His + Hers: Letters to The Future

His + Hers // 28 August 2014 // 6 Comments

letters to the futureLetters To The Future is a documentary that began with a simple question to 20 somethings: ‘What would you say to your future self?’ It’s a film by millennials for millennials. The last showing for this documentary is on the 30th of August (Saturday) at Fully Booked in Bonifacio Global City. I’ve regrettably missed on the previous showings, and unfortunately don’t think I’ll make it to the last showing either, but I do hope that they’ll somehow make the film available for screening somewhere else (or available for download online? *winkwinknudgenudge*)

I was on their Facebook page and saw a series of questions they posted and thought, hey why not have Gab and me answer them?

HIS

What did you want to be when you were a kid?
A fireman, paleontologist, astronaut, englishman, Fred Flinstone, and Batman.

What will you miss most about being young?
Not knowing the real world so your imagination runs so freely.

What’s it like to fall in love in 2014?
I met Camie in 2010. So Im four times more in love with her now. But other than that I have no idea… Just be true to yourself and your loved one. Care for each other and make one another happy. Love each other and be true.

How do you define success?
Satisfying your hunger with satisfactory work. You HAVE to love your work and whatever else you are doing or else whats the point? We only live once. Might as well live most of it doing what you love and being with the people that you love.

Whats the worst thing about our generation?
Everyones on their phones… Including me. Gotta work on that.

Where will you be in 30 years?
No idea… But isn’t that exciting? Ideally I would want to direct movies and write stuff whiles living in my beach house. We can dream.

What would you say to your future self?
I hope that you are doing swell. Beware of heart attacks, man.

HERS

What did you want to be when you were a kid?
I shifted from wanting to be someone who traveled the world, a French woman, and an actress. The last two is shot down the drain, but the first is still something I can do!

What will you miss most about being young?
The naivety towards real life problems, feeling careless, and knowing the only real problem I had was not understanding the new Filipino grammar lesson and complicated Algebra equations… But I think the thing I’ll miss about being young is knowing there will still be more time. Time is what scares me. The older you get, the less time you have, right?

What’s it like to fall in love in 2014?
I’ve been really lucky to have fallen in love in 2011 and still be so much in love to present date, especially to be in love with someone like Gab, who is really very much like an old soul. I think falling in love at this day and age is made complicated by both men and women with the mixed messages, playing games, refusing to communicate — and social media doesn’t help with that either. People no longer say what they mean and mean what they say.

How do you define success?
Success is being happy despite your circumstances, it’s knowing how to make the best of what you have but still knowing to keep striving for better.

Whats the worst thing about our generation?
The digital age and relying too much on the internet. I’ll admit that technology has done tremendous things for us, and life would definitely be harder without it, but some things aren’t meant to be changed, like the way we communicate and spend time with other people. Everyone is always on their gadgets and always connected. I wish people interacted in real life more than interacting with people through a device. I’m trying to take steps into changing this about me, though.

Where will you be in 30 years?
I’ll be way past 50 by then,  I’ll either still be working or I’ll be traveling… Or both. This is why I should only have one kid. Haha

What would you say to your future self?
At 24 years old you were happy and had everything going for you, I hope you still have that and more. And if not, remember that you’ve always been a positive person and if you stay humble and kind, then that will always been enough.

 

What about you? What would you say to your future self?

My Current Skincare Essentials

Beauty, Skin // 26 August 2014 // 13 Comments

my skin care essentialsThe very much awaited post on my current skincare essentials. I’m a no-fuss kind of girl, to be honest. I don’t use a lot of products and once I’ve found the ones that work for me, I stick with them!

St.Ives Apricot Scrub – I use this 2-3 times a week, keeps my pores clean and sloughs off any dead skin cells.

St. Ives Facial Moisturizer – This product claims to visibly reduce wrinkles and fine lines, although I can’t tell for sure if that’s even true. I like to use this because it’s generally soft on the skin and keeps my skin hydrated. I use it after I wash my face.

Spectraban Sun Block Cream – First introduced to me by a dermatologist I visited to get my skin checked. She recommended this because of its high SPF while being a good facial sunblock to wear underneath makeup. It’s quite pricey (Php 600), but worth the buy I believe!

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream – I use this for all my dry skin problems. As seasons change, I get various dry skin in areas like my legs, my elbows, my knees, etc. but my most problematic area would have to be my lips. I use this as a lip balm and it works great! I leave it on overnight. This product is also great as an illuminzer for the skin. Spread a tiny amount on the length of your shin to create the illusion of longer legs, dab a small amount on your cheeks to help catch the light to illuminate your face, etc! It’s a flexible product and truly great for moisturizing. Also quite pricey, but a little of this product goes a long way so it lasts you a long time!

Virgin Coconut Oil – This is just a miracle product over all. You can get it at any grocery store, and any brand will be fine, as long as it’s coconut oil. I mostly use this for my hair, but I also use it as an overall body moisturizer.

