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Life Lately: Calm Before the Storm

Calm Before The Storm; Richel Goes Places

Hello! Welcome to this month’s Life Lately. If you’ve read last month’s Life Lately, you’d know how busy I was. This month, not so much. No outings which just means my savings are intact this month (so far)!

There is, however, lack of posts on my blog last week. I just didn’t find the inspiration to make a blog post because of the recent events (Paris bombing, Japan earthquake, France hitting back, etc.). Those events are so disheartening.

Anyway, here’s what I’ve been doing the last few weeks.

  1. I’m mostly only in the office or at home. This gives me time to continue de-cluttering my bedroom. I’m pretty sure I already donated/thrown away/sold at least 20% of the things I own. I’m estimating another 10-15% will be gone by the time I finish de-cluttering everything.
  2. I’m planning a Siblings day on the last week of November or first week of December since my mom has flown out to Singapore to celebrate dad’s birthday with him. I’ve been wanting to go back to Megamall because they have the best chicken wings I’ve ever tasted + I wanted to try out The Halal Guys. I also want to make a blog post about their food hall. I know my brothers will be happy with a food trip.
  3. I got my Bazooka Rocks ticket last October 31st! Only a week until the show. I am so stoked to see my favorite bands again. The last concert I’ve been to was last August. It’s been too long! At the same time, I still haven’t decided what band t-shirt I would be wearing. #FangirlProblems
  4. iPhone 6S is out in the Philippines. I know I put it up in my Christmas Wish List but I’m torn between wanting to save and wanting to have the new iPhone. Mostly because it’s camera is better than 5S and some because I’m just an Apple fan. Ugh. I’m still debating if I’ll have one in my head.
  5. Just today, my friends and I booked flight tickets to Seoul, South Korea for next year! We got it for PHP5,000 roundtrip with baggage, already. We’ll be going on Autumn and I’m so excited to see shades of orange soon! With this, I should stop looking for other flights for next year. I don’t have the budget (or vacation leaves) for another out-of-the-country trip.

November is looking like the calm before a storm. I have a feeling December won’t be this quiet. It never was. Ha!

What have you been up to lately?

xoxo, Richel V.

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  • Reply
    November 26, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    I wish I had time like you to declutter my room (in fact my life!) I made a promise to myself to throw away things I haven’t touch in 6 months and that was 6 months ago! Sounds like you have a lot of exciting things happening in your life.

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      Richel V.
      November 26, 2015 at 9:53 PM

      I guess it’s the OC in me that finally pushes me to do de-cluttering. I’m also thinking of trying out a minimalistic lifestyle, but I’m not sure yet if I’ll push through. Haha! Yeah, I have many things lining up right now and I love it! 🙂

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    November 24, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    wow, i am so excited for your korea trip! i do not seem to have any luck when it comes to looking for cheap flights that i should probably ask you for tips. haha!

    and yes, i am a newly converted apple fan. 😀 to think i just have a 4S. they’re UI is just sooo user friend and it’s so easy to navigate.

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      Richel V.
      November 24, 2015 at 4:29 PM

      Well, my friends and I were up for those 12:01 AM ticket sales. That’s a tip! Don’t sleep! Hahaha. Just try to sign up to all airline’s newletters and the sale will come to you. 😉

      I know, right?! I was in love with how Samsung’s Edge phones looks but nothing will ever beat my love for Apple’s UI. I will forever be an Apple girl. I’m an Apple girl and I love it, lmao.

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    November 24, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    It sounds like you have so many great things going on in your life! I can’t wait to see your Korea photos!

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      Richel V.
      November 24, 2015 at 2:27 PM

      My 2016 looks planned out with every travel plan I have – exactly how I want it. I do hope my Korean VISA will be approved once I apply for one. I can’t wait to experience Autumn. I’m so sick of summer. You bet I’ll be taking loads of pics! 🙂

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    November 24, 2015 at 7:08 AM

    Trip to Seoul, wow! That’s really affordable. I’m much jealous because you’re visiting there during Autumn, please take loads of photos. I hope you enjoy your trip, Richel. Be safe!

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      Richel V.
      November 24, 2015 at 2:25 PM

      I’m a big fan of budget airlines and sales. They always results to cheap flights! I’m anxious on applying for a VISA but if all goes well, you bet I’ll be taking hundreds of photos. I’m so excited! Thanks, Lou!

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