A two way street

I was sitting on a bench around the corner while snowing, I wonder profoundly about my life. I see people crossing the street and cars passing by. I wonder, how on Earth I came here? I answered my own question. I was here because I have purpose. I was here because I am capable of living and choose what to do.

While, sitting and wondering I looked at the sky and imagine all of my dreams. I smiled weirdly and thought about how to get it. Thinking about time and effort makes me feel crazy and lazy but I know I must pursue because I know it is a rewarding feeling to achieve my goals one by one.

I often ask myself silly questions and found the answer right in front of me or somewhere deep within me. It is a some kind of a two way street I can go here and there to get to the place that I want to go. Maybe there are some long haul drives of flights to go through but somewhere there, I know I can get there.

I felt chilly as the snow drops heavily with the wind. I wished that if only I could freeze time and get there without losing so much but life must go on and we can never go back just moving forward and aiming right with a clearer view.

-Anna

My 2013

This is a bit recap of my year. I must admit that this is a ‘ME STUFF” and not something about food, travel, technology, beauty or anything above or under the hot sunshine. :)

This is an awesome year to remember. “22” is the best age according to Taylor Swift and I think she is right about it while, according to Paramore from their Hello Cold World song,

22 is like the worst idea that I have ever had
It’s too much pain, it’s too much freedom
What should I do with this?
it’s not the way you plan it
It’s how you make it happen

Well, both idea were right, I have experienced both and I just had lots of fun, pressure and knowledge to keep. It makes me feel more human and I realized that every second of the day is important because I am getting old and I might lose my aces and regret it for not doing anything. I must spend it wisely and even if it is difficult to do, I must survive! Even if it is tiring, at the end of the day it will be all full worth to do.

One thing is for sure about me now and for the succeeding years:  “I WILL NEVER LOSE ANY PARTICULAR CHANCE IN MY LIFE. I WILL AVOID TO SAY NO TO GOOD TIMES AND QUALITY TIMES. I WILL DO EVERYTHING TO MAKE A LIVING AND FOR MY FUTURE

ON THE OTHER HAND, here are some photos of my adventures this year:

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Mother’s day with Nanay and Mommy (My Grannies)

Nicole's 4th Birthday @ 8waves Waterpark and Resort

April 17: Nicole’s 4th Birthday @ 8waves Waterpark and Resort

Summer 2013 @ Aztea Zambales. Beach day!

Summer 2013 @ Aztea Zambales. Beach day!

May 25, 26, 27: 3 days 2 nights with Ejay's family @ Piña Colina Tagaytay.

May 25, 26, 27: 3 days 2 nights with Ejay’s family @ Piña Colina Tagaytay.

May 26: Mommy's Birthday. (I missed it because I was in Tagaytay with Ejay).

May 26: Mommy’s Birthday. (I missed it because I was in Tagaytay with Ejay).

Night Swimming with Elementary classmates. Such fun night! Friends Forever!

Night Swimming with Elementary classmates. Such fun night! Friends Forever!

July 02: Vianca's 16th Birthday.

July 02: Vianca’s 16th Birthday.

July 04: Lloyd's 15th Birthday.

July 04: Lloyd’s 15th Birthday.

JULY 09: COMPLETE! COUSINS!

JULY 09: COMPLETE! COUSINS!

With Daryll. My Cousin!

With Daryll. My Cousin!

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July Moments with Santiago Family

August 03: Ate Camille's Bridesmaid on her Wedding! <3

August 03: Ate Camille’s Bridesmaid on her Wedding! <3

September 19: Eliana's 2nd Birthday at Jollibee Pulilan (September 23)

September 19: Eliana’s 2nd Birthday at Jollibee Pulilan (September 22)

MY 23 BIRTHDAY WITH EJAY!!

MY 23rd BIRTHDAY WITH EJAY!!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS! 5th Christmas with Ejay. :)

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
5th Christmas with Ejay. :)

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Christmas photo

I am really thankful for this year. Grateful to do so many things. had lots of fun with my family and friends. Spend quality time with those people I love most. 2013 is a year of experience for me. Looking forward to more adventures in 2014. It is a new beginning too! I am gonna be tougher than I am now.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

I hope you all had a good year in 2013 too and like I wish, may 2014 be nice to all of us. We cannot avoid bumps on the road but you must learn how to drive: speed up, slow down and stop.

