Wednesday, December 25, 2013

2013 outfits in a nutshell

Since I havent blogged in ages, almost all of 2013 because I started my
very first legit job after college early this year (feb to be exact, yayy!),
and im still taking my masters and manage to take on some
heavy loads this year, here are just some of the updates i have to cap off
this wonderful year.
Jan: Started feeling that 'existential vacuum (sorry for the frankl-ish term)'
and looked for a job. Had extensive interviews for various companies until i..
Feb: Started to work for IBM (which was the one i prayed for actually) and moved in to a new place in eastwood (yay!)
March-May: Nothing significant, still getting a hold of my work load both in school and at work.
June: I think this was when our paper for one of our classes in MA was chosen to be presented last Sept 2013 on SG. This was also the time to save up every cent that I can for the conference fee, airfare, hotel accomodations and the pocket money.
July: Still getting by....
August: Celebrated my birthday in Baguio with my Bestest friend Mich, who was relocated there for work. i needed that trip to clear my head off of things and before the SG trip started.
September: Singapore trip finally arrived. Glad we got to share what we learned in our paper and we learned something too from some of the pioneers of the various therapeutic techniques in psych. I was lucky i got a week off from work. Met interesting people, got to shop loads and got lost in the beauty of this country. A week was not enough, though.
October: Glad i survived one of my hardest semesters in grad school and got little blessings in between.
November: Parties everywhere, almost all weekends (starting september, actually..) Met and hanged with awesome people which still continues to this day..
December: Gifts, gifts and more gifts. Happy Holidays and thanks to everyone who showed their love to me..
i love you all! ❤😘😍
Below are pictures that sums the happenings in my life for 2013..
L-R: Baguio, August 2013. Batangas after a night of partying, September 2013, and Clarke Quay, SG Sept 2013

L-R Chinatown, SG- Sept 2013. Eastwood, November 2013. Baguio, November 2013. Bed Mandaluyong, November, 2013.

L-R Eastwood, October 2013. Changi Airport, SG, Sept 2013. Nangyang Girls HS, SG, Sept 2013. Bugis Street, Sept. 2013.

L-R: Eastwood, Nov. 2013 & Dec 2013. Republiq, Dec. 2013.

How did your 2013 turn up? I hope it rocked as much as mine did!

XO ❤❤❤❤❤❤


Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Alis volat propiis..

Before graduating from college, Marion and I decided to get tattoos of special meaning to us. But we never pushed through; I was afraid it will hinder something in med school then. Excuses, excuses.

Now that I am almost 24 (in a couple of weeks), Just last July 4th, I decided to do something that will liberate me, literally.

I've considered myself as a very independent woman. I've been living independently since I was 19 and the support and love I get from my family and the people around me is essentially why I am who I am.

I stumbled across this latin quote 'Alis volat propiis' just last 2011 and then on, I have decided that this is the perfect quote that captures my life and the in betweens.

"She flies with her own wings" is its direct translation in english. I feel like this encapsulates my life and it's 3 forms: the past, present and future.

A bird like every living creature starts as a fragile being; weak, vulnerable, helpless.

Then in its proper time, the flightless little bird slowly molds itself to what its destiny is; to fly with its own wing.

As it soars high, it learns that life is full of up's and downs, but it never breakaway from its calling to sail through life; tearing hindrances apart.

This tattoo is a tribute to my (almost) 24 years of falling, standing up and breathing in between life's gracious moments and uplifting extremes;

It is with great pleasure that I will keep this in me forever.

thank you thank you Miah from Sin City Tattoo Studio in Katipunan for this great work! You know where to go and get your tattoos now, loves!