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-wanderrwithmee

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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


More than a book review, treat this as a “summary” of the first few pages of the book.

“Bitch (noun): A woman who won’t bang her head against the wall obsessing over someone else’s opinion – be it a man or anyone else in her life. She understands that if someone does not approve of her, it’s just one person’s opinion; therefore, it’s of no real importance. She doesn’t try to live up to anyone else’s standards – only her own. Because of this, she relates to a man very differently.”  (c) Sherry Argov

Here are few of the numerous characteristics of what men like in bitches:

  1. She maintains her independence.
    • Men hate when women are too clingy; they suffocate.
    • She is not needy; he starts to need her.
  2. She does NOT pursue him.
    • Don’t make him the center of your world.
    • Don’t change because of him; maintain who you are throughout the relationship.
    • This shows that you have a character.
  3. She is mysterious.
    • Be honest but you don’t reveal everything.
    • Familiarity breeds contempt.
    • Predictability breeds boredom.
  4. She leaves him wanting.
    • Men think that longing is equivalent to love.
    • Don’t always meet up with him especially if it is not convenient.
    • Men like to chase.
  5. She doesn’t let him see her sweat.
    • When upset, take your time and calm yourself first.
    • Men hate naggers and you wouldn’t like to regret saying bad things.
    • Clear your head before you convey what you feel.
  6. She remains in control of her time.
    • Take it slowly especially when he wants to hurry.
    • Don’t make him think that he has 100% control over you.
    • Have control over yourself.
  7. She maintains a sense of humor.
    • A sense of humor  lets him know that she is detached.
    • Again, this will show that you have your own character.
    • Even with this, respect must still remain.
  8. She places a high value on herself.
    • When given a compliment, say thank you; don’t talk him out of it.
    • Do NOT fish for compliments.
    • Don’t compare yourself to other women in front of them – especially to their ex-girlfriends.
  9. She is passionate about something other than him.
    • Again, don’t make them the center of your world.
  10. She treats her body like a finely tuned machine.
    • She maintains her appearance and health.
    • Self-respect is reflected in how she maintains her physical appearance.
    • Others opinions doesn’t matter as long as what she does makes her feel good.

Since I just started reading the book, this is all I have so far.

This book made me think about my past relationship(s) and made me realize how much I have compromised just to please someone else.

In just a short time, I have realized a lot and have learned a lot as well.

What do you think about the points mentioned above?

—wanderrwithmee

 


Forever means giving the person you love unlimited chances of loving you right every waking day of your life.

(c) Bride For Rent

Bride For Rent is actually a Filipino movie.

It is about a spoiled “emotionally damaged” guy who needed to get his trust fund because of his carelessness.

One of the requirements was he needed a marraige certificate when he reaches the age of 25.

He tried to patch things up with his ex girlfriends hoping that at least one of them would marry him.

But then there was none.

His friend suggested that they hold an audition for the role to be his pretend wife.

Then there is this girl who had a crush on him for the longest time.

She auditioned and eventually got the part.

And then it started.

Of course I wouldn’t spoil the details of the movie!!

It was a romantic comedy.

More comedy than romance for me.

This movie gave me a good laugh and I don’t ever regret watching and spending for it.

I recommend it to those who wants to laugh and learn at the same time.

It gives tips on how to stay happily married.

But then again.. it is a Filipino movie.

I don’t know if some actually produce English subtitles for Filipino films.

Ciao!

—wanderrwithmee


The 16 Reasons You Need To Drop Everything And Travel Right Now

LIFE •  • JAN 15, 11:44AM

There’s a characteristic of our generation that can only be described as severe restlessness. I am not specifically referring to the number of friends you have who are prescribed Adderall; although that’s definitely another cultural trend I could discuss in length. What I’m talking about is a restlessness of the soul, the wandering spirit, a culture of nomads.

We’ve been bred on this notion that we are going to do it differently than our parents; we’ll be adventurous, experience life to the fullest. We’ve sat over lunch with our friends choosing our post-graduation plans, always teetering over the line of what we knew as the safe choice and what we knew as the adventurous, spirited one. We talked about living in Brazil in a house by the beach, spending days on the hammock and driving taxis at night.

