The Four Ls of life

Let’s be real. All those “what to do before you hit certain age” are scattered all over the net. But, are these really helpful nor realistic rather? How about I give you another thing to read about this topic? Shall we?

I know all lives are different. We may all have a thing or two experiences in our present lifetime that are the same but there’s still about 20% of it that makes it unique.

I believe that the only things that a person must always do regardless of what age is to learn the 4Ls. It may sound cliché but it is the truth.

Live, Love, Laugh, LearnThis words are actually self explanatory but none of us really knows what it means.


Live life to the fullest is really ain’t that hard. Without doing anything against the law, try doing things outside your comfort zone. I know it isn’t as easy as it sounds but every person must know that you won’t be able to know who you really are and what you can do if you always keep yourself in the safe mode. Advice is to start with the things you have always wanted to do. Like those things that your mind takes you whenever you are day dreaming or before you sleep. Try cooking, pottery, kayaking, travel. Be adventurous! Just like what the Spice Girls said, spice up your life!

Learning doesn’t end in school but it goes along as you live. If you think you are already in a place where everything else is very familiar to you, change the routine or walk away as you are already trapped in your shell.

When was the last time you really Laugh so hard that you cried? With all the sticks and stones thrown to each of us, we tend to forget to laugh or even just to smile (genuinely). Life is so beautiful (and short) to be carried away with problems. Be happy!

Most people nowadays are over driven by their chosen careers that they put Love on the side. Being career oriented is good but being overly attached to it is wrong. Don’t let that day come when you wake up and realize you are already alone. Give yourself that chance to find that true love.

Live to Learn to Love and Laugh, always. 

That’s it for now,



I am a timeline myself.

I am the kind of person who sets deadlines and always has a to do list so that to get myself moving and avoid prolong procrastination. I so got used to doing this that I am even planning my life yearly and have like a 5 year to do list to track on.

When I was about 10, I planned to enter relationships after graduating college and as a sign of respect to my parents as well. Now, eight years after graduation, I still haven’t been in one and I am two years away from being 30, my deadline, my marrying age.

Sure it is terrifying. There’s not even a slight sign that I am going to be in a relationship before I hit that age. I planned my everyday too well but since this didn’t occurred to me before to be this possible, I did not make a Plan B.

Mostly everyone surrounding me have been asking me, pushing me to make a move but my guts and pride are barricading me to step out of my zone. Am I procrastinating again or am I just scared? Should I follow my deadline or should I give myself longer chance to find that true love? I am torned by this thoughts.

I believe that timelines are made by human and the thought of ignoring this is making feel not myself.

Must I continually give love a chance to come? Must I keep on waiting? Will it be worth it to make a move?

I am human. I am a timeline myself. I don’t need help, I just need to think this through.

Right now one thing is for sure, if I reach that deadline and still single, I will enroll myself to take a medicine career or get a pomeranian. If I am able to make it, then, I will give the wedding planner the notebook of where I wrote my detailed planned wedding day.

Have I told you I have a habit of thinking too much? 

That’s it for now,


First trip to Baguio 

Last February of 2015 we went on a trip to Baguio City. We left Manila before sunrise and reached our destination at around noon. Our first stop was at the Lion’s Head which welcomes you as you reach Baguio. This landmark is encircled with an amusing overlooking sight of greens and blues from the trees and sky. While enjoying the scenery, we grabbed the chance to taste Baguio’s Famous Strawberry Taho (Taho: Soft tofu, Strawberry flavoring and tapioca pearls). The strawberry flavor blended well with the tofu and pearls and the taste was not far from Taho’s original flavor. It was such a nice treat as this snack is warm which conforms to the cold weather of Baguio.

After checking the place we’ll be staying at, we went to see the Baguio Cathedral which is another tourist spot in the city due to its nice features.


We then visited Sitio La Presa which became a tourist spot because of a teleserye. It was a nerve-wracking trip as to be able to get to La Presa, you have to take a steep and uphill road which one wrong move of your car, you may end up falling from the terrain. While in the mountain top, we get to see breathtaking, picture worthy view and take in the cold fresh air of Baguio. Also, we get to see Liza Soberano who stars in the said teleserye.

We started the next day at the Strawberry Farm but weren’t able to pick strawberries, so we ended up buying at the souvenir shop near the farm.

We went to Burnham Park after having lunch. The place was massive with tons of deeds to do for families with kids. There were bike and boat rentals, tiangges and food stalls. We really didn’t do much here as we are mostly adults. We just went to the tiangges and bought some pasalubongs. There are also public restrooms in the area as well where you have to pay before using.

