Chasing Peace: The First Step is the Hardest

chasing peace first step

Burnt and peeling skin. Sore muscles. Palpitating heart. Overthinking brain. A really heavy backpack. My brain is on fire! [Warning: This is a really personal entry and I’ve been debating against myself if I should publish this or not. It might bore you. It might suck the life out of you because it could be a bit sad and dramatic. But if there’s one thing I want  you to feel, it’s that this entry should hopefully inspire you.] I wake up feeling and doing the same things everyday: spite, self-pity, self pep talk, PM a friend for more drama, play music, cry, stare […]

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Footprints 2016

footprints 2016

Last year, I made a wrap-up of my trips on 2015. At the end of the entry, I wrote how 2015 would be such a hard year to beat. Little did I know that 2016 would be something else. I have to be honest, by the end of 2016, my frustrations got me thinking, “What have I done with my life? Where am I taking my life?” They say one has to look back to history for one to figure out the future. Here I am, taking into account the highlights of the year that passed in the hopes of […]

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This is my 2016 Letter…

youth leaders summit

To my parents Thank you. I’ve appreciated you more this year for all your hard work and love for us, your kids. I’ve loved you more when I had nothing and you were there for me. I loved you more when I had my biggest heartache and you supported me. I know I’m not anywhere near where you’d hope for me to be, but I know deep inside I’ve made you proud this year. I’m sorry for all the disappointments and problems I’ve caused you. I may not have sound decisions for 2017, I might make a lot of mistakes […]

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Travel Diary: Bohol Two-Day Itinerary

Bohol two-day itinerary

It’s that time of year again. I’m talking, of course, about me and boyfriend’s anniversary. While many would show distaste for celebrating anniversaries, I, on the other hand, am a bit sentimental. This was a long overdue post since our anniversary was last April. But nevertheless, it’s never too late to share an ideal Bohol two-day itinerary. Here’s my latest travel diary starring my boyfriend Charles. Accommodation I initially wanted to go to Bohol because I had a huge discount off of a room at a luxurious resort in Panglao. But when I searched for properties on Airbnb, I found […]

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10 Reasons Why You Should Join the Gawad Kalinga Bayani Challenge

bayani challenge 2016

I have wanted to volunteer for Gawad Kalinga (GK) for such a long time. However, I was busy at school, I was preoccupied organizing events for my org and even until I was already working, I always found excuses to not do it. Come March 2016, I was out of job. I did not having anything meaningful to do and I was always either wasting money or sleeping. I contacted a friend and asked if I could volunteer and he said yes. I did a little proofreading on some communications, edited photos for tarpaulins and made a poster; but the […]

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