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Support Local and Clean Beauty with Ellana Cosmetics

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Indulge your skin with clean beauty when you shop for personal care products from Ellana Cosmetics

Check their official store in Shopee to enjoy up to 50% off on their skincare essentials. 

Here are some of the products on my Shopee beauty cart:

The collab I've been waiting for has finally arrived in Manila! We now have an OFFICIAL Crocs BT21 release! Check out the Crocs footwear design and the Jibbitz set inspired by BTS' Line Friends characters BT21. 

BAKEBE: Manila's FIRST EVER DIY Baking Wonderland Opens in S'Maison!

Monday, September 26, 2022

Last weekend, my friends and I went to BAKEBEManila's FIRST EVER DIY Baking Wonderland! 

We visited Bakebe's newest branch at the S'Maison in Manila (at The Dessert Museum, entrance from outside the mall). All three of us have no baking experiences, but we were enticed by the cute and fun photos of this pink baking studio that we saw online. 

Ever since I became a Hallyu fan (Korean entertainment, from Korean Dramas to KPop music), I knew it was going to be one hell of a fun and crazy ride. What I didn't see is that being a fan girl can also be very expensive. 

I've been living the fan girl life for 6 years now. After watching several Korean actor fan meetings here in Manila, attending Kpop concerts, purchasing new merch like albums, plushies, and photo cards, and traveling to South Korea to visit Korean Drama locations--let me share to you how I was able to do all these by having Fan Girling Funds

Whether for merch or for travel funds, let's learn how to earn and save up for these! 

How To Style Your Colorful Pair of Crocs | Crocs Spray Dye Collection

Sunday, September 25, 2022

I've always been drawn to buying neutral shoes. Keeping it safe, most of my sneakers are in black or white! I have a few army green or brown pairs, but that's it! 

Feeling a bit experimental with my style nowadays, I finally own a really colorful pair from the Crocs Spray Dye Collection available at the Crocs Official Store on Shopee. It may look hard to style, but here are some ideas on what to wear when you're wearing a tie-dye or multi-toned footwear like the pairs from Crocs Spray Dye Collection.

Hamilo Coast and WWF: partners in eco-tourism and sustainability

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Hamilo Coast, the premier beach resort town in Nasugbu, Batangas, may be the weekend haven of the country’s affluent set, yet it is on track as a thriving model of sustainable eco-tourism practices.

Up To 50% Off On Your Next Travel with Klook and GCash Team Up!

Friday, September 23, 2022

If you’re looking for a sign to finally make that trip out of the group chat, this is it for you! 

Starting October 3, 2022, Filipino travellers may now book their next trip through the GCash app for up to 50% off. This new partnership between GCash, the country’s No. 1 E-Wallet, and Klook allows Filipinos to access over 490,000 experiences across 1,000 destinations and easily purchase these all within just a few taps through the GLife icon on their GCash app.

PRESS PLAY: FWD Life Insurance unveils newest brand campaign + Pottery class in Manila

Thursday, September 22, 2022

A few days ago, I went to the media launch of FWD Life Insurance (“FWD”)'s newest brand campaign “press play”

Over good food and fun company, I was able to discover not only FWD's unique insurance products (like the FWD Babyproof insurance for the babies!), but also how the brand encourages us Filipinos to “press play” by encouraging and helping empower Filipinos to celebrate living. We also tried pottery with Wabi Sabi Studio's Pau Javier, one of the featured stories for the brand campaign. It was an inspiring day that I am glad I went!

Avida Unveils Its Newest Showroom in the Manila Bay Area

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Earlier today, I was reminded of my long-time goal of having my own beautiful space after visiting Avida Land's newest showroom at the Level 2 of Ayala Malls Manila Bay. I can't wait to decorate my future home to my own style and liking. And I can imagine even vlogging solo living in Manila when I have an Avida unit where I can cook, work, and even throw KDrama nights or BTS parties with my friends!

Camotes Freediving Center

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Azure seas. Clear waters. The Philippines is renowned for its beautiful underwater landscapes. Tubbataha Reef, Coron Bay, and Malapascua hold breathtaking views just waiting for adventurers to explore. These marine sanctuaries are on the bucket list of many divers around the world.  What better way to enjoy these beautiful waterscapes than by freediving and seeing their full wonder naturally?


Six Danarra scents with the power to lift your mood wherever, whenever

Monday, September 19, 2022

Scents have the power to transform our day just like that—and there’s a whole science to back that up. Our sense of smell is connected to the same part of the brain that is also responsible for our perception, emotions, and memories. This is the reason why a simple whiff of, say, Jasmine can help lift our mood in an instant or send us back to a time spent with a special someone who may have used a similar scent in the past, whether it happened two or 20 years ago. At a time and in an environment where stressors are all around, it’s time for us to tap into the power of scents and make them part of our daily life.

