10 Happy Things Vol. 5

Hello February! January has been pretty crazy but exciting. So many things are happening and I feel like everything that I’ve been wanting for so long is finally gonna come true. I hope that this year would really be my year. Change is not always easy but it might be the best thing for me. Here are some of the things that made me smile last month until now:

  1. My gorgeous friend Elisha shared me this blog theme and I really like it! Thanks lovely!
  2. 5 days of driving lessons and I finally know how to drive. I learned the shift stick first so that it would just be easy for me to learn the automatic. I haven’t tried driving by myself though. Hopefully soon.
  3. I bought a new black leather journal and it’s where I pour my heart out whenever I need to. Writing is therapeutic for me and being obsessed about documenting life, I write my memories down.
  4. I got a haircut a day ago and I’m feeling good about it. Having a medium length hair makes me look younger. I still have plans to color it. Maybe some caramel balayage or any shade that’s subtle.
  5. My cousins and I have a long distance relationship. I miss them but it’s cool that we keep each other in touch using group chat on Facebook. Hearing their laughter always make my day.
  6. Speaking of LDR, my guy is not in the city but we chat everyday and video call each other when we have the chance to. Good morning and good night texts never fail to make me smile.
  7. My plans to pursue my dreams abroad are getting closer and closer. I can’t wait to begin this whole new chapter of my life.
  8. It feels good to save money I’ve earned. I haven’t really splurged and it’s just nice seeing my savings getting bigger.
  9. We have some travel plans that’s gonna be happening real soon with friends! Also, me and my cousins are planning to swim with the whales in Cebu. I can’t wait!
  10. I’m just happy to be back in the blogging scene! I have been back reading some of your posts and getting active on social media again. Follow me on Snapchat: alissamags

What made you happy lately?

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36 Comments

  • Reply
    Jeini
    February 2, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Wow. This is so nice, Alissa. That’s really nice of Elisha. I envy that you know how to drive. Hihi. The black journal sounds great. It seems like a fancy one. #6 yes, communication is really the key for a successful LDR. It’s hard but I know you can surpass it. #8 really feels good specially when you can really control yourself. Haha. I also have a list like this every Tuesday which I call the Thankful Tuesdays. <3

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      Alissa
      February 4, 2016 at 11:00 am

      Hi Jeini! πŸ™‚ Yeah, I’m glad she shared this theme with me. Driving feels so great, I think we all should learn how to drive. My journal looks fancy indeed but looks kind of artistic inside πŸ™‚

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    Corinne
    February 3, 2016 at 6:34 am

    Ahh, well done on the driving Leaning to drive was the best thing I ever did, it’s so freeing!

    Corinne x

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      Alissa
      February 3, 2016 at 8:53 pm

      I can’t wait to drive on my own! πŸ™‚

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    Mei
    February 3, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Congrats for the driving lessons! I still don’t know how to drive until now haha I have actually thought of taking lessons too, but since my papa knows how to drive naman, maybe I’ll just ask him to teach me so I can save money from enrolling to lessons haha someday, when I finally have my own car. Haha

    Go for a hair color! It’s exciting πŸ™‚ I had my hair dyed for the first time last year and I’m loving it. πŸ™‚ I’m thinking of another hair color soon hahaha

    I’ve been in an LDR for almost 4 or 5 yrs, and I must say you should really maintain the constant communication. πŸ™‚

    Looking forward to your travels soon, hopefully you’ll blog about it! If you need more suggestions where to go, you can check this one: http://bit.ly/1nFhLVk
    Cebu is one great place! There’s so many things to do in Cebu. I highly recommend canyoneering! And oh, please, don’t swim with the sharks. I discourage you, and everyone to do it. Here’s a few reasons why: http://bit.ly/1H523oN

    Glad you’re back to blogging! Hope to see you around πŸ™‚
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      Alissa
      February 4, 2016 at 10:59 am

      Haha My cousin tried to teach me a year ago but I wasn’t being serious if. It’s like just a game to me since my cousin is always scaring me on the road. LOL. Oh, believe me. When you know how to drive already, your interests in car will intensify more. That’s what it did to me at least. XD

      I dyed my hair on my own last year but it still looks black. Maybe this weekend I’ll try treating it at the salon. I’m so excited!

      My cousin really wants to swim with the sharks but I don’t know about it. :/

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    Janine
    February 4, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Glad that Elisha shared this theme to you! She won my WordPress theme giveaway. Haha. When are you coming here? I hope I can meet you! πŸ™‚
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      Alissa
      February 9, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      Yeah, it’s nice of her to share it! πŸ™‚ We’re coming maybe sometime in April. Would love to meet you too!

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    Dice
    February 4, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I really dislike it when my boyfriend goes out of the city. It makes me sad. Well anyways, the wordpress theme is so pretty πŸ™‚
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      Alissa
      February 9, 2016 at 5:10 pm

      Thanks Dice! Yeah, being away for sometimes sucks especially Valentines is coming soon

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    Cherry May
    February 4, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    It is such a liberating feeling to learn how to drive! It’s the best thing that ever happened to me, just the thought that I have a medium to escape to wherever whenever I feel like to is the best feeling ever, it’s so reassuring that I can do whatever I want to do without relying on anyone but myself. I used to rely to my family or my boyfriend to take me places and now I can do it alone or with them! It’s absolutely amazing!

