mt. ulap hike

Hi, everyone. I’ve been quiet for a few weeks, I know. My bandwidth exceeded and I was extremely busy with my job so I couldn’t post as much as I wanted to. But recently, I had just crossed something off of my bucket list that’s worth sharing.

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year end clothing haul

Oops, I did it again. *cue in britney*, kidding. December was really a month of impulse buying for me. I mean, there were sale items everywhere! I actually didn’t go to the mall that much during the holiday season but alas, my old friends aka online shops came to haunt me. I wasn’t planning on buying stuff for myself but I just couldn’t help it. I told myself it wouldn’t hurt that much to treat yourself once in a while. After all, it was the month of giving! And so I gave in. These were the stuff I bought on the last week of December.

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adios, 2017!

Is it just me or did you also feel that 2017 just flew by so fast? I can’t believe it’s already 2018! Like every year, I started 2017 with a list of goals to accomplish. To be honest, I really like coming up with goals because for me it was something to look forward to. Here are some of the things I ticked off of my 2017 goals.

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recent reads

Lately I’ve been reading books again. It felt good to get lost in literature. I feel like I’ve never felt this way for so long. I lost plenty of sleep because of this but it was definitely worth it.

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I hope everyone’s doing fine! I actually don’t know how to start this post.. lol. Let’s just say I’m lost for words (or I just don’t know where to start). I’m pretty sure I’ll be one of the nominees for 2017’s Worst Blogger of the Year because I only had less than 5 posts on the first half of this year. I, myself, couldn’t believe it either. Well, it’s partially my fault for not making time and I guess, there’s still time to make up for that.

My blog will be turning 2 this month but I’ve been blogging for almost a decade now. Thinking about it, it amazes me how long I’ve been in the blogosphere and it actually makes me nostalgic how I grew as a blogger. I’m really grateful for the people who visit my blog and are really appreciative of what I offer. They make my heart warm. Ahhhhhhhhhh <3 <3 <3 <3

There will be some changes in my blog. Change is good, aye? I promise to post frequently now—I know I’ve said that tons of time but this time, I’ll be true to my word. To continue where we left last time, here are some of the things that happened since my last update:

  • A new semester started which means work work work for meee
  • I teach two subjects—one subject for 6 diff sections and another for 1 section. WORK OVERLOADDD
  • I’m a student once again, recently I enrolled in Masters classes. I’m taking up Masters of Arts in Education major in English. I want to stress out that THE CLASSES ARE FREAKING INTIMIDATING. lmao huhuhu
  • Opened up a new Cell group (Life group).
  • Became the adviser of the school’s publication (which is really scary, i admit)
  • Experienced extreme stress last August (for the whole month. Screw you, August)
  • I’m still alive but I’m barely breathing (lol kidding)

From the bullets above, you might notice how busy my schedule is. I don’t even know what rest and sleep really means now. If there is a quit button in ADULTING, I will smash the hell out of it. lol. Kidding aside, I know my schedule is so occupied but I will try my hardest to update from time to time. And it would really mean a lot if you suggest topics you want to see or whatevah (because there are times when I want to blog but I don’t know what to blog) so I really really want to hear from you.

Thank you for sticking with me all these time x


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the reason why i was on hiatus

It’s not that dramatic. 

Hi, guys! I know I’ve been MIA on the past 5 months and I’m truly sorry for that. Blogging has been my hobby since I was in elementary and has always been a source of happiness for me. I’ve found new friends and have experienced new things because of this platform. But, ever since I graduated in college, things have changed. I’ve also changed in a lot of ways. My job as a teacher took a toll on me. I constantly have mood swings and feel irritated most of the time. It was kind of stressful, actually. And I needed a lot of time to adjust. On top of that, I was involved in a car accident last March. It wasn’t really serious. I had no major injuries–just a bump on the forehead. Still, that time, I felt the need to take a break from life–including blogging.

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korean beauty products feat. medicube!!

Acne has been one of the major problems of my skin. I almost have never experienced having a clear skin and that kind of  totally sucks. Because of it, my confidence when it comes to physical appearance became pretty low during my high school years. Until now, I still feel self conscious every time I talk to people which also makes me so anxious. It can be pretty depressing to have this struggle, I know. Right now, it’s pretty hard to have a clear skin because it’s summer here in the Philippines and the heat is so intense. It gets sweaty and irritating real fast after just being out in the sun for a few seconds. Sweat with the combination of pollution is not really the formula you need on beating acne. Luckily, I’ve found a brand that produces cosmeceutical products that are great for acne-prone skin.

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SUPER DELAYED POST, Y’ALL. Last November 29, my co-teachers and I went on a roadtrip straight after class. I wasn’t really planning to join because I was trying to budget my money (bec it’s almost Christmas & also my birth month) but with just a little persuasion, I agreed to go. I was having a rough week that time, and I thought maybe I could hurt my salary for just a tad bit to have a stress-free mini vacay. And so I did.

