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Friday, September 5, 2014

#lovethoughts@1am

I had a deep realization at 1 a.m. this morning while desperately trying to sleep... and I sent this message to my usual GM (group message group):

"I was staring at the heart pierced by an arrow emoji/emoticon in my phone, and near it is the heart that's broken in the middle... and I got into a reflection mode (hahaha) and realized the connection between the two!!!

What I think about it is... Maybe people inlove are portrayed with a heart struck by an arrow because just like any other thing pierced in your heart, it leaves cracks, holes, bruises. And just like being inlove, you have to expect that along with the love, the possibility of pain goes along with it... And unfortunately, sometimes, too much love and too deep a piercing of the arrow, will break your heart in two."

#lovethoughts@1am

Monday, September 1, 2014

Random Art by Faye

The past few days I've been so excited to try out and borrow a drawing tablet that my sister's classmate lent to Ken (my sister's close friend who's been living with us in our apartment). I've been waiting to get my hands on the gadget and draw and see what it's capable of. Good thing Ken was using it last night to make her project, so nakisingit lang ako while she was resting and reading a book.

All I can say is... it's really awesome!!! Pasensyahan ang newbie. It's cool to actually see what you draw translate itself to the computer. 

Here is my cartoon self saying hello...
 My name hehehe
 And I wrote YAY because I want to have that attitude every single day because God has given us all the reasons to celebrate.
Okay, so that's just it. A glimpse of my artistic side. Hahaha. Artistic2x rin ako paminsan-minsan. :)


XOXO,


Thursday, August 28, 2014

T.M.I. on that Time of the Month

WARNING: THIS POST MAY BE TOO T.M.I FOR YOU

Wearing formal wear today because I was supposed to have passport-sized pictures taken for PRC requirements. Unfortunately, I had the dreaded period today which sucked cause I always have BAD dysmenorrhea + BAD BAD mood swings. Hahahahaha! It was very unexpected because I have very irregular cycles and I usually skip 2 months on the average (Have to get myself checked soon).  I was crouched on the seats and lying down awhile ago so you can imagine how torturous that was to me. To make the long story short, I never really got to have pictures taken today... Sigh.

I'm smiling in the photo and feeling pretty but I'm really just sitting here in the office, seething like a dragon at my cramped and painful abdomen. Guess I have to skip classes tonight. Bummer.

Beyond the Doubt

Luke 7:18-28 was set prior to John the Baptist's execution. Here we find John calling two of his disciples to go to Jesus and ask Him: "Art Thou that should come? Or we look for another?" In other words, their question was, "Are you truly the Messiah?" It's quite shocking to me to read this story because, first,  John the Baptist (according to Sunday School stories and messages) was always portrayed as a courageous, determined messenger who was prophesied to prepare the way of the Lord. Second, I never heard about him doubting and desperately trying to seek assurance that Jesus is truly the Savior.

Since it was so unexpected, the thought of it struck me so hard. Isaiah 40:3 (KJV) proclaims: "The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.". In relation to that, Malachi 3:1 (KJV) states that "Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts." He was a man who was DEEMED to specifically set the stage for Christ's ministry on earth. He was written about long before he was ever born to do such an important work. Considering all these special things about this man, we most probably (I'm sure you do) regard him as strong and unmovable in his faith and belief. That's the thing about reading about a "character" in the Bible I guess, we tend to attribute such great traits (sometimes they seem to not be real people) and forget that, in fact, they are just humans -- that were GREATLY used by God. Samson, for example, was a man of literal strength; Esther, a woman of true beauty; Mary, a willing damsel to be used as an instrument for God's greater plan... all of them, were just like you and me. People. They could feel pain and heartache. They could feel happiness. They get hungry. They get jealous, They get sleepy. They feel love. But most of all, people feel fear -- fear that "what if what we've believed in is not true?" That's why we have doubts... and John the Baptist had that tinge of doubt a short while before he was to die.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Comfort Food for the Crazy Woman

One of the many things (a.k.a food) that perked my mood up this week. I don't know if the stress is getting too much to me or I just needed some comfort food to outshine my NEGA-star aura.


