Unplugging During My Road Trips to the Beach

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“Disconnecting in order to reconnect.”

A realization that came over me during those short road trips to the beach.

The thing is I think it’s best to disconnect and unplugged from technology every now and then, because one of the most authentic moments happens when we really connect ourselves to those people around us. However, I’ am so NOT talking about connecting via social media, chatting, texting, or calling. It’s about spending quality time with them without being stuck into our gadgets. Just leave it somewhere, and capture the actual experience yourself.

Furthermore, when it comes to taking photos of every mundane things that are happening into our lives; no camera could ever really capture the beauty and wonder to all the things that are happening right in front of you. So be in the moment, and take it all in. Which is by the way, more special than any photo in our gadgets, or albums. For the unforgettable memories stored into our minds and hearts are the ones that we should truly treasure.

And lastly, this thing called “Technology” is there to help us ease our day to day living. But, it is not something that we should depend on especially when its slowly disconnecting us to what is REAL.

Thank you so much for reading! 🙂

Reading is a Great Comfort

Reading books is such a great comfort from all the stress especially when you’re also feeling kind of burned out and all. Making you at ease and enlightened with such great wisdom, knowledge, and inspiration from what you’ve just read. A profound thought as to why it is such a beautiful hobby. So read, whatever different kinds of reading materials that you could get your hands on. Cause it is our source of food and relaxation into our minds.

GLOBALIZATION

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GLOBALIZATION….

One of the biggest causes as to why a certain country would decline because of the need to transfer/share their resources to other countries in order to benefit or lower their cost…

But at what cost?

Is it for the interest itself as a country?

Or for the interest of the individual citizens of this particular nation?

So who or what should its governing leaders truly needed to prioritize?

Well, yes it may had helped a lot of countries today for its stable economy. And some are turning out to be more powerful than them. The irony of it all.

Moreover, the sad part of it is that such an expense has cost the real citizens of that country to lose what is rightfully theirs.

And this is what has happens in the long run, being fed up of such political and economic policies that makes such conservative and unopenminded people to rise to the occasion. Thus, taking advantage of such a situation by doing one of the biggest and political surprise around the world.

This is truly a hard times, but to never lose hope and be vigilant to what is RIGHT is something that each and everyone around the world should truly be aware of.

The Many List of 27 Favorites on my 27th Birthday

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Today is officially the day I’ve become a young woman who is already in her late 20’s; which also marks another milestone in my life – the day that I would start the new journey of being a 27 years old girl.

Of course, I’m still young but it’s not that young, since I’m also on my way to 30. But thinking about it, I’m sort of having this reaction of “Oh how time flies!”. For a few years ago, I was just in my early 20’s. And now, I look and feel so different from how I used to be back then.

So what do I hope and expect since today is a very special date for me?

Honestly, not much. For I feel so blessed in so many ways that until now, I’m still utterly overwhelmed and grateful to God for everything. Another thing is that, I truly appreciate my family, close friends, and co-workers who’ve always been there for me; and were able to put up with all of my quirkiness. And that is why, every single day I thank him so much for all of it.

But all I hope and pray on this day is that I may always have the strength and courage to do well in everything that I do. That I may prove it to him everyday that I’ am deserving and worthy to be given this wonderful life.

And since today is my most favorite day of the year, and that I annually publish a birthday blog. I would like to share a blog about some little tidbits about me. Something that I’m very fond of doing during my free – which is making tons of list; A list that I would rundown to you from my favorite books, songs, movies, food, places, quotes and a whole lot more. Plus, I’m sharing with you guys all (except for two) of my pictures that were taken this year.

So here are the following lists….

FAVORITE MOVIES…

  1. Elizabethtown
  2. Pride and Prejudice
  3. To Kill a Mockingbird
  4. 3 Idiots
  5. LOL (French)
  6. A Good Year
  7. You’ve Got Mail
  8. Before Sunset
  9. Eat Pray Love
  10. Julie and Julia
  11. Ngayon Nandito Ka
  12. To Love Again
  13. In My Dreams
  14. Gone Girl
  15. A Hundred Foot Journey
  16. The King’s Speech
  17. Memoirs of a Geisha
  18. The King’s Speech
  19. Forevermore
  20. To Kill a Mockingbird
  21. The Holiday
  22. The Sound of Music
  23. The Help
  24. Monte Carlo
  25. Jane Eyre
  26. The Lake House
  27. Beastly

