A Day in the Life of Me: Valentine’s Edition


Hello friends and welcome to a complete day in the life of me: Valentine’s edition! I sound like some kind of talk show host in my head just now. This is a complete narration on what I mostly do during weekends, but just with a teeny tiny microscopic bit more flair since it was Valentine’s Day (tho I celebrated it on the 13th). It’s kind of boring since it’s more of a routine to me now, but hey, maybe when I look back on this after a few months or years, my weekend routine would be completely different!

Also, if you read this entire entry, you’d also get to know me a bit better as I inserted a few things about me here and there. Another also, my featured photo is misleading. There is no romance in this girl’s life, haha! But I love spending Valentine’s with my family and friends – Valentine’s is not just for couples, fyi! 🙂

06:15 AM. Woke up. I am a morning person. Not because I chose it, but because my mom instilled it in us. Haha! Seriously, if my brothers and I were not up by 7:00 AM, my mom will wake us up. If she’s feeling generous, we can sleep in until 8:00 AM – which is 1 in 50 mornings.

06:20 AM. First thing I do when I wake up is check my e-mails, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram – in that order. Bad habit I’m trying to break.

06:45 AM. Prepare and eat breakfast with the fam. Pandesal + hotdog + eggs.

07:00 AM. Morning chores. Includes but not limited to: washing clothes, hanging clothes, sweeping around the house, mopping, doing the dishes, making the bed, etc.

08:00 AM. Hang out with my little cousins. Yes, I am the oldest of my siblings AND immediate cousins – on both sides of the family.

08:45 AM. Spent an hour on our friends’ group chat arguing on what baggage we’re going to bring and what we’ll put in our itinerary for our Hong Kong trip. Draft up blog posts, reply to comments, edit photos, blog hop, and leave comments in between.

10:00 AM. Found out DeadPool is R-16. Posted on twitter that I’ll be watching it alone since my brothers can’t come. High school classmate ended up to be my impromptu movie partner.

11:30 AM. Cooked lunch (only because mom is in SG). If she’s at home, I mostly just set the table as I am not a cook. Unless you count fried food.

12:30 AM. Getting ready for the movie. I’m a real no-frills kind of girl. Took me 30 minutes over-all.

02:00 PM. Cornered by my uncles and aunts on the father’s side of the family at the mall. Questions include “Sino kasama mo? (Who are you with?)” and teases like “Uy, may kadate. Sino yan? (Who’s your date?)”. It just so happened that my movie partner is a boy, ha ha ha, good thing I was alone when they saw me or else it’s endless teasing.

02:50 PM. Deadpool movie date with said high school classmate. We had a lengthy discussion slash argument regarding popcorn flavors before the movie started. Tatter’s nacho cheese is the best flavor. Fight me.

05:00 PM. A quick stop at Fully Booked for my forbidden affair with all things paper. Forbidden because I’ve been on a shopping ban since the start of the year. This just tempts me to buy stuff. I also ended up on the ‘hugot’ part of Alabang Town Center.

06:00 PM. Meet up with the fam at Festival mall and treated the fam to dinner. 4 out of 5 times, we have dinner at Shakey’s. And yep, we did have dinner at Shakey’s this time too.

07:00 PM. Shakey’s gave me a huge-ass Toblerone bar. Thanks fam. (This is the ~flair.~)

07:15 PM. Arcades with my little brother. *sings Forever Young by One Direction*

09:00 PM. Settled back in at home. Scrolling through my facebook feed. Wrote a draft of this blog. Cleaned my room a bit. Watched Sponge Bob and Kung Fu Panda at Nickelodean before falling asleep.

11:00 PM. Dead to the world.

So, that’s how a typical Saturday is for me. Valentine’s didn’t really changed anything except for the movie part – although that’s mainly because of Deadpool. I’m usually just out on weekends to eat, window shop, or both, hahaha!

How did you spend your Valentine’s?

xoxo, Richel V.

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  • Reply
    February 23, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    A lot of people I meet are night owls! It’s so seldom that I get to meet someone like me who’s a morning person. I can stay up the entire night because it is required on my job and during thesis days in college. But if I have a choice, I would rather wake early in the morning. I miss that life! And I feel more productive by day, although my artistic side comes at night. Okay, medjo magulo na ako. haha! Basta morning is the best!

