It was the long weekend for everyone in the Philippines and as you know, everyday's a holiday for me because i'm still a bum! Hahaha. I'm losing track of the time and date but i know that it's more than half of the year already and there are still some things i want to happen and i don't want to happen.
There is something about the way a feeling, a thought or an experience is written down on a piece of paper laced with cliches and metaphors. The way an ink of my pen wrapped in every form of carefully paced paragraphs and random peculiar of words. The way my soul is being poured in every pirouette of my pen.
15 Risks You Should Take
Well, it's better to try and fail than to regret in the future the chances you didn't take. But no matter how it turns out, it always ends up just the way it should be - either you succeed or you learn something.
The Love Yourself Project
I’m a Filipina. I’m 20 years old. I’m 5’7” tall and i weigh about 120 to 130 pounds. I believe that being optimistic and grateful can really make you better and happier. If you don’t fill yourself with love first, you have nothing to give to anybody.
My bedroom is my space for inspiration and relaxation. It is my happy place where i get to paint in a canvas, write a poetry, play the strings and even dream. I wouldn't trade any place in the world for this.
It was so nice to look back at the good 'ol memories. It brings a lot of joy and fulfillment that makes me want to appreciate life more and the people around me. I am grateful for all the pain, happiness, challenges and success in my life and for all the acceptance slash love i have received from my real friends and super family.
A Year in Photos
Last year was a sucky year for me but I choose to look back at the euphoric (here we go again of my over-usage of this word hahaha) days with my super family and real friends. I quote from my sister, bad decisions make good stories. Still, it is so nice to look back at the photos that made all the difference. I did this polaroid project over the holidays in exchange of my sleep and sometimes eating time.
To Dye For
i want to die with as many scars as possible. I am trying to be someone that i could be proud of in twenty years or more.
Denise writes her heart out in her paperback journal she carries around, captures life through her lens and pours her soul into her paintings. She is well-known as Ekai or the person with the frizzy hair, big teeth with braces and awfully large pair of geeky glasses. She loves life more than anything.
Thank you Lord for the euphoric 21 years and for giving me more than i deserve. When they asked me what my wish was, i said "Nothing" because i have them already and i couldn't ask for more. I am happy and content. I am blessed. Happy 22nd birthday to me! :)
To the coolest, super makulit, facebook-freak, oc, good chef, amazing teacher, loving wife and the best mum in the world! Thank you for taking care of us two as if you have six children because of our kakulitan hahaha! Thank you for bringing me into this world. Love you mum!
Christmas is really about giving back and it feels good to help others in need without expecting for anything in return. Cheers and Merry Christmas! :)
Manila Music Festival
With comfort, style and bonafide bad-assery in mind, it doesn't matter whether you're a true bohemian spirit, an indie-inspired rocker chic or casual cool city hipster. From those who were dressed in Coachella swag to the rock-soul-reggae-and-hip-hop heads coming together for the love of music, the festival became the crown of culture, fashion and talent.
Laughing, Reading, Writing, Traveling, Painting, Lomo camera, Polaroid camera, Ultimate Frisbee and Nutella are some of the things i love about life :)
I really love my family because they make me the happiest. They will always accept you inside out and love you no matter what.
I am not a superwoman but i am real
I have decided to move on without hatred or regrets rather with forgiveness and optimism. This is my second life and i’m gonna live like it’s my last, as always. I’ve gone through a lot but i know there are so much more to learn about life and love. I am stronger now and hopefully wiser.
I draw to feel
There’s something amazing in putting your thoughts or feelings in a two-dimensional tangible form. I draw because i want to feel and express. Drawing lets you make mistakes. Writing’s reclusive and transparent.
Dad’s birthday x Starbucks planner
Thank you for being a loving (especially to mom), supportive (when my sister makes you an atm machine haha), funny (you always dance awkwardly and sing out of tune like ina), understanding, protective (sometimes way too protective hihi), caring, God-fearing and clumsy (a trait which i unluckily got from you haha) dad.
Happy 18th Birthday Bianca
Last June 5, 1995 was the birth of the most annoying, sweetest, funniest, dirtiest, loudest, weirdest and craziest person on earth. It was the birth of my sister. Hahaha. She likes to make fun of herself but mostly, me. I have endured 18 years of agony and annoyance from her. Kidding. I still love you.
This was supposed to be our planned breakfast while wearing pajamas in public. The scorching heat was frying and toasting us alive! Here's a toast to the good times! :)
I have become a centennial graduate of De La Salle University. After four years of hard-work and learning, of failures and heartaches, of euphoric memories and amazing things in between, it is done. I can’t believe i made a right decision and actually finished something.
Tulle x Vera Wang
Light, airy, concoctions of froth. Inspired by black and nude undergarments, both mysterious and sexy, frivolous and fun, with transparent wisps of carefully organized tulle.
Best of 2012
Last year was full of firsts and full of adventures. 2012 is such a big and crazy year for me (but not as heart-wrenching as last year). I quit my job (because i wasn't happy & growing anymore) in pursuit of my real dream down under. I got my heart broken but displaced the pain in prose and art until i found myself again. I lost a few friends, but gained golden ones. I was drenched in midnight intoxication and partying but gave it all up and have decided to just love my family, strengthen my faith in God, travel the world and help others in all ways possible.
Ultimate is an exciting, non-contact team sport, played by thousands of players all over the world and is expanding at a phenomenal rate. I am so proud and lucky that we are the first La Salle school in the Philippines to be supported by the school entirely as a varsity team.
I took the plunge to dye my jet-black hair to dark chocolate brown hair. And now i'm loving it because it looks soft and rich! :)
In a world full of increasing awareness in beauty and fashion, two identical twins have already developed their passion and was inspired to open up a boutique in San Francisco in the late 70s. And yesterday, Benefit cosmetics launched its line in the Philippines!
It was a legit adventure time with my favorite girl in the world in the most beautiful city in the Phils! We surely missed mum and dad because it was our first time to travel without them but it was still five amazing days at Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
It's been a rags to riches glory ride, an emotional rollercoaster, an all action, all-star blockbuster. Three young Dubliners took on the world, with music fashioned from the emotional detritus of their own hard lives raised up by a love of pop, rock, hip hop and soul.