The Candy eds share the biggest misconceptions about them. How about you, what are yours?
| My guy friends say I look like the type of girl who isn't easy to talk to and someone they can't bring to just any old place. But I actually love getting to know people, and I love gorging on street food like fish balls and ice cream from the cart! Yum! —Mia, Editor in Chief |
|That I'm a tough gal. But inside, I'm a real softie. :) —Mimi, Managing Editor|
|That I'm mataray and dumb. Maybe the first one is true. Hehe. But not the second. —Jennie, Beauty Editor |
|People always think of me as a "goody-two-shoes," especially back in school, just because I had high grades and didn't want to cut class too often. I think the fact that my name is "Angel" makes them think that too. Yes, I'm generally a nice person, but they just don't know, I can be pretty naughty too! *devilish grin here* :p —Angel, Assistant Features Editor|
|That I'm naive and I can't take care of myself-because being childlike is very different from being childish. I am actually quite independent (I can commute, I do household chores, and I've been living away from home for almost six years!). I'm not as fragile and vulnerable as I seem. As my Kuya would put it, "Do not underestimate Marla." Hehe. :P —Marla, Editorial Assistant |
|A lot of people think that just because I graduated from Assumption, I talk like this: "I want to make tusok-tusok the fish balls." I most definitely do not. I can totally speak straight English or straight Filipino, any day. d: Oh, and I don't eat fish balls, I like kwek-kwek. Haha! —Macy, Web and Mobile Producer |
|Friends would tell me that their first impression of me was that I'm masungit and high maintenance. Later did they know that I'm the nicest and the most baduy person they will ever meet haha! :D —Roch, Web and Mobile Producer |
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There was this guy I dated for a while but things didn't turn out well. I was so into him that one night I can't stop thinking about him, I've decided to send his MOM a message on facebook confessing how much I like her son. I wish it ended there but no. I had to make it so emotional, lengthy and detailed like the drama queen I am. Luckily, it went to message request so I'm hoping she hasn't really read it yet. Up until this day it makes me cringe whenever I think about it but hey, whenever it pops in my mind I make myself laugh too so thank you self for being unbelievably shameless and brave when it comes to love. I may age faster because I have made a lot of cringe-worthy moments that I constantly make faces out of embarrassment just reflecting on my antics but I know I've made more hilarious memories than what ifs and somehow that makes the disappointments feel more like assurances that I have gave it my all and I have lived as honest (maybe a little to honest) as I could. #ItsOnlyNatural #CanBnatural
I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!