30 December 2014

EARLY MORNING

            Remember in my post entitled Swing Day I said that I took photos of the scenery of the place – Blue Mountains where we are supposed to jog but we end up enjoying the swing? Well, here they are.

29 December 2014

SWING DAY

                Our household (the small group in SFC) originally planned a picnic near Sierra Madre instead we went to Blue Mountains – a place known as a good jogging spot. Blue Mountains is a subdivision that is near Our Lady of Fatima University Antipolo. It would take one ride with a minimum fare from my place to reach the jogging spot. But if you are feeling energized you can actually walk to get there.

22 December 2014

WHAT I WORE TO A WEDDING IN JALAJALA


            Wedding is a cheerful occasion. Attending one is a privilege especially if one of your friends is getting married.  Mary Grace, my college friend and seatmate, got married with Joel this December 2014.

16 December 2014

WEDDING SEASON

WEDDING SEASON

            Whenever I had a budget I would buy books. Ever since I have discovered a store that sells second hand books I am so pleased that I become a regular customer. That is the good thing about books when you are done reading them you can keep it or you can share them. I think the owner understands what a single book can do in its reader. How a book can change a perspective whether it is new or old.
            I bought Wedding Season by  Katie Fforde because at that time I was thinking of becoming a wedding planner which is the job of Sarah the main character of the story. I want to find how other people especially the writers see a wedding planner as a career. I want to find out what is needed in order to become one.

15 December 2014

LULLABIES

LULLABIES

There are some nights that I cannot sleep. My mother says it is because I am drinking too much coffee. Can you blame me? Coffee is good. Aside from that thinking of what’s going to happen next in the projects that I am working keeps me awake. When I am tired I will just hit my bed and I am away in my sleep.

10 December 2014

CORNERSTONE DIARY: CHRISTMAS PARTY WITH SMHS IV - EINSTEIN BATCH '93


CORNERSTONE

A Christmas party for the tutees of Cornerstone Inuman Elementary School was sponsored by SMHS IV – Einstein Batch ’93 last Saturday December 6, 2014.

04 December 2014

HONESTY


03 December 2014

IDLE

You wait
You stand for hours
Or maybe for days
You really don’t know

You wait
You cannot move
Until someone tap you
So far no one did 

02 December 2014

ZENZEST


SCENT STATION BODY SPLASH
SCENT STATION BODY SPLASH

         I spent my last two gift certificates (GC) from Zenzest that I have been saving for almost two years. The gift certificates were part of my commission when I was working as an Account Executive in a publishing company. The good thing with GC’s is they do not expire. 

24 November 2014

THE 2015 AGENDA

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION

This may seem early for everyone - a month and a week before the year ends for doing a list for resolutions. I never really consider them as resolutions. They are my motivation. They are my 2015 agenda.

16 November 2014

MARY FLOR BRILLANTES ON CELEBRATING FEMININE DIVINITY


Mary Flor Brilllantes
In today’s modern way of living when all things are happening so fast, one woman is on a peculiar mission – to promote feminine divinity. 

QUOTES AND REVIEW: THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS BY RICK RIORDAN

              Finally! I am done reading the newest book of Rick Riordan – The Blood of Olympus. My high school friend and I are both waiting for the release of this book to know if Leo Valdez will find a way to go back to Calypso. Did he? Well, I don’t want to be a spoiler so I want you to read the book.

            If you have finished reading the book you might notice that most of the quotes I like are from Nico’s POV. I appreciate how Rick Riordan let his readers see how some of his characters have changed. I am talking about the characters of Nico di Angelo and his father Hades the God of Death. I never expected that the author would give Nico his change to “clear the air” with Percy’s character. I literally clapped my hand when I read what Nico told Percy (it is the last quote in this blog).

            Although my friend and I both agreed that the ending is a really a cliff hanger, we are glad that everyone (I mean the characters) are happy. Anyway, here are the quotes feel free to comment your favorite.

11 November 2014

I AM ON WATTPAD

HopeForZero


            I am writing on Wattpad. I have three stories that are on – going, two poetry compilations and a story that I pledged on #JustWriteIt. My username is @HopeForZero. I chose the name because at that time I have been thinking, “I have nothing to offer but love. I have nothing to give but love. And, all I ask is a spark of hope.”
            Here are the summary of my stories. If you are on Wattpad you can read them here. If you are still not a member you can register using your Facebook account. You may register here. And viola you have limited access of different genre of stories. Don’t forget to follow me. 

10 November 2014

CORNERSTONE DIARY: DAY 13

How was your weekend? Mine was fun and educational. I was so happy because I was able to go to Cornerstone last Saturday (November 8, 2014). As usual the kids were energetic specially my tutees. I thought I share a video with you guys that I’ve created with Magisto. I discovered it when I was searching for a free online movie editor.

