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“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”  ― Marilyn Monroe

46 Notes & Comments Posted: 2 months ago Tags: clickersph  ShutterbugsPH  focusph  thecamerabug  self  quote  

Life Lately: Last week of 1/14 in polaroid photos

1. AJPM’s 3rd anniversary last week! We weren’t able to ‘celebrate’ it, but we made this video the day before. Less than 2 months before graduation, and I hope that we’ll be able to maximize the time for bonding and chilling after school.

2. Went to Silang with St. Hannibal last weekend!! For four years of studying in Rogationist, it’s actually my first time to celebrate fiesta in Silang. Never thought it was gonna be that fun (but hella tiring, rawr)!! Thank you for the food + videoke, Ange! 

3. Pizza dinner with the family! We celebrated grandma’s birthday and retirement. She has been a very big inspiration to me when it comes to hard work. 

4. I’ve been having the worst mood swings for the past few days, and I know that you can’t understand me, but you try your best to. I’m really really sorry. Thank you for your patience… I appreciate it bigtime.

5. I’ve been seeing a lot of American Horror Story tweets in my timeline last week, so I decided to download the first 2 episodes of it, but I didn’t finish the pilot episode because I wasn’t able to handle some scary and matured scenes. Maybe next time, AHS.

6. Sunset at the rooftop. Got hold of the best seat at the house. I really need more of this one.

7. Wasn’t able to get a slot for my dream course in UST – Med Tech. And I’m currently on the waiting list for Pharmacy. It was a frustrating moment when I knew, but I have to thank my friends (hi hannimals, thank you guys) for comforting me all through out my crazy sobs.

8. 110th tomorrow. I have to make up my mind.


January was a bit odd, new, frustrating and bliss all the same time, but I’m thankful that I was able to overcome (and still trying to) my struggles and fears last month. How was the first month of your 2014, guys?

44 Notes & Comments Posted: 2 months ago Tags: personal  life lately  

1. Hard work will not always equate to success. You can always put up a good fight and sacrifice an awful lot, but you can still end up losing. It is not okay, but it will be.

2. Sometimes, no matter how hard it is, it is better to overlook the pain and forgive. It will make the world a better place to live in, believe me.

3. It is okay to believe in people, but keep in mind that people are people. Even those we look up to have their own demons. They make mistakes… a lot.

4. Gossip doesn’t need to be false to be evil. There’s a lot of truth that shouldn’t be passed around. I am very lucky to be with someone who reminds me that it is never okay to talk about people behind their backs even if it is not intended to hurt them.

5. Feelings will fade and butterflies will end. Love will have to stay by choice. It will be hard, but if someone is worth every pain, always choose to keep on loving. Pain is a reminder that we’re human beings - capable of love and sacrifice. Choose the people who matter.

6. Surround yourself with friends who have goals and dreams. They will and can influence you with hard work and a positive outlook in life. 

40 Notes & Comments Posted: 2 months ago Tags: thoughts  list  life  

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January has been a fine and crazy month: 2014, school probs, new-blog-post ideas, intramurals, #J, stress, The Life of Walter Mitty, running, new friends, cheer dance, The Fault in Our Stars trailer, my first lower-than-85 grade and more stress. Ending my January on a holiday (Happy Chinese New Year, guys) and my second haul! 

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  • Aztec Shorts (A random Department Store) - got this shorts at a department store. It was too cute to be legit cheap, so I bought it instantly!! I am really amazed on how clothes and accessories are a lot cheaper at dept stores, but my lazy self always ends up buying things at boutiques all bcos department stores are too big it makes me frustrated.
  • Ring (Forever 21) - can you believe that I got this for 1 freakin SGD? 

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  • Cropped Top (Bershka) - bershka’s clothes are too perf!! Plus, I extra loved this top because I can almost pair anything with it.

