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Lessons learned.

My time here in the Philippines has taught me a lot of lessons about life, which is probably one of the reasons God decided to bring me here.

In life there are a lot of ups and downs, things you regret and even more “what ifs”, but they’re put there to help you learn something. And I do not believe in “what ifs”, because one way or the other God will put you in the path you were destined to venture. And in time you’ll figure it out; why you’re there, what you were meant to do, why it was time to learn these things, how it was time to find yourself, whatever it is you end up figuring out.

So if you’re going through something, if you went through something, even if it’s a small thing, think why. Why you’re going through it; why it happened. More often than not a lesson comes out, and you a wiser person.


In contrast to a lot of people saying the HIMYM finale was bad.

I, for one, thought it was absolutely perfect. I kind of knew that that was what the ending would be, back with Ted and Robin, although you know for a fact Robin isn’t the Mother.

One of my favourite moments was Barney’s scene with his baby girl. He finally found the greatest love in his life. We all know hope is sort of lost with finding his other half, a baby is absolutely perfect, since one look from your child is always enough to make you fall in love.

My favourite moments in the last season were always scenes where Tracy, the Mother, is in. The whole point of season 9 is to act as a tribute to the fans who kept asking for more, not wanting the show to end at season 8. Do not forget. The show was supposed to end at Season 8, but demand for more made for one last season. Come on, the previews always have this part where our favourite group of friends take a bow, to say thank you to the fans. One of the ‘thank yous’ in the final season is those bits and pieces about the Mother that made us all fall in love with her, instead of just finding out how Ted and Tracy met.

There were theories and hunches about the Mother’s death, and since Season 9 made me think maybe Barney and Robin would be forever, I didn’t want the Mother to die because then Ted wouldn’t have someone anymore. And then the inevitable divorce happened.

Yeah, I know. Season 9 and the build up to the wedding. Well, what else could you put in a season that was an unexpected surprise? But alas Barney and Robin’s story came into full circle. So they were together before, and that was a complete disaster. And then here and there they’d have that spark again, but timing was off. And finally, this. I think they’re soul mates, because they are so similar, but sometimes they’re not your one true love. They didn’t divorce because of things they did, it just didn’t work anymore. Barney says it was a very successful marriage that happened to last only three years.

In flash forwards in the past seasons you know, or at least get hints of the fact that the kids love Aunt Robin. Robin may not want kids of her own, but she loves her friends’ kids a lot.

I think Ted And Robin can only happen at 2030, after everything, is because they needed to fulfill their own dreams, the same dreams that broke them up after a beautiful relationship. Robin wanted to travel and not have kids and become a real success at her job. Ted wanted kids, a wife, a family. Neither of them could give each other what they wanted then. But now? Now they can just be together and it’ll be fine. They are each other’s best friends.

Tracy’s story also comes full circle because her one true love, Max, died. And when she died, we can all think of Tracy and Max together again.

The show is all about heart, and a cliche ending would make a lot of sense, actually. I loved it. From the moment the finale started right to the very end. I’m not gonna want to change it. It would’ve been nice if the Mother didn’t die, because I absolutely love her, but life that doesn’t work that way. I’m just glad the Mother’s last ten years were with Ted, and they were blissfully happy.


landscape-a-design:

Project by: Margie Ruddick

Transforming the tangle of infrastructure at the gateway to New York’s Long Island City into a lush green corridor welcoming to pedestrians and bicyclists. For the New York City Department of City Planning and Economic Development Corporation. With Marpillero Pollak, Michael Singer Studio, Leni Schwendinger Light Projects, WRT

landscape-a-design:

Project by: Margie Ruddick

Transforming the tangle of infrastructure at the gateway to New York’s Long Island City into a lush green corridor welcoming to pedestrians and bicyclists. For the New York City Department of City Planning and Economic Development Corporation. With Marpillero Pollak, Michael Singer Studio, Leni Schwendinger Light Projects, WRT

landscape-a-design:

Project by: Margie Ruddick

Transforming the tangle of infrastructure at the gateway to New York’s Long Island City into a lush green corridor welcoming to pedestrians and bicyclists. For the New York City Department of City Planning and Economic Development Corporation. With Marpillero Pollak, Michael Singer Studio, Leni Schwendinger Light Projects, WRT

landscape-a-design:

Project by: Margie Ruddick

Transforming the tangle of infrastructure at the gateway to New York’s Long Island City into a lush green corridor welcoming to pedestrians and bicyclists. For the New York City Department of City Planning and Economic Development Corporation. With Marpillero Pollak, Michael Singer Studio, Leni Schwendinger Light Projects, WRT