1. Attractiveness has almost nothing to do with how you look physically, though your natural physical disposition does play a small role. It’s mostly, if not entirely, about how you put yourself together and how you behave.
2. The most basic but overlooked staple of being attractive is smelling good. Playing into the other senses, touch (having soft skin), smell (being clean), taste (use your imagination), is what ultimately makes someone undeniably appealing, and tends to be what people will focus on more than just visual.
3. There is no one universally appealing style. It’s about what cut of clothing and accessory will emphasize the best parts of you and your personality.
4. The more you are a kind and likable person, the more people will find you attractive. People are naturally quicker to associate good looks with a good person, and vice versa.
A wise man once said, “It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do LITTLE – do what you CAN.” That was what I did when my group mates and me went to Barangay Culiat, Quezon City, Philippines. I did what I could to help the children that were assigned to us that afternoon. It was not a matter of how many I could give but it was a matter of what I could do for the children. And the smiles on the children’s faces were enough repayment for all of the hard work and perspiration that we spent on that day.
Our beneficiaries were children from the ages of 5 to 10 years old. Most of them were from marginalized statuses in life. The group consisted of both girls and boys who were taught how to draw, color, and explain basically their lives on a short bond paper that was given to them by us. We asked them what they wanted for Christmas and what some of them drew just broke my heart. While others were drawing all kinds of toys and gifts, some were drawing a complete and happy family. I came up to them and asked them one by one why they drew the things that were on their paper and they did not fail to touch my heart with their answers. “Gusto ko po ng masaya at kumpletong pamilya sa pasko. Sa tingin niyo po ba ibibigay yun ni Santa Claus sakin?” The innocence of these children and their ignorance to the realities of our cruel world made me want to curl up in a ball and just cry. Of course I couldn’t tell them that what they were wishing for might seem far-fetched. So I just simply smiled because I feared that if I opened my mouth, I would say some things that would just be the cause of a child’s tears and sadness. I’ve done activities like this before but this one has got to be one of the most memorable yet. I really interacted and got the opportunity to know every kid in the room. I learned so many things while doing this activity. One of them is to never take things for granted. There are many people in the world who still search for things when all they need is what’s in front of them. We are lucky enough to be given the life that we have now. We should be thankful for all of the blessings that our creator has given and us. Sharing my time, talents and treasure to these kids were one of my ways in expressing my gratitude to God for giving me enough in order to help other people who have less.
I would like to say that I did so many things for the kids in Barangay Culiat. But if I said that, I would be lying, because the truth is, they did more for me. They touched my heart in ways I thought was impossible. And I thank them for that. So before we left, I made them promise something. I made them promise to continue their education and to never give up on what they believe in so that one day, reality will finally be better than their dreams.
You can literally feel the awkwardness and love at the same time when you look at the picture. I love it. I love them. I love how they portrayed their characters so differently but at the same time so alike. I hate how George Wickham ruined Georgiana Darcy and Lydia Bennet. I want to punch his face every time I see him in Lydia’s videos. I love how Lizzie and Jane are always there for Lydia. I love the way that they supported Lydia when she was at her lowest. I love how William Darcy bought out an entire company just so he can save not only Lydia but her whole family. And I love how he did that for Lizzie. I love how William Darcy always has impeccable timing when she comes to talk to Lizzie, thus making him appear in her videos. I love how Jane and Bing Lee somehow ended up together despite of the things or persons that continuously tried to ruin their relationship a.k.a. Caroline Lee. I love how every character ended up with a somewhat happy ending. Lizzie ended up starting her own company and snagging William Darcy at the same time, Charlotte ended up taking over Collins&Collins, Jane and Bing ended up moving to New York with Jane’s new awesome job, Lydia is healing and is slowly coming back to the totes adorbs Lydia that we know and love, Georgiana’s much stronger now that she’s confronted her monster a.k.a. George Wickham, cousin Mary is happy with Eddie and Fitz is…Fitz. I frankly don’t care what happened to Caroline and George. I hate them, end of discussion. Finally, no more convoluted schemes, no more tool boyfriends, no more scandals, no more worries and most of all, no more drama. Well, maybe just a little bit of drama. You get my gist.
I kind of teared up at the 100th episode. And I agree with Lizzie. 100 seems like a good number to stop. I love The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and I hope they make a sequel. I really do.
“You’re single because you’re single. It’s not because you texted too much or too little or waited 33 minutes to respond because he took 23. It’s not because you met up with your ex that night at 5 a.m. that no one knows about, or because you kissed another boy after a date with a loser.
You’re not single because you spit food on that date or tripped coming out the the movie theatre. You’re not single because you hurt your first boyfriend really badly when you were 15 or because you have yet, to this day, to apologize. It’s not because you were secretly jealous when your friend got a boyfriend or that a guy you dated for two months now has a really cute girlfriend and looks really happy. And you’re happy for him. But still ill that he found someone before you.
