Sunday, June 5

Love In The Time of Cholera: "A Love Story of Astonishing Power"

Waiting. Patience. Perseverance. These are the three words that come into my mind whenever I remember the book Love In The Time of Cholera written by the award-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. My first attempt in reading one of his books was a complete failure. I was not able to finish Onw Hundred Days of Solitude (and not because I didn't like it). For me, the said novel was just too heavy and difficult to comprehend so I gave it up.

Then there was a time when I visited a bookstore to get a copy of Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins. I didn't get lucky as there were already no copies available. I think I was kinda in a good mood to buy a book that day so I opted to browse the novels displayed in the Classic section until I came across Love In The Time of Cholera. Needless to say, I got myself a copy and went home with a happy heart. 

Thursday, June 2

50 Thoughts and Questions at 2AM

There is something terribly wrong with my body clock. Lately, I have been sleeping at around two or three in the morning. I know it is completely unhealthy. I wish there is something that I can do to change this. Well, in the meantime, since I can't sleep again (after three hours of trying), I decided to turn my laptop on and update my blog. In this article, allow me to list some of my late night thoughts and questions as of the moment. 

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Sunday, May 29

A Day of Smiles and Hugs With The Angels

“Happiness doesn't result from what we get, 
but from what we give.”
 ― Ben Carson

The 1st distribution of 6th Back to School Gift Giving Project at Brgy. Tugbok last Sunday was a huge success. Around eighty children received school bags and school supplies from their ates and kuyas who have been supporting them for the past six years. 

Monday, May 16

Top 5 Must-Have Travel Phone Apps

Travelling -- this is definitely one thing that I will never get tired of. I love exploring new places and taking exciting adventures all by myself or with the ones close to my heart. We all know that going on trips is not an easy thing to do. We need to take care of the transportation to our place of destination, the hotel that we would be staying for the entire duration of the trip, the food that we need to try and most importantly, the culture or tradition of the place that we have to experience. The good news is that there are already several phone applications that make travelling easier and more convenient for everyone. Below is a list of must-download apps so we can have a more relaxed summer trip or adventure:

Thursday, May 5

Just Go With The Flow: Transition from 24 to 25




Is this really normal? Do you also get emotional every time your birthday is about to come? Am I the only one starting to make a big deal out of being twenty-five years old soon? I don’t know where all this is coming from. I think I just couldn’t forget how others would describe their quarter-life experiences, adventures, misfortunes and stories. 

Monday, April 25

A Wave of Emotions for "Me Before You"

The nice thing about reading books is that it allows you to feel all kinds of emotions in just one sitting. One minute, you would be smiling after reading a very good line that you’d end up closing the book and staring at the wall as you give your silly smile. (Sometimes, this will make you think that you suddenly became a crazy reader). Then the next minute, it will catch you off guard as you discover that what you actually read was different from what you had imagined or expected. Afterwards, the same book would break your heart. You would find yourself refusing to believe what you just read and probably blame the author for giving you an ending that is so difficult to accept. These are all my feelings as I read the 2012 best-selling book of Jojo Moyes, Me Before You.

The book that accompanied me in my Agusan-Surigao trip.

Wednesday, April 20

6th Back to School Gift Giving Project

An advocacy project helping school children who do not have necessary materials to foster their basic education.

Friday, April 15

Seeing the Happiness in Their Eyes

One of the projects of McDonald's Philippines for Summer 2016 is the Kiddie Crew Regional Workshop. The McDo team visits Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to bring happiness to the children from the chosen beneficiaries (orphanages). In Davao city, McDonald's teamed up with the Davao Bloggers Society in gathering the kids from Padre Pios Home for Children and Providence Home of St. Joseph. For one afternoon, all the children were brought to McDo Bajada branch to give them a chance to experience the annual Kiddie Crew Workshop. 

Getting ready for the afternoon activities.


The children were given a chance to participate in the "special" activities of the Kiddie Crew Workshop. The first thing they did was the Floor Activity wherein they had an actual experience of welcoming the guests, serving the customers on the counter and catering to the drive-thru orders.

Saturday, February 20

Focusing On What I Gained Instead of What I Lost Because of Law School


"Trust me when I say you would not want to be in law school..." 

It is a crazy, stressful, depressing world to be in. Everyday, you find yourself studying for a recitation which you would not be called for or when called, you wouldn’t be able to answer properly. There are nights spent reading loads of cases, transcriptions and books which seemed like nothing after getting your exam results and seeing you either failed or barely passed. Sometimes, you have to make last minute calls or send embarrassing messages to your friends telling them how sorry you are that you had to cancel on your plans. And most of all, it really sucks when you had to decline on some family gatherings or out of town trips because of a pending exam or a school obligation you need to attend to.