Slow Down


I am begging time to go a bit slow but it never seem to notice my plea.  

A few more days and August 2015 will come to a close. A lot of things happened. Good and bad. Bad moments, yeah, nevertheless, it's a wonderful life. I am nothing but a grateful soul saved by grace. 

Let me try to do a random post about my August 2015.

1st of August: 
I said goodbye to my previous company.
I almost didn't make it to my flight schedule. Thank goodness for the delay. 
Day 1 of Coron Adventure with Cher Jo and Emil had started. 

It will always be a favorite getaway in my memory. Aside from the really beautiful Palawan I had came to visit. I also had the chance to be with two amazing persons I have met in the blogworld. I had a cake courtesy of Emil to kickoff my month-long birthday celebration. And cutesy gifts from Cher Jo and lotsa freebies along the way. 

6th of August: 
First day high at my new job. 

8th of August:
Gathered with some of my favorite and awesome co-alumnis for an anniversary celebration. 

16th of August:
Surprised with a birthday cake courtesy of my younger sister Bebs.
Dinner with good friends at a buffet for free! 

17th of August: 
My birthday. 
Mama got rushed to the hospital due to dizziness and on and off fever. 

23rd of August:
Regular Sunday hangout at home with Papa noticing my eyebrows. He asked if they were tattooed. Of course, they are not. Lol

25th of August:
Received confirmation of official enrolment for first sem SY 2015-2016.

29th of August:
Anticipating a gathering with wonderful people again. And my being a major fag hag activated. 

30th of August:
Talent fest in church. 
Last day of the Philippine Literary Fest in Fairmont Hotel Makati

And many other events, people and things I probably had forgotten that happened along the way. Either good or bad. 

Overall, I had never felt that old fear and pity to myself because I have no money. My salary is delayed and I got the hang of spending on basic things. Mama had a health card to take care of her medical expenses. Thank God for dependent-eligibility with the HMO in our company. 

I may not have cash however, I was able to  go somewhere, continue my education, get into the company I had been wanting to be in, and finally, I felt the love and security amongst the people I am with either physically or cyberly. I dont know how could I ever say thank you and return all the love I had received. I will try my best. 

September isn't so far, but I guess my transition phase is almost over and I am ready for whatever is ahead, focusing on what is important--- family, friends, investments, savings, and that diploma. 

What about lovelife? Oh come on life, surprise me! 


Inside Out

Im not a movie buff. I usually just get to watch movies by recommendation or if somebody asks me out. Inside Out is one movie that lingered on me. If you haven't watched, I strongly suggest you take time to do so and let that vulnerable side of you show. 

I am writing from what I remember from the day I watched it. 

If I were still a grade 3 teacher, I wonder what kind of questions would I ask for the post processing of the movie.... 

1. What is disgust? Joy? Sadness? Anger? Fear? Disgust?

2. Can you show me the face of somebody feeling joy? Sadness? Disgust? Fear? Anger? 

3. Do you think it's right to prevent Sadness from holding any memory balls? Is it right that all the memories we have are happy ones? 

4. If you were one of those Emotions, who would you be? 

5. Remember when Anger took over the control of the console, did he ever accomplish anything right? Why do you think so? 

6. How about Fear? Where do you think Fear is from? 

7. Remember Bing Bong, do you have your own Imaginary Friend? What is his/her name? 

8. Why do you think Sadness knows a lot of things? 

9. What is your favorite childhood memory? 

10. What have you learned from the movie? 

My teacher friend said I can still facilitate such activity. I just have to go and visit them and bring the entire theatre set up that I used to have in school. 

I'll put that on my schedule. 

As of Today

As of today, I have 40php total on my 3 bank accounts, around 800php in cash and 4 weeks away from receiving my first paycheck in my new job. 

I am very far from what I had dreamt of myself when I reach this age. I seem to haven't moved at all. Compared to my contemporaries who had moved up the ladders, migrated somewhere, settled down and made homes.  

It's up and down and up and down then eventually, it will get in steady as I try to remind myself that everything has it's own perfect time. 

I closed my eyes, took a deep breath and then breathe out slowly...

As of today, I am on my second week of training for the company I had always wanted to work for. It took me four attempts to get in. And my boss will be the same person who didn't took me in the first time I applied. So, I have this intrinsic motivation that I have to be always at my best. 

As of today, I am officially enrolled to a postgraduate course to that prestigious university I had always wanted to study at. This and a couple of semesters more and I will soon be a graduate of this academe. 

Another reminder from our Sundayfambam lunch conversation, my little sister said, "Ok lang yan Ate, kapit lang. Susweldo ka rin." 

Also, I was able to do a video clip of the Coron getaway I had with Cher Jo and Asiong. Who would have thought I can do something like that? It's not the technical aspect that was challenging but it's the creative part of it. I still have a lot to learn but heck, it was one great thing to learn. 

I got a free buffet dinner at a resto in Makati courtesy of my friends from the previous company I worked with. 

