‘Tis the Season to be SEPHORA Glammin’


holiday look

Happy Holidays from me!

With Christmas day coming in 11 days, I am definitely feeling the holiday rush. There is the last minute holiday shopping to buy gifts for our loved ones and food for our feasts, and also the slew of holiday parties. And because everyone is busy, we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. And the older we get, we forget to buy clothes or makeup for ourselves for those parties because of the holiday rush (I dont know about you but its kind of a thing for me to buy new clothes for the holiday season) which is kind of sad because WE DESERVE IT, especially for those times we have worked hard to earn it. Good thing there is online shopping to make things a bit easier!

Nothing Cool About "Kulugo": My Warts Removal Experience


A few weeks back, my sister and I got facials. It's been waaayy too long since my last one (12 years, in fact! Side story: I had my first and only facial in FIRST YEAR HIGH SCHOOL, because I was at SM, had just gotten my stipend from school and was bored. Haha. After that, di na nasundan--until about a month ago). Anyway, as the attendant was cleaning my face, she told me "Ma'am, may warts pala kayo. Andami o", and I was like, "where???" because I couldn't see any. 

I don't know about you, but when I hear the word "wart", I immediately think of something resembling a boil, only less red. And when you search for photos of either, Google shows really vile images--like the worst-case scenarios--that you can't help but associate that to uncleanliness and bad hygiene practices. And I wasn't unclean. I know I'm a little too low-maintenance when it comes to skin care, but I think I do enough (read: the bare minimum) not to call myself unclean.

The End of A Decade, Start of an Age


There comes a time when one outgrows something in her life--clothes, friends, boyfriends, blogs...

After 5.5 years on this blog, I think it's high time to say goodbye to this chapter in life. Blogging has always been about the writing for me. And lately, I wasn't happy with what I was writing because I wasn't writing for myself anymore. Reading my earlier posts made me miss the times I was just a new (small) fish in the pond of blogging.

It's going to be hard to adjust to not being a fashion/lifestyle blogger, with the need to document everything. I used to think, "how could people want to keep some part of their life private? It's fun to have people recognize you and get invited to events and get freebies and shiz", but you grow up and realize that it's tiring to live up to expectations, to keep up trying to be someone you're not.

I've given this a lot of thought, debating with myself back and forth but then I decided to just jump the gun. It's a scary thought-- to have to start from scratch, especially when I've gotten a taste of a good number of followers, page views and perks. But, like every plant needs pruning to make the branches grow, so do I.

I hope you'll still support my new blog. I've worked really hard for the new content and I'm pretty excited about it. I'll still be keeping this blog to look back on though, and btw, all my social media handles are still the same. :)



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3 cards that will save your life


No, it's not your SSS, Philhealth or Pag-IBIG card (although they will save you too)

24: Fiercest and Fearless


I met up with Mithi yesterday and I just wanted to share something she told me that I can't get off my mind: "Dapat hindi na tayo maghiya-hiya kasi 25 na tayo" (We shouldn't be shy or scared [to try new things]  because we are already 25 years old) 

Highway 81


On Black Saturday this year, my bloggies and I drove off to Buda to spend some time together, and get a whiff of the cold mountain air while we're at it. Our mission: to get some of the famous sikwate at suman from Seagull Resort, and check out Highway 81, which has been popping up all over our Instagram feeds.

Out with the Old, In with the New?


After submitting my final requirements (and eventually, graduating), I thought finally having time on my hands meant that I would be able to find more. But, I just couldn't find it in myself to. I tried hard to think of topics to seamlessly transition my last post to the posts I wanted to write. It was like my blog was veering in a direction further and further away from where it originally started. It's been bugging me for a long time, until I realized that the answer was staring at me right in the face: I've changed. There's no getting around that. I've changed.

I'm now more lazy to take photos, and I am definitely keeping outfit shots and fashion posts to a minimum. I want to write about my thoughts and how life is like for me. I want to write about personal experiences that I am willing to share. I don't want to be pressured into creating content just because people are waiting for a new post (or at least I think they are--I mean, do people still even read blogs?). I want to still write for business and keep writing for this blog, but I can't do that wholeheartedly if I'm not being true to myself.

I've been thinking hard about putting up a new blog to reflect these changes in my life. But, at the same time. I want to keep this blog as a reminder of how I've grown over the years. Besides, giving a new blog address would seem like such a hassle and everyone knows me here! At the same time, I feel like if I don't make a new blog, I'm closing myself to meeting new people and new experiences?Ahhh! I'm so confused! As a reader of this blog, I'm asking you: WHAT DO YOU THINK? Should I continue writing on this blog, or should I make a new one?


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7-list: Memorable College Professors


All my graaaades are in! And I made it! I'll be graduating this April 2! FINALLY.

Anyway, before I make my MEGA post thanking everyone, I want to recognize the teachers who have made my college life memorable. A majority of them made my years in college memorable not cause of the grades I got from them (although there are a few whose classes I did excel at) but because of the lessons I picked from them. I appreciate all my profs so it was HARD to narrow down the list to 7. These are arranged according to the semester I took them.

