Chronicles of Elle's roller coaster ride.
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Permalink · 06.08.13 07:37pm
130/365 - got a very cute guardian for my bed as a surprise! Now I think I wouldn’t be that lonely anymore. All thanks to Marc for being a sharp dart-er.
Permalink · 05.14.13 08:43pm
127/365 - I got my temporary ID and more chocolates (Oh joy!!). Now I can time in and out and have access to open restricted doors that are only for the employees of the company.
Permalink · 05.07.13 10:09pm
126/365 - First day of work and the Software Engineer department for Quality Assurance welcomed me with open arms. I found these stuffs on my desk. (I now have my own desk! With a wide screen computer and all. Can you believe it?) I was thrilled to see the chocolates. The QA department (as the Human Resource manager said) was a one big happy family. I was so shy but I find them really funny and nice. I hope I could work what they expect from me. I’m scared of not knowing what to do with the task that would be given to me. I really do hope I could fo well.
125/365 - a treat from a new found friend. My roommate is so generous. I can’t really say no to good food. It’s nice to share stories over a cup of tea (for me) and coffee (for her) plus the muffin.
Permalink · 05.05.13 10:22pm
Even though I am not yet 20, I am going there.
20. Let go of the past and look forward to the future.
By the age of 29, there will be many things that you will accomplish and there will be things that you failed at. You must learn to let go of your failures and learn from them. You must not think about what you could have or should have done, but rather what you will do next. The 30s are the new 20s, so get your shit together and make something of the next decade!
19. Accept that you are an adult.
By the time that you reach 27 years of age there should be no doubt in your mind that you have reached adulthood. This is the time to accept that you are an adult and that it is time to act like one. This does not necessarily mean to tone down your crazy escapades, but it may. In your 20s you need to come to terms with being your own master and taking responsibility for your decisions and your life.
18. Learn to maintain and keep your environment organized.
Your personal home environment very much reflects who you are as a person, who you are inside. If your surroundings are hectic, you are likely to feel inner tension. If your surroundings are neat and peaceful, your mind most likely experiences the same peace. If you want to find and maintain peace, then you must manifest your inner peace in your outer surroundings.
17. Learn to maintain your body.
Exercise is important. And so are all the grooming tasks that a person should learn to maintain throughout the years. Looking tidy, organized and well trimmed becomes more and more important the older you become. You may not feel the need to trim those nose hairs now, but you will when you are 50. This goes for both men and women.
16. Learn to dress well.
People judge you on how you look and how you dress. Wearing the right clothing for each occasion will make whatever you wish to accomplish a bit easier — in the very least it will only work to your benefit and not against you as would dressing poorly or inappropriately. Women need to learn how to wear dresses and walk in heels (walk, not waddle) and men should get comfortable in a suit. No matter who you are, there will be at the very least several times that you will need to dress to impress.
A whole entire week that I have been showered with love. No, I didn’t realized it just now that I am loved but of course I just want to say that having your loved ones make you feel loved is unexplainable happiness. That feeling that you only have a week left and then you’ll be off to another place far away from them and they show you how they’re going to miss you so much. My time was really well spent that week. I was simply happy and overwhelmed by all of their love. Made me cry tears of joy everyday that week. I feel as if I am the luckiest girl in the planet to have them all love me so much because I can feel it in my heart that I love them all as much too.
Monday, I spent it with my family. We went to restaurant called “Eat n’ Fill”. It really live up to its name because they surely filled our tummies as we ate. The restaurant was actually nice because they had an eat all you can promo thing with salad, pizza and pasta. We were so full. We ate a total of 3 plates of salad, 4 plates of pasta and 2 plates of pizza of different types.
Tuesday, I cleaned my room and I discovered a lot. I found photo albums, scrapbooks and letters (that were given to me by my families and friends). I viewed and read every single thing and it all made me smile.
Wednesday, I watched IronMan3 with Marc. It was purely random. We were just walking in the mall and getting lost with our conversation when we saw the poster and a photo booth.
Yes, the movie ticket came with a free picture to a photo booth. It was fun. It was even the first time that Marc concentrated in watching the movie (normally, he would ask a lot of questions and not really pay attention because he would prefer all movies to have subtitles). Earlier that day I surprised him with lunch which was me cooking shrimp sinigang (one of his favorite dishes) for him.
Thursday, I had a baking session with my sisters and cousins in the morning. We made brownies and it was surprisingly delicious. It was the perfect activity to bond with them. In the afternoon I caught up with my 2 of my barkadas, Lalena and Cathleen. We just chilled in a tea place called Zentea.
We talked practically for hours and it was pretty much nice to catch up with them.
Friday, I had my last date with Marc before I go. We were like kids in the arcade singing our hearts out in karaoke, shooting hoops in basketballand playing video games like racing cars and tekken. After that, we relaxed a bit by walking, talking and just spending time with each other until we had to go home. This was also the day where he returned my laptop and it is like good as new now because he reformatted and optimized everything for me. He has awesome skills in terms of fixing softwares.
Saturday and it was packing-my-bags day. My friends, Lalena and Cathleen weren’t contented with our last meeting so they helped me packed as well which made it a lot easier and more fun for me. There is never a dull moment with them. Papa even cooked us food which was delicious as usual. What I couldn’t forget was they both hugged me for idk how many minutes but it surely felt long and wonderful.
Sunday, our usual family day (extended family included). My cousins were joking around while my titos, titas, lola and lolo were all giving me advice. I could practically sum up all of their messages and what they wanted me to understand with just two words: “take care”.
An unforgettable week which made me REALLY happy. It was all love.
Permalink · 04.30.13 10:44pm