Perseverance.

 

 

Pain is inevitable. Whatever field or career you choose, you’ll still feel pain, not unless you’re numb, or you’re a mutant. Haha. Kidding aside, I know most of us felt pain at some point, be it physical, emotional, mental, etc. Sad thing is, we have to feel pain over and over again so that we can learn from it. Learning without sacrifice is not learning at all. At some point, you have to sacrifice a small portion of your self so that you can learn. You have to exert an effort to equip your self with the knowledge that you have to know, and you have to be smart so you can survive this enormous jungle we usually call as “life”.

 

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BJF x So Fabulous Giveaway

 

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Hi everyone! Another generous blogger is hosting a giveaway! 🙂
So, if you want to grab that gorgeous pair of flats/heels  as seen in the picture above, or that awesome surprise gift prize, make sure that you fill up all the necessary entries in the rafflecopter app below! 🙂

a Rafflecopter giveaway

CONTEST DETAILS:
– The contest will be from MAY 21, 2014 UP TO MAY 31, 2014 ONLY! (HURRY!)
– 1 winner will get the chance to choose among the four footwear in the poster. Winner must contact BJF at marynarvasa@gmail.com 48 hours after the announcement. Failure to do so will forfeit the prize in favour of BJF.
– BJF is solely responsible for prize fulfillment. In any case the preferred item is out of stock, the winner is entitled to $35 worth of credits at ROMWE (www.romwe.com). Shipping of item is covered by BJF and will be subject to shop’s shipment dates.

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Summer 2014.

HELLO VACATION! 🙂 Yay!

Academic year 2012-2013 just ended, and that means SUMMER IS HERE! 🙂 But then, the summer heat is sucking away all the energy in me. Haha.

Anyhow, I was (again) MIA for 5 months because of school. I need to focus more on a lot of academic stuff. So, yeah. Haha.

So, what am I up to this summer? I am planning to use most of my time to read novels and watch movies. Haha. And, probably, I will try to catch up with some of my friends outside Grad School. On a more serious note, I am thinking of taking summer classes, but then, that would ruin the whole idea of “vacation”, right? Haha. I still have one week to think about it. Haha. 🙂

 

In case you miss me (or not), you can catch me regularly tweeting on my Twitter account (@jen_speaks) 🙂 In case you’ll follow me on Twitter, please forgive my usual word vomit or emotional diarrhea, in case you’ll read some of my rants in Twitter. Haha. 🙂

 

Oh, gotta go now, I have some novels to read and some smoothies to drink! Happy Summer everyone! 🙂

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Typhoon Haiyan.

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(Photo Credits: Retrieved from ABSCBN’s twitter account)

I live in the Philippines. I have seen, witnessed, and even experienced some natural calamities and disasters that happened here in our country. I thought, all the while, that I have experienced the worst when it comes to typhoons because we used to live in a low-lying area, and floods are quite “normal” to us every time there is a storm or typhoon. But now, my whole perspective changed when I saw some clippings and video footages of how Typhoon Haiyan, or as we locally call it “Typhoon Yolanda”, literally destroyed some parts of our country. I can’t put into words all of my emotions whenever I watch news programs. Honestly, I can’t stand watching the news anymore. My heart breaks whenever I see the current situation in the provinces of Samar, Leyte, and Bohol.

For those who don’t know, the eastern part of the Philippines was hit by “the strongest typhoon in the world, EVER!”, or as we all call it, Typhoon Haiyan. Such event happened few days after a strong earthquake literally destroyed some parts of the provinces of Cebu and Bohol (here in the Philippines). So, you see, a strong earthquake hit our country in the month of October, and then the strongest typhoon hit our country in the month of November. What’s in store for us for the month of December? I don’t know. 🙁

Now, I am asking for your help. Yes, all of you. If you have few extra clothes, toiletries, hygiene materials, canned goods, bottled water, etc., please donate it for the typhoon victims. In my case, I donated some of my clothes and some of my savings. This is best time to share and take an active participation in our community. Again, I humbly ask for some of your “treasures”. My fellow countrymen needs it.

Oh, to those organizations, clubs, associations, countries, unions, etc. who helped the typhoon victims recover from their loss, THANK YOU SO MUCH! I know, at some point, we, Filipinos, will repay your kindness and generosity. Again, thank you so much! 🙂

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Bored no more.

Hi! 🙂 I miss you! Yes, all of you. I miss every single one of you! 🙂 first term of school year 2013-2014 just ended, so I don’t see any reason why I should not make a blog entry. So, here it is! 🙂

 

First up, please excuse my LOOOOOONG absence from the blogosphere. I need to focus on school. Grad school is definitely time consuming and soul wrenching. Hahaha. So, as of this school year, I am on my second year already. Two more years, and I am done with this. I can actually say that I am having a “career”. Hahah.

 

Next, after a week or two, I’ll be doing my usual chaos again, so, I may have no time to blog again. I promise, with all my heart, that I’ll try to find time to blog. I am almost always on Twitter (@jen_speaks), you can contact me there. 🙂

 

Also, I need to widen my social life. Actually, I am torn between sleeping and catching up with old friends. I want my sembreak to be fruitful, but I want to sleep! In fact, I love sleep. This will be my only chance to make up for the lost hours of sleep that I never had during the school days, so, yes, sleep is important to me. Hahah. (Or, maybe, I am just being plain lazy).

 

Lastly, I have piles of novels to read! I might be doing another book review, or I might post a blog entry inspired by the recent book that I read. I have all the time to read non-academic books, and I am loving it! Yay! 🙂

By the way, do you know a website where I can download free e-books? I really, really, really need to download more novels!! 🙂

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