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It all started with Christian Bautista as I followed every mall show he is in, how I tagged him as my forever ideal man and how I wished him to be my boyfriend (literally wished) until I am lured to the gorgeous men of South Korea’s K-pop and K-drama world. And it has been three years.  So what really has changed in me after I learned how to dress up like a korean and put on those “cat eyeliner” on my peepers  and buy almost everything in my “kikay kit” from Etude House, The Faceshop, Nature Republic and Tony Moly aside from making me look young as ever?

Strange as it may seem but I learned a lot and become a better person from doing this thing of following every korean happening here in Manila and Korea that were ‘silly things” to people outside korean or hallyu world. Here’s my list:

  1. How to balance my day job and following my heart.
    Its tough but I love how did I managed to do it, I learned how to work and play and not just work and palpitate in stress like I used to.  And yes its possible.
  2. Became more friendly.
    Before my friends were confined to just family, relatives school mates and officemates, but now I have teenagers, singles and even mommies already who shared the same love for everything Korean as well as writers and bloggers.  Even met friends from attending Korean-related events that have been good friends along the way.  Believe me I’m a snob before but now I sometimes meet persons who know me but I just don’t know where I met them but still I’m all smiles when they smile at me at events ahahha.
  3. Discovered my passion for writing, what I really wanted to do when I retire or go out of the corporate world.
  4. Became the ambassador not just of everything korean but spreading of Goodvibes too.
    It has been my favorite hashtag since 2013 and sometimes friends equate #Goodvibes to koreans, but really its not.  I just found myself looking for goodvibes in everyday life. 😛
  5. Discovered that I have this unending luck on raffles, online and blogging contests.
    From Kim Hyun Joong Autograph signing passes here in Manila, to Christian Bautista premiere night movie passes, to Lee Min Ho concert tickets, to Samsung Note II phone to CNBlue presscon passes to free Yoga vouchers name it, I have won them since 2011 and counting.  And before that I never won in a raffle not even a single consolation price.  There must be someone who blew me some lucky charms to have all of these ahhaha.  Whatever is the explanation to these blessings I am just so thankful.  Though my ever wish is to win a Free trip to Korea ahhaha, I know that will happen in the right time.  Lol!
  6. If it’s yours it will be given.
    Life is not all easy for me in the last 3 years.  I almost gave up my korea trip last 2013 that I have been waiting for since 2010 due to unforseen reasons but it still happened, with matching 3-Year multiple entry korean visa and our sched coinciding Kim Jaejoong’s first Album Asia Tour Solo concert and a bonus stint of being an official social media ambassador of korea tourism as a  WOW Korea Supporter of Korea Tourism Organization Manila. All of these happened in a single time not even wishing all of them to happen.
  7. Learned that life is not all about work and money.
    Deep happiness can come from small trivial things like a surprise hug from someone you really really like to the highest level not on my birthday but on his birthday. ❤
  8. K-pop events can be a gateway to a blogging world career.
    And maybe to lovelife too.
  9. A “Blessing in disguise” is a reality.
    And this happened to me a lot of times in and outside the korean world. I won’t elaborate more but believe me everything happens for a reason, and yes I learned that in the course of fangirling.
  10. Dreams can come true.
    When you dream and pray it can happen, and it always comes in a grand and unexpected manner. I remember that dream to see CNBlue in their press con for Cant Stop in Manila and would you believe that after crying that i didn’t win that presscon passes and that my writing powers is not enough to get me a media pass some kind of a miracle sent me that email invite that im in all of a sudden . Woahh! A lot of things have been given to me from being a simple korean drama fan to becoming an official ambassador of everything korean in the social media world that I just love doing.  And all i wanted is to write and inspire.

Life is ironic. The best things in my life happened in the last 3 years as I discover these things through the term “K-FanGirling”. So guys follow your heart! Aja!

