Sunday, April 17, 2016

I Am Officially A Graduate

A gift for God and for my family. I couldn't be more thankful!

Pokemons! (L-R: Deanne, Bridge, Karmel and Alyanna)

I love my fashion. Kidding! It's actually our traditional code during graduation: to wear the pink skirt underneath our toga.


My highschool friend and our second graduation together!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Panda + Barney

 Had a good day with this fluffy one. We went out for lunch at Bannapple (Their pasta Jacintha is delish. A must try!) and stayed at a coffee shop and watched a movie and just relaxed! We went out of the urban area, away from all the stress and crowd for a while.

I was goofing around taking candid shots.

I'm not camera shy.. Well, half yes half no. I just couldn't project a good pose. See? UGH.

I think this is the nicest photo I had.

More crazy days to come with this one!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Topic: Learning In Love

Last night, I received a message. It was a link to a photo on Facebook about a knowing if you're with the right partner. I had a hard time opening the file but it all went smoothly. The words were striking. They were moving and sensible. The speaker clearly knows what he's talking about. I then googled the story, in the hopes of finding the mystery speaker but I failed. Rather, I found out that it happened last January 2013. I'm not an expert speech-giver, but I do appreciate speeches and talks. So I'll share with you this story I had read.


During a seminar, a woman asked,“ How do I know if I am with the right person?”

The author then noticed that there was a large man sitting next to her so he said, “It depends. Is that your partner?” 
In all seriousness, she answered “How did you know?”
“Let me answer this question because the chances are good that it’s weighing on your mind." replied the author.

Here’s the answer:

Every relationship has a cycle… In the beginning; you fall in love with your partner. You anticipate their calls, want their touch, and like their idiosyncrasies. Falling in love wasn’t hard. In fact, it was a completely natural and spontaneous experience. You didn’t have to DO anything. That’s why it’s called "falling” in love.

People in love sometimes say, I was swept of my feet. Picture the expression. It implies that you were just standing there; doing nothing, and then something happened TO YOU.

Falling in love is a passive and spontaneous experience. But after a few months or years of being together, the euphoria of love fades. It’s a natural cycle of EVERY relationship.

Slowly but surely, phone calls become a bother (if they come at all), touch is not always welcome (when it happens), and your spouse’s idiosyncrasies, instead of being cute, drive you nuts. The symptoms of this stage vary with every relationship; you will notice a dramatic difference between the initial stage when you were in love and a much duller or even angry subsequent stage.

At this point, you and/or your partner might start asking, “Am I with the right person?” And as you reflect on the euphoria of the love you once had, you may begin to desire that experience with someone else. This is when relationships breakdown.

The key to succeeding in a relationship is not finding the right person; it’s learning to love the person you found.

People blame their partners for their unhappiness and look outside for fulfillment. Extramarital fulfillment comes in all shapes and sizes.

Infidelity is the most common. But sometimes people turn to work, a hobby, friendship, excessive TV, or abusive substances. But the answer to this dilemma does NOT lie outside your relationship. It lies within it.

I’m not saying that you couldn’t fall in love with someone else. You could. And TEMPORARILY you’d feel better. But you’d be in the same situation a few years later.

Because (listen carefully to this)

The key to succeeding in a relationship is not finding the right person; it’s learning to love the Person you found.

SUSTAINING love is not a passive or spontaneous experience. You have to work on it day in and day out. It takes time, effort, and energy. And most importantly, it demands WISDOM. You have to know WHAT TO DO to make it work. Make no mistake about it.

Love is NOT a mystery. There are specific things you can do (with or without your partner), just as there are physical laws of the universe (such as gravity), there are also laws for relationships. If you know how to apply these laws, the results are predictable.

Love is therefore a “decision”. Not just a feeling.

Remember this always: the universe determines who walks into your life. It is up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go!

Words that describe love - what do you think?

Monday, January 4, 2016

Kapitolyo Venture

Two days ago we decided to go to Pasig to have Jap's haircut. She's been having her hair done at Beaufort Salon in Sagad, Pasig. So getting her done wasn't time consuming and the travel time was normal. After her haircut, we went to ventured for Kanto Freestyle Breakfast. This is not your typical street corner eatery because they serve gourmet syle. They are not the typical American air-conditioned restaurants; they serve Filipino-American dishes that woo customers. Plus, they don't sell expensive dishes, they don't have a fancy place but rather, they invested in the quality and style of dishes they wish to serve the public. We stayed at the Kanto for an hour or so because I ordered an extra rice and we still have mixed berry pancakes to finish! The dishes were so good I crave for more!

Next stop: Gastro Park, Kapitolyo, Pasig. This food park is a wonder to me. They have stalls of variety of snacks and drinks like prawns, nitrogen ice cream, raspberry juice and more. You can never go wrong with food!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Bid Goodbye 2015, Say Hello 2016!

The year 2015 is the year where things became unpredictable, and heartbreaking; some were regretful, some were beyond expectations: there are tragic events but were resolved. I'm thankful that it all went the way they are now. If it didn't, I would not understand the art of maturity a person has to learn.

 Deanne - my ultimate bestie. Why so? Because I know that when I need her, she'll be there. Like other friends, we are not that close like Bananas and Pajamas. She's one step ahead of me and I know it. She is that good and I'm proud of her.

Karmie - the big time caring friend; always there to catch the falling star. She's literally the "everything buddy" and trust me, she'll take you to Starbucks whenever you want some chit-chats! It's funny because she once scared me when we were in first year college, second semester.

Alyanna (third girl from the left) - I find her the sophisticated one. She seems quiet but when you're in the funny conversation with the group, you'll be caught off guard. Don't get lost by looks!

Bridge (fourth from the right) - Hmm. What to say but you're jokes, sometimes sells. Don't get me wrong, some were corny but some sells when you shock me. I know you would be reading this so I'm telling you, you either say YES to Magnum or NO to more chances. 

This above photo is a great memory of how happy we all were to see each other. It's a photo that reminds me of having the last year at my university, a memorable one; that it will not have a boring ending. 

Took this photo of my four girlfriends - site at Ayala Triangle, Makati City. This is the yearly "Dancing Lights" shown during holiday season. 

My main for six years and almost seven years now - Faye.

Lola Erlo is how I call her. I bumped into her at the movie house and I was ecstatic to see her after long months of no contact because of our busy schedule.

Thank you for coming into my life! :) (kinikilig ka naman. LOL)

Museum Visit Part I with Jap!

Dancing Lights 2015

One day outdoor night movie showing at Bonifacio High Street. This wasn't how I took it but I'm happy on how it turned out

First legitimate Christmas Party at my internship.

 Momma was opening her gifts and I said, 'Momma look! Smile!!" and click.

 2015 - 2016

That is why this year of 2016, may it be more challenging and still be more likely to be amazing. It doesn't have to be the way I always wanted, but rather, may it help me strengthen my hope of achieving a pinnacle of my goals. Why? Because this year, I will be graduating, not to mention the efforts I had put into it to be where I am now. This year I will turn twenty-one - meaning it's the coming of age where independence is really put into actions. It will be a huge step for me; into becoming the lady He molded me to be.

First photo of the year!!!

So 2016, bring it on!