Friday, April 19, 2013

Favorite Models

Hey there! I want to end this glittery and fun week with fierceness and hotness! So, I made this post about the "apples of my eye" in the modeling industry!!! :D

When I was a kid, I want to be a flight stewardess. Years have passed, it turns out that I want to be a nurse then a lawyer then a consul or diplomat then a part-time model. Well, not to brag, but to share, a lot of people told me that I can be a model because of my body figure, height, the way I walk, my attitudes, and more. It's really overwhelming that they see qualities of being a model in me and all the positive compliments (and somehow, negative compliments) actually inspire me to become one. Hahahahahah :) Talking about inspirations of becoming a model, I always look up to my favorite models. So let me tell you who are they!!! :)

First in the list is BEHATI PRINSLOO

A Victoria's Secret Angel and a top model from Namibia is one of my favorite models because she always show her natural beauty in every shoot or ramp. She has this kick ass personality and good vibes that makes her really unique from other models! Sometimes, I get inspiration from her stylish ensembles that are really quirky and awesome! :) 

Second is BARBARA PALVIN. (ohgosh she looks like Barbie!) 

When I was in Grade 6, I first saw Barbara Palvin modeling in Teen Vogue. I noticed how she model the clothes and stuff and I so I looked for her in Facebook. I saw her legitimate profile (because that’s the only profile that popped out when I looked for her, which means, she is not that famous in the whole world before) and added her as a friend. Then she accepted it! I chatted with her once about her career and she gave me tips on modeling! and the best thing she said about her career? " First it came hard but in the end you can do it:)" Her humility actually inspired me.

Third is TYRA BANKS.

What I like about Tyra is that she can manage her quirkiness and seriousness. I mean, she knows where to be funny and serious. I like the fact that she created Top Model shows that really gave chances to aspiring models! We know that Tyra started deep down and ended up high because she is really persevering to be part of the modeling industry and she is really the perfect example to all aspiring models in the whole world.



This hot model-slash- momma from Australia has taken the hearts of the fashion and modeling industry with her beauty and splendid principles in modeling. I think, being versatile is her advantage because that makes her unique and special. And the fact that she already has a kid and she is still slim!! Her diet  disciplined mind is really amazing!


a lot of people describe her as perfection but issues about her gender are wide spread. I don’t know what gender bender that affected her so much that she became bi. (let's respect her :D) But still, she is one of a kind! I like how she looks because for me she's this tough, edgy, young lady who can be sexy and snazzy!

Sixth on the list is CANDICE SWANEPOEL.

I always notice that Swanepoel is best buds with my other favorite, Behati!! She's this kind of girl with a hot personality. I mean some of the models are just hiding behind a mask and they do not show their natural them. Do you know what i mean? She's so natural. And natural always define her for being sexy, cool and pretty!

Seventh on the list is ANN WARD.

This top model who was bullied before at school proved that she can step up through this way with the help of her mentor, Tyra Banks. Ann is such a tall, skinny girl where you can already see her ribs and collar bones clearly and she really brings out the uniqueness stored in her since birth in every photo shoot that she'll do.


Every one grows old. Yeah every one of us.  Alessandra grows old too, but BUT you’ll still think twice about her age!! As, they say, “Looks can be deceiving”. Believe it or not, she is already thirty-two (32)!!  And she has kids named Anja and Noah Mazur. I like how she maintains her figure and beauty.


20-year old, Karlie, from Chicago; always rock the runway with her confidence. She was just discovered at a local benefit runway show (so, let’s go and rock the runway if we have opportunities! ;D) I think she’s eager to pursue her modeling career and to make the most out of her life!


Gisele has a lot of similarities with Alessandra. She’s on her mid 30’s (she’s 32 too!), she has 2 children and she is a Brazilian. (You’ve noticed that Brazilian models look soooo young even though they’re in their mid30’s or 40’s?!?!?! nahh they are just really pretty ahhaahah :D) I like how she can manage her time and her figure and look too. :)

All of them sparkled and dazzled in the industry. They risked a lot of stuff so that they can be on top. Now look at them, they shine bright like a star and they are not just giving hope to aspiring models, but also to women of the world. Others said that they just give other women insecurities, but for me, they don't because they inspire. :) so, who's your favorite model/s? :))

~sorry for some typographical errors. :) if you see one (or more), please tweet me @kiaparedes :) don't be shy! :D
~all pictures are not mine (duuuh) :) i got it from,, and :D

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A TOKEN FROM A FRIEND (old entry form Tumblr)

Last December 2012, I received a lot of gifts from my mom, dad, friends, and relatives for Christmas season. Honestly, I didn’t notice some gifts that were given to me, until I fixed my closet (where I put my gifts) last April 1. I saw a small, brown paper bag with items in it.