While in Baguio, we also got the chance to experience Session Road while inside the car and stuck in traffic. It was a very crowded area and I think that to enjoy it, you must be strolling and not driving.

Before going home, we went to Our Lady of Manaoag Church in Pangasinan for a quick stop. It was so serene and very sacred as you enter. I believe we came in a very right time as there were not much people in the Church. The place for lighting up candles for prayers was lovely. You may choose if you want your candles floating in water or be at the stands in the crooks of the venue.


Even though it was a short trip, I definitely had a good time. It was enough to say that I want to come visit the city again and maybe visit Sagada and have some photos taken at Session Road during night time. Mag-aala Angelica Panganiban lang ako from That Thing Called Tadhana movie! Haha.

That’s it for now.



Recipe: Ginataang Mais

Are you currently in a bed weather place and want something warm to eat or maybe needs something quick to prepare for your visitors? Here is your answer!

This delicious delicacy from the Philippines is made up of corn, glutinous rice, brown sugar and coconut milk ONLY is very satisfying and easy to make!

Ginataang mais or Sweet Corn in Coconut Milk is a very comforting food that you can eat in any time of the day. From breakfast to midnight, this will surely hit the spot!

Source: My mother taught me how to make this!

Prep and Cooking time: 35 minutes exactly

Serving: 10 -12


  • 1 1/2 cup of glutinous rice
  • Water
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • Brown sugar
  • 2 cans of corn (I used a can of kernel corn and a can of cream style corn. Using two different types of corn is up to you!)


  • In a cooking pot, combine 1 1/2 cup of glutinous rice and 3 cups of water and boil in medium heat until small bubbles are seen popping.
  • Stir in 2 cups of brown sugar to the rice then cover again.
  • Stir in frequently to prevent the rice on sticking to the pot.
  • When the heavy bubbles are seen (or when the water is submerging a little) add on about 2 cups of water, stir, cover and boil.
  • When it is starting to boil, add the coconut milk, stir and cover the pot.
  • Keep stirring frequently and add water about a cup a time while rice is cooking. (Don’t be afraid to add water as the rice will be sipping it. Just don’t overflow)
  • ***When it is getting a little heavy to stir and the amount of the rice has triple the size, that means you’re rice is about to get done.
  • When your rice is cooked, add on the corn then stir. (You may add more water at this time as needed. Fill up until the desire amount of your ginataan)
  • Bring it to a boil.

Should look something like this after 🙂


*Brown Sugar, add to your desire of sweetness. I added about 2 1/2 cups more. When you add brown sugar, stir it and bring it to a boil.

*Water, don’t be afraid if your water seems a little more than the amount of your rice because even after cooking, the rice will keep sipping the water. If I’ll sum up the amount of water I used about 9-10 cups or more. This will be up to you 🙂

Here is the finish product:

That’s it for now,



12 questions you should NEVER ask a single lady (TagLish)

Oh Please! We know we are single! You don’t have to slam it on us! Haha. Hindi naman masama maging single eh! Hindi ba pwedeng career minded lang talaga kami or sadyang we are so hopeless romantic that we believe in waiting and by meeting by chance. Kasalanan ba namin that we believe in destiny?

Ladies: This is how we should answer! Lalo na sa mga single late twenties!

Sa mga magtatanong: Kung kayo nagtataka, ano pa kami? Learn to wait ok? haha. Single kami, Walang basagan ng trip!

1. Nasaan boyfriend mo?

You know I don’t have a boyfriend! Kakatanong mo lang last week dba? Alangan naman na in a week nakahanap agad ako?! Ano akala mo sakin, desperate?!

2. May papakilala ako sayo!!!

Nasaaan? Sana sinama mo na agad! Wala naman magagalit eh! Charot! Tip: kung may papakilala ka siguradin mo ok at wag mo sasabhin na may papakilala ka sabay the next na magkita sasabihin mo ulit na may papakilala ka. Kasi pagpaulit ulit sinasabi, nakaka GRRR! haha.

3. Uy Gwapo o! Flirt mo! Daliiii!

Excuse me! Who are you calling flirt? ME? If I am a flirt, do you think I’ll be single now?

4. Maganda ka naman bakit wala ka boyfriend?

I know I am pretty, ok? Ewan ko na lang, bulag ata tong mga lalaki na to.

5. Intimadating ka kasi!

Is it my fault? Kasalanan ko ba na intimidated sila sakin?!

