My Red Tour Manila Experience!
I’m a dreamer. I have different kinds of dreams from the simple to the big ones up to the most obscure ones. I’m a dreamer and just last month one of my biggest dreams came true.
It was a night on the 6th of June along with a screaming crowd of thousands of people in glittering red lights that my long-time dream of seeing my idol for 5 years came true. It still feels so surreal seeing someone you had admired for a long time perform live, IN FLESH. I only get to see her on TV, on DVDs and on videos on the internet. I only get to hear her through her songs and her interviews. It was magical, that night of June 6, the night of Red Tour Manila.
As I step into the arena the feeling was so overwhelming that all I could think was “OMG nangyayari na ba talaga to?!” and a lot more OMGs. The feeling was so surreal like I was walking on an imaginary land filled with cakes and chocolate fountains (chocolates because I love them). It was unbelievable like that haha. The show didn’t start on time for reasons I still don’t know which just kills me for my excitement was so over the top that time. It was a sound of resounding screams (Pretty much the loudest scream I have ever heard in my life!) that gave me a hint that the show, which I would surely treasure for the rest of my life, was about to start.
The word RED in bold red letters flashed on the side screens and I swear my heart just skipped a beat like seeing the love of my life for the first time. And then the lights dimmed and a sound of a heartbeat flooded the arena and the screams grew wilder and then the descant of State Of Grace, the opening song, started and I started to scream my heart out too. A silhouette appeared from the enormous red curtain covering the stage and it felt unreal. I only get to see that scene in pictures and it was majestic to see it in real life. She started singing and the crowds went wild, wilder than the previous ones, and every Filipino Swiftie was singing along with her. The moment the curtain was drawn, with little tears in my eyes and the never ending scream of almost everyone around me, was when I saw Taylor Swift perform in front of me for the first time in my entire life.
Although my seat was far away, the happiness I felt that time was indescribable. It was like being in a state of Euphoria minus the drugs. She moved gracefully and it was evident that she was giving her all in every performance. Everyone screamed when she spoke in tagalog with words like “Magandang Gabi po!”, “Mabuhay!” and “Mahal Kita Manila!” she spoke tagalog fluently and it was the cutest thing ever! I was singing and sometimes dancing along to her every song and mostly screaming in the intervals of each. I listened attentively to everything she’s saying I love her speech before Mean and All Too Well. She was inspiring and I was in awe with everything she’s saying reminding me of why I fell in love with her in the first place.
I was in a state of excitement for almost the whole duration of the concert complete with the quickened heartbeat and trembling hands that’s why most of my shots were blurry. Which is a pity really haha. I wished that my eyes could record everything I’m seeing that time, the sparkling arena, the enthusiastic audience, Taylor and her band performing, my seatmate’s mom who was taking videos non-stop (she could probably hear my endless screams in that video that’s why I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely apologize to her hahaha), and the faces of thousands of other people who had their dream come true too. I wish my eyes could record them all so that I can press play whenever I want and I would get to see that magnificent scene all over again in HD. (If you could wish for robot eyes that could record wish them in HD lubus lubusin mo na hahaha)
Seeing Taylor perform the last song was bitter sweet. I have always danced to “We Are Never Ever Getting Back to Together” in the comfort of my room complete with the facial expressions, twirling, pointing (in the “you go to talk your friends talk to my friends talk to me” part lol), and re-enacting the spoken part (WITH emotions). I could say that I take jamming to WANEGBT seriously hahaha During normal circumstances I would prefer doing those things in my room but attending the Red Tour concert is an entirely different matter. I was dancing and singing with all I got during the concert because everyone was doing the same and because well I’m dancing and singing along with Taylor Swift! How could you not? I mean seriously THAT’S THE DREAM. I was shameless during the concert mainly because no one near me knew who I was hahaha! I knew that WANEGBT was the last song that’s why I couldn’t enjoy that song 100%. But it remained as one of my favorite performances.
Everything has an end. No matter how amazing the Red Tour was it’s always going to end. I wish I could have a time machine and experience it all over again. But the memory of the Red Tour would always remain with me. It was one of the best nights of my life! And I have to Thank Taylor Swift for that ♥ I also would like to thank my parents for being so supportive even with these kinds of things. I’m so lucky to have parents like them. One of the best things about the Red Tour was that I get to meet new Swiftie friends who were really really nice! And it was fun getting to know them and hanging out with them and singing with them while waiting for the Arena to open. It was such a lovely experience. You could ask for a picture with them and they would willingly oblige. The different costumes were amazing too! They were the coolest bunch of people! Just like our queen.
Long Live the Red Tour. Long Live Taylor. Long Live Swifties!
June 6th 2014. The night one of my dreams came true.
P.S 1 hour of pure bliss would result to weeks of post-concert depression but it was worth it.