P.S. Leaving in a while to go to Carbon and make some bridal shower decorations. Woohooo

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Stressed look

Setting up my camp here in the apartment. That's my after review face. And I have no words cause my brain is so dry right now. Hehehe. Hence the short sentences.

Thank You Lord for the provision of strength, good health, replenishment, knowledge and grace enough to last the day. ☺

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Stolen shot by Jireh Joy Labrador
I miss being able to share my thoughts. I miss the feeling of writing for hours and hours, or randomly jotting down a little note from an unexpected insight I got -- then write about it. My blog drafts have already been piling up and I've been gathering up the motivation to actually finish and publish them. Other than that, I've been writing in my notebook about moments or people that truly changed my life in their own little ways. The cloud of the upcoming exam has been looming around the past few months... and when the day it dissipates finally comes, I'll be so happy to share my whole experience with you, among other things. For the meantime, I'll just be sharing a few snippets of what's happening from time to time.

I'll be joining my first real live review class later tonight! Right now I'm reading up and reviewing cause we'd probably be having a pre-test. My body also needs a nap cause I've been sleeping so late the past few days due to World Missions Conference preparations (We've been manually sewing our group's flags the past few days and I'm so happy that all 8 of them are finished yay) and my stupid compulsions to waste time on the internet (UGH. You always regret it later.) for hours and hours... plus my dad woke me up early this morning because we needed to go to the office early. Huhuhuhuhuhu. Okay, bye. I need to study and rest!!!! Just wanted to update everyone. :-)

Goodbye for now!!! xoxo

Monday, August 4, 2014

Going Home

A few hours from now I'll be flying back to the Queen City of the South! There's no feeling like going back to a place that you've totally fallen in love with -- a place that you can actually call HOME. Currently, I'm printing some handouts from the internet that I could read and kill time with while waiting for my flight... it's 84 days to go till the big day!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Packages

The package I was waiting for a couple of months has finally arrived!!! Can't really believe that I'd feel a lot of different emotions just by receiving something... but yeah, I can finally say that it's official. The waiting and wandering is slowly coming to an end.

I still feel a sort of "hangover" from being in the hospital for about a week due to my second bout with dengue. (Hay nako.) I lost a solid week worth of reviewing that was supposed to be finished in that period of time, but di keri. My mind says, "Yes!!!!" but my body says "No!!!". Anyway, there's a lot of catching up to do, considering the board exam is less than a 100 days away. I'm really really happy that this package arrived so I can have the push I need in my life. Hahahaha. I'll be back in Cebu in a couple of days and I'm ecstatic and a little bit anxious over the fact that I would have lots of responsibilities to juggle again with my commitments to the Lord and with my studies... now I'm ready to face them head on. Still praying though for that added wisdom, strength, and grace to carry on!

xoxo

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Eat Out: Sagingrepablik

What is your favorite fruit? Apples? Mangoes? Durian? Watermelon? If you ask me, my favorite fruit is banana! It's the best -- you can eat it with icecream, in a shake, on top of a sandwich with Nutella, have it cooked and served as minatamis/pinatamis (cooked banana with caramelized sugar), eat it as banana cue, or even just bring it as a snack on its own. It's really awesome!

So... it was really exciting to hear about a new concept restaurant here in Davao which boasts of everything banana from its rice meals to its bread and other desserts which they call "Sagingese Cuisine". The name of the restaurant? Sagingrepablik. My girlfriends and I decided to eat here because it was new to all of us and we wanted to try the hype!
It's exterior and interiors are very industrial and modern.


