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The Death of ‘Pwede Na’ and ‘Gaya-Gaya’

Screenshot 2014-07-09 15.32.46The Entrepreneurial and Artistic Landscape of Manila in 2014

“Gaya-gaya” is a Filipino word defined as a copycat or someone with no originality.

“Pwede na” is a Filipino phrase commonly used to denote mediocrity or a mentality that bare minimum compliance is enough.

My father always told me there were three kinds of people in this world:

People who make things happen

People who watch…

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The Charmer and The Choker

To write is to be heard. That’s why I do it. That’s why I need to. I can’t possibly imagine how I would’ve managed to get through life without writing.

The Charmer and The Choker

To write is to be heard. That’s why I do it. That’s why I need to. I can’t possibly imagine how I would’ve managed to get through life without writing.

Create: Trust Me

“Trust me.”

I looked at him with a dead stare and a fake smile and I obediently walked behind him with my head down low, twirling my pig tails with my fingers. Dragging my already big ass feet, I intently exhaled as loudly as possible with every step while I tried to catch up with his huge strides. He was used to dragging my little limp hand. Yet despite my not-so-subtle body language, he never…

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Create: I Told You So

(Mother’s Day Post)

“I told you so.”

Growing up as a know-it-all with an ego complex, I hated hearing these words. I would cringe and forcefully swallow my pride and hide it a meek smile. And the person I heard this the most from was my mother.

When I randomly moved schools at Grade 5 

When I cut my hair at a barber shop

When I thought my fashion choices were cool

When I chased after a boy

When I…

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Journal: On Why You Don’t Have What You Want

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This is for the ones who are constantly searching for answers, to the ones who don’t understand why they don’t have what they want, to those who can say that I’ve done everything I could, to those who can’t wait anymore.

Don’t rush. 

When it comes to the pursuit of anything, be patient. Wait.

You know why you don’t have what you want yet? Because you’re not ready for it.The truth of the matter…

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Create: Project #9 Turning Japanese

My family and I took an 8-day trip to Japan last October 2013.

I’ve been spending a lot of time editing with a lot of long overdue requested family videos and clips we’ve shot over the years.

I’ve been having a lot of fun with this and I really don’t seem to notice the hours go by (which I love).

Let’s see how far I get with this.

Please watch, enjoy and comment if…

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Journal: Happy Days Are Here Again a.k.a. Confession Time

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My contribution to the selfie city of the world

I don’t know what it is exactly, but the feeling is incredible. Clear the way people! Out of the way! I’m out of the slump!

We all have our shares of highs and lows but it’s the choice to rise above it is what counts. I’m starting to sound like a cliche greeting card or pick-me-up quote right now, but cliches are cliches for a reason.

Everyday I’m…

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Create: Project #8 A Treehouse Afternoon

To those who don’t know yet, I’ve already left the nest and I’m now living on my own.

I cannot even begin to explain how much peace of mind, focus, and joy it has brought me.

I’m an introvert by nature and I’ve always found myself needing a place to retreat and recharge. From experimenting by staying here during weekends, a 2-day vacation within in the city away…

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Journal: Frustrations

Frustrations.

The fuel of all revolutionary change. The catalyst of all that is unimaginable and all that is deemed impossible. This is the requirement, a step behind the numerous attempts and the numerous failures, this is the first step towards dreams realized.

I can feel it, I can taste it, I can smell it. It’s so.. near. Tantalizing me. Teasing me. A luscious trailer of things to come. A…

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Journal: I Fall In Love Everyday (100 Days In Love)Today I indulge. Today we are all bestowed the universal license to be cheesy. To proclaim and…View Post

Journal: I Fall In Love Everyday (100 Days In Love)

Today I indulge. Today we are all bestowed the universal license to be cheesy. To proclaim and…

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