Kailangan ko talagang ihiwalay ang TDG 2 appreciation post kesa sa 1 kasi pag isinama ko pa ang TDG 2 sa 1 sobrang hahaba yun hahaha tapos wala lang para saken may sari-sariling charm ang book 2 at book 1. Kung ang book 1 ay more on kulitan lovey dovey college romance ang book 2 naman ang mature, medyo madrama at may angst na love story. Pero syempre meron pa rin ng same ingredients ang book 1 at book 2 dahil parehas pa rin nandyan ang presence ng friendship , humor (ang benta lang ng mga jokes sa books 1 & 2 hahaha) , grand romantic gestures at syempre true love. Although para saken mas naging visible ang true love sa book 2J Hindi ko po alam kung bakit parang kinikritik ko na ang dalawang book eh appreciation post to hahahahah baliw. Okay.
The Despicable Guy 2. Sobrang gusto ko ang kwento ng The Despicable Guy pero kung papapiliin ako between book 1 at book 2 pipiliin ko ang book 2 :D hahaha pero syempre mahal ko pa rin naman ang book 1. Sa book 2 ang daming element nagsisulputan meron ng angst , drama , death , heartbreak (AS IN SUPER HEARTBREAK Ako po ang nakaramdam nito sa simula xD) sobrang nasurprise ako sa mga nangyari sa simula pa lang nung book 2. It was a good kind of surprise para saken kasi may thrill hindi ko alam kung ano yung mga susunod na mangyayari. Every chapter was a surprise. Una talaga ang ineexpect ko sa book 2 kagaya ng ibang stories sa wattpad ay ikakasal ang KevJe tapos maraming drama ang mangyayari may magsusulpot na 3rd party ganun kagaya ng ibang book tapos magkakalabuan hanggang sa baka hindi na matuloy ang kasal ganun. Yun ang ineexpect ko pero mas better ang inihain na book 2 ni ate Leng. Yung kaibigan ko (Hi Mela! HAHAHA) yung nagsabi saken na nagbreak ang KevJe sa book 2 haha that time hindi ko pa nababasa yung book 2. Nanlumo ako nun parati ko siyang tinatanong kung anong chapter nagkabalikan ang dalawa kasi iiskip ko nalang baka kasi hindi kayanin ng puso ko haha. Yung sinabi niya sa akin na chapter na pinakamasaya raw is yung chapter 25 ata yun basta yun yung time na parang wala ng pag-asa magkabalikan ang KevJe tapos malapit na yun sa irereveal na ang totoong nangyari kay Kevin sa Germany. Pero sabi niya sa akin simulan ko raw sa una kasi kahit ganun daw yung nangyari sobrang ganda pa rin ng story. (Hindi ko ito nakakalimutan sobrang naexcite ako nun na mag chapter 25 tapos nung malapit na ako parang may mali bakit parang mas lumalala ang nangyayari HAHAHA).
The KevJe pakipot moments.Ang saya nung book 2 basahin para saken. Iexclude mo lang yung nangyari kay Kevin sa Germany. Gustong gusto ko yung sobrang naiiyak ako sa mga nangyayari tapos sobrang affected ako. Gustong gusto ko kasi yung mga scenes na in denial yung dalawa na mahal pa nila ang isa’t isa tapos kung anu-ano pang kabaliwan ang ginagawa nila. Sobrang kinikilig ako dun Sobrang naging emotional nga ako nung nagka truce ang dalawa tapos for the first the first time since their break-up tinawag ulit ni Kevin na Devil woman si Jersey. Naluha ako nun. Ang baliw ko lang. Ako lang ata ang naluha sa part na yun hahahah feel na feel ko talaga kasi nun yung emotion. Basta ang cute lang at nakakafrustrate nung pagdedeny ng dalawa ng feelings nila. Habang nagbabasa ako nun nung book 2 that time medyo hinihiling ko na magkaroon ng 3rd party hahaha wala lang kasi diba sa ganung way nila marerealize ang feelings nila pero na shock at nahurt lang ako nung nagka girlfriend si Kevin. Si Tracy. Huhuhuhu grabe nahurt talaga ako nun tapos medyo nainis kay Kevin (hindi pa kasi alam ang true reason nun) kaya naawa ako kay Jersey that time L Pero hindi ako nawalan ng pag-asa na magkakabalikan ang KevJe! HAHAHA Ano ba tong mga pinagsusulat ko HAHAHA
The Truth. Eto na! nung nalaman na ang totoong nangyari kay Kevin sa Germany ang sakit lang sa puso T_______________T grabe lang talaga yun. Umiyak lang ako sa buong paglalahad ni Maxene about sa nangyari sakanya. Tapos nainis ako kay Jersey that time! Sa sobrang awa ko kay Kevin medyo naging okay saken yung idea naging sila ni Tracy natanggap ko yun. Kasi nainis talaga ako kay Jersey huhuhuh tapos naaawa na talaga ako that time kay Kevin kasi kahit nangyari na sakanya yung mga yun sa Germany he still chose to be with Jersey. He took the risk kahit na alam niya na masasaktan na siya ulit. Basta yun yung ultimate proof na he loves Jersey talaga.Basta super shocking at super masakit sa puso yung mga nangyari sa chapter na yun.
