Hi, loves! It’s been a month. I’m both apologetic and thankful to all of you who’s here – reading this now. My apologies for being MIA but thank you for sticking around. A lot of things have happened in my life this month – both good and challenging (I’d rather call it this way than saying they’re “bad” experiences) – and I cannot wait to tell you the good part of them. Cmon, why should we dwell on negative things, right? So only good posts for you now. This post will also serve as a teaser to some future posts that you have to wait for. Don’t worry though, I’ll make sure the wait is worth it. 😉
Also, along with the transition that’s going on in my life (shhh, you’ll know the story soon), I made sure that my blog is also going with the flow with me. So *drum roll* (as if you haven’t noticed lol), we have a new blog theme, loves! What do you think of the blog’s new look? Satisfied or not, your comments and thoughts are totally appreciated so send them down in the comments below!
Now, without further ado, let’s get to a brief description of what I was really up to this month.
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As I briefly stated in my previous blog post, I went to Boracay Beach for almost a week and I’ve had an amazing time with my Aunt, Uncle, and my baby cousin. It was my first time there and I’ve read a lot of reviews about it before my flight. I honestly expected less because many people are criticizing it for being too “urbanized”. When we got there, it was way beyond what I’d thought it was. Boracay was definitely not “too urbanized” for me; it was just, in other words, “developed”, which is still fine with me. Although, yes, I agree that people must certainly not over-develop it as it would compromise the beauty of Boracay’s nature. The beach was so clear and there were no rocks to be worried about when you go through the waters. And oh, the sand, boy, the sand was as fine as my crush. Kidding hahaha, not kidding about the sand though.
Now, back to my experience there, I’ve had a lovely and memorable time. I was sometimes alone walking through the shore as my Aunt and Uncle were taking care of their baby but it gave me time to think of things and honestly, let go and move on from someone (now that’s only our secret, okay? lol). My time there was also totally worthwhile because I’ve had lots of firsts including snorkeling, passing out and actually vomiting from getting too drunk (Disgusting, I know, but I’m just trying to be honest here. Lol.), and trying Shisha. I’ve also met someone there who made my Boracay vacay more memorable. Apart from those, the food, night life, and swimming moments were the things I’d treasure. I’m definitely coming back!
This wasn’t really an event I scheduled in my planner. It happened really fast because after my Boracay trip, my Mom told me about this conference that she wanted me to do attend to. I ended up going because I thought, why not? The event was called Relentless: a Catholic Youth Worship Conference, which happened in Smart-Araneta Coliseum, Cubao. It was free admission but I didn’t expect that there would be so many people from across Luzon. God really worked wonders when I registered and the people there gave me a Patron seat because I was solo. I’ve met nice people and moreover, I fell more deeply in love with Christ. It was a powerful thing – the experience, that is. The past few months were so hard for me because of some personal problems that I’ve had to struggle with but at that moment, I felt found. It seemed like I was lost and roaming around for quite a long time and God found me, embraced me, told me he’s never letting go, and asked me to promise not to let go of him as well. I was emotional all throughout. But that day, I felt home again.
My internship, which started last June and ended just last week, was a success! It was a great pleasure working with the UPLB Alumni Association, Inc. for their market research and social media marketing, especially since I’ve gotten quite used to the latter as it’s my everyday job as a blogger (hehehe). I definitely had a blast as their student intern and working with amazing people and an amazing team.
This is the only photo I could upload for now because I don’t want to spoil it for you, loves. Anyhow, this month, I’ve had a photoshoot with a spectacular brand and collaborated with an amazing blogger. I’ve also been a part of a great blogger community. I absolutely love meeting new bloggers around the world. Stay tuned for my posts! *wink wink*
I’ve also had a weekend beach escape with my very pretty college roomies. We went to Anilao, Mabini, Batangas, and gahd, it was indeed a challenge finding the perfect resort. We ended up settling with Aguila Beach Resort and loving our overnight stay there. Really, please listen to me when I tell you that it’d be so much better to go to the beaches in this area when it’s summer and not really when habagat is already here. High tides made the shore dirty and you wouldn’t totally enjoy swimming in the beach. My roomies still made the experience so much better though! 🙂
Okay, remember the transition I was talking to you about? Well, I’m going to spill it now. (You owe me this. Lol joke!) I’ve currently been preoccupied of my visa application. Where am I going? To Italy! What am I going to do there? I’ll be a foreign exchange student there for six months! I feel so blessed that God gave me this life-changing opportunity and I thank Him everyday for it. I can’t believe I’m finally going to Europe, the continent I have dreamt of stepping on ever since I was a little girl. Truly, my loves, dreams do come true if you just believe you will achieve them. (But first, let me not jinx my visa application. Hahaha.)
Speaking of traveling, I am saving for a camera right now. As you all may not know before, most of my photos are just taken via my iPhone because the lens of the DSLR I was using then stopped functioning. I want to travel and be able to share with you all the moments I had using a high-quality camera. That is why I am asking from your big, big hearts to help fund my camera. When you click the “Buy Me a Coffee” button below, you are not just buying me a coffee but are also contributing in my journey to my dreams. Thank you so much and I will make sure that your donations won’t go to waste.
That’s it for the storytelling today, loves! I’ll talk with you more in the next posts but here’s a quote I stumbled upon that made me think about life and I wanted to share with you as well:
“When was the last time you did something for the first time?”
– John Maxwell
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