How it Feels Like Being Lost Again

For the longest time, I thought I’m way past behind my insecurities in life goals. I left my first job because I thought, it’s making me hate myself for being stuck there when in fact, I was at the floor of my “dream job.” Now, I am here in the same field but in a different perspective which I didn’t expect I’d be in because number one, news is not my thing. I don’t care what or who I am in the company. I felt secure. I felt contented. I felt happy. I felt sure.

 

And as I am typing this, this is the first time in few months that I felt lost again. Being left out. Not with the people I am with now, but with life itself. Because of that one post I saw, it reminded me of how it feels like to be lost and down again. It feels like there’s a huge baggage at your back trying to push you down whenever you attempt to lift it up.

 

I realized, the thing about achievements is being self-fulfilled and contented with what you did, do and will do even if you think others are getting ahead of you; way faster than you do. I told myself: “know this, no matter how long it took you to get that dream, the most important thing is that you will get there.”

What Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach, Taught Me

After more than four decades of waiting, the Philippines has come to reach its most coveted victory in the Universe. It’s been a week already since Pia Wurtzbach was crowned as the Miss Universe 2015 yet, most of us are still not over with it.

It took her three attempts to bring home the crown that every beauty queen is aspiring for. From her first try to join the Binibining Pilipinas in 2013, she ended up as the first runner up while on her second try in 2014, she went home with nothing. But this year, Pia proved that third time’s a charm because she bagged the title Binibining Pilipinas-Universe. Meaning, she will represent the country in the most prestigious beauty pageant in the universe.

Knowing her story, I realized something. Successful people are the ones who know what they want and do something about it. For Pia, she wanted the crown so bad that it didn’t stop her to chase her ultimate dream. Look at where she is now, the elusive crown is on her already. Because of her good example, she has inspired many people. And I have to admit that, I am, too. With her journey to victory, she taught me some things:

1. Never settle for something good. Go for the better. The best, rather. I’ve always believed in this and keep on telling to the people who think that I dream too big: Mangangarap ka na lang din naman, bakit hindi mo pa taasan? I don’t see the point of success if you’re out there with the “good” when you know you can have better.
2. It’s okay to fail sometimes. And I mean it. Everybody fails, though some are afraid to admit it. Failure is inevitable and there’s nothing you can do to change that except to embrace it. Some people lose hope and become unmotivated when failure blocks them. But guess what, the more you fail, the stronger you get. Don’t fret if you’ve failed many times already because it just makes success that much sweeter. To succeed after multiple failure is one of the best feelings in the world. You’ll feel a great sense of satisfaction because you know that everything you went through was all worth it.
3. Don’t ever stop, because the moment you stop trying, that’s the moment you failed. There’s nothing wrong with trying and trying and trying all over again. Your road to success will not be easy as one, two, three and it will never be. So what if they tell you that you’re trying hard? Let them and be it. Try hard because you want it so bad. At the end of the day, everything you’ve worked for will pay off.
4. Be confidently beautiful with a heart. Show the world what you can do. Be proud but not arrogant. Just like Pia, being confidently beautiful with a heart will win you so many things and your dream is part of it.
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Human Hair Wigs for Women

Styling our hair gives us lots of hassle more than we think. It takes so much time and effort for us to fix our hair every morning before going to school or work especially, us girls. We have different preferences of hair style each day, right? Sometimes we want braids, sometimes we curl. Or most of the time, we just want flat straight hair. Sounds a little stressful, eh? And we have no choice but repeat the same routine over and over again because, really, who wants to have a bad hair day?

Since we use too much chemical products, flat or curling iron, tendency is, our hair gets damage! But how can we keep up our dream hair look everyday?

Nowadays, most women prefer using wigs.

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Before, wigs were used for special occasions only but now, some people use it for their everyday look. But isn’t it a little weird to wear a wig while walking down the street? Its bumpy and rusty look makes more attention come to you. Oh I hate that feeling. People will stare at you like you’ve done something wrong. Well, probably you did, if you chose the wrong wig!

Great news! Hair Bro offers human hair wigs for women.Their wigs give you more natural look and feel. It doesn’t look like a wig, does it? Just take a second to look at the pictures here and see it for yourself. What they offer does not only come with extremely high quality hair follicles but also with minimal maintenance needs [which I doubt you couldn’t resist! 🙂 That’s all we want, right? Less hassle!]

