One of my favorite episodes in Miranda is “Holiday,” where, when goaded by her friends and family about not being cool and wild, impulsively declared that she’s going on a weekend getaway to Thailand. When she gets home though, instead of booking a flight, she booked a room at the hotel right around the corner.
Disclaimer: I was invited by the hotel to stay overnight at their property, free of charge.
Since I work from home, and have enrolled all my bills to online banking, there is very little reason for me to leave my house. When cabin fever hits, I venture out of my cave, and make sure to schedule everything in one day, so that I won’t have to go out again until the following week (or at least I try to). That’s why for the past couple of dinner invites from friends who work and live in Makati, I opted to book an apartment in Makati to save the hassle of having to rush back home to work. I also made sure that it’s right before I’m flying out, so I’m nearer to the airport.
Over the last couple of years, I’ve gotten hooked on watching YouTube videos, specifically the ones produced by Buzzfeed. I particularly love the videos where they try different food from around the world — I enjoy seeing them get squeamish about food that’s unfamiliar.