This might be the hormones talking but I just have to put it here… Gian is the best boyfriend ever especially during PMS. Here are the reasons why:

● He supplies me with different kinds of chocolate.
● He lets me eat bacon even if I’m supposed to be on a diet.
● And when guilt comes in, he says “Okay lang ‘yan, magkakaroon ka na eh. I love you!”
● He hugs me tight even if he doesn’t know why I started crying out of nowhere.
● And starts laughing with me when I tell him it’s because the dog I saw was too cute.
● He tolerates my millions of “I’m so sad, I don’t know why” texts.
● He’s the most willing person to do a pain-reliever-pill-or-napkin run.
● He lets me watch crappy TV shows.
● He volunteers to prepare my hot compress.
● He mastered the art of tip-toeing when I get waaay too crazy.
● He accompanies me all day when I have severe dysmenorrhea even if there’s no talking involved — just me sleeping and him reading a book while patiently waiting for me to feel better.

Idk what I did right to deserve this kind of blessing from God..

Brb just gonna cry all these feels #hormonesyabetch

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OMG super duper late post SORRY HAHAHA Idk why, ‘di naman ako super busy pero minsan talaga nakakalimutan kong magblog. Haha! I guess ‘di rin kasi ako sanay na “required” ako magblog since weekly update ito because most of the time, I just post whatever whenever I feel like it. Same goes with answering questions! I guess medj katamad din ‘yung part na ang bagal magupload ng photos here on tumblr + I’ve been reading books, watching Parks & Rec, going to the gym more, and doing thesis stuff! I’m glad I’ve been able to check off some stuff on my summer list pero I still haven’t fixed my files & stuff in my room huhu. I guess fixing requires a certain “productive” mood kasi lels. I still have two months left, though! There are still a lot of books to read, shows and movies to watch, and a lot more fat to lose HAHAHAH

Day 43

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Bought leggings online and this “bookmark” came with the package! So true, ‘no? Pwede about working out, studying, relationships, with God, etc. :) speaking of relationships, read the book “Eleanor & Park”! Mababaw lang siya actually, and boring ‘yung start but it gets better and better AND BETTER! Promise, the ending was not how I expected it to be.

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I think favorite place na namin ‘tong Momma Brown! Yuuum

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Their cupcakes taste delicious, btw! More flavors, pls!!! Favorite cupcake ko is Sonja’s Lemon Drop kaya lang ang layo nila so I rarely get to buy huhu I think it’s a good thing, tho HAHAHA must cut down on sweets! Super kakataba :(

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Zorro, ang superhero ng UP Diliman!

Day 44

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Ugh it’s so hard to work out + diet and go on food trips at the same time HAHAHA duh? Summarizes my summer, so far! This is Jipan, btw. One of our fave japanese restos. :)

Day 45

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Map hunting and spontaneous field work wearing thin flats and a skirt LOL SUCH STRUGGLE

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Vikings! Happy birthday, Tito Mario!!! :)

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This pretty much sums up the video “Look Up”. HAHA search for it on youtube! Must watch!

Day 46

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Was having a crappy day so my superhero saved me with the help of books and coffee! Cool Beans izda place 2be, repapis! Perfect chill place. Good coffee, good food, and lots of books you can read for free! “Should You Be Laughing At This?” definitely cheered me up lol

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This book (compilation of poems), too! “She Walks In Beauty” :) 

Day 47

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Happy to see Daddy Lolo feeling a lot better. :)

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HAPPY 88th BIRTHDAY MOMMY CEL!!!!!!

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Tita Chicky came home from the states! Finally complete. :) (may napapansin ba kayo sa genes namin, ganyan din sa mother’s side haha hirap magpapayat!)

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How Papa got drunk.. huehuehue

Day 48

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Tong Yang for Tito Mario’s birthday celebration with the clan! Nagpapataba talaga ako eh…

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Okay, so this is what happens when Gian’s with me in Forever 21

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The boys… ? HAHAHAH jk peke ito, though! Never kong pinapadala kay Gian bag ko! Pet peeve!!! Hehe

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Day 36

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First day of field work for thesis! Didn’t know it was that tiring..

Day 37

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Stalking Sam Milby via Starbucks drive thru

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Brunch + coffee while doing my paper! We don’t usually order frappes but this month’s coupon (from the planner) is “buy one, take one”! YEY GOTTA LOVE MAY

Day 38

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The Sweet Spot Cafe

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Cake was too sweet for me. Didn’t get to try their coffee!

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Ryan’s then Leif’s house for some good vibes! Excuse the sabog look lels

Day 39

Wasn’t able to take photos! Went to Sofia’s house for a movie marathon with Claudette and Gian pero isang movie lang napanood namin ni Gian since we had class HAHHAHAHA tapos free cut pala HAHAHAHHAHA bad trip. It was still worth it though! Iz always fun whenever I’m with high school friends + Sof’s mini movie house IS THE BEST THING EVER. Requirement na iyon sa future house ko! As in legit sinehan na maliit version! I’d watch movies all day kung meron din kaming ganun. Super comfy lazy boy(s), surround-sound, big-ass tv… huhu someday.

