Love the person, not the fantasy you created

I had a meaningful conversation with my boyfriend over flat whites and a piece of chocolate cake, and we talked about how we managed to stay with each other for four years. I’m not much of a relationship sharer, but here’s just a glimpse of it. We’ve been through a substantial amount of jealousy and survived. We’ve had our share of unimaginable fights here and … Continue reading Love the person, not the fantasy you created

Joe’s 12 Days of Christmas Challenge

The 12 Days of Christmas Challenge is a unique challenge made by yours truly, to inspire people and let them feel the holiday spirit this season of Yuletide. 12 Days of Christmas, where 1 day corresponds to one challenge. 1. A partridge in a pear tree! The partridge represents Jesus Christ. God, our true love, gave Jesus Christ to us as a gift. Challenge: Do … Continue reading Joe’s 12 Days of Christmas Challenge

O Christmas Tree, O Christmasphere!

Putting up Christmas decorations can definitely improve one’s mood, scientists say. It has been known that the interest itself on Christmas decors can evoke nostalgia and bring back strong feelings of childhood. In addition, Christmas decorating actually spikes dopamine levels, or “happy” hormones. Bright lights and flashes of colors, like red, make up an ambiance that boost happiness. Below are some festive or neutral themes … Continue reading O Christmas Tree, O Christmasphere!

Things I can’t wait to do when quarantine ends

Plenty of things, actually. In the first couple of months, being at home because of quarantine was just bearable. I didn’t mind having the same routine every single day which was to eat, work and sleep. The normality of my daily cycle didn’t cause any discomfort as I was just fine staying at home. But, it’s been eight months. Eight long months. I’ve missed a … Continue reading Things I can’t wait to do when quarantine ends

Project BĒNIEficiary: The Bēne Street’s Support for Tomorrow

Charity work is a feeling of social conscience — a moral duty to give back to the society with what we have and what we can share. Hope givers, through The Bēne Street’s Project Bēnieficiary, donated money to support the distribution of The Bēne Street coffee bags in solo packages to the frontliners and heroes of Cebu City. This act of kindness was a support … Continue reading Project BĒNIEficiary: The Bēne Street’s Support for Tomorrow

Life Lessons Over the Weekend

The balloon and the ice cream Picture out a child in a park with an ice cream in one hand, and a balloon in the other. Suddenly, the wind blows and the child accidentally lets go of the balloon. The child cries as the balloon floats away and flies farther. Crying over the balloon, the child forgets about the ice cream he’s been holding in … Continue reading Life Lessons Over the Weekend