Sanctuary of My Sanity

"@awkwardposts: I miss being a little kid with no stress, worries, or care in the world."
... but circumstances are different now. We're nearing the so-called reality -- a life that is surrounded by questions like "What or who will I become in the future?" "What will be my next goal?" "How do I gain profit from this or that?" "How will I manage my time?" and other inquiries that we can answer through time. Life is a road full of endeavors. It's pretty much like the Amazing Race. We get puzzled, we try to figure out the answers, then we try things out, fail at times, and in the end either succeed or if we come to a point that it's still a failure, then we either re-do it as long as we want to pursue something or just move on and try other things.

School matters have been very demanding since the start of 2nd semester. I've failed a couple of times to meet my expectations of myself. I came to a point that I felt exhausted of everything. Evidently, I broke down; however, it never became a hindrance to get back on track. I have nothing to do but pull myself together eventually.Yes, optimism is key. :)

Now what keeps me optimistic? Despite the stress that comes along with school matters and expectations, I still find time to  bond with my family & friends. Yes, they are the sanctuary of my sanity. When I am heading downhill, I search for things that can lead me back up there! :)

Some of my high school friends and I went to Taguig to witness awesome Christmas Decors/Lights! Pretty awesome view even if it's a construction site, eh? :) From left to right: Mae, Cristina, and I. :) We formed a group called KTG or "Kain-Tulog Gang" (Eat-Sleep Gang) during our HS Years. :) 

Another picture at Serendra. Here are Kennen and Cristina with me! :) 

One of those displays in Serendra. OMG, I'm almost the same height as that!! :)) 

We didn't miss the Mercatto Centrale after. We felt like "potential endorsers" for Edgy's Foodtrip drinks! :)) 

Of course we also didn't miss Merry Moo Ice Cream. My fave flavor is Sea Salt Caramel. ♥ 

These peeps are a year lower to me. They're from my High School as well! I like talking to almost everyone, JSYK. :)) 

These are my college batchmates. Who would have thought that I can mingle with them as if we were highschool-ers? It's just that we're on the same "wavelength" in terms of our aspirations -- to become great doctors and/or researchers in the future and help the nation; hence, our talks range from anything weird to anything scientific. This picture was taken during Chi's birthday. Her good friend MJ cooked malagkit/kakanin/ sticky rice for her, but almost everyone had a taste of  it! XD 

Recently, Biorhythm (Department of Biology Choir) had a caroling gig. We stayed  overnight at the house of one of our members Diego. It was a fun night with alumni, senior and junior members. ♥

Christmas party with my college blockmates! KTV for almost 10 hours.~ 

They, together with my family and relatives, are the most significant in this life. I believe that in the end, the relationships you make are the only things you can cherish even until you go through another lifetime. 

Your soul will leave & forget all other things material but never your connections with other souls you've encountered. 

The truth is we are humans. We get blinded by human success, treasure, and aspirations. Although the aforementioned are inevitably needed for us to survive in this world, I still believe that they are nothing compared to how you enrich your soul and how you hold dear the connections you have with people.

Here's the CAS Hallway (my college). I'll be leaving that place for a moment since I'm officially on Christmas break.Now I can have my breather. 

 For now, I'm back to my most favorite sanctuary.♥  The King is coming soon! :) 


PS. Since a blogger just commented how creepy the last picture was, I better share to you the reason why. :)) My goal for that picture was to really send the "creepy vibes". This is Rizal Hall in UPM and is believed to be one of the scariest places in Manila. Here's an article from Spot Philippines.


  1. Life can really burn you out sometimes, especially when people expect so much of you. I'm at the point of my life where I still don't know what to do yet but I know I'll get there. I just need some time. I hope you feel better soon! :)

  2. i am what like you before. i college student with no thinking of whats gonna happen in the future. but now its all different. You do whatever to survive it sounds scary but we all need something in this world great blog dear! xx

  3. Yay! Everything you said is very true! Parang Amazing Race nga! Sabi nga lagi walang puwang ang pagkakamali, well tao parin tayo. :)
    Anyways sana maging okay kana. Bakit ganun parang ang creepy nung Hallway haha! XD

  4. really lovely photos. i think it looks like you have a really wonderful group of loving friends :)
    xx rae

  5. You're right! A world filled of new responsibilities can become very hectic! I think the thing I miss most about being a child is not having to pay bills. Bills are a pain! I like to pay my bills in advance, therefore I won't even receive a bill in the mail. I hate seeing bills sky-rocket! This is the time when I'd like to go back to my younger years, lol.

    I love your pictures! They're awesome! Looks like everyone is pretty joyful :)

    Have fun!

  6. Lol i don't want to read that scary article, I'm alone in my room right now plus the weather is a little gloomy so i think it's a bad idea.

    anyways glad to be back here in your blog sis. I agree with you no matter how successful you are or no matter how busy you are, you will always search for someone to be with and to talk with. When i was in college myself, we faced so many difficult challenges. Challenges that I didn't think I can handle, but I didn't give up. Because my family was there to keep inspiring me to try harder and do my best. Plus I always had the support of my friends which happens to be my classmates too. They are the only treasure that we can truly keep.

  7. You know sis..I came to the point na I feel like I dont know what to do with my life na rin.. It may seem like I have everything na.. got noticed from blogging, made friends with bloggers I never knew I would be friends with, got a stable job that doesn't stress me that much, get tons of opportunities, etc.. but at the end of the day I still ask myself: "what do I do next?"... *sigh*

    annyway, "@awkwardposts: I miss being a little kid with no stress, worries, or care in the world." <--I agree. :-S

  8. Nice photos! Especially the last one!

  9. HS friends bonding! I love that! :)
    HEHEHE. Now I miss being a student... :(