    Goodluck on your journey abroad, so happy that you’re still pursuing nursing! I am on a very confusing path of my life right now and I am glad you know what you wanted to do with yours πŸ™‚
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      Alissa
      February 9, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      Thanks Cherry! πŸ™‚ Hopefully I can buy my own car someday but for now, I’ll just stick to our family car. Still a great feeling though! I hate commuting sometimes haha. It’s okay to be confused as long as you’re happy on what you’re doing right now.

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    Jae
    February 5, 2016 at 4:10 am

    Congratulations on finally learning how to drive! I learned when I was 20 (I think?), and it was out of necessity because I had classes that ended at 9PM when I was still in college. My parents thought it’s safer for me to drive than put me in a college dorm. Hahaha!
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      Alissa
      February 9, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      Haha! I was a bit of a nervous wreck that I refuse to learn how to drive. I wish I learned it a bit sooner.

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    Lou
    February 5, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Yay, you’re finally coming to Cebu ? This is indeed a happy list, Ali. Glad your heart is in content and really happy now. ❀

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      Alissa
      February 9, 2016 at 5:26 pm

      Thanks Lou! Yeah, Cebu would be amazing!

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    Anne
    February 5, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    I’m sure you’ll enjoy Cebu! Don’t forget to drop by the waterfalls near the whale shark site! In case you’ll need it, here are some great places to eat in when you’re in Cebu. πŸ™‚

    http://www.annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com
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      Alissa
      February 9, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      Thanks for the tips Anne! Would love to eat in those restaurants! I can;t wait!

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    Corinth
    February 6, 2016 at 4:48 am

    Buti ka pa marunong na mag drive. ? And I’m glad you’re able to write down your thoughts again. I used to do that but every time I read back through the stuff I wrote down, it’s so hard for me to read my own handwriting! HAHA. So I stopped. I hate my penmanship. :((

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      Alissa
      February 9, 2016 at 11:20 am

      Corinth, you should learn how to drive πŸ™‚ I did the lessons cuz I know I may need it if I go abroad already. haha my handwriting is so small too but it’s readable pa naman. I saw yours and it’s pretty though

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    Mac
    February 6, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Welcome back again to the blogging scene πŸ˜€ And make sure that you’ll always take photos of your travels for us to see πŸ˜€
    God Bless!

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      Alissa
      February 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      Sure, I will! I wen to another place this weekend. Might blog about it

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    Dyanne Pauline
    February 6, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    You’re learning how to use the shift stick na. Cool!! I started with automatic eh. I don’t think I could ever learn using the shift stick. I get terribly confused. Haha! Goodluck on your next driving lessons! :DD

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      Alissa
      February 9, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      It’s just easy once you get the hang of it but still though, at least you know how to drive automatic!

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    Jannette
    February 6, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Ooh, congrats on learning to drive! And so happy for you and your dreams coming true! πŸ˜€
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      Alissa
      February 9, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks Jannette

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    Mac
    February 8, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Wow driving must be one of your hidden talents πŸ™‚

    Happy Blogging! God Bless!
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    Elisha
    February 9, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Hahaha! You’re welcome gorgeous! Still don’t have time to change mine. Haha! Speaking of LDR too, so relate much about it. If constant lang ang communicate, nothings impossible. ^_^.

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    Ochi
    February 9, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Weeeeh Oslob is an awesome adventure! Haven’t posted my personal experience yet but you;ll surely enjoy it. πŸ™‚

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    Cae
    February 9, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    You’re coming to Cebu? I’m excited for you! πŸ™‚

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    Joyce
    February 11, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Hi Ali! So glad and i’m so happy that the universe is on your side. You deserve all the happiness! <3
    I have problems in saving up, haha, I end up spending it all on food or things. Well, maybe this post will motivate me to save up. haha.
    Have fun on your future travels! πŸ™‚
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    Richel V.
    February 12, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Congrats on learning how to drive, Alissa! I’ve been planning to do that as well, but somehow, it keeps getting delayed. My younger cousin learned how to drive earlier than me. Seems like my grandad is always busy when /I/ ask him to teach me. Haha.
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    Crystal // Dreams, etc.
    February 18, 2016 at 3:24 am

    Your theme is really pretty! I noticed it right away. πŸ™‚ It sounds like you have some fun travels coming up. I added you on Snapchat. I’m dreamsetcblog. πŸ™‚

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    Reg Rodriguez
    February 20, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    I’m so excited for you pursuing your dream abroad!!! It’s gonna be an amazing ride! And oh, you may want to check out OutandAbroad.com. It’s a site created by a Pinay expat millennial, I wish I read it before moving abroad πŸ˜‰

    x Reg

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    Camille
    March 2, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    congratulations on learning how to drive! It’s been in my bucket list for years and I still don’t know how to drive. I’m looking forward to your travels abroad! πŸ™‚

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