Monday, October 31, 2011

Thank Mom For My Independence

My Mom is strict and conservative. She loves to tell me what to do. She loves to ask where I'm going. But, you see I am happy with the way Mom brought me up. Simply because even if she is strict, conservative and always asking she still gave me the independence, the freedom to decide for myself and to do what I love to do instead of doing what she wants me to.

I am talking about dreams here. I am talking about my job and my life. Even if my Mom seems to want to decide for me all the time, she became brave enough to let her daughter conquer the world her own way.

I know she wanted me to be a nurse that's why I took up nursing but when I realized I can't do it anymore because my heart is not in the nursing field, she allowed me to quit and decide what I really want to do in life. I got a job and thank God for that because it made me realize how hard it is to earn money and that only if you work hard will you get what you want in life.

Because of the freedom Mom gave me, I became a responsible sister. I sent my sister to college and I worked hard. I realized what I can do and what I can become. I cannot say I'm on the perfect track now but I'm proud to say that whatever I'm doing and whatever I have now are all based on my decisions in life. I'm now a Management student. I'm no longer a Call Center Agent but I'm now part of the Recruitment team for Fashion and Luxury. I have learned a lot in this life. Thank You Mom for the freedom of choice that you granted me. You are the BEST MOM ever! :) I love you! :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Heart To Heart by 4Minute

yoku kiite sora sanai de watashi no me chan to mite
saikin kimi no taido hen ne? doushite?
taikutsu souna kao de itari hanashikata mo sokke nakute
mae to wa chigau kimi ne doushite? oshiete

takusan nozomunde nai no mae no youni tada
(Jihyun HyunA) Look into my eyes, Please look at me now
watashi wo mite, Oh

Let’s have a Heart to Heart to Heart (talk)
otoko rashiku hanashite
daiji souna kurushi souna
furishite mo Stay together
Let’s have a Heart to Heart to Heart (talk)
massugu watashi wo mite yo
sunao ni itte nikumasenai de
ima wa Heart to Heart
futari Heart to Heart to Heart

mae wa yoku kureta serenaade
ima ja “aishiteru” sae mo nakute
kirai ni natta to kyori wo okou to
hakkiri shite ima wa Heart to Heart

taikutsu souna kao de itari hanashikata mo sokke nakute
mae to wa chigau kimi ne doushite? oshiete

takusan nozomunde nai no mae no youni tada
(HyunA SoHyun) Look into my eyes, Please look at me now
watashi wo mite, Oh

Let’s have a Heart to Heart to Heart (talk)
otoko rashiku hanashite
daiji souna kurushi souna
furishite mo Stay together
Let’s have a Heart to Heart to Heart (talk)
massugu watashi wo mite yo
sunao ni itte nikumasenai de
ima wa Heart to Heart
futari Heart to Heart to Heart

au tabi mata kimi wa iuwa tada “gomen” to…
sou yatte mata owaraseyou to doushite?
onaji kotoba bakari de, Oh

ima mo mukou de anata wo mite (Heart to Heart)
watashi wa mada unazukenai (Heart to Heart)
Heart to Heart kimi no koto wo omou bakari…
nee, doushite?

Let’s have a Heart to Heart to Heart (talk)
otoko rashiku hanashite
daiji souna kurushi souna
furishite mo Stay together
Let’s have a Heart to Heart to Heart (talk)
massugu watashi wo mite yo
sunao ni itte nikumasenai de
ima wa Heart to Heart
futari Heart to Heart to Heart

**Lyrics from: http://snsdlyrics.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/4minute-heart-to-heart-japanese-version/
** I love this song. First ever Japanese song that I enjoyed.

Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer RTW Collection 2012

So, as a continuation to my post last night, I am now blogging about the event itself. First of all, I felt really glad and proud of myself that I got invites! Not only that. I also got invites for my sister and my close friend Kath. So of course, as expected, we had so much fun. Anyway, here are some of the photos I took of the show itself. Sorry for the blurry photos. As you know, I'm no DSLR user and I'm no professional photographer.


