Tuesday, October 31, 2017

InktoberChallenge: Hooray for Today!

Just when i thought i couldn't finish my InktoberDaysChallenge but here i am at the end of the month..yey!

I've always admire artsy people who can draw perfectly and it does make me wonder how they can do such amazing artworks -- esp those that have intricate details..omo! Im totally inspired by them 😍 i guess mine would be forever messy but believe it or not, im happy to have done it my way.

Yaaaaaaa...till then! 🌻

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Inktober Artsy Feels



🌻 I always secretly look forward to nothing going as planned. That way, Im not limited by my imagination.

That way, anything can, and always will, happen.. in ways that its supposed to really happen.

And so.. the InktoberArtsyFeels begin!

Monday, May 29, 2017

ColorManila: A RUNderful Experience

"We bring out the real fun in the “fun” run, through a color festival.We are the paintbrushes, and You are the Paint. We carry the palette but You make your own Strokes. You become the human Canvas, We literally bring out your most energetic and happiest hue." - ColorManila


OMG..This is it!  I've always wanted to join a fun-run and honestly it took me a while to make it happen, Wondering why? I might just tell about the 13 reasons why my life ended..and more specifically why it started to begin again..coming soon on my future post.. But hey, i'm not Hannah Baker.. k? Haha. Definitely yes, it has been truly a rough time for me but somehow it just made me stronger.  So.. here i am now — exerting myself to the fullest within my limits. Turning my can'ts into cans and dreams into plans because..it is never too late — for anything. Right?




Finally, I registered to this Blacklight Run, my first solo funrun and night run experience. Yey! I choose the 10K Deluxe which includes the dri-fit shirt, racebib, headlamp, finisher medal and few treats such as baggage locker, hydration, color packet and sketchers discount stub.  Now, what am I thinking? The first thing that came into my mind about a night run is that because its running at night time so that means less sweating and so that's a relief coz I don't have to worry much looking so haggard during and after the run. HAHA. I've already had my things ready a week before the event and the day before the run, I'm really feeling soooo nervous and excited at the same time. Goooooodluck to me!




But wait. There had been a few issues regarding the pickup of race kits. I choose the May 23 for my pick up date but a few days before the event, ColorManila surprised everyone with their FREE DELIVERY of race kits. How cool is that?! Most of the participants were upset but I was one of the few who become really happy about it because I don't need to go all the way to Alabang just to claim my kit. But unfortunately, things didn't turn out as expected. My RK (race kit) wasn't delivered to me on time, actually upon reading the disappointed comments of everyone regarding that free delivery, i guess almost all the RK's were not delivered as promised.  >__<


So on the event day, I came early to claim my RK at Festival Mall in Alabang. I got mine around 3pm, stayed for a bit at the mall then went to the event area at Filinvest City.





It's such a looooong walk from Festival Mall to get here. I feel like I had my 10k run in advance already. HAHA.




They are still setting up the venue and I was like "How long do I have to wait here?" Event starts at 8pm but its just 4pm at this time. I'm so excited so I don't wanna be late but I guess I'm way too early. uh oh..




But anyway, the good thing about being an early cat is that I had a lot of time to take pictures and selfies, but of course I won't post them all. HAHA.





Waiting feels like forever! I got bored taking selfies (impossible right? haha) and I feel a bit hungry so I decided to go back to Vivere Hotel and had a japanice time at Jinsei Sushi Bar.





Around 7pm, I went back to the venue and it's a happy sight to see people coming from everywhere.







Rain and shine!




The event was totally lit! Everyone enjoyed even we were all drenched in the rain. The whole field turned into a muddy space and yes as in putik that covered everyone else' shoes.  And to walk around the place became an instant obstacle course for everyone. I'm very careful with every step coz I don't wanna get caught up in a dive-in-the-mud scene. HAHA. It was truly a one of a kind experience! 




I went home feeling sooooooooo tired but yes very happy! Thankful to be a part of this wonderful event. Everything that happened this night was priceless — the fun under the nonstop rain, the extraordinary mud run party, how upsetting it was at first (looking at my shoes covered in mud and soaking wet by rain and sweat haha) but it turned out to be the best night run experience ever.




