It all happened one Sunday afternoon, where it just happened to rain just after we got my car washed. The odds of it. If you guys follow me on Instagram, ( maybe as you all probably know), I got a new hairdo. A short one, at that. So to pamper myself with the advantages of having short hair after such a period of time, I decided to buy myself a hair blower and a hair iron. DAN DAN DAN!
Monday, December 29, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
Finally, after all the overtime work and all the practicing and the choreographing and the directing, I have finally, FINALLY, made it out alive. As you all guys know from my previous post, I was chosen as one of the brainers for this huge project at work. Six of us were chosen out of 700 employees. Kind of proud there, I can say. We had the final shooting on December 6, just a Saturday ago, when Typhoon Ruby had made its landfall on the Philippines. Yup. We are immortals. Anyway, without further ado, this is the huge project I've been meaning to show you guys. If you guys have the time, show some love by giving it a like. Enjoy!
- Birthday Girl
- Birthday Girl
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Hello there! It's been such a long time since I last posted. My gosh, I feel like this blog has been left in the dark for ages. And it even feels more than that! I have been so busy the past few weeks ( leaving me idea-less on what to post on my blog) because of certain things. To enlighten you with this, I'm going to summarize it into two things. First, I got promoted at work leaving me with more paperwork here and there. Second, there is this huge project at work and I'm one of the brainers to give it justice. I have so many deadlines to meet but with so little time. And even the word "little" is an understatement.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
When one's creativity just want to burst out from its shell, what do you get? You'd get an outlet! And a perfect outlet for that would be Wattpad. Haha. I am so endorsing it right now. Anyway, if you are booming with stories, fantasies and creativity and if your are a writer by heart, then this site is just for you.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
We were greeted with rain showers so early in the morning and it was just the day after Mac and I celebrated our first anniversary together ( Hoorah to the two of us!). We ( Mac, Starr, Guada and I) rode all the way to BTC to get ourselves some Jafar's shawarma rice and gobbled away. You guys should check them out! Their food's really delicious! We battled against flood after flood and I feared for my car's spark plug! Haha. It was tough but we made it all in one piece. Gemms ( my car's name) did his best and we managed somehow. Another hoorah!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
I am such a fan of Nadia. She is the epitome of body positivity. She's so chic and so beautiful; both inside and out. Just imagine me auto-liking her every photo update on Instagram and I keep on visiting her blog ( like ten times a day!). And looking back at these photos, oooooh, how I wish to be like her.
Friday, September 5, 2014
" Baby you light up my world like nobody else,
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed,
But when you smile at the ground it ain't hard to tell,
You don't know,
You don't know you're beautiful "
Sorry! I just have to insert those lines there! For today's blog post, I have exciting news and it's all related to that song above!
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Apart from being busy from practicing for our company's anniversary, I was also busy with something. And if you followed me on Instagram, I posted a photo of it with the caption " Replaying". Any clues?
Monday, August 25, 2014
I was so busy last week that I didn't have time to make a new blog post! It was our company's anniversary and I had to cram and cram and cram! It was a one-week celebration and we were practicing songs ( Eternal Flame by The Bangles, Brave by Sara Bareilles and Sunday Morning by Maroon 5) so that took most of my time. Our schedules would conflict and because of that, we barely practiced at all! ( But nonetheless, it was a success!) So no outfit shots, no new places to explore and no new blog posts! I cry!
