About 4 years ago, many good souls touched my heart when our family’s heart was broken. Dad was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis and we were told that his case was terminal with only less than 6 months to live. The agony was unbearable knowing that you only have 6 short months or less to show how grateful you are to one of the two people … Continue reading Friday Night-out: Donating Blood in Singapore
A conversation with my niece, Rei, over the weekend inspired me to write about #PublicRecord by Us the Duo. She was telling me how much she likes storytelling and how stories are everywhere and are presented in different forms. I fully agree with her cause I love stories. Stories are in movies, books, essays, photos, social media posts and of course, songs. A story is … Continue reading Stories are everywhere but those translated into songs are my favourite.
They say that you have a lot of time when you’re 20, that’s okay. But now that I’m half way done with the ‘glorious 20s,’ I say that no matter how much you try to get things right when given a chance to do or have it, sometimes, you just need a few more tries to get it… just right. And you got to do … Continue reading 30 Things Before 30
Interested in Asia? I found this interesting article from Campaignsasia.com that might be helpful. ASIA-PACIFIC- East Asian women focus more on skincare, while makeup takes precedence in Southeast Asia, according to a Hakuhodo study on the perception of beauty products across 14 Asian cities. Part of its Global Habit survey, which conducts around 900 interviews in each of 34 cities (more than 1,000 interviews in … Continue reading Beauty in East Asia means skincare, while in SEA it’s makeup: Hakuhodo
You might have high expectations on this post and expect that I’ll be able to feed your hungry passions for blogging and connections but this is highly derived from personal experience that you might or might not relate (if you don’t dare to be a little crazy).For the past 2 years, I have been invited to the following conferences: with famous Indonesian Bloggers, Nonadita and … Continue reading Grab that International Conference!
A great friend, a wonderful blogger and my random-future-thoughts buddy, Lyn Cristobal, inspired me more with the photo below as I begin my journey in realizing one of my dreams. And I hope you’ll start realizing your dream too. One of the most inspiring videos I’ve ever seen, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” (Source: http://www.youtube.com/) Continue reading
“Do you want me to take your picture?” was how Kris and I started a conversation when me and my Japanese friends were trying to take our photo before boarding. Kris is fun. So I decided to introduce him to my Indonesian girlfriends/ bloggers. “I want to be a blogger.” He’s funny, so the four of us started a fun blogging tutorial. And yes, he … Continue reading Forgetful Blogger
Look what I found! I like how Filipino artists show some patriotism these days. I found this very affordable yet stylishly useful bag in Kultura Filipino (as usual) in SM Makati. I like the brown handle that gives a little sophistication that make it appropriate for me to carry around in some semi-formal events. They have several designs depending on your need and your style … Continue reading I love Manila!
I had an amazing time last Saturday in the Philippine Fashion Week. Though alone, I got to appreciate more the Filipino craftsmanship that made me want for more. There were 17 designers who showcased their collections of Burdang Taal, a very detailed hand-embroidery technique that originated in Taal, Batangas, in formal, casual, classic, relax, dreamy, easy, cocktail styles. I like the top of this JC Buendia design. I … Continue reading Burdang Taal, Habing Pilipino
I just turned 26. I don’t want to talk about it. Joke. The truth is I can’t stop talking about it but since I feel like thoughts are cluttered here in my personal space, I needed to organize and formalize a new space for my unconventional fashion + travel stories. Of course there’ll be some little things about beauty and wellness in it! What am … Continue reading Hello FUN!