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 🙂

Friendship Appreciation Post

I know that I’ve been messed up
You never let me give up

Know that we don’t look like much
But no one fucks it up like us

This was suppose to be a Song of the Week post pero wala ee. HAHAHAHA! Gusto ko umiyak nung first time ko to narinig. Kanina while I was on my way to work, napakinggan ko ulit so, I felt a little emotional (normal me, hehe) and dahil don its friendship appreciation day.

Cheers to all my friends who have been there for me through all the seasons of my life. Bukod sa pamilya ko eh kayo lang naman ang priority ko. All of you keep me sane and insane at the same time. Kayo yung reminder sakin ng Diyos na love na love niya ko at kaya ko ding magmahal. Di ko ma put into words how grateful I am for the friendship. You made simple moments memorable kasi kayo kasama ko. More of our tawanan, hugutan,iyakan, chikahan, bastusan, inuman at marami pang iba. Lagi kayong nasa dasal ko.

   
  
 

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Happy Easter, friends! One of my realizations this Holy Week is to let go of your favorite sin. It is always a decision naman to do something so why not start letting go of it. Mahirap pero kaya nga tayo binigyan ng grasya ng Panginoon para sa mga ganitong bagay. How sweet it is to be loved by You Lord.

Reading// Random articles.

Writing// The Sunday Currently 03

Listening// Favorite Girl by Justin Bieber. Oh yes, I am a Belieber! hihi

Thinking// Next steps on my journey. Nakakakilig na nakakatakot pala chasing after what you really want. Wala kasing assurance. Napakauncertain ng lahat.

Smelling// ummm…. parang tuyo, nagluluto ata ng tuyo yung kapitbahay namin. Nainggit ako ah.

Wishing// Strong heart.

Hoping// Osige, hoping for the best. hahahaha!

Wearing// Sleeeeepwear bc it is Sunday!!!

Loving// Myself more.

Wanting// Peace of mind or contentment.

Needing// TIME FOR EVERYTHING. I will make time nalang pala for everything.

Feeling// Excited at the same time natatakot ako sa mga pwede mangyare. Praying about everything nalang.

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Reading// Job listings. HA HA HA!

Writing// The Sunday Currently 02 and another blog entry.

Listening// Please Don’t Say You Love Me by Gabrielle Aplin

Thinking// Yung future. Excited ako sa mga future plans ko. God is really surprising me with all the desires the nilalagay niya sa puso ko.

Smelling// ummm… walaaa

Wishing// New work abroad. Pretty please.

Hoping// For the best week ahead of me. Or good news. ganern.

Wearing// Sleeeeepwear. Almost ready to sleep naaa

Loving// My plans. hihi

Wanting// Sleep. Katahimikan.

Needing// Courage para sa lahat ng gustong gawin.

Feeling// Excited for all the things that may come and not come. Ngayon lang naging klaro sakin yung sarili kong plano for my future. Yehey!

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Song of the Week: EVERGLOW by Coldplay

So, kagabi ko lang to narinig at punong punong puno siya ng feels. Mej emotional na ko for the past two days. May mga nabasa at nalaman about the past na sana hindi nalang.

Lines that struck me the most are:

when it feels like the end of my world
when I should but I can’t let you go?

so if you love someone, you should let them know
oh the light that you left me will everglow

When we love someone, we have to show it. When we have loved someone, it stays there because the love (that was shared)has became a part of you no matter what.

I have researched the meaning of the song. Awwww. it hurts, hurts deep…

To me, it’s about–whether it’s a loved one or a situation or a friend or a relationship that’s finished, or someone’s passed away–I was really thinking about, after you’ve been through the sadness of something, you also get this everglow. That’s what it’s about.

Thank you, Chris Martin!

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First time. Ilang weeks ko na tntry na iblog to pero ewan ko din bakit ngayon lang.

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Reading// After You by Jojo Moyes. Book 2 for Me Before You. Taking my time to read the book.

Writing// The Sunday Currently 01

Listening// Sud’s Sila. “Walang sagot sa tanong kung bakit ka mahalaga….” Andaming hugot nitong kantang to sa buhay ko. Haaay. and Find Tomorrow. “Take me to a place where time is frozen, You dont have to close your eyes and dream” 

Thinking// What to eat. Kinda hungry.

Smelling// Nothing. hahaha

Wishing// ummmm ano nga ba? secret? :))

Hoping// For a productive weekend at work. Yahoo!

Wearing// Sleeeeepwear. Kakagising ko palang kasi halos. Sarreh.

Loving// This weekend? Kita ko crush ko ee. :))

Wanting// Bakasyon.

Needing// Prayers. Discernment. ayayayay… time to make some things right.

Feeling// Ummm there are a lot of reasons to be happy. I may feel sad at times but I always remind myself that it is always a choice and always choose to be happy or always look at the positive side. Easier said and done, I know but lets try! Its always worth a try. Yay! Makes sense? :))

Yay for this weekend. Thank you Lord. ❤

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