Hello, 2018! This is my first coffee date in a while and I honestly don’t know where to start. The last coffee date we’ve had was almost two months ago and a lot has changed since then. So why don’t we go sit by the window and have a little chat?

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about my early days and long nights. I’m back working at the office again. With traffic everywhere in the city, I have no time for all the things I had time for before like reading books, watching K-dramas, blogging, and exercise. It’s disappointing but I’m telling myself to look at a bright side – even if it’s incredibly difficult to find one.

If we were having coffee, I’d ask are you ready for the biggest event in my life? I sure am not ready for it but I’m winging it. I only know one thing and that is if I had to spend my life with another man, it would be him. He is an amazing person and I love that he makes me want to be amazing as well. I want to better myself and be the best partner I could be for him. I am just thankful for everything – his love, his acceptance, his patience, and his promise to be with me through thick and thin. This sounds so cheesy but give me this, lol. I’m just thankful for him and I can’t wait to start the rest of my new life with him (also to stop this wedding planning).

If we were having coffee, I’d share with you guys that I met one of my blogger friends, Teesh. We work for the same company and since it was the new year I challenged myself to finally introduce/show myself to her. I was so scared and nervous because I hate meeting new people. BUT it was quite enjoyable because it felt like meeting an LDR friend. She knew almost everything in my life (and so do I with hers) and I’d like to think that it went well. I hope this courage of meeting new people sticks with me for a couple of more months or years.

If we were having coffee, let me state the obvious. I made changes to my blog again. I tried to maintain two blog sites. One for my personal posts and the other for my k-beauty posts. Which explains my new domain. I had high hopes for my k-beauty blog but I flushed that plan down the drain. I’ve been thinking a lot and I realized that I want to do this blogging thing right. If I want to do this right, I have to focus on the content rather than on the potential money I could earn.

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If we were having coffee, I’d actually say that I’m pretty happy with my move back to WordPress. Besides from the simplicity of it all, I love that writing for this blog doesn’t pressure me at all. It all seems more natural. I don’t know, maybe it’s from the lack of views (during the move I think I lost some readers and Google rating, SEO, whatever you want to call that). With fewer views, I’m back to writing for myself. Of course, it is also challenging me to up my views again but honestly, with or without views, I really just want to overshare about my life.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that when the year started, Victoria made her intense 2017 Roundup.Β I was fricking jealous by the time I finished clicking all her links and reading her posts. She has extensively collated her 2017 bests. It was so concise I wanted to have one. But because I know myself well enough to know I couldn’t keep track of everything I’ve read, ate, seen, watched, liked, or favorited within a year I thought, I’d post it here in the bottom of my coffee chats.


Faves for January 2018.

Watched

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

The XX on KEXP (EXCITED FOR NEXT MONTH’S CONCERT!!)

Read

From Neil Gaiman’s Journal: All I Know About Love

How I Lost 25 Pounds (shameless self-plug)

Heard

BBC Radio 4’s – Anansi Boys

The XX – Seasons Run

Paramore – Rose Colored Boy

The Killers – Out of My Mind

Beauty

Rire’s Luxe Slim Eyebrow in Grey Brown

Tweets

*for my brother’s girlfriend*

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About the Author Kat

To keep it short and simple: I'm twenty-eight years old. Still plenty young, but not as young as I used to be.

28 comments

  1. Going back to work and getting to the routine will take a little time but you will get there. Stay put!
    Congrats! Sounds lovely and not cheesy at all. If we were having coffee, I would tell you that marriage is a beautiful thing. You get a friend for life. ❀

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  2. Hey, it’s nice to chat over coffee with you again! ^_^

    I’m glad to hear that you’re winging through work, traffic, and wedding preps. I absolutely loved the ‘cheesy’ part! At the end of the day, no matter how ‘stressful’ the prep is, it’s all about wanting to be with the other person *that* much. Aww I’m a bit jealous now because I want to marry my girl, too. πŸ™‚

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    1. Hahahaha!!! It’s honestly a little sad that you guys can’t get married here yet. I’m hoping one day Filipinos will be more open minded and understanding of the LGBTQ+ community. But married or not, I’m happy you’re happy. Super in love ka ah. Akala mo di ko napapansin!!!!! πŸ˜‰

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      1. I’m not super positive abt that tho because PH as a nation still has a long way to go before they abandon their traditional view of society. But there’s always Taiwan if i want to get married legally. πŸ˜‰

        Oo teh i’m so into this girl, i don’t know, it’s like i’ve never loved before hahaha! #anglandi

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      2. I’m asking cause I’m really ignorant about this. But if you get married elsewhere, does it hold the same weight (?) in our country? Like, can you also change your marital status here?

        Alam mo, part to blame is our religion talaga. (Or since dahil majority yung Catholics dito) Parang in a way naccloud ng religion natin yung mas malaking picture. It’s sad but at the same time…I guess good? Kasi at least we hold a high belief for our religion? IDK. Narealize ko lang yan nung nag sseminar/interview kami for marriage. It’s impossible kasi talaga to separate yung church and politics.

        I’m so happy for you, Odee!!! True love is hard to find lalo na yung makakapagpakilig sa atin 24/7!! ❀ Pagpatuloy niyo yan basta walang matatapakan!!! ❀

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  3. Same sentiments kay Odee. If only I could marry my girl. But alas, this country is moving backwards instead of the other way around. 😦 Anyway, I hope you’re feeling better and not dwelling on the “cold feet” anymore. It’d probably always be there until the time the priest says “you may now kiss the bride” but don’t let it eat you up. I’m just happy that you’ve found that person for you πŸ™‚

    Also, re the roundup that I did, my gad, sumakit ang ulo ko dun, gurl. I had to really dig into my brain to remember everything that happened in 2017. Hahaha

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    1. I agree talaga. It’s going to be a long time before we can see any progress with equality sa LGBTQ+ community.

      I’m definitely not feeling the cold feet anymore pero my gulay I just really want this planning to end. I can’t wait for us to just finally get it out of the way and start living our lives as a couple. Super bridezilla na din ako ayaw ko na talaga! Hahaha

      I really love the roundup! I appreciate the effort kahit sumakit ulo mo!!! πŸ˜€

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  4. Kat!! I miss reading your “Let’s have coffee” posts!! Antagal ko rin nawala sa WP at ibang social networking site. Nag hybernate. Hahaha ang ganda ng font ng blog mo. Maliit. Malinis tingnan para sakin. And.. congrats sa nalalapit na wedding! Nakakatuwa at nashare mo yun dito. I like this line: “I really just want to overshare about my life.” I feel this most of the time sa pagboblog and parang feeling ko safe platform siya. Feeling ko lang. wala kasi masyado nakakakilala sakin ng personal. Hahaha andami ko sinabi. Namiss ko kasi tumambay sa blog mo. Chao! πŸ™‚

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    1. Bakit nga ba ang tagal mo nawala?? Lagi kong pinupuntahan blog mo pero wala (pero ngayon meron na kaya okay na) Pero pwede paki-explain? Please post a blog post about it soon! Hahahaha

      Ito talaga pinakasafe kasi nga walang may kakilala masyado sayo diba. Less room for judgement in an already judgeful world. πŸ˜›

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  5. If I have met your blog earlier, I would invite you for a coffee. If I have known earlier, I would volunteer as your guide when you came here. ☺️☺️☺️

    And ano yung to stop planning the wedding??

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  6. Hi Kat!
    I have fallen behind on your posts again, but always love catching up with you! By now you are probably a married lady!!! Congratulations! It has been wonderful to follow you on your journey up to this point and I look forward to reading about your future adventures <3. I am so happy that you have found someone who loves and accepts you for you and inspires you to be your very best self.
    Sounds like you have been a busy lady with working your long days and your commute. I love your pics. Citylights always get me πŸ™‚ Hopefully by now you don't have to worry about wedding planning anymore. I hope your special day was everything you hoped for and more!!!
    ❀ Alana

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  7. I’m a total fan of the “if we were having coffee” theme. It really sticks me into the image of us sitting in a cafe drinking coffee together and spilling gossip! Hahahaha. Don’t give up on your blogging dreams. It’s all about reinventing what you want to do. The money will come in time. 😊🌹

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