Spell Saab

I was invited to give a talk at UP Diliman for the Adelfe Enu Crea Sorority. The topic was about boosting self-esteem and I want to share my piece with you, too. I hope you learn a little something from this :)

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I was lucky enough to grow up in a household where I was made to feel special. I think that’s why even if I accidentally peed myself in kindergarten right before going home, I didn’t care. I was young, care-free, and all that mattered was getting to play Chinese garter with my friends, read my Archie comics, and eat my Oreos. Then puberty kicked in. The girls in my school started becoming competitive with everything even about who would get their period first. I became self-conscious because I was the only one in the fifth grade still wearing a sando instead of a training bra. When you’re a teenager, you start to think everybody is watching your every move. And then you enter high school and college, where shit just starts hitting the fan. You become hard on yourself because you strive to reach your parents’ and peers’ standards. And whenever you fall short of their expectations, you start developing low self esteem.

I wouldn’t say you shouldn’t care about what others think of you because as the saying goes “no man is an island” and you don’t want to be inconsiderate of others. I have gone through a lot of experiences that made me question if I would ever be happy with myself. I was called a bad influence, a bitch, somebody addicted to chaos, and I was even called a home wrecker by overly-dramatic people who think the term applies to someone their boyfriend thinks is cuter than them. I guess people even think I’m a druggie because they keep offering me weed and cocaine but instead of feeling like a total nut-job I just laugh it off and think hey at least I don’t need drugs to be a funny, energetic person. Fuck those guys. Haha! The thing is, people will always have something to say about you but it’s up to you if you’ll let that label define who you are or not.

We tend to have what psychology calls a biased perception on your own actions. This is when you tend to focus on your wrongdoings and totally ignore the right things you have done. There is also this thing called biased interpretation similar to being paranoid that things are usually worse than they are. For example, somebody says you look great and what you take from it is that this person probably thought you looked horrible in the past. These 2 forms of biased thinking is what keeps your self esteem low. If you keep thinking that you are good for nothing then your future is determined by that belief. You will never try because you think you will always fail. So I’m here to try and help you curb this kind of thinking. We all have a potential for greatness and low self-esteem is one of the worst things that can ruin it. Whether you are insecure about your popularity in school or you just went through a bad break-up, remember that it is all up to YOU to manage what you think of yourself.

Post-college, I stopped being so critical of myself and my choices. Take note, it was a process I had to go through and it didn’t diminish my low self-esteem overnight. Until recently I kept thinking I was not worthy of all the good things coming my way. I actually kept turning down the opportunity to speak at other events because I didn’t think I had anything worthwhile to share. When the blogging industry kaboomed, even if I was online way before all the young fashion bloggers, I beat myself up because I thought they were surpassing my success. They were so driven and there I was just blogging about “what I did today.” I felt pretty useless. This led to less writing, less updates, less work. In retrospect, I think it’s a good thing this happened because I got to take a break from the Internet where I was always in my comfort zone hiding behind my laptop. I have always been socially awkward and when I broke up with my BFF (the Internet) I made new BFFs in real life. Which brings me to my first tip:

Un-friend Non-friends

I don’t believe in bad influences because in the end the choice to do things or not is yours to make. But the saying “you are who your friends are” does make sense… Think about it — why would you be friends with superficial people if you are not superficial yourself? You need to unfriend these dementors who just keep making you feel worse about yourself. Be with people who make you laugh not because you’re making fun of other people but because you are comfortable with one another. Help each other become better versions of yourselves. Take a class together, bake cookies, watch a documentary. Grow together. You don’t exactly need their validation but if you are surrounded by people who want the best for you, their opinion may be valuable in making major decisions in your life. In the end, it’s not about how others affect you but how you can affect them.

Go get it, girl!

If you are scared you will fail at something, the best thing to do is research, prepare yourself, and go for it! Try experiencing new things because it will really enhance your life. Knowledge is power and the sense of fulfillment will give your confidence a boost! In my case, giving this talk is my “go get it, girl” moment. The first talk I ever gave was a mess! I had no pre-written talk points and I stood in front of La Salle students for a good 3 minutes trying not to cry from stage fright before finally just talking out of my ass. This time, I came prepared so I am more confident in myself! A few more talks and I’m hoping I will get rid of my innate stage fright. Hehe.