THE ROOFTOP SCENE. ETO YUNG PINAKAFAVORITE KO NA PART SA TDG 2!!! Ito yung scene kung saan masaya yung nangyayari pero umiiyak ako. Promise ang saya lang. hahaha. Para kasing after all the chase, mga pagdedeny , mga pagtatago, mga kabaliwan NAGKABALIKAN NA ANG KEVJE COUPLE! *wipes tears of joy* Wohooo grabe! Parang after ng lahat ng sakit sa puso at frustrations mas naging super saya (and worth it) ang pagbabalikan ng KevJe! Ang sarap lang magcelebrate! Hahahaha Mas masaya basahin yung chapter na yun with background music!! Pakinggan niyo yung song doon sa chapter yung Everything by Lighthouse. Mas nakakadagdag sa feels! Basta mas maganda at mas emotional ang chapter pag pinakinggan niyo yung song lalomi na pag medyo nasa timing yung song! Magkakagoosebumps kayo promise. Ang galing ng author na pumili ng kanta at para saken ang perfect ng pagkakasulat niya nung scene nay un. Sobrang mafifeel mo talaga yung emotions between sa dalawa. Ang magical lang ng dating sobrang humanga talaga ako sa writing skills ni Ate Leng!
Syempre hindi sila magiging KevJe kung smooth sailing ang relationship nilang dalawa. After the rooftop scene nagtaka ako kung bakit ang dami pang chapters! Hahaha medyo ninenerbyos ako sa mga mangyayari napaka unpredictable kasi. Tapos basta si Ate Leng kasi yan she’s full of surprises palagi and isa pa sa mga nahalata ko is minsan yung mga little scenes may mas kinalaman yun sa big scene! example nung kay Marlo and Blanche yung dinadala ni Marlo si Blanche sa mga places na pinupuntahan nila ni Jersey hindi ko yun ineexpect. may mga iba pang scenes pero pag sinabi ko pa mas lalo nanaman to hahaba -.- basta ang isa pa sa super hinahangaan ko sa TDG ay yung writing syle ng author! Grabe ang galing niya talaga super witty super funny tapos punong puno ng love and life lessons yung dalawang book ng TDG (Hindi lang sa IIF and TMEUAS maraming pang GM marami din sa TDG. Actually lahat naman ata ng story ni Ate Leng marami laging pwedeng pang gm hahaha). Tapos dahil sa kanya I started listening to opm again. Ang ganda ng songs sa TDG tapos ang ganda ng taste ng author sa music. Napakacool niyang tao. Sobrang humahanga talaga ako sakanya hahaha
Fave ko rin yung sugarfree reunion concert scene SLASH Ang pagtanggap ni Jersey nung proposal ni Kevin. FEEL NA FEEL ko yung emotions doon! Promise! Tapos ayun umiyak nanaman ako -.- Kasi ang ganda nung scene na yun! Habang background yung “Ikaw Pala” tapos yun kinwento ni Jersey na kinanta rin ni Kevin yun sakanya before pumuntang Germany tapos nagpropose rin that time si Kevin napa “OMG OO NGA!!!O_O ” ako nung time na yun! Gaya nung rooftop scene super perfect nung scene na to.
Wedding. My favourite thing about the KevJe wedding is their Wedding vows. Sa lahat ng stories na nabasa ko na may wedding vows na included yung sa KevJe yung pinakafavorite ko hihihi nakakaiyak yung wedding vows nila eh. Daig yung mga stories ni Nicholas Sparks T_________T
Medyo bittersweet saken yung Wedding ng KevJe kasi end na ng story eh L Isa pa ata yun sa rason kung bakit sobrang umiyak lang ako sa wedding nila. Nakakaproud sila na nakakaiyak na masaya na ewan hahahah halo halong emotions eh. Tapos ang lungkot isipin na after nun hindi mo na mawiwitness yung magiging buhay nila (Although mabuti nalang at nagka special chapter!!!!! Sobrang saya ko lang nung nalaman ko na magkakaroon nun :”> ) Hindi ko alam kung bakit naaattach talaga ako minsan sa isang story (kagaya nung sa Fallen Series sobrang iyak rin ako nung natapos ko ang last book T______T (Read “Rapture Rant” sa baba for more details! Hahaha). Sobrang attached ako sa TDG eh kaya halos 2 years ago na natapos kong basahin yun inuulit ulit ko pa rin. Hindi nakakasawa andyan pa rin yung kilig tapos pag nakakaiyak yung scene maiiyak ka pa rin. Feeling mo parang first time mo lang ulit basahin. Ganun yung magic ng The Despicable Guy. Para sa akin hindi lang basta fictional characters sina Kevin and Jersey sina Amae, Sath, Jerro, Keith, Kat, Paolo, Kat, Jicker, Blanche, JM at iba pa para silang totoong tao kasi sobrang real na pagkaportray ng author sa kanila. That’s another magic of TDG. And maybe isa rin sa magic ng author. Nakakaamaze lang.