Hot! Woot! Woot!

I think I can wear this!


My good friend, Angelica

Anyway, these are few of my shots. As much as I wanted to upload them all, I can't because my internet is so slow it's gonna take me forever. Can't wait to shop for the latest trends in fashion. How about you, what's your Spring/Summer Fashion style?

My PFW Outfit ( Spring/Summer Collection 2012 )

Blake Lively-ish

Kim Kardashian-ish

Dress: People Are People
Blazer: Mom's closet
Shoes: Janeo
Bag: Kimbel
Ring: Alabang Town Center Accessory Stall
Earrings: festival mall Accessory Stall
Hair & Makeup by: Me :)

So, based on the pics above, you can see the outfit I wore today upon attending the Philippine fashion Week: Spring Summer Collection Ready To Wear Fashion. I wasn't supposed to wear this dress. I was supposed to wear a leopard print jumpsuit which I bought from SM Department Store under their Cococabana Line which  consist of summer/beach clothing. But, when my sister and I went to People Are People, I saw this lovely red dress which made me think about endless possibilities with this dress. I thought I could wear it with a nice blazer so I can use it at the office and by night, after work, I can use it to got straight to party because of it's fabulous, sexy back.. And you know me. I love clothes with sexy back. So, since it was on sale, I didn't think twice. I went straight to the cashier. 

To tell you more about this outfit, when I wore it with a blazer, I realized it was "Kim Kardashian" inspired. Remember how Kim K. would usually put blazers on top of really sexy dresses? That kind of style is something that women crave for because it shows a woman's feminine and masculine side in one. 

When I removed the blazer, I felt like it was "Blake Lively" inspired. Take a look at some of Blake lively's photos and see how she loves sexy back clothes! I did enjoy wearing the dress and I think that this dress is one of the best ones I've got. :) 

So, if you were to attend a fashion show, what's your outfit gonna be? 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

"Domz"

Last week was a whirlwind for me. Of course, I had the challenge to bring in candidates on a tough time which I was able to accomplish despite the scarcity of the basic needs. Other than that, my other boss resigned which was a surprise for me.

But of course, it doesn't end there. Remember the guy I mentioned before who often sit beside me or I sit beside him in the van for months now and was such a gentleman to always open and close the van's door for me almost everyday? I think I already got his name. It's Domz. Or maybe Doms. I just heard from the lady he knows and who had been talking to him in the van the other day. Hmmm. Nice name. You know what? This guy is not good looking. I can't classify him as handsome but he's got charm. Maybe because he's a gentleman and he seemed mysterious. It's just funny how I seem to be attracted with this guy for months now without knowing a single thing about him. But, I wanna just leave it this way. I don't want to know a thing about him. Let's keep the mystery and let me enjoy his "gentleness" :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer Collection

I already got my invites! Will be attending the Philippine Fashion Week on Sunday. I am so excited because I will be seeing the collection by Louis Claparols who I have met personally in their humble home. I met him two years ago because of Bobby Carlos ( famous celebrity Makeup Artist ) and Erwyn Manuel, an officemate of mine. So, anyway, I am very excited to see his collection for this season.

Another thing I'm excited about for this coming PFW is I will be seeing my schoolmate/co-student government officer/friend Maria Angelica Mopera who will be one of the ramp models in the RTW show. I know she will be very stunning again just like during the Ford competition she participated in last PFW.

I will be attending with some friends of mine. I bet this will be fun. Show on Sunday will start at 2:30PM, SMX. See you there!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cinderella Story

"I've learned to NEVER look back. If Cinderella went back to pick up her shoes, she wouldn't become princess."

-<3

Got this from my sister's wall in Facebook. The moment I read it, I realized that maybe, the lesson behind the story of Cinderella is not just about different social statuses that can become one through and because of love but also, it teaches us how to wait patiently for the right time. How to be brave to let go and trust that if it's meant for you, it will happen. Cinderella never looked back when she left one of the most beautiful things she had: the glass slipper. She did not come looking for it either. But, it found its way to her.

