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About kaylathetheoxenophile

Hi everyone! I’m kayla. This is my first attempt to share my thoughts through blogging. Got lots of exploring to do. Don’t even know where to start and what to say. To start the ball rolling, allow me to share with you some of the fallacies about Kayla Marie Sarte. 1. Writing is just not my line. Although most considered me as a creative writer, I doubt I have that knack. I’m direct to the point. My essays are straight. As long as I get the message across then that’s fair enough for me. 2.I’m not a walking encyclopedia, got that? How funny it is to be asked by some bunch of kiddos bout tons of stuffs I don’t know or even have heard. Worse? They expect me to answer their queries in a snap. Good thing, I can always find the usual “busy” excuse to elude their endless questions. 3. You just don’t know how pain in the ass reading is to me. I always record the days I spend reading and do my best to keep the pace. Yeah, I’m a literature major but it’s uhmm, …. Except for required readings in my literature classes in the class, I haven’t truly deal with literary works personally. Good heavens, I found John Grisham and Dean Koontz – my all time faves. (In my later posts, I’ll be sharing my thoughts bout their books.) 4. One thing I found truly bleak about me is my loved for movies. I don’t like cinematography or even crave like Glenn Ortiz to be the Steven Spielberg of this race. I just enjoy watching movies on the big screen. That’s all. So, it’s a fallacy that I like cinematography… just the movies. 5. Call me braggart, arrogant. Many think so because of the achievements I gained in the past aching yet meaningful 15 education years of my life. What they don’t know is how negative and perturbed, covered with worries, stressed I am most of the time. No matter how great the laurel I get, I always look back at the failurs I’ve been through in the past. So, that goes to mean, I don’t think highly of myself or consider my awards that much. Top 3 things about me: 1. A Theophile 2. A Xenophile 3. Just Kayla Marie B. Sarte That’s all for now. You’ll get to know more about me soon and about the project 2012 that led me to explore blogging. J One thing is certain for me though, I love who I am for I am fashioned the way I fit exactly in a large mosaic we are all in. Be happy. Live life according to God’s will. – Kayla Sarte

Photo Diary #390: July 17, 2019 Wednesday, Canberra

Lois and I watched the Lion King today and had karaoke at the Beatles Coin Karaoke

Watch our vid here: Movie and Karaoke with Lois | Australia Diaries

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Photo Diary #389: July 16, 2019 Tuesday, Canberra

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Second day of Canberra Culture loop today. I stayed in the National Library and strolled around the area. In the evening, I snacked on the pasta Lois and I bought from Soul Origin and then had dinner with Tina at Ganni.

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Photo Diary #388: July 15, 2019 Monday, Canberra

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I was a tourist for today. I walked from Toad Hall to the National Museum of Australia and took the free Culture loop from there. Here’s the sched of the bus:

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Photo Diary #387: July 14, 2019 Sunday, Canberra Centre

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Went out with my favorite Luchi today (vlogging). We also watched Book smart hahaha

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Photo Diary #386: July 13, 2019 Saturday, Canberra Centre

Successfully transferred all my stuffs…

Then I had to buy dress, bras, and shapewear from City Chic in Canberra Centre and have my hair styled and coloured at Saatu Hair Design by 12.45. I can’t believe I spent 700 aud today. This still pains me! Aaargh!!!

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Photo Diary #385: July 12, 2019 Friday, Toad Hall

Packing my stuffs and transferring them to C ground…

Finally this top arrived

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Photo Diary #384: July 11, 2019 Thursday, Toad Hall

Got these from Emart in No Name Lane. Yumyum!

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Photo Diary #383: July 10, 2019 Wednesday, University Medal & NGA

I still can’t believe this happened. When I first learned about the University Medal award three months ago, I shivered. There was something in that name. I didn’t know why I reacted that way and what it was. I looked it up and thought I wasn’t eligible… but again God moved mountains.

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Today, I also visited the National Gallery of Art for the last time.

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Photo Diary #382: July 09, 2019 Tuesday, Llewelyn Hall

I had my speech practice today with Amanda Burell. Like Vivian from ASLC, Amanda also cried when I said the last quote. Everyone is tired and everyone has this feeling of not being enough whether we admit it or not. That line and the speech resonated more with those who have been working and still feel lacking in so many areas. Maybe that is why most who said the speech was great are people in their 40s. Hahahahaha

I also cried when she said: Can I hug you?… Your speech does not reveal any specifics, it is very general but it reveals the type of person you are, how beautiful your soul is. CASS has made the right choice.

A part of me was crying because I am really exhausted, I want to rest and the speech tells that aspect of myself. I’m crying of so much gratitude to God for choosing me. I did think about applying for speech graduation a year before, but then I hesitated later on cos I know I am a nobody. And then an email came inviting me to really apply because Prof Catherine Travis thinks I am fit for the role. When I applied, I only put “ANUFA member”. I was screaming in the application: I am not special. I am silent, I am a nobody. But God wanted me to be on that stage. God wanted to assure me I am enough, and that I still have my voice. I felt we can’t really run away from who we are. And like what he did in Japan 11 years ago, He made a way for me to be on that podium. Kuya, tsk tsk. Who can say no if you You want it to happen! But now I am thankful to God for giving me this once in a lifetime experience.


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Photo Diary #381: July 08, 2019 Monday, Kimchi

Last lunch with Jannice before I leave for the Philippines and before she moves to the University of Queensland to do her MSc in Speech Pathology. I will miss you Jannice…

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