1. The early bird gets the worm. Going to the palengke or market means being early and quick. Cheapest prices and freshest goods are often found in the morning, so better be ready when going to the market. Sleep early to wake up early!
  2. Be attentive and alert at all times. Avoid texting or taking selfies. Be snappy and walk quick. Always be observant of your surroundings and the people wandering around; anything can happen on a normal day at the market.

Hugot lines!

  1. If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. When something is destined to be given to you, it will be done. So whatever that “thing” may be, use it for good. God gave it to you because you deserve it or you may use it for others. (P.S. Credits to Trina for this hugot line!)
  2. When you found it [him], you know it’s [he’s] the one. Love at first sight still exists… between a reader and the book, between a music lover and the band’s album (and the band as well), and between the eater and the food. Everyone agrees with me, yeah?

Reminders to self!

  1. Helping is uplifting. Being able to help or being offered of help is the simplest way of showing that someone cares. It makes you feel better and it uplifts your spirit, to be honest! One of the reasons why I still have faith that humanity will be what God wanted it to be.
  2. Never go window shopping. Ever. Especially in a bookstore or in a music store. Seeing all the books and albums you want, then feeling disappointed because the money you have is not enough, it is making me sigh every time. So note to self, don’t go window shopping… unless you have unlimited cash!


READING blog posts of various favorite bloggers, especially my fellow schoolmate bloggers, as well as my Trigonometry notes since we still have our exam tomorrow that was supposed to be done last Tuesday.

WRITING my review for the exam tomorrow by re-answering the seatworks we have done throughout the quarter.

LISTENING to alternative rock and punk rock songs, since it brings out my anger and it diminishes my loneliness.

THINKING about the happy moments that were created with my family in the month of July, especially that my tito, tita, and cousins went home for a visit from Doha, Qatar. Now, they are back there and I am looking forward for them to come back next year!

SMELLING the coffee I made for me and my parents. Coffee break for everyone!

WISHING for nothing. Wishing is actually believing that something will not happen.

HOPING that I get to receive good results in my exams. I’m hoping for the best.

WEARING gray shorts and a dirty white sando with a picture of flowers and birds, and a big blue boot in it.

LOVING The 1975, Fall Out Boy, and MGMT’s songs. Their songs are my jam right now!

WANTING to watch Into The Storm, Lucy, and Guardians of the Galaxy, whether by myself or with my friends.

NEEDING a better start for the second quarter.

FEELING nervous, and a bit lonely.

The Sunday Currently blog link-up here!

What Should My Outlook Be

This week had been a tough one for every student in our school. Yes, it had been our examinations week.

Well, to be honest, it had been tougher than I thought. Too tough, too stressful, too nerve-breaking. Why did I say that? It’s because in some of my exams, I am not quite confident about my answers, and I have a couple of unanswered questions.

Now, I am not also confident about the upcoming results, and even my final grades for the first quarter! I have my doubts and worries, and it won’t go away.

The question now is, what should my way of thinking be towards this situation? Should I overthink or let it go?

If I think too much, I will just be bitter about it. All the negative thoughts will come rushing in my mind. But of course, it also means that I care about the test results and my grades.

If I forget all about it and let it go, I would actually feel more positive, and I’d just think that the past is past. But, a contrasting thought comes to mind that it still matters even though it happened already. It still does.

What should my outlook be?


Their kind of music

Their genre is alternative rock; more like the 90’s music. I appreciate their kind of music because I do not just like one genre, I embrace all kinds. And now, I’m just entering the world of alternative and indie rock music, and The 1975 is a good band to welcome me into it.

Their way of connecting with people through music

In gigs and shows, The 1975 admits that they communicate with the audience and the people who understand their music. They did not need words to connect with them, only songs and melodies. They use their music as a language to people, to tell them stories hidden within the lyrics of their songs.

Their never-ending passion for music

It took them 10 years to become what they are now. But in those years, they did not change one thing, their love for music. They express themselves through music, they connect with others through music, and they find happiness in making music. Matty (the lead singer) was asked in one interview about their plans for the band in the future, and he just answered that there is nothing in particular. All they care about is now, and that is making music.


1) A boy telling you you’re pretty won’t make you see the beauty in the fullness of your cheeks, in redness of your lips at 2 in the morning when tequila is making the bar bathroom spin. He can’t take away the ugliness that you see in yourself, you have to do that.

2) You have to be ready to hear someone say they love you. You have to be ready, and you have to be willing, and you have to listen. Because sometimes, they won’t say those three words, they’ll put a blanket over you while you’re watching a movie, they’ll kiss your cheek when they think you’re asleep, they’ll smile when they see you first thing in the morning. But you, you have to be willing to see it, feel it, let it in. Letting someone love you takes practice.

3) Don’t make compromises you can’t live with. Compromise is a different version of what you want, not a whole other Universe.

4) Learn to say no. No - to a movie you don’t want to watch; no - to sex you don’t want to have, no- to a relationship that’s driving you mad. Say no - to things that hurt you, to people that extinguish your fire, to jobs you hate and places that are desolate. There are bad things that we can’t control, bad things that happen and we are sucked into and have to feel with every fibre of our being, but the rest - learn to distance yourself, learn to say no.

5) Don’t expect people to walk through fire for you - not your parents, not your friends, not the person you’re in love with. Love doesn’t mean sacrifice, love shouldn’t mean sacrifice. Don’t expect someone to give away pieces of them, so they could fit you better. And don’t feel hurt when they refuse to - it’s self-preservation. Instead - learn from them. Do it as well.

6) Don’t tether yourself to people. Learn to make connections, to love, with both your feet steady on the ground. Learn to let people pass through your life; like a summer breeze, not a storm that’s just been unleashed.

7) Learn the difference between growth and growing up before it’s too late. Rooftops and water fights and ice cream for breakfast can be a part of your life at 10, 25, or 35. But by the time you’re 35 you need to learn to say enough, to be able to walk away, you need to be able to love yourself. Love yourself the way you loved yourself at 10, before the world had a chance to fill your head with ugliness.

m.v., The list of things I learned before turning 22, pt.1. (via bashfulbeing)

Since too much stress is heading my way in the following weeks, I decided that smooth music should be my companion.

  1. Chocolate by The 1975
  2. Find You by Zedd feat. Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant
  3. Latch by Sam Smith
  4. Say Something by A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera
  5. All About Us by He Is We feat. Owl City
  6. Whataya Want From Me by Adam Lambert
  7. Maps (cover) by Not Profane
  8. Things We Lost In The Fire (cover) by Matt Johnson
  9. Cool Kids by Echosmith
  10. All Of The Stars by Ed Sheeran
  11. Can’t Go Back by Former Vandal

This playlist is also made public in Spotify here (the last song is not included). Make sure you are following me on Spotify in my username ziaweee. Send me a quick message for a follow!


"New Jordans" | Spoken Word 

Hello, guys! I don’t really share videos on my blog, but this is an exception. So I just want to ask for 8 minutes of your time. Just watch and listen intently to the video. This is a must-watch, and I can say that this one is made with so much passion for our generation. I needed to share this on my social media accounts, because when I finished watching it, it left me with this though: Our generations needs this word.