• Salamat Shopee and Lazada Haul
    Personal,  Retail Therapy

    9.9 Sale! Salamat Shopee & Lazada Haul

    It’s been quite a while my loves and I’m back (hopefully more frequently) with the first blog post of the year. I could have done this much sooner but I kept putting it off and I’m doing other things like taking vlogging (somewhat) seriously. To catch up pretty quickly, I am now living in the province of Laguna and during the quarantine I found myself buying things online more frequently. It has been my form of therapy that keeps me sane during this pandemic and quarantine period, but it’s kinda bad for my “less waste” advocacy. Basically, I’ve been hoarding online shopping since May but only realized I could also…

  • 2019 Wrap Up
    Lifestyle

    2019 Wrap Up

    Just like that, 2019 is over. The year passed without any write-ups from me, although I’ve been journaling (a bit) for a couple of months to keep a record of what’s happening in my life. A lot has happened and while I haven’t really done anything of substance this year, the lessons never stopped coming. From loving and hurting to gains and losses, here’s another attempt at doing a year-end roundup in bullet form, in no particular order: (thought) I fell in love and got hurt Gained new friends and lost some of them in a matter of months Moved in with my mom and moved out again Lived with…

  • Lifestyle,  Wellness

    Start The Day Early

    After 3 months I am back with an entry about how productive my day went. During the 2nd quarter of the year, I was doing pretty well with managing my time and money, keeping track of my finances, saving up, spending quality time with family and friends. During this hiatus, I was blessed with the opportunity to purchase a spankin’ new laptop courtesy of my mom. I borrowed money from her so I can finally get one because my PC has been failing me a lot lately and I cannot risk not having a working computer since that’s my bread and butter. You’d think I’d be able to write more…

  • 30 Days to Zero Waste Challenge
    Lifestyle,  Road to Zero Waste

    30 Days to Zero Waste

    There has been a lot of awareness about climate change and waste production over the years but it wasn’t until recently that I really started paying attention. A lot of people have switched to the zero waste lifestyle and I’ve considered it as well for the past few years. It seems to be a hard thing to do but everything is hard the first time you try it. For quite some time now, people have been encouraged to use ecobags when shopping. Some cities have prohibited the use of plastic and instead opted for paper products. It isn’t that good either because it would increase deforestation, but I guess paper is…

  • May Goals: Organize and Declutter
    Lifestyle,  Road to Zero Waste,  Wellness

    May Goals: Organize and Declutter

    * image from Pexels Last month’s goal setting has encouraged me to do more than what I would normally do. It gave me the drive to keep working on the things that needed attention in my life. Listing my achievements have also inspired me to keep going and just keep striving to be better and do better. While all my goals were set up at the start of the year, I realized that having a monthly focused breakdown will actually help me accomplish more than trying to do them all at the same time.

  • 2018 April Achievements
    Lifestyle,  Wellness

    2018 April Achievements

    Is April over already? It sure went by pretty quickly I didn’t even notice. So 3 weeks ago I wrote about my month’s goals and now it’s time to check it off. April Achievements I am pleased to report that I was more productive than I’ve ever been. Or it feels that way to me. I vacuumed/mopped the floors every other day; Basically, something was done every day. I’d like to think the dogs are very happy with the clean floors. There’s so much fur shedding on a daily basis that vacuuming as often as possible is required. They also do not make so much mess anymore! I truly believe…

  • How I Got Into Bullet Journaling
    Bullet Journaling,  Hobbies

    How I Got Into Bullet Journaling

    As a spontaneous person, I find it hard to stick to plans. I know how to make plans, but I can’t seem to follow it to a tee. Planning has always been a guide — one often ignored — as I go through my days. Planners are wasted on me. I’ve had a lot of those through the years and they go untouched or barely used. Back in 2016, a few months after I learned how to do modern brush calligraphy, I stumbled upon bullet journaling. The concept was so simple and promising that I thought I’d give it a try. I researched it on Instagram and Pinterest which was…

  • How God Provides
    Lifestyle,  Spiritual Journey

    How God Provides

    *Note: This was written back in November and I totally forgot to finish it. Instead of scrapping it, I’m publishing this story because it’s a testimony of God’s faithfulness. Through the years my mom and I have experienced how God provides especially in our time of need. When my mom lost her job and I was still looking for one, we relied on what little savings she had and the blessings her friends and colleagues would share with us. We strongly believed God sent them our way. Oftentimes we would receive these blessings at a time when we desperately need it. We have so many stories about God’s provision but I…

  • April Goals
    Lifestyle,  Wellness

    April Goals: Active and Productive

    It’s the first month of the second quarter. Woooo! Time flies so fast man and I’m still slacking off in the blogging department. April is already halfway over but it’s never too late to start somewhere, right? Before 2017 ended (yes, this is a long overdue post), some friends and I decided to take our goals more seriously by being accountable to one another. We started with listing down the things we want to achieve this year and having actionable tasks for each one. At the end of each month, we would discuss what we achieved, where we failed, and what our plans are for the succeeding months. We’ve been doing this…

  • Pets

    Mourning.

    How sad is it that my first entry for 2018 has something to do with loss? I’ve had ideas lined up but can’t seem to put them together. And now it has come to this. Writing my heart out after the loss of my first and oldest dog. If we’ve met and you know me personally, you’ve most likely heard about my precious furbaby, a pug named Kendo. He was born on August 2006 and has been with us since January 2007. We’ve been to road trips, had food trips, went to late night gimmicks, out of town and beach trips. We were inseparable for the first 3 years. I…