If you’ll notice I didn’t include my daily facial cleanser, this is because I still haven’t found The One that I want to stick with for a long time. I’m always on the look out. Although, if you want to know, I currently use Human Nature Hydrating Facial Wash but I’m not completely in love with it to actually buy it over and over again. I’m currently dealing with dry skin, so I’m still looking for a facial wash that doesn’t make my skin feel like the Sahara Desert every time I wash my face. If you’ve got suggestions, I’d be glad to hear them! :)

 

The Sunday Currently Vol.6

Currently, Personal // 24 August 2014 // 4 Comments
the sunday currently 6

R E A D I N G Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, so good so far, really gets me thinking and feeling conflicting emotions towards the main characters.
W R I T I N G blog work notes, ideas, journals, blog posts. The usual.
L I S T E N I N G random spotify playlists
T H I N K I N G about future job interviews, going for a swim, a possible beach trip this weekend.
S M E L L I N G GlamGlow face mask on my face. The little things I do to pamper myself makes me feel all fuzzy sometimes!
W I S H I N G paychecks arrive so I can pay dem billz, please!
H O P I N G  that things go according to plan, because I’m so ready for a new adventure.
W E A R I N G white shirt and undies. I’m at home, so I dont feel the need to wear shorts if I’m alone. Haha
L O V I  N G TinyTea teatox, GlamGlow face mask, my Zenfone 5, eatings tons of food lately.
W A N T I N G to hit the supermarket to do my groceries.
N E E D I N G to start exercising. again.
F E E L I N G relaxed, yet a little anxious for the next few days/weeks.
C L I C K I N G Facebook newsfeed. I hardly use Facebook but sometimes the Newsfeed can be addicting to scroll through and click all those annoying “You’ll never guess why!” articles.

A small note to those who do The Sunday Currently posts but do not credit the original owner, have a little respect. It’s not illegal, but as a blogger, you should KNOW HOW TO GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE. I see so many blogs who follow me using The Sunday Currently as a weekly post (Im assuming you first saw the post from me, but I link back every time I use it) but don’t credit the original owner. It’s not proper. So, please. Have a little decency and credit the proper people. Thanks.

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Wink Laser Studio Review

Beauty, Skin // 20 August 2014 // 7 Comments

wink laser experienceWink* Laser Studio is all about your skin, skin, skin — keeping it smooth and clean! Waxing, laser treatments and spot treatments all in one place with a welcoming vibe, neat-freak nurse therapists and their careful care for your skin makes Wink your best bet for anything and everything skin related!

I was invited by Wink to try out their Underarm Laser Treatment, and although I already had another place where I was getting IPL done, I wasn’t entirely satisfied with their services — but we’ll get to that later. I went to their newest branch in Alabang Town Center, the studio is located at the Commerce Mall area (you know, the fancy area of Town, where Lush and Beauty Bar is located — if you’re coming from Fully Booked side, it’s on the right side end, same area as Alterations Express and 158 Designers Blvd. I’m letting you know now cause I ended up getting confused and lost — but Im generally bad at directions, so.) Continue Reading…

For The Love of Vintage: Triplets Getting A Haircut (1956)

50's, For the love of vintage // 19 August 2014 // 13 Comments

Photographer Nina Leen perfectly captured these set of photos of triplets getting a haircut back in the 1950′s. I stumbled across these photos on the web, and was instantly so in love with them I just had to share them with you. I’ve always had an affinity towards anything vintage. I listen to music from era’s 40′s-80′s (Dad finds me extra cool because of this), watching period films, collecting old items (old records, a typewriter, hand me downs from my grandmother, a vintage travel bag, etc) — So if you’ve known me for a while, it wouldn’t come as a surprise that these photos by Nina Leen has captured my attention. (Girls Haircut by Nina Leen can be found in the Life photo archive)
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The Happy List: Vol.20

The Happy List // 18 August 2014 // 11 Comments

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  1. My supportive boyfriend who has driven me to all my job interviews this month alone
  2. Mom & Michael guiding me and giving me advice — helping me get through my on going Im-An-Adult-But-I’m-Running-Around-Like-A-Headless-Chicken-In-The-Real-World phase.
  3. Brands I love who love me back (You guys are the best)
  4. Ella Fitzgerald never lets me down
  5. Mechanical pencils, pastel post-its and my trusty clipboard
  6. Getting myself back into a regular reading habit with Gone Girl
  7. Supportive blog readers + blog comments (bear with me! I’m trying to reply as much as I can!)
  8. Peanutbutter, forever.
  9. A lucky streak of great dining experiences
  10. Finding the passion, once again
  11. Unexpected exposure
  12. Diary writing + having a good cry
  13. Being alone but not lonely
  14. Greek food, opa!
  15. Knowing that I can follow my heart, and that’s what matters in the end