Awesome Blogger Award

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Awesome Blogger Award

 

Hello everyone! I hope youre all doing well. I’m so happy to tell you I just got nominated in the Awesome Blogger Award! Yeey~ This is gonna be my very first nomination, so my heart is intensely happy and overly excited for this. Hihi.  Thank you so so much to the lovely Alys for considering me as a nominee. She makes really great content about travel, mental heath and lifestyle. I would really appreciate it if you do check out her page, she is amazing!

In case you don’t know what Awesome Blogger Award is.

“This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.” Created by Miss Maggie @ Dreaming of Guatemala

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader
  • Answer the questions your nominator gave you
  • Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers
  • Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer
  • Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated

Alys’s Questions:

  1. What book had the greatest impact on you?

Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is the main reason why I got into journaling and then like a domino everything nice just started piling on.

  1. Which person do you consider your greatest influence?

Creative wise, I think everyone on the blogosphere really helped me get into more doing in the crafts that I truly enjoy. In real life though, it’s my mom that really helped me become the way that I am today.

  1. If you could experience life in a decade from the past, which would you choose?

I’m torn to going back to the golden age where I don’t care about anything other than getting a new beautiful crayola set or the time I should’ve been more kind to myself.

  1. What TV show could you not stop watching?

When I was a kid I was so obsessed with  Mr. Bean – The Cartoon Series that I tried to copy teddy but then I lost her. Up til now, I still love Mr. Bean.

  1. Where’s your favourite place in the world?

A place where there’s coffee, a bed, nice weather and a good read — aka my room.

  1.  If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?

One thing, I’d buy my parents a home.

  1. What’s the most important thing you’ve learnt from 2017?

2017 was a roller coaster ride for me, I had my highest ups and my lowest down. My biggest take out is to treat myself the right ways.

  1. What’s your favourite thing to do in your spare time?

I love having a good cup of coffee while writing things down my journal.

  1. What’s the most unusual thing you did last year?

Last year was the year I went out of my comfort zone the most. I couldn’t be any more grateful for that.

  1. What song/s make you happy?

*just checked my Most Played Playlist hihi* LOVE by Lana del Rey would be my song of the year. Instantly puts me in a nice mood.


My nominees are the awesome owners of these awesome blogs:

My questions for you are:

  1. What is your favorite quote that you return to again and
    again?
  2. How’s your day today?
  3. What’s your favorite weather and why?
  4. What’s your favorite songs at the moment?
  5. How do you enjoy your favorite drink?
  6. What’s one thing you can’t live without?
  7. What’s your current obsession?
  8. Any life hack you can share?
  9. What’s one of your favorite posts you’ve written recently?
  10. What is your favorite hobby and why?

Can’t wait to read your answers. All the love! ❤

-Hafsa

 

 

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A Mini Photobook: Cotabato and Contradictions

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I’ve never told anyone about it but I’ve visited Cotabato City. Some time ago, I went with people I’ve met for the first time and stayed for 4 days. It was almost a forced trip even though I went with my own two feet and my mind very conscious.  And while I didn’t go there for fun, I’d say I’m grateful I went. For most parts, Cotabato is everything but my expectations.

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Cotabato is a sweet magic of its own. A thoroughly disarming city adorned by culture and diversity, of modernization and passé, of bustling alleys and calm forests –wrapped in different layers of contradiction. But at the end of the day, even with all her chaos, it ever so slowly grows on you and you get familiarity with all of its quirks.

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How bout you folks? Where are your recent visits? Or future visits?

My Journal

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It is almost end of the year and I still suck at journaling. Nevertheless, it’s still an achievement that I made an official one. I started journaling a few years ago but it was never a real thing, like with the monthly entries, themes, and the whatnots. It was plainly for writing down random stuff and whenever I feel like it.

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Don’t be shock but I started midway of 2017. Bc July is my birth month! Hihi

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For October I decided to go with a blue theme. 

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This was a travel entry from my trip in Manila. 

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This one’s a little special bc it’s self reflection entry.

I’m hoping to get better at doing more journals and arts. I  really just enjoy the process of doing it and flipping back through the past entries. For now, I will be sharing some of the entries that I made. Hope you like them!

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P.S. I did try scanning them but I didn’t like how it went. So, I collaged it into a gif bc sayang ang effort ko. Hahahaha.

There was a girl who grew up poor of love, so growing up she craved for it. With a dear heart, she started looking for love then. ”I looked everywhere” she said “but still I couldn’t find it” . She searched in every crack, in every ocean, in every hand she held, in every eye she stared. “Maybe it’s just not meant for me” Or maybe you weren’t looking at the right way. Love is universal. It’s a cycle and it never dies. It just needs a little nurturing and growing. There is love in every breath we take. But it’s not the kind of love you’re running for. You see, love is designed for a purpose. It’s for patience, for heartbreak, for grace, for salvation. But it’s never the same for everyone. It needs time and waiting. We have to stop searching and look at it in a different light and breathe it in in the right way.

Weekend Notes

To be completely honest, this post is long overdue *cough 2wks overdue cough*.But you know what they say, better late than never. 

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Over the weekend, I finally got to catch up on my dentist appointment which was another subject for long overdue. Thankfully, after what happened in Marawi seige, my dentist managed to get a new clinic in Iligan City.

 

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After that, we went to check out blooper’s new branch in Tibanga for lunch. Of course, gotta have to have the fave, Taro. I went with my sister and my couzies.

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The next day, we went to the mall to run some errands. Everyone has their own thing to do. As for me, I went to buy a new powder because I run down the old one that I use. It took me more than 1 year to finally finish it whole. And that was a first, usually I’d buy a new one before I even finish the whole thing just bc you get tired of using the same thing everyday for a long time.

I got this powder from Hypoallergenic in golden beige shade. Apparently, Hypoallergenic is from same company that produces Celeteque. And that’s a good thing bc I really like celeteque. The saleslady said it’s made of organic materials and is very good for sensitive skin (I really hope so).

I hope everyone’s having a great weekend!

What does your soul looks like?

What does your soul looks like?

It is said that eyes are reflection of the soul. If my soul would look like my eyes then I’m a melancholic soul—a soul that feeds on sadness.

She was happy but not for long. She learned to open her eyes thenceforth life dimmed her to the glory of obscurity. Blinded by the thought that she’s a mediocre; not a faint of courage within her. Happy things became her heavy sorrows, she lost gaiety. She was sincere and dull; she was dark and hoped she could say beautiful but she was unlovely,  a little evil though she keeps it for herself. She’ll never tell you but she falls in love too easily, too deeply. Maybe it’s all that suppressed incandescence. When the numbness is shattered, she grows into a passionate flame, blazing of life. Tell her she’s the moon in your sky, the poetry of your eyes and she’ll be everything she is not.

 

This is an old journal entry. If I have to answer the question now, I would say a lot has change since then. 

Weekend Notes

To be completely honest, this post is long overdue *cough 2wks overdue cough*. But you know what they say, better late than never.

BLOGBASE

Over the weekend, I finally got to catch up on my dentist appointment which was another subject for long overdue. Thankfully, after what happened in Marawi seige, my dentist managed to get a new clinic in Iligan City.

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