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Thank you 2014!

Published 01/02/2015 by Neds Rocillo

It’s hard to sum up all the best things that happened in 2014 and show it through some pictures. 2013 was a year full of emotions while 2014 made me experience one of the best roller coaster rides I could ever imagine. 2014 was the year which taught me that if we plant a lot of seeds and take good care of it until they are already full grown then we can harvest something from it. Let me share to you the best parts of my journey last year, 2014! 🙂

I celebrated a milestone! I graduated college with flying colors! can you believe that? I can’t believe it either hihi 🙂


Creative shot with Jero and Angela! ❤ Nay or Yay?

leadership award

Leadership Awardee!


The Legacy Batch! If you saw the hell-yeah-face then that’s me! :)))


Received the most precious paper in my life, my diploma! HAHA Leadership Awardee and a Dean’s Lister!

I never really get nervous whenever I perform in front of a crowd but when I was about to receive my diploma, I felt my heart was beating really fast and my feet were shaking.I was asking myself while going up on stage, “is this real??” and then I heard a voice in the back of my head saying “Yes Neds, you finally made it! All your hardwork pays off!”. When I was finally in the center of the stage I looked at my parents and said to myself “It’s time to give back Neds.”. 🙂


Everything is possible with these two! I love them! 🙂 I don’t know how will I be able to thank them enough for everything that they have done for me. 🙂

Last year, I was able to organize an event for our national organization for Tourism Students which was attended by 1,300 delegates from different colleges and universities all over the Philippines. 🙂


One of the biggest projects I did before graduating college 🙂

UFTE delegates

Look at that crowd!

UFTE Speech

It’s me delivering my thank you speech for those who attended the event. I guess 48 hours of not sleeping is an enough excuse for my haggard face. :))

UFTS Officers

Union of Filipino Tourism Students Officers

One thing I love about 2014 is that, it’s the first time my parents allowed me to join an out of town trip (not school related) with my friends! But of course, I still needed to meet my curfew time! boo! Haha

Highschool friends in Tagaytay

Tagaytay with my highschool buddies! 🙂

It was also my first time to witness the beauty of the joyful Christmas lights in Ayala Triangle with one of my special friends, Gabriel, after he came back from New York! 🙂


Ayala Triangle Christmas Lights

2014 was also the year I got my job in one of the world’s biggest airlines, Singapore Airlines. 🙂

Birthday Party of Neds

Birthday celebration with my colleagues 🙂


First office party I attended, Farewell party for GM Ranjan at Holiday Inn 🙂

PSD Christmas Party

Passenger Services Department’s Christmas Party 🙂

Singapore Airlines Christmas Party at Makati Shangrila Hotel

Singapore Airlines Christmas Party at Makati Shangrila Hotel 🙂

2014 Christmas was also one of the most memorable for me!

  • I was able to join the charity program of Singapore Airlines for the Bantay Bata Scholars

bantay bata

  • This was also the first time my parents allowed me to attend Christmas party with my college friends! I know what you’re thinking, my parents are not strict.. not at all! 🙂

christmas shiela

  • Christmas eve with the Rocillo’s (almost complete!)

rocillo christmas

  • Christmas day with the Leynes


Thank you 2014! It has been a great year! I’m so excited to know what 2015 has in store for me! 🙂

Happy New Year readers!!




