Things of the Month: October-November


October and November became one of the months when I thought I was to on my breaking point. It has been academically challenging, time-restraining, given that I’ve been (trying) to juggle my school, hobbies, sides and drama in my life (uh-oh, time to upgrade my time management and my shelf for self-help books, haha).

I’ve been getting the results I wanted on the side, but so far, I’ve forgotten to update my personal work much more often. It has been tough adjusting to one of the most hectic schedules I’ve ever had. I hope you’d love the little snippets of my life for the past few weeks…

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I’m a tough cookie. I remember ordering this the past week because I was so stressed and I needed cookies made with love. (@sweetleafcookies) This is a black matcha one, a new fave.

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Live catch of one of my blockmates during our Techniques class, a dragonfly which inspired me to do my insect sculpture turned into a plant holder.

(Photos soon!)

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Minimal love found between the books in the library. A new realization: I should hangout there more often.

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A progress of my headboard for inspiration, memories and a lot more for the coming year…(there is actually a latter update on this one that, I, again, will post pictures of, together with some DIYs I have been working on)

Also, I’d like to present my new family in UST, Teatro Tomasino. It’s been a long time I’ve felt pure sincerity for art and for everyone else that makes it come to life. Who would have thought the gesture of trying and suddenly accepting the quite challenging journey to become a member would be so satisfying? After several months on working on our anniversary party, on our first major production “Bien Aligtad“, also on its 25th year for Teatro’s 37th season, from being a probie (probationary member), I’m proud to say I’ve survived the challenges (physically and mentally) and learned golden nuggets of advice, and now, as I type this entry as an apprentice.

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Mother (T) has taught me and been teaching me a lot lately. I’ve been beating up my bad mornings despite my stress and lack of sleep (yes, I’ve converted at least 85 percent to positive stress), feeling the sense of urgency on almost everything that pushes me to finish my plates with more Obsessive Compulsiveness than ever before, and hey, because of my 2 am binge eating sacrifice, I still haven’t passed a late plate…

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetStolen shot during one of our company calls over the day. (c) Bitz Victoria

It’s been a great journey so far, an addition to what I can truly call an organization. And now, no wonder, how Ate Jeje ( Ate Jetca Pones, our Artistic Director) kept saying in the beginning that the 150 pesos that we paid for our application fee would be giving us a family, literally translated from the quote:  “Sa 150 pesos, may pamilya ka na, oh, san ka pa?” was definitely a truth. I just hope and pray I can stay with them up until I can, and eventually be learn a lot, be inspired and expand my horizons.

Now, since I have more time inside my haven, let us go back to some realizations in the four corners of my room.

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A quote that hit me hard, courtesy of June Marieezy via Scout Magazine. One of my main mantras right now…IMG_20141111_073254

And some random cat love…

 On another sweet note, aside from my cat’s “euphoric” face and pose, while I was thriving through my series of hell week for my academics, other extracurricular and daily hustle and bustle, my parents together with brother based in Australia were enjoying a 2 week vacation free from work. I love the muted and faded colors from these 2 postcards straight from Perth and Rottnest Island in Australia. Next vacation destination maybe?

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I’d gladly meet up with Dara Muscat and Kelly Smith over some Gelati. *swoons*
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Rottnest Island aerial view that just calms my eyes.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetAnother sight, which just happened last night at the University of Santo Tomas, where I currently take my college education, opened their Christmas lights all around the campus as one of their Pre-Paskuhan festivities, an annual concert and gathering of the whole Thomasian community together with family, friends and other participants from different universities.

It has been quite a ride and I have so much to be thankful for. I hope my inspirations and aspirations inspired you. Cheers for the free month ahead! More D.I.Y.s, stories and anything under the sun to share in the online space I call mine.A friendly reminder, do not let anything eat you up while you live. Breathe a little and smile.

Keep posted and happy weekend to everyone!

S.S., signing out.