No judge. Whatever you hear and whatever you saw, just always keep in mind that thou shall not judge your friends. For whatever mistakes that they did and for the decisions that they’ve made, even if it’s against your own beliefs, you should not judge them. We have to learn how to respect each other’s differences and for that matter, we have to accept their faults and flaws. We only know we love them truly when we are able to look at their imperfections perfectly.
Give each other a break. While we always want to goof around each other, it’s healthy for each one of us to have our “me time” once in a while. It gives way for us to do things on our own, apart from the group. Through this, we can collect unique experiences which we can share with our friends. This will also help in maintaining the feeling of being interested with each other because we tend to miss people when they’re not around.
There’s such a thing as “personal”. No matter how close we are with each other, it would be beneficial for us to know that not all personal matters are meant to be shared with the rest of the group. Believe that each person has this one secret they just couldn’t share with anybody, even if that’s their closest best friend. We have to know the difference between being curious and being too interfering. We all feel the need to be personal with each other, when the time is right and the mood is set, just wait and it’ll flow smoothly.
Let go. We let go of the people who don’t believe and don’t want to stay in the relationship. We do so not because we don’t want them anymore (that’s just so childish) but because they want to live their life apart from us. We also need to grow as an individual person, and sometimes, they feel that being around us prevents them from doing so. We let them go not because of our pride but because we want them to build a new support system which will fit their needs.
Too fly to be serious. As much as we want to be more mature and adult – like, we still feel the need to hang around like kids. We need to be like that once in a while to relish the youngness in us – being young, wild, and free. Isn’t it awesome to be fearless when you’re together? Do things you never thought you could do in your life. Going out of your comfort zone and be flexible. We’re carefree, we’re forever young!
I’ve been gone for a while and I just got back from my Macau and Hong Kong trip last October 30 to November 2. A lot is going on in my life right now – I have my work (and output due for the last quarter), there’s a lineup of my travel schedule as well for which my budget couldn’t catch up anymore and my papers’ still on the process so yeah, basically these three consumes my time and I’m juggling just to maintain the balance. And so I owe this blog of mine a lot of catching up. I’m in the process of consolidating my thoughts on what to post first cos basically they’re all flashbacks, a walkthrough of how my life’s been for the past couple of weeks.
I’ve always been this adventurous and free – spirited and wanderlust little girl who loves to learn from life itself. I always believed that I live to travel and explore the beauty of the world, experience life to the fullest. I love meeting new people and making friends with them; listening to the unknown story of someone else’s life and being inspired by it.
Now I’m starting to wonder what my life would be in two months’ time. Where will I be? What’s my job? Will I be able to have a harmonious professional relationship with my colleagues and boss? Am I going to have as much friends in a foreign place? Am I going to be the same bubbly lady as I was two months earlier? Who’s going to prepare for my breakfast? Who’s going to give me the towel every time I go to the shower and God knows how I always forget to bring my towel before I get in the shower. Who’s going to give me a massage when my legs hurt? Or when I get sick, who’s going to take good care of me? Who’s going to buy me chocolates when I’m feeling low and who’s going to prepare me a special dinner when I’m exhausted after spending a whole day at work? Who’s going to look after me, text me when I’m not yet home, give me calls even when I’m already at the front door? When my boss yelled at me, who’ll comfort me? Who’s going to tell me that every thing’s going to be okay tomorrow and that it’s part of the learning process? When will I be able to surf again with my best girlfriends? Oh how much I’m going to miss the sea and sand under my feet.
I’m the type who never gets scared of living alone, of having to be responsible for myself. I’ve never felt this curious about uncertainties, the unforeseen. I live by the rule that no matter what, I will surpass all the trials and I will survive. I know I’m courageous enough to face life on my own, but the truth is I’m also scared. I’m scared about a lot of things. I’m scared of being forgotten by those I love the most. I’m scared that unfortunate things might happen while I’m gone and that I can’t do a thing to stop it from happening. I’m afraid that things will never be the same again when I return. But what I fear the most is the horrible feeling of sadness and loneliness when we have to part ways, when the time comes that I have to leave. I might not be able to hold back my tears, I might not be able to let go of their hands, and wish for the time to slow down or freeze for a moment. I fear that I might long for their love, hugs, kisses, and care so much that I will cry myself to sleep. I fear the ache my heart is going to feel when I miss them.
