Friday, 31 October 2014

30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 12: My Favorite Childhood Book

Growing up in a surrounding where I have lots of playmates, obviously all I'm going to do was to play, play, and play, especially when I didn't have any classes. I didn't owe any childhood book, so, I'm really not into reading.  I am not into coloring books or reading fairy tale books. My childhood was more of playing outside, games  like "patintero," hide and seek, "tumbang preso," and some other outdoor games.

So, when asked about my favorite childhood book, I will be biased with the response. Since, I only had two childhood books, which were only both given to me by my cousin and my niece who also happened to be my classmates. One was the "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," while the other one has a "bunny" on its title, (apparently I forgot the exact title, sorry). 

For this one, I will give this to "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." Since, I blanked out the title of the other book. (LOL) But, on a serious note, this is the only book that I remember the whole story up until now. The book was handed to me by my cousin. It is just a small book that was given to me when we were in fourth grade. And it was with me until I was in high school, but, being too negligent, I lost it somewhere in our house. And it is now nowhere to be found. But it is with me for several years I just became careless for the past few years.

I don't need to summarize the story because I know you know it already. I'll just give you some moral lessons that I have learned from the story. 

One thing I have learned from the book was to be careful in everything that you do. Every action has its own consequences. You'll never know you may hurt other people towards your every activity. Just think of all the consequences first before doing anything. Be responsible enough and don't be brought by temptations around you.

And it was never a good idea to invade the privacy of others. Just know your limits. Okay? And  no matter how close you are or how open you are with one another, you should still know the word "respect."




***credits to: Pinterest, livelovesimple.com and to the owner of the photo that I used***

Thursday, 30 October 2014

30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 11: 10 Favorite Foods

I love this topic. I really, really do. But I know in the end, I'm going to hate this one because this will only make me crave for my favorite foods. And I know I won't be able to do anything to satisfy my cravings. 

I really love to eat. I love foods. And this will be hard for me to name only 10 of them. I'm gonna do it anyway. 

1. Spaghetti Carbonara
This is truly the best. Since I don't taste it often, every time I tasted it, feels like heaven for me. OA much??? But, seriously. 


2. Baked Macaroni
I enjoyed it even more especially when it has  loads of cheese in it and the cheese was perfectly melted. Ahhhhh. Perfection at its finest.


3. Pizza
Who does not? But I know someone, by the way. 


4. Fries
I just love French fries. No further explanations were needed.


5. Chips
I can go a day just by only eating chips, even without eating rice. Before, I really can't go a day without eating some.


6. Burger
With some cheese that is almost melting because of the freshly cooked patty. Without the pickles will be real good, because I just don't like the taste of it. 


7. Doughnut
Simply because it just tastes good, even on its simplest way. Because I do really love sweets, and this is the perfect one.


8. Cake
One of the best food that I will ever eat. It's probably the best tasting food created here on earth. Blueberry cheesecake is my most favorite of all.


9.Chocolates
Need I say more? Next to cake, this is the best tasting food there is here on earth.


10. Ice cream
No matter how full I was, when I saw some ice cream, cake or even chocolates, I will really do my best just for them to fit into my tummy. There will always be space for cakes, chocolates and ice cream for me. 



And I didn't finish this without becoming hungry. Those are my top 10 best tasting food in no peculiar order. 

***credits to: Pinterest, livelovesimple.com, WeHeartIt.com and to the sole owners of the photos that I used***

30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 10: Best Trip Of My Life



Looking back at the different places I have been, that made me feel nostalgic. That made me reminisce a lot, some places were memorable while some were I almost forgot that I got there. And through this topic, it made me think of all the trips that I had and made me again remember those that I almost forgot. 

Best trip? I am not yet that old, and I haven't been to a lot of places yet and I think it's still too early to tell, so, instead of saying "Best Trip Of My Life," I think it would be more appropriate if I say "Best Trip Of My Life, So Far" because I'm still looking forward to the time that I will be sitting on my rocking chair while reminiscing the past and I will then be able to tell the best trip that I had in my entire life.

