I had an almost extreme case of yellow teeth before. Good thing I found this toothpaste that helped me clean that unwanted stain in just a week.
Not So Amusing Amusement Park Photography
I always of dream of living in a fun and exciting world. Guess, I was late to realize; the world is a scary Merry-Go-Round.
SOMETHING NEW IS COMING
DISCLAIMER: ALL PHOTOS PROCESSED BY VSCO
PS: That was my brother right there 🙂
Photos taken from my iPhone and processed with VSCO
Blue Coast Photography
Photos taken at Coastal Expressway using iPhone and processed with VSCO
Bye College! Hello Adult Life!
Hi! This is the author speaking (or writing). Well, enough with the corny introduction, I’m here to show you what I did on the day of my college commencement exercise.
Since my graduation is early in the morning, 8:00 AM to be exact, I did my own make-up and styling. It’s a good thing that I already went to wax and thread out those unwanted hair, so I’ll be lookin’ fresh on my graduation day (yow!).
Add that Snapchat filter for a PAK! GANERN! effects
My grandma came for my graduation, so I’m really happy and excited!! (Doki doki suru!!)
Selfie with my Madera the first!
My whole family was there too! Who wouldn’t be happy to rock their toga?
Coz selfie’s the way!
Here’s some live videos of my graduation, well most of the content are just me being the overly active me. (Open link below to view videos)
Guess what? I just received the diploma holder not the diploma itself. #OhWell
Of course! I won’t forget to have photos with my beloved friends!
More photos on my FB!
Here’s a shot of my batch mates!
I spy… Euei!
These past 3 years has been one hella ride. College taught me and showed me a lot of things. Who would’ve thought that a half-hearted, unconfident, self-doubting Faye would turn out to be a strong, versatile, and mature Euei? I never did. I just believed in myself that whatever trial I may encounter, I can surpass it.
Now, that I finally put the tassel on my left, I am ready to fully pursue my dreams. I just need to plow out some weeds I guess?
Adult life… bring it on!
To all students who are doubting right now like I did before, if everybody’s telling you that you can’t do it, sino ba sila? sila ba ikaw? NO. You know your capacities and capabilities. Why not try first before giving up? I promise you won’t regret it.
That’s all. Au revoir!
Before I bid “Adieu!” to my college days and “Salut” to my adulthood, I’ve decided to make a memorable experience by joining the Pan-Asia Model United Nations 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan, last November 9-16 2015.
Although the journey before I set my feet on the soil of the formerly known Formosa was not that piece of a cake, I still enjoyed it.
Allow me to show you the highlights during my first travel abroad (though mostly, we just attended the conference).
1. Our pre-departure
Selfie with my mom before I leave!
Selfie with friends!!
Of course, I wouldn’t miss to have a photo in our Team Benilde hoodie!
And this clingy pose with Ricca!
This obligatory passport (with Team Benilde hoodie) photo
This before and after
It was my first time, but it didn’t feel like my first at all (WHAT?). Maybe that was because I was with my friends and a very caring and understanding adviser.
2. The flight and arrival
Loving the sea of clouds from my window
Selfie with my seatmate, Nicole! Though I transferred seats later on because I want to see the view
Touch down Taipei!!!
Rode this awesome bus. It became awesome because of my tired yet still energetic friends!
Janna was so tired, she decided to rest
The lobby of our hotel was so full of lively Filipinos! Other guests were probably wondering why.
Eunice and I were roommies!
And you will love the view of the street from our room
3. When we had an ocular visit to the conference venue
With our wonderful adviser, Sir. Rene, as our guide
We had heaps of fun along the way!
I was so excited! Even in the MRT, I didn’t let the chance pass
To take photos of my favorite people
And more of them!!!
Even if it is hard, Jackie did her best.
And this time when Victor had the time of his life. Boys are now jealous of you, Victor.
And that smirk.
I won’t miss this when Trix makes landi with Victor while no one is watching. Well, I do! BWUAHAHAHAHA!!
Way to go Victor!
I will never forget this “THE COOL KIDS ARE HERE, MOVE OUT OF THE WAY!” walk, which basically made my night.
I love you girls! Forever!
4. The actual conference
This time when we had our opening ceremony
Welcome to DISEC!
Wherein I met new friends!
Benilde Delegates in DISEC are also featured!
And this “The delegate of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, is present and voting” greetings every roll call
When we just decided to have a photo shoot after the conference because we don’t know what to do and where to go
What’s with the senti mode Jade… and Euei? Uhm… You both are not in a music video so…
This photos of Jay that became my favorite
This moment when I asked Jay to take a photo of me
But the shot in my camera looks like I’m seducing him. Why, Jade? WHY???
This sassy *flips scarf* which Jade can only pull off
This bad ass picture of me and Jay
Because he opposed the “Gangstah” idea
We got tired of being fierce, so we decided to be candid
But Jay seems to like this pose better, which I was not informed to do
Matchy-matchy scarf!! ❤
When we got many awards!!!
Thanks for the flowers Kuys Rae!!