They said that a human’s heart is capable of bearing such pain and loneliness; and that it also motivates us and drive us to live and be strong. I know I only have limited time to make memories with the people I love the most, and as much as it’s going to hurt me and them when we have to say goodbye, I wouldn’t want a single milli-second to go to waste. I want to spend my time making memories that I can pack inside my heart and bring with me anywhere I go. I’m strong but I’m also scared, and the people I value the most, they will always be my endless source of motivation to keep going.
reading random letters from my Dale Carnegie classmates
writing an ask/message to my new tumblr friend. must really say that people here in tumblr’s really friendly!
listening to Lee Jun Ki’s One Day
watching ASAP and Arang and The Magistrate (Tale of Arang). talking about multi-tasking aye?
thinking of the aftergrad party last night! what a blast! we enjoyed so much, free flowing drinks, the food was great, plus a night swimming. a great party indeed ;)
smelling the luscious sweetness of Pepero while sitting in mom’s bed. hmmmm yum!
wishing that dad would understand this major decision that i have made not only for my future but also for our family as well.
hoping that i will learn a lot from the Essentials of HRM training next week. Will take the course from October 8-11.
wearing a muscle tee and a Nike shorts (bought by my dad) ^^
loving this bruise on my left knee. am not sure if i got this from the free drop on the pool last night. we actually dropped from Noel’s room in the second floor. it’s like my soul has been separated from my body kind of feels really! love it!
wanting to buy that Aztec designed sneakers from Human.
needing to have more sleep and rest because tomorrow’s Monday again and i know i’d be busy in the office again.
feeling nervous and excited all at once for my first trip in Hongkong and Macau. i must do the itinerary already.
clicking the volume button on this remote control because the TV’s so loud i can’t listen well to Lee Jun Ki’s voice.
People come and go – it’s one of the so many things that I learned in my 20 years of existence. There are people we are meant to be with, but all of them are not destined to stay forever. Sooner or later they will leave and go somewhere no human alive can go. Just like change, death is inevitable. We can’t stop nor avoid death. I believe in the existence of the afterlife; and for us to be able to live in the afterlife, we need to know and have if not all, at least one of these – joy, sorrow, love, and despair. These emotions will be your strength to live and go on in the afterlife. Experience life or regret every second that you wasted while you still have the chance to experience these things. While you still can, don’t hesitate to express what you really feel, don’t hold back and say all the things that you want to say, laugh out loud if you wish, and cry on the shoulder of the one you love if that will ease the pain. Let them know how you feel and never doubt to accept love in return.
Just imagine what would happen if the one who’s going to leave and the one who’ll be left behind is both afraid - they’re both afraid of showing how they really feel for each other because they fear it would be much more painful when they have to say goodbye. We must realize that humans can bear such pain in a lifetime. Humans can be miserable and shattered into pieces when the person they love left; but we must know that these emotions also drive humans to continue living.
It’s a fact that when we leave this world, we will also leave the people that matters to us behind. The only thing that we can do is to leave them with something to cherish; something to treasure and remember every day. No act is worthless when done in the name of love and for the person that you value the most in your life.
In this world, there is no worthless life and there shall be no worthless death.
reading the synopsis of Arang and The Magistrate. The period horror-romance is based on the folklore of Arang (the pure, beautiful, goodhearted daughter of a magistrate) who died unjustly and returns as a ghost with no memory and is unable to rest in peace until she reveal the circumstances surrounding her death. She asked for the help of a nobleman named Kim Eun-Oh who’s currently on search for his lost mother at the village of Miryang/Milyang. He has the special ability to see spirits, but pretends he doesn’t because he gets annoyed when spirits come uu and ask him for help. Arang found out that Eun-Oh can see her and so she begged for him to help her unleash the mystery of her death.
writing this post with enthusiasm
listening to the freak buzzing sound of the aircon. It’s so hot outside we couldn’t stand the heat in the room.
watching Arang and The Magistrate (Tale of Arang).
thinking of my dad. I miss him already and i wish he would call already. I have to discuss important matters with him…
smelling the pineapple’s sweetness in my fingers. i already poured some ethyl alcohol but the smell won’t vanish…
wishing that next week won’t be too stressful in the office. i’ve been stressed out this past few weeks already not only because of work but also because of my personal matters as well. it feels good to have few people whom i can share with my thoughts; i get to lessen the burden somehow.
hoping that i would be able to find a cheap hotel accommodation in Hongkong. i already asked for my officemate’s help about it. Maybe i’ll have the quotation by Monday and i hope, the price is within the budget (cos guys you know, i’m still working on my pocket money).
wearing a yellow shirt and a blue board shorts
loving the smell of these two newly bought books from Booksale! I bought them for only Php45.00 each. They’re both from 1940 - 1950’s novel so i would pretty much love reading them.
wanting to buy a decent rucksack (in caramel or chocolate brown). Mine’s exhausted already, i mean it’s starting to peel already maybe because it can’t withstand the frequent change in weather condition.
needing to go to the mall soon and see if i can find myself a nice rucksack. i have to buy a new one before i leave for my trip in October. Other than the bag, i also need to buy my passport a case, a cute one. I’m actually searching for online shops who sells such within reasonable price.
feeling more excited for next week’s graduation! Yeah! it’s our Dale Carnegie Course graduation on October 5 and our batch will be having an after grad party with theme "Wholesome and Wild" hmmmm. :) I never thought i’d appreciate the course this much, but i guess it’s not only the course but also the people that made the learning process worthwhile.
