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Burger and Bunny


So after you have successfully finished all your errands, you just want to tap yourself at the back right? But we know that the full satisfaction of our happiness will not be complete without rewarding ourself.

I’ve been craving for burger this past weeks and I know it’s not healthy but what can I do? We can’t just say no to our appetite! Every bite feels like heaven to me! I always turn out to be an Italian. I say “mmmmmm” in a shameless way in EVERY BITE and my hand can’t just stop doing the okey sign. (Okey maybe not an Italian but a crazy woman) ha! But anywaaaaay, I know that a lot of you have been to ARMY NAVY already but to those who still haven’t had the nerve to try visiting it, then go give it a try ! It might be a bit expensive but worth it because their patty is soo good!

And aside from the burger craving, my obsession with headbands is hunting me again! But I kind of feel proud of myself for actually pulling on these kinds of headbands. It is too eye catching but I don’t care, I LOVE IT!

What have you been up to lately? I’m gonna go home to my hometown this Friday and I am sure that my connection will be as slow as a turtle so I guess I won’t be blogging for a week buuuuut rest assured I am gonna make notes here in my iPad so I can make a flood post right after I come back here. ;)

That’s all for now byeeeeee beautifuls!







This is going to be my new mantra. Being kind is a win-win choice. I don’t want to be mean nor rude anymore. I am in the battle of totally forgetting pride. Words of praise from others made me think highly of myself and I hate it. Thank you Allah for pulling my feet on the ground. I am tired of giving critiques about this and that. :( I just want to live a happy life. And I discovered that being kind and being patient is the secret of having a happy life ^_____^  Hurting somebody else’s feelings and emotions nowadays makes me sick, unlike before where I don’t really care AT ALL as long as I have made my point. 

I know that today is not Ramadhan nor Eid but I am asking forgiveness to all of my family, relatives, friends and semi-friends for all the bad things that I have done or say to you. Whether it was intentional or not. Forgive me for I have been a sinner TT________TT

I can’t assure you that I will never commit mistakes again, but I am promising you and most importantly to myself that I will do my best to be kind all the time, I am going to choose my words, respect each other’s opinion and will always lower my pride and will not think of myself highly from the others. My sarcasm too is one of the traits that I want to permanently wash away from my life.

Life is too short to be lived miserably. I am choosing to live happily. In shaa Allah ☝️Let us throw kindness like a confetti!  :*


This is going to be my new mantra. Being kind is a win-win choice. I don’t want to be mean nor rude anymore. I am in the battle of totally forgetting pride. Words of praise from others made me think highly of myself and I hate it. Thank you Allah for pulling my feet on the ground. I am tired of giving critiques about this and that. :( I just want to live a happy life. And I discovered that being kind and being patient is the secret of having a happy life ^_____^ Hurting somebody else’s feelings and emotions nowadays makes me sick, unlike before where I don’t really care AT ALL as long as I have made my point.

I know that today is not Ramadhan nor Eid but I am asking forgiveness to all of my family, relatives, friends and semi-friends for all the bad things that I have done or say to you. Whether it was intentional or not. Forgive me for I have been a sinner TT________TT

I can’t assure you that I will never commit mistakes again, but I am promising you and most importantly to myself that I will do my best to be kind all the time, I am going to choose my words, respect each other’s opinion and will always lower my pride and will not think of myself highly from the others. My sarcasm too is one of the traits that I want to permanently wash away from my life.

Life is too short to be lived miserably. I am choosing to live happily. In shaa Allah ☝️Let us throw kindness like a confetti! :*






Update!

Short update! I am almost done in my undergrad college life! Wohoooooo! It feels surreal! Barely months ago, I was just typing a text post here saying that the first day of class is about to begin and now I am saying that I am done. DONE! Yehey! Time flies so fast as what they always say! Well, unlike others, I do not get emotional like you know, feel like crying. Haha! I don’t know. I don’t feel like crying. I feel like I wanna jump all day, take a lot of selfie, buy myself a cake or treat myself a spa and go shopping! I’ll surely miss my undergrad experience but school? Naaaah. I’m taking law sooner or later so yeah, it is just a see-you-soon-handwave to school.


