Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My February So Far

I have to admit as cheesy as it sounds but February has been my favorite month since Peter and I started dating. I don't know, things just got better from there. LOL :P Well, after I recovered from my sickness, I have decided to take care of myself more and get back to the healthy lifestyle. I stopped working since I got back here in Zamboanga because my mom doesn't really need an extra hand at the office. I figured that I might as well use my free time to focus on my health and relationship while I prepare for the upcoming entrance exam for Medical School.

The first thing I did when I got back from Cebu was to see Peter and Fuzzy. We went to attend the mass and then we brought Fuzzy to his Vet for his second anti-rabies shot. The day after this was the day I got really sick.

Within the span of two weeks, I have had Diarrhea and Emesis. It was bad. I didn't even get to attend one of my close friend's wedding! Huhu. On top of that, my friends were so annoying, kept on texting me to come with them to the wedding, like my sickness can heal in a day or two. Geez.

So I have been drinking Gatorade for over 2 weeks since I was heavily dehydrated from my sickness. I am not going to mention my diagnosis because it kinda feels awkward for me to share it. Hahaha

 When I finally recovered, we went to this Firing session with Peter Paul's family at Pasonanca. It was my first time to fire a gun. I almost hit the bull's eye. Oh yeah! The recoil was quite hard, it hurt my hands. Haha! One thing I have learned is that a gun is too powerful. With just a trigger, you can steal someone's life. I don't want to mess with it.

Peter was concentrating hard. haha :P

Shoot the heart! Fuck Valentine's day. Hahaha

Peter and I are often at Peter Paul's house. So whenever we are there, this is what he always does. Oh boyyy.

Peter is always a young at heart. Hahaha!
Finally, Valentine's day. Well, Peter apparently was on his afternoon shift for his RLE. I didn't expect for us to celebrate because after all, Valentine's day is nothing compared to the days we spend together. ^_^
I was getting ready to meet mom for dinner.

Well, Dad couldn't come home for V day but that's okay.

We enjoyed the dinner nonetheless :)

This is what I came home to eventually. Peter surprised me when he left these cute balloons on our doorstep when we got home from dinner. Awww <3

After this, Peter arrived at our house and asked for my mom's permission to let us go out for a late evening stroll. I appreciated his efforts and I enjoyed the night :)
Finally, the December NLE results came out. We were so anxious for a long time. The agony was finally over! I have to admit, it was quite a bittersweet moment for me. I am happy that some of my friends finally passed the exam but at the same time, I feel sorry for those who didn't make it. Still, life goes on. Every experience has a lesson to offer.
We care for Mark so much. We just had to comfort him. We know, he is strong and he can do it all over again.

Friends never leave each other behind. Through hardships and through success, we will always be at your side :)
Ahh! The day we've been waiting for! February 19, 2012. Our second anniversary together as a couple. You know, if there's one thing I've learned about this relationship, it's that Love is never selfish. You have to learn to let go of other important things to save something special. You always have to go out of your comfort zone to make it work. The more you make an effort, the bigger you invest your emotions into it. I honestly am not that kind of person but when you find the right person, you'll see. It's worth taking the risk. When Peter and I first started, we thought things might get boring for us because both of us came from long term relationships. We thought we would be like, "Been there, done that." We were wrong. Everyday is something new for us. The experience may be the same from the past but the feelings are definitely different. We've both grown up and matured. I could truly say, I don't see my future with anyone else but with him. Yes, I have become cheesy now. Don't mind me. I like the way I am. Haha!
I painted my nails bright Red for that festive and romantic vibe. For some reason, I don't want anyone to do my nails. It freaks me out. Whenever I had to come to the salon with my mom, I always tell the lady to just trim my nails and not to give me a manicure or remove my cuticles. I noticed that for many girls, their nail beds have become thinner. That thought already gives me different scary ideas. @_@

Peter always brings out the girly side in me. I like it. Haha :) My wounds on my face are quite noticeable in this photo. I had a facial the day before. Pfft.

