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2019 Mid-Year Check Up! How’s…

1 year ago | filed under Personal
Wowzers, we're six months into 2019! And that means I'm sharing my goals & challenges progress. It's something I started last year and I'm doing it again so I know how I'm doing so far. I feel like writing it down makes me more motivated and accomplished (no matter how little the progress, I revel on small victories y'know). And I'm all for keeping my motivation as much as I can.  Even though some of them aren't successful in terms of consistency, I'm still happy with whatever progress I made up to this point. It doesn't really deter me from 

My faith is a constant…

2 years ago | filed under Personal
For many Filipinos, Lenten season means vacation and going home. It’s the time when the streets of Manila is the most quietest and traffic free. I supposed that was also the same thing I was waiting for—a long break and maybe a time to do my stuff more efficiently. But sometimes I forgot the reason why we honor Holy Week every year in the first place. It’s not just vacation but also remembering the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As a Christian I tend to forget how important these days are and what it symbolizes. And how thankful I 

Do it little by Little,…

2 years ago | filed under Personal
So, I’ve heard that today, January 17 is “Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions Day” and I’m here to tell you to think twice before “completely” ditching those resolutions.  If these resolutions will result to self-improvement then I think you should still give it go! There are 365 days in the year, don’t let the first seventeen days define your resolve to achieve or accomplish whatever that is you want! (At least I wouldn't) Last year I have listed down things I wanted to accomplish or at least start, some of them required me to do it in a daily basis, 

Merry Christmas Everyone! A blessing…

2 years ago | filed under Personal
Merry Christmas everyone! I wish y'all are enjoying this day with your loved ones. Christmas always bring people together. It's also the season of giving. And that's always what I associate with Christmas. So for this year I want to be thankful with all the things I received this year. Because when someone gives, someone receives them. Above all, I'm blessed to be one of those who received such an amazing gift. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; — Ephesians 2:8 As a Christian the bestest 

Here are my Goals, Challenges,…

2 years ago | filed under Personal
I feel more accomplished despite not completely checking the things off of my list. I’m still very pleased that I actually made huge decisions and actually acted on them.  I always on the plan side, day dream about it that will get me excited but when the time it actually matters, I chicken out. But I swallowed my hugest fears. I've realized that failure to do it is worst than the actual failure of doing it. So when about to cower in fear, I just say the same mantra as Sakura “[simple_tooltip content='Translation: Everything will be alright']絶対大丈夫だよ[/simple_tooltip],” 'cos God’s guiding 

I’ll just dance for myself…

2 years ago | filed under Personal
It was awesome that Party For One by Carly Rae Jepsen came out conveniently when I was wracking my brain finding the right title for this post. And you know, if you’re a regular here, that I’m inclined to name my post after songs (because I’m lazy and uncreative that way LOL) but enough chit-chat, the post is yes, about solitude and why I grown to love my alone time now. Of course, there are still so many things I still can’t do on my own (traveling overseas by myself is something I still don’t have the courage to pull 

Messy hardrive? Time to De-clutter…

2 years ago | filed under Personal
Another confession: I hoard free digital stuff like crazy!  I’m the type of person who thinks of reserves or the “in case I need it in the future” 'cos I really don’t like the feeling of running out, so if I can’t help it, I always have something in stash. Yep, that’s my very motto when it comes to digital products—especially these guys are free. I mean, you just gotta to have it! I have few design resources in my hard drive sitting there waiting for me to use. Some are new, others are few months or a year, while 

Everything will be alright, so…

2 years ago | filed under Personal
From Taylor Swift's 22 lyrics "We're happy, free, confused, and lonely in the best way. It's miserable and magical oh yeah" Right, it pretty sums up my twenties. It was magical and miserable at the same time. I was free, very very confused, and lonely. It was not the best phase of my life tbqh but there were lots of learning I got from all the indecision and mistakes that I made from those times. And all those positive things I learned, I'm starting to carry them in my thirties and beyond. Twenties wasn't all that bad, but looking back 

Now’s the perfect time (to…

2 years ago | filed under Personal
In the words of a popular shoe ad campaign, all we need to do is just “do it!” Unfortunately for me, I subscribed to the idea of hustling before deadline (hence the short bio on my sidebar).  I’m such a procrastinator and all-time worrier. I also don’t like the idea of getting into something and not working on the details. The unknown absolutely terrifies me. That’s why I always procrastinate and that cost me...A LOT! If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll never get anything done. Norman Vincent Peale But I’ve decided to move on from 

Learning new languages! The fun,…

2 years ago | filed under Personal
When I was wee bit younger I tried learning Japanese but I quit I said why do I need to learn it if there are people who will translate it for me?! It was a very bad decision!  Fast forward to recent years I’m now self-studying Japanese for the simple reason of wanting to read manga on my own. Yes, because I became passionately in love with reading! And I realized that there’s so many manga that never got translated (especially shoujo manga which I fiercely love) and that made me try learning Japanese. I live most of my life 

Journaling for the lazy, the…

2 years ago | filed under Personal
There are three things I love to see on instagram or weheartit: ① food ② travel photos ③ journals! I love the idea of journaling! I’m it doing right now but it’s nothing special, is not really instagram worthy (and instagram worthy I mean, creative enough to share). It’s not that I want to journal because I want to share but because there’s something about archiving with a bit creativity that greatly appeals to me. It’s not like I didn’t grow up writing my diary. I have so many of it I lost some of them…my handwriting especially my cursive 

Mid-Year Check Up! How’s the…

2 years ago | filed under Personal
I was pretty satisfied with my goals, resolutions, and challenges for 2018! I have so many things I wanted to accomplish this year. Some I'm conquering with ease, while some I'm still struggling at best! But I guess I still have half a year to make those things happen! Like people say, it ain’t too late until you make it so! Or never say never! So despite all the ups and downs, I think I’m still all up for the task! I think my year opened pretty well for me!  I was so busy when January came (despite all the 

Time to get serious! Write…

3 years ago | filed under Personal
Time to crank it up, fellas! Two years ago I wrote this post. Long story short, I failed. I was genuinely optimistic borderline excited to write down all those in my pretty brand new diary BUT! Laziness, procrastination and eventually forgetfulness prevented me from truly embracing the traditional journal writing route. But I give myself a good serious thought on how I will work it out—finally! And here we are!!!  (due to time restraint I don’t have yet a decent photo to share but I’m happy to say that I’m up-to-date with my diary—time stamp: 01/17/2018) Unlike before that I 

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

3 years ago | filed under Personal
First and foremost, greetings! Merry Christmas everyone~! It’s my tradition to greet everyone a very happy Christmas so here it is. But I decided to add some personal touch about Christmas means to me. I think it’s the best season to talk about it. First, I need to admit that when it comes to my spiritual life I tend to slack, more than the other aspects of my life (although I pretty much screwed so many life decisions). Anyways, but I think despite my many mishaps, I’m so happy that I get to know Jesus Christ in my life. It 

Integrating Bible Lessons into my…

3 years ago | filed under Personal
If you read this post one of my challenges/resolutions for 2018 is to have mini bible study every day. I've been wanting to do this since June or July (or probably much later) but in the end I got lazy (seriously there's a reason why sloth is one of the seven cardinal sins...) But because I want to start the year right, or to be more precise I want to better myself this coming year, that I want to solidify this aspect of my life. My spiritual life. This isn't about religion, and that itself is not bad, but again,