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21 BEFORE 21

OKAY. I’ve got a little news for you—it was my birthday yesterday!! I just turned 21 he he he. I know some of you might be quite confused with the title but all shall be revealed in the right time (and by “right time” I mean later. So, sit back and relax for now teehee). I was planning to post two diff entries for my birthday experience & my “21 before 21” entry but I ran out of time!!! The original plan was to post this blog last saturday but I left my laptop in my apartment and so I miserably failed publish it. And failed to make a draft! Whoops! But since there’s no better time than now, why don’t we just combine both into one post? Amirite, amirite?

I feel so blessed because I was feeling quite down last week but my students made me feel really really happy when they surprised me. I wasn’t really expecting that they’d prepare something for me because after all, my birthday landed on a Sunday. But last Friday, they surprised me with letters and cupcakes. I cried, of course. It was like a huge baggage was lifted from me. I wasn’t really excited about my birthday because I was going through a rough patch but since Friday, I felt kind of giddy about it.


Also, last Saturday, my boyfriend and I went to Skyranch like what I’ve said on my previous post, we’ve been planning for this since November. Julian, my boyfriend, kinda have motion sickness and he already told me when we were in the bus that he wasn’t feeling well. Even when we went to Skyranch last year, he felt nauseous and I even bought him medicine that time because he really couldn’t take it any longer. Same thing happened this year, that is why right after we ate dinner, he took his medicine so he could ride some of the attractions. We weren’t able to try all of the rides because we were so tired. We’ve been walking a lot and we ate dinner almost immediately after we reached SM Pampanga so our stomachs were full before we went to Skyranch. The ones we tried are Pampanga Eye, Loop Coaster, Sky Cruiser and Express Train. Julian has sworn not to ride the Super Viking again cuz the last time, he puked right after the ride. Yikes! It was partially my fault cuz I insisted and I seriously felt bad right after. Anyways, we didn’t do it this year but I kept on teasing him to do it. It was kinda fun,

We also went to Papemelroti which is one of my favorite stores here in PH. It’s full of papers and artsy stuff which I love. I was looking around and saw a cute board with a quote on it (i really don’t know what it’s called, but just look at the above picture for reference.) I have two small of these at home with different quotations, of course. I told him that the board looks cute and was quite bigger than what I have. He asked me if I’m going to buy it. I told him no (I didn’t tell him I wasn’t going to buy it because it was pretty expensive lol). He kept nagging me, asking if I like it and if I was going to buy it. The guy went on and on and then he told me he was going to get it and give it to me. I find it funny because he doesn’t know how to surprise me LOL but it’s kind of sweet, too.


DECEMBER 4–MY BIRTHDAY!!!! I’m just gonna storytell what happened real fast.. So, I bought a cake for my care group member because it’s also her birthday then after I went to church. After that, my care group members surprised me with flowers and balloons and cake. I felt touched, to be honest, because I don’t get flowers a lot. And I feel like it’s really sweet when you give flowers to someone. At 4pm, my family and I went to Starbucks with Julian and then we had dinner while having a meeting with another churchmate for the Youth Christmas Party of our church. I’m so excited for what’s going to happen this December!! (But I need to tone down my expenses bec I’m about to go broke cuz my savings bid its goodbye yesterday) I CRI

Just so you know, I’m typing this blog post right now time check 11:55pm of December 4, so it’s still my birthday but of course when I’m finished writing this, it’ll already be December 5 and I’ll be forced to edit my intro. Ugh, why did I ever forget to make a draft earlier?????????

This year has been a roller coaster for me. So many things happened, it has been a series of ups and downs. But I’m really grateful for another year God has given me. All the life lessons I’ve learned were worthy of all the bad patches I’ve dealt with this year. And nowwwwww, I want to share with you 21 things I’ve learned before I turned 21.

  1. It’s okay to feel lost. You’re not supposed to know everything and have your life go the way you planned because it doesn’t run that way. It’s okay to feel lost.
  2. Do not try to please everyone. You’ll end up disappointed and hurt because the truth is: YOU WILL NEVER PLEASE EVERYONE.
  3. Do not invest on temporary people. Period.
  4. Learn to stand on your own.
  5. Don’t build walls; build bridges. Lower your freakin’ pride.
  6. Embrace your flaws. Everything about you is a masterpiece.
  8. Stop comparing yourself to other people. 
  9. Let go of toxic people.
  10. Find joy in every situation.
  11. Give generously.
  12. Don’t rush things. Be patient.
  13. Being alone is okay. You don’t have to feel scared of it.
  14. Appreciate the bad.
  15. Love even when you’re hurt. Because love heals.
  16. Be kind to yourself.
  17. Overthinking kills.
  19. Forgive the people who hurt you.
  20. You are a work in progress. Cut the nega vibes & think positive.
  21. Accept everything and move forward.

Phew! That’s about it. I’m so excited on what’s going to happen this December and on 2017. Hoping for a December full of good memories.

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It’s been like 4 months since I last posted here and I feel really excited to finally blog again. The reason why I wasn’t around for the past few months is because my domain expired and I just had it renewed yesterday. Owning your own domain is really costly, to be honest, but it’s kinda worth it.

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