Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Welcome 2020 ♡

One year ends, another begins
May it be filled with lots of wins
No matter what trials you face
You will overcome them with grace.
Happy Prosperous New Year to all!

this year's mantra 
Yaaaaas! we all have "more" time and c'mon let's make the most of it. k?

The rest is still unwritten. 📝 

Let's all write a good one! 💗

“I close my eyes to old ends. 
And open my heart to new beginnings.”

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Thank you 2019 ♡

So with a few days left in 2019, it would be really nice to take some time to appreciate those  little biggie moments that had been part of our everyday life in the past year, and perhaps you'd agree with taking time to review your year coz it can be such a valuable exercise to guide you forward into the future. Is it? 

2019 for me, is just as challenging as the past years had been. Life, bringing me through the different seasons of life where I learned all that I needed. Truly merciless as I dealt with losses and pain, from 2018 until this year and with all that, I knew, I'm a little wiser and a lot more braver now. (and still the weirdest girl you'd ever meet) that, for sure will never change in me.

They say that the realization of gratitude increases happiness, I guess maybe that's why despite all the challenges and hardships I've dealt with, somewhere deep in me, I still feel happy. (like yaaaa it's really weird ya know!) Idk but deep in heart I always feel thankful for every little thing that has happened to me, is happening and will about to happen. Like whenever my plans fail, I trust God has a better plan for me and if the plot twist I had been waiting for isn't this year, then maybe, life will make it happen next year. Let's hope! Arasso?

 For now, let's go back and see which moments defined 2019 for me.

Tadaaaa! Of course, Happiest whenever I get to travel, those roadtrips and long drives are the best! First one is when we went hiking somewhere in Laguna - that big smile I had before the hike, all ready for the body pain that came after HAHAHA like I endured for a whole week coz I didn't take any pain killers hihi. The beach photo was when we went to Bicol last Holy Week and the last two photos was from my second visit to Hundred Islands.

Really looking forward to more travels next year, anywhere, everywhere! And hopefully, finally check off my top destinations from my bucketlist. Yiiii. 

One of my happy places is definitely the kitchen. Hihi. Whenever sad, stressed, craving for something or just hungry, this is where I find myself. And last November I made some bibingka a la Maria and thankfully, it tasted yum..hahaha!

Christmas is the time when being extra sweet is okay. Hihi. This year I prepare some few treats to give my lovedones, some kids out there and to some random people whom I think needed some sweetness.
(I gave myself one, too.MUHAHA!) Happy, so far they all loved it and they all gave me the best gift ever in return - their gulat faces and genuine smiles.

Christmas is really about love. Anything extra is just that — extra.
Thank you 2019, for all the places I've been to, for the  beautiful experiences you made me feel, for the challenges you gave that made me realize how strong and capable I was to deal with every damn thing courageously. You tested my strength and proved that life can change at any moment.  Most of all, Thank you 2019, for letting me survive this year, again and giving me my best chance to do the next right thing in 2020. 

Goodbye 2019, thank you for all the memories. 

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Hundred Islands 2019

Hello everyone! How's life? I hope you're all doing fine. It's been a while since I posted my travels, and believe me they've been all stuck in my camera and I don't know when will I ever get the time to share them all.  But here I am trying, at least. Hahaha!

I've been to Hundred Islands last 2011 and when I was invited to join a tour last summer of this year, I gladly said YES of course. Visiting it for the second time would be really fun, and I can compare the "then and now" of the place, plus the thrill of it all.

So come on, let's go to the place where there's no subtraction - ALAMINOS! ^__^ (hihi #excusemeforbeingcorny)

I always bring them during long trips since sleeping is lifest and I want to be comfy hihi. Mewchi, my pillow and Meowikun, my hugger. Yas, it may be weird but I do name my pillows, and all my other stuff toys have their names, too. Hihi. Saaaaahreeee.

We didnt go too early, but we were at the Hundred Islands park at around 6:00 AM. We start sailing at nearly 8:00 AM already, so yeah nvm. My first visit here, we went early as 5:30 AM, which is really a good time because you can catch the sunrise while in the middle of the ocean, that's amazing right? So if you're wondering, it's best to go as early as you all can.

Leaving the port. Yay!

Meow on board! The Turtle and the Cat. yiiiii.

During the boat ride, i have this silly thought that what if there's a shark or sea monsters down there, what if they drag me out of the boat? 🤤 Or what if I fell into the water and suddenly became a mermaid? 😆 All the crazy thoughts I had, blame those scary shark movies/fantasy series I've watched. Hihi. Also, that sinking feeling gets to me whenever there's strong waves that's why I didn't dare to remove the life vest. But of course, I act brave from the outside (and kept the panic attacks inside)

Honestly, My real thought was, "Will I ever come back alive?"
 Coz the boat ride hours are kinda terrifying for me but at the same time super awesome! 

