Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Life in Instagram Squares



Hey, guys. I hope you're all having a lovely holiday (mine is about to end really soon *sniff*). These are the last moments of 2014 and I am not in another country, not having this joyride adventure, but instead I am stuck at home in my bedroom with a bad case of a sore throat, a cold, and some horrible coughs. Sad face.

But anyway, I wanted to share some recent pictures from my Instagram feed that practically summarizes my 2014 in some ways. If you want to see my photo feed, you could visit this post I made a while ago called "Ten Thousand Words" where I posted 10 of my best pictures. I hope your day is going a bit better than mine is.

Friday, December 26, 2014

My Christmas in Colors


The Church's centrepiece

Merry Christmas, lovely people! 
So I just decided to take a few pictures on my phone with this super cool colourful LemeCam effect that will kind of show you guys a little compilation of what my Christmas looks like. I didn't cover every part of my Christmas but here are just a few.

They had quite pretty windows and glass art. It was pretty big and crowded.

Okay so the two pictures above are from church. I went to my own church on Christmas Day for the 10 AM service, but for Christmas Eve, I kind of decided to accompany my mom and some of my relatives and go to this Catholic church for their Christmas Eve service. It didn't do much good to me though, because I found that it was a bit too ritual for me and I just wasn't used to any of it. I used to join this Catholic church when I was little, but then I stopped. It's different for everyone, I suppose!

I went super casual for Christmas day because I did not feel like dressing up for the day. I only saw some of my relatives and I went to church with my siblings as well. I think age-appropriate-wise, it's okay if I don't wear a $20 dress just for Christmas.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Lunch with Nikki



Today, I had lunch with my mom, my good friend Nikki, Nikki's mom, and a friend of our moms. We went to this cool place across town called "Historica". It's a small and adorable little cafe that basically sells coffee, pastry, brunch, and breakfast. I adored the interior and I felt like sharing these photos from the wonderful day with you guys! Their service was good, and the food I had was awesome, but the last time I went here, I ordered a green tea latte and it was the worst I had in the world. I guess today, the ones I ordered weren't so bad.



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Fearfully and Wonderfully


Here's the thing: The holidays arrived about a week ago and I just can't tell you how immensely happy I am because of it. I've been spending my days laying in bed, sleeping in, watching tons of movies and episodes of my favorite TV shows (Criminal Minds, Castle, or whatever comes on the TV), eating way more than I do regularly, and just being free from anything holding me down. Of course I'm not a chirping bluebird just yet, because there are still a handful of personal things I have yet to finish up (some are quite depressing) but hopefully it'll all be done by the 18th! (Nothing special on the 18th anyway, it's just a deadline I set for myself because I want it all to be over so I can just relax.)

I wanted to post this specifically to just share about the most recent things that I've stumbled upon, or things that have been happening recently. A little bit about myself: I find a lot of things interesting. For example, a woman might be a redhead and she might sit next to a brunette at the train station and once I see it, my thoughts will shoot in four different directions like rockets, and for the next three minutes I'll probably just be sitting there and thinking how utterly amazing it is that there are 7 billion people on this planet and not a single one is the same as the other.



One. Just a few days ago, the sky was absolutely beautiful. This is not supposed to be a big deal, but to me it was pretty fantastic. We live right in the middle of a very tropical climate, meaning what? We don't get winter. Or autumn. Or spring. Or summer. Well, we kind of get summer. Basically, we only have two seasons: Hot, and rainy. Rainy days come to us in the first and last 3 months of the year, more or less. So, the sky has decided that it wanted to spit out nothing but rain and wind all week long. I love rain, but nobody can say no to a beautiful blue sky like this.

Friday, December 5, 2014

December: A Month of Giving

The month of December has dawned upon us and it kind of dawned on me how it is our last month, our last chance to do something meaningful for others and for ourselves. I'm, of course, not implying that I think all of us has wasted just enough on the year 2014 itself. I believe there have been plenty of things happening around us this year, each person with a different story. But now, I feel like there is more to be done than just bid the year farewell. Take Part is a website that contains every bit of article about things that matter: Causes, awareness, pledges, etc. What I wanted to do was to list three causes that I thought should be more highlighted to the world.
Just for your information, I'm not doing this to get praised or to get attention. I do not need your attention, but they do. So this post will provide you with information on the donations involved as well as the link to where you can actually donate. It only takes a few clicks to start making change. There is a reason why I called this blog "a blog of important things", and it's because I wanted to post about all the things I find important of worth talking about. I strongly feel that this is the most important post I've made. Here are three ways you can give this Christmas:

1. Clean Water and Food Security for Africa


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Personal Movie Reviews

Hello, fellow earthlings!
So November is coming to an end, and I can't say I'm not devastated. Of course, November has been a pretty rough and unexpected month for me personally, but I'm mostly just surprised on how fast time goes (didn't I have that New Year's Eve gathering last week?). I don't know why I feel like life treats us all like a time-bomb, and we never know where it ends. They say that the older we get, the faster our life goes by, because there's a pure mathematical and logical reason. They say it's because a year to a 4-year-old is a quarter of his life. But, to a 30-year-old, it is a thirtieth of his life, therefore it holds the same amount but on a totally different ratio, and so on. Basically, everything is the same, but to each person, it never is. Pure insanity!
But anyway, that's not what I made this post for. I've always found movies very interesting and I watch them in the theatres really often with my friends and family. And so, I decided to list only five films that I've watched recently and I'm going to write whether I liked them or not, and why. Of course, mild spoiler alert for these movies but I'll be respectful!

1. Big Hero 6



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I'm on Bloglovin!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pretty But Unpretty

This is the reason why beauty is a lie.
The reason why "pretty" is nothing but a contradiction.
This is the reason why nearly every female throws themselves into an abyss of "I am unattractive".
This is the reason, and I'm going to talk about it.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bigger

Fifteen is an interesting age. I've only been experiencing this for 5 months now, but I feel like there are more ups and downs in my life already than there are stray cats in my neighbourhood.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Connections

I'm slowly entering my second week away from home on this trip with my mother in Europe. I've been spending time in Rome for the last 3 days, and tomorrow I'm leaving for France. So fast.
I started thinking, of course, about the world. It was my first (well, not exactly first, but I guess the first that I'll remember) time being surrounded by so many Caucasians, and being there I become even more conscious of the stories I'm surrounded with. So many different people! It's crazy! One minute you're walking past a beggar with a small baby, then you're walking past an Asian with red hair, and then a Mexican with a nose piercing, then an Italian with the perfect shade of red lipstick. It's absolutely overwhelming for me, and I love it.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Faith Like Potatoes

I am watching this incredible and spiritual film. It tells a story of a white farmer trying to make ends meet in the lands of Africa, along with living with his 4 kids and his wife. Then he finds Jesus and starts seeing miracles happen in his life.