Showing posts from October, 2013

I Will Remember You

The last day of October Daily everyone!  It's sad that this challenge ends today, yet I am happy to be relieved of blogging everyday. Aren't you? :) Were back to our usual blogging routines now, but I do hope that this challenge has taught us a blogging lesson or two!
The last day's prompt is: Who are the people you miss? What are the things that you miss doing together?

Old phone photos from 2010. 
Though we've only last seen some of each other this Sunday, I still miss these people aka my high school buddies. We have been together all throughout high school and we've been through a lot - no joke. I miss going to fiestas, taking photos, and joining and losing contests together among others. I miss the the early mornings where we would work on our homeworks together and the late afternoons spent in cleaning school surroundings. I know this is a short list of things, but if I were to continue, it will take me until dawn. Hehe. I am just glad that right now, amidst …

Even a little help can feel fulfilling

Bonjour! Today's prompt is to share a generous act you did to a complete stranger. It's the second to the last prompt people! =)

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” 
It was already afternoon at that time, a couple of years ago, and I was in a hurry to get home for some reason. So, I hurriedly went out of the mall to the jeepney terminal. Passing by an ATM Machine, I noticed a lady - in her 30’s maybe - staring innocently at it, as if figuring out how to work it. I took a glimpse of her from the corner of my eye and swiftly passed by. Just as I passed, I heard her call me. Without second thought, I asked her if there’s something wrong. I knew it! She didn’t know how to use the machine. Oh, she’s like my Mom who needs to bring me everytime she has to use the ATM. Hehe. Anyway, considering that was in a hurry, I was hesitant to help her at first. Oh dear me, I didn’t know what to tell her. I’m not that all good at telling people directly what I re…

Happiness is...

Hey everyone! It's the 29th day of October Daily! Can you believe it's almost over? Yeah, me too! It's been a long month full of fun! High five to all whose been with me until today in this challenge! I've received about a couple of messages a week ago if there would be another challenge next month. Well I've got good and bad news for you all! The bad news is: No. There won't be a November challenge because I feel like we'll all be busy during the month, (right?) and that having another challenge immediately after one sounds stressful. I wouldn't want us all to be all stressed out of a blog-everyday schedule since all of us also has work and school to attend to. But the good news is that I have planned out another blog challenge for December that I hope you'll all love! Yay! I'll be posting the information during the last week of November so watch out for that! :)

Today's prompt tells us to define happiness. I think I'm…

Beautiful Brights

It's Day 28 of the October Daily! Only three days left and were almost done! Now I think we all probably know what it's like blogging everyday for a month! Ha!

Today's prompt is to do an outfit post. It's so unlikely of me to do an outfit post, but maybe I'll try sooner or later. Meanwhile, here is a photo of an outfit! Close enough? :)

Aren't the colors pretty? :) 
Show us some OOTD!

My 18th Birthday Bash

Is it the 27th already?? Wow! Even time is in a hurry! Today, we (my highschool friends and I) had a little gathering at the beach! See, we've made it our class tradition to reunite at least once a year during vacations. I will go into detail about that later in another post. :)
Meanwhile, today's October Daily prompt is: Imagine you are only seventeen right now, and your big 18th birthday bash is happening next month. How are you going to plan for it? Like: What would the theme be? How many people are invited? Will it happen at the beach? Be creative! It's your birthday after all. Don't forget the photos! :)
I have had my debut two years ago. It was a simple celebration and thanksgiving with a few friends and family. It wasn't extravagant, but it was already enough for me. :)  But if [we were rich and] I had to recreate that day, this would be it. :) Here are a few Pinterest photos!

The beach is just the perfect place for this occasion! It's just dreamy! Imagi…

How to Win My Heart

So how to win my heart? Errr...the truth is, I'm not really sure how a guy can win me. I guess I'll know it when he comes? Haha! But since this challenge demands this, I did some thinking and came up with a few ways that a guy can win my heart. Be my best friend - It's good to have girl friends but it's definitely different to have a guy friend. I would love to have someone by my side, someone to tell all my secrets to and someone whom I can fall in love with! ;) Surprise me! - I love surprises! Who doesn't? I would totally love it when a guy would surprise me with balloons or flowers or random whatnots, whether or not there is a special ocassion! Hint hint!Little love notes - If you can hide handwritten little notes of love inside my wallet, oh please do! Haha! I'd love that!Hugs! - no explanation needed.Gets along with my family and friends wellCleanliness (and neatness) is next to Godliness - I usually like guys who dress nicely - clean and ne…

#AskAwayFriday with Mrs Tiffany!

