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I’ve always wanted one who sings. He doesn’t even need to be good at it. (Cause I’m not also) HAHA! I just feel like he will be able to express himself better if he enjoys music. 🙂


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The link above will re-direct you to a post I made before about how I scored my benchsetter fun meet passes to meet my ultimate bias, Lee Min Ho.

I can’t believe I did write like that before.

HAHA!

This is a throwback because there will be another Benchsetter Fun Meet to be held on March 21st at Araneta Coliseum.

Of course, Lee Min Ho will be there for all of us.

Here are the mechanics.

Promo runs from March 6 till March 21.

ENJOY AND SEE YOU THERE 😉

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—wanderrwithmee


My Lee Min Ho Moment ♡♡♡ #throwbacknotthursday
Benchsetter Fun Meet and Meet & Greet.

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After I got home from a very stressful day in school due to my long exam, I jumped on my bed – literally – and opened my tablet.

As I was browsing through my facebook news feed, I came across this article which changed my mood.

Here it is…ze holy article!!

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Lee Min Ho to transform into singer and start tour in May

Popular actor Lee Min Ho will be releasing his first album and kick off a 10-city tour around Asia.

On March 14, Lee Min Ho’s agency, Starhaus Entertainment, announced, “Lee Min Ho’s special album will be released worldwide. He will kick off his live tour late May in Korea.”

“This album release is not in interest of becoming a singer but for fan service. This is like a respond to national and international fans who have supported him until now…

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Lee Min Ho – Manila, 2013.
Revisiting his My Everything concert.
#throwbacknotthursday

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It has been almost three weeks since my last update.

The past month was really toxic and I’ve been preparing for so many things at the same time which includes the successful My Everything Global Tour of Lee Min Ho here in Manila.

I think to complete every fan girl’s experience, it is a MUST to attend your ultimate bias’ concert if he’s a singer or a fan meet if he or she is not.

But of course, attending both will be better.

Luckily for me, I got to attend both and scored a meet & greet also!

His fan meet was held here in Manila last year dated November 16 of 2012 and two days after, a hand shake meet & greet was held.

His My Everything Global Tour stop in Manila was just last Saturday, July 6, 2013.

Words cannot express how much every Minoz – what the…

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This 365 days of everyday blogging has a purpose.

The purpose for it is for my writing to improve as well as how I express myself.

If you haven’t noticed..

I do have posts dated every single day from January 1st of this year till February 21st but the posts wasn’t necessarily written on the same day as stated.

Sometimes, I post 3-4 entries in a day.

Doesn’t that defeat the very purpose of my “everyday” blogging?

I have come to realize that because of the posts that needed to be published, I actually rush my posts that the other posts come out as mediocre.

Instead of writing to my heart’s desire, I actually end up cramming posts and posting them without even proofreading!

Because of this, I’ve thought about not pushing through with the 365 pages of my 2014.

Instead of posting everyday, I’ll just  post as much as I can but still use “Page XXX of 365” as my title to signify what day is it of my 365 pages of 2014.

It will have less pressure on when I should write and it will give me more time to think my posts over.

Who would want to read a senseless post anyway, right?

Though I will still occasionally post about my random ramblings..

The overly senseless and pointless posts will be limited.

I think this change is for the better.

Quality over quantity.

Don’t  you think so too? 🙂

—wanderrwithmee


February 21, 2014

I’ve been reading articles from Yahoo for days now just like what I always do before.

I came across an article entitled, “12 Things Successful Do Before Breakfast”.

Let me summarize it for you.

  1. They wake up early.
  2. They exercise before it falls off the to-do list.
  3. They work on a top-priority business project.
  4. They work on a personal passion project.
  5. They spend quality time with family.
  6. They connect with their spouses.
  7. They network over coffee.
  8. They meditate to clear their minds.
  9. They write down things they are grateful for.
  10. They plan and strategize while they are fresh.
  11. They check their email.
  12. They read the news.

