Happy Christmas!

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This is actually a late Christmas post since I was out of town during Christmas and I want to be offline for awhile. I wanted to greet everyone a Happy Christmas!! I hope your holiday is full of fun and happiness with your loved ones. I celebrated my Christmas in my hometown, with my family, nieces and little brother. We had fun during dinner but everyone's tired after the mass so they opted to sleep early around 12am. I was tired and sleepy too while waiting for my boypran's text so I decided to read the book Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (i might post a review), to remind myself that I have to stay awake. I had a wonderful time reading the book, it was really diverting. Finally, when my boypran greeted me through a call, it was time for me to sleep. 

He wants to celebrate Christmas with me but there are firecrackers everywhere and it's dangerous for him to travel, so I told him to stay put. I felt bad when he told me that he really wanted to go to my place and light the sparkler firework with me, but I told him I was sorry. I understand that he might be sad since it was his first Christmas with me. He was away for a year for work. Anyhow, I think my daily intake of calories during this holiday season is building up, I lost my count! And I feel heavy already, I have to control my eating. I can't help it really! my mother is the best cook, I love her Hamonada that's why I ended up eating a lot of rice *shoots*. I'll try to eat less this New Year since I can't exercise for now, I was ill lately and I'm still recovering. I will do my own cardio next week which is next year 2013. hehe. I have not much time to capture a photo during that time so I searched Google for a giant and extravagant Christmas tree! Ever since the world began, it's not mandatory for us to place gifts under a Christmas tree, that's how our parents raised us. We don't have that much but we have enough. Maybe someday when I have my own family, I'll try my best to place gifts under the Christmas tree for my children. There's something about Christmas that makes my heart warm and its a strange feeling even  now. Do you feel the same? I hope everyone have fun this holiday season which I believe God created to bring family closer together, it's time to relax and enjoy good things in life. He wants us to be happy and appreciate the things He has given us. Merry New Year in advance to all! God Bless your pure heart.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower


Cast: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller
Director and Writer: Stephen Chbosky
Genre: Drama/Romance
Setting: 1991-1992 school year

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I have plans long ago to read this book however I was busy hoarding other books. Hehe. Finally I watched this movie and I can’t even describe an adjective for this. The story is about a young lad Charlie. He is a freshman and describes his daily activities in school but he wrote it on a private diary. He’s having a hard time coping up with his other classmates and didn’t even have a single friend on the 1st day. He is an introvert, reserve and quiet young boy. He was a smart kid though; he loves literature and has good taste on music.

Charlie met two seniors Patrick and her step-sister Sam. Sam and Patrick were his best buddies during his freshman year. Charlie experienced his 1st date, 1st kiss and his 1st experienced on drugs and drinking. He has a wonderful and supportive family. He enjoys going out with his friends though they’re seniors they never treated him different. He has a crush on Sam however he only showed these through mix tapes that he made especially for her. But Charlie has a secret that he repressed all through his life and his family does not know about it. They thought it was because of what happened to his best friend who committed suicide but it was more than that. At the end of the movie he has a mental breakdown and got hospitalized. But Charlie’s life is just beginning to unfold before his eyes and finally opening himself to the real world. And that he’s not gonna be a wallflower again.


I would agree that this is a modern classic movie. It was striking and will keep you on the edge of your seat. I was however loves Patrick character here played by Ezra Miller from We Need to Talk about Kevin movie which is also great one. He is truly a promising actor I didn't expect he was that flexible handling different roles. I admired him so much; he has a bright future ahead of him. Sam played by our very own Hermione in Harry Potter series, Emma Watson. She blooms into a very good actress. The protagonist Charlie is played by Logan Lerman from Percy Jackson. I haven’t watched a lot of his movies and can’t judge his way of acting but on this movie he has potential. For me character, cinematography and story wise it was absolutely perfect. This movie deserves an award.  I have to read it now to see if it does great justice to the book. 10 stars for this!

