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


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


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)


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.


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


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!


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


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! 


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! 


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! 


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

April 3


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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. :)


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


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


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.


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?


  • 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! :)

And if you’re in love, you’re the lucky one ‘cause most of us are bitter over someone. Setting fire to our insides for fun, to distract our hearts from forever missing them.

But I’m forever missing him.

Finally, hello summer 2014!

Done with my last exam of the sem! Still going to school tomorrow to submit some requirements but I can now officially say I’M FREEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

At last! And this time, I’m free for FOUR MONTHS!

Well, technically, that’s not true. I still have summer classes + thesis going on but those won’t stop me from my goals this summer!

  • LOSE WEIGHT (forealz, this time)
  • Diet (no more excuses aka stress eating)
  • Revisit my first love: dancing
  • Read a loooooot of books
  • Watch a lot of movies
  • Earn money (via Fit For A Queen)
  • Blog more
  • Be happy! :)

Will probably elaborate on the first and last bullet some other time but for now… time to get some sleeeeeeep! Good night!!! :)

P.S. I feel really REALLY optimistic about this (and this rarely happens)! Must make this summer the best summer of my life. G? :) I hope you’re having the greatest time so far, too! Since I assume most have already started theirs hehe

P.P.S. How are you going to spend your summer? Do you have suggestions on how I spend mine? Tara, let’s talk! :) I have time to answer now! Hihihihi I really do hope and pray that I’m actually talking to someone here… make me sane? :) 

Sums up our daily conversations. :)
Everyone should watch Stuck In Love! Beautiful movie.

Sums up our daily conversations. :)

Everyone should watch Stuck In Love! Beautiful movie.

    On Bio 140

  • Queena: Huhuhu babagsak ako
  • Gian: Hindi 'yan, hindi ka babagsak
  • Queena: Sige ah sabi mo 'yan bigyan mo ako wan milyon 'pag bumagsak ako
  • Gian: ...
  • Gian: Sige!
  •  ... not sure if happy or sad.

Today’s Realization

I’m living my life for myself, not for anyone else.

I feel so alone.

No family,

no friends.

I’m all by myself.

“I believe that love that is true and real, creates a respite from death. All cowardice comes from not loving or not loving well, which is the same thing. And then the man who is brave and true looks death squarely in the face, like some rhino-hunters I know or Belmonte, who is truly brave… It is because they make love with sufficient passion, to push death out of their minds… until it returns, as it does, to all men… and then you must make really good love again.”

Spent the whole day crying or trying not to cry any longer. There have been too much sadness overstaying in my heart. What’s disturbing is the fact that the hurt I’ve been feeling for the past years has already turned into just plain despair. I’m tired of faking a smile.
Help, I’m starting to rot inside.

Spent the whole day crying or trying not to cry any longer. There have been too much sadness overstaying in my heart. What’s disturbing is the fact that the hurt I’ve been feeling for the past years has already turned into just plain despair. I’m tired of faking a smile.

Help, I’m starting to rot inside.

Biogyugan 2014: A Night of Lights

Photos from Markyn & my phone!

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