P.S gusting gusto ko yung character ni Jicker!! Hahahaha ang cute eh. Sana andun rin siya sa TDG 1 para nakasama natin siya ng mas matagal. Sobrang nakakatuwa basahin ang TDG 2 dahil sa kanya. :D
Grabe ang haba nito sana ganito rin ako kasipag pagdating sa mga mga assignments and projects and other school stuffs! HAHAHAHA
The Kevin Santos Mini Appreciation Post
The Kevin Santos Mini Appreciation Post
Mas minahal ko si Kevin sa book 2. NAKS HAHAHAHA pero seryoso mas inadmire ko si Kevin sa book 2 kung crush siya nung book 1 naging ultra mega super crush ko siya sa book 2. (Sana lang hindi ito binabasa ng pamily ko hahahaha).
Mga nakakatouch at Sweet nag pinaggagawa ni Kevin sa book 2 compilation hahaha :
Ø Yung Garden of Roses sa tagaytay! Grabe sino ba naman ang hindi matatouch dito na kahit nagbreak na sila binigay pa rin ni Kevin kay Jersey yung garden. Sobrang sweet lang.
Ø ITO TALAGA YUNG SOBRANG NATOUCH AKO: Nung nagising si Kevin sa coma tapos yung unang word na sinabi niya ay yung pangalan ni Jersey. Wala lang the heart always remembers talaga.
Ø Kevin-Fernan epic fail confrontation:
Kevin: I’m not yet done! Ang akin lang.. wag na wag mong sasaktan si Jersey. Ha? Tandaan mo na allergic sya sa seafoods. Di rin sya marunong magdefrost ng ref. Magaling syang magluto,
pero wag kang magrerequest ng kaldereta sa kanya kundi uupakan kita. Pakituruan din pala
sya kung pano magpalit ng gulong, isa pang t@nga yun. Mahilig syang kumanta ng U2 songs, pero wag na wag mo syang sasabayan sa Stuck in the Moment, para sa kanya lang yun. Basta ingatan mo si Jersey. Kasi ako.. di ko sya naingatan e. Ikaw na lang dre.. Tutal ikakasal naman
Fernan: *inagaw yung phone ni Kevin* Tama na Kevin. I’m calling JM.
Kevin: Hoy! Di pa tayo tapos! Seryoso ka ba kay Jersey? Ha? Sasaktan mo ba sya? Wag kang
pupunta ng Germany!! Masisira buhay mo dun!!
Sino pa medyo umiyak dito? Taas kamay *taas kamay with paa*
Ø Yung New Year’s eve yung time na tinitingnan niya yung pictures ni Jersey sa laptop niya. Tapos yung pagdadrama niya dun. Ako lang ba nasweetan dun? Hahaha
Ø Yung nagreminisce siya about dun sa first new year nila ni Jersey.
Kevin: Asuus. Minsan daw. Ako nga palagi eh.
Jersey: *monotone* Talaga? Palagi kang nagfifireworks?
Kevin: Sabi mo minsan lang makakita ng ganung kagandang bagay. Ako palagi.
Jersey: Gutom ka na ba? Ta-
Ako: Palagi kasi kitang nakikita. Di ba maganda yun?
Ø Nung umiyak siya nung nagkabalikan na sila nung new year’s eve J
Ø YUNG KISS IN THE RAIN! Yung nalaman ni Jersey na tinatago rin ni Kevin ang iba’t ibang memorabilia nilang dalawa nung college huhuhuh kahit yung The Best Way To Lose essay nakakatouch yun sobra. Bihira ka lang kasi makahanap ng isang sentimental na guy.
Ø Nung nahospital siya tapos nagpatabi siya kay Jersey tapos yung PS I Love you talk nila yung kung mamamatay man siya basta sobrang sweet ng moment na to
Ø The King of grand romantic gestures talaga si Kevin. YUNG NIRENT NIYA YUNG BUONG MANILA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA PARA KAY JERSEY!!! SIYA NA!! Sobrang nakakakilig yun.
Ø Nung pinayagan niya si Jersey na iaccept yung gig sa U2 concert kahit ayaw niya kay Marlo
Ø Nung umiyak siya nung nalaman niya na hinalikan ni Jersey si Marlo
Ø Yung “tomador ng boracy” moment! HAHAHAHA Yung nalasing si Jersey tapos inalagaan niya ito tapos kinausap pa niya J Sobrang sweet lang nun.
Kevin: Jersey, you are awesome. And I don’t think I could function properly without your
awesome complementing mine.
Kevin: All the crazy fights have been worth it because the crazier the fight, the more it proves to me
that she is the only one I would want to spend my life with.
Ø Yung sintas tapos yung speech niya nung tinanggap na ni Jersey yung proposal niya! Huhuhuhu Naiyak ako sa moment na to. Feel na feel ko talaga yung emotion!! Sobrang galing.
Ø YUNG WEDDING VOW NILA. Grabe sobrang nakakaiyak yung kasal nila! Ang saya kasi tapos basta sobrang naiyak ako sa kasal nila hahaha ang ganda ng wedding vows nila! Sa lahat ng stories na nabasa ko ang KevJe para saken yung may pinakamagandang wedding vow. EVER.