My Christmas Wish-List

It's Christmas time again! I love Christmas holidays not because of gifts but rather I love celebrating it with my family and finally the love of my life will celebrate it with me. Anyway, my lovely dearest friend sheena tagged me this one. I have to list at least 6 Christmas wishlists I wish to receive. I actually have a wishlist, now is the prefect time to jot them down here on my blog. TADA!!!

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1. Tutum sandals/shoes, Suelas shoes. I'm a shoe addict!A compulsive buyer sometimes, I can't help it! haha! Any of these will make me extremely happy. Someday I wanna have a shoe rack full of these but I wanna buy other brands too. *wishin* :P








2. Kindle Fire! This is my all time wish haha! I love reading books, it maybe in a form of pdf file, paperbacks or hardcover ones, I'd be ecstatic to have this. I can't even describe how I love this gadget. It has an audio so I can listen to my fave songs, watch a movie and even skyping. 


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3. A Bike. Though recently I just learned how to ride one with the help of my boypran hehe. I love riding a bike. It's full of joy! One good way to exercise too which is a must for me. 

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4. More blessings to come (family, relatives, loved ones and friends). 
5. A healthy and abundant year (family, relatives, loved ones and friends).
6. Lastly, World Peace (always praying). 

Okay, that's all! I wish I could have at least one of them this coming Christmas which I think is really impossible haha! Anyway, I just keep on crossing my toes for them to come true. Maybe not this year but there's still another year coming and hey it's not yet ending on Dec. 21st, it's not funny anymore. This is kinda exaggerating and annoying lately. Thanks shenani for this hehe I had so much fun.

Pitch Perfect: Get Pitch Slapped


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Ever since I love musical movies but this is by far the great movie this year. Pitch Perfect plot is all about an all-girls a-capella group The Bellas at Barden University. They failed to win the finals so they forced to regroup and recruit some freshmen’s.  Beca played by Anna Kendrick, is one of their new recruit. She’s an aspiring DJ, she can create mashup songs very well, and that’s kinda awesome. 

I can’t believe she can sing so well too. She was discovered by one of the members in the bathroom while she was singing Titanium by David Guetta.  However, something is wrong with the Bellas aca performance and  Beca's great challenge is how to set them apart from other a-capella groups to finally win the finals.

This is actually the greatest movie ever this year. It has an excellent arrangement of songs. The voices are powerful and not to mention this is a fun movie. I have big laughs while watching this especially the audition part. Here's Beca's audition, 










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At first, I was kind of thinking that this might be like the TV series Glee and I am not a fan of that series. This is way more A+ than Glee, IMO. If you are a music lover you’ll definitely love this. And oh!! the characters are super hilarious. I love the riff-off and ending part. I had goose bumps every time I hear them singing. After watching this movie, I turn on my playlist and sang like I am the only one in the house haha! Aca-believe it.

Cloudy days don't last forever

Yesterday the Typhoon Pablo (international name BOPHA) hits CDO, the city where I was currently living. Not just CDO but all over Mindanao and Visayas. Its the 16th storm here in our country already. The aftermath of the storm is not the same as Sendong since people are more aware that a super typhoon is coming. People are more ready and evacuated already knowing that this storm will hit hard. I'm happy knowing that  there are zero casualties here in CDO however houses were flooded near the river. 

The storm brought heavy rain and strong wind. Good thing my phone batteries are full, I can still contact my friends and loved ones however the signal is choppy. I managed to took a photo that time.

heavy rain outside, the roof in our store took flight because of the strong wind.

I took these photos after the storm.





Dream on Dreamer


Last week I remember to write on my blog however I forgot. I have a lot on my plate, a lot of things to do, those things that I really have to do. It’s not that I’m slacking off but those things are my priorities. My mind is occupied lately and my boyfriend would told me to relax and not to stress myself out, good thing I have a reminder buddy lol. He’s my best friend and truly appreciates all his efforts just to make feel comfortable and happy. He is my clown; he loves to make me smile always. He is sometimes my massage therapist, hehe. But now, I try my best not to worry too much, the mantra really helps me, thanks to Yhadz.

