Bring it on, 2017!

Hello anyone out there!

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I am so sorry to be MIA these past few weeks after my last post.

Did you enjoy reading that review? I hope I made you consider reading that book for this new year. 🙂

Thankful for a blessed 2016

I have read so many post on facebook about what everybody is thankful for last 2016 and I also do a similar way of thanking everyone every year on my tumblr and my previous blog. This year is not an exception, so brace yourself because this might be a really long blog post.

First and foremost, I would like to thank God for giving me another year to live on earth. For guiding me to the right path and for giving me strength to conquer all of life’s challenges. I know I will not be in this position in my life without Him.

I thank my family for encouraging me to fight and finish what I started. I couldn’t have done it without all their pushing and cheering for me to pass the written board exam and up until this moment they are rooting for me and my success for the practical phase. My success is and will be their success as well.

To my friends and new found friends, I thank you for giving a little space in your heart for little ‘ol me. I know I have a whole lot of mistakes to some of you but I am still thankful that you choose me to be part of your lives.

I will specifically mention these people…

Marj.  My high school best friend and my laotong. Thank you for keeping up with me and my dramas and emotional instabilities. You truly deserve all the blessings you have received during the past year. Thank you for supporting me in whatever the hell I put myself into with my life. I wish that you will have more blessings and success this 2017. Never forget that your laotong, Lucille will always be here for you through thick or thin, ups and downs and in any situation you also get yourself into. See you soon! 🙂

To my dear boyfriend, Thank you for staying despite all the unlucky events that bombarded you last year. I know it is not easy to keep up with personal problems together with a very moody and sensitive girlfriend. Thank you for trying your best to lift my spirits up whenever I feel down. I know I sometimes forget that you need me more than I needed you last year. I will do my best to be a better girlfriend for you this 2017.

Bookbed , KB , Allana and my booktungan batch 1 groupmates,  I know I may be too enthusiastic (borderline annoying) but you all tried your best to make me feel like I belong to your group. Thank you for the opportunity to share what I write through your website. I feel very blessed to have met all of you. Without this little confidence that this organization and booktungan gave me, I do not know if I would be able to express myself through writing. Thank you for opening up a new section in my life that I sincerely enjoy being part of.  I owe a whole lot to Bookbed and I hope to work and help you more in spreading your #ReadingNation campaign this 2017. 😀

Challenging Start for a new year

This first week of January will be a big turning point in my career as a budding dentist. It will be my practical exams and I am anxious already. These past few days, my dominant hand is showing signs of an early manifestation of Carpal Tunnel syndrome (this is what my sister told me). I am currently taking pain relievers whenever I feel pain and I was also prescribed an ointment to soothe the pain and stiffness that I feel.

I am still awaiting my next move in the #YAI2017 project and I am eager to start my story once it is approved and all set to go. I hope what I submitted is worth reading.

My best friend started her new year by trying her writing prowess on a flash fiction activity that she has on her IG account. I actually want to do a similar project of writing everyday. I might start it after I am done with my board exam and it will either be posted on this blog or kept privately until I feel it is all good to show all of you.

They say to become a better writer one must write more, and I do think that is correct. I hope to share more stories with all of you this year.

Okay, enough blabbing! I want to wish you all a Happy, blessed and prosperous new year. Thank you for sticking around and reading this long post.

♥L

 

Divisoria Monday adventure, health issue and sore muscles (L Blogs #4)

Okay blogging everyday may be another commitment for me. I do hope I can commit to it. If you follow me on twitter and know me personally I am not so good with these kind of things. I don’t know why, maybe it is a traumatic experience I had when I was a child. I will never know. haha.

What I do know is writing eases the tension in my brain. Plus it makes me feel like I am talking to my friends. I am actually a self- confessed loner. I think it’s because of my slight social anxiety. I do better in written conversation than oral conversations. Even though I know my blog post rarely reach anyone. At least I have an outlet when I am feeling down, happy, angry or defeated.

Okay, enough about the emo things. 😀

As I said yesterday I wanted to show you this item I got at Divisoria.

If you are not from the Philippines let me show you what it looks like :

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That is Divisoria. It is near Manila Chinatown and most Chinese businessmen and women start out their business here. It is famous for cheap wholesale items and also the sad truth is it is also a place for imitation brands/ fake items. My boyfriend is the first person who actually introduced me to shopping here. He is a fan of bootleg lego bricks. We only have a once a week escapade here. Usually we just look around for items we might buy when we have enough money for the item. Yes, this is our “date” place. Some would say it’s a bit cheap but it’s fun because there are so many unusual and sometimes weird things that you can see. Sometimes even the people are weird. 😛 (racist comment. sorry)

So what’s that item that you are so excited to show us, L?

Okay, here it is…

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While we were happily walking past the stalls in 999 mall this item caught my eyes. It is on my wishlist since forever. My boyfriend attempted to buy me another brand but it did not help me in my search for on fleek eyebrows at all. I did try it out ( I mean the one my bf gave me) and it only made my eyebrows become thinner and more “evil” looking. This is a bootleg/ imitation of the original etude house brow class stencils. Like the original it is also made from a flexible, soft, silicon-like material. I used it once I got home. I used the straightest stencil. My sister told me I look weird but I think I need to get used to it. I will still try the arched and the semi arched one and see what really looks best on me. This stencil only costs 35 PHP. 😀

I also saw this lip stencil also an etude house imitation. I think it is the same price.

The price made me excited to share it to everyone because I saved so much pesos.

My mother said not to patronize the Chinese items but what can I do? They sell such things and I am a sucker for it. I still have one Divisoria item that I have on my wishlist and that is a brush set. I am still in doubt if I should buy it or I should just save up for the real ones. I am still debating with myself about it.

Do you guys have something similar to Divisoria in your country? I want to know. 😉

Yesterday, Tuesday, I was not feeling so well physically. My chest was hurting like pins are pinning on it. I told my sister and she took my blood pressure and ask me several questions. She told me I needed to mind what I eat and also do an exercise to lose some weight and to help in decreasing the risk of having a worst medical condition. I have a bad medical history. My mother told me it is probably because of my very passive lifestyle. I do admit I am struggling to make myself more active.

Fast forward to today, I searched for exercise videos on youtube that I can follow. I could not decide on cardio workout or a yoga instructional weight loss videos. I first tried the cardio workout. 10 mins in the video I could not catch my breath and could not keep up. I was sweating like pig already and felt my muscles tense up already. So I switched to the yoga video. It wasn’t as strenuous as the first instructional video but some positions were hard to follow and 20 mins in the exercise my muscles just gave up. XD So in total I was exercising for 30 mins. Not so much but its my first day.

I am going to go back to my hip hop abs routine that made me lose my belly fat 2 years ago. My muscles are sore now but tomorrow I will do my hiphop abs. ahaha.

Do you have any exercise regime that would help a beginner like me? Please tell me. I need it not for losing weight but more of for my health.

’til next post

♥L