This realization inspires me. I may have let go of so many great people, relationships or opportunities but I believe, now and always, if it's meant for me, it will be mine.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Why My Favorite Bible Story Is About Job

Tonight, after work, I spent time with some friends again for the Bible Study. Of course, the usual suspects: Jackie, Chee, Eloisa, me and Ate Kate. For tonight, we did a follow up on last week's lecture which was about accepting God and letting Him in your life. So ofcourse, we discussed how our week went and we were amazed about the improvements in our personalities. God works on us to make us better people and this week showed us that.

Also, tonight we talked about Bible Stories. I mentioned to them what my favorite was : The Story Of Job. Do you know him? I remembered reading about him before. He was a blessed man. Wealthy, good health, great family. Happy indeed. But all those were taken away from him. He lost his money, his family and he got sick. His Faith was tested. But he has strong Faith that even if he lost what most people value, he believed that God is there for him. He believed in God. Soon, after the trials in his life, he became blessed for being a true child of God. Happy ending right?

I can very well relate to this. I once had everything that I can ever dream about. I had my Mom and Dad. We had money. We had a big house in an exclusive subdivision, we had a car. All I needed to do was enjoy life. But then, my dad passed away. We lost our money, the car, we had to sell our house and we had to move from a Catholic School to a cheaper Catholic School then later on, to a Public School. I thought our life was messed up. I thought I lost everything. But hey, Job experienced far worse than I did. I had my Mom and sister all the time. I was able to eat 3 times a day. I was able to go to school. I had new school stuff every June to get me excited for class. I learned to appreciate the littlest things in life since I lost the biggest things. I learned what hardwork means. What purpose means. What is life, what is strength, what is hope and what is FAITH. Yes, Faith made us survive. Now, it's a miracle that I'm still here and sharing this story to you. It's a miracle that I found a decent job without a diploma. It's a miracle that I was able to provide my sister's tuition fee until she graduated from College. If I didn't have Faith in God that He has plans for me and my family, may
be I have committed suicide. Maybe I had been pregnant at an age that I wasn't supposed to. Maybe I had taken drugs. There were many bad things that I could've become without Faith in God. But I am glad I was brought up to trust that He has better plans for me and my family. It's also good that my Mom taught us to believe that God does exist even in times of trials. Up to now, I still believe that. My trials aren't over yet. I have a long life to live and every now and then I will get hurt, I will tumble down. But the story of Job will continue to inspire me. I will cling to God no matter what the circumstance is. I trust that He has plans, bigger and better than what I have for myself.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

49 Days

I just finished the last few episodes of 49 Days (Pure Love). I admit. I didn't take this tv series seriously for the reason that the plot was revolving around a spirit of a comatosed woman. Talk about "Just Like Heaven" theme.

Anyway, as the story progressed, I fell inlove with the characters specially with the dispatcher and Soo Yi. Their love story was one of a kind. Both grew up in an orphanage and been together since then but the day the guy was about to give the engagement ring to Soo Yi, he met an accident and died. 5 years have passed and Soo Yi haven't moved on. But it doesn't end there because the guy became the scheduler/dispatcher of souls and later on regained his memory of his human life. He once again regained his feelings fo Soo Yi but painful as it is, he's dead and can never come back. The part that made me cry all throughout was when he was given the chance to "live" again for one day just so he can finish what he hasn't finished before he passed away. His meeting with Soo Yi made cry. You can tell they did miss each other. Every scene while they were together seemed really meanigful and dramatic. Until the part when he had to throw the engagement rings and ask Soo Yi to move on for him. Can you just imagine someone you love in front of you telling you to be happy without him and you can see that's not what he wants but he doesn't have a choice? Ouch. Painful.

Anyway, the ending also gave a wonderful twist where everybody ended up happy in heaven and on earth. I can say that the entire story was one of a kind. I don't want to tell you exactly every part of it. It's gonna be better if you watch it yourself. But I can assure you, it's worth watching and please, don't forget to prepare tissue because some scenes will break your heart. ;)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Mother-Daughter Relationship

My relationship with my Mom wasn't the most perfect Mother-Daughter relationship there is. In fact, I'd have to admit that Mom and I are very different. While she's the controlling type, I'm the person who doesn't like being controlled. While she's sensitive about little things, I'm the type who disregards a lot of things. While she gets mad easily, I'm the type who needs to be provoked before I get mad otherwise, I won't react at all.

