Blabbermouth, Married Life


Apart from a life-long partnership, I think marriage is also about going through a journey of discovering what works or not, and the unending bloopers and failed moments with the privilege of sharing the experience with your partner. That being said, I would like to share a snippet of our dinner yesterday.


It was our anniversary. No mushy greetings and online professing of love or anything but we just decided to have a simple dinner. Hubs opted to book a semi-pricey Japanese restaurant for us to try and oh boy, did we have an interesting night. First of all, I think after our numerous attempts of fine dining, it’s safe to conclude that it’s really not for us. The element of trying out new things is fine but the practicality of it all… di sulit besh!

So we tried Roka in Canary Wharf and as I mentioned, we had a very interesting night. Ambiance was posh however it can get a bit busy and loud. As for the food, sushi and maki were divine. Fairly priced but tastes good and really fresh and it did leave me wanting for more. However, the main meals were very underwhelming. I honestly think my husband’s cooking is far better. Our total for 4 different starters and 2 mains + drinks went over a hundred quid. Some would say that’s a reasonable amount but my jologs + cheapangga side says kyohal!

After the meal, all we could ever do was laugh about the experience and make out different meals we could have eaten for the amount we just spent. I guess it’s comforting to have that sort of relationship where you just laugh over everything. I’m also happy because my jowa used to be a worrier and a grumpy kid but he’s learned to let go and let loose and just laugh with me and the silly things we do.

Looking back, I think I could say we’re doing something right. There’s still a long road ahead of us but here we are making it through another year of figuring out how this marriage thingy works lol. There’s still a lot to learn, and more restaurants to try! I guess for now, we’ll just continue laughing together and at each other.


Under Construction


It feels like a long time ago when I last posted an entry, but it has only been 3 weeks. I did write tons of listings in between, but it all went to my drafts cause it has been nothing but random musings that may not make sense to anyone but me so yes, I guess I saved you from a big yawn. Anyway, as my title goes, in between work, school & adulting, I did try to make an effort to tweak and re-organise this blog starting off with my new header which is an old doodle (2014) of my nickname and my new picture (vain much? hahah) So to my 1 and only follower (charaught!), please bear with the site construction. Naks! Taaaa!





Saturday Gluttony & more snippets

My 2 god children got baptised yesterday and I literally just ate the whole day of Saturday. I wish I could say I only had small portions but it was a proper binge session from the time I woke up (10 ish) until midnight. What’s funny was that I felt guilty the whole time I took a serving of sisig or paksiw or lechon but that didn’t stop me anyway. Iba talaga if you’re just thinking about it but you’re doing the opposite anyway. Haaay. Back to square one again with diet hahaha (as if that’s new!).

We’ve finally settled in our new flat! There’still a tiny part of me that feels we’re living in a hotel or in a B&B from one of our travels but I’m enjoying the view from our decent sized balcony, the smaller area to clean & the freedom of just being carefree- like no need to be fully clothed all the time hahahah! Also, we’re saving a bit of gas since we now just walk to work cause it’s nearer the hospital and since it’s right behind the station, I no longer struggle waking up extra early on my uni days.

Spring is just around the corner and usually by this time, I start making plans of ganaps and plot annual leaves for the next calendar year which usually starts April here in UK. Kaso, I can’t seem to wrap my head around the whole circus of school, work and life I feel like I’m just tired all the time and I don’t want to do anything. All I could ever really think of right now is hoping to go home soon.