Adulting, Personal

Living Away From Home So Far

September 19, 2017

It’s been more than a year since I started living away from home, away from family, away from love ones and most especially away from my comfort zone.

Technically, I live with my brother but I feel like I am living alone due to our work schedules. I hardly see him on our rented place. We buy our own food, supplies and stuff. We don’t rely on each other that much but I do care about him. We send messages on facebook messenger from time to time. We do go out and eat sometimes.

Sometimes, I still think if living away was a good decision. I still feel anxious all the time. Most of us when were kids dreamed about having our own place when we turn adults. As for me, I just want to live in our house forever. A certain internet meme, sums up my feels, it’s about an adult asking to live back to their house, begging to be a dishwasher for life and escape the reality of working, paying bills and such, it was really hilarious, it hit me to the core.

Living away was never in my plan, it sometimes crosses my mind but I would immediately hide it away because living with family is really comfortable even if we don’t have all resources. I have my family who would do chores for me, cheer me up when I’m down, including my pets. Everything changes when you live away from home. They say, one sign of being independent is living away from home. I always thought I’m independent enough even if I live with family. I pay my college tuition before, isn’t that independent enough? Continue Reading…

Adulting

Adulting Realization: Pillow Talk

August 11, 2017
The first pillow I bought for myself gave me a random realization. I don’t know if I’m just being sentimental or what. This is just supposed to be one of those moments you want to post a status on facebook but you wrote a lengthy one already and just decided to make it a blog post.

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Sun Life Ultimate Tri-Team For Ironman 70.3

August 5, 2017

‍‍Sun Life Financial Philippines will once again be a part of the action in Ironman 70.3 in Cebu tomorrow, August 6, 2017 with it’s very own executives, advisors and brand ambassador Piolo Pascual leading the Sun Life Tri-Team.

Sun Life will be fielding a total  of five relay teams and one individual racer-its biggest contingency since it started joining the prestigious race in 2013. Continue Reading…

Adulting

BEST MONEY SAVING TIPS: Adulting Tips

June 10, 2017

According to statistics, only 4 out of 10 Filipinos have savings. One reason is most Filipinos are not aware how banks works or they just don’t know how to save.

Adulting is hard. Really hard. I realized it when I decided to live in Cebu alone (not really, I’m with my brother but technically due to work schedules, we rarely meet) From eating, cooking, commuting, doing laundry, cleaning all by yourself, the hardest part is the budgeting. But to tell you honestly, budgeting is the most fun for me. I get to manage my own money unlike before, whenever I ran out of allowance I could just easily ask my Mom or Dad to give me even if I’m already a working young adult. Such shameless days.

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Watsons #Hairgoals: Get that dream hair!

May 25, 2017

Ever came to a point where having a plain black hair feels so boring? I felt it. As a Filipina, I have my jet black, straight hair ever since. Not that I’m complaining, I love how I can style any style I want, long, short, curly, shaggy. But yes, I came to a point where having a black hair feels so plain.

It was last year when I decided to be braver and ticked off one of the things on my bucketlist—color my hair. I went to a salon but wasn’t satisfied with the results so I did a DIY color my hair. I never felt so liberating in my life. I remember one of my friends in the province said to me this when she saw me for the first time after coloring my hair,  “Does your mom agree with what you did to your hair?” I just replied that I didn’t ask for her permission and laugh it out. I think this is one of a perks of being a member of a traditional Filipino family, you have to ask permission of what you want to do even if you’re already a working young adult. But gladly, my Mom was not shocked; she even liked what my new hair color is. Months later, I decided to chop it off because summer and mom was not happy about.

Here’s a glimpe of my colored hair.

Anyway, I feel like coloring my hair once again. Blonde, rose gold, ultra dark brown, ash brown. How about, pastel ones and those bold, bright colors. I always dreamed of having a dark blue locks. Did you guys know that hair coloring is easy to do? Just get yourself the right products and viola! Hashtag, hairgoals it is!

Though, coloring your hair is not the only way to achieve hairgoals. Styling it is one of the easiest ways. High pony? City sleek? Short messy shag, undone waves or messy braids.
Stress not, sunny people.