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One Day is a good movie! Not a fave (maybe because I was distracted by Anne Hathaway’s “accent” the whole time) but I super enjoyed it because Jim Sturgess was awesome, as always!!! Super crush ko talaga siya since Across The Universe, okay! He looks so much like Paul McCartney, it’s a shame they haven’t met yet. (syempre stinalk ko talaga talambuhay niya)

Day 40

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TULI MISH WITH ABM!!!!!! With my first ever binata!

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HEHE Ang swerte ko na tinuruan ako ni Doc Marvin! Galing! :)

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Boyz II Men

Day 41

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!! Thank you Mama for being the best cook ever! #disiswhyimfat

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This cutie made it hard for us to leave the house!

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My cuddle buddy in ze car en route to the province :)

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I spent all my teenage years yearning for a cool & hip mom — a mom whom I can share all my secrets with, a shopping buddy (preferably with the same taste in fashion as I), someone I can talk to about my crushes in high school with, and will allow me to go to all the parties. Before, it was hard for me to accept that you are not any of these but now, as I mature, I realize.. I don’t need another “kabarkada”, what I need is a mother. A mother who is always caring, understanding and selfless, knows how to sew from a hole in my shirt to curtains and bedsheets, cooks food that tastes like home, sings Sound of Music to put me to sleep, prays for me and the family always, loves gardening, inspires me to pursue medicine, and most importantly, knows where to find stuff in the house! You are all of these and more, Mama. Sabi nga ni Papa, he didn’t just marry you to be his wife, but also to be the mother of his children. You are THE ideal mother, you were made for this. I just hope one day that I will be as motherly as you. :) Happy mothers’ day, Mama! My gift for you is my acceptance of your friend request and my patience in answering all your Facebook questions. Hehehe I love you!” — made her cry hihihihi

Day 42

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Things you can see in our garden. Haha! 

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Hanapin niyo koooooooooo…..

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So.. I’m a week late lol I took much fewer photos this time though so yay me!

Day 29

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Nuezca Cafe in Maginhawa! I told myself that I have to try this restaurant because their best-seller is my all-time favorite! ANG SARAP NG PININYAHANG MANOK NILAAA. Worth it kahit mahal! Gian’s Igado is a little cheaper. Both masarap! :)

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When I told Mama about this, she immediately asked “Mas masarap sa luto ko?” and my honest reply was “Kasing sarap ng luto mo pero ‘yung hindi tinipid na version!” HAHAHHAHA She totally got it though. Sabi niya, “Ahh, maraming milk tsaka sabaw?” Huhu yummy!!! Nagccrave ako now, kahit naaalala ko lang!

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They also have coffee which is pretty convenient for me and Gian haha! Coffe adik probz

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Overall, one of my fave restos in Maginhawa! :) friendly staff, reasonable price (organic kasi eh, cool ‘no?), and maganda ‘yung place.

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Went to Rustan’s! I really love buying my groceries there..

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..especially because they have gourmet-to-go! Yay, spinach quiche for dinnah (sorry for the bad quality hihi)

Day 30

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Surpriiise! Chocolates from Malaysia. Huhu sobrang sweet ng parents ko!! Pinaiwan nila ito sa dorm along with my other stuff so nagulat talaga ako, may labels pa! Medyo iffy sila sa idea na may boyfriend na ako (bunsong babae kasi tapos conservative sila) pero gusto naman nila si Gian (I’m sure of it), ‘di lang nila madalas pinapakita! Kaya kinilig talaga ako for Gian when I saw this!

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MILKY WAY MILKSHAAAKE! I’m ashamed to say na hindi namin naubos ito (Bea, Issa, Gian and I) pero sayang nga eh, masarap siya! Super laki lang talaga! Hindi halata sa photo, basta kailangan pa talaga naming tumayo para lang makainom lol. Btw, this is in Casa Verde!

Spent the rest of the afternoon till night with the three of them and it was hella fuuuuuun :)

Day 31

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Labor day! Watched Her in his house (with their uber comfy couch). Actually, dapat movie marathon kami pero his dad had to go to UP so syempre hindi kami pwedeng maiwan sa house.

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We went to Eastwood instead! Ate at Jack’s Loft with Tito Mario and Gian (best stroganoff ever, btw) then after coffee, Tito left na. Gian and I decided to watch The Amazing Spiderman 2! It was okay for us.. better than the first! And Andrew improved A LOT. Pero there were boring parts and I felt like I was watching Andrew & Emma (uber cute couple doe) and not Peter and Gwen. 

Day 32

This was my first sad day.. I don’t really know why, though. Listened to The Beatles to cheer me up!

Day 33

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My sports bras have arrived! Check my online shop if you’re interested in buying as well. :)

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Went to a bazaar in Eton. Didn’t really buy a lot.. I guess alam ko na kasi kung saan makakabili ng same items pero mas mura hehehe

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Lunch at Dampa again!!!! 

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The aftermath lels

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Went home after! Missed these babies hihi

Day 34

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Went to mass and dinner with the Aurelios. Project Pie was okay! Maybe I put too much bacon.. made me want to try again tuloy. Next time, chicken and mushroom naman! Planado na?!