All of the trips that I had was best. Especially if it's with my family or friends. Well, that's all I ever wanted. I just want to travel, be on different places and just enjoy without even noticing what time of the day it is already. And of all the trips that I had, our trip to Fort Santiago, Luneta Park and Quirino Grandstand was one of the best for me, so far. 

Together with one of my best friends, my super friend, we went there. That was our plan before we had our OJT, that we're going to Intramuros no matter what. And, so we did. It was Chinese New Year last 2012, when we got there. I considered it the best because during that time I didn't have to care about the time if it is already late and I need to go home.

That was the time when we had our OJT and we are already done with it and just waiting for some requirements to be accomplished. My best friend and I were under the same company, but just of different hotel, but we are living in the same place, that's why it's easy for us to fulfill our promise beforehand. 

We just roam around the Fort Santiago, we stayed there for quite some time. We took a lot of pictures there, that's our main purpose, by the way. That place is really good for photo ops, really. Just by being there and looking at some ruined structures, you can really tell that there are truly lots of misfortunes that happened there. 

Simply by sitting at one of the benches there, you can feel that you are in a paradise. It's so quiet and peaceful there. While we were sitting,  we  saw children playing around, we hear their laugh and their giggles and I can see how happy they were and made me also think of my happy childhood days. We also saw some vintage objects there which made me admire the place more, cause I really love vintage. 


After that, we went to Luneta Park. We went to different areas of the Park. I never imagined that I will be seeing that kind of places there. I never thought that Luneta Park was really that wide until I saw it. And by just walking around it, we discovered such different places and amazed by what we witnessed. The place was old that's why I understand how some areas there were not already perfectly fine and that huge kind of place is really very hard to maintain, that's why. 


We too went to Quirino Grand Stand. We just walk through the almost dried bermuda grass (???) We saw "Mamang Sorbetero," so we bought some ice cream. And we also saw sari-sari store along there, and we found out that the price there was not normal compared to the other sari-sari stores that we just see beside our places. I think the prices there was lot like more of the prices on one convenience store. But being too hungry, we didn't mind the price, we still bought some. After buying, we sat along one of the benches we saw, while we were there munching some chips, we also saw a number of kites flying high up in the air. I can ascertain how happy the kids were, together with their father, while they were flying their kites. The place was good for family bonding, but being there at noon time is really not a good idea. 


The happiest part of our trip was crossing the pedestrian lane between Quirino Grand Stand and Luneta Park. At least we have a reason to run without having to look like we were some sort of crazy. I just find that part very funny. 

And when we're about to leave, because it's almost 6 in the evening, fortunately there is a dancing fountain show. And I feel so lucky to witness it. I feel that I was on the beach during that time. I really like the ambiance. The music was overly loud and so uplifting. That made our trip more memorable. We agreed on going home at 7 o'clock, but we didn't notice the time is ticking and it's already past 7, because we really enjoyed the show that much. It really amazed me. 


(This photo was supposed have the dancing fountain as my background, but due to the "vibrating" camera of my Superfriend, it turned out that way. :) )

That was one of the best trips I've had, so far. And as I have said earlier, I'm still waiting for the time where I can really tell the best trip of my whole entire life. And I can't wait to share that with you. :)


This is my Superfriend (Sf). My tour guide for the trip as well as my photographer. 

***credits to: Pinterest and livelovesimple.com and to Sf for the photos***

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 9: What's In My Bag/Wallet

Finally. I've found one easy topic to write about. I guess I'll simply have to enumerate what's inside my bag or wallet and this one does not require a lot of brainstorming. It's just what it is. Finally. (Happy kid here.)

Inside my bag

I am not already a student who constantly needs to carry a bag with me. Nor, I am not yet an employee of any company, who demands to go to the office or wherever workplace everyday and always needs a bag to put on her needed stuffs. Most of the time I'm always home. But, when I go out, surely I am always taking a bag with me. So,  what's in my bag? Comb, mirror, loose powder, facial tissue, alcohol, umbrella, wallet and my coin purse and sometimes, rosary that my sister gave me, I carried it especially when I'm going to have some job interview. That composed the content of my bag. Before, I used to place my phone inside my bag. But due to one incident where I lost my phone while it was inside my bag, I no longer put it there. I just keep it in my pocket. But sometimes, it's really inevitable to put it inside my bag, and when I do, I make sure that I put it safely and securely. When I know that I will be having a long trip and I know that I don't have anyone to talk to, I also carry my earphones. 


