Sandbox 2017

Last 7 January, which happened to be my birthday hihi, we were given the opportunity to witness one of our ex-officemate’s happiest moments in his life: his union with his ladylove (ayiiee~~ best wishes guyth!) in Pampanga. We left Elbi at 4 AM and arrived in Pampanga around 8:30 AM. The trip was really fast that even…

Tini vs 2017: a challenge towards the future

Random thought: ang hirap mag-isip ng title ha! Whew~ It’s been three years since I last had my “new year, new me” goals. While some of my yearly goals were kept hanging, it won’t hurt if I still create a list just to stay on track. So for the record, here’s my bucketlist, not just for 2017,…

PBGB Goes Retro

I have always been an avid fan of vintage and retro style. That’s why I was excited when it was announced that PBGB (Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology Division)’s Christmas Party will go retro even if our sub-unit already had the same theme 2 years ago. And true enough, retro-themed parties never go out of style. We…

Am I Having a Mid-life Crisis?

Was there ever a moment in your life when you felt overwhelmed by how fast time flies? I’m turning 26 in a few weeks and honestly, I don’t know what to feel. I’m the type of person who usually just go with the flow and didn’t care much on where the waves of life would take…

The Mangaka Who?

Hi! Honestly speaking, I still can’t think of a topic that would best fit my first post on My Trending Stories. While thinking of possible topics, let me give you an idea first of who I am and what you can expect on my future posts. I started blogging in 2011 using Tumblr and eventually…

Benicio (2005-2016) ♥

“Kung pagod ka na at ayaw mo lang bumigay dahil ayaw kitang bitawan, wag mo na kong isipin. I’ll be fine.” These were the exact words I told my Beni last Saturday.


Our short escape has finally come to an end. I honestly don’t know what to feel when I woke up on the last day of our trip. I felt happy because I was able to visit new places and learned new things. Somehow I also felt regret because of the places we weren’t able to see. Sad because we are leaving. And nervous because of the pile of emails I’m expecting to read once I come back to the office the following day. HAHA.

Towties x Cafe Seolhwa

My ELF friend and I are always looking forward for some Korean food trip adventures. After we found out that Cafe Seolhwa has opened its branch at Solenad 3, we were determined to pack our bags and tummies for that awesome food trippin’.

Page 7 of 365

Better late than never: here’s a Tini-caricature to express my gratitude to the people who remembered and celebrated my twen-TEEN-fourth birthday!

Impacts and Realizations

When I was being rushed to the hospital, there was only one thing on my mind: God. I thought “dyan tayo magaling eh. Pag kailangan lang, tsaka natin Siya naaalala. Pag mamamatay na, dun mo lang mare-realize kung gaano ka naging pasaway.” I prayed, “Lord, wag lang talaga ma-damage yung internal organs ko, magpapakatino na ‘ko.” O diba, praning to the highest level. I have to admit that I’ve been a very bad girl and I almost forgot, or rather ignored, Him this year, letting myself drift further away from Him.