Thursday, August 14, 2014
An award. Get that: an award! I have been nominated for an award! The Liebster Award! I would like to thank Dawn Corsame from CoffeeFudge and AppleBerryPie for nominating me for this humble award. Do check out her amazing blog and oh, I almost forgot to mention that she's such a sweety. ( Thanks Dawn! xoxo) Anyhoo, I am excited to share a few things about myself and a little bit shy. So before I share to you guys about my deepest darkest secrets ( One would be me wanting to become a mad scientist!), I shall enlighten you what this award is all about.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
For the past few weeks, I've been craving for cupcakes. Scratch that. I've been SPECIFICALLY craving for Kim's sister's cupcakes. Just that one bite makes you feel like you're in heaven. The luscious twirl frosting melts in your mouth as you bite the chocolate cake underneath it. It has the right amount of sweetness and can make you go for round two.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
This was the first game I played in the Fatal Frame franchise. We had a PS2 and I wanted to choose and play my own game( My brother and my cousin were hogging the PS2 all to themselves). The cover caught my attention when I was picking out games in a video game shop and had set my eyes on it ever since. And that was the beginning of something mutual. ♥
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Here in the Philippines, the word "saya" has two meanings. The first meaning would be our traditional "skirt". The skirt that would start from your torso and extends to your ankles. It has the word "conservative" written all over it. This is what the Filipino women wore during the Spanish colonial times. It must have been hard. ( Imagine yourself walking in these in the humid heat).
Sunday, July 27, 2014
After the collaboration that Kim and I had for our outfit shoot, we took a very slight turn from being prim and proper to goofing around and taking snapshots of our friendship. Mac was kind enough to take photos of me and my silly friends as we struggled to keep up what's left of our goofiness and also of our hunger!
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Since June, my country has been experiencing non-stop rain ( Well, "non-stop" is too exaggerated but yeah, you get the point). And now, there is a chance that we are about to experience two typhoons in just a short period of time. So everyone's wearing their gear. Women have been all skirts, sandals and boots, and men have been all baggy pants, jackets and slippers ( Tropical climate everyone.Tropical climate.)
Monday, July 14, 2014
So just a few Sundays ago, Cherry, Jas, Mac and I had a double date! We spent the whole day being sweet to each other and of course, with a little bit of goofing around too! Prior to that, Cherry and I planned away for our little Sunday getaway and decided to visit Cebu Zoo in Lahug. We've never been there before so everything was ooohs and aaahs for us ( especially when we saw the huge snakes! Yikes!) Mac and Jas would act brave during picture-taking and then act cowardly the next. As for Cherry and I, well, it's probably obvious that we screamed, shrieked, shouted for help countless of times when it was our turn to take photos with it.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
So everything ends in a big BLOOM! Some countries have their Sakura trees or also known as the Cherry Blossoms that bloom beautifully during Spring. Japan is well-known for it. Tourists and locals would have picnics in the park just to see the pink petals flutter to the ground. Philippines doesn't have any Sakura trees ( since we have a tropical climate) but we do have our own Fire or Flame trees.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
I love killing people! And that's one enthusiastic way to start this post. As some of you know, I'd be willing to exchange my rest days for games. If you go over my archives, you'd see my love for Assassin's Creed and Ubisoft (Ubisoft, you never ever fail me). Discover some of Ubisoft's best-selling games like Assassin's Creed ( hamana hamana hamana), Just Dance and Ghost Recon here or you can check their list of games here.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Games make me happy. Games make me sad. There are lots of awesome games out there but I prefer to be picky. I still remember the time that I would rather spend my rest days playing than to, you know... like actually rest! Haha! So for this post, I am going to share to you the games I have played so far.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
There are lots of shades and hues of pink since pink can be magenta or fuchsia... The list goes on.The kind of pink that really attracts me the most are the light ones. I really am not a fan of the color pink but for some reason, the light ones attract me so. If I am to describe the color, it is kind and gentle and engulfs you in warmth. That same warmth mothers tend to give you.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
As I was making this post, I keep playing the song Gravity by Sarah Bareilles over and over again. The performance by Alex and Sierra in X Factor led me to this beautiful and meaningful song.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
You must be thinking " Wow. What an interesting title" but sorry to break it to you but it is the other way around. Dan-dan-dan! I just gave this blog post the title "Playing With Colors" when me and my inexperienced editing skills, are far far off from the radar. So I've just tweaked the curves randomly until I was satisfied with the outcome. So tadaaa! What do you think?
Thursday, May 22, 2014
So at last, it all goes to show that all my excitement has been made into a blog. I cannot contain it any longer. I have to let it out otherwise, who knows? I might get a frenzy!
