Sunday, August 28, 2011

Lessons Learned….

Making mistakes surely leaves a mark in every person who’s courageous enough to make one.

Learn from it!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Just a thought.... on leaving

Saying goodbye is never easy, especially if that person is close to you. I’ve been doing a lot of that lately. I’ve been losing some good people at work and some good friends are leaving to work abroad. Though it was all for greener pastures, it was still sad. The cycle goes on..... Need to develop more talents and let them grow. As for myself, just let go and move on. It’s not as if they died or something, they’re still there and I can always visit them or they just might come back after all. *evil laugh*

Great people are meant to leave, in order for them to grow. Maybe I should be the one leaving? Whatchatink? Hahahaha! I’d like the thought of that!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Badly needs a break!

Taken at Boracay Island

I want to go on vacation, will try it alone this time. Lie down on the beach shore and just stare at the sky while listening to Beach Boys or Bob Marley songs or finish the book I’ve been reading for months now. Just to free my head from over thinking about stuff.

I’ve been busy with work lately and having to think about issues at home makes me want to stop the time for a while. There are a lot of things going on my head right now and it’s making me crazy!!!!!

Escaping is definitely not my thing when being swamped with what you call “life”. I can brave all the storms that comes along with it but this time, I’m about to give up.

Thanks to my dear friends who are always there to listen every time I complain about life. I’m grateful and blessed to have such good friends like them. I don’t need to keep in touch with them on a daily basis but whenever I need them, they are always there to listen. No questions asked! They make me believe that I am a strong and brave person and that I don’t need luck. I can always make them! Hearing nice words from these people every time I give up on myself reminds me that for every frown comes a smile and for every tear follows dozens of laughter.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Reporting for Duty

Life is wonderful if you know how to live it....

"Live life day by day" is what my good friend tells me whenever I come ranting about the worries of the future.

I started to accept life as it is now. Whatever comes, accept it! No resentment!

Just learn from any mistakes that comes in this wonderful journey.
Live life as God planned it for you. Don't give God instructions on how He should plan your life, just report for duty!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

PostSecret: Subway Joy

Do you ever sing when you're alone?
Even if you do not have the voice at all?
I do!

I sing when I drive, when I take a shower, when I clean my nails, when I cook, when I clean the house, when I do my bedtime rituals. Hahahaha! I sing whenever I can.... and when I am ALONE!

It's me reminding myself to cheer up and not worry about life that much.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


I’ve got this funny feeling inside my head
I won’t tell you, I’ll change the topic instead
It’s a different occasion for separate times
It’s a question with no answer, a poem with no rhymes

I’ve got a strange feeling for some strange eyes
The look in the mirror was a big surprise
It could never be the same nor duplicated
It was mine and never to be imitated

Sick of being alone, sick of being at home
But I ain’t sick of using the phone
If there’s one wish I was to be granted
I would choose the love nobody expected

Is it the song that makes my heart sings?
Or maybe the joy your laughter brings
It was a simple word for silence, simple yet complicated
It made my life so confusing, I think that I was intimidated

It was a 4 letter word that stuck in my head
It made me awake even if I slept all day in my bed
I always seem to forget the words I used to remember
‘Cause there was fear that could remain forever

The fear of giving myself for a certain reason
My heart was locked up and jailed in prison
I really feel that I can’t stand this illusion
For a certain conclusion, for just a silly question

But maybe sometimes, that will never come
I don’t know when but it might hurt some
It’s not fever that I feel, and I’m not acidic
Hey!!! Would you believe I’m lovesick??!!

Time will come and time will tell
And you might know it as well.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


when tomorrow comes for you,
know that there is o place
that you can hide.
i will find you,
seek you out in your refuge
and lay myself down
at the edge of your borders.
my love will find you
and try as you might,
as hard as you wish that
i will grow tired,
i will be waiting there
just within your reach.
for if you should find yourself
troubled by the madness of your own,
that which you will not share with me,
you will find comfort in my arms,
still anxious to love you and carry
your sorrow, suffering and hate.
though you might turn away
and hide yourself again every time,
these arms will let you go.
then, in a cycle, i will find you
and you might come to me
then you will run
and again, i will search
and i will wait
until waiting has no patience no more.

- anonymous -

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

On this day....

On this of your life, we believe God wants you to know that every time you pretend to love, you impoverish yourself more and more. Love has a great potential to enrich your life. But if you are just playing a role, pretending to love, it's only going to poison you. Because you are teaching yourself that it's just a game and slowly but surely, you will lose the capacity to open in love.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I’ve been stressed lately with all the changes happening with work. Dealing with clients and difficult people are one hell of a job. And if you don’t know how to deal with too much pressure, you’ll be dead! Literally! It’s either you kill yourself, or your boss will kill you. Hahahaha!

