Hello everyone! The -ber months are now upon us! How many Christmas carols have you heard so far? I haven’t been going to a lot of malls lately so I haven’t actually been exposed to that many, but I expect I’ll be hearing more of them in the upcoming weeks.
Anyway, August has ended (um, this entry’s about 3 weeks late), which means it’s time for another Instabits post, yay! Our family was still in Rome when the month started, so that’s where we’ll begin this entry:
On the first day of August my parents and I visited their friends at the FAO office (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) in Rome. It was walking distance to the Bocca della Verita – the “Mouth of Truth”. Legend says that if a liar places their hand inside it would bite their fingers off. I was already nervous walking up to it, and the moment I placed my hand inside the mischievous guard screamed really loudly, which of course resulted to me screaming really loudly as well! My heart jumped but everyone had a good laugh afterwards. And I’m happy to report that I still have all my fingers.
Our last full day in Rome was spent exploring the Colosseum. We saw it from afar last year so we’re glad to finally be able to see it up close (and even walk around inside) this time. It was EXTREMELY hot that day though. Our guide told us that there was a heat wave moving across the country. Our tour also included the Roman Forums, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
Back in the Philippines, classes had resumed. Here’s a picture with my C201 roomies. We have a new roommate this year – welcome back to IMSP Sir Allan!
I ran low on some of my serums while we were in Europe so I immediately ordered more from Althea as soon as I arrived. I love these!
I started wearing contacts again last month after taking about an 8-month break from them. I stopped because it got to the point that my eyes were constantly irritated even when I use new contacts so I decided to quit wearing them. But I figured I’d give them another try. I decided to get colored ones this time. These are from a brand called Galaxy, which I got from Sarabia. Honestly I don’t really like them because they look too unnatural. Eventually I replaced them with some Flexwear contacts which I bought from EO. Those look a lot more natural.
Cute little boomerang of the roomies during Dustin’s advanced) birthday celebration.
Leni dropped by UPLB for an event that her sorority/fraternity was having. I ran into her at the parking lot just as I was about to go home. It was quite a surprise 😀
I met up one evening with Camille and Aprille. We got our nails done (well, Camille and I did) then we had dinner at Kimbop. The two of them (along with Brinks) are going to be visiting Korea in November and Aprille has been preparing by training herself to eat spicy food.
For even more spicy food training, Camille decided to celebrate her birthday by taking us out to have Korean BBQ at Matgalne. I love Korean BBQ so I’m happy that she chose this place.
Hearts for everyone ❤ Thanks Camille (and JR) for the birthday treat!