I had just finished reading Rapture, The last book in the fallen series. I think it had one of the most beautiful endings ever. " Then the angels, the demon, and the Nephilim flew off to distant corners of the sky, leaving a moment’s brilliant flash of light behind them, as below, Luce and Daniel fell in love for the first—and the last—time. " . Luce and Daniel had been through a lot. A lot of sadness, grief , sorrow , pain especially on Daniel’s side everytime he watches the love of his life burst into flames. Their Love had transcended through thousands of years and they just find each other everytime. I think it was one of the loveliest things ever. I was crying at the end. the last line just made me emotinal. I’m so happy for them. They would finally find their happily ever after just like any other human. Their love story made me realize that love doesn’t need forever or eternity. The idea of loving someone in an uncertain amount of time and knowing that they are the one is beautiful enough. I love how they chose to be mortals rather than angels so that they could continue their love which had started centuries ago. I’m in love with how Daniel is willing to sacrifice his immortality for Love, Love between him and Luce , which is filled with uncertainty. Even though the Throne say that there is no guarantee that they would see each other again in their upcoming mortal life, the two of them were certain, that they would still find each other again. That’s another wonderful thing I learned. That someday each of us would find our significant half, just like how Daniel and Luce find each other in every lifetime.
I am crying while writing this. I just became so emotional with it all that has happened. I became so attached to Luce and Daniel that I cried because I’ll never have a glimpse of their story again. It feels like I’ve been with them through those eternities that they had been together. It’s just so heartbreaking. But I’m also happy that they would finally , YES FINALLY, live as normal people who would fall in love and would remain in love for the rest of their lives. There would be no more flames and no more pains and no more reincarnations. There would only be the two of them their love and maybe their kids, for I’m sure they are going to get married. I wish Lauren Kate would add a special chapter with their wedding T_T.
So right now, I’m gonna let go of the book,their story, their love and just wished them the happiness that they both deserve in the fictional world of Lauren Kate’s book. I’m sad. But Luce and Daniel’s story would always remain in my heart. They would always be my two angels. and I would remember them as the two people who taught me that there really is nothing greater in this world than True Love.
WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE OUR COUNTRY BETTER PLACE?
Different people have different views regarding our country today. Some may find our country hopeless because of all the corruptions and the never ending calamities. Some may find it still capable of development and change. But capable of change or not we should refrain from thinking of what we “think” of our country and instead think about ways on actually making it a better place. One thing I would do to make our country a better place is to do good deeds no matter how big or small they are.
Doing good deeds gives people hope. I remember a character from one of my favorite T.V series telling his son about doing good things. He tells his son that doing a good deed is like throwing a pebble into a lake, no matter how big or small your stone is, when you throw it into a lake it would always make a riffling effect. Just like the little pebble, doing good things to others always has its effect. When put together, the little peso we give to those in the street or those victims of different calamities would mean a lot to them. They would never feel they are abandoned and thus they would continue life in a brighter light.
A Good deed also inspires others to do good things. When it’s raining and you share an umbrella to someone you don’t know because he or she doesn’t have one, you might not know that the person you help would share his/her umbrella to you or to others next time because you have been an example to him or her. People would believe that despite all the bad things they often hear in the news there is still goodness left in mankind and there are still people out there for them to share their umbrellas with. They might never see the world the same way again.
Good deeds also make people happy. When you offer to help others in any way you can, it would make them smile and it would make them happy and grateful. Being happy is a good thing; it makes us forget our problems even for a while and it makes us open our eyes and actually appreciate the things around us. How lucky we are to meet really nice people or how blessed we are to have people to count on.
Maybe doing good deeds wouldn’t make ourselves or others richer, it wouldn’t make our economy much better, or it wouldn’t even prevent different calamities; but doing good things gives you and the people around you a glimpse of hope and happiness. And to have a country where there is hope, happiness — now that is my idea of a better place. And it only has to start with one little good deed.
More Than Just a Princess
by Karla Mae J. Bolanos
When I was little, I grew up watching Disney shows and movies. And of course, a Disney Movie wouldn’t be complete without a Princess. As a little girl I had always been fascinated by Princesses and their lovely hair, perfect teeth and sparkly gowns. Growing up, that hasn’t changed. I still watch Princess Movies from “Snow White” (which was shown way before I was born) to the newly loved “Frozen”. Some people may find it pathetic to still love Disney princesses at this age; they would find it overrated or immature, but Princesses aren’t just about the pretty tiaras and gowns or the adorable prince charmings (who are of course 50% of the reason). Growing up watching Disney princesses has also taught me things not every cartoon character gets to teach me. They have taught me that life isn’t perfect and that Love and dreams are powerful things.
