2019 wrapped

2019 wrapped in photos

I also want to share what I realised this year, there is more to it than failing; than deeming yourself as a failure. When you feel like you are at the lowest of the lows, every breakdown will feel like the end of the world. But it is not. Breakdowns, I think, force you to stop, rest for awhile and rethink what you are doing. But getting up? It is harder than the fall itself. Maybe that is why it's called breakthrough: you have to break yourself over and over again before you can build a stronger foundation within. We always always just gets stronger in the process. Do not be afraid to cry, breakdown, surrender to your emotions. It is needed for you to be able to let go, and then go on. We can't live with our traumas forever.

when words blend

a beating heart

Stillness also made me realise that I wasn't really alone with my thoughts because all this time, my heart is with me. No matter how strong and intense the qualms inside my head gets, my heart still beats with it. Even it gets harder to breathe, my heart works hard to pump more blood⁠—no matter how faint⁠—and keeps me alive.

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Chekko Milktea Soft Opening – Get 10% off

I enjoy talking to people and asking about the stories behind their businesses and passion projects. It somehow ignites my own passion about my thing.

when words blend

how fake is your social media?

Some of us would say that not everything you see in social media is true. Yes. But, I don’t think they are fake either. We all have our reasons for sharing what we share.

freelance online jobs

How to Stay Productive and Motivated While Working From Home

Welcome to my blog series: The Life of a Freelancer For the second post, I thought I’d share with you some of my tips and tricks on how to stay productive and motivated when you work from home – since the weekend is almost over, we need to get things in order before we brave … Continue reading How to Stay Productive and Motivated While Working From Home

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processing emotions + a year clean

Healing isn't linear. I'm writing this now because I know there will be days that I might relapse again. I want to immortalize these thoughts into words so I can have a reminder to myself. I hope that it can be a reminder to you as well – that emotions are fleeting, but our words and actions are not. I hope we can live with fewer regrets. Also, I believe that if we can be mindful of our emotions, be in touch with it, we can react in a way that won't destroy ourselves and others.

cat adoption

How I found my new cat through Twitter…

My pets are stray cats that just magically appeared on our doorstep, and of course, the more you feed them, the more they would stay. So stay they did until days turn to a year and so. I gave them names; I play with them. They make me sane. I hate how I become so attached and emotionally dependent to them, too. Sigh.

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#5SOSJUSTWOKEUPINMNL | beyond the concert scene

I guess it’s safe to say that we really made a happy place that we can always come back to when life is shitty – and that’s 5SOS and the Filipino 5SOSFAM. It was really nostalgic.