Day 26 at the ICU - Chong Hua
This morning, I woke up to blue skies with clouds in full bloom. As the sun slowly rises, the sky reveals a glorious symphony of peeking rays and soft light. It’s a beautiful day. :)
Today, as you’ve read, is the 26th day since my lolo got confined in the hospital. It hasn’t been easy but it also hasn’t been so hard. God really never gives us problems we can’t handle.
Tomorrow my lolo will finally be transferred to a private room without all the machines supporting him. He is currently on his way to recovery thanks to everyone who prayed with us and shared with our adversity. :)
It’s a beautiful day indeed. :)
“Too often I find myself lost in a sea of endless thoughts…Caught between pure bliss and despair…Stuck in a moment of confusion, doubt and illusions..Someday…Somehow…I’ll get through.”
-inside my frantic mind
Summer lovin’ <3
“I wish I could embrace summer and never let it go. I wish I didn’t have to wake up early to leave the house and go to work only to sit in the same chair for hours and use the laptop until my eyes become so sore. I wish I didn’t have to say all that if only I knew what it is I really wanted.”
Summer will have to wait. No regrets, just lessons. :)
Isn’t it wonderful how the waters wave to say hello? And how the daylight slowly creeps in to unfold a glorious sunrise?
So many of the beautiful things in life are right outside your door. :)
It’s over but why am I still holding on?
So many thoughts in my mind right now. The kind of thoughts that leave me curious to know, “What if?”
I feel like I’ve been drifting for too long. What if I’m just walking in circles?
Hello blog! :)
I missed you..but what can I do? Midterms and plates ate a big chunk of my spare time. Been so busy lately. Haven’t slept well in weeks too thanks to my forever arch nemesis, insomnia.I hate that foe. Seriously.
I’m just glad midterms week is over. One less hectic week for the semester and then back to reality once more. Ill just make the most out of my free days like today by simply sleeping & checking up on my little diary, this blog. :)
I hope I can have the time to blog about all the things that transpired in the last weeks that I haven’t posted. There’s been a lot going on in my silly life. You’ll be amazed to see most of my student life in the pages of my unpublished diary. I tell you school has reached the top spot in conquering my life. LOL but I’m not complaining. I love school. No, this isn’t sarcasm.
I’ve learned so much through the course of this midterm week. I’ve made things I never thought I could do and got things I never wished for. Although it wasn’t as perfect as planned, I’m still thankful for all the mistakes I’ve committed. It taught me lessons learned the hard way. Thus, I never ever forget them.
I can’t wait to share all my plates here especially animation. It’s the subject I dreaded the most. It just too depressing to pass crappy drawings especially when you know that’s all you can give. I never thought I’d finish it or at most make it move. I thank God for never failing me and for continuously providing me with more than what I deserve. :)
All the pressure and deadlines can never break me because if my problems are big, my God is bigger. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas Lord :)
Have an awesome week ahead every one! :)
Christmas Adventure - Highlights
Where to? Mountain View! It rhymes! Genius.
Ultra vain siblings strike again!
And again! Now they’ve contaminated the cousins!
And…(you guessed it)…AGAIN! This time with mother dear.
Say hello to Patrick aka The HUNK-erchief’s new “Coach”! And if you have a sharp eye, perhaps you’ve also noticed his ABS-tract? Corny level: 99999! I just had to.
Patrick now in the lead with the VAIN points versus Vera! Not a close fight at all!
Daddy-O and “wifey” (Dad coined that name fyi) full of fats..i mean love! HAHA
Now who could forget the group photo of the vain people! :D
The perfect way to celebrate Christmas Day! #ilovetheholidays
Annual Christmas Reunion with relatives at the beach!
It’s Christmas Time!
Merry Christmas everyone!!!! :)
It’s my favorite time of the year! Everything seems so wonderful during the holiday season! Beautiful decorations, yummy (sometimes excess) food, friends, family and all that jazz define the beauty of Christmas! :)
Before the Christmas break, we were tasked to create an ad for Starbucks Holiday Drinks! Yum! And this is what I made. :)
This ad is centered on connecting the drinks with the joy and warmth of the Christmas season.
My message statement is: Starbucks Holiday drinks create special moments with friends & family. Christmas after all is all about the love, hope and the joy we give to other people. :)
Aaaand I also made another ad!! But upon submission, I figured the other one was more clean so I decided not to pass this. This was the first study I made! :)
I can’t help it, I just adore Santaaa! See previous post for reference! hihi
In a few hours, the sky will reveal wonders and colors I have always loved! Fireworks!! YAY Buuut I hope despite all the distractions there is, let’s all take a moment to greet the celebrant today…Jesus, Happy Birthday! :)
And to everyone, I wish you a happy and meaningful Christmas!!! Happy Holidays! :)
Through the Years!
