My Trending Stories

Hi guys! So I will introduce you to this site called My Trending Stories. (Woohoo! Pop those balloons!)

My Trending Stories is a new website who prides itself on one specific value: giving back the power to the writers through freedom of speech and expression. Several blogging websites support a specific political view, ideology or mindset. Over at My Trending Stories no content is restricted as long as it does not contribute to racism, discrimination or anything that violates an individual’s human rights. Through this, My Trending Stories aim to be one of the top 5 biggest blogging websites on the internet.” (How awesome is that, right?)

This site holds numerous great articles that will make you go, “Aww! I feel you!”. The site also ranges from basically any topic that you might be interested in. News, business, sports, life and styles, entertainment, religion, tech and service, cities, creative works, viral works, voices from all over the world, viral topics and informative videos, name it and the site has it all for you.

I am super privileged and happy to officially be part of the team. So my posts (past & future) will also be seen in My Trending Stories’ site. (So awesome, right?)

The site is so awesome! (How many times have I said the word awesome? 😂) I am not saying this because I’m part of the team. I am informing you guys because before I accepted the opportunity, I checked the site that is why I am sure that I’m with the right team. (Group hug!)

Check it out! Go go go! You guys can click the link or go directly to http://mytrendingstories.com, to see what I mean.

See you guys at the site!
Happy blogging everyone!
Love lots! 💙

Hugging spree!

How’s your day? Did you receive any positive gesture today? But have you given anyone a positive gesture today? If your answer is my name is NO, my sign is NO, my number is NO, then let me give you a virtual hug.

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credits to Tumblr

Out of all gestures, hugging is my favorite. It feels good and it is like pinching your little brother’s fluffy cheeks. But do you know that hugging is not only a sign of gesture but has medicinal effects on the persons body too? Yes!

“It transfers energy and gives the person hugged an emotional lift. You need four hugs a day for survival, eight for maintenance, and twelve for growth. Scientists say that hugging is a form of communication because it can say things you don’t have the words for. And the nicest thing about a hug is that you usually can’t give one without getting one.”

4 hugs = survival = to keep you moving and working
8 hugs = maintenance = to keep you living
12 hugs = growth = to keep you happily achieving

credits to Google

Isn’t it amazing?

Here are some reasons on why we should give and receive hugs everyday:

Healthier you

When we hug someone, oxytocin is released into our bodies by our pituitary gland, lowering both our heart rates and our cortisol levels. Cortisol is the hormone responsible for stress, high blood pressure, and heart disease. A healthier life and lesser risk of getting sick. So go ahead and get a hug from yo’ momma!

credits to Google

Good for the Heart

Human touch is important. And in most ways we communicate with the persons we love through a simple touch. The sense of pressure on your skin, for instance, when someone hugs you or squeezes your hand activates pressure receptors called Pacinian corpuscles. These send signals to the vagus nerve, an area of the brain that is responsible for (among many things) lowering blood pressure. So run and hug your special someone before leaving!

That hug! Kilig!

Saying the words you cannot utter

The interpretation of body language can be based on a single gesture and hugging is an excellent method of expressing yourself nonverbally to another human being or animal. Not only can they feel the love and care in your embrace, but they can actually be receptive enough to pay it forward to others based on your initiative alone. So call that someone you are itching to see. Meet him/her and give that person a hug to say the words left unsaid.

That’s okay

Self-esteem booster

From the time we’re born our family’s touch shows us that we’re loved and special. The associations of self-worth and tactile sensations from our early years are still imbedded in our nervous system as adults. The cuddles we received from our Mom and Dad while growing up remain imprinted at a cellular level, and hugs remind us at a somatic level of that. Hugs, therefore, connect us to our ability to self love. Family hug! Cute!

Group huuuug!

Happy pills

Reaching out and hugging releases endorphins and serotonin into the blood vessels and the released endorphins and serotonin cause pleasure and negate pain and sadness and decrease the chances of getting heart problems, fights depression, helps fight excess weight and prolongs life. Even the cuddling of pets has a soothing effect that reduces the stress levels. Hugging for an extended time lifts one’s serotonin levels, elevating mood and creating happiness. So hug your dear friends and enjoy life! (Actually this concept about hugs originated when a friend said to me that, “I know you need a hug too.” So sweet!)

Tight huuug!

There are so many more benefits of hugging. Hug those you love, squeeze and hold hands frequently. It’s better than pills and it could just provide extra protection against infection and stress and a happier life. Hug goes both ways. It takes negativity away and it brings good things to both parties. No one will be left with no hugs. Equality! So hug your loved ones before it is all too late.

