Wednesday, September 17, 2014

6 Things I Do to Stay Happy

 Hat: Peaches on Top | Necklace and Boots: Forever 21
Dress: Gap | Watch: Swatch | Bag: from mom

While happiness may be a vague and intuitive word, it is a feeling that I think we all understand. When we see people smile, we know they are happy. When we hear people laugh, we know they are happy. It may not be eternal happiness but they were happy for a fleeting moment. We understood the emotion behind the action. 

I can't say I am the happiest person in the world because as a human, I covet many mundane things. I want more clothes. I want designer makeup, bags, and shoes. I want a huge house and luxury car. Though I know these monetary things can only give me ephemeral happiness, I want them still. I guess it is very human of me to want what the world has to offer. I am able to shop for clothes more often than some people and gain temporary satisfaction/happiness but in the end I am still unhappy. Why? Because I will want more later on. It is a never ending cycle that we, humans, get into. We succumb to monetary temptations and when we finally get it, we end up wanting more; insatiable. 

But happiness should not be dependent on such things. There is so much more to this world than luxury brands and a mansion. I still believe that people can be happy even if they don't have money. Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy even if you have nothing or choose to be miserable. Life may be difficult and challenging at times but that shouldn't stop you from living a happy life. 
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Short post: Food and Interior Design

A good ambiance can make the food taste a hundred times better. Some people might disagree with me but I find the visuals helpful in developing the taste of the food and in making the experience of eating more memorable. I always enjoy my food better when I eat at restaurants with the same appealing and appetizing interiors.

New restaurants are popping up here and there like mushrooms. I often hear new restaurants opening up almost every week! You can just imagine the "restaurants-to-try" list that I have! I have a ton and I am only just beginning my adventure. 

Food will always have a huge place in my heart - and in my stomach. So I have started this adventure where I want to try new and quirky - or eccentric - restaurants. Well, most of these aren't new, actually. But they are new to me so I hope you enjoy the few restaurants I have tried over the past few weeks and I intend to make this a weekly habit. Hooray for good food and lovely ambiance!

Historic Camalig Restaurant

Address: Santo Rosario St, Angeles, 2009 Pampanga

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hallyu Corner: Learning 한국어

Top: Forever 21 | Skirt: Ever New | Wedges: S.O. Fab!
Hat: Peaches on Top | Bracelets: random

My fascination for South Korea is infinite that even learning their language has become a requisite for me. Every time I watch Korean Dramas of listen to Kpop I am trying to pick up as many words as I can. I learned some of the Korean words I know from doing that. But of course, self studying isn't as reliable as being taught in school. I learned in Korean class so I can learn how to write and understand the language better. Now that module 1 is over, I can say my knowledge has increased to about 20%. I am determined to make that 100% so I can travel to Korea on my own and not be afraid to get lost. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

30 Before 30

Hat: SM Dept. Store | Shirt: from mom | Skirt: Topshop
Wedges and Bag: thrifted | Bracelet: Forever 21

Being in your 20's is probably the most fun, exciting, and adventurous phase in anyone's life. So while you're at it, enjoy, have fun and do the things that you want to do.

When I was a teenager, I thought being in your 20's and being employed are the equivalent of adulthood. I thought that once you get to experience what they call as real life, it will make you more mature and wiser. Now that I am in my 20's and employed, my thoughts were altered. Just because you are working doesn't mean you are now an adult. Yes, it teaches you how to become more responsible but not everyone really becomes responsible. Yes, it gives you more wisdom but not everyone lives by the wisdom they learn. Being in your 20's and working does not mean you become an adult. It is a phase in life that merely teaches you how to become an adult. It is that decade when you are allowed to be crazy and just enjoy life while at the same time learning things about life so when you do become an adult, you know better. It is only a few more years before I leave this decade and then I have to force myself to become an adult. So while I am still at it, I will have fun and let myself go crazy.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

5 Ways to Cut Expenditure so you can Travel

Top: Terranova | Skirt: SM Department Store | Sandals: Zara
Necklace: Thomas Sabo | Clutch: gifted | Watch: Swatch

I often find myself daydreaming of my next destination. The change in environment, the culture you learn, and the people you get to interact with excite me. I don’t often go abroad due to time and financial constraints but I am really saving up for it so that someday, in the near future, I will be able to set foot in a different continent.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Sunshine Blogger Award

[Hat: Peaches on Top | Top: Forever 21 | Shorts: Jellybean | Sandals: Zara]

I haven't done any "blogger award" post for years! I think of all the blogger awards passed on to me, I was only able to post one - which you can read here. I haven't written anything personal for the past few months. All you can read on my blog are about beauty, travel and my Kpop addiction. I did mention on this post that I will do a little reformatting on this blog which is why I have included such topics but I do miss doing something personal. Factual as this tag may be but the questions really answer to my personal life. I am not going to tag other bloggers (sorry Gellie!) as what the original tag requires me to do because I believe all of you bring sunshine to the blogging world. But I would like to encourage anyone or everyone reading this to also do it! And if you ever do, please leave a link in the comment box as I would be happy to read them. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Battle of the BB Creams 2

Since I last did a collective review of BB Creams (read part 1 here), I have tried many other BB Cream brands. Some of them I really loved, some are okay, and some I don't recommend at all. Most of the brands I will review in this post are different from the ones I already reviewed with the exception of one, as I was really impressed with the brand hoping that another variant would suit my skin type better. Palpably, most of the brands featured are Korean brands with one Japanese brand. I really hope to get my hands on some Japanese brands as well (any recommendations?).

Just to give you a brief background, I have really oily skin - not just the T-zone but my entire face. I am also really sensitive to products and I easily breakout. I am pale and I also have a lot of acne scars. So my review will be based on my skin type, tone, and overall condition.

 L-R: Clio Professional BB Silk VF 21 | Banila Co Prime Primer BB Nude | 
Heroine Make Mineral BB | Missha M Vita BB Cream | 
Too Cool for School After School BB Lunch Box