The Awesome Things: July 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Finding inspiration in the subtleties.


I perceive churches in the Philippines as a place where I can just escape. Escape from the pressures, the indifference of men, a place of solitude where I can hear my thoughts and find peace. Whenever I feel lonely and sad back in high school, this is just the place where I can find peace in my soul. Basilica del Sto Nino is one of my favorite churches in Cebu. Although, I'm not that lonely as I used to but I usually come here to just admire its beauty, the fine arts of architecture, It makes me feel like traveling through time. Traveling to the past in the late Spanish times and just admire the quaintness of it all, full of aesthetics, and timeless appeal. Admiring the Filipino culture and beliefs and knowing that it will always be a part of me because it's my identity. This was how it looked like before the damages from the magnitude 7 earthquake that hit Cebu and Bohol last November 2013. Heartbreaking, I know.

Although I'm not an architecture major but I've always admired people who have a sense of art and creativity, what goes in their head, the visuals they see that eventually get immortalized through their drawings and works of art. Whenever I don't have classes, I would just bury myself in the library when my other friends have their classes and I love being in the library. A place of knowledge, a place where I can travel while just in my armchair or seat. It brings me places, widens my horizon and helps give me a new pair of eyes and a better perspective in life. I love place that give me inspiration. Aside from the library, this place also brings inspiration to me. I hope it will inspire you too.

Alliance Abroad Group Video Interview

I apologize for my big head but I just wanted to give you a preview of how a likelive interview with Alliance Abroad would be like. To better help you so you can prepare for it. As I was surfing the net for some advice and tips, I wasn't able to find any. Alliance Abroad group is just one of the many program sponsors if you wish to work and travel, intern or train in the US. They are the ones in charge of processing your DS2019, SEVIS and all other stuffs that the government needs.

Interviews are generally nerve-wracking especially if your future is at stake here and that's just what I felt. I've looked all over the internet to look for possible questions for the interview to help me prepare but I wasn't able to find any so I'll try to help you prepare so you won't go through what I went.

Possible Questions:

1. Please show a picture ID (passport or ID card)

2. Have you taken any classes that have helped to prepare you for this placement? Please describe. If you have not taken any classes, what experience do you have that has prepared you?

3. How would your friends describe you?

4. Are you currently studying at school? what is your major?

5. Why do you want to come to the USA to do this program?

Good luck! Remember to READ THE QUESTIONS ALOUD during the interview and ACE IT! FIGHT!

UPDATE: Good thing I was accepted by the program sponsor even though I forgot to follow the instructions of reading the questions first. That was so close. I have one problem left, my visa interview. I can barely contain the pressure inside me. Despite the anxiety, I know God will help me along the way for He knows what's best, always.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Cebu Pacific Piso Fare Promo

Hurry! Piso Fare Promo is up on the Cebu Pacific Website
. This  for Philippines and international Flights. Booking period until July 17, 2014 or until seats lasts. Travel period is for January 1-March 31, 2015.

I know checking their website from time to time can be exhausting. So, I'm gonna let you in on a little tip to help you put. You see thatpicture that says Cebu Pacific Promo? Just download that alarm app in google play store for free and it will ring everytime Cebu Pacific has a promo. Neat huh?! I learned this trick from my ex since he also loves to travel and is such an explorer. Hope that will help you! Live, love, travel!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

How to Wax your underarms using Epilin..

Why do girls have to live with unwanted hairs in areas like the legs, lips, chins, underarms. It's such a nuisance! We girls definitely want to keep our body clean and hair free(on some areas) and going to the Salon can be quite expensive. So I decided to share to you guys an alternative and cheaper way to remove those nasty hairs! Dang!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Gingoog City with my family


To all you guys out there who hasn't heard or haven't been to Gingoog City. Here's a brief introduction to this peaceful and homey place. Gingoog City is located in the province of Misamis Oriental in Northern Mindanao. It's approx 2 hours away from Cagayan de Oro City by bus. Gingoog is actually pronounces as "Hingoog" which means "Goodluck" from a lumad tribe of Manobo. This is also where my father's side family resides, so we usually visit Gingoog countless times since I was a child of 3. When mom remarried with my stepfather. And I've grown so fond of my father's side family members. They're very loud, jolly, boisterous and funny. It's mostly a good time when I'm with them because of their great sense of humour, and lively expressions when they talk. They usually talk in this animated manner which I love so much. Even though they're not my flesh and blood but it still feels very homey here although it's just a small city with no big malls, but they have really nice waterfalls and a beach that has cold spring. How refreshing.

I'm feeling nostalgia just writing this, and I just remembered that trip we had when we ate Halo-halo and pizza in this small store by the plaza.  It's a very small town that everyone knows everyone. I just laugh at my aunt when she would call out the names of her neighbors because she knows each freakin one of them! I don't even know my neighbors back home in Cagayan de Oro and they're just a few houses near us! I guess everyone is just very friendly and sociable here. In short, hilig mang intriga and chismis. haha.. but in a good way.. That's just typical with Filipino culture..

What a gigantic marang, Bananas, Lanzones. Food for the giants!

  During Christmas Vacation in Gingoog, I just merged it with our summer vacation so you can see the dreamy lights.

Here's a picture of my family there with the kids..

Unwinding and drinking cafe at my aunt's friend's store. Who doesn't she know here!?

I feel like it's my home. They just laughed at me. lol

One of the attractions of Gingoog City, Tiklas Falls! With 2 swimming pools at the bottom.

Playing with my cousin's kids as well as my nieces, nephews and my sibs at San Juan beach just located at the back of my relative's house... Fun times

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