Vanny Rocks 2015!

BE GRATEFUL x

BE GRATEFUL x

2015. We are on the cusp of a New Year. Instead of making this a new year for a “new you” let’s get clear. You don’t need a new version of you, what your life is asking for is a real and authentic version of you. It means having the courage to own what YOU want for your life.

2015 is the breakthrough year. It is a year of self care, self love and owning your true heart’s desire.

No more resolutions. No more false promises. It is time to be ourselves with no apologies. It is time to know our worth and act accordingly.

God had ordained our steps. Stop the confusion and the doubt and start believing. As I close my eyes and bid 2014 goodbye.. let us welcome another year to be thankful to God.

It is the time God has given us to make things right again.

Cheers to 2015.

Much Love,

Vanny xx

11/14 Playlist

I am digging the ZHU song! Nice playlist to listen to while chillin’.

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21 Signs You’re Suffering From A Quarter-Life Crisis

This article says everything about ME as of writing.

Thought Catalog

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The quarter-life crisis is a period in a 20-something’s life when she is most anxious about how life has been going on for her, of how she has unmet the goals she once upon a time pinned on her college vision board, and of how she’s lost in a sea of people who have found their calling.

The summer I turned 21, I wasn’t pretty much worried about how I was going to unlock the doors to my future. All along I thought it was going to be easy. That people had a template to success I could just follow—get a degree, earn, go to grad school, get promoted—you know, the usual conventional future people define as success.

As the months went by following my 21st birthday, I have realized that I have been stagnant for quite some time and the people around me have already gone…

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Life Advice from my Fairy Godmother

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As I was having a very emotional moment today. I happened to bother my fairy God Mother, Ate Patmei Ruivivar and was venting out. Then inner peace and at the same time there was the inner “light bulb” moment. I wanted to share to everyone one of the memorable and best advice I have ever encountered in my existence.

“When your soul is crying out. Listen to it. Stop and reflect. Surround yourself with people who love you and give you good energies. There is a time to replenish, recharge, and refresh! You don’t need the money. God will always provide. The important thing is finding your self, your center, the meaning of your life, your bliss. Then all will just fall into place.


It will get better. Just be p
atient and work on yourself.


Don’t measure your worth or success based on what mainstream society says. It is an illusion that is oftentimes the roo
t of our unhappiness. March to the beat of your own drum.
We have our own unique journey. It is foolish to copy other people’s definitions and plans because you are not like other people. You are YOU! And your most important task in life is to figure out your authentic self and live your best according to what is true to you.”

Trust God. God is performing little miracles everyday.

THE MOST AMAZING VIDEO OF ALL TIME!

It has been my life long dream to travel the world and see the beauty of God through my eyes! I have tried my application as a flight attendant for almost five years for different airlines but sad to say luck was not on my side. When I saw this video a few days ago, I couldn’t help but be excited about life again!

As I have always believed in the power of law of attraction, I will consciously practice to shout to the universe that “I WILL TRAVEL THE WORLD” — EAT.SLEEP.RAVE.REPEAT. LOL.

I COULDN’T WAIT TO SEE THE BEAUTY OF THE WORLD THROUGH MY EYES… IT IS NEVER TO LATE TO DREAM!😉

MUCH LOVE,
V xxxxx

VALENTINE’S DAY 2014 IN BORACAY

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V at BORACAY during Valentine’s day is so odd. Well kasi “SINGLE” naman ako, eh ano ba if nag Valentine’s ako sa Bora? Mag jowa lang ba pwedeng mag date sa Bora if Feb 14? Huwag maging judgmental. Bawal yan! chos! Kidding aside, I got the chance to celebrate this occasion with my good friend, Wacky! It was a great R&R after my buwis buhay Sinulog trip last January. We met new friends and explored the island on a simple way… in short hindi masyado pumarty ng bongga! We are aging you know? LOL.