6. Sige ka, magiging matandang dalaga ka nyan!

Tingin mo ba ginusto ko to? Kung may choice ba ako eh! Kasalanan ko bang walang nanliligaw sakin?! Eh sa wala ako nakikilala eh!

7. Mag-ayos ka kasi! Put some make up on para magkaboyfriend ka!

Love me for me; not for how you want me to be, ok! Looks fade you know! At hello! Maganda ako kahit I woke up like this ang pes ko no!

8. Magboyfriend ka na! Gusto ko ng apo/pamangkin no!

Pressure and struggle is real!!! Nay, Tay, Ate, Kuya at Bunso, don’t worry nagkakaron pa ko!

Boyfriend nga ang hirap hanapin, asawa pa kaya? Saka hindi naman porket in a relationship eh ‘matik ng siya na si the one!

9. Ayan kasi ang choosy mo! Standards mo kasi ibaba mo!

Hindi naman ako desperada no. Saka nagantay na lang din ako, edi lubusin ko na. Ang gusto ko lang naman eh mabait, may trabaho, at napapangiti ako. Bonus na lang yung gwapo, matangkad at may dimples! Masama ba yun? haha.

10. Uy, Out of town daw bukas! Kasama daw jowas!

Eh kung landiin ko yung mga jowas nyo?! Kayo na may jowa!

*Never. Ever. Make. Your. Single. Friend. A. Thirdwheel! I know, I know, to some eh ok lang but you know in the midde of your trip or kahit hang out lang somewhere, they’d wish that they did not tag along or that they are in a relationship too.

11. Samin ka na lang sumabay ni jowa, dalawa lang kami.

Depende. Magkano bayad? Gagawin mo na nga akong thirdwheel gagawin mo pa ko taga kuha ng picture nyo!

*Again! Never ever say this! Please lang! Hindi rin dahil sa inggit sil na may jowa ka no, or na bitter sila. (Isa pa yan, never ever say na bitter sla if they’ll say no being thirdwheel) Friendship Etiquette mga bes! Etiquette!

12. Kelan kasal mo?

Mamaya! Umattend ka ha! Sagot mo lechon!


Sinong nagtatanong? Bastos yun ah!

That’s it for now,


PS: Don’t worry you single pretty lady, I know how you feel. Seize the moment lang! Darating din yan! Kung hindi man, eh so what dba?! Cheers! 


The One Who 

The one who will tell you Good morning when you wake up and a Goodnight when you are about to sleep.

The one who will brighten up your day and make everything better and complete.

The one who will ask if you ate lunch already or maybe ask you out to dinner.

The one who will call you during wee hours at work just to tell you I miss you or;

The one who will call you just to hear your voice.

The one who’s voice you are willing to listen to even if it’s 4am.

The one who you can hold hands with while walking under the moonlight or while learning to ski.

The one who will laugh at your corny jokes.

The one who will bite your sandwich before you.

The one who will finish your juice.

The one who will be your “plus one”.

The one who will let you drink or;

The one who will forbid you to drink.

The one who will knock on your door and bring you soup when you’re sick or;

The one who will bring you ice cream just because you are pms-ing.

The one who will tell you to go out with your friends but gives you a “don’t you dare” look.

The one who will introduce you to family and friends.

The one who’s ex you’ll be stalking.

The one who will make an effort to buy you the gift you’ve been checking out in the mall.

The one who will just drive you around.

The one who you’ll celebrate Valentines with.

The one who will carry your shopping bags.

The one who will make you want to learn to cook.

The one who will make you strive more.

The one who will make you smile 24/7.

The one who will make you feel happy just by doing nothing.

The one who will make you feel jealous.

The one who you picture yourself marrying to.

The one who will make you want to have kids.

The one who you want to grow old with.

The one who will make you feel young.

The one you don’t want to lose.

The one you plan future with.

The one who completes you.

The one who will make you believe in forever.

The one who will make you fall over and over again.

The one who will make you feel loved everyday.

The one who will tell you I love you.

The one who will make you feel There is One.


The River during April snow

This photo captures the exquisiteness of North Saskatchewan River during the April snow of 2017. This was taken last week at Edmonton Downtown in Canada at around noon. It was snowing really badly but fortunately, the wind wasn’t that strong as the weather feels like about -5 degrees Celsius only.

That hazy area was much worse in real life that it somehow blurries the river as well. If you look closely to the picture you will be able to see some white spots that seemed to be ray of light scattered in the photo but those are actually flurries that were as big as 5 centavos.

That’s all for now,