Friday, May 10, 2013

After a year :)

I did not want college to end, for I feared that once it does my communication with my friends would end as well. We will drift apart an live separate lives as we start our careers and choose our path in life.

Then again, I was wrong. Just a month ago, a year's passed after our graduation, me and some of my friends from college had a small get together. It's sad that I don't usually get to hang out with these people as much as we used to. But seeing them after a long time brought back a lot of memories. And een though we're not complete, the fun and laughs are still the same. Of course there are a lot of changes but still, some remained the same :)

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Writing 101

When you write excellently, people think highly of you, the opposite is also true. People think that writing is all about expressions, thoughts and feelings. But really, it is so much more than that. People often take for granted the most important aspects of writing- grammar, spelling and punctuations. I honestly learned this the hard way. 

I enjoyed writing since I was a kid. Buying all those cute notebooks for me to write on. I even remembered my mom telling my dad to give me all the company notebooks he has because they know I would make a good use of it. And truth to say, I did. Every paper, every page has my writings and opinions on different subjects and topics. And from there on my love for writing grew deeper. 

Growing up in the age of technology made me trade pen and paper for digital writings. It was hard keeping up with the technology of writing due to the computers lack of knowledge on certain errors. I was so keen of writing my opinions that I became lazy to check other technical errors. I depended too much on technology to correct all the errors for me. And from there on, my writing started to drift off. 
But, I make actions to improve my ways. It was with my working days that my writing improved again. I found it to be a big jump between personal writing and corporate articles. Like, how do I make myself sound corporate enough to capture the right kind of audience. What will I have to do to "sell" and influence my readers to read my article and actually register to our programs. It was a big step for me, and a huge difficulty. But, not like before, I did not quit. 

My first articles were good,as said by my boss. Little did I know it was just a "you are new to the company, I won't make such a big about it" compliment. In the next articles I made, more and more errors are found and it made me really anxious. I took a step and attended a business writing program(also offered by our company). Attending the program made me feel nervous. There were about 28 participants and some came from companies whose industry belongs to journalism. My insecurity hit me and I thought I did not stand a chance with this people. But, regardless to say, the program went well and I learned more things and more writing strategies for corporate letters and articles.

I thought then that my corporate writing would improve. I was in a lot of pressure. Knowing that I already attended the seminar means I must apply the learnings to my outputs. But still, the feedback I got w bad and a lot of errors are still present.

I took time to internalize and reflect on my articles and see the contents of my errors. I read all the feedback, did more research on my topic, did a little more proofreading,and there we go. My article has improved- a lot! 

I'm not saying that I am a good writer. There is a big difference between a hobby and a career. In my case, it applies to both. I know I have improved, but it does not stop there. I learn more each day, and try to apply them to improve my writing. 

Why exactly did I write this long entry about writing? It is because I saw this long entry on one of the social networking sites and it annoyed me to bits. The least you can do is improve your grammar and know when to use and apply the proper words. 

My advice, read more, do a lot of proofreading and dig more research. 

Random Rantings

All I can show you now is flashbacks and throwbacks. My busy scheduled did this to me. I have no more time to write for a personal cause. Feelings, opinions and expressions are kept only to myself now, but what the heck, now is a good time to start blogging again. I did say that it was part of my bucket list to revive my personal blog. As if anyone would take the time to read it. But then again, my blog has reached over a thousand viewers. Surprised? Well, me too. :) and to satisfy people more with my boring life... I'll be back. And this time, for good. :) tune in people. :) 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Food post 101

I've never been a fan of red sauce pasta's. but, Banapples Lasagna, different story. The best I've ever taste with the most affordable price there is. Creamy and cheesy at the same time with the right amount of red sauce. To top it all of, 2 cheesy garlic bread. Perfect food for random moments.
Playing with my hair is one of my hobbies, it is also one if my biggest frustrations. Having long hair means having to keep it more maintained to avoid dryness. But whatever. Here is one shot of my hair during a friends birthday party. My hair is actually shaded in a reddish brown color, but the light made it lool like a golden bronw bun. Which I think looks better. Thank you to my friends Cams Reyes for helping me tie it in a perfect bun. :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Another item scratched off from my bucket list.

I've been wanting to go to Divisoria for as long as I could remember. Hearing rumors and good feedback about the products sold for the lowest prices there is.

And finally, January 12, 2013! I can truly say that all the feedback I heard were right. All items at the lowest prices. The only mistake I made was not bringing enough money. I can say that I've enjoyed the experience going there and that it won't be the last time.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Birthday post 2013

Birthday post delayed as usual.

January 2013 has been a really good month for me.

I received a very important call the day before my birthday saying that I got accepted to the job that I was waiting for for months already, telling me to start as soon as possible, monday to be exact. Mixed emotions filled me immediately. It was an early birthday gift for me.

