i am krissy

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Alliterations are amusing. Chandeliers, cheesecakes, and charm bracelets make me happy. My blog aims to spread pink, positive thoughts and pretty little things. Send me some love and kisses via mail@krissyfied.com.

Moving up and moving out (again)!

My friends, I am finally doing it: I am moving out (again)!

I actually lived on my own for the most part of my years working in HSBC in UP-Ayala Technohub. Back in 2008 (wow, I just realized that that was 10 years ago!), I rented an apartment with three other officemates, and then only Asther and I remained, and then I had to live with another officemate Marsha for a while, and then I rented a small apartment by myself. Knowing me, I can't believe I lasted living independently that long. My parents and some friends even made a bet that I wouldn't last for six months! I lived on my own for about a year until I resigned from HSBC and moved back to my parents' home.

I wanted to move somewhere near the office but Makati is an expensive city to live in. When I started working there I had to endure being either squished inside the MRT or risk getting mugged inside public utility buses for one whole month, until I found vans that were admittedly a lot more comfortable. Lines are always long though and commuting to and from work takes me three to four hours every day.

I have been doing this for almost six years now.

My lofty dreams when I was a young girl did not include wasting three to four hours of my days battling with public transport.

I was almost at the end of my strings—I was this close to quitting my job and looking for another career option that will let me work from home, until I found out my cousin Rosabel is looking for another housemate! And the best part of this is it's less than two kilometers away from the office so I can walk to and from work!

Hope springs eternal.

My boyfriend went with me to SM Makati last Friday after work so I could get new things for my new temporary home. I got a mattress, sheets, pillows, a blanket, an electric fan, and these plates and bowls and glass in my favorite color scheme. I also got a coffee mug and saucer with hibiscus prints to add contrast.

They're so pretty and I am so excited to use them!

One thing I forgot about living independently though is how expensive it is. Not only did I need to get these stuff, I also need to get storage for my clothes, hangers, and a new set of toiletries. The expenses just keep on piling up and I'm so stressed about budgeting. I just need to remind myself these are growing pains and I'll regain my [financial] footing in a couple of months.

J also drove me to the condo after so we could bring these in preparation for my moving in. It was actually my first time to see it and I think it's a bit small since I'll be sharing with five other girls including my cousin Rosabel. But I guess unless I have enough funds to rent a unit on my own then I can't complain. Heh. Anyway, I won't be staying there long since I'll be in the office for the most part. As with all other things in life, I'll make it work. ;)

I am looking forward to not having to wake up at 4:30 AM to catch my morning ride AND falling in line for more than an hour for a van to get home!

However, I am not looking forward to subsisting in noodles and fast-food so I really need to learn how to cook!

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