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18 July 2013 @ 02:08 pm
It's been a year since I left my job. I blindly followed a trend of trying my luck someplace but realized that maybe just maybe I wasn't really ready for it. And so I went back home after just 3 weeks. Contemplating whether it would be nice to take a break from the corporate setting and re-assess my life or dive in again in the crazy world that took up most of my life for the past 8 or 9 years. So, I decided that perhaps I'll take this time to reflect and help my brother put up his business along the way. I gave it 3 months-6 months, until ultimately now it's been a year. Most of my family and friends honestly were NOT thrilled with the way things turned out. I can almost hear their collective sighs every chance they remember where I had been and where I am now. I realized that Success is Relative. Each person has a different barometer for success. Many have set it the way the society dictates it - the rich and powerful are the successful ones. How about those who may not have both (money and power) but perhaps able to have other things like satisfaction, fulfillment, peace of mind etc.? Oh well, reality bites. I am not a saint. There are times when I am faced with dilemma of wanting to go back and have a set 9-5 job and wait for every 15th and 30th of the month for a fixed but stable income or manning the store and breeze through the days the thing is income is not stable and it hasn't been able to cover much of the things that I used to enjoy way back when I was employed. And then it dawned on me. Preparation is always the key. I heard from a seminar that I once attended that "If You Fail to Plan- You Plan to Fail". It's not just a simple play on words but even more meaningful that any other quotes that I came across. Currently, I am still in the process of sorting out my feelings whether to look for work or stick it out with the small business. Perhaps on my next post I will be able to give a definitive answer. I am still hopeful that everything will work out for the best.
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
13 April 2013 @ 12:32 pm
It really is hard for most of us to control our emotions. No matter how hard we try not express it in certain situations oftentimes, it just shows. I, for one is guilty of this. Though I must say that years of experience in dealing with different types of people because of my work have given me tips on how to avoid such but then again we are but humans. I lost a friend whom I thought would be able to see my good intention and concern over a what seem like a trivial matter was blown out of proportion just because I assumed that she regarded me as a friend. I tried many times to explain my part and even apologized for whatever it is that caused her to react that way but then again this particular friend wouldn't hear me out. And as if the strong words being thrown at me were not enough at our initial exchange of messages, she continued to hurl insults at me to her hearts content for over a month. Again, I tried to bear it and understand her situation. She had so many pressures in every aspect of her life that perhaps she saw me as a way to vent out her anger and frustrations. I tried to understand her situation. Yes, I did. But I am also human. I have my own pressures in life, frustrations and what not. I figured that this is it. I tried to review the history of the conversation. Truth be told, if anyone would ever get to read it would know that the comments she left were deliberately meant to hurt me. I did my part to save the friendship but clearly this person did not regard me as a friend, never did. And so, life as they say goes on. People truly walk in and out of your life some to love you, understand you, protect you and there are some to hurt you and teach you life's lesson.
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
05 March 2013 @ 01:01 pm
Still in Cloud 9 because of 2PM's concert last saturday. The best part of it is that I was able to watch it for free. DAEBAK! A good friend of mine was supposed to watch it with her brother but her brother wasn't feeling well that day that's why she gave her extra ticket to me. Overall, it was a good show save for the fact that the organizers/promoters were not able to do their job. There were rumors that around 4 thousand fans attended the event which is not even half the capacity of the arena. Kudos to the people who went and gave their support. What they lack in numbers, they more than compensate it in terms of the cheer and screams. As always, the Filipino way of enjoying concerts are singing and dancing which I think the 2PM boys appreciated as they were quite surprised that the crowd were able to sing with them. Here are some pics taken during the concert. I used my Samsung Galaxy Mini cellphone camera since I forgot to bring my digicam. Picture quality may not be the best but pictures are meant to remind us of the captured moments.

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Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: Put Your Hands Up by: 2PM
16 January 2013 @ 10:09 pm
Sometimes we look at our reflection in the mirror and find ourselves quite disappointed with what we see. I for one, is guilty of this. Each new year that comes will give me a new hope of being able to achieve my dreams and reach my goals. Alas, each and every year that passed I realized that I was just quite the same person - nothing new. Just being swept away by the current. Taken in by the tides. What little fire left of me is slowly wasting away. I wanted to change that. But the task as it turns out will never be easy. The very people that you thought would bring some light into your life are the same ones that would cause the worst heartbreak and disappointment. I can only wish to turn back the hands of time. I probably would've lived on my own, find my own path - one which I'll find myself and my happiness. But that's just one for the daydreamer in me. In reality, it has been a struggle to be happy. I always say that happiness is a choice and in some really awfully frustrating days I would still be cheering myself by saying "I choose to be Happy". Happiness...I am still a "work in progress"...
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
08 July 2012 @ 01:01 pm

OMG! It's been like 2 years since my last post. Hopefully I get to do it more often this time around.