FAVORITE SONGS…

  1. You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine – Michael Buble and Laura Pausini
  2. Of all the things – Regine Velasquez
  3. A  higher place – Adam Levine
  4. Water under the bridge – Adele
  5. Ambon – Barbie Almalbis
  6. Afraid for love to fade – Kristine Hermosa and Jericho Rosales version
  7. To Love Again by Sharon Cuneta
  8. The way you look tonight – Michael Buble
  9. Never get to hold you – Carly Rae Jepsen
  10. The Sound – The 1975
  11. Are you here? – Corinne Bailey Rae
  12. All of the stars – Ed Sheeran
  13. Army – Ellie Goulding
  14. Take a bow – Madonna
  15. Good friend – Regine Velasquez
  16. Style – Taylor Swift
  17. I’m in trouble -Griffin Peterson
  18. Ikaw nga – South Border
  19. Rise – Katy Perry
  20. Little Sister – Jonathan Clay
  21. Love me like you do – Ellie Goulding
  22. No Walls, No Ceilings, No Floors
  23. Put your arms around me – Texas
  24. Randomantic – James Reid
  25. Lay me down – Sam Smith
  26. Somewhere only we know – Keanne
  27. Araw Gabi by Regina Velasquez

FAVORITE BOOKS…

  1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  2. An old-fashioned girl -Louisa May Alcott
  3. Garden Spells – Sarah Addison Allen
  4. Before we were strangers – Renee Carlino
  5. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
  6. Seventeenth summer -Maureen Daly
  7. Lake News -Barbara Delinsky
  8. The truth about forever – Sarah Dessen
  9. Edenbrooke – Julianne Donaldson
  10. Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
  11. Where she went -Gayle Forman
  12. Mercy – Julie Garwood
  13. It ends with us -Colleen Hoover
  14. Ugly love – Colleen Hoover
  15. The Nancy Drew Series -Carolyn Keene
  16. Can you keep a secret? – Sophie Kinsella
  17. Memories – Lang Leav
  18. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  19. Forever Black -Sandi Lynn
  20. Every breathe you take – Judith McNaught
  21. Twilight – Stephenie Meyer
  22. The sea of tranquility – Katja Millay
  23. This heart of mine – Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  24. The Villa – Nora Roberts
  25. Small town girl – LaVyrle Spencer
  26. The Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s stone – J.K. Rowling
  27. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

PLACES THAT I’VE ALREADY BEEN TO AND PLANS TO VISIT…

  1. Camiguin
  2. Manila
  3. Bali, Indonesia
  4. South Korea
  5. Taipei, Taiwan
  6. Machu Picchu, Peru
  7. Pagadian City
  8. Bohol
  9. Coron
  10. Cebu city
  11. Davao city
  12. Tagaytay
  13. Ilocos Sur
  14. Ilocos Norte
  15. Paris
  16. London
  17. Vietnam
  18. New Delhi, India
  19. Bangkok, Thailand
  20. Sagada
  21. Japan
  22. Beijing, China
  23. Seattle
  24. Vancouver
  25. Rome
  26. Amsterdam
  27. Chicago

FAVORITE FOOD AND DRINKS…

  1. Chocolate
  2. Carbonara
  3. Tea
  4. Baked Macaroni
  5. Bakas
  6. Spaghetti
  7. Pesto
  8. Sandwhich
  9. Big Mac
  10. Rice Coffee
  11. Dragon fruitshake
  12. Ice Cream – Cookies and Cream
  13. Lasagna
  14. Twister Pizza (KFC)
  15. Chicken Ranch Salad
  16. Vanilla Frappe
  17. Yogurt
  18. Sweet and Sour Chicken
  19. Adobo
  20. Arroz Caldo
  21. Tuna and Broccoli Salad
  22. Pancakes (Jollibee)
  23. Fried Rice
  24. Toasted Bread with Strawberry Jam or Cheese Spread
  25. Beef Steak
  26. PIZZA!!!!
  27. Fried Chicken

 

FAVORITE ANIME SERIES…

  1. Card captor sakura
  2. Fushigi yugi
  3. Ayashino ceres
  4. Flame of Recca
  5. Kaicho wa maid sama
  6. Ghost fighter
  7. Brain powered
  8. Cinderella monogatari
  9. Vampire Knight
  10. Allison and Lillia
  11. Code Geass
  12. La Corda D’oro
  13. Earl and Fairy
  14. Gate Keepers
  15. Honey and Clover
  16. Emma
  17. Vision of Escaflowne
  18. Kimi ni todoke
  19. Nodame Cantabile
  20. Romeo X Juliet
  21. Tsubasa Chronicles
  22. Magic Knights
  23. Winter Sonata
  24. Marmalade Boy
  25. Love Hina
  26. Blood+
  27. Fruits Basket