Sending Love and Goodvibes,

pinkyreg ♥

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Goodvibes is…

Goodvibes is just all around…
When a super crush ng bayan barista calls you by your name and said you are blooming
or when it doesn’t rain on your birthday while it did 3 or 5 years in a row
or when a stranger gentleman still exists and let you seat in a crowded place or open the door for you
and you are mistaken as 22 while you are already…hmm 25 up hahaha!

No doubt everything Korean means Goodvibes to me
Like when you win a Samsung Note II phone from a Korean salon blogging contest, amazing!
or you unexpectedly win a K-pop Presscon passes just when you really cried hard for it
or when you are given a 3-year Multiple entry South Korean visa while only wishing for an approved Single entry
And it’s a double goodvibes treat that a K-pop concert is held on the very date of your Seoul trip that you booked a year ago.

Goodvibes is even lovelier and thrilling
when you almost jumped like crazy when he added you on Facebook and you are yet to be introduced and just dreaming that you two would cross paths again (Korean drama-like)
or when he likes your kilig overload Facebook DP with you and him together without tagging him
or when you win a Facebook contest the day after your birthday and right after the man of your dreams greeted you
Oh did I mention that it’s just all about one person? ahahaha 🙂

But nothing beats Goodvibes brought by
a triple dream come true break for your writing career that were been given in a single month
or when a suntok sa moon wish was granted right at the very birthday of the person you are wishing for
or when he hugged you not on your birthday but on his birthday.

But most of all, Goodvibes is when someone so unexpected is sent to you like a lucky charm or soulmate
And it has been two years since that fateful day
And you are just thankful to God and Sta. Clara for him no matter if you are romantically meant to be together or not. ❤

Now guys, write and count your own just to keep Positive Goodvibes On!

Have a wonderful season of Christmas. 🙂

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I Love March 31

Just today,
hours ago
in the middle of my keyboard and monday blues
someone uninvited popped…

He’s like from a not so long time ago
but the mere fact that I saw his name
I don’t know what to do nor what to say
but I guess he’s just on the right timing

“ang mga panahong wala akong ginawa
kundi magpakadalubhasa sa trabaho, pera at pag-ibig
ya lagare, pero sya ay nasa lahat ng aspeto na ito…”
those crazy days he reminded me of

Ewan pero sa hindi maipaliwanag na tadhana
he opened up to me this time of a chance…
of a chance of a dream come true
na malayong malayo sa nakaraan.

I guess hindi man kami ang nakatadhana
isa syang instrumento to say that dreams and prayers may come true
in a very different way you expected
And I must say he made me smile like a crazy fool in heaven full of kimchi ❤

I love March 31 or should I say I just love March
Today is the biggest coincidence
capping off my March full of goodvibes
as he is the least to say Annyeonghaseyo to me…forever, but he did! 🙂 ❤

Originally posted in my Facebook account ~~ March 31, 2014, 9:16PM


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I know this is a super delayed post but it’s never too late to share a thing full of good vibes. Starting July 2013 right, write write!  🙂

26th of May 2013 – It’s only once each year that we celebrate our birthday, a day we can freely claim as “my day”.  And what makes it even more special is that we have the right to be both a cry baby sentimental fool and cheesy happy at the same time on this day (you don’t have to explain yourself or be guilty, hahaha) hence this post.

As I have posted in my status the day after my birthday, I’m practically smiling for 48 hours or so and that includes while asleep.  I can’t hide the overflowing happiness in my heart and before it burst I drafted this post inside a Starbucks shop.  On top of winning the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 grand prize from a Tony and Jackey blogging contest this is how everyone made me crazy happy on my _ _ th birthday.

I know this is a very long intro na but I’m just preparing you guys, LOL!  So here it is.  Brace yourselves to the most childish or should I say #PBBTeens blog of pinkyreg and I do hope to also inspire you while laughing your heart out loud just like me.

This post is also inspired by my daily morning energizer and laughtrip radio show – RX 93.1’s The Morning Rush Top 10.  For some, things written here may be trivial, corny or super teenager-ish but I must say that, and I know still many of you can relate, “It’s the small things (surprisingly) that make us truly happy”.

