07/ 10/ 2015



Couch potatoes are the kind you see on the couch,I’m that species you see in the house, totally opposite of what I was 20 years ago. Weekends in college meant to dawdle, I used to ride a jeepney or a bus to an unplanned destination,but was too broke to leave the city limits.I used to attend weddings at churches I wasn’t invited to,I would dress up to blend in ,sit at the very back of the church to both admire and criticize the bride’s dress and the entourage, Manila Cathedral was my favorite spot. I have been to all the malls in Metro Manila in the 90’s, but was way too broke back then to take home the stuff my eyes would fancy. I used to wander at parks, I was a regular at the Luneta park and break waters,it was my broke way of convincing myself I was in Malibu or the Central park. I loved hanging out at the National library,not to read but to look at the people coming and leaving and make up stories about them in my head. I never said NO to parties,clubbing and out-of-town trips specially when they’re free.

Two decades later money is no longer an issue to explore beyond the city limits,but aging did something to me,it did not only bring wrinkles ,it brought a sense of something I can’t fathom. Suddenly,I love staying HOME. I work out here,sleep,dine,shop,watch,laugh,teach,scream,dance,live,laugh and love,love it here. It’s the irony of life I guess,when I was restless I was broke, I’m not rich but not broke either, but the lust for going out has faded,or do I feel too old to try,or did I become a different person over the years of being broke?

Or maybe because I found the perfect spot to carry on a different adventure without leaving the comforts of our home. Or maybe, I became the first diagnosed case of HOME potato.

Setting:Philippines in the 90’s,a post dedicated to MHCN class’97

Thanx for visiting my blog,xoxo.

27 responses to “FIRST CASE OF HOUSE POTATO”

  1. Your posts are so nice..love the way you write..<3 I love being a house potato

    Have a lovely weekend <3


  2. Alina says:

    I love being a home potato 🙂 home is where my family & my whole life is now… I’m not the young teenager that hated staying indoors for 2 mins anymore, so I now enjoy the more quite life (I guess you could say) with my partner & my daughter 😀 x

    Beauty with charm

  3. Oh gosh I wish I could be a couch potato sometimes as I am so busy. And love the yellow jacket!

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  4. Lily Rose says:

    I kinda get what you’re talking about here. I think technology is part of it. Now, you can shop online, everything is delivered straight to your door. THere’s Netflix, Hulu, there’s Kindle to read at the comfort of your home. You can even get grocery delivered. So there’s no need to get out anymore. 20 years means a lot of things have changed, so it’s just a different life style you adapted. I was different while in high school and college too, and that was only a few years back. My bf and I would jump the fence to swim in random apartment complex fancy pools, which we no longer do.

    This was a nice post, I got to look back at the fun things we did in the past. It’s not a bad thing to be at home all the time now (for me and you both). But I’m certainly reminded that sometimes going outside is also a great thing to do!


    • Bing says:

      Hahaha Awesome Lily Rose,jump over the fence to swim in random apartments,that would be something I would do 20 years ago, super Im in tears,brings me back to more of my crazy adventures,you just inspired my next post Lily,Thank you.

  5. Woooohhh i miss PH too and the simple life way back I was in college
    Love this cute look on you
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  6. Yvonne says:

    I think we all eventually grow to become a bit home potato-ish. I haven’t graduated from uni for 20 years, but still I do enjoy staying home much more than when I was in my uni years. 😉


  7. April Nunez says:

    What a nice outfit, love the blazer. Yay!

    April of: https://beybiapril.wordpress.com
    Instagram: @aprilnunezzz

  8. Love your adventurous spirit! Stay adventurous – money or not 🙂

    xx Yasmin

  9. LENPARENT says:

    You have amazing photos!!! Great styling gorgeous!

  10. MAHRYSKA says:

    hahaha i love this post. i can so relate!!
    love your blazer btw..
    back to sending my love from the sandpit…

  11. Haha I was always a home potato but now that I’m older even more 🙂 You look gorgeous. Wow that is an amazing tree 🙂

    xx glamdevils.com / miasmode.blogspot.com

  12. Tega Enai says:

    I guess as we grow older we change. Our thoughts, definition of fun, some times even our friends. I guess that’s Just the irony.
    You write so beautifully well.

    Have a great day sweetie!
    Tega Enai

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