Friday, June 30, 2017

JUNE 2017 RUNDOWN

 


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

MY FAMBAM MEETS MERLION!



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

SERENITY SUNDAY: I LOVE YOU TATAY (18-JUNE-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:




COMPLETELY AND FOREVER.





Wednesday, June 14, 2017

NO BRUSHES MAKEUP CHALLENGE (KAMAY ONLY!) | PHILIPPINES



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

SERENITY SUNDAY: IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO TRY (11-JUNE-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

MY GO-TO EVERYDAY MAKEUP LOOK



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

SERENITY SUNDAY: MAKING TIME FOR GOD (04-JUNE-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

SINGPOST: THE COURIER SERVICE THAT DOESN’T DELIVER

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.

NOTE: THIS IS MY OWN ILLUSTRATION. DO NOT COPY/REPRODUCE WITHOUT MY PERMISSION.

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.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

JUNE 2017 TO-DO LIST!


This is my first time to publish a to-do-list entry here on my blog and I think it’s a nice idea to add this on my to-do-list for this blog. See what I did there? Hehe :)



I actually had a not so nice day today because of a delivery incident, which I’m not going to share with y’all today because I don’t want to ruin the first day of June. So why don’t we just talk about some things that are worth doing for this month.