Be Anti-#GGSS

In other words, stop being so self-absorbed. Not everything is about you. The more you acknowledge that, the less you will think that the world is out to get you. If your boyfriend has forgotten to text you back it doesn’t mean that they don’t love you. Maybe they were playing basketball with their friends and getting back to you just totally slipped their mind because, I’m sorry to break this to you, they had their own life to live. Instead of going all crazy and getting angry or being passive aggressive and magtatanim ka ng sama ng loob, why not follow up with a “pssst” and look at things in a totally different light? You’ll thank me later when you end up grabbing a drink after his game instead of fighting and crying yourself to sleep, you psycho bitch. OMG JUST KIDDING. (#GGSS means Gandang Ganda Sa Sarili) Also, not every status update is about you, ano ba…

Fail Well

You can either kick yourself when you’re down or just get up and as mareng Taylor Swift would say — SHAKE IT OFF. When you practice this, you will stop blaming yourself for doing a shitty job and remember that you’re a fantastic person who tried your best at something. Or maybe you didn’t try your best? Well, then, there’s no reason not to try it again! Right before my talk in UP, I came from an interview for something and I was telling Jim that although I’d love to get the job, I would be okay if I don’t. I’m just so proud that I actually tried. Plus I did great so there are no regrets!:)

Be your own BFF

You should want to be your own BFF. You don’t need to keep posting selfies and counting the likes you get on Instagram. When you know you look great, when you like yourself, you’ll stop being so papansin and start doing things that interest you. If you are the person you would like to be with then you’ll be more likeable to others and people will want to be YOUR best friend, too. I don’t know if this makes sense to you but I’d rather hang out with a confident fun girl than a boring pretty one.

So there you go –I may have been the last person in my batch to wear a training bra but look at my boobs now, they’re perfect. LOLJK. When you look back at your so-called problems, they will all seem so trivial and unimportant. It’s just not worth mulling over. “Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life — is the source from which self-respect springs,” says author Joan Didion. There could be bigger problems, of course. I could be a total train-wreck and blame it on my father’s early death. But I refuse to make that experience define me. I am an adult and I’m responsible for myself. The main thing is to stop over-analyzing yourself and let go. Instead of thinking so much about how others perceive you, focus on yourself and who YOU want to be. I’m not even that interested in fashion so why will I compare myself to fashion bloggers? I write about my life, help other young people get through their own life experiences, and that’s what I think makes my blog click. It’s also what makes me happy. When you’re no longer sad, stressed, easily-offended, and angry then the best advice you can get is the most cliché one: just be yourself. Unless you suck – in that case, try to be a better version of yourself.

♥,
Saab

Saab

96 Comments

  1. Reply

    Regina

    April 24, 2015

    Tawang tawa ako sa “look at my boobs now, they’re perfect”! HAHAHA! Loved this post! It was so timely, but I think that discussion on self-esteem is always timely because self-esteem’s something some of us never stop struggling with. (Hi.)

    “Instead of thinking so much about how others perceive you, focus on yourself and who YOU want to be.” So true; this was a reminder I really needed. That, and the reminder that you should be yourself and do what makes you happy. Thanks! LOVE YOU TALAGA HAHAHAHAHA <3

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      Saab

      April 24, 2015

      Hahahahah thanks Reggie!!! Perfect rin ang boobey mo!!!!<3

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    Erika

    April 24, 2015

    Hey, Saab! Thanks so much for this! I was feeling pretty down (basically thesis and some unimportant stuff that keeps on bugging me) and then I saw your tweet (re: this blogpost). Sometimes we feel too consumed overthinking about nonsense that we forget about better, more significant things. Huhu, will try to remember all your tips! Thanks again! <3

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      Saab

      April 24, 2015

      Yayy!! Good luck on your thesis!!:)

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    Mara

    April 24, 2015

    Yay! Thanks for posting this! This is what I need right now! :) <3

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      Saab

      April 24, 2015

      :)

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    Molly

    April 24, 2015

    This is nice! Thanks Saab <3

    PS I miss it when you blog about what you did today :)

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      Saab

      April 24, 2015

      Aww sige ibalik natin yan!!

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    Nadine

    April 24, 2015

    In the office right now reading this and I’m trying to hold back my tears. Haha OA! Anyway, I love how your posts seem really personal whenever I read it. I hope I meet Joey soon! :)

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      Saab

      April 24, 2015

      Yayyy thanks Nadine!! And don’t cry!! Hehe :)

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    Maan

    April 24, 2015

    OMG SAAB HUHU I LOVE YOU TALAGA. You’ve been my role model since 2010!!!!!!!!! I love youuuuuu this helped me a loooooot <3 <3 )

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      Saab

      April 24, 2015

      Aww yayyyy love you too!!

