Celebrating Life!

Hey Juannina!!! No I refuse to admit that I forgot your birthday AGAIN, because otherwise, I wouldn’t be writing this blog post now!


I’ve talked a lot about you over the past years in this blog and I can’t deny the fact that you’ve been a big part of this from way, way back. After all, you’re one of two people closest to me who knows about this so thanks for being my virtual pal as well!

So let’s see, I can talk about how we met or how we became friends……………………………….naaaahhh I’ve already done that a couple of times before. But what I can write about though are the good things you ought to hear! So Brace yourself!!

You’ve been a really good friend to me for the past years. I would go to you whenever I have problems or questions about work or whenever I’d feel bad about myself. You’re also one of the few I can really share my passions with. I feel so comfortable talking to you about them because I know you’d understand and because we kind of have the same interests, artsy fartsy-wise.


Well anyway, you do know that already too. So what else is new? Well, Jan, I want to tell you that I admire your wit. You do have a very gifted brain, thus you have a knack for making complicated things seem pretty simple. So this is why I probably like consulting you for a lot of things. You calm my mind in so many ways.

For a long time, I have also admired your relationship with Marc. You never seemed to have any problems as a couple so I really looked up to you and often wished to be as strong and as independent even with a boyfriend. When you told me you were going through something, it didn’t change the way I looked at your relationship. Call me a hopeless romantic, but I really believe you guys were made for each other 🙂

Lastly, I’d like to tell you that I also admire you for your weaknesses. You’re human too and you have your fears, but I know that no matter how you see yourself now, it won’t matter a few years from now because I know that you’re gonna get to where you want to be.

P.S. I wish that you could find time to do the things you’ve been wanting to. You’re always gonna be busy, so might as well squeeze in whatever those things are, in your free time as much as you can. DO IT NOW! Find courage, time and conviction to do as much as you can while you still can. Don’t hold back because for me, Life is all about taking risks and being happy. It’s as simple as that. Celebrate Life! Happy birthday! 🙂


 P.S. #2 I know how scary it feels to turn a year older again especially when you’re turning 25. Being 25 seems and feels so much different than being 23 or 24 and not just because of the obvious, but because we feel pressured to achieve something big or life-changing when in fact we already have, we just don’t see it as big of an accomplishment especially since we always compare our lives to others’. One thing to keep in mind though, almost everyone goes through what they call a quarter life crisis (or so I think), but it doesn’t mean we’re not gonna get past it. 🙂

bestest friends!

I’ve known these girls since high school grade school and looking back, I don’t think things have changed since then, except that we’re all embarking on new chapters of our lives as adults.

Being with them makes me forget about the stressful life I feel like I’m having lately. I feel so stressed at work sometimes and stressed about my lovelife, but I would’ve given up if it wasn’t for 1) God, 2) my family and 3)them. Of course, my boyfriend is also a big part of who and what I am today, but I’m putting my barkada on the spotlight this time around.

Yesterday, I spent my day off with all of them, but what made this barkada get together different from the others was the sooooooooooper intense pep talk at the latter part of the day.

I do know for a long time how much I have been blessed by God with such great people in my friends, but it was yesterday that I felt like they’re all much more than blessings to me. I don’t even know how to express that in words anymore, but I’d like to think that they’re like real angels sent by God.

It’s true what they say that friends are those who you can run to next to your family, in case you think your family wouldn’t exactly understand every single thing in your life the way your friends would. I know for a fact that mothers know best but sometimes, it just wouldn’t be right (in some cases) to run to your mother for help, especially when, like what I said, she wouldn’t understand how you feel the way your friends would. Of course, parents have been through whatever we’re going through so it’s not right to say that they wouldn’t understand, but for some reason, they already have a different perspective on stuff (having more experience) that makes it hard for them to view life the way we see it through our own eyes.

The way I see it, my point of view is way, way different as compared to my parents’. They’ve created a very strict mindset that closes too many doors for me. Contrary to that, my friends and I share the same wavelength which is why I’m much more comfortable to become vulnerable and open to them. I trust them that much that no matter what they say, though I would not always understand, I would learn to accept because we sort of go through the same experiences and get stuck in similar situations.

Sounds familiar, isn’t it? We all have friends and we all feel the same way, no matter how tightly-knit your relationship with your parents is. Or is it just me?

Anyway, I just want to thank God again for giving me great friends I can always count on. I may not always agree with everything they say, but I’m still grateful that they love me that much to care about what’s happening to me, though we don’t spend as much time together like we used to and though I’m very secretive at times.

Thank you, Nikki, Jan, Juci and Chris for being there for me especially in the most trying times of my life. You are all God’s angels! I love you all! Thank you for sparing so much time yesterday to change my mindset and attitude towards that particular aspect of my life. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart! You don’t know how touched I was yesterday and how much you’ve all influenced me to do the right thing this time.

ice cream shopping!!!!

friends forever 🙂 SR!