Spending time with friends

One thing I learned is that you have to give ample time to meet your friends. Being in HIP gave me the opportunity to meet two amazing ladies: Karen and Quel. They are true, frank, absolutely funny and I’m thankful to have been their friend. Well I hope they consider me as their friend. Hahahaha! πŸ˜›

Thanks to JP for taking the photos! β™₯

Karen and Quel

Me with the girls! πŸ™‚

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Post-its β™₯

I love making short notes written on cute pieces of paper. Most especially when they stick! πŸ˜› My Managing Editor loves to give her girlets different kinds of post-its and sticky notes/thingys from her trips that’s why I have a small collection of these adorable must-haves in my drawer.

With my birthday a month away, fellow EA Mara gave me a set of cute post-it notes (making her the first person to give me a present :P) Here’s a snapshot of me with my gift! πŸ™‚

<Yup, I’m all dried-up because of my strict derma regimen! -_->

A note from Mara:

“Dear Cielo, Happy Birthday! Yes, eto yung birthday present ko sa’yo. 1 1/2 months in advance! You look like you’re having a bad day again so here’s something to cheer you up (I hope). Smile! β™₯ Mara”

Of course it did Mara girl! Thank you πŸ™‚ β™₯

I’m looking for a silver lining.

At 23, I experience pimple outbreaks that are “more” suited for tweens at the height of their puberty. It sucks looking at the mirror and the mere fact a person glances at the area where your huge pimple is found while having a conversation is a surefire way to make your confidence level drop 😦 Not a good thing. So… according to Mom and her (our) derma, I have cystic pimples. Meaning my pimples are (way) bigger than the usual. I have a huge one right at the center of my forehead which makes it soooo hard to HIDE! 😦 -_- Definitely not good. I’m currently following a strict regimen advised by the Derma so I hope anyone who reads this post will channel and pray that these medications work! Thank you in advance πŸ™‚

Silver lining. According to Answers.com, a silver lining is:Β A hopeful or comforting prospect in the midst of difficulty. Yes folks, reader(s), countrymen and friends. Here I am again looking for “it”. For the more visual kind, a perfect representation of a silver lining is:

"Let there be light"

Yes. In the midst of darkness, it’s that ray of light that tells you “Everything is going to be alright. It is not the end of the world for you”. Okay, I am being melodramatic. To cut things short, work is seeing the “downhill” signs again. There’s that feeling of dread, boredom, angst, and what have you all rolled into one giant ball of ****. *sigh* I’m torn between wanting to prove someone wrong and leaving. Does leaving means surrendering to someone’s evil ways? Or it means looking for a better, happier place? Maybe both. A whirlwind is happily dancing inside my mind right now.

I guess it all boils down to growing up, spreading your wings, expanding your horizons and getting ready for new experiences. I want a true silver lining. I hope it comes this week.

As for now, the hunt is on. It all begins with a first step. And I’m taking my first step tonight.