Tuesday, October 18

"I Met Someone and that Scares the Shit Out of Me"

"Dear Karen,

If you're reading this, it means I actually worked up the courage to mail it so good for me. You don’t know me very well, but if you get me started I tend to go on and on about how hard the writing is for me. This is the hardest thing I ever had to write. 

Sunday, October 16

Enjoying the Benefits of Foodie Culture

The last couple decades in America have involved the increasing popularity of foodie culture. From the proliferation of cooking TV shows to entire websites dedicated to food photography to the popularity of food blogging, this focus on food continues to grow. Despite gripes about "hipster" restaurants, there are many benefits brought on by the foodie culture.

Most notably, the increasingly sophisticated tastes of the general population have driven the food production sector to produce a wide selection of high-quality products with diverse flavors and uses. Additionally, store shelves are filled with numerous choices for those with particular diets such as gluten-free, lactose-free, and vegan. More people are learning how to cook and create culinary masterpieces in their own kitchens. If the foodie culture has captivated you, here are some fun ways to enjoy it in your own life.

Tuesday, September 27

It's Okay Baby Girl, You Don't Have To

“I’m a strong independent woman.” This holds true most of the time. I don’t mind going to restaurants or visiting local coffee shops without someone to accompany me. I don’t need anyone to do things for me because I believe that better results are achieved when I do them on my own. I have the capacity to fix whatever is broken in me or in my life independently. 

I don’t need anyone. 

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Thursday, September 15

Teavana Crafted For A Vibrant Life: "I am Bold and Free"

We all want something colorful and vibrant in our lives. At the same time, we also aim to experience something new and unexpected once in a while. All these are made possible with Starbucks Philippines newest offerings to their customers. What will you love about these new beverages and products? It guarantees modern tea experience with the world’s finest teas and botanicals bringing exotic blends, great flavors, wellness and innovation. 

Friday, September 9

5 Best Beaches in the Philippines

If there’s one thing that Philippines is known for, it’s her pristine beaches. With more than 7000 islands, it’s no wonder why the country has so many beautiful coastline locations all worthy to be explored. The long and wide sparkly sand expanse hemmed in by turquoise waters, and shorelines lined up with shade-giving palm trees are just few of the gorgeous beach scenes available in the country. 

Although, with the number of existing beaches to choose from, it’s definitely hard to pick which ones you’ll journey to first. To make it easier for you, we’ve rounded up the top 5 Philippine beaches that you should definitely check out first.

5. Bantayan Island, Cebu

At number 5 is Bantayan Island, located at the northern tip of Cebu, a province in Visayas.

It is one of those island destinations were the waters perfectly complement the azure skies. The wide open sea sets the perfect location for a day basking in the sun. The island is fringed with white fine sand, ideal for barefoot walks and other fun, coastline activities.

Saturday, September 3

#DDI: To Influence, To Engage and To Make A Difference

influence (n).

When you hear or read the word "influence," what is the first thing that comes into your mind? The said word is defined as the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behaviour of someone or something, or the effect itself. To influence simply means to have the capacity to affect the lives of certain individuals or a particular community. I am talking about this important word because a new organization of like-minded influencers have come together to create a group of Davao-based influencers whose aim is to Engage, Influence and Make a difference.

Wednesday, July 6

Give Your Crowning Glory What It Deserves

Did you know that in the past twelve months, I have done several things with my hair. In June 2015, I decided to get a digital perm. Two months after, I tried balayage for the first time. When last year was about to end, I was kind of compelled to cut my hair short. You know what they say about new beginnings, right? I didn’t like how I looked after that "makeover" so two weeks later I got another haircut. I think I had three more hair cuts after that. Then, during the early summer of 2016, I got bored with my hairstyle so I got another digital perm. Sounds crazy, right?

Sunday, June 5

Love In The Time of Cholera: "A Love Story of Astonishing Power"

Waiting. Patience. Perseverance. These are the three words that come into my mind whenever I remember the book Love In The Time of Cholera written by the award-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. My first attempt in reading one of his books was a complete failure. I was not able to finish Onw Hundred Days of Solitude (and not because I didn't like it). For me, the said novel was just too heavy and difficult to comprehend so I gave it up.

Then there was a time when I visited a bookstore to get a copy of Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins. I didn't get lucky as there were already no copies available. I think I was kinda in a good mood to buy a book that day so I opted to browse the novels displayed in the Classic section until I came across Love In The Time of Cholera. Needless to say, I got myself a copy and went home with a happy heart. 

Thursday, June 2

50 Thoughts and Questions at 2AM

There is something terribly wrong with my body clock. Lately, I have been sleeping at around two or three in the morning. I know it is completely unhealthy. I wish there is something that I can do to change this. Well, in the meantime, since I can't sleep again (after three hours of trying), I decided to turn my laptop on and update my blog. In this article, allow me to list some of my late night thoughts and questions as of the moment. 

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Sunday, May 29

A Day of Smiles and Hugs With The Angels

“Happiness doesn't result from what we get, 
but from what we give.”
 ― Ben Carson

The 1st distribution of 6th Back to School Gift Giving Project at Brgy. Tugbok last Sunday was a huge success. Around eighty children received school bags and school supplies from their ates and kuyas who have been supporting them for the past six years.