Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dreaming of a Unified Korea + One K Global Peace Concert


Last spring, I had the chance to tour DMZ, the barrier that separates North and South Korea [blogpost]. More than a piece of land filled with tourists, DMZ is a frustrating reminder of the post-war division in the Korean peninsula for more than 70 years already!  

Now I'm thinking, is a United Korea still an impossible dream?

Friday, February 24, 2017

7 Best Basics for Spring / Summer


It's officially Spring/Summer in the fashion calendar, and Summer when we only talk about dear ol' Pilipinas. From the very comfortable and cool weather of the past weeks, temperature is rising day by day as we prepare for beach season and vacation mode (well, for some!). 

Anyway, Uniqlo recently launched their Spring/Summer 2017 collection at the Whitespace Manila. And although we (trying hard to be) minimalists don't need more clothes, a little update to our long-wear basics won't hurt the pockets as these are guaranteed "repeatable" in any weather.

And so.... here are the best basics I loved during Uniqlo's SS2017 presentation!

Monday, February 20, 2017

All of the Lights


I'm trying to experiment with different editing styles lately in the hopes of finally doing away with vintage / grainy feel [This is for Instagram, hehe]. Earlier, if I may share, I deleted two pictures on my IG feed with my new bluish-fade experimental editing.. And then re-uploaded them (as an experiment) with good ol' grains. Guess what, these pictures got 2x more likes than the first time I uploaded them! 😭😳

I guess it's still the season for vintage / grainy photos?? ... But before going back to that photo treatment, let me share some 2016 Spring and Autumn Korea photos with bluish-faded editing. These places, whatever the month, and regardless of the season--will sparkle especially at night. ⭐

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Healthier Options


I've been a vegetarian for more than 10 years, but it doesn't mean I've been a healthy eater! I love my sweets and junk foods, and most of my food cravings consist of potatoes, cheese, and more carbs! 😁

One of my staple food is egg (I'm a lacto-ovo vegetarian, meaning I still eat eggs and dairies), but lately I find myself cringing whenever I cook the typical scramble (oh-no!). Nalalansaan nako. πŸ˜“ A friend suggested that I try other food whenever at home so I don't have to remove egg from my food list. Para din mamiss ko sya, hehe. Whenever I go out of town, egg is my go-to so I can't afford to remove this. 

Anyway, discovered some food alternatives which I will share to you guys in this post!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Raiding Oxygen's Men's Section + Come, Hangout! Series


If there's a local brand that speaks to me the most, and this is with all honesty, I think it's Oxygen. Oxygen's look is more of relaxed, chill, and very street -- generally how I will describe my style.

For earlier's hangout event at the Trinoma branch, I decided to check out (as usual) the men's section for pieces that I will wear myself. I enjoy blurring the gender lines when it comes to fashion. Borrowed from the boys? You'll enjoy raiding their closet if it's filled with Oxygen!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Goo Goo Dolls in Manila


Remember the lines from your favorite songs that you used to doodle to fill up your school planner? Mine came mostly from this band.

Sharing photos I took during the Goo Goo Dolls Manila concert last February 11, 2017 at the Araneta Coliseum. Waited for this concert to happen for more than a decade... And it was all worth it!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Kim Bok Joo Starter Pack


How to be you, Bok Joo?

After watching Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, I was all-out online in showing my k-drama hangover and obsession (it's borderline embarrassing, lol!). You can't blame me, it's the first series that I can completely say that I can relate to because unlike the usual "perfectly pretty" k-drama characters, Kim Bok Joo is very relatable. It me, Bok Joo-shi!



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Vday Goals with #MMsFunFirstMove Project


First of all, Happy Valentine's Day guys!

Remember when I called for entries for M&Ms Fun First Move Project
Here's what happened to the lucky winner and her date!


Monday, February 13, 2017

Why Masungi?


Weeks ago, (pikit-mata) I said yes to another adventure without expecting who I'm going with (except Mother Earth who invited me, thank you!) and what I got myself into. 

I realized that some of the best and most memorable moments of my existence were the ones that I just took the plunge. So I decided to build 2017 around that thought and, well, good decision so far! 

Anyway, let me take you around Masungi Georeserve through this photo diary, still featuring my current aesthetic obsession: "Basag ang camera lens" lol. πŸ˜€

Friday, February 10, 2017

My Personal #PenshoppePicks


Recently, I turn to Korean street style for fashion inspo. My current Pinterest feed will prove this obsession, hehe. Earlier while going around the new (and HUGE!) Penshoppe Capital at the UP Town Center-Katipunan, I spotted some hot Korean fashion trends around the store. πŸ’— I am sure even K-Pop Queen and Penshoppe endorser Dara will approve! πŸ˜‰ Sharing some of these finds below....

