Almost but not quite
Running pet peeves
The utterly annoying moment when you’re pumped up in the middle of an awesome run listening to your favorite energy-boosting song when your earphones decides to die. I keep breaking my earphones way too often, it’s so annoying. But I guess there’s nothing more annoying than getting ready for a run then realizing you haven’t charged your mp3 player at all and the battery’s drained...
Mae-Mae invited me to the baptism of her niece. It was on a Sunday. However, being the forever-naïve-to-the-world kid she always is, she invited me on the wrong date. The baptism was still a week away. Since we haven’t hanged out for so long, we still met and roamed around. We went to Starrs in Katipunan, went shopping for shoes, and just as we usually do, we just ate. We went to the...
I love people who smile when it rains.
No, not when it rains in summertime. It’s easy to love the rain then. I love people who smile when it rains during rainy days. When it’s a hassle, yet they see the rain as a miracle. A magical happening. A gift from nature.
I love trees more than I love flowers.
Unfortunately, trees cannot be bought in bouquets or put in vases to stand on windowsills and bedside tables. And even if you plant them in your own garden, trees have a different kind of independence. They belong to one but to earth. You can never really fully own a tree. Humans are just like trees. But what hideousness the world would be without trees. I love them so much, but I can never own...
Girly Chip Soy Latte
This is a long overdue post, I’ve had these lenses since last year. I’ve already got a new pair so I’m throwing this out. Before I do so, here’s a short review. Comfort: 7/10 These lenses seem to be prone to drying out faster than my other lenses. Design: 6/10 Though the color is too yellowish, they don’t seem too striking when put on, which is a good thing since I opt for natural looking...
I went to Komikon 2013 on Saturday, then met with other friends again in Katipunan on Sunday. It was all over a fun weekend!
My thoughts when running:
I need to pee.
I’m having side stitches.
My shoelaces are coming off.
Exercise is my sweet dreams.
Managed to snap a few vanity shoots before I went out and jogged. Just joining the bandwagon, this hey-look-I-work-out kind of photos seems to be the fad these days. Anyway, this is five months’ worth of an active lifestyle. Well, it may not be too much, but I wouldn’t say it’s bad progress. This is definitely better than my bulgy little self one year ago. I looked like a caterpillar with...
Lonesome ice cream cone
My ice cream cone says Hi!
I saw a girl With hair as black as a raven And dark brown eyes like earth Wearing a blue velvet dress Draping over skin as white as snow With cheeks that sometimes blossom Like blood had been smeared on it And with cherubic hands From where purple veins peek She paints the world red With love incomparable And laughter that glows In as many colors Like the sunset Blending yellow, orange, red,...
Not the fickle-minded.
No matter what you do, do not fall for fickle-minded people. They change their mind so often, you’re never sure about anything. They themselves aren’t sure about anything. They’ll hate you one minute, love you the next. Then they’ll be annoyed at you, and the next you know they’re sweet again. They’ll take too long to reply to your messages then they’ll come around as if they’ve been waiting for...
I first found out about Princess Princess in an anime magazine about six years ago, and ever since then I’ve always wanted to watch it. Finally, after six years, I downloaded it! Yay! Hahaha! It was one of the best I’ve ever watched! I was laughing out loud most of the time! It was a good show.
A sliver of hope
Strawberry jam and peanut butter
I’ve been in love with peanut butter ever since I found out through the fitblr community the awesomeness of peanut butter. But I think I may have a new-found love now; strawberry jam! I’ve always been in love with strawberry since high school, but it’s the first I’ve tasted a strawberry jam. Now that I think about it, I haven’t tasted strawberry tea yet. I found some in the grocery when I went...
The little happiness of exercising.
There are times when I feel like I’ve been exercising regularly and living an active life for five months now and I‘m not even seeing the slightest improvement in my body. My tummy is still isn’t flat, or my thighs are still so big, and my arms still sag. Then I remind myself that exercising is not about being hot or sexy, it’s about living life. I can still do these exercises, I can still run, I...
