“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.

 

xx,

G

Aim high!

girls

What lies ahead? The Unknown.

Two weeks left for school then we’ll be joining the work force- another new beginning. I get melancholic whenever I think about the remaining time left to spend at school and with my blockmates, quite the same feeling I had when high school was about to be finished. My separation anxiety attacks.

I guess it is more of not wanting to work yet, I’m quite afraid of the working arena. Not because I’m afraid of the responsibility (I already had a glimpse of it from my two internships), but because I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to land to the job that I want. Work topic – everyday in school, with friends. I don’t want to rant about it anymore.

But I have to face it. I have to be confident. I’ve prepared for this! I’ve studied for 15 years for this! And the excruciating 4 years of that in college. I better be equipped with the proper gears for the working arena. And I believe I am. Who else would?

Wait, I have to pass first! I have to study hard for my final exams.  I’m having worries with one of my modules. Two weeks left. Two weeks to make it up. I need focus. So, I’ll be in a hiatus for a little while. Again.

Be back to you when school is finish.

Hope you’ll be back to me too.

xoxo,

G

MIS defense – Done and Proud!

Our study is about the Management Information System of the Accounting Department of Chartis Insurance Philippines. Thank goodness for Kyle’s dad because he supplied us with ALL the information we needed.

96 baby! We got 96% and that is for our final period grade already! Woooot! 20% of our grade will come from our presentation so we made it a point to dress to impress, and our KILLER heels did it!
GIRLS

In case you noticed, we’re wearing the same set of earrings! Arte much! But we’re not just pretty faces with killer heels though, we really did great with presenting our study. Confidence! ✓ Conviction! ✓ We were nervous because there might be holes in our report but they saw nothing.  Yay!

I’m also proud for the fact that we got 10/10 for the grammatical correctness of our written report. Woot!

girlsMy groupmates/super girlfriends! (L-R) Tricia, Kyle, Gem, Jew and Mina

LJaranzasoAnd LJ Aranzaso! The only guy in the group.

One down!

xoxo,

G

Walk This Way

I’ve been wanting to go to one of Carlos Celdran’s Walk This Way Tour for ages and finally, the day has arrived! It was so sudden. My sister just invited me last night since she doesn’t have work today. I love random plans!

I’ll just let the photos do the talking. Not because I’m too lazy to, it is for you to get so giddy excited to experience the tour! (: Touring Intramuros/Fort Santiago will be futile without Carlos Celdran’s tour. And it’s from a different view, nothing much like what you’ve read on our history book.

Okay, enough of my blabber. Here are the photos:

Carlos Celdran

Carlos Celdran

Walk This Way!

Walk This Way Tour

Walk This Way Tour

Walk This Way Tour

Walk This Way Tour

Walk This Way Tour

Walk This Way Tour

Walk This Way Tour

Walk This Way Tour

Walk This Way Tour

Walk This Way Tour

Walk This Way Tour

Walk This Way Tour

Walk This Way Tour

Walk This Way Tour

Walk This Way Tour

Walk This Way Tour

The tour ended with a free halo-halo because Carlos describes the Filipinos like a halo-halo. Well, there’s a whole lot truth to that!

I love Carlos’ wicked sense of humor. And he’s very passionate. I love Manila.

Imelda tour next!

xoxo,

G

the girls I love to love

kyle, jew, mina, triciaAnd their names are Kyle, Jewel, Mina and Tricia. Yes, I have gorgeous friends!

We really plan to have girls (only) bonding often. My in-a-relationship girl friends are doing it for the single girls. 2-2 in this photo.

(:

Last Monday we had a breakfast date at Something Fishy in Eastwood.  It was something different for us – hanging out that early!

Glad I made it! I must really love you for you to make me go that early.

Plus I don’t really eat breakfast and it was a buffet breakfast!

with kyle

With Kyle and her camera.

Girls pampering in the washroom after pigging out.

stroll

We were walking apart from each other.  So not us! :))

comfy sofa

We didn’t plan to shop so we don’t have a budget for it. So nothing much to do since we’re all still full till lunch time.

We just hangout at this cozy area at the mall.

And of course, as usual, we never run out of things to talk to. We shift from one topic to another without knowing how that happened. We can talk anything under the sun with much enthusiasm. And me, one of the things I love to talk about are chairs! I didn’t miss to comment about the couch, then mentioning the chairs I would love to have especially the ones of Kenneth Cobonpue’s. See? I have to mention it here too!

We spent hours at this area. Then we finally made more plans! Next: Saturdate!

(:

xoxo, G

Photos from Kyle and Jew