fall inlove with the one person who matters most.

welcome me back to blogspot.. :D

below is the complete copy of my speech for my english21 (public speaking) prelim exam. i'm glad my classmates and ms. chiongson appreciated this simple piece i made.

Do you love somebody? Do you love your parents, your brothers and sisters? Do you love your friends, best friends or boy friends? What about yourself? Do you love your very own self? Have you ever looked in the mirror straight in your own eyes and said the sweet words “I love you”? To those who answered no, don’t worry I am here to teach you how to love yourself completely. To those who answered yes, just sit back, relax and listen to some ways on how you could learn to love yourself more.

Ms. Chiongson, classmates and girl friends, good morning.

Loving yourself is not an easy thing to do but it is worth the effort. According to Dianne Mastromarino, the author of The Girl’s Guide to Loving Yourself, “Loving yourself takes lots of confidence and very little self-criticism. It takes acceptance and understanding and more courage than you may feel like you have some days. It is challenging your mind, knowing what is best for your heart and taking tip to toe care of your body.”

Loving yourself is not about skipping meals with the goal of reducing your waistline. It is not about depriving your body of the food it needs to fit into some trendy outfit. It is not about wearing the clothes everyone else is wearing even if you don’t feel good with it. It is not about pretending to be somebody you’re not just to be inside the circle. It is not about following what your parents or friends ask you to do because you’re too scared to hurt their feelings.

Rather, loving yourself means being able to be just yourself in front of the people surrounding you. It means being happy with who you really are. It means creating good relationships with your family and friends. It means staying with your real friends who accept you for who you are and not with what you have. It means having the courage to be unique and to be “you”, not some carbon copy of the latest model on the cover of your favorite magazine. Loving yourself means knowing how great you are and not letting any person, any place or any thing ever get in the way of that.

The first step on how you could love yourself is to accept the fact that nobody is perfect. You grew up playing with Barbie who happens to be so perfect with her pink dresses, her astounding posture, her teeny tiny waistline and her perky breasts. You even wanted to be just like her when you grow up. Now, you’re old enough to know the truth. She is an unachievable ideal. She is just a product of man’s creative mind. Barbie is just a plastic princess and you are far better than her with cute imperfections. Be proud of who are and be the best you can possibly be. Check in with yourself and figure out what you can do to be the best “you”. If you stare at yourself in the mirror and aren’t happy with what you see, go get a haircut and treat yourself to a makeover. The best “you” is definitely not brought out by locking yourself in your room because you think you look fat in your party dress and feel sad when you look at your friends’ party pictures and you are not in them.

The second step in to loving yourself is to be confident. Having confidence is feeling good about yourself both inside and outside. It means that you are comfortable with your own skin, weight and height. It means that when you wake up early in the morning and look in the mirror, you are happy with the person you see despite the tangled hair and simple look. And at night, when you lie down and go to sleep, you really feel good inside. It means accepting compliments like, “You look great”, “You are amazing” and not by giving some ridiculous responses to the praises given by other persons. The best way to gain confidence is to praise yourself once in a while. At the end of the day, you should be able to name at least one thing you are proud of having achieved. Confidence is not always being right. It is about feeling good enough about yourself.

The third step to love yourself is to get along with your family – the persons who will never leave you no matter what happens. At any age, getting along with your family members is not always the easiest thing to do. You have parents who don’t understand exactly how it is to be at your age. You have siblings who compete with you in getting the attention of your parents. Though it is sometimes easier just to shut your door, turn your ipod on or play your favorite psp game, try to remember that no matter what, family matters. They are the people who know you best and will always be the ones who love you most. So learning the best way to deal with your family and with the situations you may encounter together is not just an option, it is essential. Bottom line: No matter how crazy your family seems or how crazy they make you feel, family always matter most. It is important to value the persons who will always make you feel good when the rest of the world can’t.

The fourth step in loving yourself is to choose the right set of people you hang out with. Get real friends who like you for who you are and who are not talking to you just because of the clothes you are wearing or the guy you are dating. Don’t waste time with people who don’t respect you or who really don’t listen when you talk. If you can’t be completely yourself in front of someone, then that person is not your real friend. Put 100% into friendships that matter and don’t be fooled by the people who give you any less. One lesson learned the hard way, when new people start paying you special attention after you get a brand-new Louis Vuitton bag or a boyfriend who happens to be the school’s basketball team captain, they are not real friends.

