My blog hopping the past days has enabled me to gain insights on things that preoccupy the mind of other bloggers at present. There’s this trend I spotted right on. Many of them have come up with a list of the things they want to do or accomplish within a specified timeline. While some call it a ‘bucket list,’ others call it a ‘ life project.’ But the goals are the same. They want to make a better person out of themselves by trying gutsy activities, experiencing unusual highs, accomplishing big things and engaging in extraordinary pursuits.
It’s that time of the year again when you think of the things you want and wish your friends and family will go out of their way to give them to you as present. Christmas present, to be exact. I’m not fond of wishlists but just for the spirit of the season, lemme try to come up with one.
I got my first pair of boots online thru eBay UK. I can still vividly remember how the Customs officers at PhilPost-Lawton tried to charge me exorbitant tax fees as if I were claiming a dozen pairs of footwear. My experience at the post office left me traumatized. I promised myself the next time I purchase something online, I’d choose the door-to-door shipping option.
My boots, on the other hand, lasted only for two months. It was mid-calf and made of synthetic leather. To think I had only used it twice made my trip to the post office more regrettable.
Last Saturday, I finally started checking out bazaars with some blogger friends right after attending a blog event at Eastwood Mall. The other side of Eastwood called Citywalk was having this bazaar and I couldn’t stop looking around. I ended up getting several pieces of clothing, accessories and shoes. I spent close to P2,000 and at first I was wondering why I wasn’t regretting buying anything at all. I’m very frugal, you know. It must be because all the items I bought were dirt-cheap!
It’s been declared! November 16, 2010 (a Tuesday) is a national holiday in the Philippines. This is in celebration of Eid’l Adha (Peace of Sacrifice), one of the two greatest feasts of Islam (the other one being Ramadhan).
So, the past weekend has been very engaging and fun for me. I participated in the Canon Photomarathon 2010 and spent the day eating, brisk walking and taking pictures with blogger friends Nicely (a.k.a my Superfriend), Arvin, JP, Alex and Vince. The three of us (Arvin, Nicely and me) even sneaked out of the venue late in the afternoon to take a peek into the Nido Science Discovery Center where we got free entrance and a personalized tour of the place courtesy of Arvin’s contact. I recommend this interactive science center to all kids and kids-at-heart. It’s very educational and entertaining.