My 2018 Quit List

Quit List 2018

It’s 2018 and just like everyone else, I like to believe that a new year gives us a chance to start anew. So, for my first blog post this year, I’d like to make a list of things that I’d try my best to quit for a healthier, maybe wealthier, and better me.

BAD HABIT #1: Drinking Carbonated Drinks

I’m not really a big soda drinker but I do have it from time to time. We all know how much sugar there is in a can and since I’m trying my best to lose all of the holiday weight, quitting soft drinks could be a great start to lose some.

BAD HABIT #2: Sleeping late and Waking up late

I have really sensitive and acne-prone skin and staying up late (even when it’s not necessary) might really be a huge contributor to my break outs. So, as much as possible, I’d try and sleep as early as I can unless it’s needed for school/ work.

BAD HABIT #3: Overspending on food and coffee

Okay, I have a loooong love-hate relationship with food. Most of my allowance are spent on food and it’s really taking a toll on my financial stability. I’m also a huge coffee drinker so buying overpriced coffee has been and is still a problem that I have. I just can’t resist a good coffee.
But since I don’t want to start this year broke and over caffeinated, I promise to indulge on coffee for only twice per day (contrary to my normal 3-5 cups/day).

BAD HABIT #4: Sitting all the time

Just like most millennials, I’m glued to my seat, laptop, and smart phone all the time. I want to change this for a healthier me. So, I promise to try my best to move more and be active.

BAD HABIT #5: Making excuse all the time

Whether it’s to start working out, working on work, or working on academics, I swear to stop on making excuses to stall it every time. So long as I don’t have a valid excuse, I’d try my very best not to procrastinate and make excuses.

BAD HABIT #6: Binge eating

I have this really bad habit of going on diets, then cheating and binge eating all day. I know that it’s really bad for my body and overall lifestyle so this year, I’m going to take it slow and even if I cheat on my diet, I’ll gather all self-control to not overeat.

BAD HABIT #7: Wearing too much makeup

As much as possible, I’d focus more on skincare to salvage my acne-filled skin. And I guess one of the best ways to do that is by wearing less makeup or by wearing makeup only when it’s necessary. So on days where I don’t really need it, I’ll try not to wear any.

That’s all that I can think of for now but when I want to add something else, I’ll just update this post. But that’s pretty much it.
I’m actually putting this into writing (and into my blog) to have a reminder and to keep myself accountable for my actions. Please wish me luck!

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To an Awesome 2018!

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A lot of things happened this year. In fact, I’d like to claim that 2017 is by far, the craziest year to remember! (or at least, the craziest year that my millennial brain can remember)

I started 2017 with a positive attitude. Planning everything that I can with my handy-dandy planner but somehow, somewhere in the middle of it all, crazy shit started happening.

First, Rodrigo Duterte was elected as the 16th President of the Philippines—catapulting the death of over 3,000 Filipinos due to his inhumane war against drugs. And as if 1 manic president isn’t enough, Americans elected Donald Trump, another joke of a president, and North Korea had Kim Jong-un to thank for all the nuclear war threats.

Then, there’s also the mass bombings, alleged ISIS attacks, and natural disasters all over the world. Needless to say, 2017 has been rough for all of us.

But of course, just like how the universe does it every time, this year also gave us  a few good things to remember. That said, here are 10 things I’m grateful for this year:

  1. I got a new laptop! People who knows me would understand how important this is to me. As a student/ blogger/ online freelancer, not having a laptop renders me useless. Thanks to my hardworking mother, I got myself a new baby!
  2. I also got a new phone! My old one was dysfunctional (with half of its screen not working) so, getting a new one was really awesome. Now, I know this makes me sound either simplistic or materialistic but I’m not from a rich family so these little things really matter to me.
  3. I got to go places! I’m really happy that despite of my busy schedule, I was able to sneak in some mini escapades. I think it’s really important to take breaks so we don’t burn out. I’m a huge homebody but going out to see the beautiful world really inspires me to work harder so I can get to see more of it.
  4. I had a really heavy academic load this year. I had to do it for me to graduate on time #claimingit. But I somehow managed to come out of it alive and that’s unbelievably awesome! Hopefully the same thing goes for my last sem.
  5. I’d also like to thank the universe for giving me a successful internship. It’s so successful that I’m still working for my intern company now! I’m really thankful for finding a company and a job that allows me to practice my skills and creativity.
  6. My family stayed healthy and happy. Despite of the crazy events going all over the world, I’m thankful for having a great family to seek love and comfort for. I also got the chance to be closer to my father’s side of the family, yay!
  7. I got a piercing! It sounds petty but this is the first “rebellious” thing that I’ve ever done so, I’m kind of thankful for it.
  8. I’m thankful for Game of Thrones, Riverdale, and Stranger Things! DUH!!! These TV series helped me stay sane! Thank you HBO and Netfilx!
  9. #MeToo Movement. Wow, I don’t even have the words to describe how powerful and liberating this online trend is. It broke the barrier between the sexes by allowing them to equally find their voice amidst this cruel and judgmental world. I thank this movement for providing awareness, understanding, and courage to everyone who thought that they were too weak to say anything.
  10. I’m thankful for being able to achieve all the goals that I set in the beginning of the year! Yep! I did it all. Okay maybe I missed one. But just one and it was the 52 week money challenge! It was just impossible.