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Hair Bro offers a wide range of good quality human hair wigs that feature the latest design and style to make the wearers look elegant and fashionable. What are you waiting for? Check their site now! 🙂

Candy Magazine: Style Files

 

Okay, so last April, I was so happy to see myself featured as the It Girl of the Week on the website of Candy Magazine (the number 1 teen magazine in the Philippines). It just literally made my summer exciting. So I want to share with you the link of my feature. I hope you could check it out 🙂

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Keep Doing What You’re Doing

I was sitting in a dimmed-light auditorium yesterday. There were a lot of people inside, all of them were buzzing around. I feel pressured. I can feel the intense heat between me and them though I don’t know them personally. There’s a thing that ignites the anxiety in me and I was not sure what it is.
Maybe it’s the thought of having the same interests with them. Maybe I feel tensed because I know there’s a lot of people inside that same auditorium that are better than I. Maybe because I’m just envious because most of them know what they want to do in the future already. Well, not that I don’t know what I want to do. I was not just sure of what I will do in the future that will make me happy. Then, someone said keep doing everything until you find that certain thing that makes you happy.
It seems to help me. No, it really helps me. From the beginning, I was trying to do everything. I was trying to excel in every thing I do.
But it leads me to a fall down. I failed. Not just once but many times. I thought of giving up because I can’t handle the pain and failures anymore. It’s like, things were crashing my pride. My future. My dreams. My life.  I realized, I can’t do everything. I almost gave up.
But I didn’t. I realized, there’s a lot of ways to go. That if I give up, I wouldn’t reach where I am now. I have come this far to give it all up. I learned to accept failures. Well, I have to because in that way, I can fully accept myself, too. I suffered but I grew stronger.
I must say, the person who said to keep doing everything is right. We should not stop just because we failed. We should not stop just because we think it’s not meant for us. We should strive hard to get what we really want to do because eventually, we will grasp it in our hands if we don’t stop.
Like what the 5SOS boys said in their song… don’t stop, doing what you’re doing.

What’s Stopping You?

How could something happen if you don’t do something to make it happen?

The moment you say I can’t, it’s the time you accept the defeat.

I’m sure that you’ve already said those two words before, maybe until now. I assume that you said it because you felt hopeless. Maybe confused. Maybe someone told you so (which is very rude). Or maybe, you felt of uncertainty.

But, should you stop there? Of course not! You are not born not to do things but to create amazing things. You are capable of anything. Even if others (or your inner self) tell you that you can’t, don’t let it rule you. Prove them wrong. Nobody can ever tell you that you can’t do anything. It is you who knows your capability. You just have to believe in yourself that you can do it.

Sometimes, the problem is not with the things or people around us. Sometimes, it’s just us. It’s our inner selves that toxic our minds. We are scared of what might the outcome be. Truth be told, we are just scared of regrets and mistakes. We don’t want to face errors in life. All we want is to succeed. But that’s not how it is. Life is not about perfections, success, and the likes. There are also mistakes and bad things and that’s what makes life more interesting. With its imperfections, we can explore and learn more about life.

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How to Deal with Failures

Can you still remember the last time that you were rejected? And the first time you shed your tears because you felt that nothing went right?

There will be times that we will see the darkest side of the day those days that everything bad might land in front of you; days that we’ll suck at things— and we can’t run from it. As part of becoming a worthy and successful person, you’ll have to face so many rejections, shortcomings, etc.
In short, failures.
Nothing is perfect in this world (like what I keep on saying here on my blog).
We can’t control what can or can’t, what will or won’t, and what should or should not happen.
What only we can do is to deal with that and try to surpass it. So, here are my suggestions on how to deal with failure:

  • Don’t let it bring you down. Ever!
  • Move on. There’s more to life than that. Besides, it’s only the beginning of your journey. You never know, you might be the next Bill Gates (I hope you know his story so you could relate to this lol)
  • Take time to read. Maybe try to research or know what happened
  • Don’t blame someone. (Even if it feels better, for your own sake I bet. Been there, done that!) )It’ll never make the situation better. You just make yourself worse than a monster.
  • Instead of putting others down, try to put them up! Nothing beats a helping hand.
  • Be optimistic. Always look at the bright side. It happened because something better is waiting for you.
  • Smile.

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