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Even though I ended up only having three hours of sleep because I was reading a lot of articles related to Tourism last night, I still went to work.

Today was not like any other day at work I’ve experienced.

Usually, we were going to other places processing documents.

This whole day was spent at the office instead.

My dad taught me office work.

I was literally in front of the laptop screen for almost the whole time I was at the office!

I’m not complaining though.

It was actually okay for me.

I somehow find satisfaction every after finishing a document or excel file.

While I was taking short breaks, I was thinking of my supposed transfer of school and change in course.

I had a chance to talk to my friend and sister over dinner.

We considered a lot of things.

When I first broke the news to my friend she only said one thing..

“Why just now?”

And it surprised me a bit.

Yes, we all knew that travelling had a special place in my heart but it was just recently that I actually, seriously, considered it becoming my career.

Since it interests me a lot, I frankly don’t think that I’ll have a hard time adjusting to a new course.

At the end of dinner, they were very supportive of me and told me to go for it.

I am still weighing the pros and cons just to be sure.

What do you think?

—wanderrwithmee

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This is my 100th blog post!!

YAY!

I want to grab this opportunity to thank you, my readers – if existent, for being patient in reading my random posts!

I know I have yet to be a great blogger/writer for you to regularly check on my blog.

But even though you only saw or read from my blog once, I still want to thank you!

I’m not the type who obsesses about the stats of my blog or the likes on my posts but the mere fact that I get more than 1 visit per day really makes me happy 🙂

Please join me as I continue to search for my passions and interests.

My want to improve my writing is not only for myself but also for the readers out there.

Let us not get cheesy.

So to cut the chase..

Thank you for being an inspiration for me to try to be my best blogger self, to express myself more and of course, to improve myself. ^^

Happy 100 posts to me!

—wanderrwithmee


And finally!!

After a gazillion years…………….

I did it!

My sister and I did it!!

Did what?

We followed the exercise video of Jillian Michaels!

Who is she?

Jillian Michaels is an American personal trainer, reality show personality, talk show host and entrepreneur from Los Angeles, California. Michaels is best known for her appearances on NBC’s The Biggest Loser and Losing It With Jillian.

(c) Wikipedia

We learned about her through our friend who wanted to lose weight.

But in all honesty..

That friend of ours need not lose even a single pound!

She just wants to be more lean and toned.

I don’t know about her other reasons but I’m pretty sure of one thing..

It worked for her.

When we see her, we always eat – may it be at her home or at the mall.

While we eat together, we talk about random things.

One thing we talked about was dieting and exercising.

She did the workout first and when it worked on her, she suggested it to us.

And after months, we finally tried it!

Yes, months.

Let me be honest..

We didn’t finish it.

It was supposed to be for 45 whole minutes but we only managed to follow until around the 33rd minute.

I swear it was challenging!

But even though we didn’t finish it, we were really really sweating!

My muscles were stressed around the 20th minute.

Is it just my lack of warm up or did I overdo myself right away?

Even though that is the case, I didn’t have any regret.

I really feel fresh right now after a bath and though my body is a bit sore (especially my lower body), it is a good kind of sore. 🙂

Why don’t you give the Jillian Michaels exercise a try?

Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTT4W8ygJ7w

And tell me about it!

—wanderrwithmee

 


As I have said in my previous posts, I started to work for my dad just this Monday (January 6, 2014).

We leave the house at 6:30 in the morning.

Honestly, I am really not a morning person.

I hate waking up early.

Although that is the case, I know that a lot of the successful people usually wake up early. (my research says so)

And because I really really want to fix my sleep cycle, I always try my best to sleep as early as I can so I can get enough sleep hours.

The number of work hours for the day really depends.

Sometimes, the work is done by lunch time.

Sometimes, it is finished by 4-5 in the afternoon.

The working days are from Monday to Friday.

During Saturdays, if there are some important papers to be organized, my dad is the only one who usually does it at the office.

