Monday, August 7, 2017


The truth is, I don’t want to write down any to-do list for this month. I guess I’ve been sooo tired in June and July that I just want to rest and re-charge this month. And then I thought, “those will be my to-do things for this month then!”

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


I have to admit that on the first week of July, I got super excited that I started this habit of writing down my thoughts on my phone whenever I can, hence, my to-do list post. It was great! It was spontaneous and I was having fun. But then the thought of my fast approaching birthday suddenly overtook me and made me very ecstatic about celebrating life that I ended up literally having a life and not visiting this page as much as I have planned. Needless to say, I'm super duper mega sorry.

Monday, July 31, 2017


One of the things I never fail to look forward to whenever I’m having my doze of Harry Potter movie-marathon are the scenes where I see those unbelievable tents. You know what I'm saying? I'm talking about their magical tents, which look like your run-of-the-mill tents outside but lo and behold an unexpectedly big and fully furnished interior. Whenever I watch HP movies, I can't help but always imagine how thrilling and amazing it would be to really stay in one of those in real life. It would be awesome! Imagine my exuberance when my hubby showed me for the first time the website of The Canopi Resort.

Saturday, July 22, 2017


Hello friends! How’s your day so far? I wish you all a wonderful weekend with your loved ones. Today, I just want to share with you one of my latest haul videos. 

I have been stalking shopee for a while now but it was only in May of this year that I finally decided to literally add something in my shopee cart. Since this is my first time to shop there, I only chose a few items, which I’m super interested in and have really been eyeing for the past couple of months. 

Here is the list of the items I mentioned in the video together with its prices and seller information:

SGD 13.00 - NYX Tame and Frame Brow Pomade

SGD 9.99 - 15 high-end fashion rose gold makeup brush set (ZOEVA inspired)

SGD 3.80 - Makeup Brushes Holders Dry Brushes Rack Hanging Brushes Drying Artifact
SGD 3.10 - Silicone Makeup Brush Cleaning Mat Pad Washing Tool Scrubber Board With Sucker

SGD 5.94 - Fantasy Hot Shaper Knee Sport Slim Pants

If you’re also a pinay beauty junkie currently staying here in Singapore and looking for these same items, I hope this post has helped you. What are your recent purchases? Please feel free to share your latest haul video/post in the comment section below! :-) 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Serenity Sunday: Let’s Celebrate Life! (16-July-2017)

I used to not pay any attention to my birthday. I even used to think that just thinking about my birthday is already a sign of immaturity. I don’t know how I adopted that ridiculous idea and where or who I got that from but for a long time, I have been avoiding any discussion revolving around my birthday. But this year is different. It was my birthday five days ago and I was very happy to celebrate it because I realized, why shouldn't I?” Birthdays, after all, are a reminder of God's miracle called LIFE. So let us all be happy about our birthdays and let us do our best to celebrate it every way we can! :)

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Serenity Sunday: The Little Things (09-July-2017)

When I woke up this morning, the first thing I thought of was, "whoah! i'm still alive." Don't be alarmed. I'm not sick, okay? I'm just amazed that I'm still breathing. You see, I'm a masterpiece of God. And so are you! The awesome fact that I still breathe is purely God's work. It's God's blessing that I still live up to this day to witness God's creations, God's miracles. And so it dawned on me that I don't need to receive anything more than what I am getting every single day from God to call myself blessed. The mere fact I'm alive is reason enough to be thankful.

As usual, my husband kissed me on the lips before he took a bath this morning. He was smiling when he got out of the shower and while he was prepping for work. He's happy and I'm happy. Due to the nature of his job, he has to go to work every other weekend and this is that weekend for him. He reached his office safely and I had a wonderful morning with my sister and her family. 

Truly it's the little things that make life wonderful and all these are because of God. He is the beginning and the end. I realized once again that just the thought of God's love is enough to fill me up and keep me going day by day. His grace and mercy are what keeping me alive and well up to this day. And now that my birthday is just two sleeps away, I have nothing but never-ending gratitude to my Father in heaven for sending Jesus Christ for my salvation and for making it possible for me to live this long.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you, Lord. Thank you for all the little things that make my life happy, interesting and wonderful. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

My Attempt on the 500-Peso Makeup Challenge Ft. Ever Bilena Cosmetics

This is one of those beauty challenges on YouTube that I have been contemplating on doing for the longest time. I totally love the idea of creating a makeup look using only the products that would fit this budget. That alone is already a challenge but what really challenged me more is the lack of options for me to choose from. I’m currently not in the Philippines and I only have a limited selection of local products in my makeup collection, so it’s literally a daunting task to pick products that would help me create a full-face of makeup without exceeding the allotted 500-peso budget. 