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Ayan! medyo boring ang post alam ko! wala kasi kaming dalang camera! haha! all taken using IPHONE. It was a great break from the city hustle. Need ko na mag invest for a camera! We have cameras at home kaso my mom won’t let me borrow it.. nor my sister.. because alam nila careless ako pag hindi ko gamit (well that was before.. I have changed..). Oh well.. sure hell of a fun 3 days!

Vanny Tips in Boracay:

a. Pack light and book ahead. – We arrived at the island not knowing where to stay kaya panic mode kami but thank God there were some hotels na may vacant pa! I suggest for LABORACAY event, book like a month or two before May 1sr. I experienced it first hand and watch out for that blog post! haha! (coming soon..)

b. Buy sunscreen, swimwear and other beach essentials in the city.. not on the island.. – more pricey na sa Bora! alam niyo na yun! may shipping cost kasali. haha!

c. Explore and don’t be afraid to eat at talipapa’s. – Don’t go to the mainstream restos at D’Mall. They are so many mini restos and talipapa’s to choose from! I suggest ask locals where to eat na safe and cheap.. they will take you there by themselves! Ask the trike drivers, waiters/waitresses, bartenders etc. Mababait sila jan lahat and friendly! New friends, more fun!

d. Talk to strangers and have fun! – enough said.

*More Tips especially what to do and where to go at LABORACAY on my upcoming post!*

Much Love,

V xx

SINULOG 2014

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PIT SENYOR.. PRRT PRRTT.. PIT SENYOR.. SHAGIT UG KUSOG..

TO TRANSLATE IN ENGLISH: PIT SENYOR.. SHOUT OUT LOUD..

Naloka ba kayo sa opening line? haha! To all of the Filipinos and Foreigners who have experienced this colorful and massive festival in the country, di ko na need i-elaborate yang opening na yan! Alam niyo na yan! You can hear everyone chant that on the streets, club, bars, hotels, cabs, PUJ’s, trikes, sidewalk, etc! haha!

Since after my 2 years OFW experience, I have said to myself I will travel this 2014. Sort of reward for my hard work and crayola events. So I booked a flight together with my barkada’s on my very first experience of Sinulog.

So to define SINULOG according to my best friend, Wikipedia:

The Sinulog is an annual cultural and religious festival held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City, and is the center of the Santo Niño celebration in the Philippines. The Sinulog commemorates the Filipino people’s acceptance of Christianity (specifically, Roman Catholicism), and their rejection of their former animist beliefs.

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinulog

Pero alam naman natin, tayo mga bagets (ehem) ang pinunta sa Sinulog aside sa colorful and festive mood with dance, flowers, beauties and hunks (choz), is yung mga PARTIES!! So para ma orient kayo, Sinulog happens on the third week of January. So dapat mag book during the 3rd friday of the month unto the next week. Bitin ang 5 days actually! Daming pwedeng gawin at mga ganap. So, start na tayo:

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LIFEDANCE EDM FESTIVAL

LIFEDANCE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Dm7qaGmXV4

Check the LINK para ma sight niyo ang mga ganap!

Super excited ako sa ganap na toh! tagal ko nang pinangarap to be on a live electronic dance music festival at na fulfill ko rin sya! saya! One of the music festival you have to attend is LIFEDANCE. It happens on the 3rd Friday of the month sa may center part ng Cebu. It starts early and ends the next day (Yezz 6am the next day).. kaloka teh!

So tips ko:

1. Be at the area as early as possible.. 6pm or 8pm most.. para iwas traffic and pila papasok and for parking purposes if may carru kayo.

2. Wear also unrestrictive clothing and rubber/waterproof shoes! Bawal mag heels dito nako maloloka kayo girls kasi best in tayo lang jan buong araw and wag na magexpect may mauupuan kayo kasi if meron man mas bet niyo tumayo para sumayaw and to hunt boys! choz!