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Dreaming of Spring: JAPAN


Catching myself constantly checking airline sites the past days (or even months!), desperate to experience Spring again this year. 

Even I can't understand my obsession for cherry blossoms (I even had a lone flower as my first tattoo! 🌸). More than the given that they are just sooo beautiful, I am obsessed by the fact that they only last for TWO WEEKS MAX. The ephemeral beauty, the rarity, makes me crave to be there and then again. The end of winter, right before summer. I can go on and on about its literal AND figurative meanings!

Anyway, while my Spring dreams for 2017 is still pending, I decided to look back and edit photos from my first sakura encounter last 2015 in Japan (Osaka-Kyoto-Tokyo) with my Ate.

PS: All these pictures were taken using iPhone 5.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Paano Nga Ba Mag Move-On?


Madaling sabihin kesa gawin, pero para saan pa ba't nasa masaya at pinaka magandang stage ako ngayon ng aking single life kung hindi ko ishashare kung paano ako nahantong sa ganitong lagay.

Maraming ways para maka move-on, sabi nga nila "it's a process". Totoong time heals everything, but habang gapang pagong ang oras... Kailangan may gawin ka. I think that's the summary of this post, move on by moving forward (naks).

Anyway, here goes my list!


Friday, February 3, 2017

Stress-Free Travels with World Juanderer


Traveling with World Juanderer is like having a personal butler while you just enjoy your trip. They are a group of well-experienced travelers who will personalize your next adventure, tailoring it to your own expectations and preferences. 

"Literally, we have your trip covered. Your every whim--consider them fulfilled," says World Juanderer Travel Specialist Gabriel San Pedro.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Hello Kitty Dreams


It might not look like it, but I love Hello Kitty! She's one of the first cartoon character toys my parents bought for me in the 90s, when mom and dad went to Tokyo for a work incentive. 

I find it amusing to see Hello Kitty in almost all my travels! It is my goal to one day visit the Sanrio Puroland the next time I go to Tokyo! [Discounted Sanrio Puroland tickets]

Monday, January 30, 2017

Online Shopping with Groupon


I am a big online shopper because it is generally more convenient, and they offer lots of good deals! Why go to the mall and go through traffic when you can easily purchase online, without leaving your home? It is also a fun past time for me before going to bed.. my guilty pleasure is discovering online or app exclusive sales that you can't avail anywhere else!

Browsing through Groupon Coupons, I discovered that it's so much more than discounted shopping from your favorite retailers.



Friday, January 27, 2017

Watsons K-Beauty Haul!


As mom would say, what you think about everyday, you will attract!

DAEBAK! I just received a loot of KOREAN BEAUTY PRODUCTS from the mail this morning, and this time they're from WATSONS! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Korean Stars Beauty Endorsements + Where To Buy K-Beauty Products in the Philippines


“The people who work the hardest for good skin are soldiers. Soldiers use three to four different kinds of products... If I have a contract with a skincare company to be their model, then I usually use their products. I always wear sunscreen and every day, I use a mask or a pack.” 
- Song Joong Ki, Descendants of the Sun [source]

I am currently fond of K-beauty routines. Oh, even male Koreans value their skin--Parang mga walang pores! More than quality makeup and application skills, Koreans value skincare so you can start with a good base for all the products. 

After last night's Yeppunonnie event, I have so much Korean beauty post ideas for the coming days (looks? recommended brands?). But for this post, let me share the brands our favorite K-Drama stars actually endorse PLUS the happenings during last night's Yeppunonnie K-Beauty x K-Pop event! (read till the end, there's a K-Beauty giveaway!).

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Korean Restaurants Around the Metro


Watching K-Dramas every night made me crave for kimchi, ramyeun, bibimbap, and even for Korean ketchup gochujang! I am even curious for their black bean noodle dish, now where to find that here in the PH? πŸ˜ƒ

Anyway, sharing some of my random Korean food trips around Metro Manila! 🍲

Sunday, January 22, 2017

SELCA μ…€μΉ΄: How To Take Good Selfies


Taking selfies is a "normal" thing these days, "selfie" was even included in the Oxford dictionary as an official word in 2013. Taking selfies is a way to either keep memories or just because ang ganda ng makeup ko today (lol). In Korea, they call selfies "selca" μ…€μΉ΄ for Self + Camera. 


Trying to take a selfie by the photo wall during Vivo's event last January 21 at the Mall of Asia-Atrium. Hi Kuya! Haha!