Category Archives: Blogging

Project Pretty Little Cravings

Few years ago, I fell in love at first sight. It was like heavens thoughtful act that we met at the right time. I was in need of a breather and a cozy nook to relieve the stress I was in. I heard retail therapy also works at that time, but I’m pinching some for a future big event then. So, I was really happy to be spending quality down time with this new found love, authentic budget-friendly, Swedish home decor store — Ikea. Oh, the days I spent just wandering around Ikea store, no matter how I already memorized the interior maze still brings about a gratified feeling.

When I finally settled down and owned a place to decorate and fill with all the gorgeous furnitures and fixtures, Ikea was not available readily in the Philippines. And I cringe at how expensive Manila resellers market these items.

Fast forward to 2013, I  decided to start a little project, called Pretty Little Cravings on Instagram. We were furnishing our newly turned-over condo unit and I just had to ship few items from Singapore where we were based. I figured out I can save on shipping cost if I take some orders from people who were just like me, eager to get their hands on some few pieces from Ikea. The project was well received and up until now, I still can’t believe that a lot of our avid followers are also returning customers.

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Next Life

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.”

― Gilda Radner

Why in the world people expect big things or even the smallest things from other people and somehow ends up being disappointed yet they keep on doing so?  It’s a tiring routine. But no matter how we try to stop ourselves from delving into uncertain dreams, we keep on circling around it.

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No Resolutions 2013

Inspired by Lucy Torres-Gomez article in Philippine Star, I’ll make a list of things I want to achieve in 2013 with a twist! Not the typical goals that I’ll forget in a week or two, but something I’ll be excited to achieve each month.

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New Template Up!

*Shirt from Pull & Bear

Yay, finally pull off some inspiration to update this blog. Got some neat new template that would accommodate for my microblogging needs. Yes, I promised to share some positive energies more often and expect a bunch of photos coming. I especially loved my new flickr page. Do visit!

I am also testing this wordpress app on my phone, hopefully to end my blogging hibernation stunt.

Ways to Achieve Financial Freedom

Most people dream of getting their first million on their savings account early on in life. Some people make it happen sooner than the others. Wonder what’s the trick?

It is a tough world we have, where we deal with everyday chaos of earning money, paying bills, saving for our future and balancing checkbook. It’s quite tricky on how to save a few bucks for rainy day funds and investments.

So here’s a few tips to empower your spending habit and achieve financial freedom asap. Continue reading

Holistic Retreat : Zenyu Eco Spa

I’ve been in search for an alternative spa center to escape, unwind and rejuvenate for months now. Not much had appeal to me until fellow blogger, Ia of IaAdamLim, invited me for an afternoon of complete healing at one of the first eco-friendly day spas in the Philippines.

Nestled deep in the heart of Metro Manila, at the 3rd floor of Manila Ocean Park complex, the Philippines’ first state-of-the-art Oceanarium, open water marine habitat, boutique mall and function facilities at the back of the Quirino Grandstand. Zenyu Eco Spa is right next to Hotel H2O, the Philippines’ first aquarium-themed chic urban getaway. Continue reading

Major, Major Winners!

This is quite a late post but I’d like to acknowledge and thank everyone who joined my previous contests on this blog.

I hope you all had fun and enjoyed the little gifts as well.

Rexona Naturals : I Love Nature.

Each winner received a gift pack containing Rexona Naturals 40ml roll-on and 20g stick deodorants. I hope you enjoyed online gardening as much as I did.

Congratulations to:

1. Denise Go
2. Jaepi Pasilan
3. May Ann Saturno
4. Clarissa Demano
5. Lloyd Baloloy
6. Suzanne Delos Santos Continue reading

Be Mouthacular with Listerine

Returning home from our holiday trip in Thailand, it was a refreshing surprise that someone sent us a gift.

Wrapped in a tiffany blue box are vanilla and mint cupcakes by Sonja’s and the New flavor from Listerine, Vanilla Mint, Mouthwash has never tasted this good!

I can’t wait to have my hands on the delicious cupcakes. It was different from my comfort load of chocolate flavored cupcakes but still they were the softest and yummiest in town. Continue reading