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My Davao Life

27 Apr

Hello guys. I know it’s been months since my last blog.

I’ve been in Davao for a month now and I am working as a medical representative. It’s hard because it’s a new place and I don’t know how to speak Bisaya but I’m enjoying my stay here. And I am now in love with the city.

So here are some pictures of my life here in Davao. 🙂

The crocodiles at Crocodile Farm

The crocodiles at Crocodile Farm

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UK Finds

24 Aug

Hahhaha. Not really UK finds but these clothes are Ukay-Ukay finds(pre-loved clothes). Sorry, I just love going to Ukay Ukay and buy clothes there.

Sorry, I suck when it comes to fashion. Hahaha.

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Typhoon and Other Stuff

24 Aug

Oh hello, i'm back!

Hello Mr. Sun. I’ve seen you again. I never thought I’m going to be this ecstatic knowing you’re here. Hahaha. 😀

Well, if you’re a Filipino, you know what I mean. From Monday to Wednesday, our very own country, Philippines, had a visitor named Maring. Yeah, Maring was the name of the typhoon. It was raining cats and dogs on most part of Luzon. NCR suspended classes from elementary to college and most offices are closed. Wanna know why?? Well, it’s because of the FLOOD. And guess what, even my aunt’s house here in Pasay (where I am staying) was flooded. It was knee high so we’re stuck upstairs for two whole days. Anyways, since I don’t have work, all I ever did was read books. I’m addicted to books again.

that's me being a COMPULSIVE READER

that’s me being a COMPULSIVE READER

I finished reading The Dork Diaries 1-5. I know, I am too old for that kind of stuff. But hey, I’m still a kid at heart. I love the character of Nikki. I can totally relate to her. I was one of the dorks way back in grade school and highschool. And well, until now, I’m still a dork. Like her, I was bullied by the popular girls at school.

being bullied by the popular girls. :(

being bullied by the popular girls. 😦

I have my own diary too. I remember, I also have a crush on one of my classmates, G. We used to hang-out and went to library after class. I just miss him. Hahaha.

Aside from the Dork Diaries, I finished reading Cloaked, Bewitching and Towering by Alex Flinn. And now, I’m halfway reading The Siren by Keira Cass. I told you I’m now a book addict/compulsive reader. Hahaha.
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tower

the siren

Aside from reading, I’m becoming obsess with make – ups. Not that I’m buying it. Well, actually, I’m planning to have my own online shop and i want to sell make ups. Hahaha. But I know, I’m not good when it comes to business. But still I want to try. Hahaha. what do you think??

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Actually, the make up obsession started when I saw one of my schoolmates’ online shop. Well, she’s been in bizzzzness for almost 3 years and now, her customers are celebrities. I envy her. Hahaha. So started searching for wholesalers of make ups. Hahaha.But anyway, I still have to find another job because, our project will end this August 31.

That’s it for today, and I’m sorry for being so random today. Hahaha. 😀

Have a great day everyone.

2011 — A Year To Remember

31 Dec

2011 is almost over. A year that will always have a place in my heart. It consists of bittersweet memories. A year that may changed life forever. A year that I have to say good bye now. This year has a lot of memories. Happy days. Sad moments. The most challenging year of my life.

One of the best memories I have this year is when I finished my Bachelor’s degree. I am now a graduate of Bachelor of Nursing but I have decided not to take the board exam because it’s not something I have dreamed of. I cannot see myself working in a hospital. I love being a nurse. I love helping people who are sick. I love putting smile on my patient’s face. But it’s not meant for me. I am proud of the nurses around the world because they have one of the hardest jobs on earth. And I am proud of myself because I become a student nurse in my lifetime.

Another memories worth remembering this year is when I have my vacation in Boracay and Nueva Ecija. It’s been my dream to explore the beauty of the Philippines and of course to travel the world. And it’s special ’cause I’m with my friends. I am at the weakest point of my life when I go to those two places. At least, for a short period of time, I forget my problems and just enjoy life with my friends, with nature and with God.

Before the year ends, I have met a lot of amazing people from WordPress. People who give me hope. You know who you are and I will always be thankful for those people.