5. Social nights!!!
When I asked someone to take a photo of me with the Taipei 101 at the background, but it can’t become any more blurred.
I’m talking about me. The photographer has a problem with me. What’s the problem… uhm… Jade?
Apparently, this attempt too:
Seems like I have no luck with Taipei101
This one too when I asked Jade to get me a good shot
But then I suddenly twisted my ankle
6. When I became their official photographer for their “look back” pose
“Did you say picture?”
“Oops… too much. A little candid I guess?”
Take 2 for Einas
Kuya Rae was feeling artsy with it
Jayjay’s the master for this pose. No questions asked.
Meanwhile, Eunice can’t be stopped!!
She’s very grateful that this pose was invented; feeling every moment of it.
It seems like this “look-back pose” will bring her soulmate to her!
She requested for more! This time, Jackie joined her.
Of course, I should at least have some of that pose too right? We need equality in this nation.
But this is what I love the most!
Let’s make that a little alluring…
7. When we went to Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO)
I got a chance to have a photo with the MECO Director
And after the visit, I decided to have that fail “grab a cab” pose
Why fail? I’m facing the wrong side. So, I decided to do it again
Gotta do that pose fast or else a real cab will stop.
I did it again when we go to the National Museum
8. That time when we weren’t able to follow our itinerary because YOLO
Pau went to the observatory floor and this is what happened while waiting for her
Pau discovered what we did behind her back, so she made us pose for more. With her of course
10. Night market and street food! (Deym those strawberries)
More photos of my fam!!
11. When I saw my baby panda at the Taipei Zoo
12. The Taipei Zoo adventure itself with Eunice!!
Eunice trying to be part of the panda family
Us trying to interact with these creatures
And when I thought I saw my soulmate
13. That dinner at the very hygienic Modern Toilet Restaurant
This piece of shit was tasty!
I wan’t able to hold myself, I marked my territory immediately.
And they were overwhelmed!
14. And of course, those strategies to get a stolen photo of my friend’s crush by taking a portrait of my other friend
It was really a friend’s crush! I have my own! Lol
But then a photobomber came in and thought that I was taking a photo of him. LOL.
So I just went and took my other friends’ shot so I won’t look suspicious
PS: I’m such a great friend! Jayjay got kilig afterwards. HAHAHAHAHA
15. Lastly, when I never had the chance to talk and have a decent photo with my “for that event only” crush.
So I went back to our hotel heartbroken.
Read #15 again.
But I got a group photo with him! Look for him at #4.
What do you think of my first travel abroad? Send me your insights by leaving a comment and liking this post!
What if you missed that chance to confess your feelings to the person you love the most? This is a story of two best friends who were too afraid to forsake their friendship and express their own feelings.
Disclaimer: This music video is only a college project. We don’t own the minus-one used in this video.
Video taken at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in 2013
Soft Push on the Back
Do you know or remember the song Just Once by James Ingram? It’s not really my favorite song, but the first line of the song just give me the feels.
I did my best, but I guess my best wasn’t good enough.
If you will limit your understanding of the song to just a love song, then you won’t really see the deeper meaning to it, most especially if you’re someone who’s having difficulty about achieving your goals or dreams.
Poetic of me? Kinda. Dramatic of me? Maybe.
Actually, I set aside all the important things I should be doing right now. I’ve decided to because I can’t work feeling burdened; feeling heavy. I need to load off in order for me to work faster.
Let me tell you my story on how I got into this position.
Honestly speaking, I was that person who does things halfheartedly. May this be small things, like doing daily exercises or daily journals, to big things, like being involve with extra-curricular activities or tasked to write a news article. Now that I remember it, I haven’t really finished something that I can brag about. Not actually to even finish a goddamn poem unless it’s for class and I’m under time pressure. I was a loafer in an informal term.
My younger self prefers procrastinating a lot– just watch TV series or just read comic books or novels– than do things like running around and deal with stressing things. My younger self would probably set aside her homework to pirate the latest songs on Billboard or stalk her crushes’ profile on Facebook or Twitter. My younger self would probably make an excuse that she is actually patient– patient in waiting for that new movie on YouTube to load if WiFi is bloody slow. My younger self is actually nothing but a free loader and problem builder in the house.
Yes, I was that useless. Yes, I was that irresponsible. And I got what I deserve.
I got demoted from my position in my varsity, though my adviser still considered my seniority; I got grades that was really disappointing; I got more bullies because of my sloppy look and poor interpersonal skills; I got close friends who just became acquaintances.
I asked myself what happened wrong– blamed the people, the scenario, the life I had– never really asking what efforts did I do in order to get what I want? I blamed myself for being born the way I am. I tried to change, but it seems like I only became a laughing-stock. I tried to be more authoritative by joining the CAT in order to gain respect, but only made people notice my feckless personality.
One day, I suddenly asked myself a question: what is my purpose in this world? If you will analyze me, I have no established talent, no high IQ, no overwhelming wealth. I practically have nothing.
Here are the tweets I posted to remind myself about the great responsibility that came after I accepted the opportunities that came to me. Pardon for my punctuation, I was really emotional when I was writing it.