Making a living VS making a life

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
~ Winston Churchill


#ATM: June 2016

  • Attended a family reunion.
  • Enjoyed peaceful afternoons at my favorite cafes and fast food chains.
  • #butches Korean lunch out.
  • Perpetually bugged by this furry creature.
  • Obsessed over this.


  • Learned about the African-American history.
  • Ate a lot of ice cream to counter bouts of depression, hence, the persistent colds.
  • Got close to this amazing person. #sistah #pak #ganern


  • Stayed at my company to save time (and get more sleep).


  • Found a sister from another mother. #butch
  • Taught someone basic Korean.

  • Joined the team building in Nasugbu, Batangas. Best weekend so far.
  • Best seatmate/partner ever! I learned a lot of “galawang tenured” from this guy. (To my mentors/TC/trainer, if you’re reading this, you know who to blame. Lol.)
  • Most embarrassing moment. EVER. (And all the guys – trainer included! – were in on this. Juicecolored.)

  • More random stuff.


“The pale stars were sliding into their places. The whispering of the leaves was almost hushed. All about them it was still and shadowy and sweet. It was that wonderful moment when, for lack of a visible horizon, the not yet darkened world seems infinitely greaterβ€”a moment when anything can happen, anything be believed in.”

– Olivia Howard Dunbar, The Shell of Sense


“No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.”

~Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

Sexy is attitude

But to be sexy doesn’t imply that you have to show skin everywhere you can before you hit the censor warning. Rather, sexy is an attitude – a frame of mind. Sexy is trusting who you are and being confident that that alone will pull you through. But more so than that, nothing screams ‘sexy’ quite as powerfully as someone who knows how to hold her own – that’s not having a big ego; it’s respecting yourself and knowing that what you have to offer is sure as hell going to be worth waiting for.

Just another random quote

“..that you find the meaning in things, rather than meaning being prescribed to you from the start, weighing on your shoulders like a burden you’re fated to carry. Life gains meaning through living itβ€”nothing means everything, but everything can mean something.”

Make your own forever

I really hope people would shut up about “may forever” / “walang forever”. But I guess, long-lasting relationships are so rare nowadays that people are compelled to ask whether forever exists or not before they believe in it and convince themselves to hold on a little longer to their own relationships.


Why do a lot of people seem to expect that people around them DO NOT change? Aren’t we supposed to change in the first place? The world changes, our bodies change, and even our understanding of ourselves, of other people of the world around us changes. Some may argue that goodwill should never change – I agree on that but if a person has done good things in the past, isn’t it better if he can do greater things in the future? Even if it’s a bad guy, isn’t it a good thing if he become less and less evil? Nature and circumstances change us – this is probably the only thing that doesn’t and will not change.