We thought about moving to London, buying expensive rain gear and renting a studio on Piccadilly Circus. Of course every woman dreams of giving it all up and finding a cozy flat with a view of the Champs-Élysées, spending weekends sitting in corner cafes and eating macarons by Place de la Concorde. But reality always sets in and ruins the daydream.

Many of us have chosen the road more traveled, giving into the societal pressures of securing a job and a 401k. We’ve resigned ourselves to desks with a window seat, looking out on the cold streets of our increasingly disillusioned present. Sometimes, in between deadlines and Facebook stalkings, we find ourselves thinking about that corner bistro in Paris or the cozy hammock in Brazil. We let our minds wander to the wet streets of London and the architectural beauty of Prague. Then we begin to wonder, “What the hell am I still doing here?”

Whether you have this realization once a month, once a week or even once a day, it’s one too many. Your life is fleeting, and your youth will pass even quicker. You are too young to be settling for the nine-to-five, and there should be nothing holding you back from doing what your innermost urges tell you. So stop whining to all your friends and be the adult you claim to be; buy yourself the next ticket to anywhere.

You’re young

Life moves fast and there is no better time to pursue those inner urges than in your 20s. This is the freest you will ever be, unshackled by the chains of mortgages, insurance policies and general responsibility. You are responsible to no one but yourself and your own whims. Now is the time to stay up until 5 am as the waves of the Moroccan beach spray your tanned, toned body. Now is the time to eat whale testicle at a local dock in Seoul. Now is the time to fall in love with everything and anything.


You’re more willing to take risks

With less to lose, there’s more to gain. Life is about moving outside your comfort zones, about embracing the present moment, even if it scares the sh*t out of you. Right now is the time for you to meet Spanish strangers at a café and let them whisk you off to a party in the Latina quarter of Madrid. Only now will you rent a moped in Thailand for five dollars with absolutely no idea where to go. It’s these years that you’re supposed to make mistakes, get into trouble and learn to live life as openly as possible.


To be inspired

There’s a reason that some of the most influential and greatest artists of American literature spent their most creative years in Europe. There’s nothing more inspiring or life-changing than being engulfed in the beauty and culture of another world, another life. The colors, the smells, the people, the architecture, the squares of another city are enough to renew your soul and ignite your inhibitions. Besides, how else are you supposed to write your novels?


To humble yourself

It’s a valuable life lesson to live as the exile, the foreigner. In no other time or point in your life will you feel the cutting chill of being the outsider as you will living in a country that isn’t your own. You’re the new guy, the tourist no one takes seriously, and that will not only humble you, but give you a sense of empathy you never had before. It’s this grounding that will make you a better person, a more well-rounded person who will come home with a larger sense of what it means to be alive.


For the stories

A wise person once told me that life is a collection of experiences. Your life, and the legacy you leave, will be as full or as empty as you make it. Don’t you want to be one of those older people with countless stories of their youth spent traveling through the Arabian desert or hitchhiking from France to Spain? Don’t you want to tell your friends about the six months you spent living with a Spaniard, sipping sangria and learning to salsa dance?


For the friends who will play ambassadors

The people you meet abroad will play foreign ambassadors for the rest of your life. You will find yourself developing relationships in obscure corners of the world, conversing with people with different ideals, languages and cultures. You will find yourself with connections all over the world, coming back home only to know you now have friends all over the world. Next time you go to Sweden or Australia, you’ll not only have a place to stay, but a friend to show you the real parts of that country.


For the romance

If you’re in a sexual rut, there’s no better reason to pack up and head for somewhere new. Only in Europe can you play out your wildest fantasies of moonlit dinners at bistro cafés by candlelight. Only in South America can you go dancing with a man who whispers sweet nothings in your ear in a language you only understand through the longing of his words. Only somewhere else can you be whoever you want and let your inhibitions fall to the wayside. Shack up with an Italian for a few weeks and let yourself enjoy the idea that it doesn’t matter what, or who, you do while you’re “just visiting.”