Thanks guys! Kamsahamnida – This is My Top 10 B-day Greets.

10. Handsome Korean faces with roses on my timeline.  And also for sending me real flowers, LOL!

I love flowers (though I think I’m developing allergies on them, wahhh!) and of course Koreans, hahaha you know me well friends.

9. Those who took time to write in Hangeul (Korean alphabet) or sing Saeng il Chukka hamnida (Happy birthday in Korean). 

You really know that those will bring smile to  my heart, not to mention my Basic Korean knowledge is being reviewed ahahaha.  I really look at each Hangeul character and tried to read it without google transaltion, LOL! What’s more heart-warming is that some who did this are really not that Kpop/kdrama adik but really took time.  You know who you are guys.  😉 Special mention to Ladie, Russ, Joel, Ate Kleng , Ate Connie 🙂

8. We miss you and See you soon” messages from my dear Starbucks Matalino baristas. 

Having my happy place closed on the very month of my birthday really brought me emo to the highest level.  For a month or so now I don’t have a default chillax place after work, when I’m sad or wanted a great ambiance to write I feel so lost.  Seeing their greets on my wall is an instant happy pill to my senses.  They haven’t forgotten me as their “Ms. Reg” a true blue loyal customer.  I can’t wait for the new store opening in the Korean district of Matalino St.

7. Words that best describe me or any good/creative words that go with Happy Bday.    I don’t know why but just feel touched knowing they all support me in what I’ve been doing and inspires me more. Emo again 😉

“CELEBRATE today! Celebrate your being YOU! ” – Pido
“Continue living life to the fullest, and may God continue to bless you abundantly J ♥” – Lucky
“More birthdays and blogs to come (sort of saying I’m born to blog 🙂 )” – Edel
“More blessings and kilig moments to come” – Jing
“Happy birthday ultimate koreana!” – Bec
“Happy birthday ate pretty Reg” – Rachel
“Happy Brithday, fangirl” – Aileen
“Happy Birthday Pinkyreg” – Digi
“happy birthday.wish u ol the best and just enjoy life” – Cel
“Happy happy happy birthday ms. Reg!!!!! More KPOPing years to come kekeke take care” – Abby

6. A very long like a novela greetings from an old flame and take note in full English words. 🙂

He is the first person who had the guts to write me a love letter back when we were in senior years in high school in the same full English fashion, but what’s funny is that he seemed to get it from different Hallmark greeting card messages (old school time when social networking is not yet a fad) since some things don’t connect.  But I just admire him back then since he made me think of one word that I have heard the first time, the word “VEX”.  I don’t know why all of the guys back then thought I only accept love letters in English when it’s the subject I’m least good at, hahaha.  And now I guess he grow up still with that thought.  He still seemed to copy paste his greeting from somewhere, LOL!  I don’t have a thing against him (in fact I really did consider him as a boyfriend back then, LOL).  I just can’t help but smile with his message. I wouldn’t detail it here as it’s really long. 🙂  It so reminded me of those good old days when life is simple and I have admirers from almost all sections in our batch (ang haba na pala ng hair ko since high school, kinda suplada lang LOL!)

5. Happy bday — from my ultimate celebrity choir crush

This is one dear weakness of mine, a guy with a very good voice.  So when I came across this koreanish looking guy with a very great voice (parang galing lang ng heaven) from a church I frequent it’s an instant magnet.  While having my bday lunch with family I took a chance to access my FB at my mobile phone and what a surprise!  Sa dinami ng friends nya eh binati pa ako, yes, ang haba ng hair sa mga celeb, barista and mukhang Korean. 🙂 Connect the dots, LOL!

