November 2017

April 30, 2018 No comments

november 2017 photodiary | chainyan.co
November last year. It was alright, for the most part. This is what it looked like through my phone.

november 2017 photodiary | chainyan.co
november 2017 photodiary | chainyan.co
november 2017 photodiary | chainyan.co
November marked one month and a half since Ame started recovering from his mysterious illness. It took weeks of handfeeding him wet food (that had to be heated up because he wouldn't touch food straight out of the fridge), but we finally got him to eat on his own. By the end of November, he'd already gotten back most of the weight he lost.

november 2017 photodiary | chainyan.co
november 2017 photodiary | chainyan.co
november 2017 photodiary | chainyan.co
november 2017 photodiary | chainyan.co
There was this one week in November when it kept raining on and off, so it sometimes got really cold in the apartment. This was the daily situation during that time.

november 2017 photodiary | chainyan.co
november 2017 photodiary | chainyan.co
The kitty family we'd been taking care of outside kept warm by huddling like this. We used to keep the kittens inside a box so the mama cat would be able to visit them anytime. But after a certain incident where we spent almost two hours drenched in the rain looking for one of the kittens (she got stuck underneath a car), we started keeping the kittens inside a carrier. We would only let them out to nurse from time to time, but never unsupervised.

november 2017 photodiary | chainyan.co
Finally some sun! Mama cat taking a nap while sunbathing.

november 2017 photodiary | chainyan.co
I took this chance to take photos of the kitty siblings so we could put them up for adoption.

november 2017 photodiary | chainyan.co
november 2017 photodiary | chainyan.co
A new kitty friend. She always comes by when it's feeding time.

november 2017 photodiary | chainyan.co
november 2017 photodiary | chainyan.co
november 2017 photodiary | chainyan.co
There's this place in BF Resort that we would frequent for late night bangsilog (breakfast at night!), but for a time last year, the place would always be closed whenever we checked. We were surprised to see them re-open in November, but with a brand new look. Seems like the place was bought out by someone and then renovated. It looks super nice for a place that serves meals for less than P100! They even have a Facebook Page now!

november 2017 photodiary | chainyan.co
Last year's Christmas installation at SM Southmall + my favorite flowers 💜

november 2017 photodiary | chainyan.co
The highlight of November for me! Earlier that month, Aian and I commissioned our super talented friend Chichi for two paintings. Aian's was of Harleth, a character from his story, Echofreak. (You can see the commissioned piece here.) And mine was of....well, me, basically. _(:3」∠)_ For the longest time, I'd been wanting to commission Chichi for a portrait of myself for the blog, and I finally got to do so in November. I asked Chichi to add my favorite purple hydrangeas to the background, just because. I was so happy when the painting finally got delivered to our home. I mean, look at it! It's SO PRETTY. Putting aside the fact that it's a painting of my face (LOL), there's a reason why that painting made me so happy. You see, the latter half of 2017 wasn't a very good time for me. I already talked a bit about this in a previous post. I was dealing with a lot of personal issues then, particularly with my self-esteem. I was at a really low point, and couldn't even look at myself at the mirror anymore. One of the things that helped me ~snap out of it~, so to say, was this painting. I looked at it and thought, "ah, so Chichi sees me in this way". The thought that I could look this cute in the eyes of someone else made me feel very warm inside. That really helped me start to get back on my feet. I only meant to use this painting as a profile photo for the blog, but it turned out to mean something more. I plan to buying a nice frame for it in the future 💜

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