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    Aurika Matias: 5 Facts About Me Vol.1

    Just like school days! Where in the first day, you have to introduce yourself. Ahh, good times! Since today is rainy day and I want my day to be productive, I decided to make quick blog post.

    If you’re an old friend of mine, some of these might sound familiar, but to my new friends/readers, here’s some little facts about Aurika Matias:

    1. My name came from a Japanese word “Rikka” which means standing flower, but I am not a Japanese. I have no second name. That same goes to my siblings.
    2. My natural hair is straight, thick and black. After experimenting my hair with some hair color and rebond, it eventually started growing wavy.
    3. Spontaneous and adventurous. When I thought of something fun, I want to do it immediately!
    4. I love eating, very much! And I think those foods that I munched goes to my cheeks! I hate the taste of bell peppers though… Eww.
    5. I have worn eyeglasses since high school because of myopia. Sometimes I wear contact lens and I like it more than eyeglasses.

    Now that I think of it, five facts seem a little short. Since this site is my personal online diary, you’ll know more about me! Do we have any of these facts in common? 🙂

    5 Facts About Me Vol. 2

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    Visual: The Mona Lisa Project at Solaire

    So happy to find this little amazing gallery of many faces of Mona Lisa at Solaire. This is just a visual vibes, because it’s too nice not to take photos:
    Solaire, mona lisa

    solaire, mona lisa

    Solaire, mona lisa

    Solaire, mona lisa

    Solaire, mona lisa

    Solaire, mona lisa

    Solaire, mona lisa

    Solaire, mona lisa

    And just some other artsy stuff:

    Solaire, art

    Solaire

    Solaire, falls

    Solaire, art

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    Boot Camp 2015!

    I am thankful to be part of two-day Leadership Boot Camp held at Hotel Stotensberg, Pampanga; it was indeed a well spent weekend! Aside from meeting new friends, I was able to develop myself from Aurika version 1.0 to version 2.0. lol.

    Below are some of the things that we did during the boot camp:

    • Grouped by age then had super fun activities that taught us how to be a good leader and to be a good player as well.
    • Speakers were successful people that inspired us by sharing their success stories.
    • Spiritually taught us to put God first before anything else.
    • Lunch -> Dinner -> Breakfast -> lunch. All were buffet!
    • And my favorite part, writing our short and long-term goals in S.M.A.R.T. way.

    Do you already have a dream board? If none, I suggest that you create one because it will help you to focus on your dreams. Sounds good, right? Because it is! After boot camp, it made me realize how important dream board is. 🙂

    #Bonus: How to create Dream Board using SMART criteria:

    S – Specific

    State exactly what you want to achieve. To set a specific goal, you must answer the six “W” questions because having a specific goal makes it easier to achieve than general goals.

    M – Measurable

    Establish a concrete criteria to measure if you are on track or near to reaching your goal.

    A –Attainable

    Dream big and aim for the stars! Determine the steps and skills that you need to reach it.

    R – Relevant

    Is it achievable and realistic? You are the only one who can decide how high your goal should be. A higher goal could mean a higher motivation and effort you must exert.

    T – Time

    Set a target date. A goal should have a time-frame to focus on when you want to accomplish it.

    SMART goal example:

    To own a P985K worth Red Ford Ecosport by December 1, 2016 through selling my paintings.

    Goal setting is an essential tool to be successful. Review your goals and make adjustments if necessary.

    If you are interested to join in next boot camp, feel free to message me for other details. 🙂

    See ya!

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    A Love Story

    Just want to share this “Love Story” that Yco made for our anniversary. After reading it for nth time, I still find it funny and I admit that he really amaze me by how he could make surprises in a very short time. So this is what happened…

    Last May 18, 2015 at 12:00 AM he greeted me “Happy Anniversary!” but I responded with “No, it’s not yet our anniversary because I said yes at 9:00 PM”. LOL. But of course, I wasn’t really serious about how precise we must be! Yet I didn’t greet him back. 😛

    On our flight back to Manila, my phone suddenly alarmed at 9:00 PM that comes with a note “Happy Anniversary! Open Safari. Check read”. Okay, I was too sleepy to check it but I did it anyway… then boom! Fail! No internet connection so I wasn’t able to read whatever he has sent. Haha.

    This is a story that I actually excluded from my previous post: CEBU: TOP DESTINATIONS AND ACTIVITIES!. But since my man want it to be posted as well (yup, he said my Cebu trip post wouldn’t be complete without this story. LOL), here it goes:

    Team Breezy Love Story 🙂

    Love Story - Pulag

    Dati, mag-isa pa akong na ngangarap.

    Yco

    Kaya malabo pa =))

    Baguio

    Buti nalang ginabayan tayo ni Lord. Pati si Buenavides na pataas ng kamay! =))

    UST

    Ayun, love story natin ay parang cosplay. Tinuruan mo akong maging jejemon.

    Baguio

    Minsan Bruno Mars.

    ACN

    Minsan Nerds.

    Eastwood

    Kadalasan, Maganda at Pogi =))

    Blue Leaf

    Pero kahit mukha tayong Cosplayer, sagot natin likod ng bawat isa :”>

    Love Story - Universal Studio

    Yieee:”>

    Yakimix

    Pero mas sweet ako 😛

    Hong Kong

    Nilakbay na natin lahat, Alaska.

    SM Megamall

    Nag cruise sa Pacific Ocean.

    Singapore

    Nag lakad sa Vigan.

    Ilocos, Vigan

    Lagi tayong mag kasama, lalo sa foodtrip!

    “I YABU!”

    YABU

    Kulitan! Kahit halata na binubully ako =))

    Tuscany

    Buti nalang mabait ako O:)

    Auntie Annes

    I love you most! Happy Anniversary Aurika Matias!

    Pulag

    Oh well, I love you too! Yie.

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