Tonight marks another challenging night between me and my Mom. We had another argument. But you know what, instead of the usual feeling that I'm upset because she just won't listen, stop and not fight with me, I felt guilty instead. Of course, I knew I did something wrong but you know what? Tonight, I felt more like I want our relationship to be fixed. Since Mark and I got together against my Mom's will, my relationship with her was never the same. I don't know but maybe she felt I neglected her and I chose Mark at the same time, I had the thought that she can't be happy for me because I did not follow what she wants for me again. But God knows that wasn't true. I know that Mom just wants the best for me and I on the other hand wants nothingelse but to make her proud of what I have become. This is one of my biggest challengs because it's concerning my Mom. The reason why I'm here writing this in my blog.

I so wanted to give Mom a hug and say I'm sorry tonight but pride gets in the way. I can't get myself to do it. I just wish that Mom and I can bond soon.. Just the two of us. Maybe then, I'll have the courage to say how sorry I am for all the wrong things I have done. I'm sorry ma.. I love you..

Friday, October 7, 2011

Dear Mr. Anonymous

Dear Mr. Anonymous,

Hi! I haven't spoken with you in a while. I have been pretty occupied with so many things that I almost forgot about you. I'm so sorry. I hope you understand. I almost gave up hope that one day I will meet you. But as I continued meeting other guys, I realized they were all wrong for me. They can never be like you. And that lead me to this point when I am praying again, to find you. Something good happened yesterday. I attended a Bible Study with friends. I am now preparing for our meet up. I know it's going to be soon. I am improving myself in all aspects so that you will be proud of me. Also, I am strengthening my faith knowing that faith and not fate will lead you to me as I will be led to you as well. I am looking forward to meeting you soon. As for the meantime, take care of yourself as I will be taking care of myself too. I miss you...

Anj

Day 1

Today, I guess would be one of my most life-changing experiences. We started our Bible Study after work. We decided to do it at Coffee Bean over dinner. Jackie, one of my officemates who is a devoted Christian introduced the Bible Study to us. Actually, my family used to attend those back when my Dad was sick and even after my Dad passed away. It wasn't that new to me but I admit it, I felt a pang of excitement that I will be doing something like that again.

I decided to attend a Bible Study and go back to worship God. Not that I stopped and not that I lost faith.In fact,I grew up with a strong faith in God which could be the reason why God never failed me. I was able to go to school despite financial difficulties after Dad passed away. I got myself a decent job despite the fact I'm an undergrad. That FAITH kept me alive and surviving. And really, I am doing this for several reasons. 1. I want a new life. A life with purpose. A life with direction. I mean, I can be anything, I am smart, I have looks, I have confidence but where will those take me? I need God so I can put these to use for the purpose he has created me for. 2. I want to thank God endlessly for all that I have in this life and for my life itself. Yes, it's imperfect but it's life and not everybody gets the chance to see or experience what I have gone through. 3. I want to have stronger Faith. I will go through tests and face temptations but I know, with a stronger Faith, I will survive everything and anything. I have tons of other reasons but so far, these are the basics. It's just Day 1. Ther start of a Purposeful life for me. Maybe this time, I will be touched again by His hands and show me what I am living for. Maybe, through Him, my dream to change someone's life will come to reality. But one thing's for sure, with Him life will be better.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

FACEBOOK

Check out my family history. :) I signed up for a group in Facebook with people who has the same last name as I do.  I've always known that my family has a rich historical background and that we weren't pure Filipino. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Just A Quick Note

Lord,

Thank You for this day. For every breath I took, for every smile I shared, for the money I spent, for the work I have done and for the family I have gone home to. Thank You for the challenge to survive and be happy. But mostly, thank You for being there for me all day. I wouldn't ask for anythingelse because I am contented with everything that you gave to me. I will not ask for more since you have given me more than enough of what I need in this life. I offer you my life, Lord. Take me to the path that You would like me to take and I will gladly follow.

