day 984 – water walks

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walking along the water just after sunset to wind down a great weekend full of activities. looking out into the water into the distant buildings and city lights gives us time to appreciate each other and recognize all that we have in our lives. never underestimate how a little time and the little things could add up to make a huge difference. cherish all the moments because time passes us by so much quicker than we expect it. so don’t let the chances slip away; express your thoughts, feelings with the deepest sincerity

resolution series: [twentysix] no control

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in the teens, very rarely if ever, have we had to worry about what happens beyond the current year. but once the twenties hits, everything starts to change and our minds start spinning faster than ever. so many questions begin to pop up, yet we seem to have no answer or solution to any of them. at this point in life there are so many uncertainties as to what one’s future holds. even though there may be ideas of where our interest lies and what our strengths and weaknesses are, but still tons of undetermined factors that has everything to do with our career paths and relationship statuses. being a person that loves to plan for schedules and have structured timelines, i strive to have concrete ideas and solid plans of what i will be doing and where i will be headed. i dislike ambiguity so i need to do my share of planning, so everything seems clearer than clear. to be honest, it really bugs me not knowing what the my future holds but there seems to be very little i can do about it at this point in time. sometimes i feel like i am a control freak on my own life, and i am slowly but surely learning to ease off and enjoy the moment at hand. i will just have to take it one step at a time and and wait for each step and each stage of life to unfold in front of me

resolution series: [nineteen] relationships

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the many walks of life has brought me to many people, all of which have enriched my life in unique ways. every person has brought something different to the table but each of you have touched my heart one way or another. we took some chances and gave it everything. i cherish the memories and time we had and don’t regret any of that was created and shared. i am an individual that locks up a lot inside and doesn’t let my thoughts and feelings out unless i feel it’s the right person who can crack the shell to make me feel infatuation. there are some i really enjoy spending time with and feel comfortable being around where i can say whatever my heart desires. with these people, i feel an odd sense of security that changes all complexity. i regretfully say these selected few where we are highly compatible in many ways but can only wish but not progress beyond. it just cannot happen for so many complicated reasons i cannot and will not explain. it just wasn’t meant to be, our fate was destined to remain friends, and good friends we are. i look forward those that i will encounter and the chances i will take. if something was meant to be, it will happen. at the right time, with the right person, for the best reason

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

day 512 – it’s christmas day

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happily spending my christmas day with the family and just being grateful i am surrounded by and supported by such great people. take the time to cherish every moment spent with the loved ones this season, it’s not always a given. it’s the fourth consecutive dinner out, too much good food for my poor soul. i promise less of food photos to come after i am done with all these holiday meals. enjoy the day and have merry christmas

twenties series: [twelve] childhoodness

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the transition of growing up from stage to stage is not an easy one. being a kid was easy but we wouldn’t even realize it at that time. during the first decade, there’s no need to stress, no need to worry and every day passed by like it was the best day of our lives. went to school, played with friends, had some extracurricular activities and went home happy and carefree. stepping into the second decade was a tougher because we realize there are added responsibilities and the acknowledgement of what stress is. school gets busier, homework increases, extracurricular activities piles on, not to mention drama will occur, relationships becomes unclear and the need to start thinking about career path. entering the third decade of the life, formally known as adulthood, is the toughest yet. school gets tougher, every exam and paper is like a do or die situation, extracurricular activities continues, love life has its ups and downs, and you feel like your career is trapped in fog and there’s no turning back. there are those moments when nothing is going right, everything happens out of the unexpected and everyone seems to be against you and you think long and hard and question whether you made the right decisions five years ago. i now understand why people will occasionally go in the quarter life crisis. i don’t know what is in store for me the rest of this decade and the next ones to come, but i am set to make take the positives out of situations and make it the best possible experience

day 167 – happy birthday dad!!

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sneak peak of my fruity blueberry mousse birthday cake after having a birthday dinner to celebrate my dad’s special day. my stomach is beyond bloated after stuffing myself with all that yummy food and dessert. now time to exercise my butt off to counter all that excess calorie intake not to mention guilt