And through the darkness with a sight full of colors..it's really beautiful to look at.,isn't it? but what's more surprising is that these colors in the dark gives light and yes, something called..HOPE.







A hike run or a muddy wet run, whatever everyone may call it, it only mean one thing — it's RUNderful! 

              Thank you, ColorManila 




Cheers to more funruns ahead and a lot of new things to experience as well as places to wander around.  ❤

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Someday

"And while you and the rest of your kind are battling together — year after year — for this special privilege of being 'bored to death,' the 'real girl' that you're asking about, the marvelous girl, the girl with the big, beautiful, unspoken thoughts in her head, the girl with the big, brave, undone deeds in her heart, the girl that stories are made of, the girl whom you call 'improbable' — is moping off alone in some dark, cold corner — or sitting forlornly partnerless against the bleak wall of the ballroom—or hiding shyly up in the dressing-room

— waiting to be discovered..and loved."

Saturday, December 31, 2016

OWARI: #366DayswithMaria

366/366 🌻 #writefulthought 

Hooooooray for today! I made it! 😃

Honestly at first i thought i wont be able to complete this daily challenge that i put myself through. 😁 There are days when i cant think of anything to say, and days when i feel like writing all my feelings and make it all fit in one post. Many times i had too much hugot and #excusethstdamndamin thingy. Saaaaaahreeeee! 😂 Srsly, the first time that i wasnt able to post on time, i was soooo heartbroken (coz i wanted it to be the same exact day posting) but maybe there are those things that wont happen the way we expect them to be, that it should really happen the way theyre supposed to be. 👀

There are so many lessons that this 366 days journey had given me, realizations that awaken me and writeful thoughts i never thought i could let out and share. And one of the best thing ive learned is that when you really focus to do something (no matter how big or small) when you put your heart to it, you magically tend to push yourself to make it happen, regardless of what comes along the way, you still managed to stick to your goals and fulfill it. 🌻

To believe in oneself is really damn real. From the #366DayswithMaria i thought i wouldn't finish yet here i am on the very last day. It may be a little thing but for me, the big thing about this is i believed i can. I know better now, and so i'll always will. ❤

Thank you Blogger family for being with me the whole year! 😙

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                                                                                      Writefully Yours,

Friday, December 16, 2016

#366DayswithMaria: December

 336/366 🌻 #writefulthought

Its true that many things in this life catches our eyes, we get easily distracted by the shiny things, things (or even certain people) that instantly get our attention and interest us for a short time. Sometimes we wander far too long that we forget about our priorities and lose grasp of what our hearts held dear. So.. perhaps its best to keep an eye on what's important and keep on pursuing those few that truly captured our hearts. ❤


337/366 🌻 #writefulthought 

Just maybe, its okay to look back to certain memories, the might-have-beens and all that, but its not wise to dwell on those things too much and eventually end up stuck. Choose to move forward. Go.




338/366 🌻 #writefulthought 


Why yes, start with the necessary and do all that's possible. Just like they say, it doesnt matter how slow, as long youre moving. 🏃



 339/366 🌻 #writefulthought 


Maybe, some things are meant to melt. Just as some feelings are better left to freeze so it wont hurt anybody, including yourself. 💔


340/366 🌻 #writefulthought 

Coz sometimes, its much easier to hold it all in and be quiet than to speak up and be misunderstood. 🙊
But yes, i guess for the people who truly care for someone, they can hear even in silence and can easily perceive his/her thoughts and feelings, while for people who dont, even a thousand words wont suffice for them to fully understand what one have in mind, and wants to say. 🙉


341/366 🌻 #writefulthought 


Life is terrifyingly beautiful, in a way that things just happen as it happens. And that it makes us a little happier and also a little sadder..whichever comes first, and usually it depends on the emotion we choose to feel. 😽


 342/366 🌻 #writefulthought 


But sometimes.."the most beautiful moments always seemed to accelerate and slip beyond one’s grasp just when you want to hold onto them for as long as possible." 