Really cool lighting

Monday, July 14, 2014

Life's Candid Moments

Time flies so fast! These photos were taken almost a year ago, and I've only gone through them again yesterday while I was cleaning out my files. Since some of them are "throwback" material already, I decided to post-process them in black and white to give them a sort of vintage feel. :) I really love these photos because they're candid (Most of the time I was too awkward so buti nalang the stolen shots turned out better than the ones were we posed!) Mak and I don't have a lot of photos together so it's really something special to have things like this to treasure. Having a small photo session can be such a great idea for a cheap but worth it date. In our case, Mak asked his sister and her friends to come and be our photographers. They did well! Hahaha!



Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cliche


“Coming back is the thing that enables you to see how all the dots in your life are connected, how one decision leads you another, how one twist of fate, good or bad, brings you to a door that later takes you to another door, which aided by several detours--long hallways and unforeseen stairwells--eventually puts you in the place you are now.” - Anne Patchett

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Right Balance

It has just been days after another major life transition for me. Being back home right now is another different experience. About a month ago I was here for leisure and fun, but this time around, it's all for different reasons. 

First of all, I'm currently studying for Psychometrician Board Exams this October and it's a lie if I tell you that I'm not scared. Believe me, I am terrified. It's actually the first EVER board exam so it gives me so much anxiety considering other people have not tried taking the same exam before. The great thing about it is, I am hopeful. This is just one of the opportunities that I can claim God's working in my life. Humanly speaking, we fail to believe God's power in the things we do. Board Exam? For God, it's easy peasy. It's nothing compared to all His wondrous Creation. He made the whole world, how much more pass an exam? It's easy to say things like this and too hard to actually apply it in my life. But just as Paul claimed, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." 

Parang ganito ang peg hahaha!
Second, I'm here to watch over my little sister and my cousin as my parents are away for a few weeks for work. Mama-duties daw! I take them to school everyday, I feed them, wash and iron uniforms, clean the house... you get the picture. It's unexpectedly enjoyable and fulfilling plus we're doing reflection activities and devotionals every night because it's very important for all of us in the house to grow in grace and faith! It's also very crucial to teenagers because they're subject to a lot of different temptations, influences, and hormones so what better way to ward these off than with the Word of God. :) It's my little ministry here in Davao so I'm praying that God will use me in the best that I can. 

This is what I've been juggling the past week, and I'm truly praying for the right balance in everything! 

xoxo

Images from:  http://stuffpoint.com/k-on/image/412653/yui-studying-wallpaper/; 
http://www.yurto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/kids-walking-to-school-with-parent.jpg

Saturday, May 17, 2014

DIY | 3D Paper Diamonds

"Big girls need diamonds." That's a quote from world-renowned actress, Elizabeth Taylor. You can see it everywhere. Kim Kardashian's enormous $8.8 million diamond ring, not to mention Elizabeth Taylor herself, who loved all things sparkly! She even wrote a book entitled "My Love Affair With Jewelry". I mean, who wouldn't want to have a diamond? It's a girl's bestfriend!

For the meantime that I don't own something diamond that is actually made out of CARBON and taken out of the ground, my sister and I did some DIY 3D diamonds out of a few sheets of construction paper. A girl can dream, right? Hehe! This little arts and crafts by the way is part of my 2014 resolutions (here) and it's in #3 on my list! :-)
Photo from http://www.minieco.co.uk/3d-paper-diamonds/
I have always been dreaming to be an origami guru... but I have never yet mastered the art of paper folding! (I guess sometimes I lack the patience *sigh*) So we went for a ready made diamond template that we found on Pinterest (here) and tried it for ourselves! The full instructions are on minieco.co.uk and you can print a dotted-lined template or a dotted-line-free one! We used the dotted-line-free template since it had bold lines that we could use as guides in folding.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Eat Out: Miko's Brew in Tagum City