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Of course, coffee (and cinnamon bun) to end the night :)

Day 35

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Went shoe shopping!

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Yep, we’re addicted to this place… hehehhe pigilan niyo kami pls

Sorry, halata bang tamad ako dumaldal today? HAHA I think the heat is making my head ache! Huhuhu must rest.. good noyt! :)

Anonymous said: where do you go for thrift shopping in QC?

Anonas!

NEVER EVER GIVE UP!!!

Totally what I needed today. I am inspired.

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Okay, I apologize in advance. I take too much photos!

Day 22

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I was supposed to go to a send-off party but since I was sick, I stayed home instead. The plan was for me to rest and sleep early but knowing my insomniac self, I just instagrammed the night away… HAHAHA so Gian (who was from the party) kidnapped me at 12 midnight for some signature hot chocolate! :) So yep, we went to Starbucks in my pantulog.. ‘tas nagkwento lang siya ng lahat ng na-miss ko that night!

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Pretty random fly in CAL

Day 23

ADVENTURE DAY!!!! I love going on an adventure!

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SOBRANG SARAAAP! We discovered this Dampa in Riverbanks with fresh and yummy seafood! Super cheap pa! As in more or less P80 per ulam with free soup and gulay. My fave was their baked tahong with cheese! Parang feel ko more than worth it ‘yung P80 ko haha hindi lang sulit eh, parang feel ko lugi sila pero hindi talaga lol labo

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My favorite kind of seaweed! Sa Ilocos, we call this ar-arosit. P25 lang ‘to omg huhuhu hindi sila ‘yung type na karinderya lang sa tabi-tabi, okay. Well-sanitized and may pwesto talaga. Madaming dumadayo! Glad we discovered this!!! And I’m glad na Gian and I love the same type of food! Tsaka both kami adventurous din. Pinag-uusapan nga namin na ang cool kasi game kami to try these kinda stuff and at the same time, we also like discovering luxurious but quality restaurants!

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Brought Blackie home bilang hindi ako magkasya sa dorm bed ko lol isn’t he the most adooooorbs :((( (oo pati bedsheet ko pambata HAHAHHA buong kwarto ko, actually..)

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Hi daw sabi ng pimples ko + my DQ Oreo ice cream!

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Ended the day with a surprise from my high school best friends! Nagulat talaga ako as in LITERAL HAHAHAH sabi ni Shara, “Ay akala ko last birthday ko na eh.” LOOOOL bigla kasing sumulpot ‘yung mga kumanta ng happy birthday! Kaloka!

Day 24

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Went back to Casa Verde for brunch bilang nainggit ako sa inorder ni Claudette the night before lol yummy beef tenderloin! Sure akong magugustohan ni Gian ‘yung timpla so pinilit ko siya HAHAH semi-jk

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Mature 

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Eto talaga dream job ko.. maging stylist ng mga lalaki! I loooove shopping with my brother and with/for Gian! Mas madali rin kasing damitan ang boys for me. And same naman kami ng insights ni Gian with clothes like we both think na two-toned polos look jej HEHE (same goes for me, sinasabi din niya ‘yung truth sa tanong na “Does this make me look fat?” kahit minsan nadedepress talaga ako haha!)

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Love my new shoes! Ukay ‘yan ;)

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HIHIHIIHI sana hindi nila ‘to makita :) during PI 100!

Day 25

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CACTI SHOPPING!!!! Super tagal ko nang gusto magkaroon ng mga baby cacti! Saw an online shop na nagbebenta for P180 each ‘tas naisip ko, imposibleng ganito ito kamahal. So we went to White Plains and discovered na a cactus just ranges from P40 to P80 only! YAYYY scooooore! :)

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Balita ko talaga diet eh?! Lab lab aderber kenerkshern

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When you see it…

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Actually, almost every day is adventure day this summer. Love discovering new places!

Day 26

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HEEEEAAAAT!!!! Thanks Tita Malot for the treat! #rhyming

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Genuine happiness….

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I think forever na itong coffee-after-eating habit. Mana-manahin din from the oldies! Nag-deal na kami ni Gian na bibili kami ng magandang coffee maker (as in ‘yung makakagawa ng mga latte chever) sa future para makatipid kahit papano. Actually, marami na kaming deals for the future. Lol. Sobrang tagal pa nito (and syempre magdodoctor pa kami) pero diba, what’s the point of having a relationship with someone if you can’t see your future with him/her? :)

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Kitang-kita natin dito ang saya at excitement for Philippine National Fireworks Festival na nadarama ni Gian charot

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Super daming tao! Actually, nagsusuffer siya inside dahil sa polo niya bilang napakainit. Tiis-gwapo raw eh. Jewk!

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Buti na lang, “VIP tickets” ‘yung meron kami! Di namin nasulit ‘yung buffet pero okay lang kasi we had great seats!

