I think the mere act of “falling asleep” (not the act of sleeping, per se) is such a drag. I mean, sure, there are uneventful instances when I’d fall asleep the instant I hit the sack, but most of the time, it’s practically when my brain becomes increasingly uncooperative and ridiculously hyperactive.
I secretly think my brain is a Douchebag.
I mean, really.
I don’t understand why it has to come up with wonderful inspirations for creative hobbies or nifty solutions to temporary setbacks only when I’ve turned off the lights and had acquainted my head to the pillow. Why can’t it be when I’m brushing my teeth or when I’m watching stupid kitty videos over at youtube?
Or like how I end up with sad C+ averages for my various Algebra subjects in High School and College, only to answer an Algebra word problem for work perfectly in less than 10 minutes?
Beyond me, I tell you.
But no matter how annoying my brain is, I love it to bits. It is my best asset (or so I believe) but unfortunately, it is also my waterloo. As creative as my cranium is, it also tends to over-analyze and rationalize things that need not be. Do you feel me?
So I’ve been dealing with sleepless nights as of late and I have my brain to blame. Okay, to be fair, it started when I had a strong espresso shot two weeks ago and then paired it up with a dose of my boyfriend’s pre-workout drink: Jacked. It just screwed my body clock over. On hindsight, I think my brain brings up good and relevant points most of the time, even if it’s during the witching hour. It shows me realistic alternatives, solutions, and opportunities to a variety of endeavors–which is something I prefer as opposed to living in mental Lala land where delusions and hallucinations are practically abundant.
Perhaps it’s my brain’s way of telling me that there will be changes come 2014 but I’m pretty sure I’ll have everything sorted out… let’s cross fingers!
Life lesson said, let me move on to my outfit. This was what I wore to my 16th Monthsary dinner date with the Boyfriend–the theme was Street hence the comfortable sweater set ensemble from Choies (in other words, we wanted to look presentable but didn’t want to pitch in too much effort as we wanted to eat more than our frames could muster).
Here are some more photos for your better appreciation:
When the outfit is right, I think High Key lighting is pretty nifty. It reminds me of how Nylon does their shoots! Anyway, the night before, we were actually undecided on where to eat… there were too many new places we wanted to try! We managed to narrow it down to two options: his pick was Wafu with its 12-course teppanyaki degustación and my pick was Chef Jesse’s Revolving Restaurant. To pick, we tossed a coin and we ended up at Wafu!
I’m not going to belabor anyone by reviewing each and every dish served. I’m just going to leave you with photos taken by my Boyfriend, who has proclaimed himself my official photographer if only because I’m total pants at composition (hey, I can’t be that perfect! Just kidding… ish). To sum the whole experience–Wafu is worth your while. The modern Asian minimalist fixtures are complementary to the very high-end mood they set, plus the food is extremely good.
Drop by their Greenhills branch to try it out yourself. Just a bit of advice, as soon as you’re finished with your 12 course mini-meals, it’s eat-all-you-can teppanyaki! Just choose whichever dish/es tickled your fancy and order it! Enjoy!
Before I forget, I would just like to share something with you first hand… if you’ve been following me on my twitter account, you’re probably aware of this wonderful news. So anyway, I recently had a collaboration with best-selling author Mina V. Esguerra for her most recent novel (available by the end of October), “Welcome to Envy Park.” She used one of my photos for the cover of her Philippine release of hardbound and paperback!
Here’s the summary:Moira Vasquez is a doer. A planner. A get-up-and-goer. At twenty-two, she left her hometown to work in Singapore, to satisfy a need to travel as well as give her savings account a boost. Five years later and she’s back in Manila, with a shiny new apartment to her name, but no job, no career, no boyfriend. She meets Ethan Lorenzo, the quiet hunk of an IT consultant on the ninth floor of her condo building, and he’s a welcome distraction during this period of having absolutely nothing going on in her life.
But she has a plan — of course she does — and this is just a short layover on the way to the next country, the next job, the next big thing. Or will she be missing out on something great that’s already there?
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Amazon price will be $0.99 on release day, October 30.
Pre-order the paperback (if that’s your thing): bit.ly/EnvyOrder