Another Awesome Gift


Tall Cinnamon Angel by Janine Caayao

I received another awesome self-portrait from a fellow artist and I was amazed by the artwork that she sent me. Happy and jumpy as I saw it, I fully appreciated how she inserted my character in the portrait. The fact that it appeared surrealistic made me happier. Sigh, I will always be thankful for the existence of fellow artists. Thank you so much, Janine!

Awesome Gift


Smiley by Juvelle Villanueva

On my last birthday, I received a wonderful self-portrait from one of my awesome and friendly colleagues. It was an honor to be drawn by her because she is one of the graphic artists of the school’s paper aka UPLB Perspective! I felt touched and overjoyed on the day when I saw her gift. Truly, I am surrounded by wonderful people. Thank you so much, Juvelle!

The Beach

This post makes it look like I have lots of time to splash in the waves of the beaches in our country, but the truth is, I still have classes until May (and I do not have the money, okkk). So I grabbed the opportunity to embrace the time that I had in the beach when I went to one of my best friend’s debut.


In this photo, I like how the tiny boat is facing towards us + the lights trying to escape from the tiny gaps between the clouds.


It was surprising to know that this floating rest house can move because I thought it was static.


A candid scene in a beautiful place is a beautiful view to photograph. It gives story to a blank picture.

Indeed, going to the beach with the right people was a fun experience and we’re aiming to do this again someday. However, reality is crawling on my doorway. I still have to finish few requirements to ace this semester!

A Doodle for Keeps


I was rummaging through the photos that I saved in my laptop and this photo initially caught my attention! This is a doodle made by my wonderful buddy, Janine. I love how I have a comfy and cute sweater in this photo for I do not normally wear one because number one, I do not have one (well I had one, but I lost interest in it, so I gave it to my mom) and two, I sweat easily and I do not want to look like a wet nematode!

I have never considered myself as a cinnamon angel with a cute sweater for once, and I am happy that someone like Janine views me that way. I’ll always be thankful for this, Janine! Keep up the good work!

A Great Reunion

On the 17th of December, I got the chance to reunite with amazing friends. Friends who I mingled with during my first year in the Adventist University of the Philippines; we reunited in Enchanted Kingdom! Generalization: the trip was fun and exhilarating! Well, I was with lovely people (human beings who understand my craziness) and there were exciting rides in EK! I cannot see why it should have been a dull day!


Our first ride was the Flying Fiesta!


Found an aesthetic inside Rialto 4D! Yes, 4D! The progressive change was welcoming!

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Dear Friend #9


Your name is adorably cute! And your name undeniably fits your bubbly personality. I hope that we’ll know more of each other in the future. Meeting a person like you is like meeting a long time friend from my hometown. I just wish that we were super classmates so we can fill up our individual auras with silly actions and nonsensical stories. It’s not yet late since we’re just starting the school year; may fate bless us and make us friends until we graduate!

The Mouth of the College Braggart

I cannot say that we have all met a person like him* for diversity is inevitable in schools. Unfortunately and fortunately, meeting one was an opportunity to learn a lesson. A lesson which taught me how to handle my golden patience inside; a moment when I can just erupt at any moment inside, but I needed to hold on to a rope that keeps pushing me back. But who am I talking about? My dear friend, may I introduce you “the college braggart.”

What does it take to become one? (more…)

Dear Friend #8

10384022_755799541139161_634214068581978264_nYou are so graceful and serene. Still wondering, how can you manage a pleasing appearance even though you are on the verge of being clumsy, wacky, or indignant. Anyway, you are sometimes naturally funny even though you are not trying. I will not have second thoughts on laughing whenever you show your slightest comedienne side. Also, thanks for being my friend since 2010!

Dear Friend #7

10384022_755799541139161_634214068581978264_nThank you for being my second light! At times of sheer happiness in the world of education, I wildly wondered, what if I weren’t meticulously tutored under your supervision. Will I still learn how to read and write efficiently? For oh so many years, I peacefully assured myself that I am truthfully lucky to have an open light which I can depend on at times of darkness. Thank you so much for everything; no words can measure how thankful I am to have you!

Dear Friends #5 and #6

10384022_755799541139161_634214068581978264_n Hey, I had fun conversing with the two of you. Thank you for lighting up the dark night that I was having. Thank you for being loud during the deadly silence that I was having. Thank you.

I saw your steps getting far and far away from me. Sadly, I also saw the lamp getting dimmer and dimmer in the dark forest of disconnection.

Dear Friend #4


Hey there! Are you still afraid of threats like pointy objects being impaled at you for no reason at all? Of course you are. I miss you. I remember the last time when we had a formal talk; we were at a kubo near the canteen that sells scrumptious spaghetti. You seem worried about unsettled matters in your academic life. I calmly helped you with your activity. I told myself, I am going to miss this type of moment with a friend like you. You always ran to me with worried words. I am truthfully sorry if I shrugged some of your problems. I was always expecting you to arrange those unsettled matters, so I remained silent if I had to. You were one of my first buddies in the school, and I will always be thankful for it. When we were at the classroom, I feel like I have someone who reminds me of Santa Rosa, my home and your home. I also feel like you’re someone who I can relate to with personal matters. Thankfully, I was never wrong. We will not be seeing each other for a long time! But I hope we will still be there to reminisce the moments that we had with our bubbly friends in our course.