The fifth and last step in the ways to love yourself is to be the master of your emotions. You probably find yourself getting totally upset over something that may not even have bothered you a few months before like feeling your boyfriend is no longer the same guy you answered “yes” months ago. Perhaps tears well up in your eyes for no reason at all or the things that used to make you happy don’t anymore. It is scary to grow up and feel everything change and to know that you have no choice but to change along with it. Don’t tuck everything inside you. Don’t let your emotions get the best of you. Don’t let it eat you. Remember that you are in charge of how you are feeling, not the other way around.

The one person in your life who knows you the very best, who will always stick by you, and who will never leave you is “you.” You are the only person who knows when you are having a rough time or when your confidence meter is falling below average. Only you who know exactly what you need to hear to get yourself back on track and feeling the superwoman you really are.

To truly live your life into the fullest, you have to fall inlove with the one person who matters most, YOURSELF. Take it from me, somebody who loves herself more than anybody could love her more. Thank you for listening. Remember: love yourself, each and every single part, from your little pinky toe to your great big mind and all other parts in between. You deserve nothing less.

one of the remarks given by my teacher: SLOW DOWN A BIT. hay. do i talk so fast? hmn.

the perfect love story?

for those who love romance... be it in a paperback or in a romantic comedy movie..

what's the most perfect love story? or probably the best question is what are the ingredients of the best love stories? what are we looking for in a love affair? questions, questions. so many of them that i'm afraid we can't have all the answers.

boy meets girl. both fall in love with one another and they live happily ever after. right... but it's boring, although we ourselves wish for it to happen to us. however, we romantics expect more pizzazz. we want to be emotionally involved. we want excitement.

the classic romeo and juliet is still a hit. you and me against the world. so daring and romantic. still, we want a happy ending. triumph over tragedy. we want love to conquer everything.

try this one. rich boy meets and falls in love with a poor girl. his family is against the relationship and of course after a lot of conflicts they still end up together. ha, another classic but the formula still works.

but what really makes us fall in love with the characters? the answer is in itself. it's character. who could resist a mr. darcy type? lke lizzie bennet we fall in love with the brooding handsome man. under the sarcastic humor is the heart of a romantic. we like our heroes to be taller than most, a bit aloof and arrogant, and irresistible. as for our heroines, we like them to be persistent, haughty, attractive and we want them to stand up to their counterparts. we love the "opposites attract" plots. not really opposites. we just want explosions and humor in the story. the two may be alike and they always can't stand each other. neither can they resist each other. grand passion. that's the main thing we want in a love affair. we want our beloved characters to be hurt by each other. call that masochistic or sadistic, but we want pain, loss, rejection, and grief. we want to feel sadness so that we can appreciate the joy of two souls joined together by love. we go through each moment with our beloved characters. we share their passion and their happiness in the end. that's what we love in romantic love stories. it doesn't matter whether in reality our love lives are as grand as a jennifer drew novel or as soppy, sweet, hilarious, and touching as "the laws of attraction" or "two weeks notice" or "runaway bride".


as long as we can indulge in our fantasy, we always love a love story.


pretty normal "me".

hey, i'm pretty normal. or i should say, i'm trying to that is why i am. wait, tama ba? : g r i n :

last monday, i took the guidance test which i haven't taken last semester because i didn't want to. this sem, i have to take it or else i will be receiving memo every other week from the guidance office which is something i don't want to happen.. it is also tiresome for the person who will be handing the memo to me..
i should say, i did something right last monday. : b l u s h :

anyway, there were 330 problems presented in the test. the instruction was to choose the problems which are bothering me. i'm glad that out of those 330, i only found 32 problems that are currently bugging me (not a lot).. some of those problems are:

- going out with someone my family won't accept
- wondering if i'll ever find a suitable mate
- wondering if i'll be successful in life
- wanting to improve my manners and etiquette
- parents expecting to much of me
- tiring of the same meals everytime
- wanting more worthwhile discussions with people
- wondering if i'll ever get married
- wanting so much to travel
- sometimes not being honest as i should be : h m m :


only those persons close to me would understand why i consider those things as problems..



generally, i don't really have GREAT problems in my family, friends, studies and everything in my life. : w o o h o o :

gray love layout.

i have a new fs layout again. :)

background


preview


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There Might Be Blood



A preview of Gossip Girl's Season 2, Episode 9 which will be aired this coming November 3. Argh! I can't wait for it!

Anyway, Gossip Girl is not just about all the "flirty flirty" thing. There is so much more in it.. You can't blame me for loving it so much.

this is for a guy.

after uploading pictures here in multiply, i checked my friendster account and saw a bulletin by a good friend of mine. it says, “the boyfriend every girl would want.” i opened and read it.. i find it really nice so i decided to post it here..

