Sad Girls’ Misadventures

See what I did there? Today’s blog name’s idea is by Celyn

My blog name is inspired by Lang Leav’s debut novel, Sad Girls and her poetry book, Love & Misadventure.

June. 25, 2017: Today is the day of Lang’s Sad Girls book signing at Glorietta 2 Palm Drive, Activity Center. I was with my friend, Celyn.

We arrived at the venue at exactly 10AM which is okay because its the start of registration, but few minutes of lining up, the guards approached us and said that they need to cut off the line because the registration reached the 1k slots already. (Probably if you’re there with us, you’re going to see us being annoyed and hear us bickering with each other.)

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This is my snap when we’re both still hoping and lining up. It says please have mercy on us. LOL.

And while we’re at the line, I didn’t noticed that Ate Vienna and Ate Junice were already in front of us, I was shocked. (I knew both Ate Vienna and Ate Junice since then because they’re one of the admins at 5 Seconds of Summer Philippine Street Team and I’m a 5SOS Fam too!)

The reason why Ate Vienna and I met is because she gave me her books! Take note, its her six books that I think she purchased from Scholastic’s book hoarding last year.

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These are the books that Ate Vienna gave to me! I was too lazy to think of any flat lay ideas for these lovely babies but I just did a simple flat lay and added some filter!

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Credits to Ate Vienna’s phone. From left to right: Ate Junice, me, Celyn and Ate Vienna.

CAN YOU IMAGINE I FINALLY MET MY TWO FAVORITE PERSONS IN THE 5SOSFAM? (And BTS, too.) 💙✨

And to add up, they’re both bloggers and I’m going to link down at the end of this blog their WordPress links!


#LangLeavinPH 🦋

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This was the view of the whole event when I was in the second floor.

I didn’t have the chance to meet Lang Leav personally but I got to see her beautiful and lovely face from a distance during her talk. Celyn and I were both hoping that all of us who haven’t reached the limited slots would be able to be accommodated by the staffs. I guess, this isn’t the right time to finally meet Lang but at least I saw her.

I live for Lang Leav’s words. Its like she can read my deepest, darkest secret that’s trying to hide behind my shadow. All of her poetry pieces are so beautiful and you can really relate on them. She’s one of my role model/s and inspiration when it comes in writing poetry. She always puts my feelings into words that everyone can relate to it.

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I went near to the stage as I can outside the barriers but its so limited to move. This was during Lang’s Q&A Interview.

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These two Sad Girls books are mine’s and Celyn’s. I took these when we’re eating lunch. Lol.

#HappySpaceAtNBS 🖤

After the Lang’s interview, they proceeded at the main part of the event which is the book signing. So as for us, we don’t have any queue numbers for the signing and what we did is we went at KFC to eat our late lunch and after that we headed to National Book Store’s Stationary Fair at the grounds. (We’re both annoyed, disappointed, sad and stressed about what happened at the book signing. We still can’t help but not to be pissed off.)

I was so excited to enter the main booth that’s why I didn’t took any pictures. What I did is that I just lurked around the area to find artsy materials. Because who doesn’t love art materials, right?

 

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These were only our picture from today’s event. Though there’s one but I didn’t put it here hehe.

We’re like endorsing Dong-A pens HAHA. Anyway, we bought some gel pens and brush pens! (Get yourself some Dong-A Neon Gel Pens at NBS! They said it’ll be out after 1-2 months. Those pens were first released for the event.)


We were really tired and everything and what’s done is done so we’ll see Lang Leav soon! Lesson learned: Wake up early and arrive at the event’s place as early and as possible as you can. I guess we enjoyed ourselves a little bit.

We were really literally sad girls because of what happened but we were able to see Lang for a short time of her visit here in the Philippines. I really hope we can meet her the next time around!

I’m so happy too that I was able to finally meet both Ate Vienna and Ate Junice. They’re soooo pretty and kind! Same to my friend, Celyn. After many attempts of planning our burger date, it finally happened! We got to bond with each other for a couple of hours.

This is just the first blog for Sad Girls Misadventures. I might write one again soon! 💘


For those who wants to purchase Lang Leav’s debut novel Sad Girls, you can follow her Twitter: @langleav and you can look at the website on her bio.

Also, The 2017 Philippine Readers and Writers Festival will be held again at the Raffles Hotel Makati on August 25, 26 and 27, 2017! For more information, visit National Book Store’s Facebook and Twitter

And as what I’ve said, I’m going to link down Ate Vienna and Ate Junice’s WordPress blogs so make sure to follow their blogs! (Follow mine too.) 🙈

Vienna Noreen: https://viennanoreen.com/

Junice Garcia: https://astateofreverie.wordpress.com/

I’ll also be having my first book haul and book review/s soon! So please stay tuned! ☺️

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Pride.

