Dreaming of a Unified Korea + One K Global Peace Concert

Sunday, February 26, 2017

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?

7 Best Basics for Spring / Summer

Friday, February 24, 2017

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!

All of the Lights

Monday, February 20, 2017

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. ⭐

Healthier Options

Sunday, February 19, 2017

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. 😓 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!

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

Saturday, February 18, 2017

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!

Goo Goo Dolls in Manila

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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!

Kim Bok Joo Starter Pack

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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!

Vday Goals with #MMsFunFirstMove Project

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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!

Why Masungi?

Monday, February 13, 2017

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. 😀

My Personal #PenshoppePicks

Friday, February 10, 2017

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. 💗 I am sure even K-Pop Queen and Penshoppe endorser Dara will approve! 😉 Sharing some of these finds below....

Dreaming of Spring: JAPAN

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

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.

Paano Nga Ba Mag Move-On?

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

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!

Stress-Free Travels with World Juanderer

Friday, February 03, 2017

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.