twiggy coffee painting

After a long long time.. I was inspired to paint again. Inspired by the most special person in my life.


UP Nating Mahal - JRamos original

My friends have graduated.. and I don't know how to talk to each of them to say thanks and to say goodbye.. though it isn't really a goodbye coz i'm hoping we'd be seeing each other still even if we're not in the university anymore, having the same college student struggles.. graduation means we'd be entering a bigger (and frankly speaking, harsher) world and we'd be facing harder struggles, but we're well equipped and very well trained.. and we all have each other no matter what.


Ika'y aking nakilala nung freshman pa
Sa Men's dorm yun, tanda mo pa ba?
pareho tayo ng kurso, nalaman nating dalawa
pagkatapos nun, palagi na tayong magkasama

magkaklase tayo sa Chem16
magkaklase tayo sa 17
magkasama tayo sa mga first take natin

ngayon, aalis ka na
ngayon, iba't-iba na ang landas

maalala mo kaya ang mga exams na walang patawad
maalala mo kaya ang ating mga pinagsamahan
maalala mo kaya yung mga oras na tayo'y sobrang saya
dito sa UP nating mahal...

Tanda mo pa ba ang init ng araw?
biglang didilim at bubuhos ang ulan
kaya naman tayo'y palaging handa
may payong na bitbit kahit saan man magpunta

nagpupuyat para pumasa
nagpupuyat hanggang umaga
pag-asa daw tayo ng bayan natin

(repeat chorus)

sana kahit pa tayo'y tumanda na
wag mong kalimutan ang ating pagkakaibigan
sana kahit saan man magpunta
maalala mo ito at ang awitin ko sa'yo

(repeat chorus again)


Last Christmas I drew for a greeting card :]

Finally received copies of this Christmas Card :]
Happy I got to help even (in a very veeeery small way) AFPEBSO by drawing this (not too much, simple cute drawing, but I hope it showed the essence of what I want to show) for their Christmas Card.. Supporting AFPEBSO all the way. They continue to give scholarships to dependents of soldiers, especially those soldiers who were killed-in-action or those who were combat casualties.. I salute them..


So I tried copying Calvin.. :] then gave you tips.. :D

be happy.. do crazy things.. laugh like a maniac.. dance like an idiot.. sing loud and out of tune.. exaggerate when showing your emotions.. cry like a crybaby.. smile at random people.. do random acts of kindness, no matter how small.. do pretty much whatever the heck you want as long as you can back it up and you're not stepping on or harming anyone... sometimes, in public, act like the weirdo dork you secretly are.. twirl like a freak and kick the puddles while getting wet in the pouring rain.. take a bath after that, drink hot chocolate and keep yourself warm coz you might get sick (just saying XD).. try to make a change in the world, for a start, clean your room.. give free hugs to your loved ones.. kiss your significant other often.. love with all your heart... make every second count...

~ Janine ♥


My thoughts for this week: time, growing and love.

>about time.. i've realized that time is weird.. it's so slow when you want it to be fast, yet so fast when you want it to be slow.. I've never been good at managing my time.. but recently, i found myself wanting to do be so good at it... have time for work.. have time for studying.. have time for myself... have time to do what I love to do.. have time to spend with the one whom I love.. although the last two, I can say, are synonymous..
>I've learned A LOT.. I've come to a realization that I've grown, not physically (obviously), maybe mentally (of course), I've grown as a person.. if not "grown", then "growing", more rapidly.. I may not be the serious type of person whom you can call mature.. but i think i can say i'm "becoming mature, but still loving my childish ways".. laughing or crying my heart out, being optimistic all the time etc.. those things remain.. but I think at this point in my life, I'm beginning to balance immaturity and maturity already.. like for example, in handling problems, be optimistic like a child, yet decide like an adult..
>about love.. I've realized a lot of things about love... love is a curious thing.. it makes you do a lot of crazy things.. it makes your heart sing.. it makes you smile unconsciously often.. it makes you feel giddy.. it makes you anxious... it makes you ecstatic.. it makes you want to hug and kiss all the time.. it creates a wonderful mixture of emotions stir up inside you that you can't explain.. it makes you feel like you can do anything, as if you're a superhero.. it gives you strength.. it makes you do things you've never had the courage to do before.. it gives you hope.. it gives you something to look forward to everyday.. it makes you feel alive.. it makes you inspired and motivated... it makes you want to do your best all the time.. it makes you want to be the most awesome person there is..  it makes you sweet.. it makes you a poet or a song writer if you grab a pen or a musical instrument and dig deeper into your emotions.. it makes you want to be someone absolutely worthy to be loved by your significant other.. it makes you want to be with that special someone always.. and when i say always, i mean ALWAYS and FOREVER.