My sparse eyelashes.
I used to think they’re pretty long, just hidden underneath my monolids but I guess I was wrong. There are guys in my BJJ class with really long and curly eyelashes. Yes, really doll-like ones. I am so envious. The world is unfair. Huhuhu. But then again, I don’t think long, thick, and curly eyelashes would really suit my small non-doll like eyes. Yeah, I love my small eyes. Lower left, I...
How can you live like that, with a secret love blooming in your heart? Doesn’t it hurt when the branches try to escape, poking out of your ribs? Let them out. I bet they would make beautiful bouquets, and they will enchant everyone who would witness their splendor. Don’t hold them back.
The happiness of having bruises and a ripped...
It’s officially been a month since I started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and I can say it is really fun! I’ve always wanted to learn self-defense and martial arts. And I think I’ve improved a lot since my first class. I was so wary at first, especially I’m not used to close body contact with anyone (unless it’s the crowded public transportation), what more with having to hurt them in any way even if it’s...
Tan lines in February
I’ve had my tan lines prior to the summer. And my tan lines stay on for the longest time, which can be pretty annoying. During the end of January and some time in February I’ve spent a few days in the beach of Zambales. I’ve had a realization: Even though I already know how to swim, the sea still terrifies me. It’s not the water per se that I’m afraid of, it’s the thought of the unknown deep...
Sequel: two years after
Am I macho yet? Last Friday, we were taught a bit of Judo in Jiu Jitsu class. I swear, throwing people down on the ground was fun! I couldn’t imagine I could carry the weight of one person. However, I think losing weight has its cons. I felt like a tin can, what with the others bringing me up in the air and throwing me down so easily. Or it could also be because they were mostly guys (males are...
2011. I’m camera shy! Seriously, I’d rather be behind the camera, shooting. Sadly, though, ever since I started my active lifestyle of jogging, swimming, jiu jitsu, and whatnot, I haven’t had enough time to shoot around and play with Photoshop. Include Grad School in my hectic life too. After my class or exercise at night, I’d go home late and would be too tired...
Bus Ride Afternoon
We’d embark on a journey We’d take a long bus ride And in the midst of the sleepy afternoon My head would take rest on your shoulder With the security of your gentle presence I’d fall in deep slumber and dream In the hot summer afternoon And with the sunlight caressing my face You’d realize you have an angel sleeping beside you The long boring bus ride wouldn’t bother you at all Because the...
Doodles and Novels
I haven’t doodled anything in class for quite a while already, no random drawings or random poems. Though I still doodle on my hand just like I used to do in college. But today, while listening to a discussion about Carl Rogers’ Person-Centered Therapy I found myself doodling. Sorry, classmates, my first instinct whenever I receive handouts is to flip it and doodle on the back....
We’re all just trapped in a maze without a map.
I’ve always been firm with my belief that people usually just need a listening ear, not exactly someone to solve their problems for them. After all, no one is most suitable to solve their problems but themselves alone. No one knows yourself more than you do. Sometimes out of the want to at least concretely help them, I try to give suggestions and advices. I’d really rather they not take it...
To listen to their stories.
I don’t think I go to Grad School to learn per se. I go to Grad School to experience, and through it I’ll learn. I go to Grad School to experience as much people as possible, to experience their life granted they would share it with me. To listen to their stories, just like reading a book.
Love and Beauty
I’ve been loving this lip gloss for almost a month now since Yuu-chan gave it. I use it mostly to keep my lips from drying and chapping. I’ve never really been prone to having chapped lips, just this month. I wonder what could have triggered it, the weird weather? I also use it whenever I go jogging because the cold night air makes my lips drier. It stays longer than the other lipglosses I’ve...
This DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) is killing me! It started Tuesday last week when I used my new running shoes for the first time. I was so excited that I added another round (2.2km) to my usual jogging route. Then for the following two days I did a few exercises before going out for my usual jog. The exercise consisted of 50 squats, 50 lunges, 50-second wall squat, 50 jumping jacks, 50...
I met with my closest high school friends again after so long! Yuu-chan was back in the country for a couple of days so we had dinner along with other high school classmates too. Finally, the Hanabi Sisterhood (minus Sora-chan) together! I missed them so much! They’re one of the main reasons why my high school life was fun. Photos from Jennifer, taken by Archie.
I don’t know why, but I seem not to be feeling myself lately. I feel so absentminded. I feel afloat, like within a dream. I performed more awfully than usual in swimming class last Friday. I wasn’t feeling myself, though no matter how much aware I was of that, there was nothing I could do to shake off the feeling. I also almost missed my stop when I went home. Then, Saturday afternoon when I went...
After class, Jean and I just tried looking around Cubao Expo. There were so many vintage shops there, we had so much fun looking around. We spent hours just browsing. Some of the vintage stores were also selling old books, and it was a good thing we both love to read. We found so many good ones, and they were so cheap as compared to their mall prices. We’re definitely going back there. We also...
First workout of 2013
I had my first workout for 2013 last night: a 5k run! Hooray! It was actually a 15-20-minute walk as warm-up, 5k actual run, then a 15-20-minute walk again as cool down. I was taking advantage of the clear weather, I know sooner or later it’s gonna rain again and running outdoors would a pain, though I can always do some chair dips, squats, lunges, and whatnot at home but running outdoors...
Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote, at Si Ako Blogger’s...
Last December 17, 2012, I was lucky enough to attend the Blogger’s Night of Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote, at Si Ako. Only Vic Sotto was present since Judy Ann Santos couldn’t come and Sen. Bong Revilla was still at the Senate at that time. Yes, the country comes first! Anyway, Vic Sotto was really kind to answer the bloggers and writers’ questions. He jokingly said that he likes answering...
It gets better, bring it on 2013!
Despite graduating from college, 2011 had been a pretty rotten year. I remember telling myself, and the world wide web through my Facebook and Twitter posts, on New Year that year that I’m kissing sadness goodbye and I’m gonna make 2012 my year. Looking back twelve months after, indeed I made it my year to the best I can. I think I’ve regained my footing in life again! Before I fully take on 2013...
Happy New Year! I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since my last update! I have so many backlogs! I still have nature photos from back in August and September 2012. Gosh. I will try to sort them out one by one. I welcomed 2013 with my own homemade coffee float (I tasted the new Coffee Float at McDonald’s earlier that day and I liked it, I was just sorting of trying to imitate it, which I...
If I sing out of tune
What matters are not the notes upon people’s ears But the music my heart and soul hears What matters are not the laps I swim But how being underwater feels like a dream What matters is not the love I receive But the amount of love I live What matters are not the tears of failure I cry But the genuine smile after I never lose hope to try What matters is not the chaos around me But how despite...
I’m only human.
See, if I drown I might sink But I can swim again If I get sad, I might cry But I know I can smile again If I stumble, I might get hurt But I know I can stand up again If I fail, I might get dejected But I know I can try again If I love, I might get my heart in pieces But I as long as I know how to love myself I can love again. 12/11/2012 | 12:31 AM
Manicure Monday: Apple Green and Neon Pink
Henna tattoo that says dream swim.
I’m so happy! Both my swimming and jogging are improving! Though let’s solely talk about jogging first. I was able to jog the whole lap without stopping to catch my breath or to walk. My heartbeat was also in a steady pace throughout so I didn’t go breathless at all. I didn’t even experience any shin splints at all. Usually I can jog the whole lap with several walking breaks. I now know the...
Hahahaha! Ran an errand to get myself new 1x1 photos. I might be enrolling again so I need this. The last one I had was last year when my hair was still so short! And now my hair is long again, kinda! Hooray!