What a lame title! haha But there’s no better way to say it than that! :)
It’s been 5 years since I made the best decision of my life. And I’m so happy I stood by it even when a lot of people disagreed. Sometimes you just have to put yourself out when you know it’s gonna be worth it. ;)
Quick lunch @ 30 kitchen! Both of us still got classes at 1:30PM!
The mushroom soup is to die foooor! I love it! A definite must try! :D
Hihi I couldn’t get enough of the soup! LOL you know me, I get happy over small things! haha
This is my meal! Chicken Pesto :) I didn’t order rice meal coz I was in a “diet” but then I realized this has more carbs than a regular meal. LOL But whatever, the flavor is pretty good and the serving size is quite big. I only finished eating half :D
And this is Kevin’s order! It’s bacon strips in bbq sauce if I’m not mistaken. It was tasty but too fatty. If you’re not on a “diet” this a perfect meal for you. ;)
Ate dessert @ La Marea! Warm brownie cup is <3.
And then after classes, we went to Ayala to chill. We figured it was necessary to eat ice cream coz it’s our anniversary so we went to Gelatissimo! I got the usual, biscotinno and kevin was again experimental and ordered a new flavor, white chocolate something. It was good but not as good as mine. haha!
And there goes another year filled with sugar, spice and everything nice!
Many more years to come, You and Me always <3
21 Years of Happiness!
So it’s official, I’m 21!
I’m not sure if I should be happy or sad about this. Happy because of the gift of life & people I am blessed to have. Sad because I think I haven’t done enough to justify my age.
I know I should be more happy but in some ways I feel really bad about myself..for not living up to my expectations..for constantly being afraid to try new things..for being weak & unchanging…Somehow, I also want to change…to reinvent myself into a better & stronger person. I guess that would be my birthday wish. To change. :)
On the morning of my birthday (Nov 10) I woke up to find this delicious truffle cake in the dining table!
The dedication says, “Happy 21st birthday Jacque We love you”
My family and I drove to Opon to visit the shrine of Our Lady of the Rule (Birhen de la Regla). I’ve been praying her novena every time it’s my birthday. I thank her for always guiding me through life and unconditionally loving me as her daughter. :)
Dinner with the family! Good food + live band + beautiful view + great company = priceless memories
To my mom & dad (insert photo here), thank you for giving me life. I don’t always say this but I love you. At the time where I was so confused & unsure, you supported me all the way. You never doubted me nor judged me for the decisions I made. I may not be the best daughter..I may have disappointed you a lot but I promise to do all it takes to make you proud of me. :)
To my siblings, Aloha! hehe There may be
a lot times I don’t treat you right and you probably hate me for always picking on you (especially you Patrick) but despite that, always remember that I am more than happy to have guys! I’m sorry for not being a good ate to you both. Blame this on my immaturity and refusal to grow up that I often times forget my responsibility as your big sister. I hope we could mend the bond torn by my carelessness. Gelatissimo? My treat! JK!
To Kevin, thank you for endlessly understanding me for almost five years now. You are not just a wonderful boyfriend but you have always been a true friend to me…I can even call you my best friend! You never get tired of listening to my rants, complains and sometimes nonsense talks I say to you. When I feel like giving up, you’re always there pushing me forward. Thank you. <3
You guys are probably five of the best gifts I ever received! I hope I never break you or something because I’d like to keep you all for a loooong time. ;)
To everyone who made my day, Thank you! I couldn’t ask for more! :)
PS: Dad wasn’t able to come home for my birthday but here’s his photo just in case you want to see how he looks. hehe
Happy birthday to my one and only favorite sister in the whole wide universe, Vera!
She just turned fifteen last Friday. Coincidentally, she was chosen to be part of an activity in school where they get to wear that pink dress on her birthday. Me & mom skipped our morning class/work to show our support to Gummy Bears. I did her hair & make up while mom gave her uhmm moral support? Yep that’s the word.
Pictorials after the show.
Mom & Vera outside their gym.
And of course the birthday girl with yours truly :)
How time flies! Our little girl is slowly turning into a fine lady. :)
Ahhh the weird things you do when you’re bored!
Photo H&MUA by yours truly!
Don’t judge :D
The last photo creeps me out too!
Hi! This is one of our Art Direction Plate. We were tasked to design a packaging for a consumer product and brand of our choice. We also need to create a physical mock-up of the design we will be making in actual size.
I don’t know whats gotten into me that I chose to make a package for Trolli Gloworms. I had so many things in mind (cute girly stuffs) but in the end, I made this. Crazy weird. I don’t even like/eat Trolli. :D
So anyway, Here’s my output :)
My concept for Trolli was all about Medusa. Since Trolli is a product that sells gummy worms, I figured it would be neat if the worms had a queen. And what better queen for them than Medusa, right? Only this time, she’s no queen of snakes anymore, just plain o’l gloworms!
The template I made for the box! Made a bunch of mock-ups before I got it right!
I’m so happy it turned out the way I wanted it to be. It’s my 1st time making anything like this so pardon the lack of creativity in terms of the box. :)
Happy Sunday friends! :)