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All the Best : 2015

Been experimenting on GoPro Studio and this is the best video I came up with in a span of 2 hours work. The video sums up the “feels” and ride I had the year of 2015 – the cliff diving, the engagement, the twins, the love and the sea. Bear with me cause I do the “peace” sign A LOT! haha!

coldtruethoughts is back people!!

It’s kinda late to say this, but 2016 : We’re so ready for you!  🙂

Friday's 10 Happy Things

Friday’s 10 Happy Things Vol. 7

Gingerbread ManIt’s Friday and that means it’s now time to list my 10 happy things! Here it goes:

  1. It’s Christmas! A time when we celebrate with the world the birth of our Savior. This the season when we let our worries go away and celebrate the joy of giving and love with the people close to our hearts. MERRY CHRISTMAS, you guys!
  2. I turned 29 yesterday, I’m a day older today -a bit wiser – but always a kid at heart. 🙂
  3. Oh, and it’s my Dad’s birthday also yesterday so it’s Noche Buena + Birthday feast (always been! haha!) Thankful to have a family who’s got my back no matter what.
  4. FullSizeRender (13)My last day of work this year was last Dec. 23. Can life get any better than that? LOL!
  5. Wedding preparations is now moving on spite the hiccup we experienced financially. If you’re following my blog, you know that I’ve been away from writing for too long cause of the major operation I had which costs a hefty amount of money. Right now we’re praying we meet all the required expenses in less than 10 months – scary as hell!! We’re now onto weddding ring hunt and any help would be appreciated for a couple who are on a very tight budget.
  6. Presents!!!! Gifts makes me so happy!DCIM100GOPRO
  7. And this one from my Bes is very unexpected. He sure knows well what i need plus those love notes makes my heart skip a beat everytime <3 image1 (5)
  8. Our twins had their first vet visit last Sunday for general check-up and deworming. So relieved to hear that they’re in good health except for ear mites. They now have their papers and scheduled for vaccine and anti-rabies first week of January.
  9. Star Wars : The Force Awakens date with my Bes and his family. Yep the movie is good guys  – so watch it!
  10. The twin kitties who added color to our lives, no need for TV – they’re all the entertainment we need. My instagram feed is filled with their photos for about a month now and i’m not sorry about that haha! Thinking of setting up their own instagram account as one of my close friend suggested, i’ll be working on it soon. 🙂

This is a blog link-up from Helga

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Sending you cat hugs from across the web. Till next time!
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Friday's 10 Happy Things

Friday’s 10 Happy Things Vol. 6

Christmas Tree

I’ve been away from writing for far too long and from my weekly favorites. This one is a little bit late, well hey it’s better late than none at all right? This week has been very very good and here are the reasons:

  1. We’re finally proud parents – Proud parents to this bundle of fur! 🙂 Haru-kun (boy) and Aki-chan (girl) are 3-mos old kitties who brightens up our day and gives us overflowing kitty purrs and love!  I now have two reasons to wake up early  and come home early from work – cause of playing, feeding time, litter box cleaning duties and cuddles (lots of it!). They’re my Christmas gift to my Bes as he loves siamese cats and always wanted to adopt. It’s love at first sight with this babies and it’s been five days already since we adopted them yet we still can’t get enough of our twins – Haru the destroyer and Aki the hyper are just way too adorable. (sorry for the quality of the photo, the lights were turned off cause they’re asleep).

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  1. I’m much better now and fully recovered from the  surgery I had a month ago. I had laporoscopy procedure last Nov. 4 due to gall stones. I don’t have a gall bladder anymore so that means no more pork chops and liempo boo! Health is indeed wealth guys therefore take care of your body cause there’s just too many things you don’t want to miss out in life. On top of that – those hospital bills – It’s crazy expensive!
  1. Watching The Walking Dead with the boyfriend. Bonding over exposed guts and zombie eating faces – yep that’s our kind of date night.
  1. Binge listening to Justin Bieber’s Purpose album.
  1. 13th month pay. A blessing and a curse all at the same time.
  1. I’M ON VL TODAY! (Yesterday – to be exact) 
  1. My first Christmas tree – EVER. Bes kept his promise that we’ll have one this year, the kid in me is oh so happy!
  1. December kicked in and that means my birthday month and the Friday of the year. Synonymous to gift-giving ang long vacation!
  1. Those cold December nights. Cuddles and kisses on a cold night are the sweetest.
  1. I’m back to blogging and reading books and to my other normal routine plus our TWINS. I love life.