3. Wear also something waterproof (inner nyo swimsuit) then wear shorts or skirts with crop tops/midriffs para di kayo mainitan! Teh alam nyo naman mga otao dito.. dikit dikit.. and baka umulan pa so less hassle if mabigat ang outfit.. I suggest not to wear jeans type shorts.. just in case magtapunan ng drinks and rain comes, di hassle!

4. Secure your belongings in a ziplock type purse na you can attach sa neck! dont bring a bag na or purse. Bring lang enough cash pambili ng drinks and pauwi ofcourse! Phones and cameras should be protected. If hindi waterproof, paki secure please! di kasalanan ng event if nasira/nawala mga pera and gadgets!

5. Don’t accept drinks or anything from strangers! mahirap na ngayon teh! magulo sa event na yan! Mga taong abusado and masama all around. Be cautious!

6. Always be with your core group! If bet lumandi, magsabi and magbilin sa friendships para in case di ka hanapin sa lost and found or suggestion box the next day.

7. It is okay to try anything insane but make sure you are ready and always refer to no. 6

8. Enjoy the music and mga boys!! hahaha!

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van and samOur first pic together! With my best friend and partner in crime, Sam! van_pen_samSaw our common friend, Penpen! Ang gwapo ng bagets na toh! My partner in crime that night!1555819_10151991660883558_1726709728_nAyan na kasi. Kung bakit pakipot pa! choz! With the unknown girl, Randall, V, Sam and jowa niya na si Jasper

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st edwardsAnd who cannot forget this bottle? Naiwan ni bagets Pen sa amin ni Sam. He was carrying this one all night! Lasheng si bagets kaya avail na namin toh! haha

DAY II – Lafang and Chill Night

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1508120_10151991785503558_570421594_nvlag ko toh! maganda ako! basic lang na model ng SMB! haha!

1538748_10151991787278558_1932317384_nEto yun. Summary of the ganap on Day II.

So we decided on Saturday, ikot ang Cebu ganaps! Go to crossroads strip — it is where Distillery, Maya resto and some other bars/clubs are! Walkathon lang rin ang Barcode and other gimikan! Hindi ko na knowsline lahat pero magkakatabi-tabi lang sila lahat. And take note when I was “mute” whole night! Nawalan ng boses kasi puyat from international flight then local flight from manila-davao-cebu. Ako na ang feeling FA. chos! Pero push pa rin ang party! Minsan lang toh! 2 years akong deprived. Give niyo na! haha

DAY III — STREET PARTY

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Day III was a Sunday so last day of the Cebu Party! The most awaited street party was BASELINE. Pero wit kami nakahabol doon kasi na stampede kami! Di kami nakapasok! Nakakaloka yun! Iba pala ma stuck sa stampede. Nakakatakot na parang mapapakanta na “tell me how is it to breathe with no air” ni Jordin Sparks! Pero keri na di nakaattend doon. Masaya naman kami. In between may lafang breaks and touch up breaks kunwari! haha! Met new people and feel ko i lost 10 lb sa kakalakad! Solves na ang experience. As what we have concluded..

#BUWISBUHAYPROJECT ang SINULOG but FUN!

DAY IV — Soul Searching Ganap!

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Eto na yung “ME TIME” ganap! siyempre after all the parties and mga happy ganaps.. It is always a priority to BE GRATEFUL, BE IN FULL GRATITUDE, TO SAY THANK YOU to God for all the blessings! Who would have thought I will be in Cebu and was able to start my travelog? Infair dati I only live by my means, walang ipon at walang sense of goals in life. But my life abroad made me a full grown woman! God indeed made me experience the hardships, difficulties and pains for a greater glory! I will always be thankful for everything and I am giving it back to Him. Kaya guys in everything we do and what we receive, it has a purpose. We may not see what it is for but in the long run it will be clear. Let us Thank God for our lives and for our ganaps.. good or bad man🙂 push cart!