Good thing, I have a few items from Ever Bilena that are utterly a life-saver! And I only used a total of 4 products for the makeup look I came up with. If you wanna know how I created my 500-peso makeup look, just watch the video below!

PHP 165.00 - Ever Bilena Matte Two-Way Cake (FAIR ORIENTAL)
PHP 185.00 - Ever Bilena Eyeshadow W/ Blush-On (SET B)
PHP   55.00 - Careline Eyebrow Pencil (BROWN)
PHP   85.00 - Ever Bilena Thick Lash Mascara (BLACK)
TOTAL: PHP 490.00

Monday, July 3, 2017


July, regardless of any situation will remain my favorite month next to December because it's my birthday month!!! Inasmuch as I hate celebrating the fact that I just got older by another year, I can't disregard the fact that I was born in this month and therefore a celebration of life is in order.

This is also that time of the month where I should either be giving myself a pat on the back for a job well done in accomplishing all 5 of my to-do list last month or kicking myself in the butt for what a ridiculous idea to list down 5 things when I can't even accomplish at least one of them. Gosh! 

Friday, June 30, 2017



June, by far, is the most memorable month for me this year. I have so many things to be grateful for and words can never be enough to express my gratitude to God for everything He allowed to happen this month.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


They say you've never really been to Singapore if you haven't visited the infamous symbol of the country, The Merlion. But not only is it symbolic, it is also very precious to our family. It will forever strike a chord in us because of our dear kuya (my eldest brother) who is surely very happy with the Lord in heaven right this very moment.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Serenity Sunday: When Is The Right Time? (25-June-2017)

Oftentimes when I pray for something, I have like a timeline at the back of my mind for when I want to receive the answers to my prayers. Good thing, that's not how God works. His ways and thoughts are higher than ours and His timing is always perfect. So when is the right time for our prayers to be answered?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

What Does Shopping at SEPHORA.PH Feel Like?

Whenever I see “kikay” girls who are 10 years younger than me, I sometimes think, “Why am I a late bloomer?” I probably could have already tried so many makeup products from so many different brands if I only learned about beauty-related stuff at a younger age. But that would also mean lots of hits and misses. Good thing I found a beauty community online. It was back in 2010 when I first knew about the beauty gurus on YouTube and it’s because of them that I didn’t have to try too hard to know where to find beauty stuff because everyone I was watching on YouTube was mentioning SEPHORA. And so it dawned on me that Sephora is a magical place where all beauty-related dreams and fantasies come to life!

SEPHORA is like the Wonderland for Alice, the Candy House for Hanzel & Gretel or simply put, the Diagon Alley for Harry Potter. Yes, that’s how I see Sephora. It’s a one-stop shop for all my high-end makeup and skincare cravings. With Sephora, I don’t need to go to different stalls in a mall to check on different brands because she has it all! If there’s a high-end makeup cosmetics brand that I’d like to check, the only route I need to take is the way to Sephora.

Sunday, June 18, 2017


I don't know how I remember this but when I was a kid, about 3-4 yrs old, Tatay (my dad) would carry me lullaby-style whenever I was starting to get sleepy. He'd do this even when we had visitors and I really don't know how I can recall this but I even remember pretending to be sleepy just so Tatay would carry me that way and keep me in his arms because I knew the moment I opened my eyes, he would know I was far from being sleepy and would put me down so I could just play and eventually get really sleepy. That's how I used to buy more time to spend with Tatay. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Six Years...

Six years ago, I made a vow.  

To love this man with all that I have to give and with all that I am...


in the only way I know how:


Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Whenever I get asked which app on my phone I always open/use, my answer for the past 7 years has always been the same. It’s YouTube.  Since I discovered how magical of a place YouTube is, I never stopped succumbing to its seductive arms. LOL.