I plan to slowly incorporate these into my daily routine.

You can read the full article here.

—wanderrwithmee

 


February 20, 2014

A few days back, I was thinking about what age I would want to have my first child.

I was thinking around 28 years old.

I’m currently 20.

Before, I really wanted three children.

But then because I really really want to give my children enough attention and a quality life, I was thinking of having just one or two at most.

I want my first child to be a girl.

Why?

Because as a woman, I think I can understand her better.

And since I am a new mom, that would be advantageous than having a son as the first child.

I also want to dress her up!

Hihi.

But then again..

Having a daughter also has another side.

I think this article sums it up:

I Really Hope My Future Child Isn’t A Girl

FEB. 22, 2014

By ANONYMOUS

I hope I never have a daughter.

If I did, I’d be worried sick all the time of her walking alone at night wearing skirts. I’d be sorry for all her hormone-related woes – her sadness, her fears, her body image trouble, her fertility, the purity of her body and her mind and her soul. I’d be helpless in securing her future happiness, because it doesn’t lie so much in her own career path or intellect as much as it does in her meeting and being with a decent guy who would never hurt her.

What am I going to do if she turns out to be below-average in her looks? How can I lie to her face every day, this person that is partially me, and tell her that no, looks don’t matter, that inner beauty does, and she’s beautiful on the INSIDE and that’s all that matters?

What am I going to do when she’s going through puberty, and asks me why suddenly all the boys are starting to pay more attention to her? Do I dare tell her the truth about what men want? That the older she gets the less she should learn to trust them? That at first glance she’s more often than not just a piece of meat out for grabs?

What am I going to do when she goes to college, and goes to parties and gets drunk, and hot-blooded males start to make sexual advances toward her and she can’t tell the fine difference between the Polite No and the Tentative Yes?

What am I going to do when she goes to work, and meets men who are more senior in the firm, who have families but like what they see (God forbid this must mean she’s not butt ugly)? How can I teach her to walk the thin line between the use and abuse of her female power to climb the corporate ladder?

What am I going to do when she’s trying to settle down, and her biological clock is ticking, but she thinks it’s a sin to believe that because feminism has taught her that it’s important to be independent and successful, ON HER OWN, so that she doesn’t “need” to “belong” to anybody? And never truly will?

What am I going to do when she has children, when she’s pressured by a male-dominated society to go back to work after merely a couple weeks of maternity leave, and leaves her child in the care of a total stranger? How will her child possibly bond with her, know her, love her?

I hope she doesn’t have a daughter, either.

I hope I have a son. Because then he can work as hard as he likes, eat as badly as he wants, and sleep as little as he needs—looks and youthfulness matter less to him than money and social status. Because then he can bang as many women as he likes, because that would make him a rock star among his peers and win him respect. Because he can be single for all his life and still have a blast and die happy. Because he can run shirtless down a street and wouldn’t end up with child as a victim of sexual violence or just shit outta luck. Because he doesn’t need to lean in anywhere. Because he wasn’t made from some asshole’s ribs.

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After reading this..

The points really struck me.

I am now re-considering wanting to have a daughter!

HAHA.

But seriously though..

No matter what gender my first baby will be, I can never be less than ecstatic when he or she’s born. 🙂

How about you?

Thoughts?

—wanderrwithmee


February 19, 2014

10 Confessions From An Introvert

FEB. 21, 2014

By LAITIN AMANDA 

Fellow introverts: It’s ok to be reserved, but don’t use that as an excuse for becoming a hermit. Extroverts: Let us be. Not everyone can be a social butterfly like you.

1. I hate the stigma attached to the word “introvert.”

That means a weird, socially awkward person we all want to avoid. To me, an “introvert” is someone who is selective about who they surround themselves with. It’s someone who is comfortable with being by themselves without feeling insecure. We value quality over quantity.

