Meet Cooper!

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Meet my new dog Cooper! My aunt surprised me one night with this cutie patootie and I immediately fell in love! I’ve never had my own dog in years and I’ve always wanted a new one so here goes my early Christmas present. I don’t know what breed he is though but I feel like he’s a mix.

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Finding a name for him was kinda hard but I settled on my first choice which was Cooper. I think it fits him. He’s a very playful dog and would always run around, or run to me when he sees me. I’m so glad I finally have a dog! :)

IMG_6641_zps3fb5ee1eIsn’t he cute?

 

Life Recently #2

 

READING// Finished reading My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick. It’s a feel good story that can make you fall in love. Garret, the guy in the book sounds like my dream guy. That’s what I always say about every guy in a book anyway. Haha. I’m now reading The Geography of You And Me by Jennifer Smith.

LISTENING// I’ve been listening to some songs a friend recommends me. They’re pretty much old songs like in the 80’s but they’re beautiful and boy, how music has changed! The song I’m All About That Bass is always playing in my head on repeat. Love the beat and the message it conveys.

FEELING// I’m pretty much happy these days. I’ve been talking a lot with a friend online and we have so much in common. But sometimes I can’t help feeling anxious just about everything especially about the future.

THINKING// Hmm..Currently thinking on what to type to this thinking part of this post. Haha. Well, I don’t know. I’m currently living in the now. I try to avoid thinking too much cos it makes me really anxious.

PHOTOGRAPHING// My new puppy named Cooper! Our neighbor gave it to us and he’s just soo cute!

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WRITING// I have a new journal as seen on the photo. I really like cos the size is handy and the paper is thick that you can paint over it with a watercolor.

WATCHING// I’ve been watching a lot of prank videos lately. I like LAWHF’s channel. It always makes me laugh, the awkward stuffs he do. I want to watch American Horror Story as well. I heard it’s really good.

USING// I don’t really wear mascaras months ago because of the glasses but now that I have contacts, I can finally wear them! I’m still obsessed with striped pattern tops to be honest and I wear them a lot along with my oxford shoes. Oh! And I’m loving my gold heart ring!

LEARNING// I’ve been dealing with a depressed friend lately. I’ve had my days too but hers are worse than mine so I’ve been learning what makes her happy, words I can say to help her get through it and just learning how to deal with a depressed friend hoping I can save her.

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Virtual Blog Tour: My Writing Process

I’ve been having bad episodes of writer’s block and I’m glad Noor tagged me in this post. I love writing and it helped me so much in every possible way. I don’t only write on this blog, I have another blog and I have a journal where I carry everywhere so this tag is really suited for me. Thanks Noor!

IMG_9691-1024x6821. What am I working on? 

I’m trying my best to show my personality through my blog. I want my post to be well written but at the same time, I want it to be fun and doesn’t sound too formal. Most of the time, I don’t plan what I write. I just go to my blog platform, put a photo and write anything that comes in my head like what I am doing right now. Sometimes I don’t even proofread it. So I guess that’s what I’m really trying to make use of: planning.

2. How does my work differ from others of its type/genre? 

Every blog has its own identity to it because not all bloggers are the same. My blog doesn’t have a specific niche or theme. I just write what I want to write may it be about food, travel, fashion, beauty or anything about my life. What differs my work from everyone else’s is I guess sometimes I get too personal and I would just pour my heart out to what I’m feeling. Besides my blog, I write poems and proses as well which I sometimes post on my Tumblr so I think I’m more creative and in touch with my feelings in that sense.

3. Why do you write what you do? 

I started blogging for one reason: self expression. I started when I was in college where I felt really lost in the real world. I couldn’t voice out my opinion to others cos I was shy or scared someone will judge me so I made a personal blog where I can just be myself. It helped me a lot and I’ve never stopped since. Sometimes readers would message me how I inspired them in some way and that keeps me going. There are things in my life that happened that I just want to share it in my blog hoping everyone could relate to it.

4. How does my writing process work?

I have that notebook on the photo where I write my blog post ideas, blurbs on my mind, poems, proses, my thoughts and some doodles. Sometimes it acts as a journal as well and after I write a draft in it, I polish it in another page or on my phone using the notepad so I can easily edit and delete some words. If it’s good enough, I can post it here or on my Tumblr but if it’s too personal, then it stays on my notebook. :p

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Spending Time Alone At Buon Gelato

I’ve been spending more time just by myself these days. At first I thought it wasn’t fun going to places alone but then it’s not that bad at all. In fact, I like it.

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Classes were over and it was lunch time. My friends didn’t go to class that day so I had my lunch alone. You know how restaurants get crowded during meal time? I hated crowds and I’m glad I saw this nice looking coffee and gelato shop at the mall. It’s called Buon Gelato. At first I was reluctant to go inside because I wanted a real lunch. Not coffee, cake or anything sweet. But then, whatever. I can eat anything I want and I’m glad I found this place.

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This place is heavenly. There’s gelatos with so many flavors to choose from, different kinds of coffee, other kinds of ice cream and other desserts.

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I went for the strawberry gelato and chocolate fondant. They’re both so yummy! I was in that place for an hour scribbling on my journal and enjoying my sweet lunch. With an amazing place like this with good food, I don’t feel so lonely at all. This is just only one thing I like to do when I’m by myself.

How about you? Where do you go when you’re alone?

 

 

What I Love About Traveling

Last August was the first time I’ve traveled internationally. We went to 3 countries for almost a month and I miss the feeling of going to a new place that I decided to make a list of the things I love about traveling.

THE EXCITEMENT// I’ve always loved the idea of going to new places since forever and when I finally had the chance to go to another country, I was in cloud nine even just by thinking about it. The day I was finally at the airport, I couldn’t even explain how excited I am.

SPENDING TIME WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE// Traveling alone sounds like an adventure but for me, it’s ten times funner (cos funner is a word) when I’m with the people I love. I’ve traveled with my cousins and mom abroad and it was awesome.

THE PLACE// When you finally land in a new place or country, the feeling is so surreal especially if you’ve wanted to go to that place for a long time where you only admire it in photos and movies before. You get that feeling of, “Wow! I can’t believe I’m actually here right now!”.

THE EXPERIENCE// I feel like this is the real essence of traveling. You get to experience a lot of new things that you’ve never done before. You get to taste the country’s signature dishes, get to know the locals, get lost in a city, shop until you drop, make new friends from different countries, the list never ends.

FINDING BEAUTY// You learn how to appreciate everything you see along the way. Even if it’s just a simple building, you feel like it’s the most magnificent thing you’ve ever seen. Or when you see a beggar on the street, it makes you feel how lucky you really are, and when you go back to your own country, you get to see it in a different but in a good way. It feels great coming home.

Do you love traveling too?