Thursday, December 31, 2015

THOUGHT - I Am Not Going To Miss You In 2016

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I spent every day of 2015 missing you.

That’s the sort of thing we’re not supposed to admit out loud: that we can spend entire years caught up in the memory of somebody else, even when our lives are expanding and taking off around us.
We’re supposed to be stronger than that.

We’re supposed to be people who bounce back: from pain, from rejection, from loneliness, from hurt. I spent every day of this past year trying to be stronger than that hurt. But for so much of it, I was not.

I missed you while we were still together. I missed you in each moment I felt you pull away, in every memory that passed of the way things used to be, in every scarcely uttered‘I love you’ that felt more like a plea from a desperately sinking ship than a genuine expression of affection. I missed you while you fell asleep beside me, I missed you when I woke up alone.

I missed you for so long after you left.

I missed you on the lips of every other person I kissed, inside the bodies of every other person I tried to love. I missed you in the dead of night with all the blinds drawn and in the middle of the sunniest days, when the entire Universe was swelling and expanding around me.

I spent three hundred and sixty five days without you and I missed you with one hundred percent of my heart, every day for one year. 

But I will not do so for a year and one day. 

2016 marks the end of me missing you.

I know it’s not as simple as that – that loving someone doesn’t disappear because a clock strikes twelve and a year ends and a new one begins. I know that feelings take time to work themselves out of our systems and that it may be a very long time before you no longer cross my mind. But here is what I can claim: 2016 is the year where I finally stop enabling my own pain.

2016 is the year where I stop picking at your scab, begging it to bleed because it’s easier to keep patching that wound up than it is to actually heal it. It’s the year where I stop comparing everyone else I meet to you, because it’s easier to let them fall short than it is to actually try to invest in someone new. It’s the year where I cancel my pity party, even if it’s easier to attend it than it is to show up to my life and try again.

2016 is the year where I finally accept the hand that I was dealt so long ago and I choose to move forward with it, instead of constantly dwelling on the way things should have gone.

This is the year where my triumphs belong to only me. Where every challenge, every conquest, every victory I encounter is not tainted with the absence of somebody else. It’s the year where I accept my own glories and failures alone – the year where I know that I’m strong enough to handle both.

This is the year where I’ll be present.

Where I’ll kiss new lips and not compare them to the lips of past lovers. Where I’ll start new projects and not wonder what someone else would have thought of them. Where I’ll plan for the future in an unconstrained way, because I’m the only one I have to plan it for. It’s the year where I finally let the present take whatever form it may, because the present is good enough for me. Because I’m ready to let it expand into something incredible.

And so as the past year draws to a close and the new one begins to unfold, I hope that you’re happy as well. I hope you come to life and find your way and kiss someone incredible and learn to let me go in the year that comes, too.
I hope you’re happy in 2016. Because I’m finally ready to be so on my own.

And I don’t have any time left to waste on being unsure.

This is an article written by Heidi Priebe and was published at ThoughtCatalog.com 



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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

5 Films to Enjoy this Holiday Season #LockedInLove



Every year, we have this tradition to have a movie night with my cousins at home. Since it's a long vacation due to holidays, we decided to make it an annual gathering to enjoy good food over interesting movies. Sharing you my 5 movie picks for this holiday season for you to enjoy!

Genre: Romance
Love Actually (2003)



Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Genre: Action
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)




A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.

Genre: Horror
Black Christmas (2006)



A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.

Genre: Science Fiction
Interstellar (2014)



A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

Genre: Classic
Home Alone (1990)



An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.


These films can be enjoyed with your favorite beverage and food on the side. This year, I'll be using my Red Lock & Lock Fruit Tumbler while munching on my favorite chips. From lemonade, iced chocolate to hot mint tea and cappuccino, Lock and Lock Fruit Tumbler will surely serve its purpose. I love its three layered structure with non-slip bottom made up of silicon. It is also easy to clean and very hygienic with separable strainer. Because I'm so #LockedInLove with this tumbler, I will surely enjoy my movies this holiday season.



