When In Macau/Hong Kong

November 25-28, 2016


So this is an overdue blog entry. I know, right? But I felt that there was a ‘need’ to blog this life changing experience. Bear with me. Thanks! 🙂

It was I think 1-2 months before our trip that I learned that my passport was going to expire in 4 months. It was required to have at least 6 months passport validity when travelling abroad but anyway, I took the risk. Luckily enough, I was able to pass by the immigration peacefully.

During this time, I do not know what I want in general. Please refer to this post- For What It’s Worth. It was published on December 1, few days after this trip. It was when I finally accepted that yes, I was in trouble.

It was all smiles during the whole trip. It was my first trip out of the country and I want to make the most out of it. From 22,000 to 25,000 steps everyday, it was fun. We did everything we could. So here you go. Pictures not in order.

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Macau: Dinner at Wynn, thank you ate  May!

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Macau: This spot reminds me of Batibot in UST. Go USTe!

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Hong Kong: When we literally went after our happines– yung ferry 🙂 para di na kami mag-google ng happiness! HAHA!

Hong Kong: After the cable car ride. Hunger games!!!!

Macau: Yoga night just because.

Macau: Ruins of St. Paul’s at night

Macau: Because we love the air outside the mall/casino, can’t remember where.

Macau: Thank you iPad timer for this wonderful stolen shot. hihi

At Macau Tower, we were there 8:45pm 🙂 Kami lang tao, solong solo.

Macau: At ate May’s flat; after a whole day of walking and eating, gin and tonic night. 

Hong Kong: At Mana! Fast Slow Food, for vegetarians. I thought I would not enjoy the food but I did. 

Hong Kong: At The Big Buddha. Trying my best to do a blogger shot!?!

Hong Kong: My happiness. hahaha!

At Macau Tower 🌃

Macau street

Macau street at night. Cleaann!

Macau: from Blissful Carrot, favorite.

So that’s the tourist part of the trip. Moving on….

This is when I got the chance to laugh and ‘hugot’ my heart out. I felt free. I felt I can do anything and say anything to them without the fear of being judged.  I literally forgot everything in the Philippines. HAHAHAHA! BUT, the good thing was, I never really told them what was happening to me. They challenged me to be better, to not settle for anything that is not for me and to go after what would make me happy. It was a relief to know that I am not the only one and the good news was, they got over it and so am I.

Few months after, it was not as easy as it seems. I started to question my worth, my values, my principles and everything in between. It was the hardest months. But I was reminded to be gentle with myself. I believed that I was growing, not just in the way I expected it. I gave myself a chance, I took risks and I choose to be happy.

At the end of each day, all I have is who I am. I made it this far and I am not going to stop to be better, everyday.

Thank you, Lord 🙂

PreGame

Pano ko ba sisimulan to? Ang bilis din kasi ng mga pangyayare. Puso at lakas ng loob kaya nabuo tong PreGame. From venue to title to talents to artworks to promotions to sponsors to program. Kinikilig padin ako/kami please.

3 days before the event, we have to adjust the program. Ang hanash don is nakapagrelease na kami ng program. Saya po. Pati syempre yung call times ng mga talents kailangan namin iadjust. Taranta talaga.Pero, praise God okay naman saa lahat yung adjustment.

On the day of the event naman, muntik kami mabawasan ng talent tapos 6pm na sobrang lakas ng ulan. Kailangan namin mag-start ng 7pm. Hay. Iba din. Pero wala na naman kami magagawa, we did our best to prepare for the event. Bahala na yung mga tao. hehe.

 

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Nakakatuwa na sila silang mga artists sinusuportahan yung isa’t isa. Walang pa-VIP sa kanila.

Salamat sa lahat nagpunta kahit sobrang lakas ng ulan. Kaiyak kayong lahat, swear! Nakakatuwa na makita na nageenjoy kayo kahit nakatayo yung iba.

Sa sponsors and media partners– Smirnoff Mule, Zomato, Victory Central Mall, Coffee Stache, Lazada, WhenInManila.com, Support Local Indie Scene and Visual Effects Manila.

Sa mga friends namin, Along Van Buren, Clubhouse, Tricia, Mikee, Manu, Choy and Nabie. Jusko. Salamat. Sana wag kayo magsawa na tumugtog samin. Sana nagenjoy din kayo.

