Give thanks

Oftentimes, we confine our minds to the things we don’t have. We are too engrossed in chasing those material and immaterial possessions. And in the process of doing so, we reach a point where we get too insecure with ourselves and up to its extremity, we tend to self-pity. Though it’s a reality one must face, it is not healthy. There will be negative outcomes resulting from this kind of attitude.

Instead of this, why don’t we put on a more vibrant aura? Seal a happy face and a pleasant smile. I learned that dealing with negativity is way too much stress. And I am too blessed to be stressed. God gave me so much that other people were deprived of. That alone is enough to be thankful for. If you look closely, there’s just so much to give thanks.  

The Selection, Kiera Cass
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ 

I really enjoyed this book. I was always looking forward to what would Maxon’s grand gesture be towards America. I can’t seem to put it down at the thought that America is torn between two lovers and I thought by the end of this book she would finally let one go. As of this moment, I can’t seem to put my whole heart to America-Maxon loveteam. Part of me still believe that there’s still a chance for Aspen to come in the picture. I’m always a fan of first loves and I believe that what Aspen and America had was pure and true.

The Elite, Kiera Cass
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Sorry but I never liked this book (among the three that is) because of the turnout of events. First, I hated how indecisive America got to be. Maxon then Aspen then back at Maxon then Aspen. She can’t seem to get it together. I think she’s so afraid that she might lose them both that’s why she’s not choosing and not letting any of them go. I felt a pang of hurt when I realized that she only considers Aspen as second choice. As you can see, I’m up for Team Aspen on book one. Second, I hated how Maxon still entertains girls like Kriss and Celeste when he knows for sure that he liked America. Grrr. Lastly, I hated how Aspen can be so helpless. Serving his master and chasing the love of his life is not an easy load. But I loved what happened in the safe room during the rebel attacks! *wink*

The One, Kiera Cass
Rating: ★ ★ ★ 

Yes, perfect ending. I’m really sorry for how it ended with Aspen though. The twists and turns about the Elite who’s a rebel and America’s father being a part of the Northerners, Aspen together with a maid, Celeste tragic ending - it’s all CRAZY but I loved it. Especially the first “I love you” being told. It’s all so surreal. I finally understood Maxon. He didn’t want to put America in the position where he’s just being pressured with everything that’s going on around them. He gave her time. He wanted to be sure of her feelings. I finally knew the rationale behind not letting some of the Elite go when he himself knew that his feelings for America were true. The marriage was the best part though, being friends with your first love is a big deal. And loved how their characters consumed me.

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How are you today?
Anonymous

Doing okay Anon! You??:)

Hi! I just wanted to ask how you made your gifs? :)
Anonymous

Hello Anon, sorry late reply! I used Photoscape for pictures and Photoshop for videos! ;)

Wow you're so good at lettering I'm so envious O.O how did you learn to do that?
Anonymous

SLR! Thank you Anon! I’m not a pro when compared to others who are already veterans in hand lettering. But I enjoy what I do. Time and practice are the keys to my outputs! ;)

Hello July! Second half of the year, here we go!!

Hello July! Second half of the year, here we go!!


Certain realities I’ve learned in my first job
It’s been exactly 1 year, 1 month and 18 days since I first entered this Supermarket as a probationary employee. I never expected I was able to play the role of an Accounting Assistant this long. I have my own share of weakness and irritation. I’ve shed tears dealing with the stress around the workplace. Believe me, it’s no easy task. There’s no easier way to describe it, but working in the professional world - it’s not all happy go lucky kind of thing. Along the way, I was able to pick up real life lessons and was able to incorporate it in my everyday life.
You are your own hero. People will be there to guide you and say advises to you but none of them will be there all throughout the way. One day, you’d have to do it all on your own. Be prepared when that day comes.
People come, people go. Yes, you’d be able to build relationships, establish friendships and sometimes, more than that. But understand that people have to make their own path and sometimes you aren’t encompassed in that path they’re taking. Learn to let them go and still be appreciative that you’ve met these kind of people along the way.
Choose and work for what you really want in life. Oftentimes, we always opt for the most convenient and most practical of all kinds. Guess what, it may disappoint you but eventually, you’ll find yourself unhappy. Find that something you really want. Something that you are truly passionate about, and if you do, right then and there, you’d never had to work for a day in your life!
Officework is a routine and can be very boring. Be primed for this. Every day may be new but it’s the same tussle you face every day. It’s the same problems you account for every day. This can be extremely boring but it’s always up to you to make it thrilling. You have to make it thrilling.
Don’t let the pressure monster eat you. You will deal with all kinds of pressure while in the real world - pressure from your social circles, from family, from your boss or from the world itself. Don’t ever let it get to you. Fight back. This pressures may get under your skin but don’t let it ruin you. It’s all part of the act. 
The future is a surprise. No matter how many times you’ve planned it in your head or no matter how many steps you’ve taken to perfect that future you’ve always wanted, sometimes life is tricky and can take you to different detours. It’s scary but stay focused. 
It’s not the luck that will bring us high in life; it’s actually perseverance, determination and ambition. Aim for that one.

