This is a blog post from a lazy, giddy fan. You can NOT read it :) You’ve been warned.
Last July, it was announced that Kobe Bryant will be coming back here in the Philippines to promote the Lenovo smartphone he’s endorsing. Upon hearing this, I told myself with full conviction that no matter what happens I’d be seeing him.
During the first day of this month the mechanics were advertised.
Then, I got disappointed.
You needed a Lenovo smartphone to be able to join. Then, a raffle will be conducted wherein 1000 lucky winners will be drawn. I thought that the chances of me being picked is very high since there are very few Lenovo users here in the Philippines. So, the next step was to look for a Lenovo phone. I scanned the prices and contemplated on buying, BUT of course I told myself that it wasn’t practical. I could buy a ticket because a ticket means 100% chance of seeing him, but buying a 6k or more worth of mobile phone for 1% chance of seeing him is definitely a no go.
I looked for friends and asked my family and their friends who have one but nada.
Then, I lost hope.
Come one faithful Saturday? or is it a Sunday? I dunno. :) A Lenovo phone landed on my lap. Thanks to Claris from the deepest part of my hypothalamus. You are such a blessing!
Then, I got excited!
The following Friday, August 9, 2013, I received a text message that I won. Without a doubt I know that I will win because upon sending my raffle entry I already claimed it. I prayed for it, asked God for it wholeheartedly and owned it. :)
The next day I redeemed my ticket with the help of my ever-supportive Ate Ja. And, by Monday, August 12, 2013 I finally saw Kobe. :)
No words can express how happy I am during that time. I felt so happy, excited, nervous and mesmerized among other things. Finally. Finally. Finally, that was all in my mind.
Finally, I got to see him personally.
Finally, I got to feel kilig with that captivating smile and dimple in person.
Finally, I got to hear his voice and laughter on live.
Finally, just finally. Simply, finally.
Hopefully, someday I’d be able to have picture with him, hug him and most importantly see him play and win another championship.
Happy Birthday Kobe babes!
There is something about the sea which never fails to soothe me.
Is it the sound of the breeze?
The splash of the water and overlapping waves?
The salty tang of the sea water?
Is it the warmth coming from the sun?
Or is it the serenity which can be found rarely in the hustle and bustle of the city life?
Maybe something else or maybe all of the above.
I just hope I’d be able to cross as many seas as there are in this world.
However, here are some of my 'sea shots.'
Family Outing in Anilao, Batangas 2010
Helmet Diving with sibs in Bohol November 2011
Waiting for the sunrise in Panglao, Bohol November 2011
Scuba Diving in Davao July 2012
With Nemo and Marlin in Davao July 2012
Capones Island, Zambales November 2012
Guimaras Island February 2013
Banana Boat Ride in Puerto Galera May 2013
Snorkeling in Puerto Galera May 2013
Beach walk after a tiring hike in Mt. Daguldul at Laiya, Batangas May 2013
Jejefriends in Laiya, Batangas May 2013
“Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace.”
- Randy Armstrong
"Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. ”
I’m in the mood to write about anything. I honestly have a lot of ideas forming in my head right now but I think they are way toooo much.
However, while I’m deleting some pictures in my phone I stumbled on this one which really caught my attention.
So now, I just want to share this picture of my moooost previous crush.
I met him during a fun run. A friend of my friend Marcy asked her to invite some people to join a run where their company participated. I eagerly agreed since I needed it to burn my unwanted calories.
On the day of the run, about 5 am (I guess) I was the first one to arrive among my friends. I was looking for them when I first saw him. He was really a stand out from the crowd. Or maybe just in my eyes? Why? First, because he was with a foreigner and second because he was simply cute. Not the uberly-handsome type but a neat-cute type.
During the entire program I can’t seem to loose him in the crowd. I always found myself having a glimpse of him here, there and everywhere. He was truly an eye-candy. He was fair-skinned, right built, neat, chinky-eyed, serious-looking but when he talked and smiled hmmm he was just so cute. No one is perfect and in his case it was his height. Good thing was he was still taller than me. :D
Since that faithful day I think I can never find it in me to forget his face although I already forgot his name. Yeah right, I knew him. He is Marcy’s friend’s officemate. We were introduced to each other (ayieee).
So that’s it. I just want to share that when I got a crush it usually happens out-of-the-blue. And when I do then I do. I will never forget his face ever. I think I can still remember my crushes’ faces since grade school. Dare me?
Here is a picture of my crush. Guess, I have to ask Chardie or Marcy what his name again?
By the way, he is the one beside the foreigner. Beside, ok? Not the one on his back and not anyone else. The one on his side. :p
I’ve been wanting to write and update my tumblog for quite some time now. However, I can’t think of anything to write about. And now, how I wish I don’t have this topic to share.
When I woke up this morning I received an email which will change a lot of things in my life.A lot but not that much. I won’t let it.
I just feel bad. The injustice and unfairness of my situation, and the greediness and selfishness of some people. I decided to write not about it, but just to pour some of my thoughts and let this post be an outlet of these overflowing emotions inside me.
