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Before anything else, let’s have a music check first. As I write this, DeBarge’s 1985 hit single “Who’s Holding Donna Now” is currently playing to get me in the mood. Big thanks to Spotify. It’s like my account has been upgraded to Premium whenever I use it here on my laptop.

There is no denying that being with the people you grew up with during your adolescent years brings so much happiness to your life even just for a short amount of time. Especially when you don’t see each other often due to the fact that you all live separate lives now. In other words, the reality of life that we always have to face and survive at. Such feeling, the bliss that I am talking about, is exactly what we have experienced 9 days ago when me and some of my friends from high school were all gathered yet again by one of our friends who came home from the US for a vacation.

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Something fun and memorable have happened. It was a mini reunion with my high school friends. Although I see some of them every once in a while, this time though, it’s a little different. And it’s something kind of special.  Read More

As I write this, I’m currently listening to Lady Gaga’s 2010 hit track “Alejandro”to get me going in this post. This will be just a short entry. And without further ado..

Today marks the first day of 365 days that 2016 has. It’s like the first, blank page in a diary or journal that needs to be filled out by writing your resolution for this year. Well, I can say that such thing is not being done anymore. We all make New Year’s resolution and we even promise to ourselves that we will do everything in our power to fulfill it. But in the end, we would fail to do so. Okay, I’m being negative here. Hahaha! Moving on..

So many things have happened the past year that I will forever be thankful for. Guess I would have to make a separate entry about it as this is just a short one. But to give you an idea on what I’m trying to say, it’s all about the blessings that made 2015 a great year not just for me, but for my family as well. I feel so blessed to have them in the journey that I went through the past year. The journey that we all just said goodbye to, 2015. Now this entry is starting to become a long one. Sorry naman!

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Cheers to the new beginnings this 2016. May we all have a prosperous New Year ahead of us. Let us always keep the faith and trust the man up there as he knows very well what’s in store for us. Lastly, let love rule our hearts so that there wouldn’t be any room for negativity.


Xoxo, Juday


First of all, that’s intentional. The little tweak (If it’s the right term to be used *rushes to Google*) that I did in the title. The one that’s quotation enclosed. Perhaps you now have an idea on what I would talk about. Okay, let me just assume that you have one.

Isn’t it a little bit interesting that the words “Change” and “Challenge” are somehow connected to each other? Like they are meant to be used together in anything. They say that “Change is inevitable. It is constant. Nothing stays still.”. I couldn’t agree more with these facts. I mean, let’s face it. They all make sense. Because without experiencing them, we would just be stuck with things that we are used to in doing and we would not be able to face new events in our lives that might help us to be better or improve ourselves more than what we are used to be.

Below are some examples that I could think of where change and challenge are proven to be associated with each other:

You just finished high school and you’re off to college to continue learning. But only this time, it’s different. It’s like all the subjects that you took in high school got upgraded to their newer versions and the level of difficulty has worsened. (FACT!)

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All academic stuff aside, college also serves as the best avenue to meet new faces in which you’re going to have some of the best memories to be made with and of course, cherished.

After 4 years of suffering from college (Charot!), you now enter the new chapter in your life which is, I’m going to write it in upper case to make it look like it’s being super emphasized, R-E-A-L W-O-R-L-D. Or in other words, R-E-A-L-I-T-Y. It simply means “You are on your own now..*wait for it*..GOODLUCK!”.

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This is where the real change and challenge would take place and all the things that you learned from school will be put to a test. The struggle to look for a job and the hardships it entail, new people to get along with, new environment from school hallways to production floors with the constant flashing of brightness from the computer monitors, they all scream “This is THE LIFE.”. The kind of life that you have wanted while you were still in school. I’m pretty sure you know exactly what I’m talking about here. (Tinatamad nang dugtungan kasi. Sorry naman daw!)

Let’s say you landed the job that you have been wanting to have. From all the set of interviews and exams you underwent the time you applied for it, now comes the moment where you have to live up to the expectations set for the job position you applied for.

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Not just simply to live up to but to be the BEST in it.

You might ask “Anong pinaglalaban ko dito?”. Well, I’m not trying to preach if that’s what you people are thinking. I’m just trying to make you guys realize the connection between change and challenge and how it applies to our daily lives. Okay maybe there’s one reason behind this post:

PERSONAL: I recently started with this new task at work that was handed to me by my boss. Uhm, okay, that’s not exactly how it happened. I actually bargained for it. LOL! Yeah, you read that right. It happens. All the time. Don’t worry. :) And boy, let me tell you, it’s a little exhausting!

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Well not little. Let me rephrase it. It’s very STRESSFUL. Yep, that’s the word. The right one to be used.

But, have you guys ever wondered on how you would overcome all the stress from work? How it makes you look unwell when you get in the office looking fresh? Where’s the justice right? Well, I kind of made a list of things to remember about once you get up from bed first thing in the morning. But on a more serious note, the list of things to help you handle the change and the challenge it demands. You may also opt to take these things in your heart, mind and soul while having your breakfast, etc. Hahaha!

1. COFFEE. ’nuff said.


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I couldn’t help but to say something about this. Everyone loves coffee. It’s like a drug and it’s highly addictive. Just don’t take too much of it or else you might end up feeling super nervous all day. 2-3 cups will do, I guess?

2. EAT. Of course.

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To help you start your day right, immerse yourself in eating some food. Especially breakfast. Why? Because it’s the most important meal of the day. I mean like, really.

3. GOOD STUFF. To do.

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You can do so by browsing something good on the internet, listening to a track that will make you smile whether on the radio or play something nice in your playlist, watching your favorite TV show before you officially start your day, etc.

4. SOMETHING LOVELY. Like this guy below..

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Of course, it would have to be BOYS. What else would it be?

5. And of course, PRAY.

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Always trust in God’s will for he knows what’s the best for us.

That’s it. The things to remember about if you find yourself in a new situation, which is a change, and how to overcome the challenges it will bring. I sincerely hope and pray this post would be of a little help. :)

Xoxo, Juday

First and foremost, let me just say how sorry I am for not writing or updating rather this amateur, wannabe blog of mine. I know what you guys are thinking (I assume) that I made a promise when I first started this blog 3 months ago. That I would try my best to make this blog an interesting one by posting new and fresh entries. Thing is, I have been so busy these past few months. From work to my personal life. Hell yeah a lot of things have happened that I lost my focus on writing.

Since my last post was about Madonna (A birthday greeting), I’m gonna end this one with a bang. Chos!


Xoxo, Judd