I am still thinking what to do after my college life. I am planning to open my own online business (yay or nay?) or go find a job! I am not really sure, i have so many plans but one thing is for sure though! I’m gonna be blogging a lot! I want to add extra time in blogging because I am starting to get the hang of it. I love writing nowadays though I suck in writing. (Yeah that’s why I need to write and write). Plus it feels nice to talk with my imaginary friends. Hehe. It gets me overwhelmed to see new flags on my site. I can’t believe how gradual my US flag moves! I feel so thrilled! But I wish I can see your faces though 🙏 :(

Anyway, i’ll end this post cause it doesn’t seem to be short anymore (lol how I love talking). I hope to see you guys again soon on my next blog! Byeeeeeeee! ^______^ :*







Night Saver

So here is the problem, you run out of place to go. It is around 10 or 11 in the evening and you still want to hang out with your friends. Somewhere new, somewhere comfy and someplace you can eat yummy treats. Is that your usual problem? Well, no problem cause I got you! Allow me to share with you my so called “Night Saver”

This is located in Kausawagan near Savemore. It is small yet spacious and comfortable.


Perfect place to study and read? THEN THIS IS THE PLACE! (just please order an acceptable meal for your long stay) ;)

This post will not end without me suggesting any foods for your happy tummy. So prepare your eyes cause you are about to see their mouthwatering eats! \(•◡•) /

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New Fit Inspiration!

Did you ever have those days when you simply want to cry yourself out because you’ve been a lazy ass when it comes to your fitness? (Who am I kidding, not just about fitness but ALL) it is so bad to admit that you are not pressing enough. Yes, let say you didn’t gain weight but at the same time you didn’t LOSE ANYTHING. I was reading the “Get Healthy With Me” section on this blog and I realized how determined I was scarcely a couple of months ago. I started asking myself why I gave up, and it turned out that, the rain keeps preventing me to run. But what about the Zumba and the Insanity workout? It is indoor. Well, my answer is, I got worn out. I don’t feel like doing it anymore. Plus, I also hate the fact that a lot of my male cousins come here in our house from time to time. I don’t want them seeing me working out. Tssk! I love them, but I wish that they would come here for a definite time of the day and then I can schedule my workout.

Anyway, let me stop all the whining and the negative vibes. Those are just excuses of the lame and the losers (oh hey! That’s me!). I can say that I am not fat. I am not one of those girls who are TOO body conscious. I am body conscious but not in an over reacting way like asking everybody and every now and then if I am fat or if I gained weight. My weight is not a big issue for me, though it is an issue for me. You understand the difference between the two? I don’t compare my body to anyone because it will only give me jealousy, which I may say a bad thing to embrace. It loses my confidence.

I have body goals too! haha! You can see it in this post. So intimidating huh? These bodies are just WOW! As in wow! And I know that I can achieve this if I really want to push through. I guess one reason why I always procrastinate is the fact that I easily lose weight though I still eat a great deal. My friends and colleagues can attest to that. I can easily see changes in my body for just a week of intense exercising. A week! Believe it or not. And when I try to lessen my meals, I also get a faster result which my friends always notice.

I kept holding into that reason that’s why I never really take losing weight as seriously as possible. But looking at this young lady.

Got me inspired. She lost 100 pounds for only a year! And she won’t stop! She is unstoppable! She is so super inspiring! By all odds the best fitspo ever! Hardly looking at her pictures and post makes me want to put on my shoes and run or even do workouts and push ups! I wish I can always hold on to this determination every now and then so I can have the consistency that I want. I am tired of starting over and over and over again because of quitting every now and then. I wish I can adopt the “NO EXCUSES” oath of my fit inspirations. Did you know that, the worst fit inspirations that I have been following is the local celebrities? ALL OF THEM INCLUDING ELLEN! I mean, come on! They always post food from to time saying that they are indulging it! (Though in reality they are not) They are the worst fitspo. I swear. They do workouts for a month or two and voila! They quit! And I also quit. Tsk tsk.