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I’ve been busy with a lot of things, managing my expenses and learning to invest. I want to invest at an early age because I want to retire early with no worries. Haha! I’ve read Bo Sanchez article How to Know If Your Dreams are God’s dream. You can get a free e-book if you subscribed to his site as a reader. It was wonderful and I can’t forget these two questions Passion and Potential: What do you enjoy doing? And what do you do well? These two questions keep lingering on my mind; I was seeking for an answer. The article is discovering your inner core gifts and passion that will lead you to your life’s purpose. 

I know inside me I have it, maybe I just couldn’t find it or I knew it already but I’m just blinded with negative ions. I don’t want to rush of course, I want to take my time and I would let God show me the way to it. Now, I’m a fan of Bo, I found all his article inspirational and amazing. 

He also has financial articles which are great. I have to take actions now, I don’t want to dilly-dally things. I have to make a decision so that the world will conspire with me. This time I have to pull my own bootstraps. Now, I am dreaming big not just for myself but this is also for my family. God Bless and Guide Me. 

Book Review: Life of Pi




Finally, I finished the book! Life of Pi has 100 chapters and it’s a long read for me, haha I took my time of course.  These may contain spoilers so you may not want to read this if you are planning to watch the movie on theaters. Hehe. If you want to read it then be my guest.

The book has three parts; first one is Toronto and Pondicherry, the story of Pi’s early life. The 1st part was about how the author meets Pi, Pi’s family, his interest on religion, and up to the time where his father decided to move to Toronto. Pi’s full name is Piscine Molitor Patel; named after a swimming pool (I find it funny hehe).  Pi is a teenager on this book and has a complex character; he was a good boy though. I would say he has a complex character since he was fascinated to study three religions at the same time, I find it very hard to appreciate. After reading the book I’m still not sure what religion is more important for him.

The 2nd part of the book is The Pacific Ocean. On this part the ship which called Tsimtsum sinks in Pacific Ocean. I mentioned above that Pi’s father decided to move to Toronto for business reasons. They have a Zoo business which explains the presence of a tiger on the book cover. Pi’s father decided to leave India and move to Toronto so they sold all their animals to other Zoos and brought some animals on their way to Toronto on the ship. The Tsimtsum sank and Pi was the only survivor, except that on the lifeboat he was not alone. Pi was with an injured zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and 450lbs Bengal Tiger. The lifeboat is about 26-feet long and 8-feet wide if I’m not mistaken. This part is Pi’s struggle, hardship, sadness, how he survives and how he tamed Richard Parker (Tiger). This is the climax of the story.

Oral Health Evaluator


 I have nothing else to do so I took the Oral Health Evaluator in WEBMD and below is the result. hehe


All things considered, you have a moderate risk of developing cavities in the near future. (happy LOL) The one or two cavities you had in the past few years puts you at risk for having more cavities down the road. In addition, you also report having at least one other risk factor for cavities. 

Cavities are not just a kid's problem. Anyone who has teeth can get a cavity. 

Dental experts have found that the most important predictor of cavities is having had cavities in the past. But, other factors can also increase a person's risk of tooth decay. 
Many of these risks are within one's control, such as practicing good oral hygiene, avoiding foods that are prone to cause cavities, and seeing a dentist regularly for checkups. 
 Even if you are taking steps to avoid cavities, you may want to review all your risk factors with your dentist to see if you can identify additional strategies or tactics that may help lower your risk of tooth decay.  
Unfortunately, one thing you cannot do is change the bacteria in your mouth. Everyone has bacteria in their mouth, but some people are at higher risk for cavities simply because of the bacteria, and some types of bacteria are more likely to lead to the formation of cavities.  
Since you have had one or two cavities in the past few years, the bacteria responsible are probably still in your mouth and increasing your risk of a cavity in the future.  
This means you need to be extra persistent in making sure that you keep the bacteria in your mouth under control and that you take precautions to protect your teeth.  
Reviewing your oral hygiene routine and other habits with your dentist may reveal an opportunity to bolster your fight against cavities.  
Continue reading your personalized report to learn more about your cavity risk factor and for next steps that can help you improve your dental health.

