Random Shoutout 002: This is Me (from The Greatest Showman)

 

I have fallen deeply in love with this song. I literally cried the first time I really listened to it and it still brings me to tears and makes me have goosebumps whenever I listen to it which is always, recently.

It’s similar to songs like Firework by Katy Perry and Brave by Sara Bareilles, but it’s different because it leans more to self-empowerment. I think that’s part of why it makes it so amazing – We can relate to it to a certain degree because there are times when we feel so insecure and ashamed of ourselves, but really, there’s nothing to be ashamed of because we are all beautiful human beings who deserve to be able to live life with no regrets.

I hope you’re all doing great! If you aren’t, it’s okay to feel sad and cry for a while.. even a while longer.. but you’ve got to get back out there and never give up because there are so many wonderful things still in store for you! ❤

Also, if you’re looking for similar songs, I’m thinking This is Me by Demi Lovato (Camp Rock) or Roar by Katy Perry. If you’ve got more songs in mind, drop a comment below! I’d really appreciate it! 🙂

LIVE. LAUGH. LOVE

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Twenty Eighteen

Happy new year to everyone!! I know it’s already the fourth day of the “new year”, so I’m kind of late with my greeting, but I didn’t want to post something rushed and crappy for my first post this 2018, so I decided to take my time to gather my thoughts and to feel inspired and motivated to face the year.

And after four days, here I am! I won’t be writing about the year that was simply because I’ve already written 47 posts about how my days went down and I’d very much like to close that chapter of  my life already, keeping the memories I cherish and lessons I’ve learned with me.

I’m turning TWENTY this year and, as much as I’d like to not turn TWENTY, it can’t be helped. I’m going to turn a year older and it just so happens that I’ve already spent 19 years in this world. I can’t really say I’ve done much during those years, but I’m currently studying in my dream university taking up a course I never really planned on taking but I now have come to like, so I’d say I spent generally most of those years in a not-so-bad way.

The year I turned 18 years old, I realized that the whole excitement of getting to throw a huge celebration and becoming legal is a trap. Yes, A TRAP. People suddenly expected me to become mature, to act like an adult, and all that. Let me just say that I’m a bit slower to become mature compared to other people, so all those years of being a teenager didn’t quite prepare me for these sudden expectations. It’s a bit scary, really, but I’m slowly getting my shit together and trying to do the right thing in situations. I would like to thank my parents, most especially, for loving and caring for me despite this “phase” I’m going through. Even I think I’m too old to be going through a phase, but I don’t really remember going through a legit rebellious phase during high school, so maybe this is it? I don’t know, but hopefully I’ll get through it as soon as possible.

I’ve decided that this year, Twenty Eighteen, is my year. Even before the clock struck 12, I’ve skimmed through a lot of posts and tweets about how this year is going to be the year of a lot of people and I think it’s great to start that year with that mindset – with a winning and positive attitude that we’re going to slay this year. I also admire the “new year, new me” attitude because I think a lot of people really want to change how they are as a person, their perspective on something, or even an aspect of their personality and what better time to start it than the beginning of another year, am I right? But let’s remember that every day is a new day and you don’t need a new year to decide that you’re going to change something about yourself and it’s okay to have fluctuations every now and then – the important thing is that you keep striving to become a better version of yourself. So if you’ve kind of given up on this year already, please don’t because it’s just the 4th day and I believe you can still do it.

That being said, I’d like to start and end the year with my head held up high and with that mindset. I admit that I’ve got a lot to work on with regard to myself and that I have ways to go in being the woman I want to become in the future, that smart, strong, independent woman I wrote about in one of my exams last year, but I’m a work-in-progress and every little step counts.

I’ve decided that my word of the year is Challenge. For this year, I’d like to challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone, to take risks and invest in things that would help me grow and become a better version of myself, to push myself to my limits, and to go above and beyond what I’m expected to do. It’s not an easy task and I’m going to take the whole year (or more) to accomplish it, but nothing great is ever achieved easily. And in the this year and my life revolve around God because when you entrust your life to Him, you are saved and He will reveal the wonderful future he has in store for you in His time.

So there you have it! This post might have been three days late, but I couldn’t have written this any sooner. I guess sometimes you just gotta take your time and take things slow.

Cheers to another amazing year ahead of us!! Let this year be another year of living life, laughing at simple things, and loving God, others, and of course, yourself!

 

LIVE. LAUGH. LOVE

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas~

First of all, I’d like to greet you all a very merry Christmas!!

