Acids and Bases

22. Filipino. Philippines. Banker.

I'm basically a very simple type of girl, sounds cliché huh? I'm the night owl type, although I do get to unwind once in a while. On the contrary, I value what solitude offers; the chance to contemplate and isolate myself from the murky clouds of the outside world, but I also get along with my friends to share a good thing to laugh at..

If there's only one thing left for me to learn, it would be Photography.

What you perceive is not always what you think you see..

I am type B positive. I am healthy, and I don’t have any health issues that would affect donating blood. I don’t smoke and I drink occasionally (moderate smoking and drinking have no effect on the “donability” of your blood, as long as you weren’t drinking too soon before donating). So if you ever needed type B blood, just contact me; I am more than willing to donate mine. It would be the most wonderful time for me. ^^,

I want to own a turtle. So I could just brush him.

This book has a special place in my heart. My favorite day is Tuesday and I was born on a Tuesday. Just done reading this book and it gave a whole different perspective on almost everything. It gave me mixed emotions. I giggled and nearly had a teardrop fall. 11/10 would read again. Never have I ever regret purchasing a book. Never ever.

Thank you, Morrie Schwartz for all the kindness and love you’ve shared. 

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”  

This is another thought provoking post from Reddit:

I see anger as a choice, in most cases.
But sometimes we find ourselves alone and we just can’t do anything about it. I read something once by a guy named Brian Armstrong that really resonated with me:”Have you ever seen someone complain about a parking ticket as if it’s the end of the world? Have you been cut off in traffic and let it ruin your whole day? How many times have you let your experience at the airport (crying baby, delayed flight, missing luggage) be the first thing you bring up in conversations with friends?
I want you to repeat after me: “these things happen”. We all have these types of events come up in life, but successful people just go on as if nothing has happened, and unsuccessful people let it derail them.The next time you feel a surge of anger coming on over an insignificant event in your life, go over these points in your head: You look like an idiot There is no polite way to put this. When others around you see you COMPLETELY lose it over the dent in your car door, they aren’t feeling sorry for you and wondering how they can help. They are subconsciously judging you and coming to one inescapable conclusion: you aren’t in control of your life. If something this small throws you off, imagine how you’d react to a REAL problem in life. Overreacting tells the people around you that you can’t be trusted to deal with important issues. You’re not the go-to guy (or gal) when they’re in need, because you can’t even take care of yourself. The only person you’re hurting is yourself. Did you ever realize that when you get upset at someone who cuts you off in traffic, they generally never even know? Usually they speed off never the wiser to your insults and gestures. By getting angry, you’re doing zero harm to them while simultaneously hurting yourself even more. That doesn’t make much sense, and is a waste of your precious time and energy. Now here’s the zinger. What if that person purposely WANTED to upset you (they have some subconscious need to pick on others, they’re parents didn’t love them enough, etc)? Well then they are getting the exact reaction they wanted, and you’re playing right into they hands. If you really want to mess with someone who flips you off in traffic, try smiling and waving back, and watch the confused look on their face. With time, you can even learn to appreciate and love these people (bizarre I know) for the important role they serve in life: helping to remind you how NOT to live. Don’t judge them, they are just at a different point in understanding life. Find something to be grateful about. So you’re sitting there in rush hour traffic about ready to tear your hair out. Train yourself to go right into gratitude, and start listing what you’re grateful for and what good can come from this situation. 

Maybe it’s the perfect time to make a phone call to a loved one you’ve been putting off. Maybe you can get some “reading” done on that audio book you’re listening to and be grateful for the chance to learn something new. Maybe its just a chance to put things in perspective and marvel at how far technology has come. After all, primitive mankind would have had to walk this distance. You get to SIT in an air conditioned chair barely pushing the accelerator. There is something good in every situation, and you can find it. Even if it’s just that you’re grateful for the chance to practice being grateful.

I found this deeply interesting post on Reddit. And now I consider this the “Words to live by”. It’s just really amazing how people on the internet influence other people as well. For the original poster, I’m sorry I forgot your Reddit username, but all the credit goes to you. So here it goes: 

I’m not 60, but with age comes perspective:
1. Save your money. The most powerful money you can put away is in your 20s because it has so much time to compound.
You will grow old eventually (the alternative isn’t appealing) and that small amount now will be so much more later. If you don’t, you’ll be dependent on blind luck or the government.

2. Floss. Floss every day. Others have said it and it bears repeating. You don’t and you can kiss your teeth goodbye. You can either make time to floss now or make time for oral surgery later.

3. Find a job you love. You might not love it all the time, but it should be something that expresses your passion.

4. Find what you really want to do in life. This is not what your parents want, what society or your friends want, but what you want to do with the life you have. You will be spending more time at your job over the next 50 years than almost anything else. Better make your choice a fulfilling and enriching one.

5. Don’t chase the money. Some people will disagree with this, but for over the long run it hasn’t made happier. I was at my most miserable when I was earning more than almost anyone around me.
If you follow #3, do what you love and the money will follow. Your job will be a joy, not a burden, and you will never have to ‘work’ for a living.