Certain realities I’ve learned in my first job

It’s been exactly 1 year, 1 month and 18 days since I first entered this Supermarket as a probationary employee. I never expected I was able to play the role of an Accounting Assistant this long. I have my own share of weakness and irritation. I’ve shed tears dealing with the stress around the workplace. Believe me, it’s no easy task. There’s no easier way to describe it, but working in the professional world - it’s not all happy go lucky kind of thing. Along the way, I was able to pick up real life lessons and was able to incorporate it in my everyday life.

You are your own hero. People will be there to guide you and say advises to you but none of them will be there all throughout the way. One day, you’d have to do it all on your own. Be prepared when that day comes.

People come, people go. Yes, you’d be able to build relationships, establish friendships and sometimes, more than that. But understand that people have to make their own path and sometimes you aren’t encompassed in that path they’re taking. Learn to let them go and still be appreciative that you’ve met these kind of people along the way.

Choose and work for what you really want in life. Oftentimes, we always opt for the most convenient and most practical of all kinds. Guess what, it may disappoint you but eventually, you’ll find yourself unhappy. Find that something you really want. Something that you are truly passionate about, and if you do, right then and there, you’d never had to work for a day in your life!

Officework is a routine and can be very boring. Be primed for this. Every day may be new but it’s the same tussle you face every day. It’s the same problems you account for every day. This can be extremely boring but it’s always up to you to make it thrilling. You have to make it thrilling.

Don’t let the pressure monster eat you. You will deal with all kinds of pressure while in the real world - pressure from your social circles, from family, from your boss or from the world itself. Don’t ever let it get to you. Fight back. This pressures may get under your skin but don’t let it ruin you. It’s all part of the act.

The future is a surprise. No matter how many times you’ve planned it in your head or no matter how many steps you’ve taken to perfect that future you’ve always wanted, sometimes life is tricky and can take you to different detours. It’s scary but stay focused.

It’s not the luck that will bring us high in life; it’s actually perseverance, determination and ambition. Aim for that one.

Sorry, I look stupid here. But I just miss my short hair. PS, I just can’t stop moving in this gif, don’t I? Good morning earthlings!:)

Another late post for a tag game! Thanks for itseverythingnice for tagging me! I’ve always wanted to play this tag game but I thought no one tagged me. Too bad it didn’t appear on my tracked tags:(
Anyway, here it is! I hope my handwriting didn’t suck as much! Questions answered:
Name
URL
Last book you’ve read?
Book you’d recommend to me (The one who tagged you).
A quotation from any book.
Book or movie?
Draw me something sweet.
Thanks!! :)

Another late post for a tag game! Thanks for itseverythingnice for tagging me! I’ve always wanted to play this tag game but I thought no one tagged me. Too bad it didn’t appear on my tracked tags:(

Anyway, here it is! I hope my handwriting didn’t suck as much! Questions answered:

  1. Name
  2. URL
  3. Last book you’ve read?
  4. Book you’d recommend to me (The one who tagged you).
  5. A quotation from any book.
  6. Book or movie?
  7. Draw me something sweet.

Thanks!! :)

Hi Ate Phem! :) What pens po ang gamit mo sa lettering mo? Hihi :)
Anonymous

Hi Anon! Well, it’s not much but I’m using Unipin pens and Faber Castell colored markers! :)