Venus & Joel Getaways: 3rd Year Anniversary Edition

It’s not very often that Joel & I get to go on vacation on our own. The number 1 reason for that is that we always want to take Joaqui with us.

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If you had a kid as cute as this, wouldn’t you want to bring him everywhere, too?

But this time, since it’s our anniversary, we figured we’d have some alone time. We chose to spend our day in Batangas na lang so Joaqui could go to his Lolo naman for vacation. We went to Nayomi Sanctuary Resort and boy, the place did not disappoint.

From the lovely view to great service to the super yummy food, this’d be the place to go for a quick getaway from the Metro’s toxicity. Continue reading “Venus & Joel Getaways: 3rd Year Anniversary Edition”

My Wedding in Low Quality Photos

Being pregnant at 19 years old is probably the mother of all social stigmas, specially in a country like the Philippines. And everyone would tell you that it’s always harder for the girl because she would be judged harder, more and more and more as the baby grows inside her uterus.

But you know what? Fuck all that ’cause I’m having the time of my life! See this instagram photo?

Also this one?

I’m at my happiest right now and no amount of gossip and judgy-ness and hate can ruin that. Also, I’m not saying that you all should just go ahead and make babies, but after the congenital scan, what with the results indicating that our future baby boy is as healthy as they come, Joel and I couldn’t be any more happier.
Pitch in the fact that I get to wake up next to the love of my life, my one great love everyday and take care of him and that my family loves him and everything is going peachy and you would wonder how one person could walk around with this many happy hormones.
Settling down this early may not have been in our plans, but we always knew that this where we’d end up. 
And to mommy and daddy, I swear I’d still make you proud. Love you both.
xx,
V

I’m just 19, I’m still allowed to feel warm and fuzzy then talk about it on the intarwebz

The world is probably tired of hearing this, but I am at my happiest when I’m with you. And although that sounds co-dependent, cheesy, teenager-ish, or whatever term cynics has come up with to replace the word love, I don’t care. Being with you is the most soothing, fulfilling, tears-of-joy-inducing thing in the world.

This is probably the most often told lie in the whole of the universe, but I really do mean it when I say that you have showed me the true meaning of love. I have been in relationships before and you’ve had your fair share, too, but I believe our sh*t is legit. You made me see the thin line between being in love with the feeling of being in love and actually being head over heels, makes you happy with every gesture, just stares can mean a thousand words, in love.

You make my heart flip when you look at me, really look at me, and it makes me want to squish you and hug you on the spot, as if you’re a real life teddy bear that reciprocates the love I give. Also, I used to think that weak knees and smiles that go from ear to ear were just exaggerations that writers made up to put us normal people in misery and hopelessness as we go for and ultimately fail in the quest of finding fairytale love, but they really do happen. I always feel like melting whenever we stop whatever we are doing just so you can tell me you love me. And I can still hear your voice when you said, “Di naman kita iiwan e.”

Things aren’t always gonna be rainbows and butterflies in relationships, everyone knows that. But when things do suck, I just think of you and that first time you went to my house and came with a box of Nerds. I think of the opening line from Such Great Heights, “I’m thinking it’s a sign that the freckles in our eyes are mirror images and when we kiss they’re perfectly aligned,” because we have that. Just replace freckels with moles. (Mehehe.) I think of when we to say goodbye and just can’t. I think of all our hugs and neither of us is willing to let go so we end up slow dancing, and kissing, and then back to resting in each other’s arms.

Times are hard but what we have is one thing that I am not willing of giving up on. And I know I always say that if the time ever comes when you want out, I will respect it, writing this article made me realize one thing: You have no right to leave. We’re Sandy and Kirsten Cohen, Marshall and Lily–it is because of couples like us that people still believe in love. You wouldn’t want to crush humanity’s hope, right? Nope. I didn’t think so.

I love you. I can make this post as long as I want, but it all ends up to that one thing. I love you. And it’s the best feeling I have ever had.

Let’s Bury Ourselves in Blankets and Think About Castles

Here is a mix that I made while enjoying nature’s AC, my comforter, and a cup of Milo with coffee. This is the third time I’ve made a mix but this is the first time I’m sharing it to people. Hihi. Enjoy! And here’s to the hopes that my taste isn’t horrible. You can download it here. 🙂 

Tracks:
  1. Such Great Heights – The Scene Aesthetic
  2. Burned By The Sun – Beulah
  3. A Song You Can Fall Asleep To – Funeral Home
  4. Daniel – Dia Frampton
  5. Fallen For You – Sheila Nicholls
  6. Piazza, New York Catcher – Belle & Sebastian
  7. Assassin – John Mayer
  8. Remembering Sunday – All Time Low
  9. Do You Still Love Me Like You Used To – Best Coast
  10. I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever) – Stevie Wonder
  11. Blindsided – Bon Iver
It would make me happy as fuck if you would click this. Just trying it out. :>
xx,
V

