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I Found My Ring! (Day 21 #100HappyDays)

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has experienced this – organizing your stuff and incidentally finding something you haven’t seen for the longest time. πŸ˜€ I was going through receipts and some documents to check which ones I can already toss out, and I found this….

Found my ring!
Ugh! I need a hand model πŸ˜€

My ring!! No, this is not an engagement or wedding ring, though many have mistaken it for that. I actually took it off because of that very reason, plus the fact that I have gained weight in the past 5 years and the ring, which used to expand and adjust to my ring finger’s size, doesn’t fit me comfortably anymore.

I’m not into jewelry, except for earrings. However, this is a very important ring for me because my mom gave it as a gift when I was in high school. We didn’t have much back then, so I truly valued this. I wanted to make sure I keep it somewhere it won’t get lost, but for some reason, I forgot where I placed it. I moved it around since I didn’t want to keep it in anything that I might throw away in the future. When I finally found the ring, I wore it for a few hours and I had to remove it again ’cause I couldn’t type properly. πŸ˜€

I promise to keep it safe and I’ll wear this again in a few months after I’ve lost weight. Woot!

Oooh, I’m loving my red and sparkly nail polish, by the way! My left leg though hurts like hell because of the lousy massage I got last night. Still, I’m in a good mood. πŸ™‚

Feeling Blessed… or Lucky? (Day 20 #100HappyDays)

It’s been a particularly good week for me. Usually, I’ll say I’m blessed, but today, it got me thinking – should I say blessed or lucky?

Blessed and lucky

I feel that when I say I’m blessed, it’s like I’m saying that other people who are in a bad situation, whether it’s financially, emotionally, physically or mentally, weren’t blessed enough by God…. that somehow, God loves them less. I refuse to think so.

Should I say lucky? Maybe, but I believe that everything I have now or what I’ve been experiencing is not a product of some miracle. I worked hard to be where I am. My mother (yes, she played a huge part) and I have been through many obstacles and hardships in life to get to where I am now.

Yes, we’re lucky in the sense that we didn’t have to worry about a home since we have a house that is completely ours. Everything else, we worked hard for despite the financial struggles and the emotional stress we had to experience.

I guess I can say I’m both blessed and lucky. I believe God has given me exactly what I needed to be where He wants me to go for my future. For that, I thank Him for everything. πŸ™‚

My New Kindle Paperwhite (Day 19 #100HappyDays)

My bro and I have been wanting to buy our own Kindle for quite sometime now. I’ve wanted to rekindle my love for reading, but since I couldn’t care well enough for my own books (or I’m just too OC when it comes to handling a book – I don’t like the pages getting folded accidentally, etc), I decided that the best way to start reading again is through an e-Reader. So, finally, yesterday, we both our own Kindle Paperwhite.

Kindle Paperwhite

I remember back in high school, or even elementary, I frequent the library. No, I’m not the studious type. The books I read weren’t all educational, but mostly entertaining books that feed my imagination… and my vocabulary at the same time. πŸ™‚ I was a member of the Booklover’s Club almost my entire high school life; I was even an officer of the club during my senior year which allowed me to borrow multiple books from the library with ease. I used to love the smell of books, but since I developed some kind of allergy from the ink and paper used before on books that I loved (which is also why I had to stop reading the newspaper), I had to lessen my reading and was stuck with the new, magazine-type ones (Reader’s Digest, Archie Comics, etc).

With the Kindle, I can now read all the books I’ve been longing to finish all these years. Since I’m in this moment in my life where I’m contemplating a career change (still in social media though), the first ebook I decided to read is Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to LeadΒ by Sheryl Sandberg. It’s all about empowering women to be more ambitious. πŸ™‚ I saw myself agreeing with her viewpoints. We need more women in power. πŸ™‚

Lean In
Photo by Linkoutoure

I might finally decide to finish the book Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, but I feel like I’ve already found myself. I started reading it when I was at the time of my life when I felt like I lost myself and had to renew my love for me. Reading helped a lot. Maybe finishing the book will help put me in a mindset that’ll prepare me to find love and romance, eh? πŸ˜‰

Safe and Sound (Day 18 #100HappyDays)

I was supposed to write about my new Kindle Paperwhite for my #100HappyDays entry today, but something changed my mind completely and I’m thankful that nothing happened to me and my bro.

