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Noel Bazaar 2014 Series and Other Updates… :)

Hello!

I’ve been soo busy for the past few weeks. But here are some quick updates about the happenings in my life… 🙂

Update #1: I already got my personalized BDJ Planner! 🙂 Yay. I’m back to using BDJ already and I plan to really make my planner this coming 2015 really, really nice. As in decorated and all. I hope I have time. But I’m more positive about 2015 that I will have more time to focus on my life. New role starting next week. New life. Back to being normal again. A new start. Excited. 🙂

BDJ Power Planner

Update #2: I took a Personality Test that my friend sent me. It seems like I am a mixed of Perfect Melancholy and Peaceful Phlegmatic. According that I am the following:

  • Perfectionist
  • Introverted
  • Sensitive
  • Submissive
  • Indecisive
  • Calm

However, when I look through all of these descriptions, I don’t necessarily believe that these are accurate. First of all, I don’t think I am a perfectionist because I really do things haphazardly and I do things really fast and I don’t even look back and re-do it. For as long as I finish something that’s it.

Also, I’m not CALM. I am usually stressed (I TRY to be calm but I am not inherently calm :P).

But I do believe that I am Introverted, Sensitive, Submissive and Indecisive. 😛

And this is the reason why I think I do think all the time. I analyzing things too much. Probably the reason why I am ina  job which requires me to think a lot. On the other end of the spectrum though, I also believe that I am a follower. Yes, I can do lead but I am more of a worker. And I like doing actual work. I usually don’t stand out on the onset but I think that my perseverance with work is the reason why I do actually succeed in my work. 😛 (see, sipag and tiyaga…:P)

Update #3: Although I have already taken the Strengths Finder test over at the office. I needed to find out what my weaknesses were. So, I took this personality test over at Richard Step. And my weakness pertained to: Self-Motivation. 🙁

It gave me the following insight on myself… I need space to make meaningful decisions. I like roles where persistence is essential to success. I need a sense of certainty and stability. I feel most effective when I feel that I am in control.

That explains a LOT. And probably the one big thing in my life right now that I need is time to figure out what I really want to do in my life. And yes, this is probably the reason why I am soo looking forward to my silent retreat this coming November.

This is also probably the reason why I also do well in work. I am such a persistent person. Not brilliant but just diligent with work. 😛

Updated #4: One of my really good friends is popping out a baby soon this November and we had a Baby Shower last weekend. And who did they request me to bring? Why of course, my uber cute niece.

ZeekaIsn’t she such a cutie??

Update #5: My box from POBOX.ph came already! And I got new shoes! YAAAY!

 

Melissa Optical II Sandal
Melissa Optical II Sandal
Melissa Planehits
Melissa Planehits

Yes, I am a Melissa addict! 🙂

Anyway, last but not the least. It’s Bazaar season once again! And I’d like to share wit you the other dates of the Noel Bazaar!

Noel BazaarHope you guys can make it! Happy shopping everyone! 🙂

 

 

 

 

Congratulations!! :) @MNLASHOPAHOLIC @BDJBUZZ #MANILASHOPAHOLICXCAMPUSBDJ

Congratulations to the 2 winners of the Manila Shopaholic x Campus BDJ Planner Giveaway! 🙂

20140610 Manila Shopaholic x Campus BDJ

 

On a side note, how are you guys today? It’s soo hot isn’t it? :O I feel like I’m melting!

Well things have been pretty much okay on my side of the world. Aside from the fact that my Outlook has been hanging yesterday. It’s still updating with the server, but what the heck? I have been able to do the things that I need to do.

Woke up today to a text message from a friend and I’m glad that, that friend of mine remembered me! 😉

It’s all about relationships, isn’t it? It’s what keeps us strong. It is what is keeping us afloat and moving on. So, piece of advice today, treasure your relationships. Make your loved ones know that you are thinking about them! 🙂

That’s all for now. Back to working! Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Love,

Manila Shopaholic 🙂

How to Conquer Fears

For the past few days, I have been actively participating in this contest of Belle de Jour. But today, I just realized that I couldn’t do today’s challenge: “Share with us how you conquered your fears.”
Day 8 belle de jour
Why? Probably because of two things:
  1. I cannot identify any of my fears. Not because I don’t have one but probably because I have a lot and it’s just at the back of my head. Or I’m just not ready to share it with the world.
  2. I have never conquered any of them.
So with that, I checked some sites on how to conquer your fears. I saw this over Wikihow.
As always, the first thing is to acknowledge it. Secondly, know all about it. By knowing, it means, knowing the history (how it started), the triggers, its effects on you. And lastly, know what your goal is.
The article also suggests to desensitize your fears or to face your fears directly (which I dont suggest).
Desensitize. This just reminded me of the training that I took last year – NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). It suggests that you train your mind to associate some things with different things.
So, that’s that. Hope these things help you out with your fears. As for me, I still need to figure out what my fear is and what I want to conquer.
I will just leave you with this thought…
Dont lose yourself in your fear

Belle de Jour: Beautiful Day, Beautiful Year

Ever since I can remember, I have always been the planner kind of girl. I couldn’t rely on just a notebook and a paper. I always needed dates to make sure that my schedule was in take. On top of that, I needed to be in control with my To-do’s with the help of a planner.

When I was in school, the only planner that we would have were the ones that were sold in National Bookstore. The 6-ringed planners that you can update every year and just buy fillers. I remember I used to buy cute fillers from Regina’s. I’m not even sure if that store is still up and running right now.

But with the emergence of the Starbucks planner (that brought about the birth of other planners as well), the life of the “ordinary” planners has ended. I used to LOVE the Starbucks planner because of all the coupons that they had. On special days, we would have buy 1, take 1 coupons all the time. But when they removed that thing and being the coupon-junkie that I am, I shifted to Belle de Jour which also had a number of coupons. That was one of the main reasons why I shifted “loyalties”.

Ever since that time, I already became a fan and a loyal user of Belle de Jour. Every year, for me, this planner has become better and better. And this year is no exception.

Quote to live by this year: “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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Do You Want Your Little sister to be ready for school?

I for one am a fanatic of planners. I got this habit of functioning only with a planner since I was in grade school and mind you, it worked really well for me. Hopefully, you can influence your sister to stay organized and on top of things as well (like you are) with this cute planner perfect for girls still in school. Campus Belle de Jour is Viviamo Inc.’s newest addition to its growing line of planners. This planner is especially made for those girls who are still in school to be able to help them balance their time between academics, extra-curricular activities and personal lives.

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