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… medyo kangalay nga lang sa batok HAHAHAHHA nevertheless, it was so much fun! Super galing ng timing and madaming unique na paputok! Nasa bucketlist talaga namin na makapanood ng fireworks together kasi never pa talaga naming naexperience kahit sobrang daming chances before. (Huhubels puro tungkol kay Gian pala itong linggong ito! Sorry.. araw-araw ko ba namang kasama hihi)

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Coffee + sansrival and carrot cake

Day 27

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Cuties playing with Blackie! (Akala mo aso o ano eh AHHAHAHA)

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Ahhh, grateful :)

Day 28

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Finally tried Momma Brown! Pretty place (with wifi), quality & delicious food, and coffee was alright. :)

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One of the best Chicken Parmigiana pasta I have ever tasted. Gulat ako! Super worth it kahit medyo mahal. Will definitely come back and try their cupcakes as well!

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Coffee was too sweet for my taste. But it’s relatively cheap so okay na rin! :) Gian’s brewed coffee only costs P40. This one costs P80 only.

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Dinner! Tipid-tipid din ‘pag may time lol. Gotta love UP food! :)

Ikaw, how’s your summer? Puro pagkain din ba? HAHAHA I know I said na healthy diet na me which is medyo true naman that’s why I document whenever I cheat! Pero dapat less cheating na this May, doe. Ang rami ring nagpapakahealthy ngayong summer kaya dapat ay sumunod sa uso! Chos! Pero if may gusto kayong i-share sa akin na yummy places, don’t hesitate to message me. ;) heheheheh

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Medyo sobrang late post… lol

Day 15

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What diet? HUHUHU Can’t give this up!!! Best. Hash browns. EVER.

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Went to where I usually get my hair cut, Aura Salon, for my (yearly?) haircut! During my Sayawatha days, as some of you may know, we had to cut our hair really short for the team! It was okay. I liked my hair naman back then. But then, super kamiss ang long hair! But now that I gatz it, I think it’s time to have a legit haircut again and not just a trim. (Tsaka I had a shoot naman na with my long hair so na-“document” na HAHAHA must post photos soon!) Since back to black na rin naman ako and nagpapahealty hair na me with all my treatments chever, ituloy ko na! Naduwag pa ako at first bilang nasa pwet na ‘yung hair ko so sabi ko 2 to 3 inches lang.. mukha bang 2 to 3 inches iyan!? Kalurks!

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Pero syempre I trust them with all my heart HAHA meganon, and I loved the result! As always! Tinanggal niya lahat ng dry/patay/damaged hair! Big deal talaga ito for me since I love my hair so much and I think its natural wave is one of my physical assets :) (next to my eyelashes, my lips, and my hourglass figure; but of course, I hate my belly fat, my skin, eyebags, eyebrows and many many more lol). 

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Ay bumbay! Gian likes his hair done in Aura Salon, too! Hihi he used to have bad haircuts before. As in REALLY BAD. Either super short na almost semi-kalbo na or Justin Bieber hair.. I swear! I have photos! HAHAHAHHA buti na lang I came to his life <3 CHAROT HAHA I didn’t try to change him, though. Most girls kasi, gusto nila and fulfilling for them ‘pag nagbabago ‘yung guy for them or binabago nila ‘yung guy ayon sa kung anong gusto nila. Which I don’t approve of talaga. Some guys I know talaga, ‘pag in a relationship na, super nagbabago. They abandon their friends, they change the way they look, their lifestyle, etc, for the girl. Hay, nagccringe ako! Lagi ko tinatatak sa utak ko ‘yung Maroon 5 lyric na “It’s not always rainbows and butterflies, it’s compromise that moves us along”. Gian taught me this! Change is normal but we should change for the better and andun pa rin ‘yung identity, hindi mawawala. In his case, ever since naman, he wanted to look better in terms of dressing up, fixing his hair, having better skin ganyan haha GAYYYY!!!! Choz! Pero basta ayun, hindi lang niya kasi alam kung paano. Hindi naman sa cino-control ko siya but more on naiinfluence! Like how he influences me to save money since ako ‘yung type na I don’t care about the price, as long as it will make people happy. Syempre, tipid-tipid din ‘pag may time! :)

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Ang daldal ko na naman huhuhu basta iyan ang finish product! Ang gaan ng hurr ko! Pero ‘di ko na siya kayang itali without a ponytail huhubels

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Tunay na ilokano talaga kami. LOOOOVE ILOKANO FOOD! Huhu I miss Vigan! Sayang, ‘di ako nakapunta this holy week dahil pasukan na.

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Oh btw, this is in Area 2! Or as we call it.. Merkanto HUEHUEHE

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Then, spent the rest of the afternoon doing thesis stuff :)

Day 16

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I’m a peppermint addict! Thank you, Mommy Cel!

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Due to unfortunate events, my lolo and lola have been staying here in the house. I missed them! Papa takes great care of Daddy Lolo.

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Visita Iglesia with the Aurelios version 2.0! HAHAHA two years na rin pala akong hindi naghoHoly Week sa Vigan. All because of acads. :( buti na lang, sinasama ako nina Tita para medj may Holy Week pa rin ako :) muni-muni toym.

