The Sunday Currently/ 20

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So, one week has passed for the year 2017 and so far so good for this new year! I’m optimistic for a better or best version of myself. I’m motivated to find genuine happiness in which it’s a decision that depends only to me. 

CURRENTLY 

Reading
The Universe of Us by Lang Leave (which I purchased via online and just delivered on me literally today. It’s freshly handed and being read.)

Writing
20th edition of my Sunday Currentlies

Listening

The commentaries of A&M in IYAM. (It’s a multitasking Sunday for me. I am super excited reading my Lang book then writing this one plus I am carefully listening to every commentaries in the said DVD. Trivia, my IYAM DVD was at the same time just handed to me today which means, my late Christmas gift to myself came at the same time today. It’s better late than never right?)

Thinking
Of my goals this year in which I want to fulfill and I am praying hard for it.

Smelling
Nothing. Clogged nose or there’s none really.

Wishing
That all my aspirations and dreams in life will come true or fulfilled. Let’s also wish good to everyone.

Hoping
That my thoughts of buying this super mahal thing will push through or worth my money.

Wearing
Army green spaghetti strap mini dress. Super comfy.

Loving

My new purchases. The Lang Leav book and IYAM DVD.

Wanting
To go for a vacation and write poems more.

Needing
Some cough medicine. My mama is already worried on the extent of my cough.

Feeling
Happy, contented and grateful

 

Have a great week ahead. Let’s welcome the coming weeks and months of 2017 with a motive to be genuinely happy, carefree, full of positivism and live in realm.

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Ann’s Holidaze

It’s been so long since I publish a blog and my last post is very shallow (sabaw. mema lang. mema-lagay). I still haven’t found my mojo. But I will try my best to tell how was my holiday because I definitely ended the season with genuine happiness.

I will start my  story on December 19, 2016. It is the scheduled Christmas party in the office and I was tasked to be the host again. The introvert me of course is pulling me down and I know I need also to hone my speaking skills because I am still a novice at this. What can I do? I need to comply with what my superiors want. And being one of the youngest in the group, I can’t complain. I just need to say yes even if I am not comfortable at this. There’s nothing I can do. Even though that’s the case, I was able to speak decently there. My bravery prevailed yohoo! I may have been the host but I was able to snap some videos and pictures so the link below were some of it. I enjoyed despite my nervousness of actually hosting the party.

I am scheduled to have a Christmas break so, my Christmas vacation came early. After the Christmas party, I was able to take a rest and pull back the energy I consumed from hosting. I may not show it but I don’t know, whenever I am speaking publicly, after it is like my energy just went off. I am thankful that I was given the chance to rest and have my me time. As I was enjoying my vacation, I received a text from my boss informing me of a meeting or conference at Tuguegarao in which nothing I can do but comply.

December 23, 2016 – I was at Tuguegarao for a conference oversight meeting. It may be for compliance purposes but I still enjoyed it. I gained another experience and learning from it. In everything that happened in my life be it happy or sad, in what I want or not, I see things in a brighter and lighter side. I believe that as I exist longer in this world or as I mature, I learned how to appreciate life despite it goes the opposite of what I want.

December 24, 2016 – a day before the Christmas day. I intended to just relax and not prepare anything grandiose this day. It’s been a tradition in the family to just celebrate Christmas day the simplest way. Anyway, this is the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ so, we must dedicate this day living the way he planned and the way He can be proud for us and that is loving the ones He loves and appreciating life and love. As the night came by, I went to my Aunt Cora’s house to visit and greet them and with a little chit chat, I went home immediately too. As what I have said in my previous post, I slept again in the Christmas salubong but the day was not wasted because…

December 25, 2016 – I was watching the television when my phone notified about meeting with my high school classmates/friends. It was the right decision to go because I really missed them so much and I had the chance to update myself about their lives and how we have changed in terms of maturity but we’re still the same. That feeling of just like the old times. Here’s some of the snaps from our unplanned get together which is all worth it.

