There are two things that I like: cheap audio books and defined hair curls without applying heat. The latter sounds impossible to do, since most hairstyles either require chemicals or heat. But this product I discovered a few months ago will help you achieve that Victoria Secret hairstyle without burning your crowning glory!
The Big Blog Exchange
As many of you know, I’m currently joining the Big Blog Exchange contest. What is this contest all about, you ask? Here’s a brief description:
The Big Blog Exchange is an exciting, unique, and exclusive project organized by Hostelling International, a global network of Youth Hostel Association. This wonderful project will send sixteen (16) passionate bloggers, swap lives, blogs, cultures and places simultaneously in real life for ten days.
It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity any bloggers wouldn’t want (and shouldn’t!) to miss. The moment I found about this contest, I didn’t hesitate. I clicked the ”Participate“ button and submitted my entry.
I love to travel and this might be my chance to be sent out to the other side of world, where cultures and beliefs are far more different from where I am right now. I‘ve always believe that traveling will change me in the most perplexed way but at the same time, it can help me understand the world even further. And the Big Blog Exchange can help me achieve that.
BUT WHY SHOULD YOU VOTE FOR ME AND MY BLOG? I’ll give you three reasons why:
01: Who here loves my travel photo diaries? Personally, they’re my favorite entries. If I’m lucky enough to be one of the 16 bloggers, then I get to take a lot of beautiful photos of the country I’m going to visit and I’ll be able to share them with you. :)
02: I like to share. I like to share the iPhone apps I use, the blogs I like, and even the sites I download all of my fonts. Blogging is all about sharing anyway. If chosen, then I get to share my experience with my readers in a fun and informative way! :)
03: I was told that I was kind and that I know the language of the universe. To be honest, that was the biggest compliment I’ve ever received… So, does that count for something? Yes? No? Either way, your vote will make me a happy girl. :)
ALSO: I LOVE BACON. WE BACON-LOVERS MUST STICK TOGETHER!!!
HOW TO VOTE? All you need to do is visit this page, click the VOTE button, then confirm via email. It won’t take 30 seconds of your time, I promise!
Hope you can vote and share/reblog/repost this entry to your friends, family and friends. :) It would mean the world to me if you can vote for me and let me be one of the lucky bloggers who will represent the Asia Pacific region! Thank you! <3
I’M TRYING TO VOTE BUT YOUR ENTRY IS UNDER REVIEW?
Sigh. This is not the first time I was reported. Someone out there is determined not to see me win this contest. To vote for me under these circumstances, just visit this page, search for The Style Mermaid on the list. Same procedure, just hit the VOTE button and confirm via email. :)
Whoever said that high school is the best time of your life is wrong. College IS the best time of your life. For one thing, you don’t have some Mean Girl drama while you’re in college (unless you’re mentally stuck in high school, that’s a different story).
After a good 4-5 years, you’ll attend the graduation ceremony. A college graduation is a once in a lifetime moment (or in my case, twice!) that we will all forever cherish. Because all that hard work, parties that you can barely remember, academic failures, and goofball-slash-friendzone moments (Thanks boyfriend for climbing up a tree for me!) finally paid off.
A graduation ceremony is not just about a piece of paper, it’s an event where you receive a piece of paper, a tangible evidence, that you, your friends and your parents/family worked hard for.
I remember the time I found out that I passed my Calculus 2 exam. It was the last day of summer classes and submission for graduation application. While waiting for the Calculus results, I went out of campus to get my picture taken for the application. Paolo, another blockmate of mine who is also having a hard time with subject, waited in the ACB building. After 30 minutes or so, he texted me and told me we both passed. I couldn’t believe it! My initial reaction was: IS THIS FOR REAL? OMG I’M GOING TO GRADUATE OMG!!!!!!!!!!!
I immediately went to the 7th floor of the ACB Building to confirm the news. Almost everyone in the Calculus summer class of that year was there, including the lower batch, celebrating with us when the professor announced that Pao and I passed. It was, in so many levels, a great moment.
By the time I was about to go home, I called my mom to tell her that I failed Calculus. She made a loud “WHAAAT?!” over the phone. Of course, she would be furious if I failed Calculus. Then I giggled and told her that I passed. :P
Naturally, when my family found out, they were all equally ecstatic. My dad, was so proud, he would probably even print announcements for graduation. As I’ve said earlier, it was a great moment. Not just for me, but for everyone. <3
Congratulations to everyone who graduated/who will graduate this year. Always remember to inhabit your moments.