I think we can all agree that 2016 was one hell of a shit year for the entire world in general. You've got wars and conflicts progressively getting worse, world icons dying left & right, Britain leaving the EU, more terrorism, the war on drugs in the Philippines, Donald Trump winning the US Presidential election, to name a few.
It's a gloomy Friday. I've spent majority of my morning in bed under my sheets, just casually reading through s/AskReddit on my iPhone, only getting up for some breakfast. I had a bowl of vanilla flavored granola cereal with soy milk, both of which I bought from Healthy Options for a ridiculous price, just to see if a healthier breakfast, despite how expensive, will affect the way I feel the rest of the day.
Work date lunches is our thing. Gab and I will pick a cafe, have some lunch, coffee, and dessert, all while getting some work done. We'll sit in silence for hours, only chatting here and there to make comments about the food, or the place, or the people, or ask each other random questions that pop into our heads.
Ah, to be young and naive. Sixteen with no cares in the world except getting to school on time, being called into the principals office for wearing makeup (please, cheek tint and curling your lashes is hardly makeup, Ms. Murella) and having 'flings' with unsuspecting boys just because you're bored. So young, so naive, so immature.
This photo project is special to me because my dream travels in 2015 were achieved out of my own hard work... And I'm fucking proud of that. I wasn't at first, because I listened to the negative people who spewed their bitterness at me, saying I didn't even really work for anything at all. But I did. For years I worked and now I've reaped what I've sown and it's a sweet, sweet feeling.
fox & bear
Ever since I came home from my two month stay in France, I've been craving a little bit of calmness, quiet and nature. You see, living in France for those two months, even though I was in the city, was still a constant getaway. There was calmness. There was quiet. There was nature. I loved that kind of life and I got used to it rather quickly.
I'm not a huge birthday celebrator. I guess it mostly has something to do with my introvert personality, and the mere thought of being the center of attention makes me feel pressured and anxious.
Letters To The Future is a documentary that began with a simple question to 20 somethings: 'What would you say to your future self?' It's a film by millennials for millennials.
Every few years I find myself reaching a point in my blogging career where there needs to be some sort of change to make room for my growth. From changing blog names (do you guys remember my 'heysilly' days?), rebranding, changing platforms, etc. I've had my fair share of change.
#FirstWorldProblems, we all have them. Since blogging is something I practically live and breathe every day of my life, I decided to list down my own blogger problems and the mundane, petty things I encounter when it comes to my passion. This post is not meant to be taken seriously. I'm well aware that these problems are not real problems, except maybe some. These are all just for fun :-)
Two weeks ago we covered the 3 important things to know before starting a career in blogging, or just starting a blog in general. Let's move on to another important key factor: knowing which blogging platform you should be on.
Over the past few years of my blogging, I'd like to say, career, I've gotten numerous emails asking me for advice about starting blogs. Most of the time, the emails I get always have one end goal: To start a blog and make a living out of it, much like me.
If you're new to blogging, or have been thinking about getting into blogging there are a few things you need to know: Blogging is something you dedicate your time to, and so it must be something you actually enjoy doing.
When it comes to traveling, my heart is always drawn back to my favorite continent: Europe.In the past 5 years, I've visited three times, and so I'd like to think I know a thing or two about getting started with planning a Eurotrip; but even so I still find myself getting overwhelmed by it all. I know a lot of you have had dreams and plans of visiting Europe one day but have no idea where to start, and so I decided to create a guide with all the basics to help kickstart your planning.
My biggest issue with the summer months is dealing with the heat. I’ve never been a fan of it, I mean who is? As much as possible I try to stay indoors with the aircon on full blast, but obviously that can’t always be the case. We may not be able to control this crazy hot weather, but there are ways to combat that icky sticky feeling that inevitably comes with it.
Being a Philippine passport holder, you'll just have to assume that you will be required to apply for a tourist visa in the Philippines for every single first world country you may want to visit. It's the harsh reality, unfortunately. My U.K. visa would be the third time I'll have applied for a tourist visa, so you'd imagine I'd have this entire process down to a tee.
One of the biggest questions girls often have in life: Where the hell did my bobby pins go? I'm the type of person who will always lose hair clips, bobby pins, earrings, hair ties, rings; basically any tiny thing smaller than my hand...
Growing up, I would hear countless horror stories of people getting denied a tourist visa to the United States. So, you can imagine my anxiety when the Guam Visitors Bureau invited me to visit their island, knowing I had to go through the scary visa processing and the fee you pay for it isn't exactly tiny.
I'm ready to spill the beans! One of the most frequent questions I get is, "How do you edit your Instagram photos?" and I never really answered anyone who asked, simply because I always play around and experiment with different styles depending on my mood and what I'm going after...