4. Sana mahanap mo na ang Ser Chief ng buhay mo 🙂

Since I got hooked on this epic, trending and full of goodvibes kilig-serye Be Careful with my Heart I remember posting a FB status “Saan ba nakakahanap ng Ser Chief” (Where can you find a man like Ser Chief), LOL! Having someone to say this to me on my day makes my heart smile as if I will really find him sooner than what I’m wishing for.  Thanks Leah for this, and I know we will soon find our Mr. Right, and who knows he will be much more than what Ser Chief is to Maya dela Rosa.  I’m claiming it guys, dreams do come true! ♥

3. You give a different meaning to the word FANGIRLING Reg

What is fangirling? :)

What is fangirling? 🙂

I have been the craziest fangirl in the last 2 years but when someone confessed that she is a fan of mine what can I say, speechless mode. I may not be a celebrity but now I know the feeling of being a Christian Bautista or my kpop celebrity crushes, LOL!  On a more serious note really this is one of the best things that have been said to me since I shifted from a full-time serious corporate girl to a part-time fangirl and blogger – “Keep on inspiring people and showing how much fun life could get if you just know what you love and do them”.  In deep tagalog words it’s so “tagos sa puso”. I’m so happy that I inspire people by writing my thoughts and doing things close to my heart and sharing it to the world.  Kamsahamnida friend Jhanysse.  You really made my day special. And now I really need to pursue my dream of being an events/magazine feature/inspirational writer and soon publish a book of my own. 🙂

2. Happy Bday from a hunky handsome face I truly madly deeply admire 🙂

After having a week of deadlines at work I capped it off with a Friday KTV night for an early birthday celebration.  I treated my fangirl friends to a kpop-inspired KTV place Kbob along Cubao area.  It was a super fun (daebak to be exact in k-terms) night complete with soju, chapchae, beef bulgogi and a Kpop playlist that I can’t explain know how they selected as the songs in their list were mostly written in Hangeul ahahaha (Even if I already learned some basic Korean I still find some difficulty in reading them, LOL).  We are in so high energy even with just one shot of soju each. But what makes that night even more exciting is the birthday gift they give to me, an assorted kpop stars inspired items and a grand prize like memorabilia I never thought they can do and give to me.  They made me close my eyes and give me a cue when to finally open it.  In that instant I really know that it is something special.  I’m speechless as I opened my eyes.  OMG!  A hunky handsome face is smiling and looking straight to my eye while holding a “HAPPY BDAY Reg” paper banner!  No he doesn’t come out in a giant box or a cake (bridal shower party ang peg, hahaha).  It is a photo worthy to be displayed in my room, beating all the korean posters I have.  It was the cheesiest gift I have received I guess but it really made my night and I can’t sleep without wearing that “kilig” smile. It’s like a fansign greet from a person I truly admire and been a source of goodvibes since January.  Take note it wasn’t photoshopped.  It’s a real thing and I don’t know how they approached him without me knowing it.  Surely I’ll melt when we two meet after this thing, or if ever if he will come accross to this blog.  Shame, LOL!  #Mr.Goodvibes

And tadahh! the one on the top spot…of my heart ♥ – shame cheesy overload…

1. Yo! Happy birthday 🙂

I know this is a simple and generic “happy bday” (though it comes with a “Yo”) but what makes it on top of my list is because it came in a so unexpected way. And just like what I said in my “A New Year’s Eve Surprise” blog, it’s another “ang haba ng hair ko, abot hanggang Seoul South Korea” moment, LOL!  The day after my birthday I woke up so early at around 6am as I slept earlier than usual also.  I grabbed my laptop and finished reading all the FB greetings posts I left the night before.  And just when I posted my sincere thank you and overflowing happiness FB status , a name popped in my notifications that made me sigh a silent giggle while holding my chest almost to burst.  Wahhh, I guess someone wanted to be on top of my Happy list!  It’s the same person who always send me goodvibes at the right time whenever I needed it.  I knew it, on my day he won’t miss doing surprises  ♥.   Oemgee!  The way he did it was a blast.  At the bottom of my heart I won’t deny I really wished him to greet me.  I’m already overjoyed with the Top 2 but this thing is worth to be on top of my list.  I won’t give further details (hahaha as if the info given is not too much).   Let’s just say that it feels like I’m Maya in the hit kilig-serye “Be Careful with my Heart” in the early phase of her feelings for Ser Chief. 🙂  Trivial but it’s a #WishGranted.  And I must say it’s like a koreanovela scene and I think we are already on Episode 6. 🙂

On this day as if all good vibes on earth poured down on me while it’s raining very hard at The Fort/Serendra area where me and my family were dining.  It’s so true that when it rains it pours — Happy Aura in SM Aura 🙂 LOL!

