About the blogger

My full name is Sofia Bettina D. Garcia, often called Sofi by family or Fia by friends. What my friends don't know is that I hate being called by that nickname. It's just that it was formulated years ago, early on into my school years so naturally, everyone got used to calling me that. I got accustomed to it eventually and it's also hard to "correct" people about things they've gotten used to over the years.

I am nineteen years young and ready for the world. I was confused as to what to take up when I finally work for a living, but I am now taking up Travel and Tourism at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. Obviously, that's because I love traveling. I feel so blessed to be in the Philippines and be able to witness the beauty of our beaches but I'd trade that in for an out-of-the-country trip any day.

I've been described as eloquent and unfathomable which is actually such a contradiction. If it were only up to me though, I'd see myself as someone complex- I don't think I'm easy to understand, and I'm actually quite moody too. It would get on everyone's nerves sometimes.

I've been the class secretary for three years during my high school years and a lot of people really admire my handwriting, but give me a sketchpad and I wouldn't be able to draw anything even if my life depended on it.

I am in love with a lot of things. Sports, for instance. My only sport is swimming but I love watching basketball- may it be PBA, NBA, FIBA or ABL. Throw me a ball and I wouldn't know what to do with it. Hell, I even might not be able to catch it. But throw me in the water and I will live.

Music has always been part of my life. I come from a family who loves to sing (everyone's better than me though!) and I used to sing for them on almost any occasion. Now that I've grown up, I only sing and dance in my room, while taking a shower and in front of my boyfriend. 

I have always been in love with the arts. I might not have the eye of a photographer or the hand of a painter, but I have always been appreciative. Fashion, architecture, paintings, music photography, dance- everything in this world is art and I am inspired and captivated by it every single day.

I am such a bed person and a movie buff. I mean, I cannot stand to watch TV for hours but I can spend all day in bed watching films. I am a night person too. No matter how early I wake up, I always end up sleeping at four in the morning and that's on my good days. My vice is to wake up late in the afternoon but regret about a whole day wasted. But no matter how lazy my body is, my brain is in love with school. I love the idea of being stressed- the feeling of needing to do something. I like being busy and keeping my mind working.

I used to be such a boy when I was a kid. I'd climb anything and everything I could get my arms and feet on. I would walk on the streets barefoot, playing patintero and tumbang preso with my neighbors. I had knees full of scars and I wouldn't hear the end of it from my mom. Today, I am a princess. I'd have an hour of self-pampering everyday and I try to get pedicures and massages at least once a month. Suddenly, I turn sixteen and I'm in love with makeup. I know I've said I don't have a hand of an artist, but my face is my canvas and I am the painter.

My first love is books. Ever since I was a kid, I've been accustomed to reading so many books at night and I haven't stopped reading since. I'm mostly fascinated by the classics and general fiction novels but any literary work would do. Because of this, I am accustomed to writing as well. I mean, I do not write fiction. Instead, I write opinions and reviews and I try to be as objective as I can.

I've tried to write as much about myself as I can at this point and it's never really going to be enough for myself or for the people who want to get to know me. This blog is designed in such a way that anyone and everyone can enter my mind. In these virtual pages, you can see everything I am in love with- beaches and water sports, good coffee and captivating novels, music, films, beauty products, basketball and life in general :-)