December 30, 2016 – my parents went to Ilocos and I was left alone in the house because of work-related circumstances. I am on duty for New Year week so, I need to be intact in the municipality. My first night alone in the house felt like sad but not really because I am able to reflect on what happened to me this year. And I need to look forward to a great coming year being independent and a braver self.

December 31, 2016 – because I am alone in the house, I intended to spend my New Year’s Eve at my Aunt Cora’s house. But before that, I went to supermarket to buy fruits especially the round sweet fruits because it is believed that it is lucky for the upcoming year. Of course, we need to prepare foods so, me and my cousin Ate Rebecca experimented to bake a cake in a turbo broiler. It was an epic fail but I enjoyed our bonding more than anything else. My social life is back again with the people close to my heart and that’s what more important. And the bread we prepared is not bad because the kids loved the taste. The New Year Eve came and I spent it with the people close to my heart – my family. I know that it is happier if my parents and brother were around but I still did enjoyed it. I am with the company of happy people.

 

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Group photo with the gang.

Here’s my message to the upcoming year…. – “Happy New Year! Spread love, happiness and light in the world. Let’s look forward to a great 2017.”

January 1, 2017 – Happy first day! Happy monthly reports day! Despite being late to sleep, I still need to wake up early. Thankfully, this day in terms of work related came smooth sailing. I finished my report early then I went back to my Aunt’s house to bond more with my cousins but I slept the whole afternoon of it. I just went out of bed at about 4 in the afternoon already. Then after I ate my late lunch, I went back at home to prepare my parents coming home too. I cooked dinner for them though it’s just a fry food, it was made with love. Naks! I am already asleep when they came back so I just saw then the next day,

January 2, 2016 – It’s the birthday of my Aunt Cora. We usually end the holiday on this day. It is the day wherein all of us in the family gets together. We were the ones who prepares the food to eat for the actual celebration. Of course I was the one who is in-charge of the cake so my father went to buy it. I am also touched coz she used my gift or the dress I gave her eventhough it’s a little bit loose on her, she still went for it and used it. This day is the happiest day in my whole holiday vacation. I get to spent this day with my parents, cousins, nieces, nephews and many more. I genuinely felt the happiness this day.

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These are some of the snap pics of the 69th birthday of Auntie Cora.

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Here’s my message to Auntie Cora’s birthday, “The holidaze will never be complete without this day being celebrated. Happy birthday to the person who is tagged as masungit but we always look up to and always care for us. Happy natal day to the one who acts as the second mother not only to her siblings but also to all of us her nieces and nephews and extended to her apos. Thank you for all the things that you always do in our family. May God continue to bless you with all the desires of your heart. Wishing you good health always. Happy birthday AUNTIE CORA!!!

There you have it, ANN’s HOLIDAZE! I truly enjoyed it and I hope that 2017 will be great to all of us! Happy New Year everyone! Let’s this new year be our motive to find genuine happiness, spread kindness, share love to the people close to our hearts and serve as a blessing to everyone! Spend this year the way you want it in God’s guidance and plan and not the other way around. Let us all claim that this year is our year to be a better of our selves.

 

The Sunday Currently/ 19

 

It’s Christmas day! Merry Christmas everyone! Happy birthday Papa Jesus. Thank you God for bringing Jesus Christ in our lives. Spend this day with the people you love like your family and friends!

CURRENTLY 

Reading
The Christmas greetings from families and friends plus some twitter updates of mi loves. (you already who they are)

Writing
aside from my 19th edition of the Sunday Currently, I hope I could finish the ones in my draft. Lately, I was so lazy witing or my mojo feels is somewhat lost over these past few days. My previously published posts were somewhat shallow. I hope I can recuperate from it. (hahaha like a disease)

Listening

I’m into Bruno Mars nowadays. I just love his voice. But the Versace on the Floor is consistently popping in my head coz it’s the music from our mini reunion trip with friends

Thinking
of my duty this New Year’s break. I will be alone spending the New Years day but no biggie.