            Before the proper lesson, Kuya Cons , encouraged the kids to do an exercise. He said that it was for hand coordination. The kids were able to draw using both of their hands. Butterflies were popular that day. Irish the kid in the video not just doodle one but two butterflies. She was happy that she did it.

07 November 2014

ALL ABOUT THESE CATS


CAT
Hello!  Today, I am sharing the recent photos of cats that I have captured. I have been reading photography tutorials for almost a year.  And, I have been so inspired. Aside from writing, photography is one of my passion and identity. One of the tips that lead me to pursue photography is: “You should not only read photography tips. You should exercise what you have been reading. Show yourself what you have learned.”

05 November 2014

TEN RULES TO A HAPPY LIFE

Rules to a happy life

1.    Be the best of whatever you are. Based on the poem of Douglas Malloch we must be the best of whatever you are. Because we can’t all be captains, we’ve got to be crew. There’s something for all of us here. How great is that? Every one of us has a place and purpose on life. I understand that we dreamed to be somebody else. But what will happen to our society? Think. If all of us were granted to be captains who will be the crew. If all of us are leaders who will be our followers that will do our bidding? Think. If all of us are super stars who would be our die-hard fans? Be the best listener if all you can do is to listen. The secret is to embrace the person that we are and be the best of it.

04 November 2014

TEN IDEAS ON HOW TO SPEND SCHOOL BREAK

Ten Ideas on How to Spend School Break

1.      Go out and meet people.
2.      Volunteer in a non-profit organization.
3.      De - clutter your room.
4.      Organize a garage sale.
5.      Read a book.
6.      Start an exercise routine.
7.       Check and audit your school papers.
8.      Play traditional games.
9.      Start a conversation with your parents and siblings.
10.  And of course, give yourself a chance to rest.

03 November 2014

STREET SIGNS THAT YOU SHOULD NOT IGNORE


Thank you
    
    Here are photos of street signs that you should not ignore. But first I would like to thank you for         being here. Your visit is always a blessing to us. ;)

28 October 2014

MY STYLE IS NOT TO CONFORM


         My style is not to conform but to transform. But I make sure that I follow my golden rule in dressing up.

26 October 2014

IF YOU ONLY ASK

if you only ask

        One time when I was applying for a job I noticed that my resume was not stapled correctly. 

25 October 2014

CORNERSTONE DIARY: DAY 12


CFC Cornerstone


        Based on my calendar today is the 12th Saturday that I’ve been attending Cornerstone. J

23 October 2014

QUOTES FROM JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL BY RICHARD BACH

Here are my favorite lines from the book Jonathan Livingston Seagull: A True Story written by Richard Bach:

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
     

22 October 2014

BELOVED

CFC Singles for Christ

            The Couples For Christ (CFC) East B Family Ministries organized a variety show  entitled "Beloved" last Sunday which was held at the event hall of SM Masinag.

17 October 2014

SNAPSHOTS OF A WHITE CAT



snapshot of white cat

One morning, I saw this white cat sitting above the fence of our neighbor’s yard. It was a spectacular view. Being a fan of candid shots I took the liberty to get a photo of the scene. It was perfect.

10 October 2014

FIFTEEN QUOTES FROM THE BEST OF ME BY NICHOLAS SPARKS

The Best of Me






09 October 2014

ONCE I’VE ATTENDED PRECIOUS HEARTS ROMANCES’ WRITING WORKSHOP

Angel Bautista

Last May 2012, (Yup! You read it right.) I have attended a seminar/workshop that was organized by one of the leading publisher of Tagalog pocketbooks – Precious Hearts Romances (PHR). It’s office is located at Sgt. Rivera, Quezon City. It is a long way from home but definitely worth it.

06 October 2014

THE BEST REASON


I have no reason to hate you
I have no right to tell you that you are wrong
Besides, no one really knows what is earthly correct
Unless, what you have been acting is under the demand of the modern society
So really, I have no reason to hate you

01 October 2014

DEAR BLOG READERS

Koshe

First of all I would like thank you for being here.

By now you might have noticed that I’ve changed this blog’s name, again. I promise that this would be the last and final name of this little creation of mine. I promise that even if I moved in my own domain I will still carry the name. Regardless, of the contents that I will write.

25 September 2014

LOVE ONE ANOTHER

CFC Singles For Christ


Everything happens for a reason. And there is no superior feeling if you know and positively sure that love is the reason.