And syempre biased ako at UP Church ‘yung pinili kong photo lol

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CUUUUTTTTIIIIIES This totally made my heart melt! I used to buy cotton candy from him all the time sa may CASAA pero bilang hindi healthy, medyo tumigil na ako sa paglaklak ng sugar at powdered milk. Pero super bait nitong vendor na ito! ‘Tas buti na lang nagcrave ako ng corn kasi nakita ko siya with his children. :) tinuturuan niya ring magbenta bilang wala silang pasok! Sobrang adorbs!

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No to abortion! Forever idol ko talaga ‘yung mga nabubuntis na nagdecide silang i-keep ‘yung baby. Sobrang big step iyon at handa silang magbago ang life nila just for the baby. Ang daling mag-escape sa problema pero they still choose to face it kahit i-judge sila ng iba. Basta, so much feels!

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My favorite from Yellow Cab!!!!! Since hindi nagkakarne ‘yung family ni Gian from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday, we ate this for dinner instead. Yummy!

Our last church was Christ The King tapos mga 11:30PM na ‘yun pero nagulat ako kasi ang rami pa ring tao! Ang init habang nagsStations kami pero keribels lang. Si Hesus nga, pinako sa krus ‘diba? Anong karapatan ko! UYYYY HAHAHAH Mga 1AM na ako nakauwi. Super naaappreciate ko talaga every time hinahatid-sundo ako ng parents ni Gian. :(((((( sa Antipolo pa huhu sobrang hassle.. dahil lang gusto nila akong makasama. Siguro malungkot din ang family na walang babaeng anak, ‘no?

Day 17

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Good Friday! Passed by Padre Pio in Tanay, Rizal (very near Regina Rica) ‘tas grabe, super ganda! Much simpler that Regina Rica, though. I will make the photos speak for themselves!

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Cutie elves

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Ang liwanag! Nag-Stations of the Cross ulit ako but this time, with Mama and Kuya.

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Minsan talaga winiwish ko na sana ‘yung photos ko, kasing ganda nung mga tinetake ko. Charot! Ang yabang lang!

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While watching 7 Last Words, nyare guize

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TATAY JESUUUUUS! Pinakamabait na taong kilala ko! S W E A R

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Prusisyon toym. Dati takot ako kay Hubad huhuhu yes, we really call him Hubad :(

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Day 18

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WOKE UP REALLY EARLY FOR THIS! I just had to squeeze in some photoshoot time for my online shop! Lucky to have Ciara as my super game na game na model hehe I love how my lippies look gorg on her!

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Excess flowers from the procession

Day 19

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Our parish priest came over :)

Day 20

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AAAHHH SURPRISE!!!!! So sweet of him huhuhu naiyak talaga ako! Will blog about this soon, ‘pag may decent photo na ako with Blackie the Kyotee Burr. This made me REALLY HAPPY, as in legit! The kid inside me jumped for joy x23437489334 times. I love you, Gian. :)

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Akala ko ba, diet?! Nakakainis na ako ah! (sansrival mcflurry izda bezt)

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First time to not have a car in school this summer. I usually hate walking pero sabi nga nila ‘diba, sometimes you have to stop and smell the roses! But in my case, stop, take a picture of the vandalism and reflect. Taray mo, UP campus! Iba ka talaga!

My first and only typography hehe photo not mine!

My first and only typography hehe photo not mine!

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I’ve been trying to make this a Monday night thing but I always fail HAHAHAHAHA soweeeee

Day 8

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My cure to a bad day: comfortable silence with this one. :) I was crazy sick that day (turns out, I have high blood pressure) + the class we enrolled in (which is the super awesome field bio class, btw) got dissolved so we had to look for a new class this summer ‘tas biglang ‘di pa pala kami pwede i-enlist etc basta kastress! Then we decided to just go home so I can rest while he finishes Divergent. Gotta love lazy afternons!

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HAHAHAHHA what is nene! Felt a lot better after so I went to my grandparents’ anniversary dinner at Shangri-La. Dumaan muna kami sa house nila and this is what I found LOL

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'Di halatang gutom! Adik ata 'yung family namin sa chinese food.. ata lang. Lahat ng events sa chinese resto kami eh so baka, ano?

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Matching flyknits! Galing pang duty si Martin haha (ate’s boyfriend since first year pre-med. Doctors na sila ngayon! Cool diba)

Day 9

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True love

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Regina Rica in Tanay, Rizal! One of the most beautiful churches I’ve ever been to. I can actually imagine myself getting married here (which is a big deal since I’ve been planning to get married in UP church. Planado na talaga?! HAHAHA).

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Bee and grasshopper

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Took loooooots of photos. Hirap na akong bawasan sa lagay na ito!

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Super windy kahit maaraw! Regina Rica is definitely worth a visit. :)

Day 10

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GOOD MORNING VINCEEEEEENT such a cutie pie

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Been craving for crinkles! Thank you, NISMED canteen!

