Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Gastronomic Adventure : Artisan's Specialty Coffee

Last week, I went home since I had a mini break from school. I actually was supposed to take photos and redesign a restaurant's menu of my choice. My mom and I decided to go to Artisan's Specialty Coffee since we thought that the place looks good and we heard that the food and drinks are good, as well. Fortunately, it did not disappoint and I'm so happy to go to this new cafe if ever I am home! :)

Here are some of the photos that I took. I actually went there twice, which is why you'll see some photos taken during the day and night! :)

Much love,

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

On how I won a GoPro Hero 4

 Hello guys! If some of you may know, since I am assuming that most of my readers also happen to be my facebook friends/ friends in general, I won a GoPro Hero 4 from joining a simple promo of Cebu Pacific's Getgo. All I remember was that I saw a promo mechanics on my facebook timeline indicating that I should take a screenshot of something, and I posted it on their comments section. And so, few weeks later, a classmate of mine who works for Cebu Pacific contacted me to tell that I won their prize, which is a GoPro. To be honest, at that time, I forgot about joining that contest since I keep on joining several haha, and I actually forgot about what the prize was as well! Few weeks later, I claimed my prize at Cebu Pacific's Head Office. I even got the chance to meet the rest of the GetGo Team, also the heads, who were all so nice!!! And can I just say--- I really fell in love with the office of CebuPacific!

This was a really great way to start my year. I actually plan to give my prize to my dad for his birthday this February since I know he's also been wanting an action camera. :)

Much love,

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

What 2016 taught me

I knew that it was just a matter of time before I write a personal note in my blog, saying goodbye to the year that was 2016. Finally, I've found myself sitting in my couch struck by a sudden urge to write again. Thinking about the different things and experiences that I've had the past year, I decided to write those down in here, as a way for me to send some closure to that year.

It is important to start now, wherever you are right now. 
Probably the riskiest thing that I did the past year was to go out on my own and open an online shop. I know it may not sound risky as it may seem to be, but the amount of effort, money, and time that I spent that would lead to that coming to life was no joke. Not to mention, I've gained incredible amount of respect for entrepreneurs who've been managing their online shops respectively. I'm still all new to this, and it's honestly such a struggle to put your business out there, no matter how small it is. I guess what I've learned immensely from this is that you have to start now, no excuses. Oftentimes, I would give several excuses on not accomplishing something, and the truth is,  I think I just lack the drive or the want for that certain thing to happen if that's the case haha! I started from zero knowledge of opening or handling an online shop - from ordering cosmetics online, having it shipped here, to content creation, and so on and so forth. But now, I am learning day by day to improve whatever I can hopefully. Ohhh please follow my shop on facebook and instagram - pigmentmnl :) I basically sell authentic kylie lipkits, and hopefully more brands in the coming months.

Self- pity will get you nowhere. 
Just like any other year, there are so many times wherein I would feel down and just cry thinking - why can others have this and that and I can't? Sounds so shallow, I know. Don't get me wrong, I know that I am blessed with more than I deserve. But oftentimes, I wish to have a good corporate career somehow, or wish I were good with certain things that others seem to be so good at. And whenever I come to this point, I'll just make myself drown with more self pity, which is so bad. I have to constantly remind myself that we all have different journeys and things will fall into place eventually, no matter how confusing it might seem.

Treasure friendships and don't be afraid to make new ones.
I've also learned that it's also quite inevitable for me to grow apart with some friends, and that is okay. It doesn't mean that I don't care for them anymore, there's just acceptance in knowing that you have to move forward and give each other space because it's better that way. Also, I've gained new friendships that felt right in the place where I am now and people who I know would help me grow to be better. But of course, at the end of the day, long-lasting friendships are something that I truly treasure and I make the effort to reach out to these friends.

Believe in yourself in believe in your own capacities.
I surely am not the type of person who oozes so much self confidence in my own skills. But one thing I've learned in graduate school is that I am good in certain things . I hate how much that sounds like a brag, but I have to say it out loud at least in this blog post. I would normally be my shy self whenever someone compliments me and gives credit to my work being well done, but it honestly boosted my self confidence.At a certain point in my life, it's important to believe that I can do a task effectively, I can perform well in this arena and so on because it's very important to have faith in  yourself and what you have to offer.

Your family will always be there for you.
This is not just a 2016 realization, but something to remember always. I'm not the easiest child, I'm so stubborn, and I can be so negative sometimes, and I honestly don't know what I'll do without my family. Throughout every highs and lows in my life, I am thankful for the fact that they are there  to help me wherever I am.

...and I didn't realize until now that i have so much to say in this blog post haha.

Here's to me hoping that I'll be wiser this year and take more risks.

Much love,

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Lights show

Hi! Sharing some pics that I took during the Lights Show in Ayala Triangle Gardens :)

Thursday, November 17, 2016


Hi! I know it's been months again, and I really just had this period when I got so lazy to write, and I just focused my energies on other priorities such as school, and also tracking some items for my upcoming business. But now, hopefully, I'll start making more time for this baby, my blog. So, recently, I actually turned 23. 23!!! It feels weird for me to say that I am in this age already because I feel like nothing much has changed in my life. And I really am child-like ever since, so I still feel like I'm 16 deep inside. I guess more than anything, the thought of being or acting more like an adult and having accomplishments in the real world scares me because I know it's still a far fetched goal in the making. Anyway, I don't want this to make a sad post or anything, but here's to another year of getting older, and hopefully a lot wiser in my decisions. :)

Here are some pics that I took during my birthday lunch at Kai Greenbelt :)

Much love,

Monday, August 1, 2016

Beauty Buy: Nyx Liquid Suede

A lot of my posts have been about recent lipstick finds, and this is certainly no exemption :) To be honest, I used to have a very neutral feeling towards Nyx itself. I've tried the soft matte lip creams before, and I didn't really love those for quite a few reasons. However, there is a part of me that really wants to try out the other products and see if some  would fortunately be part of my beauty favourites. 

The first time I encountered the Nyx Liquid Suede was through online when I was just randomly scrolling through my Facebook Feed, and saw a post featuring the different swatches of this lipstick line. Then and there, I told myself that I would want to try out at least one lipstick from that line, ifever it would be available here in the country. And just last week, the lipstick gods have paved the way for me to buy this item! Sadly, it wasn't part of the sale even if it was lipstick festival during that time in SM Beauty Store, but I still had this strong urge to buy one and I gave in to that haha. I decided to buy the Nyx Liquid Suede in 07 or Sandstorm. 

I'm glad that I decided to give this a try because it is so much better than the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams, in my opinion. I actually asked the saleslady about the difference between the soft matte line and the liquid suede line, but she just told me that they're pretty much the same. However, now that I've tried it, I can say that well aside from the fact that it is bigger, it also doesn't have that strong scent. Lipstick scents are deal breakers for me. There are drugstore lipsticks that have a scent, but it would be fine with me as long as it wouldn't be  overpowering. Other than that, when it comes to the issue of dryness, I have tried a few liquid lipsticks from other brands before, but it would really be THAT DRYING. In this case, it sets really matte, but I don't find it to be Sahara dessert levels of drying, pretty much  tolerable for someone like me who has dry lips but loves matte lipsticks. 
Overall, I'm really glad that I bought this lipstick. It's something that I could wear for times wherein I don't want my lipstick to be too loud. I generally don't like to wear nude lipsticks, but I do see myself wearing this shade few times a month maybe hihi. But, definitely, this is something worthy to try and  see if it could be part of your kikay kit! :)

Much love,