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On my joining day
A guy in a black polo
Never left my mind

His smile makes my day
Whenever we’re together
I can’t help but fall

Little did I know
He will be holding my hand
For the years to come

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First attempt in writing a haiku! The 5-7-5 syllabication is kinda challenging. I don’t know if “we’re” can be considered as one syllable. But nonetheless I feel proud of my work haha! πŸ˜…

Enjoy!!! C:

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Goals and success.

True! 

To be honest I was a bit lost since the start of last year, I don’t have big goals career wise. I was like, “just go with the flow.” I know it’s not fully me to settle for that kind of mindset. πŸ˜… Like what a saying goes, “only dead fish goes with the flow.” 

Sooo 2016, game face on. πŸ˜πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

Many Happy Returns (of the day)

Last week was Gid’s birthday. I wanted to make it as memorable as possible since it’s his first birthday away from his family (last year they went here to Singapore) and as my boyfriend. πŸ™‚ I collected videos from his family, friends and relatives, I almost got caught when he saw a notification from one of his guy friends on my facebook messenger. *close call huhu*

On the eve of the special day, I was planning to sneak into their house and greet him together with his housemates. But they said that he’s at the living room, so we had no choice but for me to enter the house with his knowledge. :< I have to leave his gift outside as not to arouse suspicion.

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Birthday wishes from officemates πŸ™‚
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Sorry I have to leave you outside xD

As I entered, I told him that I’m going straight to the restroom.Meanwhile, his housemates were hiding in the kitchen while preparing the cake, the common room restroom was also located there. Kaye was already lighting the first candle when the kitchen door suddenly opened, we were both shocked and surprised to see the birthday boy. :(( He said that he followed me since I was taking too long to return from the restroom (my bad! grrr , epic fail man! =))). But still the show must go on, we proceeded as planned.

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Not-so-surprised birthday boy xD

Little did he know that I already planned another surprise for the weekend, and fortunately that one caught him off guard. >:D It was a staycation at Park Avenue Rochester hotel at Buona Vista. The hotel management upgraded the suite when they learned that I was planning a surprise celebration.The staff even helped me in decorating the room and executing my plans (three thumbs up, you guys totally rocked! <3)

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Post-celebration surprise haha! πŸ˜›
What it looked like:

We watched the compiled birthday video at night. I’m so glad I was able to edit it decently, somehow. =)) Messages in the video were a mixture of English and Filipino. πŸ™‚

Hoping that this will be one of the many birthdays that we will celebrate together baby! πŸ™‚

24th: A Year Before Silver.

March 22, 2015.

It was my first birthday away from home… Literally!!! I wasn’t able to celebrate it with my family and close friends that’s why I felt a little sad somehow. I suddenly missed mama’s cooking, especially her spaghetti and tuna carbonara. :((

Surprised!!!
I didn’t expect that there’s a surprise in stored for me come midnight. I was just chillin’ at the balcony when they asked me to go inside the room. Gid said that I should open the door after 3 knocks… Hmmmm.

Touched.😭

  

As I went out of the room the Happy Birthday song was playing as they greeted me with my birthday cake. 😭 There were balloons with my pictures at the hallway (one balloon flew outside, hope my picture won’t be used for personal gain, kidding!). Gid gave me a paperbag containing a usb drive and a white box. The usb drive contained a movie collage of my pictures with dedications and at the end was a video of me dancing on stage. (It was the most embarassing moment in my college life) 😑😑😑 On the other hand, the white box contains a silver pandora bracelet. 😳

Aha! Here’s the mastermind… xD
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Ate Vangie’s cooking was superb! πŸ˜‹
  
With officemates. Thank you for coming! 😍
 

I know it’s a little late to say thank you for this one. (post has been sitting in my drafts folder for months xD) You do know how to make me happy through your own ways. I wasn’t expecting anything that’s why I was really taken by surprise with all the effort you’ve put into this. I still couldn’t believe that you can do such a thing hehe. *pinches self* πŸ˜† 

Thank you! 😊

The best things in life are usually found when you are not looking for them.

Place I’d Rather Be.

After months of staying in Singapore, I decided to have an impromptu visit to the Philippines. I went home not because I’m feeling homesick or any. I went home because I want to surprise my family (they’re expecting me to go home on October hehe >:)), to catchup with friends, to shop (yay for cheaper goods), and most of all to hug and kiss Ashe my beloved cat. :3

It was my first time to go home since I arrived in SG last November. I wasn’t able to allot time to some of my friends but I’ll make it up to them the next time I return. ;_;

Below is the summary of my short stay captured in pictures:

  

Buying some snacks while waiting for our flight @Changi International Airport
 
Hello Manila!
 