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    Maan

    April 24, 2015

    Can I just correct that.. since 2008. Since lip gloss days pa. Hihi <3 Yun lang :))

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    Liz zafe

    April 24, 2015

    Waaah. One of my fave post of yours. Klassssikkkkk! More of these post po, you truly inspire us.

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      Saab

      April 24, 2015

      Thank you!!:)

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    Emil

    April 24, 2015

    OMG Saab this made me smile! as in! sobrang helpful. and i really really love how you blog. thanks for being an inspiration!:)

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      Saab

      April 24, 2015

      Thanks so much, Emil :)

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    Kaye

    April 24, 2015

    Hi ate Saab! Been a fan of your blog for the past few months and I’m so glad you posted again! Definitely needed this reminder! :) Continue to inspire young girls like us! God bless, ate Saab! :-)

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      Saab

      April 24, 2015

      Thank you, Kaye!!:)

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    Karen

    April 24, 2015

    I sooooooooo love your blogs!!!! I wish I can write as much as you do and of-course I hope you can post everyday. hihi *wishful thinking* :D
    and I love you more because you interact with your readers! <3
    You're such an inspiration! Wishing and hoping to see you someday! Much love for you and Joey <3

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      Saab

      April 25, 2015

      Yayyyyy <3<3

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    Dani

    April 24, 2015

    “The thing is, people will always have something to say about you but it’s up to you if you’ll let that label define who you are or not.” That hit me hard. I was one of the people on this planet who never believed on myself, and believe on what others say. I tend to listen to what people always tell about me. But you know what? That broke me– because of them, I changed a lot. I put make up to cover my face with acnes, and some freckles. I tie my hair because they’re saying that it’s smelly because of the smoke from jeepneys/other cars, i lessen the foods i eat to the point that i’m not eating because they told me was fat, and even the way I talk to people. It changed.
    You know Saab, I always thought that when I listen to what someone tells me I’d be better.But nah, it was just a thought. My real friends told me that my change of me was not the real me. It did hurt, but i realized. Why the hell would I care if you don’t like my acnes , the smell of my hair, i am fat, and all of that stuff. As long as i’m doing good. I won’t give a fuck. :) Btw, thanks for this Saab. You’re truly an inspiration.

    17 year old Dani
    P.s. i hope i’ll meet you soon. xx

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      Saab

      April 25, 2015

      Awww. Way to go! And hello, the acne and baby fat will go away eventually. You’re 17 and there are more important things to focus on. Of course I hope you are taking care of yourself – drinking water, sleeping early, and washing your face will help clear up the acne :)

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    secretwalangclue

    April 24, 2015

    | The girls in my school started becoming competitive with everything even about who would get their period first.

    Is this true? lalake ako so i wouldnt know haha. may prize ba kung mauna ka? :D

    i remember sa lalake, unang makanuod ng porn. sa Betamax/VHS pa yun. haha wala pang vcd. ahhh 90 da best.

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      Saab

      April 25, 2015

      Hahahahaa wala namang prize kung sino magkaroon una pero it was like a sign of womanhood I guess and there was this air of feeling mature pag nagkaroon na. Hahaha! Omg porn on betamax? I can’t imagine hahahaahha (a.k.a. tanders ka na!!)

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        secretwalangclue

        April 28, 2015

        hahaha grabe ka naman makatanderssss. wala pa ako sa 30 hehehe. i had a deal with God, like Joey haha.

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          Saab

          May 7, 2015

          :)))

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    Mitchie

    April 25, 2015

    At last! Someone with the same mindset as I am! And your blog post was really helpful. You let me feel that I’m not alone in this battle :)

    I’m actually in the process of reconstructing my “self-esteem”. I decided to deactivate my Facebook account and I would like to see how it is like to actually pursue things because you want to instead of doing it to make “pasikat” on your “posts”.

    Not getting the best thesis award threw my confidence down because I guess I’ve been living up to everyone’s expecttations. I decided, I should pursue things because I wanted to and not to be admired by other people.

    And now I will start my own blog and do book reviews :)

    Cheers and more blog posts of this kind please!