For the food

Is there any better reason to travel than for the food? Seriously, how many days are you going to settle for Chipotle before you realize you could get four Spanish burritos that actually taste like “the original”? Don’t you want to try a real croissant? Who knows, maybe you’ll learn how to make paella or find some Italian cookies you’ll have imported to the US for the rest of your life. (Then you’ll be able to tell people you found the most delicious cookies in Sicily, and now you just have toget them shipped.)


To find yourself

There’s no better way to find yourself than to disappear from the daily grind and get lost somewhere along the Atlantic. Only once you remove yourself from the familiar can you find the truth. Only when you are abroad can you see your past life, your home, with a renewed sense of clarity. Going abroad gives you the time, space and moments of solitude you need for self evaluation and exploration.


Because once is never enough

Even if you went abroad in college, or spent two weeks in Europe after graduation, those memories will never be enough to satiate the longing in your soul. There is only so much you can take in, so many things you can do when you’re with your family on vacation or gaggle of friends. You need to see everything, do everything, again. It’s time to do it the right way, on your own. Because it could take a lifetime to be truly fulfilled by everything the world has to offer and those few times you went abroad should only make you thirsty for more.


For the perspective

A change of perspective is like taking a long deep breath after a long day. It’s important to change things up in life, to look at things from another angle, another way. Only going abroad will give you the distance you need to see your life from a renewed lens. Seeing another way of life is a great way to learn to appreciate your old one. Spending six months trying to communicate in another language will teach you to appreciate your own language and the capacity of those words. Because it’s not until you’ve begun missing home that you truly start appreciating it.


For your soul

Hemingway described Paris as a “moveable feast” and “wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you.” The notorious writer set the standard for embracing life abroad, letting it become part of you. Because even when you go home, part of you will forever be changed by the experiences and renewed sense of self that comes with leaving everything behind and starting anew.


To gain strength

Strength comes from overcoming fears, inhibitions and facing situations that aren’t always within your comfort zone. Only once you’ve left the familiar can you begin to challenge yourself. They say that the strongest people are the ones who faced adversity head on and came out the other end. Only once you’ve been in a situation where you had to dig deep down and find a strength you didn’t know you had can you call yourself a stronger person.


To be an explorer

Why can’t you be the one who sets the trends, the one with the unique style who always has those one-of-a-kind pieces? Why can’t you find that pair of lambskin boots in the mountains of Switzerland from a local farmer’s wife or that spice that’s only grown in the farms of south east Asia. Life is about tasting, trying and finding new things, new experiences and new lessons.


To fall in love

Life is about falling in love with everything. It’s about finding a sense of comfort in a local café or that overwhelming sense of comfort that comes with connecting with a painting at the Prado. It’s about seeing and loving everything as if it’s the first and last time. Only when you’ve left and sought the comforts of another place can you experience the overwhelming joy of falling in love with everything around you for the first time.


To appreciate the moments

Only when you’ve sat at a café in Paris for two hours, watching the people and reading your favorite book that you learn to appreciate the small moments in life. It’s the rolling mountains and the busy outdoor markets of Barcelona that should take your breath away. It’s the miles of rice patties beneath the soft glow of the setting sun that should assuage the aching in your restless soul and introduce you to the simple pleasures that life can bring. Only when you’ve learned to live in the moment, seeing and taking in every second of the now, can you truly say you’ve lived life to the fullest.

Photo via We Heart It

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About the author:

LAUREN MARTIN

Lauren “LMoney” Martin grew up with one goal: to be the first woman engineer. Upon finding out there were women engineers already, she chose to study advertising at Penn State University, which led to an attempt at acting and ended in a career as a comedy writer.

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So much thought!

I love this article ^^

If given the chance and funds to travel to places, I definitely will!

—wanderrwithmee


Today is Saturday, my first day off of work this week.

Work days are from Monday till Friday only.