So yes. Again, I wish I can hold on for this determination. NO EXCUSES. slowly but surely. I’ll start in a not so intensive way. I will also start to eat clean. I know it is the hardest thing to do especially when the people around you don’t eat clean but still, I will give this a go!
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LETS DO THIS IN THE NAME OF OUR FAVORITE PANTS THAT WE CANNOT USE ANYMORE AND IN THE NAME OF UGLY LOOKING TUMMY! SAY NO TO BLOATED TO TUMMY! Good luck to us!! \ (•◡•) /

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The Legend Trilogy Book Review

Los Angeles
2130 A.D.
Republic of America

Day: The most wanted fugitive in the Republic
June: The Republic’s most gifted soldier
Day: Fights for his family’s survival
June: Fights to avenge her brother’s murder

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I have so many books to share with you but let me first take off with this trilogy. I never heard this book from anyone, I simply saw it randomly on Instagram and got curious. Well honestly, it was stuck in my ibooks for about a year and I just started reading it last summer when I run out of books. I was hesitant at first but I viewed the book trailer on Youtube and got interested so I started reading it. It is about 7 in the evening when I started reading the book. The first chapter got me intrigued, like how come a 12 year old Day (the main male character) break into a bank vault under 10 minutes!? He was too skilled for a kid on the streets with no training, so I keep flipping the page, and came across with June (the main female character) who is as amazing as Day yet with different skills? I became glued to the book until I realized that I made it to the last page and saw that it is already 1 in the morning! Woooooaah! Dear book lovers, I know that you feel me! I know that you know that feeling! ≥Ö‿Ö≤

I really, really want to share “A LOT” of things about this book, but I don’t desire to spoil you because it is just so good to be spoiled! Note that I am already 22 and the characters were just 17 years old and still I got snared up.

Unlike other books, I don’t imagine myself as JUNE (again, main female character) Don’t deny the fact that you have imagined yourself as Katniss, Bela, Mia, or Hazel. ☜ (ˆ▽ˆ) cause I am very much guilty of that, hahaha! But again, I never imagined myself as June. Well… I will admit that I also fell in love with DAY ( p.s. I love their names!) but instead of me imagining that I am June, I became a fan of the two characters. (˘‿˘ʃƪ)


I also like the fact that Marie Lu, the author did not write too many romantic scenes. Consider it or not, books influence us A LOT. I have read many books with 16 or 17 year old characters with too much erotic scenes going on. (◑_◑) that’s why many teenagers right now gets into pre-marital sex, but anyway though, I hope that you’ll love this book (which I am pretty confident that you will). There were instances where you will feel breathless and nervous because the book is so fast paced, action packed, dynamic and bombastic!

Most of all, I LOVE THE ENDING. I just love it so much! I don’t know about you, but for me, the ending is the best way to end this beautiful, beautiful trilogy! Why? Because it is not like the typical endings, but still not unrealistic. The characters grow with every book. The author did an amazing job according to the growth of the characters. The only bad review that I can give for this book is that, It took me weeks or months to finally move on because I keep missing the both of them! SO MANY FEELS GUYS! I really, really want to share with you my comments and personal reactions about the ending, but I really don’t want to spoil you.
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So enjoy reading! Please send me a message on Facebook or Email me about your reactions, so we can talk about it! I would loooooove to hear yours too!! (Naks! Cge naaaaa so will be close. Hihi)

Facebook: Anna Lao
E.mail: mamanorhanie@yahoo.com.ph

Credits to Maria of httpboks for the photos ;)

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Sorry! I’ll be back soon!