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Haggardo verzosa look! This is after JdV shoot. I was trying to capture ‘yung make-up ko for the day c/o Julia! Pero dahil sa intense init, napagpawisan ko na. :(

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Drove to the mall for my brother’s birthday dinner + Son of God! Got bored while waiting for them so I tried on some make-up and I found this MAC Heroine-ish matte lipstick from Revlon! ‘Di ko nabili though kasi no money pero babalikan ko hopefully and ‘yung orange-y one also! Since I’m not satisfied with MAC Morange bilang hindi siya matte. Hahaha arte!

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Forever fave! Thanks bro 4 da libre

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Uncle Cheffy was okay. One of the restos na mahal but not really quality. Masarap naman pero for me, hindi worth it balikan. I guess I kind of compared it to Torch kasi!

Day 10

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HAHAHAHHA craaaazy day! Enlisted na ako for Math 54 pero I had to cancel kasi super lfehrfhherbhfherbferh buti na lang nakapagprerog pa kami for PI 100! Blessing in disguise na hindi pa ako nakakapagbayad ng tuition fee. Ang sakit ng pwet ko after our two-hour class but it was so worth it!

Day 11

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I used to hate Mr. Sun every single morning for waking me up as early as 7AM. Sorry, Mr. Sun! I am now grateful to have you to wake me up so I can enjoy a brand new day. :)” 

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The sun is up, the sky is blue! It’s beautiful, and so are you. :) (and yep, I like stealing Gian’s clothes…… #sorrynotsorry)

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After my check-up, napadaan kami sa market and look what I found! Super comfy P80 worth flats! OH YEAAAAA

Day 13

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Kunyari diet

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Washified my powerbank! Omg, I’m starting to be like ate… washifying everything lels

Day 14

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I finally found his limited edition perfume!!! YAY. Having a really strong sense of smell, this brings me back to our first year days when I was struggling with Math 17 & 53 and he was there to my rescue, when I was thinking of shifting out of bio but he “forced” me to stay (greatest decision ever, btw), when he waits for me so that he can bring me home, when my feelings towards him started to become reeeeally confusing, and many many more! #sorryforthecheese This may sound exaggerated but for someone like me who can associate memories with scents (I know some of ya feel meh), this is a mindblowing blast from the past! :)”

Excited to make new memories with this scent. :) hihihihi

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Ang taba ko sa photo na ito….. pero fine, dahil mahal ko ang mga tao rito + Ash the photographer! HAHAHAHA loose top kasi! EXCUSES?! Charot lol kinda sad na hindi ako consistent with gym + diet which is the opposite of how I planned it :( but oh well, ang rami rin kasing ganap. After holy week, please lang Queena!!!!!!

Had fun dancing with these guys, doe. Much love for Chamber 36. As in talagang may special place in my heart for these people na kahit na hindi na ako officially batch head, I’d still do anything for them. :)

I felt like Pharrell Williams on Oprah because this video! I was happy-crying while watching my fellow Filipinos smile and dance even in this time of distress. Proud Pinoy! ‪#‎BangonTacloban‬ ‪#‎100happydays‬

Playlist

Glad I came across this playlist today! It accompanied me while I was fixing my room and man, what an awesome feeling when you know all of the songs in an indie playlist. It wasn’t something like “I’m so cool I know the songs I’m such a hipster now” but more like, “I’m so happy they know and like the songs I like, too!”. I just feel that people should hear more beautiful music and in my opinion, most happen to be by indie bands and artists. 

'Di ko gets kung bakit ngayon, “cool” ka na 'pag marami kang alam na indie songs. Sobrang daming “hipsters” na pumupunta sa concerts na hindi naman talaga alam kung sino 'yung artists. Hugot! HAHAHA pero totoo ito, sadly. 'Yung iba naman, they don't share the music they listen to para cool sila na sila lang may alam kasi 'pag alam na ng iba, hindi na sila “hipster”. Okay, rant over!

I’ve been dying to make another playlist pero I have no theme in mind. Also, my previous playlists' download link failed me huhuhu can someone please teach me how to put legit playlists here on tumblr? :)

I hope this will make up for it, somehow! Listen to these 25 random songs via my iTunes shuffle. Enjoy!!!

  1. Let’s Go Surfing - The Drums
  2. Don’t You Worry - Lucy Rose
  3. Too Hurt To Dance - Duffy
  4. Can’t You Tell - Vetiver
  5. Hometown Glory - Adele
  6. I Follow Rivers - Lykke Li
  7. The High Road - Broken Bells
  8. Airplanes - The Local Natives
  9. Winter Winds - Mumford & Sons
  10. Second Lover - Noah and The Whale
  11. Fader - The Temper Trap
  12. A Mountain, a Peak - Bill Ricchini
  13. At Your Door - Nathaniel Walcott, Mike Mogis & Big Harp
  14. Satellite Heart - Anya Maria
  15. Creature Fear- Bon Iver
  16. I Need You - M83
  17. Love Will Take You - Angus & Julia Stone
  18. There Goes The Fear - Doves
  19. Crystalised - The Xx
  20. Changes - Stars
  21. Long Distance Call - Phoenix
  22. Everybody - Ingrid Michaelson
  23. Home - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  24. Feelings (feat. Paul Buchanan) - Up Dharma Down
  25. Smltlk - Yolanda Moon 

Baka may umulit from my previous playlists, sorry! I love how the first two songs are by artists who are coming here for Wanderland 2014 (is this a sign?! charot) and the last two are OPM artists!!! Oh btw, I forgot to put a link for the playlists I made before so if you wanna check ‘em out, go here! http://qfilart.tumblr.com/tagged/playlist Or click the #playlist tag. :) Also, if you know awesome songs that you think I might like, I’d very much appreciate if you share them to me! Let’s exchange awesome songs and enjoy beautiful music together!

