Quote I live by:

“We are the shaper of our own destiny”

In life, we are bound by rules and restrictions. Society dictates what we should or should not do. Culuture has lain down every person’s role in life. It seems like we have no control whatsoever of how things should go on with our everyday lives. Like we are tied up on chains and shackles that we cannot move or even decide for ourselves. We are stereotyped if we conform and stigmatized if we deviate. We are passive to whatever society or those in power dictates. We are slaves of this complex concept called fate and destiny. 

But I beg to disagree with this so-called reality. To me, it is still the individual who has the deciding power to create his or her own destiny. To be whatever he or she wants to be. We can go beyond the boundaries of tradition and dogma… because we are the weavers of our own future.  It is us who decide, with spiritual guidance, what we want for our future.. With a little bit of reflection and contemplation, of course! My point is, no matter what life brings us, we should not falter so easily. We should not let life’s adversities take over our decisions. For it is still us… it is still I who can shape my own destiny.

Cheers for our future endeavors!

xoxo, Gem

Oh, I miss you.

Oh, I miss you.I miss these lights.

Celebration of the Holy Eucharist at Plaza Mayor

Dec. 8’10. Human Living Rosary.

Glad I was part of it.

Haven’t blogged about my last paskuhan yet.

Will do soon.

Exams next week and I’m nervous.

I want to see these lights again.


xx, G

Pregnant Photoshoot

My sister’s pictorial and my first pregnant photoshoot yesterday at pop’s studio. And she gave birth today! Thank you baby for waiting for the photoshoot first to happen. I carried you a while ago you’re just so tinny winny baby. So cute!!!

It’s sooo cool!!!

Note: The photos are unedited except for the signature.







Happy new year! It’s a start of a new decade.

Fambam’s complete for the start of the year. We started it with lunch (since we woke up late) at my grandma’s house. Ate lunch with my cousins, aunts and uncles. Then off to Resorts World again for the casino because my eldest sister hasn’t been there. Unfortunately, they got so strict I didn’t get in. Stayed at Starbucks with Gavin and my parents since they’re not in the mood for some gambling. As if, we’re just playing the slot machine. Haha. Then another coffee break at Kopiroti.  Then off to hear mass at St. Therese Church just a stone’s throw away from resorts world. Time for thanksgiving. Thank you for a great 2010!

Then it’s dinner time. The first plan was to dine at Banapple in Ayala Triangle but unfotunately it was closed. Then second choice was at Som’s in rockwell, unfortunately again it was closed. So we opted to go inside powerplant mall and dine at Pepper Lunch. I’m such a happy bee because Kins is just home and they live near Rockwell, I could invite him for dinner. I insisted because I told him that it’s not often that we go to rockwell and we’re complete this time.

So, that’s the highlight of this post. HAHA. Dinner with kins and my whole fambam.

hair postAnother hair post.

There was a pretty long line at PL. As always. We opted to wait still. Actually mom did. My sisters and I strolled and shopbop-ed a little.

Ate Gold, Gavin and Ate GuiaSiblings!

Gavin(taken by ate giselle)

I don’t know where Gavin got his animal beanie but it’s so cute!! He was waiting for winter in Manila. Okay. =)) Had a little photoshoot first. The pandas are so picturesque.

Then mom called that we already had a seat. Then the food arrived.

PLMix it fast!

Ac and fambamCaption this look. =))

the cakeDark Chocolate cake from Sugarhouse

Kins bought a cake as a simple gift for my familia. He wanted to be sweet. And it’s dark chocolate because of moi. Dark chocolate lover!

ate and momAte Guia and Mom

sizzling hotIt’s “sizzling hot!” =))

dinnerthe dinner.

cakeThe cake was perfect for our dessert.

The mall closed earlier than usual because its January 1st. Too bad I wanted to hangout longer! Anyway, it’s still an awesome first for 2011.

I really have to blog it all out!


Happy new year!

And since it took me hours to post this blog entry. It’s already January 2nd. Happy happy kins!

xoxo, G