01 Apr

First of Summer

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Hello! Check out these cool igloo-looking things from BE Resorts, Mactan!

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As you can see, the sky looks gloomy here. It was raining that day but we still decided to go. What? Just because we were shivering the whole time, it doesn’t mean we didn’t have fun! Haha.

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I love this place and I’m definitely going back! If you want to go there, the day use rate is only P750.00, inclusive of lunch (buffet, hooray!), 1 drink, towels, pool and beach use. They also have really cool rooms but I’ve only seen them in photos since my friends and I didn’t need to book a room. Also, BE Resorts has a lot of Korean guests (like, a lot!) and it kinda felt like we weren’t even in the Philippines anymore! Lol!

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Summer has officially started here in the PH! I won’t even bother complaining about it because I’m sure you already understand. Lol. It makes me want to go for a swim all day, every day!

  

BE Resorts is located along Punta Engaño Rd, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines.

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26 Mar

Tropical

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Yay for this pair of tropical print pants that I wouldn’t wear again anytime soon because it would be too obvious for a repeat! Lol! I love them anyway.

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The secret (well, it’s not really a secret) to not turning into a ball of sweat during the summer is to wear clothes with light and thin (but not too thin that you almost look naked) material so the air can easily pass through and prevent you from perspiring too much under the sun. If you decide to wear jeans, opt for a breezy shirt. And no matter how cute your sweaters are, try your best not to wear them. I wore one today and realized it was a bad move. Haha.

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It definitely feels like summer already because the heat is starting to get annoying. But then, it’s the time again to get excited for fun activities like hitting the beach or going on random adventures in some place you’ve never been. What are your plans this summer? :)

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WAGW cap, top, and pants, Sunnies by Charlie sunnies

  

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22 Mar

Day-To-Night

Before I go all summery with tropical prints and bright colored OOTDs, here’s a classic day-to-night look that I particularly love. Let’s just say these pieces weren’t exactly on top of my list a year ago. Turtlenecks? Lengthy pencil skirts? My last year self would’ve said no. 

My lack of curves don’t bother me anymore. Haha. I got this turtleneck top and pencil skirt from WAGW (Again? I know). I even got the top in all four colors! This skirt is uber comfortable too! The back slit doesn’t only make a statement but it also makes it easy to walk around in. And I know I should have worn heels with this outfit but I was just too lazy to do so. 

Say hello to the iconic snapback that has been trending on Instagram for the last couple of weeks! The WAGW #selfie cap. It took me some time to give in though. I kept on re-posting photos of people wearing the cap on Instagram for work and I asked myself, “why am I not wearing this too?”. At first I was hesitant because I am honestly flooded with insecurities but then I thought, WHAT THE HECK? WHO CARES?! Knowing the purpose behind the campaign, I wanted to join in to show others that no matter how many flaws we can find in ourselves, there’s always somebody out there who can see the good in us. No matter who we are and what we look like, we are wanted. And don’t let anybody tell you otherwise! :)

I felt obliged to dress up because I was going to meet one of my fashion idols on the same day. I literally ran around the mall at around 9:00PM just to get my book signed! I was one of the last few people there. Lol!

So yeah, I got my book signed. Ha! I took a very shake-y photo with her too. I am not posting our #selfie here because I looked like crap and my hands were shake-y. Come on, it was already 9PM! #reasons

  

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16 Mar

Frenemy

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Time: a friend and an enemy.

I feel that time is going way too fast and sometimes I fear that I can’t keep up. I have so many plans but it seems that I’m still stuck with my “ideas” and not progressing into actually making those ideas happen. This is how I see time as my enemy. I want to accomplish something as soon as possible but I’ve got so little time to do everything at once.

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I am overly compulsive at times and I’d like to get things done right away. But we don’t always get what we want, do we? Good thing I’m still young and I’ve got a long road ahead of me. This is how I see time as my friend. As much as possible, I’d take any bit of optimism that I can get and remind myself that I CAN turn my ideas into reality at the right time. And when that time comes, I’ll be the happiest!

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WAGW top, pants, belt, & bracelet, Timex watch

  

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10 Mar

A Taste of France

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Hello. I don’t have anything inspiring to say. Actually, I can’t think of anything to say… at all. So here are a few photos of me feeling girly while twirling around rather awkwardly in my pink skirt.

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Let’s Stylize crop top, WAGW necklace, Payless sandals (so overused… and durable too! lol)

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Oh hey, there’s an idea. Why not pop in a few food photos so I can finally put some sense into writing this post? Ha! So, anyway, I just found another reason to love Cebu even more and it’s in the form of a place called La Creperie Paris. The crepes were soooo good, we had to order again after we cleared our plates.

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The chef is also French and I could just imagine crepes in France tasting as amazing (or even more) as these. Good food and good service; that’s what this creperie is all about!

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Do you know any new cool food places around here in Cebu? Let me know! :)

  

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05 Mar

#OOTD

OOTD's - swarming up social media platforms like crazy nectar-loving bees. When I saw this pullover from an online shop, I knew I had to get one for myself or else I wouldn't be able to sleep soundly that night. Okay maybe that was a bit exaggerated.  

It’s a good thing that this pullover has tiny holes in the sleeves because it allows the air to pass through. Ha! I just can’t let go of my sweaters yet. Come back cold weather! Screw you summer heat!

Let’s Stylize pullover, Solemate sneakers

     

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24 Feb

Pizza the hedgehog

I am so happy my baby hedgie Pizza will be staying with me from now on! Haha. Okay, I have nothing else to say for now. Bye!

