Dear Self

Please be responsible again.

Don’t be lazy. Get up when the alarm goes off. Create even when you don’t feel like it.

Move: that is the only way for dreams to come true. Create more goals to motivate yourself, don’t ever think that you have it all.

Remember how your parents raised you. Never forget the values they taught and pass it on.

Live for something larger than yourself.



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Happy Eighth!

Thought I’d share here what happened recently that will change my life forever. LOL.

We are officially engaged!

Karl asked me to marry him last night!

I was really surprised! We discussed we won’t have the usual engagement tradition since we’ve already started planning for our future even without the engagement. Hahaha! We’d often tell ourselves, kailangan pa ba? (is there a need to?)

Not that we don’t want it, who wouldn’t right? It’s just that we thought it was more practical to spend on things we’ll use in the future than on  symbols. read more

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It’s My Birthday!

My birthday is coming up! And I have pledged this day to Childhope Asia Philippines, a non-profit organization that advocates the cause of street children in the Philippines. Its purpose is to liberate them towards their safety, health, education, and empowerment.

I’d appreciate it very much if you donate for a cause as a birthday gift to me. Any amount will do, as long as bukal sa puso 🙂

A small act of kindness goes a long way in ensuring brighter futures to the street kids, and giving them enough resources to keep them away from the streets. read more

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Things, things, things

There are a lot of things I need to do in the next few weeks – this might mean I won’t be having enough time to squeeze in any painting or creating session. It feels sad, but I know that short term sacrifices are better. This will may be a long hiatus from my art, but I will come back for sure. I just hope it won’t be that long, else the skills get very rusty. I’m looking for a new space now and it’s hard! It’s crazy especially that I have to consider proximity to work, budget, ventilation and light, and proximity to food. Adulting is a pain in the ass, but sometimes I do enjoy scouting a new place and creating a home out of a seemingly blank slate at the start. I hope we get a good space that meets all of the above considerations. 7d37b73f330cbe97b3ceaedd1754c2355d9736de  Last weekend was a good time to re-align my life goals. Thanks to my reality checker for being, yeah, always the reality checker. He always puts things into perspective and shakes up the nerves inside my head and pushes me to think things through. So, back in the game again! Here’s to hoping that the the calmness inside me lasts for a long time. I want to be able to do things without the chaos of my beautiful yet complex mind distracting me.  **** Happy birthday, Marj!****
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