Hi tumblr! Its been a while since I updated you and I am so sorry. I know that this account is not yet famous but as what I have said before, I am dedicated to this blog. I have been to a retreat for 2 days last week and I already have a draft in my notes that will be posted here soon :) I have pending posts too to share with you guys but I don’t have a time to polish it up. Final exam will be next week and my org is kinda busy too but I’ll be back soon and will post different kinds of stuffs that I have been loooooving to do, visit and eat so far! ^_______^

See you soonest! Loveeeeewe you!







Cafe Maîson



Hey hey heeeeey! What’s up errbodyyyy! (What an awkward start) but haha! Finally after my traitor “blogger bestie” (wow new name!) Mhy, wore the traitor crown for going WITHOUT ME after our so called agreement that we will go together to this place right after I SHOWED her the picture. We’re here! ☜(ˆ▽ˆ)

But first things first, I must admit that it is not the way I have imagined it to be. I was expecting a kinda Cafe Noriter feels (i’ll blog about it) but I was wrong. The place really looks simple in person. Buuuuut I am not complaining, especially when I have found out that the owner of the Cafe is a group of BSBA students from our school. I kinda feel proud of them for thinking of starting a business with this kind of concept (which I must say first in CdO) and how they have maximized their capital because yaah, I can say that they started with a small one.

Looking at the place (you can check Mhy’s blog for the great shots of the cafe) reminds me of my friends over due plans to have our own coffee shop in our hometown. It got me inspired to team up with my Aclamora friends since a lot of them is more than willing to start our own business, but since we are still here schooling, I guess it will remain just a plan (huhuhuhu) but going back though, the owners are friendly which is a pretty good start for a young entrepreneur like them. The place is surprisingly cozy! You can judge it with my pictures cause we were lying down the whole time. And what about their foods? Well I have only tried the Banana Kreme which is my ultimate favorite and it really tastes good. (˘‿˘ʃƪ) I partnered it with Hot Milk Tea and guess what? It’s the best decision ever! Hot Milk Tea + Banana Kreme is the perfect combination! So if you want my advice then go for that combo. 凸(¬‿¬)凸


The place is deceiving in photos, I should be honest to that so you will not be disappointed but still the ambience looks good and as what I have said, cozy. And if you’ll ask me whether I’ll come back to this place? Ofcourse I will! It’s the place where I can chill out and sit in a not-so-mundane way (¬‿¬)

So go give it a try guys!

Here is Mhy’s blog for Cafe Maison: The Cafe Maîson

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The Cuckoo’s Calling

Hello from my bed! :) It is another gloomy day and I am left alone here in our house with my new book! ≧◔◡◔≦ I have been eyeing this book since summer and I can’t remember the reason why I never bought it. So yes, after roaming around at the mall yesterday, I happen to visit the bookstore and saw this and without any second thoughts, I bought it. I dote these kind of books (by the way my favorite author is James Patterson so if you know his genre, then you probably know why I purchased this book) I have a thing with mysteries and solving cases. I know that I desire to be a lawyer, but sometimes being like Sherlock Holmes always plays in my psyche.

My “Reads” section on this blog will be alive and full of life after our sembreak. I will surely bombard you guys with my current reads so yeheeeeey for that! :) I will try to share with you my book review soooon!

Happy Reading! (✿◠‿◠)







My heart leaps!







My Dream Partner in Life

I just need someone who can ride my crazy dreams in life. Someone who will not laugh at my thoughts. A person who’s willing to come with me if I decided to go somewhere far or near. Someone who can freak the hell out of me. Someone who will make me laugh so hard that other people will think that I am retarded. Someone who loves roadtrips the way I do. Someone I can always wake up 3 in the morning just to eat, talk, or do something. A person where I can just cry not minding how ugly I look. Someone I can have picnic with. Take crazy candid pictures with. Someone who can stand to just lie around the sofa or bed watching movies. Someone I can sit with for hours and hours without talking with each other but still feels like it’s the best conversation ever. Someone who will appreciate my cooking skills. Someone I can play embarrassing games. Someone I can have inside jokes in public or private. Someone who’s risk taker. Someone who will treat me very special the way I would do to him. And I know that it’s hard to find a match like this. So I will just sit with whatever God gives me and will forget about this someone that will never exist.