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Laughing. Not worrying. Freedom. It was one heck of an adventure my friends and I have experienced during our summer escapade. Deceitful drivers, extreme disappointments, accidents. But we went on. From the number of 21, there were 7 people left. Imagine that.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Seeing the water glow during your takes is like seeing fireflies light up in the dark distance. Unreachable but beautiful. The sight of blue in your pictures, the soothing sound of splashes and waves and especially, that fresh feeling you have once you get into the water are some of the many things you'd experience during summer. We spent the whole afternoon basking under the beautiful summer sun. We needed it. We needed freedom. And freedom was there to welcome us even for one day.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
When you think of summer, what color comes into your mind? I bet your answer is either orange or yellow. But let me tell you. Summer can't be without blue. Lots and lots of blue.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Sometimes, a girl needs to be free. Free from thoughts. Free from attachments. Free from everything. This is to find her true self. To strip herself from any unnecessary things. To become colorless. Bleak. To find what she wants underneath all the pressure she is bearing... hiding... and suffering. There are so many questions in the world. More like, more questions than answers. It's difficult to even pursue what's true and what's not. Even an act of kindness can be seen as flirting. You know, those kinds of things. So much stereotyping. And again, like what I said earlier: a girl needs to be FREE.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
A snapshot of me and Mac in Burnham Park
After that looooong ten hour drive ( feels like a gazillion years in the car), we finally had a good night rest in one of Baguio's affordable inns: the Sta. Theresa Inn (check them out if you guys want to travel to Baguio and are needing an affordable and comfortable place to stay). We snored like there's no tomorrow. That was a literal point taken.
Monday, April 28, 2014
First touchdown photo of me in Baguio.
Today, like right now, I am currently hyped up. I don't know why but my blood's boiling like I want to do something intense. Something dangerous. Something extreme. I want to shout at the top of my lungs until I lose my breath and more! So much adrenaline.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
After coming back to Cebu on Monday evening, WORK welcomed me with open arms the day after. <///3 So I did not get to blog any of my Baguio adventures at all. I didn't have the time. But now, no more! My rest days are now here and I can't wait to spend the whole day blogging about our short escapade!
The night before our flight to Baguio, I gathered all my sweaters I bought from Cy Pitogo and brought them with me. Since Baguio is well known for its all year round coldness, I picked out mostly sweaters and long sleeves from my wardrobe and packed them all up in one go! And this outfit was one of them.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Spring everywhere! That's one thing for sure! And this would be a short post before I fly to Baguio for the holidays.
Here in the Philippines, it's summer. But in other countries across the globe, it's spring. Two beautiful seasons in one go! So I decided to mix and match my clothes on the day that Harumi ( still remember her? ) together with her husband, Masashi, invited me and Cherry out for a lunch date in Marco Polo Hotel. Honestly, it was a first for Cherry and I. So we decided to dress up for the occasion.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Today, I tried to do the impossible.
I have always wanted to learn how to cook. I want to practice. To learn and improve. But sometimes, the laziness consumes you, y'know. Especially during summer where the heat is at its peak. So I have thought of a way to inspire me to practice my skills in the kitchen. And guess what? It is the art of food-making : the great BENTO.
I have discovered a website that shows simple bento making recipes: Filipino style! That's right! Filipino style! I know Bento is lunchbox in Japanese, and it is filled with Japanese dishes and all but I am going to change that fact right now. Mabuhay!