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It’s wonderful to have a season for giving and receiving presents, for having reunions with people you haven’t seen in a while, for decorating our homes with Christmas lights, Christmas trees, and the like, but let’s not forget the reason for this season – Jesus Christ.

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The Blessed Virgin Mary was a 14-year old girl who was betroth to marry a man named Joseph, a carpenter and from a descendant of David. She let God’s plan be done to her, according to His will, and she bore a son, Jesus. He wasn’t born in a fancy hospital, or even a home –  He was born inside a manger. He didn’t live an extravagant life, either, but His life, passion, death, and resurrection are what saved us. They are what continues to save us all.

If I had learned anything from my attending the dawn masses, it’s that a Christmas that has Christ as  its center is the best kind of Christmas, no matter how simple it might be. Advent is about preparing for His coming and Christmas is all about celebrating and rejoicing His birth with our family and friends.

Christ was given to us because of God’s love for us. He died for us because he loves us. My wish for you this Christmas is to feel loved, by Christ and by your family and friends, and to share your love to others, especially those who need love. Simple expressions of your love and random acts of kindness go a long way, I promise you.

And with that, I leave you with this amazing quote from Mother Teresa. Again, I wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas! May God bless you always~!

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I am a Roman Catholic and I completely respect you, as a person, and your religious beliefs. I hope you could do the same for me.

And, really, love is universal, so I hope you feel loved and I hope you can spread the love to others! ❤

 

LIVE. LAUGH. LOVE

MERRY (ALMOST) CHRISTMAS!!!

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IT’S THE FIRST DAY OF THE TWELFTH MONTH OF MY 19TH YEAR ON EARTH AND OH MY GOSH CAN YOU FEEL THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT?!?!

No? Well, I can, despite having about 15 days of school left. I haven’t really felt Christmas-y in a while (since I entered college, I think) so I’d say it’s a good thing to feel all warm and happy this time of the year.

Hmmm.. not as warm and as happy as I’d like to be, but the sun’s still shining and life is still (and will always be) beautiful.

Like me. HA. 

I just passed my extra homework a few minutes ago and I’m happily writing away inside our school library. It’s nice being able to write after finishing what has to be finished.. even though I wasn’t able to get all of the items. I should really do this more often.

I felt like writing a blog post the day before yesterday, but the title included the phrase “This is NOT a Decent Post” and I started ranting about a lot of things that make me sad, so I decided to stop and just go home.

I still have a class later and a lot of exams during the next two weeks, but for now, I can write and that’s good enough for me.



Happy December, everyone! I hope you’re having a wonderful day to start the month! If you’re not having such a good day, always remember that “Everyday might not be a good day, but there’s always something good in every day” and that you (YES YOU!) are a beautiful human being to whom God has given the gift of life for a special purpose. You might not know it yet (HECK I DON’T EVEN KNOW IT YET.. I THINK), but there is such a reason and you’re future will be amazing.

Personally, I have a lot to be thankful for and happy about! I’m studying in my dream university, taking up a course that I kinda like, surrounded by really awesome people, and having two (literal) places to call home (both with delicious food and sufficient WiFi!). So, this December, I’d like to focus on the positive things in my life and deal with the not-so positive stuff in a positive way!

Hopefully, I’d be able to post my new “My Favorite Things” board soon (probably a bit after the end of this semester). I’d also like to post something like an appreciation post for everyone who make my day better than okay (YAY!), a post reminiscing all the memorable moments this 2017, and a new year’s post posted a few minutes before 2018. HEY! THIS BLOG WILL HAVE SO MUCH STUFF GOING ON THIS DECEMBER! WOOH!

Honestly, 2017 has been a messy mix of good things and bad things, as most years should be, I think. It’s not easy being a year older than 18 cause’ it makes me a year shy of being 20 years and old and that’s just a bit too much to take in right now.

I still have a long way to go in the road of being the woman I’d like to become in the future. And sometimes, the stuff that my mom says, when we fight, get to me, to the point of me actually believing that it’s true, so that’s kinda sad. But I’m a work-in-progress and if I can’t believe it and my mom can’t believe it either, then what hope do I have?

I suddenly just thought of another post idea! I should probably write something for myself as a reminder of a lot of things.. because.. as I said.. I’M FORGETFUL AND STUBBORN AF.. aside from other things.



So there you have it! A kind of messy, but really happy, post to start this December! I’m pretty sure I’ll be busy these next two weeks, so I might not be able to post here, but always remember to…

 

LIVE. LAUGH. LOVE. ❤

 

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P.P.S. IT’S SNOWING!!!

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