Hong Kong, after 5 years.

Trivia: The title refers to my last visit to Hong Kong which was 5 years ago. Back then I was 17 years old, life was different then. I felt that I saw the good side of Hong Kong and in a different perspective in that time. This time, I’m seeing HK in a new light. As an adult, as a 20-something, as a soon-to-be-graduate!

A lot of things happened last week. This is one of them.

Typical Hong Kong tourist shot hahaha

First off, I had an impromptu trip to Hong Kong with my dad to help him with his business. Then there’s also our graduation last Saturday. All of these happened just last week, in one week. Talk about a very cramped schedule.

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Of Graduation Rehearsals, Mexican Dining, and Live Music

Yesterday was probably the busiest day I’ve had yet as far as my pre-graduation streak of procrastinating around is concerned. I had school in the morning up until early afternoon for graduation practices. Later that afternoon, I met with a friend (brought along our mutual friend with us) and went to the Mall of Asia to try out this Mexican restaurant my friend and I were talking about a week ago. Last but not the last, we went to this groovy bar somewhere in Malate, Manila to watch one of my friend’s favorite bands.

Tiring but it was satisfying in a way that I was busy all day. Hey, at least I got out of the house after all the weeks of rotting like a vegetable. :))

Here’s a teaser from my busy Saturday. The rest of the photos are under the cut!

Edrik, Jortz, Kervin, Andrew, Nem fooling around

Edrik, Jortz, Kervin, Andrew, Nem fooling around

Boys will be boys, hahaha.

Um, most of my photos are of them because since I graduated late (my friends, “barkada” if you will, graduated last July) I didn’t know most of the people I’m graduating with in this batch ‘cept for these people. Hm, no, wait, I do know most of the people as familiar faces. As for acquaintances, I didn’t get a proper photo with them though because we were in a hurry to get our photos shot, my cap kept falling off and that annoyed me, tldr, mopey Anna had difficulty asking people to take photos w/ other people lol. K.

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Random Cravings

This looks cute, I like it.

Mocha flavored Zagu drink

Mocha flavored Zagu drink

Been craving for a Zagu drink for WEEKS now. Though it’s probably not the best time to get one of these because I’ll be having a ‘serious photoshoot’ during the weekend and I’m breaking out like crazy. :( Hopefully make up can cover it up very well. Hmph.

I blame Taco Bell for this huge zit I have now, grrrrrrr. 😕 I should’ve waited until next month to nom everything I crave for since I have no reason to prettify myself by then (graduation would’ve passed, thus unemployed and being more of a bum).

Anyway, that’s all. Lol, I just made a solid blog post about food and my cravings. 😳

BTW, upgrading to OS X Lion was a success! I know I’m a million years late (in tech years, that is) but it’s better late than never. I don’t see that much differences tbh. Maybe I just needed to do something along of the lines of upgrading to my computer system yesterday because of boredom.

What I love about OS X Lion right now is the capability of selected programs to be viewed in full screen. Right now, my Google Chrome is in fullscreen. Lovely. 😎

Backing up for Lion

Doing the necessary backups before finally saying goodbye to Snow Leopard and a big, big hello to Lion.

I hope I don’t chicken out again. Or maybe to chicken out is a good idea, since according to some reviews Lion isn’t that good at all.

Yup, I’m using Time Machine for the very first time.

There's always a first time for everything

There’s always a first time for everything

Noming at Noriter

AKA part two of my Rekindling Our Taft Life entry!

After we had our adventure inside our school, we went to Noriter at Taft Avenue for afternoon snack! If memory serves me right, this is the 2nd time I’ve been to this cafe. First was with my blogger friends, that one I didn’t get to blog about though.

My friend, Pat, really wanted to go to this cafe because of the stuff she hears about it. Either that or she has friends who’ve been there and hyped it too much for her. :)) Also, she’s in need of visual inspiration for a project of hers. I guess her peg is Korean interior, hence the need to check this place out.

Noriter sign at the counter

Noriter sign at the counter

I don’t normally fancy cafes like this, or cafes to begin with. I get frappes and ice blended drinks from Starbucks and CBTL once in a while if I’m in the mood for it but that’s about it. Oh, and a slice of cake if I decide to stay inside.. usually when I’m with a friend. I don’t go to cafes by myself. I dunno, I feel intimidated being there and not looking busy or studious. :))

In this case, we were tired from running around school and we had a real purpose to visit this place. For me, I was craving for a sweet drink, so there. 😛

Pat deciding what to order

Pat deciding what to order

Noriter wasn’t that bad on my 2nd visit. It’s certainly anything but a quiet place though, I gotta say. When we got there, it was full and from how ‘settled’ the other customers looked, it looks like most of them have stayed in for more than 2 hours now just hanging out and killing time. So yes, with that much people inside the cafe, it’s definitely not peaceful. Continue reading..