Thursday, November 12, 2015

Taking Gifting to the Next Level

So I sit here now, with Jose Mari Chan’s Christmas in our Heart song serenading through my newly purchased noise cancelling earphones, munching faithfully through one of my favourite kind of breakfasts. By November, I'm in full swing, listening to Christmas music nonstop. Probably too early, but I’m a Christmas Crazy kinda person.

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love it so much... the lights, the sounds, the smells, the joy and happiness in the air. It's just so wonderful, and i just can't exclaim enough that I LOVE christmas! And above all, Christmastime is a season of gift giving, in memory of the gifts given by the Wise Men to the Christ child and the gift Christ gave us in the Atonement.

With Christmas only a few weeks away, it's so nice to see beautiful window displays and street decorations all around the city. Last week I made a wishlist for myself and some gift ideas for my loved ones and I even completed almost everything on it. In order to avoid the rush, I am planing to do my shopping during the next week.

Here is the Christmas Wish List… just for me!

On the list:
1. Canon D700 - I'm a Nikon user for almost three years now, it might be time to try something new.
2. Flowers - Flowers made my day brighter, it's one of my favorite things in the world.
3. Bicycle - I don't know how to ride a bike but I need this for my photoshoot, with flowers in the front basket. Isn't that cute? Tee-hee.
4. Versace Bright Crystal - I only have a few sprays, I can't get enough of it. I need another bottle.
5. JC Lita Spike - I have one already, but it's overused now. I want a new one.

Here's my gift ideas for my love ones!

On the list:
1. Xbox 360  - For Steven. He loves playing with his cellphone, so that a new Xbox looks like a great alternative.
2. USANA Essentials  - For my Mom.  It was her favorite supplements for her total body health, she needs it more than ever.
3. Polo Sport Perfume -  For my brother Jake. He's obsessed with Polo Sport and wearing it everywhere.
4. Magic Sing - For Stacey. She really loves to sing. She have a beautiful voice. 
5. Leather Jacket - For my brother Adonis. It's one of a safer outfit for a motorcycle rider. 

Excitement is in the air as we anticipate giving and receiving gifts. Gifts come in all sizes and shapes, but it seems that the best gifts are those that can’t be wrapped: love, family, faith, testimony and gifts of service. 

As much as I love giving gifts to myself and to the member of my family, I also love to share all the blessings I received to those who's in needs. I'm generous at heart and my heart breaks a little when I see homeless people on the road, beggars, street children and innocent kids in orphanage because they're longing for love, help, attention and little gifts. 

Here are some of the charity works I've worked before.

So, I plan to give back all the blessings I received to all those in needs. I have joined in to outreach program this time, one is to my ALL (All Ladies League) Family and our chosen charity is the Birthing Home in Antipolo on November 28.  The other one is to my XTRM 1-11 Team and we choose Cornerstone in Antipolo on December 5.

Giving is a good notion, regardless of what your income level is. If you have a strong vision of doing something good to the society, I tell you resources will come all by itself. Nature will start helping you. If you don't want to get involved in any charity organizations but you really wanted to help others. Here are a few things you can do help:

- Keep a few items in your car or bag (shirt, sandwich, fruits, bottled water or anything that ready to hand out if you see someone who needs it.

- Check out the SM Cares Bears of Joy campaign and know how you can take part in the season of “gift-ing”

“For more updates about this year’s “Merry SM Christmas” campaign, visit SM’s official Christmas microsite ( and follow its official social media accounts at Facebook (, Twitter (, and Instagram (; and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through Viber ( Shoppers can actively share their holiday merriments inside the SM Supermalls by posting their photos on social media and adding the hashtag #MerrySMChristmas2015 and #SeasonOfGifting.”

Thursday, November 5, 2015

LOOK | Maybe in Another Universe

One Sunday afternoon, we decided to leave the metro and go for a stroll along the Picnic Grove in Tagaytay and rented a one bench overlooking the sea and the Taal Volcano .

Anyway, here's what I wore in Tagaytay, a pair of brown booties from Queen, a hat and Simone's Closet dress. With apologies for some truly horrific photos because of the they so-called "against the light".

On the other note, I just want to share something I read while browsing through some of my files. Hear me out. There’s this philosopher from the 1890s named William James, and he coined this theory about “the multiverse” which suggests that a hypothetical set of multiple universes comprises everything that can possibly exist simultaneously.