2. I love meeting new people, but only if you approach me first.

If I have to make the first move, it’ll most likely never happen. I’m silently imagining every possible thing that could go wrong and by the time I work up enough courage to do it, I’ve thoroughly freaked you out by constantly glancing your way and you’ve already sprinted for the door.

3. Small Talk for me is not Small Talk to a normal person.

I get deep real fast. I genuinely want to know your life story, what makes you happy, and what makes you angry. Don’t be surprised if I ask you how you really feel about your parents’ divorce within the first 5 minutes of meeting you. I’m not a gossip; I just genuinely want to connect with you.

4. We have a heightened sense for a fake or insincere personality.

Our quiet and reserved nature allows us so much time to observe. I see your fake smile and can tell you just lied to that person. I hear you repeat the same exact joke to every single person you run into. I’m onto you, extrovert.

5. If you point out my introverted-ness, I will silently hold it against you forever and also I probably hate you.

As much as we try to embrace our introverted-ness, many of us are still very insecure about it. You asking an introvert why they’re so quiet only makes things worse. Please stop making us all feel so awkward with this obvious observation.

6. Dear Hair Dresser: Please don’t make me talk the entire time I’m in your chair.

I’m sure you’re a very nice and interesting person, but after a certain point, I simply run out of things to talk to you about. I’m out of witty comments. I can’t think of any more normal questions to ask you. And my stupid comments will begin to emerge (see #9).

7. My ideal Friday night is Netflix binging with ONE or TWO friends.

I don’t want to be alone, but I also don’t want to exhaust myself by socializing with dozens of other people. Can’t we just throw on some sweatpants, make an ice cream run, and sit on the couch?

8. Please never make me to go a club.

What is clubbing even? Why would we go somewhere where it’s so loud I can’t even hear you? I’ll be in the quiet corner trying to engage in meaningful conversation with the other introverts if you need me.

9. Networking events = death.

There is literally nothing I hate more than having to meet new people in an environment specifically created for that purpose. I realize that’s entirely the point of networking events, but I feel so much pressure to make myself sound and look like the most interesting person you’ve ever met. I can only be charming for so long! Pass me a glass of wine and let me mentally prepare myself for this first.

10. If I say something stupid, kindly pretend I said nothing at all.

Rest assured knowing that my dumb comment/question will haunt me for the rest of my life. I’ll lie awake at night replaying the entire conversation in my head. I’ll think of a million other things I could have said instead. I’ll vow never to speak again! This is where my quietness comes from. It’s a vicious cycle.

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—wanderrwithmee


February 18, 2014

I’m not sure if I have mentioned this before but Leighton Meester is really one of my favorite girl crushes.

Though I only discovered her because of Gossip Girl, I know she is waaaaaay more than what her character, Blair Waldorf, is.

Awhile ago, I was surfing the net when I came across an article about her…..

GETTING MARRIED.

I must admit that it did shock me a bit.

Though 27 is already a good age to get married, I know nothing about her supposed spouse, Adam Brody.

Her love life didn’t really catch my attention in any point of her career from gossip girl.

I think I was too focused on her as an individual.

Hahaha.

Anyway..

If the said rumor is true about her getting married over the weekend, I wish the couple nothing but the best in their married life.

I couldn’t be more happier for my ultimate girl crush because she already found the man that would make her happy forever.

Again, I wish them a happy and fruitful forever together.

Love Love Love,

—wanderrwithmee


February 17, 2014

Today, I have finally secured my exam permit for an entrance exam I will be taking next month.

My cabin crew dreams are at stake and of course, I shall make sure that no matter what happens, I’ll make that dream come true.

I’ve been easily distracted lately and haven’t really – seriously – studied.

What I can say though is that the “normal” way students study doesn’t really work for me.

I can’t be one of those who studies like there is no tomorrow.

Probably because instead of my brain relaxing while studying, it gets pressured too much that I end up not absorbing everything?

Don’t get me wrong..

I cram study a lot and from experience, my brain actually copes up well with that kind of stress.

It is like I absorb even more when I know I really need to understand whatever it is I’m reading.