I got the covid scare last weekend, so I opted to just stay in my room while I recover from my flu. When there's nothing else to do, and eyes already felt strained from watching too much Youtube and Kdramas.. The best way to pass time is really to create!

I love crafting for as long as I can remember, and glad to have come across The Crafters Marketplace through Ate Kathy. In perfect timing, the group had a 2-day online crafting workshops last weekend, when I was stuck in my room. The class started at 9pm to sawa. Last Saturday, we were around 65 members in the Zoom meeting!

Korean Food + Art Materials to make me feel better!

What I like about The Crafters Marketplace:

1. The vibe of the classes is just casual, not intimidating at all. It's like crafting with your long-time friends. I think you can create more beautiful things when you do it with this kind of community.

2. They love improvising on materials. You can create the project with anything that you already have at home, there's no need to spend a lot. On the first day, they thought us how we can make patterns on paper just by using improvised stamps. These are things we have lying around in our room--like textures on cartons or bubble wraps, etc.

3. They teach new things. It's nice to go spontaneous and creative on your own when it comes to art, but I also love learning new techniques that I haven't come across yet in my many years of making stuff. 

Lastly, there's no competition to be the best or to create a masterpiece. All you have to do is be there, to relax and enjoy, and to start something. Here's what I came up with using the materials they sent, and the stuff I already have in my room:

As mentioned in their Facebook page, The Crafters Marketplace is a space for crafters to bring their love for their art and share it with the community. I am glad to discover this group at a time when I needed it the most. Just like buying new art materials or learning new techniques, meeting new people who are also into crafting really inspires me to create again. 

Follow The Crafters Marketplace on Facebook!

In an age where algorithms predict our every preference, We Will Rock You is a musical for our time: a fist-pumping, foot-stomping anthem to individuality. Manila season will start on October 27 to November 20, 2022, Tuesdays to Fridays (8pm), and Saturdays and Sundays (1pm and 7pm), at the Samsung Performing Arts Theater in Circuit Makati.

Passengers disembark the AirAsia plane after landing at Mactan-Cebu International Airport – the recently reactivated hub of AirAsia Philippines and one of its busiest routes

BRIA Homes Breaks Ground in General Santos City

Thursday, September 15, 2022

General Santos City, or what is now commonly known as “GenSan,” does not only tout its status as the Tuna Capital of the Philippines—it’s also one of the country’s premier fish producers.

The groundbreaking was attended by local LGU officials, clients, real estate brokers, and prospective homebuyers and investors.

Puregold Goes Even Greener with #WalastikDays!

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

With the success of the Walastik Mondays (short for Walang Pastik Mondays), Puregold now expands this campaign to include Wednesdays. Starting September 26, all Puregold stores NATIONWIDE will implement no plastic use in their stores on Mondays and Wednesdays

#WalastikDays aims to encourage customers to bring in their own reusable bags to reduce the use of plastic.  

The Christmas bells are already ringing on this side of the world. As early as September, you can already buy Christmas gifts to your family and friends to avoid getting overwhelmed by the holiday rush.

Lazada’s 9.9 Mega Brands Sale Is Back to Excite Filipino Shoppers

Thursday, September 08, 2022

Lazada Super Show returns on LazLive+ to delight Filipinos as they discover great deals and trendy products from their favorite brands and sellers!

Korean Visa Application Direct Walk-in Embassy | Manila, Philippines (as of August 31, 2022)

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

Sharing my answers to frequently asked questions on my Instagram Stories here in the blog. Hope you will find this helpful on your Korean Visa Application especially for these coming weeks (Autumn 2022). 

Good luck!

Disclaimer: Things may change in a span of a day so make sure to keep yourself updated with any changes! These are all just based from personal experience last August 30, 2022, thank you!

~ News of Korean Embassy accepting walk-ins - June 2, 2022

~ As of September 1, 2022, the Korean Embassy now has separate lines for individual applicants, travel agents, etc. They will only accept 100 individual applicants (walk-ins) per day. Posted the notice below.

~ As of September 7, 2022, the Korean Embassy will will implement a designated travel agency system, effective September 19, 2022 (Monday). In addition to the existing requirements, applicants must accomplish the Power of Attorney document (from the Embassy) when they apply through the accredited travel agencies. SOURCE

Online Grocery 101: The top stop for fresh grocery and assorted choices? pandamart!

Tuesday, September 06, 2022


Tick off your grocery checklists with this reliable online grocery service