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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Time Just Breezes By Ever So Fast

It was as if I farted, and then almost 5 months have passed. It feels awfully fast. I still remember the last time I posted an update on my journal. My old boyfriend came over for a drink and it was a blast!

And true to form, I haven't heard from him since LOL.

I am in a good place right now. Well sort of. I am head over heels in love with my boyfriend of 3 months, my mom is leaving for Germany next week, and I am currently working. Well.. sort of in a good place.

Which comes into mind a question that so few of us ask: Why do we get so hung up on negative thoughts when good things are happening.

I think it's because of the fact that usually after a high, there will always be lows. And more usual than not, the lows outweigh the highs. Well to me at least. But don't get me wrong. I am very thankful that I am blessed with amazing things happening to me.

But then you ask, why am I so hung up? 

For starters, its the love thing. You fall in love, things go awry, break-ups happen. You get hurt and left dazed and confused. The aftermath is worse. Long sleepless nights, thinking about what could have been or what might have been.

It's totally normal. We are indeed, human after all. But we still stand up, and fall in love all over again. I know, I'm a crazy human being, but at least I am still a romantic, and not a ball full of cynicism.

Then there's my mom. She's migrating to Germany and will stay there for a while. I haven't been away from her in ages. I don't know how to live without her. Right now am in a stupor and still unable to fathom what effects it would have on me. Am starting to feel depressed, hence the need to vent out using my blog.

Last is my job. It's a so-so job. Not really something to brag about, but it pays the bills.

So this is where I am at. 2013... what a year of roller coaster ups and downs. And still, We have a month and a half to go before 2014 comes into view. I really am hoping for sunshine and butterflies and rainbows in the future.



Thanks for reading my blog beautiful stranger.
Blessings to you.

♥Carla♥




Monday, June 24, 2013

And so we meet again...

I don't know what it is, or why I keep going back to the same guy, but as you can see, he's my eye candy. Right now, we agreed to be platonic friends, though I don't know if that'll last. What seems to hold me to him is his mom. She has stage 4 cancer and I am so pissed that I am unable to do much for her. She's a nice woman and I pray she would be ok.

On the other hand, it's better to be friends with him instead of trying to think that you can reign and tame a wild horse.







Sometimes, we love too much and soon, we tend to try to control other people's actions. I guess we are just afraid that they'd leave you. What I learned from my relationship with Kenneth is to let the young have their freedom. It's funny because we had a better time last night than any other times we were together.

What the hell am I writing LOL. I guess I'm still infatuated with him. I mean, who wouldn't be? He looks like a movie star! But he's still the same sweet Kenneth.

♥a blessed day to you, person reading my blog♥





Sunday, June 09, 2013

My YouTube Fixation - itsjudyslife

Somehow, I already stopped watching TV, and shifted to watching YouTube videos instead. Initially, I was into makeup videos. Then, I discovered full length TV shows and documentaries, and even movies. But one thing I cannot live without is my daily dose of itsjudyslife which I watch religiously.

Photos are owned by Michael Clinard
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It's a daily video diary or vlog of a couple named Judy and Benjie, and their daughter Julianna. She really does lead a very glamorous life. Her YouTube fame started from humble beginnings. She started filming beauty tutorials about 5 years ago... and then suddenly turned into one of YouTube's beauty gurus.

I love watching them because one, she is Filipino, and also, they are an amazing family with Asian values and over all, they are genuinely nice people.

They also travel a lot. They even went to Batangas last year which was pretty cool. Even though they lived and grew up in the US, you can see that they still appreciate our Asian heritage. Judy with her close-knit family, and Benjie with his fascination with beer and the Japanese culture (he's part Japanese, part Irish).

I have watched them from being this young couple, to a family of three. They even filmed Julianna being born!


What draws me to them is how simple they live their lives, but how glamorous their life turned out to be. They travel to different countries and places, and wherever they go, there are fans who greet them and give them gifts. While Judy was pregnant, they received tons of gift from all over the world!

It is nice to see a really nice family with great values to be as successful as they are. One of these days, I will try to emulate what Judy has done.


