soml


Sabi ko sisipagin na ko e, kaso nung dumami workload ayan wala na ulit. Isa-summarize ko na lang. What happened in the past few months? Ang huling update ko ay July, nagkasakit ako ng malala. Hindi yon COVID. July 18. Nag-dagat kami sa Tanza. Matagal na pala pinlano ng mga chaka magbeach, ako lang ang … Continue reading soml

we don’t blog anymore~


Hi, kilala nyo pa ba ako? Charot. Hi guys. Wala yung boss ko at ilan sa mga katrabaho ko, may out of office work sila. Wala pa naman akong pending. Naalala ko lang, may blog pa pala ako? hehe Ang last update ko ay... July 2021... ngayon ay.. March 2022... Ano bang nangyari nung mga … Continue reading we don’t blog anymore~

weakshit


May COVID na ata ako. Charot. Hindi pa rin ako navavaccine-an. Dapat nung lunes e kaso ang biglaan magtext ng Manila LGU, di keri na pumila ako ng lumuwas ako ng maaga. Anyway ayon lately madalas ako magkasakit. Work from home naman ako lagi, pero sakitin ako hahaha. Pre-pandemic pangmalakasan ako e, nakikipagbardagulan sa MRT, … Continue reading weakshit

module


Kahapon, nagpatulong yung kapatid ni jowa sa module, kasi ngayon na yung submission. Tapos tiningnan ko, ABA NAWINDANG AKO. BAKIT GANITO NA YUNG PINAG-AARALAN NG MGA ESTUDYANTE NGAYON. Sabi ko, writer yung profession ko pero nahihirapan ako sa mga tanong na ito. Grade 10 pa lang yun, pero bakit ganito yung mga topics? Di ba … Continue reading module

anniversary


"I think I've seen this film before," https://youtu.be/odbEIXJKb0I Nung nasadlak tayo sa ECQ last year, maraming plano ang napostponed, kung hindi man tuluyang nakansela. Tapos sa loob ng ating mga tahanan nangangarap tayo na "After lockdown/COVID, we can do this and that, makakapagparty na tayo sa BGC, makakapagtravel na, we can finally hug our loved … Continue reading anniversary

drivers license


  Back to hanash blogs tayo! Umalis si Don2 ng alas-dose ng madaling-araw. Pipila daw siya ng ganung oras para sa driver's license niya. Nakakaloka sabi ko bat ganon kaaga? Hala? Sabi niya 70 lang daw ang ineentertain kada araw. Kaya paunahan makakuha ng slot. Grabe ano, di ko alam kung dito lang ba sa … Continue reading drivers license

tsiskik.


long story short


Forty two days na rin pala. Feeling ko eto na ang tamang tiyempo. Earlier December 2020, kinoconceptualize ko na yung year end hanash blog ko (yes it's been a tradition since 2015? 2016? na may wrap up summary post for the year, tas kasama na dito yung year end top 20 playlist ko.) Kaso nagpalit … Continue reading long story short

Celebrate Christmas sustainably by cutting back on plastic wastes


Christmas season produces the biggest volume of garbage in the country, especially with the Filipino practice of gift giving, having special family meals, Christmas parties, and various holiday events. According to a report of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the Philippines is the fourth largest generator of solid waste among ASEAN countries, with 14.66 … Continue reading Celebrate Christmas sustainably by cutting back on plastic wastes

Strengthen collaboration to ensure efficient delivery of service to communities hit by crises


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development acknowledges that the world is out of balance and integrated and systemic approaches are needed. Such approaches shall address the ‘intimate relationship between the poor and the fragility of the planet and need to be built on the conviction that everything in the world is connected’. Solidarity is viewed … Continue reading Strengthen collaboration to ensure efficient delivery of service to communities hit by crises

La Niña expected to continue through 2021


La Niña further strengthened during the last quarter of this year and shall likely to continue through the early months of the following year, bringing above normal rainfall conditions that could lead to adverse impacts across most areas in the country, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). In an online … Continue reading La Niña expected to continue through 2021

Re-imagining Human Mobility


Environmental changes and natural disasters have played a role in how the population is distributed on the planet throughout history. However, undesirable environmental changes directly created or amplified by climate change extensively changed the patterns of human settlement. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) noted that climate change led to dramatic increase in human … Continue reading Re-imagining Human Mobility

Paris Agreement 5th Anniversary


During the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris on 12 December 2015, 195 nations, including the Philippines, reached a landmark agreement to combat climate change and to accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low carbon future. The Paris Agreement, … Continue reading Paris Agreement 5th Anniversary

2020 is one of the warmest years ever recorded


The global warming advances this year, making 2020 one of the warmest years ever recorded. According to the 2020 provisional State of the Global Climate report by the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the year 2020 is set to be one of the three warmest years on record with the average global temperature about 1.2C … Continue reading 2020 is one of the warmest years ever recorded

Together we can through volunteering


Each year, hundreds of thousands of Filipinos volunteer their time and skills to help make the world a better place by improving the lives of the people and the environment. The Philippines ranked 9th out of 125 countries with the highest number of people volunteering their time in proportion to its population, based on the … Continue reading Together we can through volunteering

Declaration of Climate Emergency


The Philippine government continues to put in place measures and initiatives leaned towards the declaration of climate emergency, as a policy instrument to help the Philippines achieve its goals under the Paris Climate Agreement. The House Committee on Disaster Resilience adopted on Tuesday a resolution declaring a disaster and climate emergency. House Resolution No. 535, … Continue reading Declaration of Climate Emergency

Bagyo


Habang nanonood ako ng balita, hindi ko maiwasang manlumo sa mga nakikita ko, na mas malala pa kesa sa naramdaman ko nung tumama ang typhoon Rolly. During that time, parang halos lahat ay prepared, magdeclare ba naman ng signal no 5 e, sino ang hindi matatakot. Pero kahit naman anong paghahanda mo, hindi mo naman … Continue reading Bagyo

