Life Lately: February Highlights

I can’t believe that we’re on the last stretch of February. In just a matter of hours, we’re about to bid goodbye to another month and say hello to the next chapter of the year. Time flies by unbelievably fast, I honestly don’t know how to catch up anymore. I’m still stuck with my daily (boring) routine (I honestly can’t do anything about it), but I’m trying to change things, little by little. I hope things would feel much better in the coming months, though.

This month may be quick, but I’m so glad that I was able to collect a bunch of happy memories. Here are some of February’s highlights:

Cza

Sa Wakas x Date with Cza

Earlier this year, Cza and I bought tickets to see “Sa Wakas“, a musical that features songs by Sugarfree. As a big fan of theater and a fan of the band itself, I was more than ecstatic to watch the show. The production originally ran in 2012 and after 5 years, they decided to restage it. I wasn’t able to catch their first run as I was still a student, and now that I’m working, I knew that I cannot miss out on this one. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a huge letdown. My expectations were really high and I ended up throwing them all out the window. Needless to say, I was disappointed, and I felt like the music that they used deserved a much better storyline than what I have witnessed. (Fun fact: Ebe Dancel’s Bawat Daan was written for this musical. And they were unable to do justice.)

The only redeeming factor of that day was being with Cza and spending time with her, catching up with all the stories. We spent hours talking about our adventures and struggles and other random things. I also shared with her my Indochina adventure, as she’s the one who inspired me to do it anyway. We met at Mom and Tina’s for lunch before heading to Powermac Center for the play, and while that was just a short time, it felt like we’ve already covered a week’s worth of chismis. After watching the play, we went straight to Greenbelt in hopes to catch La La Land. Unfortunately, we’ve missed the last screening and we had to resort to eating dinner at Fatburgers. I couldn’t recall how long we’ve stayed there, but I do remember that we had an amazing time together, just talking about everything under the sun. Cza definitely knows how to ask the right questions and make me talk for hours on end. Hehe. We never really ran out of stories!

Laruan

La Lulz Get Together

After months of not seeing each other, my college friends and I finally had the time to meet! The timing was also perfect because our friends, Jat and Aaron, happen to be visiting Manila. We met at SM Megamall, caught up with stories over lunch at Ooma, then went bowling. Let me just say that I sucked A LOT, and despite taking bowling classes in college (we used the smaller balls!), I was the only one who kept on missing the pins. It was embarrassing but still a lot of fun. Mark did great, though, and he was even able to get a strike!

To cap off the night, we headed to Laruan Atbp., a newly opened game cafe in Kapitolyo. We spent the night eating, playing games, and teasing each other in between. My friends and I are a competitive bunch, and these kinds of competitive activities just bring out the beasts in all of us. There were moments when all of us were literally screaming while trying to win the game. There were no alcohol involved while playing but it felt like we’re all energetic because of the adrenaline. It’s been a while since I’ve been with them and it feels so refreshing just to be surrounded by your crowd after a long time. <3

 

Staycation

Staycation at Discovery Suites

Spent some quality time with Mark by staying in, putting face masks, and watching Moana. We also went swimming and we even tried working out! Haha! Mark is so out of shape he can barely stay on the elliptical machine. It wasn’t the most exciting way to spend the weekend, but I guess our relationship is already at a level where we would rather be all cozied up than be up and about going on a date outside. We still love to explore, but sometimes, a good quiet night together is just enough.

We also pigged out a lot. God, Mark and I love food so much, it’s so hard for us to go on a diet. Damn it.

Mula sa Buwan

Mula sa Buwan x Grub Hub

Best impulsive buy of the month. It all started from Cza’s tweet wanting to watch the musical, and then it brought the three of us together, ending it all by watching and bawling over a play on a Saturday afternoon. ‘Mula sa Buwan‘ was heartbreakingly beautiful and it just knows how to tug your heart strings. I went there with high hopes and I went home with a happy heart.

The musical is an adaptation of the classic French play, Cyrano de Bergerac, a story of a poet’s unrequited love to his childhood friend. While the concept is something that you might have seen on different mainstream stories, Mula sa Buwan really stood out from the rest with its poetic lines and the splendid portrayal of the actors. Add up the heavenly music, and you got a masterpiece play before your very eyes. It was so beautiful, you wouldn’t go out from the theater without a tear in your eye. It’s such a shame that we weren’t able to score their EP. I really hope that they sell those online, though!

After watching, we went straight to GrubHub, a nearby food park in Visayas Ave., where we met with Mark. The place was packed but not nearly as crowded as those in Maginhawa, so that was a relief. They serve decent food and they have Mang Larry’s (!!!) in the park, so we’re all good. The play was emotional draining (we cried a lot) that we ended up eating our feelings while we share stories. It was a great night and I wish I could just feel the same thing every night for the rest of the year. :p

Other highlights (without photos)

  • Going on a Social Media detox (one week in!)
  • Weekend swims with Cza
  • Morning runs
  • Discovering Pizza Warehouse, all thanks to Joy
  • Quality time with Mark
  • Broadway Bootlegs!!! (Sorry, theater gods)
  • Met with Aneth!

How about you? How was your February? Share it below, I’d love to know! 🙂

13 thoughts on “Life Lately: February Highlights

    1. Haha no! He has nice arms bec he used to workout (he used to work din kasi sa manufacturing so he gets to workout unintentionally). Now that he works at a night shift di na sya nakakaworkout. Needless to say, pareho kaming out of shape lol

  1. I miss my college friends. We don’t usually go out regularly and we are not part of each other’s life anymore. Your photos made me feel nostalgic. Anyway, I am interested in Laruan, atbp. I will definitely check it out next time I am in the area.

    – Gretch of GG Memochou

  2. I haven’t tried watching theater plays outside of school requirement. If I’m not mistaken, the last time I watched a play was during my 3rd year in high school. Too bad, they didn’t give justice to the music. Sometimes, high expectations end up disappointing us (hugot! haha!). Me and my friends were planning to go to Laruan atbp last year. And since you guys had a great time there, looks like it’s worth visiting somehow. It’s a bit far from our place and we really need to set a date to intentionally go there.

    Oh wow! Me and my boyfriend want to have a staycation since God knows when! But we’re always busy and we don’t see each other as often compared to other couples. We’ll do it soon! (crossed-fingers!)

  3. I feel like my husband and I also need a staycation soon. We both have been pretty stressed with work and business that we haven’t gotten the time to stop and rest for a bit. Even when we’re eating together we talk about work. Haha! And this also made me miss my college friends. It’s been ages since I last saw them. Tuwing may kasal at binyag na lang kami nagkikita-kita. xD

    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

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