And because I haven’t been getting enough sleep hours lately because I still have yet to fix my sleep cycle, I got them all back today.

HAHAHA.

What do I mean?

Because I got home late from my Friday dinner out, I arrived at home at almost 12MN.

And since I missed reading stories in Wattpad, I read a short story and a few updates.

I slept at around 2:45 in the morning.

I woke up at around 10 AM.

My sleep was around 7 hours and 15 minutes.

I was still sleepy when I woke up so after 30 minutes, I managed to get some sleep again.

My second sleep was from 10:30 AM till 5:30 PM!!!

Another 7 hours!

HAHA.

I know.

I slept a lot today.

But in the past also, I can really sleep for long periods.

There is just something about sleeping that I can’t get enough of.

When I woke up from my second sleep, I really felt so refreshed and ready to face another week!! ——or not.

With my work schedule, I really hope I can fix my sleep cycle so I need not sleep half a day during weekends!

I need my weekends for self-improvement.

And speaking of self-improvement..

My sister and I will try to follow a Jillian Michaels exercise video in awhile.

It’s around 45 minutes but a friend said that you really will sweat a lot after it.

want need to be sexy soon!

For whom?

For myself :>

Why?

Cause I love myself 🙂

YAY for loving oneself more!

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Have you been doing something to reach your fitness goals?

xoxo

—wanderrwithmee


Source: http://elitedaily.com/life/the-20-mistakes-you-dont-want-to-make-in-your-20s/

The author: Preston Waters is a thinker. He’s not your traditional philosophical persona, however, as he leaves no topic untouched. Covering all the bases, from business to women, Preston Waters is the ultimate man’s man for Gen-Y.

The 20 Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make In Your 20s

The 20 Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make In Your 20s

LIFE •  • APR 15, 10:11AM

Your 20’s compose undoubtedly the most pivotal time in your life. While there are plenty of temptations and distractions, the decisions you make here are truly what dictate your future, as the weak fail and only the strong survive.

Do you have what it takes to become a monumental success? Or will you live out a life of mediocrity? The choice is up to you. While many think they have all the answers and the keys to success, we have seen those people make the same pitfalls too many times before.

This is the time for you to hustle, scrap and fight for the life that you want for yourself. You manifest your own destiny during these crucial years.

Every move you make is a test. Don’t f*ck it up. These are the 20 Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make In Your 20s.

20. Working for money, not for building your dreams

Never do anything just because it’s convenient for you. Look to challenge yourself and build your own dream instead of building someone else’s. Even if it doesn’t exactly make sense now, create something with great value so you can cash out big.

Always look to the future and never for immediate compensation. What are you going to do with those weekly wages anyways? Stop being so entitled and pretending like you deserve cash, prizes and vacations just yet. You will soon realize once you’ve made it that making money doesn’t make you happy. It’s the journey.


19. Thinking that this is the right time to fall in love

While all of your friends might be doing it, don’t fall into the trap of a relationship. Sure it seems like the right thing to do, but your 20s are entirely too crucial for your personal growth for you to be focusing on fulfilling the wishes of another individual.

Not only does it make you complacent with where you are in life, but it makes you boring. When your business is at stake and your future is resting on your shoulders, the last thing you need is to be bogged down by an insecure lover rushing you home.

Get out there, meet new people, test the limits and have fun. It will take you to the places you’ve only dreamed of going.


18. Trying to act like the man rather than learning how to become one

Instead of going overboard on the Gucci monogram and bottles in the club, as if you just signed to Rocnation, spend that time focusing on your career.

Every second counts and if more time is spent pretending to be the person you want to be instead of becoming that man, then you’ll sink in quick sand without even knowing it.

A real man is willing to make sacrifices. If you aren’t down to put in the work, then please don’t act like you are. You can enjoy the success when you actually attain it.


17. Making friends instead of earning trust

The in-crowd may be tempting, but you’ll probably fall victim to surrounding yourself with social climbers. We know you feel entitled to celebrate, but please relax. It’s never attractive when you act as though this is the last time you’ll ever see this in life.