I am still in cloud 9 since I got the chance to watch Shinhwa's Concert in Singapore! Best gift ever to myself. I made a promise to myself 4 years ago that I would be watching their comeback concert in Seoul but I missed it since I was supposed to have a vacation by April and the concert happened in March. I was really disappointed but when I saw their tour sked and it included Singapore bingo!
I purchased the concert ticket and plane tix. I just wanted to see them live so bad that I was prepared to go on this trip alone. Lo and behold I met people who are also going to watch the concert. OMG! It was really fun. Meeting new people. Great concert. Everything just happened so fast. I got the chance to see them (Shinhwa-Eric, Jun Jin, Dongwan, Hyesung and Andy) in the airport and also lucky enough to see all of them at the hotel lobby and even had the chance to help my friends hand over their gifts for the boys to their managers Bogeun and Hyun Tae Hak. Overall, the trip was a good mix of fangirling experience and SG tour rolled into one.IMG_1738
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Sorry haven't really organized my thoughts hahaha! I will be back for more of my Singapore adventures...
02 July 2010 @ 01:41 pm
We tend to forget a lot of things as we go through life...it gets complicated as grow old. there are times when I feel that Time passed too quickly and now I'm trying hard to catch up for the lost time. i never really had time to contemplate on a lot of things but lately due to my surgery, it afforded me some time to take a break from work, clear my head and put things in perspective.

I had a conversation with one of my supervisors during lunch a week ago that royally pissed me off. It started out as a cool chit chat with the things we like and stuff that's keeping us busy these days. Then off course the conversation took a step towards the Kpop invasion in the Philippines. I'm a certified Kpop and Jpop lover. A seemingly typical office lady and a PROUD FANGIRL by heart ! She started out by asking about the ticket prices  to the events such as the Super Show 2 concert in Araneta Coliseum which the whole office knew I watched with my friends and my last fangirling event the Kim Hyun Joong and Beast charity concert also in Araneta Coliseum. I told her that me and my friends were lucky enough to get vip tickets to both events and yes we took out what little we were able to save to see these concerts. Ans then she goes on saying that she didn't realize that we were that crazy to be wasting our money on artists who barely speaks english and buying albums that we barely understood. Breathe in, breathe out! Thankfully I wasn't able to breathe fire on her. I told her that this whole "fangirling" thing makes me happy and more importantly, the money that I spent on these events and goodies came from my own pocket. Simply put~~~whatever floats your boat.
I'm happy to have met a lot of new friends through kpop events. Finding people with the same interests. Being with you guys makes me feel that I'm still normal. I hope that SM Town will include the Philippines in their world tour this year. Looking forward to seeing more kpop artists this year and the years to come!!!
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
17 April 2010 @ 08:31 pm
It's been a week but I am still happy about my Super Show 2 experience!!! I'm sorry that this post came out really late. I've been swamped wth tons of workload this week. Thank God that this time around the concert wasn't cancelled. I am still heartbroken over the cancelled concert of DBSK in Shenzhen last November.  Oh well good things comes to those who wait so they say. The first time that news broke out that the Super Junior boys are coming to Manila, me and my friends didn't know what to think. I mean you couldn't blame us 'coz we spent our hardearned money for the DBSK concert but because of the dispute with SM Ent. it was cancelled a week before our scheduled trip. I mean what the hell was SM Ent up to?!!! So we were a bit wary about the announcement but just like any other fangirl we wanted to believe that this time around it's going to happen. So around February we got our tickets and prayed for the following months. Finally the big day came. We waited in line the whole day. We met fellow fangirls who looked out for each other and it made the whole thing bearable I must say. Believe me it was no joke to stand in line for hours under the glaring heat of the sun. The time came for the show and everyone was really in high spirirts and once the lights went out and the first song came on it was total happiness. I just couldn't put it into words when one by one the boys came on stage and started singing and dancing. It was awesome!!! I was screaming at the top of my lungs everytime they came to our side. Everyone cheered for the boys as they made an effort to say some Filipino words. It was funny and cute at the same time. It was a three hour concert that was worth every cent that I paid. I thought that at some point the boys of Suju M were quite surprised when the fans started singing with them when they performed Super Girl. I'll never forget this day.Probably one of the best days of my life! 

>>>See you guys in the next kpop gig!!!
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
16 March 2010 @ 10:10 pm

"you have to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad. love what you got, and remember what you had. always forgive, but never forget. learn from your mistakes, but never regret. people change, things go wrong, but remember - life goes on."

>>got this from 2pmLOVE in youtube the whole statement holds true in whatever aspect of one's life...

>>remember Hope to the end, Always keep the Faith!!!

>>> I miss the boys so much!!!

Current Mood: tiredtired
11 October 2009 @ 07:56 pm
Is it true that DBSK will have a concert in Shenzhen, China on Nov. 21,2009? Can anyone tell me how to buy tickets for the concert because i live in the Philippines and this is going to be my first time watching a concert abroad.  Thank you in advance
17 May 2009 @ 04:28 pm

It was announced today on a local showbiz talk show that  the F4 boys will be in Manila soon!!!!! Although the host said that ABS-CBN (the network which airs the Boys Over Flowers locally) and their Korean counterpart are still working out the details for the visit, the host said that the date of their arrival will be announced as soon as everything has been settled. 

Waaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!!

Current Mood: excitedexcited