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Hugging spree!
Love lots! 💙

Road to Forever

In a span of a year, I visited the place: thrice. (But I’ll be posting 2trips only because the other one will be for future purposes.) See! I love Baguio that much! I’m planning to invest in a resthouse there someday. wink wink

So, this first post was when me and my friends went there the summer after we took our Oath as Licensed Librarians. (Yes, like a celebration party. Clink that drink!)

Shall we start? Aye? Aye!

BAGUIO VIEW

Hilltop View

Who wouldn’t love that view? Those greens captured my heart. Ahh! Earth is a wonder.

BURNHAM PARK

Swan boat ride with friends

True kids at heart, we’re teaming up and racing towards the other end. Row faster girls!

Who said Burnham is only wonderful at daylight? It is magnificent at night time too!
There’s a closed road near Burnham to give way to tiangges at around 9pm. Great buys for blankets, pillows, jackets and sweaters. Yay! Thrift stalls! Beware of pickpocketers!

SITIO LA PRESA

Can’t take my eyes off


The landscape is mesmerizing. The walk going to the top was really tiring but if you’ll see these sceneries, it is like walking in a dream. There were so many tourists but the vibe of the place calms and relaxes me, emotionally. (Sits at the edge of a cliff, re-evaluating life’s purpose.)

Seeing people living way up there, growing crops, smiling warmly and being contented in a quiet life was eye opening for us. Happiness can’t be bought by the wealthiest man. Only a simple and contented man can have it. Naks!

MY LOVELY COMPANIONS

Featuring mi bebes 💛

Strawberry taho for fuel

Give me yer best smile ladies!

Strawberry taho, strawberry ice cream, grilled corncob (food is life) were some of the delicious picks to refuel visitors on their way up.

Friends forevermore

There’s a television novela entitled Forevermore that popularized the whole place. Agnes (Liza Soberano) as the female lead and Xander (Enrique Gil) as the male lead. It is said that whoever eats the half of the twin will be destined for the other who will eat the remaining half. Now where’s my twin strawberry? 🍓😂

Whether you are looking for your partner in life, moving on to another chapter or just enjoying life, it is just simple, visit Sitio La Presa. Appreciate everything and everyone that surrounds you while we still have them. Spend your time with the people you value the most. The serenity of the place plus good company is a big hit combo. Thumbs up!


PHIL. MILITARY ACADEMY

105 mm Howitzer (USA) tank

The inside view of the 105 mm Howitzer tank

Sherman M-4A1 Medium tank

Tank Models


If you guys want to see how it was like inside the Military Academy, you got to visit this place. It is learning while having fun. (Tanks were amazing!)

The Academy is so spacious and nature loving. I just want to walk, walk and walk if it weren’t too hot that day. The place is too beautiful to neglect.

At the Headquarters

Hi there Generals! It was so nice to finally meet you! 😂

Navy Chopper

Helicopter

Okay so I honestly do not know the difference of chopper and helicopter. I’ll research it for you guys soon. Sorry!

Friends with the Cadets

I’m not mocking them but I always mimick them doing the march. They just look so adorable doing that. It looks so tough doing all of those with utmost concentration. Salute!

Shall we all go now to my favorite part? Yes? Yes!

This spot is near their quadrangle. And I just got this urge to direct a photography shoot. (Mood swings)

Friends in Line

I’m using the Pedestrian Lane as a big photo asset. I have this thing with photography but I doubt myself everytime. Ta-da!

B1


B2

My photography victims. Hi guys! Looks familiar? I got the idea from the Beatles. I told my dearest friends to twist it a bit. (we’re twisted like that) They crossed the Abbey Road in London while us, we crossed the PMA Road in Baguio.

 

 

 

There’s another avenue
Beckoning, the great divide
I would choose the same joy,
the same sadness each step of the way
That fought me and taught me that friends never say
Never say goodbye. 🎶

 

To sum it all. It was super fun to travel with friends you treasure the most.

That’s all folks!
Lovelots! 💙

DumaJor / SiquiGuete

WARNING!!!
This is a Sana Maulit Muli Sunday experience.

