Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Stay Strong.

It's easy for people to take things for granted, like text messages about someone's day or nights that you spend together drinking just coz you're bored.

However, when you go from seeing a person every single day to just once every few weeks, you'll end up appreciating every lil thing so much more. Trust me.

Yes, I undercutted my hair again.

So, never take even the smallest things for granted - even if it's just a goodbye kiss or a simple two-word reminder on how to deal with life or why you're going through what you're going through.

And when you feel like you've been forgotten or you feel like a person no longer cares about you coz the time and attention once given to you has been cut by 99.9%, remember what's important: not the amount of time and attention given to you, but the fact that they actually give you time and attention when they can, even if it's just one text message every 2 days or a few hours together every 2 weeks.


Everything worth having is worth the wait, so don't give up on something great for something that will only give you pleasure in the short term.

Two of my current addictions: Lucky Strikes and scarves.

This applies to both materialistic things like adidas shoes that you have to save up for and non-materialistic things like relationships that will eventually stand the test of time.

Double chyeah.

Have faith, be patient, don't lose hope, don't forget to breathe and evaluate, and above all things: stay strong.

Photos by Gizelle Caoile.

galaxy print dress from Get Laud! via Zalora / denim jacket from Uniqlo / black scarf from Ensembles / Star Wars Galactic Empire necklace from Fandom Trinkets / Star Wars Stormtrooper sneakers from Vans

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 and 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! ;)