(photo taken during a high school friend’s debut + New Year’s Eve Eve party)
It is hard to deny the fact that New Year’s resolutions, bucket lists, and to-do-before-the-year-ends lists have gotten mainstream now. I’m no hipster — heck, my semi-hipster friends say that I’m one of the most pro-mainstream people they know — but I do enjoy doing things that are pretty unusual in such a way that people wouldn’t normally do it. And because what I am about to start writing is a mix of those three types of lists that I have mentioned, I shall simply refer to this as Marcy’s 2013 List.
1. Learn the Fine Art of Proper Time Management
Because more often than not, this has gotten me into a lot of tight spots all throughout the previous year. And the fact that the saying “old habits die hard” is more than true makes this resolution the most challenging of them all, which is why I put it on the top spot. So yeah, bring it on 2013, bring it on.
2. Live Healthier
This includes exercising more often, being mindful of what I eat, and fixing my sleeping schedule. For a lazy couch potato like me, this surely won’t be easy, but I’m willing to give it my all this year.
3. Have an Awesome Debutante Birthday
I plan on celebrating the day when I finally turn 18 by throwing a dinner party in a ritzy venue. It doesn’t really have to be a huge party, but I do plan on inviting some of my relatives, and both my high school and college friends.
4. Reconnect With My Hobbies and Passion
Due to my busy fast-paced college life, I haven’t been able to write/read/blog/etc as often as I used to. And no, writing tedious papers and updating our group blog for Literature class don’t count. Writing this entry is, in fact, my way of reconnecting.
5. Go Further Out of My Comfort Zone
Because of the fact that I graduated high school and started college in 2012, I’ve most certainly done more new adventurous things than I ever did before. Yet, to be honest, I was usually reluctant about trying those new things, although I probably never showed it. So this year, I shall continue trying more new things with less reluctance (disclaimer: less reluctance doesn’t necessarily mean less caution, okay?).
6. Join My Ideal Org
When you go to a university that has, like, a hundred organizations catering to students’ different interests, it is quite hard to choose that one or two org where you’ll be most active at. Although I did join a few orgs this school year, I can’t exactly say I’m planning to be active in those in the near future. So once sophomore year comes, I want to get into this certain org (I’m not telling what for now) and do my best to be an active member, now that I can say I’m no longer the freshman who got kinda overwhelmed/confused/fazed during her first RecWeek.
7. Treat My Self-Esteem With More Kindness
I think this is completely self-explanatory.
8. Meet More New People
Although I have met people in 2012 way more than I ever have during the previous years, I plan on establishing more connections and relationships this year, as well as improving my social skills and be less, well, awkward at times.
9. Travel More
Whether it’s just within or out of the country, I would very much like to see more of the world. No specific destinations in mind, although a trip to the States to visit my relatives again or a European tour to see historical sights sounds really good right now.
10. Go to a Halloween Party
I have gone trick-or-treating and a few small Halloween get-togethers with my cousins when I was kid, but believe it or not, I have never been to a legit costume-required Halloween party in my seventeen years of existence. Maybe this year, I’ll finally make an effort to put together a good costume (I suck at putting together costumes for myself even though I’m decent at coming up with ideas) and get out of the house during the semester break to go to a Halloween party with some friends.
11. Try a Semi-Extreme Sport
Nothing too dangerously extreme, really. What I have in mind, as of now, are cliff-diving, long forest or beach ziplines, and legit bungee-jumping (not those *sissy* ones in malls and amusement parks).
12. Plan Something For My Parents’ Anniversary
This October, my parents will be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary and I wanna do something special for them, like get them a probably expensive but great gift or plan a surprise party with my siblings and relatives. I still don’t have an exact idea of what I want to do, but hey, I’ve got at least eight or nine months to work on it.
13. Figure Some Important Stuff Out
Back in high school, I used to be one of those few kids who thought that they’ve totally figured and planned out their entire future ahead. Well, you know what they say about not believing those kids because sooner or later, they’ll realize they don’t know what they’re talking about? Yeah, that’s somewhat true actually. Although I still have a clear idea or two about how I want my future to be and I know that I’m right where I’m supposed to be, I have become a lot more — hmm, shall we say — realistic after my first seven months in college, and because of that, I’m currently re-figuring out what my goals are for the future ahead, which isn’t easy as it used to be in high school. But then again, my life hasn’t been as easy and chill as it used to be, although weirdly enough, I realized that I’ve been somehow happier and contented lately than I was before. But like I said, I’m still figuring it all out and I’m having fun while doing so, well, at least most of the time.
So before I end this somewhat long overdue post, I would just like to greet everyone a belated Happy New Year! Also, that I apologize for not having been able to post anything for almost six months now. I know I promised last year that I’ll try to update my blog more often, but oh well… I tried. This year, I’m not gonna promise that again, but since to update my blog more often kinda falls under numbers 1 and 4 in the list, well… let’s just wait and see, shall we?
