7.16.2014

Leave your worries behind

Sometimes we all just need to get away. Get some time to refocus and be able to put things into perspective. And that's okay. In a time when we are all so attached to our gadgets, sometimes we can't imagine life without them but then we get little opportunities to fall out of reach for a little bit and rather than being detached from the world, we are slowly re-attaching to our true selves. Don't get me wrong, I am just as attached to my phone as the next person but sometimes it's nice to put the phone down and be able to experience moments like this.
I have always wanted a tire swing in our back yard as a little girl and even a 'duyan' (hammock) in my bedroom but alas, it wasn't so realistic. So the years go by and I forget about those childhood wishes until I find myself in front of one and rather than jumping at the opportunity to go for it, I was more worried about my clothes, my hair, getting wet and whatever else girls worry about. 
At the time these issues held me back but after some coaxing from my boyfriend, I realised that all those issues were so superficial and easily mendable. So I hopped on. 
And he was right, It only took 2 seconds of being on that tire swing to remind me how fun it is to let my hair down and let loose. With every push, all my worries flew away and it was just me and that tire swinging to my heart's content. 
Now if you ask me to get back on that swing, my answer will be an instantaneous yes and I hope that sharing this small memory with you will encourage you to let go of some inhibitions you place on yourself and live in the moment! After all, you only live once right?
(F21 top, Style Stunner Manila skirt, Tutum flats, H&M bangle)

7.02.2014

BTS: Behind The Scenes - Undisclosed

Here's a little something I wanted to share with you guys about what really goes on behind the scenes at most of our photo shoots. 
So I'll usually wear outfits like these with heels - 'cause, let's face it, everything looks good in heels. 
But what you usually don't see is what we wear when the cameras aren't rolling. Any guesses?
If you guessed flip flops or flats then you got it right! I usually prefer flip flops because they're the easiest to slip on and off without having to think about straps, locks, or hooks. The problem is, majority of the flip flops out there are rubber and can make you look like you're walking around the house or the beach.
Good thing I found these gold slippers at Allure Collection's website! They just give it that extra flair to make them look classier than any regular plain old flip flops. Getting them in neutrals (which I consider metallics to be) is a great way to be able to match them with more outfits than if you got a loud colour.
I think the gold even gives the skin on my tired feet that extra glow!
While shopping on the Allure Collection website, I even scored this 'banig' inspired clutch which I love for that Filipino touch. 
We have so many Filipino designers who sell clutches like these for an arm and a leg and I'm so happy to see that now they can be found so affordably online! Now you can score that same 'travelled', 'sophisticated' look for a fraction of the cost.
Sounds pretty good to me!
*All photos shot with the Samsung NX Mini. Love the clarity and quality of the photos. :)

6.28.2014

MBA Journal: Class 1 - Managerial Professional Development

Managerial Professional Development is one of the two classes I have taken at Bradford Manila this semester. The class schedule was a two-week intensive course so we only met on Friday nights and on the weekends for two weeks then that was it! We were done and all that’s left is an essay we submit online which I pray to God I pass! 

6.27.2014

#Facethesun Video

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Hey guys! Here's the video from our #FacetheSun challenge in Boracay this summer. This video brings back to many fun memories! I love being able to re-live them through this video. This trip was definitely one of my year's highlights.

A big thank you to Pond's Philippines for this super fun trip!

6.16.2014

Postcards from Siquijor

Ask any Filipino about Siquijor and you'll probably hear a lot of stories about witchcraft and folklore - not really the first thing you wanna hear about a place you're set to go visit. I had imagined a dark, forsaken forest much like the places you read about in children's story books but to my surprise, this lush and beautiful resort proved to be quite the opposite. Here are some photos of our stay at Coco Grove Beach resort.
If you think this 800-meter spread of white beach is beautiful, try staying around 'til sunset. The colours are like something from a painting.
Penny Can - beach version
Bikini from Triangl
There's just so much more I wish I could have documented from this stay like all the water sports they had, the food they served (The Halo-Halo was my favourite), and Macky the dancing parrot! haha! You kind-of have to get him in the mood but once he starts grooving, it's the cutest thing.