Still awake.

Yo!

It’s officially the weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚ I was catching up on s4 of Broad City. I’m only 4 episodes in right now. So far, I like it!

Just reminiscing for a bit. I just recall the fashion in high school – polo shirts tied up with rubber bands from behind, velour, puffed up shoes, and moccasins to name a few. I also recall my not so nice crushes.

I can just remember how terrible these “crushes” were to me. Take this one guy. Let’s call him T. T found out during track practice that I liked him. He acted like a jerk the entire time. I never confronted him about it, but it was awkward af. Especially when you have all of these mutual friends on the team. I never tried to clear the air. I was just mortified. And to make it more awkward, he asked this other girl on the track team to prom. I was a bit ๐Ÿ’”. Fast forward a few years later, I see him again at community college. I said hello and that was it. I’ve never seen or spoke to him again. Glad it worked out that way. #bye

I was super insecure in high school. I never felt like I was good enough. And even in the present day, I still kinda feel that way from time to time. BUT I’m still learning & growing. There’s so much more to do and see. I’m excited for the future! I must always treat myself well. ๐Ÿ‘‘

So this is good night. But I’ll leave you with this quote.

Happy weekend to all!

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“Thatโ€™s why they call them crushes. If they were easy, theyโ€™d call them something else.โ€ -Jim Baker, Sixteen Candles

#TBT: Pals forever.

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From the archive.

So many dog photos, but I love it! This was after work one day. I was super tired and cold. The living room is always eventful and this photo is an example of it. Laki loved being everywhere, especially the futon with endless blankets. What a dog! His personality doesn’t compare. So silly.

I miss him all the time. It’s approaching 9 months. So many happy memories. I will always cherish those.

I hope you all had a great Thursday! Where did the week go?

Sleep well.

b

#TBT: My heart.

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Reminiscing yet again. I think it’s always the toughest during the holiday season. As we prepare for Christmas, we really wish our maternal grandparents were still around. Even for one day.

I can’t remember how old I am here. I think we’re 4 or 5. You can’t quite tell because it’s a bit blurry, but I think I just finished drinking soda or fruit juice. Bianca and I had super red lips. LOL. Maybe it was Hi-C? I really liked our matching haircuts. #twinning

I love my grandparents. They all raised me with so many values and important lessons. It sticks with me to this day. I hope I’ve made you proud.

Sweet dreams to all.

b

#TBT: June 24, 2009.

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Here I am at Dolores Park. I was 22. I had to help my cousin out with a photo project for his class. It was pretty fun. I remember doing a bunch of silly poses & jumping! My fave. ๐Ÿ™‚

I still have that All-Star Game jersey in my closet. Oh baseball, how I miss thee. Just waiting for spring. Come back soon!!!

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I have so much to be thankful for this year, including the hardships. There’s a silver lining for everything, right? Hoping for the best. Anyway, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.

I stand in solidarity with the indigenous peoples of America.ย 

Good night.

b

#TBT: Laki, 2014.

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Today marks eight months since you went away. There isn’t a day when we don’t think of you! Laki (luh-key) was a very special dog. I loved to call him little brother, little man, and my shadow. He followed everyone, but he and I had a special connection. I was very overprotective of him, partly because he was quite small in stature. He was our first male dog. He loved taking naps and sitting on everyone’s laps while we did our homework.

His name came from the Tagalog word malaki which means big. But since he was small, the name fit perfectly. Our dad came up with his name. We had some trouble deciding, but what do you expect from teenagers. Indecisive! Lol.

I miss you every day, Laki. I hope you’re enjoying the great big sky. May there always be treats, lots of food, and comfy blankets around you.

I love you always.

b

#TBT: BRIDGE – FEBRUARY 18, 2013.

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BRIDGE! My second home at UC Davis. I can’t remember the theme of the meeting. I think it had something to do with serenades. My group had to come up with a striptease or dance? LOL, I don’t really remember. HAHA.

I miss college. I hope everyone in this picture is doing well. I’m also really digging my short hair. I might cut it that length again. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Photo credit: Gino Lucas