I received many birthday greetings both offline and online. 

If I were on this situation a few years back, with only 800php to get me through until the next payday, I probably would have been worrying on how I would get through the next four weeks. I am worrying but I am more at peace ad confident that this is but a temporary situation. 

This is just but a transition phase to the long-term career path I had decided to thread. I just need to keep reminding myself that I have a loving and supportive family behind me, friends who would never leave me behind and would understand, an opportunity to learn and study and a faithful God who never gets tired of showering me with surprises- great and small. 

From being a chronic worrier and a failure to being nothing but a blessed soul. 

Everything has it's own perfect time. All I can do for now is wait. But I am not waiting idly. As I do that, let me appreciate every thing and person that come my way. Embrace sadness. Free myself of hatred and envy. Let my fears be the springboard for my courage fuelled by my faith. 

Cheers to life! 

Coron 2015

It's here!

I really have no inclination for this kind of art. LOL. But I had fun looking at our photos and stitching those videos. I'd probably do more for more practice in the future. I remember Asiong while doing this, he said it's like Nirvana, I think I understand what he meant by that.

I enjoyed doing it. I do it every day a few hours before I sleep ( I actually just stare at the photos most of those times LOL) and having it as the last thing I see before I sleep, I can't help but smile and just feel excited to share with you this adventure.

Asiong would have done a super way better editing, I know.. Maybe next time :) :) :)

Culion Island
Lusong Shipwreck
Mt. Tapyas Viewdeck
CYC Island Resort
Twin Lagoons
Barracuda Lake
Kayangan Lake
Siete Pecados

Music by:

Best Day of My Life by American Authors
Good Time by Owl City feat. Carly Rae Jepsen

First of August 2015

August 1st welcomed me overwhelmingly.

I thought that leaving a company I had worked for only 10 weeks will be somewhat easy and emotionless. I had a pictured it to be a day of a few smiles and goodbyes, that's it. A final email blast to all and then I have a few final errands and then I have a plane to catch later that afternoon for a vacation. As I go back to that day, I hD made a few realizations.

1. If you keep on thinking about something, all the universe conspires.

At the start of the shift, I was craving for pizza but since my three friends in the team don't wanna go out, I told myself that I'll just eat pizza on another day. Lo and behold, the boss decided to treat us for lunch! (Because he is also leaving for the US the following Monday)  It felt like a despedida for me too! Aside from the pizza I was craving for, pasta and hot wings and pistachio ice cream were served on our table. 

2. We can make friends even at the shortest span of time of being together. We just have to be honest of who we are and learn to trust each other.

RJ not in the picture. Busy with boyfriend duties.

For the past 10 weeks, I had grown fond of 4 persons in my team, three of which I usually eat lunch with Gayzelle, Red and Angel. Then, there's my seatmate, RJ. I had really tried to keep my circle small for I knew in myself that I won't last long in this company. 

3. It doesn't really matter where you spend some time together, what food you'll eat and how much you'll spend. As long as you are with the right kind of people, conversations can go non-stop, giggles and laughter will fill the air. And there's always a room for wonderful surprises. 

For my final send off, the five of us decided to have coffee somewhere aftershift. Our first stop was City of Dreams, but since it was too early, the shops upstairs were still closed and the one at the center of the casino was too pricey. So, we decided to bounce to Resorts World Manila. I wonder why we decided to do that, we probably just wanted to be somewhere new and somewhere safe to vent out our deep and dark frustrations. Same scenario with RWM though, stores are still closed aside from the McDonalds at the ground floor of Remington Hotel. We definitely enjoyed our conversations over BFF fries and Chicken Fillet Burgers. Funny as it may seem, but we just laugh at it and had non-stop stories about just everything. But before we bid goodbye, Gayzelle handed me something: two picture frames- one filled with a collage of the four of us together and a smaller one mounted on a Hello Kitty stand with a collage of my photos she got from facebook.

4. There is always something good in something bad.

I was running late for my afternoon flight to Busuanga for a 4-day vacation. It was 40 minutes before flight schedule and the check in counter was already closed. The flight details finalized. Then, Sir Jo called me and told me to tell the check in personnel that flight was delayed for another 40 minutes. I had no check in baggage, and I am really ready to dispute the closing of the gates earlier by 15 minutes. But still, thank goodness for that delayed flight. I literally cried upon seeing Cher Jo at the onboarding waiting area. Hahaha.

It's my birthday month and that was just the first day of August! So many things to be thankful for. It feels good to live a life of gratefulness. I'm still trying to collect my thoughts on how I wanna look back into it. And this is how I wanna remember my 1st of August 2015. 
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Sisid sa Shipwreck

Dahil di pa ko makapagpost ng maayos na kwento tungkol sa latest gala namin ni Cher Jo.

Short video clip muna. Kelangan talagang may kaway factor at the end. LOL.

I would like to thank my kuya enzo for lending me his gopro for this trip :) :)