Wednesday, August 15, 2018

MUJI 2018 PLANNER: April - July


It's already August! We're well into the middle of the second quarter of the year. This is a much overdue update on the planner. Here is four months' worth of highlights.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

LONDON: Summer Blooms At Kew Gardens


It's definitely a good idea to visit gardens during the summer because this is the time when you can appreciate the many flowers that are in full bloom.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

LONDON: Get Well, Big Ben and Saying Hi to the London Eye



Saw some of the iconic places in London, namely Big Ben and London Eye (from a distance). We came at the time when the Elizabeth Tower, which houses the clock tower, and parts of the Houses of Parliament were under conservation works. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

LONDON: Paintings I Liked In The National Gallery Part 2



I honestly liked a lot of paintings here in the gallery. I like to think that seeing all these paintings is like peering in to the hearts and minds of these painters, too.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Favorite Podcast Episodes Lately #2

Photo from Debby Hudson from Unsplash

What with all the podcasts I listen to every time I commute to and fro work, I figured it would be nice to write down my thoughts about them. Post number 1 would be here.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

LONDON: Paintings I Liked In The National Gallery Part 1


The National Gallery, London is located in Trafalgar Square and was founded back in 1824. This gallery houses over 2000+ paintings within the time range of the mid-13th to 19th century. On this day, there was a concert of sorts going on at the Trafalgar Square itself, so there were lots of people (I didn't get to take a photo!! but it's okay because there was just simply lots of people). 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Because This is My First


Year on my full time job! My work anniversary was a month ago. To be honest I've been itching to write something about being a young professional. I'm not at all an expert or anything though, these are all just purely my own experiences. After all, it's written on my sidebar that this blog is all about my experiences and life as a young professional. We're already half way through the year, and I was scrolling through the entries I've written so far into the year, and I just wanted to check and align myself. So I thought of writing this one!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

LONDON: Stepping Back in Time at the British Museum


I've just finished uploading all of my England photos on Facebook. I didn't post much while I was on the trip, so I had a huge backlog of photos waiting to be posted. I don't normally post a lot on Facebook; I always just lurk around.. and actually, I don't really spend much time on there at all. But I certainly do post whenever I've gone on a trip, or if there's really something I'd like to post. I used to think a lot way too much about what I post, but I figured that by uploading all these photos, I'd at least be a bit more comfortable about doing so. I think an entire entry on social media should be written up some time soon haha! But for now, I shall recount my visit to the British Museum!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

On Lovely Postcard-sized Abstract Paintings of the Ocean


I've been following @artisticmoods on instagram for a while now, and came across one of her posts, in which @papertint was hosting a giveaway for her art challenge, #100daysofpapertint.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Hey, June.



I've just come back from my 2 week vacation in England with family. I say England, because we didn't go to Ireland or Scotland or any other places in the United Kingdom, just really within England. I've cheated with my past two entries, wherein I wrote them in advance and scheduled them for posting.. and I confess that I've only learned about the scheduling function a month ago (I really need to be more inquisitive and explore more.). But for now, I guess I want to mention my June highlight, which was this family trip!

Monday, June 25, 2018

My Favorite Kims of Korean Indie


My attempt to draw Roy Kim ♡ ♡

My colleague at work and I share a common interest when it comes to Korean Indie songs that we discover, because for us these are delightful gems we come across. I've observed how majority of the artists that we like and listen to have the last name "Kim", and thus it inspired me to write this post.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Daily Work Skincare Essentials


This seems to be one of the staple blog posts alongside What's In My Bag entries. Here we go!

I entitled this as "Daily Skincare Essentials" simply because I wanted to share what I use on my skin daily (or when I'm not lazy). It's nothing at all like a religious 10 step routine to follow, but just simply a way for me to take care of my skin.

I also have a goal, that I should be able to maintain my face even while working, even when I commute everyday, and even when there are times I don't get enough hours of sleep.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Rain and Ramblings


*I wrote this on Saturday, June 9. I remember mentioning in my previous blog entries on how I just couldn't wait for summer to be over because of the heat. But then just last week, we were greeted by the onset of the rainy season. Weather forecasters have officially announced that summer is over.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

A Bit Of A Catch Up


Featuring my newly thrifted black romper which is quickly becoming my favorite piece of clothing inside my wardrobe, as it is so easy wear and could be paired with any shirt of my liking and yet I would still look like a decent human being. Haha! Setting that aside, I enjoyed reading through fellow writers' blog entries on how their month of May went. I figured I'd write a little update on my end as well with my many interests in life.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Making Mondays Great


Most Mondays I'm feeling motivated and excited to start the week, but there also comes some Mondays when I don't feel like getting out of bed at all. I entitled this post originally as "Monday Blues" but thought about it again. So I decided to go with "Making Mondays Great" because no one else can do this for you; only you can make the conscious effort and choice to make it great!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Surviving Summer

I'm sitting right now in front of the electric fan, realizing how hot it can be at home. I don't get to feel this same level of heat when I'm in the office everyday, since they set the temperature really cold. But then it's during the weekend I realize the intensity of the heat. It's unbearable, but it can be actionable! Here's my surviving summer starter pack.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Book Club 1: Flowers for Algernon and Unbearable Lightness of Being

Alternative book cover for Flowers for Algernon ♡


I've read two books so far this year. Yes!! I'm happy about it, because I honestly don't remember the last time I sat down and read a novel. This post contains spoilers, so if you're not the type to get spoiled, you may read at your own risk! 