In this case though..

I’m still not decided what i should do.

Given that it is a VERY long exam, I cannot just cram study last minute cause that will be suicidal.

Really.

HAHA.

When I’ll start studying bit by bit..

That I’m still weighing.

I was thinking this Saturday or Monday next week.

Honestly though..

I still am not sure what  I’m supposed to study!

God knows how badly I want this.

And that I’m willing to do whatever I need to for this.

Wish me luck!

XOXO

—wanderrwithmee


February 16, 2014

1888613_597434333655878_1310088479_nI will be a storyteller someday.

I know it.

—wanderrwithmee

 


February 15, 2014

I have been losing my focus lately.

Honestly, I have again succumbed to the lazy life.

I should at least be trying to study for my upcoming entrance exam next month.

What made me lose focus?

That I am not sure.

I sure do hope that when I secure my exam permit on the 17th, the adrenaline will be back and make me want to study.

I have taken their entrance exam before entering college and have passed but then I chose another school.

I don’t know how much this test will be different from the first but I don’t wanna risk not studying even though I have passed this test before without studying.

My mindset?

“My life depends on it”.

Which is really the case because this is what I really want to do in the future and if I don’t pass here, I’m going to have to wait for another term – or even year before I can retake the exam.

And taking it after a term or a year might be too late already.

Any tips on how I can get back on the right track and regain focus again?

Ciao!

—wanderrwithmee


February 14, 2014

Warning: This is, by all means, a fan girl post.

First, I wanna greet all of you a happy valentines day!

I hope you enjoyed yours as much as I did.

Contrary to what you might be thinking right now..

No, I don’t have a date.

I didn’t even go out of the house today!

Barely got out of bed too.

What made me enjoy it?

Simple..

I was de-stressed today.

Thought about nothing else but making myself feel comfortable.

I missed my bed because I haven’t been home much lately and I made it a point that I spent more time on the bed than out of it today.

I read, watched TV and just slept.

Before valentines day ended also, I read something online which made me squeal in excitement!

I couldn’t believe the texts that I have received first but then it was confirmed through the online website of Bench/ – a clothing line here in the Philippines.

Korean heartthrob LEE MIN HO is coming back to Manila this March!!!

For what event, that I’m still not sure.

I shall give you an update if they release the details already.

I think this meeting will be somewhat like the fan meet also.

I surely hope that there will be a meet and greet opportunity again!!

For now though, I will save money just to be sure that I’ll not be missing that opportunity.

My valentines day couldn’t get any better than this!

Thoughts? 🙂

—wanderrwithmee


February 13, 2014

I have been trying to find a model plane of Emirates Airlines at a store in the mall but the salespeople said that the Emirates planes were sold out.

I gave them my contact number and asked them to text me if they have already restocked.

I want to have one I can place on my desk for everyday inspiration. 🙂

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I was bathing awhile ago when I heard a sudden knock on the door.

It was my sister.

Confused as to why her knocks were loud, I asked her why.

She said that my mom had a toy Airbus A380!!

I readily finished bathing and got in my clothes then rushed going to them.

As soon as I saw it, I claimed it as mine.

My mom couldn’t do anything about it!

Here it is..

airbus a380

 

Though it wasn’t exactly an Emirates plane, I found it beautiful.

Also because of the plane, I remembered having an airplane before!!

I used to play barbies a lot and even my mom had this habit of buying and buying things for the barbies.

Houses, beds, swimming pool, a lot of clothes & shoes and a plane — name it!

Here is the plane..

barbie planeBecause of the planes, I was thinking if I should start collecting airplane models.

Yes, it was not 100% complete as before.

The small trinkets like the sodas for the food and beverage cart were nowhere to be found.

Luckily, the mini microphone was still working!

I can imagine myself practicing flight safety procedures while using it.

HAHAHA

Please don’t laugh at me.

Before you advise me to go see a shrink, I shall end this post right now.

Ciao!

—wanderrwithmee

 



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