Tuesday, November 26, 2013

That Brave Girl from Brave

From the different Disney princesses I've encountered, Merida from Brave became my instant favorite. 
What makes her stand out from the rest is that she was independent, carefree, strong and realistic princess/teenager. 

With her unruly hair and rebellious and adventurous take on life, I can honestly say that I can relate well with her character.

Why do I consider her brave?

She's brave enough to stand up for herself. She knows that her mother would be very bummed to know that her daughter is not willing to follow her footsteps. But Merida is brave enough to admit that she is not ready for it yet. She stands out from the crowd.

Most of us teenagers these days are afraid to stand up for what we believe in, most likely because we are afraid to be judged. Most endure peer pressure just to fit in to what society thinks is correct. To tell you honestly, it will be easier to stand out than to fit in these days. Be the strawberry ice-cream in the world full of vanilla. 

BONUS FEATURE: Watch me imitate Merida from Brave. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Filipinos are Givers of Hope

Hey Everyone! I hope you are doing well.

For the past two weeks, my school has been offering prayers for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. Furthermore, for the past few days, the typhoon was also integrated to our subjects. The individuals of the class were given opportunities to share their opinions.

There were a lot of points shared by the class, ranging from media censorship to our interaction with the other countries. And I’d like to share some points of theirs that made my head nod vigorously.

(These points are all based on opinions; I don’t want to start a waaaar)

1.     The media should not focus on the negative side of the story/event.

What is sad about these days is that media is racing on getting the first worst news, just to get the opportunity to say that they were the first to witness it. I am NOT implying this to every media company, but this is from our perspective. I think what news reporters can improve on is showing the brighter side of the story. I am highly positive that there is a sunnier side.

2.     Filipinos are family-oriented.

My classmate believes that family comes in first, as well as your faith in God. She tells us how most Filipinos will feel comfort knowing that they are safe with their family members by their side. Food and shelter comes in second.

3.     The Filipinos are givers of hope.

Our countrymen who were not affected by the super typhoon immediately reacted and took action. From raising awareness via virtual posters to various relief operations and donations, the Filipinos truly are a giver of hope.

I hope you were able to learn from some of the different opinions of the class. So, how were you able to partake in helping our brothers and sisters in the Visayas region?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I Didn't Know I Was Going To Survive: Chilis and Skateboards

Okay, maybe the title was a bit of an exaggeration. 

When you ask me, I would go on and on overnight of things I've always wanted to try. And one by one, I am trying to cross things out of the list. Right now, I want to share how I've crossed out two things on list of things to achieve. Eat chili and skateboard.

(I'd also like to grab this oppurtunity to thank my friends to help me document it, thanks sold out!)

So tell me, is there something you really want to do? Whether it is to write a song, try kickboxing, ride a bike or even make your on one man's show. What's stopping you? Go ahead, I DARE you to do it.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

This is What Happy Looks Like

Rating: (3/5 happy faces)

Hello! It's been a while since I've written a 'book review' (psh more like, this is what I read and I'm going to go ahead and talk about it) post. 

I've started reading This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith a few weeks back. The first few pages left me having a goofy smile on my face. While the middle of the book got me furrowing my eyebrow. And the end left me craving for more!

This book is a love story I want to have and will never have. Because if someone did e-mail me, I would've been cautious, scared to have my computer infected with virus, or have some internet predator stalk me. (Honestly, it can happen!) I think the story should remain fiction, so guys, when someone e-mails you about their pet pig, be careful!

In addition, the book was a bit confusing. The author was using a third person's point of view, but each chapter switched between Graham and Ellie's side of the story, which was honestly confusing. Moreover, the characters in the book exchanged very cute dialogues. I found myself highlighting my favorites. 

In conclusion, the book is a good read, it is very light and entertaining. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Beach Please

I cant believe that the week has come and gone too fast! I'm not going to go ahead and rant about how their should be more days added to the sembreak, because I am actually excited to go to school. But maybe one day won't hurt? (kidding--jokes are half meant). 


How did your sembreak go? Too fast or too slow?

[Semestral break is a break given to students in between semesters. College students usually get a month (I think?) and the rest are given a week, at least.]