Life Recently Vol. 13

READING// I have seen the trailer of the movie Me Before You and it has been nothing but amazing. I wanted to read the book before I see the movie, so I started reading this Jojo Moyes book. I’m aware that I needed tissues for this but I don’t think I’ll be ready for the heartache. That’s what I want in a book anyway, to make me feel something. It has been a while since a book made me cry so, I have high hopes for this. I bet it won’t disappoint me though.

LISTENING// to the sound of the AC blasting in my mom’s room. It has been so hot lately and it seems like the sunlight likes my room so much that the heat is too much to bear.

Lately, I always find myself singing along to 7 Years by Lucas Graham. Been listening to songs by King Charles and Vance Joy as well. My current favorite is Carry Away and Fire and Flood.

WATCHING// Jan and I watched X-Men Apocalypse and it was so good. I’m not really particular with the backstory of each super heroes, so it was nice that I can understand this movie without remembering what happened to other X-men movies. I have also seen The Diary of A Teenage Girl yesterday. It’s not like the usual coming of age film. It’s raw, human and has a little bit of dark theme to it. It’s about a 15 year old girl who likes to draw and she found herself in a complicated affair with her mom’s boyfriend.


PLAYING// Is it just me who still plays Candy Crush?  If I’m bored, I can always count on this app to entertain me. It doesn’t require data or wifi so it’s a good way to kill time. Been playing RF Online as well. I got curious on this game since Jan is really into it. Funny how I always get killed playing this game but I like that we can chat there and he can show me around.

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This is my character. Isn’t she cute? 🙂

FEELING// Happy, in love and contentEverything has been so good lately. My anxiety and overthinking has lessen. I trust myself more now, been feeling motivated, inspired and I have been more positive. So much light has come out of my darkness and I’m thankful for it.

EATING// If there’s one thing I’m unmotivated to do, it’s losing weight. Ugh, why is it so damn hard? I’m really trying though. I should eat clean. I miss wearing dresses without cringing at myself in the mirror. Seems like my fats like to stay in my arms. Whhyy? haha

PLANNING// My cousins and I have been planning to hike on a mountain and camp there overnight. I hope the plan will push through. I love bonding with them. My close friend and I are also planning to have a date tomorrow. So many things we have to catch up and I miss her. Lunch and movie date, it is!

WRITING// Sometimes I forget to write on my journal. So many happy things are happening lately that writing about it hasn’t come to mind. It feels good to just focus on reality sometimes. I have been catching up though. I have a bad memory so I try to write as many details as I can to what has been happening. It’s nice to look back on what I wrote years from now. 

CLICKING// This keyboard. Most of my cousins are out of the country so chatting with them is the only way we can bond. It’s nice that we can still laugh together even if we’re miles apart.

LEARNING// To focus on my review classes. Too many books I want to read, too many movies I want to see, too many things to do and places to go. So many distractions but it’s only a matter of juggling my time and I think I need to learn how to manage my time wisely. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy after all.

 How’s life lately? 

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    May 24, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    I really like that movie, The Diary of A Teenage Girl, it was just so real. & I’ve also been thinking of watching X-Men with le boyf ‘cos I’ve heard a lot of good reviews about it. I hope it don’t disappoint. Btw, also read the book Me Before you and its second installment. I bet you’ll love it esp. the second one. Hahaha! 🙂

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      May 24, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      Is the second one a continuation? I can’t wait to finish reading it! 🙂 When will the movie show though? The cast is perfect! The Diary of A Teenage Girl is a unique story. I love the animation and doodles on it as well!

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        May 25, 2016 at 9:50 pm

        Yes, After you is the title of the second installment. I liked it better than Me Before You. Hahaha! I think this June is the release month of the movie. So we better watch out for it 😀

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    Richel V.
    May 25, 2016 at 10:11 am

    I didn’t think Me Before You would make me cry that much, but it did. I’m pretty sure the movie will make me cry more. Hahaha! X-Men was not a disappointment! Marvel almost always delivers good movies. I’m interested with The Diary of A Teenage Girl. I’m adding that to my to-watch list.