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      Saab

      April 25, 2015

      Yes, sometimes it’s easy to get caught up with “brag-stagram” – doing things para mapagyabang mo. Oh that’s wonderful news, I hope you keep it up!! Join my book club :D

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    TRISHA

    April 25, 2015

    Hi ate Saab!! This post really inspired me to become a better version of myself. I really don’t have that self-confidence because I tend to think what would other people think of me if I show them the real me, will they judge me? I am afraid of being judged, but that’s life. As cliche as it may sound, only God can judge me. I should really show the truest version of ME. Not because I want anybody’s approval, but because I want to live happily.

    Thanks for reminding US ate Saab that we are indeed, unique in our own little ways.

    Love you, and Cheats! (so much)

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      Saab

      April 25, 2015

      Hehe so sweet, thank you!:)

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    Jie Fuentes

    April 25, 2015

    Hi Saab,

    Very well said, i love this post and I learned a lot too, I will let my lil sis read this as well :)) I met you at the book club, hehe! you”re so pretty, nice and smart. Keep inspiring people, God bless ;)

    Jie(:

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      Saab

      April 25, 2015

      It was very nice to meet you! You’re so nice and bubbly! Til the next book club!:):)

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    quenna

    April 25, 2015

    This post is so timely. I absolutely needed this. Thank you, Saab! :)

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      Saab

      April 25, 2015

      You’re welcome!:)

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    Jamie

    April 25, 2015

    I’m going through so much right now and I keep seeing signs and reminders that I refuse to absorb. But I think your blog post is one of the many ways the universe is trying to strap me up and make me understand. Many times, at the end of the day, all the pushing and helping from friends won’t equate to anything if you don’t help yourself. Thank you for this, Saab!

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      Saab

      April 25, 2015

      Glad I helped!!<3

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    bee

    April 25, 2015

    i love this entry… so helpful… even for a 30-ish woman like me. ;p #tnxsaab

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      Saab

      April 26, 2015

      Yay!!

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    mrsV.

    April 25, 2015

    this is very helpful & inspiring Saab. I’ve always been nega and always stay on my comfort zone so I would like to try your “Go get it, Girl” advice. So glad that u shared this w/ us. :)

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      Saab

      April 26, 2015

      Happy to help :)

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    Eu

    April 25, 2015

    OMG Ate Saab I love youuuuu! Ahaha! This is very inspiring, exactly what I needed. Will link my friends to this post. :))
    <3

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      Saab

      April 26, 2015

      Yay!:)

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    jenggits

    April 26, 2015

    I wuff you saaaaaaab!

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      Saab

      April 26, 2015

      <3<3

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    Kreska

    April 26, 2015

    Love this. Love how you write. Love your personality. (Wag na love you kasi napapaghalata! Hahaha)

    Totoo nga sabi nila na kapag daw mahilig magbasa, magaling din sumulat. Makapagbasa na nga din! Hehe

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      Saab

      April 26, 2015

      Heheehe thank you :)

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    GAIL

    April 26, 2015

    This has got to be one of my fave posts of yours. It’s so true and really spot on every corner!
    You are lucky to have awesome friends and of course family behind you, but can I ask if you have ever had any disappointments, heart break from your friends or when sometimes you think your friend/s is/are not being true to you and how you cope up with it? It may be too personal but I think this is also one of the problems the youth (and me) are experiencing now. When you feel like you are not on the right circle and how you can identify?

    I’d really prefer these kinds of blogs (self-developmental) rather than fashion blogs TBH. :P shhh no offense to others of course…this is really a good read and inspiring! kudos! *thumbs up~*

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      Saab

      April 26, 2015

      Yes, I’ve been let down more than once before.. Good idea maybe I can also write about that :)

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        GAIL

        April 28, 2015

        Will look forward to that. Thank you! :)

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    Ericka

    April 26, 2015

    Hello Saab! This post was such an inspiration, thank you for getting it and enlightening us by sharing your experiences! You are such an inspiration to all of us! Ang cool mo naman para maging druggie *peace* haha! xx

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      Saab

      April 26, 2015

      Hahaha thank you!

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    Patricia

    April 26, 2015

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I wish someday I could hear you speak in person. :D Being 21 and still not finding genuine happiness in my life sucks but because of this post, I am staying hopeful. You are the perfect role model, Saab, of confidence and self-esteem. I will never not look up to you! ❤️

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      Saab

      April 26, 2015

      <3<3 thank you!!

