Your choice.

The rest of your life can be average or memorable. It’s your choice.

I don’t know if I have been living a memorable life. I do believe it’s mediocre at best. I am always hindered by the worry that a memorable life is an expensive life and I can’t afford that. I know there are other ways to make my life full of good memories and I don’t need money to do it…

I always have this idea at the back of my mind that I need to start living my life and not just staring at it passing me by. I need to. I need to. I just don’t know how and where to begin.

Remembering being sick

When I was a kid and I was sick, my mom would ask me what I wanted to eat. I loved being sick back then. Not the troubling kind, of course. Just flu, cough and cold. Because that would mean my mom’s attention was all mine and I would get pampered the whole time.

I still remember those times I got to eat everything that I loved as a kid just because my mom wanted me to feel better right away.

Blissful times…

Outside the city.

outside city

I have an overwhelming need to go outside the city today. I just want to be away for a while. I want to sit on a bench, be under the sun, inhale fresh air, and be surrounded by the slow and easy life.

I believe we all need a time out of the city. We need to refresh so that our mind and body will be ready to take on the city life again.

Want to go with me?


Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City

When you want to get married in Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City, you have to get ready with your money. Walking down the longest aisle in the country can dent your pocket a bit. It’ll cost you P50,000. Yes, that much!

If you want a cheaper church wedding, you can check out other churches in QC that are equally, if not more, beautiful as Sto. Domingo Church. Here are a few that comes to mind:

Mt. Carmel Church in New Manila
Christ the King Church in E. Rodriguez, Sr.
Our Lady of Fatima Chapel in Cordillera St.
Holy Redeemer Chapel in Araneta Ave.
Sacred Heart Church in Kamuning
Christ the King in Mindanao Ave.

All the aforementioned churches are in QC, of course.

But if you are bent on making a runway walk on your wedding day, I still suggest you go for Sto. Domingo Church because it really has the longest aisle in the country. It is located along Quezon Avenue, sandwiched between Banawe Street and Araneta Avenue.

Quezon City is home.

We have lived in Quezon City all our lives. My parents grew up in this city, at the same neighborhood we are still in right now. Unlike other families eager to leave the city for a more quiet life, we are content living here. Not exactly at the same residence we have right now, but in the city that has everything within reach.

We have been planning on moving to another residence. God willing, soon. But then moving doesn’t mean we will be transferring to another city or to nearby provinces. We are actually thinking of moving three blocks away, to a quiet neighborhood. Still in Quezon City.

I don’t think we can ever call another place home. QC for us is where you can find all you need. Schools, hospitals, entertainment establishments, restaurants, bars, malls… almost everything you think of! We may not like the mayor who’s always asleep. But we like the city all the same.

Quezon City is home to us. Always.

Who is to blame?!

bad influenceWhen we do something bad, our parents blame our friends. Have you experienced this? In high school, my mom would always tell me to avoid this person and that person. Bad influence, she’d say. Being stubborn, I would continue in my merry way and ignore my mom.

And then when I did something wrong in school, or even at home, my mom would tell me that my friends were bad influences and that I was emulating them more and more.


Why does parents blame friends when we, ourselves, might have been the one to blame?