1-50 Love Advice

Published 06/26/2014 by Neds Rocillo

FIRST STEP: Choose a number from 1-50

SECOND STEP: Scroll down and look for your chosen number below










1. There are a lot of fish in the sea.

2. You will find the perfect person who loves you as much as you love him/her.

3. He loves you so much!

4. Treat yourself like a prize.

5. Don’t let others influence your decision.

6. Stop seeking for love.

7. Stop kissing a lot of frogs to find your Prince.

8. He’s the one!

9. You control your ultimate happiness! not him nor her.

10. You have to learn to see an imperfect person perfectly.

11. Know that love is worth it.

12. Remember the little things.

13. It’s worth fighting for!

14. Be a good listener.

15. Don’t be afraid to tell him what you feel.

16. Love yourself.

17. Know your worth.

18. Dare to reveal yourself fully.

19. Make your partner feel that you are understanding.

20. Never stop falling in love with the same person who’s in your mind and heart right now.

21. Don’t judge the person you love.

22. Forgive and move on.

23. Get on with loving and living. You don’t have forever.

24. Don’t give up.

25. Embrace change.

26. Tell him/her you love him/her!

27. Don’t cheat!

28. Stop nagging!

29. Let him/her do his own thing.

30. Compromise once in a while.

31. Think about your words first.

32. Don’t be scared to apologize.

33. Let him know how it feels to be let down.

34. Make sure you practice what you preach.

35. Be with someone who brings out the best in you.

36. Stop being an overly jealous partner! Trust is the key!

37. Never force yourself to have a space in anyone’s life.

38. Stop begging for love.

39. Be a woman a man needs.

40. Life is full of second chances.

41. You’ve got to do what’s right for you.

42. Fight for him not with him.

43. Don’t play hard to get! You might miss something.

44. Never touch a life – if you mean to break a heart.

45. You are so lucky to have him.

46. You’re way too young to be so bitter.

47. You may be right for each other, but that doesn’t mean you’re right for each other right now.

48. You gotta be fair to your partner.

49. You already have one asshole. You don’t need another.

50. If he doesn’t care, you might be missing out on someone who does.




P.S. This is my version of Marcelo Santos 25 typical love advice.




Published 06/23/2014 by Neds Rocillo

Isn’t it amazing how a person who once was a stranger, suddenly meant the world to you? but what if, just what if, you felt that he’s not the one you deserve and that you deserve better?

You know at this age, the worst thing we can do to ourselves is to fall for someone harder than they fall for us. And if you’d ask me if I’m the one falling harder? the answer is yes. I’m always the one who loves more. I guess, that’s my thing.

Do you guys believe that communication is the key to a lasting relationship? For me, communication is as important as trust. But what would you do if your partner isn’t communicating? I’m in a relationship with this guy and I feel that I always frustrate him whenever I open up about how I feel. I want to be honest and I just want to tell him everything that’s going on in my mind because I believe that he’s the one I’m supposed to be telling everything. I’m not the typical girl who would open up to her friends about her relationship problems. So whenever I feel we have a problem, I would always talk to him because I’m under the impression that people in a relationship are supposed to solve problems by discussing them.

But somehow, our discussions would usually turn into arguments. And it would come to a point where both of us would have no idea what the initial discussion was about. The conversation would have turned so many corners that we’d need a map to get out. And the argument would usually end not understanding each others feelings. I realized that I have to stay away from having any discussion about anything that would upset him or me. I agree with almost everything he wants until now that I realized, I’m living his life not mine.

I’m now afraid.. afraid to communicate, to show my vulnerability and believe me, its a lonely place to be. But my love is stronger than my loneliness. A relationship isn’t about leaving when something goes wrong. It’s about being there for the good and the bad. I believe that we’ll just have to work through this. I hope I’m not wrong that love is strong, love is kind, and love sticks around.

Q & A 2014

Published 06/03/2014 by Neds Rocillo

I also answered the same questions last December 2013. And I’m answering it again. I’m not deleting my 2013 answers. hihi 🙂

