South Korea: Camera Crisis

Vacation is the most exciting time of your lives. You will get to try new things and see new places. Don’t you just love to go on vacations? I will share with you my experience in South Korea.

South Korea, particularly Seoul, is such a beautiful place – it has clean surroundings and helpful people. My brother and I really love South Korea.

It was the perfect place to have fun. Everything was exactly how I imagined it except… my parents kept on taking pictures and videos which delayed us from exploring the whole place.

At that moment I started hating cameras and phones. I felt like phones and cameras are the ones that stop people from having fun with their family and friends.

It's just amazing!!! ❤❤❤😅

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Time was running fast and vacation quickly came to its end. I’m really gonna miss Seoul. I wish I could turn back time so that our Seoul vacation would start all over again.

And this is when I realized that my parents were just taking pictures while we were in South Korea because they wanted to treasure memories that we had there. I still don’t like cameras and phones but I decided that photography is what my parents love to do, so I should respect that.

After all, if it weren’t for their hard work we would have never gone to South Korea.

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Graduation: The End is the New Beginning

Most people are happy when graduation day comes. It means that you have succeeded in your studies and that you are ready to begin a new chapter in life. It is also sad because we will leave our friends and teachers. Let me tell you about my own graduation experience.

It was April 10,2018, I was really excited for graduation so I woke up at 4a.m. in the morning. I put on my makeup and my mom did a Game Of Thrones inspired hairstyle.

 

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My graduation attire and hairstyle.

When we got to the graduation ceremony, I realized that time is fast. I cried because I will never be able to repeat the moments I had with my classmates and teachers.That someday I  will soon forget their names and faces.

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Daddy’s Girl

I figured out that I didn’t want to graduate, I didn’t want everything to end so fast. Then my mother told me that life is like a book. We all have to begin a new chapter.

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Twinning with mom

I then realized that I should be happy on this day because it’s is a sign that you have accomplished your studies and it’s time to move up to the next level. I may not be able to turn back time, but I still have beautiful memories with them that I will always treasure. And my mom was right, this isn’t the end but the beginning.img20180410074101.jpg

What’s your graduation experience?  Please share in the comments below!!

 

 

 

I’m a WCOPA Registered Delegate!

OK, I have been MIA for several months now. It’s just that school has made me so busy lately that I didn’t have time to update my blog anymore. But I have a good news which I’m so excited to share!

Last November 18, 2017, I auditioned for the World Championships of Performing Arts –  Team Philippines. It was such a thrilling experience. I got to see Jed Madela! He is a famous Filipino singer, and very popular in our country.

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Jed Madela was one of the judges during the audition, together with the WCOPA National Director, Tito Gerry Mercado (he is not my uncle, he just wants us to call him ‘Tito’) and his wife, Jed Madela’s talent manager, Tita Annie Mercado (again, she is not my aunt, she just wants us to call her ‘Tita’). =D

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My First Day of School

Everyone is always excited on their first day of school. They get to meet their old friends and make new ones. Sometimes, you will notice things that may have changed now that you are more grownup than the last time you’ve met.

Wednesday, June 14th, I woke up excited to see my friends and teachers. I am now in 6th grade! I still couldn’t believe it! I ate my breakfast as fast as I could and went to school with my dad. “I sure will miss summer!” It’s the first thought that came to myself. But I remembered that school is very important for me, especially now that I’m growing older.

It was a bit strange, walking through the gate, going to my new classroom, meeting my old friends and finding out who belong to the same class with me… knowing that this will be my last school year in MMIS (assuming that I won’t enroll here for High School). Next year will be the beginning of another adventure. But this year I will make the best out of it. After all, this is the beginning of the end of my elementary years.

Summer 2017 Trip To Boracay

Boracay is a famous tourist spot in the Philippines. A lot of people go there for vacation. Of course, you would expect the place to be picture-perfect, but don’t expect too much.

We had a vacation in Iloilo this summer for 3 days. After the 3rd day, we went to Boracay. It was a very long drive. It took us 6 hours because we took Antique road when we finally arrived in Caticlan Jetty Port. There we rode a pump boat going to the island.

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When we arrived at the island, I saw many houses and buildings, which I wasn’t expecting. It’s been a long time since I last had a vacation there, and there are so many changes already. To my dismay, the beach was filled with algae by the time we went there, and I really felt disappointed because what I was expecting was to see pristine clear waters.

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My First Outdoor Camping: An Epic Fail

School-related camping is one of the most exciting things that we could experience in our lives. We can do educational and fun activities, and spend time with our friends and teachers. Of course, you would always think that it would be perfect — however, there are so many things that could happen which would make it a total disaster. In fact, my very first supposed outdoor camping for Girl Scout of the Philippines was a total epic fail.

Early morning of our camping day, I was all prepared and excited. My mom told me to be very careful, to always stay with my troop, listen to the teachers, don’t go away from the camping area (the usual reminders), and to have fun. My dad dropped me off to school where the bus was waiting. I found my scout mates and we talked about our expectations about camp. Obviously, all of us are excited and looking forward to all the fun that we were about to have.

Our camping location was in Carmen, a town northeast of Cebu. On the way, we stopped by Jollibee to eat our lunch.

After the drive, we arrived at peaceful place, the rest house of our school headmistress’ family, Ms. Mia Villamor-Young. There were a lot of trees and and it was located beside the beach. We then explored around and put up our tents. We did some fun activities, and everybody was just so happy!

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Sibling Love

All siblings fight, but no doubt love each other. I myself have a baby brother — and believe me when I say that he can be very annoying — but when I look into those cute big eyes, I just can’t resist him… and wanna hug him so tight. I bet that’s how all siblings love one another.

When it was my 7th birthday, I wished that I would have a sibling, so I won’t be lonely at home. Then a few months later, my mom gave birth to a baby boy. They named him Zaviel Beaux (pronounced as Zav-yel Bo), and we call him Yeshua.

The happiest day of my life was when he was born, I was super excited that I told my dad to hurry to the hospital.

Now, my brother is 2 years old (almost 3) and I am 10. We always fight, but we find a way to get along, and we will never forget that we are each other’s best friend forever.

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