what are you so freakin' busy with?

I could be employed right now but I went back to school to be a student.
I could be financially self-sufficient right now but I stayed dependent on my parent's monetary provision.
I could be the type of person who wouldn't care if time passed but I chose to be the person who feels guilty when time passes and I haven't done anything productive.
I could be sleeping well more often than now but I chose sleepless nights to study for an exam that I wouldn't pass with outstanding marks anyway.
I could be reading tons and tons of novels I have been wishing to read but I chose to be buried in books on Human Anatomy, Surgery and even Parasitology.
I could have more free time than now but I chose this life-consuming career path just so I could earn an 'MD' after my name.

I could be in a community as a Public Health Officer but I chose the path to becoming a Doctor for the community.

In the end, I feel I have been prepared for this. Not just by my friends, mentors and my family... but by God's will. Let this be done.

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16 January 2012


I was about to lose my mind last week... so I decided I needed a break.
My parents were visiting relatives so I tagged along.

 Ilocos Norte, Philippines

In Baguio, it's easy to dress up. Because of the climate, you could wear whatever you want (layering galore!). :P
For concrete examples, check this out:
*discovered this blog last week*

I hate layering when I travel to warm places, so I have some pieces reserved perfect for warm weather.

beaded/embroidered top
perfectly branded (for this trip) as "Timeout"

 odd-wash jeans

and my favorite: rose-tinted glasses

Dressing up to travel was rejuvenating enough already. :P

08 January 2012

fave STUFF of 2011

I really can't do "Top 10" or "Top 20" of whatever coz I don't want to work with a number and find ways of fitting an odd number of things into 10/20 and later adding an item that I don't really appreciate.

[So, no ceilings, no floors :P]

whatever-comes-to-mind FAVE STUFF of 2011

CoverGirl TruBlend in Translucent Honey
after losing my MAC foundation, I bought this and I've been loving it more than the MAC one :D
I bought this around September2011 and I've hit pan before December2011 -- I've never hit pan on any of my powder foundies before.

Maybelline Lipstick "Born With It"
I love this shade -- so naturally healthy pink! I don't usually like glitter but this one doesn't show up like disco lights.

Bath&BodyWorks Warm Vanilla Sugar
obviously LOVE this -- since 2010 even! I've fallen in love with vanilla-ish scents because of these!

BeautyBuffet facial mask sheets
cute, cheap, and effective!

ONE body scrub, "You wild coconut, you!"
I love the scent and how my skin feels after I use this. I bought it when it went on sale and I'm regretting I didn't buy more :/

iLash eyelash extensions "Trial"
I just wanted to "experience" having false lashes but people around me didn't notice it until I pointed it out coz I got "small" and it just blended with my natural lashes -- still, it IS addicting but sooo hard to maintain.

I don't even think I reached 10 but that's all  for my 2011 list :D

07 January 2012

Nail Polish Dilemma

My one problem with my nail polish collection: It keeps growing >_<
I just can't control myself.
Who would have thought the world would have so many colors???
Besides my lack of self control, I don't know how to store them now especially since they wouldn't fit in my old 10inches by 4inches basket :s
So I had to resort to using an old shoe box that I have kept away and never used -- stupid pack rat me.

It's so heavy and my vanity drawers do not have any space for this so I had to store it inside my closet, above the shelves.

I have to label it like that to avoid accidents :s especially when someone would go around my room and look for stuff.
If you have any suggestions on how I could store these things better, please do tell.

...and I am changing my blog title :P just coz it's a new year :D

04 January 2012

Cleaning Out My Closet

It took me 3 months to finally get to fixing my room.
It's not something to be proud of -- but for the new year,
I promised I'd finish it by the first week -- and I did :)

It is the time of the year
to start fresh -- out with the old and in with the new :P

So, I cleared out some clothes from my overflowing CLOSET with simple reasons:
1. does not fit me anymore (too big or too small -- stop thinking it'll fit you someday)
2. does not look good (stop justifying to yourself that you look good with it in a certain light -- if a tiny voice in your head tells your it's fugly, it is!)
3. have never worn it for more than a year (yes, many of us are guilty of this)
4. damaged (that can't be repaired -- if it's something that you've never gotten around to repairing or getting repaired, just give it up)
5. not comfortable (itchy but looks good? throw it away; hurts but looks good? don't suffer anymore)

Really, when an organized me fought with the pack rat me, it was easier to give the clothes away. Once I placed it in the "never returning to my closet" pile, I forgot about it anyway.

For make-up and skin care products, I dumped some too:
1. expired (for some of my unlabeled products, I consulted: checkcosmetic.net)
2. funky-smelling even though it still isn't past its expiry date
3. a change in the product that isn't comfortable for you even if it still isn't expired:  it irritates you now even though it didn't before; weird tasting -- for lipgloss, lipstick, etc -- I don't eat it but I noticed it tastes weird so I threw it out; color change -- white to beige (creams, etc) or clear liquid to cloudy liquid (like in toners, etc)

some stuff I threw out :/

and then after organizing my vanity table, this is the best I could do with my limited space (I do think I need more drawers, :P but for now, I'll survive):

03 January 2012

Party 'til 2012!!!

the title is bogus :P

Some people were out waiting for the final 10-second countdown to 2012 while some were laughing and sharing stories with their family just before they noticed the fireworks starting out the window...

where was I?

Laying on a couch -- back aching, heart pounding and woozy -- I thought I was going to have a heart attack! -- funny but it may have been true: heart attack in my early 20's.
What a way to ruin a New Year's Eve Party.

I woke up 5 minutes before 12 midnight and slowly walked to the window and watched the fireworks coz I still felt pain in various places.

I heard my family say: "Happy New Year Geli!" and I could only whisper a very unhappy-sounding "Happy New Year".

But -- besides that, I'm just glad my family was there -- with a doctor and a nurse that I could have easily called in case my body wanted to cause a scene just before the fireworks were lighted.

Anyway, 'nuff drama! :P I still had fun -- the next morning -- with lots of food (again) and fun!

my holiday nails!

Happy New Year!!! :)