Farrah's Finds: BYS Brow Gel


It's been a long, long time since I wrote a Farrah's Finds post! But then again, it's been a long time since I found a beauty product that I liked almost instantly. Just like with my friends, I'm really picky with the products I use. If I find one I like, I stick with it for a long time. :) I was initially hesitant to buy the product because I didn't see any review for this particular product online, but I really did end up liking it so I'm doing one myself.



I know I should feel a little bit more something for you. Afterall, I cried for you. I had sleepless nights for you... and not just me. Marami kami. I wanted to get rid of you so bad so I could focus on myself. You were so toxic. You took me away from my family and friends. You took me away from me. There were lots of times I knew we could've ended, but I was stupid and kept holding on. I kept waiting, cause I knew you would change. I knew you could still be better, pero hanggang dun ka nalang pala, and so you left. I thought I would be happy now that you're gone from my life.

I felt relieved. I thought, "wow, I can finally get back to living my life".

I don't understand why after seeing you, I felt..a little sad. A little empty. I thought I'd be happy cause we could both move on. But wala. I felt nothing. It's gonna be so hard to get used to being without you. Matagal-tagal din naman yung pinagsamahan natin. But maybe I'm just sad for the (lost) time. Maybe I never really loved you.. but I sure did learn from you.

with some of my groupmates

 Finally, some real time #hugot blogging! Just had our Feasibility Study (or thesis/plant design) bound today! It's so weird seeing what you slaved on come to life. It's so weird that I won't be poring over my laptop for it anymore because it's done. I really thought I'd be happy but all I feel is..nothing. (Baka bangag pa cause I stayed up late to finish editing it)


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The 7-list: Things people should experience doing on their own


I realize Valentine's Day was yesterday but as I was going through my drafts, I found this blog post from a year ago that I didn't get to write. So anyway, if you've been as single as long as I have, sometimes you just get so used to having yourself as company, especially when your friends already make plans with their SOs or when you get lazy to plan something (especially when you get lazy to plan an outing haha. I mean, I just want to show up and not worry about logistics)

Some people may think it's sad but I see it as a good thing. After spending so much time with yourself, you get to know yourself more. And, you can also be selfish--selfish with what you want to do during your free time and how long. That being said, it surprises me sometimes when people I know confess that they have never done any of the things on this list because they're scared. It's fun kaya! I highly encourage you to try doing just one thing on this list. It's not as scary as it sounds, I promise! 

#Adulting Part 1: Job Fair


derpy faces from me and Gian (hate that I look like a mom attending her kid's graduation)
 If ever there was a time in my life where I felt like the "end" is really near, it would be now more than ever. Just the past week, 3 of my classes already ended. We covered all the lessons on the syllabus so we'll just be showing up to class for quizzes, exams and submissions. It's a weird feeling (and pretty hard to digest) to realize that there's no next semester waiting, and my structured years of learning end here. After all, graduation is but a ceremony to formalize said end of structured learning years.
Anyway, looking to the not so distant future, my classmates and I opted to participate in this year's job fair which was organized by the school. I've legally been an adult for some time now, and I've held a couple of jobs over the past few years so preparing for it and interviewing should have been a breeze, but it wasn't. I struggled a bit every time an interviewer asked me, "Tell me about yourself". Um, what is there to tell? That question has always been the hardest to answer (probably because it's not a question anyway) which is a bit weird for someone who claims to know herself as I do. From that question, I realized that I'm probably not so interesting.. or maybe I'm just so used to myself that I find myself boring. Anyhow, if you're ever joining a job fair, have an answer prepared just in case. Not everyone will ask you questions; a lot of them will just accept your resume (even if they aren't hiring or can't hire you cause you aren't licensed yet). It pains me a little inside to think my resume might be fodder or used as scratch, but not as much as it pained me realizing I looked like a mom in my job fair outfit. FML

Any of you have any job hunting tips you can share me?

By the way, Happy Valentine's Day! :)


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Bistro Ah-lyoh


The Thursday food group is back with a vengeance!

After exhausting the restaurants on our list of places to try, we found another place to try. Hidden in Juna Subdivision, Bistro Ah-lyoh is a charming restaurant that's perfect for an intimate get-together with friends or dates (date agad?!) wherein you just want to talk in a quiet place.

7-list: College Bucket List (and Lessons I Learned for each one)


It's been a month since my last post. I don't know anyone but myself who cares that I haven't been updating, but if ever there's still someone that does check my blog from time to time for a new post, forgive me (again) for neglecting my blog. 
Can you believe there's less than a week left in January--which means..graduation season is just just just around the corner! (I hope posting this doesn't jinx my graduating) It's so close yet so far! I'm excited yet exhausted. So exhausted.
 I wanted to share with you some of my goals which I listed down when I knew that I would be graduating later than usual. I did this so that my being delayed wouldn't have gone to a complete waste. You know how I mentioned previously that I love lists, right? Well, it's super helpful to remind you of your goals and what you need to accomplish. It's also such a nice feeling to look back on the list and see how far you've come--how much you've actually accomplished without knowing so!


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