Monday, June 12, 2017

CARBON COCO TEETH WHITENING - First Impression Review + Demo

I am a coffee drinker. I wanted to say, “coffee-addict” but then I realized that I only drink certain types/flavors of coffee, not all kinds so I guess I don’t qualify for that title yet. Anyway, because of my coffee-drinking habit, my teeth get stained a lot. To lessen the yellowish tint coffee is giving my teeth, I resorted to brushing my teeth with baking soda at least once a week. It makes a difference. Not huge but also not negligible. I’ve always wanted to try those whitening strips but I have very sensitive teeth and gums so I’m not sure if I can handle those instant whitening products. That’s why no matter how much I want to buy “those” I still go back to baking soda. This brings me now to the whole reason of this post.

Sunday, June 11, 2017


You know one of the best things I truly love about God? His inconceivable patience with me. I can still remember how I used to always tell God that I love him and that I’ll make time for Him, just not today coz I’m very busy, I got so much things to do, I got so much on my plate – that setting aside even a 10-minute exclusive time for Him just seemed to be so much. But you know what I learned and discovered all throughout those years that I didn’t choose to give God the time He so deserves? The more I tried to do everything I want and need to do, the more I struggled with time. It’s as if there’s just not enough time in the world for what I want to happen in my life. But what do I really want to happen in my life?

Friday, June 9, 2017


I love makeup but I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis especially now that I’m always at home. However, it’s always nice to have a signature makeup look that I can go to especially on days I need to go out to run errands and I want to somehow look a bit presentable without spending too much time and effort – not saying I’m totally not presentable when I’m just in my jammies, but I’m sure you totally get what I mean, right? Right!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Thoughts Tuesday #1: WHEN TO LET GO?

“If something or someone you’re holding close to your heart makes you question who you really are as a person, maybe it’s time to let that something or someone go. Don’t compromise who you are for a thing or person you’re not sure is worthy of the real you.”  
- thelatebloomer11 -

As I’m writing this, I’m comfortably seated on our couch by the window while anxiously waiting for the washing machine to finish spinning so I can start with the dreaded hanging of clothes. Yep, it’s my least favorite part of doing the laundry. Ya know what’s my most favorite part? Folding of newly washed clothes. YES!!! For some reason, I find it relaxing. Anyway, this post is of course not about laundry. I just want to type away my thoughts on a Tuesday, but before I let you into my messy mind, how was your weekend?

Sunday, June 4, 2017



They say the best thing we can give the person we love is our “time”. I hear a lot of people saying they love God. I say that, too, quite often in fact. Then I realize something. In my long years of existence here on earth, how much time have I given to God? I have 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week. How much of it have I allotted to God? Hmmm… Gotta be honest here, certainly not enough.

Wait! Don’t I pray everyday? Well, I do! In fact I always talk to Him in my mind and in my heart. Then, shouldn’t that be enough?

Hmmm… you know what? I love my husband so much and up to this day I’m still in love with him. I can say we enjoy each other’s company very much. We talk everyday, in person and thru text messages and phone calls. We just can’t seem to get enough of each other despite seeing each other and being together everyday. Despite this constant communication that we have, we still go out on dates. It seems there’s just no end to how much we express our love for each other. Now, shouldn’t we be like this to God, too? If we say we love Him, shouldn’t we express how much we love Him every time and way we can? He, after all, is the author of our lives. He is the reason we breathe. Setting a time exclusively for God shouldn’t be hard. It shouldn’t feel like a task. It should be something that we deeply desire. You know what’s amazing? Whenever we set a time for God, we actually also set a time for our soul and spirit. Allotting an exclusive time for Jesus also means giving our soul and spirit its much-needed R&R. Because there’s no greater joy than to be in God’s presence because in His presence there’s love, joy and serenity.

I wish you all a blessed Sunday and may we all have a wonderful time with our Lord Jesus Christ today. 

Friday, June 2, 2017


NOTE: This was written on 1st June 2017 but was only posted today to avoid starting this month on a bad note hahaha. See my first post for this month here.


I wonder how many of you have been so annoyed by SingPost Courier Service. It is actually for this reason that I am not so fond of shopping online. I always dread the delivery experience. Imagine being at home the whole day and not hearing a single doorbell but when you open your door, you’d see a slip saying they tried to deliver but no one’s around. WHAT?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? THIS IS JUST SO INFURIATING! What’s the point of having my phone number on the package if the delivery guy wouldn’t even bother calling my number to check if I’m home? And c’mon! He didn’t even press the doorbell – the DOORBELL! It is there for a reason.