Transition

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Funny, how it feels like yesterday, we were just excited to turn 18. We were so thrilled to go to themed parties and make an effort to buy clothes to match the theme. We were eager to be called adults and no longer be referred as minors. We were restless, we partied, we drank, we explored and did things we can because we were old enough, or so we thought. And now that we are in our mid-twenties, the craze slowly dies down. We now realize that we are too old to be careless. So while some people are busy building their careers, there are also brave souls building a family.

And it was an honor, for me, to witness how one person turned her back to the sweet life of young adulthood to step up to another level, to start a family. And as she walked down the aisle, while ‘I want to spend my life time loving youuuu’ was playing in the background, a question dawned unto me: Do I ever want to get married?

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Nothing beats the first time: Hong Kong experience

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March 10, 2013

Aaahhhh, my first out-of-the country trip. Of course, who would ever forget their first time to set foot on a foreign land? Not me, definitely. As a newbie in travelling, I got very excited upon knowing that, after 2 years of working my ass off, I am finally going out of the country!

Everything’s all set with the agency my mom trusts with her travels: CME Travel. We’re off to go to Hong Kong with a trip to Disneyland and 2 days at Shenzhen, China. Being a first timer, going out on a packaged trip would be very convenient, but after some time, I realized making your own research and itinerary would be more efficient and exciting.

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Halfway through 2014

I can’t believe we are already halfway through the year!  It felt as if I just celebrated my 22nd birthday last year, and here I am 2 months shy away from my 23rd. And in between these two numbers, I looked back in my life, assessed my self and my relationship with people and came up with this list of what I realized and learned in the last 10 months.

1. What people says about you says more about them.

I admit, I am a people-pleaser. I always put my best foot forward around people. I always want to leave good impression. But after that, when my best foot is not in front of me, I’m just my usual self, a flawed human being. So when I hear negative things being said about me, I get easily affected. I let it define me, let it set my mood, let it consume me. There was a time that I tweeted something to my defense, because someone who barely knows me, posted something really mean about me. The thing is, people who picks on other people are insecure. They have problems with themselves. Maybe they were not hugged when they were little or they were not given attention when they were young. I learned that whatever people say about me doesn’t reflect me at all, but them. Above all, it is I who know myself.

Note: This is different from healthy criticisms. I know how to accept feedback about my work or performance. But it is different when they’re trying to judge the way I live my life.

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The past year that was 2013

2013 has been my favorite year so far. That was the year I was able to taste real freedom and was able to get out of my comfort zone. 2013 was a year for myself. I was able to go to places without having to consider someone else. It was the year when I was the most impulsive yet most productive.

Wanted to visit this place? Okay, booked. New restaurant I have to try? Okay, scheduled.

That kind of impulsive. It was the year my planner turned into a coloring book, literally. It was also the year that I gained a lot of weight. It was a side effect of having fun.

So, with all the happenings from last year: the stories, the experience and the photos I would like to share to everyone, I am (finally) going to post the long overdue posts that should’ve been blogged a year ago. And I will try (very hard) to maintain this blog and constantly update it.