Gift Ideas for Christmas 2014

 Gift Ideas for Christmas 2014

Hello readers. It was a rough year, not just for me, but for all of us. We were all stressed and worn out, who wouldn't be? Conflicts in school, friends, family and most of the time, work. Well, well, well, all of these things are just normal. Based on my own perception, this is the core reason why we exist on the first place. It is to experience the worst in our lives in order to make the best of it. 

It's the time in the year again where people celebrate and as a part of the big celebration is a Christmas wish list. Christmas spirit is in the air. People came rushing in the malls to buy gifts for themselves or for their love ones. Christmas playlist keep on playing while doing your Christmas shopping. Little children are caroling from house to house. Christmas parties, reunions with family and friends, gifts of different sizes and colors and, above all, Christmas break! I bet everyone is looking forward for the Christmas break, especially for the students like me. School has made me forgot what life is. So this is the perfect time refresh and relaxes.

Since online shopping is "in" today, here's some legit sites list I saw online. The good thing with online shopping is that you won't be stressed anymore to go to the crowded malls and fall in the very long line to the cashier. I get stressed easily especially when shopping in crowded malls. With that, instead of enjoying the moment, it's stressing me out.

2015 Doodle And Scribble Planners

I found some cute planners from Filed. OMG. This planner looks so irresistable. I'm not an organized person and one of my new year's resolution is to be "more organized".I'm not an organized person and one of my new year's resolutions is to be "more organized". This is very helpful for another busy year, especially with the fact that I will start my thesis next year! I'm really nervous and excited for the coming year. This is perfect for students who will be suffering from academics for next year. You can give this to your friend, your cousin or a disorganized person like me. lol. This is a nice way to start a new year.

Foot wear from Zalora

I browsed over their items and I found a nice selection of women's footwear at Zalora. I badly need these to complement my outfit for the coming defenses next year. One of my friends told me that Zalora offers quality products, with that thought; I guess I would try buying one for this Christmas. I read some good reviews coming from this site and I guess it's worth the try. This site looks legit.

Aside from shoes, they also offer some nice dress that I badly wanted to try! Well, I'm looking forward to try some of their products.

Kokology Book
kokology \ kô kôl´ ôjê \ n [Japanese, - kokoro, mind, spirit, feelings + Greek, -logia, the study of]
It's one of the best gifts you could ever give to someone who admire books so much! Basically, it is a book that could help you get to know yourself more. I tried it actually and I tell you, it can help you get to know yourself more, your strengths and weaknesses. It has also some tips and advises. More information here.

Note to readers: This is not a sponsored post.

Before I end this post, I would like to greet everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Song of the day:
Carol of the Bells - Pentatonix
This is one of the best covers I've ever heard this year! Full of amazement!

How about you readers? What are your Christmas wish list? :)


A Quest for Friendship

A Quest for Friendship

As you walk through the journey of your life, different kinds of people you will meet- acquaintances, classmates, officemates, board mates and so on. Life is a never ending process where you will be exposed to different perspectives and personalities that can affect you in some ways. Sometimes, you just won't notice that some people actually teach you life lessons that you will need in the near future. It is actually a good thing to mingle with the people whose views in life are different because in that way, you will be exposed to a different dimension of thinking. 

As a matter of fact, not all people whom you meet will appreciate you like how your old friends do. Sometimes, people whom you thought were true friends were just acquaintances. As we grow older and become more mature, you will realize how big the gap between the ideal and reality. In reality, when people go together and have fun, it doesn't mean they are true friends to each other. Sometimes, all they need is just an accompany. It's a mutual relationship. They go together just to keep them company. Sometimes, they are not even comfortable sharing secrets or venting out some problems. They go together but there's still that gap. 

Basically, what is the difference between real friends and just friends? 
Well, you call them real friends when they are on your side whatever happens. They will wait for you to finish your meal even though that would mean that she will be late with you for your next class. True friends do not trash talk behind your back, they will tell you if something is wrong. True friends also do not make fun of you in an offending manner. Though sometimes, sarcasm is normal for close friends. Sometimes, friends do drift away and lost communication, but mind you, real friends catch up with each other and you still have that "connection" even after a while of not having a communication. Your real friends are always there for you especially at the times when you needed them the most. 