Check out one of their vlogs:






♥Blessed day to you, person reading my blog♥

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Chinese General Hospital - Avoid if possible! (review)

I recently underwent an operation to remove gallstones. It would have been perfect, save for one thing: The insurance company did not pay for my operation. I was left with a bill of almost 100,000 pesos!

After much pondering, I now know that the problem was with the hospital itself.

Usually, based on experience, once you go into a hospital, you give them your health card and then, they would cross-reference it with your plan versus the procedure that they would be performing.

I remembered asking them to make sure that the procedure was covered. The doctors kept reassuring me that, yes, it was covered. What they failed to inform me was that they did not swipe the health card, nor did they call the insurance company Intellicare. They just asked my mom, a civilian, with no knowledge whatsoever of how to deal with insurance companies, to call Intellicare and verify if I was on "active" status. Of course, my membership was active!

I went to the hospital at around 10AM... the surgery was scheduled at 7AM the following day. The funny thing was, Intellicare only informed us that it was not covered during the time that I was in the recovery room of the ER.

They could have at least informed me prior to my surgery. I ended up a prisoner of Chinese General Hospital since I had no money to pay for the surgery. But through God's help, and through the aid of family and friends, enough money was raised. I was literally a prisoner. I was not allowed to go out of the ward. I asked to be transferred to the charity ward, but they said that I have to pay the entire bill before they can transfer me there. Ironic right?

One of these days, I would find a way to abolish that policy of theirs. I heard there was a woman who gave birth and was not able to pay her bills. She has stayed in the hospital for 1 year.

I have more to say, but will just probably edit this at a later time. We are looking at possible legal actions against the hospital.

♥ Have a blessed day, person reading my blog ♥




Friday, April 26, 2013

Back To The Jungle

Its been over a year since I last worked. I left the workforce because of boredom. I was exhausted and mentally fatigued. The amount of stress was so intense that it manifested in the form of excruciating pain via my lower back.

I am starting my new call center life in a company near SM San Lazaro. Gathering the requirements was already a challenge. I spent a huge amount of money just trying to get medical clearances from different specialists. However, I was rewarded by having an awesome schedule. Hard work paid off.

I already got a deeper tan just by walking around the metro getting stuff done. How I wished it was from frolicking on the beach.

But it was successful and I basically got everything done right on time. Earlier we had our orientation and was extremely surprised that I got a great schedule.

Anyways, let's see what happens.


That ain't me. Just a hint as to what I do.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Stuff I Do When I Am Bored

I have many friends and most of them are male. ^^ So when we're bored, we drink and do pictorials. Then I edit them to make it look sorta magazine-ish. Here are some samples of what I do:















Will post some before and after pics when am not too lazy. LOL.
Good day to you, person reading my blog. ♥

How to go to BIR Intramuros - RDO 030 and 031

I have looked for instructions to BIR in Intramuros all over the net and found none. Hence, I'm putting up an easy to follow guide. As long as you know how to get to Quiapo, its easy. I went there last week to have my RDO code updated to 031. FYI, they have both 030 and 031 RDO alongside each other.

So basically, the easiest way is via LRT. Go down Carriedo station and walk till you reach Quiapo church. Go towards the right side of the church - right side means the church's right when you are facing the front of the church. You'll know because it's where the jeepneys pass by. Ride a jeep with the sign that says PIER 15. You can ask them to drop you off at BIR, or just look for the Jollibee that looks like this:

This Jollibee would be at the right side of the road once you pass it.
That blue and yellow jeepney there is the Pier15 jeep.



Here are some other landmarks. First thing you see once you alight the jeepney is this statue:



Walk towards the opposite direction from where the statue is facing. If you're facing this statue like how I took the picture, then walk towards the right.

The walkway below leads towards the building entrance.





And this is the building entrance:



This first building houses RDO 030. For RDO 031, you have to go towards the back of the building where there is a path leading to the next building. I couldn't take enough pictures because I was in a rush, but somehow, at least you would know what to expect when going there.

I went there during summer, so a word of advice: bring an umbrella, a pen, something to drink and a hand fan.

Have a blessed day, person reading my blog. ♥