She Will See That She Is Made Of Galaxies

Can you see the sadness in her eyes?
That’s all everyone sees now

But if you look deeper

You’ll see the ocean in her eyes
You’ll see the wonder in her heart
You’ll see the stars within her soul
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2016: The Year of Realizing Stuff; 2017: The Year To Just Go For It

For the past three or four years, I’ve made it my personal tradition to do something new with my hair in preparation for the new year. It’s become my way of saying good bye to the previous year and kind of preparing myself for the next. Now, I’ve always wanted to try short hair but I’ve always been too afraid because I’ve always had long hair. With all the things that happened this year however, I decided to just go for it and cut my hair. Continue reading

Summer Eve

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I’m in the middle of a lake that’s covered with ice. I notice that the ice was starting to melt and it was getting pretty thin. I don’t even know how I got here. It’s like I just woke up and suddenly I was in the middle of that lake. I try to take a step but the ice cracks from the pressure, but I know I can’t just stay in place either.

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I keep willing the ice to hold together, willing the cold to stay so the ice doesn’t break. I keep walking, searching for a place that’s safe, but all I see for miles and miles is the frozen lake.

I know at any moment I could fall through and drown.

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Book Review: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

“This is the moment I realize I don’t love him, that I haven’t for a while. That maybe I never did. Because he’s right there for the taking: I could kiss him again; I could make him mine. But I don’t want him. I want someone else. It feels strange to have spent so much time wishing for something, for someone, and then one day, suddenly, to just stop.”
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Blurb:

Lara Jean keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her, these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved

When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only.

Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control. 

 

If you’re having a pretty bad week, and you need a book that will make you smile, I highly recommend this book. It’s just one of those books where you can’t help but feel good and warm inside. It’s a fun, charming, and heartfelt read. While I was reading the book and even when I was done, I would smile to myself as I remembered the story. The main plot of the book is about Lara Jean and her complicated love life. However, I think it is the relationship of the three sisters and their family dynamics that make this book something special. Continue reading

5 Ways To Have Summer Even When It’s Not Summer

For many, summer has become synonymous to fun, happiness, rest, a sanity break, and more. With the recent academic calendar shift here in the Philippines, some students may be finding themselves faced with a certain dilemma. Now that the break is finally here, summer is gone. What now? Are we doomed to a break of staying indoors and not having fun? Is it time to say good bye to the fun, happy days of summer? Not yet. Here are 5 ways to attain that blissful state of summer even when it’s not summer.

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Book Review: In His Corner by Vina Arno

“Change is an understatement. Tame is more like it. To you, I’m a wild bull that needs taming. That’s what you’ve been doing all along.”
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Blurb:
Work Out
No sex for almost a year could kill a guy, but when you’re the boxer known as the Juggernaut, it’s the price you pay for turning pro. Tommy’s fully dedicated to his craft, until he meets the incredibly gorgeous Dr. Siena Carr. Now he’s looking forward to taking on this prim and proper lady in a wet and wild work-out…

Knock Out
Siena has seen many patients come through the ER, but none as sexy as Tommy Raines. With a nasty cut over his eye, she knows he needs stitches, but after he takes off his shirt, she needs some air. With rock-hard abs and taut biceps, it’s clear this man takes care of his body. And all Siena can think about is letting him take care of hers…

From the beginning, the sexual tension between the two characters is clear. The only thing we are more sure of than them being attracted to one another is that they are complete opposites.  Can the macho guy and the sweet girl from two completely different backgrounds make it work? Continue reading

Exploring Art: BGC

Bonifacio Global City Highstreet is filled with picturesque spots. The place is beautiful and surrounded with trees and art installations. When going exploring make sure you dress comfortably and weather appropriate. Wear comfy shoes because you’ll be doing a lot of walking. As for me, I went with sneakers. I always make sure an outfit is convertible. By that, I mean I should be able to adjust my outfit according to weather so that I am still comfortable. Continue reading

Exploring Art: Parkfest PH

 

Parkfest PH is a weekend festival in Nayong Pilipino park located beside the National Museum, featuring the fusion of local art, crafts, Filipino flavor and music with a colorful twist. This is the description on Parkfest PH‘s facebook page. This description however, pales in comparison to the experience I had when I went last May 29, 2016.

Parkfest PH aimed to revive Nayong Pilipino through showcasing the works of local artists, and it did just that last May 28-29. Nayong Pilipino, a once forgotten park, was filled with all sorts of people. People came in and bonded with their friends and family as they appreciated the art installations of the various artists, listened to music, shopped from the various crafters. This embodied the Nayong Pilipino of the past.
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