FAVORITE KOREAN MOVIES & SERIES… 

  1. Descendants of the sun
  2. Winter sonata
  3. My love from the star
  4. Stairway to heaven
  5. Sassy girl Chunyang
  6. Architecture 101
  7. The King’s Wrath or The Fatal Encounter
  8. Daddy Long Legs
  9. The moon embraces the sun
  10. Autumn in my heart
  11. Oh my Venus
  12. The Heirs
  13. Boys over flowers
  14. You’re beautiful
  15. Sungkyunkwan Scandal
  16. Healer
  17. Masters Sun
  18. Angel Eyes
  19. Bride of the century
  20. That winter the wind blows
  21. W-Two Worlds
  22. The Classic
  23. The Truth
  24. Princess Hours
  25. Coffee Prince
  26. My Girl
  27. Spring Waltz

 

FAVORITE TV SHOWS…

  1. SUITS
  2. North and South
  3. Masterchef
  4. Samantha Brown’s Asia
  5. The Layover
  6. Parts Unknown
  7. The Kitchen Boss
  8. Tastebuds
  9. The Lying Game
  10. Downton Abbey
  11. Emma (2009 BBC Series)
  12. Gossip Girl
  13. New Girl
  14. It takes guts to be a Gutierrez
  15. E News
  16. Dolce Amore
  17. Fashion Police
  18. Everwood
  19. No Reservations
  20. Nigella’s Kitchen
  21. The Greatest Love
  22. Forevermore
  23. On the wings of love
  24. Emily M.D.
  25. OC
  26. Grey’s Anatomy
  27. Be careful with my heart
  28. Hannah Montana

 

Recipes that I want to learn how to cook or bake…

  1. Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
  2. Banoffee Pie
  3. Beef Kaldereta
  4. Biko
  5. Butter Chicken
  6. Buttermilk fried chicken
  7. Champorado
  8. Cheesy Chicken Stuffed
  9. Chicken Cordon Bleu
  10. Chocolate Chip Cookies
  11. Embotido
  12. Frozen Banana and Chocolate Cream Pie
  13. Maja Blanca
  14. One-pot lemon shrimp pasta
  15. Oreo Cheesecake
  16. Siomai
  17. Arroz Valenciana
  18. Chocolate Cake
  19. Cheese Burger Macaroni
  20. Potato Lasagna
  21. Strawberry Ice Cream
  22. Mango Cream Pie
  23. Tom Yum Soup
  24. Puto
  25. Pininyahang Manok
  26.  Mocha Mousse
  27. Churros Con Chocolate

 Family, Close Friends, and Co-Workers who really means a lot to me…

  1. Mama
  2. Papa
  3. Padder
  4. Madder
  5. Ray2x
  6. Ai2x
  7. Ate Donnah
  8. Noreen
  9. Ika
  10. Gladys
  11. Rovie
  12. Jason
  13. Rizelyn
  14. Bernz
  15. Ma’am Tin
  16. Ama
  17. Ma’am Marla
  18. Uncle Manny
  19. Ma’am Nelma
  20. Auntie Amy
  21. Uncle Jun
  22. Ma’am Nelma
  23. Sir Toto
  24. Auntie Lele
  25. Auntie Lala
  26. Kimberly
  27. Ma’am Jeny

FAVORITE QUOTES…

  1. When the sun shines on the sea… I think of you… When the dim moonlight is on the spring, I think of you..

  2. Don’t Explain. People hear what the want to hear. -Paulo Coelho

  3. No one is who they pretend to be. -Gayle Forman

  4. You don’t ever find things when you’re looking for them. You find them when you’re not. -Gayle Forman

  5. Seize the day; explore the world; and conquer tomorrow.

6. Things are only weird if you will let them be. -Christina Lauren

7. Nothing brings family together like FOOD. – Buddy Valastro

8. You never know how close you are to reaching it. So never give up on your dreams.

9. If you are going to dream. DREAM BIG.

10. There are some things that the heart never forgets, like how it feels to be loved.

11. I refuse to answer on the grounds that I don’t want to. – Harvey Specter

12. You have to just go with the flow. Your life is not your own, with people coming and in all the time. You get mellow because you have to. -Sarah Dessen

13. Words are wonderful, but every once in a while a few women are lucky enough to have something extra, something wonderful. A real commitment and effort. -Susan Elizabeth Phillips

14. WHAT and IF are two words as non-threatening as words can be. But put them together, side by side, and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life. -Letters to Juliet

15. The most important things are the hardest to say.

 

16. Some books are so familiar that reading them is like being home again. – Louisa May Alcott

17. Don’t even think about running just because the going is getting tougher than ever.

18. Memories is a wonderful thing if you don’t have to deal with the past. -Before Sunset

19. You are what you READ. -You’ve Got Mail

20. Life should not be about the number of breaths you take-out, but the number of moments that take your breath away. -Alexandra Potter

 

21. Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.

