Enraptured Reality

Phantasm. Bewilderment. Clairvoyance.


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To Where We Go

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Slowly we go up,

So fast we go down,

And we go round and round and round

On the roller coaster ride

High above the ground,

And hand in hand,

Across the lane,

Slowly and fastly we dance with the lights

As they shine bright

In the darkest of night;

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We may not know

The twists and turns

To the rainbow bend

Of fireworks and diamonds –

Some treasures we’re yet to discover;

We may shout,

We may cry,

We may kill each other in silence,

But we will smile,

And we will laugh

And we will dream together,

Everything’s going to get better

Day after day;

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And until the end,

Wherever we may reach,

Until the last turn of the wheel,

Until the next peak of the hill,

There’ll be us.


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Getting Fat with Fatburger

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I know this is already a late post since we had this dinner several weeks ago. I still have more late foodie posts to follow though. I realized that I’ve been trying new restaurants lately, so I might as well make a short review about the food (aside from a randomly captioned Instagram post).

We’d been eyeing Fatburger in Glorietta (Makati, Philippines) since last year but we only got to try it early this year. We ordered Bacon Chili Cheese Dog (Php 265), Western Bacon Barbecue Fatburger with Cheese (Php 285), Fat Fries (Php 95), Oreo Cookies and Cream Milkshake and Strawberry Milkshake (Php 195 each).

The Bacon Chili Cheese Dog was superb, I would give it a thumbs up. The Western Bacon Barbecue Fatburger with Cheese, however, didn’t satisfy my taste buds that much since I like my burger patties tasty, but the beef patty was not what I expected. It’s really beefy tho, and cheesy, and it’s really a fat burger so I would commend them for that. The Fat Fries, too, were a must-try.

The milkshakes were both good, especially the Oreo Cookies and Cream flavor (I’m a little biased with this since I’m not a strawberry milkshake person).

They may be a little pricey, but the ambiance of the place would make up for the it. Though it’s a fast-food type of restaurant, it’s worth the try and we had a really good experience. They, too, have televisions inside the restaurant and I think it was a perfect match to watch NBA games with your hotdogs and burgers. 😉

And oh, I believe the food tasted even better because I was with the best and my favorite food buddy in the world. ❤

See more information about Fatburger at Zomato.


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Monday the 13th

I swear I’m trying to look at the bright side despite the unlucky circumstance I’ve faced today.

I welcomed Monday with a smile and with a work mode attitude because I hate being gloomy on a Monday, it feels like I’m starting the week wrong. This morning, when I arrived at the office, I felt something weird in my right eye. I checked it on the mirror and saw that my contact lens was already out of place and that it was already folded down to my eyeballs. I laughed it off, because fine, that’s what you get when you take the risk of taking a nap when you’re wearing your additional set of eyes.

I then proceeded to take some selfies (lol) just to set the mood right, and proceeded with my to do’s for today. I even had a quick telephone call with the restaurant where I’ll be celebrating my birthday a few days from today. I brewed coffee, poured some on my cup, added some milk, and enjoyed the do not disturb mindset I’ve pulled off.

But yes, bull craps happen even when you’ve set all the positivity right in front of you. A substantial amount of coffee poured itself on Rio, my Macbook Air (his real name is Macario – just made that up, nothing really significant with the name, I just wanted to give my mac a name, okay), and now, it’s not working. I dipped the unit in uncooked rice, and I hope after a day or three, it would finally be back to normal.

Good thing, Time Machine back-ups exist, and everything I’ve done until last Friday was saved. (Yes, I’m trying to look at the bright side, guys! This is one good thing! My files are fine!)

I’m hoping for the best. *tears* PLEASE PRAY FOR RIO.


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Crystalline

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We’ll meet oceans, storms and waves,

We’ll conquer the sky, befriend the water that saves,

Sunrise and sunsets, we’ll witness them all,

Hand in hand, crossing cascades, never fall;

This quiescent glow, it’s all anew,

A beautiful silence, a trace of lullaby too,

Day and night, a crepuscular memory,

This incandescent world of us, just you and me;

I got all of you, you got all of me on the line,

If I name my desire, it’s your lips and a glass of wine,

For once, this is all I’m ever gonna win,

The way you look at me – it’s crystalline.


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Book Blurb: Let It Snow (Maureen Johnson, John Green, Lauren Myracle)

Let Is Snow is a book collaboration of three authors, Maureen Johnson, John Green and Laureen Myracle. It’s a collection of three different but interconnecting stories that happened during Christmas.

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The stories in this collection were probably something you’ve already heard before. There were no interesting plots or twists that could make me say that it’s one of a kind; however, it’s a collection that gets you. In one way or another, at least one of the characters reflects a part of your nature, and that’s what makes it a good read.

Reading the book won’t stress you out. Instead, it’s like you know what’s going to happen but you read it anyway because the details leading to the ending were pretty exciting and you don’t wanna miss them. It’s not something that would give you mind games, but it’s something that would just let you sit back and relax. Chill.

As I see it, it’s a story about giving love on Christmas day. It’s a focus on different kinds of characters to reflect how amazing it is to give love a chance and see it’s true meaning. The stories may not be too amazing as some stand alone romance novels – falling in love with a stranger, falling in love with your best friend, falling in love with your opposite – you’ve already heard them all, perhaps one of the stories is even something that has already happened to you or someone you know; but it’s a story of different people being brought together by the most wonderful thing in the world:

Love.

And that’s what makes this collaboration a cool one.

My Goodreads Book Review:

Let It Snow: Three Holiday RomancesLet It Snow: Three Holiday Romances by John Green

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

(1) The Jubilee Express – Cute, chill and mushy. But hun, things were kinda quick, but okay.
(2) A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle – A story you’ve probably heard before, but the ‘adventure’ part was pretty cool. The first John Green book with a happy ending.
(3) The Patron Saint of Pigs – I’m ‘Addie’. I love this story because I see the part that I hate in myself in her (and I see my boyfriend in Jeb, though my man doesn’t feel awkward with doing PDAs, I do). But yes, the characters kinda reflected us, and Addie’s predicaments really hit me.

“Can’t you just trust in our love, without asking me to prove it every single second?”

“Silly girl, it’s not what the universe gives us that matters. It’s what we give the universe.”

Clearly, the last story stood out for me. It stated a simple ‘about me’ story with a lesson. Cheers to the three authors for doing a great collaboration!

 

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