Saturday, May 18, 2013

Miss Pessimistic

I feel that time’s slipping out of my fingers. What I’ve grasped for almost two months now is slowly slipping away. Summer Vacation is nearing its final bow, and I know I’m not the only one to shout “Encore!” out loud, at the top of my lungs.

Ugh, the social media. One day you’re posting pictures of your Singapore trip, “unknowingly” (and presumably) making people sigh with longing and wish it was them travelling, but, the next day you’re looking at albums called “Euro Trip” or “The Best Place In the Whole World, Suckas” and wish YOU were the one who was in their shoes. After my Boracay trip with my Med friends I wanted to go to another fun, exciting trip but time and money do not go hand in hand for me at all. This is my last free summer vacay, I just want something to happen, I want to feel the thrill of road trips and inhale the fresh, Manila-free air once again before classes start. But maybe the trouble is not always the money. I have a strict Mom so travelling with my friends or even nights out always was an issue.  Maybe that explains the weird otherworldly dreams I have. I always liked dreaming, it takes me to places and faces no sane human being would ever imagine. Maybe in this world, dreams are inversely proportional to the life you are actually living. Anyway, all I’m saying is, I may not be living the life I desire… as of the moment. Summer vacation sucks when you’re stuck at home. Forgive me if I’m being Miss Pessimistic now but I’m trying here. That was why I chose to write these feelings down and get it over with and start doing stuff, you know. I’ll be making the most out of the soon-to-be-over vacation, even if I won’t go places like in my dreams. Hopefully come June, when classes are here I’d be telling everyone, “I had a summer blast, suckas.”

Live Long and Prosper,
Judielle xx

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Galactic Summer

Purple eyes x Orange lips, a perfect combo for those summer nights.

I did this a long time ago so I can barely remember the names of the shades I used, but I got the colors from the UD Vice palette and Naked 2. Just make sure to put some neutral color like brown on the crease for depth. As for my lips, I swiped on MAC Good to Go. :)

Live long and prosper,
x Judielle

Our Big Blessing

My older sister gave birth last April 4 and we couldn't be any happier. Meet Mereille Alessa Gucaban-Tayag, my adorable little niece.

The day she was born was supposed to be uneventful for us, since we accompanied my sister only to see the OB-Gyn who happened to be my professor in Med school. The day started to change its course when we found out she was already dilated and already in labor, and needed to be admitted to the delivery room. Given that the baby's position in the womb was breech(meaning the feet of the fetus were touching the bottom of the womb instead of the head), she had a C-section done and fortunately the baby was delivered safely.

My sister and I were always debating how her baby would look like and now we have a very tangible little human whom I deem my look-alike. Hahaha, well, at least our lips look alike. I've always loved kids and my being Aunt is a happy moment for me! Just look at her, she looks so adorable with those little headbands!

She just celebrated her 1st month Last Saturday when we headed home from Boracay, but that's another story to tell! Write soon!

Live long and prosper,
x Judielle

Friday, February 22, 2013

March On

March is fast approaching and so is everything a med student wishes most for - SUMMER VACATION. What a taste of heaven it'll be, to just walk out that door(cue the flying test papers and the slow mo run towards freedom) and forget pretending to be smart and actually have the right to remain sluggish for the whole stretch of the vacay. A month to go and I get to say goodbye to 2nd year med, foreva.

Time really zooms by, looking back at all the stuff I had to do starting June of last year, I can say that I did good. Yeah, some subjects fcuked me up really bad but I was able to recover fast. It's prolly 'cos first year medicine taught me how to do that. Believe me, I had a taste of pretty disgusting grades... I'm not the smartest person in class you see, not even the second best. I'm just your average Joe, the kind of individual who has to strive hard to aim something you know, who sometimes has to Wiki something just to come up with the right answer, the kind who sometimes relies on her classmates for an answer to the professor's question. How I survived an entire year of med school, I don't know, I just took one day at a time, and it wasn't easy. There were a lot of crying and doubting plus coffee in between, to the point that I had to convince myself that I'd end up nowhere if I don't go on. I didn't get to see my old friends that much anymore, and it's not long before all the zits on my face make their very own zipcode. Every cloud comes with a silver lining though, truth be told, I'm still here 'cos I love it here, and, by the way, I love how I gained almost 10 pounds since first year. I think I look better with some chunk on my face and with dimples, thank you very much.

One more month. Hopefully I pass everything, and if I do, I might have to do that slow-mo run after all.

Live long and prosper.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

V-day prepper!

Anyone'll totally rock this look for Valentine's day... Single or not. :)

Here are the products used:

For the eyes:
Echo beach (UD Vice palette)
Snakebite (Naked 2)
Provocateur (UD Vice palette)
Busted (Naked 2)
Anonymous (UD Vice palette)

Petroleum jelly (yes you read that right)
MAC Crosswires

Just some random cuteness

It's Daddy Thranduil being the dwarf-hater that he is. Hahaha!

Live long and prosper.