Take It from the President

Monday, July 25, 2016 5 Comments A+ a-

While listening to President Digong's SONA, there was one particular line that struck us (and I know most of you can relate to): "We cannot move forward if we allow the past to pull us back".

At dahil dyan, siyempre, hindi mawawala ang usaping pag-ibig. Lalo na sa mga hindi pa nakakamove-on at sa mga ayaw pang mag move-on.


My friends and I had a small talk earlier and I was asked a question: How did you get out of a 12-year relationship, got through the heartbreak, and took things in stride? 

I smirked. 

I have been asked this question a million times already. And so I'll just wrap everything up in this post.

Believe it or not, it was not easy. No heartbreak is.

I had shares of crying an ocean and drowning myself in it. I must have sung Rhett Miller's Come Around more than once every freakin day. I went into a downward spiral to self-destruction by gulping down alcohol - which shocked a few of my friends because they had known me as someone who does not drink (but I do have occasional bottle of beer or two now because I believe it's healthy).

Yes, it wasn't easy. I had to listen to Rebecca Black's Friday over and over again just to remind myself that there are things worse than heartbreak (imagine the horror). Apparently, there's none. But I survived. How?

First, I've dealt with the emotional separation before the actual break up occurred. Maybe it's a bad thing and it's not something I am proud of, but that's my best move not to receive a fatal blow.

Second, I have my platonic relationships to thank. My world doesn't revolve around a guy alone. So when I lose a guy, I still find emotional intimacy from close friends to whom I can cry my heart out until the pain withers.

Third, loving can hurt but it is the most wonderful feeling in the world. Bakit ko ipagkakait sa sarili yun? I refuse to drown in misery -- ito lang yun eh. Masarap kaya ang magmahal.

And last but not the least, I prayed. I don't think anything is more powerful than a prayer. I am not a religious person, but at least, I have Someone to turn to whenever I feel like I have nothing more to lose.

We all have our shares of heartbreaks and we all have our ways of coping. There's no quick fix to heal a broken heart and no one's going to tell you how to do it. But you will always have a choice whether to remain slumped in the dumps or to stand up and just pull your shit together.

The Sunday Currently Vol. 5

Sunday, July 24, 2016 1 Comments A+ a-

It has been a long time since I did this. Actually, I'm just too lazy to blog about something with substance. But I am testing a few products and will be reviewing about it soon. So please stay tuned.

Anyway, I just woke up from a short nap. Camped out, snorkeled, jammed, chilled, and unplugged with Jan. It was indeed a weekend well spent.


Bills, bills, and bills.  Nakakastress. Promise.

this. Sadly, I'm losing the verve. Hence, the dwindling blog posts.

to No rain by Blind Melon. Been meaning to learn how to play that on ukulele but damn that dreaded E chord.

this for 5 minutes already. And I'm not even blinking.
Why so cute, Totoro? Photo by CL Terry

of ways to overcome insomnia. And I am becoming insomniac just by thinking about it.

to learn how to do that perfect roundhouse kick with my left leg.

the weight I am gaining. I am actually working on a muscle buildup with an explosive workout from my Muay Thai training.

that Under Armor sports bra but it is toooo expensive. And oh, pink hand wraps too. :)

more sleep. I am having only 2-3 hours of sleep every night for more than a week already. Surprisingly, I don't feel tired. But pimples started popping out and I hate it.

pumped up. I have days to look forward to and that would be Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. :)

Jan would actually join me and become a Nak Muay too. (I know you're reading this dude. Hehe) ;)

news information and proudly shared it with Jan kasi akala ko makakatulong ako. Only to find out it was dated a year ago pa pala. Haha. Damn. Basa-basa lagi.

How did you spend your weekend? I hope you had a good one. :)

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Hey Diddle Diddle

Saturday, July 9, 2016 0 Comments A+ a-

I was known to be a sleeper in class back in college. And when I wasn't sleeping, my classmates would find me scribbling absentmindedly. Half of the pages of my notebook (if I even had one) were filled with doodles and the rest were just clean empty pages.

I might have offended some of my professors back then. Doodling is frowned upon not just in class but also in any occasion that requires attention. What they do not know is that when I am doodling, contrary to what most people think, I am actually focused and interested. You see, because of a disruptive sleep pattern (I was, and still is, an insomniac), my brain cannot help but release high levels of adenosine (see? I was listening to my lessons) to pay off my sleep debt. So when I am really interested, I try to fight sleepiness and other forms of distraction like daydreaming and spacing-out by doing whatever stimulates the brain.
Does the doodle like I'm jerking something? LOL

Eco Skin Love Eco Balm: The Wonder Balm

Monday, July 4, 2016 26 Comments A+ a-

Our Balut Island getaway gave me a lot of scratches and insect bites that left ugly red marks on my legs. I usually just leave scars alone and let them fade on their own. But since I will be wearing shorts in my Muay Thai trainings, I got a little conscious I decided to look for a product that will speed up the healing process.

A friend recommended Eco Skin Love Eco Balm, said it was effective for her acne scars. I was actually hesitant to get one only for the reason that I don't like balms in tub. I find it unhygienic knowing I would introduce bacteria every single time I dip my fingers on it.
Ecoskinlove Eco Balm
To lessen the exposure, I had to transfer a small amount to a smaller tub.

But I got one anyway. And thank the high heavens I did. Because other than my kaartehan, I don't have issues with this balm. In fact, it did a lot of wonders to my skin - even more than what I expected. And a product like this deserves a review from someone who doesn't actually do reviews unless it's worth the time. So allow me to share why I dubbed this as a wonder balm.

My Custom Ukulele Case

Saturday, July 2, 2016 6 Comments A+ a-

I just want to share what boredom can do to me. And by boredom, I meant, my new ukulele case looks so boring my eyes hurt just by looking at it.

No offense to RJ Guitars. This case is - quality-wise - excellent. I embrace simplicity but this is just too bland for my taste. So to prettify it up a little bit, I decided to do a little tattoo on the pockets. And the next thing I know, the whole thing's already covered with doodles.

Custom Ukulele Case

It took me more or less two hours to finish it and I absolutely LOVE it!