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Life Lately: Can Leo Win an Oscars now?

Life Lately; Richel Goes Places

These past few weeks have been crazy. This entire February has been crazy. I miss my bed. I miss sleeping in. I miss being a bum on weekends. I’ve just got back from our Baguio trip around 2 AM then I set off for work around 7 AM. Yep, I’m still alive. Oh yeah, hello February 29!!

I pretty much run myself ragged this month but I’m happy. Tired, but satisfied. The house didn’t burn down when Mom was in Singapore for a quick Valentine’s getaway. Valentine’s weekend with my dork excuse of brothers. My friends and I’s 4D3N Hong Kong trip went off with only few hitches – like delayed flights and getting really lost only once. The Baguio trip with my officemates were cool; I get to know them more as a person other than just the professional image I have of them.

I’m currently working on a lot of travel backlogs – Singapore, Tagaytay, Ilocos, Hong Kong, and now Baguio to name a few. I have thousands of photos to go through and lots of memories to reminisce about. It will take a while to finish it, but I’m in no rush. I might start with the Hong Kong ones first just because I feel like telling those tales of adventures and misadventures I had with my friends. Most of the misadventures are already stated in my Lost in Hong Kong: Culture Shock post.

To add, I’m burned out with all the recent travelling. Gasp. I know. Who would’ve thought I’ll be admitting that? I used to be a real homebody before the travel bug bit me. And by homebody, I mean, I don’t leave the house except for the occasional mall and cinema trips. I guess my body’s missing the comfort of home (and my bed). I actually passed on a Calaguas trip that’s supposed to happen next weekend. And my next confirmed travel is my Singapore trip on late April. I have time to settled back in at home and rest my feet for a while. I’m okay with that.

I’m also thinking of taking a leave from blogging. Because the perfectionist in me likes organization and my blog looks like a mess to me. I want to do a new look for my blog and make sure that my posts are in sync with each other. Sounds difficult but it’s just a thought for now. Or maybe I’ll just do it part by part on weekends so I can still make updates once in a while.

Music wise, The 1975 finally released their second album (!!!)I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet unaware of it. Seriously. That’s the name of the album. Favorite songs so far are A Change of Heart, The Sound, and Love Me. Favorite lyrics: “You used to have a face straight out of a magazine / Now you just look like anyone / I just had a change of heart.

Today’s the Oscar’s and I am still rooting for Leonardo di Caprio to win his first Oscar. Seriously. It’s been robbed from him a lot of times already. And frankly, the only reason why I still read updates from that awards show. Mad Max already won a lot of awards as I’m typing up this post (I’m on my lunch break) and I’m happy about that as well. It’s well-deserved.

Update: Five minutes after my post went up, it was announced that Leo won a freaking Oscar! Freaking finally!!! I can’t wait until my work shift is over so I can properly celebrate my baby’s win!!

I usually do my life lately posts in bullets but somehow this ended up in paragraphs. I’m not sure why. Maybe I just feel like being rambling today. I feel like making my future life lately posts in paragraph form, though. Feels more personal and I like that.

What’s up with you lately?

xoxo, Richel V.

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32 Comments

  • Reply
    Hannah
    March 12, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    I’m also a big fan of Leo! Him winning an Oscar was something to really celebrate, finally. He’s a really good actor even back on his younger days. I just stumbled on your blog while googling. Cool blog by the way!

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      March 12, 2016 at 9:59 PM

      IKR? I thought for sure he’ll get it for The Wolf of Wall Street! Still, I’m happy he gets one now – even if it’s a bit late. Can’t believe someone found my blog thru Google! Yey! Thanks for dropping by and I hope you can visit again! 🙂

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        HANNAH
        March 14, 2016 at 12:59 PM

        Yah! I’ve seen that movie too! 🙂 I’ll surely be visiting your blog from time to time as I truly enjoy reading your posts. I even bookmarked your site, so I could easily check for updates. Hehe.

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          Richel V.
          March 14, 2016 at 1:27 PM

          Aww. Thank you so much! Do you have a Bloglovin’ account? It’ll be easier to stay updated with each other’s blog through there. Hehe.

