Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Two Years Since College

It's been exactly 2 years since I graduated from college. Time flies!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

LONDON: Seeing Buckingham Palace

I'm far from done with my London posts, and there's still plenty of places we went to around England that I'm yet to share about; I hope you guys aren't getting tired of it.. though I must admit that I'm having fun! And I'll write about it as much as I can, to my heart's content.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

BLOG THINGS: Writing Habits

What happens when you write consistently? You develop habits, and hopefully they're effective!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Breaking The Mundane

Mundane's not at all bad, unless it gets too repetitive.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

LONDON: A Late Afternoon In Kensington Palace

By the time we got to Kensington Palace, it was already closed for the day. We still enjoyed the garden and park, nonetheless.

Hello to the Queen Victoria statue! Happy to have snapped this photo on a not so cloudy day.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Milk Tea For No-Spend Days

Whenever I crave milk tea but don't feel like spending, I'd make my own version of it, which is simply: black tea with milk.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

LONDON: Portobello Road On A Sunday

We walked here on a Sunday. I suddenly thought: wow, how fitting that I've written this entry on a Sunday too. I'm just going to say it outright that this is a post filled with colorful eye-candy houses, but I'm going to try not to bore you all! 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

BLOG THINGS: On Having A Blog

Welcome to Blog Things! A series of essays relating to blogging, writing, and the like. No, I'm not going to teach you how to do those SEO traffic thingies, or how to be the ~*~best blog~*~ out there, but I just simply want to share thoughts and experiences on writing, on how it eases into my daily life. 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

GREENWICH, LONDON: Standing On Top of the Prime Meridian

We went to Greenwich, London on a sunny day and stood on the historic Prime Meridian line ♡♡

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

LONDON: Natural History Museum, A Cathedral To Nature

Without a doubt, one of my favorite things about London (or probably in England) would be the free museums. There's no excuse for you not to learn something new everyday, or with each visit.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Why All You Need Is A Tote Bag

I'll be sharing a funny story, or maybe it's just funny to me. But maybe it's either funny or a great act of improvisation, but it may be both.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

LONDON: The V&A Museum

The V&A is known to be the leading museum of art and design. This place was named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert back in 1852, and they saw this as an effort to promote and educate everyone, regardless of race or class, about art and design through the museum collections. One can find artifacts here across all continents, from both the ancient times until the present day.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Thrift Haul + Tips

When you're a working adult, yet you still want to dress up, you thrift. This is basically part two of what I did last Saturday when I went out with my colleague to eat and thrift in Makati. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Saturday Brunch and Slow Walks

It's not Saturday today, but I just wanted to share and recount how last Saturday went. This day was supposedly a thrifting date only, but my colleague and I decided to squeeze in some time to eat first, and we decided that it was going to be at the Salcedo Saturday Market, since it was a Saturday.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

LONDON: Inside Kew Garden's Greenhouses

I've always been fascinated by plants, mainly because we have a garden beside my house. It's where my dad grows a variety of vegetables, such as okra, malunggay, sweet potato, and more.  I'm no botanist or plant expert, but I really did enjoy seeing so many different kinds when I visited Kew's greenhouses. It made me appreciate their great design and purpose.

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

I'VE READ: 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


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

Thursday, March 29, 2018


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


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


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


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


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


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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