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✱ Work. Hay. I’m feeling super duper tired from work. There’s just too many things to do and they’re piling up uncontrollably on my lap! I can’t seem to be able to finish a project lately and it feels bad. Well, I haven’t been feeling so good about work lately and it’s already feedback season haaay. 🙁

✱ Three weeks ago my dad and sister tested positive for covid so they had to quarantine themselves. My parents are both fully vaccinated already but my sister hasn’t had a single shot yet. Thank God it’s only mild. My dad experienced fever, cough, colds, loss of taste and smell. My sister had the same symptoms plus rashes which made everyone panic. The doctor said the rashes are possibly an immune response and should go away as they go on with the treatment. And it sure did. Now they’re doing okay. My sister is back to work (wfh) but they’re still not listed as fully recovered. 

A bunch of things that made me happy lately

✱ This black silicon Kindle case I got form Lazada. It took 10 days to get delivered but it’s worth it cos it’s so cute specially with my latte popsocket on!

✱ Our airfryer! My husband gifted me an airfryer and I’m loving it! Thought it would be helpful for eating healthy but as it turns I’m cooking a lot more now cos it’s more convenient, plus I can bake now too so there goes the mandatory muffin and cakes being added to our “healthy” diet haha. 

I’ll probably do a Youtube review someday, when I’ve gotten the hang of it. I already have a bunch of cons to discuss but ultimately it’s been great cooking with this! 

✱ Milk Lab. I’ve been seeing this a lot on socmed and CHB. They say it’s the best milk for your coffee. You know I only take my coffee black so I never really considered this. Until I bought a kilo of coffee that didn’t taste good in plain black. I thought adding milk could save it so at least I gotta get the best out there haha. Actually I just needed an excuse to try it. So yun.

Well, the hype is real! It really tastes good. It froths well, unlike other milk brands that are too bubbly and not foamy. This one tastes divine. It’s really good for coffee. But as a plain cold full cream milk? There are better options (ie. Pure & Best!) hehe.

It’s pricey though and you can only order online. It’s ₱234 in 3’s plus shipping so it comes out at around ₱90/L. Grand Nourriture is the official distributor and they ship really fast. 

Anyway. This is a very happy discovery for me but the phase didn’t last, hindi sustainable for me haha. Ang gastos maadik sa Milk Lab no eh automatic drip coffee maker lang meron ako. Hassle pa magprepare I have to warm the milk then froth. If I want another cup, same procedure. It’s time consuming haha. But the drink is super good so it’s kindof worth it. Specially with drizzled caramel sauce from Torani! Aaaaahh

I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to go back to enjoying black coffee after being blown away by such good homemade latte, but I when I made myself a cup of black this morning… aaaahh, iba parin yung feeling, yung aroma, hindi indulgent, lasang lasa mo yung kape. It’s all in the grounds talaga. So I’ll most probably give away whatever’s left of the bad batch I got and go back to drinking plain black coffee, specifically Basilio’s Muni-muni blend hehe.

✱ Yeah I guess that’s it. Ah! I got dual monitors now at home thanks to our local IT who sent in my docking station. Just in time for this testing project I have that requires multiple monitors haha yeyy?

✱ Haaay Lord. Hope everything will be okay. I want to take a good long break, it’s already our anniversary month and with MECQ persisting, we can’t go to Baguio na huhu.