Love,

anna

On my birthday

I am in a dilemma right now. I am torn into pieces of all the things that I want to do on my birthday, which is on Tuesday (09/24). I want a meaningful, great, quite peaceful and happy day. Though I am going to go to church first which ever decision I made.

First, I want to celebrate at home, cooked some for my family and stay at home where I can achieve a quite peaceful and great and happy day. I want to spend some time being completely happy with my love ones but my siblings have classes so, I am going to be alone at home with my father, kasambahay (house helper) and my other sibling. It might be just an ordinary day at home.

Second, I want to go out with my boy friend though he needs to go to work because it is a tuesday and he just started in his new job. I want to go watch movies, eat a lot of food and talk to him all day which is not boring for me. You know what, I can talk to him for long hours without being bored because I am just happy talking to my best friend / boy friend. I just want a date. I miss having date. If he needs to go to work on my day, it’s okay I understand that.

Third, go to Manila and find and meet some friends who are available to eat and chat with me. Maybe just maybe. I can catch up with a lot of them on a tuesday night after their work. My two girl friends, Rachel and Pauline are in school and busy doing stuff. Which automatically not available.

Fourth, if nothing will happen on my day, maybe I can go alone and treat myself and look back all the past 23 years I have been.

Reaching 23 years living and still kicking some butts is really hard. I know I am tough and will tougher than ever. I am just thankful that I have this kind of life. Whatever happens on that day, I am surely thankful that I am alive today.

I will always be the happy and smiling Anna that others usually says about me. Because a lot of people who knew me, describes me as a sun that can brighten up the room and I will still be that kind of person 23 years more and counting.

Love,
Anna

I recently dyed my hair red

Well, I must say, my hair is not red though I used Revlon hair color, RED 150. My best friend told me that she wanted to color her hair and since she have short hair and I too, we decided to share because there will be some let overs.

I have black hair like most of Asians. I am now hyped with hair dyeing though I don’t know how to bleach my hair so that when I use the hair color products it will surely dye my hair same with what is in the product picture. I have dyed my hair golden blonde before and I have used Revlon too so I trusted this product ever since because it is a good. However, I am using this product on my dark hair and I know it will be different from the product photo unless I bleached my hair.

If there’s someone out there who knows how to bleach hair. I will be thankful if you teach me. Thank you! By the way, I am planning to dye my hair again and I am planning to try  Etude House Red wine hair color. :)

Love,

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3 apps to help you download paid app for free

Who do not want to get a premium app without paying any cents for their ipad or iphone. I for those who are not yet aware that you can grab free apps for a limited time from apple store. Personally, I always wanted an app but it is not for free or not in full version but I don’t want to pay just for an app and after a while I am going to delete it anyway. So, I present to you these three apps that will surely help you to look for a free paid apps that fits to your needs.

1. App of the day

A daily dose of paid app for free and available for a limited time only per day. Although, you can only get one app a day, you can be sure that the app is valuable for your needs and sometimes, the app that you really want is available for free. Never miss a chance on availing all the gratitude of app developers for consumers.

2. Apps fire

This app can give you an awesome lists of apps that were free. What’s different in this app, it will post free paid apps according to your interests. No registration or any need to pay for any apps. Plus, you will just wait for the paid app that you really wish to be free. So, when you have spotted a really good app that fits to your needs, grab it right away!

3. Apps gone free

This app can give you a daily list of paid apps which are free for a limited time, just like the other two apps. What is different in this app is you can go back and browse other apps which has been free the other day and still up for grabs. Download this app and you might bump in to an app that you wanted and gone free just for a limited time.

I know you wanted to download good apps which help you to make your life easier. So, never miss a day visiting these apps everyday to check whether you want the app that is available for free.

If ever you have questions or have any apps you know who give free paid apps. I always wanted to help anyone from everything to anything. Just leave a comment and I will give you all of my best answers. :)

Always,

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7 best reasons why is it good when your best friend is your boyfriend

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I must say, having a best friend is one of God’s best gift to a person. A best friend is defined as your reflection at any part of your life while, having a boyfriend is a transformed friendship into love relationship. Personally, my best friend is my boyfriend and I can share good things and on my next post I will share all the boyfriend/ best friend relationship doubts.

