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“If only I can undo what’s planned, I will. It’s never going to be easy.”

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I was in the metro on my way home. Rush hour and the train are packed with people. As much as I hate being pushed, I still took the train because I don’t want to be late as mum is cooking my favourite for dinner. To cool myself down, I plugged my earphones and listened to the radio.

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“What makes you different makes you dangerous”

There are moments wherein you just can’t stop yourself from being too affected and emotional. This morning wasn’t that good. I was annoyed by the things that has been given too much attention a.k.a. non-sense life issues. I decided not to dwell on it too much and just had my cup of coffee instead.

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After work, I went straight to Mall of the Emirates to meet my aunt for dinner. Strange as it may seem, the first thing that I did upon arrival at the mall was to go straight to Carrefour to buy donuts – I really love it (don’t judge me).

We had dinner at an overrated breakfast diner. No offense, IHOP is pretty good. It’s just that, for me, the price doesn’t justify the food. I mean, really, it’s an ordinary breakfast meal with a pinch of ka-sosyhan. Nevertheless, I’ll still eat at IHOP over and over again because it’s the only decent diner that serves breakfast all-day and I really love their Cinn-a-stack pancake.

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After dinner, since it’s duTuesday (2 tickets for the price of 1), we went to see Divergent (finally!).The whole movie time was awesome except that we’re freezing because it’s too cold (if only there’s any way to control the AC, I swear, I’ll effin’ turn it off!). Anyways, I haven’t read the book but after seeing the movie, I don’t have any reason to delay reading anymore. I like the whole plot of the story and I love Tris and Four’s love story *kilig much*. I also love the movie’s OST (and I am currently listening to the movie’s playlist while writing) – good job for choosing Ellie Goulding and Zedd, love ‘em! It was almost 1AM when the movie was finished and I’m really sleepy now (but still blogging and Instagramming. Lol).

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Bad ass. 

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This is definitely on my to-watch list.

Fact: I read this sometime in 2013 and I finished it in one day.

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It wasn’t a really good day but hey, it wasn’t that bad after all. We just got to find a way to make our day okay. Life is too short.

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Good night!

x

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Florals & Golds are 4ever

I’m not sure if I am not busy enough or the time goes by extremely slow today. I lost count on how many times I glanced at the watch today that when the clock struck 6 o’clock, I was like, “finally”.

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My morning and afternoon was plainer than Plain Jane. All I did was work (and glance at the watch). And, I had 3 cups of coffee at the office today – I was that empty that I needed caffeine to kick my energy up.

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Nautical Sunday

Weekend is over and another work week is coming. Weekend was well spent which means that I am well rested and oh so ready to go back to work.

Sunday was easy breezy. My morning was packed with hello-works from last week but I was able to get by – rush tasks were done, week 2 to-do list was cleaned and list for week 3 of April was created. I still had time to have my coffee – yey for that!

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04.11.14

We may argue and fight about things and they may constantly annoy me with every little thing possible; it’s a love-hate relationship - but never will I ever trade them for anything in this world. They make life worth living and I can’t imagine my life without them. They’re my inspiration, strength and happiness - the love of my life. Mushy as it may sound but I really do love them to bits.

The photo above was taken, I guess, 14 or 15 years ago and the photo below was taken 3 months ago - the day I was about to leave, the first time that I will be apart from them for a long time. It’s amazing how much we’ve grown. We are kids no more but they will always be my little ones.

I miss them everyday. I miss hearing them call me, “Ate”. I miss our bondings and late night coffee sessions. I miss them so bad. And someday, we don’t have to be this far from each other.

Thousand miles away is nothing. I may be living this far from them but I promise to always be here for them no matter what.

Days like this, I feel like going home. I just wanna go home and be with them. But then I thought that God must have something good for me that’s why he brought me here. I have to be strong. Besides, they are one of the reasons why I am striving so hard here. I need to make a better future for me, for us.

I thank God for giving me an awesome family. I am lucky enough to be living this life and I couldn’t ask for more, just for them to be healthy and safe everyday.

I am not a perfect Ate but I will always try to be the best for them.

Family will always be there for you no matter what. Everyone may leave you but not your family. And, life is too short. Never let a day pass not letting them know how much you love them - you’ll never know. Spend time with them as much as you can. Being with your family is what real happiness is. Skip one or two day/night out with friends and spend time with your family instead.

I may not know what happened and I may not be in the right position to do a lecture but if you are not in good terms with your siblings (or any family member), maybe now is the right time to reconcile. Don’t let pride and anger destroy your relationship. Your family is more important than your ego. Just saying.

Anyways, Happy National Siblings Day! I hope you all had a great time with your family like I did (spent time with them via Skype).

Remember, family is family. No relationship is perfect but love will always be there.

xx

Manic Thursday

Thursday is my most-awaited day yet the most hectic one. It’s the last working day of the week and the busiest – I barely get up of my chair and I can’t even eat my lunch properly. I am that busy, srsly. There are meeting, submission of weekly reports and finalizing of next week’s checklist. It’s crazy!

But, despite the manic day, I managed to stay chill. Panicking and stress won’t do me any good so I don’t entertain such negative vibes. I knew that no matter how long my to-do list is, it’ll all be done for sure. There’s no point in ranting, anyways. A girl got to do her job.

Today is casual Thursday and I chose to channel my inner Disney – I wore my Mickey dress that I got from a Bazaar and I paired it with my all-time favourite Blowfish boots.

I like this outfit as it’s simple and comfortable yet it exudes a certain kind of fun and sexy aura – just the way I like it.

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Preppy Wednesday

I’ve been counting the days till weekend and it’s coming closer, finally!

