Choice of furniture & growing up

I’m in love with my new Secretary! Wow, that sounded a bit wrong but by secretary, I don’t mean an “administrative assistant” but a piece of furniture called a secretary.

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So what is a Secretary?

It’s like a commode with a pull-out desk. It’s practical for people who don’t have much space at home and, most importantly, for cat mammies like me! See, I can simply hide my workspace by closing the desk up and hiding my stuff inside whenever I leave for maybe a bathroom break or making myself a cup of coffee without the fear of my kitties ruining my things or knocking them down.


Secretary VS Vanity

I have been wanting a Vanity for as long as I can remember. My wife and I have been meaning to get me one but I seem to have always pushed it aside for another time. Something just didn’t feel right about getting one. But as soon as I came up with the idea to get a Secretary instead, I told my wife and we drove straight to IKEA. I don’t regret not getting a vanity, I guess I’ve just grown out of it. I just don’t feel like a princess sitting-at-her-desk-admiring-herself-in-the-mirror anymore. At 25, I feel like I’m still growing up a great deal and only realising it now.

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Nothing against this vanity table, though, but the lack of storage space would have been a really bad idea now that I think about it.

I started this post a few months back and I decided to just keep the old photos featured (see GIF above). But over the past months I’ve made a few finishing touches on it to make it feel more like it’s mine.

I replaced the old map with this one
Topped with a wall clock I got from my sister for Christmas

Just Weihnachtsmarkt Things

We had a visitor on the start of this year’s advent and we thought, what better way to see Berlin this time of the year than with all the sparkling lights of the most visited Weihnachtsmärkte (Christmas Markets) in the city?


Locals have told me that the Weihnachtsmarkt in the front yard of Charlottenburg Palace has got to be the most charming one in the city. Just see for yourself!

A hot cup of Lumumba (hot chocolate with a shot of rum) from Weihnachtsmarkt vor dem Schloss Charlottenburg

And this ridiculously big sparkling tree in front of the casino near Potsdamer Platz.


And to all Filipinos out there who can’t be home for Christmas, there’s this booth (located at the corner closest to KFC) at Weihnachtsmarkt an der Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche to help with the homesickness. But this of course also goes to everyone out there who wants a taste of Filipino cuisine. Please try the Banana Balls!