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How about you? What are your plans this Holiday Season?



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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Museo Orlina Experience in Tagaytay City, Philippines. #ArtPH

Stunned with how Mr. Orlina conceptualized and executed his work of art to finish his masterpieces 


I was very excited when I got a text message from a great friend, Mr. Toots Tolentino, that there will be an exclusive tour for Museo Orlina in Tagaytay. I never heard about the existence of Mr. Orlina having a museum in the place that's why I am ecstatic and very much looking forward to the event. Here are my takeways from Museo Orlina Tour.

The Glass.

Mr. Orlina welcomes everyone on how he make his art and why he continues to sculpt using glass as primary material.


Glass is an inorganic solid material that is usually transparent or translucent as well as hard, brittle, and impervious to the natural elements. The dual nature of glass - both it's beauty and fragility, makes it vulnerable to breakage and added the level of difficulty to sculpt it. This material is the main focus of Mr Orlina's work of art for the longest time.

Art of Glass Sculpting.

Glass sculptures from different collections.


Glass art sculpture dates back hundred years ago as pieces from Egyptian Civilization has been found and recovered.  From years and years, many artists uses different techniques to achieve a masterclass work of art. From sandblasting, cutting, grinding to polishing and engraving Mr. Orlina find his way to perfect each phase. From a one man team, he has now his craftsmen who helped him carry the tasks of each process. 

Light and Life Through the Glass.

Mr. Ramon Orlina explaining the method he used and a brief about this piece.


Mr. Orlina has a special perception with glass that's why he chooses this material as the main subject of his masterpieces. In his latest collection, Clear Impressions, he uses optical glass to play with light and its optical properties. I was really amazed to see a lot of angles that Mr. Orlina explained one by one while he's touring us.

Clear Impressions.



Optical glass is mostly used for industrial purposes such as home appliance, electronics, optics, automotive and aviation industries. Mr. Orlina expanded its use to glass art. This is not the first time he uses this kind of glass as his material. During the Toyumara Sculpture Biennale in Japan, his masterpiece "Silvery Moon" won the Special Prize, the "Mr. F. Prize". This year, he created a 23 head turning pieces as part of a collection called "Clear Impressions'. This will be exhibited at Reflections Gallery in Museo Orlina, Tagaytay City from November 30, 2015 to January 16, 2016.

Modern Eve


The Man Behind the Artwork.

If art is innovation, then Ramon Orlina is an artist par excellence. For the last three decades, Orlina has been transfiguring glass into art. He was the first to carve figures out of blocks of glass using the cold method, cutting, grinding, and polishing his work with improvised tools and instruments - a feat at that time yet unreplicated even in highly industrialized countries. That he was self-taught, with hardly any predecessor, mentor, or influence to emulate, makes his achievement all the more outstanding.

Selfie with the genius Mr. Orlina.
Orlina’s reputation extends to art circles and patrons in Asia, Europe and the United States. In 2000, he won the First Prize in the Sculpture Category of the II International Biennale of Basketball in the Fine Arts, Madrid, Spain. His masterpieces place him, in international appraisals of the art, among the gurus Dale Chihuly of the United States and Bertil Vallien of Sweden.

He has been conferred two prestigious ASEAN Awards in the field of Visual Arts and recently in 2006 he was bestowed The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) Award for having led a life of excellence in the field of Arts and having contributed immensely to public welfare and national development. - www.orlina.com

I would like to personally thank Mr. and Mrs. Orlina for a warm welcome. I felt I was really part of the family with the treatment and all. Museo Orlina is a MUST whenever you're in Tagaytay City. A breath of fresh air within the green environment of "Baguio of the South". Museo Orlina is located at Hollywood Subdivision Rd., Brgy. Tolentino East, Hollywood Subd., Tagaytay City and is open from Tuesdays to Sundays 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Closed on Mondays, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day). You may visit www.museo-orlina.org for more details.

Get ready to be amazed.


Until the next museum tour! :)


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