This is a blog link-up from Helga

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Bookwhore Presents : Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage

Ratings at goodreads.com: 3.79* and below is the back blurb:

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki, a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the world around us; and of a journey into the past that is necessary to mend the present. It is a story of love, friendship, and heartbreak for the ages.

My take on the book:

I have always been fascinated with the works of Haruki Murakami ever since my sister introduced me to Kafka on the Shore seven years ago. Murakami takes you into a surreal world where you can talk to cats, get symbolic dreams,  have weird sex and fantasies, and combines magic with mystery. He takes us into a voyage of the subconsious mind that are oftentimes filled with suicidal tendencies bordering into falling into the deep dark pits while showing the real struggles and self-discovery that comes with it.  His novels will embed in your memory. His characters, their lives – they can be surreal and real all at the same time.

Going back to this book, I somehow find that it is similar to Norwegian Wood but it pinched my heart in a very different way. It’s about how Tsukuru Tazaki – the one with the colorless name,  buried his memories just so that he can protect himself against the emotional pain of rejection.  How he needs to be vulnerable in order to truly and openly love someone. It’s about finding closure from a painful past by being courageous enough to ask for an explanation no matter what the answers may be.

What hits me most about this novel is that it somewhat shows  our struggles to let go of our childhood state in order to enter the reality of adult living. Some of us did a good job with it, while others can’t seem to do it. Our young selves dreamt of being somebody  but we are unable to achieve that dream. Eventually most of us settled for what is only within our reach – just because it’s convenient and it’s where our choices led us to. It maybe a good and acceptable path for some, but for others it’s like falling into an eternal abyss of regrets. Or maybe – life is just all about lost opportunities. We will all end up to this – just as we are now – like how Tsukuru Tazaki points out: “I get the feeling that, even if we had made different decisions then, even if we had chosen to do things differently, we might have still ended up pretty much where we are now.”

If you experienced lost of old friends, looking for that sense of belongingness, and if you feel like an empty vessel because of a lost connection from someone/people in your past? This novel is for you. In order to fill that void, you should be brave enough to face the past and fnd that closure. For you to truly find meaning in life, you must take some steps backwards in order to move forward. That’s just how you can open yourself to someone, to truly love.

Here’s a little something for you to ponder (taken from the book) –

“Let’s say you are an empty vessel. So what? What’s wrong with that? You’re still a wonderful, attractive vessel. And really, does anybody know who they are? So why not be a completely beautiful vessel? The kind people feel good about, the kind people want to entrust with precious belongings.” – Eri/Kuro

If you want to know more about the author and his works, visit his page here.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage

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Sending you cat hugs from across the web! Thanks for dropping by, till next time! 🙂

32H

 

Life in General

A love letter to my significant other.

rsz_ov26aomumiThere are many things in my past I am not proud of, oh there’s just too many! I’ve cursed, I’ve lied, I’ve even pretended to be someone I am not. I’ve been bad in so many ways and made all the wrong decisions. One day you came along and from then…life began to take on a different meaning. I simply am – happy.

Whenever I express fear or disappointments you are always there to reassure that all of it will pass. You always find a way to let me know that I am strong when all else fails. We argue sometimes but we manage to end it in hugs and smiles.  You know all my quirks and somehow you find it normal. You remained a gentleman and always faithful to me. We share the love for adventures and cats and beach and books and couch and pizza and so many others yet we still learn new things about each other everyday.

I treasure every moments I spend with you.

The way you look into my eyes when you say “I love you”.

The simple gesture of kissing my hand while we’re walking.

When you let me finish what’s on your plate (because we know that you don’t eat that many).

When you wash the dishes cause you know I hate it.

When we pray at night before sleeping.

When you went down on one knee and popped the question.

I won’t say that you complete me rather know that as a person you are already great – a remarkable man that can take all the challenges this world has to offer. Then when we are together, that’s when we make each other the best version of ourselves.

So with all the years that passed and for many more years to come, know that I’ll keep you my Bes. You granted my wish on that night of the shooting star and you never, not once – faltered from it. I am forever grateful to God for giving me you.

In this irrational world there’s only one simple logic I am certain of. In every day, every minute, in any distance or wherever galaxy we maybe, I am irretrievably, unreasonably, unconditionally, in love with you.

Happy 5th Annivesary Bes. I love you.  🙂

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