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I promise to attend every tags, mentions, TAs and updates after 20 days. I promise to blog after 20 days. Just give me 20 more days to catch up. And prayers are very much appreciated! Thank you. :)

Shoutout to the girls who will take the LET, too. merlihadalittlelamb & shiwangwang: lez do this! God bless us! (And of course, for everyone who’ll take the exam as well.) ☺

Posted: July 28, 2014
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Dear Future Soulmate,

I’m clingy, but I’ll never admit it. I’ll check my phone every 5 minutes to see if you’ve replied to something I’ve drafted numerous times in my head. I’ll get anxious when you don’t answer me back for a long time, and I’ll think to myself maybe you’ve had enough of me. Yet when your message finally comes, it doesn’t matter what you’ve said because the simple act of replying assures me that you’re still mine. At least, for the time being it will.

I’ll get jealous a lot, but please don’t misconstrue it as me tying you down. I won’t get jealous because I want you all to myself, no. I want you to be able spend time with family, friends, and everyone else in between. I’ll get jealous because maybe, just maybe you’ll find something special in someone else, as you did with me. I’ll be weary that maybe you’ll look at someone just as how you look at me, or your heart will begin to wander somewhere else.

I’m insecure, and it’s of no fault of your own. When I say something a little negative about myself, it’s not a cry for attention nor is it me wanting you to disagree with me. It’s me just being me. Before you, I’ll probably never imagine in a million years that you’d be mine. So by virtue of the fact that we’re together makes me even more insecure. But let me make something clear, I won’t be bagging on myself all the time. I know what talents I possess, what I excel in, the aspects in my physique that work in my favor, and so on. I’m just more vocal on the things which fall in the opposite categories.

I’ll possess many faults, and I’m not looking for you to fix them. I think when I finally meet you, I’ll be more accepting of these faults than I am now. All I’m asking is that you accept them with me.

I know this letter seems to be focusing on the negative things about me, and it’s quite a bit to take in… so let me make a change of pace.

I’ll always love you. When we’re finally acquainted, and we finally begin to personify the definition of love for one another, I’ll never need another definition. I’ve told myself countless times that I would never cheat on someone because I know what that feels like. I’ll love you more than I love myself and I know that isn’t too great but that’s just how I am. I’m going to fall in love with the way your smile dances across your face every time you see me, I’ll fall in love with the way you lose yourself in the things you love, I’ll fall in love with the way your voice fluctuates depending on how you’re feeling, I’ll fall in love with the way you say my name, and I’ll most definitely fall in love with so much more. I’ll study everything about you, I’ll remember the slightest details about you and your life. I’ll know what you look like when you’re upset without you having to say a word, I’ll know how you like your coffee in the morning, I’ll know how long it takes you to get ready before we go out, I’ll know most of the trivial things about you and the rest I’ll learn along the way. I pray you’ll be able to do the same as well.

If you’re still reading, and you haven’t run away… I’ll probably be sitting across from you looking insanely nervous and insecure. I’d be sitting with my legs folded under me on the chair anxiously waiting for your reaction. On top of that I’ll probably be ready to burst into tears of happiness or tears of sadness.

So to end this letter, which my actual soulmate will read once the time comes… I’d like to say thank you. Thank you for giving me a reason to live again, thank you for proving to me that love really is meant for me, and thank you for being my reason to be alive.

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✿ ADRJ 
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Posted: July 28, 2014
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Posted: July 28, 2014
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michellehodkin:

A little teaser to thank you for putting Mara Dyer “way, way up” on the B&N bestseller list, according to my 91yo grandfather. Under the cut.

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A bit of Retribution! I love you, Michelle! :)

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Posted: July 15, 2014
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thebooker:

As promised, here is my feels-themed giveaway! The books/series above all have one thing in common - they made me feel something. That doesn’t necessarily mean I cried but they definitely inspired some kind of emotional response in my robot-like self. They’re also some of my favourite books. Hopefully there’s a decent enough selection for you to choose from.

5 people will be sent a book of their choice from the selection above if they’re randomly selected as winners.

Please read the following:

  • To enter, like and/or reblog this post
  • You may reblog the post as many times as you like but don’t annoy your followers too much with it
  • I would prefer if you were following me, since this giveaway is a ‘thank you’ to my followers
  • This giveaway is international, as I am purchasing books via Book Depository and they have free delivery for the majority of the world. Double check that your country is included here
  • Your inbox MUST be open. I won’t be contacting anyone via fan mail
  • Winners may also choose a sequel to the books pictured above if it’s part of a series
  • Winners may choose which edition of the book they want, so long as it is paperback and under $15 (AU). The only exception is The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, which is over $20 and hardback. I’ll only be buying this for one person (if they want it) so I have enough for the other books, sorry! I just love it so much and want to be able to share it with at least one person, even if it’s expensive
  • One of the books, Alexander Altmann A01567 is only available as a prize for Australians, as it is unavailable on Book Depository. If Aussies would like this book, I will order it for you from Bookworld
  • If you’re not sure which book you’d like, I’d be happy to tell you more about them and help you pick one that suits your tastes
  • No giveaway blogs
  • If you’re uncomfortable giving me your address, don’t be. I won’t be saving it or giving it out elsewhere or anything
  • The giveaway ends August 1st 12PM AEST
  • Winners will be selected using a random number generator and have 48 hours to get back to me. I’m quite lenient on that but I would prefer if people replied ASAP so I can be organised
  • If you have any other questions, feel free to ask me

Good luck and happy reading, word shakers!

