If You Want To Know Her, Read What She Writes

#TCFNoteToSelf Small talks and idle chats were never her thing. She would usually be polite but reserved, and never really initiated what she considers as a pointless social etiquette. When backed in an inescapable social setting, she’ll say all the appropriate responses and all the superficial comments, but these will never amount to anything more than a tiny scratch on her surface. She reserves her words for the people who matter dearly to her. You’ll only ever get her fully-engaged if you really talk to her -- if you spend some time with her to dig in deep and pick...

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To Her Silly Crush with the Silly Jokes

#TCFNoteToSelf She may appear carefree, outgoing and perfectly happy. I’ll have you know that she just got over a devastating heartbreak, and beneath the surface, she’s still nursing her heart. She may appear as if smiles and laughs come easy to her. I’ll have you know that these are all for show, because smiling is way easier than dredging up painful memories for an explanation. She may appear as if she’ll never run out of quips and jokes. Although a little awkward at times, she’s naturally witty once she becomes comfortable. I’ll have you know that the jokes are likewise...

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Inflatable Island : Are You Ready For Summer?

Sunny days are here. Summertime is starting and everyone either in front of their airconditioners, electric fans, fanning themselves of eat ice cream to cure the heat that the weather is causing. Being a beach bum myself, I would usually opt to be in the water during times like this. So, when I discovered that the Inflatable Island is now in Olongapo, Philippines, I can't help but be ecstatic!   The Inflatable Island is the biggest floating playground in Asia. At 3,400 sqm, it's as big as 8 basketball courts put together side by side. It contains inflatables slides, towers, bridges,...

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A New Celebrity Book Club You Should Be Joining

If you’ve been thinking of joining a book club such as that of Oprah's or Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf, then you can add one more celebrity who started a book club -- Emma Roberts. She extended an e-invite to all her social media friends to join her very own book club called Belletrist. The actress who is a  self-professed avid reader, banded together with her pal Karah Preiss to bring the e-book club to life. Emma excitedly announced the news herself : “Good morning [sunshines] I’m so excited to finally share @belletrist with you!” [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BR8LROlDNOI/[/embed] The social media book club has launched its...

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This Is Why I Let Go

#TCFNoteToSelf When I love, I love deeply. I make no time for games, casual hook-ups, and flings. When I love, I love but only one, with singular tenacity, unequivocal loyalty and with no fear of showing my vulnerability. I never really have the patience for sham human connections, which serve only as poor substitutes for intimacy and meaningful relationships. Flirting is not my strong suit, and so, I have very little tolerance for people who arbitrarily break hearts without regard for their fragile nature. But you see, though I love deeply, I am also imperfect. So is my love. My...

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Youth In Revolt, Stand Your Ground

It’s been a harrowing past few weeks. Luckily, I was occupied with arranging for a Christmas bazaar I joined with a few friends, but I knew ignorance couldn’t be such bliss. While I was waiting for people to buy our merchandise, my brother was protesting with his fellow Ateneans against Marcos’ burial in LNMB. While I was watching people buy gifts for their relatives and friends, pictures of young women protesting have been subject to gang rape threats and slut shaming. When I was going to my cousin’s house after a long day of trying to sell, my dad called...

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Top 5 Cities in the Philippines You Would Want to Retire In

The Philippines is one of the world’s favorite destinations. It’s tropical climate and amazing beaches attracts travelers from different countries. There is a tourist attraction in every corner of the country so travelers always have their hands full. Filipinos are known for their hospitality and friendliness which is why a lot of different nationalities often visit the Philippines to enjoy and mingle. Its fast growing economy and reliable government make Filipino lives easier and more fulfilled. There are investors from all over the world bringing their investments in. This is due to the fact that workforce is efficient and cheaper....

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Letting Go of Bad Friendships

You would notice that as you grow older, your circle of friends grows smaller. Why is this so? It is because you tend to understand people more. Losing bad people in your life becomes better than having them around. I am the type of person who is never picky when it comes to choosing friends. I have friends from different walks of life, religion, political views, and status quo. But I only have a few that I consider as close. Here's something that would wake you up: people leave and grow apart. The older you grow, the more people slowly...

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6 Things You’ll Get When You’re NOT A Morning Person

I’ve never ever been a morning person. Growing up, I’ve mastered the art of going downstairs for breakfast with my eyes half open. When I was still in school, going in early meant more time to sleep before class… but even then I still felt tired afterwards. For those of you who know what this is like, read on. Let’s share our hatred of early mornings.   10 am appointments are the earliest ones you set up. Any earlier than that and you’re sure that there is a chance you’d either fall asleep on the way there, or not even...

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How I Discovered Drawing With Daydreaming (And How It Also Brought Me Back Down)

Whenever I ask my teachers what they remember about me the most as their student (apart from some regrettable things) they’d usually tell me that I was almost always had my head in the clouds. I had a talent for spacing out for very long periods of time. My brain would take me out of the classroom and into worlds upon worlds of circumstance. When I was in gradeschool, I didn’t think drawing was a talent. I thought everyone knew how to draw if they tried. I used to wonder why people would bother complimenting me on my doodles. Drawing...

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10 Ridiculous Things I Thought To Be True As A Child Part 2

So I posted a list of things I used to believe as a child a few weeks ago, and I wanted to add to it because of the other things I was able to recall over the past few days. If you enjoyed reading my previous post, read on to find out more things that were true to me as a kid and you may find that you could have shared the same ideas. All dogs were boys, and all cats were girls. Needless to say, I figured out that this wasn’t true pretty much as soon as I got the notion...

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5 Brilliant Movies That Will Stick To Me Forever

The movies in this list aren’t all of my favorites, but these films are the ones that stayed with me because of the impact it had for reasons I relate to. I’m pretty sure other people also have a similar list in their minds. Film is in art that has the power to speak to its audience in a more straightforward and detailed manner than other media, and I think that’s what makes it powerful. It can almost fully immerse you in a situation to deliver a message, and these films are the ones that certainly got one across to...

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