Smelling
the mango peach pie I bought from the fastfood chain we went to. Love anything that is mango flavored.

Wishing
for a better and peaceful remaining days of 2016.

Hoping
I could buy the best *toot! I have been wanting this for more than half decade already. That’s how important this to me.

Wearing
my blue spaghetti strap mini dress

Loving

how I spent Christmas today. I may have slept on the actual salubong or the Christmas Eve Noche Buena (it’s already two years in a row. Huhuhu! Here’s the link of my post when I slept from last year https://annjerusalem.wordpress.com/2015/12/24/slept-at-christmas-eve/) but this day is still worthwhile. I am loving the mini reunion with my friends. Thanks to Richie and Mark Lester for initiating the trip.

Wanting
to go somewhere and thanks to my friends for the short trip. We get to bond even if it’s for a short period of time and unplanned. Those unexpected moments are oftentimes the most worthwhile and most memorable.

Needing
a new camera pls…. who’s a Good Samaritan here. I am saving my money for it. Hope I could buy the soonest. I still need this…hahaha (this is my previous need entry)

Feeling
Happy and contented. Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year because of families and friends. I am happy and grateful today.

Have a great remaining days of 2016 guys! Merry Christmas and A Prosperous New Year! May this day serve as a reminder of how God loves us that He gave His only Begotten Son.

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It started as complete strangers

By a twist of fate

You found each other

Your heart opened its gate.
Those perfect moments may not be always perfect, 

But being with you seems everything makes it perfect. 

Save your heart for him

For he cares about you the way you care about him
A diamond in the rough 

But your relationship will stay tough

For you are holding each other’s heart

You got each other’s side and back
I’m reaching a beautiful life 

Or I’ve caught my reason of being alive

For I’m surrounded with my loves

That reciprocate the love I give
I’m destined to be yours 

You’re destined to be mine

I love how serendipity takes its toil

For he gave me my destiny and my world

Conquer

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Me speaking in front of prominent people of our town. Photo credits to the FB of our beloved Board Member of the First District of Cagayan, Ma’am Olive B. Pascual.

Have I written in my previous blog that I have fear of speaking infront of even the smallest group of people? What more if you are tasked to speak to some of the most prominent people of your municipality or even the whole province? What would you feel speaking to people older and wiser than you?

It was already 1:30 in the morning of December 14, 2016 when I was able to come home from a work related report that we needed to rush and finish to pass on that same day. Because of the team effort from our boss and us, we were able to finish it on time. When I arrived home late, sleeping was very hard for me (insomniac moment) so I only got my sleep at around 3:30 in the morning. I intended not to go to work that day but in unexpected circumstance, my phone rang and I got text messages from my boss instructing me on something. Because I’m a diligent and responsible person, I need to do what my boss tell me even though he promised that I need not to go to work to this day.

I was clueless on what will I do this day based from the instruction of my boss plus include my having a lightheadedness and being woozy from the lack of sleep. As per instruction, he said that I’m the only one who knows about the book we are making for each barangays in the municipality (I feel flattered from that kind of compliment. char) so I need to present such infront of the barangay captains who were having a meeting in our Multi-Purpose Hall. My boss asked me if I can do it? Being my own self, I doubted of course so I answered him I don’t know if I can. But he said I can and I know at the back of my head that I needed to brave myself to conquer my fears. I went at the meeting of the Liga ng Mga Barangay late because I needed to read first the presentation I am showing them.  Then came my time to speak when our beloved Board Member entered the room. That added my nervousness of course. What I am worried more is that I will be rattled in stating her name and it will be very embarrassing on my part. Of course, I need to stay calm and not show them how my heart was beating so fast, how my hands are so cold and how I am sweating profusely. I always get that symptoms of nervousness whenever I speak in front of many people and the people I am talking too are the important people of our municipality. Included in my nervousness too is that I need to present them minus the presentation I prepared. This will be an impromptu presentation.