Hi everyone! How was your Friday so far? Mine is good! :) We had a surprise today! My Aunt, who is a Nun, came home from Cebu! She lives and teaches in Sisters of Mary School for Boys which is also affected by the earthquake that recently happened. They had all their students return to their places here in Iloilo until the aftershocks are over. She accompanied some of the boys in going home, so after that she proceeded home. And now here she is! We've just finished praying the rosary and now everyone's asleep (except me and my brother who's busy with the computer). :D

And since it's friday, it's time for #AskAwayFriday! Yippee-yay! (That rhymes!) A few days ago, I received a message on twitter from Mrs Tiffany inviting me to join the link-up and swap questions with her. It looks fun so I said yes! And here I am now, answering her questions! :)

I think one of the best blogging decisions I've made is having a blogging challenge, because I get to meet and know a …

My Little Hometown

Now that is one beautiful sight!
Yippee-yay! Today I get to show you all my beloved little hometown! I live in a humble and small town towards the southern west tip of Panay Island here in the Philippines. It's a town full of greenery, fresh air and hospitable people. It's a fourth class municipality but it's constantly thriving to become more progressive. In here, people are living the simple country life, which is just the way I like it. Waking up to a fresh morning air and the sound of birds, seeing the sun set behind the mountains, having neighbors who are like family, the quiet afternoons, the joyful town celebrations and the clean crisp evening air - these are just some of the wonderful things about this town that keep me coming back and never want to leave. 
We may be a small town but we have everything we need right here. We have a plaza adorned with landscaped plants, a playground, basketball court, a huge market, and public transportation to the city from early m…

A Letter to Yong Hwa

Today's prompt is: Write a letter to someone whom you judged by first impression. It can be a serious or a humorous one! I don't like serious so I'm gonna do a bit of a humorous take on this one! Lol! I hope you do find my humor humorous, if that makes sense. Haha.

So I am going to write a letter to Yong Hwa, one of my errr... celeb crushes. I don't usually let people see my fangirl side but for the sake of this one, here ya go! Haha!

Dearest Yong Hwa:
Hi Yooo~ng! First of all, I apologize for I can't find a handsome photo of you. In most of the photos on google, either you were serious or the photo is crappy. Are you still reading this? Lol! Anyway, I'm sorry if I judged you based on first and physical impression. The first time I saw you, I thought "Oh here comes another Korean Heartthrob, another playboy. Tsss." Sorry about that but come on, you definitely look the part! You were another K-pop guy my friends go gaga all over. I am a Koreanovela/K-p…

A Day with Erich

Hello mah ladies! I purposely did not do yesterday's prompt since I didn't feel like doing it and we got kind of busy here at home. See, yesterday was my Grandfather's 81st birthday.  Since Mom was busy with school and preparations for the incoming Sports Meet, I was tasked with the food preparations. We had a little gathering by dinnertime between family and relatives in the neighborhood. We had cake and spaghetti (because what's a birthday without cake and spaghetti, right?) plus several chicken menus (chicken for the win!). It was a tiring day given that kitchen help aka my aunts and uncles arrived only late in the afternoon. Nevertheless, I still had a good time. :)  
Anyway, here's mine for Day 23 of the October Daily! The prompt: If you could hang out with a celebrity for a day, who would that celebrity be? Why did you choose to hang out with him/her? What would you do or where would you spend that day?