Friends are the people who you eat out with and have fun with. But “just friends” do not have that "special and unique" connection like real friends. You share same interests and do a hobby together. Though that person is your friend, sometimes you are hesitant to share a secret or a problem to that person. You do not trust your friends so much like your real friends. Also, some friends just suddenly become invisible. They are just your friends when you can still feel that "gap", and you know what I mean. 

Finding a real friend is a challenge to everyone. You can't buy friendship in the malls or somewhere else. That unique connection that you develop with a close (real) friend is difficult to develop. These days, it is hard to find someone who's brain's wavelength connects with you.  Now, my challenge is this, who are your "real friends" and "just friends"? What are your ways of categorizing people? Well, I'm quite curious,



A BIG cup of Cafe latte for finals. 

"My hope of passing is like the picture above, it slowly fades away."

Math, food engineering and what else? What more can this little brain hold? I've been studying for days now but it seems that the information that I am trying to retain and remember is like an air. It's like bubble that becomes nothing after popping. This post was written by a college student who is now on the middle of her final exams. Her days became doomed with the thought that this could be her last chance of literally passing the subjects, I have tried to pass the exams a number of times, tried to remember how it was solved, the formula and all, but often, my mind could not help but to wander in stressful times. I could not help it, it wanders unconsciously. 

This post was entitled "Finals" mainly because this could be my final post with some little hope of passing in my hands. I could let that little hope fly away after the test and the odds begin. I wonder what will happen if I became unfortunate and fail again. Fail again. It's hard to describe how I felt when I failed. It's like choosing from drowning in the vast sea, being choked by a tight rope or being hit by a gun. It's really hard to choose which is the safest way to die. That "safe" in my last sentence becomes ironic. Nobody is safe until he/she dies. But what I meant with the safe there was the hope that you could still be possibly alive after the dramatic moment occurs. 

To be a student in the University of the Philippines is no joke. It has tested me and I had tried proving myself. Well, I have also experienced one of the greatest down fall in my life, that was when I received my first ever failing grade after years and years of schooling. In addition to that, that caused my delay in my schooling so instead of four years, it became five years. Yes that's right and I'm on my fourth dreadful year. I cried tears and blood. I experienced and saw myself at my lowest possible point. With that, I am more capable of knowing who I am and what I am capable of. 

After all, all this things will be paid off. I hope so, because not everybody who graduates college has the opportunity to get a good job and a good salary. But today is not the right time of thinking that the future may fail me.

Song of the day: 
The Paper Kites - Young
I'm really love The Paper Kites


My life in pictures: Blissful moments

My life in pictures: Blissful moments

Hello readers! First of all, I want to thank you for still visiting my old and boring blog. But hey, this post will be all about my life again. 

December is the last month of everything in the academic calendar in the University of the Philippines. Since it’s the finals, my schedule is very hectic as what my notebook says, there are lots of things to re-learn again and so on. Just this month, my Animal Science classes just ended. I learned how to make a ham, bacon, banana chips and so on. I just became an amateur food processor. I was amazed knowing that things like those need some calculations. Math is really very applicable, well of course depending to which department or field you are in. I am now on my Calculus and I do not know if I am to apply it in the near future.

I also attended an event in JavaJive. Well, as you can see, they offer lots of healthy cupcakes and chocolates. That was a blast with my fellow bloggers and chilling out. The acoustic band was really wonderful, they have angelic voices and the blending of the voices is just incredible! You really have to try it!

My sister and I went to the MTS, just after the blog event (JavaJive) and saw this Christmas tree. I can feel the Christmas spirit and I'm more than excited!

Lastly, just last week, my close college friend, Angelica Jomoc and I went to the streets of Davao City and looked a place to chill. Well, we're bombarded with lots of scholastic activities this week and we need to break free. As a child of UP and of the rural areas of this city, I rarely go to the busy streets and to the malls. Well, I think this was our day. We talked for hours about life. I’ll be missing things like this when we graduate. We spent our moment at Anniepie and I tried their Cafelatte. I am not a coffee lover but this drink is a must try.

For the mean time, you can check my food/lifestyle blog: www.madayawdavao.wordpress.com

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