Make connections with people based on trial and error, not presuppositions and drunk ranting about what they can do for your business.

If you ever want people to take you seriously, then you have to take them seriously. Just because you think you trust someone doesn’t always mean you can. Heed any red flags in the past before jumping into any kind of venture with them.


16. Not caring because you only live once — that’s for fools

We all are guilty of irrational decision-making in our 20s. Fast people and fast times with money in your pocket always lead to over-extending yourself.

A life of partying, heavy drugs and pretty much having that YOLO attitude will leave you flat on your ass. Get focused and lock into what you’re supposed to be doing. If you don’t know what that is, then you better figure it out ASAP.


15. Making all your wants, needs

Expensive women and cheap thrills coupled with the expensive sneakers should not be on the list of your needs. Setting the foundation for your business and team is far more important than updating your wardrobe and chasing sex.

Distinguish between what you want and what you actually need. Make sure your priorities are in tact or you will lose your track.


14. Forgetting that family comes first

Those who supported you before anything deserve to be taken care of when you reach your success. If you aren’t doing this for the ones you love, then you’re not doing it right. Family comes first, no matter what happens. If you work for whom you love instead of just yourself, you will get far.


13. Blaming anyone else but yourself for anything in life

Hold yourself accountable for everything. At the end of the day, all you have in the world is yourself — so go hard. Don’t look to anyone for answers and instead of making problems, create solutions.

Whether it was that job you wanted, the funding you needed or the love you think you can’t live without, there is no one that can be held accountable in this universe except for you.


12. Getting comfortable like you actually deserve down time

Unless you’re chilling with Victoria’s Secret models in Monaco this weekend, you shouldn’t even be thinking about taking a break anytime soon. You need a vacation?

What have you accomplished? Mark Cuban spent seven years building out his first business before he even took a break. Don’t get lazy now.


11. Sticking with jobs that didn’t teach you anything

A bad job is like an unhealthy relationship. Truthfully, the only reason you’re there is because it is the safest and easiest thing you know.

Any job or relationship that allows for you to get comfortable should be avoided at all costs. The last scenario you could ever want is becoming like the rest of those miserable 40-somethings faced with weekends of minivans and soccer practice.


10. Following the crowd instead of forging against it

You can be aware of the trends, but never follow them. If all your time is spent trying to adjust to your surroundings, you’ll get lost in the crowd all the more easily.

Success and greatness are constructed by trendsetters themselves, not those who latched on to what’s currently trending. We hope that you don’t have any aspirations to look like your favorite rapper. Temptation to be influenced by those who you aspire to be like is easy, but no one finds his or her calling while following in the footsteps of another.


9. Failing to energize those around you

Although you may sometimes think there is a lack of talent in your networks — this is never the case. It is your sole responsibility to inspire, encourage and drive those around you to succeed.

Failing to do so only confirms that you fall victim to that which you accuse others of. Change and greatness can be sparked everywhere, but bring it upon yourself to trigger it.


8. Thinking you need to stop learning and growing

You have more zeros at the end of your bank statement and stamps in your passport than you had ever imagined. Don’t consider this your victory lap, but rather as a taste of greatness. Do you live to enjoy the moments you dreamed of or a lifetime of unimaginable success?

The common misconception that once things are in your favor, you no longer have to put in the 3:00AM work hours is a dangerous problem. The fewer nights that you’re willing to put in the work, the fewer opportunities you will have to celebrate your achievements in the future.


7. Thinking that anyone will ever pay you back

Your 20s will be accompanied with a slew of poor investments by both you and those around you. Whether rich or poor, there will always be someone in your circle that will need a helping hand. If you ever think you’re going to see that money again, you’re sorely mistaken.

If there were a plan of action and re-investment, then the truth is that you will not see $1 back. Times are tough, especially in your 20s and finding a route back to financial freedom is often seen only when winning the lotto or signing your first deal with Ca$h Money Records.

Of course miracles do happen, but the probabilities that you’ve essentially given the money away are far too high.