I really feel old for my age right now. It feels like I’m having too many problems unfitted for someone on her early 20s and yet I know this isn’t actually true. Problems come and go in our lives without caring if we’re young or old, rich or poor, prepared or unprepared. They are simply doing their job and that is to harness and strengthen us to become better version of ourselves.
Problems won’t be problems if they don’t have solutions. This, I know is true. It’s just that there are times that even if the solution is in front of us, waving its hands in our face, we choose to ignore them. We may not be aware of it, but sometimes the problem we’re facing is not the problem at all, but on how we will deliver the solution. Sometimes the solution itself is more difficult than the problem on-hand.
My thoughts are currently scrambled right now. All I know is that I am not in a veeeery deep situation…just a victim caught in a spider web full of changes. I can hold my breath and be the spider’s easy prey or let myself out of this sticky mess, come across a fall or stumble but a free one at the end. Free? Maybe yes or maybe no. I just have to have some fight in me.
I love Mitch Albom by the way. hahaha It’s just that in times like this the teachings in his novels are the best advise I can give myself.
“Don’t let go too soon, but don’t hold on too long.” (Tuesdays With Morrie)
“I give myself a good cry if I need it. But then I concentrate on the good things still in my life. I don’t allow myself any more self-pity than that. A little each every morning, a few tears, and that’s all. ” (Tuesdays With Morrie)
“All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.” (The Five People You Meet In Heaven)
“Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else.” (The Five People You Meet In Heaven)
“Fairness, does not govern life and death. If it did, no good person would ever die young.” (The Five People You Meet In Heaven)
“It is never too late or too soon. It is when it is supposed to be.” (The Time Keeper)
“We all yearn for what we have lost. But sometimes, we forget what we have.” (The Time Keeper)
“With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can’t appreciate what we have” (The Time Keeper)
With everything that’s been happening in my life lately, I know one thing, my life is bound to get better, SOON. :)
This week’s worst problem is my dream man Adam Levine being engaged. Up until now, I can’t get it. WHY OH WHY ADAM. My heart is breaking. breaking. breaking.
On the lighter note, Kobebabes is coming to Manila. I must see him come hell or high water. :p
Now, I know why I had my haircut last Monday.
BORED. That’s one perfect word to describe what I’m feeling right now. I’m on my third week working at home and siomai I’m just……..I don’t know. I can’t find the right adjective to describe how I’m feeling about it.
Today is Maundy Thursday and I’m sure a lot of normal (regular) employees are enjoying themselves. They’re probably ecstatic with this holiday unlike me who is still stuck at home. Don’t take me wrong. I definitely enjoy my work. I feel so blessed to have landed on my current job. My only dilemma is that I feel so restless. Something is bugging me for a week now. Well, sorry to say I can’t share what’s that all about. That’s a secret for me to keep.
Anyhow I’m just writing to kill some time. I’m actually trying to finish some work but dang I really feel restless. Can’t stay focus on one thing for a long time.
Here is a rundown of what I did this day that I think I shouldn’t have done in the first place.
1. I didn’t eat rice but I munched toooooo much chocolates. Without a doubt I am not complaining that we’re not running out of chocolates so far but heck my calorie intake is shouting at me. Can’t help myself eh. We all have our own Waterloos.
2. I sent my own version of ‘spam’ message to random people in my contacts. I’m sure most of them were surprised that they got a text from me. Well, when boredom strikes you just want people to talk to you. Unsurprisingly most of them didn’t bother to text me back. I felt so unwanted and unloved. HAHAHAHA
3. TOOOO much candy crush and I still can’t go on to the next level. BOW.
4. I think and worry and think and worry and think and worry. I’m sure a lot of you can relate to this. People’s favourite past time is to worry about the future and think about the past :p
Speaking of which here is the result of those thinking moments. I listed some of the things I want to do or experience before this year ends. Well, these items are of course basically attainable and doable by moi.
1. Overseas travel. No explanation needed. BOW! Hahaha I’m a person who is definitely not into gadgets and luxury items but I want to TRAVEL. I DEFINITELY have a looooooong list of places I want to visit abroad, but in the meantime I’ll settle for AN international travel this year. Once is sometimes enough. Fingers-crossed maybe I can have two, because you know two is still better than ONE. LOL.
2. Solitary travel. Sorry friends travel again. I really love travelling and I think this year I’d be able to do it alone. I hope parents and elders ;) will allow me to. I’m not talking about ‘plane-transpo-needed’ location here. Anywhere outside Metro Manila is okay as long as it has a magnificent view and I’m alone. Soul-searching perhaps but no ghost hunting pwlheassse.
3. I want to experience SURFING.
4. I want to SCUBA DIVE again.
5. Items 3 and 4 are just plain additions. HAHAHA
Anyways, I can’t add another items to the first two because while thinking what to write next I realized that they all entail travelling.
So much for my being a lakwatsera.
Ayan, at least I’ve been occupied for few minutes while doing this post.