Watsons got us!

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KEVLO SKIN CLINIC – GO FOR THE GLOW!

May 20, 2017
KEVLO, it may sound like a play of words with the last name of the famous beauty surgeon/expert in the Metro Luzon who is a doctor for Filipino celebrities but I will tell you, a not so into beauty stuff like me that it’s different, KEVLO is more than that. KEVLO, KEVIN and LOVELY for long is what their father came up with to name their business, a former Overseas Filipino Worker who decided to stay back in Cebu for good. Still not sure of what business to build but with long research, guts, grit and goal, KEVLO SKIN CLINIC was born.

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Travel

10,000 Roses Cafe in Cebu

March 11, 2017

Last month, 10,000 Roses Café had it’s soft opening and Cebuanos flocked over to Cordova to visit the said cafe, it became so trending and now one of the tourist attraction.  This cafe is located in Cordova, Cebu almost an hour away to Cebu City (I don’t know if it’s less traffic). It’s just beside the floating restaurant, Lantaw. It was inspired by Dongdaemun Design Plaza’s LED Rose Garden in Seoul Korea. Korea’s version has a lot more of roses but nonetheless, Cebu’s version is so magical already. (How much more in Korean, mga oppa nako!)

So we went there unplanned because well, what to do when bored, right? It was like a friend messaged you, “let’s laag? where? basta!” and poof! So Yassi and I decided to meet at Parkmall. Continue Reading…

Travel

5 Reasons Why You Should Try The Rope Course Adventure | Mountain View Nature’s Park

October 26, 2016

“Do it because it’s fun,” They said. “It’s really easy,” They added. After experiencing the Rope Course Adventure, YES, it was fun BUT it wasn’t as easy as what they have said.

I’m the indoor type of person, I love staying at home, drinking tea while reading a good book/manga or eating noodles while watching Korean dramas, anime or whatever series that caught my interest. But I’m always up for any challenge; I go hiking once in a while, just so you know and I also want to climb more mountains and try extreme adventures as well. So, last month Team Leader Rod and our ever pretty Support Miss Cai brought us to Mountain View Nature s Park for some stress-releasing activities and yes taking up the Rope Course Adventure is one of them.

It wasn’t an easy challenge but here are my reasons why you should still try the Rope Course Adventure if ever you decided to visit Cebu. I hope this will motivate you in some sort, coming from a not so sporty lady.

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Bon Odori 2016 Experience

October 3, 2016

The Japanese Summer Festival: Bon Odori 2016 that was held last August 12-13 at Sugbu Grounds, South Road Properties (SRP), Cebu City, Philippines was a huge success with around 22,000 attendees, imagine the ocean of people! For only 20.00 pesos, it is more than worthy for a night of awesome cultural experience.

It’s my first time to attend Bon Odori and for a girl who’s been in love with Japan, attending a festival is a must right?

I came with my kawaii friends Vanessa and Ate Jane.  The weather  was so fine at that night too. It was really an event to remember for me, surrounded by things I dreamed about, authentic Japanese food, merchandise, cosplay and like-minded people! By the way, I went on a solo adventure on Day 1, it was supposed to be just surveying the area and directions because I’m new in Cebu, I’m afraid I might get lost. I ended up buying lotsa stuff on Day 1.

I wasn’t able to take a lot of pictures because I’m very overwhelmed with the festive the environment is. Please bear with my photos.

There are a lot of booths and fun activities that the festival prepared for festival goers.

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Food

Café Amidala: Sudden Trip with the Dorks

August 1, 2016

After our work shift last Friday, we had a scrumptious lunch at Yatskie near Capitol, special thanks to our TL for treating us. It’s my first time eating on Yakski and their barbecue was really good. So much for that, I wrote this post for a certain reason and that is to feature the very first Star Wars themed café in the Philippines and yes, it is in Cebu—Amidala Café!

Been itching to visit but I don’t know where and how to get there. After our lunch Hydie suggested to go to Amidala, we thought it wasn’t a serious invite but then we already found ourselves walking in circles and asking strangers how to get there and viola! Continue Reading…