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    Pauline

    April 26, 2015

    Thanks for this, Saab. Idk if I’m just too emotional or what but this post brought tears to my eyes. YOU ROCK!!!!

    P.S.
    You’re not “bad influence, a bitch, somebody addicted to chaos or home wrecker”. Isa ka kaya sa mga peg at inspiration ko. Haha!

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      Saab

      April 26, 2015

      Haha thank you :)

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    Ley S.

    April 26, 2015

    Very inspiring post, Saab! I needed this, cos although I can say that my self esteem has improved, there are really some days when I can’t help but compare myself to others, and obsess about what other people will say about me. I’m so happy that you’re trying to post about this stuff more. I know you can really influence a lot of people since you write in a way people can relate really well, and that’s what got me reading your blog after aaaall this time. :)

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      Saab

      April 26, 2015

      Aww thank you Ley!!<3

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    jexae

    April 26, 2015

    Great help ate saab! :-) may God continue to bless you and give you wisdom to inspire your readers! Been your fan since i read one of your blogs last november! :-)

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      Saab

      April 26, 2015

      Thank you :)

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    Grems

    April 26, 2015

    This post is such an inspiration for those that are battling with low self-esteem. I’ll put everything you said in my heart so I can be “kebs” to anything:) I tend to care so much about what people say about me and it makes me feel so sad, now I can be less sensitive Thanks, Saab! Love you and your blog forever, no echos. :)

    P.S.: Your blog’s the best – I hope you know that! Heehee.

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      Saab

      April 27, 2015

      Heyy you just boosted my self esteem hehehe thank you for that xx

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    PAULA

    April 27, 2015

    Thank you for this, Saab! Just what I needed to read today.. You are an inspiration. HUHU I love youu girl! <3

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      Saab

      April 27, 2015

      <3<3<3<3

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    Alexandra

    April 27, 2015

    Oh god! This blog post serves as my wake-up call. I find this post really sincere and heartfelt!! It felt like I was having a heart to heart talk with you, Ms. Saab!!!! Thank you so much for being an inspiration!!!

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      Saab

      April 27, 2015

      You’re very much welcome and thank you too!:D

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    Sarah

    April 27, 2015

    ” Instead of thinking so much about how others perceive you, focus on yourself and who YOU want to be.” I really need this right now. Thank you for sharing. And hey, I got my bra on when I am Grade 4, but look at them now..they’re FLAT! Hahahahahaha. It was all taba lang pla.

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      Saab

      April 27, 2015

      HAHAHAHAHA!!

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    heyjjaded

    April 27, 2015

    Hey Saab! I love this blog post.
    Ever since I started reading your blogs (about 4 years ago) I can say you have influenced part of my teenage years in a very positive way. I love your fashion style, wittiness, simplicity, creativity and.. i just simply love you as a person even though I never had the chance to meet you (which was seriously one of my bucket list before i left the Philippines in 2013). But I’m still hoping I’ll have a chance to meet you when I come back in the Philippines someday. Anyway what I really want to say is, THANK YOU!
    You are such an inspiration to me. <3 :)

    love,
    heyjjaded

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      Saab

      April 27, 2015

      THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO SAY THIS! It means a lot to me <3 And I hope to meet you as well :)

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    Jae

    April 27, 2015

    This post makes me feel like a proud Ate, Saab. Please continue to be an inspiration to the youth because this generation needs people like you. :)

    P.S. I think I know what app you used for your handwritten texts. Paper? ;)

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      Saab

      April 28, 2015

      Yup!

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    Zooey

    April 28, 2015

    Hi! Been reading your blog and I really like you and your personality except for, sorry for this, i was one of the people who think youre a stoner. Haha (one of your bandmates said “happy 420” during a gig and showed her blouse with a pic of weed on it, so i thought) But thanks for clarifying here that youre not! ^^ but how do you manage to be with people who use it?

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      Saab

      April 28, 2015

      Hahahaha walang basagan ng trip. As long as it doesn’t get in the way of their personal lives and work, I don’t think it does anybody real harm. Personally, it’s not my cup of tea but just because I don’t get it doesn’t mean I condemn it. Mas marami pang nasisirang buhay ang beer. Cocaine and other drugs though, that shit ruins lives and I don’t wanna be anywhere near it.

