Meet my dog, Muffin :)

She’s a year and 8 months old. She sleeps a lot and is always looking for food. She’s the sweetest, though! This is an appreciation post for Muffin πŸ™‚

Muffin just knows how to pose for the camera. HAHA

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Here is a picture of her doing what she does best

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IMG_0659 IMG_0657A picture I took before she went on to roll on her back so that you can rub her tummy.

IMG_0667Even if she looks hella funky in this picture, she still posed for the camera. Time to take a bath, Muffin!Β 
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A picture of my sister and Muffin on Christmas Eve!

IMG_0942Again, Happy Holidays everyone!

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Happy Holidays, Everyone :)

It’s Christmas Eve, you guys!

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I hope that wherever you are, you’re spending the holidays with your loved ones. I hope no one has a bad-vibe filled holiday. Remember, its all about perspective! Wishing each and everyone of you all the happiness in the world and that all of you have a very bright future ahead.

I hope that you will always keep in mind that not everyone has it good as you do. Know that even if its the holidays, people are at war, sick, hungry, cold and just doing everything to get by. I hope that you find it in your heart to help people, not only during the Holiday Season, but every normal day of your waking life. You’ll feel so much alive, I promise you πŸ™‚

So, whichever you celebrate, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or whatever tradition you have, Happy Holidays πŸ™‚

xoxo
Samantha Jean

PS.Β To those who still have bad blood with family members, friends, etc, I hope that you will find it in your heart to forgive or if not, just shut up about it and let everyone else enjoy their holiday! Don’t spoil the season for everyone! πŸ˜›

I miss these girls already

I am officially on Christmas Break! 2 weeks of eating, eating, and more eating! Last Wednesday (December 19), my block had our 2nd Christmas Congress. We shared so much more about ourselves, about our loved ones, about each other that truly made our bond so much stronger.

I am so glad that I have these girls in my life. I’ve learned so much from them than I would in my how-many-years in school. Thank you for all your unconditional love, for all the jokes, advice, food…EVERYTHING. I love each and everyone of you to the moon and back.

I’d just like to share a video of watching the coronation of the Ms. Universe Pageant Β 2012. As one of my blockmates said, ‘We should make this a tradition!’ We totally should πŸ˜‰ HAHA I, up until this day, think that we were robbed. #cannotgetoverit

I miss you girls already.Β See you in two weeks, loves!



All about perspective

Last week was just not my week

At the start of this week, I just told myself that this had to be good one. If I had two bad weeks in a row, I’d just lose it. Luckily, I got what I asked for πŸ™‚

Do you any of you know ‘the secret’? Its when you really want something, you just believe that its going to happen or its going to come to you if you just keep thinking that it will. This week was like that for me. Now, I don’t really believe that it was ‘the secret’ what made my week a good one. I do, however, think that it was simply just how I looked at things.

Its funny how something simple can actually change so much in your own little world. This week was like I was living so featherlike that I felt very lax and at the same time aware of my responsibilities for school. I liked the feeling a lot!

Its all about perspective. If you want to change something, you can’t depend on the other factors around you. It has to come from you πŸ˜‰

I’m going to remember that in the future!

Doubt

It has come to my attention yesterday morning that the School of Humanities (SOH) here in my university is starting to accept applicants for the Loyola School Awards for the Arts (LSAA). They give awards to students who are skilled in the arts such as creative writing, screen arts, visual arts, singing, music, dancing and etc. The panel of does not choose students at random. Students have to apply first before they are given the award.

This concerns me greatly because

(1) All past three presidents of the dance club I am a part of (and also, now the 4th president) have been given on LSAA Award for Dance. The first and third president have been training in ballet since they were little girls and the second president has been competing in various dance sport competitions. I, on the other hand, have nothing to show.

(2) The president before me said before she left, “She (our dance teacher) will force you to apply. You have no choice.” You see, our dance teacher is part of the panel of judges who choose the students who get the award. It puts a lot of pressure on me if I don’t make it because I am not only carrying my name but I’m carrying hers as well. Also, imagine the humiliation/disgrace when I’m the only president as of now who did not get an award. (I know, I know! – That’s a huge load to carry. I’ve been carrying it since the start of the school year.)

Like I said, I have nothing to show. I have been dancing since I was a little girl but I wasn’t consistent. My parents were very strict and didn’t allow me to continue dancing after one recital for each dance (ballet, hip hop, belly dancing & hula). This is the only LEGIT time where I actually get to train as a real dancer.

Many of my closest friends said that I can do it, that I’m going to get an award. They said since I’m the president of a dance org, that’s a sure win already. I, however, do not think so. I’ve never believed in myself when it comes to dance because I always set my standards too high. I am not sorry for this. I think that it will eventually make me better. I hope.

And, its easy to say ‘Go ahead, you can do it!’. I’ve seen the process and heard stories about the deliberations from my dance teacher. Actually, the president before me always did not make it to the list. THAT’S ALREADY WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS A LOT OF CREDENTIALS. I don’t know where I stand.

Err. I’ve put myself in this situation, and its not a nice place to be in. I think [know] I have the skills. I just don’t see what other people see in me when I dance. blah.

xoxo.