I spent my birthday with my family. Went to the church to offer my prayers and praised for all my blessings. Did a little shopping for myself the entire day and ha a simple dinner with my family.

I can say that my 23rd birthday is one of the finest! For once, everything seemed to go my way. :) thank you Lord! :)

Saturday, January 05, 2013

A first for everything

Heart aches? Heartbreaks? They've never been new to me. Drama? Nahhh. It's just reality. January 4, 2013 was just another reality that I had to face. But still, thank you for my friends for cheering me up. It's always good to have company around. :)

#SmilingOutside #DyingInside sort of thing :| :)

Facebook friend request ignored? What? Haha! -weird and uhm. Yes. #BakerPhotographer #Engineer :)
I always thought about having a new blog. I had this URL since I was in high school, the year 2006 to be exact. It's been running for 7 years now. Wow! 7 years? Feels like only yesterday that I was in high school. Where did the time go? Anyway, I've been arguing with myself if I should create a new blog or not, been re reading some of my old entries and... I could not believe the old post that I made. I could not believe I wrote like that, all those wrong grammar and taglish post. HAHA. Convinced me more that I had to make a new one. Then again, nevermind. It's always good to have a reminder on where I started. A "memory" that I could always go back to.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Birthday wishlist

January marks the end of the holidays for most Filipinos. Having it said that it is hard to adjust from a long vacation and then go back to work the next day. But the holiday spirit does not easily end for me. Giving that January is my birth month, the celebration goes on for me and my family.

I always come up with a wishlist on my birthday, and I try my best to complete them.

These are just a few material things that I want. I always wanted a make up box like the one below ever since I was a kid, but of course back then i did not have anything to put except for those barbie fake ups that I own, but right now my make ups are scattered everywhere and i just can't seem to find a proper kit to place them also, hence the make up box that I want. Jewelries are a big part o me. It has always been a bonding experience for me and my mom to fix and buy jewelries. And now, the mess is getting out of hand and I no longer have enough room to place all of my items. Perfumes, bags, shoes and watches are also part of my collections. Im a big sucker for kenneth cole and anne klein watches. I just can't seem to get enough of them. I've already bought one item on my wishlist, that is the perry ellis perfume . One item done, and four to go. :)

Good morning from the second day of January, and the second day of the year 2013.

Set this cute little guy with his little pink camera as my phone's lock screen wallpaper. Just something to remind me of art and photography. It's been a while since the last time I even bothered to go on a photowalk. That will all change soon I hope. I seriously miss photography. And I may be a little rusty. So I'm guessing that now is the time to get out there and get my photography skills into shape.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I always see to it that I try new things. I've never been a fan of street foods. Not including the common variety of fishballs and kikiam, so I decided to try out more. Starting with the Isaw, also know as chicken liver? If I'm not mistaken. Well, I only took a bite and that was it. Atleast I got to say that I've tried it.

Friends for keeps

Because the more things change, the more they stay the same. I thank these people for always, and I mean always being there for me. My 2012 would never have never been the same without you.

A taste of heaven

Just those regular chocolate turned ice cream products! I've looked everywhere for this in Manila, been to a lot of groceries only to find it in just one, shopwise libis. And I swear that all those rummaging is all worth it. :)

#chocolatelover #icecream #twix #foodporn

Happy new year! :)

First page of my 365 days of the year. The whole cliche and ironic "A time for a new beginning" new hopes, new dreams, new goals, and of course new chances. My ultimate goal for this year, my motto as I would say, live more, worry less :) happy new year everyone! Cheers!

It's part of my 2013

I told myself a long time ago that I would always find time to update my blog. But as usual, i forgot all about it. But this 2013, it's part of my bucket list to continue to write about some of my life's crazy adventures. As if anybody would find time to read it. :)) anyway, it would be good to keep track of things.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Visita Iglesia 2012

Another late post.

It's been a tradition to most filipinos to do their visita iglesia every holy week. We always involve ourselves in this tradition as a family.

I usually look forward to this event every year. As most of you know, I'm really fond of travelling and photography. Which is one of the main reasons that I look forward to this event. Visiting old churches around the country just brings a nostalgic feeling.

These are just some of the shots taken from this year's visita Iglesia. 

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Mochi creme Ice cream

One of the best and delicious things ever created by man kind. Mochi ice cream. I've tasted a few flavors like green tea, mango, red bean and the traditional flavors like chocolate and strawberry. In my opinion, the red bean is the best tasting so far.

College memories 101

I miss these days where we got to hang out every day and laughter strikes almost every second. These happy, smiling faces looking back at you are my friends. My college posse who I've spent almost everyday of my life with for four years. I miss these crazy people. :)

Milky and sunny

One of te best waffles I've ever tasted. This one's from milky and sunny. A small place in kapitolyo where my friends and I usually hang out.