Prompt Halt

I have decided to put a halt on my journal prompt challenge. I am terribly disappointed that I had to do this because I was really looking forward to writing about the topics in the prompt. My aim for doing it was to have fun, which I did; however, I was busy with a lot of things in my life right now that I just needed to prioritize for a bit.

I don’t plan to take a break for a long time; I think a day or two of “reality time” would be enough and I know that continuing with the journal prompt will not allow me to do so, so I understand that I needed to stop.


Anyway, I guess that’s it. Ciao for now! ❤


Reality Rants #2

Do you have friends who are friendly with you only because their “happy” with you? I’m sure most of us do.

Then suddenly, out of the blue, they’re not so friendly anymore. So you ask yourself why? What happened?

One day you learned the reason you did something that person didn’t like!

No, you didn’t do anything to him/her personally. You aren’t mean to that person or said something really insulting about that person. That person just saw something he/she didn’t like about you, which made him/her decide that he/she is no longer happy and starts avoiding you.

No explanation. Nothing!

Well in truth, it really wouldn’t be such a big deal, except…

…they call themselves a “Friend”.

LESSON: Not all you consider a friend feels the exact same way about you.



As This Year Ends

Today, the last day of 2013, I am going to let go and say goodbye to this year. As I’ve said, this year is not for me, but I am ready to leave it all behind, and finally move forward. I will carry with me, in my mind and heart, the good memories with the people who cares and the important lessons I’ve learned in my darkest hours.


And now, as I welcome 2014 with more optimism and promise, I would not just wish for it to be a better year… I will make it a better one.

Happy New Year Everyone!

DAY 30: Favorite and Least Favorite Memory of This Year

2013 was not particularly good to me. To those who have followed my blog since day 1 will know of this, for I have posted a lot of “emo” posts during my down moments.

The first 8 months was a dark period. I was stressed. I was depressed. I had huge fights with my dad. All of this because I fell in love with a man society deemed unworthy of me. Needless to say, the relationship ended. I was angry and in so much pain. I was left bitter from it all.

As for my favorite memory, I’m afraid this year has had more bad than good, that it’s not easy to pick a favorite.

I’m hoping this coming year would be better. I pray it would be a happier one, especially now that I’m learning to be happy again. Especially now that I’m loving again…

DAY 28: Favorite Memory

The last New Year celebration I had in the Philippines. It was on the eve of December 31, 2010 — almost 3 years ago.


Christmas and New Year are my favorite holidays, so it’s no surprise that most of my favorite memories happen during these times. I guess what made New Year’s Eve of 2010 my favorite memory is the thought that it’s a something I miss the most — celebrating the new year with family in the Philippines.

In three days time, I’ll be welcoming the New Year of 2014, and once again I’ll be doing it here in Qatar — miles away from home. I’m pretty sure there’s going to be a party in the villa where I lived. I already have my polka dot top prepared, to be worn for New Year’s Eve, because it’s a Filipino superstition that wearing polka dots (signifies coins or money) would bring me prosperity and wealth in the New Year. And who says no to prosperity and wealth?

Anyway, that’s my favorite memory, celebrating the holidays with family. It’s always sure to be a happy one. 😀