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It was a good one, 2017!

This year was a whirlwind for me. I was able to experience a lot of things, 20 year old something me will never imagine. My maturity somehow kicked in. My self confidence was tested, so as my patience and self drive. But most of all I was able to experience happy unforgettable memories and checked off a lot of things in my to-do-list.

Travel:

I was able to visit Washington DC and New York with my family during early summer. It felt surreal! Going to NY was just part of a dream and because of my siblings It came true. I also get to see Lake Minnewanka and Moraine Lake here in Alberta during end of summer with the family as well. Such pretty places!

Career:

After years of waiting, I finally got the chance to work as a nurse. It happened 3 months before the year ends with the help of an old friend. Finding a job wasn’t easy that’s why I feel so blessed when this fell in my lap. Very much thankful for this person as well as to my employer for giving me the chance to show off my capabilities as a nurse. Two months after, I was given another chance to be a part-time employee from casual one.

Through the help of a former classmate and friend, I was able to obtain another job. A casual position as a nurse.

I feel really thankful and blessed for having these people lending their hands to help me.

Health:

From a chubby, unhealthy 165 lbs woman I was back on May to now an impressive 131 lbs woman, I can’t help but say wow and brag about it. With dedication and discipline, I was able to pull off kilos and inches away just by clean exercise and diet. No diet pills or drinks used. Everyone’s been happy with the result and can’t help expressing how glad they are.

Paano pa kaya ako?!

Adulthood:

Driving is one of those that I have been trying to skip doing since 2010. But since my work was 30 minutes away from where I live, I was forced to drive myself to work. Even bought a car which made me love driving now.

Cooking is one of the things I know I have to eventually learn but didn’t realize it will start this year. The range of the things I can cook widened and I am pleased with the result. Tho most of it still needs work, they are still edible, or atleast to my family. Hahahaha.

Decision making and Prioritizing, still a work-in-progress but I must say that this was challenged mostly in the latter part of the year.

Meeting People/New Friends:

I met a lot this year because of work. I was able to meet new set of friends who are of the same age as me. They’ve been helping me to get out of my shell and experience the things Ive been wanting to do. I am in love with them 🙂

 

Lovelife:

I met two this year. The first guy was someone who’s like very ideal for me, physically while the other guy was someone who I can be myself with. Unfortunately, they are both taken.

In this aspect, I also took a risk of letting my feelings out thinking that it will be reciprocated but since the timing was off, It didn’t push through. And the friendship fell off ten notches down.

It has been a challenging and fruitfull year for me. 2017 tested me well and made me an adult. I guess, I wouldn’t want to have it in any other way. Thank you 2017 🙂

Ash

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If ako si Ate Best Friend sa Jollibee commercial

OKAY. So Jollibee released a new commercial recently and it is a prerequel of the one they released early this year. Everyone was in awe with the first one, yung “vow” but on this one, hati eh.

First of all, kudos to the people behind this campaign. I’m pretty sure you all worked hard for this. Good job for thinking outside the box. Magaling yung concept. Relatable!

Back to the commercial.  MASAKIT SYA BES! If I will put myself in her exact shoes and bring this whirlwind romance to life. Heto ang aking saloobin. 

If napansin mo, that very first time na nagkatinginan tayo, Napayuko ako. It’s because sa utak ko, “oo cute ka, pero hindi mo dapat nakita na nakatingin ako sayo. Dyahe!” but then you came up to me and asked if the seat was taken. I wanted to be alone sana so I could eat and study at the same time but then here you are all cute and charming. So kahit sabi ng parents ko “Don’t talk to strangers” eh I shared my table with you. Nauto mo ako sa smile at french-fries dipped in gravy! Napa-smile tuloy ako.

Then you saw her. Oo! Nakita ko yun! She was looking at the menu – You were looking at her – I was looking at you… Sino nakatingin sakin? I should have known by then that this love-struck feeling I have is not going anywhere. But then again nauto mo na naman ako sa french fries! So kahit I feel broken inside, napa-smile mo pa rin ako. Ang saya mo kasi eh after seeing her.

I was very supportive of you na kahit na para sa kanya na yung ginagawa mo eh ok lang. Kahit sabay tayo nagmumukhang engeng, I still cheer for you,kahit deep inside ang sakit sakit na. Yung totoo, nahawa ka ba sa pagiging dense nya sayo?

Then here comes her wedding. You were standing by the aisle, staring at her, speechless, amazed and hurt at the same time habang siya staring at the altar, walking, trying not to bawl due to happiness. And me? Staring at you, crying, and convincing myself that you and I will never going to happen. But then you saw me. I looked down. I walked away. I left.

Then now, here you are, eating french-fries while reminiscing our good times together. Nakakatawa ka. Just because you realized that I have feelings for you, eh bigla mo na lang din maiisip na gusto mo din ako? Of all the people you should be the one to know that what I felt for you is something really painful. Something that needs time. If you were really my friend… best friend, hindi mo ako bigla susungaban ng ganoong hirit. Sabay hahawak ka pa sa kamay ko pagkatapos mo hawakan yung french-fries. “Nagpunas ka man lang ba? Ang greasy ng kamay mo eh!”

So, what now? You like me, ok. Why just now? Gusto kita, but I have to move on from you! Kaya nga ako nakangiti ng hinawakan mo kamay ko eh kasi this time, I know better! There’s a perfect time to find your perfect pair (Jollibee, 2017). That’s true! But this is not the right time because you are not the one for me! You will always be my friend and I deserve someone better than you to be my “the one”.

Sabi sayo Jollibee eh, relatable siya!

That’s it for now!

Ash.

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.

Personally…

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,

Ash