Inside my wallet

Money, of course. LOL. My wallet contains: novena that was handed to me by my mother when I had my OJT in Manila last 2010, a necklace that has a picture of Mama Mary and Baby Jesus, which was given to me by my Aunt, another novena (English version) that was from my sister, she gave it to me when I was still in the fifth grade and my bestfriend/classmate that time borrowed  it from me cause she said that it's so beautiful and asked me if she can borrow it, and so I let her. But unfortunately, she forgot to remove it from the pocket of her skirt, so when they did their laundry, it was there and it was wrecked, but not totally, at least. Because the cover was laminated, so it is waterproof, but the content of it was ruined that I cannot spread out and read. But nevertheless, it's always inside my wallet. It also happens to have a ring, a rosary ring inside that novena, but it was lost already due to being too careless. I too have my ID's inside my wallet, my college school ID and my alumni ID, my ATM card that was already not useful, and some membership card from some stores. I actually want to collect membership cards from different stores. I don't know why, but I really want to. And of course, my graduation picture inside my wallet. 


I told you, this one was easy. I only have to tell everything inside my bag and wallet. No further explanations needed (which I reckon I did), and forgive me for that. :)

****credits to: Pinterest and livelovesimple.com***

30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 8: 5 Current Goals



So while I'm here alone in the movie house, just finished watching The Best Of Me and waiting for its next replay because I didn't get to catch it from the beginning, while waiting I'm going to do the 8th day of this blogging challenge. Thus much for the intro that I know had nothing to do with the content of this writing. I simply wanted to share my whereabouts for today.

Goal. Something I would like to achieve within a year or more, a month, or a day from now. Or simply, something that I would wish to achieve in the near future. It may be a short term or long term. Well, that's entirely my personal definition of the word. 

Here's the list of my 5 current goals:

1. Planner

This is merely one of my short term goals. This will be accomplished in a short period of time only. One of my current goals is to finish my own personalized planner for the year 2015. I'm almost half way there and hopefully before this year ends, I will be able to have it bind and finish already. I planned to do it last year, but unfortunately I planned it too late and I know I will not be able to finish it before the year begins. So, this year I have done it earlier, and  I am so glad to tell that I am about to finish it already by this time.

2. Travel 

This one is a long-term goal for a person like me, since I don't hold any personal source of income, yet. It may be a local or an international destination, wherever, just as long as I'm going to experience the best time there. And hopefully I will be able to move around to other countries before my passport will be expired. So, before 2018, I need to get to at least one country aside from the Philippines. 

3. Hot Air Balloon

If you saw my recent post entitled 20 Facts About Me, witnessing hot air balloons flying high up in the air live is absolutely one of my greatest wish. And I even want to experience riding on one of them. Before I die, hopefully I will be able to experience it. So, help me God. This is really a must for me.

4. Condo

I truly want to have a place of my own. I know that owning a condo was  too luxurious, that's why I weighed this one also as a long-term goal. And hopefully I will be able to attain this goal. When the time comes that I'm starting to have my own source of income, having a condo will absolutely be on my top priority. But even if it's not a condo, it is actually my great desire to have a place of my own. Since I enjoy being alone (but I hate the feeling of being alone).

5. Contented

I don't want to play some sort of a hypocrite here, but, seriously, this is my absolute goal in life, just to be contented with whatever it is that I have. Whether I achieve all my goals or not, as long as I am contented, I'm all right with that. As long as, with all honesty, I can truly feel that there's contentment within me and I can proudly say to myself that I couldn't ask for more or have it in any other way. 

Personally, I have lots of things that I want to accomplish in my life, not only 5. Some were short term that only requires not that huge amount of money and effort, while the others were long term that will demand a lot of courage, determination and dedication to achieve it. And I know no matter how unattainable it may seem, as of this moment, in God's perfect timing, I'm going to own it. All I have to do is to keep my eyes on the prize. And exactly what the iconic star, Audrey Hepburn said, there's nothing impossible, the word itself says I'm possible.


