Sunday, December 30, 2012

Holiday shmoliday! Let us feast!

What I wore a few days ago. Holiday weight gain, shmaliday weight gain.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Welcoming the new year: 2012 Highlights

It's always nice to look back at a year of adventure and accomplishments. This is why we celebrate new year's eve: to cap of a wonderful year that's passed and to celebrate the new stretch in our lives that is just about to begin. More than rejoicing in the possibility of a fresh start, however, I believe that these final days of the year is the time to appreciate all that's come and gone and whatever it is we have learned from these experiences.

Here are the highlights of my 2012, things in the last 360+ days that I love and are most grateful for.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Dog on the road!

On a road trip to meet with family in this holiday season and I opted for something nice but comfy. And oh, say hi to Choo the dog who came along with us.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Golden Fortune Seafood Restaurant, Kalaw

Last week, we were hungry and Anton was not making it easier as he kept on drawing food we wanted to eat on the Camille's Ipad.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Red & Green

At the risk of looking like a Christmas ornament, and to the delight of all those holiday fanatics out there, I dressed up in what I've always perceived to be THE Christmas colour combination: red and green.


Home stretch. This is what it feels like. A few months before graduation and I still find myself as lost as I've always been.

For years I've been floating around, without giving much meaning and importance to details, trying my hardest to make time pass. I never gave importance to little details and the bigger picture until I felt that it was necessary. It's like being backed into a corner, one day you just have to care-- about the future, about things that once seemed insignificant to my adolescent, immature self. You wake up and suddenly realise that this is your life and that you have to take control. If life is what we make it, then what of the mess I've created for myself?

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Acting all grown up in a blazer

After forever, a look post! An unexpectedly free Saturday afternoon led to a great lunch and an afternoon date at Jamba Juice with Jani (which is a very odd thing for me because I don't usually approve of their very delicious but expensive concoctions). This is what I wore.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

BDJ Power Planner Giveaway!

Hallo friends! Christmas is nearing so another giveaway is in order! I am raffling this Belle De Jour Power Planner to one lucky bella! 'Tis the season to be jolly!

Read on to join!

Why am I pro RH?

I am Pro RH because I know how it feels like to be a young girl growing up in a country where sex is taboo and the only semblance of sex ed we had were lessons on menstruation from sanitary napkins promoting their products in school.

I had a classmate who in high-school thought she could get pregnant if she held hands naked with a boy on a bed. I read of young girls getting pregnant at 14 because they didn't understand how it all worked.

So yes, I think it matters. It would have mattered to my classmate, to that pregnant 14 year old, and it certainly matters to me.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Mimi is cute!

So my sister just emailed these GIF's of our dog Mimi. Adorable!



And the big dogs say Hi as well.


AYALA MALLS’ Charms of Christmas Giveaway

This year, Ayala Malls is giving away these beautiful charm bracelets designed by Ana Rocha to shoppers who show great kindness in this giving season. Read on to get a chance to win your own bracelet here on Sisasaid, too!

Ayala Mall's "Wrapped in Love" christmas campaign will be giving away more than 400 of these bracelets-- all you need to do is capture on film an act of kindness in any Ayala Mall and submit to win. 

In the Imperial Ice Bar

What person in their right mind would take look shots inside a freezing ice bar? The answer? Me. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Project Headshot Clinic: UNITE 2012

"I stand united with the millions of people who give their energy, time & commitment in achieving an AIDS-free generation.#ZeroHIVph #WAD2012 #hscUNITE"

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

VandM Naturals Giveaway!

V&M Naturals offer all-natural skin care products for all your organic skin care needs. I had the pleasure of trying gout a few things from them (pictured above: Bare it All Cream, On Coal purifying Beauty Bar; Jagermeister Pore Suit, and Smooch Lip Detox with SPF 15 ).

Read my full review on WhenInManila HERE.

Anyway, 2 blog readers will get a chance to try 2 products for themselves!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Birds and Leather

I braved the campus in this cute chiffon number, but I also covered up with a leather jacket because I'm shy like that (haha).

Monday, November 26, 2012

It takes a while.

There's always that split second delay-- when anger rises, when desperation grows, when regret finally surfaces.

But it also takes a while for us to learn and succeed and finally figure out who we are in this eternal mess we call our lives, and what we ultimately plan to do with the remaining pieces of our sanity we've managed to salvage.

My friend Reggie asked me just minutes back, "when did life get so fcked up?"

Maybe it always was, we just took a while to realize.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


What you don't see in these photos is the fact that this dress is not red, it's orange. Tomato-orange to be precise.

I once read a line from one of my father's books, something I always keep in mind:

"Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough"
 (Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Saturday, away!

Saturday classes and posing in the hallways. Ah, the gloriousness of being a college student.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Creative Shots

This is the photo I chose for my creative shot. Yes, this will be immortalised in my college yearbook.
Annnnd, this is just one of 4 takes.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Why you shouldn’t hit “share”: AMALAYER

Life was simpler before all this technology. We talked to people, we breathed fresh air, and we can have a bad day without fear of being prosecuted in cyber space.

We all get mad. At one point or the other, we reach our limits, then all hell breaks lose. And then, the world goes on-- at least that was the case before camera phones and the internet. Today the cyberworld paused as most activity on Facebook circled around a young lady who got mad at the train station.

Who, me?

Boho Hip: Another Ray-Ban Legend story

Manic Mondays are best combated with super comfy clothes and a relaxed disposition.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Cebu Party Boat!

I've been wanting to go on a vacation but present circumstances have not allowed me this luxury. For now, I settle by living vicariously through the internet (as I always do. hehehe).

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

DIY Tie Dye, Fringe Cut-out Shirt

 A few days ago, I posted about this cut-out shirt I made. Finally found time to make the tutorial.

Let's do this!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

We all laugh at things we were and things we become.

I just read something recently that made me think. All this time I had been trying to explain this feeling,  this state I find myself in, but I've not found my words. 

What I want to say and feel existed there exactly.

And there is no greater joy than being able to say what you want to say, or no bigger sorrow when someone else, with their words, explains what it was that you could not explain yourself.

I wish I could write.

Unboxing the BDJ Box and the Belle de Jour 2013 Planner

Last week, I blogged about going to the BDJ Box launch. I took home a Belle De Jour planner and a BDJ Box for myself that day. Do you want to see what's inside?

Laid back tourist

Laid back tourist with my handy dandy camera bag.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Vacationing in Bicol

Our Bicol trip in photographs.

We stayed at the Azaña beach house in Dolo. This is the view as you walk along the shore.

By the sea

A few days by the beach and an outfit perfect for lazing about by the sea

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Vacation dress-ing

Easy peasy vacation dress. I find vacation dressing easier than normal everyday dressing-- throw on anything that feels flowy and comfy. You are, after, all on a vacation and entitled to feel good!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Floral and Pink

Been experimenting with clothes a lot lately.
Lazy pink shirt was so comfortable I ended up building the outfit around it.

Cafe Dominic

Cafe Dominic's cake selection.
Cake buffet–– the stuff that dreams are made of. Last Friday, I found myself having unlimited cake and coffee at Cafe Dominic's.