And most of all, the best thing that happened to me this year is when Keanu, my shih tzu, came into my life. He always brings joy to me. He never leaves me. He knows when I am lonely and sad. He looks at me whenever I am crying as if he’s telling me everything will be alright. That he’s there for me no matter what happens. He’s my baby. He’s my little brother. He’s just a dog but he gives meaning in my life.

But life is not always being happy. We have ups and downs. Life can be so unfair most of the time. This year, my uncle, the only person in this world who always tell me that he’s proud of me, died. He’s one of the best people in my life and yet he left us here. I remember his proud face when I graduated. The times when he talks to me. The times when he tells me I am one of the most intelligent people in our family. He will always stay in my heart and mind.

Aside from my uncle’s death, a lot of problems arise this year. Problems in our family. It is all because of money. The reason of our family war. The reason of my depression. The reason why I’ve decided to end my life. Not once but twice. It’s hard to decide on my life’s fate. The medicines I have taken, the blade, the cigarette, they are all part of my life. This is my darkest year. It’s hard to have a mental illness like mine. It’s hard when you don’t have support from your family. And most of all, it’s so hard when people judge you for what you’ve done. They think you have a disease like tuberculosis, HIV or any disease that can be contagious. They don’t want you to be near them. And they will spread gossips that you are crazy.

My life in 2011 maybe worse or much better than other people. We can’t tell. It is based on other people’s perception. But in this year, God has given me two chances to live. I can’t promise that I will not commit suicide again. Promises are made to broken, right? But what I want now is to forget all of the bad things that happened to me. It’s not easy but I’ll try my best. I want to start a new beginning. I want to forgive those people who hurt me. I want to have work. I want to travel the world. I want my dreams to come to life. I want my life to be normal. I want to be a strong person.

As I’ve said, it’s not easy but I’ll do my best to make it possible.

Say hello to 2012 and good bye to 2011.

Happy New Year everyone.

An Actor Found Dead In His Car

29 Dec

It has been all over the news last night that Tyron Perez (a contender of a reality show, Starstruck 1) is found dead in an abandoned car. It is believed that he committed suicide. I feel sad for him. I can feel his pain. I can see his face crying while he is deciding which fate he will choose. It also breaks my heart that a lot of people are judging him because of what he did to himself. I want to defend him. I want to scream at those people. I want to tell them “You don’t know a thing about him so please stop judging him and just let him rest in peace.” We don’t know each other personally but I feel sorry for him. I just hope that he is happy wherever he is now. I know he is in good hands. And I hope he will find true happiness there.

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After reading the news on twitter last night, I feel lifeless again. The number of suicide incidents are rising. Days after I first committed suicide, there are a lot of suicide news all over the country including the infamous gay couple in SM Pampanga. The gay shot his partner with a gun and then he shot himself after. They are both dead. Now, it is Tyron Perez, who is dead now. I keep on thinking why I am still on earth and they are not. Is it true that the reason I am here is because of God’s miracle? Maybe. Because I should be dead right now after what I did on my last suicide attempt. Maybe God is telling me that I haven’t fulfilled my purpose on earth.

I just hope that I’ll never hear a news about suicide again. I don’t wanna hear sad stories.

And I hope someday, I’ll learn the reason why God let me live the second time around. I want to know my..

Life’s purpose.

Boracay Experience

23 Dec

This video was made by my friend Angelo. A compilation of pictures when we went to Boracay. Okay, I cried when I watched this video again. I love them. I miss them.

I Want A Tattoo

5 Dec

I’ve been posting a lot about my wants this past few weeks. I want to travel. I want to study abroad. And now, I want a tattoo. Actually, I’ve been thinking about it for quite awhile now. And recently, my friend got her first tattoo and I was like, “I need to have one too!”. For me, tattoo is an art. And I love arts! I once read an article about tattoo. And writer said something like, “We die and yet we cannot bring our possessions with us. Tattoo is the only thing we can bring even to our own death.” I can’t remember the exact words but the thought is like that. I agree with him. So now, I’m planning to have a tattoo on my right and left limb. It is just my name actually. I still want it to be hidden because some think that people with tattoos are addict. And also, one reason I want it to be hidden is because my family will kill me if they find out I have one.

Well, what do you think guys? I need your opinion. 🙂 And for Filipino bloggers out there who have tattoos, do you have any suggestions where can I get a one?