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    Michelle Bio
    May 25, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Ohh. I haven’t seen The Diary of a Teenage Girl! Mentally adding that to my long list of movies to watch! x
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      May 26, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      You should! 🙂 It’s kinda odd but it’s entertaining.

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    May 25, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    I still play Candy Crush! Haha, though 1010 is also the app I can rely on whenever I’m bored and out of connection. By the way, been reading your tweets and seeing your posts for the past weeks and I can really feel your happiness Ali. Praying the best for the thing that awaits. 🙂
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      May 26, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      Thanks, Lou! 🙂 lol I didn’t know someone notices it.

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    May 26, 2016 at 8:24 am

    I need to grab that book (Me Before You). I wanted to see the movie, too, but knowing me I’ll appreciate the book way more, haha!

    Thanks for sharing what’s been going on recently!

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      May 26, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      We better finish the book before the movie starts then 🙂

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    Renee Alexis
    May 26, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Losing weight is also my biggest problem to date and I am having a hard time finding the right motivation to really puch through.

    I love Me Before You so much and I can hardly wait for the movie. I’m looking forward for your thoughts about it, Ali!

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      May 26, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      Aaahh! I have been busy lately, I haven’t read it yesterday but tonight I will! If everyone likes it, I’m pretty sure I will too!

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    Danica Rama
    May 27, 2016 at 3:00 am

    Yaaaaas losing weight is so hard to do. Like it feels so good thinking about going to the gym, imaging yourself wearing gym clothes from head to toe….but giving it a shot is just urggggg. haha wish losing weight is as easy as 123

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      May 27, 2016 at 10:16 am

      I hope so too! 🙂 The only time I got skinny was when I got depressed. I like what I see in the mirror but feeling like I can’t eat even when I’m hungry is the worst. So, I’d rather be happy. But I should be active though to lose weight.

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    May 27, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    So happy for you Ali. <3 You deserve all the happiness in the world. I may not as often chat with you or what but I always smile whenever I see a happy post from you on FB.
    Same here, I love food so much and i've been having a hard time losing weight. The doc said i have to trim down in order to have regular period.
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      May 28, 2016 at 10:34 am

      Your weight has affected your period? oh no. And thanks Joyce 🙂 I really am much happier right now.

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    Nora Gouma
    May 27, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Absolutely interesting post, thank you for sharing!!!


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    Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom
    May 27, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Glad your anxiety has decreased! I know that boat all too well, haha, and it can be so hard! I gotta check out that book too!
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      May 28, 2016 at 10:36 am

      It’s a struggle but it’s okay now. 🙂 Read the book before the movie shows!

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    May 27, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    glad you seem to be doing well! I want to see X-Men! Glad it was good and you liked it 🙂 I love those films. I’ll have to go watch this weekend – hope your weekend goes well also!

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    May 28, 2016 at 2:59 am

    I’m all for candy crush! It’s my guilty pleasure. The Me Before You trailer looks so good, I just picked up the book today!

    Rachel /

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      May 28, 2016 at 10:50 am

      We’re Candy Crush twinnies! 🙂 I should finish the book now!

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    May 29, 2016 at 5:16 am

    Loving the new look of your site! <3 And I'm happy because you're feeling happy, in love and inspired!

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    RV Panambo
    May 29, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    This new theme is so you, Alissa! Did you switch to

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      May 30, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      I have been using .org ever since I moved here 🙂

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    Reg Rodriguez
    May 30, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Omg, can I just say that when I grabbed Me Before You, I thought it was a light, young love, kind of story. I started reading it before bed, reached the part about the twist, and ended up reading until 5am. STRESS!!! And yay for being happy! I’m glad your anxiety has lessened, tips please!!!

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    Guillian Mae
    June 30, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Oh I would love to watch the diary of teenage girl. I love your new banner <33

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