1. You know each other for a long time

You no longer need to be acquainted to each other because you have known each other long enough to ask his name, address, age, birthday, likes and dislikes. You will no longer have the hard time, looking for common things you share because you have been and will always be best friends, in short, you have a lot in common.

2. You will not have the hard time to introduce oneself from his/your family

Maybe, creating some long introductory speeches in front of each other’s family are not necessary for they already know you because you have been introduced to them long before you realize that you are in love for each other. Plus, less shy on approaching them for you have known them too.

3. You know his or her past relationships

I know, some couples always have troubles with exes and the advantage of having a boyfriend who are your best friend is he knows who are your past relationships and you know them so, you have less worries about it.

4. You are both open to discuss anything

From personal to gossip conversations it is all fun. It is like an open book, you can talk about good things, problems, future plans and everything under the sun. Even all the private things to talk like secrets and all.

5. You have common friends while you know also his/her extended friends

This is one of my favorite part, having common friends because it is so hard to let your friends know your boyfriend. And here’s a catch, when your guy have a best friend and you were not close enough to know each other. There’s a big awkwardness in this situations. However, when you have common friends because you have been best friends and you know who are his extended friends. It is like creating a group where you can be friends not lovers.

6. Your relationship have a good foundation

People say, “at any relationship, it must have a good start or a good foundation”. A simple friendship which started everything is a huge part in a love relationship. When you are in this kind of relationship, you have to maintain the friendship because sometimes love fades but friendship never.

7. You are more comfortable with each other

Back then when are still in a best friend stage, you and your guy used to hang out, play video games or eat out for lunch or dinner or just even spend some sleepless nights while talking about crushes and jokes. When you are not dating your best friend, you still experience some sort of awkwardness but when you are dating your best friend, those awkward boundaries were broken and you act naturally and happy at each other’s side.

At any given situation, a friend is always good whenever you feel alone, sad, happy or sort of feeling crushed and it is more best to have a friend and a boyfriend because its all-in-one. You just have to be sure that you feel love and care and be sure it is not an infatuation. Never ever lose the friendship between you and him because it matters a lot.

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Circles

ImageThere is a formal reason of why you love somebody is to let yourself to be loved too. Considering that they can fully hurt you. We all believe that there are different types of relationships and each one is unique from the other. Maybe it have some things in common but at the end there are some bits and pieces that is unique to anyone else.

We could barely think about how a couple struggle, but one thing is for sure, “If they promised to work things out and if they love each other at a certain point they can do anything they want.” Even, moving mountains across the sea.

There’s no such thing as perfect love, true love or forever. If you just stop finding the right person and let God plan everything for your love. You will no longer chase the wrong ones. Although, sometimes God gave you the wrong one to learn from it so that when the He gave you the right one you can able to manage whatever life gave you, together.

If you love someone, you will do anything and when you do love someone you have to deal with the trials and surpass it together. As people says, “You will not stop wondering not until you try it”. Try to love. Try to risk things. Try to be hurt and cry. Try to scream at the top of your lungs. Try to be yourself. Try not to depend on others because some people throw rubbish at your back because they don’t know you at all.

Circles interconnects

There are times that people thought that the only people I have is them. They don’t know that besides them, I also create my own circles and those circles understand for who I am. They are the one who know better than them. I can talk shits and rainbows with them.

Circles can fully understand me. I love my days when I am with them. I felt like I am living and I am human. I am not creating a bubble but I am protecting myself from being hurt by the people who don’t understand me at all. I do not want to cry because of what they say about me. I know words are sharper than a knife and can tear me up into pieces but I allow them to do it to me.

I popped my bubble and let them enter my life again but they hurt me again. Every person that I love were being hurt by these people and I don’t wanna see another person crying because of them. First, I saw my mom cry because of them and now, My father. I don’t wanna see another love cry because of them. It is enough that I cry because they have thrown sharp words at me. I am putting my bubble up again.

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