P.S. The 26th song is The Strokes’ You Only Live Once. Oh em, sila pala nagpauso ng YOLO eh!!!!! Hehe

One of the most entertaining videos I’ve watched EVER IN MY LIFE!!! Hahaha this is so hilarious! Must watch, I swear. :)

Weekly round-up: #100happydays

If you follow me on instagram, you may have known that I started this 100 happy days challenge! It’s been really great (and surprisingly effective), so far! Check out www.100happydays.com for more info. :)

I decided to post here, too, since photos are nicer when they aren’t cropped haha! And sometimes I don’t post everything on instagram since I don’t wanna annoy people by flooding their timelines.

When I first knew about #100happydays project, I thought to myself that I can’t do it; it’s impossible to be happy everyday. But then I realized, this project is for people like me! It’s time to seek happiness and not wait for happiness to come to me. Happiness is a choice and from now on, #Qchooseshappiness! :)

April 1

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Knowing my weird OC self, of course I started on April 1. Haha! This photo was taken in Wooden Spoon, one of my favorite Filipino restaurants! (Thanks Gian for being so patient in trying to be my photographer huehuehue)

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Ordered my usual favorites! Crab pancit and adobo flakes with the bestestestest garlic sauce! Yummy. You should try it! :) This branch is in Katipunan and the other one is in Powerplant.

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Feels so good to be home! Went home (medj for good) after two hell weeks and man, I missed my uber comfy bed so much! Sayang, hindi na comforter season so I had to change my sheets to something more presko pero super mas masarap, mas malambot, and mas malaki pa rin compared to my dorm bed. Sarap!

Also got to catch up with How I Met Your Mother. I had mixed feelings about the ending at first but upon further realizations, I started liking it. Parang, it was for the best. It was a reality in a sitcom. I actually believe that you can love two persons at the same time, pero different kind of love nga lang. Basta! I don’t wanna spoil you (if ever) so just click this link if you wanna know my feels about HIMYM. I’ll miss them, though! I still can’t believe it’s over.

April 2

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How adorbs is this? Maymay wearing my old shirt! Hehe! Our house has been happier ever she was born. Btw, she’s our helpers’ daughter!

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SURPRIIIIIISEEEE!!!! I super did not expect this! AT ALL. HAHAHAHA Which is funny because I was joking Gian the night before, “Nasan na surprise ko? Jk April fool’s!” tas ‘yun pala, he planned this na days before! It was nothing extravagant, though. Super simple lang but it’s all I wanted. :) Year after year, I make efforts to make my birthday a special one. Medyo kakahiya to admit but I secretly hope na i-surprise ako ng friends ko or I’d be able to throw a big party. Basta sobrang brat lang ang peg. Pero this year, na-feel ko lang na ayoko nang madisappoint at the end of the day. Sobrang drama nito pero I have this expectation in my head na ganito dapat kasaya ‘yung birthday ko ‘tas hindi matutupad ‘tas mafefeel ko na hindi ako loved. SOBRANG DRAMUUUHHHH. ‘Tas icocompare ko pa ‘yung sarili ko sa ibang friends ko na “Bat sila sinurprise, ako hindi?” Sobrang immature ko lang. Teenage years lol

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Siguro nagmamature na talaga ako kasi na-realize ko na hindi naman basehan ‘yung dami ng wall posts and tumatawag ‘pag midnight ‘yung friendship. Looking back, nakakatawa na ang babaw ko. Hehe! 

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I had a rough month. March 2014 was the most draining month ever! As in tipong iniiyakan ko na lang si Gian about my problems at 1AM. Crazy. I guess that’s why inisip siguro niyang i-push talaga ito because I needed this. BADLY. Gian’s not the type na magpplan ng mga ganito kaya sobrang naappreciate ko talaga. I can’t believe my eyes nung nakita ko sila Issa, Bea, Renzo, Pine and Eloi SA BAHAY KO! Ang layo ng bahay ko ah! Infairness! ‘Tas bagong ligo pa ako as in haggardo verzosa talaga na naka gym outfit pa kasi pinipilit ako ni Mama na sumama sa kanya mag aero boxing. I was like, “Maaaa ayoko magpunch sa ere with oldieeez choz”. Ang galing ni Mama, though! Best actress ang peg! ‘Di ko talaga inakala. Narealize ko na lang lahat ng preparations after na. Kita naman sa outfit ko diba? Surprise kung surprise! 