A Sunday mass and a dinner overlooking the city made our day more than special. We had so much fun talking about how we first started off and how we plan our future to be.
So for the month of February, I've been pretty much laid back. Most of my days consist of reading and watching television while most of my evenings consist of jogging with mom and playing badminton  with Peter at Pasonanca park. Mom and Peter have been playing against each other too! They look so funny, I couldn't stop watching while laughing! I also dyed my hair back to Black just a while ago because I feel like I look Samal-ish with my over grown roots! I like it now. I look more pale and I seem like I am wearing a wig though. LOL I have to start learning how to pull this off. I wish this laptop can stop being retarded so I can start uploading photos from my cellphone. It can't read the Apple's USB connection! Dammit! Huhu.

Goodbye, February! You have been Oh so Sweet to me despite the mishaps I've been through. I am definitely looking forward to my birthday month, March! Sharmila is coming over for a visit. Peter is finally graduating soon! Not to mention, the entrance test for Med school is also coming up. With God's grace, I pray that everything will turn out to be okay.

I hope your February went well! :D God bless! Say hello to MARCH! ^_^

Monday, February 13, 2012

Different Makeup For Different Skin Tones

Don't you just hate it when you go out with makeup on and your girl friends would be like, "Why you so cakey?" Then your sibling would be like, "Asaan ang Halloween Party? Or your partner would be like, "Inumaga ka ata sa party" EPIC FAIL. Here are the quick and NATURAL makeup tips for every Morena (Tan), Fair Skinned and Chinita girls out there!

Morena – To get that gorgeous glowing tan look mix a little bronzer into your moisturizer.
  • Pick a shade of foundation that matches your skin exactly to keep from looking ashy.
  • Go for Gold or Bronze shades on your eyes to set off your tan.
  • Warm blush with hints of copper or orange to bring out your best glow
  • Dab on deep toned lipstick for a pop of color
This look is best for day time for that fresh vibe
This look is perfect for a romantic date. Golden Bronzer is your best friend.
This look is best for a night out with girl friends. Smokey eyes make a huge difference

Mestiza – Keep your fair complexion and killer bone structure looking soft and sweet with a hint of peachy blush on the apples of your cheeks.
  • Fill in brows with a shade that’s a little lighter than your hair color to look polished, but not severe.
  • Sweep cool brown shadow on your lids to give your eyes a subtle smolder. A touch of highlighter in the inner corners brightens them up.
  • Brush a light peach – pink blush on your cheeks for a natural looking flush

This look is very flattering on Mestizas with brown hair
While this look is best for Mestizas with Snow White complexion
Highlighting the face really makes your fair skin look more dewy than pale

Chinita – Make an almond shaped eyes pop with a touch of beige highlighter on the inner corners, and shimmery shadow on the lower lid.
  • Asian lashes tend to grow straight, so curl yours and top them with off with mascara to open up your eyes.
  • Line lower lids with shimmery shadow or white pencil for major impact
  • Eyeshadow should extend past your eye socket so that the color peeks through.
  • Peach or apricot toned blush looks fab on your skin.
This look is the simplest way to achieve the Doll Face effect. However, you really need to have a flawless complexion to pull this off.
This look is best for work and day time activities. This is usually my go to look in order to add color to my pale skin
An eyeliner really makes a difference. It makes your almond eyes look bigger. Add circle lenses for that dramatic effect.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Five Things

So my friend Stephanie tagged me to do this survey. I must admit, this made me reflect a lot on myself and my perceptions in life. I enjoyed answering this survey and I guess, I exposed more of myself through this.

1.)5 things about yourself
-Feisty by nature
-I am goofy and adorkable. lol
-I love watching horror and thriller movies though I'm a scared y cat
-I am never boring
-I always do what I feel like over what I should

2.)5 things you like about yourself
-I am opinionated and positive
-I never go down without a fight
-I have long patience
-I am protective when it comes to friends and loved ones
-I can take criticisms well

3.)5 things you don't like about yourself
-I am tactless and insensitive most of the time
-I tend to show people a taste of their own medicine
-I can be violent with others, physically.
-I easily get discouraged
-I abandon people when I get discouraged

4.)5 compliments that you often get from people
-My height is proportional to my body frame
-I have smooth skin. Peter raves about it all the time. lol
-I am Miss Hamster Cheeks
-I have been told that I handle confrontations well
-They say I have a classy clothing style

