I became a Lasallian in Grade 6 when my mom enrolled me in La Salle Academy. We just moved from Manila to Iligan at that time and there’s no other school that we want to go to. I completed my high school in the same school.
In college, I went a different route and enrolled in Cebu Doctor’s College for pre-dentistry. But fate would only allow me to stay there for a semester. I came back in Iligan after dropping out of the school. When my sister was entering college, she wanted to study in Manila. So my family made another move from Iligan to Manila. She enrolled in De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde and took up AB Multimedia Arts. I was going to enroll to that same school right away but they could not admit me because there were no grades to compute. The admissions officer advised me to enroll in a different school and apply for admission again after a semester. I bided my time at Emilio Aguinaldo College near UN Avenue. By the time one semester was over, I enrolled in CSB and got in. Continue reading “It is easy being green”
This week, I find myself considering to move out of the country. While attending a workshop, I snapped this photo out the window of a high rise building. It’s a beautiful view of Bonifacio Global City, a commercial district in Metro Manila. Then it got me into thinking had I taken the move some years ago, my view would have been different now. Continue reading “Move out”
Nothing more touching when your boyfriend surprises you with letter balloons and a cake on the eve of our first anniversary. Our agreement was to celebrate and have steak for dinner for our anniversary date. Nothing fancy since we’re short on budget. Although I would love for us to have a staycation in a hotel or have an out-of-town trip, but we chose a simple celebration to mark our first year together as a couple. However, it did not stop him to throw a surprise for me when he came home from work. Sweet guy and full of effort to make me feel special!
No matter how difficult things can get, we will always choose to stick together. Our first year together was not easy. So many challenges for him and for me as individuals and as a couple. Sometimes I feel like I don’t deserve him because he’s just too good for me. I am someone who doesn’t deserve love because of my attitude and personality. But he pours so much effort into our relationship and he assures me every time that he’s there for me willing to love the good and the bad about me.
There have been many times in the past when we almost broke up but love and understanding always prevailed. Our decision to be together no matter the challenges worked. Everyday I find many reasons to love him more! Praying for another 365 days with him and more!
Being on top is having control and power over your life. It’s something that we all aspire to achieve since we are only given one chance to live the life we want. However, I find that I am so far from living the full potential because of the many mistakes in the past. I am disappointed in myself that I fail at most things. I often tell myself that adulting is so difficult and I never expected life to be this way. I have no confidence in myself. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know how to bounce back.
If only there’s a rewind button so I could rewrite my life story, but there’s none so I have to carry on.
I don’t intend to be famous or ultra rich. I just want to find my place in this world where I could grow and somehow contribute a little of myself while at the same time live a comfortable life.
Still a tough climb. Path is not well-defined. Yet I want to be able to reach the part where I can say I reached the top and never gave up.
Earlier on Tawag ng Tanghalan Grand Finals, singer-judge Rey Valera sang this song for their intermission number and it made me cry while watching. There is something about the lyrics of the song that tugged my heart especially the lines: Continue reading “Sa sandaling kailangan mo ako”
This blog is all about roaming the Bicol Region, Philippines wisely on a budget. We'll talk about what Bicol has to offer when it comes to great hotel deals, good food and where to go on your vacation. So, I hope this blog site will be helpful to those of you on the look out for great deals while you have fun in Bicol. After all, the wisest of us believe that the concept of toil is just a myth, and life should be a never-ending vacation.
...you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain