Post-Valentine’s Day Greetings

February 13, 2015: How About Love~~

“But, before I do, I would just like to say that tomorrow, Valentine’s day, you should really appreciate the ones that love you. Be content that you have them in your life because they’re not going to be with you forever. Stop chasing someone else for a second and look at the people you already have. I’m thinking about sending personal messages to my friends (depending on my mood and time), but if I don’t get to do it, I would just like to acknowledge them in this post. Without them in my life, I don’t think I’d find the reason to wake up everyday. I love them with all my heart.”



February 14, 2017: Love & Happiness

“The point of this post? It’s Valentine’s Day and whether you’re in a relationship or not, it’s a day to love and be loved. You might be going through a rough time right now like I am, so I just wanted to remind you to remind yourself of how blessed you are, of why you’re doing what you’re doing, of the fact that you’re being alive is already beautiful as it is. We’re going to get through this and we’re going to live our lives happily with no regrets because we only get one chance at life.. And that chance is now.

My wish for you this Valentine’s is to feel loved and happy and to share all that love and all that happiness to others, especially those who need it.

Happy Valentine’s!! 💖”



February 15, 2018

First of all, I’d like to greet everyone (belated) Happy Valentine’s!! I might not know when and how it started exactly and even though it might just really be a ploy for businesses to earn more money on a non-holiday, it’s still a day to express your love to the people around you, whether they’re really important people in your life or people who deserve love but aren’t given enough in this world, to yourself, and of course, to God (especially since it was also Ash Wednesday, for Catholics like me, yesterday). Of course you shouldn’t express your love only during Valentine’s, but it’s a reminder to do so because people only live through so many days and we can’t really know for sure when our “end” day is.

I’m not very sure what I can offer you, my beautiful readers, in this year’s post so I’m quoting my previous posts. I hope you do pick up a thing or two from them and, possibly, from this one I’m writing right now.

I’m still very much as messy a person as I was before (if not messier) and I’d rather really not think about it because it’s gets really sad. Overall, I’m still a very happy person living the dream with a family who support me and keep me relatively grounded. It’s true that my circle of close friends is still a pretty small circle and I don’t get to see most of them that often, but they’re the most amazing set of friends I could possibly hope for in this lifetime. On top of that, I encounter loads of  truly wonderful people who make my day through the little things that they do. I am super blessed and I think I need to remind myself more frequently.

Yesterday was a great day – I was able to do all the things I wanted to do! I won’t go about it in detail, but it involved being kind of late for a class, a lot of walking around the campus for the right reasons, buying my favorite kind of sign pen which is only sold in one particular building in my university, and ending the day with the people I love the most.

My wish for you today is the same one I had for you last Valentine’s and it will also be the one I will continue to hope for you every day – I wish you would feel loved and happy because you are truly a beautiful person, even if you can’t see it right now. And I wish you could share the love and happiness to other people because they are also beautiful people who, like you, deserve all the love and happiness in the world!

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Five-Tastic Blogversary

April 13, 2016: Four-ever and Ever!

“I’d like to say that I’ve changed a lot since starting this blog four years ago, but I haven’t or at least not in a grand dramatic scale. I’m still clumsy, poor at time management, pretty awkward, sleepy, overly-sensitive, and stubborn. It sucks because I’m TOO stubborn to learn from my mistakes the first time, or even the second and third time, it happens. But, I’m slowly, but surely, growing and hopefully, in the future, I become the kind of woman I want to be- strong, smart, independent, kind, and beautiful, above all other things. I’m in this constant state of fluctuating, up and down and up and down, but it’s a way of knowing that I’m trying and I’m changing.

I love this blog. It’s a place where I can pour my heart, thoughts, and feelings out. It’s always there for me- when I’m sad and lonely, when I’m happy and feeling incredible, and when I have the urge to write because of something I realized. I mean, sure, I have wonderful friends and a loving family, but sometimes, they’re not there or they can’t understand. Without this blog, I think I would’ve exploded because of my thoughts a long time ago. I love writing and I love this blog.

What happens from here on out? I don’t know and, although I have no way of knowing what happens in the future, the future I still have ahead of me, I want to keep writing for as long as I live, until my last breath, until my heart’s last beat.

This blog has been keeping me sane for four years and it will continue four-evermore!”



First of all, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my blog of 5 years and counting! Least to say, life has been a bit more challenging this past year. As an 18 year old, I’m already expected to act more like an adult- more mature, more understanding, more responsible, and the like. I don’t really know how to grow up yet, so it’s really been quite difficult.

I’ve only written 42 blog posts since my last blog anniversary post and that’s a lot lesser than my usual post count. Believe it or not, I wrote 44 blog posts last October 2012. 44 posts within that month. And now I’ve only posted 42 within a year.

I know I don’t write as often as I used to. I don’t write as much as I’d like to either. College has been really hard for me mostly because of my terrible sleeping habit and my horrible time management skills. I never learn from my previous mistakes and I’m still stubborn af.

It’s really hard to admit that little has changed since I made this blog. I thought by this time, I’d have most of my life figured out. I am blessed with so many things- a loving and supportive family, amazing friends, a roof above my head, and a lot more privileges other people could only dream of having. Not to mention that I’m living the dream– studying in my dream university and taking up a major chose. So why am I still lost?

I miss having the time and inspiration to write. I miss being passionate about writing. I miss being able to do my best in everything I do. I really really miss the girl who’s this blog used to belong to. I don’t know how to get her back yet. I don’t even know if I’d ever get her back.

What I am proud of this past year is being able to serve God by being a lector in our church and being able to serve the community by teaching elementary students as part of my NSTP requirement. It’s not much, but I’m glad that even by a bit, I’m able to make a positive impact and I’m proud of that. I’m improving, even by just a notch, and that’s a good enough start.

So, yes, maybe I’m not the same Girl With the Pen that I was before and I might never be her again, but I’m still a work-in-progress- still learning and growing up. I believe that by this time next year, I’d be able to give a better report.

As usual, this post  is kinda messy and I’m still kinda messy, but I’m working on it. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank all my followers and readers. I know my posts aren’t always uplifting or inspirational, so I thank you for taking the time to read them anyway. I hope some of my posts are able to help you with what you’re going through somehow. Also, check out my book and anime recommendations in the Interests page. I could at least help you through that.

Hopefully, I’ll be able to post more and grow up more this year. I hope all of you are having a great day and, if not, always remember that there’s always something good in every day. Enjoy life and don’t give up, no matter what.

Love, The Girl With The Pen

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(Note: Such a messy post huhu. I’m really lost rn with life, but I love life, in general. I’m positive that I can figure things out and get my shit together. It’s Holy Week, so this blog’s birthday is a lot less hectic than last year’s haha. Wishing ya’ll the best!)