5.)5 favorite songs that describe your mood
-Good Life - One Republic
-Domino - Jessie J.
-Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
-Wonderwall - Oasis
-What Do You Want From Me - Forever the Sickest Kids

6.)5 things you like about an opposite sex
-Guys who are thoughtful
-Guys who know how to do household chores
-Guys that don't have potty mouth
-Guys that don't have substance abuse
-Guys that are NOT vain. lol

7.)5 things you dislike about the same sex
-I don't like girls who post too much negativity on Facebook
-Girls that are choosy and have high standards that don't match their self worth
-Overly edited photos that look nothing like them in person
-Girls who threat and wish to kill if only it's not a crime then cave in and run to their friends and family to back them up when they are attacked.
-Fake nose. Fake eyelashes. Fake boobs. Fake hair. Fake nails. You can't expect to find a real man with that.

8.)5 things you love about your special someone
-Peter, hands down, is the most thoughtful guy I have ever met :)
-He makes me feel like a queen and he believes in my capabilities.
-He is very close to my parents. My mom already treats him as her son.
-I am proud to say he has a wonderful and respected family. They really raised him well.
-He is more matured than what others think about him. He knows what he's doing.

9.)5 things you want to change about that person
-I honestly don't want to change anything about him. I have loved him for who is and who he is not. He's not perfect. In fact, he has a lot of flaws. There are times that I have given up on him but he never gives up on me in spite of my irrational behavior and change of heart. He's already too good for any girl. I wouldn't want to change anything about him. Otherwise, he wouldn't be the person I fell in love with.

10.)5 things you want for your birthday
-My complete family. Mom, Dad and Peter
-My true friends
-A day at the church
-I am not looking forward to another party this year. A dinner with my family is more than enough.
-I find that it's too much to ask for and I'm not expecting but hopefully getting a DSLR camera would be possible this year.

11.)5 things you have accomplished
-I have finally learned how to drive and received my own car
-I am a college graduate
-I reached my dream of becoming a Registered Nurse
-I got to travel to my favorite place, Hong Kong
-I gained experience about our family business

12.)5 things you want to accomplish
-Buy a DSLR camera
-Travel to Singapore with my parents
-Enroll in Med School and earn good grades
-Become a physician and specialize on Geriatrics and Gerontology ( I know I'm quite ambitious. lol )
-Organize a big Medical Mission for the people in Leyte and other rural areas

13.)5 things you regret and be honest
-Dating while I was still in High School. I should have allowed myself to grow first
-I regret trusting Carmel and Christine. Period.
-I regret that I lived up to someone's standards when I can be truly loved for who I really am.
-I regret running away from my problems and my obligations.
-I regret the irrational behavior and for giving up many times on the only person that can put up with my shit.

14.)5 things you have learned from your past
-You can't change things no matter how much you cry about it, you can only move forward and start fresh
-You are only young once, so better not waste your time on nonsense things
-People come and go. Expect that to happen today and tomorrow.
-You thought you can never love the way you used to but wait till you find the right person. You'd be surprised with yourself.
-I was weaker than I thought but I have become stronger than I was. That's all that matters.

15.)5 photos that are memorable to you and why
This was the most epic photo we have ever had. LOL :) This was taken in 2008 and my two buddies are as adorkable as I am. I had more boy buds than girl friends. Lesser drama. Lesser issues.

Pin and Ring, 2011. It's that wonderful feeling to be able to make my parents proud that their hard works finally paid off.

Father Chambers. I miss you, truly. He was a great inspiration to me and I will never forget the way he smiles at me in high school. He helped me build my faith. He was a sunshine to everyone.

Okay well that's me. LOL :) I was 5 years old back then and I couldn't care less about everything. I remembered how much I wanted to be a nurse then become a doctor. Now, here I am. A registered nurse. I'm on my way on becoming a doctor. I have truly come a long way :)

This was the time when I brought Peter and Joseph with me to visit my Parents' hometown in Visayas. Peter was the first person I have introduced to my extended family. He is also the last. It's a big deal for us because when you bring a partner to meet your grandparents, be sure that he is already "The One" He is part of our family already :)

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