"Breathe. It’s only a bad day not a bad life. "
I surrender to your will.
Photographed by Banawe Corvera
Photographed by Banawe Corvera
February 27, 2014: It’s the season of eye bags. Stressed out, not feeling well but happy pa rin. Sigh. Konting tiis nalang.
February 25, 2014: Happy 5th 25th, my love.
I love you more than words can say.
Cheers to us and this beautiful relationship. ♥
Hundred walls. (at Chapel Of San Pedro Calungsod)
February 22, 2014: Some photos taken earlier by (one of Mr. John Fick’s participants of Studio Lighting workshop) Mr. Lem Co
I’m excited for more of the photos coming up soon :)
February 19, 2014: Happy birthday to one of my heroes!
I wish you’ll stay as loving and gentleman as you are right now. I wish you prosperity and good health for you to continue reaching your goals or ambitions in life.
Thank you for staying with me through ups and downs, my love. I assure you that I’ll stay with you as well through thick and thin. I love you! :*
February 15, 2014: Mad hatter’s Night: Prom 2014
My first ever Prom, with my handsome and gentleman date, Aljen Araneta
Big thanks to those who made it possible for me to attend this. Mommy and Daddy, I know you don’t like spending so much, especially for unnecessary things but since that would be my last prom, you considered it, thank you for your love and support as always. Thanks to Mary Angelie Escrupolo for my hair and make-up and Ate Hennie Montero for letting me borrow her long dress. Thank you, my love for being my Prom date and for taking photos for me that night. I appreciate all your efforts. And I love you. Thank you to my batch mates, Beauties and the Best, I had fun because you were there.
February 14, 2014: Valentines Date
We didn’t call for reservations prior to Valentine’s day because we couldn’t decide where to eat. So on the day itself, we had a hard time searching for restaurants who can entertain us for our date because almost all of them were fully booked. While walking on the way to where we originally planned to have dinner, I was thinking why not in the nearest place (where we actually wanted to try in the first place). He stopped and looked at me with such smile pertaining to an agreement. Anyway, we arrived in Politics at around 5pm, there were not much people yet. We were so glad we agreed to eat in this restaurant. Everything was really good, including the ambiance, service, music and food. We were both so satisfied and interested with the place (but my love was more interested than I was :P He obviously loved the place).
After our early dinner, we decided to stroll in Ayala. Traffic was bad along Escario. There so many passengers opting to ride 14D going to Ayala, including us. Taxis were occupied as well. So, we decided to just walk. Not until we saw 12L near Golden Peak Hotel, which was not full.
We strolled in Ayala and dropped by a few stores. He left me for awhile, saying he’d go to the comfort room. Then I realized he took too long for him to pee (I already thought it was suspicious), so I called him and asked him where he was. He told me there were so many people in the comfort room. It was fine for me to wait because something funny happened and I’d rather not say it. Hahahaha. So after that funny situation, I went to him. I was surprised to see him holding 3 heart-shaped balloons and 3 red roses. :’)
After strolling, we spent the last hours of our date, in Dakasi to try their milk tea. And they’re good. You’ll have to be patient with their service though.
This date is the best one so far. I’d say it’s one memorable date with Aljen Araneta. :) It wasn’t just all serious. We had so much fun. And most of the whole date was unplanned. I guess you can say unplanned moments are usually the most memorable ones.
Thank you for treating me like a queen, as always my love (like when you go down first and lend your hand to help me as I go out from the jeepney) and for giving me so much love and support in everything I do and in everything I love.
You’re a prayer answered. :’) I love you.
Photographed by my favorite photographer, Banawe Corvera
Make-up and styling by Jehanne Dy
Journey 2: Valentines
Here’s our take on what to give to your love ones on Valentine’s day. :)
We hope you enjoy this as much as we enjoyed shooting this for you guys.
Happy Valentine’s day! :)
Sleeping with a Friend - Neon Trees
Trumpets - Jason Derulo
You and I - Ingrid Michaelson and Jason Mraz
February 12, 2014: Invisible.
It is not merely invisibility in a way which one longs for after so many people bothering his or her life. Neither the fact that one wishes some people to see him or her as someone who they are instead of what they are through what people think. But it’s the other way around, it results to a negative feeling.
It’s sad. It crumples you inside - the way you see yourself, and it’s heart breaking.
Some instances of which are people taking advantage of my goodness and people not noticing or appreciating me in so many ways. But I’ll emphasize on the latter.
I question myself a lot because of the inconsistent, exaggerated and complicated society I belong with. It takes one really strong individual to survive this. You really get unnoticed and unappreciated with what you’re capable of doing. You believe in your capabilities, but society eats away that confidence in you (well, that’s in my case).
I never gave up because it’s where my passion is. The fact that it is, and that I love what I’m doing, it’s really hard not to care about it or stop doing it.
And I can’t go on without having to play along with dangerous people - these will either make or break you. It’s hard to act like you’re interested and put a smile on your face. But if it’ll bring me to the runway, I’d have no choice anyway but to play along.
It’s a battlefield.
It’s somehow chaotic and competitive. Everyone is your competition here. Once competition and intimidation (by people who feel highly of themselves because of their achievements) happens, you feel isolated.
You feel alone yet you are in the midst of a crowd, and you feel distant in a complex world.
I guess someday…someday I’ll know why. I guess there are more opportunities in a different kind of environment or world and maybe in that world, there will be more appreciation and acceptance for who you are…maybe there’s something bigger for me and only God knows what it is.
(Photographed by Banawe Corvera)