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    dahrrenspd
    March 11, 2016 at 9:26 AM

    I’ve been blog-hopping lang (to look for ideas, blog pegs and inspiration) and found yours! Nagsisimula pa lang kasi ako ulit. Haha. So happy to see other 20-year-olds like me.Yay!

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      March 11, 2016 at 11:38 AM

      Yey! Thanks for dropping by. I’ll go check out your new blog and welcome back to blogging! 🙂

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    panini republic
    March 3, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    Oh wow! You’ve been to a lot of places! I’ve read your Hong Kong post and I can’t wait to see more travel posts. 🙂
    Hahaha. Congrats to Leo! Finally! His speech was fluent and all, maybe he’s been practicing it for more than 10 years that’s why haha

    – Joyce | http://www.bitsofjoyce.com/

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      March 4, 2016 at 9:48 AM

      I’ll hopefully publish another Hong Kong post tonight if I get home early, haha. <3

  • Reply
    Dice
    March 3, 2016 at 2:52 PM

    your blog doesn’t look like a mess. I admire it actually! but if you want a break, take it 🙂 I wished I could travel more like you did, it’s so boring to be stuck at home doing absolutely nothing. I can’t wait for more of your travel post. The songs I like from 1975 are chocolate, and girls <3
    By the way, my new blog will be live soon! 🙂

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      March 3, 2016 at 5:26 PM

      Hi Dice! I actually already visited your blog when I saw your tweet announcing it, hehe. There’s a lot of travel posts coming up as I’ll be a homebody this whole month of March – ironic, I know. Chocolate was the first song of The 1975 that I’ve heard but fallingforyou and Robbers will always have a special place in my heart. <3

      • Reply
        Dice
        March 3, 2016 at 7:47 PM

        I should check those songs. They’re old but I never clicked them haha. How do you like my new blog? Too personal? :))

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          Richel V.
          March 3, 2016 at 9:23 PM

          They went out the same time as Chocolates. Hahaha! I like your new url. It’s personal and short. <3

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            Dice
            March 4, 2016 at 1:57 PM

            thanks! i’ve been wanting to name it just like this for a long time. but you know, some of the blogs used different kind of url, I wanted to fit in :)) and please don’t forget to follow my blog on blog lovin

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              Richel V.
              March 4, 2016 at 3:41 PM

              I’ve been wanting to get a new domain, too. Something simple like that as well. Something like richel.net. Maybe when the domain I’m using now expires, hahaha. I’ll follow ya as soon as I get on my laptop! 🙂

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    Karen
    March 2, 2016 at 1:19 PM

    Reading on where you’ve been for the past months got me burned out as well. Grabe dami mo napuntahan! My husband and I are now pushing with our travel plans for the next coming months before we begin on our next chapter in our life. Haha. By the way, thank you for the itinerary that you sent to me – it came on a perfect timing. We will be going to Baguio by next week hopefully the crowd is less now that the celebration is over. And oh, please don’t take a leave from blogging. I do enjoy the stuff you post in here! <3

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      Richel V.
      March 2, 2016 at 3:23 PM

      Break muna from travelling. Back to mall/cinema dates for the month of March. Haha!
      Do you guys have any more travels planned except for the Baguio one? Baguio was not as crowded as I expected last week! But we stayed away from Burnham park because of the parade. And I definitely recommend eating at Kanto (or was it spelled at Canto) at Wright Park. The steak are to die for and they have huge servings!! 😀
      Thank you for reading and commenting on my posts, Karen! It means a lot. <3

  • Reply
    Michelle
    March 2, 2016 at 8:23 AM

    He won! ^^ Yay!

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      March 2, 2016 at 10:36 AM

      YES YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

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    Jeini Relova
    March 1, 2016 at 11:15 PM

    Haha. Miss you, Rich. yes, I also had a blog leave. Haha. For almost 2 weeks or so. But that is how reality get so jealous and just wants to date you all the time. It’s nice to know that you had a great time with your travels. I hope I get to do that soon. And yes, hooray for Leo for finally winning an award from Oscars. ❤

    Spices + Everything Nice | http://www.ajeinomoto.com

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      March 2, 2016 at 10:46 AM

      So that’s why you’ve been MIA for a while, Jeini! Haha. Miss you too! 🙂 Read from your previous post that you have a passport now. So close to traveling!! <3

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    Mei
    March 1, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    I also planned to go to Baguio for Panagbenga but last minute I decided not too, because I know it’s gonna be crowded there. Haha Sometimes I envy my parents who always go to Baguio every year for Panagbenga. Well actually, they even go every month. Hahaha Maybe, next year! Haha I always plan pero di natutuloy. Haha yung last minute getaway ko last weekend, yun pa ang natuloy haha

    Last year I have also thought of that, getting tired of travelling and all. Haha kaya this year, konting travels lang as much as possible. Haha also because, I’m saving up for something.