Well, dami pang ganap that Sinulog. Nagkulang ako sa pics kasi witchikels akong camera! nakikiavail lang ako sa mga camera ng friendships. Yung iba wala akong kopya! haha! Though there were no photos here or any sort of photographic souvenirs, push lang! Ang important thing is we are all well.. went home filled with wonderful memories!🙂 So guess niyo san ang next kong ganap? To my next travelog post..

Much Love

xx V

2014 is MY YEAR (INTRODUCTION)!

Hello Guys! GOSH! Sorry sa super late balita nang aking talambuhay!! Di ko na knows line saan ako magsisimula sa aking vlag post na toh! oh sya tama na commercial break… here it goes sago!

MY 2012-early2014 Ganap!

Ayan! Makwento ko na rin sa inyo ang ganapchina ng buhay ko for the past two years! Well sa mga hindi ako knows, isa po akong Nurse sa Pilipinas. So dahil sa sobrang dream mag abroad at makaalis sa comfort zone ko, ayan givesung ni Lord ang dreams ko kaso nga lang ang geographical pinpoint ni Bro for me is MIDDLE EAST, specifically sa Kuwait! I left Pinas when I was only 25 years young. And my life before that was entirely situated at my comfort zone.  Masyadong pampered pero nagpagod na rin naman. I trained and worked sa isa sa mga pinaka malaking government hospital in Mindanao.  Life changing experience yon like for about 2 years. I was exposed to the reality of life. Parang nakakahiya naman yung mga problems koOh need nyo ba ng proof na Nurse talaga ako? baka walang naniniwala?! haha! I take good care of newborns sa Middle East! Need pa ba ng proof toh?

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Video Summary ng Pagiging Alipin sa mga Arabo! chot!

Parang motherly ang peg sa work! feelingera!

Parang motherly ang peg sa work! feelingera!


Mga kasama sa work sa Kuwait

Mga kasama sa work sa Kuwait


Isa sa mga bagets at work!

Isa sa mga bagets at work!


Sos ng mga bagets sa Kuwait!

Sos ng mga bagets sa Kuwait!

 

oh ayan ha! tama nang proof yan! sensha naman di pwede kasi mag selfie sa work kaya ayan puro patago pics lang! So let us go to the final ganapchina of all time!!

#2014ismyyear vlag post! Mahabang habang inuman toh.. este tsikahan toh!

Letzdodiz!!!

Much Love,

xx V❤

 

 

 

To my TRUE NORTH

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I don’t know what it is you do, where you live or how you are as a person. Have I come across you? Have we met? Maybe, maybe not. All I know is that you are as real as real can be. The day I find the answer will define why I exist. It will be the culmination of why my heart beats. And when that moment surrenders, I will finally be whole and ready to witness life’s beautiful capacity. You had me the day the Lord laid out my life’s blueprint and sent me off to this world. The best part is the fact that you will have me till the day He calls me back. From more to most to above and beyond, we will emanate the true diagnosis of love personified. I have failed countless times before, but each failure magnified the depth and gravity of our destined alliance. My every misstep drew me closer to the best version of me, so here I am in full bloom waiting for you to be the very best I can be. I will not just die for you, but live for you, with every breath, every blink, every strand of hair, every heartbeat, every step, every word, every thought, every strength and even in weakness, my life will embrace your entire being. Your name will be written throughout the legacy of my life, through the stars that illuminate day and night and the sun that blazes throughout the entire galaxy. God will keep us intact, and because of Him, we will never lack. You will be my biggest miracle, the cure to my demise. My happily ever after, my forever, the apple of my eye. No force in this universe will hinder you from being mine, because from the very beginning, I was designed to love you until the end of time.

– words by GAB VALENCIANO.

Half lovin’ just Hurts

“Half lov’n just hurts.”
– Will Smith

When we say we love someone we should give all we’ve got, even if that means overcoming the parts of ourselves that keep us from the best parts of ourselves that deliver the promise of ecstatic love. Not only do we deserve to experience the best of who we are, but the people who we say we love deserve to experience the best of WHAT we are.

Happy 2014 and Love… hard.

V

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