Change your Fate


“Fate be changed, look inside. Mend the bond torn by pride.”

I love this movie so far however the plot is not that catchy and I must say just an ordinary story. The movie is really entertaining, the characters and their comical side. The accent of course is really cute. I can't wait to hear an Irish speaks in person, they have lovely accent. The movie soundtrack and the characters are perfectly combined. The most funny characters here for me is Merida's father and the cute little boys. I love Merida's locks so much haha! I can't have that kind of hair here in our country though, not suitable for a sunny weather. 

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A princess, she is! But she doesn't act like one. Her lovely Mother (the Queen) wants her to act like a princess, to speak like a princess and think like a princess with poise and all. Merida is not just irritated but also annoyed and full of everything. She wants freedom, to do what she wanted but she can't because of rules. Anyway she's so stubborn that's why she has to face the consequences of her actions. 

Hello November

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These last couple of weeks have flown by so fast. I can't believe it! It was just like a blink of an eye then it's November already. The first day of my November began with work (of course) and the second day is a holiday. That 2nd day I went to my hometown to visit my grandpa, it was All Souls Day. Something in my mind keeps on bothering me. My obsession to over-thinking again and of course my absent-mindedness is getting worse, i must say. It's so frustrating. 

These couple of days I don't want to do anything, I wanna be still, I wanna go to a place where my heart and my mind is at peace. Well, something happened that's why and it seems that this is haunting me, haunting my deepest emotions, my soul and everything. It was like eating every inch of me, every strand of my hair, my nails, i mean the whole me. I don't know why. I've been feeling out of sorts lately, I just want to escape. I want to sink below the ocean and go to a far away place. I feel like everything is crashing on me, maybe I'm going crazy. These emotions are killing me. But i'm thankful i'm still sane..wew, This is so challenging for me. 

Blog Awards and Random Questions

To my dearest friend Sheena, thank you so much for these awards. Thank you for the sweet thoughts. 


She told me I have to answer these questions and give out the award to 11 bloggers I know. hehe I'll try since I don't know a lot of bloggers.


1. What is your name? (Full name) Chariss Bucad. :p 

2. What inspires you to blog?
At first, I was inspired to blog for the sake of monetizing it. I’ve heard about Google Adsense and how it will help you to earn money online. As time goes by, I realized it’s hard to monetize a blog so I chose to make my blog more personal however I did not remove the ads on my blog :P I don’t know why I haven’t remove them.

3. What is your happiest moment in life?
I have plenty and some of those I already forgot. Simple moments in life make me happy like eating ice cream, bonding with friends, reading a good book, watching a movie, watching the sunset, stars and moon. Most especially when my boyfriend is around making me smile.
                                                            
4. What is your greatest challenge in life, how did you overcome problems?
I've never shared this to anyone especially to those I’m not that close or someone I don’t trust. But this is the most challenging ever happened in my life way back high school. After graduation, my father wanted me to study in a prestigious university in the city so I took an entrance exam. To my horror, I failed. That moment my world crashed, tears are flowing because I failed my parents. Ever since I wanted them to be proud of me, so I worked so hard for them. How did I overcome? Hmm, I’m not really sure how, I just accept reality, it hurts but that’s life. I think it’s all about acceptance that there are some things in life that we can’t control. It turned out good actually; it’s a blessing in disguise after the heartbreaking period. Everything happens for a reason and I’m happy that God did plan well.

