity Project blog for quite some time now and learning a lot from their bloggers, mostly about faith and relationships.

3. What is one beauty product that you cannot live without?
Petroleum jelly- my lip balm for now

4. Red or Pink lipstick?
Pink

5. What is your comfort food?
A bowl of ramen

6. Coffee or Tea?
Honey green tea

7. What was the last book you read?
I'm currently reading Landline by Rainbow Rowell.

8. What tops your travel bucket list?
Italy

9. What's your favorite feel good movie?
Before Sunrise

10. What do you do to de-stress?
Eat and shop, in no particular order

My nominees:
1. Nathalie of Mental Snapshots
2. Aiza of Love is a Mutt  
3. Jean of Jean's List 
4. Milet of Project Gora 
5. Angel of Invisible Stilletos 
6. Rea of REAlity Bites 
7. Jhanz of The Yellow Pad Chronicles 
8. Jing Kolca of Pink Magaline 
9. Mrs Panda of The Adventures and Misadventures of Mrs Panda 
10. Kristine Diomampo of Kristine Can
11. Neri Ann of Nheng's Wonderland

My questions (mostly favorites and why)
1. Most memorable childhood experience
2. Favorite food
3. Quotation to live by
4. Favorite place
5. Favorite book
6. If stranded on an island, what are the 3 things you'll bring with you?
7. Favorite scent or perfume
8. Favorite person
9. Favorite hang-out place
10. Describe yourself in 5 words :)