***credits to WeHeartIt.com and to the owner of the photo, Pinterest and livelovesimple.com***

Monday, 27 October 2014

30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 7: My 5 Favorite Songs


Being a music lover, apparently I have tons of favorite songs. Some songs were, I just heard for the first time, then I find it already that good and catchy, even without understanding the lyrics first, it instantly became one of my favorites. While the others were already old, but when I surprisingly hear it again and merely understand the lyrics it will then be also added to the list of my favorites. But there are also some that I just heard for the first time, but then I find the lyrics saying a lot more about me or my feelings, then that's it.  On the other hand, there are also some that I just heard for the first time, and I instantly liked it so I have to play it countless times that I came to the full stop where I almost memorize the lyrics and I became too fed up with the song. 

And here are the list of some of my favorite songs (in no particular order), that no matter how many times I listened to it, the impact is nevertheless the same:

1. Big Girls Don't Cry by Fergie

Since I first heard this song, this one instantly became my favorite already. Just by the title solely that really hit me, and even without understanding first its lyrics. Being too sensitive and excessively emotional, (I must admit) I should always be reminded with this song. "It's time to be a big girl now and big girls don't cry." When I'm nearly about to cry or when I am already crying, but then I think of this song, this somehow stops me from the sobs and tears that I'm about to loose. 

2. Broken Strings by James Morrison feat. Nelly Furtado

Oh it tears me up 
I try to hold on, but it hurts too much 
I try to forgive, but it's not enough to make it all okay 

You can't play on broken strings 
You can't feel anything that your heart don't want to feel 
I can't tell you something that ain't real 

Oh the truth hurts 
And lies worse 
How can I give anymore 
When I love you a little less than before 

That was only some part of the whole lyrics. I don't know what is it in this song that made me think that it was written precisely for me. Seriously. That's my first thought when I start realizing that this one will be one of my favorites. Almost everyday after it has been released, I always see its music video, that was the first time I discovered this song, by the way. And so I didn't notice that the more I watched it, the more I'm going to like it. Only after then when I didn't already see the video that I realized I'm already hooked to this song. It's kinda bit late, but good thing there are websites that we can instantly download mp3's. Thanks to the advancement of technology, by the way.

3. Holy Grail by Jay Z Feat. Justin Timberlake 

One day you screaming you love me loud
The next day you're so cold
One day you're here, one day you're there, one day you care
You're so unfair 

I don't even know why I like this song. But I really do. I first heard it on Showtime, along one of Billy and Vhong's dances. But I didn't bother to download it from the web since I don't know the title and I don't know even parts of the lyrics. It was just only recently that I accidentally played it on Spotify while I was looking for other songs to download. That was the only time that I knew its title. So, I downloaded it and listened to it for countless times because I simply love listening to that song. I really, really do.

4. Not A Bad Thing by Justine Timberlake 

I also heard this song for the first time when I saw its music video. I find the lyrics very appealing, but it's not yet  my favorite way back then. And so when I downloaded new songs, I included this one. And so I listened to it and only then I understand more of the lyrics. Because it's quite different if you only saw the music video, some parts of the lyrics were not sung on the video. So, since then I became truly addicted to this song. I just absolutely love the lyrics. It's not a bad thing to fall in love with me, after all. Kidding aside. LOL. 

5. Lost Stars by Adam Levine

This song is perfect if you want to be somewhat, senti and you're looking for a perfect background song, I highly recommend this one. This is really perfect to listen to when I'm about to sleep at night and I want to have some mellow music first. After listening to this song a bunch of times, this became also one of my favorites. And I even liked this more when I watched the movie Begin Again, wherein this serves as one of the OST's. It was a part of the movie where Adam Levine emotionally sang this song at his concert and Keira Knightly came but then also left afterwards, I almost cried watching that scene. I truly love that part as much as I love this song.  

And that was only five of my favorite songs, (as of the moment). I wanted to put all my favorite songs, but it only requires 5, so that was it. The first two were my all time favorite (I think), and the other three were the most recent addition to the list of my favorites. 

Till next time then............

***credits to: WeHeartIt.com and to the respective owners of the photos that I used, Pinterest and livelovesimple.com***