Maybe there’s a universe where that’s the life I want. Where I don’t second guess everything and we're not afraid of commitment and of the future and of love. Maybe there’s a universe without all the noise in my head and the pride that makes me so fiercely independent and the coldness in my heart that I can turn on and off like a security fence.

Maybe there’s a universe where I’m the right person for you. Where you adore every nice thing I did for you without hesitate. A universe where you actually end up with someone who appreciates you. Where no one becomes a doormat. Where both of us can shed our baggage and curiosity and issues. A universe where we’re happy — without wondering if that happiness is some messed-up Jenga game ready to topple at the slightest quiver. A universe where we’re comfortable and sure, and we have cats and dogs.

Maybe there’s a universe where we fall asleep next to each other every night like spoons, like two innocent bunnies — my face buried in your neck, hugging your warmth — and we both don’t want anything or anybody else. Where we don’t want more, we just want each other.

Maybe there’s a universe where I don’t covet so much all the time and where I’m content and where I don’t wonder about picking up and moving to another world without saying anything to anyone and where at this very juncture, I can just know I’ll always want to come home and cook dinner with you.

If you think of it all this way, then it’s like neither of us did anything wrong.

I just found you in the wrong universe. That’s all.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

LOOK | The Funky Witch

A black cape, a broom and a black pointed hat. There is perhaps no Halloween costume more iconic than a witch. I don’t want to do anything scary or creepy, so... I put away those all black costume and get in the spirit of Halloween season with a costume that's a little bit more, well, funky and stylish. By the way, I was inspired to do this Halloween party post by Faimont Hotel in San Francisco .

So, what would a funky witch wear? Instead of an all black plain witch costume, I wore a tank top and I choose this lovely tutu skirt made of black, pretty pastel pink tulle and ribbons. For the pointed witch hat, I added colorful ribbons, a pastel pink and purple tulle fabric on it and a black rose for some details.

We may think that our Halloween costume is the perfect disguise, but it actually says a lot about who we are. Here's my first witch Halloween costume: The Swaggy Witch :)

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Friday, October 9, 2015

CocoMelody: The Best Wedding Dresses for 2016

Are you getting married next year? Is planning your big day turning you into crazy bride? Finding affordable and stylish wedding dresses can be a bit tricky, but... brides-to-be don't panic, wedding dress shopping can be fun at Cocomelody.

The best thing about their website are they offer the most affordable, stylish and elegant wedding dresses. They have a selection to please every style, from classic, to boho, from a simple cut-out to elegant, for a garden wedding and for a beach wedding dresses. Their destination wedding dresses are totally eye-catching and with high quality materials. So dig in and start hunting for the best knock-out dress for your wedding day.

Here are my top three wedding dresses that offers the most affordable, stylish fashions available for you. 


Thursday, September 24, 2015

LOOK | The Green Goddess

It was one of those shoots where everything just fell into place creatively and stylistically. Simone's Closet's photoshoots, styling and collections was perfection.

Please do check the Simone's Closet Facebook account. I'm sure you'll love the boho/hippie collection on our account especially the latest collection ~ it’s by far our favorite collection in a long while.


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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Landybridal: For a Perfect Wedding

Planning a wedding isn't easy. You have to determine how much you have to spend, based on your families’ contributions and your own. Having a perfect wedding can be challenging, but that doesn’t mean you should start your married life in major debt because you didn’t want to disappoint anyone, including yourselves.

You really have to work out your budget. So, you must be very careful on choosing the best yet affordable for a perfect celebration, like the motif, foods, flowers, and of course the wedding dress. 

As for the wedding dress, I stumbled upon this amazing online shop called LandyBridal that specialize in lace wedding dresses.
Their wedding dress collection are amazingly beautiful especially their wedding dresses 2016  which is so elegant, fashionable yet very affordable.

Here are some of my favorite wedding dress on their website.
What's your favorite? :)

Romantic Sweetheart Dropped Train Tulle Ivory Sleeveless Wedding Dress with Beading

Dramatic Sweetheart Natural Train Tulle Ivory Sleeveless Wedding Dress with Sashes and Appliques 

Impressive Sweetheart Natural Floor Length Organza Sleeveless Wedding Dress with Beading

And by the way, they have a promotion going on their website. They offer free shipping to USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.