This week has been packed with things to do, deadlines to meet and reports to send but with the Wonder woman in me, I get things done. I like things to be finished as soon as possible because I don’t like work piling up.

Before starting with my to-do list, I had my typical breakfast first. Hello Panda (because I have a lot of this / 5ever favorite) and of course, coffee.

And this is how my table looks like this morning. Messy. I know.

Anyways, I named today, preppy Wednesday because I like it to be chill and easy even though I have a lot of things to do - and it reflected on today’s outfit.

What I wore:
1. Maong short-sleeve polo from DV
2. Skater dress from H&M
3. Ballet pumps from H&M (not in the photo)

Isn’t it great to create a mood out of your outfit? Pretty cool, ya?

Anyways, to busy bees’ and working girls out there, here’s a little trick - don’t let stress and pressure get into you because if you do, things will be messed up and when things at work are messed up, you’ll look haggard, stress and you’ll feel ugly and you don’t like that. So, relax, breathe in, breathe out - things will get done if you start it the right way. Prioritize and be organized - make a list, it’ll help.

xx

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Bright & Funky Tuesday

Bright colors and funky accesories makes an outfit look happy. Happiness is my campaign for this year. I try to be as happy as possible because I believe that happiness is something that I owe to myself.

Today, I wore a Forever21 purple and grey off-shoulder stripes top over this little black dress from Gap. I accessorize it with a Paris tri-necklace from Adore that my mom gave me.

As for my iPhone’s dress, I got this from yesterday’s Paperchase haul at Borders in Mall of the Emirates. I like how cute and funky the design is. My phone looks yummy now! Lol

Always remember that it’s not always the grand things, you can actually find happiness in little things.

I hope you all had a happy Tuesday!

Good night, folks!

xx

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typicalhope:

coffee

THIS DESERVES A SPACE ON MY BLOG. OH, COFFEE! <3

typicalhope:

coffee

THIS DESERVES A SPACE ON MY BLOG. OH, COFFEE! <3

On Loving Blogging

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I started blogging circa Friendster. I’ll write all my emotions out on the notes tab like someone’s never going to find out. I’ll write without restriction, just letting all the words flow out till it makes sense. Writing has always been something that keeps me sane. But that doesn’t make me a writer; I don’t have the guts to call myself a writer, I just write. That’s it.

I’ve been through different platforms and I’ve labelled myself with different URLs. I keep on moving from one blog to another, not until I decided to have just one address, work on it, put an ample amount of dedication and finally call it a home (and that’s where you are right now).

It was the year of 2013 when I opened this blog and named it after myself like a self-titled album. I thought that having a place for all my thoughts and life adventure would be awesome as it will allow me to go back and see how much I’ve grown as a person, how I’ve overcome things and how life is so much better than it used to. It’s so great to document life. When you decided to go all nostalgic, you can just peak into your archive and reminisce yesterday in full details and crisp colours.

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kushandwizdom:

Good Vibes HERE
I know it&#8217;s weekend but it&#8217;s a tiring day for me. Not tired from going out with friends or partying till the bar closes but I&#8217;m tired from doing the house chores. Living an independent life overseas means doing all the works because no one will do it for you but yourself.
Weekend List: (aka things I don&#8217;t usually do but I have to do now)
Do the laundry (One week of dirty clothes).
Clean the kitchen.
Clean the bathroom.
Clean the room.
Pilates. (The fun part)
Yes, I did all of that. I woke up at 12 noon (woke up late because this is the only time I get to sleep long) and went straight in doing the house chores. Phew. Finishing my list means having the rest of the day for myself.
Weekend is just starting for me. I am starting to watch a new TV series; About A Boy, based on Nick Hornby&#8217;s novel. I actually have the book. I bought it from Book Sale last December but haven&#8217;t got the time to read it yet.
I watched the Pilot Episode and I find the story interesting so I&#8217;m gonna continue watching it. I should probably start reading the book, too.
Now, this is weekend for me.
How about you guys? How&#8217;s weekend so far? I hope y&#8217;all having a great one.
x

I know it’s weekend but it’s a tiring day for me. Not tired from going out with friends or partying till the bar closes but I’m tired from doing the house chores. Living an independent life overseas means doing all the works because no one will do it for you but yourself.

Weekend List: (aka things I don’t usually do but I have to do now)

  1. Do the laundry (One week of dirty clothes).
  2. Clean the kitchen.
  3. Clean the bathroom.
  4. Clean the room.
  5. Pilates. (The fun part)

Yes, I did all of that. I woke up at 12 noon (woke up late because this is the only time I get to sleep long) and went straight in doing the house chores. Phew. Finishing my list means having the rest of the day for myself.

Weekend is just starting for me. I am starting to watch a new TV series; About A Boy, based on Nick Hornby’s novel. I actually have the book. I bought it from Book Sale last December but haven’t got the time to read it yet.

I watched the Pilot Episode and I find the story interesting so I’m gonna continue watching it. I should probably start reading the book, too.

Now, this is weekend for me.

How about you guys? How’s weekend so far? I hope y’all having a great one.

x

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Current Favorite: H&M Ballet Pumps

Maybe it’s safe to say that all girls love to shop. That certain happiness that retail therapy gives; oh the joy of carrying shopping bags. I myself love to shop. I always say that if only I was born with a silver spoon on my mouth, shopping will never be a problem.

Fashion means shopping and shopping means spending. We all have somehow been impulsive but we all gotta learn the tricks. I’m sure that one time; you’ve come across a magazine article with the title SAVE vs SPLURGE.

H&M is one of my all-time favourite shops. I remembered the first time I stepped inside H&M; oh that big happy grin on my face. It’s a fashion heaven. I love how they dress-up their mannequins; it’s Lookbook worthy.

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aseaofquotes:

Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor &amp; Park

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Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park