Thursday, January 5, 2012

back to school (again!)


After many twists, turns, bumps, and a whole lot of drama in between, I'm finally back in school. It was actually a bit of a sudden decision. Although I had always planned on going back eventually, I never expected it to be this soon. Either way, I'm grateful and blessed. Especially for my dad, who has been incredibly supportive of all this and was actually the one who encouraged me to get on with it.

There's quite a heavy back-story behind this. I don't know if I have the heart to tell it all. It's really been a crazy and emotional past few years for me, and up until now, I'm still struggling, mostly with myself. I've kept this part of my life private, and my boyfriend's the only one who knows about every little detail. But just to vaguely share something raw about me without giving away too much: I'm seeking help and learning to deal with it one step at a time. Yun na muna.

So, here I am. Back in fashion school for the second time around, pursuing my second degree. A series of unfortunate events forced me to stop before and hold off on the dream, but I guess The Big Man Upstairs doesn't give up on me that easily. Though I've only gone through orientation (we had to draw today!) and met a few people, so far, everything's been lovely and everyone's been so nice and down-to-earth. I hope admiration and inspiration persists rather than haughtiness and intimidation.

Praying I finally find my place here and don't mess this up. Keep moving forward.



and here's me today

Cotton On top, Zara skirt, Charles & Keith wedges, Forever 21 earrings, bag from Italy

24 comments:

  1. Hey, I've heard good things about Raffles! Best of luck and have fun! :D

    Also, we're here for you, despite all the twists and turns >:D<

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  2. Goodluck with whatever you're going through! :)

    vinayabut.blogspot.com

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  3. Good luck, Gela! You're gonna rock it! I'm sure it helps that you look fab. :D

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  4. Yay! Good for you Gela! Enjoy Raffles! :) Hope you have a lovely time back in school again. :)

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  5. Goodluck Gela! =) Keep us updated :)

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  6. If you don't mind my asking, how much is a semester at Raffles? Been thinking of going there as well.

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  7. love these snaps! :) hope school goes well.

    rena.

    stop by sometime?

    http://therockerchild.blogspot.com

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  8. Hi, anonymous! Please send me an email (gelabo@gmail.com) or DM (@gelatomique).

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  9. good luck!
    dont let anything get in the way of your dreams. :)
    whatever youve gone through and it hasnt killed you, will definitely make you stronger.

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  10. Your so pretty, model looking even. Hope everything works out well for you, sincerely wishing you all the best... Happy New Year!

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  11. Love you hair so much! You look like Angelina Jolie, hehe!! Tall, exotic beauty and stunning! :) Love the maxi skirt too! happy new year to you! :)

    Oh, I bought one dress from your stall at the BU bazaar, hehe! :)

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  12. you´re sooo beautiful, these photos are awesome!

    M from

    http://bananaandmandarina.blogspot.com/

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  13. Congratulations on going back to school~!! I always miss my uni life =(

    You look so pretty and I love your outfit~~ Easy yet chic!

    x
    twee
    www.EzzentricTopz.blogspot.com
    SHOP Ezzentric Topz

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  14. Noelle Chantal: whaaaat! i didn't realize! you didn't say anything at BU2!!! </3

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  15. So happy for you AND proud of you! I hope that you enjoy this journey and learn lots of things about yourself :)

    Btw, that beach is in Iba, Zambales ;)

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  16. Thanks for the sweet comment, Gela. Even if I'm not posting I am still reading every one of your posts. And I must say how you feel about milk tea is how I feel about yogurt.

    It's sour icecream! I don't get it :))

    B

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  17. LOVE IT!!

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  18. Love this outfit! The top and skirt look amazing together! <3
    I'm a new follower!

    Ellen xx

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  19. You glow, everytime! Cheers to schooling! ♥♥

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  20. Hi!I hope you can check out my blog, thebigapplegirl.com, and follow each other? :) I'll follow back. Thanks!

    The Big Apple Girl

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  21. I like your back to school outfit! It looks so carefree and comfy! Good luck with school! :)


    Tanya
    http://tardydresser.tumblr.com

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  22. glad to hear you're studying again. have fun gela!

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  23. cool outfit especially that striped top.

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