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Dakak Beach Resort

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Hi! So that it will not bother you, the gumamela flower on my ear is one of the welcome flowers that Dakak Beach Resort gave us. It’s all over in our hut, from bed, sink, table and even in the bathroom! I know that this blog is long due so without anymore bluffing, let me start sharing with you our short escapade in this resort :)

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I always share my current song obsession whether it’s a new song or old. I am very random when it comes to music but my favorite is Reggae.=)

but obviously this is not a Reggae song. I just miss the voice of Wiz Khalifa and found this on my playlist so I got so obsessed again and I have been listening to it NONSTOP! yay!

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Why I left Tumblr Before

Reasons why I Left Tumblr before

It is no secret that this is my third tumblr account. I deactivated my 2 previous accounts because of some reasons. First, I realized that my life is boring during those months and any smart people will realize it just by reading my posts.

Second, my writing sucks. I used to write in a lively way but tumblr actually ruined it instead of developing it.(Don’t ask me why because I don’t know too)


Third, I got so addicted that it became my life.

Fourth, I started to judge people. I started disliking them and I GOT TOO CLOSE BEING ONE OF THE ANON HATERS. Yes. I am very ashamed of that, I almost sent “hate” message to someone anonymously. Believe it or not, I’ve never tried being anon to ANYONE, whether it is good or bad.

And last and probably the biggest reason was the Tumblr Anon Bashers and Haters. Almost every Tumbloggers received anonymous hate messages and sadly I am one of them. The messages are so cruel and bad. I don’t know what kind of upbringing they had. How can someone actually write that? What pains me too is the fact that some of the ANONS are my friends UNTIL NOW (I never told them that I know who they are) and one of my COUSINS. Imagine? My cousin??

Well that was long ago. Some of the anons asked for forgiveness while others never did. I just want to say that I whole heartedly have forgiven those who asked for forgiveness but for those who never asked? Well, I don’t know. I don’t really know :( How can you actually forgive someone if they never asked for forgiveness? I hope they know that Allah will forgive them if they have sinned to Him but He will never forgive them if they have sinned to another human being and that human being did not forgive them.

And no, I will not open my “anon” ask box. I won’t create anything that will just destroy my confidence and will push me away again for writing. I think it would be better if i’d stay deaf and blind to other people’s bad judgments and whines about me. I know that I am not perfect. I know that I suck at writing, I know my flaws. I just don’t need just some random anon to slap it around me. I have enough friends to remind me of my flaws and everything that might destroy me. They can say it to me more properly without hurting me. Ruining me. Degrading me.

To all of those that have experienced Tumblr haters or anon haters, I understand why you left. I know it’s painful but let that wound heal. If you are really into blogging then come back. Never open the anon ask box because there will always be naysayers. Compliments from anons are so overwhelming. But still don’t open it. If somebody really wants to compliment you then you will know it even if you don’t activate the anonymous questions. :)

So start creating your new blog. Prepare all your beautiful thoughts that have been stuck in your head, check those awesome photos that you can’t upload in insta because they are so just so many and it will be “sumo”, think about your new hobby, or your book review
that’s too long to be captioned in Instagram or Facebook. Blog about it. Share with us your beautiful ideas and perception in life. People will judge you and you know what? It’s OKAY. :) it’s a good sign. Once people judge you means you have been noticed. You are counted. You are not just an ordinary person just having a masters degree whining in front of the computer and never finished any piece or book. Let your passion drive.

Goodluck! Happy Blogging!

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