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Livejournal

So I made my first Livejournal entry after a really really long time. Yes, I’m back to blogging in LJ again.

It all started when this post came out last month. Everyone went flashing back to our old LJ days. A few days later, I got invited to join a closed group in Facebook for old LJ friends. I think, if I remember correctly, it was Sammy who invited me. There, we get to hang out with old friends and recall random things from the past. And then slowly, everyone just started coming back to LJ. Yay! So now, LJ is being all fun and active again. Especially the graphics community.

I never really left LJ. I’m still around reading friends feed and occasional commenting if I have something to say. And of course, requesting graphics. XD

I also did a HUGE friends cut. I announced it everywhere. I decided to start fresh and deleted old entries. I thought I’ll keep my LJ strictly private this time.

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I Won at Raffles!

I was supposed to blog this over the holiday season, but my younger brother and I got too engrossed with our Supernatural marathon that we couldn’t leave it even for a second, while alternating with the computer watching with my older brother who was doing a Sleepy Hollow marathon. We’re siblings who love supernatural, action, horror type of TV series.

I’ve been collecting advent goodies and gifts from several pixel sites. It was really fun. And guess what? I’ve won 2 raffles over the entire holiday season and one of them was a raffle from an Advent Calendar, too.

I got my first from Melissa of Momma203 Pixel Place. It’s a membership to her pixel site. I think it’s a lifetime one. I’m not quite sure. Melissa once spoiled me with tons of sigtags from an event in TSVP. I love them! That’s why I’m very excited for this membership. Thank you Melissa! 😀

The second one was from Heather of All Things Cute. ATC has this point system where you win points from participating in events, games and such. You can exchange the points for free blinkies from Heather’s gallery, and she makes really cute blinkies too! Thank you again, Heather! 😀

This is my second time winning at raffles since I’ve won my first from Orella of Art by Rel for a Loved Pass.

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Hello, 2015!

Happy New Year everyone!

First thing’s first, here’s my new year’s gift for you. Please click on it and save. Like usual, please link it back to me.

I also made a matching quilt, so if you wanted it, you can grab it from my winter site.

I haven’t thought of making a “Goodbye 2014” post and recollected things from the past year. Heck, I probably would end up not making any. Not because I don’t wanna look back on them or anything, but more to the fact that I’m lazy. XD

To be quite honest, my year had been one heck of a roller-coaster. I had to give up on things. But I’ve also gain some things, or at least, I think I did. There are things that are emotionally draining, but everyone has their times. Who doesn’t, right? I’ll spare you the details and the drama because new years are supposed to be all about being happy and celebration and things. But to summarize my 2014, however, it’s more on the “same shit, different year” kinda vibe. There are good things that happened, and bad things too. But if I’m to repeat the year again, I’ll probably do the same things again because I’m supposed to be, or more like trying to be, that optimistic person who tries hard to look at the rising sun each morning with hope in her eyes.

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Pasig

Na-miss ko ang Pasig.

Na-miss ko yung pagtawid sa harap ng simbahang nagmamadali dahil nakakastress ang tunog ng traffic light sa tawiran. Minsan, nananakbo pa ako dahil malapit nang matapos ang bilang ng traffic light.

Na-miss ko ang pagbili ng kung anu-ano sa gilid ng simbahan – candies, yosi, bulaklak, mumurahing earphones, chicharon at balot.

Na-miss ko yung masarap na isaw sa tapat ng iskinita namin, na gabi-gabi kong sinasadya. Madalas, pumapasok ako ng maaga para makauwi ng maaga para lang maabutan ko yung isaw ng baboy nila na madalas ay ubos na pag tapak alas sais.

Na-miss ko ang pagbili ng pagkain sa Alex Lugawan.

Na-miss ko yung kainan nila lola na pinagkakainan ko gabi-gabi.

Na-miss ko rin yung mga kapit-bahay naming walang humpay sa mga chismis ng buhay-buhay ng mga tao sa paligid, yung mga lasengong kapit-bahay namin na gabi-gabi mong inaabutang umiinom sa iskinata namin, at yung mga madalas kumanta sa videoke magdamag na akala mo, wala nang bukas.

Paalam, Pasig, hanggang sa muling pagbisita ko.

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Tattoos

I had a long discussion with one of my brothers about tattoos, and how one of his friend was shunned because of her tattoo.

You know, in this country, at this day and age, there are still people who thinks that those people who has tattoos are “not good people.” By “not good people” they mean someone who does drug, are alcoholic, or violet and stuff like that.

I remembered when I was looking for an apartment years ago. Friends and I went to inquire for an available apartment somewhere in Pasig City. The owner of the apartment we were looking to rent interviewed us and her first question was, “Does anyone of you have tattoos?” To which we answered no and immediately followed a question of why. She told us that if any of us has tattoos, she wouldn’t rent us her apartment regardless of whether we capable of paying rent or not. She told us that a week before us, there was a rich lady with a Japanese husband who also inquired about the same apartment but she refused to rent it to her because of a tiny tattoo she has in her ankle. She said that people with tattoos often bring trouble and that they full of vices and the like. At that moment she was saying it, I wanted to slap her with a thick book. But I held it up pretty good. I have to commend my maturity of that moment, if I say so myself. This irked us and we decided not to rent her house because she’s a big fat old stereotyping bitch.

I do not have tattoos, but I have a lot of friends who has. And they are passionate, kind and beautiful people. They are not drugged addicted, alcoholic nor violent like how the old lady suggests. They simply express themselves and their creativity through their tattoos. They love their tattoos. It’s a symbol of who they are, what they wanted to be, and sometimes, a reminder of something, something to gain or something they have lost. Having people throw these kind of opinions on you often lead you to dismay and eventually, it will discourage you to have a tattoo on. And I think that’s wrong.

I think that having tattoo is supposed to be your personal choice and not some stranger’s. If you wanted to have one, go and have one. Don’t let other people bring you down. To hell with other people’s opinions. It’s your body. What you do with it, is your choice and your consequence. Having tattoo is another form of self expression. We should not be afraid of expressing ourselves. We all have our personal freedom, and we should not let society dictate how we want to live our lives and what we want to do with our bodies.

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