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Zee is a self-proclaimed supergirl! 20-something and fearless.
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28 October 13
by Zee

Embrace Your Mistakes

When we were young, our minds have been engraved that mistakes are bad. Creating or doing mistakes would lead to consequences and punishments. We would get grounded for touching the cookie jar before it’s time for afternoon snacks, or piling up a big mess in your room, or even getting a booboo from riding your bike. Our minds have been tampered with the thought of avoiding mistakes; that we should not do wrong. Most of us feel bad when we make mistakes. We beat ourselves about it, feel down, and even get mad at ourselves. We get scolded - at home, school or even at work - probably not always but enough to lead us to feeling bad about ourselves with our unconscious reaction.

Yet, without mistakes, we could not learn or grow.

Mistakes are how we learn to do something new, because if we succeed at something, it’s probably something we already knew how to do. Easy as that. That’s probably why the phrase “take a risk” has been conceived because mistakes allow us to learn and to grow from beyond what our minds can only allow. Come to think of it, life has been one heck of a journey and most of the journey was made up of mistakes.

I value learning. I value growing. I value improving myself from mistakes. If not for mistakes, I wouldn’t know where I stand now. Mistakes. It’s an amazing thing that makes a world of brilliance possibles.

Embrace your mistakes. Cherish them. Smile.

Hello from my vanity during Fieldwork Friday!!

Swing my hips & giggle,

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14 September 13
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Lost In Wonderland - QHearts Cafe

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”


I woke up today and saw a white rabbit running. I tried to chase it because it would make a great new pet. Instead of catching it, I fell and landed here at QHearts Cafe. Everything isn’t what it seems but it felt good being away from reality…

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“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.”

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"I wonder if I’ve been changed changed in the night. Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different."

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"It is better to be feared than to be loved."


Visit QHearts Cafe at Velez St. cor. Montalvan St. | Like them on Facebook: QHearts Cafe | Follow them on Instagram: QHearts Cafe

Thank you Ricky Anthony Gawat for taking my Alice pictures.

Swing my hips & giggle,

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11 September 13
by Zee

Tanya & Eli’s Big Day

We (my cousins and I) have waited a long time for this day to come. Tanya and Eli are probably one of the longest couples I have known and last Saturday, they both finally tied the knot and entered a new stage in life.

The news about Tanya getting married wasn’t much of a shocker since we’ve been joking about it since after graduation. We never thought that just a few short months, she finally said yes to Eli. Allow me to throw a photobomb.

Here’s the SDE by the awesome Kanru Cabanatan:

Israel and Tanya SDE from Kanru Cabanatan on Vimeo.

And last but not least, my OOTD/N during the wedding…

Enjoy!

Swing my hips & giggle,

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10 September 13
by Zee

Of Mangroves, Seaside and Impromptu Hosts

Last Friday, I was invited by the MSO to join their annual Tree Planting and Coastal Clean-Up. If you’ve seen my office, it has two buildings. One, belonging to District 3, which is where I am situated and the big building belongs to the MSO. They are a really big department and composing of six different divisions. Ma’am Annie, who belongs to the Head division and who’s the safety/principal Engineer was the culprit of everything. I was not suppose to be part of this but given our acquaintance and how she treats me like her own daughter, how could I say no to such an invitation, plus Ma’am Emma (my boss), gave me the thumbs up so my schedule for Friday was cleared.

Because I belong in the other building, I was not informed that I can wear shorts, hence the pants! I was having a hard time what to wear considering that we’d be positioned on the beach and I would be able to get inside the office premises.

Ma’am Annie said I should stay offshore but I couldn’t let them have all the fun so I volunteered to be little miss photographer.

Kumusta naman ang ID??? HAHAHAHA!!

After the mangrove, narra and mahogany planting, we went to Del Puerto Beach for the coastal-clean up.

Famished and drained from the scorching heat, we relaxed to one of the cottages of the beach and just enjoyed the breeze. Well, there was a getting-to-know part since I’m not familiar with everybody.

(L-R: Zee, Dawn, Grena and Sandy)

Right after lunch (this is where I actually come in), there was a short program and the judging of their Slogan Making Contest. The original plan was that Ma’am Emma would be one of the judges but there was too much work to do so she sent me instead. BUT, I thought that was my only role until Ma’am Annie was looking for an emcee/host. Because of our little get-to-know earlier, Ma’am Dawn and Ma’am Delia knew I majored in International Studies and kept forcing me to take the job. So there, I said yes. I thought to myself: “God gives His toughest challenge to those who are strong enough to handle them.”

The cornetto ice cream I used as a microphone.

Then comes the judging & awarding of the Slogan Making Contest…

Congratulations to NPD for winning the Slogan Making Contest and for winning the Php2500!

Overall, I had a great experience and it felt good to be challenge to something I’m still starting to develop. Bonus points for meeting new people and the catered food!

Swing my hips & giggle,

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8 September 13
by Zee

OFW #3: ON-THE-JOB

Originally, the title was supposed to be On-the-Job Training but I’m no longer in training. Well, technically I still am getting the hang of the company’s system but the term OJT usually implies to college students who are learning the art of work. I no longer belong in that department since March of 2012. But who’s to say that once you graduate, you’ll stop training or more importantly, learning?

Life will always be a never-ending provider of lessons. We learn from experiences and from there, our minds continue to develop throughout our daily lives. Now that I am working, everyday is an opportunity to be more knowledgeable about the company, myself and life. I am more exposed to what the real world really is. Although I haven’t fully separated myself from financial support and I still am living under the roof of my parents, I still feel like I am already independent and self-reliant (in a way…). I guess working gives direction to life; to where we’re supposed to be and most of all, gives wisdom.

From the moment I wake up, prepare for work and get down to business, life will always be a continuous training and an endless learning; maybe not just for work but without-end for myself and for life.

Cheers to the working group of society and for those who are inspired to continue learning.

Remembering college days, Manila-life independency and the ever famous and dreadfully searing OJT uniform of batch 2012 with this OFW entry.

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Unpredictably, the vest and slacks still fits despite the massive body enlargement from numerous catered meetings and free snacks at the office. The custom-Zee-fit blazer, however, is not in the existence of my closet because my cousin, Katrina, used it for her teaching demonstration. The top, if recalled, with electric pleats and puffy sleeves, I cannot wear anymore; not because it doesn’t fit (it still does) but because it’s too dressy for work.

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Bien Amador, the designer, must be overjoyed if he’d seen me wearing his pricey creation ‘til now. I did make some alterations with the slacks. It was too loose from the knees below and I keep on tripping once stepped on.

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I guess I can be labelled as being too experimental but like I said with OFW#1, I’d like a change of perspective.

How do I look?

Swing my hips & giggle,

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Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh. Modified by Supergirl Zee. © Zee Paduganan 2013.