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Our Common Future

Our Common Future

Our Common Future by World Commission On Employment
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

MY FIRST NON-FICTION BOOK!!

"Our Common Future" stands by its description as "the most important document of the decade on the future of the world." This is definitely a book that all human beings should read. I cried in the course of reading this book especially its call for action. I would even want to throw this to government officials(hehe just kidding I’m not that violent).

Sustainable Development has been the call of the commission since it was published in 1987. And it is very saddening to see the continued exploitation of our limited resources. I shall very much read the updated version of this. So please, make time to read this book of plain reality.

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I got featured in Humans of Fully Booked!!
Almost a month ago, I went to Fully Booked BHS for the first time because I wanted to take part of the RRL book club and they were talking about the Great Gatsby (a book which I didn’t particularly enjoy). I went there too late so I just talked to the people outside of where the book club was. I blabbed about how I love reading classics because of its influence to contemporary books. Little did I know that I was talking to the head of the Fully Booked blog. And he asked me if he could take a picture of me in the middle of our conversation.
It’s the first time I got really enthusiastic about books. I’ve been following lists such as this. 
Send me your book recommendations through a personal message! 
And click here to see the article at the Fully Booked website 

I got featured in Humans of Fully Booked!!

Almost a month ago, I went to Fully Booked BHS for the first time because I wanted to take part of the RRL book club and they were talking about the Great Gatsby (a book which I didn’t particularly enjoy). I went there too late so I just talked to the people outside of where the book club was. I blabbed about how I love reading classics because of its influence to contemporary books. Little did I know that I was talking to the head of the Fully Booked blog. And he asked me if he could take a picture of me in the middle of our conversation.

It’s the first time I got really enthusiastic about books. I’ve been following lists such as this. 

Send me your book recommendations through a personal message! 

And click here to see the article at the Fully Booked website 

A tribute to Therese Cordero’s Friendship.

Therese was shy, and her hair, like mine, could not be understood at that time. 

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The first memory we had was when she had to wait for her sundo at Robinson’s Manila and I waited with her, just the two of us, at the Japan Home Center because I liked looking at things there. She said she played football and that she was really shy.

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In July, I got to know her more as she breaks out of her shell and it was at that time that our college barkada was formed. =)) We were called TOMS btw. 

Fast Forward…

On my birthday last March, Therese wrote 18 reasons why I she liked me hahaha. I told myself I’d write her a letter on her birthday so I’ll try to write my own here. Despite the fact that 19 paragraphs is very short to describe our friendship, I will try. Because you know, I’m the talky one.

1. Therese was my model.

Literally and figuratively. =)) Since I always bring my camera, and I’m with her most of the time, Therese is one of my friends who was always the subject of my photographs. She’s awkward, I tell you. But she is willing to do the poses I ask her and she would pull it off eventually. She is never afraid to step up from her game.

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Figuratively, she is my model, my role-model. And why? Here’s number 2.

2. Tere has a pusong-mamon.

Therese was the person who loves unconditionally. Notice how her right cheek is red on the photograph above? Uhmm I accidentally burned it while trying to curl her hair. At first I actually thought I blinded her! But good thing it didn’t? 

Tere wasn’t the person who would ignore you when she gets mad at you. She forgives. I remember when we talked about relationships and we both agreed that I was the brain and she was the heart. I always tend to rationalize love but she (And Dani and our other friends) argues that love cannot be explained with words. Love isn’t conditional or built through a list. Love is love. 

3. Therese was a good writer.

Tere could speak her feelings through her words that I never quite had the talent to do so. Actually, this post has been on my drafts since the week she left but God, I cannot fathom the feelings I had that time and it still makes my heart melancholic to remember that time. Maybe I can write too? 

4. Therese can sing.

Tere doesn’t only sing, she sings beautifully, I mean it makes me sway and not sing along because I didn’t want to ruin the beauty she makes to other people’s ears. HAHA She can do a lot of things I can’t. Maybe that’s the reason that we complement each other. If you need proof, just check her Soundcloud.

5. Therese was my artsy-fartsy friend.

Well, she’s the only person who thinks she doesn’t draw well. But she makes beautiful artworks in photoshop. I can only edit photos =)) I love how she doodles on my blank notebooks.

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6. She is my no-questions-asked friend.

When you ask her to go with you to Divisoria, she goes with you to Divisoria. When you ask her to do something for you, she does it. I don’t know how her parents made her temper that way because even when she is most reluctant, she still does the job.

7. Therese isn’t afraid to try new things.

Therese used to wear jeans and a football shirt everyday to school. But time came when she wore skirts and dresses to school and asked me which shirt matched with this pair of shoes through our BBM. =))

8. She puts effort to everything she does.

Whenever we have surprises for our barkada members, she and Cha are the frontliners to design and set-up. And she doesn’t just do it, she does it beautifully. Even with school-related stuff. Combine that with her creativity and boom.