Tell me that you love me and I will love you back
Whatever it may be, I will be here
At the end of the winter, expect me to find you
Wearing those thick coats while pushing myself to never give up until I find you at the dark streets

I dreamed of you, staring at the moon
while I was staring at the sun.

It happened that we aren’t matched.
The moon was just there, waiting for me to stare at it too but when am I going to do with the sun who’s waiting for me to love it?

I can’t wait to reach the thought of you and
I don’t need anyone else, just you.

Me and you, remember it.
We are both made for each other. I believe
in fate and so I believe in us.

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As far as I know, you are the place I want to be.
As far as I remember, you are the roots of a beautiful
flower that keeps on growing.
You keep on growing and I keep on loving you.

What I’ve felt isn’t what I always show, but
what I do is what I really need to do for you.
For you, for me and for us.

The clock is still ticking and it
shows quarter to four. What does it
mean?

We are much more different from them.
You are you and we are us. Love is love
and we are here to be together.

It is the beautiful prism that we
see in each other’s eyes.

Don’t send me the light of the moon
when my mind is full of brightness from the sun.
You think I can do this? Of course, you do.


Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈✨

You deserve all the love, respect and acceptance. Be the love you never received from anyone. ❤️💐

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SIMPLE RULES TO HAVE A POSITIVE LIFE.

I don’t know how to start this but first of all, I ought to write this one because I just want to. Two days ago, I went online on my Twitter fan account (you know, fan girl stuffs) and I opened my direct messages. While I was checking it, I saw a message from a mutual of mine whom I really don’t talk to.

She said, “Hi Mary! I just you to know that your tweets always makes me smile because you’re so positive. Sorry for feeling close, that’s all!!” 💗

I was so speechless when I’ve read her message. I mean, I didn’t expect that someone would message and tell me that I always made him/her smile by my tweets.

And so I’m here to tell you some of my simple rules you may need in your daily life. 😊

  1. If you don’t step forward, you will always be in the same place.
    Try stepping out of your comfort zone, you wouldn’t lose anything if you would. You’ll also be able to discover many things about yourself that you aren’t fond of doing or anything that might interest you.
  2. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no.
    There’s nothing wrong if you would ask someone about a certain thing. Whenever you’re curious, just ask. Besides it will help you more to do the right thing and to strive harder.
  3. If you do not go after what you want, you’ll never have it.
    Don’t let your dreams stay as just what it is. Dare to chase it. Take risks if you really need to. Explore everything and anything. If you really want it, then go for it!
  4. Always grab the opportunity when it comes to reality.
    For example, you want to be a writer and there’s this local newspaper who needs aspiring writers for their paper and has an open call, try it. Prepare your portfolio and yourself. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t accepted, what matters is that you were able to try it. Don’t get to the point that you’re going to regret because you haven’t tried anything. You never know when will it happen again, so while it’s happening now, do your thing.
  5. Everything happens for a reason.
    Never regret all the things you’ve done before. Everything happens for a reason, just remember that. If you weren’t able to do what you’re supposed to do before, then maybe today is the right time for you to do it.
  6. Know your major goals in life.
    Set your goals you want to achieve while living a happy life. Take note of all the things you want to do or you want to achieve ever since you were a kid. It doesn’t matter what it is, what matters is you’re going to achieve it soon. Make a bucket list of ALL the things you want to do, happen or achieve.
  7. If you want to learn a new language or new things, try it!
    Try everything that makes you happy. If you want to learn a new language and you can’t afford or you don’t want to study in a language school, find ways. There’s Google, search everything you can. Don’t be afraid to try anything you want, it’s for your own benefit too.
  8. Everyday is a new beginning.
    Forget what happened yesterday or the other day. It will pass by. Its your chance to make it right. Everyday is an adventure for you and for others. Do something good everyday.
  9. Never compare yourself to others.
    Each one of us is unique in our own ways. We are different with each other. Never ever compare yourself to others just because you can’t do what they can do. Remember that you can do it too, as long as you’ll believe in yourself that you can do it.
  10. Be happy. Prioritize yourself than anything else.
    Stay healthy and be happy. Always believe in yourself that you can do it. At the end of the day, you yourself is the only one who you can trust. Love yourself even more.
  11. Pray.
    It works all the time. Don’t doubt Him just because your wish/es hasn’t happened or granted yet. I tell you, it will happen in the right time. You don’t need to rush things just because you want to, be patient. Do your best and God will do the rest.