6. Don’t chase with your hormones. Attractive people, because of their attractiveness, are seriously overrated.
Choose the woman or man for your life by the quality of their character, the warmth of their heart, the kindness in their soul. Really, even if she or he is not the hottest, seek the company of others whose company you really enjoy. The person you marry may be the person who keeps you out of a nursing home. Bodies age and fade, but a deep and abiding love lasts a lifetime.

7. The small stuff is just that, small. That squabble you are having with a friend because she stood you up for dinner, and that boss that is getting under your skin, this crap does not matter over the long haul. The crisis you experience at 25 is usually just a faint memory by 27 and seems downright silly by 30. I wish I could tell my 20-something self not to give a damn about so, so very much.

8. Family matters. Yes it’s trite, but when true problems arise your family is often all you have.

9. Live below your means. If you can create an emergency fund in the event of a medical issue or a job loss, you will manage the bumps in your life much more easily.

10. Learn to love others. Your compassion and trust toward other people will, in time, reflect back upon you.
The world we face is partially constructed by how we perceive the world in our minds. An angry person will attract angry people. Loving people attract loving companions.

11. Learn to love yourself. This is the most important, even more than flossing. If you cannot learn to love yourself as you are you will never be able to love others. Accept yourself fully and completely, with all the warts, weight, and negative traits, right here and right now. Love yourself immediately and without conditions. It is the key to life that unlocks its greatest joys.

At the peak of Mount Batulao

Last Nov. 14, inakyat namin ang bulubundukin ng Batulao sa Balayan, Batangas. Nung nakita ko ang bundok, sabi ko sa sarili ko, “Wow, kaya ko ba yan?” Well, kinaya ko na lang kasi wala naman akong choice kundi tapusin ang nasimulan ko di ba? Well, surprisingly, nakaya ko. Buti na lang at dinala ng friend ko ang back pack ko. Nung nasa peak na kami, kakaibang achievement ang naramdaman ko. Ang saya! Kasi nakaya kong akyatin yun. It was one of the best memories I have ever had this 2013.

A family of Tortoise (Momma Tortoise, Daddy Tortoise, Uncle Tortoise, and Baby Tortoise) decide to go on a picnic, they pack up their hamper and begin their journey to the park.

A week later they get to the park unwrap their hamper and realize they’ve forgotten the salad cream. They plead with Uncle tortoise to go back for it.

"No way, it’ll take me two weeks to get there and back! You’ll start the food without me and it’ll be gone when I’m back!" he says.

After assuring him they won’t touch the food until he returns, he goes off on his way. 2 weeks later and the Tortoise family are getting hungry but there’s no sign of Uncle Tortoise.

"I’m sure he’ll be here soon, we promised we wouldn’t start without him" says Momma Tortoise

Another week goes by and he’s still not come back. By now the Tortoise family are starving.

"We’re all hungry but we promised so we’ll have to wait I’m afraid" says Momma Tortoise.

Another week goes by and still no sign of Uncle Tortoise.

"I can’t take this anymore, we can’t starve ourselves" says Daddy Tortoise grabbing the sandwiches and passing them around.

As he takes his first bite, Uncle Tortoise pops up from behind a bush and says “I knew you were going to start without me, I’m not going!”

Mr. Turner: What makes you think you can raise a 7-year-old? A 10-year-old? A 13-year-old? You know what that means She’ll be six years more advanced than you. What makes you think you can do that?

Sam: I have had a lot of time to think it, think about what it is, that makes somebody a good parent, and it’s about a constant scene, and it’s about patience; and it’s about listening; and it’s about, and it’s about pretending to listen, even when you can’t listen anymore; and it’s about a love like she said.

danceabletragedy:

Van Gogh’s Paintings Get Tilt-Shifted by Serena Malyon

Serena Malyon, a 3rd-year student at art school, took some of van Gogh’s most beautiful paintings and altered them in Photoshop to achieved this amazing tilt-shift effect.

(via theurbanhistorian)

travelingcolors:

Juvet Landscape Hotel was designed by Jensen & Skodvin Arkitektkontor(JSA) and is located in the heart of a picturesque forest, on the banks of the river Valdolla, in Norway.

(via whateverlex)

To tell you the truth, I don’t know what to write. What I know is I want to hear your voice, your weirdest laughter, your lamest jokes, your never-ending stories, your sweetest whispers. I want to see your face, your timeless smiles. I want to hold your hands, feel the warmth within the palms of my hands. I want to see you walk, jump, talk, play your favorite video games, eat, sleep, blink… I want to smell your sweet perfume. I want to feel your arms. I want to see you. I want to be with you, even just for this day. At the very least I know how much I love you and how much you love me, too. And that is what I am holding onto. I believe in love. I believe in you. I believe in us. I am so grateful to God for giving me the rarest opportunity to know you, to be with you, and to be loved by you. You are a blessing to me. I love you with all my heart, from the deepest core of my existence. Thank you for the love, kindness, patience, care, all of it. Iloveyou. Iloveyou. Iloveyou. Not even these words could fully express how much I do.

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