24 September 2014

BEST DAYS OF MY HEART

Waiting for my turn at window two
I hear your voice despite the noise
Curious, I look around
There you are with your red shirt and a new hair color

23 September 2014

SEVEN ANGELS

Seven angels watched him sleep. The three go with him wherever he go. The two stay at home. The other two resides at heaven ready to be called for emergency.

21 September 2014

A LETTER TO MY YOUNGER SELF

Letter To My Younger Self

17 September 2014

THINGS TO PREPARE BEFORE APPLYING FOR A JOB

Papemelroti
The extra pen is in my bag.
If you are a first time job seeker here are few things that you need to prepare before you land that job interview.

1.      The original copy and photocopies of your school diploma, Transcript of Records (TOR), NSO Birth Certificate, certificate of the seminars that you have attended, and the awards that you  have received in school or in the organization where you are a member. You will need these documents to support the data that you will enter in your resume.

16 September 2014

EXTRA LESSONS FROM MY SCHOOL TEACHERS

classroom

This is a tribute to all my teachers, in line with the celebration of the National Teacher’s Month. And, to all the teachers worldwide, thank you. Your patience and dedication to all your students will always be remembered. I know that this profession does not pay well but you still continue to work hard and sacrifice for the sake of your belief that your students are the future of a great nation.

In behalf, of all the graduates, the nerds, the geniuses, the noisy, the basketball team, and the school band, we salute you!

11 September 2014

SELECTED QUOTES FROM “LOVE, STARGIRL”

Love, Stargirl

Lately, I have been reading books, and as always I am in awe to the different world that the authors are creating. I found the lines perfectly fitting in my situation – the right words to describe.

10 September 2014

AYESA IS A BIG FAN OF THE MOVIE "FROZEN"


I miss this little girl. It’s been month after they took off to Samar  so that my older cousin, ate Jen, can take care of my sick aunt.

03 September 2014

JOIN SINGLES FOR CHRIST

Singles For Christ


I am officially inviting you to be one of the CFC Singles For Christ! It is a community anchored with the Catholic Church that will help you strengthen your relationship with God and to keep the faith.

27 August 2014

HOW WILL YOU MOVE ON, IN LIFE?



When someone run away from your life
Empty yourself of the thought of what went wrong
Keep your head up high and gaze into heaven
For that is where your shattered piece has been sent

20 August 2014

EXCERPTS FROM "ELEANOR AND PARK" BY RAINBOW ROWELL

Eleanor & Park
 

1.I am not smart about boys.

15 August 2014

PROJECT HAPPINESS

PROJECT HAPPINESS

“I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think the very motion of our life is towards happiness.” – Dalai Lama

11 August 2014

EMPTY JAR

empty jar


Though you are made of the finest hands
Embellished of all the precious funds
You have been here for almost a year
Witnessed an innovation on passing pair

07 August 2014

I WAS AT THE SOUND OF MUSIC

sound of music
Scene from The Sound of Music
This photo is a proof that once in my life I been in a musical. Well sort of. J

15 July 2014

SONG OF CONFESSION



A quote from Song of Confession


You were not a part of my world
Until one night you came knocking
Through a dream you let me noticed you
I never care to share so it may come true

07 July 2014

WE ARE ONE

I am with the whole world
Same as the whole world is with me
Perhaps the best reason to consider
In this chaos
In this uncertain
In this life, my dear!
We are one with million people
No doubt and hesitation
When our cheeks blushed
And the sparkle in your eyes
Truly, we all fall in love
Have you?
It is love my dear
When we are one – one with our foes
One with the whole world
Taking chances and more than feeling sorry
Not because of heartaches
But because we love


03 July 2014

WITH THE WILDS AND THE STRANGERS

With the wilds and the strangers I find comfort
Through their eyes I can see that we share the same longing
I find comfort sharing my disagreement
Because somehow, sometimes, we disagree

02 July 2014

STIGMA

                                                                      STIGMA
                                                         
                                                             I am not somebody’s 
Noboy’s pride 
Everybody’s nightmare
Nobody’s luck

01 July 2014

ICCT COLLEGES INTRAMURAL YEAR 2011

  
   I think it is fair and high time that I tell you stories of my college days. I don't know if you can tell the difference but college days is real stories. By real stories - I mean of experiencing the moment with characters or witnesses. Unlike high school anecdotes, sometimes it was just me and the scenario or it was just them and my poetry. There are few highlights in my entire year in college that they strike my heart directly. They were life lessons in which I think, we all went through.Let me start  with the last Intramural that I have attended. 

   Intramural is an event highly anticipated of the whole school. Teams from other school branch, and different colleges gathers to prove and compete with each other. 

     When the Special Project Division launched a Photo Journalism competition I joined, that is why I had accessed with all the venue where some students are not allowed. Oh, the joy of acting like a professional Photojournalist!

