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Taking Back Tuesdays: It’s “About Time”

January 28, 2014 Leave a comment

I wasn’t sure what to watch these days. So I tried to look for movies about life. I wanted to be inspired with my life. I’ve been slacking around most days of my life. I mean all I do is work work work and I forgot how to live a happy life with family and friends.

Thinking of what category this post be, I was torn between “Taking Back Tuesdays” or “The Butterfly Effect”, But I decided it suits more on the first. Time Travel. hehe

If you’re a fan of Time Traveler’s Wife and Butterfly effect, I’m sure that you will like the movie “ABOUT TIME”.

I am not a big believer of second chances, But what if we can undo things and do something else better? Would you do it like what Tim did in finding his life partner, to his sister and to other people? Or will you just live everyday like it is your last?

If I were to travel back in time, I would probably do the exact things that he did. But changing those events has butterfly effect on others. The saying “You Only Live Once” is a good Mantra in life ei. Things we did and regret don’t necessarily mean that it’ll ruin some things in the present or future. It only means that we should make things better in the future.

Like Tim, whenever I miss my dad, I wanted to turn back time to the fun memories we had.

I wanted to spend quality time with my dad badly, but I think I wasn’t able to do so. I can’t remember a time that we spent a day, just the two of us doing something fun or maybe we had spent it but I was too young to remember things. Then again, I still remember the times when he sends and picks me up from school and stopping over to buy food. One of the memorable things that I remember was when I stayed at the boarding house for an entire month and he called me and asked how am I doing at college and when will I be back home. He told me that he’ll cook my favorite food “Sinigang” when I come back. It was the first time that he called to check on me because usually my mom was the one checking.

If I were to choose my life partner, probably I would also do what Tim did. Haha. Lol.

Photo by Hannah Nacis

I mean making things perfect or right for that one person you love. The imperfections of you and your partner is what makes your relationship interesting so why change it. It’s just up to you how you can use those to grow together or fall apart.

And lastly, turning back time for someone’s happiness would be a good idea.

Photo by Teo Esguerra

Don’t be too selfish ei. Helping other people to be happy is also fulfilling don’t you think. But never try to do something if you’ll just end up hurting people for one’s sake. If you have no idea how to help, rather wait for that person to ask for it instead.

Watching this movie makes me want to live my life to the fullest. I mean making it more worthwhile, living the moment and appreciate things and people more. I often forget that the simpliest things are the things that’ll make you happy most of the time. Passing thru the superficial things is hard, but once you get a hang of it, it’s quite nice as well. Make ordinary things extraordinary. Turn bad experiences to good memories.

In reality, we just have to deal with everything and everyone that comes in our way. We just simply need to live life not as how others want it to be but how we want to live our life.

ABOUT TIME: 5 THUMBS UP

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Strangeness Tag

January 19, 2014 Leave a comment

Once again, I was tagged by my friend Fatima of Rebelspot. I have an idea on what this tag would be because I saw her friend’s blog when I stumbled on it. To do this tag, go to your Site Stats and click on the search engine terms to see how people ended up in your blog using search engine.

I saw my Search engine summaries and found out that some of my book reviews were on top.

Daddy Long Legs – DLL review, novel, book report, juddy abbott cartoon

Peksman Mamatay ka Man Nagsisinungaling ako – review, summary, eros atalia books

People in the Philippines ended up on my blog because of my restaurant review:

Pan De Americana

The thing that I couldn’t believe was that people found me because of my one and only Makeup post. I am no beauty guru but I love makeup, so as 1M other ladies. haha:

Beauty: Going Natural

ever bilena bb cream, shawill cosmetics, etude house, royal jelly mask and soft touch auto lip liner, nichido eyeliner how to apply nichido white eyeliner, best foundation  for oily skin in the Philippines, nichido matte lipsticks, Clinique bb cream swatches, mineral foundation dark skin, bb cream for oily skin, ETC

How to, where to, what, which search terms:

Good place in binondo to shoot

How to make homemade postcard (Postcards)

Which should I read first peksman or ligo na u

How to go to Binondo from Intramuros

How much rental bike in Marikina riverbanks

Where to buy everlasting Marikina

How to go to Pan de Amerikana QC

How to go to Escolta Ice Cream and snacks from binondo church

How to get a practicum at dusit ( It’s good to be back)

Some weird terms I found:

Batibot Chairs (Maybe because of Pan de Amerikana)

Scritta help me destroy you (what?)

Facebook I like Daria (I love Daria. “I almost look likes Daria”)

God saved me (Okay people get inspired on some of my post. Hehe)

Dambana ni San Miguel by Rossi Capili (I have no post about his one. Haha)

My first day ojt at dining restaurant is so hassle (I did post about my ojt experience)

Photos of an autistic 15 yo boy (oh because of one of my book review “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the night time”)

People eating in a restaurant (Yeah I do love eating you know)

Together us once (haha)

Photo Bombing lol (????)