Greater protection of the environment from wars and armed conflicts


The damage to the environment in times of armed conflict impairs ecosystems and natural resources long beyond the period of conflict, and often extends beyond the limits of national territories and present generation. UN Millennium Declaration emphasizes the necessity of safeguarding nature for the sake of future generations and working for the protection of the … Continue reading Greater protection of the environment from wars and armed conflicts

Inclusive, sustainable and equitable mobility systems for cleaner air


Vehicular sources account for 65% of air pollution in the country, primarily in Metro Manila. Air pollution is also expected to increase given the projected 4.6% annual growth rate in energy demand. This demand is consistent with the projected increase of road vehicles to 24.8 million by 2030, compared to a baseline of 6.6 million … Continue reading Inclusive, sustainable and equitable mobility systems for cleaner air

Environmental Awareness


The National Environmental Awareness and Education Act of 2008 states that the promotion of national awareness on the role of natural resources in economic growth and the importance of environmental conservation ecological balance towards sustained national development shall be done through environmental education. According to the law, environmental education shall encompass environmental concepts and principles, … Continue reading Environmental Awareness

Correcting Historical Injustices for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Welfare


The number of indigenous people in the Philippines remains unknown, but it is estimated to be between 10% to 20% of the 110 million national population. Mostly subsistence farmers, herders, fishers, and hunters, the IPs have millennia of collective knowledge about the ecology of the surroundings. With such knowledge and experience, even tiny changes in … Continue reading Correcting Historical Injustices for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Welfare

121020


At kung hindi mo na kayang pasanin ang sakit na dulot ng aking paglisan— hayaan mong sagipin ka minsan ng ating mga alaala. Hindi ko sila iniwan sa iyo para lang parusahan ka. Ngunit saan man sa pagitan nitong ilang milyang kalungkutan, balang araw, mapupulot mo rin ang mga kasagutan. Sa ngayon, hayaan mo akong … Continue reading 121020

Strengthen forest conservation worldwide to address climate change, protect wildlife


Forests cover one third of the planet’s land mass, with 1.6 billion people depend on it for their food, shelter, livelihood and medicine, among others. Wildfire breakouts were recorded in various areas around the world, including in Victoria and New South Wales in Australia, California and Colorado in USA, and even in the Amazon rainforests … Continue reading Strengthen forest conservation worldwide to address climate change, protect wildlife

Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. Our actions are our future.


In recent decades, the world has made significant progress in improving agricultural productivity. Yet, the food systems are still out of balance. Hunger, obesity, environmental degradation, loss of agro-biological diversity, food loss and waste and a lack of security for food chain workers are only some of the issues that underlie this imbalance. According to … Continue reading Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. Our actions are our future.

E-wastes


E-waste are described as discarded electrical or electronic devices. Globally, the quantum of e-waste generated annually is rising at an unprecedented rate. Various factors including increasing consumerism, rapid technological innovations, digitalization and growing population are some of the reasons that have led to this unparalleled growth. However, a report expressed concerns that recycling activities are … Continue reading E-wastes

Rainforests


Given the rapid acceleration of climate change and human impacts, rainforests around the world are facing unprecedented threats towards biodiversity, carbon capture, and climate stabilization. Although rainforests only take up 6% of the Earth’s surface, these are some of the most vital ecosystems on the planet. Home to over half of the world’s plant and … Continue reading Rainforests

Housing For All: A Better Urban Future


Achieving sustainable development and green recovery simultaneously while providing shelter and basic amenities and improving the conditions of every human settlement is important. The pandemic has created an awareness that cities and local governments around the world can move towards eliminating inequalities and poverty levels and providing access to basic amenities like shelter, food, and … Continue reading Housing For All: A Better Urban Future

Energy Efficiency


The coverage of existing energy conservation policies must be broaden to attain energy efficiency roadmap goals, adding that the energy should not only be produced and used in a manner that will promote sustainable development, but at the same time, it must contribute to the country’s overall economic competitiveness and minimize negative impacts to the … Continue reading Energy Efficiency

Proper management and disposal of various plastic wastes generated during the pandemic


Amid understandable concern over health and hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic, the surge in marine pollution rises due to the global increase in the use of single-use masks, latex gloves, personal protective equipment (PPE), alcohol and hand sanitizer bottles, and disposable wipes and cleaning agents, as well as single-use plastic bags, containers, and utensils from … Continue reading Proper management and disposal of various plastic wastes generated during the pandemic

Tourism and Rural Development amidst the Pandemic


For countless rural communities around our country, tourism is a leading provider of employment and opportunities, most notably for women and youth. Tourism also enables rural communities to hold onto their unique cultural heritage and traditions, and the sector is vital for safeguarding habitat and endangered species. As the ultimate cross-cutting sector, tourism contributes directly … Continue reading Tourism and Rural Development amidst the Pandemic

Environmental Health: A Key Public Health Intervention in Disease Pandemic Prevention


Nearly one in four deaths across the globe are due to environmental factors. Every year, an estimated 12.6 million people die as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment. Environmental risk factors, such as air, water and soil pollution, chemical exposures, ultraviolet radiation, and climate change contribute to more than 100 diseases … Continue reading Environmental Health: A Key Public Health Intervention in Disease Pandemic Prevention

Gender, Climate, and Security


The UN addresses the link between gender, climate, and security, particularly in communities affected by climate change and conflict, to mitigate risks of climate change and violence, and support the building of resilient, inclusive and peaceful societies. A collaborative report of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the … Continue reading Gender, Climate, and Security

Zero Emissions: Give our planet one day off a year


The Philippines heavily relies on fossil fuel imports, which account for almost half of the total primary energy supply. Power generation and transport represents the largest shares of greenhouse gas emissions in the energy sector. Electricity derived from fossil fuels is the biggest contributor to carbon emissions. The amount of energy consumed by modern society … Continue reading Zero Emissions: Give our planet one day off a year

Going frugal and Eco-friendly in the new normal


Embrace the green movement by switching to frugal and Eco-friendly lifestyle as we live in the new normal. This might seem contradictory, as many people assume that going green means spending more. People tend to avoid green options because of their busy schedules. But environmentalism does not only limit to protecting natural resources, reducing pollution, … Continue reading Going frugal and Eco-friendly in the new normal

Let’s protect the Pangolins!