As you continue reading this, you will learn how I did it. And how I have come up with an idea or two to meet the needs of my lovely boyfriend ( Yeah, you read it right: "lovely" Hohoho), Mac. Since Mac has such a big appetite, it was a challenge for me. Questions like: Should I go for sandwiches or rice? Should I go for egg or meat? Should I go for this and that and et cetera. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know where to start. But eventually, I realized something. I don't have to HAVE an idea; it would just come to you naturally. With what you have, start with that. Start with the simple ingredients. Leave what's next after that, NEXT. Just go with the flow. That's what I did. So below are some of the ingredients and materials I bought for my first ever bento:
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Now that all the fuss of being sick is gone, I'm back to being healthy and up and running ( I think). That was one heck of a week full of sleepless nights, headache-inducing coughs, dehydration overload, loud wheezing breath sounds heard in the middle of the night and more. I made my family worry. Cry. And not to mention, do things for me.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
From a sore throat and a dry cough to a high fever and asthma attacks, this is getting out of hand. I am sick. So sick. I can't even open my eyes properly as I am blogging this now. Body malaise all over. On a hot summer day, I am getting chills. This is not good at all. I am craving for some coconut juice and a dozen of doughnuts. If you would be kind enough to bring me those, I am forever in your debt.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Oh, I can't believe I am having a sore throat again! Not to mention, a dry cough! Seriously. It makes me want to wear a poker face the whole day just to save what's left of my voice and just lie down on my warm bed. Summer is here! And here I am, having a sore throat and a dry cough under the scorching hot sun.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
I have had my ups and downs as a woman. Ups include good experiences, unforgettable memories, new friend and a blooming love life ( Nyaks! ) Downs include laziness, being unproductive for hours, leaving one passion behind, and insecurities. Definitely those insecurities.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Literally. The title says it all. Remember these heels I had on my previous blog post? Same heels same heels. And this time, it was definitely killing me softly.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Remember my post about me wanting to visit La Vie Parisienne at night because I wanted to see the flowers light up? Well, I finally got to do it. And it sure was magical.
Monday, March 10, 2014
What would you do if two of your closest friends decided to stay the night with you? Of course, you'd have different " How-To-Entertain-Your-Friends?" ideas exploding inside your head and eventually, you'd have a hard time deciding on one. As for my part, I taught them how to play All of Me on piano by John Legend, played baseball with them and even made munchkins! Hoorah! Delicioso!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
We celebrated Kimmy's birthday yesterday and I think it's a perfect time to post some outfit shots I took of her here. ( And luckily, she was wearing red!) These shots were taken on February 14 and yes, I know, it's been nearly two weeks. There are two reasons for that. First, mom would sometimes leave the laptop at work and I can't blog. And second, laziness hits me like thunder. There are just times wherein I don't have the mood to blog.( I am such a bad blogger </3 )
Saturday, March 1, 2014
After gazillion years, I have finally made my comeback. Whew! My last post was still on February 17. 12 days is a bit too long for making you guys wait. I want to give a proper explanation for my 2 week-hiatus so here it goes.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Mac and I celebrated Valentines Day like all couples would. Go out, fight against traffic, eat dinner together, appreciate all the things that happened, say " I love you" multiple times and so on. The list continues on. As a warning, this is a cheesy post. So for those who aren't interested in the love affair of others, you may close the browser now. As you continue reading this, remember; you have been warned.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Tomorrow is V Day! Are you pumped up for it? I know some of you guys are excited and I know some of you aren't. My tip for the latter? CELEBRATE Valentines Day like no other.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Since I finally have the time to blog about things, I might unless do it now. I apologize for the lack of updates but I've been busy with work. But enough about that, let's welcome this month with LOVE.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Xin Nian Kuai Le! Sorry for the late greeting of Happy Chinese New Year and this blog's short hiatus but I didn't manage to take any outfit shots recently because my DSLR's charger has short circuited and my cam has already run out of battery life. Sad. I am going to be back on track once I buy myself a new charger and definitely no more waits for you guys.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
There are just some days wherein a girl is too lazy to wear extravagant clothes, dresses, sandals, heels, anything that can make a person stare at you for a second or two. Well, this outfit was one of those days. Have you experienced those days too?
Monday, January 27, 2014
I wore a long sleeved top expecting that that day would be cold as it started. But later did I realize I was wrong. What a bummer! It was partly cloudy but the atmosphere was so humid! I keep holding my hair up just to prevent it from sticking onto the nape of my neck.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
This is a late post and it so happens that I got to upload these just now. These are the BTS shots that my cousin took while assisting me in this engagement shoot. ( Click here to see the final shots).