1. Think of the last person who said I love you, do you think they meant it? Yes 🙂

2. Would you date an 18-year-old at the age you are now? No BUT I’m dating a 19-year-old HAHA

3. When’s the last time you were aggravated and happy at the same time? today. 

4. Would you ever smile at a stranger? Yes 🙂

5. Is there someone mad because you’re dating/talking to the person you are? none I think. 🙂

6. Have you heard a song that reminds you of someone today? Yes Amber Pacific’s Forever reminds me of Hiro and Lek. 

7. What exactly are you wearing right now? Tank top and shorts.

8. How often do you listen to music? Everyday!

9. Do you wear jeans or sweats more? jeans 🙂

10. Do you think your life will change dramatically before 2015? I think so. 😐 

11. Are you a social or an antisocial person? Both? Introvert problems, eh? 🙂

12. Have you ever kissed someone whose name begins with the letter ‘A’? Nope. 🙂

13. What about ‘R’? He’s nickname starts with R so I guess my answer is Yes. :)) 

14. Can you drive a stick shift? no.

15. Do you care if people talk badly about you?  no. it’s none of my business. 🙂

16. Are you going out of town soon? I think so! 

17. When was the last time you cried? last Sunday, I was really worried of getting a job. 

18. Have you ever told someone you loved them? yes 

19. If you could change your eye color, would you? from black to brown 

20. Is there a boy who you would do absolutely everything for? yes 

21. Name something you dislike about the day you’re having. I miss my boyfriend it hurts. haha

22. Is it cute when guys kiss you on your forehead? yes 

23. Are you dating the last person you talked to? yes

24. What are you sitting on right now? Bean Bag.

25. Does anyone regularly (other than family) tell you they love you? yes

26. Have you ever wanted someone you couldn’t have? yes

27. Who was the last person you talked to before you went to bed last night? Homer. 

28. Do you get a lot of colds? no 

29. Does anyone hate you? yes

30. Do you have any empty alcohol bottles hidden somewhere in your room? none.

31. Do you like watching scary movies? yes 

32. Do you want your tongue pierced? no 

33. If you had to delete one year of your life completely, which would it be? 2012 

34. Did you have a dream last night? nope.

35. When was the last time you told someone you loved them?last night 🙂

36. Do you think you’ll be married in 5 years? no 

37. Do you think someone has feelings for you? yes. my boyfriend loves me. haha

38. Do you think someone is thinking about you right now? I don’t think so.

39. Did you have a good day yesterday? yes, I was able to attend an interview, movie with Homer, and bond with my bffs.

40. Think back 2 months ago; were you in a relationship? yes, in a relationship with Homer. haha

41. In the next 48 hours, will you hang out with a girl? I don’t think so.

42. Has anyone told you they don’t want to ever lose you? yes, Homer just said that last night. hahaha #clingy

43. What’s the best part about school? getting money from le parents and spending it not on books but on food. HAHA

44. Do you have any pictures on your Facebook? yes. 

45. Do you ever pass notes to your friends in school? yes  

46. Do you replay things that have happened in your head? yes. 

47. Were you single over the last summer? no.

48. Is your life anything like it was two years ago? no. 

49. What are you supposed to be doing right now? burning fats. haha

50. Do you hate the last guy you had a conversation with? no

51. Are you nice to everyone? yes. 

52. Have you ever liked someone you didn’t expect to?  yes and worst, I fell in love with him. :))

53. Do you think you can last in a relationship for 6 months and not cheat? yes

54. Are you good at hiding your feelings? before, no. but I’ve learned how to hide it now. 

55. Do you think you like someone? No. I love him instead. 😉 #cheeseballs

56. Have you kissed someone whose name starts with a ‘J’? Yes.

57. Do you prefer to be friends with girls or boys? both. but if I have to choose, I would choose boys. Less drama. 

58. Has anyone of your friends ever seen you cry? yes 

59. Do you hate anyone? yes 

60. How’s your heart? frustrated and happy at the same time.. 🙂  

61. Is there something that happened in your past that you hate talking about? yes 

62. Have you ever cried over a guy? yes 

63. Who is probably talking a load of crap about you right now? I don’t know and I don’t care 🙂 

64. Are your toenails painted pink? no, red.

65. Will your next kiss be a mistake? i don’t think so. 🙂 

66. Girls love it when boyfriends cry; correct? no, not me.  

67. Have your pants ever fallen down in public? no

68. Who was the last person you were on the phone with? Louis 🙂

69. How do you look right now? Stressed and sleepy. 

70. Do you have someone you can be your complete self around? Yes 

71. Can you commit to one person? yes.  

72. Do you have someone of the opposite sex you can tell everything to? yes.

73. Have you ever felt replaced? yes 

74. Did you wake up cranky? yes! :))

75. Are you a jealous person? yes! 

76. Are relationships ever worth it? yes. no regrets just love. 🙂

77. Anyone you’re giving up on? yes.

78. Currently wanting to see anyone? yes 

79. Name something you have to do tomorrow? study what the job i’m applying for is about.

80. Last person you cried in front of? My parents.

81. Is there someone you will never forget? yes 

82. Do you think the person you have feelings for is protective of you? no.

83. If the person you wish to be with were with you, what would you be doing right now?talking and kissing and cuddling. hahaha

84. Are you over your past? yes 

85. Have you ever liked one of your best friends of the opposite sex? yes 

86. Is there anyone you can tell EVERYTHING to? yes 

87. If your first true love knocked on your door with apology and presents,would you accept?Yes I’ve moved on & ready to forgive

88. So, the last person you kissed just happens to arrive at your door at 3AM; do you let them in? yes 

89. Have you ever liked someone who your friends hated? yes 

90. Will you be in a relationship in 2 months? hopefully, we’re still together by that time 🙂 I don’t wanna let go of this guy

91. Is there anyone you know with the name Michael? yes 

92. Have you ever kissed a Matthew? no 

93. Were you in a relationship in January? How was it going? no 

94. Were you happy with the person you liked in March? yes.

95. Don’t tell me lies, is the last person you texted attractive? yes. I’m attracted to my boyfriend.

96. Who do you have texts from? Homer.

97. If the person you like says they like someone else, what would you say? I don’t think I’ll be able to say anything.

98. Have you ever kissed someone older than you? yes 

99. Who’s in your profile picture with you? My supposed-to-be-twin. lol jk it’s just me with the mirror effect

100. Ever kissed under fireworks? no.

101. Has anybody ever given you butterflies? yes 


Funny Life.