  

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23 Feb

Davao-Cagayan Photo Diary

imageAnd I’m back! Back in Cebu and back to personal blogging. I just got back from Davao City and Cagayan de Oro. I was there for work stuff and I am so glad to be back home! It’s not that I didn’t enjoy my stay, but you know what they say, home is where the heart is! Right, right?

Anyway, since I didn’t go there to have a vacation, I couldn’t actually call this a “travel” photo diary because these don’t really capture the real beauty of the places that I’ve been. This is just a really random photo diary that was a product of my boredom and my fondness of VSCO filters. Mehe.

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My favorite go-to food place when I’m in Davao is Pastanni (@ Abreeza Mall). It’s like a mini Italian fastfood that offers really good food for an affordable price! For Cagayan, I always make sure that I go to Happy Lemon (@ Centrio Mall) to get my favorite Green Tea Rock Salt and Cheese!

  

So that ends my photo diary. I hope you liked it. :)

  

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22 Feb

A Three Watch Collection that Covers all the Bases

As much fun as it is to own a large collection of many different watches, knowledgeable watch aficionados know you can really get it all done with a mere three. In a pinch, if our feet were held to the fire, we’d admit you could actually just get a Rolex Submariner or Omega Speedmaster or some other classic sport watch, and probably call it good. But, that wouldn’t be as much fun or offer as much true versatility as having three watches. Another great benefit of having more than one watch is that when one of your watches is at the Rolex watch service, you have something else to wear.

A Sport Watch

This is a great place to start. As said above, many of us could get by with a great sports watch in today’s climate of more relaxed dress codes. A watch from Omega’s Seamaster line is a safe bet and a very good value. The classic Rolex Submariner is an obvious choice in this category. The Omega Speedmaster Professional is an excellent chronograph that fits the sports niche well if you don’t need a dive watch (or plan to swim with it). It gives you a complication (the chronograph) and incomparable NASA history. For a little more exclusivity, consider something like the Patek Philippe Nautilus or a Blancpain Fifty Fathoms.

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An All-Arounder

Big watches are “in” and many are wearing large sport watches for everything. Still, in the opinion of many traditionalists, a smaller watch is better than a large sport watch for business wear. They fit better under a shirt cuff for one thing. We recommend you seriously consider a smaller watch that can serve the purpose of an “all-around” watch. This is a watch that looks great with a suit but can still go swimming or take a little abuse at the gym. The all-time great example may be the timeless Rolex Datejust. The older (and easily sourced) 36mm-cased models were perfect for the job: a good size for business wear, honest 100-meter water resistance, sturdy Rolex construction for the knocks and bumps you might encounter.

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A Dress Watch

An all around watch is fine, and we all love the sport watches, but there is no real substitute for a true dress watch in your collection. Nothing looks as good with a tuxedo at black tie dinners or at weddings or other elegant affairs. At one time it was said a dress watch needed to be worn on a leather strap, but times have changed and that is no longer a hard and fast rule. A Rolex Day-Date is a great dress watch, either on its signature “President” bracelet or on a strap. Remember that in dress watches, thinner is usually better—and there’s no need for date or other complications. Less is more in dress watches. A platinum or gold Patek Philippe Calatrava would be an impeccable choice in the dress watch category.

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Whatever your choices, eventually you will need to have them serviced. You will find true CW-21 Certified Watchmakers and very attractive pricing at the Rolex service center.  

   

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06 Feb

Budget-friendly Ideas for V-Day

Whilst some people are calling for reservations at expensive restaurants and booking flights to the most romantic destinations, some of us are left to think of ways of how to make the day special without slashing our budget too much. 

If you’re one of the people who are thinking of ways to do something special on V-day but your budget is running low, here are some budget-friendly Valentines Day suggestions.

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The 14th of February is the day where hearts and balloons or heart-shaped balloons pop out everywhere! Giving someone a balloon, athough very budget-friendly, doesn’t really take much effort so make it extra special by putting a message inside telling the person how much you appreciate them or whatever sweet nothings you can think of!

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Tell your loved one how much you love them through floating messages! You can also add their favorite movie or book quotes to make it more special. One of the best things in the world is knowing that someone remembers even the tiniest details about you!

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Put the post-it notes on their desk, door, room, or wherever they can see it and viola, instant surprise! All you need is a pad of sticky notes, a pen, and your thoughts!

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Drive up to the mountains and watch the stars together. When you’re living in the city, you can’t appreciate the night sky all the time. Take time to just lay down with your loved one, friend(s), or even your family and enjoy the beauty of a starry night.

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I’m saying “mini” because I know gas is expensive. City road trips can also be fun because you get to see what’s going on around the city and have endless chatting with the person or people you’re with! So go on a mini road trip around the city and have a few stops for street food, coffee, or you can even stop for a…

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Yes, a picnic! If you badly want to make your Valentines date special without having to spend a hefty amount of money on overpriced restaurants (which are usually packed on that day), a picnic will be the best option! All you need is a mat, some food, and a good conversation.

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Here’s something I found online that I totally loved! Isn’t it unique? It would be the perfect gift! You’ll only be spending for the frame, and the rest is all effort. Check out the tutorial here.

  

For those who are single, it’s not the time to be bitter! You have your friends, go out, have fun and show everyone else what they’re missing! Always remember that Valentines Day is not only for couples; it’s can also be a time to celebrate friendship and a time to show your family how much you love them!

  

Do you have any budget-friendly ideas too? Feel free to share it! :)

  

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