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March 2016

Into The Open

The clock ticks at one. I have been reading and browsing the newspaper over and over again since this morning. Took naps, too.

I hear buses and cars outside. I have been sitting in my corner listening to the sound of the fan, the air slightly blowing my hair, the little sounds from the flat up the roof, the cute chirping of the birds… and the loud noise in my head banging away my sanity. Again.

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I am again into the open sea of thoughts about the world, about the people, about me. The clock is ticking so slow and boring and I can’t help but explore about the possibilities of colliding with a different way of life. It looks like I am just waiting for two o’clock, but maybe, I am waiting for something, or someone rather, to make a move and get me high again because I am in deep sea level. I am fighting the thought of me being wanted or me being purposely ignored. I am trying to erase the urge to go and type a few words that would mean something but is it going to be worth the try? I am convincing myself to wait until next month ends so I can finally decide but isn’t that time too long?

There’s a lot of things running in here but there is one thing I am so sure that keeps returning and returning everytime the hands of my watch move. There is not an empty minute. Not a second wasted for that.

So maybe…

Nah, I’ll take a nap. I’ll erase those few words I invented in my head. I won’t type and I won’t hit the send button.

This doesn’t make any sense to you, I know. It doesn’t make any sense to me, too. But I guess, overthinking starts to tire my brain cells up again so I gotta release.

– K

10 Years of Hannah Montana

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Time flies so fast. Look. It has been 10 years, Hannah Montana.

I am not a fan of the series or episode, or whatever you call it, that they play on TV. I am a fan of Hannah Montana The Movie because it has a story. Dreams, family, relationship, life.

I love the songs… what struck me most, and still has an impact on me whenever I play it, was the song Butterfly Fly Away.

Every night when she was young his dad would tell her about the caterpillar. So she made a song about it, about his dad, about her. It was a very meaningful song.

Plus, Taylor Swift had an appearance as one of the guest singers in their fund raising activity to save Crow Meadows from being conquered by industrialization.

So there, I ended up watching the movie again and cried over it again. I just missed it.

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“Life is a climb. But the view is great.” – Travis

Sanctuary of Flowers

Gardens by the Bay‘s Flower Dome has been the home of seasonal flowers in the tropical Singapore. Love flowers? You better watch out for what is about to blossom in any part of the world… because y’all gonna see it in the famous dome.

Cherry blossom, Japan’s national flower came to visit us and surprise us, guests of the dome, that they can also thrive under the extreme heat of the Singapore sun (well… in a fully airconditioned dome) and bring us to Japan for one moment especially for people, like me, who haven’t stepped a foot in that country.

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They bloom during spring season and the flower lasts for two weeks at most before the leaves peek out of the branches. Japan feels for a few hours! 😁

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There they are!

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A flora lover, I also took snapshots of the other beauties surrounding the main celebrity of the season. They musn’t be ignored because they accentuate the place and they bring you to a place where every tiny bud blooms into a wonderful color to brighten the world. 🌸🍀🌹🌻🌺

A pretty blending of colors, isn’t it?

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Kinda unique.

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I won’t pick your petals just to know if he loves me.

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Itsy bitsy teenie weenie cutie pie.

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Who says BIG size isn’t beautiful?

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Roses are red, violets are blue, he loves me, and I love him too. 😍

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My mom’s favorite.

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Flowers of the same petal, stick together. 😂

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I know now where Tinkerbell gets her tutu.

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White emphasized by red. Oh, nature is too creative.

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Meet sunflower’s sister.

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More cherry blossoms? Here they are.

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I’ve been saying, “take me to Japan!”

But Singapore took Japan and the cherry blossoms here, for me, for us. 👍 Thank you Flower Dome!

– K

Gobble That Noodle

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And here comes another mee (noodle)!

It’s called Fish Fillet Bee Hoon. Unlike our usual bihon in PH which is very thin and fragile, this bee hoon is looking more like that of spaghetti. Anyways, it is still a good food to try. First, the noodle is submerged to a continuously boiling water for a few minutes before being mixed with its somewhat milky soup, then topped with fresh tomatoes, the fried fish fillet, and lettuce all at once before being served. The lettuce will immediately be cooked by the hot soup of it so you better devour it before it gets overdone just like what happened to my food above for the sake of taking a picture of it. Haha!

You can barely see rice in a Chinese stall. They’re into noodles, we all know that. And I have to try them all! 😂 Noodle Quest in on again. What’s next?

– K

Noodles To Say

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After Ramen, after Pork Rib noodles, now, here’s what I was craving for… BAN MIAN!!

Thick, flat, white noodles, some greens and anchovy in it, fried garlic, chopped, and unbeaten raw egg dunked in the soup before being served, ah! Needless to say, it is one of the best tasting noodles in Singapore. With fried dumplings as add-ons in mild fish sauce and ginger, you’ll have the loudest burp in town out of satisfaction! 😂

It is so hard to finish this bowl alone but I did! Haha. Their Ban Mian serving is good for two people. God. No wonder I am chubby. I eat a lot. 😉

A big bowl of goodness for a large, hungry stomach… thumbs up! Satiated.