When I was just a kid, being positive isn’t really my thing. But when I’ve reached my teenage life, I realized that you’ll be able to be motivated if you’re going to be positive. Even if things went wrong before and I’ve doubted myself for all the reasons that happened to me, it didn’t become a barrier for me to stop being an optimistic person.

I hope those who’ll read this would never stop believing in themselves. Just because you haven’t reached your goals, you’re going to give up. No, you shouldn’t. Don’t listen to those people who’s saying you can’t do it and you’re just wasting your time. Prove them that no matter what happens, YOU CAN DO IT. I believe in you, so you should believe in yourself too. 💓

Don’t degrade yourself just because you don’t know how to do this or that. You’re living because you have and need to. You should aim high. Never underestimate yourself just because you lose. Whatever it takes, just remember to do your best-est every time. ✨

“Open their eyes and have no fear.” – No Fear, Somewhere Over My Head EP

This line is what I really love from Greyson Chance‘s No Fear from SOMH EP. Though the song talks about opening yourselves from love, I just want to emphasized that the line also applies to our own selves. Don’t let yourself be covered up with your own fears. If you let your weaknesses to surround your goals, you can’t achieve them. Instead, use your weaknesses to build a strong foundation of strength for yourself. 😊

A daily reminder that you are loved by everyone. If anyone hates you,  don’t stoop down on their level. Chin up, smile on your enemies, keep moving forward. Don’t stop until you’re proud of yourself. Believe in the person you want to be in the future. Do the things that your heart desires even if people don’t want them for you. You’re doing it for yourself, not for them. You can’t please everyone. As what Dr. Seuss says, “You have to be odd to be number one.” 

Don’t wait for things to happen, instead DO THEM NOW so it can happen.

You are loved, you are strong, you are beautiful. You can do it, I believe in you. 💝


DISCLAIMER: I don’t own the calligraphy quotes pictures. All credits to Google.

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The Touch of an Angel

We haven’t had enough time
but fly high, I know you’ll watch us.

Its hard to accept that you’re already gone,
but we will try.

I hear the trumpets and horns
while they’re waiting for you up there.

We don’t have enough memories to look at,
but I’m sure you will be truly missed.

You’ve put smiles to those people who can’t even laugh.
You’ve loved the people who can’t even love themselves.

I wish you were here until the end,
but the day came when you need to walk away.

You like to tell stories when I was little,
while I like to see you smile when I was already a teenager.

Please take care of yourself
because we couldn’t do that anymore to you.

You’re already in good hands now.

At night, when you finally look down,
you’ll find me staring at you.

You’re one of them.
There might be hundreds of them in the galaxy,
but you’re one of the brightest stars I’ve met.

There will be stains
but our eyes will always have the saddest thoughts of all.

You were a great mother and wife,
a silly and funny grandmother,
a loving sister and friend.

Thy journey has ended,
but our love for you will be forever.


ISAIAH 41:10 

              10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will        strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

— Nanay, we don’t have enough pictures and I only have some memories with you. But I’m going to cherish and keep these memories as treasures from you. The day I went to visit Papa, was the day I haven’t visited you because I was shy. I’m sorry. I love you with all of my heart. Your journey has ended and you will be truly missed. ✨

Boy meets Evil.

When I was lost, you found me
I was falling off guard, but you caught me.

He was pulling me through the darkness
It was a deep, chaotic one.

I was a fallen angel and in an alternate universe,
I may be a psychopath having to murder a
person unintentionally.

You tried everything you can,
but its too late.

I’m lost and nowhere to be found.
It was a mark of disgrace, and it
can’t happen again.

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I was reborn with huge wings but
its disappearing from time to time.

Save me, help me.
I’m trying to escape the maze, but I can’t.

I was drag down inside the dungeon.
I was being controlled, I don’t know anything.

He’s behind me
but I don’t see anything, yet my eyes are
being covered by a cloth with blood stains.

I can look through your eyes
because I was the boy who meets the evil.

End of Spring.

Its how you speak my name,
how you love me and even how you work hard for me.

I hear those whisper of yours that reached my ears
while murmuring those words you put in a song.

The melody, the tune, the rhythm, and the beat
is what I only hear from.

Remember those dry leaves you used to put
inside your notebook?

They used to be there until after
you form a bit in Spring, they
suddenly disappeared.

You know I believed in you, they
put themselves into miserable places
just to drag you down, but here I am
staying with you since then.

Don’t run, dare to chase it.
Its a song just for you and me. For us.

So please remember me, as I sing
a song for you and you only.