Thanks in advance. 🙂

Day 2 at Nueva Ecija (Central Luzon State University)

3 Dec

Good evening fellow bloggers! 🙂 Another tiring day had passed. Today, we went to Central Luzon State University. a hundred-plus hectare open university in Science City of Munoz.

So our first activity was to share God’s words to freshmen and sophomore students. It was a fun experience and I got the chance to share my stories with them.



After that we ate ICE SCRAMBLE

and YOHGURT

Our last activity??? Stroll the university. Enjoy looking at my shots. Nature-lovers will surely love this place. 🙂

My First Day in Munoz! :)

2 Dec

Good evening from the first Science City in the Philippines, SCIENCE CITY OF MUNOZ, NUEVA ECIJA!

Today was an adventure! It’s my first time to travel alone in a place I’d never been into. So with one bagpack and my dog, I went straight to the bus terminal! I felt like I am Dora The Explorer with my bagback and my dog, Keanu, is Boots. Hahaha. So I traveled for more or less 7 hours with 7 public transportations. Yes, that’s true. From our house, I rode a tricycle to Balanga Central Terminal and then I found out that there were no buses going to Cabanatuan. So I rode a tricycle again going to Genesis Bus Terminal. The bus was going from Bataan to Pampanga. I arrived at Pampanga Central Terminal after one hour. I was going to ride a airconditioned bus when they told me that pets were not allowed. I had to put Keanu in the bus’s compartment. Of course, I said no. So instead, I rode an ordinary bus. Well, it was okay at first because Keanu loved the fresh air and I could see the beautiful scenery outside until our bus had to stopped because of flat tire. So we waited for almost 15 minutes before another bus passed by. Upon arriving to Cabanatuan, I rode a jeepney going to Munoz. But at Talavera, the driver asked me to transfer to another jeepney. I told the driver to tell me when we’re already at Munoz Public Market. But then again, he forgot about it. So I had to ride a tricycle again and then I met my friend there. O yes, finally, after 7 hours and 7 public transportations, I arrived the City of Munoz. Mind you, I looked like haggard woman with a tired dog beside me.

When I met my friend/former room mate, Ate Arianne, we went straight to their chursh. An evangelist church. (I am a Catholic but Catholics and Evangelists are both Christians). They had some activities there. They asked me to join them. I said yes. There’s nothing wrong with it, right? One of the speakers asked us this questions, “What are you if you were a non-living thing? And Why?”. My answer, “I would like to be a photograph. But it has to be a stolen or candid one. Why? Because I believe that pictures are memories and stolen pictures can show the real us. I want people to remember me as myself. No pretentions. I want them to see what God has made me to be.” And then we had to think a word that best describes God with the first letter of our answer on the first activity. I answered photograph, so I had to think of a word or phrase that starts with the letter “P”. So I answered them with this, “P is for POSSIBLE. With God, all things are possible.” After that, the pastor told us some words of wisdom and encouragement. I felt like God was beside at that moment. I could feel his presence.

Though I am deadly tired now, I’m still happy. I think my trip here will enrich the spiritual aspect of my life. Now, I’m staying at Ate Arianne’s place. My dog’s beside me, sleeping quietly. I should sleep now, too.

So good night everyone. Lond day ahead tomorrow. 🙂

***Sorry, I don’t have pictures of my first day here but promise, I’ll post a lot tomorrow. Good night again.***

Nueva Ecija Tomorrow!

1 Dec

So who’s excited for tomorrow’s trip? Just raise your hand!!!

I’m really excited for my travel tomorrow. I’m going to Nueva Ecija also known as The Rice Bowl of the Philippines. So it’s going to be my first time there. My former room mates live there and I am going to visit them. Actually me and my dog, Keanu, are going to visit them. I can’t wait to explore their province and see its tourist spots. And I hope I’ll catch the sunrise. And the sunset, too. So, my dream of traveling the different provinces of the Philippines is coming true. Actually, Nueva Ecija is not included in my list but when I googled about it, Men, that place should be considered as one of the beautiful places in the Philippines. 🙂

Now, I’m going to pack my bags ’cause tomorrow will be a loooooooong trip!

***Promise, I’ll post a lot of pictures. 🙂