Just Watched: The Fault in Our Stars


I’ve just watched The Fault in Our Stars and I feel like I’m suspended in mid-air just a few inches above the ground. I’d like to think that Hazel Grace did survive and that she lived longer; but I think that it may not be possible.

(SPOILER ALERT! If you have not read it or watched, please don’t read beyond this point.)

Immediately after learning about Augustus’ letter to Peter Van Houten, Hazel Grace looks for it and reads it. It somehow shows that she rereads it several times more.

At the end of the letter, it says, “I like my choices. I hope she likes hers.”
In the film, Hazel Grace is wearing a white dress. She lies down on the grass and crosses her arms and rests them on her chest. As she does that, she says, “I do Augustus. I do.”

I hate to even think about it, but I suppose she has made a choice and is ready to let go. It scares me to even imagine that she removes her cannula and dies alone on the grass.

John Green is, I guess, Peter Van Houten – the author of the book Imperial Affliction. He did not give an ending to the story. He let the readers decide and assume how it ended. He said in an interview, “I ended The Fault in Our Stars where I wanted to end it. I have never said anything about what might happen before or after what’s depicted in the book. I finished writing it, for better or for worse, and it now belongs to you.”

I have not read the book yet and I will surely do as soon as I finish the novel I’m still reading now.

This is one of those films that will make you just feel… Confused… Clueless… I can’t even tell if I’m really sad or what. It’s the same feeling I had after reading and watching The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Tell me what you think.



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I’m So Hooked into Loom Bands!

I heard about loom bands for the first time from one of my students. It was not very popular here in my country then. Now that we can find loom bands everywhere, it was easy for me to get myself a set. There was never a day I would not create something. At first, I watched tutorials on YouTube and carefully followed their instructions.
Some of my first creations are:



Now I can create my own loom band charms!





I’m really hooked into it now!

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Go Organic!

When I was little, my tita would put make up on me so my Tatay often teased me by saying “Ngek Ap”. That’s how I said it daw before. :D

I was so fascinated with Nanay’s make up and every time she went to the market, I rummaged through her things and snuck around applying her make up on my face. After a few minutes of admiring my made up face, I washed it off but my Nanay still knew that I used her make up kasi there was eyeliner residue on my waterline.

During my teenage years, I somehow changed my preferences in “fashion” [if that’s what I can call it haha]. I became keen on shirts, my Kuya’s shorts, sneakers, caps and just my tied up hair. I thought make up was too girly and I was just satisfied with a little powder on my face. It went on until I reached 20.

I only started using lipstick when I worked. Also, there was this Avon lady who would regularly visit our house to offer their products. I often said “no” to her despite my mom’s persistence to make me buy undies. [My mom would often remind me how worn out my bra was; and it would be embarrassing if an accident happened and people would say how pitiful I was not being able to buy myself a nice one.]

So finally I bought myself a nice brownish shade of lippies from the Avon lady and it lasted for ages! And I mean ages. I didn’t buy until I was convinced it was all used up and I really needed a new one. A colleague gave me nice blusher and I found it nice to have a soft flush on my cheeks. However, it didn’t seem to be good on my skin ‘coz it caused my pimple to breakout. I tried different products but all of them had the same effect.

Then I came across Michelle Phan’s video on YouTube and I became even more interested in make up. It’s amazing to see how make up can change how you look! It can even hide some blemishes that you wish you do not have.

I started buying more lippies from our very consistent Avon lady; and now I have countless shades from nude to red! I also bought make up brushes, eye shadow palette, more and more lippies!

A friend gave me a L’Oreal Smokey Eyes quad eye shadow and a set of gorgeous make up brushes from Sasa, and they are my favorites!

Sophie lippies are really affordable and are super nice to wear because they’re creamy and blendable. They just kinda build up after some time [or perhaps it’s just my chappy lips.]

Now, I’m KRAZY over something, and I feel confident to use them. They’re organic and up to 95% less chemicals! These make up products have caught on in such a short period of time because they can really satisfy make up enthusiasts.

And I’m talking about KRAVE MINERALE COSMECEUTICALS. I’ve known it for so long and now I am officially a distributor! Yay!

I’ve only started selling and some beautiful ladies have already purchased some – and they loved ‘em!

