Thursday, October 30, 2008

year one!!!

one year of blogging, whew! never thought i could write all these.

one year of written thoughts, one year of jotting down all those feelings, emotions and moments that made my life a crazy, happy ride.

here's to more blogs, more photos and more enriching life stories and experiences. hoping for more years in blogosphere. for those who read my blogs, my warmest thank you for reading, encouraging and being with me for one year. hope to share and swap more stories to all of you.

a BIG THANK YOU for the bottom of my heart.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

best seat ever!

im not picky when it comes to choosing seats at the aircraft. i can be at the aisle or the window, up infront or at the back.

my recent flight home, Caticlan to Manila, i think i got the best seat ever! i get to watch as the sun sets. i looove sunsets and being able to watch it a thousand feet above the ground is soooo awesome!

check out the view from my window:

soaring high

cloudy sky

sun, sky, land and water


lovely sunset

Saturday, October 25, 2008

28 realizations

28 years on earth, here are some of my realizations...

1. do what you enjoy and enjoy what you do.
2. do not 'live' in your comfort zone rather LEAVE your comfort zone and take risks!
3. the only way to move forward to leave the past behind.
4. you'll never know what you have till it's gone... i learned this the hard way
5. don't pass up the chance to rediscover one's self, learn something new about you everyday.
6. i think i've found my soulmate but finding your soulmate doesn't mean you'll end up together.
7. i learn to let go of the person who loved me dearly because he doesn't deserve me... he deserved someone better... he got less for what he bargained for...
8. i should always watch my back coz there are alot of creeps around
9. i've been called bitch and snake and i'll take that as a compliment coz i know myself better than anyone else!
10. sometimes its better to do things spontaneously... like date someone you just met
11. first love doesn't mean it'll be your last
12. a simple compliment could brighten my day
13. i'm never too old to try and learn something
14. say what you feel before it's too late
15. some things don't go as planned... prepare for plan B and detours
16. if you don't harness your talent... eventually it'll be gone
17. i can't please everybody, people have different opinions about everything
18. when i was young, i want to grow up fast. when September comes, i count the days 'till 24th of October so i can be a year older, now that i'm a grown up (that's what i think, wehehe!), i want the days to be in slow motion...
19. i have a twin sister (we are the evil twins) but we're not related. when were together we cause havoc and laughter.
20. i create my own destiny, i am responsible for my own actions, i am the only one to blame.
21. as they say, life's a journey. i try to enjoy it even if its a bumpy ride.
22. a smile can break the ice and can start a new friendship, i even got a free chocolate from someone just by smiling.
23. hope makes me hold on to something and faith makes me hold it even tighter.
24. an ordinary moment with "him" becomes extraordinary even if its just eating burgers, or a crazy ride home or just hanging out and laughing your assess off at a silly story.
25. i'd rather invest in the 'intangibles' than those expensive new gadgets nothing compares to the excitement and exhilaration in visiting new places, meeting new people and learning new culture.
26. the world will not stop for me when i'm in pain, it will not help me get up when i stumble. life goes on with or without me. i need to stand up, pick up the pieces, be brave, gear up, put my game face on and be ready for the next challenge.
27. my greatest enemy is MYSELF and my greatest ally is GOD. the greatest battle takes place inside one's self and the greatest victory is surrendering it up all to HIM!
28. it's really hard to let go of the person you don't even have... coz you don't know where it all began and where will it end.

Friday, October 24, 2008

single @ 28

October, it's the time again when i'll be adding another year to my age. at 28, it's the time when almost all of our friends are getting married and are starting to build their own family... here i am celebrating my 28th birthday by having a blast at the beach!

when parents, aunts and uncles persistently ask you the perennial question, 'when are you getting married?!', 'where's you're BF?!' it's nice to get away from them sometimes. i know, im single but do you have to rub it in?!

i dont have any problem being single at this age. i get to enjoy what i want to do and i get to travel to anywhere, anytime. yeah, i still long for someone who would hold my hand, kiss me goodnight and say sweet nothings.

as they say, all of us have our own happy ending, if its not happy then its not yet the end. but i kinda accept the fact that if prince charming wouldn't show up i'd still be fine.

Monday, October 13, 2008

birthday wish

for my birthday... here are some of my wishes

1. lots of travel opportunities [ more VL allotment, please!; more free tickets and more sponsors!!!] still counted as 1 wish, okay?!