Jihads, Zuela, Serge, Bullet,  Johnoy and SUD — No words. Thank you! Sa uulitin 🙂

Sa mga tumulong sa Epic– KK, JR, Darzi, Rene, Kate and sa Throwback, huhuhu. Super salamat.

Mga besh, LALA – Gel, Kaye and Cholo. Congrats satin. Walang namatay! Yehey! For the late night meetings, viber convo, sa mga taranta at kilig moments. Advance happy anniversary. ❤

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Hanash sa Elyu

Clingy Summer Ganap. Fun Times.

Kaye Raymundo

Since 2014, yearly na may outing ang Clingy. Kaya this year sobrang excited namin sa Elyu! Lahat kasi dagat na dagat naaaa!

Nung una, nakaset talaga na April kami aalis. Pero dahil fully booked ang Flotsam and Jetsam, niresched namin kung kelan may slot. May 6-8, just the right time to unwind before the crazy PH election.

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The Elusive Chanteuse Show

WHAT: Concert

WHO: Mariah Carey

WHERE: SM Mall of Asia Arena

WHEN: October 28, 2014


Chanteuse means songstress; a woman who is a concert or nightclub singer. (Thank you Merriam-Webster) and that’s Mariah Carey.

Lucky me, I got the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Elusive Chanteuse Show.

I am a Mariah Carey fan way back Heartbreaker-We Belong Together-Thank God I Found You-Honey-Cry Baby-It’s Like That-Remixes years.

I heard and watched rumors and videos about her being not-so-good as she was before. She got a lot of detractors and criticized her singing abilities. But I really enjoyed her show. Though its not that what I have expected but she’s MARIAH. She still has her signature whistle and the way she sang, damn, it was effortless. No one can sing like her.

I loved how she sang Hero. It was touching.

I was also very happy because she sang my favorite song (of hers) that is Always Be My Baby.

The best parts of the show were instead of talking, she was singing it. Ha!

I loved the lights. Solid lines.

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Thank you Gel for coming with me. #Clingy

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Thank InquirerExchange for being generous. This is an experience of a lifetime. ❤

Strip Off

Cupid’s demanding back its arrow -Lost Stars, Adam Levine

So… I have been in a relationship thrice in 8 years. First was 2 years, then 3 years, then 5 months with the same guy. Do you think that’s cool? Well… It has been really an amazing journey. If you are following my blog or you are my friend, then you knew.

Why am i blogging this? Because this is my outlet, this is my blog. I felt like this is where I can really be honest except when I am praying. Haters and judge-rs ARE NOT ALLOWED.

Only the two of us knew the truth about what really happened between us and I do not even want to talk about it. This is the only place I can.

I was hurt. No, I was devastated (more appropriate word to describe how I felt) when we decided to go separate ways for the 3rd time. I wanted us. I wanted him to be my happy ending. I gave literally my all. I fought all out for the last time, hoping that everything can be fixed. I had 7 days, 7 DAYS. Unfortunately, that was not enough to save the relationship or should I say, I was too late.

The week before the break up was the most painful and the craziest week I ever had. I learned and realized a lot.

  • Lose your pride but never your self respect– Do not hesitate to show your appreciation and love, you’ll actually gain more when you do.
  • Know the right time to talk. -Timing is everything, babe.
  • Love yourself a little bit more. -Accept your weaknesses and improve on it.
  • Forgive. -Yourself and your partner. It takes two to tango.
  • Know when to REALLY let go. -This is the hardest.
  • Understand. -No ifs, not buts. Not “I try to understand but I will and I should understand.”
  • Love. -Love even when it is difficult, love even when you are angry, love even when you do not understand, love even when you are hurting.

I thank God for giving us the desire of our hearts to be together again. I thank Him for letting us experience these ups and downs. I thank the Lord for every happy and sad moments we had. I thank the Lord for the opportunity to love someone like him. I thank the Lord for our love story. It may not be the ending we are expecting but it was always worth a try.

My last prayer for us was “Lord, reveal your plan for us, for our relationship. Make it happen.”

I had no regrets. I lost a battle but it was a battle of losing my plan to win God’s plan.