6. Investing in relationships with the wrong values

Your love life is an investment — and the smarter the deals you execute, the savvier of an investor you become. Instead of navigating through an ambiguous investment in which you shower your lover with cash and prizes for existing, make sure he or she will demonstrate positive returns. Your love life should have a solid ROI.


5. Holding on to friends that waste your time and add no value to your life

You’ll be sucked down into the abyss right with them if you don’t cut the fat of the group. Family and friends could have been great to you as a child, but if they no longer hold the value and inspiration that is needed for you to thrive in life, then cut them loose.

The only individuals you should be surrounding yourself with are those that challenge your ideas and motivate you to find the next solution to your problems. No, not the pessimistic assh*les who shoot down your ideas with their negativity, but rather the ones who genuinely want to see you succeed no matter what you do in life.


4. Forgetting about the piggy bank and spending every dollar you have

If our check is for $9, then we’re most likely spending $30. Between credit cards, school loans and every other avenue for attaining a quick dollar, our need for immediate gratification is worse than ever.

The truth is it’s about making more money, not saving it. But at the same time, if you have no means for expanding your revenue channels, then you must be able to save a few dollars here and there. No one likes to have to walk to work because he blew every dollar at LAVO.


3. Not wrapping it before tapping it

If you don’t want to have a child then you better limit your excuses. As vulgar as it may sound, sometimes there are only a few options in life, so you must avoid all potential margins of error.

The road to success is not paved with having responsibilities of children and your future wife to be. This is a somewhat lonely journey that you must take by yourself and those you love will be able to celebrate with you after.


2. Dating unstable people with mommy and daddy issues

We need to control the invincibility we all feel when it comes to both men and women. Whether she’s a stripper or he’s a frat bro, we feel the need to be the knight in shining armor for our lovers.

As chivalrous as this may seem, we hate to break it to you, but you will never be able to change anyone. By setting yourself up for a losing battle, you’ve only ensured your misery for the next few months. She’s clingy for a reason, don’t be her Dr. Phil. And if he doesn’t have ambition now, he never will.


1. Forgetting that karma is a huge b*tch

Whether it’s burning bridges with people you loved, stealing your friend’s girlfriend or plotting against an ex-partner, we must always remember that karma is the biggest b*tch we’ve ever met.

There is nothing more true than the fact that whatever goes around comes around, and you are not immune to the cosmic forces that be. We’re not asking you to go on your Mother Teresa pilgrimage, but don’t be surprised when reality catches back up with you and brings you to your knees. Be a good person. You’ll get further in life.

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Something to consider 🙂

—wanderrwithmee


People hear the word SACRIFICE, and they become afraid that something will be taken away from them or that they will have to give up something they couldn’t live without. Sacrifice, to them, means loss in a world telling us we could have it all. But I believe TRUE SACRIFICE IS A VICTORY. That’s because it requires free will to give up something for someone you love, or something or someone you love more than yourself. I won’t lie to you. It’s a gamble. Sacrifice wont take away pain and loss, but it wins the battle against bitterness, the bitterness that dims the light on all of the true value in our lives.

-Reverend Stephens


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


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 fans of Lee Min Ho are called – enjoyed the concert.

Every penny was worth it!

He was worth all the effort every single person there exerted just to see him.

Until now, I’ve read from their forum that they still couldn’t get over the concert (and him).

He is the most down to earth international star they know and the love he has for his fans can be felt by them personally.

He has this certain charm that one cannot resist.

Personally, I saved up for a VIP seat just to see him for the third time.

No regrets. AT ALL.

Because the atmosphere was so lively, I didn’t have time to focus the camera so for the quality of the photos, forgive me just this once. 😛

(Some pictures are not mine and were grabbed from my fellow Minoz and other news websites)

Lee Min Ho arrived in NAIA1 around 11PM, July 4, 2013.