Thankful that it was a hot sunny day during our island hopping. We were able to visit 11 islands ( Pilgrimage / Scout / Governor / Romulo / Bat / Turtle / Children's / Marcos / Cuenco / Lopez / Quezon Island )

Sad that there are no bats in Bat island anymore and no one knows why they've disappeared.

Sabi ko, 'Bat wala na? Bat why?' They kinda get the joke and we all laughed a bit.

Then I got curious, I asked the boater if its possible to visit all the 123/124 islands ( like I wanna try 😁) and he said, it would take more than a week or maybe a month depending on the type of boat and weather, to visit and enjoy the rest of the islands. 🙄 ~ Btw, the Pilgrimage Island as one of the newly developed island is a must-visit. ~

My most favorite part of the tour is the snorkeling! Yiiii. I saw a lot of fishes swimming around me and I really super enjoyed it 😍 excuse the weird face~

 Our last stop was here at Quezon Island.

Ever experienced fishing for your own seafood meal? Omo! I did! and its really amazing seeing them alive before they become food. HAHAHAHA.

Originally, 1000++ photos and magically, sharing just a few hahaha! IKR. It will all be too much, hihi.

 I like paths that lead to no certain end, that keeps me wondering where I am.

Sometimes we wander to find ourselves rather than to find places.

 At Island Tropic, the same hotel I stayed in last 2011. And so far, it still looks the same as before except for this cool signage. hihi. Yas! Brings back old memories!

 Their pancit is really delicious! Or maybe because I was too hungry already HAHA.

Mr. Crab says hello to all of you!

Went to the market in the afternoon and tadaaaaa!

I must say, a lot has changed and has been improved - miniature islands at the park, spacious carpark, boat booking office, water sport activities and rentals, rest houses and picnic huts in the major islands. Hooray for that! 👏

Got plenty of vitamin sea! Yay!
Thank you for the good times and tan lines, 100 i.

Monday, November 11, 2019

♡ 11:11 wish ♡

When there's not much time left for today
When we made wishes and laughed
Everything seems to be about you

If these times passed away
Would our farewell end?
And would I be able to completely forget you?

If everything came back finding its place
And I could smile as if nothing ever happened
It wouldn't hurt as much as now
I'm still at the same place
Like the two handles in my heart's watch

 "Part of the journey is the end. 
When I drift off, I will dream about you. It’s always you." 
I will always love you 3000. ♡ ~
I just felt 
And whatever “me” meant, that was perfectly fine and absolutely enough. 
A year older, a little braver, a lot more in love with life.


To you, yes you.
I may not be able to reach you and chances are, we won't ever see each other again, but still, I hope you know I wish you all the happiness life can offer. Happy Birthday to you. 

I always meow you!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Bye Inktober ~ Day 31

"Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night."

~ Hooray for today! Was afraid of how this one would turn out coz I didn't pencil-draw it (but yaaaas I enjoyed it the most!) the end result kinda surprised me~ they look imperfectly cute! Hihi. I didn't know I could draw something like this, until I did. Yiiii.

~  The goal really, isn’t to wow the world (with messy drawings 🤣) but to wow myself with perseverance and taaaadaaaaa i made it!

~  So here's to 10 minutes that turned 30 minutes and lots of erasings hihi, those nagging sensation that it isn't going to work well but all in all, i had a lot of fun this whole month of Inktobering. The prize was as simple and rewarding as having these 31 inkcredible artworks for the rest of time. 💕

~ Thank you to all who stumbled upon my blog and took time to view my INKcredible mess daily posts. Kamsahamnida! Saranghae!

Meowy Halloween y' all!
 with love from my cutie bebe Wankun 

> bloody finger hotdog n cheese bun 🌭
> creepy apple teeth 🍎
> oreo cookie monsters 🍘
> bread ghosties 🍞
I made them with so much creepiness and love. Yiiiii. so..

Stop. This is the end.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Hello Inktober ~ Day 30

Just as importantly, give your mind a rest now and then, 
with a trip to the space between thoughts.  

~ And i truly believe, the best portal for that is at the beach. 🏜😍 ~

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Hello Inktober ~ Day 29

She was disappearing a little more each day, so thin, so frail, a wisp of smoke. One day she would surely vanish altogether, and there was no way to stop her.

~ The sharp knife of a short life, Well I've had just enough time.