Little Treasures

I’m in love with you… And all these little things – One Direction, Little Things

I cannot buy the most exquisite gems, the most expensive designer bags, or even the latest branded shoes.

But I am happy. Because I am happy with my life’s little things. ❤

And I would love to share them with you! 🙂


Given by my dearest last Christmas, this little one is now full of songs, around 200 actually. 😀 It is also my constant buddy during my bus rides!

READER-SELF: My ‘real’ copy of The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

This book is my first-ever ‘bought’ book. With its awesome story and a great collection of wise words, it is surely one of my favorite things.

WORKER-SELF: My Jade Plant

This jade plant, also known as ‘friendship plant’, was given to us by my lady boss. 🙂 It was lovely, but it’s now dead, yep, sadly. 😦


Nope, this is not an engagement ring, yet! 😀 But yes, it’s from my dearest. ❤

WRITER-SELF: My purple pen

I love purple, and I love pens, when combined, it’s surely the loveliest little thing! 😀 This one’s from my workmate and sisterbels, Shiela! 🙂

READER-SELF: My little bookmark

Yep. It’s a bookmark, inspiring bookmark I must say? 😀 My former workmate, Marie, gave this to me during my last day in our office.

VAIN-SELF: My lippies

I am not a pro in make-up! I never wear any until I transferred to my work now. I am in Public Relations so I should look my best, I guess? But this lippies are my favorite! The red one is from my lady boss, a Christmas gift. 🙂

CHILD-SELF: My melody slippers

My Melody is my favorite cartoon character. ❤ And these cutesies were my dearest‘s birthday gift to me last… 2012? or 2013. 😀

WRITER-AND-WORKER-AND-CHILD-SELF: My notebook and pens and water bottle

(L-R) The Hello Kitty bottle was a Christmas gift from Marie, those pens are gifts too! The purple notebook was a self-made planner. That little pink paper are my sticky notes (I’m fond of them!) And that orange flower was actually a pen! 😀 It’s from my dearest, too!

Photo credit: All are mine, except the first one from Tumblr

The Great Book of Lists by La duchesse d’Erat

Chapter 1.2 : The Little Things You Love

Thank you for another fun theme, Laduchessederat!

You can join, guys!


Childhood Treasures

Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful. – Kailash Satyarthi

I am a millennial.

I am one of those billions born during the 90’s. Titanic was a hit during that time. Pixar’s first animated movie, Toy Story was shown, technology becomes revolutionary, Philippines was hit by a strong earthquake and so on.

As the world creates it’s own memories, my infant-self was painting mine, too. And here’s a list that will give you, guys, some short of my childhood overview.

1. Printed jumpers is my major fashion statement. (Thanks, mom!)

(L-R) My cousin Jen, Joby and me!

That’s my second sister Hannah and me!

2. Picking ‘sampinit’, a local wild berry here in the Philippines, are our gang’s hobby!

These thorny plants bear red tiny fruits that are mostly sour but tastes great with sugar and powdered milk!

We manage to pose while we’re looking for sampinits! Yes, that girl with a cap is me! (facepalm)

3. School supplies should always be colorful, yes, colorful!

4. Hair clips should be moving!

This craze was started by a Filipina artist/actress named Jolina Magdangal. My mom and granny bought me a lot. I think they like it! 😀

5. Desserts are cheap, and colorful!

Haw Haw Flakes

iced gem biscuits

White Rabbit Candies

5. A day won’t be complete without Filipino-dubbed Japanese animes! 😀

Voltes V

Ghost Fighter

Fushigi Yuugi! (This one’s my favorite! :D)

6. Toys are simple, and of course colorful!

I think this is the very first toy that I can remember! 😀 Though, I enjoyed paper dolls, too!

Photo credit: FavimChoose Philippines,, and

I could list more but I have to stop now!

You made me nostalgic, Laduchessederat!

This post is part of my dear friend’s awesome blog event: The Great Book List!

And for this week, we are asked to list our Treasures for Childhood!

Want to join?

Hop on!



WRITING 101: Questions and Answers

Writers are interpreters of their minds own language. – rosemawrites

Blogging University’s WRITING 101 is now on its Day 3! I am overwhelmed by those new bloggers that I met/read for the past two days. This is indeed fun!

Day 3: One-word inspiration

Prompts come in many different forms. Sometimes, a single word is all you need to get your mind’s wheels turning. Here are six words:







Here’s my take on today’s task:

On Treasure: How much is your worth?

No one is worthless. No one has no treasures. Because life itself is priceless. No matter how rich you are, you cannot bring back life once your dead.

You may not have the material treasures of the world. I may not have billions of pesos and assets and golds. But that doesn’t mean I am living a treasure-less life. 

On Regret: When will you try?

After a lot of rejections, I have learned that life is really about taking risks. I have learned not to be afraid of failure because not trying means compiling a lot of life’s regrets. 

I have been rejected, yes. I graduated with honours but a lot of Editors said no to me. I have been jobless for the first seven months after my college graduation.

I was hurt but when I look back, I can say that I will never regret those failures, because at least I tried. 

On Home: Where do you belong?

I have a big family, I have six siblings and I am the eldest. We have an imperfect yet so happy home. We are not rich but it is pure bliss to have a family that you can always call your home. 

On the other hand, I have a friend that made is not as blessed with a good family relationship as me. But she was able to show me that family is not the only type of ‘home’ that you can belong to.

Home is where your heart is. It should be where you feel comfort and utmost happiness. It can be your friends, your co-workers or even yourself.

On Love: Who holds your heart?

Love is such an overrated word. A lot of people have said a looot about this four-letter word. So what would I say?

I have been romantically in love with my boyfriend for more than five years now. But aside from its cheesy and overly sweet meaning, I have learned that love requires hard work. It is a choice that you made everyday.

As Nicholas Sparks said,

On Uncertainty: Where to go?

It is normal to fear that ‘unknown’ because it is comforting to know that you’re in control. Life is not like that, though.

I have learned that it is important to plan but it is equally imperative to brace yourself for surprises. Because sometimes, it is the uncertain events that make us the best versions of ourselves.

Sometimes, I have experienced that myself, life’s sudden twists and turns will brought us to our dream. We may be confused at first, but God’s plan will eventually be clear.

So let go and be brave.

On Secret: What are you hiding?

I am not good in secrets, both in making and keeping them. Maybe that is because I don’t think I should have one.

This doesn’t mean that I hold grudge against people who have a lot of secrets. It’s just that I am a believer of transparency and honesty.


I am done! 🙂

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!