Welcome Christmas!

Christmas is around the corner, and I just wanna share how happy and excited I am for this day.

I often want to take hundred of pictures of all the decoration and lights there is on the streets and malls, pero pinipigilan ko lang sarili ko dahil I don’t want to be the weird person pero I know na I have a weird passion on Christmas. Maybe because I associate it with my childhood.

[Ed] I celebrated every Christmas with my cousins and titas and titos -when back in time-. Maybe, para sa lahat Christmas is about presents and gifts and money.. Pero my Christmas was about the presence of everyone in the family. [eD]

Unfortunately, some of precious people in family are gone kaya din siguro hindi ko maexpress fully the happiness and excitement that I am feeling for Christmas. But I have to keep up with life, or else I’ll be stuck for the rest of my life, di’ba?

Anyways, what are your plans this Christmas? I was planning to celebrate it alone in a cheap hotel and watch tons of Christmas movies kaso I am lacking of money ngayon, so ngayon..I am planning to celebrate it with my tita and my delicious (hopefully) self made food. Haha!

Glowing lights in the dark.

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The Importance of Appreciating No one as your Companion

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We sometimes feel lonely and alone. We tried to fight it by calling our friends and telling them to drop by your house or hangout with you on your favorite coffeeshop. But sometimes, we need to face the state of being alone. We need to get our shits together and suck all the goodness in this state.

I know this is hard, mainly because of the people that surrounds and judges us pero wala silang pakialamKung wala kang pakialam sa mga tao sa paligid mo, isipin mo na wala rin silang pakialam. Itatak mo yan sa utak mo!

I like spending a lot of times with myself, and I find that very relaxing dahil hindi ako nasstress magisip ng paguusapan, at mas nakakapagfocus ako sa buhay ko. I’ve got a chance to think of my goals in life at kung ano ang mga priority ko ngayon. We mostly associate that being alone is being lonely, well that is wrong. Being alone is being away from dramatic people, sa mga taong walang tigil ang mga sinasabi tungkol sa ibang tao; and being alone is a secret of being relaxed. Siguro sa akin lang, pero try it yourself. Go to a quiet coffeeshop and read a book. It’ll be worth it. I promise!

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i took a break
when nobody is looking
leaving a world full of shit
that's when i liked it.

i change myself
to whom i am known
scared and blunt
to face of plot

i am where i stand
seeking the glory i seek inside
of everyone sees as bad
when no nobody knows a lot.

i shake what i break
my being at stake
books i have to bake
and mistakes i have to fake.

Distance and Friendship

“True friends are never apart maybe in distance but never in heart.”

I found this quotation in Google, and it made me think of the friends I had across the country.

I am trying not to make this cheesy para sa mga kaibigan ko.

I don’t know why but recently, I found myself missing them. Hindi ko alam kung bakit pero I had an urge to call them on Facebook and need to do some catching up. I am not a clingy person, or a very “kamustahin” type of a person. I don’t do, ‘How are you? Are you doing great there?’. I have minimal interaction with my friends abroad.

Pero sabi ko nga, I found myself calling them-talking to them-laughing with them-and ranting to them. Because that’s how real friendship works (to me). We share stories about us and what happened to our surroundings, and they share their stories and their reactions towards them.

Some calls were a little bit dead, because we couldn’t think of stories to tell or maybe because the other person is currently busy doing something – but I appreciate that. I appreciate that we are talking to each other kahit na medyo patay ang usapan or hindi masyadong mabilis makapag isip ng paguusapan. It’s the call that matters- it’s the friendship within the call that matters – it’s the concern within the friendship that matters.

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I talked to my bestfriend, pero we don’t call ourselves bestfriends because we think it’s a little bit cheesy at dahil hindi namin kailangan ipagsigawan sa buong mundo na magbestfriend kami. Anyways, her camera was not on mainly because she’s doing her workout that time. Yes, she’s in the gym working her butt off – getting that Kim Kardashian or Girls’ Generation sexy look. But we still managed to talked to each other kahit na pahinga hinga siya ng pagsasalita. And I appreciate that.

I am hoping to see her soon, and tell her the stories personally. Hahaha!

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I/We also had a chance to talked to Ate Jillian and her husband about the problems we are facing. We did some catching up to do, but mainly it’s about the community’s sake. I found this call very thoughtful dahil sa mga natutunan ko hindi lang para sa community (Antioch Community) pero para din sa sarili ko. I always enjoy interacting with grown ups because of the maturity level they are portraying and the learnings in their words.

Ate Jillian has been one of mentors in the community – hindi niya lang alam. But she definitely helped me become who I am today: Passionate, High Dreamer and Positive Seeker.

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I also talked to Corin. Obviously, she does not know I took this photo. Hahaha!

Sasabihin ko lang, this girl is one year younger than me but she helped me built my personality. I see her as a very strong woman. She can stand on her own, in short independent. She has a very firm decisions in life. At sobrang mature niyang tao. I cannot merely described her personality pero alam ko kahit papaano may tama sa mga pagkakadescribe ko sa kanya.

Corin and her sister, Keara, also helped me become the person I am today. They pushed me to the stage where I need to change my perspectives in life – at hindi pakpop kpop langAlam kong hindi nila ako papaniwalaan kapag nabasa nila ito but that’s how I reacted to their  personality. They helped me in a way that everything in life should be decided in a mature way, kahit na bata ka pa.

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Going to Venice Grand Canal Mall

Save moments, not money.

Right before school starts last week, my friends and I went on a trip to Taguig. We visited the famous Venice Grand Canal Mall, in which none of us haven’t stepped into. We were fascinate by the architecture of the place because of the similarities with Venice.

Going to the place wasn’t that difficult, or maybe it is? We don’t know. We first went to Alabang to eat Jollibee, dahil hindi pa kami nakakakain sa Jollibee at dahil hindi namin alam kung saan kami dadaan. We then took a grab taxi to take us there. We are not that comfortable with riding taxis and all, because of the issues and troubles people have been experiencing today. But the grab driver was nice. We didn’t talk much with him mainly because we are not that type of person at sadyang wala lang kami sa mood makipagusap nung mga oras na yon. But overall, he’s nice and accommodating.

We took endless of pictures in every spot. We tried changing the angle since everyone already done the same angle in every picture. And kahit sawang sawa na kaming magpicture, nagpipicture parin kami because every spot of the place is beautiful – close to perfection.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yey! Christmas!

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A little bit india-ny to me. Hahaha! But I love it. Thanks Lyka!

We rarely took pictures of us three because we’re more concern on taking our own pictures, and how lovely they can be our display pictures on social media or a picture with quotes on it (diba ang Jeje HAHAHA!)

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We ate on a restaurant named “Rice&Dough” in which the foods was delicious, but our tummies – and wallet – couldn’t take all our orders so we had to packed our ordered pizza home.

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We definitely entertained ourselves with this mini-adventure, and we are looking forward to going back to this place with more companion. Hahaha.

And by the way, this place is much more beautiful in the evening.

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I could stay here forever and listen to some classical music.