The Philippine Pangolin (Manis culionensis), known locally as balintong, mostly found on the Palawan faunal region, has the most restricted range among the eight pangolin species, with a decreasing population trend. The species has been considered protected and prohibited from any form of hunting, possession or trade in the Philippines since 2004. In December 2019, … Continue reading Let’s protect the Pangolins!

Bamboo now


Bamboo is a nature-based solution for poverty alleviation, environmental protection and climate change mitigation. Bamboos sequester more carbon (400%) per unit area and give off 35% more oxygen than trees. It also produce a huge amount of biomass, absorb heavy metals, conserve water, restore degraded lands and stabilize soils against erosion, and achieve Sustainable Development … Continue reading Bamboo now

Ozone for Life


The ‘ozone layer’ is the common term for the high concentration of ozone that is found in the stratosphere above the earth’s surface. It covers and protects the entire planet by absorbing harmful Ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation from the sun. It was discovered in the late 1970s that humanity was creating a hole in the ozone … Continue reading Ozone for Life

Teachers: leading in crisis, re-imagining the future


We honor the country’s Filipino teachers and educators and their contribution in building resilience and shaping the future of education, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and online learning. We take stock of the achievements, and draw attention to the voices of teachers, who are at the heart of efforts to attain the global … Continue reading Teachers: leading in crisis, re-imagining the future

Health, Safety, and Sanitation


As most of the industries and businesses resume operations, the public are reminded to remain vigilant and integrate the prescribed health, safety, and sanitation protocols and proper waste management into the operations to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of the people, Even before the pandemic, it has always been imperative for … Continue reading Health, Safety, and Sanitation

Masks, PPEs as litter wastes


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a heightened awareness to the critical issue of littered personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks and gloves, on the ground and in waterways. The national and local authorities and the general public to effectively implement the RA 9003 Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 that intends … Continue reading Masks, PPEs as litter wastes

Frontliners as heroes


In observance of the National Heroes’ Day this August 31, we pay homage not only to the heroes of the past but also to the unsung heroes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic — our frontliners, who are laying down their lives and deserved to be acknowledged for their bravery and relentless service during these unprecedented times. … Continue reading Frontliners as heroes

House bills on planting trees


The House of Representatives’ recently approved the two bills on final reading – the House Bill No. 6930 or the “Family Tree Planting Act”, and the House Bill No. 6931 or the “Graduation Legacy for Reforestation Act”, which seeks to require individuals to plant a tree for every childbirth and graduation from senior high school … Continue reading House bills on planting trees

Plant-based diet vs climate change


Climate change poses a threat to the security of our food supply. Rising temperatures, increased rain and more extreme weather events will all have an impact on crops and livestock. But food production also contributes to global warming. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Climate Change and Land states that an … Continue reading Plant-based diet vs climate change

Sustainable lifestyle thru backyard gardening, waste segregation


Sustainability within households and communities must be promoted through backyard gardening, waste segregation, recycling, and upcycling, to ensure food availability and supply at home and address food security concerns and regenerate ecosystems functions. Urban gardening is one way to secure and ensure a steady supply of safe and nutritious food even in the most challenging … Continue reading Sustainable lifestyle thru backyard gardening, waste segregation

Proper management and disposal of single-use masks and PPEs


The COVID-19 pandemic sparks a surge in marine pollution due to the global increase in use of single-use masks, latex gloves, personal protective equipment (PPE), including alcohol and hand sanitizer bottles. In the years leading up to the pandemic, the experts had warned of the threat posed to oceans and marine life by plummeting plastic … Continue reading Proper management and disposal of single-use masks and PPEs

Embed sustainable recovery in the tourism industry


As the COVID-19 pandemic caused significant disruptions in the tourism industry, the public, businesses and industries must rethink their sustainability and adaptation plans and strategies, and rebuild with an environmentally-friendly approach to stimulate the recovery of the tourism sector. The year 2020 has been the most challenging year to date for the majority of the … Continue reading Embed sustainable recovery in the tourism industry

Dormhub


February 25, 2019 nung napagdesisyunan namin ng mga katrabaho ko sa ABS na magsama sama at umupa ng isang kwarto.July 26, 2020. Mahigit isang taon din. Kinailangan na naming iwan ang buhay dorm.Actually dapat matagal na ako umalis, nung lumipat pa lang ako ng work eh. Pero attached ako sa mga tao sa dorm kaya … Continue reading Dormhub

Desidido.


Desidido na akong manatili, pero hindi pa ako handang ibalita sa'yo. Marami akong gabing hindi tinulugan bago ko napagtantong gusto ko nang matulog sa yakap mo. Marami akong umagang pinalampas dahil ayaw ko nang kumawala sa mga bisig mo. Naisulat ko na nang paulit-ulit kung paano ka ngingiti kapag sinabi ko na sa'yo. Yayapusin mo … Continue reading Desidido.

Graduate na si Anye!!!!!


Hindi maganda ang kapalaran ng Batch 2020 ngayon dahil sa COVID-19. Isipin mo yun, kalagitnaan ng 4th quarter. Nagkakandaugaga ka sa mga final projects, thesis, theater play, at iba pa. Tas isang araw hindi na lang kayo papapasukin dahil sa lockdown. At natapos ang school year ng ganun ganun lang? Walang periodical exams. Walang clearance. … Continue reading Graduate na si Anye!!!!!