clicking around GoodDrama.net and Google because i’m currently watching Tale of Arang. I have this habit of reading the story’s plot first and see if it’s of my interest. Ever since i was a kid, i developed interest in watching period movies/series. they’re just s fascinating in a sense that i also get to know a lot of folklores/old stories from different countries. and now i’m obssessing with Korean culture and so this explains why…
“You’re not in love with me, not really, you just love the way I always made you feel. Like you were the centre of my world. Because you were. I would have done anything for you.”—Abby McDonald, Getting Over Garrett Delaney (via mathsdebater)
I’m so excited to explore the beauty of our neighbor Asian countries! Booked for Macau and Hongkong this October with my super good besty Christine. This is so gonna be exciting since it’s our first time to go outside the country and i think i’m very much blessed to get to travel with the amount of money i earned from my work, can’t help but to be thankful! That’s why i never regretted keeping an Adventure Fund! So excited!
So today marks my first day of joining this project called the Sunday Currentlythat i discovered from my favorite blogger’s page Camie . This project i understand originated from siddathornton which basically is to document every Sundays of our life. And starting from today, i want to commit myself to wake up every sunday with oozing enthusiasm to share with you guys what my typical sunday is like. so here’s to start…
C U R R E N T L Y …
reading text messages from my buddies Gyu Ju and Christian
writing my first Sunday Currently post
listening to the sound of the pouring raindrops from outside
thinking of what my future life would be 5 months from now; like how’s it like to live in a foreign country?
smelling the breezy smell of newly washed/laundried clothes hanging all over this room because it’s raining outside and these clothes need to dry up.
wishing the rain would stop so i can go out and meet my buddies in Taft. I really miss hanging out with these two..it’s been a while
hoping that i would save enough amount of pocket money for my trip to Hongkong and Macau this coming October because as of now, i’m stone broke so yeah, basically, i’m hoping against hope!
wearing a cottony jammy shorts and a v-neck shirt
loving my iTouch and my brother’s laptop, unfortunately i can’t use mine in the meantime because the charger’s broken.
wanting for a new phone because mine’s super outdated already (i still love my phone though)
needing to go for some thriftshopping/retail therapy soon
feeling happy, excited, wondering & nervous all at the same time
clicking around GoodDrama.net and looking for the finale of Stars Falling from the Sky (a Korean Drama)
I’ve been travelling down this road for years already and I must admit it’s one heck of a travel. This life’s never been easy for me – with all the responsibilities bestowed upon my shoulder, not that I am ranting or whatsoever, I just feel like I’m near exhaustion level, mentally and physically. It’s been very tiring for me this past few months and my mind’s aching for me to slow down already. I’ve been pushing myself real hard to accomplish the oh-so-many things that I need to do, without even realizing that I’m already being harsh on myself. Not that I don’t enjoy or love my job anymore, it’s just that workload’s starting to pile up and it’s suffocating me already. I’ve been exerting way more enthusiasm everyday but I guess that wasn’t enough. I love how my job gives me variety of things to do and intense experiences professionally, just that sometimes, I feel like I’m bloated with all of such! I can’t compromise the quality of my output nor provide mediocre ones, but there are times when I feel like I don’t even know where to get the motivation or the drive to keep me going. I maybe a lot of things but sure as heaven I’m not a quitter. I don’t easily give up on life. I don’t give up on the things I love doing. I just need to take a break from it. And I need that break sooner.
“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.”—Audrey Hepburn (via psych-facts)
Anything in your closet, no matter how fancy is co-owned by me, your best friend. I can borrow it for as long as I want. One stipulation to my borrowing your clothes is that you have to have worn the item at least once before I borrow…
My stand on rape is very simple. The human body is home of the Holy Spirit, thus sacred and must be respected and protected at all times. If a woman wears something that flatters her or makes her feel good about herself, it’s the same with home beautification – it’s our right. Just because we put on something sensual or “revealing” as what they call it, doesn’t mean that we’re encouraging men to rape us nor give them the right to disrespect the sanctity of our body.
I still believe that men aren’t brainless freaking carnivores out there in the wilds. We are all capable of rational thinking and understanding. Just because your neighbor throw a party doesn’t mean that you’re invited. Just because you’re mom left some of her money on the table doesn’t mean that it’s for you to spend. Exposed skin or revealing type of clothing doesn’t give anyone any entitlement to disrespect someone else’s body. Just because a woman’s nude doesn’t give anyone the right to fuck them without their permission.
I strongly believe in fairness and equality and I despise gender discrimination. Just because a person in gay doesn’t mean that he/she is limited nor make him/her less of a person. We shouldn’t base a person’s knowledge, skills, and capability to achieve their full potential on their gender because that’s just not fair. Gender alone doesn’t define our wholeness as a person, our values and behaviors do. It’s not like we’re being stripped of our right to express our views and opinions, but we should also take into account that every word that we speak, and every action that we do, may hurt other people’s feelings. Gays are humans too, and humans deserve to be respected at all times.
You are a person. I am a person. Equality. Is it really that hard to understand? As for me…well it shouldn’t.