22.You can’t know the answer until you ask the question. -Jennifer E. Smith

23. COURAGE is not the absence of fear. But rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

25. No one can make you inferior without your consent. -Eleanor Roosevelt

26. Its the imperfections that make things beautiful. -Jenny Han

27. HAVE COURAGE, BE KIND, AND ALWAYS PRAY TO GOD.

And that is all…

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING… 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

The Comparing and Chasing Game in the Social Media


The scary part of what’s happening to us on Facebook, or in other social media sites is that everything has turned into a comparing game. What do I mean by this? It means that each one of us are pressured to do something in order to be IN of what’s happening nowadays in our society; or would feel such self pity within ourselves because we tend to feel insecure to those people who keeps on posting on whatever that is happening in their daily lives and realized, that they already getting way ahead compared to them.
  


So how do we cope up with it? It’s either we’d also do something similar or would do something beyond who we really are in order to feel inside that we are so much better than them. Well, who cares if they’re already way ahead of us. Or who cares if they’ve already achieved a lot of things compared to ourselves. You know what, it doesn’t really matter at all. What matters is that you are doing something. It may take awhile in order to achieve what we truly want. So let’s not pressure ourselves to do it fast in order to catch up. 


Another thing is that avoid procrastinating. Dream for it. Plan for it. And go for it. But make sure that it’s what you really want. Moreover, when we post a part of our lives in the social media, do it because that’s who we really are and leave those things that should really be kept in private. We share for the reason that we want to inspire, and not because we want to boost our inner ego. So please let us be kind to ourselves. Well, it’s a sad reality that we are on a chase as to who is so much better than the other. Just do things at our own pace and avoid comparing ourselves. Instead, we should focus on our own growth as an individual who knows what he/she truly wants in his or her life. And that is something that would really makes us happy and proud of ourselves. That we are doing and sharing something that is AUTHENTIC.

BLESSED

6ebbdc121218c7cde02c57ac54923897Being truly “BLESSED” is not about obtaining such worldly possessions. But most of us have already forgotten the real essence of that one simple word. It’s a lot more than that. It is something that cannot be seen. It’s kinda hard to explain but I will try. An example would be to wake up and start each day with a grateful heart and a peace of mind. To know that every single day you are not starving because you have a food to eat; overwhelmed of the thought that you are provided of all the “Basic Needs” in order to survive. But there’s more to it, it is also giving and receiving such love and care to those people that are important to us. And lastly, knowing of the idea that God has a purpose in every experiences in our lives. So that we may know and learn along the way that the simple and random things is what truly matters. And at the end of the day, when you’re going to bed and you’ll feel that sense of contentment deep within your soul. Now that’s when you’ll know that you are profoundly blessed.

Patience is Everything.

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Would you believe if I tell you that I’m that type of person before who throws a lot of tantrums whenever I’m so mad at something, and would just shout out of nowhere?

Yes, I used to be that person. And I know it took a lot of guts for me to be honest about that side of me. But since I’m writing about patience, then I should be bold enough to share it.

The thing is that I’m not proud of that attitude of mine, and it’s not the kind of person that I wanted to be. So I’ve changed. I’ve decided to become a better person; molded and enlightened by an experience that I will never ever forget. And along the way, I was proud of my improvements.

So how did I do it? It’s by thinking and living of the idea that “Patience is a virtue.”

But the biggest trick is to use the “Power of Pause.”

How do I do it?

Whenever I’ll feel like there’s such anger boiling within me, or I’m on the verge of losing it.

I would just PAUSE for a few seconds…
Count from 1 2 3…4 5 6….
And Breathe…

And after that, I would feel a little better. Not much. But I know, I’m finally okay.

It wasn’t easy at first but I’m pleased to say that I’ve finally been able to control that sudden tantrum of mine.

So why did I entitled my blog “Patience is everything.”?

The reason is that from the moment that I’ve learned to control myself to be more patient. There were a lot of things that I’ve discovered whenever a person is more patient not just to himself, but also to all the things around him.

And here are the following realizations that I’ve learned,

It takes a lot of patience to WAIT…

It takes a lot of patience to FORGIVE.

It takes a lot of patience to be UNDERSTANDING.

It takes a lot of patience to be KIND.

It takes a lot of patience to LOVE.

It takes a lot of patience to be FAITHFUL.

It takes a lot of patience to LET GO.

It takes a lot of patience to CHANGE.

It takes a lot of patience to be STRONG.

It takes a lot of patience to be BRAVE.

And lastly, it takes a lot of patience to be a GOOD PERSON.

So you see, patience can lead to a lot of good things in a person’s life.

Actually, I’ve had a lot of realizations about it. But so far, these are the key points that have molded me to become a better person.

However, I’m far from trying to be a perfect one, for I’m just a mind wanderer who’s trying her best to live a wonderful and meaningful life.
Thank you so much for reading! 🙂