Klima Film Festival


Mga kabataang Pinoy! Meron ba kayong maipapakitang husay at galing sa paggawa ng pelikula? Gusto nyo bang magbigay-inspirasyon sa mas marami pang kabataan? Inihahandog sa inyo ng Climate Change Commission at Oscar M. Lopez Center ang Klima Film Festival o KFF! Layunin ng KFF na ipaalam ang suliranin at mga solusyon ng climate change sa … Continue reading Klima Film Festival

Balikbahay


The New Normal Diaries #2.Commute ulit.Last week lumuwas na ulit ako pa-maynila. Kinuha ko na yung mga gamit ko. Yung mga damit ko tatlong buwan nang hindi nalalabahan hahahahah ew char.This time, nag-MRT naman ako. Hindi naman hassle kasi weekend naman.Ayun wala ako gaanong makwento. Bukod sa naiistress ako sa trabaho, at sa gobyerno. Ay … Continue reading Balikbahay

Blog #500: Reddit comments


I repost my blog entries on Reddit. I get random comments like this: ^ in response to: Blank Slate at Aftermath. ^ in response to Iba’t-ibang Hanash, #3 Hindi ko inaasahan na may mga nagbabasa talaga ng content ko, kahit napakawalang kwenta at random lang. Salamat sa inyo. May nakakaalala pala sa mga nangyayari sakin, … Continue reading Blog #500: Reddit comments

Araw ng Kalayaan


The New Normal Diaries #1: COMMUTE (Di ka lang cute, mas lalo ka pang.....) June 12, 2020. Araw ng kalayaan. Araw ng paglaya. After 3 months ng pagkakakulong ko sa bahay. Sa wakas. Nakalabas na rin ako ☺ Sinakto ko today kasi una long weekend, wala akong pasok, plus holiday kaya hindi naman siguro matao … Continue reading Araw ng Kalayaan

Bilanggo: The COVID-19 Pandemic Hanash


Ang tagal na netong nasa draft. Diary. April 13, 2020. Sabi ko magpopost ako ng blog about sa lockdown na to nung March. Kaso naextend. Tinamad na ako hahahahahah So ayun nga ano, natigil ang mga buhay natin pansamantala dahil sa pandemic na ito. Ikukuwento ko kung ano ang mga nagaganap sa buhay ko sa … Continue reading Bilanggo: The COVID-19 Pandemic Hanash

Bicycle 🚲


This is in recognition of the importance of bicycles as a sustainable and healthy way to commute. Being around for more than 200 years, only recently did it get the global recognition it deserves. Out of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), 12 directly connect with the importance of bicycles and four of them … Continue reading Bicycle 🚲

The era of new normal


After 2 months of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), most of the areas in the Philippines have shifted to General Community Quarantine (GCQ), meanwhile, NCR and other areas are now under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ). With the final guidelines, the same quarantine restrictions are being applied, but slight changes were made as most of the … Continue reading The era of new normal

Turtle food market


Turtles are important creatures of seas and oceans that play a vital role in maintaining the health of flora and the coral reefs of the marine ecosystem. Sea turtles are also helpful in adequately balancing the marine food web. Tortoises are among the animals with the longest lifespan. They help preserve our oceans' natural productivity. … Continue reading Turtle food market

Climate change and wildfires


Last February, a wildfire started to break out in the forest in Kabayan, Benguet and continued to spread over other parts of Cordillera Mountains, including parts of Mt. Pulag, the highest mountain in Luzon. With these fires, Mt. Pulag is temporarily closed to climbers and trekkers.  Meanwhile, this April, forest fires were recorded in unprotected … Continue reading Climate change and wildfires

Sustainable Tuna Fishing


Most of the countries depend on tuna fish for food safety and nutrition, economic growth, employment, and livelihoods as it is used in many countries around the world. The Philippines is the world’s third largest tuna producer, with almost half of its seafood exports come from yellowfin, skipjack, and frigate tuna which produces appetizing products … Continue reading Sustainable Tuna Fishing

The youth as drivers of climate action


Whether through educational, awareness-raising, behavioral change campaigns, technology, science or law ─ the youth are tapping into their skills to speak up for climate action. On top of the usual adolescent pressures — grades, socialization, etc. — the youth are confronting a world that may be unrecognizable by the time they grow up. As stated … Continue reading The youth as drivers of climate action

The role of media in tackling crisis – COVID-19, climate change


The media are working round-the-clock and keeping the public informed on the latest developments and vital information about coronavirus disease (COVID-19), while risking their lives in the process. Just like the doctors and nurses, they are also considered to be on the frontlines of this global pandemic. When most people have to stay home due … Continue reading The role of media in tackling crisis – COVID-19, climate change

Water conservation in anticipation of summer season


Water is an important resource this time, not only because of the summer season, but water is severely used for sanitation purposes and prevention of spreading of the COVID-19 virus. We use water for constantly washing our hands, for disinfecting our spaces, for cleaning-up our communities. But as the water demand increases, the available water … Continue reading Water conservation in anticipation of summer season

Bayanihan to Heal as One Act


Following the declaration of State of Calamity throughout the Philippines, imposing of Enhanced Community Quarantine throughout Luzon and raising the COVID-19 to Code Red Sublevel 2, the RA11469 was enacted, declaring a state of national emergency over the entire country and granting the President with powers to immediately be able to implement measures to effectively … Continue reading Bayanihan to Heal as One Act

COVID-19 and the PH’s NDC submission: delivering climate justice


The spread of COVID-19 across the world has seen countries go into lockdown to limit the casualties attributable to the virus. Due to tougher travel restrictions implemented, international climate negotiations that require diplomats and experts from all over the world to participate are also affected, forcing most of the meetings to be postponed.  The United … Continue reading COVID-19 and the PH’s NDC submission: delivering climate justice

Limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5°C


According to 2019 Statement on the State of the Global Climate, the year 2019 ended with a global average temperature of 1.1 °C above estimated pre-industrial averages, second only to the record set in 2016. Without the role of El Niño in the warming increase observed in 2016, 2019 would have been a record year. … Continue reading Limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5°C

Will coronavirus slow down climate action?


The COVID-19 has much taken over the world. In just a few short months, most of the regions have locked down. The government has to implement the enhanced community quarantine on the entire Luzon. Everyone is strictly enforced to stay at home and practice social distancing. Curfew is imposed, only one person in every household … Continue reading Will coronavirus slow down climate action?

