Sunday, January 4, 2015

Year Starter

Sunday, January 4, 2015


     The year 2014 was one heck of a ride. It was a year of transition since I spent most of the months as a college froshie. Graduating from high school was tough, I was torn between spending most of my time trying to graduate with flying colors and spending the last moments in high school with the people I’ll surely miss. Just like all other changes that came in my life, transitioning from high school to college wasn’t really as easy as I thought it would be. I was definitely looking forward to a smoother ride, little did I know that there was no such thing. The stomach-churning and nauseating journey, however, was worthwhile all because of the wonderful people I met and the new experiences they shared with me. Also, I’m more than grateful to those who stuck by me for a couple years already and still counting, my life buddies who never fail to serve as my support tanks, drawbacks, and catapults. How could I ever forget, there’s a Syd who made my year extra special and I can’t wait to spend more awesome years with this guy.

    


     Twenty fourteen for me was a stretched one. Up to now, I couldn’t even imagine how all those things happened in between. The opportunities and the chances that I had, well I didn’t even see them coming my way. It was such a bliss, a good one, the one that swept me right off my feet, brought me back up higher and made me want to live life better. I started last year pretty hopeful and I wasn't disappointed. Now, I’m starting 2015 by claiming it as a superb one. I’ll be making sure of that. :) 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

bonne vie & bonne amour

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


The moment you first made me feel like there were stars exploding inside my stomach, I was sure that I wouldn't look at night skies the same way again.


Among the other distant planets, it seemed like I was only created for you to thrive on.


If that's the only reason why I'm co-existing, then I'm honored to have met you.


You make my knees weak like snow penetrated three layers of clothing during winter.


This time, the cold is more welcoming


because you're the only season that comes with the feeling of wanting to be alive.


You're the spring that blooms over my head when the sun's always awake.


It makes me see more of your ways.


You're the smell of dew that shackles every sleepy soul.


You're the bonne vie & bonne amour


_________________________________

An edited version of something I wrote

him called A Letter to You in Broad Daylight.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Four Days of Layering

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
A compilation of daily outfits during my trip in Korea

DAY 1
Black coat and boots - Zara
Beanie, gloves, and thermal leggings - Terranova
Bag - Kipling

DAY 2
Coat - Thrifted
Dress - Hongkong
Boots - Rosa Pena

DAY 3
Beanie - Terranova
Coat - Thrifted
Boots - Rosa Pena

DAY 4
Coat - Zara
Bag - Mango
Boots - Rosa Pena

Korea 2014! (Day 1-4)



DAY 1 

Arrival at Incheon Airport
First meal in Korea! Perfect shabu-shabu experience

On our way to Welli Hilli Park Ski Resort 

Rented ski gears!

I had 4 layers of clothing... First time to sweat in Korea despite the cold weather because skiing was such a struggle

This is too beautiful

Thumbs up for Day 1! :)

DAY 2


Lotte World Adventure!
Dad and I playing around with the 3D Paintings 

The indoor theme park is huge! Went shopping at Dongdaemun after Lotte World 

 DAY 4


An eye feast for me. Korea is just beautiful!

Historical Tour at one of their oldest Palaces 

Watched a musical named "The Drawing Room", a play of  lights, music and drawing that greatly exceeded my expectations. This is indeed a unique show, truly unforgettable!

DAY 3

Namsan Park
It was really cold up there!
I personally love this view
Dad, literally embracing the moment

Went to Seaweed Museum, tried on their traditional costume! Haha


     I couldn't even fathom how the weekend went by so fast. This Korea trip was a lot of firsts for me, and yes I couldn't even forget my first encounter with snow! Aside from the places we visited, I just couldn't help but enjoy the simplest things that I witnessed during the trip. The colorful falling leaves, the cold weather I enjoyed so much because I finally had the chance to wear winter clothes, the friendly people, shabu-shabu and lots of kimchi, special bonding time with my family in such a beautiful place, walking along the streets of Seoul with a cup of hot cinnamon drink, seeing all those cafes in every corner of the streets, learning about their history, having wifi access wherever, wide roads and so much more. I'm surely looking forward to revisiting Korea again. 


"Travelling is like thriving into other people's reality and leaving yours"

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Basic

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Instagram Haul! 

Chain necklace from @fashionspicemanila - it's such a statement piece! I love how it could add class and style to such a simple and basic outfit. It's a must have! 

Tote bag from @stylesnap - aside from its simplicity, this AA tote bag is pretty convenient to carry around. It also adds style to a basic outfit which I think is great 

Jeans from @vanillaskyonlineshop - need I say more? I love this Topshop inspired Joni Jeans! This piece fits me so well that I'm enticed to get more items from them. The shade is pretty plus it's comfortable and stylish! 

Back to basic with this outfit! A basic top with highwaist jeans and top it off with a bling, you're good to go. Don't forget that flannel wrap around which really comes in handy under this crazy weather! 

I'm glad I was able to shoot again for the blog. I realized that no matter how hard it gets, or how your schedule could get really tight, the good thing about college is that you get to squeeze in the things you love doing in between time slots. In my case it's writing plus blogging plus media productions (Always thankful for my org slash family, DLSU GMG for making this happen). College may be tough, but you can always have fun as long as you're doing whatever you love doing. 


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Laced

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Pink laced kimono from Revolution9 || Black tank top from Forever21 || Skater skirt from Terranova




 Believe it or not, I got this laced kimono only for 100 bucks! I must say, I think I inherited my mom's radar when it comes to sale and marked down prices. I love how laced pieces are really breezy. It doesn't go beyond the boundary of it being a hassle since it's always a comfortable choice. Also, I'm in love with the paleness of this piece! The top I'm wearing isn't really haltered, it's a black tank- well if you want to achieve a certain look, you have to be creative. I got my skirt and these pair of booths on sale too! Not bad eh? Also, if you want to know more about my necklace, here's a blog post I did before: http://kaminasuitcase.blogspot.com/2014/07/trends.html (I did alter it in some way. How? I'm leaving that to your imagination haha). By the way, I'm planning to blog about t-shirt alterations. I've got some tees that I'm not using that much anymore, which means I'll be doing another DIY blog post!

We have such an unpredictable weather here in the Philippines. As what I have usually mentioned in my past blog posts, it's really hard to dress for the weather especially when you know it could really get a wee bit bipolar. I hope everyone's safe, though! And I'm praying that our country could be more prepared when we experience typhoons. My heart goes out to those who have been affected, it gets really tough, but our faith will keep us holding on (plus our very own bayanihan which is always present in times of need).

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Less is More

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I got high waist jeans online! If you want your high waist jeans to be customized with your own body measurements, just head to @shopatkatz on instagram to order. 


Lately I've been trying out different ways on how to be minimal without looking too under-dressed. A play of colors or in this case, a unified color scheme could give that unusual day look. Why not add a tattoo choker for a mild-goth touch? There are times when I'd feel a little lazy to mix and match some items and whenever that happens, I'd go for a "less is more" type of look. I was somehow hesitant, wondering whether I could pull it of or not, but at least I tried. I like it though, this experiment ain't that bad after all haha!





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