Hello. My name is Johna.
I'm twenty. I live in the Philippines. I like to document everything, with words, with photos, with basically anything really. I love to travel, take pictures. Somehow I would like to make the world a much better than how I came into it. I'm not too sure about how I'm going to do that, but I'll figure it along the way.
It’s been awhile yet again and the past fortnight have been good and kind of not so good. I can clearly say though that I have been a train-wreck. I won’t go too much into it, some thoughts are just to personal to let out on social media but I have been writing in my journal almost everyday which is always good.
As I said, I’ve been a train-wreck for the past few days and I feel lost. Moving to a new environment with no one you know is hard for me. I am not one of those SUPER friendly-can-make-friends-in-an-instant-with-anyone type of person. It’s something I’ve learned over the years. Friendship takes time for me, I mean yes I am nice, I don’t just ignore people, I’m just not the kind of person who always has something to say and will start talking to you immediately.
It can get the better of me though, and sometimes I just sit there in silence but that’s okay with me. I know who I am, and I won’t apologize for being me. I have walls, I put them up so I don’t feel so vulnerable. It’s probably one of the things I fear the most, being vulnerable. Giving people the chance to hurt you.
The walls slowly come down though, it really does take time. It’s just hard being alone sometimes. Most of the time when I am alone, I don’t feel lonely because I know I have a loving family and loving friends at home. But there are other times when the loneliness just gets the better of you and you feel like you have nothing.
I’ve been in a little muddle for the past few weeks. I feel like I’m having a quarter life crisis but at 21 y/o. I haven’t been doing anything at all lately, pretty much been staying at home and going out every now then. I am not complaining though, these past few months have been great, I’ve read more books, posted more on my blog, started running and biking, eating healthy, etc. Initially, I told myself after graduation and after the board exam, I’m going to chill! I gave myself three months off, and now here I am three months is over and what to do?
I’ve been very busy these past few days since I’ve been working on my first wedding crowns! I’m very excited about them and I hope they turn out great. I might post the final photos here. Also happy I got to end the week with my family (it was my uncle’s birthday), Sunday is also family day.
This Sunday is going to be my three favorite tracks of the week, they aren’t necessarily the newest songs but they are definitely worth a listen.
There was no official video from his Youtube account so this will do. Also I’m so happy that Ed Sheeran is coming to Manila next year and I am not going to miss this, even if I’m standing at the seats furthest away, I’ll take what I can get! Hahaha.
My favorite yrics of the song: Because if you want, I’ll take you in my arms and keep you sheltered, from all that I’ve done wrong. And I know you’ll say, that I’m the only one. But I know that God made another one of me to love you better than I ever will.
Hi guys! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on my tumblr. Mainly because I haven’t been anywhere blog-worthy for the past weeks. Also, I got my first job! It’s just a temp job, but it’s a really big company and experience is everything.
Sunday favorites is a new segment on my blog, basically it’s three random things I like! It could be anything from beauty, health, or maybe a new cafe to try out. Sky’s the limit and here are my first three for this week:
1. Pond’s White Beauty Pearl Cream
This is my new new new favorite face product! You can use it both as a day cream and night cream, however it is a bit thick and fair (one shade only) so it can leave a white layer if you put too much, so I only use it as a night cream. It’s very inexpensive, I bought this from Watson’s for only around Php50 I believe. I put in on after I use my cleanser and toner, and when I wake up in the morning my skin looks radiant! It may not be for everybody but I do recommend you try it out for yourselves.
2. Maybelline Baby Lips: Mango Pie
I usually buy Nivea lip balms, but I wanted to try this out and I love it! I bought this for Php80 from Watsons. There are a lot of flavors, but I opted for this one because of it’s SPF 20. It’s works great!
3. La Belle Nail Polish
I know this is a well known nail polish brands but it works just as well! This is La Belle Nail Polish in the color: Touch of Beige for Php30. I always prefer these nail polishes because I chip my nail polish off when I’m bored, worried, or nervous (bad habit ek).
On November 3, my older brother’s birthday, we decided to take a road trip since my brother didn’t have plans for the day. My parents have been wanting to go here for a while now. They love old houses, big wooden furniture, antiques, and basically anything that screams history.
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a heritage resort located in Bagac, Bataan. From Pampanga it is roughly an hour and a half, while from Manila it is an estimated two hour drive. It can be hard to find, and the roads leading up to it are a bit of a squeeze but it is manageable!