Climate change and biodiversity loss


The earth’s biodiversity is dependent on the climate. But anthropogenic actions resulting in changes in climate cause a major global threat to biodiversity and natural ecosystems. The various elements of climate change affect all levels of biodiversity, and its impacts are expected to increase over the next century, resulting in biodiversity loss. The Convention of … Continue reading Climate change and biodiversity loss

Daylight 🌅


A short story from reputation and lover. You're so gorgeous... They were having parties with common friends and she already had a crush on him, she used to hate him because of this feeling. She hated the fact that she couldn't have him so she started to ignore him and then he had the audacity … Continue reading Daylight 🌅

Hindi pa Thursday pero gusto ko nang mag-throwback


Gumamit tayo ng mahabang title para appealing tingnan. Charot. Dahil sa lockdown hanash na yan ay nagpaparamdam na naman sakin ang nakaraan kalungkutang itatago na lang natin sa pangalang depression kaartehan. So ayun super creative block na naman si ako. Nahihirapan akong magtrabaho. Haha. Sabi ko after ECQ parang ang sarap mag-resign. Well saka ko … Continue reading Hindi pa Thursday pero gusto ko nang mag-throwback

Sol at Luna


Siya ang pagsikat ng araw habang ako naman ang paglitaw ng buwan. Hindi kami kailanman magkakasabay ngunit alam namin na ang bawat isa ay kaagapay. Hindi man kami magtapo, araw at gabi namin ay buo – 'pagkat nandiyan siya sa tuwing wala ako at nandun ako sa tuwing wala siya.

Spoliarium


“You will forget about your dreams when real world crushes it right before your eyes.”

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Taray, may movie review ulit!!

lizquenmovie-alonetogether1Sometimes, the good memories that turn into regrets are best left behind.

So heto na nga, pinanood ko yung Alone/Together. Napuwing lang ako ng very light. Hahahaha. Nakikita ko yung sarili ko sa mga katangahan ni Tin (Liza Soberano). Yung nangyayari sa kanya dun, medyo nangyayari na sakin in real life. Di to about sa love, pero yung mismong life choices niya, dun ako naka-relate.

Bihira lang ako manood ng pelikula. Di ako madaling ma-hook up or makuha ang atensyon. Ewan ko. May mga romance movies na nababagot ako pag pinapanood kaya di ko natatapos. Pero etong Alone/Together, and the rest ng Black Sheep films, gusto ko, dahil sa realistic approach nila. Dati lagi lang natin sinasabi na, may mga bagay na imposible, na sa pelikula lang nangyayari, pero etong mga pelikula ngayon, may mga ganung scenario talaga sa buhay natin, may mga ganun…

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Draft


"Nagiging ‘tapat’ ka lang ba sa tuwing pagkakamali ‘yung inaamin? Ang unfair naman nito sa mga gumagawa nang tama. ‘Pagmamayabang’ na kasi ang tawag kapag sinasabi mo 'yung huli." "Bakit tinatakasan mo? Bakit nilalayuan mo? Alam mo naman kung ano ang gagawin eh. Hindi mo lang ginagawa. Ang taas kasi ng pride mo. Naniniwala ka … Continue reading Draft

Filler


I call myself a filler. Someone who fills in the blank, a vacant seat, an empty cup, a starving stomach, a negative bank account, a boring show, an unfurnished shelf, the empty side of the bed, the void in somebody's chest. I can be your diary, your answer, your food, your winning lottery ticket, your … Continue reading Filler

Shaira Mae 101


Remember last year, may mga pa-question eme ako? Let's do this again ☺When is the last time you experienced nostalgia? Nanonood ako ngayon ng Teletubbies at iniisip ko kung bakit ko to kinaadikan nung bata ako.What’s the scariest dream you’ve ever had? There's this one person na namatay sa panaginip ko. Parang pag nangyari yun sa … Continue reading Shaira Mae 101

Sulat


#SulatKamay post #2. Ang dami dami kong sinusulat literally, yung iba nandun pa sa mga notebook ko sa office. (Ang sipag magsulat ah, pero pagdating sa COVID-19 wala kang maisip na isulat na artikulo. Galing galing talaga.) Ayun isa-isa ko na siguro ipopost yung mga nasa notes at nasa draft ko, kasi, if ever na … Continue reading Sulat

Nobela


In speaking of libro, nabasa ko yung mga sinusulat ng kaibigan ko. Ang ganda, naka-book style na siya. Pero hindi siya fiction or novel. Mga random thoughts niya lang din. So naisip ko, dapat pala iready ko na din yung book version ng blog ko. Haha. Dapat gawaan ko na ng word document, tapos sasalain … Continue reading Nobela

Character Development


Kung magiging pelikula, or libro, or teleserye ang buhay ko, eto yung chapter o episode na lalaktawan mo. Eto siguro yung bahagi na makakatulugan mo. Haha. Isipin mo yun, ang ganda ng simula! Isang batang maagang naulila, nawalan din ng lolo at lola, nahiwalay sa mga kapatid, hikahos sa buhay, pension ng sss lang ang … Continue reading Character Development

Tulog na, mahal ko


February 10, 2020. UP Fair Hiwaga. Pang-ilang UP Fair ko na nga ba to? Ngayon kasama ko sila Lester. I always see performers, such as Reese Lansangan, Bita and the Bottflies, etc. Parang bawat music fest na naoorganize, I was there. And there was Ebe Dancel. Kinanta niya yung "Tulog na". It suddenly hits me. … Continue reading Tulog na, mahal ko

Iba’t-ibang Hanash


Sinisiguro ko lagi na ma-laman yung bawat sinusulat ko. Parang burger lang yan. Ayokong pag kumagat ka puro tinapay lang ang nakakain mo. Ang dami kong pinagsususulat recently (kaya pasensya na kung flooded kayo masyado) tapos napagdesisyunan ko na i-compile na lang sa iisang post lahat, since maiiksi lang naman yung iba. 1 Alam mo … Continue reading Iba’t-ibang Hanash

29th of February


Wag ka nang magtaka kung bakit History ang favorite kong subject. I'm so good at looking back through the past! Char! Heto na naman tayo sa segment na kung saan mapagtatanto ko na naman ang mga bahagi ng aking nakaraan, hey this isn't bad. Para lang akong share ng share ng on this day sa … Continue reading 29th of February

