day 2113 – catchup time

it’s probably my fault that some hangouts happen less frequently than it should. finally catching up with a long time highschool friend over some food. it was good to just chat and download all the things that’s gone by. i realize all she wanted to do was to treat me to a meal for my birthday. i really do cherish that so much of our lives has changed, but our friendship hasn’t. maybe next time we can get a few of the core people out all at once

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day 1688 – cupcake surprise 

cupcake and bubble tea for a surprise pre-birthday celebration. a simple way to show appreciation for a long time teammate, and a friend above all. this team has stuck together for so many years, even i forget how many seasons we have been throwing and dodging together. there’s something special about this team that’s not letting me walk away from vdl entirely. in any case, this could be a reunion tour for some of us so cherish it while we can

30 share it [twenty five]

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christmas day crept up so quickly. the holiday season is an amazing time to socialize, relax, shop, soak in the festive spirit, and most importantly spend time with people you love and cherish. i often wish there’s more opportunities to communicate with my family more. i try, but sometimes i just don’t try hard enough. this might be the season that matters most so i’m promise to try a little from here on. merry christmas and happy holidays to all

day 880 – underconstruction crew

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a lunch date and christmas exchange with the underconstruction crew. i haven’t received my present from my secret santa yet, but i’ll take into consideration it must travel across seven seas. it’s amazing the friendship of this crew reached twelve years and counting. this girl and i shared incredibly crazy memories in our years at hamber. we had classes together, shared lockers, spent mornings, lunchtimes, afterschools, practices, post practices and weekends together. upon doing the math, it equates to over ninety hours on a weekly basis. we’d devote lots of those hours harassing and beating each other up to our heart’s content. even though we don’t see each other as often nowadays, she remains one of my dearest friend

resolution series: [seven] family

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you don’t choose your family, you are born with it. never underestimate the power of family, it’s the most important thing in the world you don’t want to live without. it is what makes a house a home, filled with warmth, laughter and unconditional love. my family is the best people i know because they have been the biggest supporter for me through the years. my family is my strength and my weakness. they raised up me to the person i am today, they picked me up when i need it most, they paved the path that i traveled on, they let me stand on their shoulders when the fight gets tough and i would use all my power to defend them whenever possible. through the decades, we have spent time together on important dates and celebrated each of our birthdays and holidays as a family. life got a lot busier once i entered adulthood and took on a lot more challenges. i know they fully understand and support that i want to live my life with tons of commitments, sometimes sacrificing the amount of time spent with them. rest assured that my priorities haven’t changed; i will do what i can to make time for these special people, and have no doubts that whatever time we spend together is quality time. i grew up with these awesome people and i want to grow old together to be there for them when they need me most

twenties series: [eleven] friends

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be conscious of who your true friends are in life because those will be there no matter the situation. cherish all of those people since they are who will make positive impact on your life and make you feel valuable and appreciated. on contrary, there are those who are self centered with ginormous egos who only think of themselves. it’s unfortunate this type of people will appear in life, but that’s when you make the judgement call to avoid prolonged relationships. no doubt getting used and taken advantage of is no fun but it’s something each person will learn to recognize and cope with. i personally have very hard feelings towards these friends with benefits people and is very unfortunate i met a few along the way. i am glad i am proactively taking the necessary action to rid these negative people in my life to reduce the amount of damage they leave behind. it’s coincidentally thanksgiving weekend, i am truly blessed with a good friends and people around me who accepts me with am open hand and likes me for who i am. i am grateful for all that i can give and all that’s given to me. i wish i could have taken more photos with you of all the moments we shared

day 410 – tennis time

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having been plagued with waves of injuries throughout the summer months left me nothing but an empty feeling inside. constantly battling injury after injury, i am finally on the mend, feeling better and can finally say my knees didnt bother me during today’s tennis session. able to take advantage of the perfect weather and do what i love to do without limitations has rarely happened the past few months. but because it happened today, it turned my weekend from a good one to a great one. taught me never to take health for granted, and i can only cherish every pain free moment more than before. it’s a good feeling i sense i have turned the corner and feel closer to my normal self again. the focus over the next little while will be on getting better, training back to normal self and eventually to a better and stronger state