I have been breathing Earth air for 19 years and hopefully, for more. The place I call home? The wonderful province of Laguna in the most amazing country, Philippines. I’m the big sister in my small family of 4. The value that my parents teach me most is to “count my blessings”. I was a spoiled child because I was the first born, but I learned through time that material things are awesome and all, but they will never give you any satisfaction at all. You will still keep wanting more and more stuff. Let me tell you now: I am no material girl. I love shopping as much as the next woman, but my life’s priority doesn’t depend on clothes and shoes.
Studying BS Travel Management in the University of Santo Tomas, which is, like, the best school ever, in my opinion. I once read in a book that the heroine plans on graduating high school early so she could have a year to travel the world. I got to thinking, “Why not travel the world and study at the same time?” Thus my dream to study Tourism was born. I want to be able the help the world realize the beauty of their own country, at the same time, marvel at the beauty of other cultures different from themselves. I want to help cure the world from racism and sexism. I support gay and women rights with a passion.
I am God’s child. A Roman Catholic at heart, I sometimes don’t agree with the church’s teachings and opinions. I don’t go to church regularly. Frankly, I don’t see the point. Mass is something too “scripted” for me, literally. I want to be able to talk to God in my own words and pace, not words that someone typed for me. Whenever I attend mass, I never had a satisfying feeling after unlike whenever I talk to him personally. Not attending mass doesn’t make me love Him less. 🙂
I have the best boyfriend ever!!! I’m not perfect. I bitch out, I get crazy. I am unreasonable and hot-headed. Amazingly, he’s still there for me, waiting until I calm down and admit my faults. Yes, I’m not perfect. But in his eyes, I’m more than that. In his eyes, I’m real. 🙂
I am a reader. I am not intimidated by big words, long texts, and small font sizes. I “dig in” a book like you would a hearty meal. I’m not saying that I’m smart and witty, all I’m saying is that a book gives me the adventure that I long for. Every time I finish a book, I feel exhausted because of the several lives I lived while reading it. For me, a book is not just a material thing. It’s alive, it exists. It never dies. Because an incredibly amazing book? It has no end. 🙂
I’m usually a friendly person. I have two amazing best friends who changed my life and made me look at the world in a different perspective. We have a friendship that isn’t superficial nor material. We are not based on only the good and fun times, but we’re there for each other even during the hard times. I try to be a good friend, but sometimes I fail. No matter how much I screw up, they’re still there, guiding me back. 🙂
I am very opinionated and not afraid to voice out my thoughts. So if you’re overly sensitive and that may be a problem for you, you should not be allowed on the internet follow me. Got that? 🙂
You’re probably wondering about my blog title:
This is a line from the song, “Defying Gravity” by the Broadway play, Wicked. It taught me to be a leader, not a follower. Believe in your dreams, and your capacity to pursue them. Be yourself, not what society wants you to be. Never let anyone get in the way of your dreams. Don’t follow the crowd – reach for the sky: Your sky. 🙂