5 days in a week. | February 2017

I rarely post any blogs here anymore and I’ve been posting a lot of poetry which is I think is good ‘coz I’m improving then. I’ve also decided that I should try blogging more and make this as one of my daily journal. So, I’m going to have a daily blog every month which I’m giving myself the freedom to choose any week of that month which I’ll be writing and putting here. (I hope I would be able to complete February to December… LOL!)

So anyway, this is my first entry for my 5 days in a week for the month of February.

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02/20/17 – with Joanna @ Cafe Belman

Monday
• First day of the week: means we have flag ceremony at school, physical education is our first subject, we have one vacant, we have media and information literacy and we have statistics. I guess it went well. I was able to submit my research paper because it was due on that day. I know I’ve messed up my Statistics exam when I’m taking it last week and I wasn’t surprised with the result our professor gave us. I was also with Joanna before I go home. We went to Cafe Belman and there we have our little chitchats about love, life and love – life. So all in all, Monday will always be my favorite day! ❤

Tuesday
• I crammed a bit while doing my research paper and speaking about my research paper, my professor said that if she have to give me a score, it would be 10/100 because I don’t have any citations at all! I guess she only read the first few pages but I swear I have put proper citations in my RRLs! After that, we have our next subject which is again connected in thesis making and I have this classmate that thinks s(he) was the only one working on our thesis questions which I don’t agree any at all. (We’re all are busy with school stuffs and we’re quite having difficulties in making questions because we all think that all of them are just interrelated to each other.) I was so annoyed but I just ignored it because acads is lifer!! That day is also our schedule to visit an orphanage located in Pasig City. There’s this one kid that really caught my attention when we’re about to choose whom we’re going to teach and talk to. His name is Rence and is a small, cute and very charming one and he’s very shy. At first, he doesn’t want to come with me. He hides in every places of the room but after persuading him to come to me (because I said we’re going to play and I’m going to give him giveaways), I was able to read him a book and to teach him many things. I asked him how old is he, where does he study and what he wants to be when he grow up. He said he wanted to be an aswang because he want to bite and scare people. (Its a bit odd because he was the only kid I’ve ever encountered in my life who wants to be like that! (By the way, aswang is a mythological human/monster that eats another human and most commonly eats animals and lives in Western provinces in the Philippines.) to add up, Rence also likes Baymax from Big Hero Six. Our group visited the babies and the toddlers who were also in the orphanage which we really find them so cute! (P.S: I missed Rence. He was such a cute and charming little kid!)

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02/22/17 – with Ish

Wednesday
• I wasn’t able to attend class because I feel very sleepy the time I woke up very early in the morning because imagine, I slept at 2 AM and I need to wake up at 5 AM?! Uhh, I need enough energy to go to school. Anyway, I woke up at 1 PM in the afternoon. My best friend, Ish called me and asked me if I’m ready because we have a planned meet up on that day together with Cyrile and Joyce. But since I was absent that day, Ish said its okay if it’ll only be just the two of us to hang out. (Sorry Cyrile & Joyce!) and yeah, she waited outside the house and we went to Sumilang, Pasig City wherein her family has a house there. We eat, talk and laugh and I guess I can call it a day! 🙂

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02/23/17 – with Klarisse and Nikka @ Tea Prime

Thursday
• Everyday is filled with projects, submissions and performance tasks that we need to submit the next day and next week, which is very tiring and stressful to us. We finished tallying our data we have for our group thesis. Nothing much happened this day, its just full of school stuffs and works we need to do in the weekends. After dismissal, I treated Klarisse and Nikka at the milk tea store near our school. We talk and talk a lot about different things which in the end made the three of us laugh!

Friday
• YES, THANK GOD ITS FREAKIN’ FRIDAY! Which means I have two whole days to have a loooooong sleep without setting my alarm clock at 5 AM! And yes, I also have two whole days to finish all of our school works which is due next week. Isn’t wonderful? LOL! We only have 7 subjects for this day and all of them are either we fall asleep, we’re on hype or neither. I think we have 2 more research paper and a thesis, a homework in Stats, an upcoming shadow play in CPAR (Contemporary Philippine Art from the Regions) and a musical theater performance in Performing Arts, an upcoming thesis defense on Tuesday which my group is the first one to defent and ALL other school works that isn’t mentioned here. Imagine that, we’re going to spend our last 2 weeks at school doing all of this things on our stressful days and sleepless night. I just can’t! So again before I can call this a day, Klarisse, Nikka and I spent the day buying all the things we need for school, eat some street foods, and finally they went there in our house to eat (again) and the three of us watched Suicide Squad and we took a pic using my Instax! Its very tiring but its fun!

— Hi! So here’s my first entry for my blog post 5 days in a week!

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