My 2018 Quit List

Quit List 2018

It’s 2018 and just like everyone else, I like to believe that a new year gives us a chance to start anew. So, for my first blog post this year, I’d like to make a list of things that I’d try my best to quit for a healthier, maybe wealthier, and better me.

BAD HABIT #1: Drinking Carbonated Drinks

I’m not really a big soda drinker but I do have it from time to time. We all know how much sugar there is in a can and since I’m trying my best to lose all of the holiday weight, quitting soft drinks could be a great start to lose some.

BAD HABIT #2: Sleeping late and Waking up late

I have really sensitive and acne-prone skin and staying up late (even when it’s not necessary) might really be a huge contributor to my break outs. So, as much as possible, I’d try and sleep as early as I can unless it’s needed for school/ work.

BAD HABIT #3: Overspending on food and coffee

Okay, I have a loooong love-hate relationship with food. Most of my allowance are spent on food and it’s really taking a toll on my financial stability. I’m also a huge coffee drinker so buying overpriced coffee has been and is still a problem that I have. I just can’t resist a good coffee.
But since I don’t want to start this year broke and over caffeinated, I promise to indulge on coffee for only twice per day (contrary to my normal 3-5 cups/day).

BAD HABIT #4: Sitting all the time

Just like most millennials, I’m glued to my seat, laptop, and smart phone all the time. I want to change this for a healthier me. So, I promise to try my best to move more and be active.

BAD HABIT #5: Making excuse all the time

Whether it’s to start working out, working on work, or working on academics, I swear to stop on making excuses to stall it every time. So long as I don’t have a valid excuse, I’d try my very best not to procrastinate and make excuses.

BAD HABIT #6: Binge eating

I have this really bad habit of going on diets, then cheating and binge eating all day. I know that it’s really bad for my body and overall lifestyle so this year, I’m going to take it slow and even if I cheat on my diet, I’ll gather all self-control to not overeat.

BAD HABIT #7: Wearing too much makeup

As much as possible, I’d focus more on skincare to salvage my acne-filled skin. And I guess one of the best ways to do that is by wearing less makeup or by wearing makeup only when it’s necessary. So on days where I don’t really need it, I’ll try not to wear any.

That’s all that I can think of for now but when I want to add something else, I’ll just update this post. But that’s pretty much it.
I’m actually putting this into writing (and into my blog) to have a reminder and to keep myself accountable for my actions. Please wish me luck!

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To an Awesome 2018!

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A lot of things happened this year. In fact, I’d like to claim that 2017 is by far, the craziest year to remember! (or at least, the craziest year that my millennial brain can remember)

I started 2017 with a positive attitude. Planning everything that I can with my handy-dandy planner but somehow, somewhere in the middle of it all, crazy shit started happening.

First, Rodrigo Duterte was elected as the 16th President of the Philippines—catapulting the death of over 3,000 Filipinos due to his inhumane war against drugs. And as if 1 manic president isn’t enough, Americans elected Donald Trump, another joke of a president, and North Korea had Kim Jong-un to thank for all the nuclear war threats.

Then, there’s also the mass bombings, alleged ISIS attacks, and natural disasters all over the world. Needless to say, 2017 has been rough for all of us.

But of course, just like how the universe does it every time, this year also gave us  a few good things to remember. That said, here are 10 things I’m grateful for this year:

  1. I got a new laptop! People who knows me would understand how important this is to me. As a student/ blogger/ online freelancer, not having a laptop renders me useless. Thanks to my hardworking mother, I got myself a new baby!
  2. I also got a new phone! My old one was dysfunctional (with half of its screen not working) so, getting a new one was really awesome. Now, I know this makes me sound either simplistic or materialistic but I’m not from a rich family so these little things really matter to me.
  3. I got to go places! I’m really happy that despite of my busy schedule, I was able to sneak in some mini escapades. I think it’s really important to take breaks so we don’t burn out. I’m a huge homebody but going out to see the beautiful world really inspires me to work harder so I can get to see more of it.
  4. I had a really heavy academic load this year. I had to do it for me to graduate on time #claimingit. But I somehow managed to come out of it alive and that’s unbelievably awesome! Hopefully the same thing goes for my last sem.
  5. I’d also like to thank the universe for giving me a successful internship. It’s so successful that I’m still working for my intern company now! I’m really thankful for finding a company and a job that allows me to practice my skills and creativity.
  6. My family stayed healthy and happy. Despite of the crazy events going all over the world, I’m thankful for having a great family to seek love and comfort for. I also got the chance to be closer to my father’s side of the family, yay!
  7. I got a piercing! It sounds petty but this is the first “rebellious” thing that I’ve ever done so, I’m kind of thankful for it.
  8. I’m thankful for Game of Thrones, Riverdale, and Stranger Things! DUH!!! These TV series helped me stay sane! Thank you HBO and Netfilx!
  9. #MeToo Movement. Wow, I don’t even have the words to describe how powerful and liberating this online trend is. It broke the barrier between the sexes by allowing them to equally find their voice amidst this cruel and judgmental world. I thank this movement for providing awareness, understanding, and courage to everyone who thought that they were too weak to say anything.
  10. I’m thankful for being able to achieve all the goals that I set in the beginning of the year! Yep! I did it all. Okay maybe I missed one. But just one and it was the 52 week money challenge! It was just impossible.

That’s it folks! What are you thankful for this year? Comment down below!

 

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Hi guys! I don’t really know how I should feel about this entry…

I recently had a fun/ casual photoshoot with a friend and I thought it turned out really great that I can’t not share it with you all! So, even if I think it’s kind of narcissistic for me to post this one up, I’ll do it because with the excuse of celebrating my friend’s art and his skill to make me look nice, not my face. So, without further adieu, here are some shots from my good friend Seth Jason Tan.

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Vanilla Cupcake Bakery

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Hey there! How are you all doing? I hope you’re all doing well.

As for myself, I was just done with my finals and I really thought that I’d still have some time to rest a bit–but of course, life is unfair and I wasn’t able to get even a week’s worth of rest.

I am quite stressed out right now especially after having a not-so-emergency “emergency flight” to Manila in order to attend an interview for my internship. The plane fare was super expensive, the trip was on the same freakin’ day as my interview–and on top of all that, I’m broke and breaking out.

And yes, I passed the interview so even if I was broke (I’m using “was” but TBH I’m still broke), I still celebrated with a cupcake and a cup of coffee.

The interview was in Alabang so I went straight to Alabang Town Center. There, I found one of the cutest cafes I’ve seen so far: Vanilla Cupcake Bakery.

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Kulyatan Adventure

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Now just a short disclaimer, I’m not one of those legit/filthy rich bloggers who goes on adventures every single day. The only reason that I happen to stumble upon this paradise was because of school work.

We’re currently shooting a teaser for our “TV Series” and Kulyatan Marine Sanctuary happened to be THE perfect place to shoot our underwater and seaside scenes. I don’t want to bore you with regards to our shoot’s details. So without further ado, here’s a couple (and more) pictures of this wonderland.

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FOODTOGRAPHY (Food + Photography)

DISCLAIMER: Shots are captured using only Lenovo-a7000+ smartphone.

 

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