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Wendy: Peter. You won’t forget me, will you?
Peter Pan: Me? Forget? Never.
The past week was crazy: Typhoon Glenda, Gaza conflict, MH17, issues, problems, etc. I do know what’s happening anymore, but I still want to be on the positive side of things, and I believe that sooner or later, people will get the rightful justice they deserve and get back to their normal lives again. My prayer goes out for those people who are in so much pain right now.
I would want to start my week with this blog post to remind of where I am and my thoughts are. This Sunday Currently will be a bit long since I have so many things inside my mind that I would to share, so let’s start!
READING The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks. I received it from my father last December because he found out that it was on my Christmas Wish-list! I was not able to start on flipping through the pages then, since school stress was kicking in that time. Anyways, I also thought that I lost the book for a time because I was wanting to read it months ago, but I cannot find it anywhere. Luckily, when I got home from vacation, my mom found it.
WRITING the things I need to accomplish before moving out. I have 2 weeks left before college, and I have not started with anything yet! I still have to decide what to bring and what-not. I cannot hide my excitement, I hope and prat that everything turns out to be okay.
LISTENING to a playlist composed of worship songs from Spotify. I just got home from church, and I cannot get enough of the praise and worship! Speaking of church, my leader and I talked had a little time to catch up a while ago. We talked about the Lifebox in UP, youth service schedule in LB and of course, my plans for college.
THINKING of the basketball game between Philippines (AKA Gilas) and Chinese Taipei yesterday! Man, I still cannot get over with the three free throw shots of Paul Lee. I got a bit disappointed when Gilas lost to Iran two days ago, but they got back on track and got the bronze medal for our country. Congrats, Gilas! Puso!
WISHING that I will continue on living a healthier life! I really do not want to call it diet, because as far as I know, I am not restricting myself from eating what I want, I’m just choosing what is better for me. I feel more goal-driven when I eat right and workout everyday. It helps, it really does.
HOPING that everyone’s safe and dry especially those who were greatly affected by the Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda). We were blessed that even if Cavite was also in Signal No. 3 last Tuesday and Wednesday, no one in our family got hurt and our house was still intact after the typhoon. Though we had no electricity for 9 hours straight, it eventually came back; However, my heart goes out to the families who lost their houses and loved ones, may God’s grace uphold your hearts.
WEARING my comfiest shirt and shorts. I changed clothes as soon as I got home because the heat was a killer.
LOVING Breaking Bad!! I did not expect that I will be hooked up to the show as much as I am now. Currently on the second season. I find the chemistry stuff really cool! And Jesse Pinkman’s language… yo, yo, yo.
WANTING a gold and clear laptop case! Torn between the two, but I surely can’t buy both because my budget would not suffice. Anyways, if you guys, by any chance, know any online shops that sell Macbook cases, can you message the shop’s FB or Instagram account to me? Thank you so much!!
NEEDING to plan some things for the coming days!! Can’t procrastinate anymore, yahooo.
FEELING sore, but fine. My brother and I worked out 2 days ago, and I actually thought I could beat him with push-ups. At the end of the day, it was not just my arms… but my whole body getting sore. Don’t get me wrong, I love the feeling of being sore from workout. It makes me feel that I did really good, haha!
CLICKING on some torrents. Actually making my days worth it by watching movies and TV series. Anyways, I just finished FRIENDS a few days ago. And man, I wanted to see more of how their lives went, but I guess it should have really ended that way.
Travel Diaries: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Whenever we go to Singapore, my mother would always make plans for a one-day trip to Malaysia since it’s just a bus ride away from Woodlands. She would always say, "This trip will add stamps to your passport!". So yeah, that’s pretty much it. I only got to visit Kuala Lumpur once, we stayed at Genting Highlands, and I have to admit that it was one of the most memorable vacations with the family; Moreover, this one is my 3/3 country this summer, and yup, my plans went through!
And that is it! This post is actually the end of my Travel Diaries for Summer 2014. If you want to read up all my travel diaries posts, click here. Hope you guys are all dry and safe! :)
Realizations Vol. 2
| noun : the state of understanding or becoming aware of something |
1. Just this morning, I came up through this link on Facebook, entitled ‘Why We Are Not Celebrating With FHM’. I took time to read the article, and I could not agree more to every word written by Danah Guiterrez. For the past few days, one-fourth of the posts from my newsfeed are all about the said event, and yes it makes me sick to think of how many people are actually supporting this and thinking that it is such a good way to ‘appreciate’ women. This one, from the article, struck me the most, “It makes women objectify themselves whether they know it or not, by viewing themselves from the outside, and judging themselves based on their physical appearance and sexual appeal, totally neglecting the fact that they are more than to be looked at. This makes women put lesser importance on their character, principles, and dignity.”
2. Responsibility is more than doing what is ought, but being ready to sacrifice. I have been dealing with household chores and attending to my baby brother’s needs since I got home because we cannot seem to find a new helper. It may sound simple, but it is really stressful and time-consuming. On the positive side of things, I am learning a lot and my patience is being tested everyday.
3. I almost came to the point of deleting my Ask FM, because I have been receiving hate messages from someone; however, I came to realize that it was not affecting me because it is true, it was affecting me because, deep in my heart, I still care of what people think of me. I have been working on this since last week, and I guess I am totally fine now. I just have to remind myself that no one hates me more than I hate myself (boo yah).
4. A few days ago, I tweeted “I’m gonna smile because I deserve to”. Finally, after so many days, it felt so real. I just knew that I deserve to be happy more than anything else. It has been 3 months, and I can finally say that I can stand up on my own again even if the scars will stay inked on my skin for as long as it wanted to.
What is diet? I joined a lot of giveaways back then, but this is actually the first time that i won, besides this one is something bizarre, because cupcakes!!! I entered the giveaway a month ago, and deep inside my heart, I really wanted to win because I have seen so many cupcake posts of Ate Teesh; furthermore, everything looks oh-so delicious and lovely!
When she messaged me that I was actually one of the winners of her giveaway, I was so happy, and at the same time thrilled about it. We agreed to have a meet-up last weekend. On the post, she mentioned that she will be giving away 6 cupcakes for each winner, but she actually gave me one dozen of cupcakes!!
To Ate Teesh, thank you so much for the cupcakes! You have no idea how much I always look forward to your baking and travel posts. Anyways, she also has a cupcake shop, guys. Follow @thecupcakeengineer on Instagram.
Currently munching on these cutie cupcakes, so I will be needing to end this post already. Ciao!!!
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