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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HopeLand in Manila

I WENT TO HOPELAND IN MANILA!!! 💛🌻

First of, Hopeland in Manila is a photo exhibit by Hopefulwish masternim for BTS J-Hope. She is a fansite noona who takes pictures of J-Hope from fansign events, from airports, concerts and etc. Hopeland in Manila is her first exhibition in the Philippines. It was held at A SPACE Philippines in Makati on June 10 and 11 2017, both Saturday and Sunday.

But for me, I attended Day 1 (June 10, Saturday)

Hopefulwish masternim announced the 2nd Hopeland exhibit last May 17, 2017 for the Manila stop. 2 days after (May 19), she released the fill up form that has the information for the photo exhibit as well for the ticket price. Luckily, the entrance fee is so affordable! Its only 250php and it already includes the A4 poster and ticket. She closed the form and she re-opened it the day after (May 20, 10AM PHT) for the form to be fill up after you’ve payed. But since it was weekend, she said that we may fill up the form then the deposit may happen on Monday (May 22). When you’ve already filled up the form, your slot is already reserved. To make it short, my Mom accompanied me to the nearest bank to pay for the entrance fee.


June 10, 2017 (Saturday) • DDAY! HopeLand in Manila 🦋

I was with my Mom and my friend, Lorie. We were first headed to Landmark to meet my exhibit buddy, Mau. Basically, I was alone for the 3PM-4PM time slot and then I found Mau on Twitter who’s also looking for an exhibit buddy. Yay for that! 💛

After we met Mau and Tita Lyn (Mau’s mom), we all headed to A SPACE. At the venue, Mau and I were left by our Mom’s and Lorie. We met our twitter friends and while waiting, we also made new friends!


HOPELAND IN MANILA 🌻

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170610: The HopeLand balloons that’s inside the venue
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170610: This is the entrance ticket and the A4 poster that was given to us upon registration

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170610: With my exhibit buddy, Mau! (First two pictures are mine and the last one is from Mau)

HOPEFULWISH’S PHOTO EXHIBIT 🌺

These are some of the picture frames that I took at the exhibit:

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170610: This is one of my favorite pictures that Hopefulwish masternim took. Its J-Hope’s performance of BTS Cypher Pt.4 in one of their concerts along with Rap Monster and SUGA. The one that I’m holding is the back part of the ticket.

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170610: I met Yerang! She’s Mau’s Twitter friend and is a Hoseok-ed bias. 

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170610: I met Airah! She’s one of the Team HopeLand I was with. 

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170610: Mau took these pictures of me. Thank you so much, Mau!! 

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170610: Groupie with Team HopeLand! 

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170610: With Lorie and Mau. Lorie isn’t the same time slot as we are. © Lorie. 
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170610: Mom, Tita Lyn, Mau and me. © Lorie. 

There were so many pictures that I took but I won’t post it here because it may take too long. But I’ve uploaded all of them on my Facebook account.

It was such a long and tiring day yet an amazing one! ❤️

I was able to meet my Twitter friends in real life and I also made new friends while at the exhibit. I really had fun when I was with them.

Hands down to all of the exhibit staffs and especially to Hopefulwish masternim for making this HopeLand happen. All of your efforst are paid off, thank you so much!

To my exhibit buddy, Mau: THANK YOU SO MUCH! You’re so fun to be with! I had an amazing time with you! I hope I get to see you soon again!! 😃💖

To my Mom: Thank you for always supporting me whenever my inner fangirl mode is on and for accompanying me anytime, anywhere! 💜

To Lorie: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR LENDING ME YOUR IPAD I SWEAR, YOU’RE THE BEST! Here’s to more exhibits! ✨

And to my inner self who’s always fangirling: Continue to spoil yourself with all the things you want but don’t forget to save money! 😝


HopeLand in Manila is one of the best experience I’ll be able to treasure forever.

There will be upcoming BTS fansite photo exhibits that will happen on July and August.

Here are their Twitter accounts and some infos:

Please go directly to the given Twitter accounts for more information! 😊

Anyway, I won’t be able to go at the Recontrer and Douleur Exquise but hopefully, I’ll be at Beaux Papillons and Wings Chronicles. See you soon! 💘

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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.

Hold You.

Kilometers are what makes us apart from each other, 1 687 miles to be exact

In the books, you are just a fictional character that I wanted to be with when I grow up

Months, years and days passed by, you were flying high up in the sky across the deep blue ocean that shines through the night between the moon and the stars,

Soaring and thinking what would it be if you wouldn’t found us lying onto the ground?

Everything is lost but when I finally found you, you complete the broken pieces that I found inside myself.

Open your heart and please accept mine, few were the things that I can offer to you

Knew it would be something I really wanted, whatever it is, it wouldn’t let us apart

Jump up and down against the highest cliff of the mountain, it is our fate and I believe you can do it with us carrying you along the years

I screamed and it isn’t the same when I don’t hear your voice when I’m in a crowded place

Never will I leave you, I will always be here watching you reach the highest cliff as I hold you tightly

 

 

To The Girl Who Never Gave Up

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She was definitely one of a kind. She gets tired, she gets hurt and she gets sad but she didn’t gave up despite of all the things being trowed to her. She was so strong that she even let her own happiness go because she thought it was the best mistake she ever had.

“I guess everything really happens for a reason, isn’t it?”, she said to herself.

She is an ordinary girl with an extraordinary attitude that makes her even more special.

She has a beautiful voice and she sings a lot. She was born on the nineteenth of March.

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She fell in love then she fell apart.

She gave everything she had because she loved him so much than you could ever imagine.

But one thing is sure, he isn’t the one who’s right for her.

She fell in love without knowing the idea of being loved.

She cried all over again and she thought that she was weak, but she was the epitome of bravery and indeed she was.

She doesn’t have to be that coward for people to know her identity and she was broken; but her chaotic thoughts made her strong.

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She wanted to love again but she didn’t want to be hurt.

Joy, sadness, pain and pleasure were all the feelings she felt all over again.

She wanted to embrace it all with her open arms and she wanted to be taught how to feel in love again.

It isn’t that much but she know that she would feel complete and loved again when the day will come.

She wished that she would be able to feel the love that she always gives to her man; the genie up there granted her wish and she was given a man that would complete her, accept her flaws and mistakes and would love her unconditionally than she ever could imagine.