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

On Making Stuff For Others



I think one of the best ways to stay inspired is to make stuff for others. I think in this way, it gives me a purpose and it gives me an idea of their interests.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Greens and Yellows


It's officially summer, it's too hot outside, and I can't move around much (thanks Aunt Flo, so unusually strong this time around haha tmi), so  I decided that the best way to take my mind off things would be to paint. I'm happy that I was at least able to produce these four little paintings from one whole sheet of watercolor paper.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Terrace House: Boys and Girls in the City, A Subjective Ranking


Here is a show I binge watched over the long weekend last week. Inspired from this post from Medium, I decided to write about my own thoughts regarding the Terrace House: Boys and Girls in the City show and its members. Will contain spoilers.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

MY MUJI PLANNER: February - March


The first quarter of the year is done. Time flies!

Much of the first quarter for me has been spent on figuring out my goals, setting my priorities, trying out new things, and simply trying to be consistent with all these.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

What's in My Work Bag

It's back to work again after the long weekend, and so to psych myself for the work days ahead, I drew the stuff that I bring to work! Take a peek at what's living in my work bag. 


Saturday, March 31, 2018

CATANDUANES ISLAND: Sakahon Beach

If I described Puraran Beach to be a very rough beach, Sakahon would be its total opposite.


Thursday, March 29, 2018

CATANDUANES ISLAND: Binurong Point

It's the Holy Week! While everyone's at the beach or on the road, I'm here at home catching up on sleep, my shows, and my hobbies. I wouldn't have it any other way to be honest; I'm just glad I have a couple of days to myself. My family and I aren't the type to go with the crowd during holidays, so I'll just be here reminiscing about my days in Catanduanes!

Binurong Point is definitely my favorite scenic spot here in Catanduanes. I personally think that everyone who gets a chance to go to this island should go see this place.

Catanduanes Island: Binurong Point

Sunday, March 25, 2018

CATANDUANES ISLAND: Puraran Beach

I don't think I wrote proper entries about my travels to Catanduanes. However I did explain it in my most recent one, Island Weekend, on why I often visit this place. I figured that I should sit down and internalize what this place really means to me, rather than talking about it non-specifically like what I did previously.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

PHOTO DIARY: Almost Summer Time

bougainvillea

This is how I know it's almost summer; it's when the Bougainvilleas start to bloom. Took a walk last weekend around my village and couldn't help but take photos of all the beautiful blooms around. There's no official announcement that it's summer time yet, but I do know it's coming soon.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Of Tonal Swatches and Foliage

I have to admit that I've been in a creative block lately when it comes to making things. I don't remember the last time I painted anything. Recently though, I was gifted with a new set of paints, which is the Winsor and Newton Watercolors set, which got me all excited to try out. Painting with watercolors is definitely one of my favorite things to do, and I realize I need to make more time for.


Saturday, March 10, 2018

RECOMMENDATION: A Love So Beautiful (2017)


I've just recently finished A Love So Beautiful! I don't normally do detailed posts like these for a drama, but I really liked this one, and I stayed up until 11PM this week (despite having work the next day) to finish it, so it's worth sharing about on here. I won't deny it, but it has a cliche story line. You've probably encountered the same scenes in previous dramas you've watched. I also have to admit that I'm not really into high school plots, most especially if I know the actor/actress portraying the role is already in their mid-twenties in real life (although the characters here are still in their early twenties, so I reconsidered haha!). But then the show offers a light and fresh perspective around the daily things they encounter in life, allowing us to breeze through it together with them in the most enjoyable manner.

I want to share with you all my thoughts on this gem of a Chinese drama and why I like it so much.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Don't Be Too Lazy To

There are things that we tend to be lazy about or would rather put off for later, then forget about them entirely. Here are some that I thought of that would impact how we go about our day:


Saturday, February 24, 2018

TAIWAN IN FEBRUARY: Day Three

The sun finally decided to shine on our third day. We decided that it was going to be the day wherein we'd get to wind down and simply walk around, see what else could be around the area. We chanced upon the Taipei Botanical Garden, a quiet and green space in the middle of the bustle of the city.



Monday, February 19, 2018

TAIWAN IN FEBRUARY: Day Two

It was during our second day that my sister booked a tour van via Klook. Basically, the driver would take us to places and give us a time frame for each place, in which we had to make sure that we would be back at the specified time. 


Friday, February 16, 2018

TAIWAN IN FEBRUARY: Day One

Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall

I went to Taipei, Taiwan with my family. My sister came back for a visit, so we figured a family trip was much needed.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Muji 2018 Planner

January went by so slow for me, to be honest. I'd also see tweets on my timeline on how it felt like a year already for others! It's funny, yet this is also a great reminder to take things slowly. During the start of this year, I committed to writing more and to actually use my planner. Last year, I attempted to do bullet journaling, however I wasn't consistent with it and had to drop it entirely, as much as it pains me to be honest about it. It's always a constant battle for me when it comes to making time for things that I really enjoy doing, but one thing for sure is that I won't give up in trying.



Monday, January 1, 2018

Tell Them

Something that I get a lot from people would be that they say I'm too expressive.



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