Everybody thinks that a princess’ life is perfect; well for me, a true princess’ life is never perfect (before they have their “happily ever after” anyway). Look at Cinderella, she’s pretty, smart but she doesn’t have a father and she lives in a world of cinders before she becomes a princess. Snow White, who’s a princess from the very beginning, has an evil stepmother and has to run away. Belle, she’s nice, lovely but she and her dad don’t really have much. Ariel, a mermaid, falls in love with a human but it is not to be. Life isn’t perfect for us too; we may never have everything we want or our circumstances aren’t the best but we should always remember: these princesses’ lives were imperfect ones but they still managed to find their happily ever after’s. We should never complain on what we have, because these princesses never did. Their kindness, hard work and choices took them to their happiness and they deserved it.
So many movies talk about love, but Disney movies talk about love and dreams in their purest form. Disney Princess has taught us to follow our hearts in every choice we make, and I have always believed in that. Following our hearts may be too complicated for other people, but doing so is easy if we know who we are and what we want. Imagine what could have happened if Cinderella didn’t do anything in “Cinderella III” when Anastasia fit the slipper, would she still have her happy ending? Or if Rapunzel in “Tangled” didn’t have a dream to see the floating lights, would she meet the love of her life or her real parents? Or if Tiana from “The Princess and the Frog” did not dream of owning a restaurant, would she meet Prince Naveen and be happy like she never was before? Dreams are a crucial part in every Princess’ life; they define what her happy ever after would be and they make her do something to achieve them. Maybe that’s another part of what princesses get to teach us—to work hard and make sacrifices for our dreams.
Through the years many more princesses have been added to the Disney family, like Merida from “Brave” and Anna and Elsa from “Frozen”. Merida and Elsa are the two Disney Princesses who don’t have love interests and it just clearly shows that being a Princess is not only about the handsome prince charming. Everyone can be a princess too, but one doesn’t have to be like Cinderella or Ariel or Snow White or Belle. One can be a princess in this modern fairytale—a princess who shows courage and knows herself more than anyone, a princess who finds it widely important to be kind to both human and animal, a princess who believes that love between each of us is essential, and most especially, a princess who believes in her dreams. You might not know, your happily ever after would just be right around the corner.
Note: This was my English Project 4 years ago (First Year High School) :) I was 13 back then. Still kind of immature. haha. This essay was written due to my frustration because I didn’t get to attend Taylor’s Speak Now World Tour last February 19, 2011 at the Araneta Colliseum (Philippines T_T ).
Why I love Taylor Swift
“Fearless is not the absence of fears, it’s not being completely unafraid. To me Fearless is having Fears, Fearless is having doubts, Lots of them, Fearless is living inspite of those things that scare you to death,” a famous saying from Taylor Swift, my inspiration. Taylor Swift is country singer superstar who rocked the whole world with her heartfelt and personal songs. But why do I love Taylor Swift you say? It’s not just her face nor her unique voice that made me adore her but the way she expressed herself, the way she handled fame and most especially the way she dreamed.
The way she expressed herself through her songs is simply amazing. She writes songs based from her experiences. When she’s in love she writes songs about the guy, how sweet charming and wonderful that guy is. When she’s broken, she writes songs about breaking up or things about revenge. When she feels bad about doing something to a certain person, she writes songs about forgiveness. In other words, almost all girls can relate to her songs.
“I’m a fan of Fans” she told us once, That statement made me love her more. She’s so down to earth and she has remained humble despite her fame. She’s unlike other young stars nowadays who are always on drugs or partying all night. She once said that making music is better than taking drugs. She’s also the kind of girl who would sit on her sofa eating cookies (or baking them) while watching her favorite TV series rather than taking a night stroll in town. It’s amazing how she remained the same despite the huge changes in her life. She even has a curfew- cute.
Taylor is one proof that dreams do come true when you’re fearless. She had always dreamed to be a singer and writing songs is one of the things that she has constantly enjoyed doing. She started making music at a very young age. When she was 12 she got her first guitar and was taught 4 chords by a guy named Ronnie, a computer repairman. Since then she never let go of her guitar. She started writing songs and posting videos on Youtube. When she was 14 she begged her parents to move to Nashville, the home of country music. She started recording her songs and knocking on different record labels saying “Hi I’m Taylor, I want a record deal”. She was rejected a few times, but that didn’t stop her. She started singing on the bluebird cafe in Nashville until she was discovered by Scott Borchetta. Taylor strived hard to be famous and she really deserve what she has now.
I learned a lot from Taylor. I learned that some relationships don’t have happy endings and sometimes Prince Charming is the one who would break your heart, but although such things can happen, we should not be afraid to love, because LOVE, even for just a short period of time can be the greatest thing that one can ever experience. She taught us that heartbreaks and break-ups aren’t just ends but also beginnings. She told us not to be scared to love again. Another wonderful thing that I have learned through Taylor is, “Never pretend to be someone you’re not because someday you’re gonna run out of things to become”. This saying has truly inspired me. I have always been true to myself and the people around me, because being me is what makes me different from everyone else. Thank you Taylor—Idol and Inspiration!