That’s it folks! What are you thankful for this year? Comment down below!

 

Knowing your worth is not enough

 

Knowing your worth

I am not so sure about you guys, but ever since I hit puberty, I was constantly reminded, by my mom and friends, to know my worth. My worth as a girl, my worth as a person.

They said that only by knowing this would one find herself being loved. They said that if you don’t know what you’re worth, other people won’t know it either.

They said that not knowing your worth would leave you alone, unloved, unappreciated.

This concept was inculcated in my mind for such a long time that when I heard someone say things differently, I was amazed. I thought that nothing could be supreme to loving and knowing yourself but then I was proven wrong.

Me and my new roommate were driving back to the city from our dorm and naturally, we began chatting about boys, and love, and self-worth. She said, “You should know your self-worth…” And as if that wasn’t enough she added, “Then go ahead and add some tax”.

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Android App Review

Disclaimer: I wasn’t paid or sponsored to write this application review. I just really love the lockscreen app so I decided that I should spread the word and help you guys find a good lockscreen application.

I’ve been on a hunt for a good lockscreen app ever since I’ve accidentally deleted my phone’s default lock screen system (Don’t ask me how it happened). I downloaded and installed a lot but failed to find the one that doesn’t crash, doesn’t have too much ads, etc.

Everything I’ve tried sucks but Next, which was new to Google Playstore  then, did wonders!

“Next” is a lock screen android application by Microsoft. According to their website, “Next helps protect your phone from unwanted access by others, and you are instantly more productive. It is an excellent productivity locker app and companion for your everyday life.”

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The Kind of Love I want.

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Spoiler Alert: Full of The Vampire Diaries Spoilers.

A lot of TVD (The Vampire Diaries Fans) are thinking of how either Stefan and Elena or Damon and Elena had the most wonderful love story…

I used to think the same way too but then the last episode that I’ve watched changed everything.

I have always thought that if I ever fall in love, I would want something like the kind of love that Damon had for Elena. I thought I wanted the kind of love that consumes you. The kind that could make you do things you didn’t think you could. But 14 episodes in on the 7th season of the television  series, I realized that I want something far from that.

The episode reminded me of the heartbreaking love story that never happened and may never ever be. It reminded me of the greatest, most epic love that was Klaus’ for Caroline. They’re no star-crossed lovers like Romeo and Juliet but for my own personal opinion, it was something more baffling than that.

In the series, Caroline’s first epic love was Tyler, a werewolf who had hard time controlling his emotions. Caroline then was just transformed into a vampire and just like Tyler, was also having a hard time coping with her new life. They were able to bring out the best out of each other—and I swear back then I thought nothing could become more perfect than whatever the two of them had.

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My First Tinder Experience 🔥

Okay, so for the past few weeks, nothing exciting is really happening in my life. Summer vacation would be fun if I have money but I obviously don’t… so I spent most of my vacation on watching YouTube videos, ghost writing for some clients, sleeping and eating all day––and that routine is getting kind of boring. So I decided to try out Tinder 🔥for the very first time!

Initially, I got a bit overwhelmed about everything. There’s too much going on and I didn’t knew that it would be connected to Facebook! (You guys, I almost had a heart attack thinking that my family and friends would know that I’m on a dating site!)

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To The Man Who Said He Didn’t Know.

 

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I have to admit, ours was something that didn’t look good from the start. I don’t know if I can even call it “ours”. But I’m certain that we’re lucky enough to see it end—for it wasn’t to supposed to start anyway.

You were her lover. I was her friend. It was supposed to end there. Supposed. What a tricky word.

We didn’t cheat, not literally. It was one of those things that just happened. The kind of thing that you know is wrong but feels so right you couldn’t stop.

We were friends when you two were together. We were friends when you broke up. You even got a new girl and I thought we’d still be friends then. But somewhere along the line we just changed. For the good or for the worst? I don’t really know.

Maybe it was good until it wasn’t.

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