    How was deadpool? Is it nice? I was in Megamall two days ago and boyfriend wants to watch deadpool, Pero bigla sumama pakiramdam nya so we have to move na lang. But now I’m hesitant on watching baka ma-bored ako. haha! Baka ituloy kong Girlfriend For Hire na lang panoodin namin. I love Yassi kasi!

    Your day was so productive! I hope I can be as productive as you, but usually, I get up on bed, check my social media accounts for hoooouurrssssss, eat, surf the net again, boring life!

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      February 24, 2016 at 9:40 AM

      Even during thesis days, I can only stay up late until 1-2 AM. After that, I’m mostly fighting myself to stay even partly awake. Hahaha. And I’m on the morning shift on work right now so yey on still being a morning girl!

      I loved Deadpool. I think it’s worth a watch – especially if you’re into that kind of humour! LOLs.

      The difference between us is that I do chores? HAHAHA!

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    February 19, 2016 at 6:02 AM

    Wasn’t Deadpool awesome? Saw it and loved it! I just cleaned and did homework on Valentine’s Day as my husband worked. Such is the life XD

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      February 19, 2016 at 10:05 AM

      Loved Deadpool! It didn’t feel like I was watching a movie though but it’s really fun. Can’t wait for part 2! 😀

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    February 19, 2016 at 4:40 AM

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      Richel V.
      February 19, 2016 at 10:04 AM

      I’d make sure to view your blog once I’m on my laptop. Looking forward to reading your post once it’s up! 🙂

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    February 19, 2016 at 12:43 AM

    Wow girl! I like how you spent your Valentine’s day. Mine was ok. I woke up late, waited until 5 pm to eat dinner then watched deadpool movie. That’s about it.

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      February 19, 2016 at 10:01 AM

      My actual Valentine’s was buying toiletries for my future trip and just messing around in my laptop. Haha.

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    February 18, 2016 at 9:47 AM

    You have a pretty full day! XD I wish I was so good at getting started doing stuff early like that. Sounds like a lovely way to spend a Saturday too!

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      February 18, 2016 at 10:49 AM

      This is literally how my weekends go. With just a few variations (or unless we have a trip scheduled). One perk of being a morning person is that you have more hours to kill. But I know people love sleep so not everyone wants to wake up early. Haha!

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    February 16, 2016 at 10:18 AM

    Haha way back highschool/college, my relatives always bombard me with the question “May boyfriend ka na?”, Now that I already have one, they kept on telling me na wag muna mag-aasawa. Nakakainis haha walang pakelamanan hahaha

    My family haven’t been to Shakey’s yet because they’re more into Pizza Hut haha

    And I was shocked with how early you wake up on a weekend! Haha my parents also wake us up early, especially my papa, pero di kami nagpapatinag haha tulog mantika talaga haha but now that I’m living alone, I wake up early on weekends na din, maybe because of the body clock I have on weekdays when I have to wake up early. My weekends also include chores now haha

    Belated happy valentine’s Richel! Glad you enjoyed the day!:)

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      Richel V.
      February 16, 2016 at 10:44 AM

      I’ve been receiving the “May boyfriend ka na?” question in every family reunions or outings for as long as I can remember! Hahahaha! I’m pretty sure that if I end up having one, they’ll tell me the same thing they’re telling you now: “Wag munang magaasawa.” Nakakaloka. Haha.

      My family’s the opposite. They don’t really like Pizza Hut. I only eat out at Pizza Hut with friends – their stuffed crusts are to die for!

      Di kami pwedeng di gumising. Sisigawan kami! Hahaha. I’m jealous of my friends who gets to sleep in until 1 PM!! But, oh well, it gives us more time to enjoy the day. A few years back, we all woke up around 5:30 AM!! Sun’s not even up, haha!

      Belated happy valentine’s day too, Mei!! 🙂

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    February 15, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    Sounds like you had a great day, you’re absolutely right, V-Day isn’t alone for couples. I kinda wish I was a morning person, I’d have so much time haha. I spent the majority of Valentines Day watching Netflix, a Sunday well wasted haha.xx

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      February 16, 2016 at 10:05 AM

      All the free time I get from waking up early goes to facing my laptop! Hahaha.

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