Amen.

How To Love By Lil Wayne

Cut the music up a little louder

You had a lot of crooks try to steal your heart
Never really had luck, couldn’t ever figure out
How to love
How to love

You had a lot of moments that didn’t last forever
Now you're in this corner tryna put it together
How to love
How to love

For a second you were here
Now you over there
It's hard not to stare, the way you moving your body
Like you never had a love
Never had a love

When you was just a young and your looks were so precious
But now your grown up
So fly it's like a blessing but you can’t have a man look at you for five seconds
Without you being insecure
You never credit yourself, so when you got older
It’s seems like you came back ten times over
Now you’re sitting here in this damn corner
Looking through all your thoughts and looking over your shoulder

See you had a lot of crooks try to steal your heart
Never really had luck, couldn’t ever figure out
How to love
How to love

See you had a lot of moments that didn’t last forever
Now you're in this corner tryna put it together
How to love
How to love

For a second you were here
Why you over there?
It's hard not to stare the way you moving your body
Like you never had a love
Had a love

You had a lot of dreams that transformed to visions
The fact that you saw the world affected all your decisions
But it wasn’t your fault
Wasn’t in your intentions
To be the one here talking to me
Be the one listenin'
But I admire your popping bottles and dippin’
Just as much as you admire
bartending and stripping
Baby, so don’t be mad
Nobody else tripping
You see a lot of crooks and the crooks still crook

See You had a lot of crooks try to steal your heart
Never really had luck, couldn’t ever figure out
How to love
How to love

See you had a lot of moments that didn’t last forever
Now you in this corner tryna put it together
How to love
How to love

Oh,
See I just want you to know
That you deserve the best
You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful
Yeah

And I want you to know, you’re far from the usual
Far from the usual

You see you had a lot of crooks try to steal your heart
Never really had luck, couldn’t ever figure out
How to love
How to love

See you had a lot of moments that didn’t last forever
Now you in this corner tryna put it together
How to love
How to love

See you had a lot of crooks try to steal your heart
Never really had luck, couldn’t ever figure out
How to love
How to love

See you had a lot of moments that didn’t last forever
Now you in this corner tryna put it together
How to love
How to love

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Placement Lunch From EB

At KFC

Just want to share with you our pic from the lunch out that me and the girls had in celebration of EB's placement. I love these girls. Oh, and by the way, Jackie and I are already ok. Whatever happens, real friends will be friends. 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Saturday High

Trying to be a bit Nerdy again ♥

hmmm.. i dunno how to describe this...

Playful Me?

What are you looking at?

Ooopppssss... I didn't say that. hahaha

Mwuah!

Let's get serious this time. :)
I was sick. I was at home. I was bored. Ending: Picture taking. Yes, took pictures of myself again. My cam is so overused because of what I'm doing. But THANK YOU CAMERA ( Canon S90 ) because you ease my boredom.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Every Morning Is A Blessing

Ever wokeup one day and said to yourself "Thank You. This is the LIFE I've always wanted"? I just did yesterday for a reason that I can't explain. Well, do I need to have a reason to appreciate my life? The mornings I wakeup to? I don't think so because basically, waking up every morning is already the biggest blessing and miracle that ever happened to me.

I love my life. I am living the life that I want now. Not that it's perfect because as you know, I've been going through a lot every now and then. But hey, my life doesn't suck because nobody has a life as great as mine. Nobody has walked the same path as I did who can say that it's always been easy for me. I am very thankful for every twist and turn of this life. For every loss and gain, for every tear of sadness and joy, for every trial and sucess.

Each of us should learn to appreciate life. Our lives. No matter what we are going through because it's our story. Our masterpiece. It's a gift to us and what we can do to thank Him is to love the life we are living today. Keep in mind that every breath we take might be somebodyelse's last. Appreciate life. Love your life.