Cornelia Street


Cornelia Street is a place which used to be special, but gives haunting memories to you now. What is your own Cornelia Street? Ayaw ni Lester na kumain kami malapit sa kanila, kasi worried siya na baka raw mapagod ako sa biyahe. Hindi daw biro ang tagal ng biyahe papuntang Sauyo. Sabi ko sanay na … Continue reading Cornelia Street

Alpha type


SKL: Ni-release ni Taylor Swift ang music video para sa "The Man". I've never been so relate to what's happening, kasi hey, ganon ang realidad, estado ng kababaihan sa lipunan. Hindi ako nagpapaka-feminist or man-hater pero reality lang tayo dito. May mga bagay na pag ang lalaki ang gumagawa, acceptable. Pero pag babae, ang daming … Continue reading Alpha type

Shopee


Ayan na malapit na naman mag 3.3. Kilala ako ng lahat bilang shopee queen hahahahaha heto kasi yung form of relaxation ko (char), pag naiistress ako sa buhay ko ganon, pag nabobored, ioopen ko lang yung shopee wow hahahaha lakas naman po. Pero alam mo, hindi ako sumasabay sa mga sale kasi ang tatagal magdeliver … Continue reading Shopee

Master of Arts in Housewifing


Last year pinag iisipan ko na kung kukuha ako ng Master's. Kasi kung napapansin mo, mapurol na ang lapis ko - hindi na ako bida bida na katulad noong college days ko, hindi na ako tulad nung dati na bibo-bibo magsulat sa blog at sa work. Ngayon ako na yung pabigat sa lahat hahahahaha malayong-malayo … Continue reading Master of Arts in Housewifing

Balabal


Bawat salitang binibitaw mo, bawat galaw mo, nagmamarka sa akin sa matagal na panahon. Gusto niya akong bilhan ng balabal, pero tumanggi ako. Sinabi ko na hindi kasi ako gumagamit nun, sayang lang kung ibibili sakin tas ipapamigay ko din sa iba. Hindi siya effective against sa lamig kasi, lamigin talaga ako. So syempre ang … Continue reading Balabal

Plastikada


Ngayong buwan ay inimplement na ang pagbabawal ng paggamit ng single-use plastic sa aming opisina. Samantala, noong nakaraang buwan naman ay dumalo ako sa screening ng "The Story of Plastic" sa UP Diliman, kung saan tinalakay ang pinagmulan at patutunguhan ng mga plastik. Parang kahit saan may plastik. Kahit yung panghilamos mo sa mukha, may … Continue reading Plastikada

Makiling, UPLB


Kung naalala mo, nagshu-shoot kami nung nakaraan para sa sasalihan naming docu fest (ehem KFF char) Kaso mali pala kami ng entry hahahaha nagkaroon ng confusion sa tema, so we have to make a new concept (wow kala mo talaga, kahit si Ron lang naman talaga ang nagcoconceptualize hahahaha wala akong ambag) Pumunta kaming Laguna … Continue reading Makiling, UPLB

Big Bad Wolf 2020


Bakit naka block editor na to, di ako sanay dito, html editor pa rin kamo ginagamit ko hahaha very tita ka na Shaira!! Nagpunta kami ng Big Bad Wolf netong 14. Biglaan lang. Pa-valentine na rin ganern. Pangalawang BBW ko na to, yung una hindi ako nakabili kasi wala akong pera + male-late na ako … Continue reading Big Bad Wolf 2020

Miss Americana


Taylor Swift? Documentary? Sus puro drama na naman yan. Aba, dyan ka nagkakamali. https://www.netflix.com/title/81028336 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40RsbcFRwNA Ipinapakita dito kung gaano siya kagaling as an artist (kung paano niya nabubuo yung mga kanta niya), yung mga pinagdaanan niya for the past 13 years, atbp. “A nice girl doesn’t force their opinions on people, a nice girl smiles … Continue reading Miss Americana

Mga Kwento ng Klima


Mga Kwento ng Klima tells the story of climate in the context of the Filipino experience and how it has shaped the Filipino identity and culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi_AWtNYo2s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fPByMtXE9g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhCm51XouVU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZadk60VlFQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hybnq2yfncE Ipinalabas na to sa Sunday's Best noong November 24, sana ay napanood nyo. Noong November 22 naman ay naimbitahan kami para sa pre-screening neto. … Continue reading Mga Kwento ng Klima

#Unbothered


This is my worst habit - yung paglalakad. I mean, hindi naman masama ang maglakad. Pero kasi ako, kahit gaano karami ang pera ko, kahit anong oras ako abutin, kahit pagod na pagod na ako, maglalakad pa rin ako, instead na sumakay ng tricycle. Eh madalas ang dinadaanan ko eh madilim, hindi matao, tas alanganing … Continue reading #Unbothered

Dorm


I think it's about time. Mag-iisang taon na akong nagtatrabaho sa Manila, pero sa QC pa rin ako umuuwi. Isang oras papunta, dalawang oras pauwi, kasi wala ako masakyan. Kaya hindi pa ako lumilipat kasi mas mura yung binabayaran ko dito ngayon, kumpara doon sa lilipatan ko malapit sa opisina. Alam mo ngayon ko lang … Continue reading Dorm

Bulacan


Sitio Pariahan. Actually kaya ako napadako ng Bulacan ay dahil isinama ako ni Ron sa pagshu-shoot ng documentary nila (Siya yung director neto btw), tungkol sa innovation at technologies, etc. at ang focus niya ay yung sinking cities. Kung napanood mo yung IWitness, itinampok doon ang Sitio Pariahan bilang isang "Isla na Walang Lupa". Sinasabing … Continue reading Bulacan

011320


"Tumataba ka ah." Di ko alam kung anong trip neto, magpaparamdam lang naman to lagi pag kailangan ng pera haha (salbahe). Pero bat ganon, sesermunan niya ako sa mga ginagawa kong desisyon sa buhay (aka paglalandi) na parang mali ako? Pero ok naman yung buhay ko in general? Normal na yung malungkot pero I'm on … Continue reading 011320

Ashfall


Nasa Sta. Mesa ako nung mabalitaan ko to. Akala ko normal na activity lang yung nangyayari, hanggang sa nagchat na si Don na umuulan na rin ng abo samin. Syempre kinabahan ako, bakit umabot hanggang doon yung abo? So malala na pala yung nangyayari sa Taal? Alas kwatro pa lang pero ang dilim dilim na … Continue reading Ashfall

Wala na akong pake.