I remembered the one who gave me this gift was Lyndzee, a friend of mine that loves K-Pop and one of the Mathematicians in class. (smart kid ;>) I murmured the words written on the paper bag that says “Parent Survival Kit. An assortment of items with special meanings”.   I wondered why she will give me this gift even though I’m not a parent. Without hesitance, I opened it and saw these items:




Cotton Ball



Paper Clip

Pencil & Notebook

Puzzle Piece

Rubber Band



Word of God

And then, I saw a paper that tells me all the special meanings of those items that I saw!
  • Balloon- To remind you to encourage your children to reach for the sky
  • Bandage- To heal hurt feelings
  • Candle- To thank you for being a guiding light to your children
  • Cotton Ball- to help soften the rough times
  • Eraser- A reminder that we all make mistakes, but every day we can start with a clean slate
  • Jewel- Your children are precious treasures
  • Paper Clip- To keep everything in order
  • Pencil & Notebook- To “write” your wrongs and list all your blessings every day
  • Puzzle Piece- Because you are an important piece in your child’s journey through life
  • Rubber Band- To remind you to be flexible and to stretch and grow with your children
  • Tissue- For drying tears of joy and sadness, your child’s and yours
  • Toothpick- To “pick out” the good qualities in your children
  • Word of God- To help and guide you “For the word of God is living and full of power, and is sharper than any two-edged sword” Hebrews 4:12

~After reading it, I realized that my parents are my guardian angels because they always guide me and they always forgive me if I done something wrong. Even I break their heart for doing a stupid thing, they still forgive me sincerely. I realized that they’re mission is to mold me to a better person that can survive on the future. This token from my friend reminded me that my parents are supposed to be thank with and they should be treated like how they treated us because all the sacrifices that they made will pay off.
So, I really thank Lyndzee for giving me a token not only for Christmas, but also a life time reminder about my parents. Good thing she has this point-of-view for parents and child(ren). I mean she values family just like me. :))
I want to end this with a quote about parents and children.
“Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them.
They move on. They move away.
The moments that used to define them are covered by
moments of their own accomplishments.

It is not until much later, that
children understand;
their stories and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories
of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones,
beneath the water of their lives.”
― Paulo Coelho
so, try to think thoroughly about your parents… you will realized a lot of things that will wake you up ;)
~I’m really lucky to have that gift. :’) (and I’m happy that I’m sharing all of these to YOU! =D) Hope you can reflect :))
(pictures are from Google; didn’t have time to take pictures :/)


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

ISANG BAYAN ISANG BAYANIHAN Bayani Challenge 2013 (old entry from Tumblr)

Bayani Challenge is a 5-day test of endurance, courage and love for country. It was held last March 23-27, 2013 in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental; Philippines! I saw new faces, learned a lot of insights, visited different places, did several activities and more. Our team was called Team YFC-GK 1MB Silay because 90% of the team (i’m included in the 90%) are members of an org called Youth For Christ that partners with Gawad Kalinga. Our mission is to END POVERTY in our country. I joined because I have 5 reasons.
  1.  I want to be happy (I’m happy  of course, but I want to explore life. You know! ;D ahhah!),
  2.  I want others to be happy,
  3.  I want to end poverty in my country,
  4.  I want to gain an experience that I will never forget, and
  5.  I want to meet new friends.
I know that all of my reasons were fulfilled and I’m really happy that I’m sharing this chapter of my life to all of you! :’) Anyways, we rode a bus going to Cadiz. We were all wearing RED shirts because it’s our designated color for day 1. When we arrived in the terminal, some of us rode in the canter and some rode in the pick-up (I rode in the pick-up). We went to Dr. Vicente F. Gustilo National High School for the assembly, and all volunteers formed a human flag then we walked (parade) on the roads of the city (very tiring though). After the parade, we chilled in the resort (RC Beach Resort) , and ate lunch. 1:30 pm, we went back to Dr.VFG and lend our ears to the people who demonstrated us how to paint walls correctly. At night, we listened to sharers and we celebrated Earth Hour!!! :)) Day1 was a chill day. Not that exhausted, but a fun day for the team. Day 2 is a big one!

Us, ladies and man in red shirts dancing GK’s Unity Dance :))

Day2 is our first working day. All of us were wide awake at 5 am because of excitement and nervousness (actually, it’s our call time). We headed to Dr. VFG and rode a dump truck with others (the smell was not good, but we don’t have a choice:D). We are all wearing yellow shirts when we en route    to Tiglawigan Elementary School in Tiglawigan, Cadiz City. :) We painted it’s walls, classrooms and windows. It’s really overwhelming when you finish a work under the scorching sun with effort and sacrifices that you made to make this activity possible. :’)) (I don’t have a cap when I worked here. :| ) We sacrificed our time, our skin color, and more. We risked a lot so that we can make other people really happy in our own little way. My parents visited me to check me out if I’m really okay then they went back to Bacolod (where I really live).  We ate at the Health Center of Tiglawigan for lunch and at night, we listened to sharers that inspired me, and we partied. Harhar =)) At midnight, we talked about horror stories and love stories. I won’t really forget the story of Nicole G. that made me sleep tight. It’s a story that you can really tell that life is like a wheel. Bitter-sweet-bitter is the peg. Hehehehe. :>
and oh! Jessequel, Emily and I saw a comet (shooting star) and we made a wish!! =)))