Here are some of the amazing products Krave offers:

anti-zit arch precision fuittie poreless jap cheek kontoured lip n cheek1 misty pritz make up spray moisture visagee oil elim outrage satin sheer satin sheerr satin sheerrr triplex unltra concealer upgrade foundation veggie lash

To get your own, simply:

  • Go to The Flying Baboy page, Like it and get to know more info.
  • Text/Viber me at 09497046433.
  • Click the Order Form. Make sure you’re 100% sure!

Go on and try it! Go organic!

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SOUND TRIP: Shuffle and Play

I was installing the app Dumb Ways to Die in my iPhone when I found out that it was about to run out of space. :o

So I had to remove some apps that I liked (that sucked). I also had to delete some photos and videos I already uploaded (that sucked even more). I had to delete some of my songs (that was insane!) I had to listen one by one before I totally removed them from the device.

After that, I just wanted to listen to music ‘coz I felt a little upset. (Drama!) Since I couldn’t choose which to listen to, I decided to listen to random songs. I shuffled the songs five times and here’s what Musika, my iPhone, chose for me.


Cocaine – Eric Clapton


Paper Tiger – Beck


Communist Daughter – Neutral Milk Hotel


Sunday Morning – Maroon 5


The fifth song was supposed to be from Marcus Highway, kaya lang I didn’t know the title. I couldn’t even find it on Google and YouTube. So I shuffled again and picked another one.

Scissor Paper Rock – Architecture in Helsinki


Good night! <3

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It’s been ages since I’ve last updated this blog and I’ve got to thank those who’ve viewed this.


How have you been so far? I hope that 2014’s been nice to you.

As for me… Hmmh… Things have been going well. I’ve been busy with studies and work. My first year in Pamantasan ng Cabuyao is about to end! Time sure flies so fast!

I was able to travel just this February. It had been my dream to go to the City of Pines here in the Philippines – aka The Summer Capital – Baguio City!

I went there by bus on the 21st of February and came back home on the 24th.

It is one of the highlights (so far) of my 2014. I’ll be posting photos on my next blog post.

I’m gonna hit the sack for now. I must get up early tomorrow for school. :D

It’s 1:42am here, so yeah… Good night!

Oh and here’s a photo of me, my Bebekez Guil, the rest of The Mighty Bhutens and their family, at our first dinner together:


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Collaborating with a 4-year Old


This is just too cool to ignore.

Originally posted on busy mockingbird:


One day, while my daughter was happily distracted in her own marker drawings, I decided to risk pulling out a new sketchbook I had special ordered.  It had dark paper, and was perfect for adding highlights to.  I had only drawn a little in it, and was anxious to try it again, but knowing our daughter’s love of art supplies, it meant that if I wasn’t sly enough, I might have to share.  (Note:  I’m all about kid’s crafts, but when it comes to my own art projects, I don’t like to share.)  Since she was engrossed in her own project, I thought I might be able to pull it off.

Ahhh, I should’ve known better.  No longer had I drawn my first face (I love drawing from old black & white movie stills) had she swooped over to me with an intense look.  “OOOH!  Is that a NEW…

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CONSISTENCY is the Best Policy, for Now

I have gained so much weight for such a short period of time. In January, I wore my favorite skinny jeans and it was already difficult for me to put on. I wanted to wear them again in March, and surprisingly, I COULDN’T WEAR THEM ANYMORE! It’s been so hard to even put on some of my shirts and my short pants. CRAZY!

I tried to go on a diet, but my love for food kept me from eating less. I started to do yoga and some dance workouts but my laziness kept me from doing them regularly.

If I am consistent with something, that will be my being INCONSISTENT! I know what I have to do, but I can’t do it. I am lacking determination.

So today, I’ve decided to really lose A LOT OF weight so I could wear my old clothes again. I am not really into buying new clothes unless there is an occasion.

I know that all I have to do is SWEAT…. A LOT. So I have to exercise and perspire. Then REALLY eat less. I MUST give up eating what I want, FOR NOW. Until I can fasten the buttons on my jeans again, I will not stop.

Please Rika, be consistent. Help yourself. You know that only you can push yourself. People can try but if you continue being stubborn, you will not be able to make it. So get the fck moving!

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