• review,  self,  wellness

    Van Gogh Is Bipolar | My First Dining Experience

    It’s been months since I wanted to check out this particular restaurant. I read what few reviews I could find online, checked out photos on Instagram, and bombarded Jec with questions. I was convinced that I was gonna love it nevertheless. The reviews online were enough to make me want to go there ASAP. Finally, I got enough moolah to spend on a fancy dinner so I made a reservation and finally, a week ago (October 15, 2017), Jec and I went to Van Gogh is Bipolar along Maginhawa St. in QC. 

  • lifestyle,  review

    The Woodman’s Head | Restaurant + Food Review

    It seems like I’m making a habit of reviewing all the restaurants/bars I’m going to recently, but it’s also a great way to challenge myself in writing something that’s not my forte. So without further ado, I give you another restaurant/bar review! A week ago, We Are Choosy Beggars held a gig in The Woodman’s Head. It’s a somewhat swanky bar in the stretch of P. Burgos in Makati City. I’ll have to admit – my first impression when I went inside was that it was a little intimidating. I guess it was because it’s not my crowd, but the longer I stayed there, the more I felt in place.

  • lifestyle,  self

    September Accomplishments

    September wasn’t eventful for me, goals-wise. I’d like to think that whenever I get a full-time job, I zoom in on that and tend to forget everything else. Or at least, have lesser time for other things since a typical full-time job entails 8 hours of continuous work per day for 5 days in a week.   

  • blogging

    Simple Actions That Will Effectively Improve Your Blog

    Out of the years that I’ve been blogging (both casually and professionally), I’ve learned a lot of technical skills and hacks from various sources like friends, online articles, and reputable blogging experts/professional bloggers. Over time, I’ve also learned how to make my own blog better and how to cater to what my audience needs and to not just do what I want.  Now I want to pay it forward and share a couple of simple actions that will effectively improve your blog. Read on so you can apply them to your own blog ASAP!

  • life,  reflections,  self

    My ‘Anxiety’ Story | #WorldMentalHealthDay

    #WorldMentalHealthDay was just around the corner and I’m just about to write my entry on it today. On October 10, I witnessed a lot of my online friends posting about #WorldMentalHealthDay. I honestly didn’t know such a day exists, but I’m glad it does. I saw close acquaintances and strangers tweet their thoughts, share their own experiences and recovering tips, post their stories on Facebook, and basically celebrate the day. 

  • life lately,  personal,  random

    Life Lately | Vol. 19

    I have so many feelings right now and yet I want to have none.  I don’t find my thoughts deserving of either a 280-character tweet or intentional publication on my social media accounts so I’m writing a blog post instead. Because this is non-disruptive media and you don’t really need to read this. But if you already are, then.. hello. 

  • food,  lifestyle,  review

    DANS Restobar | Restaurant + Food Review

    DANS Restobar is an isolated restaurant and bar in the stretch of Shaw Boulevard that you’d never expect to love but will. It’s best to go there via car but if you’re commuting, it’s a walkable distance from Starmall. From the pictures, it looks like a huge bar that can house a good capacity of customers, but in the flesh, it’s more intimate and compressed – not that it’s an issue, though! 

  • beauty,  product review,  review

    Maybelline Inti-Matte Nude Lipsticks | Swatch + Review

    For a whole week, I longed for Maybelline Inti-Matte Nude Lipsticks. I kept stopping myself because I recently did a makeup inventory and saw the tubes I have yet to finish. But alas, I gave in. And it was the best decision I ever made. The lipsticks were so good!  Disclaimer: This is my last lipstick hoard for the year. If any of you finds me lingering in the beauty section of the department store, harshly drag me away. Thank you.