 A relaxing view of RC Beach Resort in Cadiz City

Day3 is our second working day. We are all wearing pink shirts and we rode a dump truck going to Villacin Elementary School. Sam, one of the volunteers, had a chewing gum on her hair because Andrea (her bestie) put the gum on her that she chewed. We need to cut her hair so that the bubblegum will not be present on her hair anymore (eccck). This day I guess is the tiring day ever in the challenge because I painted 3 walls under the sun that generates my sweat glands to produce sweat. And I also painted some railings of the school that gave me stiff neck the next day. I was so surprised that when I flipped my shirt, I already have tan lines :o. At night, we listened to talks about sacrifices that GK leaders and volunteers made and we partied again! (they hired a dj hahaha) :D

                                       Team YFC-GK 1MB Silay in Pink shirts! :))

Day4 is our last working day. As usual, we rode a dump truck going to Yee-on Elementary School (the farthest school). We are all wearing our white shirt that says “ISANG BAYAN ISANG BAYANIHAN”. It’s really fun riding a dump truck especially when you can’t breathe because of overloading eheheeh. :)) When the brakes squeal, everybody shouts and moves like they’re going to fall. Aahah! :) It’s really an experience that I will never forget. I did sweep the leaves, painted slopes and painted some designs of the landscape of the school. We finished at 2pm and we went back to Dr. VFG for some activities. There, everybody splashed paint because we had a Mini Dinagsa!! (Dinagsa is a festival in Cadiz where  you use paint to splash it to anyone) The activity was really fuuun!! At night, we partied because GK hired 3 djs from Dugout Sports Bar!! :> So we danced, singed and laughed!! At midnight, 9 or 8 of us decided to sleep outside the pavilion because it’s our last night in Cadiz. (they allowed us :>) We slept at 2am already. :))

                                    A collage of pictures during Mini Dinagsa :D

Day5 is our last day. :( We didn’t work. We just chilled around the resort. We swam and shared about our experiences during the challenge. :’) Some of us slept and some of us goofed around hahah lol! Bayani Challenge won’t be possible without these people

In Dark Pink shirts are Happy and Dane, Light Blue shirts are Steph and Josh, In Green shirts are Harold and Gio, in Light Pink shirt is Louie, in Orange shirt is Roshka and in yellow shirt is Vhax. (actually, we ship six of them. TEAM DAPPY, JOSHEPH and GioRio!! Why Rio? Because that’s the family name of Harold ahaha lol!)

                                                         more pictures!!! :)

                 me with some friends from my batch and other incoming Gr.7 pupils :)

                                                    during the orientation :)

                                                      with Chlint and ate Steph :)

                                                         with the TEAM :)))

                                          @ the bus. (going home to BCD) :( :)

Kalinga Night :))

 JOSHEPH moment :))) @ the bus how sweeet. hahaha <3

with friends at the kiosk :>

~ I’m really happy that I survived in Cadiz for 5 days without my family, internet connection and more. It just proved that I can be Ms. Independent someday and it taught me that helping others is such a good thing to do when you have nothing to do :)) PROMISE!! :)) hahahaha! I will never forget this experience of my life. It’s a great start for year 2013 :)

a BIG smile from me. :)) It represents the happiness that I gained during the, YOU SHOULD START HELPING YOUR COUNTRY RIGHT NOW. :)

This message is really inspring! read the message below! :) 
“And how come they are not dating in the mall with their boyfriends? Why are they sweating it out in the sun? Because Gawad Kalinga is Sexy. They can go to the beach later on, but instead of getting their tan from sunbathing, they are getting the tan doing good to others.”   -tito Tony Meloto, founder of Gawad Kalinga

~pictures are from Tito George, Chlint, Jessequel, Patricia, Kaye and Dane :)

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

RED TOUR: DAY 1 and DAY 2 @ OMAHA, NE (old entry form Tumblr)

Omaha, Nebreska
~ is the largest city in the state of NebraskaUnited States, and is the county seat of Douglas County.[7] It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 20 miles (30 km) north of the mouth of the Platte River. Omaha is the anchor of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, which includes Council Bluffs, Iowa, across the Missouri River from Omaha.
                                                                                     source: Wikipedia:)

now my idol, Taylor Alison Swift went there with Ed Sheeran for RED TOUR’s Day 1 and 2 Concert.
 -this photo ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ shows that she’ll be strolling around USA and

and this ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ is the photo that enlightened me sooo much. I spottedTHE PHILIPPINES and I’m really excited for this!!! (there’s no exact dates yet for her WORLD tour. only USA scheds were announced :D)

anyways, this is the place where they sang :))))) This venue is really nice. hahaahahah :)
hope you understand my rants about Taylor Swift. :) (cos’ there’s more to come! ;D) hahahahha! love you all! :*
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pictures from Google:)