Ladies and gents, let me introduce to you the lovely Eric…

Book Review: True Blue by Luanne Rice

Hi everyone! It's Day 22 of the October Daily! How fast is this month! Today's prompt tells us to do a review about anything! So, here goes a review of a book from my new favorite author Luanne Rice!  
THE PLOT True Blue is a story about two sisters, Rumer and Elizabeth Larkin, and the boy next door, Zeb Mayhew. Veterinarian Rumer Larkin never felt the need to stray from Hubbard's point. Rich with legends of seafaring spirits and lost treasures, the rustic village still echoes with the memories of Rumer's past - even after those she loved have left. But now, so many summers after Zeb broke her heart, he has returned with his teenage son, and Rumer knows her quiet life will never be the same again.
Zeb has come back hoping to reconnect with his son, with the past and all its mistakes. Suddenly facing Rumer again, Zeb discovers where he belongs. He could never forget the girl who used to climb onto his roof with him to watch the stars. But neither Zeb nor Ru…

Takeover Tuesday (On a Monday): Meet Apple

Howdy mates! Today's prompt is a bit different because we won't be posting about ourselves or our routines. Today, we will be posting about another blogger! Yippee! This is very timely since I have my Takeover Tuesdays coming up tomorrow! So without further adieu, here's Apple of Little Cartographer
For a little introduction, Apple is also a senior college student from my country - a kababayan! We virtually met months ago through the Better Blogger Network! She, in her own words, is a hopeless romantic, a proud bookworm, anINFP, a struggling artist, and an aspiring writer. I tell you, she's a really great writer! She's even featured on Freshly Pressed! How cool is that? 

Who is your favorite blogger? Why do you like her/him? I keep tabs on local (Filipino) bloggers separately, so my favorite among these is currently Camie Juan of Wild Spirit. She has a great blog and personality: she’s creative, imaginative, independent, and funny. Internationally, it’s Sarah Von B…

Full Blog Design Giveaway + More Awesome Prizes

Hello you guys! I am so excited to announce to you that I am taking part in Sabrina's month-end giveaway! I'll be giving $15 off on a Full Blogger Design along with other awesome prizes from these lovely ladies!

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What's in my [School] Bag

Hey everyone! How are you? I hope you had/are having a great Sunday! :) Today's prompt is to show what's inside our bag! This is fun! I've been meaning to do this months ago but today seems the right time! These are my school essentials aka the things you can always find in my school bag! :) 

Let's start from the bottom!
1. G-tech Pen - I am in love with this one! I've had this pen since a year ago, perhaps, and I've refilled this for about three times already! It's fine pointed which is why my handwriting always comes out clean and nice! :p

2. Blog Notebook - You never know when that brilliant blogging/post idea might come up! I'm the kind who just writes something important everywhere and I tend to forget afterwards. So it's important to always have this notebook everytime. That's how it looks like once opened. Excuse the sloppy handwriting. :D

3. Steno Notebook - That would be my notebook for French, Entrepreneurship, Psychology, Finance and pr…

The Things I believe in

Hello everyone! It's currently 10 PM in here. I love the cold and quiet. :) Today was indeed busy. Early in the morning, I prepared breakfast for my sister who will be joining a Read-A-Thon at a nearby town (and she won first place! Great job sissy!). Afterwhich, we prepared to attend the interment of a neighbor. Right after that, we went to the city to buy some things needed for the incoming District Sports Meet that will be held here in our town. I thought it would just be a quick appointment but maaaan, it was long and tiring! It took us 7 hours to finish all transactions even if we never left the block. But it was still fun since I get to bond with my Mom. :) 
It's Day 19 of the October Daily! The prompt: Tell us about something you believe in.

I believe in the power of a genuine smile. I once heard a story about a guy who was really depressed. He had plenty of problems in his life. That early morning, he went for a walk at the bridge. On the way, a man doing his morning …

Smelling memories

"Why does smell seem to act as such a powerful memory trigger? First, the olfactory nerve is located very close to the amygdala, the area of the brain that is connected to the experience of emotion as well as emotional memory. In addition, the olfactory nerve is very close to the hippocampus, which is associated with memory as you learned earlier in this article. 
The actual ability to smell is highly linked to memory. Research has shown that when areas of the brain connected to memory are damaged, the ability to identify smells is actually impaired. In order to identify a scent, you must remember when you have smelled it before and then connect it to visual information that occurred at the same time. According to some research, studying information in the presence of an odor actually increases the vividness and intensity of that remembered information when you smell that odor again." - Excerpt from 10 Facts About Memory by Kendra Cherry
There you go. A little lecture on how s…