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scratching his head

scratching his head

with Mr. Ben Chan

with Mr. Ben Chan

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his tongue out habit!

his tongue out habit!

ribbon cutting

ribbon cutting

smiling oppa

smiling oppa

He ate at Aracama this night at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig –near Bench Tower.

The next day was his concert!

people lining up to get into the MOA Arena

people lining up to get into the MOA Arena

in my seat while waiting for the concert to start

in my seat while waiting for the concert to start

oppa singing My Everything

oppa singing My Everything

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cutie pie!!

kare-kare was his answer. cutie picture!!

his favorite Line icon

his favorite Line icon

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after drinking water!

after drinking water!

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gwiyomi attempt!

gwiyomi attempt!

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melted.

melted.

what my fellow Minoz feel. hahaha. my best moment is yet to come!

what my fellow Minoz feel. hahaha. my best moment is yet to come!

before exiting

before exiting

saying bye

saying bye

the final bow

the final bow

the aftermath

the aftermath

after the concert

after the concert

where he ate after the concert :)

where he ate after the concert 🙂

after eating

after eating

His stay here was really really memorable for all the Minoz.

We know him even better now and we feel his love even more.

Every one is wishing for a part 3 visit here in Manila.

I hope next time when he comes here, even for just vacation, I get to see him and hopefully be in the same island as him.

Palawan? Boracay? Anywhere with him is fine!!

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THE SOFTEST PAIR OF HANDS ANY GUY CAN EVER HAVE.

Before heading back to South Korea, he had dinner with his Bench family.

Here are some of the photos they took.

dinner at Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati with his Bench family

dinner at Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati with his Bench family

Now he’s back in South Korea.

His life is like a movie!

Look at the way he carries himself.

All the photographs of him are magazine cover ready!!

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His July 8 update..

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HOW CAN SOMEONE BE THIS ADORABLE WHILE TASTING MANGO JUICE!!

HOW CAN SOMEONE BE THIS ADORABLE WHILE TASTING MANGO JUICE!!

Wow! Just look at how many people lined up early just to see him!

Concert starts at 8PM and even though the sun was shining so bright, they didn’t care.

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My conclusion?

THE WHOLE PHILIPPINES LOVES HIM.

He is someone who is loved by all not only because of his looks but also because of his personality.

That is it for now.

Till next time!

—wanderrwithmee


A post dedicated to : 이연희

35 days till we meet again.

I first saw 이민호 in flesh when he went here for a Fun Meet for a Global brand, bench/.
Even though I was not that close to him, it was very fulfilling.
When I first heard his voice live, I screamed right there and then.
His voice was really manly!!
Sadly, very few participants of the game had the opportunity to be close to him.
Luckily, two days after, I was gonna meet him again.
And this time, UP CLOSE!
I’ve done great lengths for that ticket.
Read it here. ^^
After the handshake event, I felt like crying.
SERIOUSLY.
The experience was really overwhelming.
I was so happy I couldn’t explain myself.
Also, was literally all smiles while talking and talking and talking about him endlessly.
Now that he’ll have a concert here on July, I wouldn’t of course pass up the chance to see him again.
And so I bought a VIP aisle ticket!!

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Php 7500 / ~ ₩ 203000 / ~ USD 180

Yes, I did save up for it.
I hope that he’ll be able to spot me and that I’ll have the chance to get close to him or even hug him!
It feel like I love like him more and more each day. ♡

– – – wanderrwithmee


I SWEAR THIS TIME IT IS FOR REAL!
You can check the hints dropped by Manila Concert Scene!!
I swear, I am so ecstatic ♡
Will I be able to sleep tonight??
:”>
This just motivated me to really push through with my plan..
Being a better me.
It feels great to have an inspiration as it motivates you and gives you that extra push.
All I can say is that I am thankful to him for inspiring so many people out there and making them happy.
진짜 사랑해요 민호오빠!! ♥

– – – wanderrwithmee


Always Love

(c) Actor Lee Min Ho’s facebook account


To all the moms and soon to be moms, I hope you’ll feel extra special today.
Enjoy your day!  ^o^

– – – wanderrwithmee



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