But seriously, how do people cope up with stress?

Stress has never been good in my system. I just gained 5 lbs!!!!

Aberlin live in Manila

Anberlin was awesome! They performed live last March 9 at A.Venue music hall and it was jam packed! They sang a few of my favorite songs and a few songs from their new album, Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place. Nathan has this amazing drum set that has sparkling crystal on it. How cool was that? Stephen, himself, was incredible too. Such an amazing, loveable voice! I love the new members as well. The experience was epic! They sang Take Me as their final song (with all the confetti) and promised to be back soon.

♪♫♪ I wanna break every clock
The hands of time could never move again
We could stay in this moment (stay in this moment)
For the rest of our lives
Is it over now hey, hey, is it over now

I wanna be your last, first kiss
That you'll ever have
I wanna be your last, first kiss ♪♫♪

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pray for us!

During my stay in Boracay, something tragic happened in Japan. A 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Sendai, Japan and destroyed the city. A tsunami alert was raised in the nearby countries, including Philippines. Our families were worried that a tsunami might hit Boracay. It was scary but since CNN mentioned that the island will not be hit rather other parts of the Philippines, I started to calm down. But watching the news in the hotel makes me shiver. Let’s all pray for Japan and hope that nothing worst will happen to the world. Maybe, it’s God calling us to change and make the world a much better place rather than stealing, killing and destroying His wonderful gifts.

People, let’s pray for the safety of everyone! Keep the world safe!

Friday, February 25, 2011


Starting today, I will live life day by day.
No more planning.
No more expectations.

Learn to accept everything that’s given to you. Do not ask for more. You’re lucky you still have 2 hands, a nice car, and a peaceful home to go home to, chocolates that makes you happy and families and friends to be there for you (all the time!). People can disappoint you at times, but hey! Life is still good. Don’t waste your time ranting about those people who doesn’t deserve your time and energy. They’re worthless!

They say, “You should find the good in others and life will be easy”.
I wish I can say the same.
Maybe soon….
I’m still working on it!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Weekend was awesome! We saw Yellowcard perform at A.Venue and they were so amazing!!!!

Yellowcard live in Manila

Sucks to be me because I have no voice! I’m on voice rest for a couple of days already! But I still enjoyed watching them. The crowd was unbelievable too! Madness!!!!

Here’s the list of my favorite songs they sang. The last 3 songs were the finale songs which I really really love!
- Breathing
- Believe
- Inside Out
- Way Away
- Five Becomes Four
- Fighting
- Empty Apartment
- Light Up the Sky
- Ocean Avenue

Sharing one of my favorite verse in one of their songs!

♪♫ It's okay to be angry and never let go
It only gets harder the more that you know
When you get lonely if no one's around
You know that I'll catch you when you're falling down
We came together but you left alone
And I know how it feels to walk out on your own
Maybe someday I will see you again
And you'll look me in my eyes and call me your friend ♪♫

Now, I’m excited for Anberlin who’s coming also this March. I’m hoping to get a photo with them too! Weeee!!!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Birthday Love!

Taken at my office workstation

This is a month delayed, I know! I've been busy with life. :))

Last month was my birthday month and you know that means? January is all about me. What I want to eat, where I want to go, what I want to buy and anything I want to do. My birthday celebration at home was somewhat different. It was our family’s post Christmas celebration. Everyone was there and we did have fun. It’s everyone’s birthday too with all the gifts we received that day.

Yo took me out on a date that night. Shopping, ribs, burger, fries and wine. We’re getting used to drinking red wine these days. We don’t like drinking beers and hard drinks anymore. Does it come with the age? Damn! We’re old! Hahahaha! I don’t care! I love it and it’s good for my heart (as long as I don’t finish 1 bottle everyday). :D We also had an overnight get away in the city. We tried to escape the troubles of life by locking ourselves somewhere where nobody can haunt us. *wink* I know what you’re thinking right now. Sorry, I’ll stop your fantasies right there. That’s not exactly it. We enjoyed the day walking, eating, swimming, drinking and talking. It’s always nice talking to him. I hope to spend more nights like these with him.

And then, my lovely team surprised me when I get back from my birthday vacation. Mala Amnesia Girl and surprise nila. I am very blessed with good friends in my life. Thank you for all the well wishes. My Amnesia Girl, by the way, is a local film which I love. It’s a romantic-comedy film that uses cheesy, corny pick-up lines. It was my first local film date with Yo also. Napilit ko sya manood ng tagolog movie after 3 years of being together. That movie made us laugh.