After the presentation, I felt consumed. My energy is as low as you could imagine. But even if that was the case, I still felt proud of myself. I was able to speak to them in my calmest self, I was able to deliver them in the best I could be or in a way they could apprehend what I am saying about, I did not rattle especially the names of these people, and most especially I CONQUERED MY FEAR. I was not to there to impress but to convey the message I want them to understand and I believe that I was able to do it. I am no expert at public speaking but I felt I did well this time. This boosted my confidence a little bit even though it’s already innate in me being timid and still having fears about it. I still am not looking forward on having public engagements or sort of because i am like that but when there come a time that the same will happen, I know I have this kind of experience to back me up.

“It’s alright to have fears because this will remind yourself that you’re also human but there are times that you need to conquer them too so that a better you will come out victorious.”

 

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From a complete strangers ➡ then there came an unexpected encounter that rocked the whole nation ➡ the Tamang Panahon came ➡ a friendship was built ➡ it became closer & deeper relationship ➡ she said yes and he was the happiest ➡ after five years of relationship came the proposal ➡ the Wedding of the century happened ➡ after a year the wedding dance was relived and the best news in this budding family came ➡ then the family is completed with the birth of the twins.

What a turn out of events it is. We riding in a very memorable and happy journey of Alden and Maine. We are very lucky to have witnessed this love story that will only come once in a lifetime. The above timeline is a rough draft of what happened to this journey and we are not finished yet because the best is still coming. This is how a phenomenon will live forever at least in my heart for I am enjoying the ride of what happened or will happen in this love story. From my realization, I know I need to step back and give them enough time for each other so that their relationship is just between them only and no one can butt-in in this relationship even though it’s impossible nowadays because of their phenomenal status in which I still brag about it coz they are still on top. I know that it is hard to maintain it but because of the uniqueness of how this team was made, it will remain in our hearts always.

Happy #ALDUB17thMonthsary A&M and the whole ADN. Let’s continue the reason of why this happened and that is spreading love and good vibes. It’s the Christmas season so let this be a reminder to all of us not to mind those bashers, trolls, negativities whatever you call it. Instead let’s show them kindness even if they’re not.

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Closer

Stronger

A love

We strive

Close to you

Out of the blue

You’re the reason that I’m happy

Even at times when everything is silly

     Whenever Thursdays is coming, it excites me, it gives me another energy and inspiration that we should always show kindness and love everyday of our lives. But many people even in this fanmily have forgotten the essence of why this phenomenon happened or where did it start. Some were making commentaries on others that is already irrelevant and sometimes hurtful just to prove them that we’re still on top. I still believe in this quote that, “kung binato ka ng bato, batuhin mo ng tinapay” If A&M are thrown with different issues and bashing, I hope we prevail tolerance and let us be the one to show that we’re well mannered and respectful even to others that are not. If we really love A&M, then let us emulate their being genuine, respectful and loving persons.

     Happy #ALDUB74thWeeksary everyone. Let this day be a reminder of love in unexpected ways, spreading and teaching of love and just love. I will be busy today because of the conference I am attending so, enjoy the rest of the day ADN!

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So many questions 
And the answers always point towards you

So many hesitations

But everything is clear with you 

You may say that nothing has changed 

But when you go in silence 

When you cherish your private moments

That’s what change is all about

And the way you treasure each other 

Is another range

To a deeper feelings

That we hope and pray that will last a lifetime, a forever. 

Seems like everyone is interested 

But you never bragged

You held back into what you want to share

For you want everything to be just between you

That’s your magic

You need not to share everything

You need not to show to the public

And people still feel the real you. 

This equates to love

It started with love 

Then spreading of love

And let’s hope it will be an infinite loop of love. 