5. Do you find my blog interesting?
You have no idea sheen. Hehe. I love everything about your blog, that’s for sure.

6. Movie marathon or sound trip?
I love both! But I would go for movie marathon.

7. When was the last time you cry, what was the reason?
I cried yesterday. The reason is family issues. I tend to be so emotional when it comes to comments especially when my family does the judging. I hate it actually but I can’t do anything, they’re my family. And maybe I’m guilty too.

8. What is you motto/ philosophy in life?
“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” Sven Goran Eriksson. I’m afraid of failure, but I realized without failure, I will never learn and probably won’t grow into a more mature person. Everyday life gets so challenging, and I guess this is life is all about, facing those challenges throw on you. We just have to deal with it and never forget to be thankful for what you have. Learn to appreciate everything and thank God for everything.

9. What is your favorite hobby?
Watching movies, read books, read good blog on the net, blogging and singing.

10. Who is your favorite blogger, why?
Ate Sie and Ms. Anna Oposa. Ate Sie since she’s a strong woman, a lot of things happened to her but I adore her strength, she never loses hope in everything, which is something I love about her. Anna is really smart, funny and brave, plus a talented young lady. I love reading her blog every now and then.

11. What can you say to me? (Anything)
Whatever it is that is making you crazy thinking about these days. I know eventually you can reach into a good decision. I know it’s hard but just follow your heart, follow your happiness, follow where you can feel freedom and God’s love. Stand in faith and believe that God is on your side. 

Treeee Treeee Treee


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I was also wondering why I chose that to be the title post. And the photo is a tree lol Currently reading the book Life of Pi and I think I'm on the climax of the story now. I am now on Part 2, the Pacific Ocean part where their ship sank. I wanted to quote this one from the book "I was not wounded in any part of my body, but I had never experienced such intense pain,such ripping of the nerves,such an ache of the heart."

While reading this part I remember something, somewhere in my past is hunting me. Such a fleeting moment. I have felt that kind of feeling before but ripping of the nerves I must say is an overstatement. I felt of course such ache in my heart and the pain. I wasn't wounded any part of my body but inside YES! Its easy to forgive but forget nope, not in my lifetime I would never ever forget. 

The scars will always be there no matter how much I tried to hide it. It wasn't easy at first but in the long run I realized and learned a lot of things that I never thought would happen ever. God is really good. A blessing in disguise will always be a disguise until the time you discover that it is meant to be. Everything will fall into place on His perfect time. I wanted to believe so since it's giving me Hope. Anyways, back to the book hehe, I'm excited to finish this one. This book will be on theaters next month so I have to hurry. Here's the trailer.


The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas


Do you remember when you're still a kid? Running around the block, playing with friends, laughing and having a little adventure time with yourself or with a group of kids. Childhood is fun and exciting.

Finally, I watched this movie and I was taken back and miss my childhood years. Bruno is a young explorer. He loves playing around and adventure.

When his Father was promoted they must leave their home and moved out to other place. Bruno was devastated, he has good friends in the city and leaving means he won't see them for a long time. He can't do anything to change his parent's mind since he's only 8 years old. Bruno together with his family leaves the city. Bruno's father is an army and his mother is a plain housewife. Bruno has a sister named Gretel, though they're not that super close I can sense that Gretel loves his little brother. Bruno has no friend yet on their new home and Gretel of course won't play with him.

One day when he got bored playing on the swing he decided to go for an adventure. He went at the back of their house. While enjoying himself out in the woods running and playing he meets the boy named Shmuel. Shmuel is inside a camp and Bruno thought that the people inside the camp are farmers.

Shmuel and Bruno became good friends. Bruno knows that Shmuel is a Jew and he's not supposed to be hanging around with him. There was a war between the German and Jews *don't know much about it* 

Shmuel is one of the prisoners, I mean there was a lot of Jews in that camp, they are working on something.  Bruno's parents have no idea that he has a friend in the camp, they didn't know his whereabouts. Until one day, it's too late.

