March 7, 2014
I decided to stray far from my usual route of dull perspective and pursue the path of heart-warming second chance. I never believe in easy things, so it gave me a sense of amusement — even a sick feeling — to know I was sort of trying, despite being fully aware of the consequences and the energy it involves.
It felt so absurd but I slept with an exhausted but fulfilled bosom that night. I never knew I could even entertain such idea. I’m starting to brave my own heart and beginning to be really — uhm, hopeful.
anthnymrqz asked: Gahd, hi! I would love to meet up and collaborate with you in a shoot someday! :)
Ohh, thank you. :3 Same here. It would be such a pleasure to work with an artsy talent like you! :)
cozy-afternoon asked: ..i have written some stories but i want to be better. I also want to learn to understand poems deeper and be able to write one (tho i've written some before but they're meh haha) waaa ate sana magkita tayo sa dlsud! Huhu i want to see u in person XD
I hope I was an authority to advice about writing, however, I knew for a fact that your reading habit affects your writing skill greatly. So read as long as you can and do the same with writing. Write as long as you can. But do not force it because it will show.
I’ll let you know when will I be free to visit La Salle again. Thank you for the sweet messages, Micah. :)
Anonymous asked: Hi, thank you! Ikaw din. And I love your photos! :)
Aww. Is this you, Astrid? Hihi. Thank you, prettiness!! :)
The start of my 2014
1. I wrote something like this: If I were a flower, I’d probably a tiny wild kind like this one - melancholy yet resilient. My former professor commented on it on instagram. She has been commending my photos and words. She isn’t fully aware how it means a lot to me. She wasn’t just a good professor to me but a consistent source of solemn kindness and inspiration up to this day. Did I mention she’s a lawyer too and a gorgeous wife and mom!
2. This is my first contribution to the ootd hash tag. I’ve been wanting to share my personal outfit preference but I have no one to photograph me when I’m wearing them so I did this instead. Might do it more often now.
3. I visited La Salle yesterday. So many infrastructure has been built and ready to use; I saw some tarps too announcing that it has a high school department and is now accepting enrollees already. Memories and the almost damp cold air made it impossible for me not to feel nostalgic.
4. I know how important breakfast is, but I never found the enthusiasm to prepare and please my taste buds before. But this one is a giveaway I’m trying and I’m not being really creative with that distorted eggs! It tasted so good, though. No bias. Hehe
Also, I’ve written a supposed-to-be recap of 2013 but I find it funny how it all went differently. Prove it yourself, read here.
Photos imported from instagram: cherrylisraindrops
robbiemd asked: Thank you! You have a really awesome blog, btw. Have a great week ahead, Cherryl. :)
Ohh, sweet! :) Thank you, too!
Perfect moments happen everyday. Choose it.
m-st-rd asked: You're a beaute.
I think I’ve been in the recommended blogs feature of Tumblr which explained the gradual but consistent influx of followers lately. And I’m really grateful with everyone who takes time to visit my blog, follows me or even sends me messages. You, rad things, are amazing! I hope you never get tired of me. Haha. Stay safe and classy, honeys. Love, Cherryl.
focloir asked: Oh ooh~ I liked the red hair better though ('cuz you looked closely like a Weasley and I dig the Weasleys) but this change isn't all that bad.
Red hair attracts so much attention which I didn’t usually care about but I realized it is unlikely for others to associate modesty and humility with such hair color and I didn’t want to go on taking that risk. I don’t know but as I get older, I develop keenness to small details and how it affects the whole, and I’ve learned deeply how physical appearance is related to who you really are and the things you give importance to.
Ugh. Sorry, I sound so annoyingly poetic! Haha. But your opinion is very much appreciated and I really enjoyed my red hair but this night-like black hair is a keeper. And thank you! :)
New hairdo for the same old spirit.
fluxxe asked: I been meaning to say this to you: You are one unique spirit spreading its magical and enchanting wings to amaze and leave people in awe. Have a happy new year! :)
chasingink asked: I've always wanted to tell you to guard your heart. Keep it safe, seal it with much self-love that when that "someone" comes along and break the chains without bothering to seal the holes, your heart will still find way to beat in its own accord.
Bits of 2013
I always feel like I’m living my life subconsciously, wrapped with a thin invisible cover which prevent me from fully realizing what has transpired. And contrary to the vibrant assurance these photographs have, 2013 was just a blurry time for me with only bittersweet memories.
It never me made me less grateful, though.