 And as if there’s no tomorrow I received another surprise on the afternoon of the 27th.  I won again in one of the Facebook online contest I joined, Waaaah! And to top it all the person on the top of my list striked once more in a so unexpected way yet again. Wahhh, Goodvibes extended overload!

So I should just remember this day whenever I feel down or positivity seems to be absent or hiding his smile. Now I know that even for a day or two everything will feel perfect. And I think it’s just really true that when you always strive to be happy you will attract those positive vibes you needed.  Small things or big celebrate life to the best that you can.

I do hope this post inspires you more than anything. Till my next Top 10 post. Kamsahamnida! 🙂

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Suddenly on a Tuesday

today something came up that really made my mind boggling and heart sad

a favorite goodvibes go somewhere for a while

I don’t know why

but i can’t help to think so negatively

its a thing that made me jump for joy last new year’s eve

only to be taken away on a holy tuesday night

Oh well…

but after talking to some good friends, I realized I’m so over analyzing

It might just be his way of fasting, he will come back again

“give him space, baka nasakal lang sa relationship” – this one was over analyzing too hahaha

Oh well…it might just be a right love on a wrong time

It was like love at first sight, a love online..

or more appropriately an inspiration beyond the so called four-letter word

we are just on our episode 3 of a korean drama or k-pop fiction I wish to come true…

wait lang ♥ ♥ ♥ 🙂

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It’s already March but let me just post a  thing inspired by the crazy love month. 🙂

As with so many hopefuls and idealistic youngsters I’m always charmed and thrilled by that four-letter word.  But as much as I wanted to always be in a kdrama setting (and yes I believe I’ve been so many times) I’ve met a lot of false alarms in this journey of love.

Hahaha, oh well what a segway! This one is somewhat bitter, but I guess I still find something inspiring with the hidden story behind it…

One day in February, I had a…

One random Goodbye

I wake up like hell on this sunday that I dreaded
since it is the last day of a happy habit
An uninvited goodbye, he sat beside me today
a sundate like no other though its a finale

A serious talk over coffee made me fall all over again
this time without malice, beyond admiration
Thinking about it, we left without the usual goodbye
Because I know he will and still be a dear inspiration near or far.

I’m leaving an apt quote to end this on a sweeter note. Borrowing from a friend’s Facebook post (and I really have to say thank you to him) — “We feel happiness not when we achieve love but when we know there is a possibility of love. :3”

Cheesy but inspiring right? Love love love! ♥♥♥ 🙂

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Last night at around this same time I have received an unexpected thing that really made me feel “ang haba-haba ng hair ko, abot hanggang Seoul South Korea” hahaha.

After posting my 2012 reflections that surprise came into me. Literally I don’t know what to do, nor what to say…Yes its a thing close to my heart that may seem childish for others but for me its a big thing.  Just imagine a teenager girl with her cush inviting her to be his date in the prom, hahaha.  Don’t think too much friends I wont reveal it here.  It’s just that I still have a hangover last night.

On a more deeper note that “kilig moment” is really one big inspiration.  It happened barely three hours to go before 2012 bids goodbye for 2013.  Just when I thought the big things and smiles of 2012 are done there goes that thing.  Somehow I really wished for a thing close to it but I never imagined something better than what I wished for will happen.  And now I believe this would carry on throughout 2013.

