Cheers to another year of life!

I aged another year yesterday. And I hate the fact that I'm aging too fast yet it doesn't show, lol. Still, I'm thankful for another year God has given me. I'm fortunate I've spent my day with my loved ones; except for my dad who's overseas and my Mommy La who passed away last year (but I know she watches over me all the time). I'm blessed for having a very understanding and supportive family, a job that pays for my needs and wants, and a happy life. I just wish I grew a little bit taller!

Like Crazy (2011)

Directed by: Drake Doremus
Starring: Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin

It's a story about a British young lady, Anna (Jones), who studied in L.A. and fell in love with Jacob (Yelchin). Things were well until they had to be separated because of Anna's student visa issues. She had to go back to England and Jacob stays in America. So, we're dealing about long distance relationship here. Yes, it was easy at first. Eventually, they had to encounter problems and find one's differences.

Why good employees leave?

A study came up with this surprising finding: If you're losing good people, look to their immediate supervisor. More than any other single reason, he is the reason people stay and thrive in an organization. And he's the reason why they quit, taking their knowledge, experience and contacts with them. Often, straight to the competition. "People leave managers not companies," write the authors Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman. "So much money has been thrown at the challenge of keeping good people - in the form of better pay, better perks and better training - when, in the end, turnover is mostly a manager issue."If you have a turnover problem, look first to your managers and supervisors. Beyond a point, an employee's primary need has less to do with money, and more to do with how he's treated and how valued he feels. Much of this depends directly on the immediate manager.

— David W. Richard

I wish my employer stumbles on this. I hope they realize what they're missing. My department barely has old employees. A lot of us are young. It only means that employees constantly keep on resigning (I'm planning on my resignation soon, too). But why is that? The quotation above says it all. And I couldn't agree more.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Title: Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Starring: Lorgan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller
Directed By: Stephen Chbosky

"You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand."

I saw The Perks of Being a Wallflower last night with my mom and sister. I was really impressed by the lines and the actors, couldn't agree more. It's the first movie I've seen Emma Watson with a different role! I mean, I have a copy of Ballet Shoes, but haven't seen it yet. :p She's great, as always. Tried hiding her English accent but still fails at some point, but it doesn't really matter 'cause she's forever a stunner (I really had to say it, haha). Logan Lerman is very convincing. He's the perfect Charlie. And Ezra Miller could even win the best supporting actor. He carried every scene all throughout the movie.

TVD Hype


I just finished watching episode 15 of season 3 of The Vampire Diaries. After episode 13, I was already itching to blog about everything I've been seeing. Stefan is sorta back as the good ol' Stefan, someone who "feels" but still denies it, anyway. Damon and Elena are SO perfect together (real life chemistry, what do you expect), end of story. The ball was the most perfect scene so far. Can I just be on Elena's shoes, just for once? She was so grand when she entered the ball (and I was like, "Hindi siya prepared.") and the Salvatore brothers were just simply starstruck. She was such a goddess!

Ababu Persian Kitchen

Went out with my cousins, Lorenz and Kuya Cris last night to fulfill our Shawarma cravings!

We ordered Ababu's Special Beef Shawarma that only costs Php50! They serve delish Persian food for affordable prices! :-) The place is open-air which makes it more local and comfortable to casually dine at.

Ababu's Persian Kitchen is located at 75 Xavierville Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Contact them at (02) 426-0000. They're open Monday to Sunday from 10 AM to 4 AM (business hours vary on branches).

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post. Expressed here are of my personal opinion and experience at Ababu Persian Kitchen.

Cheers to the freakin' long weekend.

Current read: Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

Started reading last week. And I am trying my best to read one chapter or two every night before going to bed (after a hard day's work). Bah bah bah. It's about a girl, named Lexi, who got into an accident and lost three years of her memory. How will she deal with an Armani-model-look-alike multimillionaire husband she has never even met? A career she's dying to have and now she got it? And a huge loft she won't imagine herself having? Guess. It's actually page-turning. And I'm hoping to finish it *crossing fingers* during the 5-day holiday break. Hell yes.