Sunday, July 19, 2015

This is why I'm guarded

Here's an article I came across with on Facebook. A good read. I think it summarizes what I feel pretty well.

There’s a reason why my walls are built so high, and there’s a reason it will take you longer than expected to bring them down. There’s a reason why I’m guarded.

I’m guarded because I’ve been hurt before. We all have. My weakness is that I carry the pain with me as a constant reminder that it could happen again. And while this is such a cautious way to walk through life, while instead I could be wildly sprinting, the wild sprint has made me fall and trip before, and the scrapes and burns were painful. So painful that it takes a while to try and run that fast again. So I walk, and I walk carefully noticing my surroundings because I worry if I were to ever fall that hard again, I might not be able to get back up.

I’m guarded because I’m scared of what you’ll think, but not scared enough to admit it. I fear your disapproval like a little girl fears the monster under her bed, and right now I will just keep quiet to avoid any disturbance.

I’m guarded because no one has ever protected me as well as I protect myself. My own armor has been stronger than yours, or his, or hers, and it will continue to be until someone shows me otherwise. I’m guarded because I’m no stranger to failure, and while it has made me stronger, it has also made me more aware of all that can go wrong. I’m guarded because I’ve mistakenly invested my trust in those who took it for granted, and because of their disregard, I no longer hand that trust out so easily.

I’m guarded because I see the damage coming before it even happens, and I know that the lucky ones will tell me how unreasonable, pessimistic, and sad this all sounds, but even when you try to tell yourself that this time is different, the reminder seeps back in.

Life will bring hurt and pain, and people will disappoint you, but no one has the ability to break down your walls except for you. I’m guarded because I’ve chosen to be that way.

By: Nicole Tarkoff | Source: thoughtcatalog.com

Friday, February 13, 2015

Sarah Geronimo is the New Face of San San Cosmetics!

Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo has come a long way. With a growing roster of achievements including multi-platinum albums, sold-out concerts, blockbuster movies, and a Disney project under her belt, people have taken notice on how the The Voice of the Philippines Coach has become more beautiful on and off cam despite her busy schedule. Her secret to looking beautiful? Sarah matches her personality and lifestyle with her daily use of San San Cosmetics that enhances her natural beauty.

#SarahGforSanSan

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Viva Il Papa!

A blessed day indeed! When Pope Francis visited the Philippines, we had a chance to personally see His Holiness at the Encounter with the Youth in University of Santo Tomas, morning of January 19, 2014. We're one of the million Filipinos who braved the weather and lucky enough to see Lolo Kiko.


Standing in line and waiting for hours were all worth it. I feel so blessed that I was able to see and hear the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. I'm so thankful that I had this opportunity.


“What is the most important subject you have to learn in life? To learn how to love. And this is the challenge that life offers you.”  Pope Francis