Here’s to a brightly successful and awesome year ahead!!
Stylebreak top || Kashieca skirt || S&H oxford shoes || Accessorize satchel || Girl Shoppe rings || random from Palawan bracelet
Finally, an outfit post after 123456789 years. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but it really is true what they say how much higher the stress levels are in college than it was back in high school. I look forward to the day when I will actually be able to take photos of some of the outfits I wear to school.
This one was taken during a weekend about a month ago, but this is pretty much similar to the outfits that I wear to school on a regular basis, preferably on a day when the weather is fine and sunny. The shoes that I’m wearing on this post are the ones that I like wearing the most, except during rainy days since I definitely don’t want them to drown and die on me too soon. And of course, I love how aztec prints never fail to add the necessary spices to an outfit.
June 8 – 9, 2012
photo taken from the OrSem 2012: Sinag Facebook page
photo taken with my Instagram
During the second and third day of OrSem. So glad that I belong to a block with really cool and friendly people. Oh, and we’re the Block D1, by the way.
June 28, 2012
photo taken from the AJMA Facebook page
This photo was taken during the LS RecWeek, after I finally decided to sign up for AJMA. I also signed up for other orgs that I like such as Heights, AIESEC, and LFC. Gotta love how many orgs there are at Ateneo. (PS: Please forgive my slightly haggard-looking appearance here. Haha!)
Here’s to more exciting events in store for me.
Maldita top || SM Department Store shorts and clogs || Love Diva necklace || Holic Accessories bracelet || random rings and beaded bracelet || Nine West bag
Can I just say how much I like the acid print of my top. And that it’s dominantly in my favorite color as well. Paired it with satin shorts and clogs, and then added the necklace to spice it up. Hence, what I wore to my nephew’s birthday dinner celebration.
I’m sorry that I haven’t updated my blog in so long. I’ve been pretty busy with the lots of stuff going on in college. Ugh I hate how I wasn’t able to take any outfit photos of the past few clothes I’ve been wearing to parties. Okay seriously though, I’ll try to do an outfit post again when I can. Nonetheless, outfit post or not, I’ll still do my best to update my blog regularly as much as I can.
photos by Marla Miniano
May 17, 2012
photo by Danreb Majan
This photo was taken a few weeks ago when some of my close friends and I went on a quick joyride around San Jose, or to be exact, we spontaneously decided to go to a nearby barrio to take some pictures at the riverbank (note: there aren’t really any tourist spots or malls in this humble hometown of ours, so we had to make do with the places that could serve as a good setting for a so-called photoshoot. Haha!). After all, it’s going to be months before we see each other again since we’re going to be busy and going our separate ways for college, so we might as well make some more memories together while we can, right?
So anyway, here is a photo of me with the four amazing girls who have been like sisters to me ever since we became great friends way back in freshman year. I miss them so much already, and I can’t wait until we see each other again in a few months.
I’m already in Manila right now and staying at my sister’s place for a while. Starting tomorrow night, I’ll be staying at a dormitory in the Ateneo de Manila University. I’m still nervous about the fact that I’m starting a new life in a new school (I’ve never been a new student since nursery, true story) and that I’ll be living semi-independently starting tomorrow. Ah well, the things I do for the love of studying in my dream college. ;)
May 24, 2012
Last Tuesday, some of my classmates and I came up with a plan to surprise our AP teacher since freshman year and senior class adviser, Teacher Liza, on her fortieth birthday. Since her birthday falls on summer vacations, this was the first time that her students have made an effort to visit her in school for her birthday. It was also great that I was able to see some of my high school classmates again after so long; most of them I actually haven’t seen since graduation.
Special thanks to our computer teacher, Teacher Heart, for helping us plan this surprise in more ways than one.
Once again, happy birthday, Teacher Liza! Hope you’ll always remember how much IV- St. Matthew class of 2012 loves you. We’ll forever be grateful to you for guiding us throughout our high school years.
All photos are courtesy of Mikka de Guzman.
FAB tank top || vintage skirt || Ipanema sandals || Primadonna belt || Vanity tassel earrings || random bangle and beaded bracelet
What I wore during Mothers Day dinner last week with the fam bam. We stayed at The Lighthouse in Subic for the weekend to celebrate my mom’s special day. Anyway, moving on to my outfit, I decided to go for a bohemian look for a change. I actually haven’t worn this skirt in months, and it’s good to finally be able to wear it again as the key piece of this whole look, along with the earthy color tones. Compared to my other outfits, I wore minimal accessories for this one. But of course, no outfit of mine would be complete without at least one eye-catching accessory, and these tassel earrings look great with the rest of my outfit, don’t you think? Also, I like the subtle neckline details on my tank top, and how it doesn’t clash with the necklace at all (although I think it’s hard to notice when you look at the photos). Even though I rarely wear bohemian-inspired looks, I like how this one turned out. What do you think?