Thank you for reading this essay it means a lot :) . I hope you learned something from Taylor too. A lot has happened in the last four years. Taylor would be taking her headlining tour (Red Tour) in Asia this June! . She is so much more successful now :D. I am super happy of her success. I have been a swifty since 2008 and it’s amazing to see her change through the years. Growing up, falling in love, winning more awards (NEWSFLASH: More to come :P) Haha. Seriously, she has grown into a beautiful woman (in and out) and she has grown even more fascinated by cats XD *Waves at Meredith “Hi there Meredith!” * . I’ve been a swifty for five years now going on 6 and maybe going on forever until Taylor would get married and have cute Taylor kids.
Do you see that picture ^ ? (Of course you see that picture.silly me) So ayan. Yan yung TDG or also known as The Despicable Guy :) a book by Ate Leng Anne De Chavez or also known as shirlengtearjerky :)
During our third year in High School my friends and I were obsessed with these wattpad stories. Almost everyone know what wattpad is. Actually nung una sila lang kasi hindi pa nila ako inuupdate nun HAHAHA. Sa pagkakaalala ko it was my birthday that time May 4, 2012, when they asked me to read Diary ng Panget ni Haveyouseenthisgirl. Una I was hesitant, I’m not fond of reading tagalog stories kasi kahit mga precious hearts romances and the likes. But I do love reading. I love reading novels and I also love reading different entertaining and interesting articles. But then due to insistent public demand lol jk lang HAHAHA Napabasa nila ako and okay maybe a part of me wanted to read it. Para naman gumaling ako sa Filipino kahit papano HAHAHA. Ayun Sobrang natuwa ako sa Diary ng Panget and nagpapasa pa ako sa kanila ng different soft copies ng ibang stories. It became an obsession. I was reading even during class hours and I was reading sa jeep, sa tricy. Sometimes I read while I walk. Minsan nagpapaumaga ako kakabasa lang. It wasn’t healthy I know but I can’t stop. It was a nice kind of addiction. Or so I thought. So medyo natapos ko na ata lahat ng most read stories sa wattpad before ko nabasa ang The Despicable Guy.
The Despicable Guy. I wasn’t that thrilled about The Despicable Guy nung una kasi ang bagal ng phasing (Sana naman tama spelling ko ng phasing XD) HAHAHA * HI ATE LENG! KUNG NABABASA MO MAN ITO XD * Kasi yung mga naunang nabasa kong stories mga chapter 10 palang may mga nangyayari na may mga kiss na nagaganap may nakakarealize na na fafall na pala siya sa other character haha wherein sa chapter 10 ng TDG nasa Charlie phase palang ata sila noon wala pang masyadong kilig moments forever nagbabangayan palang ang KevJe couple. Pero dahil super crush na crush ko noon si JOHN KEVIN UY SANTOS and ewan sobrang nagugustahan ko ang mga pagmumura nila noon! HAHAHA Ang cool kasi eh so ayun pinagpatuloy ko siya :) And it was one of the best decisions I have ever made (Naks haha pero seryoso:) ) Nung tumagal I began to like TDG no not like, like is an understatement I began to LOVE The Despicable Guy as in LOVE talaga. I realized na super realistic niya. Ibang iba siya sa wattpad stories na minsan naiisip mo na impossibleng mangyari sa totoong buhay kasi sobrang exaggerated na ng ibang details. Ibang iba ang TDG sa mga nababasa kong stories. And it also made me super fascinated with UPLB :) Sa lahat kasi ng stories na nabasa ko fictional rin lang ang mga schools pero sa TDG huwag ka! Isa pa sa mga top and kilalang University sa Pinas! :) HUHUHU Shemay wala talaga akong organization sa pagsusulat ng mga ganito. Hindi ko na alam ang susunod ko na sasabihin HAHAHA Ang dami ko kasing gustong sabihin eh. haha
Ay eto pa pala. Dahil sa TDG nadagdagan ang knowledge ko HAHAHA Seryoso feeling ko medyo tumalino ata ako after magbasa ng story. Ang galing galing kasi ni Ate Leng! :) Ang dami kong natutunan sa kanya kabaliwan man or educational HAHA
So let’s go to KevJe. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH! I love them talaga. Nung first book todo iyak ako sa Airport scene nila ni Kevin!, Pero more details on that later. Gustong gusto ko kung paano nainlove ang KevJe sa isa’t isa :) Detailed kasi kung paano sila nainlove eh. Sa haba ba naman ng TDG HAHAHA Pinakita yung mga turning points kung paano humantong sa ganoon ang nararamdaman nila. And one of the things I love about TDG is that it tackles human emotions perfectly well. Yung alam mong nararamdaman talaga ng isang tao or may pinagbasehan talaga (Hugot 101 kasi si Ate Leng XD Joke lang po :> ). Wala lang. Kasi you see diba parang ang lalim ng emotions nila, for me personally. Let’s take for example the Je-Paul-nagkabalikan-skit diba Je was crushed that time