• Magic Monday,  personal

    Magic Monday | Vol. 18

    I’ve been missing in action on my blog lately (I know, despite the bombard of notifications in your inbox, I can personally feel my own absence). I started from my Twitter, then it crawled to my blog. As much as I wanted to blog randomly, I let my buzzing thoughts slide off my back. I just didn’t want to bother. But since I had an eventful week, I’m gonna go ahead and do a Magic Monday – also to encourage you all to carry over the long weekend vibe to this week. I’m not particularly excited for Monday, but it’s still a chance for new opportunities, right? Welcome to Magic Monday,…

  • Magic Monday,  personal

    Magic Monday | Vol. 17

    Hey, guys. It’s Monday again but a holiday (Ninoy Aquino Day), so I’m pretty sure most of you are relishing in the long weekend and staying in or doing productive things that you can’t do on a weekend or on a normal working Monday. I’m writing this as I’m watching Game of Thrones, so let’s keep this short!  Welcome to Magic Monday, a blog series where we list all things nice and worth looking forward to for the week. This blog series aims to uplift dazed spirits, especially on a Monday morning – a friendly reminder that not all Mondays should be hectic and that it can bring a little magic…

  • beauty,  personal,  self,  wellness

    My (Current) Nighttime Skincare Routine

    Over the years that I have been existing, I never had a complete (or decent) skincare routine. I always found a way to be inconsistent or to forget about it. But Korean skincare was so much a trend that, one day, I just found myself having so many steps to follow and half of the time, I didn’t know what was for.  Over the previous months, I’ve been getting compliments on my skin. It started with my mom telling me my face has been brightening up, followed by compliments from relatives I haven’t seen in a while. They even as so much ogled at my face and wondered how the dark…

  • personal,  self

    11 Things I’ve Accomplished This Month (July)

    And just like that, we’re ending July in a few hours. Then it’s August, then -ber months in a few weeks. Can you believe it? I know I can’t. This is a clear reality check for us that time is of the essence, and we’re not going to get to where we want to be unless we take actionable steps towards our goal/s.  I mean, let me ask you – what have you achieved from your 2017 list so far? Let’s go to the basics: lose weight, save this amount of money, travel to this and that destination. Have you crossed them off your list so far? Or you feel…

  • personal,  thoughts

    How PHP500 Taught Me A Valuable Lesson

    It was a hall full of people. Loud, hyper, energetic people. Excited people. Happy people.  It was dark. We were rubbing elbows with others – literally. You could see sweat starting to run down people’s neck.  We waited and waited. We chatted. We laughed. We discussed. And waited some more. Then the music started and everyone just exploded. I could say it was a good night. Well, to be fair, it was a good night.  But behind all the colors, the booming music, the screaming crowd, the mayhem, the good kind of crazy, the new friends, was a sad, frustrating, maddening story waiting to be told. So let me tell…

  • personal,  reflections,  relationships,  thoughts

    Of Relationships & Marriage

    I’m writing this on a rainy Wednesday afternoon, and I’m doing so just because. Not for the views, not for the plugs, not for the exposure. I just want to write like I did before, like how it’s really supposed to be. Yesterday was Jec and I’s first anniversary as a couple – we celebrated our 1 year of being friends a month ago. It was nothing special. He didn’t visit me, didn’t bring me flowers, didn’t bring me food, didn’t surprise me in any way at all. Sure he greeted me and sang me a song, but that was about it. As I said, it was nothing special.

  • Magic Monday,  personal

    Magic Monday | Vol. 16

    So, it’s Monday again. Hello to a new week. Just to clue you in: my day doesn’t officially start until I’ve done my Magic Monday, so you can say that my day is starting pretty late today. It’s already 1 pm as I write this, my laundry’s spinning in the machine and I’m halfway done with it, and I got some tasks to do for our business. I woke up late today, too. I even set my alarm to watch Game of Thrones on HBO but sleep won me over. Anyway, lets’ go on with this 16th volume. Kinda feel disgusted that I didn’t write anything in between the volumes,…

  • Magic Monday,  personal

    Magic Monday | Vol. 15

    Hey, guys! Another week done in our books. Really hope you’re looking forward to this new week because I definitely am. I hope it’s not too late in the day for me to write another volume of Magic Monday! Anyway, I just really want to share with you how my week went, so let’s make this quick.  Again, welcome to Magic Monday, a blog series where we list all things nice and worth looking forward to for the week. This blog series aims to uplift dazed spirits, especially on a Monday morning – a friendly reminder that not all Mondays should be hectic and that it can bring a little magic…