25 Inspirational Quotes to Give You Strength During Hard Times

Having a bad day? Read on and these quotes might help you get through the day with a smile.

Disclaimer: These quotes are not written by me. I just compiled them from the Internet

1. You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.

2. Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.

3. Go ahead tell me that I’m not good enough tell me I can’t do it because I will show you over & over that I can!

4. Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been to stand back up taller than you ever were.

5. When you face difficult times, know that challenges are not sent to destroy you. They’re sent to promote, increase and strengthen you.

6. Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the best things that will ever happen to us.

7. She builds others up because she knows what it’s like to be torn down.

8. Strong women wear their pain like they do with stilettos. No matter how much it hurts, all you see is the beauty of it.

9. Believe in yourself a little more.

10. Do you want to be happy? Let go of what’s gone, be grateful for what remains and look forward to what is coming.

11. If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.

12. You can, and you will.

13. Stay positive even when it feels like your life is falling apart.

14. The secret of having it all is believing you already do.

15. It’s okay to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.

20. Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.

21. Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.—Oprah winfrey

22.  Forget all the reasons why it won’t work and believe the one reason why it will!

23. You’re never too young to dream big!

24. Don’t tell people your dream. Show them.

25. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.—Steve jobs

Belle of the Ball

Prom is a rite of passage for every teenager, in fact, one of the things to look forward to in high school life. While it seems fun and exciting, we can't deny how terrifying it could get, not because your crush hasn't asked you yet (he will, just wait) but because you're still stuck in the prom girl's wardrobe dilemma. Yikes!

But don't worry if you haven't met up with a designer yet because if time and moolah are causing setbacks, there's always the faster and easier way out: Online stores!

You'll be surprised at the amount of dazzling prom dresses you can purchase off the rack these days. And to help you, here are some dresses that could be perfect for that night you'll never forget.

Go for pastel colors for a sweet look
Shine bright like a diamond and stand out from the crowd with this sequin dress
Get ready to be the Belle of the Ball with this elegant black dress

If you still want to see more, check out MUEE. They also have the following dresses in case you need them in future events:

Evening Dresses
Cocktail Dresses
Wedding dresses
Bridesmaids dresses
Homecoming dresses
First communion dresses

HOOQ Presents Mano Po 7: Chinoy + a Honkong Trip Giveaway

HOOQ is Asia's first premium video-on-demand service to launch across the region. It is a start-up joint venture established in January 2015 by Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. HOOQ delivers over 10,000 Hollywood, regional and local movies and TV shows to customers anytime, anywhere by enabling them to stream and download on their Internet device or platform of choice.

It currently operates in the Philippines, Thailand, India, Indonesia and Singapore with a population footprint of over 1.7 billion people.

Last Saturday, February 4, 2017, HOOQ welcomes the Year of the Fire Rooster with a free screening of MANO PO 7: CHINOY at the Globe Iconic Store—BGC Amphitheater in Bonifacio Global City.

The film features a star-studded ensemble cast led by Richard Yap, Jean Garcia, Jessy Mendiola, Enchong Dee, Jake Cuenca, Janella Salvador and Marlo Mortel.

Richard Yap

Jean Garcia

Former NBA Lakers Coach Byron Scott and girlfriend Cecilia Gutierrez

HOOQ Hangouts, presented by Globe Live in cooperation with Samsung, is a series of outdoor screening events that showcases HOOQ’s vast library of carefully curated content.

“We chose Mano Po 7 for this month’s HOOQ Hangouts not only to celebrate the Chinese New Year but also to emphasize that HOOQ will be the first to have the newest local movies after their theatrical run,” says  Jane Cruz-Walker, Country Manager of HOOQ Philippines.

HOOQ and Globe Team with Mano Po 7 Chinoy Cast Jean Garcia and Richard Yap

The good thing about HOOQ is that, they have so many good movies to offer! Subscribers can now enjoy over 1,200 Filipino movies spanning almost five decades of film making, and over 4,000 hours of local television leaving other video-in-demand services way behind in terms of Filipino content. Among the most anticipated ones that will soon be available only to HOOQ subscribers include: Camp Sawi, I Love You To Death, That Thing Called Tanga Na, My Rebound Girl, The Escort, Bakit Lahat ng Guwapo May Boyfriend?, Working Beks and Mano Po 7: Chinoy. 

In addition, viewers can also catch up episodes of the latest GMA 7 TV series including Alyas Robinhood; Someone To Watch Over Me; Meant to Be; Ika-Anim na Utos and more in the coming months.

They will also have the 2016 MMFF top grosser Die Beautiful and Kabisera. The rest of the entries will also soon find its way onto HOOQ!

HOOQ has over 10,000 movies and TV shows available for streaming or download. Globe At Home customers can get up to 6 months access to HOOQ with plans P1,299 and up, while Globe mobile customers can also get up to 6 months trial on selected prepaid and postpaid plans. You may also visit www.hooq.tv to sign up for a 7-day free trial.

For more information, visit www.hooq.tv


Take a photo of your best and most creative HOOQ moments and post them on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram. Tag HOOQ’s official accounts and use the #HOOQTimeAnytime hashtag. Just make sure your account is set to public!

Every Monday, HOOQ will choose the most deserving entries to win some awesome prizes and for the grand raffle draw the lucky winner will win a trip for 4 to Hong Kong Disneyland inclusive of a two-day pass to HK Disneyland including airfare, pocket money and accommodations!

This promo is open to all active HOOQ subscribers (free and paid) who have availed of the service direct from the website or the app. 

For complete details of the promo mechanics check out https://www.facebook.com/notes/hooq/hooqtimeanytime-promo-mechanics

So what are you waiting for? Download HOOQ now and enjoy the latest episodes of your favorite Superhero TV Series, binge watch on thousands of movies, and enjoy the largest collection of Filipino content available on any video on demand service.

(c) All photos are from Globe Live HOOQ

Here's What to Wear on Valentine's Day if You're Running Out of Time

Are you still on the hunt for the perfect Valentine's day outfit but no enough time to go to malls? Look no further for I am here to help you snag that ootd anxiety!

You know these days, almost everyone's thinking about just fashion now so "the look" is areally a big deal already.

StyleWe is no stranger when it comes to ootd dilemmas because they have been in the industry for quite some time now and they're doing very well on serving their customers' preferences through the help of StyleWe fashion designers.

And to make it easier for their clients, they make sure that their pieces are versatile. Like these two-piece jumpsuits that you could actually wear in the office 'til night!

With these jumpsuits, you don't have to change everything. Since they are two pieces, you can just bring a fancy top or a classy skirt to transform your day-look to date night attire in an instant!

The Glam Comeback + What to Do with Opportunities

I'm not sure how I'll start this post but one thing I'm certain of is that I'm happy to be back here. To be honest, I didn't have a smooth start this year because I need to get things done and everything's going faster than I anticipated. I could almost see a ball of mess coming at me.

I absolutely had no idea what I was getting myself into. Okay, I do have a little idea but... I wasn't ready to leave some things behind, yet. I really hate choosing one thing over something because I fear that I would make the wrong decision. I thought, maybe it's way better if you have no choice at all rather than having too many options. But I took all the opportunities both in my hands in the hopes that I could manage them over time. And just like before, I was wrong.

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