The wonders of drinking water

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I love reading this kind of stuffs and obsessed to know more about some healthy advice.  I found a lot on tumblr, people who motivates other people especially when it comes to losing weight. I found a lot of exercise links, photos and a lot of squat pictures which is totally amazing. I'm not obsessed to have a skinny body; I just want to be healthy by getting my ideal weight for my ideal height. As you know I am overweight; currently doing weight loss challenge to achieve my goal for this year. 

I'm not on a diet; I don't want to call it a diet though. It's a LIFESTYLE CHANGE. Some people will judge you and all but as long as you are determined with your goals and committed then you will succeed.  

Regarding the statement on the gif above, water is one thing I can say so true when it comes to losing weight. I don't understand most of the people would say cold water will make you fat especially on the tummy area, how come when its 0 calories? Is there any scientific evidence on that? I can't just believe it. All I know when you drink cold water it will increase your metabolism.


  What a myth! Anyway, whatever others would say I have to stay committed to my goals. Just you wait and see. 


Part 2: Things I love

Hey there, this is my part 2 of the things I love. Hehe, Now, I would like to share with you the other things I love. First off is the Georgia Nautical Bag. 



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This is a camera bag though I don’t have a camera for now; soon I’ll have one hehe. It has plenty of extra pockets inside. What I like about this bag is the color a combination of brown and zebra stripes, I’m not sure if this is a zebra stripes haha! Anyway, it has two front pockets on the exterior and as you can see this is of top quality bag no wonder the price is reasonable.

Another one of my favorites, super love these types of bags. This is the new hype bag today, simple people, fashionitas as well as some celebrities; most of them used these bags. The satchel bag is one of the bags that I love to have someday. I know it’s too early for Christmas wishlist but I’m inlove with it, there’s nothing I can do. Haha! I love it, the design and colors are super cute that I can’t take my eyes off them. 

Things I LOVE

I'm posting here all my love, NO! not a person but things that I love such as brand of shoes and bags. Oh, how I wish I could own one. I love shoes and bags as much as I love cute things. Just looking at them is my happiness even though I can't really have them now. I know for sure soon I can have all of you but maybe not exactly the same. We all have wants and needs so I guess these are my WANTS. haha! Behold!!! photos are below.


This is a Le Bunny Bleu bestseller shoe. I fell in-love to this Bunny motive flats the first time I saw it on Facebook. I adore flat shoes, I don't usually buy those high heels since I'm not use to them and I'm not a fan. Most of the time I wear flats and there are moments when I like to wear wedge shoes.

I find this one so adorable plus the design was really cute. ^____^ 




From Up on Poppy Hill


I’m in love with this animated movie. This is a movie from Studio Ghibli film. The feelings that I have everytime I watch SG films. I’m just a super fan of their films. The background, the town and the way they create the animation. Its surreal animation makes me very happy, super happy, happy inlove again.  I remember a song way back then I used to sing and I heard it on this movie.

The movie was cute, charming and wonderful. A wonderful work of art and the song complements the sugary and cute scenes. I don’t want to include the plot here since I just want to express how happy I am watching these kinds of movies. Haha! Let me include the director, the writer and the group behind this wonderful movie. They are doing a great job! I wanted to express my happiness and gratefulness on making another movie like this. I love the kilig feeling. I want to live in such a beautiful place. I just hope they’ll make movies such as these through the years and that only the magical essence SG film can make such.

Here are some enchanting snapshots from the movie. 





Takes me Back..

I am full of emotions right now. I can't explain, I can't describe but all I know is that I feel the PAIN. The pain in my stomach, the pain in my throat and the pain in my eyes. I feel bad, I know I'm not the only one who feels this way and I can't help it. This is just me, I am just with MYSELF today. The feelings I've had before now came back. I thought I finally blocked it on my system, I tried to ignore it these years however anxiety attacks me again. I am so emotional, I was crying a lot, especially this week. I can't help myself to be like this. I'm just a cry baby. 