~ Janine


Walking Alone

I like walking alone
everything around me disappears
It's as if I'm strolling inside an abstract painting
a colorful world of lines, smudges and squiggles
This way, I get to think
I get to think to myself quietly
The soft breeze touches my skin
and makes me shiver slightly
The warm rays of the sun kiss me

I hate walking alone
everything around me disappears
It's as if I'm strolling inside an abstract painting
with gloomy colors and smudges..just smudges
I'm forced to hear unwanted thoughts
It's quiet, and my thoughts are of you
The cold breeze feels like a knife on my skin
it makes me shiver tremendously
The rays of the sun kiss me

as they do, I close my eyes and I see you
I pretend that the kisses are from you
but then, at the moment I open my eyes
that moment, I see that you're not there
The rays of the sun start to burn me
and I continue walking alone...


I'm Making Myself a River

I'm making myself a river
a river from my eyes
the river just keeps flowing and flowing
makes me wonder when I'd die
but, I felt I did prefer to die
I prefer dying than losing,
losing the one I love.
I'd rather die a thousand deaths
than live forever without..

I'm making myself a river
The bluest river you'd see
Beneath there are no creatures
for it is gloomy as can be.

For the river, I work overtime
that is, I never stop.
I make it in the morning
I make it in the night
I'm making it while I write.

I never sleep, I never eat, I never even smile.
Laughter is now a foreign word,
comprehension is with doubt.

I'm making myself a river
and secluding myself from everyone.
I'd rather be alone.
Without you, I'd have no one.

The water for the river blurs my vision
I see but circles of different colored lights,
colorful lights, and you.
You are never seen by my my eyes,
my love, you are seen by my heart.

I'm making myself a river
and hopes it reaches you
I'm making myself a river
then ride a boat to you.



Like my own photo exhibit ♥

Do you ever get that feeling that you really want to see via the perspective of others? ..that feeling when you want to see using other people's eyes.. just out of plain curiosity. That "I-want-to-know-how-other-people-look-at-the-things-I-see" feeling.. I've had that feeling since I was a child. But of course, I thought it was impossible to see through other people's eyes.. until I actually found a way. I did. Photography. Photos, they’re a way to see what the photographer sees.. They transport you to a different world..their world.. The absolute best photos take us on a journey to realms our eyes may not be able to see without the photographer’s aid..

Before owning my own camera, I used to just sketch whatever I want to take a photo of. Sketching works well too.. but I really wanted my own camera.. soooo I convinced my mom and dad to buy me one using my “supposed to be” tuition payment money (I have a scholarship. I don’t pay for my own tuition.. not a single cent comes from me. Haha.). I convinced mom and dad by using the “I work hard to maintain my scholarship…” lines. :D

They gave me choices… Sony, Nikon or Canon… I really love Nikon… but we all agreed to buy Sony Alpha 290 and two lenses.. Went with it coz I’m just a noobie photographer and the Sony Alpha 290 is an oh-so-user-friendly DSLR… I love it!... Will practice with it and buy other more advanced camera’s when I’m better. J

Oh, and before I go yapping again, this post is actually about my new photo blog! I am loving it sooooo much.. here’s my url: dorkystuffaholic.jux.com J
And here are a few sneek peaks of what I’ve been posting there…

Toodles for now ~ Janine ♥


oh Pixie Cut

I went to my hair stylist at BenchFix today... I asked for a trim... and dun dun dun... I was shocked to see how much shorter my hair became... I don't dislike it. I'm just not used to it being too short... but my hair stylist told me it suited me coz I have a really small face and really petite features. anyway, I think I still need some time to get used to my now-uber-short hair... but I don't think I'd get used to it, coz by the time it gets to my comfort zone, my hair would be longer already. My hair grows extremely fast. haha. :D (I don't have photos of my uber short hair yet. I may post photos, or not. oh my gosh I can't seem to get used to it. :s)

I've actually researched more pixie styles on the internet just to, you know, compare a bit. :))) And, I've decided to post here today some of the pixie cuts I really like.

Rihanna... awesome.

EMMA!! Ever since she cut her hair short, I loved her style even more!

Agyness Deyn... perfect. I love her bone structure soooo much.

Keira Knightley... effortlessly gorgeous.

Twiggy!!!! ♥

Audrey Hepburn. Need I say more? ♥

~Janine ♥


Happy New Year!!! ♥

♪♫♪ What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? :)

Maybe it's much too early in the game
Aah, but I thought I'd ask you just the same
What are you doing New Year's
New Year's Eve?

Wonder whose arms will hold you good and tight
When it's exactly twelve o'clock that night
Welcoming in the New Year
New Year's Eve

Maybe I'm crazy to suppose
I'd ever be the one you chose
Out of a thousand invitations
You received

Aah, but in case I stand one little chance
Here comes the jackpot question in advance:
What are you doing New Year's
New Year's Eve?

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