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    gigi

    April 29, 2015

    Hi! saab i really like this post! it reaally helps a lot for those people who have low self-esteem. I remember my grade school days sobra ang stage fright ko but good thing with me na overcome ko ang pagka nega ko and i think its beacause of you, you influence me by just reading your blogs! thanks and godbless! ;)

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      Saab

      May 7, 2015

      Oh that is so sweet!! I’M SO HAPPY I HELPED <3

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    Malja Lee

    April 29, 2015

    Saab this is such an awesome post. Some of the things you said have made me think I’m doing a good job in the process of self-transformation. There were also several points that I picked up. You are like my ‘ate’ from the internet. Love you!! <3

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      Saab

      May 6, 2015

      AWWWWWWW you’re welcome!! Love, ate Saab LELZZZ

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    Ann

    April 29, 2015

    Hi Saab! Thanks for sharing this with your readers. This blog post is such an inspiration to the youth, especially with this generation wherein most teens are full of doubts on themselves, always thinking about what other people thinks of them; trying and focusing so hard just to fit in.
    I guess knowing that even someone like you have experienced the same and was able to overcome these things will urge teens to think twice, to be positive and focus on things that will help them feel good about themselves instead. Thanks for sharing your own experience. :)
    Great job on your speech, very “ate”.. Very responsible, mature and worth reading/sharing. :)

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      Saab

      May 6, 2015

      Thank you for appreciating!! <3<3

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    Precious

    May 1, 2015

    This is very helpful Ate Saab. Thank you! =)

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      Saab

      May 6, 2015

      You’re welcome :)

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    iamarmine

    May 3, 2015

    Very well-written (or since this was a talk you’ve given, then very well-said)! I hope this message will reach lots of young readers as I’m sure they’ll learn a thing or two. Thanks for sharing. I am definitely archiving this page for future “kalma-life-ain’t-so-bad” reminder. ;)

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      Saab

      May 6, 2015

      Thank you and I’m glad you like it!

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    jose mari ledesma

    May 5, 2015

    What a great article/speech! For someone your age….you really are an old soul. We all go through experiences like that, and you seem to have handled all that negativity quite well….not so with many other people I know. I just like it when you’re frank and candid and sometimes, self-deprecating. The sweet, real you always shines through. Keep it up!! I want to post your article on my FB page, so I am asking your permission before I do that.

    Thanks..

    Lito L.

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      Saab

      May 5, 2015

      Hi! Glad you like it!:) Sure go ahead!!

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    Raisa

    May 6, 2015

    Ikaw ra jud akong idol diri sa Pilipinas, ug wa nay lain! Way makalupig haha I love you!! <3

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      Saab

      May 6, 2015

      I don’t understand hehe. But I like the last 3 words <3

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    Rosalia

    May 6, 2015

    idk how to write this but im a clingy gf though im trying to let him have his ‘own’ world. He’s my first boyfriend and we’re on our 7th year now. YEY!!!!

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      Saab

      May 7, 2015

      Oh wow! 7 years na kayo! I sure hope you can trust him enough to let him have his own thing :) Otherwise, what’s the point of still being with him?

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    Paula

    May 23, 2015

    So…I’m totally backreading your posts. Thank you for posting this, Saab! I needed a reminder. You rock. That is all. :)

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      Saab

      May 25, 2015

      Haha aww thank you, Paula <3

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    Anna Ituriaga

    May 25, 2015

    Omg! I really, really, really love you, Saab!! You’re an inspiration to all of us, teens. Jk, I’m no longer a teenager. Haha. More blogs like this, please? I love you!!! <3

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      Saab

      May 25, 2015

      Okay!!<3

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    Roxci

    August 7, 2015

    Hey Saab, was backreading on your posts earlier. Oo na, medj stalker but in all honesty, I really like the way you write. There’s a sense of unfiltered bias without sounding monotonous eh. :)

    Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I think it’s absolutely great how you’re able to inspire people to be real to themselves. Sobrang gets ko yung sinabi mo na “I’m not even that interested in fashion so why will I compare myself to fashion bloggers? I write about my life, help other young people get through their own life experiences, and that’s what I think makes my blog click. It’s also what makes me happy.” Too often we think that we have to be well-liked by others to actually like ourselves. But it takes someone brave to actually stop caring about others so much and instead shift the focus to herself. :) Haba ng sinabi ko. :| But you get the picture. Haha!

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      Saab

      August 11, 2015

      AWWW THANK YOU <3 Thank you so much for taking the time to write this down <3<3<3

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