Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Challenges: It's what makes us who we are today

CARDIGAN (old): Folded & Hung
Sometimes in our lives, we need to make choices that we think best for us. Maybe those choices could hurt people but it’s the best way to save them from unwanted circumstances or maybe we’re not yet ready to commit to a “yes” because of some personal reasons that people don’t understand it. Some people say “yes” and just go with flow and see what the fate could bring them. But for me, most of the time I say “no” because I’m not yet fulfilled with what I have right now because I believe that this life that has given me has more to offer in which some people won’t accept what truly inside my heart. Everything has its perfect timing. We can’t force it to happen because the outcome won’t be as good as what we’re expecting and that’s what I've been trying to explain to people who don’t understand me.

Challenges molded me as to whom and what I am right now. I never thought that I could survive the most challenging part of my history. I believe in the saying “everything has a purpose”. Sometimes it makes us to be someone whom we thought we couldn't be and most of the time, it breaks us so we could learn from what we experience which is not right. The road that I've taken wasn't easy. Believe me. I guess it was the worst scenario one could ever have. Time flies so fast but the memories are still sticking to the board full of life lessons. I’m not academically good. I failed in my tests and recitations during my elementary and high school days and it equalized to the life lessons that I learned with those challenges.

I don’t judge people because I don’t want to be judged. I don’t have the right to criticize how other people act as they are because they have their own reasons why they choose to be as what and who they are. Sometimes, my patience comes to the boiling point of getting pissed off because of how insensitive people are. They keep on cracking words that they don’t think it could break people’s heart. I wish I could also be like them so I could also guard my ego but unfortunately, I couldn't do it because I don’t want to hurt them most especially when I consider a person very dear to me. But that’s the challenge – to hold my emotion of getting infuriated.
TOP: @AmazingGracePH (Instagram)
BELT: Robinson’s Deparment Store

When those unwanted circumstances welcomed me, I honestly pushed the button of giving up. But what changed my mind was the people who truly care for me. I came to a realization then that God gives you the people you need instead of the people you want. God is there to provide what is necessity for us because He knows what’s best for us. He’ll let us experience first some adversities in order for us to be prepared for the upcoming events in lieu of a favor. Let’s admit that we’re only human and we keep on asking about the existence of God. But did you ever tried to look at the brighter side of every circumstance that happened to you? Try to look at the positive side of the situation and be optimistic. It may be difficult in the beginning but you’ll thank God that it happened.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Out and About: January 2014

These photos were taken during my birthday last January 4 at Prime Upscale Club in Tomas Morato, Quezon City. I wasn’t supposed to celebrate my birthday at the said club but because of the electrifying remixes that dj’s offer to their crowd plus the laser lights that pass to everyone’s reflection as the crowd gets free and wild, I can’t resist to give it a shot and hit the dance floor with my coolest friends in town.

Presenting.. Our most favourite to invite during our out and about! Say hello to Mr. Jack Daniel’s!

I love how my friends support me in everything I do. I love how they let me feel that it’s okay to fall down because they are just there to back me up even if we don’t see that much. I love how they accept for who I am as well as my choices in all aspect in life. Yes, we may have “inisan” and “tampuhan” but it all ends there. We’re still friends after all. I love them and they are the coolest and truest friends in town!
P.S. I want to extend my gratitude to Aireen and Joy for taking photos for me. All these photos came from their iphones except for the cap photo.

A snapback cap from Hongkong as a surprised gift from my beloved childhood friends, Joy and John. I remember when I told John that I’ll ask him to buy a Hurley snapback cap for me when he return a visit in the U.S. because I got to like to wear his cap when I still have that Rapunzel hair. Surprisingly, the moment when Joy and John landed their plane here in Manila from Hongkong, Joy texted me that they have a gift for me that I’ll surely like it. When we were about to go tour destination on this night, they handed me this but unfortunately, I can’t wear it since it didn’t match my outfit. LOL! But hey, I was really happy because there were these 2 of my closest friends who really know me so well.

Monday, March 3, 2014

I can see happiness in Black & White

A person learns from failure than from success and failure shouldn’t be a hindrance towards success because it builds ones’ character. I always ask for strength from the Man up above and guess what.. He gave me difficulties to make me stronger. I came across countless of gruesome challenges and even number of heartbreaks because of the stubbornness that my family and loved ones always reminding me. It’s not wrong to run after what makes you happy but it’s also your responsible of what will be the upshot of every choice that you’ll make.

They say everything happens for a reason. That’s one thing that really stuck in my head. Every time I feel bad for myself, I always think of it the other way around. Being negative about the things around us doesn’t make us feel good. Chill. Everything too shall pass. All negative circumstances are just temporary but being happy should be permanent. If one door closes, another one opens. It takes time but it will surely worth the wait.
G-SHOCK ILLUMINATOR: @ishop4less (Instagram)

NECKLACE:  Bazaar at World Trade Center
When things go wrong, always remember that it won’t always be that way. Settling negative circumstances should be taken one step at a time and we should always start settling the most little thing that affects the negativity because we will realize when it starts descending everything into the right place. It takes time to realize everything but that’s how the world revolves around the protons and electrons in the universe. If you keep on dwelling on the negativities around you, it will surely be attracted to you even more. So choose to dwell with it lightly but surely.

On the other hand, when things go right, always remember that it won’t also stay that way always. So we should always cherish and enjoy every great moment that we have because it will only roll up to us once in our lifetime. Always believe that something wonderful is bound to happen each and every day as we deal numerous things in our daily life. No one is entitled for our own happiness except us and so we should always make the most out of it. Life is too short to dwell on too much negativity. Let’s love every minute of staying alive and enjoy the life that God has given to us because life features the challenges that can transform us into someone we never expected to be. We learn from failures than success. Failure shouldn't be a hindrance in attaining our success because failure builds one’s character. I also believe that one of the most courageous decisions we’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting our heart and soul. That starts our happiness.
BELT: Nava
 TOP: Bazaar
PANTS: Belle York

So before I end this very scholastic post, I would like to thank my photographer, Patrick of 3ckshot, for making these photos look good even if we had little time of taking these outfit shots as he used Camera360 application from my Samsung Note 2.