343/466 🌻 #writefulthought 

Maybe sometimes, we all get too busy with random stuffs and happen to overlook the significant matters. Perhaps it takes an interruption to be reminded of what's important. 🙉



344/366 🌻 #writefulthought


Yes you are.


345/366 🌻 #writefulthought

There will be that waking moment in life when we'll work hard to sort things out, as to keep those that matters to us and to finally discard the unnecessary. That time will come when we'll need to end certain things for good so we can have a better start. 🔚


346/366 🌻 #writefulthought

But sometimes, what goes unsaid between people tends to build up walls. Just like too many thoughts gets buried deep inside, things that are quite awkward to talk about and so on. And its either the bricks of things have to be knocked out or just let it keep stacking until eventually it falls apart. 👀


347/366 🌻 #writefulthought 


Just because it gets broken doesn't mean it has no value anymore. When its important, you'll find a way to fix it instead of throwing it away.

 348/366 🌻 #writefulthought 

Perhaps love is like a light in the darkness, even when you close your eyes to pretend you didnt see it, it will still be there and wont just easily disappear. 👀


349/366 🌻 #writefulthought 

"Perhaps that was the point; life, if you did it right, meant learning and changing. If you didn't, you died- or stopped growing - which amounted to more or less the same thing."



 350/366 🌻 #writefulthought 

Because there are some things that even it is written or indicated, doesnt actually mean its true and existing, but we believe it anyway. 😑











351/366 🌻 #writefulthought 

"We make the decision to love everyday, whether we feel the magic or not. And it's really the decision that creates perseverance, not the feeling of love in itself, because sometimes, butterflies and sweetness do not suffice."


352/366 🌻 #writefulthought

Fight for what matters, dont give up on something you cant afford to lose. 💪




353/366 🌻 #writefulthought 


"One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone."


354/366 🌻 #writefulthought 


I guess, drinks are flavored to have a different taste, just as sometimes, truths are filtered to cover up for lies. 😑


355/366 🌻 #writefulthought 


Coz sometimes, when you dont feel happy, the least you can do is try to smile


356/366 🌻 #writefulthought 

But we dont want anyone to walk in our shoes just for them to experience our joy and understand our pains. All we ever need is someone who's willing to walk beside us for the rest of our lives. 🐾



 357/366 🌻 #writefulthought 


Learn to appreciate what's presently available and try to make the most out of it. You'll surely be surprised to gain something more than expected. 💪



358/366 🌻 #writefulthought 


"Sticking to one person for a lifetime is not a waste of time or lack of better ones, it means you've found your place of eternity."


359/366 🌻 #writefulthought 

Coz its not really the fancy wrapper or the gifts itself, its still always the thought that counts the most. Thus, being remembered at this very busy season, is the most wonderful feeling ever no amount of money can buy. Whether there are gifts or just a simple greeting, it'll surely put a smile on anyone's heart. 🎁🎄 #writefullyyoursmaria


360/366 🌻 #writefulthought 

"Whatever you are physically -- strong or weak, ill or healthy--all those things matter less than what your heart contains. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, and you are the light inside." 🔥🔥🔥🔥


#ChristmasDay


361/366 🌻 #writefulthought 


Coz sometimes, what we see is different from what is real and what we say out loud is not always the same as what's really on our minds. 👻




362/366 🌻 #writefulthought

"We don’t need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don’ts: we need books, time, and silence." 💕 "Thou shalt not" is soon forgotten, but "Once upon a time" lasts forever. 📚





363/366 🌻 #writefulthought

Its proven true that we have certain problems no matter how much we wanted to tell or ask help from anyone, we simply cant coz we feel that its much safer to hold it all in and just let it be resolved discreetly.. on its own time. ⏰




 364/366 🌻 #writefulthought

We probably tell ourselves that we dont have to care all the time. But its the same as love - its like closing your eyes, you cant see but you still can feel. Now, how do you unlove or uncare for someone..maybe you can..but you just dont, right? 😔



365/366 🌻 #writefulthought

Sometimes in life, we need a bridge to cross it so we can be on the other side and follow our heart desires, or burn it so we can no longer be tempted to go back and forth where we shouldnt be and completely cut off the connection that blocks out all the luck the universe wanted to give us. 🌎