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Okay so why the heavens did I went to Dumaguete? What is the sense of this blog? *Is this really sensible?*

The answer is, tada! My mom and her orgmates went to Dumaguete to do their ocular for the next anniversary of their organization. So the event gave me the opportunity to tag along. Now you see, the chance I took that changed my perspective about traveling and the likes. *wink wink*

D U M A G U E T E

Dumaguete got my firsts. (1) First trip out of Luzon. (2) First Visayan place traveled to. (3) First plane ride. (4) First getaway without friends. *My mom’s orgmates are now my colleagues too. Small world right?* (5) I became an amateur photographer. *For their documentation purposes*

Without further ado, my masterpiece. (CHAR!)


I loved the simplicity of their life. Plus their tricycles are big! 6 extra normal  people in one vehicle is simply amazing! The sea breeze was refreshing. We also had a free historical tour courtesy of our driver. *12 thumbs up!*

That short experience made me mark Dumaguete as my traveller’s turning point. The place opened the inner adventurer in me. Maybe if I did not took that opportunity, this blog won’t even be conceived. So thank you so much Dumaguete! Thanks Mom and friends! *HUG!*

Now lezz do the side trip.

S I Q U I J O R

As I was saying mom & her friends were the amazing people who transformed me. *Wow transformed!* They were the pioneers who made me discover my passion in travelling and photography. Indeed, they succeeded.

After Dumaguete, we went to Siquijor. There were so many enchanting stories about the place. The place is really enchanting in a good sense. Captivating Siquijor.

Cambugahay Falls
Lazi, Siquijor


Amateur shots of the captivating Cambugahay falls in Lazi, Siquijor.

But before you reach the magical falls, you must first go through these stairs.


That’s Mom, Me and Tito. The biggies who were so proud they made the hundreds of steps to and from the falls. Cambugahay is a gem!

Salagdoong Beach

I do really tell you guys that this is one of the best beaches I’ve been to.


See that slide? I really want to slide on it! Also the most famous cliff in Salagdoong. Other groups were screaming super fun too. But fear got a hold of me because I really don’t know how to swim. And mom&friends were so frightened for my dear life because they don’t know how to rescue too. So to avoid any accidents, I opt to just follow them. But I swear, when I go back to Siquijor, I’ll tick those off of my list.


Hi Ate Shine & Tito Gibs! The people who trusted me in my photography skills. Thank you!

Look at the Salagdoong beach’s pristine white sand. I tell you guys,  it is just like Boracay’s. Plus it is so peaceful here. True meaning of relaxation and serenity.

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So there you go guys! It was such a short travel but that moment changed my course in life. The peace in Siquijor strengthened me. I pursued Library and Information Science because of the influence of mom & friends. My passion in travelling and photography intensified in this place. It really helped me to find my purpose and dreams in life.

“Sometimes you need to get lost, in able to find your purpose.”

Love lots! 💙
Adios!

“Lang Leave”

HI GUYS!

Sorry for breaking my promise to  continuously update. Been a month and nothing has changed, I’m still busy. *crying and pats back for consolation*

And speaking of “Lang Leave”, I really can’t have one. It is simply because of the piling works and meetings to attend to. So now that I have some time to properly work this blog out, lezz do this!

Now working . . .
Love lots!

Status

I love beginnings

Hi! I’m just beginning to explore this means of experience sharing so bear with me please.

Here we go, I asked a friend to construct a questionnaire for me so that I can start my blog right now. As much as I love beginnings, I really don’t know where to start fixing a broken heart, don’t really know what to do.

What pushed you to start blogging?

I’ve read several blogs about their own experience about blogging that were really persuasive. It enticed me to do the same because I think my passion can help other people to bring out the best in them too.

What do you want to tackle in your blog?

I want to share my experiences as a twenty-ish chubby lady, a young professional, a travel enthusiast and a Filipino.

What made you decide to travel and do adventures?

Life, time, nature and friends. There’s just endless possibilities out there waiting for you to discover them. It will always be nicer to save photo memories than save research files. Ugh! Headache!

What differentiates you from other travelers?

I’m not physically fit, I’m allergic to seafoods and I have a very tight budget and schedule. I think there are people all over the world who loves to travel but are hesitant because of some factors like mine. That’s where my words of encouragement and photos of realization will enter.

What motivates you to share your adventures?

People. It is the motivation to share my experiences to motivate others. It is the curiosity. You won’t know how it feels like without trying. It will not be everyday that a rock will fall off to your feet, right?

What can your future followers expect from you?

Expect falling backs and rocks. Blue, white and greens will dominate. Yay!

How dedicated are you to blogging?

I think, I’ll discover this after few super active months. I really want to learn outside my comfort zone.

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”
― Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

That’s all folks. Peace out!
Love lots 💙