Friday’s 10 Happy Things, v14

I was a bit surprised to find out that my last 10HT entry was 3 months ago. I’ve been having some sort of a mental struggle lately and doing this series always reminds me to be grateful of what I have, despite the all the shitty things I’m feeling.

1. Meeting Erwan Heussaff. His film crew together with Wil & Haley Dasovich (who I also met) were in Cebu yesterday to do a Cebu leg for his Overnight Travel Guide series. I had dinner at the hotel they were staying at and glad I got to catch Erwan and had a little chat with him. I’ve been following him since he did his cooking videos on Vimeo that were so raw and authentic. Absolutely proud of his success and I’m glad he was such an easy person to have a conversation with.

2. My new Kindle cover. I ordered a baby pink magnetic cover for my Kindle Paperwhite off eBay about a month ago and didn’t expect for it to arrive at all, considering the perils of Philippine customs. It was $6 (so cheap huhu) I was willing to risk so I was definitely surprised it arrived yesterday and straight to my house despite it being a standard post. Are things finally changing?

3. Sunday night birthday parties. One of my dear friends celebrated her birthday and although I was reluctant to go because of Monday work, I suggested to her that it would be good if we started early. She agreed and it didn’t stop us from having the best fun we could ever have. It was a good night.

4. A full & balanced weekend. September was a month of alcohol cleanse, rest, and bringing my health back to optimum levels. Last Friday I went hard after a while, but still keeping my sanity. On Saturday my friends and I went to visit Simala Church in the South of Cebu and I took that opportunity to just be thankful and practice gratefulness.

5. Payday Monday. I mean, that’s enough to put on this list, right? Say no more.

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What’s In My Makeup Bag | October 2016


Time for an updated makeup bag post! I only started to downsize my makeup bag recently because a) I started losing stuff (fare thee well my Too Faced La Creme, MAC Del Rio, and Kat Von D lippies), b) I want to learn to only bring the things I really use outside the house c) I don’t even wear THAT much makeup except for the essentials. I feel pretty proud this year because I’ve been amassing less makeup and focusing more on quality than quantity. My “Project Pan” is working pretty well too!

Without further ado, here are the “essentials” I carry with me most of the time. Some of them look so messy because they’re so overused. At least my bag doesn’t have to be so heavy anymore!

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Things I Love Thursday, #8: Vlogger Edition


I was about to tweet about the vlogs I watch, but it turned out to be more than 200 characters so an entry about it turned out to be the better option.

I wasn’t really a fan of vlogs. My previous job involved working in an office that limited creative process and that was partly to blame because we had a lot of internet restrictions. I didn’t have interest in gaining interest about the lives of others through videos so I didn’t get into it–until recently. It was only this year that I started watching and following lives of random people on the internet and I’m not even sure how it really came about. Here’s a rundown of my favorite vlogs and how I came to love them.

This is totally different from my list of beauty YouTubers (oh I watch a lot of those) so it’s not to say that I don’t spend a lot of time on YouTube still.

Sam Sheffer

I’ve been following Sam since he did social media at The Verge (particularly after this entry) and had no ounce of vlogging in his system. Then he started traveling for conventions and filmed his experiences and turned them into a weekly recap vlog. His followers, including myself, started to really get into the videos so he started doing more. Have not missed a single vlog and I think it’s been about 100+ now.

What I like about him is that he is so engaging and so informed (tech culture in general considering his line of work–now Mashable) in a way that he imparts that information and spreads it so that no one gets left behind. I also love his Boosted board rides and how he lives such an organic New Yorker life, if you know what I mean. Very millenial Casey Neistat version.

What I like: boosted board shots and the way he talks.

Erik Conover (with Jessica Clements)

Erik seems to be a very genuine and appreciative person, and you just can’t help but feel happy for their lives. A lot of positivity and good vibes radiate from his vlogs and we take an almost very personal peek into what their lives and travels are like. It’s crazy how you can feel so connected to a person by just watching 8-10 minutes of their life on camera.

What I like: his use of 1930s – 1950s (?) New York or French style of music for his B-roll or timelapse and normal day to day life in NYC.

Jon Olsson (with Marcus Valeur)

Jon Olsson is a pro ski athlete and vlogs daily with the help of Marcus, aka his cameraman and video blog producer. As they say, two heads are better than one and it is very apparent with the content that’s being put out. Jon’s living the life and gets to take Marcus with him too. It’s quite a new concept of vlogging, having a cameraman, as opposed to just using the viewfinder to help you out. Even the color grading is on point. Watch and you will see what I mean when I say I love this duo SO SO much.

What I like: Marcus (!!!!), his girlfriend Janni, and Jon’s obsession with anything and everything.

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Random Questions Vol. 2

In the spirit of keeping this blog alive with content and a lot of blog series, I took a page out of Lauren Conrad’s lifestyle blog and answered the questions in that Tuesday Ten entry!

How many kids do you want to have?
Preferably I want to have more than 1 but not more than 4. I hope to be able to keep a balance in my family life in the future.

What is your go-to cocktail?
This is a choice between (in order) a mojito, an Amaretto sour or a margarita. Bonus points if they’re bottomless!

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
Guess the time, then check my phone if I’m right. Usually I’m about 90% right and I almost always wake up before my alarm.

How many photos do you have on your phone’s camera roll right now?
Let me check.. 3,863 Photos, 315 Videos.

What is your favorite thing about being married single? What is the hardest part?
I get to make my own decisions, do the things I want, not care about what the other person thinks or if they have an opinion about what I want to accomplish. I’m so used to being single. The hardest part is probably no instant cuddles, having a person who cares and wanting to care for another person in a more-than-friends kind of way. D’awwww.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Liars, inconsistent decisions, and last minute flakey people.

Favorite online shopping site?
Gosh this is difficult! I shop online a lot. I’d say ASOS because shipping is free but I haven’t shopped there in a while. Zalora PH has good clothes too. Althea PH for Korean beauty.

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The Sunday Currently, v22


Kings of Leon’s new single, Waste a Moment! It’s been on repeat since it came out two days ago. I am very excited for their new album, but it’s so annoying that it won’t drop until next month. My body is ready.

I just started reading After You by Jojo Moyes. In the last 10 days I have finished 3 books so I am in a reading streak. Results of being sick and on house arrest.

I was expecting to feel sore and dizzy throughout the day because I did flying yoga this morning! I’m not sore but I was dizzy for a while after the class. Flying yoga isn’t the easiest but it is so much fun. This is an attempt to get my health back to optimum levels and break my yoga absence for about 2 months now (my longest in 3 years!!!).

I am waiting for the Sunday episode of PBB Teens to be released on iWantTV. I’ve been so impatient these days that I no longer watch primetime shows on local TV. And yes, I watch absolutely trash shows.

About editing my New York montage from our trip last Christmas/New Year. It’s been 8 months since I got back but I haven’t gotten around to finalizing the video at all. This is part of my laziness and lack of confidence.

The cute Corgi puppy I took a photo with earlier. Beside the yoga studio was a pet shop / grooming center owned by a Korean woman. It was such a joy to be there today because there were so many puppies!! I stopped by to buy treats for Koko and I got to play with 2 Corgi puppies, 2 Boston Terriers, the smallest teacup Pomeranian I’ve ever seen, Cocker Spaniels, Chihuahua’s, and a few more cute puppies that were just roaming around the shop. I was in dog heaven!

Mo’ cash flow.

For a good few months of taking it easy and less alcohol, less travel, and just really being in the now and recharging my inner batteries; mentally, physically, emotionally.

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