Going back to my main point..

The salary of the employees are given weekly because their personal expenses are being considered.

Which means that………..

I received my first official salary today!!!

YAAAAAAAAY!

Why official you may ask?

Because I have done some extra work for my sister before.

She once brought me with her to her office for a week to do some minor accounting work!

Sometimes, she brings me and my other sister to her work on weekends.

And sometimes we do the work at her home.

So yea.. I think that is about it^^

—wanderrwithmee


*late post

Though we planned to jog for an hour today, we only did 30 minutes of jogging.

But hey!

The important thing is that we did!!

That is actually a big improvement already.

HAHAHA.

Anyway..

We checked out the gym which is just a short walk away from home.

It was plain.

We were supposed to spend the entire hour there but unfortunately, they didn’t have treadmills.

My sister and I really wanted to just jog so we did a couple of laps around the block.

After jogging, we realized that we are still a long way from being fit.

We were easily tired because we are not used to jogging anymore.

Before, I even joined a fun run.

It was my first (and currently last) fun run and I managed to finish 5 kilometers in around 45 minutes!

My brother in law who happens to be a fitness coach told me that my record was actually good.

I didn’t fully jog for the entire 5 kilometers.

I sprinted, jogged and walked alternatively.

I will treat that record of mine as an inspiration for my next jogging schedule.

For now, my sister and I plan to follow the exercise videos of Jillian Michaels.

We discovered her through a friend who claims that her exercise videos are really working.

How about you?

How do you keep yourself fit? 🙂

—wanderrwithmee


Yesterday (January 4) made it official, I turned twenTEEN.

I know I should’ve foreseen that I wouldn’t be able to post something yesterday because of a gazillion errands that had to be run and that I should’ve drafted something the day before but..

Oh well, what can I still do right?

And because of that, I’ll be posting two for today!

YAY! (full of sarcasm)

But hey, words are free flowing from my mind right now so why not take advantage right?

How I celebrated my birthday will be a bit detailed on my next post but for now, I’ll enumerate the things I want to give my 21 year old self next year .(as promised!)

I honestly haven’t filtered/revised the things I’ve listed but I’m still going to post them anyway.

P.S. PLEASE DON’T LAUGH.

Here it goes..

  1. a beach body – I’m serious!! I already miss my former self. The one who effortlessly doesn’t gain much and is always a swim-bikini ready person! Not the drool kind of ready but still..you get me right?
  2. a getaway withOUT relatives – I know, I know. Nothing beats family but I really really want to experience this! It’s like a big step into coming out of my comfort zone. It need not be for at least two days or something..almost a day can be considered!
  3. ATM with at least Php *0,000 – The ” * ” was really placed there. No typographical error. I can save a lot. The problem is that I can only save when I have something I need or want to save up for. I can’t just save for the sake of saving. It is something I should fix for myself and for my future also. I will start monitoring my finances well.
  4. new phone – Just because my phone is slowly giving up on me already. You know what they say..”slowly but surely”. I think that is what my phone is doing right now. HAHAHA!
  5. new sets of undergarments (okay I hope no guy reads this. lol. just kidding) – I want to feel a new woman lady. I don’t know..I think even if those pieces of clothing are literally under your garments, it can give you that little push you need. Think self-confidence.
  6. “me” day at least every other month – because I want time to think and de-stress and just enjoy being me. Time to appreciate my life and the things and people around me. 🙂
  7. fixed sleep cycle – Yes, fixeD. Meaning I’ve already done it. I know some people might think that it is still early to think about ageing and all but I wouldn’t wanna risk my skin and appearance just to find out if an unfixed sleep cycle is really not a good idea.
  8. bikini picture – This has been long overdue. Actually, my best friend and I wanted to do this a few years back but for some reason, we weren’t able to do it. Last week, I had an opportunity to take one because I was at Boracay but I didn’t. Why? Because I don’t think I still can. I want it to be taken when I feel like I won’t be ashamed if someone (but me) will see it.
  9. belly piercing – This can be done anytime but then again, I would like to get it done when I actually have the guts to have others see it as well.
  10. friends I would want to be friends with till I grow old – Sounds cheesy eh? Unlike other people who treat their acquaintances (which they refer to as friends) as collections, I need not have plenty of friends. What I want are those friends who I know will be there with me no matter what happens. And of course, I will do the same for them.

