Hey 2017, Thanks.

“Hey, 2017! Thanks, you weren’t that shitty after all.”

You were a blast and I just want to thank you for these amazing surprises and discoveries as well as all the opportunities and risk I took during your reigning year:

  • January 2017: Started ABC’s Daily Journal 
    – Though I didn’t keep it up during the latter half of the year because my schedule and load work hindered me from updating, it was still fun (and tiring) to keep a journal, scrapbook style.

 

  • January 2017: Paper Towns Movie and Movie Soundtrack
    – I had a major hangover for this movie

 

  • January 2017: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
    – “This is the movie that didn’t glamorize cancer. It’s beautiful. This is the movie that tells us life is full of unexpected turn of events and it is short. This is  the movie that left me in awe. It’s beautiful.” (Read my review here)

 

  • January 2017: “I Am Smart in My Own Way”
     – another article of mine got featured on candymag.com. (Read it here)

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Dear 2016 (Somethin’ Personal)

Dear 2016,

I’m gonna lie if I say you were great because you weren’t. You were a pain in the ass, you were full of shit. You made me cry and laugh and cry and cry…but thanks.

You made me stronger. I learned a lot from you. You made me realize that I am stronger than I think I am.

If I would explain you in percentage I think you would be 40% great and 60% shitty.

So here’s a letter–an overview of my bests and worst during your reign for the past year with all your shenanigans and surprises that not only left me shocked but the whole world. (Trump? Really?)

Now hang in there because this is one hell of a letter.

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When You’re Still Trying To Find Your Purpose

Hey Guys! I have amazing news!

Another one of my article got published on candymag.com The first one was ‘Being Yourself–and Different is Okay’. It was published on February 24, 2016. Sadly, I was quite busy with school life and it was late when I found out my article got featured. I was so happy and proud that time. Getting published on my favorite magazine’s website is surreal. I liked the blissful and satisying feeling of seeing your name on the byline so I thought of sending more articles.

So yesterday, when I logged in on Candy Magazine’s website, my heart lurched with excitement and my eyes grew wide when I saw a familiar name on an article’s byline. It was my name. I didn’t realize the article was mine because it was originally entitled: ‘To a Nobody finding her purpose to be a Somebody’. But I guess Candy Magazine changed it. Lol, I have to admit I struggled with finding the perfect title for the article.

And here it is everybody, my second article that got featured on the pages of candymag.com

 

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Credits to the candymag.com’s talented graphic designer Ms. Clare Magno for the beautiful article cover

 

“You’re 16, and life isn’t supposed to be figured out yet.”

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