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Ahh, much love for this day. Exactly how I wanted to spend my birthday! Papa asked me the day before kung saan daw kami kakain for my birthday ‘tas sabi ko, “Sa bahay na lang.” with all honestly and zero paawa effect! Imagined spending the whole day in my bed reading books which sounded wonderful but this is way way more wonderful than I’ve ever hoped for! OA ba? HAHA super simple day lang pero super saya ko talaga hihihi. Watched The Orphanage and Definitely, Maybe, ate a looooot of food (na puro favorite ko huhu thanks Papa), drank beer and tequila rose, and played games! 

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"I told you. You are loved." - Gian

April 3

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Boooooks! Gian inspired me to start reading again hihi nung bata kasi ako, hindi kami binibilhan ng books.. ewan ko kung bakit. Naaalala ko pa nung umiyak ako kasi hindi ako binilhan ng Sweet Valley Jr. High! Hehe. Puro TV tuloy inatupag ko. No regrets!

April 4

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Got to drive agaaaaain! Missed driving this baby but definitely did not miss the Marcos Hiway traffic lol (sorry for my awkward lips in this photo)

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Peke itong photo na ito! HAHAHAHA sobrang weak ko, okay. Huhuhu first day back in the gym is the hardest.

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Passed by Sir Francis’ office dahil may inaasikaso na ako for my thesis. Huhu! I think sa batch, ako pa lang talaga ‘yung legit na nagsastart na. I thought I can bum around for about two weeks before summer classes start pero no. BUT! My thesis adviser is too awesome so okay lang! Super bait at maasikaso and naiinspire talaga ako to werq werq werq! YAY

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Bawal ang meat! Kaya time fooooooor Sinangag Station’s bangsilog!!!! WOOO FAVORITE! Thank you Ryan for introducing this to me! And for Sinangag Station, of course. Go visit their branch at Maginhawa, guys! Super duper sarap and sulit!!!

April 5

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Kuya brought home strawberries and white choco flakes for meee! Galing siyang baguio and medj natutuwa siya sa “journalist” outfit niya, ergo, the scarf HAHAHAHA

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Stawberries with cream and condensada! Yummy! Sometimes I also eat my strawberries with dark chocolate or nutella :)

April 6

NMAT day! Still thankful that I got 99+ and I didn’t have to retake pero kung katulad ako ni Gian na 99 na, hindi na rin ako magreretake! Mataas na eh haha pero dahil nerd si Gian.. ipush ang + na iyan! Gian’s way smarter than me kaya kering keri niya iyon. :)

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Was supposed to clean my room but this is what I did instead! Hehe used washi tapes for my wall calendar! Tas ieexchange ko na lang ‘yung days of the week ‘pag ibang month na. :) yay for productivity!

April 7

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Went to school that day! Hay, College of Science humor talaga. Corny pero benta. Huehuehue.

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His lunch! Medj inggit so I took a bite pero.. Snack Shack pa rin ang winner sa puso ko! Medyo same price din naman! This costs P160 only + P20 for mozzarella cheese. Pwede na! Didn’t catch the name of the stall pero sa CS library ito.

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This really REALLY made me laugh. HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHA I guess mas mababaw na ang kaligayahan ko ngayon! Which is good! :) start your #100happydays now!!!

Hi, I’m Queena, and I’m a screenshot addict! These photos aren’t mine hehe.

And since werqing awt officially starts tomorrow, I think these motivational quotes are worth sharing! If you follow me on twitter, you may know that I’ve been trying to lose weight for quite a while now. It would actually work, but since I’m not consistent with going to the gym and eating healthy, I always gain back the pounds I lose. It gets pretty depressing, to be honest. I’ve always been struggling with balancing gym and acads and since I’m not great with managing my time, I end up either too tired to study after gym or cramming acads + stress eating.

I gained a total of 20 pounds ever since college (15 after my freshman year and 5 when I started living in katipunan) and it really makes me sad whenever I put on my clothes and realize that they don’t fit me anymore! Since I’m blessed with time this summer, I might as well use it wisely. This may sound quite far-fetched but I plan on losing 25 pounds in the next 4 months! Will still do what I’ve been doing but this time, I have to be consistent (since this is my weak spot). Whenever I feel like I lost some weight, I reward myself with sweets.. What is wrong with me?

BALIK ALINDOG SUMMER 2014 GAME PLAN

  • 5:30AM Wake up!
  • 6AM Breakfast (fitnesse cereal)
  • 6:30-7:30AM Lift weights
  • 7:30-8:30AM Spin 
  • 8:30-9AM Abs
  • 9-10AM Take a bath, prepare for school
  • 10-12PM Lecture class
  • 12-12:30PM Mass with Gian
  • 12:30-1PM Lunch (egg, tuna & rice since I need my carbs!)
  • 1-5PM Laboratory class
  • 5-5:30PM Early dinner (salad)
  • 5:30-9:30PM Study, read, etc etc
  • 9:30PM Beauty sleep!

Must also keep in mind to drink lotsa water! And if I get hungry in the middle of the day, I plan to eat fruits or oatmeal cookies. Saturdays and Sundays are my rest days (since those are the days I get to go home) but will still avoid eating a lot and will try to squeeze in some other home workouts (like Insanity).

Wish me luck! :)