Fully Booked: The Best Place in BGC

It wasn’t one of my best days today, so I walked around aimlessly during my break at work.

I found myself walking towards Fully Booked in Bonifacio High Street.

If you love books and journals, this bookstore is heaven.

 

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It’s my favorite bookstore so far.

There is a librarian with a pink cat painted on a pile of books that would make you say “Sshh!” to anyone noisy there. Well, not really… but she does look menacing.

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I ended up buying some color pens for my journal.

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I also browsed through the books on sale and got one that looked interesting.

It has this written on the back:

In a post-apocalyptic world, telepaths are common, but young Starn had no trace of telepathic ability, and was persecuted by those who had the talent—until he discovered he possessed an even more unusual ability.

A criminal mastermind has been captured by the Space Patrol, and a Patrol ship is carrying him to a prison planet. Escape seems impossible, but he has a secret weapon. It’s only water—but water with a very unusual property.

In the afterlife, it turns out that one’s existence is dependent on being remembered by the living. As you are forgotten, you shrink. How do you avoid this? Why, hire an unearthly public relations firm, of course.

These stories and more, including two full-length novels, fill a large volume of entertaining space adventure and humorous fantasy Inventive by a writer noted for original ideas developed with a sardonic wit.

One of these days, I’m going back for a notebook that looks pretty cool.

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Meal Planning

One of the consequences of living by yourself is this: LACK OF FOOD.

I realized that 5 minutes after moving in. And reality sinks in each time my stomach rumbles. I have nothing to eat here.

This carries me through a cycle with several stages.

Stage 1 – Brainstorming

  • Staring into space thinking What to eat? What to eat? 
  • Ransacking through my apartment
  • Thinking I can order some food
  • Remembering that I cant afford to order food
  • Deciding to go out and get food

Stage 2 – Wandering

  • Walking around the neighborhood
  • Looking for a place to buy food
  • Seeing something I like
  • Wondering if I can get something else
  • Moving on

Stage 3 – Decision-making

  • Making sure that what I would buy is within my budget
  • Settling to buy food that’s most convenient to eat at the time
  • Going back home

I kept this cycle because I’m still saving up for a fridge. I keep thinking, I’m going to have better eating habits when I have stock and I can cook.

I have come to a point when I just need to put my foot down.

It. Has. Got. To. Stop.

Hence, I started a Meal Planner.

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It’s difficult to think of meals that would help me have a balanced diet.

This is what I’m looking for in food:

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The only way for me to save a bit is to plan my meals ahead instead of buying whatever comes to mind when I have a budget.

I wrote down some dishes to get me started with this.

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With this meal planning, I’ll have to study how to cook.

Man, I’m sure this would be harder than I think.