Purely by Accident

Hey everyone! This week has been totally wonderful (and busy)! There's the October Daily that keeps me hyped and excited everytime, as well as all the wonderful friends I've made! You may have also read that I just opened my blog design services! Yippee! I'm so excited to show to you the layout I made for my very first client, Miranda of Purely by Accident

She was aiming for a simple, clean, provocative and inviting layout with the use of her favorite color! I'm not sure if I nailed the provocative part but she loved it! I am more than glad that she did! I had so much fun doing the layout, and Miranda was a real pleasure to work with! Go check out her site's new look in action! Aaaannd, Miranda is also a Vlogger, which is cool! You can get to know more about the lovely Miranda on her Youtube Channel, too!


The Real Purpose of Blogging

Holla! It Thursday! And you know what that means! Time for Throwback Thursday! And speaking of that, I totally forgot to post this week's Takeover Tuesday! Whoops!
Today's prompt is to raid your archives and post something you want your readers to read again. As for me, I raided my other blog's archives, and found this! I wrote this probably when I started my first blog under this account. This other blog contained all my past Tumblr posts that I had imported thru Wordpress. Yup. Tumblr-Wordpress-Blogger because I couldn't find a tutorial on how to import Tumblr to Blogger directly. Anyway, I hope you enjoy reading thoughts of my 19 year old self!

When I was in my pre-teen years, I've read about blogging in the magazines. I've always wondered what this 'blogging' was all about, so one day I tried to look up this blog featured on it. Though the stylistic headers of these blogs caught my attention more than the blog itself, I still found the whole thing pre…

Goals and Dreams before 2014 Ends

Hello you guys! Today's prompt tells us to share our goals and dreams in life. I'm twenty, young and still have so much to do in life. So I say a bucketlist is very essential to keep track of my goals and keep me inspired. 

Way back when I started this blog, I had written 25 things that I plan to do before I reach the age of 25. What I had written back then were things like 'Go back to Disneyland', 'Write a feature for Living Asia', and 'Learn how to drive a car' among others. Some weren't really goals or dreams, but dares. But reading those list again, I told myself "It won't take five years for all of these to be done!". I should have made something like a 20 things to do before I say buh-bye to twenty, right? Lol.

So today, I'll be listing down my goals and dreams before the year 2014 ends. Hopefully, I'll be able to cross everything out from this list before that times comes. I have more or less a year and a quarter to do …

A Problem-Free Philosophy

Hello everyone! Oh look! We're halfway October! Yippee! I'm very happy that a lot of you are still joining! :D Posting everyday for a month is no joke. It can be exhausting, but it's a lot of fun when you have wonderful friends (yes, you!) who are with you! Thanks everyone! I hope you're still enjoying the challenge as much as I do!
Now onto to today's prompt: Tell us your favorite word and describe it in photos. :) 

Yup. You guessed it! My favorite word is Hakuna Matata! Oh wait, that's two words! Here, let me just... HAKUNAMATATA. There, one word! Lol! Okay, it's actually two words. It doesn't really make sense with only Hakuna or Matata because they're partners. Like Timon and Pumbaa! Apologies for cheating a little bit in there. Now let the photos speak for themselves. :)

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No worries! I especially love that photo of a pair of boys sitting on a bamboo. They seem to …

Top Five Favorite Posts

Does my post title sound like a tongue twister? Hiya! It's me again! But who else would it be? Lol! How are you doing? Me, I'm doing great! :) The sun has just shone amidst gray clouds and the threat of rain. I'm currently listening to old songs I copied from my Dad's phone. I have to admit that I kind of love some of it. :)

So today's prompt tells us to share our top five favorite posts in our blog! Ooh I can't wait to visit your blogs and read what you've posted! Here are five of my all time favorites! 

1. Life Lessons Worth Sharing. A list of some of the things that I have realized and learned within my twenty years of existence. I hope that when you read it, you'll learn something too. :)

2. Things A Twenty Year Old Should Know. This list is part of The List of Seven Series on this blog. The content is pretty obvious, though. :)

3. My Little Autobiography.Here goes my life in 250 words or less, for your enjoyment. :D

4. Blogging Tips From An Amateur.A …