Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Movie: Then Came You

THEN CAME YOU is a sweet, uplifting tale that reminds us it's not how long we live, but how we live the life we have, that matters.

The film tells the story of Skye (Maisie Williams), a spunky teenager with a terminal illness who befriends Calvin (Asa Butterfield), a 19-year old hypochondriac who is afraid of his own shadow. Calvin helps Skye carry out her eccentric bucket list of things to do before she dies. In the process, he learns to confront and conquer his own fears, including falling in love with the beautiful, but seemingly untouchable, Izzy (Nina Dobrev). - source

See trailer here

“I realize nobody's coming to save me. I must save myself. I must be my own super hero. Although I am open to a sidekick.”

 When you get sick, like very ill, either you shut out the world, or the other way around. You're lucky if you have at least someone strong enough to believe that maybe, just maybe, you'll survive but I guess even luckier if even after knowing that you'll die soon, they still choose to stick around until the end.
“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.”

Maybe, when you're aware that you have little time left in this world, you'll suddenly think of all the things you want to do, places you wanna go and people you want to be with - that bucketlist turned to-die list. eh?
"Maybe God has a bigger plan for me than I had for myself. Like this journey never ends. Like you were sent to me because I'm sick. To help me through all this.”

“We feel most alive when we are closest to death.”

“I've always believed in savoring the moments. In the end, they are the only things we'll have.”
I kinda loved this scenes where Skye and Calvin's having a fun talk, like they always do since the first time they've met. I wonder how could a stranger would turn out to be someone's happy pill? Yea IKR only happens in movies.  
“If I have to die, let me die fighting.”

“You're supposed to live! Keep going! Your story isn't over. Just my part in it. I won't be here anymore, but no one can take what we've already had, and no one can keep you from living a happy life, except you.”

Calvin made Skye her coffin and the moment Skye saw it, I guess that's the time it hit her that "she's dying" yet she hasn't seen the rest of the world just yet - and she just met Calvin. Maybe, if I'm given a chance to pick my casket, I'd want a pink one with sunflower and cat drawings. But first, let me see the world. Arasso?
"Even someone's gone, their memories will haunt you forever."

I am praying hard for the day that Cancer is just a zodiac sign and no longer a disease.

To whoever battling with illness whether it's this big C or something else, i know, every day feels like dying over and over again, feels like too much painful to live and felt unreal to accept the fact that your days are numbered. been there, felt that. Don't wait for D to get you, still find something to look forward to that will give you strength. Whatever that is, write it down, make it come true, hold on to it with all your heart.  I really think making a To-die list helps a lot coz the adventures, the thrills and excitement in fulfilling the list will somehow make you forget the reality youre in to. If we have to die, let's die fighting, okay? Aja!

To you who took your time reading this, I hope, once in a while, you challenge yourself to experience things you haven't done before, do the things you need to do, be YOU at all times, spend time with the people that makes you feel alive. Don't wait for sickness to come before you truly live the life you want.

 “Life is stressful. That's why they say "rest in peace.”

Friday, August 16, 2019

Bayou ~ Haime

But then again he said to me

'..Life is made for you to live
The best love is the love that you give
There'll be times when you want to hold on but you gotta let go..

And I live by those words 
'cause Grandpa told me so

~ because out of all the moments that went wrong, I think there were just as many that went right, just as much love and joy and ease as hurt, disappointment, and cruelty. I want to believe there's a balance here, that out of all the tragedy there will come some good, and there will be a happy ending. ~

Sunday, April 1, 2018

愛してるよ Tokyo Disneyland

Hi everyone! Its been a long while since the last time I posted something here. How i miss blogging! Actually there's a lot of things I wanna share but I've been really busy for this past few months, and yas the next thing I knew was that I'm here in Japaaaaaan!
Like, owemgeeee! I've been to one of my dream destination, it happened for real! I've been really dreaming of going to Disneyland one day, and that 'one day' came.
I'm pinching myself a lot..HAHAHA! This is sooooo happening!

Hello Mickey!

I'm here!

Had brunch before anything else. Yaaaaaa I love te Mickey egg. I ordered beef patty, soup and rice. The patty looks weird to me, yaaaa but it did tasted delicious.

The Happiness Parade indeed made my heart very happy!!!!!
The weather is fine when we arrived in the morning but it became icy cold in the afternoon, as in very very cold that I can barely move huhu. It's a good thing that the shops has heaters, so its a bit warm inside (but still cold..im freezing! -__- )
 Had snacks before going back to our place. So yummy..yet so pricey HAHAHAHA!
Omooooo! oppas in sight. hihihihi
Ai shiteru Tokyo Disneyland!
'Dreams do come true.'

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.  ❤