My bestfriend and I were on a mission yesterday to travel 2 hours away from Davao City to process a needed document. We headed 55 kilometers up north, to Tagum City! (Yes, malayo pinuntahan namin just to avoid long lines in Davao). We rode a non-aircon bus from Ecoland Terminal and that cost 70.00 php. However, the trip was kinda long because it kept on stopping for passengers every now and then. The last time I was in Tagum was still in 4th year high school, and it's pretty cool to kind of explore the place without the confines of a school bus! As a sidetrip from our "adult processing duties", we planned to go out and have desserts in Miko's Brew. One of our close friends suggested that we go and visit-- and visit we did!
Royal Palm Trees along Daang Maharlika
To get there (and anywhere in Tagum), you can ride their color-coded tricycles for a minimum fare of 9.00 php. Drivers actually ask you where you're headed to before you ride so make sure the driver clearly heard what you said because we experienced being brought to a different place because the driver didn't hear it right! I guess most tricycle drivers are familiar with Miko's Brew so it's fairly easy to get there.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Late Night

Hi!!!! It's been quite a while since I've last published something here! I've actually been doing a lot of things over the summer and still getting the hold of balancing things out. So here I am, fresh grad and unemployed, but sitting pretty at the moment muna! I'm actually studying Karen Horney's theory of personality right now and 2 pages more I'll be done with my goals for today! :-)

If you're ever wondering why I'm still studying when I've just finished school... Well, I'll save that for another post. For the meantime, eto ako feel na feel ang moment while studying with church clothes and a bit of make-up on. It's gonna be a long night! #InspiredMagStudy Goodnight and happy mother's day to your mommies! <3

xoxo,
Faye

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Photo Diary: Road to Graduation

The undergraduate research forum: It was such a roller-coaster experience. We got nominated as candidates for best research paper. Only 6 out of the 10 in the list were to defend again in the research forum and we really wished that we would not be part of the 6. Mysterious as God is, He gave us the opportunity to talk again about our research despite not really wanting it in the first place. It was such a fun experience because most of our blockmates where there to support and cheer for us! We won 3rd place! It was so surprising because if you knew the journey we've gone through with our thesis, we really didn't expect something really good to come out of it. Nevertheless, Glory be to God for all the surprises! I guess we really underestimated ourselves and was blinded of the potential our group has.
A pic with our adviser, Sir Niel Kintanar
Random hang-outs with #MejClingy! Imagine 30+ of us walking around and eating at one place just because we're clingy like that!
Photo by Rachel Aquino

Friday, March 14, 2014

Lifelines

I just came home from a recently concluded overnight batch retreat! We had it in the middle of finals week so it allowed all of us to just relax for a moment and think about our life -- past, present, and future. One of the activities we had was to make a LIFELINE. What usually comes up first in our minds is "people or things where we depend on in difficult situations", or "Who Wants To Be A Millionare" game strategies! However, for our activity, the facilitator meant was to create our own life timelines (thus LIFELINES) that has all our most significant happy and sad experiences. We were given a blank sheet of paper and an hour to do the activity.

For my lifeline, my starting point was when I was in Grade 3, since I think that's what I can really recall from my childhood. Grade 3 because after that year, my family left Davao to transfer to Cebu. During that time, it was pretty weird and scary because before that, I was so accustomed to life in Davao where I had all my friends and relatives then transferring to another place where I really did not know anyone. I think that was a really significant life transition. If you will notice, we're always transferring between Cebu and Davao, but the transfers have been so much easier cause I feel like both places really feel like home to me now.

My lifeline is designed like a map, hence the dashed lines, so you can follow through.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Beginning of the End: College

After graduation pictorial
It's already the first day of March... which means it's just a matter of time till college graduation! Something negative about our thesis came up yesterday (even though we already passed our final papers for thesis defense next week), but I'm trying to see it as one of the last big PUSH I have to make before I leave university! Cons of the situation: Less sleep, thicker eyebags, stress, stress, more stress. Pros of the situation: Less chances of a screwed-up defense, and an opportunity to mature and take responsibility! Situations like these can easily make graduating students lose hope and motivation to push through, so sometimes we feel the need to learn from other people's insights and experiences (and that feeling that we're not in this alone)!