If its really for you it will really be given. This new year’s eve surprise might be a simple thing but a lot of big things started from small.  In this 2013 Year of Faith or Year of the Water Snake I know keeping a positive heart and mindset is our best lucky charm, not any color, stone or those astrological help .  I’m still fleeting in the air from last night.  Thank you Lord for all those inspirations I really needed, big thing or small.

Have a Positive 2013 everyone!

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Starting 2013 right.  I super love this summary that wordpress created for this blogsite of mine.  I thank you all my readers, you all inspire me to write. I hope I have inspired and brought you smiles too as you read my heartfelt posts.  I feel so blessed.  More to come this year.

From the bottom of my heart hugs and overflowing thanks…Kangsahamnida and Have a blessed and fun 2013!  Loving to share this info 🙂

♥ ♥ ♥

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,300 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Last year it was my dear inspiration Christian Bautista’s Bloggers conference that completed my 2011.  I can’t explain how I feel that time but let’s just say that I’m in a cloud nine moment.  My tummy’s trembling both in pressure and thrill as that fateful afternoon of November 13, 2011 came.  There I was seated with all the bloggers and throwing a question on the charming Asiansation Christian Bautista for the very first time.  It was really a dream come true for me.  An aspiring writer and fangirl wish granted.

I’m the girl seating 2nd to the right of Christian

And I really dressed up for this event only to see that most are in their jeans and shirt only.  Oh well you’d know that I am a fan in an instant. 🙂  A picture beside Christian sealed that day!  For a more detailed story see my full blog post

onsite Christian Bautista’s Bloggers Conference

the picture that completed the day!

This year, I think November is really a lucky month for me as I got another invite for a thing close to my heart.  As a testament of my Korean addiction and blogging world presence I got a seat at the grand opening event for media/press/bloggers of Korea’s No.1 coffee chain Caffe Bene in Eastwood.  As of writing they are opening tomorrow, November 29 at 8pm in Eastwood City Walk 2.  Thanks to this career blog post My Caffe Bene blog I have written and juggled in my busy full time corporate word that I’m getting this rare chance.

Caffe Bene sample interior (cr. to Caffe Bene Facebook)

Just thinking of being with all of these people of the writing and media world I can’t help but be elated. Caffe Bene is dubbed as Korea’s Starbucks in terms of popularity and number of stores.  It’s a favorite filming location of Korean dramas, the most recent and popular of which is Secreat Garden’s kilig scenes (for more information about Caffe Bene follow them on twiiter @CaffeBenePH) Anything about Korea ignites a smile on my face and to add more to my giggles the handsome Asia prince Jang Keun Suk (star of hit kdrama You’re Beautiful and the more recent Love Rain) endorses the brand.   Waah, I heart him much and this could be a chance of bringing him here in Manila.  So that’s two bird in one shot, blogging and Korean stuff, enough to make my hyperacidity attack again in excitement. 🙂

Caffe Bene website cover

Jang Keun Suk for Caffe Bene (credits to owner)

I am just thankful given the above two chances of a lifetime.  My blog has been up only for a year and I do not blog that often, posting only about 2-3 titles per month.  Despite of this I’m so grateful that rare chances to be on the limelight were presented to me and that’s a big thing for me.  I’m sincerely glad up to the top of my lungs.  It gives me a venue to post my craziness, the things I love and some inspirations to my readers.  I just wanted to thank all friends and colleagues who were so appreciative of the things I write.  Special mention to my creative writing friends who opened me up to pursue this thing and help me in my poetry, grammar and to learn more about my craft.  Looking forward to more next year as we are preparing a yet another dream come true for me.  Of course golf course I wouldn’t forget to thank Starbucks Matalino for being my friendliest and most conducive place to write.  Have written loads of things inside that corner in Matalino Street, I could not count them to date, hahaha. And they also helped me to promote my blog site as I get a lot of hits with my “Loving Starbucks Matalino” blog post. 🙂

So friends see yah all at Eastwood Caffe Bene grand opening tomorrow and hoping you will support me on my next blogging gig. 🙂  Fighting!


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