Technically, I saw it on the first day of December, but leading up to it, I was listening to the Broadway recording of Waitress. I saw a video of this kid Adrian singing “She Used to Be Mine” and then eventually, ending up singing it live on Broadway. I cried watching both videos, of course. When they announced the Manila production, I knew I wanted to see it. I expressed interest in the show, but didn’t really find anyone to watch it with until I asked two of my friends who magically said yes. I knew all the songs, but I never Googled the story, so I was pleasantly surprised at the ending. But also, was not prepared for it. *tears* Ahh! I’m so happy I got to watch it. PS Sara Bareilles needs to come to the Philippines, ASAP!
Still thinking about all the yummy things we got to eat in Taiwan. When I booked a trip to Taipei, I knew that I wanted to eat all of the things. And I spent my birthday doing just that. #blessed
ATIN 'TO PAPASOK TAYO SA FINALS!!!
— Did UP win today? (@didUPwintoday) November 28, 2018
It’s so funny how 2018 has really been a year like no other. This year, I completely missed the Cheer Dancing Competition—the only thing I truly care about during UAAP season. And yet, I found myself watching the UP-Adamson nail-biting game from start to finish. Of course I was thrilled when they won! TBH, I’m not sure how I can watch another game, but my friend Chinggay managed to convince me to watch Game 2 live tomorrow. LOL! Here’s hoping I don’t collapse from stress, hahaha. (Also, how cool would it be to watch the UP MBT win a game live??)
I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts this year, and this live episode of How I Built This is probably one of my favorites. I’ve always been in awe of Emily Weiss and what she’s done with beauty. First, with her blog Into the Gloss, which is one of my favorite beauty websites to read (I love them so much, I follow a bunch of their editors online). Then, with Glossier, which probably makes up 75% of my beauty products (Milky Jelly Cleanser and Cloud Paints 4 eva eva). I love how she took something so simple (and relevant to a lot of people) and built her brand by listening to her would-be customers. Haters will say it’s all smoke and mirrors, but I’m a believer.
Could not possibly let my birthday pass without buying myself any presents, right? (Shut up, I know the trip was already a gift to myself. Haha!) Some of my favorite things: these Marquina slides, which I got on sale, and a Strange Mercy shirt that says, “The Universe Provides.”
December is here and I don’t know if I’m ready for it, but guess what? It doesn’t matter. d: