Climate Change: Justice For All?

Yesterday, I started my day with some taho before boarding the MRT.  

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I reached the ADB in less than thirty minutes! I must say that the MRT is improving. 

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I represented my blog at a roundable discussion entitled Climate Change: Justice for All?

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It was a huge honor to be invited once again by the ADB. 

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I learned that agribusiness, renewable energy, and ecotourism are some gender-sensitive examples of climate change adaptation  

It is also important to note post-disaster and pre-disaster operations in order to know the areas for improvement in vulnerable areas.

It is also essential to instill empowerment among ALL individuals to reduce vulnerability and to better manage disaster risk. 

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I was delighted to have the famous ADB crinkles again for snack. 

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I got to do some work at the library. 

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I wore my Hiblahi handmade earrings which I purchased from my GK Enchanted Farm trip last Saturday. 

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I knitted while listening to some podcasts.  

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And I had burger steak from Trattoria Gourmet’s at the ADB Cafeteria, which is managed by the same staff at its original Shangri-la Mall restaurant back in the nineties.  

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I dropped by St. Clare Monastery after finishing my work as I was thankful to be given the chance to spend a day at ADB and join in the round table on climate change. 

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It is still my dream to work at ADB! I am claiming it, and certainly praying for it.  

Film, Faith, and Food

Yesterday, I finally got to watch Elise starring Enchong Dee and Janine Gutierrez. I went to Cinema ‘76 to see this film, and it was beautiful! It was moving and funny. I also can’t get over the costumes. Local movies truly surprise me. I will continue to support the local film industry by watching masterpieces in theaters, especially microcinemas. 

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Then, it was off to St. Joseph’s Shrine for me to pray for my personal intentions. I will let him worry about my needs while he sleeps. 

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Of course, I had to eat before going home, and this burger steak with egg did not disappoint.  

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I have simple wants and needs. I enjoy watching movies, praying at solemn churches, and eating comfort food. Life is a beautiful journey, and I’m glad that you’re reading my story.  

Dogs and Food

The other day, I was determined to have a great day before my dad entered the hospital again (he is terminally-ill).  

I started my Thursday with a burger from this kiosk at the mall. It was delicious!  

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Then, I got this postcard from Papemelroti. I sent it via snail mail to a customer at my online shop (please buy Human Nature products from me!

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I spent my afternoon cuddling my favorite doggos at Barkin’ Blends Dog Cafe. 

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Ella (the dog that captured my heart years ago) is an expert at cheering me up! 

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Apparently, Ella and my new buddy Stitch are friends.  

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Ella’s son Chocnut also offered his warm furry body for me to cuddle.  

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It was also my first time to hug Raven the corgi.  

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Yes, it was difficult to leave.  

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I bought socks to remind me of my doggo friends wherever I go.  

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Then, I got a honey soy refresher from Soy Yummy! It was really yummy! 

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And for snack, I for Nacho King. I was brought back to my grade school days. 

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And for late dinner, I drove to Army Navy (thank God it’s 24 hours!) for some adobo flakes. So good!  

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It’s up to us to find ways to keep going amidst trials. We just have to find the perfect formula that works. For me, it’s doggo + food. I hope you’ll also find yours! 

Sunday Paws

Yesterday, I crocheted while waiting for my lunch at Barkin’ Blends Dog Cafe. I had the Bonnie Burger and a wintermelon milk tea. I missed this combo so much because food and milk tea are only available at the Sta. Lucia branch (I frequent the SM North Towers branch more because it’s closer to my house).  

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I also missed the bigger doggos who are mainstays at Sta. Lucia. 

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I also met Shadow, a rescued black Labrador who was abandoned at the vet. She was left behind after her original owners broke up. Now, she has a happy disposition at her new home.  

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Another rescued dog is Potchi the pug, who has only one eye.  

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All of their dogs are still so sweet and caring.  

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I had some tokneneng (deep fried quail eggs) for snack...

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...and some calamansi juice to perk me up.  

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I ended my day with Sunday mass at St. Clare Monastery.  

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Before driving home, I enjoyed a large cup of sour cheese fries from Potato Corner.  

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Life is too short. We should make time to be with beings that cheer us up, for worship, and for cheat meals. Treat yourself within your means on weekends, and watch yourself take on the world during the workweek. 

Presents and Presence

I recently finished kniting this millennial pink cowl and started a scarf featuring multicolored yarn from The Attic Yarn and Craftery. It was actually a birthday gift from them, and it even came with this sweet card. 

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I brought my knitting to a meeting the other day, but before discussing serious matters, I had lunch at the Human Nature Cafe, which is exclusive for employees. I got to eat there because my friend Cindy treated me to lunch. 

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I had the all-heart burger, which is vegan and delicious! 

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I knitted while waiting for my meeting to begin.  

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And after that, I went to the Pink Sisters Convent to buy greeting cards! Each card enrolls the recipient in their perpetual masses.  

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There are cards for various occasions.  

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I capped off my day with a foot massage at my neighborhood spa.  

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Life may be imperfect, but I know what my priorities are. While looking for Mr. Right, I am treating myself well and pursuing my passions, such as knitting! And of course, I’m grateful for friends who care.  

Crochet and Coffee

I’ve been crocheting, eating, and sipping coffee for the past few days. It has been a relaxing routine to balance my workouts.  

This was Breakfast Bin’s adobo with egg and talangka rice. 

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For dessert, I had Papa Diddis’ cheese and coffee ice cream. 

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And yesterday’s lunch was at UCC. I had their famous rice casserole with curry hamburg. 

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I capped off my meal with my usual kori kohi. 

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Living simply does not mean that I have to have a boring life. I still enjoy the food that I crave for and I manage to carry on with my handmade lifestyle. I believe that the secret to my resilience is that I know what my priorities are. For as long as I have good food and yarn to work with, I know that I will have joy in my life. I hope that you will also find yours! 

Breakfast and Barks

Yesterday was my last day of “freedom” before returning to the corporate world. I started it with Zumba and a hearty breakfast at my local park.  

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Then, I had went to my favorite dog cafe, Barkin Blends!  

I braved the storm to visit my furry friends.  

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They now sell pastries and burgers to-go for dogs. 

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I got the royal milk tea and Bonnie burger.  

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It was delicious! 

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I cuddled with Ella and the rest of the buddies after my meal.  

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My heart and soul are full of love. I am excited to work again, as I have maximized my break from the workforce. I will bring wih me positivity and optimism as I encounter my tasks in my new role. Everything will be alright, and I will surely return to the dog cafe once the weekend rolls by!