Wednesday, July 31

Happiness Means Giving Back

“At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by ‘I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me, I was homeless and you took me in.’ Hungry not only for bread — but hungry for love. Naked not only for clothing — but naked for human dignity and respect. Homeless not only for want of a room of bricks — but homeless because of rejection.” ~ Mother Teresa

Knowing that you have shared something to somebody is one of the best feelings in this world. The real measure of happiness is not having everything in this world but rather sharing whatever it is that you have to other people. It is by giving back that you actually receive more in life. 

Last Sunday, I attended the Children's Day organized by one of my good friends in Davao Bloggers Society, Naprey Almario. He blogs at Behind the Rolling Chair. He has been doing charity works for five years now. He started with Back to School Giving projects where he visits different orphanages to donate some school materials. For his birthday this year, he chose to celebrate it with eighty kids from the three different orphanages in Davao namely Balay Pasilungan, Padre Pio's Home for Children and Providence Home of St. Joseph. 


Tuesday, July 30

Portable Desk is A Must-Have

Blogging. Transcribing. Online working. Studying. These are the top four things that I do almost everyday. If I'm not facing my books, then I'm probably facing my laptop and iPad doing some online tasks and completing my blogging duties. It does not mean that I do not have a social life. Of course, I go out and party with my friends only when I'm finished with all my to-do's. I take some time to complete all the things I needed to do so I can have fun without feeling guilty. This is the reason why I always scout for things and products that will help me achieve my objectives in an efficient and effective manner.

One of the items I received this week was a brand new multi-functional portable desktop. With this item from MobileFun, everything became easier. Now, I can blog even if I'm on my bed. I don't feel any inconvenience at all. At the same time, I can also transcribe law school lectures without the need of a good table because I can adjust the portable laptop stand whenever I want to and in whatever style perfect for my current mood. I can also do my online tasks faster because I feel comfortable when working. Most importantly, I can already study even if I don't feel like getting up on bed. All that needs to be done is to set up the portable stand and I'm good to go.

Sunday, July 28

The Billy and Nikki Break Up

No one knows what really happened between Billy Crawford and Nikki Gil, except for the people who are close to them. Everyone was shocked when the used-to-be-sweet-and-loving couple announced on national television their breakup. The fans of the real life love team were disheartened when they heard of the news. Those who believe in love felt bad upon knowing that such a seemingly perfect couple called it quits. I've heard from one of my friends who was really affected about the breakup that the relationship ended because of a third party. One friend also said that maybe because Nikki and Billy got tired of whatever they have. I quote her, "They're in a perfect relationship. They don't get into big fights nor quarrel over small things. That's the reason why they parted ways."

This is the last photo posted by Nikki Gil on her Instagram account.
This photo was taken from ABS-CBN's article about the breakup.

Thursday, July 25

Where You're Most Likely To Find Unhappiness And How To Avoid It

Wouldn’t life be wonderful if we were all happy all the time? Of course, none of us live in this imaginary utopia for real. There are plenty of times when we must face periods of unhappiness. Of course, for some of us, it seems that we face more than our fair share of unhappiness. It can come from many sources and last for prolonged periods of time. So how can we avoid the misery life sometimes likes to throw at us? While it is impossible to avoid feeling blue from time to time, here are some tips to avoid it coming from certain areas of your life:
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Wednesday, July 24

Getting In Touch with Messaging and Calling Apps

Constant communication is one of the secrets of a happy relationship. This is the reason why I prioritize getting in touch with those dear to me. Even if we are miles apart, I make it a point that they can still feel my presence. With the advanced technology these days, communicating with my family and friends has become easy. As long as I have an internet connection, I can already send them messages or make calls worldwide. Of course, seeing them in person is much better but since distance have kept us physically apart, the best thing to do is to use the apps available.

These are the four messaging and calling applications I use to communicate with my loved ones all over the world. These applications offer their services for FREE. Yes, you read it right. I can make FREE calls and FREE messages and even video messaging.
The Arrangement: Watch Suits Season 3 Episode 1

Saturday, July 20

The Arrangement: Watch Suits Season 3 Episode 1

The long wait is finally over! Suits is back.

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On July 16, 2013, fans all over the world were celebrating as USA Network aired the first episode of Season 3 of the well-loved TV series Suits, starring Patrick J. Adams as Mike Ross and Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter. In the last episode of Season 2 entitled "War", viewers were left hanging about the merger that was about to happen between the two law firms under the management of Pearson and Darby. Towards the end, it was shown that the relationship between Harvey and Mike turned sour when the former felt betrayed by the latter whom he considers not only as an associate but also a brother. On the same episode, Mike Ross finally told Rachel that he never went to Harvard.