kasi nga yung kay Kev and Maxene tapos she chose to be with Paul kasi parang ayaw niyang mag-isa. And then there’s Max and Kevin sobrang gusto ni Kevin si Maxene na hindi niya masyado nahahalata ang feelings niya para kay Jersey he’s so caught up in Maxene kasi. May mga taong I think nafifeel ang ganyang emotions. And then sa mga barkada! sa mga stories ni Ate Leng matatagpuan ang meaning ng true friendship. I have read If I fall rin kasi tapos currently reading yung This Might End Up A Story (Setrang shipper right here <3 :3 ) tapos super hanga talaga ako sa barkada nila :) sa TDG sa secret society kina Amae, Sath, Jerro, Keith , Paolo, Kath tapos si Jill and Ken rin. Sa IIF naman ang SASSA tapos ang tatlong pugo :) Super ideal ng mga barkadang nabubuo sa stories ni ate Leng. Sila yung magkakaiba pero nagkakaisa yung bang iniisip mo na sana ganyan rin ka cool mga kabarkada mo or sana ganyan rin kayo ng mga kaibigan nyo. and humahanga rin ako kay Ate Leng kasi napakadynamic ng bawat character sa kanyang mga stories. As in ibang iba ang ugali nila sa isa’t isa. Ate Leng’s characters are so unique and one of the best things about them is that they have their flaws and pinapakita ni Ate Leng ang flaws nila :)
I think sa lahat ng nangyayari sa TDG parang may isang tao na makakarelate doon. Ewan hindi ko mapaliwanag masyado ang gusto kong sabihin. Sana nagets nyo nalang. HAHAHA (Feeling ko naman may nagbabasa nito lol kung may nagbabasa man nito *kaway kaway* HAHA). Ang daming pinagdaanan ng KevJe bago sila humantong sa isa’t isa. Gustong gusto ko rin kung paano nagtapat si Kevin kay Jersey. Kung paano niya narealize na mahal na niya pala ito. It was one of those spontaneous moments and I realized na sobrang magical pala pag ganun. I’ve learned to appreciate tuloy spontaneous moment kesa sa mga planado. kasi parang sa isang iglap hindi mo alam ang nangyari pero nagiba na pala ang tingin mo sa mundo or sa isang tao. Nung naging official na ang KevJe couple sobrang tuwang tuwa talaga ako nun T^T Naiyak pa nga ako eh. FINALLY! Sila na rin:). Tapos after that yung birthday ni Jersey doon sa part na yun napatunayan ko na sobrang mahal ni Jersey si Kevin and vice versa. She tackled him and cried and hugged him kasi kala niya wala na ito (Impulsive kasi eh haha). Tapos basta kinikilig ako sa moment na yun! tapos ang pagsayaw nila and pagsabi ng simpleng I love you. Yung wish ni Jersey that night. It was perfect 💗
Yung pag-alis ni Kevin yung sobrang naheartbroken ako eh. Lalo na nung umiyak siya T___T As in sobrang feels talaga T___________T yung pagkanta ni Kevin ng “Ikaw Pala” na gusto pala ni Jersey maging wedding song yun. Masasabi kong isa ang mga yun sa mga favorite scenes ko sa TDG :) Tapos yung sa Singapore yung “Paano mo nalaman yun? Na hindi ko kayang wala ka? Parang bading eh! Goodnight love :) ” SOBRANG KINILIG LANG AKO DITO. HUHUHU REAL LIFE JOHN KEVIN UY SANTOS PLEASE.
P.S TDG 1 palang po ito magpopost pa po ako about sa TDG 2 hahaha Hindi ko lang alam kung kailan XD Yung TDG 2 kasi yung sobrang naapektuhan ako at mas napatunayan dun yung love between Kevin and Jersey kaya deserve ng TDG 2 ang isa pang rant ko hahaha Jk. Pero gagawa ako para naman mailabas ko ang feels ko sa TDG 2.
Sarap balik balikan ng TDG :) Ilang beses ko na siya inuulit ulit eh haha :)
PPS : I’m an incoming freshman sa UPLB :) BS Development Communication. And nung nagpasa ako ng isang form nung mga first week of April nagpaka fangirl po ako sa UPLB hahaha Hinanap ko ang lugar na nabanggit a TDG. Gusto ko sana makita yung CAS Ruins eh kasi doon nagconfess si Kevin kaya lang hindi ko nakita :( Ang laki kasi ng LB haha pero sobrang nakakaoverwhelm makapasok sa campus ng UPLB :) ❤
MEET MY NEW LIFE HUHUHU
So these past few days I have been obsessed with this new game called QuizUp T^T It`s an online app that qives you quizzes regarding different categories. You`ll have an opponent in each quiz. the goal is to have a higher score than your opponent (but even though you don’t get to win it`s still worth it because you probably would learn a lot of things. Maybe that`s why I love this app so much. There`s no loser here just someone with a higher score than you :) ) I think it features all kinds of categories from educational ones to hollywood stuffs. My favorite category is the Taylor Swift category, being a swifty at heart of course. It`s a really great app though. You`ll learn many amazing and entertaining facts :)) I just hope it doesn`t ruin my life haha
You can find me there: purelovesparkles :)) I accept challenges haha though I`m not really that smart -.- and the only category I play is Taylor Swift and Disney HAHAHA
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