There are a lot of things I bought also for myself. IPhone (this was purchased way in advance! hahaha! shoes, dress, bag, and recently, fisheye ripcurl) Sigh! What a great way to start the year. But starting today, no more shopping for me. *fingers crossed* I need to save more. I’m not getting any younger! This is for my kids, you know? Friends, please pray for me. :D

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

On Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day, 2011

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and most of the people in the office were out to celebrate. Good for them! I’ve got colds and my boyfriend’s sick too. So we decided to just have a simple dinner which turns out to be a disaster. Hahaha! Boooo!!! Dinner reservation failed! The food was average, nothing special at all. But that’s fine. Not a big of a deal, really. We do not prepare something big for this day like any other couples. Ayaw na naming makigulo sa gulo ng araw ng mga puso. Everyday is Valentine’s Day for us. *wink*

How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Kung Hei Fat Choi

Taken at Eastwood Mall

I miss home, I miss the tikoy and all the food and preparations we do for Chinese New Year. We're not Chinese but it won't hurt to follow rituals, right?

C'mon! Who does not need good luck?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Alone Time

Taken somewhere in Macau :D

Once in a while, it’s nice to have some time alone. Reading your favorite book or listening to your favorite music or just doing nothing. Go on retreats, travel alone or do something you like on our own.

For me, this is something I needed. I realized that last year. One of the things I’d like to do this year is to travel alone and spend more time with myself. Most of the time, I’ve been thinking about other people. Whether it be my parents, sisters, relatives, friends or boyfriend. Now, I’d like to pay more attention to Anna, Marie or Pot. I have learned a lot about love and about life. Through the challenges I’ve been through, I became a stronger woman. Other people might not agree on this change but somehow, I like it. I wanted to be better and I think this is the best version of me so far.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Fun at Phi Phi

Morong, Bataan
(This was taken last summer, May of 2010)

Yearly summer outing with the team. Non-stop talking and laughing and eating and drinking! hahaha!

We missed you, A!!! Don't forget our pasalubong when you get back!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Okay ka lang ba talaga?

This is for you my friend......
Sana tamaan ka na! Hahahahaha!

"Dahil mahal kita, ayaw kitang masaktan. Pero gusto rin kitang lumigaya."

May isang lalaki, type mo.
Mabait, may humor, matalino at kaya kang buhayin.
Kaso may gusto syang iba.
Mas bata, mas sexy
Madalas mo silang makitang naglalandian.
Nasasaktan ka.
Paghanga pa ba o pag-ibig na?
Umamin ka na!

Hndi ko alam hanggang kalian ang kahibangan na ito.
Ako na lang ang susuko para sa iyo.
Mahirap kalabanin ang puso, lalo na kung kasundo ang isipan mo.

Masaya akong nakikita kang nakangiti
Pero sa bawat sandali,
Bakit mas madalas ang pagsisisi?
Na sa dinami dami ng lalaki
Bakit ikaw pa ang napili!

Okay ka lang!
Tanggap mo na!
Bigkas mo sa bawat sermon
Sana sa bawat katagang binibigkas mo
Naiisip mo.....
Na may lalaki rin na nag-aabang ng pagmamahal...
At atensyon mo.

Monday, January 31, 2011


2010 was a drag! Definitely not one of the best years I had. But there’s a lot to be thankful for. Lost some friends but definitely gained a lot.

2011…. Will it be fun? Will it bring me pain? I don’t know but for the past month now, I can feel that this year will be good to me, maybe even better. There are a lot of things I wanted to do this year. Hopefully I can cross them all out one by one. I will be sharing a couple of them here.

I promised to write everyday, here or in my journal. I wanted to shoot everyday too. I will be sharing some of my favorite photos here. I hope you’ll like them. I’ve started with a few photos taken a couple of years back and definitely will be sharing more.

Sunset Sailing

Subic Bay Yacht Club

This is how to live the rich life! Lucky me, I get to experience it for a day! Thanks, Mamu!!!


Surprise birthday trip on his 27th. He never knew where we were going until we boarded the ferryboat. I gave him clues every week (3 weeks before the trip). I had fun keeping this trip a secret. At the end, I'm glad he liked it.

This was the first time I used a redscale film. Thanks to Gelo for the free roll. It was pretty cool but I still like chrome better. This is one of my favorite shots from this roll.

Trivia: This island fortress stands as a memorial for the courage, valor, and heroism of its Filipino and American defenders who bravely held their ground against the overwhelming number of invading Japanese forces during World War II.