Year-end

I know I haven’t been active recently but thanks for always visiting my blog regardless. Now, I’m back before the year ends. A lot has been going on and December has been as busy as ever. I’ll do my best to summarize everything that happened this month.


SPAY
I have a lot of cats. Currently, there are 14 of them. (I’ll introduce them in the next post.) It’s a little bit complicated to explain but basically, I used to have mostly male cats. One day, one stray cat peeked in and she seemed hungry so I offered her some food. She kept on coming back every mealtime, until she eventually got comfortable enough to enter our veranda. A few days later, another cat who looked like her brother, tagged along. Rumours do spread fast among cats!

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(L) The first cat was so tiny. We named her Liit. ; (R)Her brother, Monching.

Months had passed. Another white female cat peeked in once the first two got comfortable – too comfortable – to reside on our place. I had intended to have them spayed at this point, (my old cats already passed away too) but my parents didn’t agree because they belong to our neighbor. They didn’t want to do anything about them. The third cat gave birth to a number of litters and as soon as some of them got old enough, they uncontrollably multiplied. I knew I couldn’t allow this to drag on any longer. As much as I love cats, or rather ~because~ I love cats, I want to give them a decent life, and to help more who are in need. I know I can’t do that if my hands are full with too many of them. That’s why I decided to have them all spayed in one go.

There are no vets in our town that I fully trust, so we had to travel all the way to Manila. With the trip and all, I expected it to be extra stressful (Shoutout to Loon for all the help.) I planned to bring all 6 female cats, but one of them escaped before the trip, so we ended up with 5 of them. My cats behaved much better than I expected and I’m proud of that.

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Bald spots after the operation

I found it strange that they extracted it from the side, unlike Carrot’s operation, but it worked out well. I can say that the vet who did the operation is adept at what she’s doing. I’m feeling relieved now.


HELL-O BAG-YOW!
This trip wasn’t in our plans. As soon as my cats recovered, my family wanted to go to Baguio. And being the ones who are familiar with the place, of course we had to tag along.

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Bought this at the bus stop. It’s my first time to eat tupig but it’s good.
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It won’t be complete without Baguio’s strawberry-flavored ice cream and taho. (And yay to me and Loon’s matching nails!)
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This petal fell on Loon’s palm while we were waiting for them to finish their boat ride. Beautiful~

(You might be wondering why I never share photos of my family members. Even though I try to limit the visibility of my posts, my accounts aren’t exactly private. I’m always concerned about their safety. Plus, I’m a very private person so let’s leave it at that.)

Loon and I decided to try Tsokolateria by ourselves since they all went to bed early.

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Top: their classic batirol. I wanted to try several varieties but they were out of stock. ; Bottom left: Cream pasta with chocolate garlic bread ; Bottom right: Tsokolateria cat

We liked their hot chocolate drink and everything else despite the strange flavors. Not a fan of their pasta though.

The following day, we had a date at Forest House.

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Finally, some free time off work and errands.
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The place
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Warm drinks + Cold weather = ❤
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The food

Their soup was delicious and comforting to eat in the cold Baguio weather. I was planning to get the cherry peach cake but Loon ordered it for herself before I could utter a word. (lol) I ended up with the black and white cake. The fresh strawberry was perfect, the dark chocolate was okay, but the white chocolate was too sweet for me. I wasn’t able to finish everything. (I’m sorry, cake!)

The day before going back home, we went to Orchidarium since Loon wanted to buy more cacti for her collection. I got hooked into getting some for myself as well. (lol)

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I think it’s easy to figure out which one’s my favorite.
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Orchidarium cats

There were more cats in Orchidarium but I wasn’t able to take decent photos of all of them. As you may notice, the cat on the right side is missing a leg. Though, she was so sweet! I’ll upload a video later.

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Obligatory selfie :p It’s blurry but I like it.
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Outfit snaps

HOLIDAYS

I teased Loon about not going to dates with her anymore and after that, we got bombarded with several projects which kept us busy. (lol) I’m so glad we were able to make some time in the end.

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At Ben’s Kitchen
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Outfit snaps

We already tried to tone it down but people still kept on staring for some reason. :/

Lastly, I just want to say how much I love Loon’s gift for me.

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I think I need to buy a new cupboard.

Ahhh I love these! They are so beautiful. I can say that she really did put a lot of effort in finding these gems. ❤


YEAR-END THOUGHTS

Despite all the hurdles, this year had been much much better than the last. I was able to get over a lot of things, including some long-term worries. Although in terms of cosplay, it didn’t end up as productive as I thought it would be due to more important matters, I’m glad I was able to dress up and go out more often than before.

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Instagram Best Nine

All in all, I’m happy with my current progress and I’ll work on making it even better on the upcoming year.

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