Happy #ALDUB73rdWeeksary A&M and the whole ADN. Now that we’re this far, I realized something very important. Yes I am a fan of AlDub/MaiChard. As much as I want some updates of their whereabouts all the time, I think I need to step back now and just be contented with what they want to share. I know that their off cam moments are what they cherished the most and of course who doesn’t want to see them the way they are without the camera but because my love for them is immeasurable now, I’ll just be behind to the things that will make them happy. I realized that they needed some time alone to cultivate their feelings into deeper one and they can just do that by being away with them or stepping back to all the craziness of fans. At first, I didn’t understand why they are as silent as they are when they’re together until I realized that whenever they are with each other, they are the person they are and not the character they portray so, they need not to broadcast such to the public. From that way I know how they value each others feelings and not allowing others to come by their budding relationship. Happy celebration to the reminder of why this phenomenon happened – LOVE. Let’s spread love to all the people we meet. 

Those I LOVE YOUs are so real and kilig to the ear. 

Enteng Kabisote 10

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Attention / Caution:

If you haven’t watched the movie yet, you can skip reading this. If you intend to not watch the movie, then you’ll regret it. I warned you.

Disclaimer:

I am no movie expert. I am just a movie enthusiast and I love Bossing Vic, JoWaPao and AlDub that’s why I chose to watch the movie. And because I love these people and watched the previous edition of the movie, I went there not expecting anything grandeur in terms of its special effects,  the casts because most of them were already present in the previous movie of it. I just went there to laugh and be entertained with the movie.

So here’s some points I want to share with you without giving much of it coz I believe that you still need to see it.

1. The addition of AlDub in the cast – their chemistry is still undeniable and unquestionably super kilig and their short stint in the movie gave the love flavor of the movie. The comedic antics of Maine compliment those with Bossing Vic plus the guy next door look of Alden made the movie pleasing to the eye.

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2. Bohol scenery – I love the scenic views of Bohol that is used in the movie. It made me want to go to Bohol too. Aside from the Chocolate Hills that we know, there’s more to see and look forward to experience it.

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3. No more Satana – of course, if there’s a hero, there should be a villain to antagonize the story and Satana is not included anymore. It’s refreshing that Satana already backed as the good one. Epy Quizon as the main villain is effective in this kind of movie. He just fits the character.

4. Levelled up special effects – as I have said I went in the cinema expecting nothing in terms of the special effects because based from the past movies of it, I think it’s always the downside of it but the EK10 is different. They see to it that they levelled up their game. I like how they incorporated the millennial flavah in the movie. Imagine Enteng is doing live videos of him, making IG like updates and many more. Jpeg

5. The father-son/daughter and grandfather-grandson relationship – I like how this movie still values family. See the movie why I said that.

6. The Abangers – I also like them. Each characters were highlighted and no one was left out. They have their own moments.

7. JoWaPao – eventhough I didn’t like much the hubadhubad powers of Tidora (I’m kinda conservative you know), I love the inclusion of the tres lolas in the movie. They are the comedic side of the movie. Every time they were seen in the screen, I’m laughing out loud much.

8. Remy – I don’t know what’s the real name but he for me is a revelation in the movie and he is the one who touched my heart. I thought when the main characters sort of made fun of him in their conferences and he’s not that known for me is somewhat just an addition but I was wrong and you need to find out what I meant. He for has the best message in the movie.

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9. Bossing’s good looks – even though the gray hair is very evident in the movie to sort of making Enteng old, he still looked damn hot. Whoever is his stylist, you pretty made a good job.Jpeg

10. It’s a secret at the last part of the movie. I just love how Enteng said that he wants that face to be the permanent face of his Faye. We all hope so too Bossing. I felt how you’re so in love.

There you have it, my sort of review of the Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers. You need to watch the movie to experience what I have experienced. As for me, I super enjoyed the movie. It’s really entertaining. It is good for families whose children are addicted to computer games, gadgets and the like for it will teach a lesson about it.

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My life is full of filter

In which my optimism falter

I can’t recognize myself

Where’s the depth?

It exudes perfection

And conceal imperfections

I can see them airbrushing your life

But the unhappiness is so wide

I didn’t care about the future

My life is in black and white

Then you came into the picture

Turned into colors that I like

 

Being funny and wacky is okay.