My Happy Project | Vol. 02

Hello everyone. Yay! I finally got around to making another entry on My Happy Project series. I was inspired to do this by The Happy List tag (?). Last July has been hella crazy month for me. I’m glad it’s over and I’m glad it happened, too. It was hectic and fun at the same time. 😀 Without further delay, here’s my list of things that made me happy recently.

*Got Ears Pierced Again…

I’m not talking about another set of piercings though! 🙂 I got my ears pieced when I was a kid but since I’m not a fan of wearing earrings, it just closed as time passed. After so many years, I decided to get them ears pierced again. No photo for proof though. Sorry. Can’t take decent ear photos. 😦

*Fun Beach Activity

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As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m currently taking classes right now. Our class had an event at the beach for our Personality Development module. It was a super long and stressful day because it was all short notice so we went insane with the preparations. I volunteered to make the program for the event and ended up having to volunteer myself to do the opening speech for the program, too.

We spent the whole day at the beach but didn’t really go swimming, which is totally ironic. We just spent the rest of the afternoon after our program singing karaoke and dancing, me swaying 😀 It was a public resort so there were quite a lot of people around the area, who probably thought we were all drunk but we didn’t have a drop of alcohol on us.

Some of my classmates and I didn’t go home until it started raining, so we had to walk under the rain for a couple minutes. It ended up raining soooo hard that there was a power outage by the time I got back to the city. I had agreed to meeting my family that night so they picked me up from somewhere and we went to the mall. That was the first time I went to the mall drenched in rain. The lady guard looked at me funny when she gave me a pat-down. 😀

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*Formal Dinner

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In another one of our modules, we had a fine dining event where we had to dress up and doll up. The stress I had leading up to this event was beyond me mainly because I hate looking for a dress. Hours prior to the photos above, I had a mini meltdown because I hated the dress I got. Haha 😀 But! It all worked out.

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Here’s me getting my hair and makeup done. The MUA put on pink lipstick on me at first. I loved it but somehow I didn’t feel me looking at the mirror so I asked him to change it. Out of all the mirrors in the venue, silly me went ahead to take an OOTD photo in the dark area of the venue. By the way, this is my first OOTD photo, believe it or not. 😉

*Bargain Sandals

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A few days before my formal event, I went to look for the perfect footwear for that said day. It was an awesome timing when we went to the mall because there was a huge sale. Huge as in BUY 1 GET 1 huge. Two pairs of sandals for just 600 pesos, which is around US $12 give or take. Cool, right?!? I got four pairs even though I only needed one. I gave one pair to my cousin (not in the photo) and I gave the gray one to my mom.

I wore the white one to the event which was probably one of the best decisions in my life. JK. Seriously, it was not a mistake choosing that pair. It was comfy and it made a clumsy person like me pretty steady. I was able to dance and run around without tripping over in it.

*Clubbing

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The first and last time I went to a club, I was 16. Ssshhh… That moment I knew I hated it and didn’t bother to go back. However, not wanting to waste my dress and makeup after our formal dinner, my classmates and I went clubbing. It was fun! And I felt free after a long time. I never thought I’d one day dance in public sober but I did!!! And I congratulate myself for that. 🙂

*Socializing

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Class ended earlier last Saturday so we got pizza! I’m not a very sociable person so it’s nice to go out with new people once in a while to bond over pizza, small talks, and laughter. Had a fun afternoon with these people.

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Well, that concludes My Happy Project for now! Those are the recent events in my life. It’s been fun and I had fun writing about it, too. 🙂 Until next time!!! Oh! If you’re interested, here’s a link to my previous My Happy Project entry. Thanks for reading. Bye! 🙂

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My Happy Project

So I was inspired to do this post by another blogger. Her name is Glaiza and she blogs over here. I was thrilled when I found her blog because I learned she’s from the Philippines as well. Plus she has really lovely photos! She has a series on her blog called The Happy List where she lists down things that have recently made her happy. I’ve been loving reading her lists ever since I found her blog a few months back.

Here’s the thing…

I’m a cloud-over-my-head kind of person. If something happens, my mind always jumps straight to the worst case scenario. I don’t have a bag full of positivity with me all the time. And if you follow me and happen to have read a couple of my posts, you might notice that my posts are on, let’s say, the melodramatic side.

Let’s just say I’m more of a pessimist hence being super positive isn’t really a natural trait for me but I’ve decided to change things up and give positivity a shot. Nothing wrong in trying, right?

So…

That is why I decided to do my very own list of happy things. I’m calling this My Happy Project. This project’s goal is to constantly remind myself of appreciating the little joys no matter how stressful life may get and to slowly teach myself to be positive. Because, you know, more positivity, less wrinkles!

Anyway, here is my first-ever list!

*Speaking of firsts, my first-ever muffins!

So… to be completely honest, I cannot take full credit for these. I can take one-sixth of the credit, I guess. 🙂 A few weeks ago, my group (from a class I’m taking right now) was assigned to bake muffins in one of our modules. This was my first time baking. I would love to practice baking more in the future though when I have a functional oven. These are vanilla muffins, by the way! They don’t look too muffin-y but they tasted like one. 😀

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*Agnes.

I haven’t seen Despicable Me 3 but I did see one of its trailer where Agnes was freaking out about unicorns. It was so cute! I’m obsessed with her cuteness. So I deliberately went to McDonald’s to get a Happy Meal. That grown-up lady buying a Happy Meal ALONE? Yup, ME!!!

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*Night Out

Catching up with my cousin! Kay and I weren’t able to hang out for a long time. A month. Haha! So it was really great to spend time again. Photo below isn’t from the actual night out as we didn’t take photos from that day.

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Class Activity

June 18. Our class did a little feeding program for the kids in one relocation site in the city. A few years ago, there was a huge flood in our city and these kids’ families were affected. There were less kids than we expected but I guess we were in an area with not so many but our activity was still a huge success!

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*Food, drinks, and karaoke!

After our activity, we decided to have lunch at one of our classmate’s place. We bought lechon manok and liempo (roasted chicken and grilled pork belly). We also took the chance to hangout some more for drinks and a karaoke session!

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Aaand… there you go! Those are the things to be that I’m happy and grateful about. How about you guys, what made you smile?

Keep smiling!!!