February 25, 2016 / 09:56 AM
An hour and a half away from home is Wawa Dam in Rodriguez, Rizal – a place for an unbelievably cheap, enthralling adventure for those itching for a quick getaway from the rowdy streets of Manila. I spent less than P300 during the trip, which included: my Montalban jeepney ride from Marikina (P27), a Wawa tricycle (P20/head), an entrance fee (P2), and a rental fee for a tent (P150); ...
February 16, 2016 / 09:25 AM
My memories seem to betray me as each day – back in the rowdy cosmopolis – passes by, and words that I try to conjure never seem to compare to the reality that was. As Joan Didion would put it, “Memory fades, memory adjusts, memory conforms to what we think we remember.”
Coron was pure magic.
As a city girl who has lived ...
February 08, 2016 / 18:20 PM
At the beginning of the year, I whispered a bold prayer to the Universe. I told my Greatest Love I was willing to let go of the familiar, the comfortable to discover His unfathomable, vast creation. I no longer wanted to be cooped up in this safe space I built for myself. I longed for untouched trails to have a greater understanding of His artistry. I wanted to see, to revel in, and record His glory. And ...
January 10, 2016 / 18:18 PM
(Ruby Woo, Whirl, and Stone)
I have a deep fondness for matte lipsticks. Sure, they dry my lips after a long day, they mercilessly stain my cup of coffee, but I would not trade it for anything else – except the occasional cream and satin bullet.
In 2015, MAC relaunched their Matte Lip Collection, which includes 21 glorious shades – six in the retro matte finish – all of which are permanent. The new releases include Naturally ...
January 03, 2016 / 18:10 PM
It is officially 2016, my friends.
I am sitting on a wooden high stool with my faithful 3-in-1 coffee, loudly typing – currently obsessed with my salmon-colored nails – and listening to Rudimental’s We the Generation, surrounded by family, completely oblivious to their topic of conversation.
2015 was, again, a spectacular year for literature. I fall more and more in love with books every single day. I have never devoured so much in my life!
As a ...