Eat Out: BFF Dinner at Simply J's





This place is definitely one of my favorite restaurants already! My bestfriend, Ken, and I decided to have one last dinner together in Cebu (for the meantime) before she heads back to Dumaguete. I have always passed by this restaurant on my drives around the city, and I've always wanted to go and visit! Buti nalang I remembered this place when we were both planning to go. As what I expected the place to be, it was really pretty, classy, and cozy! I love the lighting, the interiors, the wall colors, the chairs, the lamps... in short, everything! 

Stuffed Chicken Parcel, left; Grilled Pork Tenderloin, right
They have a great food selection too! Their menu is also easily accessible on Facebook so you can choose what you want to order beforehand! I think everything is priced reasonably and the food was really sumptuous! Check out their Facebook page here.


The ambiance was so perfect for our "medyo grown-up" BFF conversations. Experiences in retrospect have it's way of making us smile and laugh, don't they? Time flies so fast. The next time we'll be seeing each other, we will already have our respective college degrees! Naabot pa kami sa topic na, "Siguro ang ginagawa nalang kapag nagatanda (tumatanda in Filipino) noh kay magsige try-try nalang ng mga food parati." HAHAHAHA! Siguro nga.

Simply J's Cafe
Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Address: Apitong St. cor. N. Escario, 6014 Cebu City
Ways to get there thru Public Transpo: Jeepney - 14D (Escario - Ayala),
 04L (JY - Ayala), 06H (Guadalupe - Ayala), Taxi
#: 505-8315

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Creative 2014: Creative Problem Solving

For the longest time, I have been a member of Coursera.org -- a database wherein you can take free courses on topics you're interested in. It's like being in class. You will have lectures, homework, and readings, but all on a different platform, which is on the Internet. From the time I registered on the website, I was never enrolled on time in courses which I liked so I really haven't tried it.

Coincidentally last week, I checked the website and a course on "Creative Problem Solving" was about to start... so I enrolled in it! Why? It's in line with my life goals for this year, which is to be more creative! Thus, Creative 2014. You may see this in my tweets sometimes (#Creative2014) well that means I'm actually doing something to get my creative juices flowing! My professors are art and design teachers from the University of Minnesota and this course will take 7 weeks. I'm exhilarated and nervous at the same time! Exhilarated because this will be a new experience for me, nervous because doing new things scares the hell out of me (hashtag "routine" girl)

It's always great to be learning new things plus with the globalized web space we have right now, information sharing is so much easier and free! I hope you guys would also have that drive for learning! Here's to a more creative 2014! :)

P.S. 
I will have a "Do Something Different" assignment every week which I will be posting here as well! Right now, I'm still going through the lecture videos my professors put up. :-) 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Eat Out: Brunch Desserts Ice Cream Boutique

My bestfriend (Ken) and I decided to hang out a little bit more together since she'll be leaving for Dumaguete next week because her internship in Cebu is already coming to an end! It was already late in the evening so we both decided to stay somewhere near the place she's staying... so we went to St. Patrick's Square. I haven't been here before so it was an "uncharted" place for me! 

Good thing Brunch Desserts was still open at that time. We ordered Chocolate Crepe (95 php) to share with each other because everything was so impromptu, I didn't bring extra money that day! Also, we were full from dinner, so "sharing is loving" ang peg. Hehehe

The crepe was very simple. It was topped with dark chocolate syrup and chocolate icecream. There is not much to say how it compares to other crepes I've tasted in other dessert shops in Cebu, but I think it's very simple and there's nothing really special about it.

It's great that the place had a fun vibe in it since it was really cute and colorful... though I don't think it's such a nice place to study out and make projects since they charge 100 pesos or so (an hour) for plugging your laptops. 