So yeah..

That is what I have listed so far.

What do you think? 🙂

P.s I didn’t proof read. Sorry for the errors.

—wanderrwithmee


hnw hayfow

First of all I want to greet everyone a happy happy new year!!!

The past year (2013) was a wild ride.

A lot has happened – some under control, some without.

Though no one’s year is expected to be perfect, I have a lot of things to be thankful for the past year.

Let me rewind back to my 2013 and mention just a few…

  1.  March 10 of 2013 was when I made this blog! I have always wanted to have my own blog and write about my interests and other random stuff.
  2. Finished Korean 1 at University of the Philippines, Diliman
  3. Saw Lee Min Ho again this year because of his My Everything concert!!
  4. Ticked something off my bucket list: Wakeboarding.
  5. I joined a group which unfortunately is not active anymore but the few real friends I made there are still my friends now.
  6. I discovered a lot about other people and about myself.
  7. I never stopped learning.
  8. Boracay Getaway for 4 days & 3 nights!
  9. BORACAY PUBCRAWL!!! (Which I plan to repeat!!)
  10. A chance to go to a country I’ve always been interested in. Still wishing it pushes through!!

The list goes on and on and on.

Now, fast forward to the present.. I have a lot of things in mind that I look forward to but since I don’t like to jinx it, I’ll mention it as I achieve it throughout this year.

What I’ll mention though are my New Years Resolutions.

I haven’t really completed my list yet but these are a few of them..

  1. Travel internationally (South East Asian country)
  2. EXERCISE (FOR REAL) at least 4 hours a week.
  3. When drinking, not more than 5 bottles of beer / ~10 shots –just being realistic
  4. No to binge eating
  5. At least one day of “me” day every other month
  6. Will fix my sleep cycle so I can eat breakfast
  7. Monitor and manage finances well
  8. Etc

Apart from those things mentioned above which I want to happen to my life.. there is one thing that I really am wishing for right now.

It is hard to explain at this moment but it can change my life big time. All I’m wishing for my birthday this year is that thing. I hope the opportunity is meant for me and that it’ll be granted to me soon.

wishNo words are enough to express how badly I want that opportunity.

I swear to never waste it and seize every opportunity that will help me be my best self.

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Sorry if this post is a bit mediocre.

I’m really having a writers block but I really wanted to post a blog today.

Since I’m turning twenTEEN in a few days, I plan to write a “What I’ll give my 21 year old self” post and see if I’ll be able to achieve them after a year :>

XOXO

—wanderrwithmee


From the gazillion thoughts in my head about what I should start writing about..

I decided on writing about WANTS.

 

Everyone has a lot of wants in their lives.

No one is an exception.

From the star-crossed ones to the most wealthy people on the planet, no one is exempted.

That is just the way life works.

From their status to their hair style, there is always at least one thing a person wants to change or improve.

As for me, I have a lot of that.

 

From material things to my physical appearance, I always have something that I want to change.

 

I need not have the most recent and “cool” mobile phone but I really prefer a certain brand, Samsung.

Yes, my last purchase wasn’t Samsung *sigh* but I might have one around this month.

For my tablet, I am perfectly happy with my Samsung Galaxy Tablet 8.9 – P7300.

Saved up for it as a gift for myself on my 18th birthday which was a year and 6-7 months ago already.

I wish I can say that I have a camera and that I am very much contented with it but.. no.. I don’t have one.

 

As for how I look..

I think it is normal for most girls to feel insecure about their outward appearance one way or another but I believe life will be so much better if we learn to love ourselves for who we really are.

The first step? Declaration.

Admittedly, I am a very very insecure person.

Though it may not look like that most of the time because of my “I don’t care” facade, I really am.

I really am insecure about my weight.

From my childhood till I was in 2nd year high, I honestly have minimal problem related to weight gain.

I wasn’t the thinnest but my weight was just right.

But now.. I think I am nearing the end of my normal weight range.

For my binge eating, I know that I am to blame for the lack of self-control.

Second is my skin.

The sun exposure because of ACP (Aerospace Cadets of the Philippines), a mandatory program in my high school, caused the color of my skin to be uneven.

I really want to be fair like before!

Mosquitoes just love me for some reason.

Old folks say that because my blood is sweeter than usual, the smell is much more appetizing to insects.

Not that I have a lot of scars but when I wear shorts or skirts or dresses, if I’m not careful, I go home with mosquito bites.

My face.. is such a big insecurity for me.

I blame my acne on my genes.

Nuff said for that area.

Contrary to the ones I’ve stated, one thing I thank my genes for is my height.

I am not supermodel tall but compared to the average height of females here in the Philippines, being 5 foot and 6 inches is a blessing.

The second step? Acceptance.

I am trying to work on it by the help of books, God and by loving myself.

Work out not because you hate your body but because you love it.

 

Our wants in life reflect most of our insecurities and other short comings.

For one to fully love oneself and to be able to impart that kind of love to others requires accepting yourself as you and not as someone who you want yourself to be.

As for my journey towards loving myself as myself, I think I still have a long way to go but I think what is important is that I’ve already started.

How about you?

What are your insecurities?

—wanderrwithmee


Almost 11 and a half hour ago, I said I was going to clean my room..

Yes I did.

Aside from the 30-minute bath I just came from now, I just finished cleaning.

It was like an 11-hour workout for me!

Cleaning my room was like hitting two birds with one stone.

I cleaned and at the same time I worked out.

Truthfully, my back is really sore as well as my legs because of too much movement but it feels great.

The feeling is so fresh and clean and it just makes you want to be on the bed until tomorrow night.

It feels great to finally accomplish such a task before school starts because I know I might not have the luxury of time to do this again.

As a reward, I shall search for the series I watch every Sunday which is We Got Married Global Version starring Taecyeon of 2PM with Gui-Gui, a taiwanese actress (if I’m not mistaken) and Hongki of FT Island with Fuji Mina, a Japanese actress.

Ciao!

—wanderrwithmee


Letting go is probably one of the hardest things to do in life.

The relationship acquired, the time spent or just the mere value of a certain person or thing to us will be tested.

But why do we need to let go?

Can’t we just hold on to it a little bit more?

Every situation is different in itself.

Re-evaluation is needed to get those timely answers.

Not right answers because i think *right* is subjective when it comes to relationships.

It is always best to try hard in doing everything that you can and not giving up but one should learn to let go as well – if it is for the better.

Finally decided to let go?

Let go and move forward.

Many people find it hard to move on after letting go but I still think that with these things, no one else can see the bigger picture better more than yourself.

We cannot expect anyone to vouch for us except for ourselves.

One should learn to fight and stand up.

I’ve thought about it for such a long time already and I think I am ready to let go..

And that I actually have to let go already.

I have to let go of the other side of me.

There is always a room for improvement.

Not that one has to be perfect but I believe everyone should maximize their potentials for us to live our lives to the fullest.

You may wonder what I mean by letting go of the other side of me.

Well, I want to change my lifestyle starting today.

Yes, today.

I’ll start by changing my sedentary lifestyle.

I want to be more active and do other activities – those that require me to get out of bed.

Starting next week, I will try my very very very best to go to the gym near my house at least twice a week.

I need not spend the whole day there or lift weights.

30 minutes of running is enough for a “gym day”.