Things I Should’ve Warned My Boyfriend About, But Didn’t

Before you jump into the conclusion that this will be just another “gamer girl” list, it’s not. Nothing could be more annoying than girls who find the need to broadcast to the world that:

  • I don’t wear make-up.
  • I don’t wear high heels/girly clothes.
  • Oh, I HATE Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift is my spirit animal ❤
  • Yes, I play video games and yes, I won’t make you carry my bag. I exist.
  • I hate facebook. Tumblr is my life.
  • Blah blah blah trait that they think makes them special and unique because they belong to a slightly smaller majority when in fact they just sound like girl douches
..in a tone that makes the otherwise sound as if it’s a character flaw. Well, yah?! You think you’re so great? Why is it that that guy you’ve been chasing for 2 years still hasn’t asked you out?! Not that there’s anything wrong with those traits, I just find it weird that some people find the need to post it on facebook or whatever, while feeling good about themselves and making girls who wear make-up look like complete bitches and sluts. It’s just crazy. And I’m not saying that this will be a unique list, either. And now, I’m the one who’s being the girl douche.
You know how at the beginning of a relationship you try your best to keep up the most likeable version of yourself? And then as the relationship progresses and you find yourselves getting more comfortable with each other, certain quirks surface but it’s okay because at this point, everything you do will be just another reason for him to fall for you? Well, not to mention that you’re not exactly ugly so certain peculiar behavior can pass as cute. Yah, I happen to have a lot of quirks, and sometimes, I feel that I’ve been unfair to Joel because now that they’re all starting to show, he just finds himself making iling and laughing because there is no possible way na matturn off pa sya. Hahahaha.

  • I can be cheesier than Ted Mosby.
  • I dance. And I’m not very good at it. It’s horrible, inappropriate, and just pops out-of-nowhere.
  • I’m hard to surprise because I know everything. So you better practice your, “What?! No!” face just in case I figure out that you’re plotting something.
  • I’m aware of how cute I am, but you still have to tell me!
  • I’m really REALLY competitive. And I happen to be with a person who’s better than me at everything! Well, ya. That’s one of the reasons why I love him. :”>
  • I don’t know how to sit properly so sorry if that kind of thing annoys you.
  • I trip. A lot.
  • There are days when I get extremely anti-social. Actually, I think “There are days when I can be social,” would be more appropriate.
  • I can change moods in 5 second intervals, but I guess this is actually a good thing. One moment I’m angry, the next moment I’m making jokes!
  • I’m terrible at jokes.
  • I don’t get cold easily. But I still like cuddling and hugging so I guess it’s okay. :>
  • I don’t know about my sleeping behavior, but based on stories from my cousins, I’m a pillow and kumot hogger.
  • I have many blooper moments.
  • I get obsessed with things. Especially with TV shows. And I will push you until you’ve watched each and every episode! It’s all right, I happen to be a woman of taste.
  • I will force you to have a mani-pedi/spa/massage date with me. Nope, “but I’m a guy!” isn’t an excuse. You won’t regret it naman! It’s the third best thing, next to food.
  • For a girl who knows of Season 1 Dan Humphrey, I’m actually very low maintenance. So if I get angry, which rarely happens, and say stuff like, “You know what other guys would do? Compromise! Because I’m a girl and I deserve to be treated like one!” Don’t reply with, “What other guys are you talking about?! Dan Humphrey? John Cusack? The little prince? Mikael Blomkvist? Prince Charming? Lavon Hayes?” That’s below the belt, bruh. Never reference my attachment to fictional characters in a fight. I will cry over it every once in a while, when I’m alone.
  • I’m actually the guy in a relationship. I don’t like complications, ayaw ko ng pasikot-sikot, ayaw kong nangangapa. Even if I’m very good at reading people, I’m not very good at reading angry people because of my low self-esteem. I’m inlove with compromising.
  • Masakit ako mamalo. 😦
While there may be others, I can’t think of any of them now. To Joel, it’s too late now, isn’t it? Haha. ‘Cause there’s not a chance in hell that you would leave me for something as shallow as potentially annoying behaviors. :”>
Excuse my cheesiness,
V

PS
Another thing is that I have a blog. Right now, I can tell you that I’m beyond posting horrible things about you if ever we break up, but I can’t speak for my post-break-up self. She’d probably drunk blog and then tag the post with UP is full of horrible people just to get attention.