Hindi talaga ako mahilig magbasa ng libro, alam mo ba, bilang lang ang tinapos ko. Puro history/philosophical books pa ang binabasa ko non. Heto ang sagot sa lahat ng mga insecurities ko sa year end blog post ko. Someone recommended me na basahin ito. Ang dami na nagsabi na basahin ko to pero hindi ako … Continue reading Wala na akong pake.

The 2019 Year End Accomplishment Report


Recap to my previous year-enders: 2017 - Plot Twist ng 2017 2018 - Thank u, next https://youtu.be/L8VyAzDA5so It was the end of a decade, but the start of an age. Yung unang plano ko dyan dapat powerpoint presentation eh HAHAHAHAHAHA tsaka pang-malakasan na yung mga title natin ngayon mumsh. So ayun po ano, welcome to … Continue reading The 2019 Year End Accomplishment Report

The music that defined my decade ✨


Patapos na ang '10s. Natutuwa ka ba sa mga pinakikinggan mo? Skl yung Spotify Wrapped 2019 ko. Dulo ng 2018 ata ako nag umpisa mag-premium. Kasi kuripot talaga ako kaya puro download lang ako ng mp3. Kaso ngayon tinatamad na ko magdownload isa-isa eh di ayan. Medyo accurate naman to in fairness haha. Hindi ko … Continue reading The music that defined my decade ✨

YEAR END TOP 20 SONGS | 2019


And heto na naman tayo!! The best and the best. My favorites this year. Actually tatlong bahagi etong post na to. Part 1. 2019 Top 20 hits Part 2. Top 10 OPM songs Part 3. Top 10 tracks from Lover PART 1. 2019 Top 20 hits Pero puro 2018 pa rin pala mga pinapatugtog ko … Continue reading YEAR END TOP 20 SONGS | 2019

120619


Paulit ulit ko lang sinasabi sa utak ko: "Wala na siyang kinalaman sa buhay mo." "Wala dapat siyang pake sa mga plano at desisyon mo." "Wala kang kailangan sa kanya." Pero yung totoo, lahat ng mga pinaggagagawa ko defense mechanism ko lang talaga. Tama ka. Defense mechanism para layuan mo na ako. This was my … Continue reading 120619

Ang Pasko ng Malagasang


It's the time of the year again. Kanina, umalis ako ng bahay ng alas-singko ng umaga. Madilim ang paligid, may tumawag sa pangalan ko. de joke lang. Usually kasi gabi ng linggo ako umaalis. Pero ngayon inumaga na kasi tinamad na naman. Usually din sa golden ako dumadaan. Pero ngayon, sumakay ako pa-Imus. Ngayon ko … Continue reading Ang Pasko ng Malagasang

112619


Umiiyak na naman siya sa harap ko. Sa akin pa rin siya komportable na ipakita ang totoong nararamdaman niya. Nalulungkot ako dahil sa sitwasyon niya ngayon. Pero tahimik lang akong pinagmamasdan siya. My pride speaks at the back, "de ginusto niya yan, yaan mo siya". Kaso hindi eh. Pag nakikita ko siyang nahihirapan, nahihirapan din … Continue reading 112619

Layp hanks


(Life hacks) Alam mong tumatanda ka na pag nangongolekta ka na ng mga discount card. Hahahahaha So far eto na yung nakukuha ko: SM Advantage (expired na) Robinsons Watsons Mercury Drug HappyPlus 24k Plus Palawan Sukicard Cliqq Puregold (expired na rin) Timezone Powercard Tapos ipromote ko lang tong mga to: GCash Mastercard - para pwede … Continue reading Layp hanks

Deactivate


New Year's Resolution ko nung 2019 ang magdeactivate ng facebook. Nung time na yun kasi nakakadagdag sa anxiety ko yung facebook (sabihin mo nang kaartehan to pero seryoso, ganun ang impact sakin). Lagi akong nakakakita ng mga posts about breakups, etc tas natetempt ako ishare lagi so mukha akong nagkakalat ng basura noon. Tas dumagdag … Continue reading Deactivate

Weekly Chika ulit


Undas. Ayan, nung linggo dumalaw kami sa sementeryo. Wala lang para hindi na matao. May bagong lapida na ang pamilya ko (yey), tapos after non kumain kami sa Walter. Ang perfect ng kanin! Hindi malata! Drawing. Tapos pinauwi ko na yung mga pinsan ko kasi nagsidetrip na kami sa Tagaytay haha (as in biglaan talaga), … Continue reading Weekly Chika ulit

Red flags


https://makakalimutin.tumblr.com/post/166467826237/101517 Congrats, you made it.

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Ang weird, kasi hindi ko na siya nakikita as genuine, pero bakit kapag nagsasalita siya, everything makes sense? We know each other so well. Lagi ko sinasabi to. Akala ko ako lang ang nakakakilala sa kanya ng lubusan. Pero siya rin pala. Alam na alam niya ako. Alam niya yung dahilan kung bakit hindi ako … Continue reading 110819

110219


Oo nga pala, ganon din pala siya sa iba. Kala ko sakin lang. Akala ko special ako haha, akala ko ako yung may significant mark sa buhay niya, kasi ako ang pinaka-nakakakilala sa kanya. I mean alam ko lahat, even the worst and the dirtiest flaw he had. Alam na alam ko maski kung kailan … Continue reading 110219

WC: Adulting


It's already a long weekend! And here's the recap for last week's Weekly Chika: ESGS 2019 highlights. Kahapon lang na-post to kaya hindi ko na naihabol sa ESGS entry ko. Attic. Inayos na namin yung 2nd floor ng bahay haha pero di pa tapos. Pero pwede na magdinner date dyan sa taas, pwede na tumingin … Continue reading WC: Adulting

ESGS 2019


Umattend kami kanina (3rd day) ☺

Kasal


Kaya pala yung mga recent post ko ay ganito: Mirrors. Maliit na bagay. Lover. Kaya pala hindi ako makatuloy tuloy maging seryoso sa relationship. Kaya pala patalun talon ako from one to another. Hindi dahil sa di ako maka get over sa ex. Narealize ko, all the time I was looking for someone to settle … Continue reading Kasal

Been there. Done that.