Join me in my Noodle Quest! 🍜 👍

– K

Piece by Piece

So…

Kelly Clarkson, who is pregnant but still pretty, came back to American Idol for a performance and she sang her single Piece by Piece for the final season of the said show where she has been chosen as the first season’s grand winner.

It was emotional, heartbreaking, painful, every word is a strike on the heart, yet it was a song of hope and faith being built up once again.

I got so affected because a part of it was my song, I mean, it was my story, too. It brought me to tears. From the first note to the last, goosebumps never left my skin. A powerful, meaningful, wonderful song that a girl like me, like her, can relate to. I can’t describe it more. It was… a song made from the scars of the heart, made from the love she is now receiving, made from the past, made for the future.

I posted it so if you haven’t seen it yet, here you go, but get some tissues first. ‘Kay?

– K

Two Full Moons

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I took a nap this afternoon and knowing it would simply be a light sleep, I never thought that I would be bothered by a dream.

I was somewhere in our neighborhood in the province, darkness is starting to cover us up when I noticed the sunset at West. There is this still visible full moon but is starting to fade. Then I looked above me, I saw a very bright full moon. I blinked and looked at both moons and they’re not my imagination. Obsessed with moon, I was in awe and in shock, so I called my mom to take a look at that amazing view. As soon as she came to me, like it wasn’t meant for her to see, the sunset suddenly gets fastforwarded, clouds, orange and yellow colors covered the fading moon immediately as we watch it like a movie moving so fast and so beautiful. My mom asked where it was and I simply answered to just wait for the clouds to disperse.. But my hopes fell apart when darkness started to invade the West.

A few seconds after, I noticed something by the Northwest side. I tapped my mom and pointed to the circle thing, grayish brown at first then it seems like getting bigger and colored. Mom said it was a planet. Blue and green colors showed up on its surface and it felt like I was looking at the Earth. It came closer. I walked to it. At the spur of my instinct, I jumped and reached to it, then I realized I was like holding a flying robot toy, the green color is its light, it is not perfectly round, more like ultraman’s head. I asked mom, ‘is this a UFO?’ She answered maybe. As curious as I can be, I saw an opening by one area and opened it. Then a few robotic creatures with tentacles peeked their circle heads out. They walk fast, and afraid that they might run on my skin, I dropped the vehicle on a table, the door opened wider and a lot more creatures came out and moved away from their vehicle. I ran away and looked at it from a hiding place.

And I was awakened, my heart thumping. What could it mean? Any dream interpreter around? 😰

– K

Grass is Healthy

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A friend invited me to eat at a salad house before we start our brain session again. She brought me here: Toss&Turn.

I usually call salad “damo” (grass in english) because the first time I ate a salad when I was a kid I felt like I was a goat or a cow or a carabao chomping on grass. 🐮

You get to pick the ingredients and dressing with a variety of choices and voila! You eat a colorful combination on top of your grass. One healthy plate once in a while. 👍👌

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– K

Cashflow 101: Get Out of the Rat Race

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And finally! I got to play Rich Dad’s Cashflow board game! Yey! What’s in it for you?

This is not an ordinary board game. It is the game of life… your life summarized into a neverending cycle of the rat race. What is the rat race? According to Wikipedia, a rat race is an endless, self-defeating, or pointless pursuit. It conjures up the image of lab rats racing through a maze to get the “cheese” much like society racing to get ahead financially. And this is further explained and emphasized by Robert Kiyosaki in his book Rich Dad Poor Dad. That is why he made a board game kinda similar to Monopoly in some aspects to teach people on how to deal with the ups and downs of life and indulge yourself in risks to get a step ahead and eventually leave the cycle.

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The GAME:

In the box, there are profession cards which will be your role, where you can find your expenses, income, savings, and anything that may concern a human being, an employee for that matter. There are rats, which will represent you and the other players, dice you will use to determine how far you can go and how long you will take catching up in the rat race, pencils and papers, and some coins for the fast track level.

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There are four cards which represents the risks you will have to think about, Big Deal, Small Deal, opportunities from the Market and more expenses from Doodad cards.

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Using Cashflow playmoney and exaggerated prices and amounts at the back of each card, you will be forced to use your head very well to handle what you have.

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Say hi to my gray rat above. Proud me, I was the first to get out of the rat race from our group and step on to the Fast Track! Hoorah! 🙌 The coins will be the deals you will be able to close on this level.

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These guys are too serious, don’t you think?

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Four successful ladies with me but are still fighting hard to get out of the rat race. While they have reached something, I am only starting, and yeah, I was the youngest, the rookie, the beginner, but I got out first. 😁 Hashtag proud me. Really. 😂

It was fun and addictive. But don’t lose the main point. What you will learn from it should be applied to your real life, to your current state, because this will help you and guide you to do the right decisions and enter the risks you are so afraid of. This will teach you that wrong moves doesn’t mean you lost… it means you learned. It takes a strong heart to be able to get out of your comfort zone and walk through the path most of the people are so scared to take. Wake up! It is time to get your plans moving. Let’s get out of the rat race!!

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Special thanks to Mr. Richard Macalintal and TGFISG for this event. To Financial Literacy!

– K

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