2. hope to find that someone I can grow old with. whom I can share my happiness, dreams, aspirations and passion. [enter: cla clang's theme song: When will it be ME?!]

3. in line with wish number 1, I wish to go to US to visit my relatives and see my nanay!

4. more opportunities to make a difference!

5. on material things, I want to have a laptop

6. a DSLR camera, preferably Canon 450d

7. for my grandest wish... I want a brand new car!!!

and lastly, WORLD PEACE!!! wehehe!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

iron ladies

October is a festive month for the Hype clan. 5 family members are celebrating their birthdays. This post are dedicated to my fellow October celebrants!

18 Oct 1979
my ever hardworking cousin. we practically grew up together, our aunts would dress us up as if we were twins. we had identical clothes...from head bands down to our shoes.

currently, she's finishing med school. it's tough studying in med school and knowing all your contemporaries are now established physical therapy practitioners. i know it's hard for you to continue studying when you should have stopped and concentrated in physical therapy. but i know you better, you wouldn't stop till you achieve your dream. so strive and you'll get your rewards soon. a year or two from now, i'll be calling you Dr. Ricci!

26 Oct 1922

Nanay is my grandmother but for me she is my 2nd mother! She took care of me when I was growing up. For 2 years I stayed with her, I was just 4 yrs old then, I would sleep beside her and Nanay would always tell me stories before bedtime. She was my savior, my refuge and my strength. Thank you for the love you have given me. Nanay, I really admire you for your strength, for raising 6 children (and sending them to fine schools and have them finish college) all on your own eversince Tatay passed away.

I miss you everyday, Nanay. sorry, if I wasn't able to get in touch often and I'm not there to take care of you. hopefully, I can visit you next year. Wait for me,okay?! You'll always be in my prayer. God bless you always and make you stronger for the years to come.

29 Oct 1958

my look-alike, when i reached my 50's I know what I would like. When I told my friends that she was my 'real' mother, they almost believed! nope, she's not my mother. She's my aunt, my father's sister.

She's really a strong person. Someday,i hope i'll be as strong as you. currently, she's battling the big C and she's putting up one hell of a fight. And I know, she can surpass all of this. Hoping to visit you in Alaska next year!

30 Oct 1988

The youngest among the girls (cousins), a college freshman. It's a tough world out there and I know you can make it! It's a tough ride for you moving f rom Q.C. to New Jersey when you're still young and establishing friendships here and adjusting to a new place and culture. And when you feel right at home in NJ, you have to move to Alaska and start adjusting all over again.

I imagine, you being the only girl in your family, Aunt Marela relies on you alot. So hang in there, everything will be alright. In these trying times, God's faithfulness will never fail you.

Again, Happy Birthday to all of us! May God always bless us and guide in our path. I love you all!
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them, for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you. (Deut. 31:6)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

bora! bora! bora!

Boracay... Philippines' world famous beach paradise...and this is where i'll be going!

Bora! Bora! Bora! when Bambi told me there's a promo for only 6500php which includes roundtrip airfare, 3D/2N hotel accommodation w/ daily breakfast and transfers... i got excited! and with just a little convincing from Bambi, i agreed to go with her!

what a way to celebrate my 28th with friends at Bora! yehey! i just wish my other college kada and BKKada are going with me. it would be a blast!

11 more days to go... i can't wait!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

rule 10

i broke rule number 10

...though i knew what will be the consequence(s) of my action, i still continued breaking the rule. my mind gave me all the possible logical reasons why i should stop and obey but my heart doesn't want to concede.
i was blinded and now i'm starting to see things in a different light... all i need to do is...


... stop living in the past
... stop dwelling in those what could have beens
... stop agonizing over things that had come to pass



... start living in the present
... start rearranging my life by getting back on track
... start fulfilling my dream, i don't wanna be sidetracked anymore.

Monday, October 6, 2008


i'm getting dizzier and dizzier by the minute...

i'm confused, dizzy, gloomy uninspired and tired all at the same time...

i wanna shout; scream my lungs out and cry till i have no tears left...

i think i could cry all day till my eyes ache more than my heart!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


wonderboy's missing in action. haven't heard from him for a week. hmmm.... what happened to him?! i just hope he's fine.