(Might delete this later) Totoo to, pag hinahayaan mo na lang lagi, pinapalipas, or tinotolerate yung actions niya, yung ilang beses na siyang nagsisinungaling sayo lol, nasasanay na siya na 'ok lang' sayo. Umaasa ka na balang araw mababago yung ganung perception niya, pero hindi eh. Sa umpisa syempre mararamdaman mo na ok lang tanggap … Continue reading Been there. Done that.

Maynila (2)


Bakit lapitin ako ng mga alanganing bagay hahahaha Heto na naman, kagabi nung pauwi ako galing Buendia (wait Buendia nga ba yon). Oo, sumakay ako ng jeep pabalik ng Pedro Gil. May kasabay akong dalawang lalaki, hmm lasing. Yung isa sumusuka na sa harap ko juskupo. Pagdating sa stoplight, pinababa nung driver yung dalawa, sabi … Continue reading Maynila (2)

WC3: Two after-


Under the Weekly Chika Series: Kahapon, nag-national museum na naman kami nila Jovi at Rea. Pero bago yun, nagsamgyup muna. Tapos dumiretso kami ng MOA. Pumunta lang ako doon para mag-watsons hahahahaha tapos bumili na ako nung micellar, ngayon ko lang siya susubukang gamitin. Alam mo naman ako tamad na tamad ako magskin care routine … Continue reading WC3: Two after-

Thought Catalog


Finafollow ko sa instagram yung @thoughtcatalog, ang gaganda kasi ng messages about relationships. Heto yung mga example: You deserve a person who loves you. A person who sees your value. A person who knows your worth and effortlessly reaches your standards. You deserve a person who cares about what you have to say. A person … Continue reading Thought Catalog

Panaginip


October 8, 2014. Kasagsagan ng Hell Week. Ngayong linggo ay sabay sabay ang mga outputs namin. Live TV Prod, Dyaryo, Docu, Debate, at Term Paper. Kailangang tapusin ko na to o ako ang tatapusin ng mga to. Pauwi na ako ng bahay, yung mga kaklase ko mag oovernight kina Henry, gagawa ng props. Tas ako … Continue reading Panaginip

Lies. Lies. Lies.


It's all fun and games 'til somebody loses their mind.  

Imahe


Pinagtagpo. Ngunit hindi tinadhana. Nandito ako sa balkonahe sa hotel na tinutuluyan ko sa Antipolo habang sinusulat ko ito. May writeshop pa kami bukas. Wala akong tulog kagabi kasi I've been somewhere else. Pero mag-aalas dose na pala. Hindi pa rin ako inaantok. Alam mo ba yung 500 days of summer? - Habang nakatambay ako … Continue reading Imahe

Dancin’ in September


(medyo mabagal magload ang post na to ang dami kasing attached videos) Do you remember The 27th night of September? Gusto kong mag-blog ng mga about sa naging ganap ko pero tinatamad ako magkwento eh hahaha (lagi naman) (masaya ka kasi kaya hindi ka nagbblog). So heto ang entries ko: September 15, Sunday. Last day … Continue reading Dancin’ in September

El Nido.


September 25-29, 2019.

Tanay.


September 21-22, 2019.

Legazpi.


September 15-21, 2019

Aftermath


Kumusta ka naman, Shaira? May bahagi ng alaala ko ang nawala. Yung mga kaganapan nung gabing yon, hindi ko pa rin natatandaan. Tapos feeling ko tumanda ako ng sobra. Nahihirapan pa rin akong igalaw yung ulo ko. Mas mabagal na akong kumilos. Mas mabagal akong magrespond ngayon ewan ko ba, bibilangan mo muna ako bago … Continue reading Aftermath

Blank Slate


Wala akong maalala. Nahimatay daw ako kanina. Tapos paggising ko. Wala talaga akong maalala. Hindi ko pa alam yung mga eksaktong detalye pero. Naghahallucinate na pala ako kanina. Shet. - So heto na, pagkagising ko ang sakit ng ulo ko, malakas daw yung pagkakabagok ko. Ganito yung nangyari. Buong friday wala akong ibang ginawa kundi … Continue reading Blank Slate

083019


Ah shit, here we go again. Heto na napapanaginipan ko na naman sila kagabi. Kinompronta ko daw sila. Kabaligtaran nung panaginip ko nung nakaraan na we are all in good terms. Tapos iyak daw ako ng iyak, yung sobrang lala na humihikbi na ako (yun nga ba yung tawag dun) ah basta yung hindi na … Continue reading 083019

Dulo ng Hangganan. IV of Spades.


Piano cover. 10th. -

Tulay


Ang mga tulay ang nagkokonekta sa atin patungo sa iba. It takes both sides to build a bridge. Pag mahina ang pundasyon ng isa, madali itong magigiba. But instead of building bridges, we build up walls. Hindi mo nakikita kung ano ang meron sa kabila hanggat hindi ka tumatawid sa tulay. May mga tulay na … Continue reading Tulay

Triangulo


May mga pagkakataon ba sa buhay mo na, pag napapatingin ka sa salamin eh nasasabi mo na, "Parang hindi ko na kilala ang sarili ko. Hindi na ako to." Dahil sa kagustuhan mo na ma-please yung ibang tao. Para maka-keep up ka sa environment na ginagalawan mo, eh kailangan mong bitawan at isakripisyo yung mga … Continue reading Triangulo

Lover


At ngayon nga ay ni-release na ni Taylor Swift ang kanyang 7th album, kasabay ng music video ng title track. I feel so in love haha (aba bipolar ah, parang kahapon depressed shit ka pa ah). Nakakatuwa kasi yung Taylor Swift na nakilala natin na 'Queen of Brokenhearted Anthems', ang babaeng pag nagkaka-bf eh parang … Continue reading Lover

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