Birthday Dinner at Wholesome Table

I celebrated my birthday 2 days ago with my family and my sister’s boyfriend at The Wholesome Table (organic restaurant) and boy, it’s a must try!

Macro bowl

Classic Pesto

Pork Chops (their number one recommendation) 👍👍

Miso-Glazed Salmon (What I had. Not a fan of black rice even if that’s what mom buys for my sister, but it all changed after trying this dish) 👍👍

Birthday selfie 

I tried drinking green juice from a different brand before and I disliked it. Wholesome Table’s green juice is yummy!!! So if you are looking for one, you gotta buy it there! 💚💚💚

 

A Letter To Myself 10 Years Ago

Hey!! You are probably playing Hilary Duff’s “Sweet Sixteen” on repeat because it sets the mood and writing down who to invite for the party. I know you wrote Ryan Cabrera’s name there! And oh! mom will see that list and tease you about it haha!

You are still looking for that dress for prom because you can’t decide whether or not you will go for your favorite color, the heels you will wear should be comfortable so you will be able to dance the night away with your friends, if that bag suits the dress and if your phone, mirror, and lipstick will fit in it. You want it to be perfect. I know.  You will style it in a different way so no one ends up wearing the same thing.

You are probably wondering what is next after graduating from high school. Well, you will graduate from college even if you didn’t want to in the hopes of fulfilling your Hollywood dream. You have always wanted to write and publish a book and because it is expensive to, you will start on a blog in your second year of college instead. You will share your perspective on things in the blog. It will be frustrating at first because there will be times wherein you will feel like no one is reading it, but know this. There are people reading it and some will send you hate comments, criticize you or your  articles but you should not mind them. I know it is easier said than done but replying to them will only make them happy. So, just let them be.

People will break your heart but know that it is either a lesson, a blessing, or both. Friendships will be tested in certain situations but it will make you realize who your true friends are. 

You will be working as a programmer. Crazy right? Who could have thought. Someone who loves and is into art  could also be in a different profession.

There will be times wherein you will feel like the family does not support you when you blog or vlog because sometimes they will make fun of you, but know that they do. Family and Superfriend will always have your back no matter what.

As for your love life, he will come at the right time. For now, focus on your studies.

Lastly, never give up on your dreams. I know how passionate you are. Just believe and be yourself. You are you and that makes you special.

Much love from your 26-year-old self. ❤

 

 

 

 

What You Should Do Before 2016 Ends

2016. Where do you even begin? You’ve probably had a bumpy road somewhere in the year but be reminded that these things not only teach us a thing or two but are also a blessing.

Before the year ends, do be grateful. You might have landed the job you’ve been praying for, gained new friends, reconnected with the old ones, went around the globe with your family, your long time boyfriend might have proposed, or you met someone who turned your frown upside down.

Before the year ends, do forgive yourself. It is how you will heal. It is how you will be able to move on.