You’re not single because you slept with your ex boyfriend. You’re not single because half the world found out when you didn’t even want to remember it yourself. You’re not single because you think the guy your friend wants to hook you up with is ugly or not tall enough. It’s not because you’re not willing to put up with someone who doesn’t brush their teeth on a regular basis.
You’re not single because your standards are too high. Good for you for having standards. It’s not because you didn’t like that really, really good guy who wanted to take you on a date and you just weren’t feeling it. And it’s not because you like to wear pajama pants as soon as you get home and wash all the makeup off your face. You’re not single because you didn’t learn enough from the past or would rather chill on a Friday night with your blanket and a cold beer than shower, get ready, and go out. You’re not single because something is wrong with you.
You are single because you are single. It’s really as simple as that. You haven’t made the connection with another heart yet. You can get dolled up, dress cute, cut your hair, dye your hair, tweeze your eyebrows, put on lipstick and you may still. be. single. You can go out to a bar hoping to meet the love of your life and not find a damn one in the place attractive. And it’s going to remain that way until it’s time for you to find one. Stop hoping for it. Start living the life that you do have instead of wishing for things that you don’t have. There will come a time you’ll meet a boy and you’ll have to give up some of this single freedom you currently have. Start being more thankful. Start doing that now.”
“They say ignorance is bliss, well I was living in the most blissful kind of ignorance.”
“When he said things like that it reminded me that yeah, we were ‘just friends’ if you had to put a label on it. But it was because being ‘just friends’ was less painful and less damaging than being nothing at all. We fell victim to our circumstances but that didn’t mean we had to succumb to them. Breaking up didn’t mean forgetting about each other, it meant knowing that we loved each other so much that we were willing to let go so that the other person could be happy.”
This book really couldn’t wreck my feels more if it tried. Most sequels don’t even live up to the expectations of the readers but this book really did it for me. The first book was amazing. It has the right sense of humor and drama. Sure, the story has its frustrating parts but that’s what makes Harry and Zana’s story much more interesting. A must read for every Harry girl 😉
I just realized that I haven’t introduced myself properly in this blog. So that’s what I’m going to do now. If you’re wondering, I’m from the Philippines. And yes, I’m Asian. I’m 16 years old and is now a first year college student at Mapua Institute of Technology in Intramuros, Manila. Words cannot express my love for music and everything that goes along with it. I love to sing and play the guitar and that’s probably the reason why I post covers on Soundcloud. I can live without my cellphone but I can’t live without the internet.
I express myself better when I write. I don’t speak much but I like to think that I have just the right amount of humor for a 16 year old girl with an emotional range of a teaspoon. And I still don’t know how to accept compliments without either sounding full of myself or unappreciative.
Everybody should be happy and contented. Right now, I am both.
I have Nutella, my highschool barkada and my choirmates. It’s obvious that Nutella can make anyone happy, no matter what their age is. I mean, come on, it’s Nutella.
I’ve known my barkada since we were in first year highschool. I may not have been close with all of them when we were freshmen but our bond got stronger when we reached our senior year. We’ve had our ups and downs and that’s what made us stronger. They are some of the people that helped made my highschool experience fun and bearable and I don’t know what I would’ve done if I hadn’t met them. Highschool isn’t meant to last forever but I’m hoping that our friendship and sisterhood will.
The last picture was taken in our choir office. I recently got accepted into a college choir called Mapua Cardinal Singers. When I auditioned, I didn’t think that I would get in because I had a sore throat that day and they didn’t let me sing my audition song. So imagine my happiness when I got in! I am currently a trainee and I can say that I’ve never been happier in my decision to audition for this choir. With them, I have learned to embrace my talent and appreciate music in a whole new level. I want to stay and continue singing until I become an official member. I am so thankful that they have accepted me into their family and I honestly couldn’t ask for more.
“Bakit gusto mong makapasok dito? At wag mong sabihin na para magkaron ng bagong friends.” “Wala naman po akong sasabihing ganun eh. *insert reason here* at kung makapasok po ako, bonus nalang po yung pagkakaron ng bagong friends. 🙂“
Solipsism: 1. theory that the self is the only thing that can be known and verified 2. theory that the self is the only reality
Solus – alone
I found this on the last page of “Reading Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi when I bought it recently from a second-hand bookstore sale. It took me a while to decipher the scribble because it was a little hard to read, only to realize that solipsism was a foreign word to me.
I did a bit of research online and realized solipsism espouses the philosophical idea similar though not entirely identical to Rene Descartes’ “Cogito ergo sum” or “I think therefore I am.”