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There are a lot of things that had happened to me this month. I can't say it all. I can't find the words to say it all. I am just thankful that I've found this person who is willing to listen to all my troubles. I can share to him all my worries and sentiments. However, I'm not the person I used to be back then. I've changed a lot and I don't like it. That's why now I have to find myself again. I have to bring back the person I used to be. The prayerful and fearful one. I felt guilty cause I failed HIM and I can't help but get so emotional every-time I think of it. I'M SORRY. I am not the same person I used to be, I don't talk to you every night, I don't pray everyday which I used to do back then. I AM SORRY, for hurting you, for hurting my parents and for hurting the love of my life. I thought I was strong enough to face the challenges but I was wrong, I am not strong, I'm just pretending to be strong. I am weak, super weak but I'm not giving up cause there's one person who believes in me, YOU believe in me and this special person believes in me. I can't thank you enough for giving me this person, I am super blessed. You never let me face these troubles alone, you know that I needed this person so much more than anyone. THANK YOU T^T.

The Bourne Legacy


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Finally, I watched the movie The Bourne Legacy yesterday. I had fun watching the Manila scene. The motorcycle chasing scene was awesome.astig!! IMBA talaga. hehe. Anyway, I don't like the ending though, nabitin ako kasi eh. I wasn't expecting anything from the movie and it wasn't a prequel of the Bourne series movie. It was the other side of the story about the organization. If you didn't know the story of the Bourne Series, the Jason Bourne one then you can't understand this one. I would suggest you watch the Jason Bourne series first.


Both characters portrayed well in the movie and I love Rachel's character in the movie. She was just an ordinary doctor and she doesn't know everything except that she was there to work for the Science. Then all of the sudden someone was trying to kill her, that's a shock, right? Hindi pa ata sya naka recover when one of her co-worker killed all the doctors except her then here comes the pretending "good ones" yun pala eh they're agents who will kill her. Jeremy knows better especially the action part scene, but I like Jason Bourne more. hehe

Donating Blood

"A GIFT OF BLOOD IS A GIFT OF LIFE"

I just had a first time moment today. Yes, I donated blood! My first time to donate. Papa told us to donate blood. He told us that he bought blood for my grand-father at Red Cross when he got sick so we have to replace the blood with ours. I don't think there's nothing wrong with that since they say donating blood is good for the health. I thought I would faint when I saw the needle during the blood letting process. I can't imagine I have a strong heart haha! Blood donation is really not for fainted heart, so assess yourself first. Anyway, it does not hurt that much. During the hemoglobin process the needle caught me off guard, it hurts for a short period.


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Here are the reasons why donating blood is good for you.
  • Blood donation is an excellent way to reduce the amount of iron accumulated in our body. While iron is, without doubt, a necessary mineral, excess iron can stimulate the formation of free radicals, which can cause damage to body tissues. Free radicals are also associated with cancer. The excess iron brings about oxidization of cholesterol, which is harmful for the arteries. Hemochromatosis is a genetic disease characterized by excess accumulation of iron in the tissues due to improper metabolism. The disease damages many important organs, such as the pancreas, adrenal glands, etc. It may also cause diabetes, liver disease and heart diseases. Donating blood on a regular basis helps regulate the level of iron in the donor's body. Studies have shown that regular blood donation can be beneficial for the circulatory system and can reduce the risk of heart diseases.
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  • Blood donation also sheds extra calories and reduces blood cholesterol level. After donating blood, the number of blood cells in our body decreases. This stimulates the bone marrow to produce new, fresh red blood cells in order to replenish the loss. 

After donating, the volunteered nurse told me to drink a lot of fluids especially water and I have to avoid drinking caffeinated drinks as well as sodas. I shouldn't carry heavy things using my left hand and if in the event the injected part swells, I just have to do cold compress. I'm happy knowing that this day, I save one's life. 


