Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Finition (fin)

Thanks to Google Translate... hahaha! :))

I finally finished the latest 30-day challenge. YESSSSSSS!!!!!!

Thank you to those who have been very patient in reading my blog, who have been patronizing it, who have been peeking through it... I appreciate it and I do hope you get to do the challenge with me. (I feel like I just received an award... LOL!)

This has been the most uncomfortable challenge I have done. I almost gave up. I really do not like taking pictures but challenge is a challenge and I have to push myself. It took me a while to finish it but it was all worth it.

Reading and looking back at my posts, I enjoyed writing and reading them again. Reminiscing.

I do hope you stick with me while I look for another 30-day challenge.  Just in case, I don't find any... I'll just make one myself and post it here... See  you around! :)

NC30: A Picture

I don't have a fun picture nor something that would probably wow all of you. But I just want to share what I have been doing lately. I discovered writing in my native language (Tagalog) and I find it more relaxing and fun. Not that I don't like writing in English. It is just easier for me to relay my thoughts in my own language.

Anyway I have been busy writing most of my thoughts in my very own - Tagalog Blog.

Pano Ba Mag-Blog Screen Shot

Blog Name:  Pano ba mag-blog? (how to blog?)

It is not much and most of you may not relate. For one, I do not expect everyone to understand Tagalog. I just feel it is an accomplishment. Filipinos are very critical and particular when it comes to spelling, to grammar, punctuations, pronunciations, etc...That's probably why we are conscious. We don't like talking in English. We're too critical of ourselves.

This site actually is an outlet for me to vent and to push myself to write... in English. So, blogging in Tagalog is a relief. I thought writing in Tagalog would be a breeze, apparently not. I write in English most of the time, that I go blank writing in Tagalog. But enough of that.

I am just happy that I finally get to speak my mind in whatever language. Being bilingual really has its perks! :)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

NC29: 3 Wishes

Wow! It's like Aladdin getting the magic lamp with a genie inside granting 3 wishes. So, I have to be wise. I need to really figure out what I should prioritize and make it really lasts.

Honestly, since I've been caught off-guard... (yeah, right!), I really couldn't think of sensible wishes right now. And thinking about it, makes me look even more superficial because the first thing that pops in my head when I think of wishes is MONEY.... lots and lots of money.

Okay, first wish... I'm giving in to superficiality, I wish to be a multi-billionaire.. hahahah! (so freakin' bad - like Bruno Mars). I've posted several times that I want to be rich. So, if I were to be given a chance, why not? It's nice to live comfortably.

Second wish, I guess is to be able to study again. The best things in life aren't things (I read somewhere). And it's true. Life is a continuous education and I don't think there's anything wrong with taking more courses to improve your skills. Right?

Third wish - is to have a fruitful, fulfilling, contented, god-centered life. I think among my wishes, this is a bit tricky and extremely difficult. I doubt the genie would be able to give this to me. But then again, the genie can't but God can... so I'll just wait and see what God has in store for me. :) Everything else will fall into place and God will give me what my heart desires. So let's see what happens. :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

NC28: Something that Stresses you out

I heard that people can never escape stress. It's part of our lives. Regardless of what you do, there will still be something that will stress you out. It is actually in how you deal with stress that you can be relaxed.

There are obviously times when someone or something pushes my buttons and, as they described it, all hell breaks lose... hahaha! :))

I don't get stress that often. I still keep my cool and control the situation before it controls me.. naks! hahahah! :))

So for the question, what stresses me out? These are:

Friday, January 20, 2012


Sadly, there really isn't going to be a post on this topic. We used to have pets, back when we still live in the Philippines.

Unfortunately, we can't have pets in our place. Why?

1. We're renting. Some flats don't allow pets and we all wanted to have a dog. So pets are out of the question while renting.

2. There are times when we have to go for holiday. Who will take care of the pets while we're away? That's obviously another concern. I can't just ask anyone else and expect the same care that I / We will provide. It's not going to be the same. It's not going to be okay for us, and most of all for the pet.

3. Clean-up. Another major concern. If you have a pet, expect chaos. That includes the poop, the pet toys, the food, etc. And for us, who live and breathe organization (they even call my brother and my dad "Mr. Clean"), we can't have chaos (as much as possible).

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

NC26: Picture of Your Family

I hate posting pictures in my blog. But what can I say, it's a challenge.

I was looking for a family picture. Unfortunately, we don't have a complete one. We only have family picture when we were still kid, and it's not with me.

So I just took their pictures from Facebook (thank God for Facebook) and compiled it here.

So here's my family (I did not include my picture):

Monday, January 16, 2012

NC25: Put your iPod on shuffle, first 10 songs

I love songs. I love them all.  I do not have favorites. Although, I like the contemporary, pop, rock, RnB genres more than the rest. So I have tons of songs in my iPod. Anyone could argue it wasn't as much as the others, but I never get tired of hearing these songs over and over... so, argue all you want :P.

So for the sake of the challenge... First 10 songs when shuffling my iPod...

1.  Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
2.  So Sick - Ne-yo
3.  I will Celebrate - Wow Worship - Cyan Disk
4.  Just Dance - Lady Gaga ft. Colby O'Donis
5.  Days of Elijah
6.  Fallen For You - Reminiscin 3
7.  Thinking of You - Katy Perry
8.  The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
9.  Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz
10.  Never Say Never - Justin Bieber

I can't believe I have Justin Bieber in my list. Oh well, there are those I never noticed was there. Would shuffle it again and write it here... again! :)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

NC24: Something You've Learned

There are a lot of things in life that I consider life lessons. And everything is treasured. There are definitely a few bumps along the way but I just stood up, dust myself and move on.

I learned that in everything you do, you have to give your best. If you are not satisfied, people would not be either.

I also learned that when you give your best, do not expect too much. Not everyone will appreciate it. You cannot please everyone. So just do what you love. Do it for God and for yourself. You will be happier.

Other life lessons, just take criticisms in, whether good or bad. They are there to correct you and improve yourself. And since you cannot please everyone, you will definitely encounter criticisms.

I have tons of life lessons, I don't remember all of them anymore. I just learned to live it. :)

Monday, January 2, 2012

NC23: Favorite Vacation

Kindly refer to:  NC6:  A Picture of Something that makes me Happy.

These pictures were taken during our vacation in Dubai / Abu Dhabi, UAE. It was fun. I kind of miss it. I should do holidays more often. It's a great way to relax - as long as you stick to the budget.

I admit that vacations doesn't have to be expensive. You can have a fun-filled holiday on a budget. The key is sticking to it. I went overboard however, but again, it was fun so it was worth it.

Hope you have a great, fun-filled, exciting, stress-free Vacations, too. :)