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Posted: July 14, 2014
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Hit shuffle on your iPod, phone, iTunes library, mp3 player, media player, etc. and write down first 20 songs that come up, no exception. Then pass this challenge to 10 of your mutual followers.
Thanks for tagging me my loves: bookishcath & soul sis merlihadalittlelamb!!! :)
Pretty Girl Rock — Keri Hilson
Gisingin Ang Puso — Liezel Garcia
Sparks Fly — Taylor Swift
Roll Up — Wiz Khalifa
'Di Lang Ikaw — Juris
Domino — Jessie J
Rolling in the Deep — Adele
Put Your Hearts Up — Ariana Grande
Pretty Girls — Iyaz feat. Travie McCoy
California King Bed — Rihanna
The Lazy Song — Bruno Mars
Take It To the Head — DJ Khaled
Girl On Fire — Alicia Keys feat. Nicki Minaj
Masaya — Bamboo
On the Floor — Jennifer Lopez
Ako’y Baliw Sayo — Curse One
Jar of Hearts — Christina Perri
Who’s Laughing Now — Jessie J
Raise Your Glass — Pink
'Di Pa Huli — Yeng Constantino
I tag these lovely people: mydearestmaria | starofmyreveries | stylehazel | blaancaflor | engagewithlifee | shiwangwang | tangledinletters | papatrazzi | leyyyyyyy | hermusing ☺

Hit shuffle on your iPod, phone, iTunes library, mp3 player, media player, etc. and write down first 20 songs that come up, no exception. Then pass this challenge to 10 of your mutual followers.

Thanks for tagging me my loves: bookishcath & soul sis merlihadalittlelamb!!! :)

  1. Pretty Girl Rock — Keri Hilson
  2. Gisingin Ang Puso — Liezel Garcia
  3. Sparks Fly — Taylor Swift
  4. Roll Up — Wiz Khalifa
  5. 'Di Lang Ikaw — Juris
  6. Domino — Jessie J
  7. Rolling in the Deep — Adele
  8. Put Your Hearts Up — Ariana Grande
  9. Pretty Girls — Iyaz feat. Travie McCoy
  10. California King Bed — Rihanna
  11. The Lazy Song — Bruno Mars
  12. Take It To the Head — DJ Khaled
  13. Girl On Fire — Alicia Keys feat. Nicki Minaj
  14. Masaya — Bamboo
  15. On the Floor — Jennifer Lopez
  16. Ako’y Baliw Sayo — Curse One
  17. Jar of Hearts — Christina Perri
  18. Who’s Laughing Now — Jessie J
  19. Raise Your Glass — Pink
  20. 'Di Pa Huli — Yeng Constantino

I tag these lovely people: mydearestmaria | starofmyreveries | stylehazel | blaancaflor | engagewithlifee | shiwangwang | tangledinletters | papatrazzi | leyyyyyyy | hermusing

Posted: June 27, 2014
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SWIMMING OVERLOAD
Beach Front

On our second day in Boracay, we did the first thing you’ll do in the beach — swimming!!! Of course. We have to see the beauty of the infamous island in the morning. So, yeah. Boracay is indeed, a masterpiece of the Creator.

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Oh here’s my Tatay and my sassy sissy!

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Yeah, very touristy I know. But I can’t help it. Haha! The water is soooooo warm! I enjoyed swimming albeit the scorching heat of the sun.

#kathryntravels

Posted: June 27, 2014
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S U M M E R BOOK CHALLENGE

Alright, part two of the challenge I joined in IG. Here’s the first part if you’re interested enough. Hihi. Anyway, this is shamefully incomplete because of my recent getaway. So instead of another 10, I only had 4. Please bear with me.

  • Day 11: Favorite shelf
  • Day 12: Underrated YA book
  • Day 13: Colorful cover/s
  • Day 14: Favorite author

There, I only did 14 days. You could check my first 10 days in the first part. Hopefully, next time, I would be able to finish a challenge. However, I hoped this could help you in some way. Happy reading!

#kathrynreads

Posted: June 25, 2014
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Travel Series: BORACAY Part 1
Flight + Dinner at Don Vito Ristorante Italiano
June 2014

Heya, guize! It’s been a while since I post a decent blog entry, because my June was filled with a lot of exciting events. If you read my past entries, you’ll know what my June is all about. You could actually check it here.

One of those is our Boracay trip! Yes, it was my first time! Actually, a lot of my firsts happened in this trip: first plane ride, first Visayan trip and my first time in Boracay. I enjoyed every bit of it.

So these first batch of photos included our plane trip which I enjoyed so much. We had Manila-Kalibo 1-hour flight. Nothing horrible happened because I love heights and clouds. I’m looking forward to more plane rides soon! (Which is equivalent to: I want to travel more!) Then, we were fetched by a tourist bus from Kalibo all the way to the island, where my Tatay and his wife were waiting for us.

My Tatay and Tita own a mini-hotel named The Beach Anne (you could TA me for more details, in case you’re looking for cheap hotels!). So basically our stay there is free. Actually, everything on this trip is free because it’s my Tatay’s treat for my graduation and my sissy’s debut last December.

So as I was saying, after we arrived, they immediately treat us for dinner — at Don Vito, a restaurant owned by Mandarin Hotel. We had this Italian dinner style: pizza and pasta. Four-Cheese pizza, carbonara and lasagna. Th pizza and carbonara tastes good! But the lasagna isn’t what we expected. It’s too sour. It tastes like chili con carne. And I’m not fond of that thing. So we told it to the waitress serving us and she immediately reported it to the executive chef — which happened to be my Tatay’s friend. The chef regarded his apologies and gave us treat: Chocolate Mousse. And that dessert wrapped up the evening. Delicioso!

#kathryntravels

Posted: June 25, 2014
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i-live-only-for-the-week:

From here on out, any argument is invalid.

I HAVE TO REPOST THIS.

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Posted: June 24, 2014
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