Probably I'll be coming back here to try their Mango Tango ice cream sundae (it's their best seller). This place is definitely for those who want to stay in places that are not too crowded. Brunch Desserts is located behind St. Theresa's College, in St. Patrick's square. It's after St. Mark Hotel, if you're coming from Redemptorist. :-)
P.S. All photos are from Ken's phone! :>

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Haves and Have-nots

I Timothy 6: 7-10 (KJV)“For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”
I purposely opened this passage of Scripture tonight to remind me some very important life lessons straight from God’s Word. It specifically talks about contentment – that state of mind where you feel satisfied with what you have. I think contentment encompasses a lot of different aspects, whether it be material, physical, emotional, and spiritual. In this post, I am gonna talk more about the MATERIAL aspect.

Lately, God placed me in a situation that tested this. Our generation right now is so bombarded via media about the latest trends in fashion, gadgets, phones, bags, places, and anything under the sun! A prominent tactic for advertising is by “word-of-mouth” which is a.k.a. Instagram/Twitter/Facebook feed! It’s very easy to be updated about what’s in and what’s not cause you get to see it all the time as you keep scrolling down – bringing about feelings of covetousness and envy. I’m not saying that I haven’t fallen to this trap before. I have (a couple of times, actually). It’s just so unfortunate that it’s already so common to hear people complain about the things they don’t have, rather than appreciate what they have at the present.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Tell Me You Love Me in a Way I Would Understand

Our youth program in church today was themed around LOVE, with the title “When you fall inlove”. I didn’t get to join the ALI Lectures this year cause unfortunately my class ends very late at night during the weekdays. Of particular interest to me about our program was the discussion on the “Five Love Languages” which I think most of you know about, conceptualized by Gary Chapman. Your love language is basically how you would want your special other to express their love for you in a way that YOU would understand. This is not specifically limited to romantic relationships, but it goes out to everybody in your social context—whether it be your family, friends, neighbors, or just people you interact with from time-to-time.

The Five Love Languages are:
  1. Words of Affirmation – People with this type of love language always want to hear verbal affirmations like “I love you” and compliments (e.g. “You look great today”) as often as they can. To them, actions don’t always speak louder than words. Word of caution: Watch your tongue! Criticisms will always be hard to forget.
  2. Quality Time – Words do not hit the spot unlike pure quality time together. He/she wants your undivided attention. They enjoy hanging out and just living in the moment together.  Word of caution: Postponed dates, distractions, or the failure to listen can be particularly hurtful.
  3. Receiving Gifts – People with this love language do not necessarily mean that they are materialistic. Rather, they feel loved when they see that the person who is giving the gift put effort and thoughtfulness in the gift. These are two important aspects for them in terms of “gift-giving”. Word of caution: Forgetting their birthday, anniversary, or just giving a gift (for the sake of it) will not make them understand the feelings you want to convey. It could be disastrous!
  4. Physical Touch – If the first thing that came to your mind is what I thought you would think, then maybe you’re green-minded! (Jk!) Physical touch does not only translate to things that happen within the four walls of a married couple’s bedroom. It also means pats on the back, holding hands, and hugs. These are all ways that would make you feel genuinely loved and cared for. Word of caution: Barriers to communicating this type of love language is geographical access. Of course you wouldn’t be able to hug someone if you’re not physically there! However, your neglect and abuse would also be emotionally destructive.
  5. Acts of Service – The last but not the least love language, is acts of service. (I personally think that Isaac had this type of love language, as he was willing to serve for Rebekah’s hand for 14 years of hard work!) If you feel the other person’s love and concern when they help you out with chores and your responsibilities, then most probably you have this type of love language! The words “let me do that for you” would sound music to your ears! Word of caution: laziness, broken commitments, and adding more burdens rather than easing it would convey that their feelings are not important to you.