    You can organize your blog by batch! Do it per week, agree on that. 🙂 Para di ka maghiatus 🙂

    I’ve been reading about the Oscars on my feed haha Congrats, Leo, finally! Haha

    Bulleted posts are not bad also. But if you feel rambling, just go with huge paragraphs! I love reading personal posts 🙂

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      March 1, 2016 at 4:02 PM

      We went during Panagbenga season but we didn’t watch the float parade HAHAHA! Ang gulo lang. Ang dami pa kasing pupuntahan tapos ang dami ngang tao. Street dance lang ng Saturday napanood namin. =))

      I’m resting my feet until my April trip or unless I get the travel mojo back. Gusto ko naman i-favor yung homebody side ko hahaha! And also same. Ayoko maubos ang savings ko. Two months in palang, nangalahati na siya. Huhuhu.

      My twitter was full of Leo yesterday for a good two-three hours non-stop. Hard to join in the ~fangirling~ since I was at work but yey Leo! <3

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    Mira
    March 1, 2016 at 2:06 AM

    I’m really happy he has finally won an Oscar! I am excited for all your travel posts and I don’t think your blog is a mess – blogging schedules are overrated anyway. 😉 And as much as I love travelling I also love spending time at home – that also makes travelling really special. xx

    113-things-to-say.blogspot.com

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      Richel V.
      March 1, 2016 at 9:39 AM

      RIGHT? That Oscar win was so overdue!! And the way he used his win to inform people about global warming… Oh, Leo. <3 Aw, thanks for thinking so, Mira! 🙂

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    Jae
    February 29, 2016 at 11:53 PM

    Occasional blog break is important! I’ve been doing this a lot lately (completely unannounced) because my focus is on other things, which are more essential than sitting in front of my computer the whole day. 😀

    I’m also thinking of taking a leave from blogging. Because the perfectionist in me likes organization and my blog looks like a mess to me. I want to do a new look for my blog and make sure that my posts are in sync with each other. Sounds difficult but it’s just a thought for now. Or maybe I’ll just do it part by part on weekends so I can still make updates once in a while.

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      March 1, 2016 at 9:52 AM

      All my recent blog posts are created during my lunch break at work. Hehe. I literally have no other time to do it since I’m always out and about lately. Maybe I’ll take a short hiatus this March, who knows. Thanks for the input, Jae! <3

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    Leta (@TheNerdyMeBlog)
    February 29, 2016 at 11:25 PM

    YAS! FINALLY LEO DID IT! And if you feel like you need a break, don’t worry or overthink too much and just do it! It’s always a good idea 🙂 x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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      Richel V.
      March 1, 2016 at 9:37 AM

      I was so happy Leo finally won! My officemates were probably thinking I went bonkers since I was smiling so much, hahaha! I’m still thinking if I’ll go on a short hiatus. Thanks for your two cents, Leta! 🙂

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    Mailan
    February 29, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    “I’m burned out with all the recent travelling”

    You’re becoming a Tita! I used to go out almost every weekend with my friends and say yes to every invite to hang when I was your age (lol “tita speaka’), but now I’d rather be home, lying in bed. 🙂

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      Richel V.
      February 29, 2016 at 9:52 PM

      #TitasofManila :(((( HAHAHA! I guess I’m not used to going to far places in consecutive weekends! And I seriously want to stay an entire day in bed – which I’ll be doing this weekend unless something urgent comes up. *crosses fingers*

  • Reply
    Gelleesh
    February 29, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Hoorah for an Oscars win for Leo. Everyone’s has been rooting for him! 😀

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      February 29, 2016 at 5:06 PM

      In everyone’s defense, it has been LONG overdue! I’m so happy! <3

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