Legsbook.com (?!?!?!?!?!)

Indian Cooking site

Beautiful things don’t mitty (haha wrong grammar ei? “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”)

So eventhough my blog isn’t that popular, atleast people find it because of these posts. haha

So I don’t know who to tag but here:

Renren

Jaclyn

Jason

Steven

I’ve been Bag Tagged

January 12, 2014 1 comment

So I was tagged by my blogger friend Rebelspot. I couldn’t decide on what bag to post here. But since I went to the beach today, I decided to let you check inside my beach bag.

When I did my Christmas shopping, I got a lot of things for summer.

Tote bag from Rubi shop

Since I still have no beach bag, I got myself this cute tote bag from Rubi shop in Perth. It was so spacious that I can put a lot of things (Knowing me, I really carry a lot of things anywhere).

What’s inside?

What's inside

  1. Change of clothes
  2. Hat (from street market in Singapore)
  3. Sarong
  4. Water bottle (also from Rubi)
  5. Sunglasses (Ralph Lauren)
  6. Instax Camera
  7. LCA+ and Film
  8. House keys (Yey for cute owl Keychain from Smiggle)
  9. Doritos (yeah snack. Haha unhealthy)
  10. Lipbalm (Hawaiian Tropical)
  11. Cellphone (Samsung Galaxy SII)

I also brought towel and cardigan jacket. Sometimes when I go to the beach alone, I bring notebook, pen, vlogging camera (Canon Ixus 125 HS), headphones (and ipod) and also my powerbank.Haha I didn’t realize that I forgot my wallet.lol

What do you usually bring when you’re out for the beach?

Lodging into my Comfortable Silence

January 7, 2014 Leave a comment

What a very long day for me. I slept late again last night talking to my boyfriend. I had a split shift (6-10am, 3-9pm) duty today. I felt tired waking up too early. During my five hour break, I couldn’t fall asleep maybe because of that Macchiato that I had during breakfast. I was staring at the ceiling, closing my eyes and opening them again. I can’t sleep. I have to do something that would tire me. I opened my laptop and logged into my WordPress. I had composed something for my “Taking Back Tuesdays”, but I ended up not posting it. I don’t know if this is the right time to post it.

Still wide awake, I just dressed for work, ate lunch while listening to Ed Sheeran. I posted the status “Comfortable Silence” on my facebook because I want to lodge myself in that zone. By the end of Dinner service, I went home, ate dinner and took a shower.  I just need a quiet time alone to rest and relax even just for tonight. I didn’t even wake up my boyfriend so he can also rest well. I feel like I’m floating in space tonight. I can’t think of anything, of anyone. It seems that I have a weak body and soul that I can easily be put into trance.

My playlist for tonight’s Comfortable Silence:

  1. Closing Time – Matchbox 20
  2. Halflife – Duncan Sheik
  3. The Scientist – Coldplay
  4. Pale Yellow Light (I love their entire album)
  5. Pause & Meron ba – Kjwan
  6. Sleepwalk Circus ( the artist whom I listen to whenever I need to relax)
  7. Musical O (almost same as #6)
  8. Alanis Morisette
  9. Deep – Binocular
  10. Superman –  Five for Fighting
  11. Bizare Love Triangle – Frente
  12. Drive – Incubus
  13. Power of two – Indigo Girls
  14. Shakespeare in love – Layla Kaylif
  15. I’d Rather – Luther Vandross

And now I am finally dozing off. Finally… ZZZZzzzzzzzz

Life Inspiration: “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (Movie review)

January 5, 2014 Leave a comment

It’s been so long since I last had a movie or book review here. Anyway, I watched this movie on New Year’s Day and I can say that it is a great movie to jumpstart my 2014. The title itself made me curious on what the story is all about besides that it is a Ben Stiller movie. Anyway, read on if you’re interested on what I saw in this movie.

I wouldn’t even start spoiling you with summary of narration of the movie. Go watch it yourself!!lol. hehe. I watched the trailer and all I can think of was maybe I should watch this in theater instead of me waiting for its copy. It might not be a popcorn movie, but I know that it is worth paying for.  It’s about love, life, finding oneself and journey. Maybe it’s a bit hipsterish.lol haha. If you’re into photography, journalism, mystery, life story and travelling, you would enjoy this.

There are also life inspiring quotes which I recall from the movie.

 “Beautiful Things don’t ask for attention.” – Certainly, the least noticeable things are the most beautiful of all. Sometimes even the most dangerous things are the most exciting to do.

“Life is about courage and going into the unknown.” – You don’t need a lot of courage to try something. Just trust yourself and you can do anything. J Not knowing is scary, but not trying is scarier.

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” – This is the highlight quotation from the movie. It is simple yet very inspiring and straight to the point.