Friday, July 19

How To Find Happiness: My Ultimate Guide

We all want to be happy in life. But sometimes, it feels like it is an impossible goal and is very much out of our reach. After all, there are many situations and forces that play a part in our lives which we have no control over. However, that doesn’t mean that you should give up on your hunt for happiness. You deserve it, and it totally is within reach! Want to try and fill your life with joy and happiness? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Here is my ultimate guide to finding happiness and leading a happy life.

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Thursday, July 18

"Shopping and Planning" Has Never Been This Fun

Shopping has always been my favorite thing to do. I believe that retail therapy is the answer to all my worries in life. Whenever I finish taking a mind-cracking exam in law school, the first thing I think of is to treat myself. When I say "treat to self", I mean going out with friends or enjoying a shopping spree. I look at it as a way of rewarding myself after surviving the stressful busy days. Whenever I get recognition and receive appreciation for all the tasks that I do, I also think of shopping. For me, it's the best reinforcement to keep myself inspired.

However, the problem comes in when I don't get enough "time" to shop. I have cases to read every day, exams almost every week and blog events every now and then. So, I end up running out of time. Good thing there are sites like that allows busy individuals like me to shop conveniently. This "time and money saving site" provides easy access to promotions, discounts, product offers and announcements from different brands and stores of the major cities in the country - Metro Manila, Davao and Cebu.

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Honestly, I thought that Save22 is only for girls like me who enjoy shopping but has a limited time to do it. Recently, I discovered that this site is a perfect place for those who wants to make plans for trips. Who would have thought that only can help me arrange my quick trip to Manila next week?

Tuesday, July 16

Monster University Quick Review with Quotes

A new animated film captured my heart. This movie is the latest masterpiece of Pixar Animation Studios. I'm amazed with how they can create a full-animated film with great effects and at the same time, add a beautiful story to every character in the film. Monster University was released by Walt Disney Pictures last June 20, 2013.

Saturday, July 13

Jane by Design: It Was Fun While It Lasted

It's never to late to express my disappointment about ABC's cancellation of the wonderful TV series Jane by Design.

Did you know that I only learned about this show two weeks ago? I was bored and dead-tired from completing all my readings one afternoon so I turned the TV on and saw Jane Quimby for the very first time. She welcomes all the viewers, in every episode, with the line "That's me. Jane Quimby. My life is a little complicated right now. I live my fashion dream job working for her, Gray Chandler Murray. The problem? They think I'm an adult. So, I'm juggling two secret lives. One at high school and one on high fashion."

There are just so many things to love about this TV show and up to this very moment, I wonder why ABC cancelled it. They broke the hearts of JbD fans by not coming up with a new season. They left everyone hanging with the last episode of Season 1. Now, no one knows what happened to the story of Jane, her bestfriend Billy, brother Ben, guidance counselor Rita, boss Gray, antagonist India and many more. But... I'm still hoping that ABC might reconsider their decision about Jane by Design. They have no idea how this show inspired millions of people around the world.

Monday, July 8

Despicable Me 2: Cutest Movie Ever

To welcome a brand new week right, my friends and I decided to go on a movie date and watch the latest film that everyone is talking about - Despicable Me 2. We cancelled all our study plans, headed to Cinema 3 of Abreeza Mall and allowed the movie to take all our worries away. It seemed like we made a great decision because Gru, the girls and the minions didn't only make us laugh. They actually made us feel really good. It was felt heavenly to just sit in a comfortable chair and think of nothing else but the movie right in front of us.

Oh, It's July Already

Saturday, July 6

Oh, It's July Already

The truth is I want to write something great in my blog. I have been trying to keep myself inspired for the past three days but I always end up with zero ideas about things to blog about. Since I'm quite desperate in updating The Coffee Chic and trying to welcome July 2013 even if it's the 6th day already, I decided to create a short story of how my June went. Thanks to Storify! In less than 5 minutes, I was able to make a short compilation of my Instagram photos and some tweets.

Friday, July 5

Urban Night: An Exclusive Party for the Friends of Bauhaus Abreeza

Look what arrived in my mail last Monday! It's an invitation for a great fashion party at Bauhaus Abreeza Mall.

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