Heroes of Today

615x408xyolanda-supplies-aircraft.jpg.pagespeed.ic.TQa6DmoOrZFilipinos are resilient like a bamboo. No matter how strong the storm is, they are always ready to bounce back.

We all heard the news about the victims of the super typhoon, Yolanda. It was one heartbreaking event that I think no one will ever forget.

Since I don’t want to dwell on this tragic news, for this blog post, I decided pass on the spotlight to those people who are helping the victims of this calamity (a.k.a. our modern-day heroes/heroines! woohoo)

Every society has heroes. Whether you are one of those people who are: a) donating or packing relief goods, b) volunteering to help the victims in Tacloban, c) selling items in your online shop or creating a lemonade stand to donate your money, d) praying for the victims or e) doing other amazing ways to help out –  I think you deserve a good pat on the back for unleashing your inner superman/superwoman! *pat pat*

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Moving Forward

If there’s one thing I can remember from my mother’s long
yet knowledgeable—speeches, it would be her words wisdom: to always finish what you started.

Let’s admit it. We all have those moments wherein we come up with a brilliant idea to do something, but then over some time we tend to neglect or abandon our task because somehow our motivation fades away.

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Image“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”Augustine of Hippo 

Ever since the start of this month, I have been thinking about my future lately; and I’ll have you know that my game plan for my so called “future” involves a lot of traveling. Yep, that’s right, traveling. Travel. Travel. T-R-A-V-E-L. TRAVEL!!

There’s something about this town that just makes me wanna pack all my belongings, get on a plane, and leave everything behind. I always had that strong desire to get out of the ordinary and see what’s beyond my window. Think about it. The world has so much to offer you and yet you just sit there in your comfort zone. Some people say they want to travel once they retire; but I say I want to travel now because I don’t want to waste my youth. Time is gold; why wait? when you can journey across the ends of the earth while you are still young and strong.

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This is one of those days when I actually woke up at the right side of the bed—and trust me, this rarely happens.

First off, I woke up at 7am. 7 AM guys. Would you believe it?! Usually on weekends (mostly on Sundays since I have a Saturday class) I wake up at 8 or 9; and now 7am is really a new record for me. Yay me for being an early riser!

Next I went to my usual habit of checking my phone (twitter, facebook, intagram and other social media). I checked 8tracks and I found a new mix! I always feel happy when I find a new playlist to listen to. The mix is called “Wake Up” (yep, way to go set the vibe Marian) and is composed with upbeat indie music. Listen to it if you have time :)

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State of Ecstasy

img_20130808_2301091When people don’t see anything special about you, maybe there is.”

Last night I went to my first ever concert and it was totally amazing!!! (actually, amazing is even an understatement). No words can fully describe how wonderful that night was. It felt surreal; and it was the first time in my entire life that I actually felt so ALIVE.

Fall Out Boy is definitely my all time favorite band. I love every song in every album. And yeah, I probably sound like an obsessive hardcore fangirl right now, but I don’t care. They were (and still is) fantastic. It was the way that Patrick Stump sang his heart out. It was the way that Pete Wentz charmed the fans. It was the way that Joe Trohman rocked out on his guitar. It was the way Andy Hurley kicked-ass on his drums. Finally, it was the way they made the crowd sing, dance, jump, scream, and go wild!!

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