I’m like Walter in a sense that sometimes I have this Zone out moments but not to the point of exaggerating over things. Haha. I mean like a day dreaming sort of Zone out. I was scared to try things. I was stuck in one point of my life not knowing what to do next. But certainties made me try new things in life and made me realize what I’m missing.

I’m not sure if I told you that I’m not a risk taker when I was younger. The fear of failure and rejection comes whenever we think of risks. But you won’t be able to conquer or do anything unless you try isn’t it. You’re just trying to escape or take another way instead of trying. Life is full of risks to jump into. Whether it’s going to be worth it or not, you just need to see the world and experience it. If you won’t succeed the first time, it’s normal. Try again until you get the satisfaction that you want. Never keep yourself in a box. Explore and see the world in a different perspective. You might be surprised on what you’re missing. Being frightened is normal, you can take baby steps and even bring a torch to lessen that fear. You can ask for help if there’s a need. You can also ask for a company (friend/ family) so you won’t feel alone going thru that risky rocky path that you’ll take. Never stop dreaming. Never stop trying.

Seeing this movie made me want to explore more, find myself more and take risks farther than I expect to. At this point of my life, I’m going thru certain issues and life decision. I am afraid, but that doesn’t mean I’ll stop trying.

Hope that I inspire you with something upon my review.

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY: 5 THUMBS UP 

“It just flew away”. Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014

January 1, 2014 1 comment

this is it.. my year end summary.. i do it ever year to look back at memories.. but I think the last time I did this was back in 2010.

“Madaming nagbabago. Pero may mga bagay parin na hindi na magbabago.” – lourd de veyra, Rakista narrator

DID YOU HAD A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION?

☺I never had a new year’s resolution. lagi naman.. (same answer every year. ahahahaha)

WHAT DID YOU DISCOVER IN YOURSELF DURING 2013?
╚ i can cope with anything.. any hardships that I encountered, i can say that I am still standing.
╚ people come and go, yet I can bare with whatever.
╚ in the end, it’s all on me. Advices are just there.
╚ it’s okay to get hur just as long as you stand up again.
╚ im still into blogging.. (it’s here that I can post almost everything)
╚ still striving hard in my career
╚ I can be independent but I still need help. hahaha

WHAT DID YOU DO THAT YOU LIKED IN 2013?
• gone to Australia for my Internship and be independent
• meeting other races
• having mistakes and learning from it.
• travelling by myself
• hanging out with my friends (especially my new found friends)
• taking risks

DATES THAT YOU LIKELY TO REMEMBER IN 2013:

♣March 14 I left Philippines

♣March 18 I started my Internship

♣ May 16-18 3day long Birthday Celebration away from home

♣ June 24 I started to move on

♣ Oct 15-30 met new friend. became my close friend 🙂

♣ Nov8-14 yey gone to Singapore wth mom, aunt, lil bro.

♣ Dec … ❤

♣ Dec24,25 first time spending Christmas away from home

♣Dec 31 Last Dinner Service at work. 🙂 Busy but so much fun.

WHAT ARE THE THINGS YOU REGRET DOING/HAVING?
♦ this year, I regret doing something. It was really stupid for me. I won’t tell this here but all I can say is I should’ve waited longer. 😦

WHAT THINGS WERE YOUR “FIRST TIME”?
◘ leaving in a foreign country with no family, friends or relatives

◘ House party. hahahahaha

◘ no social life apart from work

◘ Long distance relationships.

◘ being independent and living solo.

◘ spending my own money to buy something expensive

WHAT ARE THE THINGS YOU WANT TO LEAVE BEHIND IN 2013?
○ bitter things..
○ sad moments
○ awful times
○ bad experiences
○ people who ignored me and just notices me if they’re in need/bored

*Same old stuff everytime haha

WHAT WILL YOU MISS IN 2013?
♦ maybe nothing. i can still do the things i did in 2014.

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR 2014?
**as always, I don’t plan too ahead. but just for 2014, I had set a 3year plan.

♥ finish my internship and go back to the Philippines
♥ learn how to drive (before going back to Australia)
♥ attend a MakeUp Class (beginners and pro)
♥ spend summer somewhere
♥ Sort things between my new boyfie and I
♥ plan an out of town trip with boyfie
♥ stay healthy
♥ stay thrifty
♥ go back to Australia to study
♥ buy a car (hopefully after I get my tax return on July)
♥ shoot more
♥ buy laptop or dslr
♥ travel to other parts of Australia
♥ SAVE!!!!!
♥ go to music and art festivals
♥ go on holiday in Bali?

**hope I can fulfill most of what’s in here.

♥TO MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS: thanks. sorry. i love you!
♥TO GOD: thanks for everything.. may you bless us all..

☺☺☺HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.. GOD BLESS ☺☺☺

**I am sure that I didn’t post a lot for this summary. anyhow, I hope it’ll suffice you, my readers, about my life.