Hi, there!

It’s been a while! I have a lot of things and events I would like to write about. I am in a happy place right now. It seems that after months of  bumming and struggling, most of the things in my life seem to be falling into the right place. It’s not perfect but, I’m pretty sure nothing is in this world. It all boils down on how we perceive things that’s currently happening around us. If we try hard enough, we will be able to see the good in everything and everyone. That’s for sure!

I just started with my new work more than a month ago. It’s far from perfect but I know for now, it’ll do. I am able to enjoy my free time and I must admit, I’m still trying to figure out what’s the most productive thing to do during my free time. Maybe this, I can definitely write, right? or travel (I just have to save some more, maybe in a month or two, I’ll finally be able to say I’m financially stable) or try to study something I’m interested in that would benefit me in the long run. Whatever it is, I’m still trying to figure that out. And by the way, I’m still struggling with trying to live a healthy life. It’s definitely a hurdle I should overcome soon. I know, I will.

See, as I’ve said nothing’s perfect. I maybe happy but that doesn’t mean I’m not struggling. I think that it will always be a choice. Whether you let bad things ruin your day or let it be a learning experience for you and focus your energy on all the good instead.

I hope that you will be able to see the good in everything and everyone. It might be a challenge at times but I know you can! Let’s all try to live the life we want. Cheers to more adventure, happiness and mistakes! Let’s learn from these experiences and try to be a better each and every chance we get!

Best,

Ardent Wayfarer

Time Flies

Huntington Library, Arts Collection, and Botanical Gardens

It literally does, doesn’t it – whether you are having fun or facing challenges. Time flies really fast. Especially for us, humans.

Human life is fragile and fleeting.

As cliche as it may sound, one must truly live in the moment while treasuring those special memories we’ve had in the past.

We should live like a child. They spend time without thinking of actually spending it. They are spending it on things that’s worth something to them. Children live their lives in a quite predictable and straightforward manner. They express whatever it is they are feeling – the way they appreciate simple things, the way they laugh on small stuff, the way they cry whether it be because they are happy or sad, the way they are curious to things around them, the way they play, their innocence, charm and spirit. We should, in a way, live like them.

Can you remember those days when you didn’t give a damn on what other people think, so long as you are doing what makes you happy? Can you remember those days when you are taught what is right and wrong; and you strive your best to do the former? Can you remember the days you spent wondering on how things are made or how things work? Can you remember those times when you are full of life? Remember those days when you get knocked down but you just getup right away and you learn to do better?

Time flies, right? So let us take a small step back and learn from the younger versions of ourselves. Maybe, just maybe, we’ll be able to live a little better.

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Playful Kids

Best,

Ardent Wayfarer

Hey, It’s 2016!

New year

Yes, It is. 2. 0. 1. 6.!!!  Time sure flies when you’re having fun, right? 😉

First of all, let me all greet you a Happy Happy New Year! Cheers! Second of all, let’s all greet 2016 with a grateful and hoping heart!

This past year was one hell of a roller coaster ride. I believe it’s the same for everyone else. We all share a common thing or two – we all have at least one common experience – may it be landing a new job, falling in love [again] [and oh, by the way with same person as last year] *Damn our hearts*, unforgettable trips and celebration with your buddies, getting into arguments or fights with your loved ones, and so much more.

I just know that we have gone through a lot of downs in the past year but I’m sure as heck that we had more up, crazy-good, and unforgettable moments.

I am proud and humbled that we were all able to surpassed and lived through 2015. We may have failed at a couple of things, maybe tons of things last year. But hey, that’s what 2016 is for – to right the wrong, to learn from the past mistakes, and ultimately use it in the present for the benefit of now and of course, the future. 

That’s why let us all do our best in making 2016 as the best year of our lives. Let’s all strive to do better. To be better. Let’s always seize every moment, my dear friend!

Here’s to more crazy, fun-filled, and blessed year!

Best,

Ardent Wayfarer

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PPS. Excuse my selfie. By the way, a fun and cool trivia – According to Filipino Superstitions, wearing any polka-dotted clothe will bring prosperity for the coming year. No harm in believing your old folks’ sayings. 🙂 Again, Happy New Year! All the best this 2016

This season, to the next

Christmas Tree

Is it true that when you grow up, you feel a little less Christmassy?

I am a 22 year old professional living with my brother in a small condominium in the middle of the busy business district. For this particular year, Christmas seems a little bit less happier. Don’t get me wrong! We went home in the province and got to spend this holiday with our relatives. We had quite a night. A small feast, a few beers, and lots of games.

But yes – despite all the smiles and laughter, there’s a small voice inside of me saying things could’ve been better. Well yeah, if I think it through, we may have a small family problem that got in the way of celebrating this season. However, I know deep inside that this is not the only reason as to why this season feels a little less brighter.

I have been seeing memes on Social Media discussing this very same topic. Among the post I saw are the ones depicting that I am feeling this way because I got a bit older. Heck with that argument!

The spirit of this season, in my opinion, should be celebrated joyously throughout our lives whether it be that in a stage wherein we’re a toddler, a tween, or even an old crippled man.

The season of giving is ageless and so should the people celebrating it. We should still all get giddy when receiving gifts, we should all be ecstatic on the eve of this season and the feast that we’ll be having. We should put effort in giving out gifts for our loved ones. We should all together celebrate Christmas with smiles in our hearts.

Writing this, maybe it is just really because I am a bit frustrated in life as I am going through some personal dilemma and that my family’s going through a bit of a tough patch but nevertheless I promise to celebrate next year’s Christmas with a thankful heart and a happier soul!

Happy Holidays!

Cheers,

Ardent Wayfarer