Mr. Abut was my P.E. teacher making sure all things are set.

27 June 2014

LETTER TO DK

LETTER TO DK
          
         To DK,

My mind is telling me that this is a pathetic approach. As a girl who is trying to be a woman on her own perspective this is indeed a bit risky. Since I have told myself that you should not be my concern anymore, writing a letter to you is awkward. We were never that close. But what can I do my heart is very supportive, very positive, and very confident that I can do this. That I can finally tell you the things I wanted to say. That I can pretend that we really happened, there was a story. You were the main character and I was the narrator.

26 June 2014

BEST DAYS OF MY HEART

Waiting for my turn at window two
I hear your voice despite the noise
Curious, I look around
There you are with your red shirt and your new hair color

20 June 2014

WHEN IN MARIKINA

This structure where a clock is attached and fountain are one of the landmarks of Marikina City.
Marikina City, considered as the Shoe Capital of the Philippines. Aside from this known fact there are two things I would like to impart (if you have not been to Marikina) and remind you which can easily be translated in a word that is common to all of us but partially difficult to practice – discipline.

13 June 2014

CURSED DEJAVU

I hear the same song playing next door
The little aspiring singer on second voice
As always two candid cats lying on the floor
Hesitant in their meal as if they have a choice

05 June 2014

THE BRIGHT SIDE OF YOUR HELL



 This is not an advice column but since these blog aims to let you think of whatever you might be thinking. I want to share to you some positive note that might help you stay happy and not lose the love for yourself.

01 June 2014

LIFE LESSONS I LEARNED FROM CATS

Meet Summer and Sunday, and their friend (that cute cat in the middle)

The things we learned at school are totally different from the things that we considered as self – taught or self discoveries. Especially life lessons that we get when we graduated from schools most likely from the persons we just meet, totally strangers and from our pets. In my case they are our cats.

24 May 2014

A DAY AT 9 WAVES





You have to give me some credit people; I am pretty much busy this past three weeks. I landed a job, and see how lucky I am, yesterday was our company’s outing. Seeing that summer is not yet over we were brought in a resort I always heard when I was in college. Ciudad Christhia Resort or 9 Waves is quite popular especially to all my classmates that are residing near Montalban and San Mateo, Rizal. The main attraction? Why of course, the waves. The waves that I really – really like to try but I cannot because of my monthly period.

You might think that I did not enjoy the day. Don’t you worry, I had fun. Instead of sitting at the pavilion I entertained myself by unleashing the photographer in me. I also found myself entertaining request of a photo with me. The main reason of having a company outing is to strengthen the bond of the employees. For a new face like me it is very helpful. I got to talk with the seniors without feeling that atmosphere in the work place.

23 May 2014

LOOK UP AT ONE SKY


It was a beautiful twilight when I have decided to give myself something to look forward at every end of the day. I suddenly felt the urged to look up. Sure enough, I was amazed on what I have seen. A heart shaped cloud was up there unmoving as if it was waiting for me. It wasn’t until now that I think that it might be a sign of something good to happen or perhaps a romance is brewing.

After seeing it I felt a different kind of happiness. That is why I make a decision to photograph the sky on the succeeding days. Besides, it is better to look up instead of watching pavements. It is like surrendering everything to God. It is   like seeing the world in a different perspective. 
Heart shaped cloud

07 May 2014

QUICK HELLO!

                                                       Photo courtesy: Do2Learn

Hello there.
This is  a very short post. I just wanted to say hello and to remind everyone to never give up. Yours is about to come just wait and hold on. Enjoy while you are not busy. I suggest that you do things now while you can. You do things now while you stil have the resources. You don’t wanna be like me.
All of as sudden I am very busy. Well the good news is I am busy living my life. I am back in the circulation, you know like those people who wake up at 4:00 am but are always in hurry despite of being awake early. Catching FX or jeepneys while having a bite of whatever food I grab at the convenient store as my breakfast. And if I am lucky I can continue my eight hours sleep  while the jeepney (jitney) or the FX (wherever I am) is running. In short I have got a new job. Yehey! In which I am telling you along with my succeeding posts whenever I find time.
Everything changes.
Also, I have this plan, very ambitious one. I want to buy my own domain. I’m looking through the net now. Can you suggest good domain hosting. I am also trying to contact Web Designers for my blog.


03 May 2014

G STUFF DIARY PART II

The days have gone too fast. I cannot believe it had been days since my first official event as a blogger. There are other good stuffs that had been going on right now. I just hope that the rest will also fall unto their place. Looking back at some point in my life at times when I was hesitant in trying new products but eventually found out that they are worth a try, I would say, “Why have I not picked or do this?” Maybe because I was being stubborn or something.

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