Guess who just cried… :))
  

Finally got a duplicate copy of Gid’s driver’s license.
Elmar’s lechon @Fishermall is the best. 3 thumbs up for this! 😁
Someone just made his mom cry… No more surprises next time! =))
With my bestfriend… ☺️
Dinner with college friends.
Traditional overnight @Josh’s condo. πŸ‘
With Stef, my twin… I really miss her. 😭
Overdue treat for Roland. 😭

   

With my Accenture bootcampmates. #teammagallanes

      

Hurray for new glasses. *nerd mode*
  
Chili’s molten lava cake craving satisfied!
  
Family. 😊
  
Finally tried this. 😍
  
Bowling… Haha I won! 😜
    
Tres Marias! ☺️
 
Ashe is famous! Loljk!
  
Sunrise on the way back.
  
Thank you for accompanying me… I really appreciate it, without you I won’t ride planes. 😊 #scaredycat
  As cliche as it may be there’s really no place like home. See you Philippines on October and December again. 😊

Is yet to come…

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I haven’t blogged anything personal since I came here to Singapore. The last few months of 2014 have been crazy and full of surprises. I myself wasn’t prepared, until now I’m still trying to “digest” those things. Hopefully I’ll be able to write something decent about my experiences here in the land of the Merlion once I’m free from work. *coughs* Chinese New Year *coughs* 😊

So far I’m enjoying my stay here, and I’m looking forward to more fun and adventures. πŸ˜›

System.out.println(“Hello REAL World”);

It’s almost 3 am in the morning and I haven’t studied for my Theology finals later. Some random thoughts have been bugging me since last week (which gave birth to this blog. :>).

1 day left before I say goodbye to my teenage years… In a blink of an eye, I will be facing a new life, new age, new self with harder challenges in store for me. 2011 is the mark of my “ties” year, meaning, this coming tuesday: March 22, is the official start of being an adult. What I mean here is a “real” adult. :))

I have spent the past 19 years of my existence doing the following: eating, sleeping, studying, procastinating, playing games, laughing, collecting crushes, fan girling, making new friends and eventually losing some of them, and the list goes on. I guess the only thing that I lacked way back then is a serious life plan. Yeah, you read it right. I, Joyce Ann D. Rada, turning 20 tomorrow, haven’t planned out my life. So, does this means that I don’t have a future? Well when I was still young, innocent and beautiful, I want to become a:

Grade 1-4
Scientist: So that I can invent cooool stuff! πŸ˜€
Grade 5-6
News Reporter: So that people will see me on television. (Can't believe that I'm that vain. :)))
Highschool: 1st – start of 3rd year
Accountant: I want to work in an office! Just like my mom. πŸ˜€
Highschool: End of 3rd – 4th year
Chemist: I love Chemistry so much that if it was a person, I'll ask him to marry me. ❀
Highschool: 4th year end
Computer Science: Since I'm number 1 in programming in our highschool.

And as the end for this series of cliparts, the last one, won. I took up Computer Science in Ateneo. :)) It was the only course that was different from the other schools where I took entrance tests. My first choice was normally Accountancy, Computer Science was just second (both for Miriam and UST). I did not take the UPCAT but if ever, I guess my choice would be Business Administration and Accountancy. (MONEY MONEY MONEY :))) But it was really out of the way that I ended up being a Computer Scientist (codecodecode). T_T I can’t believe that I took this and was surprised about the content of the course. Oh well, no turning back. \:D/

Now that I’m a self-proclaimed adult, I just want to put meaning in my life. I don’t want to waste opportunities again. Even if I’m being challenged by my present course which is Computer Science, I will not be disheartened in choosing the road that is less traveled. There is no point of return here, I Β should really cross the Rubicon no matter what.

I guess, I’ll just enjoy whatever is in front of me right now. Adult world (a.k.a jobworkemployment) is still a year away and I’ll be saying my hello in less than a year. After graduation, I want to study again and find my real passion. I may not have a concrete life plan as of now but as I grow up more, I hope that I will hear that voice within me… again.

Being 20 means a new phase in life. Β You are expected to be more mature and somehow be more responsible in your life. I don’t know what will happen to me in the future but as of now I guess the best thing that I can do is to face and live the present. Just like a code in our java class, I should be saying:

Hello REAL World! (hopefully) πŸ˜€

P.S. Late post is really late. :))