Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Can Bubbles be Unpopped?

It feels like forever since I last shared anything in this personal space of mine.

As most of you know, I suffered a huge loss last month - one that ripped through me emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. By the end of it, I was so exhausted and drained, the only thing I wanted to do is *excuse the melodrama* die. It actually came to a point where my parents had to check up on me every few hours to make sure that I wasn't on the verge of killing myself.

Then, unexpectedly, someone turned my life around and slowly, I started to feel normal again. In fact, I felt more than normal. The people closest to me were surprised by this change, pointing out that my texts were chipper, my aura was brighter, and my smile grin? It never left my face.

Those who follow me on Twitter digital-barfed at my cheesiness and my lovesick attitude, but I didn't care because I can honestly say that I was happy. Last month's pain was a thing of the past and I prayed to God everyday to thank Him for this person's existence.

Click for a bigger view if you dare.

I was perpetually in love with life and no one could take me out of the lil personal bubble of happy I had created for myself. Of course, me being me, it was inevitable for that happiness bubble to pop - and pop it did.

Just like that, my kilig-filled world as I knew it crumbled down and dissipated into nothingness and my heart withered yet again.

I don't know what lies ahead. I don't know if bubbles can be unpopped, if actions can be forgiven or if second chances exist. All I know is that I am forever blessed and thankful that, if even just for a lil while, I had a superhero in my life who pieced me back together when I was at my worst.

Thank you for always being there when you didn't even have to be. Thank you for understanding me, humouring me and bullying me to death. Thank you for making me laugh until my cheeks hurt. Thank you for always making me smile (even though you never really had to try hard to do that), for being my beer pong partner, and for staying up late with me. Most of all, though, I thank you for pointing out all of my flaws. Because of you, I strive to be a better person everyday. And who knows? Maybe one day, I'll be good enough to have the privilege to potentially be in your life again. x

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Game of Thrones Season 5: The Wait is Almost Over!!!

If you know me at all, you should know I'm a MASSIVE Game of Thrones fan. I spend most of my time texting fellow geeks in a Westerosi manner; I have Funkopops and posters of my favorite GoT characters all over my room; I have various GoT-inspired shirts, I've read some of the books (I'm going through them slowly enough, so I don't spoil the show for myself); and I mention GoT in bits and pieces on my blog (such as here and here).

So, it should come as no surprise that I have been waiting for Season 5 since Season 4 was about to end. And well, well, well… that time is almost upon us. Yes, Season 5 of Game of Thrones will premiere on April 13 on HBO GO and HBO!!!

Check out some of the stills from the upcoming season here:

My favorite on-screen siblings. <3

Who's excited to see Sansa play Jean Grey in the new X-Men movies?!??

All I want for Valentine's Day is 8 inches of Snow. #sorrynotsorry

My woman-crush since her Tudors days.

The goal is to become someone's sheikh ma shieraki someday. (Is that right? My Dothraki isn't as strong as my Elvish. Sorry.)

If you are far too excited to cope, worry not, for HBO has got you covered with a half-hour special that you can watch on www.hboasia.com and www.youtube.com/hboasia until February 24! :)

In this half-hour special, you will get an inside look at the people behind Game of Thrones as they shoot the 5th season across three different countries. Cool beans!

You can also watch the Season 5 trailer here:

Send a raven and share it across the realm! ;)

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Planning Your Life This 2015: It's Never Too Late!

I had big plans for 2015.

January 1, 2015 was supposed to be my big restart button. I was supposed to cut people out and work on my overall health; but as God would have it, I went through an emotional, mental, spiritual and physical whirlwind in January instead.

If you follow me on social media, you should know I hit rock bottom a few days ago. While I am still not over the tragedy, I vowed to pick myself back up and hit that restart button all over again, though. Albeit later than originally planned, I am ready to start fresh… or at least try my best to do so. And what better way to best plan a new life than with some trusty must-haves by your side, right?

2 awesome items that you should have to help you out (you can win them here, too!)

Tokyo Finds Out of the Box Planner

If you aren't much of a planner person, then check out this innovative way to chronicle your 2015: the Tokyo Finds Out of the Box Planner.

How does it work? The calendar basically has 365 unique pages in it that you can customise as you see fit. Doodle on them. Have your friends write messages on them for you. Or just use them for reminders or to-do-lists. The options are endless! :)

(I'm a frustrated and shy artist, though, so I just grabbed this photo from their Facebook page. Hee.)

Coffee Bean Planner

Now, if you are a planner person, but were simply too busy (or too broke) to get your own resident coffee shop planner, then you're in luck coz I'm giving away a Coffee Bean planner, as well. <3

What I love about the Coffee Bean planner is that it comes in an attractive and eye-catching color, and it comes with cool discount coupons that you can use at your Coffee Bean branch of choice. The pages are convenient and easy to fill up and use, as well. Plus, you can plan your 2015 vacations in it with ease. :)

And now on to the fun! As mentioned earlier, I am giving away one Tokyo Finds Out of the Box Planner to one lucky reader and one Coffee Bean Planner to one lucky reader! :) All you have to do is fill up this Rafflecopter form:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck and happy planning! :)