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9. Tere has braces!

Shallow it may sound but teeth is a very big deal to me(ask my friends). We shared the same pain of having braces for a very long time and it’s not fun. But at least I had someone to talk to about it.

10. Tere eats more rice than ulam

Well, when it comes to food, especially when I’m hungry, I want to eat more than what is served. So sometimes, Tere gives me her extra ulam hehe it’s a big deal for me!

11. Tere is my Ate

She’s the first person to get annoyed when I wear a plunging neckline or wear very short skirts. She taught me to be fashown even without showing an unacceptable percentage of skin.

12. Tere is always available

She has her phone every waking moment and that’s very convenient and sweet for her friends. I mean, she can be with you and talk to you anytime of the day, even when she is busy! As opposed to myself who never puts her hands on her phone. I guess that’s one thing TOMS girls miss about her, she’s the one who doesn’t let them wait for a reply especially when they are sad.

13. She’s my DS partner

Our Devstud professor likes to give homework where we have to find our partners, luckily for me Tere was always there so I wouldn’t have to look for one. 

14. She’s a storyteller

I never realized this until she was gone, the stories just ceased. I thought it was so normal for a person to talk about her family and the things they do but come to think of it, you have friends that you don’t know what their mom or dad does let alone their siblings! But with Therese, I feel like I know her family well even before meeting them and as a person who is close to her family to, this is the most comforting thing to talk about. I miss her stories.

15. Tere tells the corniest jokes

Who am I to say this hahaha. I tell you the corniest jokes and you still laugh hahahha And I love you for that. I remember that girl we talked to at adobo connection!

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16. Tere appreciates the little things

Sometimes, I thought that I wasn’t doing my role as a good friend because I reply late and do a lot of org work. But you make me feel like I’m always around and tell me how you love me. 

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17. She is smart

You know, I don’t really understand how a person who sleeps during classes all the time can get good grades. I mean, in one reading you can understand the lesson and explain it to me. I always admire that about you and of course I like talking to intelligent human beings.

18. Tere loves unconditionally

I no longer have to explain this because all the people she has met can attest to this. And I thank God for letting me meet a person with such a big heart. When I was there at your wake, one thought came to my mind. Hazel Grace was loved deeply but she wasn’t loved widely. But you, you were loved deeply and widely.

19. Therese was my college person.

I guess this sums up the first two years of my college life. I don’t know the reason why she took you so soon and why she would take away such a wonderful person in this world. Maybe the world really isn’t a wish granting factory. But you made my college experience the best it can ever be. 

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It took me a lot of guts to finally be able to write about you. When I get to school, I will pass my homework and you’re not here to be my partner anymore, I can wear the shortest skirt and have my corny jokes not laughed at, and no one to protect me from Cha. I promise I’ll try to be more mature. hehe I guess I have one less Ate in TOMS. But Dani, Jace, Zandy and the rest of TOMS are there to take care of me(maybe) haha. You just watch over us (I’ll make sure to keep that in mind). I love you.


triciaquintero:

Immerse yourself in books
For they take you to different places
For they bring you to a moment, a time, an era yet to happen or has already happened
For they create you a world of your own
For they let you feel emotions you’ve probably never felt before
For they let you experience things you never thought you would
For they let you understand the world - humanity, what matters.

Immerse yourself in books
For it teaches you
To fall in love not with one’s appearance -
But with one’s soul.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEAN!!
Sorry we haven’t seen each other lately. I want to spend time with you, you know. I hope you’re having a great day! 
Here’s a trying hard Haiku for your birthday! =))
Beautiful girl
Birthdays just comes once a year
But I will be here (always! just waiting for your sked to luwag)
Love you!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEAN!!

Sorry we haven’t seen each other lately. I want to spend time with you, you know. I hope you’re having a great day! 

Here’s a trying hard Haiku for your birthday! =))

Beautiful girl

Birthdays just comes once a year

But I will be here (always! just waiting for your sked to luwag)

Love you!

dyangcarlo:

"Fierce + Jolly"

Model: Trysh Olives

This photoset was taken last April, I think. Anyway, hope you enjoy!

Outtake from Kim’s pre-debut last saturday. 
Kim Ablir is one of my closest friends when I was in high school. And last saturday was one of the most successful shoots I had.
I’ll be posting more of her this week.
BTW, not a lot of people can pull-off this pose!

Outtake from Kim’s pre-debut last saturday. 

Kim Ablir is one of my closest friends when I was in high school. And last saturday was one of the most successful shoots I had.

I’ll be posting more of her this week.

BTW, not a lot of people can pull-off this pose!