I will change my sleep cycle.

As crazy as it may sound, I can’t remember the last time I slept at 10 PM or even till 12 MN.

I always sleep late.

Usually around 4 AM but last week my sleep cycle has been even more crazy – I sleep at around 6 to 7 AM.

I am definitely not a morning person but I think I should train myself to become one.

Waking up early.

This may be the hardest thing to do since I LOVE SLEEPING more than I love food.

Seriously.

I usually don’t take breakfast since I am still asleep at that time.

My body clock tells me after 8 hours of sleep to wake up and if I sleep at 4 AM, after 8 hours, what do you think the time will be?

You do the math.

Clothes, things and my room.

Everyone grows physically.

(Not necessarily horizontally.)

But until when should I hold on to the clothes that did fit me a year or years before and now it doesn’t?

I keep holding on to it thinking that I can still wear it when I lose some weight.

For my things, I am sometimes too sentimental that I keep even the things that are considered trash by many.

The result?

A messy room.

And so I’ve decided to let go and just sell them for cheap so that I’ll have funds to buy new clothes and things.

A cleaner environment = a more stable mind.

There have actually been studies that proved how a clean room boosts one’s mental capacity!

I am a student.

I SHOULD go to school everyday and not be lazy even when I have no tests.

I’ll try joining organizations and be active in them since it will be for my future.

Even though I have no tests, I should still study at home even for just a short while.

For now, that is my plan.

Right after I post this, I’ll start cleaning my room. 🙂

How about you?

Any plans of letting go?

—wanderrwithmee


As much as I want to tell everyone how I am enjoying the holy week which is a national holiday, I just couldn’t.

I was supposed to go to Laguna today and stay there till Sunday but since our professor in Managerial Accounting gave us our Business Case 2 which we are supposed to accomplish by group and my group mates and I have no common free time but tonight, I decided not to go and stay at home instead.

While some universities and all primary and secondary schools are now officially on summer vacation, our university isn’t.

We observe a trimestral system remember? If not click this.

I needed a breather for awhile so I am blogging now.

So this is what I’m currently doing…. all computations.

 

Later.

—wanderrwithmee


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Read 37 pages of Philippine Revolution and typed a 4-page “summary”.

My eyes, hands and back are painful now.

But thanks to this guy..

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I smiled and forgot about the pain for a while.

Hmm. Thinking if I should blog about something today ^o^

Ciao!

officialstampwanderrwithmee persona

 

 

 

 

—wanderrwithmee ✈


In my university, we follow a trimestral system – three terms in a school year. Hence, the hours allotted per subject is definitely less than the usual. Due to this, our school officials are really strict when it comes to holidays and suspensions due to the weather. Also, the pace of our study is a bit faster too.

Some may see it as a negative thing but in my university, they ensure that even though we graduate earlier because of our curriculum, we are very much capable, we are trained well and we are given enough experience and practical knowledge for the new world we are going to transition to. Talk about quality education!

In every university, they call the week before finals the “hell week”. This is so because this is the week where everyone is making up for whatever they missed, finalizing all the projects, studying for the final exams, preparing for thesis defense and much more.

Though our university is still far away from the supposed “hell week” which will be around the 2nd week of April, my schedule has really been hectic that I am sometimes up until around 4-5 a.m.

Last Saturday marks the end of my Korean 1 classes. (WHICH I PASSED. YAY!) After 10 weeks of “diligently” studying and memorizing, I really want a breather. School works are suffocating already. Because of this, I am trying my best to slack off – which is normally not a good thing – to release stress by watching movies & dramas online, by surfing the net and blogging which hopefully I can do often.

This post is getting too long I guess. Until the next one! ♥

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—wanderrwithmee ✈


I passed KOREAN 1! 고마워요 선생님 & 친구들! 보고시퍼요. 95%!!! :”> #hardwork #korean must practice often so as not to forget what I’ve learned. ^o^



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