Friday, February 7, 2014

What I Should Be Doing in my Free Time

Ahhhh the things I need to do in a short span of time. I promise to do all these things when I get a little space from my crazy schedule:

1. Go to Colon. Since I drive the car all the time, literally, I never got the chance to visit busy thrift-friendly Colon. First reason? I do not have the freedom to indulge my allowance on extra gasoline for the car. Next, parking space is one of the hardest things to find downtown. If meron man, it's such a loooooooong walk from the places I want to go, plus parking fees pa. Third, walking in Colon under the heat of the sun is the most exhausting thing ever. Reasons, reasons. But really, I want to go and splurge a little bit for myself (I'm a thriftyyy) without hurting my wallet so much. So my game plan is, get my heart, mind, and body ready, ditch the car, ride the jeep, and just get over it! 

2. Jog a few rounds in Abellana. I've missed the days when Jon Mark and I had the time (and the energy *gasp*) to jog there once in a while. I think that's one of the places you can legitimately jog without getting bored and getting tired so easily since everybody around you is in the HYPE! Everywhere you turn, people are so into their fitness so ma-pressure ka rin kahit kunti. I've honestly succumbed to that subtle peer pressure so I got to run a little more than what my mind tells me to.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Unearthed Secrets

Tada!
I was browsing through my Blogger Dashboard yesterday when I came across this drop-down menu under posts. I noticed that I had 82 imported posts (in the picture it's already 72 since I published some posts already) and I wondered why that could be. I thought that all of my previous blog posts from Multiply where already imported in my blog so it was really a surprise when I found out there were more!

If you're wondering why I have so many imported posts, let me tell you a story. Way back in high school, nung hindi pa uso ang Facebook, us DCHS students thrived in Multiply. It was a social media service that boasts of unlimited photo storage (my friends and I had thousands of pictures back then), blogging options, and a lot of different things you can share such as music and videos! It was a great site! 

I have always remembered myself blogging about my day, or blogging about my friends, or posting "surveys" which were very prominent in those years. Since Multiply sadly closed in 2013, I had to import everything inside my account somewhere else so I brought it here! Buti nalang may options ang Multiply to do that. It's always fun to read how I viewed things when I was just  a young teen! Matanda na talaga ako.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Day by day

Simple moments like this is what makes our relationship worth it by the day. As they say, "love is not always about the grand gestures"... it's the little things that count in the long run. I will always be thankful for each and every moment with you!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

48-hour trip to MNL

Okay, so I'm about to tell you about my QUICK trip to Manila last month. It was pretty quick considering that I spent only 48 hours there! I really want to tell you a secret. Promise that you'll keep it between the both of us but, it's my first time to step on the island of Luzon. Hahaha! Parang achievement unlocked lang ang peg! Anyway I went there to attend the 27th Annual Convention of the Psychological Association of the Philippines Junior Affiliates. Pretty long, but let's just refer to it as PAPJA. We could've stayed longer in Manila if only our trip wasn't on the same weekend as Sinulog -- and you know how Cebuanos are with their well-loved festival! 48 hours it is. It was a very tiring trip, I tell you. Our flight was at four in the morning so we had to be at the airport at around 2. You could have imagined how groggy I was. Good thing I got to sleep on the plane.

Upon arriving in Manila, NAIA was not as bad as I thought it would be. It looked really nice contrary to what they call NAIA as one of the "worst airport terminals in the world". I beg to differ. The place looks quiet neat compared to all the other local airports I have been to.

Okay I would not want to bore you with my words, so here is just a photodump of some of the pictures I think describes my manila trip, with some captions on the side. Enjoy!

Taxis outside NAIA

5000 students attended the convention (not seen in photo cause we were a bit early)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

A few more months...

This moment: really really intense sweater weather in Cebu + lessons to review for Clinical Psych + uncooperative brain = medyo madramang study selfie

Can't believe I'm graduating in a few months!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

A love story

This is mine and Jon Mark's "relationship notebook" for about two years now. It's amazing how our relationship evolved into what it is today. I was reading through the pages of our journal a day ago and I realized that we have gone through a lot of different experiences together -- both up and down. Just as we are writing on our little love chronicle, we're both praying and ecstatic for what God will continue writing in our love story as well.  :-)

P.S. Our relationship is 39 months old today. xx