THE BOYFRIEND EVERY GIRL WOULD
WANT

TO HAVE
(and WHAT SHOULD A BF DO WITH HIS GF)

When you break her heart - [ the pain NEVER really goes away ]
When she misses you - [ she's hurting inside ]
When she says its over - [ she STILL wants you to be hers ]
When she re-posts this bulletin - [ she wants you to read it ]
When she walks away from you mad - [ Follow her]
When she stare’s at your mouth - [ Kiss her ]
When she pushes you or hit’s you - [ Grab her and don’t let go ]
When she starts cursing at you - [ Kiss her and tell her you love her ]
When she ignores you - [ Give her your attention]
When she pulls away - [ Pull her back ]
When you see her at her worst - [ Tell her she's beautiful ]
When you see her start crying - [Just hold her and don’t say a word ]
When you see her walking - [ Sneak up and hug her waist from behind ]
When she’s scared - [ Protect her ]
When she lays her head on your shoulder - [ Tilt her head up and kiss her ]
When she steals your favorite hat - [ Let her keep it and sleep with it for a night]
When she teases you - [ Tease her back and make her laugh ]
When she doesn’t answer for a long time - [ reassure her that everything is okay ]
When she looks at you with doubt - [ Back yourself up with the TRUTH]
When she says that she likes you - [ she really does more than you could understand ]
When she grabs at your hands - [ Hold hers and play with her fingers ]
When she bumps into you - [ bump into her back and make her laugh ]
When she tells you a secret - [ keep it safe and untold ]
When she looks at you in your eyes - [ don’t look away until she does ]
- Stay on the phone with her even if she’s not saying anything
-DON’T let her have the last word
-DON’T call her hot, but gorgeous or beautiful is soo much better
- Say you love her more than she could ever love you
- Argue that she is the best girl ever
- When she’s mad hug her tight and don’t let go
- When she says she’s OK don’t believe it, talk with her
- because 10 yrs later she’ll remember you
- Call her at 12:00am on her birthday to tell her you love her
- Call her before you sleep and after you wake up
- Treat her like she’s all that matters to you
- Tease her and let her tease you back
-Stay up all night with her when she’s sick
- Watch her favorite movie with her or her favorite show even if you think its stupid
- Give her the world
- Let her wear your clothes
- When she’s bored and sad, hang out with her
- Let her know she’s important
- Kiss her in the pouring rain
- When she runs up at you crying, the first thing you say is;
“Who’s ass am I kicking today baby?”

I Chased You Long Enough

After having a long chat with my friend who's currently in Cebu, I decided to watch another episode of Gossip Girl's season 2. It was because I'm bored and I can't play my favorite Ultimate Block Party. Unfortunately, I left my psp in my brother's room. He might kill me if I'd wake him up in a wee hour just to get something I left in his place which happens to be a result of my carelessness. You probably get my point. right?

Whatever i have written in my first paragraph doesn't really have much relevance in what this blog post is all about. I am writing again for my most-loved TV series. Right after I heard the last lines spoken by Chuck Bass in the show, I felt something in my fingers that made me click the "post" button in my multiply page and then blogged. This time, I won't be talking about how nice the show was or how i love Chuck and Blair (you have no idea how much i love GG).. It will all be about Chuck's last words to Blair:

: D

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: w a v e n a n a : I'M HAPPY. HAPPY.
isn't it obvious?
: D

what happened this day:
(note: this doesn't concern you. so, don't bother reading.)
i watched one episode of gossip girl's season two and had breakfast with my mom since my brother already left for his school.. then, i downloaded some christmas songs because my mom asked me to do so plus i'm super excited for christmas (yes! it's my favorite time of the year). i ate lunch with my family and got dressed because i have to meet my friends.. for the rest of the day, i just hanged out with shang, brizza and paul (my dear friend who ignored me for almost five months and realized he missed me. lol.). :D


here are some of our crazy "unedited" pictures:


i'm with hershey and brizza at the entrance of ocean view park.
thanks paul for this cute picture..



on our way up. we're going to eat again..
ayoko sana. pero libre eh. :D


okay. it's us again. super vain.


i'm so glad paul is already back in our 'kada.
sayang, the rest of the mutienians are not yet home..
i miss them..


a picture before leaving the place..


the first picture taken at my room for this day.
i, shang and brizza are choosing among the dresses that we will be wearing for our friend's debut party which is to be held at a resort..


kulitan with the girls. :D


i so lurve them.


whaaa. mumu daw.
stupid nuh? LOL.


last picture taken at my room (around 9:30).
W. whatever. :D


more pictures here..