Hello everyone! The -ber months are here again. A colleague told me that she actually heard Christmas carols already being played at the supermarket the other day. I can’t believe that there are only a few months left in 2013.
Here’s my Instagram dump for the month. I would just like to mention that August has not been very kind to my family, so some parts of this entry might be a little gloomy. We lost my grandma earlier this month, and as a result we’ve been dealing with a lot of emotional stress. But don’t worry, I’m not going to make you sift through all my feelings and emotions. To be honest I’m not in the mood to go into much detail about it at the moment anyway. But it does come up, so I just thought I should warn you.
August didn’t waste any time sprinkling me with bad luck. A few hours before the month began, my phone suddenly started going haywire. It kept showing messages about how one application crashed, and how it’s low on internal memory. So I turned it off and tried to restart it but it refused to turn on. I did everything people suggested (taking out the batteries for long periods of time, doing a hard reset, connecting it to the charger, etc). I got no response every time but the phone itself would get very hot. I took it to a repair shop to see if they could do anything, but it’s broken beyond repair. They couldn’t even tell me why it stopped working or how I could have prevented it. Grrrr~ Luckily Ezra still had her old Nokia C7 lying around and was kind enough to let me borrow it.
As if losing my phone wasn’t bad enough, the fates decided to add insult to injury the next day. I got a text message from the post office telling me that a package arrived for me. I opened it to find the power bank I ordered from eBay a few weeks earlier. Isn’t it hilarious how it arrived the day after my phone stopped working.
August wasn’t all bad of course. My dear friend Tring had her birthday this month Weeee
To celebrate, Tring, Ezra and I had dinner at the newly-renovated McDonalds. Afterwards we hung out at Carabao Park and talked. It was a fun and nostalgic evening for me. Back when I was in college I used to eat at McDonalds all the time with my friends, and we loved hanging out at Carabao Park
For my first August Throwback Thursday, I found this old photo of Ezra, Gilbert and me with our grandparents. I actually posted this for Iyah since she requested to see baby pictures of Gilbert. Little did I know that this photo would mean much more to all of us in just a few more days.
Since my phone was still broken, I scheduled a trip to SM Calamba that weekend to take it to the service center. Unfortunately the only fix they could suggest was a motherboard replacement, which would set me back 10,000PHP. That’s practically half the price of my phone itself, and I wasn’t willing to shell out that much. To cheer myself up, I went on little shopping spree. Here’s some of my haul that day : new sneakers, a magazine and my first Gundam! (The Gundam was actually Ckloy’s monthsary present to me ). Later that evening, my grandma had a stroke and was rushed to the emergency room. I remember it very clearly because Ckloy and I were just about to get started building the Gundam (we had all the parts laid out on the floor and everything) when the whole thing happened.
My parents and my uncle spent the first evening watching over my grandma at the ICU. The next day, Ezra and I went to the hospital to take over so that our parents could get some rest. Our cousins were all there too (except for Lance since he had to watch their house). We weren’t allowed inside the ICU except between 6-8pm, so we spent most of our time chatting in the waiting room, trying to distract each other from the situation we were in.
Garcia sisters and the Tan brothers
I ordered these makeup sponges eBay. Aren’t they adorable? Unfortunately I don’t enjoy using them as much as I thought I would. I was too cheap to order the actual Beauty Blender so I thought I could use these instead. They’re alright, but they absorb so much of my makeup, I feel like most of it is going to waste.