Monday, May 27, 2019

Beautiful Sunday # 364 - Photo Dump from last week

Hometown Hits! Pelina Shoes: Cheapest Ballet Flats in Marikina City

My cousin never fails to discover the best finds within my hometown. She has been my reliable source whenever I needed hometown recommendations. A few days ago, she has been telling me to visit this local shoe shop and factory. On one weekend, I agreed to visit after accomplishing an errand. I was hoping to purchase a pair of black mules. I underestimated everything. I was brought to a heaven of ballet flats. 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Beautiful Sunday # 363 - Values

If there's anything that made the past weekends, it's GrabFood. Food delivery is life on weekends. I used to be contented with late night burgers and early morning breakfasts from McDonald's. But when I discovered more choices from GrabFood, weekends became more sinful. :p For a minimal delivery fee of Php 50, I can enjoy my favorite fruit shakes, ramen, dimsum from my neighborhood food joints. Sometimes, it appears expensive because I have to devote tips to the riders. But being able to enjoy food within the comforts of home is priceless. It's still cheaper because I don't have to take the hassles of going out. <Introvert mode on>

Saturday, May 18, 2019

4 design tips for older homes

Getting to build or buy a brand-new house is a dream for many prospective homeowners, but oftentimes the reality of acquiring a residence proves to be rather different. A variety of reasons can push buyers to purchase an older house instead of a newly constructed one, but in the end, almost everyone faces the challenge of redecorating and personalizing their not-so-new home. Short of ordering major renovations and remodeling, homeowners can employ some clever decorating tricks to spruce up their older houses. Here we have four relatively simple and inexpensive design tips to turn a preloved house into the home of your dreams. 

4 housewarming gifts for newlyweds


The joy and celebration of a new marriage does not end at the reception! Even after the thank you cards are sent out, there are still several more occasions to wish the newlyweds all the happiness in their married life. One such event is the housewarming, which officially signals that a couple’s home is in order and ready to welcome family and friends. 

Where to eat in Japan


In days gone by, all roads led to Rome. Nowadays, all roads (and flights) lead to Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun. Apart from the annual cherry blossoms and other cultural sights and experiences, a great reason to head to Japan is its wonderful culinary scene. Japanese chefs are renowned for their finesse, love of innovation, as well as their appreciation of their local traditions. It seems there is no end to the creativity in Japanese cuisine, and it would be a shame to miss out. For gourmets and gourmands alike, read on for a list of must-eat dishes in Japan, and where to find them! 

Monday, May 13, 2019

Beautiful Sunday # 362 - The Element of Tao

And my addiction to The Body Shop's Drops of Youth Line continues. It started with the Youth Cream last year. A few weeks ago, I bought the Liquid Peel and recently, the Bouncy Eye Mask. The mask is designed to prevent puffiness, signs of fatigue and dark circles around the eye area. I used the mask with my rose quartz roller. I struggle with puffy eyelids these days. The roller and eye mask did not totally prevent, but I'm satisfied how it made my eyes look better. In the Philippines, the Drops of Youth has eight product lines. I'm tempted to try everything. But given my limited budget, I will be contented with one more product, the Youth Fresh Emulsion serum. 

Monday, May 6, 2019

Beautiful Sunday # 361 - Come What May

Still writing for the summer of 2019  and the weather remains unbearable. :( In the photo are some of my current favorites. I mentioned many times in this blog my addiction to The Body Shop's Drops of Youth line. The Youth Cream is the best. I'm currently using the Liquid Peel and results are pretty impressive. Yesterday, I bought the eye cream and if resources permit, I might try the facial serum. I'm also enjoying my rose quartz face roller. It claims to be an anti-aging tool, I have yet to prove. :p I'm more than contented with its cooling effect and how it amazingly prevents puffy eyes and eye bags. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Beautiful Sunday # 360 - Shades of Blue

I'm still gathering my thoughts.  I wanted to write but my thoughts feel so messed up these days. I can't help but browse my previous summer photos. Everything feels lighter and happier. I'm concentrated on my office work. I have spare time to send postcards. I can catch sunsets after work. Last year, I even have spare money from freelance works. I was able to book staycations with my friend A.