Monday, December 31, 2012

Feeling Good

This is my last post for 2012, but unlike some people who really took time to write such "year-ender post", I am all doing this in a jiffy. There are actually so many things that I want to say, and so many memories that I want to share... but this moment is not "right" enough. 

I learned from Bianca Gonzales that we should always "LIVE THE MOMENT" with the most important people in our lives rather than face all the technological stuffs we have. Updating our twitter and facebook accounts are okay as long as it doesn't eat up the time that we should be spending with the more important people in our existence. 

Anyway, I am posting this (in advance) to say HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! :)

ALOHA 2013 !!!

I'm very positive about the upcoming 365 additional pages that I'm going to write. Hell yeah! 
I'm feeling good! 

Say hello to my beloved Carly Rose and her very own version of the song "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone 

Feeling Good 
Song Lyrics

Birds flying high you know how I feel
Sun in the sky you know how I feel
Breeze driftin' on by you know how I feel

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good

Fish in the sea you know how I feel
River running free you know how I feel
Blossom on the tree you know how I feel


Dragonfly out in the sun you know what I mean, don't you know
Butterflies all havin' fun you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when day is done
That's what I mean

And this old world is a new world
And a bold world
For me

Stars when you shine you know how I feel
Scent of the pine you know how I feel
Oh freedom is mine
And I know how I feel 


Off I go now. I will LIVE THE MOMENT first <3


Thursday, December 27, 2012


My ultimate dream is to travel. 
And yesterday, I read a book that ignited that little flame of hope and adventure inside my heart.

It's "Like the Flowing River
by Paulo Coelho

This is an excerpt from that book. I wish to follow such. Someday. 

My top 9 travel tips

I realised very early on that, for me, travelling was the best way of learning. I still have a pilgrim soul, and I thought that I would use this blog to pass on some of the lessons I have learned, in the hope that they might prove useful to other pilgrims like me.
1. Avoid museums. This might seem to be absurd advice, but let’s just think about it a little: if you are in a foreign city, isn’t it far more interesting to go in search of the present than of the past? It’s just that people feel obliged to go to museums because they learned as children that travelling was about seeking out that kind of culture. Obviously museums are important, but they require time and objectivity – you need to know what you want to see there, otherwise you will leave with a sense of having seen a few really fundamental things, except that you can’t remember what they were.
2. Hang out in bars. Bars are the places where life in the city reveals itself, not in museums. By bars I don’t mean nightclubs, but the places where ordinary people go, have a drink, ponder the weather, and are always ready for a chat. Buy a newspaper and enjoy the ebb and flow of people. If someone strikes up a conversation, however silly, join in: you cannot judge the beauty of a particular path just by looking at the gate.
3. Be open. The best tour guide is someone who lives in the place, knows everything about it, is proud of his or her city, but does not work for any agency. Go out into the street, choose the person you want to talk to, and ask them something (Where is the cathedral? Where is the post office?). If nothing comes of it, try someone else – I guarantee that at the end of the day you will have found yourself an excellent companion.
4. Try to travel alone or – if you are married – with your spouse. It will be harder work, no one will be there taking care of you, but only in this way can you truly leave your own country behind. Traveling with a group is a way of being in a foreign country while speaking your mother tongue, doing whatever the leader of the flock tells you to do, and taking more interest in group gossip than in the place you are visiting.
5. Don’t compare. Don’t compare anything – prices, standards of hygiene, quality of life, means of transport, nothing! You are not traveling in order to prove that you have a better life than other people – your aim is to find out how other people live, what they can teach you, how they deal with reality and with the extraordinary.
6. Understand that everyone understands you. Even if you don’t speak the language, don’t be afraid: I’ve been in lots of places where I could not communicate with words at all, and I always found support, guidance, useful advice, and even girlfriends. Some people think that if they travel alone, they will set off down the street and be lost for ever. Just make sure you have the hotel card in your pocket and – if the worst comes to the worst – flag down a taxi and show the card to the driver.
7. Don’t buy too much. Spend your money on things you won’t need to carry: tickets to a good play, restaurants, trips. Nowadays, with the global economy and the Internet, you can buy anything you want without having to pay excess baggage.
8. Don’t try to see the world in a month. It is far better to stay in a city for four or five days than to visit five cities in a week. A city is like a capricious woman: she takes time to be seduced and to reveal herself completely.
9. A journey is an adventure. Henry Miller used to say that it is far more important to discover a church that no one else has ever heard of than to go to Rome and feel obliged to visit the Sistine Chapel with two hundred thousand other tourists bellowing in your ear. By all means go to the Sistine Chapel, but wander the streets too, explore alleyways, experience the freedom of looking for something – quite what you don’t know – but which, if you find it, will – you can be sure – change your life.

Follow my inspiration. Here is his website:

PS. Thank you (you know who you are) for giving this book  <3

Swallow your pride, Woman!


It is a word that contains a handful of meanings. It can mean something positive to one, and completely negative to the other. How you look at it, matters.

Life is such a whirlwind at times. Situations, events, and moments happen very quickly, and are very difficult to control. One moment passes another one without us noticing such. Whatever situation passes us, difficult or not, we will always have our pride within us.

The “pride” that I’m talking about is that feeling of satisfaction, and sense of respect that you have for yourself. Let that lurk deep in our hearts and soul for we need to have that inner belief about our self and our capabilities. Love yourself, so that you may be able to spread such to others.

Too much is never enough.

On the other hand, too much pride will never be enough. There are some moments that we need to reconsider. Sometimes, there’s a feeling within us that makes us think that we are better and more important than other people. “Pride” will never be valuable enough if we use it negatively. That superior feeling we have must not be allowed to swallow the depths of our hearts.
And for that, I always make a note to myself.

Swallow your pride, woman!

It’s hard, for we always think that our pride will only be the thing that we’ll give ourselves after some troubles and insults in life. It’s a combat between our ego, and some force that makes us think otherwise.

May the best man win? On this case, may the best decision win.
Take a moment first to reflect before making decisions. Remember that the triumphant one should be the most applicable one to use. May “pride” in that sense be something more useful for us to spread the love we have, and not to overpower people with superiority. May we learn when to say, “Swallow your pride, woman!” and when not to.

Whatever it is, I’m a woman. I have pride.