On our way back home from Greenhills, we decided to ask the cab driver to take the faster route – Araneta Avenue to Letre in Malabon. It was still early in the afternoon, and trucks of all sizes were driving alongside us at the highway. Whenever we pass through this area, I’m always awake and alert because it’s pretty scary, especially when you see how reckless some of the truck drivers can get. There were a number of times I had to remind our cab drivers to slow down and watch out since some of them feel like it’s okay to drive fast and careless when you’re on the highway with big trucks. *sigh*

Anyway, we were almost at the end of the highway towards Letre (sorry, not familiar with the streets) when we had to stop to wait for the traffic lights to change. Our cab driver decided to move his car from the leftmost lane to the one right next to it. This might have been the very reason why we were saved from what’s about to happen next.

There was a horrific accident that happened just a few inches from us. A truck stupidly sped away through the narrow area on the side of the leftmost lane. A motorcycle was destroyed, the driver was thrown into the air and ended up under one of the trucks in front of the container truck beside us. I thought he was dead. Thankfully, I saw him move his head, maybe checking what just happened. I wanted to get out of the cab to see how he’s doing, but our driver decided to move away from the scene. Good thing there were cops a few meters away, and the reckless truck decided to stop and maybe take responsibility for what happened.

I was so scared, especially after I saw the container van violently shaking, as if it’ll topple over our cab. It only moved maybe less than a feet towards us, thank goodness. I was ready to push open the door on my bro’s side so I can let both of us out. He was sleeping soundly, but he was awakened by my reaction and what we told him had just happened.

He later told me he sensed something similar was going to happen. Since I’m also very wary when passing through this area, I had this strange feeling it’ll happen too. Or maybe it’s this thought in my head that when you’re extremely happy, something will occur to ruin the mood.

I know, I shouldn’t be writing about this for my #100HappyDays entry since someone was hurt, but I am glad that my bro and I arrived home safe and sound. If the cab driver didn’t move to the second lane, we would’ve been part of that accident and only God knows what could’ve happened to us.

I’ve always had this fear for my loved ones’ safety, so I always check on them when they’re not around. It’s not really negativity, but maybe it’s my realistic side who knows that no matter how careful you are, there are always stupid people out there who have no care about how their actions affect others.

I sincerely hope and pray that the injured driver of the motorcycle pedicab got out of the accident okay. I hope he’s alive and well. Please, God.

Existence of Social Media (Day 17 #100HappyDays)

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again – I am thankful for the existence of social media. Aside from finding my ‘calling’ when it comes to a career I want to pursue, social media has brought about many positive changes in my life. Sure, we can argue about how it has enabled a lot of negativity to spread quickly across the world, but we can’t deny that the good outweighs the bad. And I don’t think social media is to be blamed for all the disadvantages, but how us as humans use it. I believe social media has more vital effects on our lives.

Social media not only enabled us to communicate better (again, some might disagree), but it also gave us a way to be updated on our friends’ and loved ones’ lives, no matter where they are located. Sure, we don’t communicate on the phone as much as before, but social media is more cost-effective and I feel it has made it possible for us to be more connected. Some people might not like talking over the phone and they prefer to text or email. With social media, you just need to open your Facebook account and send a private message to someone without any extra costs (unless, of course, you don’t have a monthly DSL internet plan).

When email started

We also got to see, through images, how our loved ones are doing. In a way, we get to be part of their lives. You get to share your own life too to the people you care about.

One of the things I love about social media is I got to meet new friends. Through my blogs, I met some really cool people, especially our fellow foodies who we get to share delicious meals with. πŸ™‚

And, of course, working in social media has made me realize what I’m supposed to be doing. I didn’t take a marketing course in college because I didn’t know I had a way with words. Sure, I love writing and reading back then, but I didn’t know I can come up with witty lines and ideas that marketing requires. So, now, I’m deeply in love with my work as a Social Media Manager and a supervisor for a team of smart people too. I’ve only been in this industry for over 2 years, but I feel I have a bright future ahead of me. I can’t wait to find out where this road leads me. πŸ™‚

Me as a Social Media Manager

How about you? What do you love about social media?