Hello, I'm Frances and if you wanted to know where I keep my deepest secrets, you've come to the right place.

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I’m sorry.

Am I two weeks too late?

Because I am blessed to have been given a best friend, a partner that lives out these words more than I do. 

Words are never enough to fully articulate how grateful I am (even when it appears I am not). Next to God, my family, I’ve never felt so unconditionally loved. The past days, weeks, months, four years have been proof of it. ❤

Thank you for being my pillar of strength and my example of true love! I am far from perfect and at times hurt you but you embrace all of me with love. You inspire me to be a better person. I love you very much. :) 

Thank you, God, for You have loved us first. Thank You for letting me experience Your love through this wonderful man. ❤

Because I am blessed to have been given a best friend, a partner that lives out these words more than I do.

Words are never enough to fully articulate how grateful I am (even when it appears I am not). Next to God, my family, I’ve never felt so unconditionally loved. The past days, weeks, months, four years have been proof of it. ❤

Thank you for being my pillar of strength and my example of true love! I am far from perfect and at times hurt you but you embrace all of me with love. You inspire me to be a better person. I love you very much. :)

Thank you, God, for You have loved us first. Thank You for letting me experience Your love through this wonderful man. ❤

Anonymous said: Ate Frances, how did you prepare for a bora beach body? Like what diet and exercises did you do?

Hahaha this is a funny question. All modesty aside, I didn’t prepare for it mainly kasi wala akong care sa ganun. I was too excited to experience the beauty of the beach! I don’t diet nor exercise at all but my fast metabolism makes it seem I do.

Though you should still exercise regularly to keep fit. And based on what all my friends say after they exercise, they feel lighter and happier. :)

(So I feel like a hypocrite saying these things hahaha hence I quote my exercising and gym-loving friends!)

About diets… I generally don’t believe in them when your goal is to lose weight. Diet for a healthy lifestyle and I’m sure losing the weight will follow. :)

Anonymous said: Where did you get your hair permed? Is it digital perm? :) So pretty!

Wow, was I shocked when I saw messages here! Sorry I totally ignored this for about 10 years! Anyway, hi! I had it done at Azta Katipunan when digital perming was fairly new 2 years ago. I maintain it with this curling lotion, Monea (a Watson’s lady recommended it to my mom) and it did all the work of keeping it like this.

Sorry hope you still get to read this. Didn’t mean to be rude!

What are the odds?

When today marks the historical (haha) first time I logged into my tumblr account after a long, looooong spell of drought (my last post proves it) and the first post I see up on my dashboard is Katy Perry’s new lyric video, Unconditionally.

And the reason why I decided to log on to jot something down - to keep safe and freeze (time capsule style) in tumblr eternity just a few musings on the intangible, on the unconditional.

Just… wow. ❤

Something I got off of Facebook

"Are you with the right partner?

During an open forum, a woman asked,” How do I know if I am with the right person?”

The speaker then noticed that there was a large man sitting next to her so he said, “It depends. Is that your partner?” In all seriousness, she answered “How do you know?” Let me answer this question because the chances are good that it’s weighing on your mind replied the speaker.

Here’s the answer.

Every relationship has a cycle… In the beginning; you fall in love with your partner. You anticipate their calls, want their touch, and like their individual or unique characteristics . Falling in love wasn’t hard. In fact, it was a completely natural and spontaneous experience. You didn’t have to DO anything. That’s why it’s called “falling” in love.

People in love sometimes say, “I was swept off my feet.”Picture the expression. It implies that you were just standing there; doing nothing, and then something happened TO YOU.

Falling in love is a passive and spontaneous experience. But after a few months or years of being together, the euphoria of love fades. It’s a natural cycle of EVERY relationship.

Slowly but surely, phone calls become a bother (if they come at all), touch is not always welcome (when it happens), and your spouse’s individual or unique characteristics , instead of being cute, it’ll drive you nuts. The symptoms of this stage vary with every relationship; you will notice a dramatic difference between the initial stage when you were in love and a much duller or even angry subsequent stage.