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  • Double Finger Ring (Forever 21) - I have been a sucker for F21 accessories for the whole January, forgive me.
  • Gold Flats - I found this at a bazaar, and it has been months since I bought myself a new pair of flats, so I had my mom buy these gold cuties for me. Too good to be cheap!!

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  • Muscle Tee (Forever 21) - remember when I said that I’ll refrain from buying edgy clothes this month? I have to remind myself of that again, but this is just too pretty, urgh!!

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  • Red Sweater - most of my clothes are neutral in color, and this one is really new to my wardrobe. New year, new me *vomits* Hahaha! Sorry, it’s currently 2AM and my little conscious mind is dragging myself to sleep.
  • Pearl bracelets (Forever 21) - still on a search for a good dress to pair with these classy bracelets. You guys have any idea?

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  • Earrings (Forever 21) - I still can’t believe that I also got this one for only 1 SGD (35 PHP). F21 holds the craziest sales ever!!
  • Rubi (Floral Shoes) - when I received these shoes, I thought it would be hard to match outfits with it, but I stand corrected! Overusing these cuties for the past few days.

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  • Knitted Bonnet - using this one a lot more than I expected because of the too-cold weather in the South. I got a bad typo up there and I’m just too lazy to edit it, sorry not sorry. Hahaha!
  • Cross Necklace (Forever 21) - hipster feels, omg

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  • Studded Shorts (People Are People) - I’ve been on a search of this for a long time because almost all of the shorts in my wardrobe are handed-down by mom and it wouldn’t even fit me (too big, oops haha). Luckily, I found this on sale at People Are People!! What more can I ask for when it’s already studded!!!! 
  • Studded Cap (Human) - loved the edgy-minnie-mouse feel of this one!!  

That ends my second haul, and I’m actually thinking of doing the next one with books! Have a great weekend, peeps!

What is/are your favorite/s from my second haul? Let me know!

44 Notes & Comments Posted: 2 months ago Tags: haul  forever21  fashion  

I could have chosen a photo that is containing 15 more people from our group, and looked a lot better than this one; however, I chose this photo because it is a metaphor of how tenacious we have become after 3 years of friendship. This photo was taken yesterday, and I am aware that deep inside, none of us were really happy “happy”, but we looked like nothing but the normal group, AJPM.
The metaphor part, okay. I can’t say that it is failing to remember all of our challenges when we are together, but it is more of being united in every prob and trusting each other that we can get through almost anything because of what we can become when we are together. We’ve done and been through so much to give this one up. We have to be strong not only because it’s one thing we can do for each other, but in view of the fact that we really are.
I’m sorry, I never intended to make this anniversary blog post sad or dramatic, but I just can’t help it… I love you guys. Honestly, I don’t know how we can get through this, but there’s one thing I know for sure, we will.
Happy 3rd anniversary, AJPM!

I could have chosen a photo that is containing 15 more people from our group, and looked a lot better than this one; however, I chose this photo because it is a metaphor of how tenacious we have become after 3 years of friendship. This photo was taken yesterday, and I am aware that deep inside, none of us were really happy “happy”, but we looked like nothing but the normal group, AJPM.

The metaphor part, okay. I can’t say that it is failing to remember all of our challenges when we are together, but it is more of being united in every prob and trusting each other that we can get through almost anything because of what we can become when we are together. We’ve done and been through so much to give this one up. We have to be strong not only because it’s one thing we can do for each other, but in view of the fact that we really are.

I’m sorry, I never intended to make this anniversary blog post sad or dramatic, but I just can’t help it… I love you guys. Honestly, I don’t know how we can get through this, but there’s one thing I know for sure, we will.

Happy 3rd anniversary, AJPM!

28 Notes & Comments Posted: 2 months ago Tags: AJPM  personal  

i. Why does ‘goodnight’ feel like goodbye?

ii. My sanity is your mere existence.

iii. You are not the only one.

iv. I have scary four am thoughts.

v. It is all about losing you.

vi. We will get through this, love.

29 Notes & Comments Posted: 2 months ago Tags: j  

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