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January Recap

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I have gotten a lot of blog ideas listed in my cutesy little notepad but the some circumstances do not allow them to materialise. Major culprit? My laptop. I have to recover first my blog files in my external hard drive because apparently it isn’t MAC compatible. Well, that’s my problem and I’m going to get it done in the next two weeks.

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I actually don’t believe in signs or apparitions but the early weeks of January hit me real hard that made me think “Oh man… 2016’s gonna be an unfortunate year for me.” Let me share the unimportant news that I spent New Year’s Eve in my room while watching Scandal and blowing my stuffy nose as if my it’s part of the firework mess happening at that moment. To make things more interesting, I was all alone in the house. Apparently, the family went to the grandparent’s abode and I have zero energy to come.

I was sick and nearly dead for two weeks. The mucus coming out from my nose and mouth (because I was coughing really hard too) was really unusual in colour, sometimes with blood. I was so close to checking with the doctor but my condition got better along the way.

A week immediately after going back to 100%, I decided not to be a “lolo” and join some friends for a night out. I got drunk, drove the motorcycle home, and went home with blood in my arms, knees, and chin. As of the moment, my wounds have finally healed but these big scars will forever be chiseled in my skin.

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I always find time to go out with the family every time I have my rest days and there’s no better way to catch up over good food. This month’s yummy finds were Santouka’s ramen and katsu set and fresh pasta dishes from a pasta place in Solenad 3. Lol, I’ll have to work on my memory but that place is pretty on point.

On the other food news, I have an intense craving for cereals. The past week, I have been eating it with soy milk or almond milk for breakfast.

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I had my first consumption using my own salary. I finally bought a Macbook after doing research online and asking friends for recommendations. I was contemplating on getting one since my work do not require an extra personal computer because the company has provided us our own station PCs. But most of the time, I have to do some personal work (including blog work) and some other things that I can’t do in my phone feel better if  I use a laptop like…

  • Netflix
  • Torrent
  • iTunes and Spotify
  • Reading fics

Did you get my logic? Me too, I don’t get it.

Lately, I have been watching on Netflix, mostly food documentaries. As much as I want to spazz over NetflixPH, I guess they still have to up their catalogue. For now, I gotta Torrent and Chill. lol

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I bought my dog some fancy collar. *u*

Adieu January. To February. 🙂

Life, Personal, Tips

A Weight Loss Journey (+ Personal Tips)

A couple of weeks ago, I finally had the guts to write up a story I thought I’d never share. I have drafted this post long ago and finally hit it up to The Fat Kid Inside without telling anyone. I realized that it went live on Erwan’s blog when people started sending me “congratulations” messages on facebook.

Anyways, here are some of my “before” photos that show how big and unhealthy I was.

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That’s me circa 2010 in a Physics laboratory class.

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Left photo: Christmas 2013, Right photo: 2011

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Left photo: 2010 org party at school, Right photo: Christmas 2012

Let me share some things I did and things I still continue to do right now to lose weight, motivate myself, and redeem my self conifdence. Remember that these are personal experiences that I’m listing as “tips”  though what may have worked for me doesn’t necessarily mean will work for you 100%. Consider them as guide and not your sole basis to starting a new lifestyle.

Weight Loss Tips aka Self-Redemption Tips

  1. Know your motivation.
  2.  Take baby steps.
  3. Cut the junk.
  4. Cook your own food and/or prepare a meal plan.
  5. Reward yourself once in a while.
  6. Break a sweat.
  7. Beat your own record.
  8. Don’t look at the scale every single time.
  9. No shortcuts.
  10. Acknowledge what other people has to say about your improvement.
  11. Keep going and embrace your new lifestyle.
  12. Feel good about yourself.

You can read the whole story and the details on those weight loss tips on The Fat Kid Inside’s Random & Inspiration category. Link below.

Inspire Post: Making Weight Loss Happen

Adventures, Korea, Tips, Travel

32 Things to Add to your South Korea Bucket List

(Featured Image of Changdeokgung Palace from flickr.)

 It has been almost two years since I first set foot on a foreign land and I’m so fortunate to have visited and “staycationed” in South Korea for four long months. I was sent there as a part of the exchange student program of my college but of course I did a lot of travelling across SoKor as well. I was able to visit its top four biggest cities– Seoul, Incheon, Busan, and Daegu plus a couple of provinces including Jeju Island. The time I visited was also a blessing in disguise because it was Autumn transitioning to Winter season hence the first snow experience too!

Really, there were a lot of “first times,” that I am able to strike off a number of items from my bucket list in no time. Some just came in right in the moment when I do not expect them that’s why I’m really grateful of everyone who helped me made South Korea 2013 possible. Now, let me help you add some ideas to your South Korea bucket list by sharing you this list of things to do in the Land of Morning Calm.

Seoul

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Namsan Tower (N Seoul Tower), Seoul City, South Korea

  • Drink, party, and club hop with Koreans and foreigners at Hongdae.
  • Shop and try not to make impulsive purchases at the trendiest and most premiere shopping destination in Korea, Myeongdong.
  • Climb by feet or by cable car to the highest point in Seoul, Namsan Tower.
  • Latch a lock at Love Padlock affixed at the Namsan Tower.
  • Learn a bit of Korea’s history by visiting a Korean traditional village, Bukchon Village.
  • Step foot on at least one of the Five Grand Palaces namely Gyeongbokgung, Deoksugung, Changgyeonggung, Gyeonghuigung, and Changdeokgung. (Source)
  • Get awed by the majestic buildings at Gangnam District.

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