PS. I can't hide the funny feeling with those students looking for volunteered people. Two students approached us and luckily we are there to donate blood. The Blood donation held at MOGCHS. They are 4th-year high school students by the way, and they needed at least 4 persons to donate blood. They say they will get a price from Red Cross hehe. And oh my sister didn't got the chance to donate since her BP is 100/60, it was normal but the girl refused to get her blood. I don't know why? Anyway, that's all! hehe

The Art of Letting Go


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Learning the art of letting go is pretty hard. It’s hard to let go of people, to let go of the feelings and memories. Lately, I realized I care too much. I care too much for people who don’t even care about me. Sometimes, how I wish I wasn’t that nice and not to care even once. I know this is cliché but life is so short, too short to waste a single minute with anyone who doesn’t appreciate or value you.   Maybe that’s why it’s hard for me to let go of people that come and go my way.

I find it hard to let go especially when you got attached to it. I think it’s time I have to learn the art of letting go in order for me to move on and look forward to the best days ahead of me. Everyone that joins in my journey is meant to be in my journey however they are not meant to stay there forever.   I was just over-thinking things and sometimes over-thinking can ruin your feelings and situation or worse than you can actually imagine. It happens a lot to me.

Overwhelming Days and Nights

There are times I have no idea what I should do first. The stressors in life are overwhelming I must say. Every-time I think of it, why should I bother worrying too much? I should at least prioritize my feelings first. During those times I have to think of pulling myself up for the benefit of everybody, I feel like floating. 

I don't know if it's right or wrong to pretend and disregard my feelings. Of course, I certainly know the answer to that, I just keep on hiding that inside me, knowing I have to be strong for the people around me and for those people who loves me. 

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Pretty Special Day!

It's my birthday! This post is a bit late. I've been kind of busy yesterday so I forgot. hehe. My tummy is unwell yesterday so I didn't eat that much. Happy to know that my one and only is there for me. I fell asleep while we're talking hihi. 

I am forever grateful to Father God for all the blessings. I just want to thank you just for loving me so much.

Happy Birthday to me! :) 

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What I love about US.

I love how patient you are with me especially when I'm not in the mood.
I love how you never cease to make me laugh and make me smile. 
I love it when you remember the things I have told you even though I can't remember most of them. 
I love it every-time we look at each other so tenderly. 
I love it when you hug me so tight and I hug you back super tight.
I love it how you say my name.
I love it when we kiss and hug each other after a small fight/misunderstanding. 
I love how you touch my hair when we kiss and told me how much you love me.
I love how comfortable we are around each other. 
I so love how we can tease and make fun of each other, like we're best of friends. 
I love your sweet text messages, the thoughts and words are kilig to the ribs. 
I love the efforts you are making just to make sure I'm fine when I'm in an awkward moment. 

I love the feeling of loving you. I want you to know that I love you this BIG. The feelings I have for you overflows everytime I see you, everytime I see that lovely smile and everytime I look into your eyes.

I LOVE YOU.

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Story 2: Herbalife Journey


Hey there, as I have mentioned in my previous post regarding my weight  lose program using Herbalife products, I am now here to present an update. I know this is a bit late, but I was making sure I keep track on my progress every month. 

Before I weigh around 138 lbs and now I am at 126 lbs already!! I have lost a total of 12 lbs in just 3 months.  I have lost that much without exercise, how much more if I put an effort in doing cardio exercises at least 3x a week. wew. I am so happy, I feel lighter already and my friends told me that I look good and sexy than before haha! I know I am not now at my ideal weight which is at 112 lbs but guess what I am getting there, weeeeeeee.

I just have to take it day by day and those days will add up in the long run. I am positive. I have lost my motivation and feeling out of sorts lately but I have to pull myself up. I was kind of slightly ill this past few weeks actually so I forgot about my program. But the amazing thing here is that I don't have cravings for food like Rice and other sweet stuffs. weeee, I am so happy about it. 

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