Published 04/09/2014 by Neds Rocillo

It’s been a long time, hasn’t it? A lot has happened. I’m sure you know that change is the only constant thing in this world. The change may be good or may be bad eitherway life has still it’s own way of making things funny. Yes life’s funny. Don’t you agree?


Top: The Little Things Pants: Von Dutch

One thing I’ve learned in the past few months was to see something funny in whatever life throws at us along the way. Whatever it is, just catch it and laugh at it. We should learn to find the funny side in everything. It’s the best technique for instant stress relief and dissolves anxiety and doubt. Try it.

2014 Bucket list

Published 01/05/2014 by Neds Rocillo

So basically, these are the things I want to accomplish by the end of the year! It’s a brand new year and that means new plans, and wishes!

1. Start Eating Healthy


Well, I just realized that making this decision is an important step in becoming a healthier person. Hopefully, I will be able to accomplish this one! HAHA I guess, discipline is the key!

Believe me, I’ve tried doing this but obviously, I wasn’t able to succeed! But I’ve learned! Eating healthy is a sacrifice and an opportunity for self-improvement!

2. Learn to Drive


Who doesn’t want to? Driving is one of the most useful and coolest skill in the world.  HAHA I seriously adore guys who can drive. For me, it’s very important to build  or develop confidence behind the wheel.

My friend ,Karsten, taught me how  to drive an automatic car. He let me use his  car and I wasn’t sure which one of us was more nervous. HAHA

Plus, I want to have a license! I promise to be a responsible driver! HAHA

3. Learn to Surf


I think riding a wave is  empowering! According to a  study, surfing is great exercise  that will surely drop pounds!

This year, I want to stay focus  on my goals in life and I think  that surfing will help me learn  how to ‘focus’.

I’m sure it’s going to be fun and exciting! But I have to find a good surfing  spot! Any suggestions?


4.Learn how to Skateboard


I want to learn how to skateboard! Many girls skateboard and I’m really amazed by them! This year, I want to be ‘somehow’ adventurous and extreme! HAHA

My friends told me that it’s not a good idea because I might get hurt but I’m still  eager to learn and I’m willing to make room for all the pain it will bring! HAHA

I want to start by buying my own penny board. 😉

5. Learn to Use Chopsticks Properly


Yes! You’ve read that right! I don’t know how to use chopsticks! Such a loser I know. This is one of the reasons why I hate eating in Chinese restaurants. HAHA

This 2014, I have to learn how to use chopsticks properly! HAHA okay guys, stop laughing. :))

 6. Attend the Hot Air Balloon Festival


One of the much-awaited event in the country is the Hot Air Balloon Festival  every February in Clark, Pampanga! and until now, I haven’t attend even once!

I think it’s still impossible for me to fulfill this one because february will be a very  busy month for me. 😦 But I’m still hoping! *crossfingers!

7. Start a Fashion Blog


This is one of my dreams! I’ve always wanted to have my own fashion blog! I’m  inspired by my favorite fashion bloggers! I love the fact that they get new  beautiful clothes for free from their sponsors!!

I also have this passion for fashion! I wish I could just have clothes without  getting broke after. (I wish!)

8. 52 Week Money Challenge


I agree that this is a great way to save up money! I hope I’ll be able to finish this without  making a fool of myself. HAHA

Note to self: Start Saving money for your future and your parents!!

9. Out of the country getaway with my family


Last year, I’ve been to many places outside of the country. I know how my  parents worked hard to let me join school tours and so I decided that this year is  my payback time.

Since I’ll be graduating in less than 5 months, it’s my chance to save money for  them and give them what they deserve. I want them to discover and travel the  world with me. Hopefully, I could achieve this one. 🙂

These are the main goals of my life for this year! I am holding myself accountable by making a goal public. I’ve heard that if we have people to hold us accountable, we are much more likely to accomplish our goals. 🙂 Happy New Year! Spend it right! 🙂

How about you? what are the things you want to accomplish this year? 🙂