This year was unarguably the most chill year I had, and by chill I mean nothing too grand or too shitty about it unlike the past years. This year I got to be myself the most.
This is the first year I renounced the life of an employee and started working my ass off to kickstart my business. I longed to try and live the dream of being my own boss. Throughout this year, the universe managed to help me see the good and spectacular in the littlest things, to see the wonders of whatever.
I’ve been a cynic for as long as I remember and this year, I got to appreciate the fact that the things I feared weren’t as ugly as I expected, and the things I thought was stupid inspired me.
This year I learned to look back at the things that made me aware of how amazing it is when you let go and let the universe guide you. Giving in to karma was the best gift I’ve given myself this year.
Seeing the good in everything made me appreciate the bad, the crazy and the ridiculous. Through whatever, there’s always a lesson to be learned, and an opportunity to be grabbed.
I want to take this opportunity, as this is my last post of 2015, to thank everyone who made this year a spectacular awakening for me. One thing that I’m really grateful for this year is being able to make friends with the Filipino blogging community.
For years, I’ve hidden myself in my own microcosm. I feared intimidation, judgement and everything shitty about socializing with people that have the same passions. I’m really thankful for the local blogging community for letting me see the colorful side of it all.
You were all warm and supportive, and you destroyed that part in me that’s too cynical about making friends. You are my 2015 and I certainly look forward to a more productive year of blogging with you guys. Thank you!
And for a smashing year ender, I decided to do 8’s for Reads, Photos and Videos, to inspire everyone for the new year ahead.
God bless us all!
The joys of bingewatching tv series ♥ Triplet’s House ♥ Sex and the City ♥ FRIENDS ♥ Bob’s Burgers ♥ Amelia’s Leche Flan ♥ Gold metallic spray paint ♥ Recycling old magazines ♥ Origami flowers ♥ A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle ♥ Shopping for the perfect wedding gift ♥ Baking pancakes ♥ The cool holiday weather ♥ Being a mayor of my Sim City ♥ Goal setting for 2016 ♥ Cleaning up my Inbox ♥ Snow Bunny Blast by Cassie Ho ♥ Having new blogger friends, experiencing the warmth of the Filipino Blogging Community ♥ Cheering for Pia Wurtzbach Ms. Philippines-Universe 2015 ♥ Stalking news on Miss Universe 2015 controversy ♥ Daehan, Minguk and Manse!!! ♥ Back to drawing again ♥ Morning jog around Araneta Center ♥ Enjoying a home spa with Asian Beauty Secrets ♥ Cleaning the aquarium especially catching the fishes ♥ Scouring Youtube for Christmas DIYs ♥ New post its and sticky notes ♥ 130 published posts for 2015 ♥ Excited to use my BDJ 2016 Power Planner ♥ Surprise visit from cousins ♥ Being a member of Blogger Babes Asia ♥ Having a wishlist for 2016 ♥ Fake gold flowers ♥ Magnum almonds forever ♥ The joy of breakfast at 5am (I usually have it around 3pm teehee) ♥ Writing 2016 goals instead of resolutions ♥ Looking back and seeing the progress in 2015 ♥ Stalking Hanson and The Moffatts, what happened, where they are now ♥ iFlix nights ♥ Browsing old photos ♥ Business planning with the boys ♥ Lazy do nothing days ♥ Curves Eastwood and letting my inner beast out ♥ Lemon, cucumber and ginger in my water ♥ Blasting my eardrums to Charli XCX
The secret life of artist Lee Godie (c. 1908), a homeless woman who made bus station photo booths her own photography studio, and whose works are celebrated until today.
This letter dedicated to women (and maybe for men too) for clarity and respect.
It’s indeed more fun in the Philippines.
“When I first saw her photos I was blown away. Not only are they visually arresting, they present a powerful juxtaposition of the many rough realities of life on the streets in downtown Chicago, and her perceived grandeur and success,” said Patterson. “Although her life on the streets was no doubt a struggle, she was seen as tough – an artist who lived her life unburdened by the false pretenses of the art world.”
A vintage footage of the Miss Universe pageant circa 1969. Look at how Gloria Diaz charmed everyone and got our very first Miss U title.
I have withdrawn my vote for 2016, but I’m certainly loving this imaginary inaugural address of Duterte written by none other than Kontrabando’s Lourd De Veyra.
This is such a mind-opener. Historical pieces that we’re picturing incorrectly thanks to years of colonization and pop media. And if you’re curious, no, real ninjas don’t wear black tight uniforms.
“This we already know: we have too many laws. The problem is that we do not follow them. This country has way too many men. The tragedy is that many of them do not follow the law. And the tragedy is that many of them are legisators, by my definition, the ones who make laws so they can break them. My countrymen, why do we fucking do this to ourselves?”
Major turning points in a woman’s life accurately laid out. Check if these things happened to you.
Some helpful notes on how to decode body language.
This Stormtrooper dress
Hilarious Illustration of Women’s Everyday Problems
Clever Packaging Ideas
Westum’s Find the Panda
via Espen Westum
This Manhattan Micro-Loft
That Time when Cats were used as Props
The so-called Heroin Chicken
Skateboards to Guitars