Loner

I have this weird thought that maybe I was born to be a loner.

Though I love my friends – and I like spending time with them, sometimes I feel like I enjoy my quiet time more. Maybe because I don’t enjoy the things they rave about or maybe because I get annoyed easily πŸ˜›

On second thought, I might have bipolar disorder or this could be brought about by hormones.

This is very random.

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To be young and carefree

Listening to *NSYNC and The Moffatts all day in the office brings me back to the 90s – a time when my thoughts include:

1. I’m going to marry a boyband member someday

2. I hope the teacher won’t call me during graded recitation

3. What will I do if I my name is called during graded recitation

4. What to talk about with my friends during recess and lunch

5. Will I get honors this quarter

6. What time will my college crush pass by the corridor

7. Will my favorite boyband visit the Philippines

8. What will I do first when I get home: eat, sleep, watch TV or homework?

These are just some of the thoughts I can remember. Looking at the list – it’s definitely very elementary and high school! πŸ˜› But, how I miss those days – when you worry about the simplest of things, when you give problems a shrug and that’s it.

A decade later – here I am – worrying about:

1. work

2. savings

3. bills/money

4. long-term goals and happiness

5. career

I miss being young. I miss gushing over pop idols and collecting their posters. I miss looking forward to recess and lunch – even doing homework!

But life is not like that. You can’t stay in one phase forever – we grow up, we think about more mature things, we move on to the next chapter.

Though my priorities have changed now, I still plan to keep in touch with my young and carefree self. I can still listen to my favorite songs back then and reminisce. Be happy just thinking about yesteryear.

I will forever be an NSYNC fan and a Moffatts fan ❀

 

Fast Forward to January

Yes, Β I owe this blog much. I’m guilty of not being able to allot time to write just a few words in this personal space of mine. A lot have been going on – work is crazy since we’re preparing plans for next year; been busy with my books (currently reading A Song of Ice and Fire Book 2, which is very, very thick!); meeting friends to keep my sanity; sleeping; plus Christmas shopping of course!

I can’t believe it’s Christmas once again. Parang kelan lang, Holy Week, tapos Pasko na ulit – as my Dad would say. Time really flies fast. Next week, JP and I will be celebrating our second year as a couple πŸ™‚

2011 was life changing for me. I finally took that bold step and left Hinge to look for greener pastures πŸ˜›

After three months with my new company, I’m happy to be with amazing and talented Β people who are fun to be with. Β To make it clear, I am not regretting my decision to leave HIP and work here because in a few months time, I learned a lot. But then realization hits – and I’ve come to realize that I belong to the world of publishing and writing (even if I have a lot to learn when it comes to writing πŸ˜› ).

So, yes, blog – I look forward to January and 2012 in general because I’m excited to see what’s in store for me. Come January, I need to assess once again, and make plans for my future.

Here are some things I plan to do next year:

1. Buy another book shelf

2. Read all of my pending books (more than 20, last time I checked)

3. Go on a trip (please!)

4. Write more and raket more!

5. Look for my place under the sun πŸ˜›

 

Excited for the Christmas break – would like to share that our company shuts down operation for a week to celebrate the holidays! πŸ™‚

Next time, ulet! πŸ™‚

 

A quick post before heading home.

What a week. From being a HIPster to being an advertising newbie, what can I say? The first few days were a mix of doubt, sadness, overthinking and ADJUSTMENT. But hey, change is good. I shall be looking forward to the new things I will be learning and the experience I will be gaining πŸ™‚

A big thank you to the best support system ever: Him up there who I know will always be there to guide me, the best family ever, JP (the best boyfriend in the whole wide world πŸ˜› ), LL (ever-loving empress) plus the amazing friends I have (Mara, Aiam, and Karen πŸ™‚ )

And before I forget, a piece of good news made me smile and happy this week. A friend has finally moved on and he looks super happy and in-love! πŸ™‚ Happiness πŸ˜€

 

More posts on my new adventure in the coming weeks! πŸ™‚

This made me smile today.

My first post for August and I’m glad it’s on a happy note! πŸ™‚ I would like to share that I started my Wednesday work day with a smile on my face — thanks to this message:

Apologies for the size! (I asked Aiam to capture only the sentence πŸ˜› )

Some good news from my Managing Editor, Leslie Lee β™₯ Don’t you love it when you know that you are improving? πŸ™‚ Especially coming from someone you look up to πŸ™‚

So always strive to become better. Whether it’s about how you do your job or how you deal with everyday life, make sure you make one baby step a day to be the best that you can be πŸ˜‰