At this point, you and/or your partner might start asking, “Am I with the right person?” And as you reflect on the euphoria of the love you once had, you may begin to desire that experience with someone else. This is when relationships breakdown.

The key to succeeding in a relationship is not finding the right person; it’s learning to love the person you found.

People blame their partners for their unhappiness and look outside for fulfillment. Extramarital fulfillment comes in all shapes and sizes.

Infidelity is the most common. But sometimes people turn to work, a hobby, friendship, excessive TV, or abusive substances. But the answer to this dilemma does NOT lie outside your relationship. It lies within it.

I’m not saying that you couldn’t fall in love with someone else. You could. And TEMPORARILY you’d feel better. But you’d be in the same situation a few years later.

Because (listen carefully to this):

The key to succeeding in a relationship is not finding the right person; it’s learning to love the person you found.

SUSTAINING love is not a passive or spontaneous experience. You have to work on it day in and day out. It takes time, effort, and energy. And most importantly, it demands WISDOM. You have to know WHAT TO DO to make it work. Make no mistake about it.

Love is NOT a mystery. There are specific things you can do (with or without your partner). Just as there are physical laws of the universe (such as gravity), there are also laws for relationships. If you know how to apply these laws, the results are predictable.

Love is therefore a “decision”. Not just a feeling.

Remember this always: It’s not pre-determined who walks into your life. It is up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go.”

Our tradition of a Starbucks breakfast date then lunch date reshuffled into hearing mass and having confession together at Gesu then a quick lunch date at PB Co, Sebastian’s due to time constraints but I wouldn’t have it any other way. ❤ Today, I feel so renewed and glad we changed our plans. I can never thank you enough, my best friend, soulmate, teacher, food trip buddy, motivator and inspiration, my lpml and loml, my biggest fan hahaha for everything the past 36 months (39!), for putting up with me especially. It’s a 3-peat for us baby! Three years and still the same crazy, clingy, happy, fuzzy, kilig love. Thank you for all of that and more. :’) Happy anniversary, Kev! I love you so much!! ❤😍😘👌💏

Our tradition of a Starbucks breakfast date then lunch date reshuffled into hearing mass and having confession together at Gesu then a quick lunch date at PB Co, Sebastian’s due to time constraints but I wouldn’t have it any other way. ❤ Today, I feel so renewed and glad we changed our plans. I can never thank you enough, my best friend, soulmate, teacher, food trip buddy, motivator and inspiration, my lpml and loml, my biggest fan hahaha for everything the past 36 months (39!), for putting up with me especially. It’s a 3-peat for us baby! Three years and still the same crazy, clingy, happy, fuzzy, kilig love. Thank you for all of that and more. :’) Happy anniversary, Kev! I love you so much!! ❤😍😘👌💏

They say, don’t count the days, make the days count. We do both anyway ❤😊

They say, don’t count the days, make the days count. We do both anyway ❤😊

When you get what you want

but not what you need.

When you feel so tired

but you can’t sleep.



fangirl challenge: [1/15] pairings lucas & peyton (one tree hill)
“Suddenly, it was as if the roar of the crowd, the echo of the final buzzer, the cheers of my teammates were all sounding from a thousand miles away. And what remained in that bizarre muffled silence was only Peyton. The girl whose art and passion and beauty had changed my life. In that moment my triumph was not a state championship but simple clarity; the realization that we had always been meant for each other and every instinct to the contrary had simply been a denial of the following truth: I was now, and would always be - in love with Peyton Sawyer.”

shin-sekai:

A delusory image. An explosion composed by a lightbulb and tons of red, orange and yellow gummy bears and worms

shin-sekai:

A delusory image. An explosion composed by a lightbulb and tons of red, orange and yellow gummy bears and worms


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